13 Days Namibia Treasures from US$3,212.-pp

“Namibia Treasures” is the ultimate Namibia experience. The circular guided tour includes the Kalahari Desert, Fish River Canyon, Luderitz, Kolmankop ghost Town, famous Sossusvlei Dunes, Swakopmund, scenic Twyelfontein and last but not list, game viewing in Etosha National Park. You will be mesmerized by dramatic landscapes, spectacular vistas and game viewing that take your breath away.

Accommodation style: Comfort (inquire for tour with luxury accommodation)

PRICE

US$3,212.- from Nov 2018 through June 2019
per person, sharing accommodation

Saturday a.m. departures with minimum 2 guests, 2-3 times per month

Included:

Accommodation and meals as per package, english speaking tour guide,  Airconditioned vehicle road trip
Entrance Fees: Fish River Canyon; Namib Naukluft National Park; Twyfelfontein; Petrified Forest; Living Museum of the Damara; Etosha National Park
Still mineral water, activities as specified,

Excluded:

Flight to/from Namibia, transfer to Windhoek City from airport upon arrival, optional tours,

BEST TIME TO GO

May-Oct: Best time of the year for wildlife viewing. This is a cooler and drier time of the year with cool to cold nights and warm days. Daytime temperatures begin rising towards September, with October generally being hot.

Dec-March:  Summers are very hot. Depending on the amount of rainfall, the desert plains may be transformed into lush grassland. It’s also the best season for birding.

April, May and November: Transition season of moderate climate, combining the best of the green and dry seasons. By May, temperatures start to cool, while November brings the heat of summer – as well as the arrival of many summer migrant bird species.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kalahari Desert
  • • Fish River Canyon
  • • Luderitz
  • • Kolmanskop Ghost Town
  • Wild Horses of Namib
  • • Sossusvlei, Dead vlei
  • • Swakopmund
  • • Twyfelfontein
  • • Etosha National Park

ITINERARY MAP

Use the route map below to explore the destinations & accommodation on this tour

Accommodation Destination Nights Basis Room Type
Camelthorn Kalahari Lodge Mariental 1 n/a 1x Double Room
Canyon Village Gondwana Collection Namibia Fish River Canyon 1 B&B 1x Standard Twin Room
Luderitz Nest Hotel Luderitz 2 B&B 1x Double Room
Elegant Desert Lodge Sossusvlei 2 B&B 1x Twin Room
Swakopmund Plaza Hotel Swakopmund 2 B&B 1x Double Room
Damara Mopane Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia Damaraland 1 B&B 1x Standard Twin Room
Etosha Safari Camp Gondwana Collection Namibia Etosha South 1 B&B 1x Standard Twin Rooms
Mokuti Etosha Lodge Etosha East 2 B&B 1x Standard Room

Day 1:           Camelthorn Kalahari Lodge, Mariental

Day Itinerary

Leaving Windhoek, we travel into the largest sand mass on Earth, the Kalahari Desert. The Kalahari is a vast semi desert of wind-blown sand held by a sparse mantle of thorn scrub making it the largest continuous stretch of sand covering 9 African countries. Unlike other true deserts, the Kalahari does receive erratic rainfall. For many therefor “thirstland” is a fitting description. Lacking permanent surface water, the Kalahari is a challenging place to live except for those who have adapted to not only survive but flourish here. The Bushmen refer to it as the “Soul of the World”, an emotive description for this area! With its deep red sand dunes and endless grass plains interspersed with acacia’s and shrubs, it is still home to a surprising large amount of specially adapted wildlife. Enjoy the opportunity to experience the dunes, wildlife and plants, in this desert environment.

Namibia

Namibia posesses some of the most stunning landscapes in Africa, and a trip through the country is one of the great road adventures. Natural wonders such as that mighty gash in the earth at Fish River Canyon and the wildlife utopia of Etosha National Park enthrall, but it’s the lonely desert roads where mighty slabs of granite rise out of swirling desert sands that will sear themselves in your mind. It’s like a coffee-table book come to life as sand dunes in the world’s oldest desert meet the crashing rollers along the wild Atlantic coast. Among all this is a German legacy evident in the cuisine and art nouveau architecture, and in festivals such as Windhoek’s legendary Oktoberfest. Namibia is also the headquarters of adventure activities in the region, so whether you’re a dreamer or love hearing the crunch of earth under your boots, travel in Namibia will stay with you long after the desert vistas fade.

