Namibia

2018
Tour No : 
7
Start Date : 
Sunday, May 20, 2018
End Date: 
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Duration: 
7
Per Person Sharing: 
N$25700
Single Supplement : 
N$2150
Booking: 

Highlights:                                                            

  • Spectacular landscapes
  • Sossusvlei
  • Wildlife and nature at its best
  • Catamaran Ocean and dolphin cruise
  • Stunning sunsets and sunrises
  • Sesriem Canyon
  • Spitzkoppe

 

Overview

7 DAYS GUIDED NAMIBIA TOUR FOR SENIOR CITIZEN MAY 2018

 

Day

Accomodation

Basis

1

Gocheganas

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

2

DESERT HOMESTEAD OUTPOST

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

3

DESERT HOMESTEAD OUTPOST

 

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

4

strand hotel

Bed & Breakfast

5

strand hotel

Bed & Breakfast

6

spitzkoppen lodge

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

 

 

Day 1: May 20                               

Welcome to Namibia. You will be met by your private tour guide who will take you first to Windhoek city for a short sight seeing tour, before you will be transferred to a great lodge, 25 km south of Windhoek in the Auas Mountain area. Gocheganas is built on a hilltop overlooking a spectacular landscape and offering a unique combination of Wildlife, Nature and Wellness experiences. The Lodge offers game drives, walking activities on the 6000 hectare Nature Reserve. We recommend you to visiting the Wellness Centre at the lodge to relax after the flight while enjoying some treatments (not included in price)

www.gocheganas.com

Accommodation: Gocheganas Lodge - including dinner, bed & breakfast

 

Day 2 & 3: May 21 and 22

Today your guide will take you to the famous Sossusvlei, it is one of the main visitor attractions in Namibia. Your domicile for the next two nights is the Desert Homestead Outpost, situated about 30 km from the entrance to the Namib Naukluft Park. The Sesriem Canyon is 18 million years old and 30 meters deep. The canyon is small but very picturesque – many plants grow in the shade and shelter offered by the canyon, and water pools attract several species of birds and animals and the remarkable depths of the Canyon. The name Sesriem is Afrikaans and means six belts. Early settlers attached six belts together, (made of oryx hides), in order to lower buckets down into the canyon to scoop up water, from the pools that were inaccessible to their livestock.

The next morning you will visit some of the highest, bright-red sand dunes in the world on the Sossusvlei excursion. The colours of the dunes seem to change depending on the sun light a real photographer’s delight! Visit the Dead Vlei, where red dunes provide a breathtaking backdrop to centuries old, dry scorched black trees standing in the desert. The area itself is a vast depression or clay pan, towered over by sand dunes up to 300 m high. A picnic breakfast will be served under a shady tree before return to the lodge.

www.deserthomesteadoutpost.com

Accommodation:  Desert Homestead Outpost  -  including dinner, bed & breakfast

 

Day 4 & 5: May 23 and 24

On this day your guide drives you towards Swakopmund via the scenic Kuiseb- and Gaub Pass, where stops are recommended at the view points for photo shooting and to enjoy the great views. After about 3 ½ hours you will reach the port town of Walvis Bay, from there you drive the last 35 kilometers along the coastal road to Swakopmund. This is a very scenic route with the Atlantic on your left and the dunes of the desert on your right side

The main beach area is called the Mole, and is the result of a largely unsuccessful attempt to construct the artificial harbour (as South Africa owned the only natural harbor in the area at Walvis Bay). Explore the lovely town in the afternoon and visit the old colonial buildings like the Lighthouse and the Otavi Bahnhof. A visit to the Museum is to recommend, which offers great information on Namibias History, ethnic groups. The most iconic symbol is the Swakopmund jetty, initially used as mooring for ships it later became a popular are for anglers and walkers, it has fallen into disrepair on numerous occasions and has been subject to several attempts to rescue it from complete dereliction.  Recently large scale work has been completed on the jetty which now proudly boasts a small restaurant and bar area.

 

The next morning you depart at 07h45 to Walvis Bay for a Catamaran Ocean and dolphin cruise to Pelican Point is today’s treat. Enjoy the antics of the seals jumping onboard and a good possibility of sightings of dolphins frolicking along-side the boat. Sparkling wine, fresh oysters and snacks are on the menu. Return to the harbor at 12h30 and Swakopmund, where the rest of the day is to your disposal. The tour is led by experienced guides and well-qualified and experienced skippers.

www.strandhotelswakopmund.com   

Accommodation: Strand Hotel Swakopmund – including bed & breakfast

 

Day 6: May 25

Your route will take you to the next beautiful accommodation, which opened in November 2016. The Spitzkoppe Lodge is situated between huge granite boulders, which were created more than 150 million years ago. Here breath taking views onto the Brandberg and Erongo Mountains are guaranteed. Each stylish and private chalets has a outside viewing deck, which connects the guest with the vast stretches of untouched sand and boulders beyond. The Spitzkoppe is one of the most photographed mountains in Namibia and a popular attraction. The best photos can be taken just after sunrise or just before sunset. The light is then truly amazing. The peak of the mountain stand out dramatically from the flat surrounding plains. Many examples of Bushmen artwork can be seen painted on the rock in the Spitzkoppe

From here your guide takes you on an excursion to a Living Museum of the San, on  Farm Omandumba. The many rock paintings in the Erongo region are evidence that the San lived here. Through colonization and conflicts with other language groups the cautious Bushmen were driven out of this area a long time ago. Omandumba now attempts to give the San the opportunity to make a living with their Living Museum in an area where their ancestors used to live. The name Omandumba is derived from one of the many Namibian languages, meaning “the place where the bitter bush grows”.

www.spitzkoppenlodge.com

Accommodation:  Spitzkoppe Lodge  - including dinner, bed & breakfast

 

Day 7: May 26

 

On this day your guide will take you back to Windhoek via Okahandja. Here you can stop at the popular Wood Craft market to buy some souvenirs, before the last leg to Windhoek international airport for your flight back to SA.

 

Cost of the  7-day tour is N$ 25 700 per person sharing. Single supplement is N$ 2150

 

Included in the costs above:

Accommodation

Air conditioned vehicle

English speaking guide

Mineral water during the day while driving

Activities as per program

Park entrance fees

15% Vat

 

** Meals as indicated above

 

 

Excluded in the costs above:

Meals not indicated

All activites not listed

All beverages in Hotels/Lodges and on the road

Items of personal nature

Travel Insurance

Laundry                        Telephone calls             Curios               Porterage          Gratuities

 

**** International flight - Flights for your own accounts but can be arranged

Flight Price range R3239 – 4500 economy seats

Printable 2018 Tour Program (click here)