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14 Nights – Classic Namibia Safari

Waterberg Plateau National Park, Namibia
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Duration

14 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

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Overview

Namibia holds a special fascination with breathtaking diverse landscapes, open skies sprinkled with millions of stars, diverse cultures, and abounding wildlife. the charming town of Swakopmund and Lüderitz are perfectly situated to enjoy the astounding beauty of the region as well as the treasures of the Namib Desert, which is enhanced by the excellent facilities and interesting colonial architecture. Namibia is special, exciting, and welcoming, truly extraordinary country to exploring the scenic wonders of the country and regions.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • As per the Namibian Government, we strongly recommended that you purchase comprehensive personal travel insurance before you embark on your safari. Travel insurance is for your own protection, and we consider it to be an essential part of modern travel.
  • Note that this Tour will be conducted in English unless otherwise specified, all safaris will be conducted in National Park English unless request a different language.
  • Electrical plugs are 220 V and are 3 pins (round pin as opposed to square pin the same as South Africa). Adaptors will be distributed to each room for possibility to re-charge batteries at your own comfort. Please note Rafiki Tours and Safaris will supply each room with the Adapter.
  • The Namibian Dollar (N$) has a fixed 1-1 exchange rate to the South African Rand (ZAR). ZAR notes and coins are legal tender in Namibia.
  • It is customary in Namibia to tip 10% at restaurants. Your Local Host and assistant can be tipped at your own discretion.

Itinerary

Day 1 Waterberg
Day 1 Waterberg

Upon your arrival at Hosea Kutako Airport, you will be welcome by your local Namibian guide from the airport, drive straight to Waterberg.

Namibia's capital, the Waterberg Plateau and surroundings are ideal for a stopover. This historic area has marked the passage of time with fascinating sites.

The Waterberg Plateau National Park can be explored on fabulous walks and hikes and guided game drives - the views from the top are spectacular!
Diner and overnight at Waterberg Wilderness Camp

Day 2 Waterberg - Etosha
Day 2 Waterberg - Etosha

After breakfast, we continue heading north to Mushara lodge, for convenient access to the world renowned Etosha National Park.
Diner and overnight at Mushara Lodge

Day 3 Etosha
Day 3 Etosha

After breakfast, go with your guide for a full day game drive in the Etosha. This time of day gives you a unique opportunity to view the incredible animals that are home to Etosha National Park.
Etosha National Park: One of the largest national parks in Africa, one of the oldest and is Namibia’s number-one tourist destination. Etosha National Park is home to 114 large and small mammal species, more than 400 recorded bird species, scores of reptiles and even a fish species. Etosha is the country’s flagship park. Experience an amazing Namibia safari in Etosha National Park. Activities include guided day and night game drives. Watch the varied wildlife congregate around the waterholes.
Diner and overnight at Mushara Lodge

Day 4 Etosha
Day 4 Etosha

Etosha National Park: One of the largest national parks in Africa, one of the oldest and is Namibia’s number-one tourist destination. Etosha National Park is home to 114 large and small mammal species, more than 400 recorded bird species, scores of reptiles and even a fish species. Etosha is the country’s flagship park.

Okaukuejo: The main attraction of Okaukuejo is that it overlooks a permanent waterhole, which is floodlit at night. Here a wide diversity of Namibian wildlife congregates and interacts. The spectacle starts at dawn, with animals coming in large numbers to quench their thirst. The excitement continues throughout the day and deep into the night. In the early evenings, it is not uncommon to have black rhinoceros, elephant and lion, all drinking at the same time.
Diner and overnight at Okaukuejo

Day 5 Damaraland
Day 5 Damaraland

After breakfast, we depart for Damaraland. On the way we will visit the Himba Village. The semi-nomadic Himba Tribe continue with their traditional way of life. The beautiful women and children of this tribe are unusual and striking with their red ochre colored skin, intricate hairstyles, and handmade jewelry, and whereby the men heard their cows and goats in the wilderness.
Along the way, Experience the beauty of the central Damaraland, mountain landscapes with less vegetation and endemic to the plateau.
Diner and overnight at Grootberg Lodge

Day 6 Damaraland
Day 6 Damaraland

Early breakfast, departure for Huab River in search of the near endemic Namibia hidden game in the Desert Dwelling Adapted Elephant. For years the Desert Adapted Elephant have to adjust and adapt to the climate condition of this harsh landscape and Huab river have provided shelters for this near endemic elephant. Back to Base just before lunch and time to relax for our afternoon visit the famous site of "Twyfelfontein" to discover the rock engravings and paintings which are six thousand years old and have some dance of the local people while visiting the Damara Living Museum to learn more about culture and way of life of the local community
Diner and overnight at Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Day 7 Swakopmund
Day 7 Swakopmund