Mariental

Situated in south central Namibia, fringing the Kalahari Desert, the city of Mariental lies along the TransNamib railway and serves as the Hardap Region’s commercial and administrative capital. It provides an important petrol stop before heading west to Sesriem to view the red-orange dunes of Sossusvlei. Mariental is located close to magnificent the Hardap Dam, which is the largest reservoir in Namibia. The Hardap Irrigation Scheme has breathed life into this arid terrain, which is now fertile with farmlands covered in citrus, melons, lucerne, wine and maize, and dotted with ostrich farms. The dam is a popular holiday resort which draws city slickers from Windhoek and offers an array of watersports, scenic walks, and abundant wildlife in a 20000-hectare nature reserve set on its western bank; where visitors can spot rhino, ostrich, antelope, springbok and a variety of bird species.

Overnight: Camelthorn Kalahari Lodge

The 12 rooms are styled the with crisp white linen on comfortable beds. The San-inspired décor compliments this stylish yet rustic style. The en-suite bathrooms are fitted with a large shower, air conditioning and a tea and coffee station. This lodge is designed to cater for the more young at heart and the rooms are therefore at an adequate distance from one another. Each rondavel has a small stone patio from which the captivating scenes of the Kalahari Desert can be taken in.

An inviting, sparkling blue pool which attracts the odd Oryx despite there being a waterhole in close proximity is the first sight to catch your eye as you enter the main area of the lodge. The lounge has comfortable leather seating and is next to the bar that leads to a boma area where large fires are lit and barbecues can be enjoyed at night. An upstairs restaurant overlooking the majestic sights serves an alternative area where sumptuous meals are served. The kitchen is also replenished with organically grown vegetables from the neighbouring farm, Twilight and guests truly enjoy the finest and freshest culinary delights that the Kalahari has to offer.

Double Room

Our spacious, comfortable Double Chalets are totally private & separate from each other. All rooms are air-conditioned with an en-suite bathroom with all modern conveniences. Outside terrace with amazing view of the red sand dunes of the Kalahari Desert.

Day 2:           Canyon Village Gondwana Collection Namibia, Fish River Canyon

Day Itinerary

We continue south through expansive rocky plains, visiting the unique Quiver tree forest. Nestled amongst huge dolerite boulders, stacked in a mysterious way, the area is also aptly referred to as “Giant’s Playground”. We continue to our lodge, situated in close vicinity to the Fish River Canyon. Here we can optionally  explore the area on foot or on a guided nature drive (extra charge) in the later afternoon.

Fish River Canyon

Carving out an epic rocky wonderland in the south of Namibia, the Fish River has created Africa’s largest and the world’s second largest canyon. Hot, dry and stony, the Fish River Canyon measures a whopping 160 kilometres in length, at times 27 kilometres in width and 550 metres in depth. The awe-inspiring natural beauty of this ancient geological marvel draws visitors from around the globe. For those looking for adventure, the intense 85 kilometre Fish River Hiking Trail through1.5 billion years of geological history will definitely thrill avid adventure enthusiasts, and for visitors looking to relax, head over to the canyon’s southern end to enjoy a soak in the mineral waters of the renowned hot springs of Ai-Ais, or take in the spectacularly scenic views from Hobas Restcamp as well as numerous other viewpoints along its rim. Other popular activities include: scenic chartered flights, horse riding, nature drives and seasonal kayaking.

Overnight: Canyon Village Gondwana Collection Namibia     View iBrochure

Canyon Village is located 20 km east of the Fish River Canyon on the C 37.
Suitable for a striking film set, Canyon Village lies at the foot of a sweeping rock face. Exhibiting authentic canyon character, the sprawling lodge explores the story of the south in murals, traditional Nama dress and even a donkey cart to convey baggage to rooms.

