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13 days Etosha, Damaraland and Skeleton Coast.

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Day 1, November 18th.

We will pick you up from international airport with small city tour and visit to Diamond Works, we will transfer you to the lodge outside of Windhoek.

 

Optional activity:

Sundowner game drive.

 

Meals: Dinner.

Distance: 60 km on tarred roads.

Accommodation: 2 nights at Okapuka Ranch.

 

Day 2, November 19th.
 

Today rest and relax in African bush.

 

Optional activities:

Morning and afternoon game drive.

 

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

 

Day 3, November 20th.
 

We will pick you up around 8 am and travel, to Etosha National Park – treasure of Namibia. Lunch en-route. Arrival in Etosha around 2 pm. We are welcomed by wonderful atmosphere of the wild and characteristic scent of the savannah!

After checking-in, time for late afternoon game drive, in search of magnificent wildlife: elephants, rhino, zebras, various game (oryx, kudu, wildebeest, impala, springbok, blessbok) giraffes, hyenas and big cats of Africa: lion, leopard and cheetah inhabiting the vast savannas. Return to the camp before sunset, for dinner. Park’s gates are closed right after sunset, for safety.

 

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Distance: 450 km on tarred road and 50 km on gravel roads.

Accommodation for 2 nights at Okutala Lodge

 
Day 4, November 21st.
 

Unique and fascinating encounter with wildlife! In the morning, after breakfast, tour of the eastern and northern trails and regions as far as King Nehale Gate situated in north-eastern Etosha. Return for lunch, rest and visit at camp’s waterhole. In the afternoon exploring regions towards Okerfontein and Batia waterholes. Return to the camp before the sunset and before closing of the camp’s gates. After dinner, in the evening, nature spectacle at the waterhole and ‚live theatre of nature’ till late at night!

Be it a lion, leopard or an elephant, a giraffe, hyena or a zebra; nearly all African animal species are represented at this huge nature reserve. Inhabiting a ginormous area of over 22,000 square kilometers, there is an estimated number of 250 lions, 300 rhinos, 2 500 giraffes, 6 000 zebras and more than 2 000 elephants in the park. Variety of antelope species: Oryx, Kudu, Eland, Wildebeest, Springbok, Impala and tiniest Steenbok and Duiker live in Etosha. The dainty springbok alone are especially numerous; at least 20 000 roam the reserve. Often, they can be observed in enormous herds of several hundred animals.

In Etosha, 114 mammal species are found, several are rare and endangered e.g. black rhino (largest number in the world), cheetah and black-faced impala. Etosha’s elephants, although not great ‚tuskers’ are considered to be the largest in Africa, often measuring up to 4 meters at the shoulder and weighting around 6 tons. Blue wildebeest, zebra, hyena, lion, leopard, cheetah and giraffe, as well as various species of reptiles, rodents and snakes are also found in the area. With 340 bird species inhabiting the park – Etosha is a bird-lovers paradise!

Etosha park features over 60 springs and waterholes which provide excellent game viewing and fantastic, photographic vistas! Visitors should approach and depart from waterholes slowly and quietly, with as little noise as possible, as not to disturb the game and viewing pleasure of the other visitors.

There are three most popular rest camps at the park: Okaukuejo, Halali and Namutoni, accommodating the visitors at the luxurious, thatch-roof bungalows, designed in an African style or double rooms, or on campsites. Each camp features scenic, flood-lit waterhole, frequently visited by animals, as well as a leisure area with a restaurant, shops and a swimming pool for guests’ convenience.

 

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Distance: around 100km on gravel routes of Etosha.

 
Day 5, November 22nd.
 

After breakfast, last visit to Namutoni camp’s waterhole and we are en-route towards Halali Camp in the central region of Etosha. On route, visiting various waterholes such as an impressive natural spring at Goas, often visited by lions and hyenas. Arrival at Halali for lunch and rest before next wildlife adventure on Eland and Rhino Drives and to the panoramic Rietfontein waterhole. In the evening, before sunset, return to the camp for dinner and evening wildlife viewing at the Moringa waterhole, situated near the camp – famous for elephants, black rhino and hyenas visiting at night.

 

Accommodation for 2 nights at Halali Resort.

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Distance: around 100km on gravel roads.

 

Day 6, November 23rd.
 

In the morning, after breakfast, exploring the central region of the park ‚heart of Etosha’: between Batia and Sueda waterholes, including visit to an attractive Etosha ‚Lookout Point’ situated 3 km into the Etosha Pan. Return for lunch , rest and visit at camp’s waterhole. In the afternoon exploring remaining, central regions as far as Okerfontein natural spring and Batia waterhole. Return to the camp before the sunset and before closing of the camp’s gates. After dinner, in the evening, nature spectacle at the waterhole till late at night!

 

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Distance: around 100 km on gravel roads.

 

Day 7, November 24th.
 

After breakfast, last visit to ‚Moringa waterhole’ at Halali camp and we will be on our way to Okakuejo camp – famous for its spectacular waterhole and exquisite wildlife sightings. Gravel road takes us near the edge of Etosha Pan – while we frequently admire its changing colors, hues and shades. On route, visiting many waterholes and view points along Etosha’s Pan and in areas surrounding Okakuejo Camp such as Homob, Ondongab and panoramic Nebrownii. Arrival at Okakuejo for lunch and refreshing. In the afternoon adventure to several waterholes surrounding Okakuejo camp itself, such as Gemsbokvlakte, Olifantsbad, Nebrownii and picturesque Ombika, frequently visited by lions. In the evening, before sunset, return to the camp for dinner and evening wildlife viewing at the camp’s impressive, flood-lit waterhole.

