Guided Exploration

Description

10 DAYS, 4 STOPS

Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland & Etosha

Diverse Namibia is a true adventure, taking in this vast country from Sossusvlei dunes to the Namib Desert, the Atlantic coast to the ancient Damaraland plains and Etosha’s wildlife.

This Exploration takes in the soaring red dunes of Sossusvlei, the life-filled blue Atlantic Ocean, the desert and denizens of Damaraland, and the plains game and predators of Etosha National Park. As we journey between destinations the spectacular landscapes are revealed, completing this fantastic adventure.

Highlights:

  • Exclusive accommodation in private reserves and concessions and private access to Sossusvlei.
  • Activities include game drives, scenic walks and visiting ancient rock engravings at Twyfelfontein.
  • Track the rare desert-adapted elephants, following ancient paths to their freshwater springs.

Itinerary

Windhoek International Airport
You will be met by your Explorations guide and begin your journey by driving (340 kilometres / 211 miles) through the Khomas Hochland mountains and down into the iconic Sossusvlei region, a driving time of approximately five hours.

Day 1 – 2: Kulala Adventurer Camp, Sossusvlei

Explore the iconic red dunes and be awed by the desert-adapted wildlife surviving in one of the world’s oldest and most arid deserts.

Day 3 – 4 Hansa Hotel, Swakopmund

Depart camp early and drive through the snaking roads of the Kuiseb Canyon and out onto the expansive gravel plains, eventually arriving in Walvis Bay before moving north into the quaint town of Swakopmund, a drive of about 5 – 6 hours (approximately 370 km / 230 miles).
Discover the town of Swakopmund and bed down in an iconic hotel that forms part of city’s architectural culture.
“Dolphin and Seal” Cruise
On Day 4, we explore the ice-blue Atlantic coast with a “Dolphin and Seal” catamaran cruise from Walvis Bay (weather permitting).

Day 5 – 7: Damaraland Adventurer Camp, Damaraland

We continue our journey by road 320 kilometres (200 miles) and approximately 8-hour drive to Damaraland, west of the Brandberg Mountain, stopping for lunch at Ugab Save the Rhino Trust Camp. This area boasts the largest concentration of black rhino anywhere on the planet outside a national park.
The area boasts a varied assortment of desert-adapted wildlife and incredible geological formations.

Day 8 – 9: Andersson’s Camp, Ongava Game Reserve (Etosha)

We drive approximately 330km (205 miles and a 5-hour drive) to Ongava Game Reserve on the boundary of Etosha National Park.
Etosha remains the highest density wildlife area within Namibia, its fame justly acknowledged. We explore here, as well as the Ongava Game Reserve.

Day 10: Transfer to Windhoek

Driving 420 kilometres (260 miles) south, we return to Windhoek at 13h00 and bid farewell to our adventure.

DIVERSE NAMIBIA TRIP DETAIL pdf

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Map

Rates

Prices per Person sharing
01.09.-31.10.2014 R 32,990
01.11-28.12.2014 R 29,500

As a set-departure guided journey, Diverse Namibia’s fully inclusive rates comprise the expertise of one knowledgeable and professional guide who leads you from beginning to end, combined with tailor-made services like logistics, sightseeing and accommodation in our camps.

More than this, there is your exclusive access to more than 3 million hectares (8 million acres) of Africa’s best wildlife areas. This equates to 3 000 hectares (8 000 acres) of private land per guest, creating a unique sense of seclusion, comfort, privacy and space. In turn, your presence helps us in the conservation of these areas.

Information for the Visitor to Namibia pdf

Our rates include:
• Accommodation
• All meals (excluding dinner on the second night in Swakopmund)
• A reasonable amount of soft drinks, mineral water, fruit juice, house wine and beer, as well as local spirits such as gin and Amarula while at the Wilderness Camps
• National Park fees
• Laundry (excluded at Hansa Hotel)
• Scheduled activities
• All internal charters on a seat-rate basis as specified in the detailed safari itinerary

Our rates exclude:
• Flights (other than specified in the detailed safari itinerary)
• Visas
• Compulsory comprehensive insurance
• All relevant entry and departure Government taxes
• All drinks whilst in Swakopmund
• All personal purchases (including curios, spirit liquors, telephone calls, etc.)
• Optional extra activities
• All other travel arrangements pre and post the safari
• Any new Government taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control.
• Laundry
• Gratuties

 

Departure Dates

2014 Departure Dates pdf

2015 Departure Dates pdf

2014
Language Date
English Monday 08 Sep
English/German Sunday 21 Sep
English Thursday 02 Oct
English Sunday 05 Oct
English/German Sunday 26 Oct
English Tuesday 04 Nov
English Thursday 27 Nov
English Sunday 07 Dec
English Tuesday 16 Dec
English Friday 19 Dec