Enjoy the diverse and ever changing allure of the Namibian landscape during this lodge safari. Beginning in Wondhoek, this safari takes you through the deserts of the Namib-Naukluft National Park to the coastal town of Swakopmund. Travel along the coast to visit the Cape Fur Seal breeding grounds at Cape Cross before heading inland, stopping at the majestic Petrified Forest. Spend three days with Africa’s famous Big 5 in Etosha National Park; visit Waterberg on your return journey to Windhoek.
Highlights of the Namibia Safari Lodge Safari:
- Cape Cross Seal Colony
- Petrified Forest
- Game Drives in Etosha National Park
- Visit to the Cheetah Conservation Foundation
- Waterberg Plateau National Park.
Price per person – AUD
|Season||Tour Price – twin share||Local Payment – per person||Single Supplement|
|1 Jun to 31 Dec 2015||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|1 Jan to 31 Dec 2016||$2,835||N/A||$349|
Number of Days: 11
- Price is valid until 31 December 2016. If travelling after this date please contact us for revised prices.
- Departs on selected dates, see below for exact departure dates.
- Accommodation is adventure lodge safari, no participation.
- Accommodation may be different from properties listed due to availability but will be of a similar standard.
- Minimum of 4 people on tour.
- Maximum of 12 people on the tour.
- Meals: 10 x breakfast, 8 x lunch, 6 x dinner
- Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
- Transport in fully kitted, 12 seater 4×4 safari vehicle or similar
- Game drives and activities as mentioned
- Meals as per itinerary
- Park entrance fees
- Experienced local guide
- Travel Insurance.
- Flights and airport taxes
- Pre and post tour accommodation (maybe required depending upon arrival and departure flight times)
- All drinks, tips, curios & items of a personal nature
Day 1: Windhoek, Namibia
On arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport in Namibia’s capital, Windhoek, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation for the night. Your guide will meet you at the lodge and we then embark on a short orientation city tour of Windhoek. The evening is spent at leisure.
Accommodation: Klein Windhoek Guesthouse or similar
Day 2 & 3: Windhoek – Sossusvlei, Namibia
Today we make our way to the Namib Naukluft National Park, which contains what is considered to be the oldest desert in the world. The next morning we need to wake up early to visit the world’s highest sand dunes at Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. These dunes, which can reach heights of over 300 m, are absolutely spectacular and provide for a fantastic photo opportunity. With luck, there may even be water in the vlei (lake). We also stop to view the Sesriem Canyon, which was carved millions of years ago by the Tsauchab River. [Breakfast & lunch]
Accommodation: Agama River Camp or similar
Day 4 & 5: Sossusvlei – Swakopmund, Namibia
The day is spent driving through the Namib Naukluft National Park on our way to Swakopmund. The Namib-Naukluft Desert is an ancient land with an ageless spirit. It is home to some of the rarest plant and animal species in the world. Sightings of these unique fauna and flora are a must on a Namibian safari. The animals of this harsh landscape include the oryx, springbok and Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra. We arrive at the charming coastal town of Swakopmund in the afternoon, where you will have the opportunity to partake in a few of the many optional activities this afternoon and the following day. Alternatively, just soak up the atmosphere of this quaint, little German town and enjoy its beauty and beaches. [Day 4: Breakfast & lunch -0 Day 5: Breakfast]
Accommodation: Hotel A La Mer or similar
Optional activities in Swakopmund
Below is a list of some of the most popular optional activities on offer in Swakopmund. Pre-booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. The rates are per person and are quoted in South African Rand. All activities are subject to availability and may require a minimum amount of passengers to operate. Certain activities only operate at specific times of the year. Please contact our office for further information. Should you wish to partake in an activity that is not listed below, we will gladly assist you with rates and reservations.