Standard Twin Room

The Cape-Dutch cottages line the escarpment, sometimes referred to as a scene from a western film. Rooms are spacious and have twin beds and an en suite bathroom (showers only).  All rooms have air-conditioners and complimentary tea and coffee.

Activities

Quiver Trees

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Excluded

Optional : Guided Nature Drive/Walk

Day 3:           Luderitz Nest Hotel, Luderitz

Day Itinerary

Our morning starts on the edge of the Fish River Canyon where we gaze into this magnificent geological phenomenon. The Fish River Canyon is located in the northern part of the Nama Karoo and it is the second largest canyon on earth, featuring a gigantic ravine that measures in total about 160 km long and up to 27 km wide and in places almost 550 meters deep. The Fish River is the longest interior river found in Namibia, but its current flow is just a drop compared with the immense volume of water that poured down its length in ages past. We continue our journey past the Naute dam towards the coastal town of Lüderitz. On the way to Lüderitz we stop at Garub were we might encounter the Wild Horses of the Namib Desert.

Luderitz

Sandwiched between the rugged and stark Atlantic Coast and the arid Namib Desert, the town of Luderitz is set in an incredibly unique geographical setting. This seaside town is something of an anomaly frozen in time – a piece of 19th-century Bavaria bordering the pinkish sand dunes of the Namib Desert. Lutheran churches, German bakeries, and colonial buildings boasting German art nouveau architecture are dotted about the settlement, while its windswept beaches are home to flamingos, ostriches, seals and penguins. The nearby ghost town of Kolmanskop, which has been taken over by the desert dunes, is one of the most fascinating area attractions, located approximately 10 kilometres from Luderitz central. Visitors can also take a trip to discover the wild desert-adapted horses located near the small town of Aus.

Overnight: Luderitz Nest Hotel    View iBrochure

The Lüderitz Nest Hotel enjoys a superb on the rocks and sea location, with far reaching uninterrupted views. The hotel’s private tidal beach with walk-on jetty, unique in Namibia, allows the guest to get close-up to the sea. All rooms and suites have direct sea views. The outdoor sparkling residents pool with sun-loungers and parasols is surrounded by verdant gardens. Facilities include FREE Wi-Fi throughout, complementary full-buffet breakfasts as well as free secure parking. The hotel delivers a friendly service in a relaxed environment.

Since 1998, management and staff have hosted guests from around the world and very much look forward to welcoming your clients.

Activities

Wild Horses of the Namib
Fish River Canyon

Wild Horses of the Namib

Fighting for a life in freedom they hold an irresistible fascination: the Wild Horses of the Namib in south-western Namibia. For centuries their origin was shrouded in mystery. Their habitat, the barren plains around Garub on the eastern fringe of the Namib Desert, is no paradise; nevertheless they have managed to adapt to the harsh conditions. Their forebears, once in the service of man, gained freedom for themselves: a life in the vastness of the Namib, away from human civilization, according to the rules of their own horse society. Perhaps this is the reason for the fascination of thousands of visitors every year. Plans for moving the herd to farms have been discarded by now: it has been decided that also in future the horses’ place is in Namib Naukluft Park.

Fish River Canyon

Carving out an epic rocky wonderland in the south of Namibia, the Fish River has created Africa’s largest and the world’s second largest canyon. Hot, dry and stony, the Fish River Canyon measures a whopping 160 kilometres in length, at times 27 kilometres in width and 550 metres in depth. The awe-inspiring natural beauty of this ancient geological marvel draws visitors from around the globe. For those looking for adventure, the intense 85 kilometre Fish River Hiking Trail through1.5 billion years of geological history will definitely thrill avid adventure enthusiasts, and for visitors looking to relax, head over to the canyon’s southern end to enjoy a soak in the mineral waters of the renowned hot springs of Ai-Ais, or take in the spectacularly scenic views from Hobas Restcamp as well as numerous other viewpoints along its rim. Other popular activities include: scenic chartered flights, horse riding, nature drives and seasonal kayaking.

