Namibia Compact Safari

The south of Namibia is dominated by vast distances and breath-taking emptiness. Beauty lies in endless seas of red sand and golden grass, rugged gorges and rubble plains. This abruptly ends where the desert meets ocean and as the elements earth and water are hugged in constant battle.

Namibia's north is as diverse as the country itself. Beauty lies in the most unlikely places and survival is a way of life and a small population has a big heart. This is Namibia.

Experience dramatic scenery and varied wildlife. Places visited will be: Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha National Park and Centre Namibia.

Every endeavour has been made to procure the advertised accommodation but cannot be guaranteed.

Includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Entrances as per itinerary
  • Overland transfers
  • Donation to one of the Namibian welfare funds supported by us
  • Duration: 10 days & 9 nights

Excludes:

  • Optional activities
  • Activities and entrances not specified Meals not specified in itinerary

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Itinerary

Day 1

Windhoek - Auas Safari Lodge

No need to wait, dive straight into the essence of Namibia. The Auas mountain range hugs the southern fringes of the capital, but here the city seems far off, giving way to bush savannah prolific in game, bird life and plant diversity. Dinner is served under the stars to the sound of nature.

ACCOMMODATION INCLUDES

  • 1 Night
  • Bed & Breakfast and Lunch

OPTIONAL

  • Game Drive: Subject to arrival time at the lodge a game drive can be booked for either in the late afternoon or early in the morning. NAD455.00 per person, min. 2 participants

Day 2

Sesriem - Desert Quiver Camp

Rehoboth is a town as quirky as its people, who call themselves the Basters and that with much pride. Decedents primarily of early Dutch settlers and native Khoi, they have a rich and diverse heritage. Donkey carts steered by cheerful peasants transporting families and possessions are a typical means of transport and common sight. The escarpment of the Namib Naukluft Mountain range steeply leads into the golden lowland of the Namib Desert.

ACCOMMODATION INCLUDES

  • 2 Nights
  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

ACTIVITIES

OPTIONAL

Day 3

Sesriem - Desert Quiver Camp

Namib Naukluft Park, a magnificent desert wilderness of vast dunes, clay pans and petrified forests. Early in morning as night gives way to the rising sun, shadows are cast onto the dune recesses, highlighting the tapered contours of the red dunes. Those who endure and ascend one of these giants are afforded with views stretching out far beyond the eye can see. Historically an important water source for the Dorstland Trekkers, Sesriem Canyon seems unassuming, somewhat non-existent, until looking down into its depths.

ACCOMMODATION INCLUDES

  • 2 Nights
  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

ACTIVITIES

Day 4

Swakopmund - Hotel Zum Kaiser

It is hard to believe that the barren plains of the Namib, pelted by the heat of the unyielding sun and unrelenting winds anything can survive. Yet, a single Welwitschia mirabilis plant is known to reach an age exceeding millennia, providing shelter and refuge to a myriad of other desert organisms. Meanwhile, one could assume to have arrived on the moon. Millions of years of erosion has carved mountains, gullies and canyons so surreal it seems out of this world. And suddenly land gives way to water as the desert tapers into the Atlantic Ocean. Swakopmund, wedged between the two opposing elements, is as eclectic as its weather.

ACCOMMODATION INCLUDES

  • 2 Nights
  • Bed & Breakfast

ACTIVITIES

  • Light Lunch
  • Welwitchia Drive

Day 5

Swakopmund - Hotel Zum Kaiser

Swakopmund with its swaying palm trees in verdant gardens, wide streets and old German architecture seems to be somewhat out of place and out of time. Taking a stroll around its town centre coffee and food lovers, craft shoppers and culture enthusiasts will revel the variety bistros, book shops and galleries offer. Also a springboard for exciting day trips, visitors to Swakopmund are spoilt for choice. As the sun prepares to retire for the day the group convenes on the beach or the dunes. While relishing a snacks and drinks we bid farewell to some members of the group, welcome new additions or just savour the moment.

