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Gondwana Tours and Safaris

  • Botswana
Destinations

Destinations

Namibia,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Luxury

Tour Overview

One of the most fascinating countries in Southern Africa, a guided safari is the very best way to get under the skin of Namibia and experience its vastness and solitude. In addition to spectacular landscapes – including the Kalahari, Namib Desert, Damaraland, Etosha National Park and Skeleton Coast – Namibia is also home to German colonial history, superb wildlife, friendly people and warm hospitality. 

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Etosha, Waterberg Plateau Park
  • Activities:
    Game Drive
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Windhoek, end in Windhoek

RATES – PER PERSON USD

Prices change slightly per season – please note these are ‘from prices’

07 Jan-15 Apr & 09 Dec
USD3,680 / NAM$42,900 pp sharing, single room USD4,196 / NAM$48,900

29 Apr-10 Jun & 28 Oct-25 Nov 
USD3,861 / NAM$44,900 pp sharing, single room USD4,336 / NAM$50,500

24 Jun-14 Oct & 23 Dec
USD3,882
/  NAM$$45,200 pp sharing, single room USD4,463 / NAM$52.000

What's Included

  • Guided lodge safari as per the itinerary
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • 12 nights accommodation in guesthouses, chalets, bungalows and lodges as indicated in the itinerary (depending on availability, accommodation of a similar standard will be booked)
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All national park fees

What's Excluded

  • Flights (international & domestic)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Beverages (alcohol and soft drinks)
  • Optional activities
  • Visa, tips, personal expenses, travel insurance

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Gondwana Tours and Safaris
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Gondwana Tours and Safaris‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Distance approx. 50 km; driving time approx. 1 hr 

On arrival at Windhoek International Airport you will be picked up by a driver and taken to the Casa Piccolo. After check-in you will have some time to freshen up before meeting your guide and leaving on a short city tour through Windhoek. There is plenty to see and explore such as the Christ Church, Tintenpalast (House of Parliament) and Alte Feste (Old Fort). In the evening you will go for dinner at Joe’s Beerhouse (optional) before returning to the Casa Piccolo where you will spend the night. 

Distance approx. 300 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hr 

After a quick safari briefing, you leave Windhoek and travel southwards via Rehoboth in the direction of Mariental. The destination for the day is Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, a farm situated in the imposing red sand dunes of the southern Kalahari. Enjoy the peace of the desert, relax and take in the endless views of the dunes. The next morning, we encourage you to join a ‘Bush Walk’ where you will learn more about the flora and fauna found in the area (optional and not included in the tour price). Breakfast | Dinner

Distance approx. 450 km; driving time approx. 5-6 hr 

After a leisurely breakfast you head in the direction of Sesriem via Mariental and Maltahöhe. Sesriem is the gateway to see the shifting sand dunes of the Namib Desert at Sossusvlei. In the afternoon you will have time to relax at the Elegant Desert Lodge or to explore the property on foot. There are options to booking a scenic drive or a quad bike trip. Dinner is a 3-course affair. Breakfast | Dinner  

Distance approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 3-4 hr 

At sunrise the gates of the Namib Naukluft Park open and you make your way into the Sossusvlei area. You should try and climb one of the dunes to enjoy the impressive views of the surrounding landscape. You will drive with the 4×4 vehicle to Sossusvlei, which is a dry clay pan that only fills with water in years with a lot of rain. Thereafter you continue to Sesriem Canyon, formed by the Tsauchab River over millions of years. The final destination of the day is Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge. Relax at the lodge, visit the resident meerkat colony or explore the walking trails of Rostock Ritz (optional). Breakfast | Dinner  

Distance approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 3 hr 

Today’s journey takes you to Swakopmund, still home to many descendants of the late colonists and state officials of the German colonial era. Beautiful old German colonial buildings, cafés where you can enjoy not only the German hospitality, but also famous German cakes, are found in the town centre. In the evening you will try one of the many restaurants Swakopmund has to offer (own expense) – do not miss the seafood! You stay for two nights at Swakopmund Guesthouse just five minutes’ walk from the Atlantic Ocean. Breakfast 