- Quad biking (2 hour) R 600.00
- Sand boarding lie-down R 400.00
- Sand boarding standing up R 500.00
- Living Desert Tour R 700.00
- Tandem Sky Diving R 2,100.00
- Shore fishing R 1,500.00
- Boat fishing R 1,350.00
- Township Tour R 450.00
- Kayaking R 650.00
- Dolphin, Seal & Whale Cruise R 600.00
*Please note prices are subject to change
Day 6: Swakopmund to Cape Cross Seal Colony, Twyfelfontein and Petrified Forest
We travel along the barren Atlantic coast on our way out of Swakopmund to visit Cape Cross – the largest breeding site of the Cape Fur Seal. Leaving the coastline behind, we head inland across the desert plains for Twyfelfontein and view the ancient Bushmen paintings and engravings. Twyfelfontein was named a World Heritage site in 2007, the first Namibian location to receive this honour. The next morning we make a stop at the Petrified Forest, the trees of which are estimated to be 250 million years old. [Breakfast & lunch]
Accommodation: Twyfelfontein Country Lodge or similar
Day 7 & 8: Etosha National Park, Namibia
Today we travel to Namibia’s best-known highlight of the north – Etosha National Park. We will fill the next 2 days with game drives in the hopes of spotting lion, leopard, elephant and rhino as well as cheetah, giraffe, zebra and the numerous different types of antelope the park has to offer. Etosha was declared a National Park in 1907 and it is home to approx. 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and, surprisingly, one species of fish. [Breakfast & lunch]
Accommodation: Toshari Lodge or similar
Day 9: Etosha National Park – Waterberg Plateau Park, Namibia
This morning we bid farewell to the wild animals of Etosha and travel via the Cheetah Conservation Foundation at Otjiwarongo to the Waterberg Plateau National Park. The CCF is an internationally recognised centre for research and education on cheetahs and their eco-systems. It boasts an extensive visitor’s centre, which encourages tourists to learn more about these beautiful cats and the efforts being made to save them. The Waterberg is a sandstone plateau which rises over 200 m from the surrounding plains and gives name to Namibia’s only mountain game park. Waterberg now supplies other Namibian parks with rare species. In 1989, black rhino were reintroduced to the area from Damaraland, sparking a successful breeding programme of national and international significance for the species. There are various trails to walk along searching for the elusive Damara dik-dik as well as a good variety of birds. [Breakfast & lunch]
Accommodation: Waterberg Camp or similar
Day 10: Return to Windhoek, Namibia
We leave the Waterberg Plateau behind us and travel back to Windhoek through the beautiful countryside, making short stops en-route. Once we arrive, the rest of the afternoon can be spent at leisure, and dinner can be enjoyed in one of the many fabulous restaurants in the city. [Breakfast & lunch]
Accommodation: Klein Windhoek Guesthouse or similar
Day 11: Depart Windhoek
Our safari ends after breakfast. You will be transferred to Windhoek Airport in time for your departure flight. We hope to welcome you again one day on another of our African adventures. [Breakfast]
2016 Departure Dates
A – Available
G – Guaranteed
GLA – Guaranteed with limited seats (less than 4 seats available)
X – Tour full or cancelled
We make use of mid-range typical African standard lodge accommodation. Accommodation is situated either in national parks, on the banks of a river, or in other places of interest. The accommodation will be a mix of lodges, chalets and tented camps with en-suite bathrooms.
Day 1: Klein Windhoek Guesthouse or similar
Day 2-3: Agama River Camp or similar
Day 4-5: Hotel A La Mer or similar
Day 6: Twyfelfontein Country Lodge or similar
Day 7-8: Toshari Lodge or similar
Day 9: Waterberg Camp or similar
Day 10: Klein Windhoek Guesthouse or similar
Group size: Minimum 4 people, Maximum 12 people
Vehicle: Our ground operator uses fully equipped Toyota Land Cruisers, 12-seater 4×4 safari vehicles or other appropriate vehicles with comfortable seating, large windows for game viewing, a music and PA system and air-conditioning. All luggage, besides hand luggage and photo equipment, is carried on the vehicle or trailer roof racks to ensure maximum comfort in the vehicle.
Travelling Times and Distances: All travelling times are affected by road conditions, border crossings, detours and weather conditions, therefore on certain days travelling times may be longer than anticipated especially where there is a great distance to be covered. Please keep in mind that the time it takes to travel 100 km in your home country is not equivalent to the time it takes to travel 100 km on African roads, therefore we encourage you to sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery Africa has to offer. Where possible additional stops will be made to ensure your travelling comfort at all times.
Spending money: Clients are advised to bring enough money to cover the purchase of curios, tips, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, water and additional entertainment. US Dollars, Pound Sterling, South African Rand and Botswana Pula are the most practical and convenient currencies.
Meals: Where included, most breakfasts and dinners will be enjoyed in the restaurants of the various accommodation establishments. Lunch packs are provided for driving days and excursions. Alternatively, the guide will prepare lunch en-route. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements in advance.
First Aid: Our guides are trained in basic first aid and the vehicle is equipped with a comprehensive medical aid kit. Preventative Malaria medication should be taken before the trip and throughout its duration, although it is advisable to consult a doctor prior to departure.
Luggage: Maximum baggage allowance: 15 kg. Wild Africa Travel Company stipulates this luggage allowance, as an overloaded vehicle is a danger to both the clients and the guide. This does not include photographic equipment and a small daypack. Please bring a backpack or soft barrel bag, not a suitcase. Don’t bring too much clothing, as there are washing opportunities along the way. Please adhere to the allowance specified as space for luggage is limited.
Visas: The onus is on the client to organize all visas required to visit Namibia prior to departure.
We have a range of Namibia tours & safaris available which can be customised with more or less nights as well as activities.