ACCOMMODATION INCLUDES

  • 2 Nights
  • Bed & Breakfast

ACTIVITIES

OPTIONAL

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Day 6

Damaraland - Damara Mopane Lodge (Gondwana Collection)

Ever since the first European seafarers navigated Namibia’s treacherous shores, the coastline known today as the Skeleton Coast has claimed numerous ships and lives. The ancient people of Namibia called it “the place that God made in anger”. Twyfelfontein, “Fountain of Doubt” also bears testimony to the fight for survival, yet ancient cultures celebrated the landscape of tawny boulders as sacred a ground eternalising their heritage by engraving images of hunting parties and ceremonial rituals into the rock faces.

ACCOMMODATION

  • 1 Night
  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

ACTIVITIES

Day 7

Etosha South - Taleni, Etosha Village

Etosha is one of the world’s greatest game parks, covering an area as large as Israel. It provides sanctuary to countless zebra, giraffe, antelope, and elephants roaming the endless shimmering plains. The climax of any safari is spotting a pride of lion or a leopard resting under a shaded tree or even more riveting, stalking its next prey.

ACCOMMODATION

  • 2 Nights
  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

ACTIVITIES

  • First Etosha Game Drive in tour vehicle

OPTIONAL

  • Sundowner Drive

Day 8

Etosha South - Taleni, Etosha Village

The Etosha pan takes centre-stage. The largest salt pan in Africa us is the park’s most distinct and dramatic feature. Once a lake it long has dried up leaving behind a vast void of white, alkaline clay. Only the oryx antelope dares to venture far onto the sun-baked, desolate ground. Yet, when rains abound and the pan fills up it teems with migratory birds frolicking in the nourishing waters. Game congregate at the life-sustaining waterholes, where power is measured, established and cemented and only the fittest survive.

ACCOMMODATION

  • 2 Nights
  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

ACTIVITIES

  • Game Drives in Etosha National Park in tour vehicle

Day 9

Central Namibia - Mount Etjo Safari Lodge

Mount Etjo Safari Lodge is located within the Okonjati Wildlife Sanctuary, which was founded by famous conservationist Jan Oelofse during the early seventies. The lodge is situated approximately 180km north of Windhoek in one of the most scenic parts of Namibia, where guests can come into close contact with nature itself. Hundreds of species of birds and mammals can be sighted here, including elephant, black and white rhino, hippo, giraffe and numerous antelopes ranging from the majestic Kudu to the diminutive Damaraland Dik-Dik. Predators, such as lion, leopard and cheetah also roam this area. Game viewing is conducted from open safari vehicles and on foot, accompanied by experienced guides.
"Etjo" means a place of refuge.

ACCOMMODATION

  • 1 Night
  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

ACTIVITIES

  • Light Lunch on a authentic farm

OPTIONAL

  • Optional Game Drive at Mount Etjo NAD375.00 per person

Day 10

End of itinerary

As the chapter of this journey closes, new possibilities open up. For those who are not yet ready to part with Africa, the best is still to come.

Rates

  • 19.05.2022 to 28.05.2022 - N$38,650.00
  • 16.06.2022 to 25.06.2022 - N$38,650.00

All prices are per person sharing

Single Supplement N$ 3,995.00

  • 14.07.2022 to 25.07.2022 - N$39,785.00
  • 04.08.2022 to 13.08.2022 - N$39,785.00
  • 18.08.2022 to 27.08.2022 - N$39,785.00
  • 08.09.2022 to 17.09.2022 - N$39,785.00
  • 22.09.2022 to 01.10.2022 - N$39,785.00
  • 06.10.2022 to 15.10.2022 - N$39,785.00
  • 20.10.2022 to 29.10.2022 - N$39,785.00
  • 17.11.2022 to 26.11.2022 - N$39,785.00
  • 08.12.2022 to  17.12.2022 - N$39,785.00

All prices are per person sharing

Single Supplement N$ 4,560.00