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 4:           Luderitz Nest Hotel, Luderitz

Day Itinerary

Our morning starts with a visit to Kolmanskop ghost town. Kolmanskop is a deserted Diamond Mining Town in the Sperrgebiet National Park. Once a cosmopolitan centre, a town built to last…until the diamonds ran out. Today Kolmanskop stands as a haunting monument to the thriving past. Returning to Lüderitz we visit Diaz Point and explore the coastal town of Lüderitz.

Activities

Kolmanskop
Dias Point

Kolmanskop

Amongst the sands of the Namib, the crumbling buildings of a small, once-luxurious town emerge from the drifting dunes. This ghost town is Kolmanskop, a reminder of the wealth of a time when diamonds could be picked by hand from the desert, and a remarkable photographic opportunity with few equals anywhere on earth.

Dias Point

Historical peninsula with original Portuguese stone cross erected by Bartolomeo Diaz.

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 5:           Elegant Desert Lodge, Sossusvlei

Day Itinerary

After an early breakfast we travel north along the Tiras Mountain range to our lodge in the Namib Desert. Here we are located at the gateway to Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei and Sesriem Canyon, with some of the highest sand dunes on Earth towering over the white desert plains. The afternoon can be spent relaxing at the pool, enjoying the vast open desert plains, or taking part in optional activities offered at the lodge.

Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei is where you will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib. The clear blue skies contrast with the giant red sand dunes to make this one of the natural wonders of Africa and a photographers heaven. Aside from the attractions at Sossusvlei – Dune 45, Hiddenvlei, Big Daddy and Deadvlei – other attractions in the area include the Sesriem Canyon and Namib-Naukluft National Park, where the mountains of the Namib meet its plains.

Overnight: Elegant Desert Lodge

Situated on beautiful farmland 38 km from the gate to the Namib Naukluft Park, The Elegant Desert Lodge offers child-friendly accommodation in 29 air-conditioned rooms in a variety of configurations, all with en-suite bathrooms and tea/coffee making equipment. Guests can enjoy typical Namibian food served buffet-style under a thatched roof or on the lawn. The restaurant incorporates a bar and there is also a guest lounge where guests can relax with a drink. Other facilities include a swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, a parking area, disabled access, secure parking, and a landing strip for light aircraft.
Activities include scenic drives, quad biking, and excursions to the Sesriem Canyon and Sossusvlei. A tour guide is provided free of charge for groups of 8 people or more.

Twin Room

Double rooms, tastefully furnished with en-suite bathrooms, equipped with TV, telephone and air conditioning
24 hour wireless internet access – free of charge!
A safe is secured in every room.

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 6:           Elegant Desert Lodge, Sossusvlei

Day Itinerary

The morning demands an early start. The first rays of sunrise paint the mountains of sand into a variety of apricot, red and orange, contrasted against a crisp blue skyline, enrapturing our senses, and providing an opportunity to capture this awesome landscape on film. You will be mesmerized by the surreal Deadvlei, surrounded by the highest dunes and Sossusvlei, where the mostly dry Tsauchab River ends abruptly amongst majestic dunes. Take the opportunity to walk up one of these dunes to admire the desert landscape beneath. Thereafter we visit the Sesriem Canyon, a life sustaining natural phenomenon in the heart of the Namib Desert.

Activities

Sesriem Canyon

Sesriem Canyon, a deep chasm carved through the rocks by water, is a striking natural feature of the area that is best explored on foot. Stony walls rise up sharply on both sides of the canyon, while birds roost in its crags and lizards dart along the ledges. The canyon’s name was coined when early settlers used it as a water source, using six lengths of leather (‘ses riem – six thongs) tied together to lower buckets into the water at the base of canyon.

