Namibia·July 8 - 16 2023

Namibia

Windhoek, Etosha National Park, Swakopmund, and Sossusvlei

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Overview

Visit amazing Namibia including Etosh National Park, a visit to the Okahandja Craft Market, the AfriCar Carnivore Care Centre inside the park along with an incredible Safari throughout the park. There is also planned a quad bike tour in Swakopmund. You will also have the opportunity to jump on a helicopter for a scenic flight, sand boarding and a living desert tour with the group. Also planned is a beautiful cruise on a catamaran, a tour of Sandwich Harbour on 4x4's, kayaking and optional skydiving. While in Africa you will enjoy a sunset game drive and an exciting Scorpion night walk with stargazing all while staying in the Namib Desert Campsite. All this and more on your journey to this incredible African country.

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Safari Court Hotel

Arrival Day

Welcome to Namibia! Meet the crew for dinner to celebrate the adventure ahead! Overnight in Windhoek 

Arrival: Fly into Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH). 3 transfers between 8am and 5pm. 

Included: Airport Transfer, Welcome Dinner

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Dinner

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Namutoni Campsite

Day 2

Rise and shine! It’s time to head north on the way to your first campsite. Along the way, stop at the village of Okahandja, home to Namibia’s largest wood carving market. After a few scenic stops and lunch, you’ll arrive on the Eastern side of Etosha in Namutoni. Settle into your campsite and gather for dinner under the stars. 

Overnight camping in Etosha 

Included: Breakfast, Wood Carving Market Tour, Lunch, Dinner

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Okaukuejo Rest Camp

Day 3

Get ready for one of the best days of your life as you embark on your first safari here in Namibia. This guided safari in Etosha National Park will take you from the Von Lindquist Gate into the deep bush. With over 114 mammals in the park, keep your eyes on the lookout for some endangered species, including black rhinos and cheetahs! Break for lunch along the way before continuing on to the other side of the park for incredible views of watering holes, the expansive Etosha Pan, and even more wildlife. Hello rhinos! Swap stories of animals spotted over a group dinner before falling asleep under the stars at your campsite. Overnight camping in Etosha Included: Breakfast, Etosha National Park Safari, Lunch, Dinner

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Atlantic Garden Boutique Hotel

Day 4

Today you will continue your travels from the park to the coast! A gorgeous drive with many scenic viewpoints along the way, you’ll surely want your camera ready for this journey. A highlight of the drive will be seeing the Spitzkoppe, an extraordinary granite mass, referred to as the Matterhorn of Namibia. If you look closely you might spot climbers scrambling up the rock. You’ll arrive in the coastal town of Swakopmund and check into your hotel before free time to relax by the beach or explore the area. 

Overnight in Swakopmund

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Lunch

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Atlantic Garden Boutique Hotel

Day 5

Today is a free day! Spend your time exploring the old town surrounded by desert terrain or sign up for the optional ocean kayaking adventure! 

Experience a scenic 4x4 ride out to Pelican Point before hopping on your kayaks and hitting the water! For the next two hours keep an eye out for seals, dolphins, and more as you get to know Namibia by sea. 

Optional: Ocean Kayaking Adventure, Ocean Kayaking Adventure

Overnight in Swakopmund

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Breakfast

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Sesriem Campsite

Day 6

Off you go! It's back towards the desert as you drive your way towards Namib Naukluft Park! Along the way, you will stop at the Walvis Bay Lagoon and the Elim Dune. A picnic lunch will be served along the drive. 

Once you arrive in Namib, settle into your new campsite with a group dinner. 

Overnight camping in Sesriem

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Dinner

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Sesriem Campsite

Day 7

Early bird gets the sunrise! Wake before the sun comes up to ensure you capture first light in the red desert. The first leg of this sunrise-hunting journey passes through Sesriem, the gateway to the dunes. Next, you're headed into the heart of the dune field, reaching Sossusvlei on foot, trekking the last 3 miles through the dunes. Enjoy the sunrise through your lens as you capture the beauty of this incredible desert being kissed by the rising sun! 

Head back down to the cars before heading off to Sossusvlei and a visit to Dune 45, the famously large dune. 

As the sun gets higher along with the temperature, head back to camp for lunch. 

With the cooling afternoon, you’ll head out for a short excursion to Sesriem Canyon. Back at camp, enjoy your last night camping under the stars with another group meal. 

Overnight camping in Sesriem

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Lunch

Dinner

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Safari Court Hotel

Day 8

Today you will make your way back to Windhoek with some stops along the way. The highlight of today will be a stop at the Namib Carnivore Research Centre, where you will learn all about the conservation efforts in this area for large carnivores! 