Departure from Damaraland through Uis, one of the local old Tin Mine, driving through the desert with the fascinating endless flattened landscapes, all the way to the coast.
Swakopmund is a coastal city in Namibia, west of the capital, Windhoek. Its sandy beaches face the Atlantic Ocean. Established by German colonists in 1892, the city’s colonial landmarks include the Swakopmund Lighthouse and the Mole, an old sea wall. Next to the lighthouse, the Swakopmund Museum documents Namibian history. Inland, the elegant Swakopmund Railway Station, now a hotel, also dates to the colonial era.
Overnight at Swakopmund Sand Hotel

Day 8 Swakopmund
Day 8 Swakopmund

After breakfast, you have a transfer to Walvis Bay for a Boat Cruise
Experience the beautiful Skeleton coast of Namibia and the amazing riches of the Atlantic Ocean with the Marine Cruise. See an abundance of bird and mammal life up close and delight in the sea air, fresh oysters and bubbles – all in the morning. Frequent sightings include bottlenose and heavy side dolphins, cape fur seals, mola molas, penguins, leatherback turtles, and whales. After Marine Cruise a short visit to the Walvis Bay lagoon and transferred to Swakopmund.
Overnight at Swakopmund Sand Hotel

Day 9 Namib Naukluft
Day 9 Namib Naukluft

After breakfast Continue to the Namib Desert with a stop at Kuiseb Canyon, a very important river in Namibia as it stops the progression of the dunes to the north. Crossing of the Namib Naukluft Tropic of the Capricorn reserve. Diner and overnight at Sossusvlei Lodge

Day 10 Namib Naukluft
Day 10 Namib Naukluft

This day will probably be the most emblematic of your stay Breakfast then departure before dawn to witness the morning colors in the Namib Desert which is one of the highest dunes in the world. Discovery of the Sossusvlei and Deadvlei site. Discovery of the Sesriem Canyon, formed by the Tsauchab river, which has carved a 30 m deep gorge. Diner and overnight at Sossusvlei Lodge

Day 11: Namib Desert – Kalahari Desert
 Day 11: Namib Desert – Kalahari Desert

The Kalahari Desert covers eastern and southern Namibia, large parts of Botswana and the north-western area of South Africa. It can't be defined as a real desert as it receives too much rain. It can rather be called a fossil desert. This area in Namibia is inhabited by the San people (Namibian bushmen), who used to be hunter-gatherers. In contrast to the high sand dunes in Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert, the look of the Kalahari is characterized by little grass clumps and red dunes. They are not very high but long and have a sharp crest. Spot African wildlife like Black-maned Kalahari Lion, Oryx, Giraffe, Warthog, or little Meerkat (Suricate) on game-drives or just enjoy the silence around you. Diner and overnight at Kalahari Anib Lodge

Day 12: Mariental - Windhoek
Day 12: Mariental - Windhoek

After breakfast, we slowly head back to Windhoek, the Capital city of Namibia. Free time to visit the capital and see the history of Windhoek. Overnight at Voightland Guesthouse

Day 14 Windhoek - Airport
Day 14 Windhoek - Airport

Breakfast and time to relax and enjoy some free time while exploring the city centre till time for our Transfer to the airport. Assist by our Guide with the registration and time to say thank you.
NB: please note no activity is omitted on this day unless clients are flying late in the afternoon as we can opted for a Nature Walking in nearby park or just relax and enjoy Windhoek.
Windhoek Meteorite: About 600 million years ago, a massive meteoroid hurtled through space before crashing into the land that would, many millennia later, become known as Namibia. While on its Earthbound journey, it shattered, sending more than 100 meteorites shooting toward the planet, leaving blazing trails in their wake.
Windhoek Post Mall Street: The shopping hot spot of the city centre is the pedestrian Post Street Mall, a collection of individual vendors and stores, with some of Windhoek's largest shopping centers within arm's reach (Wernhil Park is among the most attractive). Do not miss the display of meteorites collected after a meteor shower over the town of Gibeon.
The Independence Memorial Museum is a historical museum in Windhoek, Namibia. It focuses on the anti-colonial resistance and the national liberation struggle of Namibia. The museum is located on Robert Mugabe Avenue and the museum is dedicated to the country's anticolonial and independence struggle.

Included/Excluded

  • All the logistics and reservations of accommodation
  • Transport in Land Cruiser Extended
  • Bottles of mineral water available throughout your journey
  • Professional English -Speaking Guide
  • Meals Included in the Price
  • Dinner: Dinner Included
  • Lunch: Lunch
  • International, regional, or local flights
  • Cancellation, baggage, assistance and international repatriation insurance, medical care
  • Drinks Soft and Alcoholic taken in lodges and restaurants.
  • Personal expenses including the purchase of uniquely Namibian crafts.
  • Any Tips for the guide and driver, local communities, or staff at the Lodge

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Waterberg Plateau National Park, Namibia

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