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 7:           Swakopmund Plaza Hotel, Swakopmund

Day Itinerary

After breakfast we travel via the desolate, rolling hills of the Kuiseb Valley towards the Atlantic Ocean. Reaching the coastal harbour town of Walvis Bay, we visit the shallow lagoon, one of the most important wetland areas on the African continent and a RAMSAR World Heritage Site. Over 80% of the African flamingos feed in this lagoon and present a breath-taking picture when they appear in groups. Continuing along scenic dune belts and the Atlantic Ocean we reach Swakopmund, where the rest of the day is spent at leisure. With palm-lined streets and seaside promenades, Swakopmund is a very popular holiday destination in Namibia. Its pleasant summer climate and long stretched beaches attract anglers and surfers from all over Southern Africa. For the international guest, Swakopmund is a bohemian mix of German architecture and African time, a laid back attitude with adrenalin activities, misty mornings and desert heat. It is colourful, it is vibrant, but most of all, it is fun

Swakopmund

Swakopmund, known as Swakop in Namibia is the country’s biggest coastal resort and adventure town with a quirky mix of German and Namibian influences. The city’s German origins dating back to 1892 are quite pronounced in beautiful old German colonial buildings throughout the city, making an even starker contrast for this town sitting at the edge of the Namib Desert.

Overnight: Swakopmund Plaza Hotel

Swakopmund Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre is ideally located in the heart of Swakopmund and surrounded by a number of historic buildings and restaurants. The hotel offers a variety of 6 room types including stylish comfort rooms, suites, family rooms and an unique luxury suite. All rooms offer en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, heating, mini bar, safe, TV, tea and coffee facilities, telephone and free internet. The multi conference and event centre is fully equipped with the latest technology and convertible into more that 30 setups and can cater for 6 to 240 people. The perfect venue for weddings, seminars, conferences and all other kind of events.

Activities

Kuiseb Pass, Sesriem Canyon Hike

Kuiseb Pass

Kuiseb Pass takes you through the Kuiseb Canyon, the watercourse of which only flows occasionally but often enough to halt the advance of the red sands of the Namib.

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 8:           Swakopmund Plaza Hotel, Swakopmund

Day Itinerary

Swakopmund is often fondly referred to as the “playground of Namibia”, it has numerous activities ranging from, adventure to exploring the fascinating features of the Namib Desert and the animals and plants that occur and survive here. Embrace the relaxed pace of this idyllic coastal town whilst enjoying coffee and freshly baked pastries in one of the many café’s. Alternatively explore the rugged, sweltering desert on a day tour, or view this awesome, environment from the air on a scenic flight. Find your inner child and push adrenaline to its limits with extreme adventures such as skydiving over the desert or quad biking and sand boarding on the dunes. Take time to get the feel of this quaint town with its historic buildings, museums, shopping arcades and beach bar that has transformed into its own personality by the vibrant use of colour and the bohemian lifestyle

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 9:           Damara Mopane Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia, Damaraland

Day Itinerary

Heading further north, we travel past the Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain (2.579m), into the Damaraland, one of the least populated and geologically diverse areas in Africa. This harsh, rocky environment is home to the rare desert elephant, the black rhino and free-roaming antelope species. We visit Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO heritage site where Bushman communities engraved and painted over 2.500 pictures some 6.000 years ago! After a visit to the nearby Living Museum of the Damara we proceed on to the Petrified Forest – a geological phenomenon depicting the creation and evolution of some of the oldest landmasses on Earth. Here we also visit the Welwitschia mirabilis plant – the oldest living desert plant on Earth

Damaraland

Huge, untamed and ruggedly beautiful Damaraland is an exceptionally scenic landscape of open plains and spectacular rock formations. The major attractions are Spitzkoppe, the Brandberg, Twyfelfontein, Vingerklip and the Petrified Forest.The landscape tough is as impressive as it is intimidating. Rugged mountains in the eastern escarpment spread out into massive valleys and plains, before the beginning of the Skeleton Coast in the west, where endless dunes lie adjacent to the cold Atlantic Ocean.

Overnight: Damara Mopane Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia View iBrochure

Damara Mopane Lodge is located 20 km east of Khorixas on the C 39 (Damaraland).
Built in a labyrinth design, this innovative lodge has 55 chalets, each with its own vegetable garden. Savour the charm from your stoep where sunflowers peep over walls, refresh in the pool, visit the Twyfelfontein rock engravings 100km away and watch the sun sink into mopane woodland.