 

Accommodation for 2 nights at Okaukuejo resort.

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Distance: around 100km on gravel roads.

 

Day 8, November 25th
 

Early in the morning, after breakfast, on our way to explore Okondeka and Adamax – located north of Okaukuejo camp. Okondeka, a natural spring, right at the western edge of the pan is famous for lions sighting, traversing, lone giraffes, large herds of migratory zebras, wildebeest, springboks and a magical, vast landscape of the Etosha Pan.

Wonderful photographic opportunity to capture the huge expanse! We will continue on western trails of the park. Today’s lunch break (lunch pack) at one of the waterholes. We will visit waterholes situated right next to the main, western route. Return to Okaukuejo before sunset for dinner, and later rest at the waterhole. Night-time viewing at floodlit waterhole: elephants, giraffes, black rhino, jackals, lions and variety of antelopes visit till late at night.

 

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Distance: around 100 km on gravel roads.

 

Day 9, November 26th.
 

‚Farewell Etosha!’ After breakfast last visit to camp’s waterhole and we are on our way towards Andersson’s Gate, with short visit to picturesque Ombika waterhole, frequently visited by lions, giraffes and greater kudu antelope.

 

On our way to Damaraland and discovering beauty of Twyfelfontein rock engravings, UNESCO World Heritage site – one of the largest concentration of petroglyphs in Africa. We will admire most interesting petroglyphs, out of over 2000 works, created centuries ago in the rusty-orange rocks by San people, Bushmen inhabitants of these regions. The site forms a coherent, extensive and high-quality record of ritual practices relating to hunter-gatherer communities in this part of southern Africa and eloquently illustrates the links between the ritual and economic practices of hunter-gatherers.

Afterwards, ethnic meeting with the Damara tribe at the ‚Living Museum’. We are surrounded by fascinating nature, wildlife, rock formations and a magnificent landscape of Damaraland.

 

 

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Distance: around 250km on gravel and tar roads.

Accommodation options: 1 night in Damaraland at Ugab Terrace Lodge

Day 10, November 27th.

 

Today in the morning, relax and rest.

In the afternoon, optional Desert Elephant Tracking, price NAD 450pp.

 

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Distance: around 20 km on gravel roads.

Duration: 5 hrs with visiting and stop-overs.

Accommodation options: 1 night in Damaraland at Brandber White Lady Lodge.

 

Day 11, November 28th.
 

On the way to Skeleton Coast, passing by Damara villages in the communal area, en route chance to spot ostriches, jackals, hyenas and springboks. Further on, travelling on the coastal salt-road leading us north to the Cape Cross and the Cape Fur Seal colony. After observing huge family of these aquatic mammals, we are turning south to Swakopmund, on the way short stop over at Zeila shipwreck.

 

In the afternoon, relax and rest at the hotel and dinner in one of the restaurants.

 

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Distance: around 450km on gravel and tar roads.

Accommodation: 1 night in Swakopmund at Stay at Swakop B&B.

 

Day 12, November 29th.

 

In the morning there is enough time to do some of the optional activities like:

·        Thrilling quadbike ride into the dunes and rolling hills of the Namib. Price per person Euro 50.

 

After lunch‚ farewell’ to coastal town of Swakopmund and traveling east to Windhoek, capital of Namibia. Enough time to do last shopping for gifts, souvenirs and curios at the local, open-air craft market and to take the last photos of beautiful African landscape.

 

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Distance: around 350km on tar roads.

Accommodation: 1 night in Windhoek at Klein Windhoek Guest House.

 

Day 13, November 30th

 

Today leisurely morning at guest house with transfer to the airport.

Meals: breakfast,

 

We wish you a safe trip filled with warm memories and many happy returns to Namibia with Wild Wind Safaris!

 

 

Additional Information

 

Included in the tour’s price:

Transport, fuel, 12 nights lodge accommodation and reservations, meals B,L & D, national park entrance fee, full-day unlimited game drives in Etosha National Park (sunrise till sunset) in the provided tour vehicle, experienced tour guide for the entire tour, airport transfers within the tour dates.

Not included in the tour’s price:

Scheduled, international flights ‚to/from’ Namibia, individually extended accommodation, additional transfers (airport transfers beyond  tour dates, which we may arrange at euro 20 pp), individual travel and medical insurance, drinks and alcoholic beverages, optional activities, gratuities and tips, trip extensions, visa to Namibia (if required).

 

 

Vaccination/Immunization/Malaria

 

Vaccination/Immunization is not required; we advise to contact your doctor before your trip to Africa. Please make sure that you have been already vaccinated against polio, tetanus, hepatitis and tuberculosis. Tour includes malaria regions, please consult with your medical practitioner for prophylactic measures.

 

Insurance

 

It is compulsory to take up adequate travel insurance before travelling to Africa. Please consult your insurance company for advice and information before making the trip to Namibia.

 

Start Date: 2018-11-18
End Date: 2018-11-30
Price:
N$53,635
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