Distance approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 3 hr 

After breakfast enjoy a free morning. Take a stroll through town, book a quad bike tour, a catamaran trip or a desert safari to follow the footsteps of the “Little Five” (all optional). In the afternoon you meet up with your guide and drive to the seal colony at Cape Cross. After a visit to the Diaz Cross you drive back to Swakopmund where you will enjoy dinner at one of the restaurants (own expense). Breakfast 

Distance approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 3 hr

Today you leave the Atlantic seaboard and travel inland. Visit 700 million years old Spitzkoppe, its granite dome-like peaks (1,730 metres) can be seen from a distance. From here continue to the Erongo Mountains to Onduruquea Guestfarm. Join your hosts on a game drive and get an insight into the everyday Namibian farm live. You will also learn more about Namibia’s fauna and ecosystem. Enjoy a delicious dinner and spend the night at the guestfarm. Breakfast | Dinner 

Distance approx. 500 km; driving time approx. 6-7 hr 

A long day is ahead of you, so getting an early start is needed. You travel past the Brandberg Mountain, Namibia’s highest mountain with a height of 2580 metres, to the Petrified Forest. Here you will stop to explore the 260 million year old fossilized tree trunks. Afterwards you visit the famous rock engravings and paintings of Twyfelfontein. Continue your journey to Grootberg Lodge which is situated at the top of a plateau and offers spectacular views over the Klip River Valley. Dinner and overnight at Grootberg Lodge. Breakfast | Dinner

Distance depending on choice of route

After an early morning breakfast you will leave the lodge with a guide and tracker in search of the rare desert elephants, which are slightly smaller in comparison to the elephants found in Etosha. During the hike you will enjoy the unique landscape of Damaraland and learn more about the local people and their living conditions. With a bit of luck, you might see desert-adapted elephant and even black rhinos. In the afternoon you will return to Grootberg Lodge where you will have dinner and spend another night. Breakfast | Dinner

Distance approx. 350 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hr (excl. game drives) 

Today’s journey takes you to Etosha National Park, which was founded in 1907 and is one of the most famous national parks in Southern Africa. You will spend most of your time game viewing around the waterholes where elephants, rhinos, giraffes and different species of antelope come to drink. With a bit of luck you might even be able to spot lions and leopards. To experience nocturnal animals, join a night game drive with a park ranger (optional) or wait for animals that come to drink at the camp’s floodlit waterhole. Dinner will be for your account at the camp’s restaurant. You will overnight in a chalet at Okaukuejo Camp. Breakfast  

Distance depending on choice of route  

After sunrise and a hearty breakfast you get ready for more game viewing. You drive along the vast salt pan that covers almost a quarter of the entire park and is Etosha’s most distinctive and dramatic feature. You will be able to spot herds of impalas, gnus, oryx and zebras that traverse Etosha National Park. In the evening you exit the park at the Van Lindequist Gate and make your way to the Mushara Bush Camp where you will overnight in a permanent luxury tent with en-suite bathroom.  Breakfast | Dinner  

Distance approx. 400 km; driving time approx. 5-6 hr 

After a leisurely breakfast you leave the camp and drive to Otjiwarongo. On your way you will pass the deep Lake Otjikoto, where German soldiers sank their weapons during the First World War. Close to Grootfontein you will see the Hoba meteorite, the largest known intact meteorite in the world. In the afternoon, you arrive at the private nature reserve Waterberg Wilderness where you will spend the night at Waterberg Plateau Lodge. Take a walk along one of the well-marked trails and explore the surroundings, join a rhino drive (optional) or enjoy the breathtaking view over the endless bush savannah below. Breakfast | Dinner 

Distance approx. 300 km; driving time approx. 4 hr 

Today’s journey takes you back to the starting point of your tour, Windhoek. On the way there you can stop in Okahandja to buy some hand-carved souvenirs, baskets and jewellery at the big handcraft market. You will be dropped off at the airport or at a lodge of your choice in Windhoek. Breakfast

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