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13 Days$2990USD

Activities
  • Wildlife Safari
  • Day Walking
Accommodation
  • 12 nights hotel/lodge/guesthouse
Meals
  • 8 Dinners
  • 11 Lunches
  • 12 Breakfasts
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Adventure touring
 
 

Trip highlights


  • Walking among the giant dunes of Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert
  • Experience game drives in Etosha National Park
  • Marvel at the grandeur of Fish River Canyon
  • Soak up the scenic beauty of the Damaraland region
  • Explore the Cape Point Nature Reserve

An accommodated tour departing from Cape Town and providing the best opportunities to explore the vast unique beauty of Namibia. Highlights include visiting the Western Cape region of South Africa, Fish River Canyon, Etosha National Park, Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert, Swakopmund and Damaraland.

Trip Code: CNX

Cape Town is one of the most picturesque cities in the world, with the majestic Table Mountain providing its central focus. Departing, after a tour briefing, from Cape Town at 08:00am we visit Hout Bay harbour en route to Cape Point Nature Reserve and then the African Penguin colony at Boulders Beach. We sample some of Cape Town’s culinary wonders at a local restaurant in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (at your own expense). Overnight hotel. NOTE - Driving distance (150 kms; 4 hrs) excludes stops for sightseeing & lunch. NB: No meals today are included and will be at your own expense.

Meals:  Nil

The Cederberg is a massive rock wilderness with giant sandstone boulders that have been sculpted by wind and rain into bizarre and artistic shapes. We head north to the Cederberg and explore the rugged landscape on foot before relaxing in chalets for the evening. Overnight basic chalet with shared bathroom facilities. NOTE - Driving distance/time (250 kms, 4 hrs) NB: Breakfast will be provided by the hotel; Lunch & Dinner will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group.

Meals:  B,L,D

We make our way into the more arid regions and upon entering Namibia, we stay at a lodge on the Gariep River. Namibia’s southern border river flows quietly and peacefully and the river valley is hardly affected by tourism. The riverbed is sandy, the water clean and clear. Time free for swimming and relaxing, or you can venture down the river in canoes (at your own expense). Overnight lodge. NOTE - Driving distance/time (520 kms, 7 hrs) excludes border formalities & lunch. NB: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group.

Meals:  B,L,D

The Fish River Canyon, situated along the lower reaches of the Fish River, is one of the most impressive natural beauties in the southern part of Namibia. With its depth of up to 550 metres, the Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world. We make our way to the canyon and in the afternoon to marvel at the sheer grandeur of this enormous canyon. Overnight lodge. NOTE - Driving distance/time (320 kms, 4 hrs). Our first long gravel section. NB: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group.

Meals:  B,L,D

The parched Namib Desert has endless orange dunes blown into sharp ridges by the sand-shifting wind and at Sossusvlei, they form a gateway into the Namib Desert. We will walk to Sossusvlei (approx 4km), explore Sesriem Canyon and from the comfort of our lodge outside the national park watch dramatic sunsets over the world’s highest sand dunes. (If you prefer not to do the 4km walk to Sossusvlei, there is an optional own expense 4WD transfer each way). Overnight lodge. NOTE - Driving distance/time (550 kms, 7 hrs) excludes stops for meals, sightseeing etc. NB: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group.

Meals:  B,L,D

Swakopmund is a popular seaside resort with a slightly nostalgic atmosphere, characterised by numerous colonial buildings. In terms of flora, both the Welwitschia Mirabilis and the Kokerboom grow on the stony plains of the Namib and many beautiful specimens surround this coastal town. Swakopmund is also the adventure activity capital of Namibia. Day free to explore the town; or try any of the optional activities such as dune boarding, sea kayaking or scenic flights (at your own risk and expense). Overnight guesthouse. NOTE - Driving distance/time: (360 kms; 5.5 hrs) excludes stops for sightseeing & lunch. This gravel road is very rough. Day 7: Breakfast & Lunch will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group; Dinner will be at your own expense (meal at a local restaurant). Day 8: Breakfast will be provided by the guesthouse; Lunch & Dinner will be at your own expense (meal at a local restaurant).

Meals:  B,L

Namibia is a land of great contrasts and Damaraland demonstrates this with stark plains, petrified forests and ancient valleys leading to rocky outcrops and the soaring peaks of the Brandberg Massif Mountains. Overnight lodge. NOTE - Driving distance/time: (360 kms, 6 hrs), starting on a generally quite good "salt" road; excludes stops for sightseeing & lunch. NB: Breakfast will be provided by the guesthouse; Lunch & Dinner will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group.

Meals:  B,L,D

Once a vast lake fed by the Kunene River, the pan that is Etosha National Park dried up thousands of years ago when the river waters chose a new course. Etosha is big game country. We take game drives around the huge pan to find the elephants, herds of antelope and lions around the waterholes. We stay at a lodge on the outskirts of the national park.. Overnight lodge. NOTE - Driving distance/time: (540 kms, 7.5 hrs), the road can be rough; excludes stops for sightseeing & lunch + afternoon game drive – a long day in the vehicle. NB: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group.

Meals:  B,L,D

This pretty town, beautifully situated in a valley, combines the architecture of a modern city with numerous buildings in the style of the German colonial era. The charm of the city of Windhoek lies in its harmonious blend of African and European cultures and the friendliness of its people. We visit the cosmopolitan capital and enjoy a restaurant meal (at your own expense). Overnight guesthouse. NOTE - Driving distance/time: (410 kms, 5 hrs) excludes stops & lunch. NB: Breakfast & Lunch will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group; Dinner will be at your own expense (meal at a local restaurant).

Meals:  B,L

Your tour ends at 8:00am at the guesthouse. Transfers to the airport are available on request (please ask your consultant for cost). NB: Breakfast will be provided by the guesthouse.

Meals:  B


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Elevation

The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.


Inclusions

  • 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 8 dinners
  • 11 nights comfortable accommodation in hotels, lodges and guesthouses on a twinshare basis
  • 1 night accommodation in basic chalet with shared bathroom facilities on a twinshare basis
  • Game drives, day walks and excursions as listed in itinerary
  • English speaking local guide
  • National park fees and site entrance fees as listed in itinerary
  • Private transport in minibus / safari truck

  • Optional activities
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Bottled water, aerated and alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature (i.e laundry, phone calls, tips, etc)
  • Visas
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • International flights and taxes
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers
  • Tips & gratuities

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Notes

Note:
This is a limited participation trip (with the participation limited to assisting with the washing up at mealtimes and packing/unpacking the vehicle).

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$2990USD

Options & Supplements*
  • Single SupplementUSD$480
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