Ultimate Namibia

$9325-$10495/per person

Overview

This 9 night / 10 day Safari is a combination of a fly in and overland safari combining some of Namibia's highlights.  Namibia is a vast country, covering an area approximately twice the size of California but with a population of a mere 2 million.  It is also an 'ageless land’; visible through the heritage of rock art created by stone-age artists and geological attractions such as the petrified forest where fossilized tree trunks have lain for over 280 million years. When added to the space and silence, these factors all contribute to a feeling of antiquity, solitude and wilderness.  This Ultimate Namibia safari affords you the chance to experience this magnificent and memorable country in a very personal way. You will have your own professional and experienced safari guide who will enhance your enjoyment of this unique country by making it a fascinating and stress-free journey of discovery amidst very dramatic scenery. 

DAY
1

At A Glance

  • Meet and Assist on arrival at the Windhoek/Hosea Kutako International Airport
  • Transfer from Windhoek Airport to Galton House
  • Stay at Galton House in a Standard Room for 1 night
  • Breakfast included

Galton House

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Named after the famous explorer Sir Francis Galton, it has a relaxed but efficient style which creates a very welcoming atmosphere. Impressive wildlife photography adorns the walls whilst the rest of the interior is a combination of modern minimalist and understated chic. A mere ten minute drive from the centre of town and perched on the edge of Windhoek’s northernmost affluent suburb of Eros, guests staying here will be ensured of peace and tranquillity. There is Wi-Fi throughout the property and the nine guest rooms all have wireless and wired internet connectivity as well as satellite television. The rooms also have stocked coffee/tea stations. The communal areas consist of a large lounge, indoor and outdoor dining areas, a swimming pool, an early arrival/late departure day room (including toilet, shower, changing and re-packing facility) as well as understated garden areas. There is also a delightful ‘al fresco’ dining area by the pool where freshly prepared and very tasty meals are served (including lunch and dinner). A number of shops, restaurants and supermarkets are within easy striking distance.

DAY
2

At A Glance

  • Transfer from Galton House to Eros Airport
  • Shared charter flight Eros – Sossuvlei Airstrip
  • Lodge transfer to Hoodia Desert Lodge
  • Stay at Hoodia Desert Lodge in a Luxury Tented Chalet for 2 nights
  • Twice daily scheduled game viewing activities included
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and local brand drinks included

Hoodia Desert Lodge

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Located in the scenic Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei is where you will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib. The clear blue skies contrast with the giant red dunes to make this one of the most scenic natural wonders of Africa and a photographer’s heaven. We invite you to experience the beauty and tranquility of Hoodia Desert Lodge, surrounded by majestic mountains on the banks of the Tsauchab River. Only a 20 minute drive will bring you to the Sesriem Gate, entrance of the world famous red sand-dunes of Sossusvlei. You will meet enthusiastic people, keen to share your adventures and the friendliness and personal attention of our staff will make your stay memorable. We love to share our knowledge about the region with its secrets and our guided tours are an ideal entrance to the magical world of the desert. Adventurers can climb ‘Big Daddy’, one of Sossusvlei’s tallest dunes; explore Deadvlei, a white, salt, claypan dotted with ancient trees; or for the more extravagant, scenic flights and hot air ballooning are on offer, followed by a once-in-a-lifetime champagne breakfast amidst these majestic dunes.

DAY
3

At A Glance

  • Early morning departure to the Namib Naukluft National Park to visit the dunes
  • After exploring Sossusvlei, Deadvlei and surrounding dune you will enjoy a relaxed picnic brunch before returning to the lodge
  • Option to visit Sesriem Canyon or relax at the lodge

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Sesriem Canyon, a deep chasm carved through the rocks by water, is a striking natural feature of the area that is best explored on foot. Stony walls rise up sharply on both sides of the canyon, while birds roost in its crags and lizards dart along the ledges. The canyon’s name was coined when early settlers used it as a water source, using six lengths of leather (‘ses riem – six thongs) tied together to lower buckets into the water at the base of canyon.