Standard Twin Room

Every room has its own garden, surrounded by a low wall.  The rooms are spacious, have twin beds, and en suite bathrooms. All the rooms have air-conditioning and complimantary tea and coffee facilities.For family rooms, request rooms with interlead doors

Activities

Swakopmund
Petrified Forest
RAMSAR World Heritage Site

Swakopmund

Swakopmund, known as Swakop in Namibia is the country’s biggest coastal resort and adventure town with a quirky mix of German and Namibian influences. The city’s German origins dating back to 1892 are quite pronounced in beautiful old German colonial buildings throughout the city, making an even starker contrast for this town sitting at the edge of the Namib Desert.

Petrified Forest

Situated approximately 50 kilometers west of the town of Khorixas, in an area of open veld, lies a large deposit of massive tree trunks that have “turned to stone” through a process of diagenesis. These petrified tree trunks are up to 34metres long, 6 metres in circumference and are approximately 260 million years old. Due to the lack of root or branch remains, it’s believed that the trees were washed down an ancient river to the site in a massive flood.

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 10:        Etosha Safari Camp Gondwana Collection Namibia, Etosha South

Day Itinerary

After a tranquil breakfast, we travel towards the Etosha National Park, famous for its vast amount of wildlife and unique landscape. Once we have reached our camp located just outside of the National Park, we head onto our first safari into the National Park. Together with our guide we explore the various waterholes located close to Okaukuejo and the Andersson gate.

Etosha South

Located just south of the boundary of Etosha National Park in northwestern Namibia, Etosha South makes up the southern region of this wild paradise. Ogava Private Game Reserve shares the southern boundary with Etosha National Park and offers an array of luxury lodges overlooking picturesque landscapes dotted with abundant wildlife. The national park can be accessed via the southern entrance at Andersson’s Gate. Visitors can catch a glimpse of a variety of wildlife including: lion, giraffe, elephant, white and black rhino, and a multitude of plains game. Popular activities include: game drives, tracking rhinos on foot, guided nature walks, or watch the sunset over this magnificent landscape.

Overnight: Etosha Safari Camp Gondwana Collection Namibia        View iBrochure

Etosha Safari Camp is located 10 km south of Andersson Gate on the C 38 (Etosha National Park).
Tap toes to an African beat in the novel Oshebeena Bar and relax at this friendly Camp, 10 kilometres from Etosha National Park. 50 chalets, shaded by mopane trees, and a grassy campsite provide a comfortable home from which to explore the abundant animal kingdom. Legendary.

Standard Twin Rooms

The rooms are nested amongst Mopane trees.  Each room has twin beds, en suite bathroom (shower), air-conditioner and a small veranda.

Activities

Etosha National Park
Twyfelfontein Rock Art
Damara Living Museum
Petrified Forest

Etosha National Park

Etosha, “The Great White Place” is one of Southern Africa’s most popular wildlife parks and caters to all kinds of safari lovers. The concentration of big game around the waterholes makes game viewing incredibly rewarding. In fact, you won’t have to leave the rest camp to see lion, elephant, rhino and any number of antelope and zebra quenching their thirst. The vegetation is mostly mixed scrub, mopane savannah and dry woodland surrounding the huge Etosha Salt Pan, a shimmering white and dry depression except in the rainy season. Etosha is famous for huge elephant population best seen during July to September with large numbers  also around during, May, June and October. Lion sightings are common and zebras are abundant. Black rhino, leopard, wildebeest, there is no shortage of game. 340 species of birds have been recorded.

Twyfelfontein Rock Art

Twyfelfontein is a World Heritage Site boasting one of the richest rock art concentrations in Africa. Thousands of tourists come to this site each year to view some 2, 500 Stone Age rock engravings. The area is home to 17 rock art sites, which collectively encompass 212 engraved stone slabs. There are an additional 13 sites displaying rock paintings.

Damara Living Museum

Observe and experience the traditional Damara way of life right in the heart of their traditional homelands. A unique opportunity to see a way of life that is slowly dying out.
Open daily.

Petrified Forest

Situated approximately 50 kilometers west of the town of Khorixas, in an area of open veld, lies a large deposit of massive tree trunks that have “turned to stone” through a process of diagenesis. These petrified tree trunks are up to 34metres long, 6 metres in circumference and are approximately 260 million years old. Due to the lack of root or branch remains, it’s believed that the trees were washed down an ancient river to the site in a massive flood.

