Windhoek has only existed for just over a century with its name being corrupted from the original ‘Winterhoek’ during German colonial occupation which lasted until the early 20th century. The city is the country’s commercial hub and set in the crisp hills of the central highlands its historical architecture makes it a very attractive place.
Etosha National Park is one of the premier venues for an African wildlife safari taking in more than 20,000 sq km and surrounding its namesake, the vast white & greenish coloured Etosha Pan. The vast park protects 114 mammal species, 340 bird species and 16 reptiles and amphibians.
Number of Days: 5
- Price is valid until 31 October 2015. If travelling after this date please contact us for revised prices.
- Accommodation may be different from properties listed due to availability but will be of a similar standard
- Tour departs daily, subject to availability.
- Minimum of 2 passengers
- 1 nights’ accommodation in Kalahari Sands Hotel Windhoek with daily buffet breakfast
- 3 nights’ accommodation in Etosha Safari Camp or similar with daily buffet breakfast and dinner
- Guided game drives in Etosha National Park as specified in the itinerary
- Sightseeing as specified in the itinerary
- Transfers as specified in the itinerary
- Experienced English speaking guide/driver for the duration of the tour
- All transport in air conditioned vehicle with bottled water
Day 1 – Arrive Windhoek
On arrival at Windhoek airport you will be met by your Wild Africa Travel Company representative and transferred to your Windhoek hotel where you will check into your hotel room for your 1 night stay.
Day 2 – Windhoek to Etosha National Park
This morning you will be collected from your hotel by your guide and will travel north through Outjo into Etosha National Park. Upon arrival we check in, after which we spend the day at leisure. Take in the savannah environment, relax on the private veranda of your chalet or cool off in the sparkling pool.
Day 3 – Etosha National Park
Today we again have the option to enjoy a game drive in Etosha National park. We may encounter animal species we have not see the previous day and look forward to any new surprises at the different water holes visited.
Day 4 – Etosha National Park
The day is devoted to the abundant wildlife found in the Etosha National Park, which surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan. The park is home to 4 of the Big Five – elephant, lion, leopard and rhino- – its waterholes supporting a rich diversity of birds and mammals, including the black-faced impala, roan, cheetah and Namibia’s smallest antelope, the Damara dik-dik.
Day 5 – Etosha National Park to Windhoek
This morning you will depart Etosha National Park and travel south through Otjiwarongo and Okahandja visiting local villages and handicraft markets before arriving into Windhoek late afternoon.
Kalahari Sands Hotel Windhoek
On Sundays the Dunes Restaurant offers a daily buffet and carvery on Sundays and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Only the freshest of ingredients are used for their amazing choice of food. The Restaurant has a section reserved for non-smokers. Shaded by awnings the terrace overlooks Independence Av.
The Oasis Bar is warm and welcoming with their resident pianist and is located opposite the hotel reception.
Etosha Safari Camp
There are 22 en-suite safari bungalows uniquely designed and decorated with metal and ceramic furniture, and painted floors created by the local Nambian craftsmen. The spacious bathroom also has the rustic design.
Before setting off on the next Elosha game drive you can relax and enjoy the abundant birdlife on the great verandah which stretches the length of each bungalow.
Each bed of the bungalow is covered with large mosquito net and the gauzed windows provide air circulation and optimal protection.
The tastefully decorated farm-style rustic restaurant at the foot of the hill provides breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also a handy internet café, walking trails, swimming pool for guests to relax.
This package takes you to one of the best wildlife reserves of southern Africa and is a perfect add on to your other travel plans through the region. You may also wish to add further travel through Namibia such as the extreme sports capital of Swakopmund, or hiking through Fish River Canyon or get off the beaten track along the Skeleton Coast or visit the red sand dunes of Sossusvlei.
Please contact our office for tours and packages through these areas.
We have a range of Namibia tours & safaris available which can be customised with more or less nights as well as activities.