After a lunch stop, you’ll finish out the drive to Windhoek and then check into your final hotel. 

Wrap up your adventures with one final meal together. 

Overnight in Windhoek

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Breakfast

Lunch

Farewell Dinner

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Day 9

Until next time, my friend! 

Included: Breakfast, Airport Transfer 

Departure: Fly out of Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH). 2 transfers on the final morning. Please book your flight to depart after 1 PM

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Breakfast

Trip Tips

Don't Forget to Purchase Travel Insurance

Don't Forget to Purchase Travel Insurance

This is not required in order to travel with us but it is recommended to protect you if anything were to happen on the trip. Here are a few options, however please purchase wherever you prefer. https://www.travelinsurancecenter.com/ https://sevencorners.com/ https://www.travelguard.ca/ https://www.travelguard.com/ You can also buy travel insurance through your: Insurance broker Employer’s insurance provider Credit card company

You'll Be Staying Here

Safari Court Hotel

Safari Court Hotel

This spectacular four-star hotel offers 215 luxuriously appointed bedrooms and suites which are spacious and include a sitting area, air-conditioning and heating, en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower, toilet, electrical sharing plug and hair-dryer. In each room, there is also a TV with 20 channels, a fridge, and coffee and tea facilities. The Palms Ladies Bar offers a peaceful and elegant atmosphere while The Terrace is a relaxing outdoor venue offering cold drinks and snacks throughout the day. The Captain’s Cabin is a private dining room that provides seating for a maximum of 14 guests in a perfect setting to dine in privacy. A refreshing pool is set in lush gardens and the Safari Court Wellness Centre offers the latest in fitness equipment and beauty and health treatments are available from the award-winning Oukolele Day Spa. A complimentary regular shuttle is available to hotel guests between the hotels, two shopping malls and the city centre.

Namutoni Campsite

Namutoni Campsite

The Namutoni Campsite is located in the eastern part of Etosha National Park and can be accessed via the Von Lindequist Gate. The campsite is situated close to the flood-lit King Nehale Waterhole making it an ideal destination for bird exploration. Accommodation features comfortable bush chalets equipped with hot and cold showers, a toilet and kitchen with cooking facilities. Guests will also have access to an outdoor swimming pool, and a restaurant and bar serving authentic African cuisine.

Okaukuejo Rest Camp

Okaukuejo Rest Camp

Located in the south of Etosha National Park, Okaukuejo Rest Camp was formerly a military outpost founded in 1901. The property features a nearby waterhole, which is a hub of animal activity starting in the early hours of the morning. After sunset floodlights illuminate the waterhole, which is the best time and place to see the endangered black rhino. Okaukuejo Rest Camp offers a wide range of accommodation, as well as some necessities, such as a petrol station and a shop. The restaurant and bar offer refreshments and delicious meals, while the swimming pool offers relief on hot days.

Atlantic Garden Boutique Hotel

Atlantic Garden Boutique Hotel

Atlantic Garden Boutique Hotel is a brand-new hotel which opened its doors in October 2019. We are conveniently situated in the centre of Swakopmund next to the historical building of the “Altes Amtsgericht” within walking distance of the beach (approx. 185 m). Relax on our terrace overlooking the garden after an action-packed day and enjoy the fresh and feel-good atmosphere of this contemporary hotel.

Sesriem Campsite

Sesriem Campsite

At the entry to Sossusvlei is Sesriem Canyon, At the foot of the gorge, which plunges down to 30 to 40 m, are pools that become replenished after good rains. Located perfectly at the entry to Sossusvlei inside the park gate is Sesriem Camping, right beside the gate into the desert and just a short drive from Sesriem Canyon where centuries of erosion have incised a narrow gorge about 1 km in length. It is perfect for campers who want to experience the beauty of the Namib Desert with the sun setting over the Elim dune then the stars emerging until they fill the sky above you and the clicking of the desert barking Geckos and distant howl of the Jackal. Sit by the fire and imagine what you will. After a good nights rest its up early (one hour before sunrise) for a drive to the sossusvlei wherer you can climb a sand dune and watch the colours change as the sun rises over the horizon slipping its morning warmth over the Namib desert dunes. Sesriem derives its name from the time when earlier pioneers tied six lengths of rawhide thongs (riem) together to draw water from the pools. Accommodation at Sesriem is provided in 24 campsites. Facilities found there include a gas station, convenience store and a secure parking area.

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Namibia· July 8 - 16 2023 · 8 nights

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