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 11:        Mokuti Etosha Lodge, Etosha East

Day Itinerary

The day is devoted purely 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. The Park was proclaimed as Namibia’s first conservation area in 1907 by the then Governor, von Lindequist. Despite the size of the Etosha National Park, only the southern edge of the pan is accessible to visitors. Game viewing in the park is largely focussed around the waterholes, some of which are spring fed and some supplied from a borehole, ideal places to sit and watch over 114 different game species, or for an avid birder, in excess of 340 bird species. Popular game species such as giraffe, blue wildebeest, plains and mountain zebra, hyena, lion, leopard, antelopes such as kudu, oryx, eland, as well as some of the endangered species such as Black rhino, cheetah and the black-faced impala are all found here. An extensive network of roads link the over 30 water holes allowing the visitor an opportunity to do a real game viewing safari over the stretch of the park as each different area will provide different encounters.

Etosha East

Located in Northwestern Namibia, Etosha East is a protected sanctuary in the eastern part of the world-renowned Etosha National Park, known as one of the most accessible game reserves in Southern Africa. Etosha East boasts vast open plains scattered with semi-arid savannah grasslands dotted with watering holes and secluded bush camps. An impressive 5000-square-kilometre Etosha salt pan makes up a large area of the eastern side of the park and can even be seen from space. This remote area teems with abundant wildlife such as lions, elephants, black rhinos and giraffes, as well as a variety of birdlife featuring flamingos, ostriches, eagles, hornbills, and owls.

Overnight: Mokuti Etosha Lodge View iBrochure

Mokuti Etosha Lodge is the perfect venue for travellers wanting to explore the famous eastern side of Etosha National Park and is located on its own private 4 000 hectare nature reserve, which shares a common border with this impressive wildlife reserve. Known for its excellent and diverse wildlife encounters, it has become a popular venue for meetings, incentives, weddings and honeymoons. This intimate lodge has 90 rooms and 16 luxury rooms. Recently refurbished, they are all air conditioned and come equipped with satellite TV, a mini-fridge, safes, free Wi-Fi, tea/coffee-making facilities and en-suite bathrooms. The lodge also offers the Tambuti Dining Room and Marula Bar, the Pool Bar and Terrace, two tennis courts, a spa, a gym and the only open air African Boma in the area.

Standard Room

Can accommodate max 2 adults & child in cot only. All rooms feature en-suite bathroom with shower, air conditioning, electronic door lock, hair dryer, room safe, telephone, LCD television with satellite TV, Tea/coffee station, mini-fridge, free Wi-Fi.

Optional

Etosha Game Drive

Etosha Game Drive

Game drive through Etosha National Park searching for predators, plains game, reptiles & birds.
Game drives are conducted in custom built safari vehicles with a pop-up roof and large opening windows to maximize photographic opportunities.

Depending on the time of year, these game drives take many different routes, but most often focus around the waterholes where you are most likely to see a variety of wildlife taking the chance to get a drink and swim.

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 12:        Mokuti Etosha Lodge, Etosha East

Day Itinerary

Today your guide again takes you on a game drive in the Etosha National Park. We may encounter animal species we have not seen the previous day and look forward to any new surprises at the different waterholes visited. The Etosha Pan dominates the park. This salt pan desert, which is nearly completely enclosed by the park and is lined by numerous watering holes, is roughly 130 km long and as wide as 50 km in places. During Etosha’s notorious dry spells the pan is a deathly place, lying parched and cracked under the molten African sun. It is claimed that game viewing is best during the dry spells as animals will then congregate closer to water. But even in the rainy season the park remains an abundant wildlife haven. You then have the pleasure of experiencing the rebirth of life as the young foals, cubs and chicks are seen frolicking with their parents and the sprouting new green shrubs and grasses create a pleasing green oasis. In the afternoon we travel back to our lodge, where we enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 13:        Departure

Day Itinerary

After breakfast we continue southwards to Windhoek, where we visit the craft markets in the main street of the capital city, where after we are driven to our hotel or to the international airport for our return flight departing past 7 pm.

E&OE

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