DAY
4

At A Glance

  • Lodge transfer Hoodia Desert Lodge to Sossusvlei Airstrip
  • Scheduled scenic charter flight Sossusvlei Airstrip  – Twyfelfontein Airstrip via Sossusvlei dunes, Namib Sea Sand, Sandwich Harbor and Walvis Bay
  • Meet your private guide and transfer to Mowani Mountain Camp (± 30 minutes)
  • Stay at Mowani Mountain Camp in a View Room for 2 nights
  • Afternoon excursion to the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein (a World Heritage Site) with your private vehicle and guide
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and local drinks included

Mowani Mountain Camp

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Set in the Kunene Region of northwestern Namibia, Twylfelfontein is a spectacularly scenic area, featuring one of the largest and most important concentrations of rock art in Africa. The name ‘Twyfelfontein’ translates to ‘Fountain of Doubt’, which refers to the perennial spring situated in the impressive Huab valley flanked by the slopes of a sandstone table mountain. Mowani Mountain Camp offers luxury tented accommodation with magnificent desert views. Open air en-suite bathrooms and private decks give you great views of Damaraland and the reliability of nearby Twyfelfontein with its San engravings and paintings is contrasted by the elusive desert adapted elephants. The Twyfelfontein conservancy has been protecting the southern-most roaming ground of the black rhino and elusive desert elephant. Sustainable eco-tourism and community upliftment is of the utmost importance at Mowani. Guides from the local tribes compliment day-time game drives to track mountain zebra, kudu, springbok, klipspringer and if you are fortunate enough… the leopard! The adventurer in you will be delighted at Mowani. Days are filled with game drives, hot air balloon trips over the Aba-Huab Valley, champagne breakfasts and al fresco meals amidst the dusky landscape beneath Mopani trees.

DAY
5

At A Glance

  • Morning excursion along the Aba Huab and Huab River valleys to explore this remarkable region and to search for game including the elusive desert adapted elephants if they are in the area.
  • Afternoon activity and walk around the local area with your guide or relax at the lodge

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Fringing the Torra Conservancy in northwest Namibia, the Huab River Valley is renowned for its spectacular panoramic vistas featuring pristine wilderness defined by stark plains, ancient valleys and the distant peaks of the Brandberg Mountains. This ruggedly beautiful area offers travellers a wide range of activities such as: exploring the exquisite terrain of the Huab River Valley, catching a glimpse of the rare desert-adapted elephant on an afternoon safari, taking a guided nature walk, or learning about the unique local cultures of the area. A diverse variety of wildlife can be spotted in the valley including: springbok, gemsbok, greater kudu, springbok, lion, zebra, giraffe, cheetah, and black rhino. Don’t miss the famous Twyfelfontein rock engravings.

DAY
6

At A Glance

  • Travel overland with your private vehicle and guide to Etosha National Park, travelling via the regional centre of Khorixas and the settlement at Kamanjab with a visit to a Himba “Living Museum” and a picnic lunch along the way
  • Stay at Andersson’s at Ongava in a Modern Suite for 1 night
  • Excursions with your private guide and vehicle
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and local drinks included

Anderssons at Ongava

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With pressing environmental issues threatening our future, Ongava is once again responding to the
needs of the planet and our guests with the creation of Anderssons at Ongava and the Ongava Research Centre (ORC), the next generation in eco-tourism. Taking a lesson from the wild in the power of symbiotic relationships, Anderssons at Ongava provides an interactive hub for guests to be a part of conservation science, where cutting edge technology meets hands on, field-based research. Guests at Anderssons at Ongava have the option of being immersed in and can contribute to developing creative, knowledge driven solutions with resident scientists, visiting researchers, conservationists and rhino security personnel, or simply relaxing and enjoying the luxurious guest suites, waterhole, viewing hide, and pool where they will find their own personal place for reflection. Ensuring a light footprint and an exceptional experience, Anderssons at Ongava has seven contemporary designed luxury guest units and one family unit, accommodating a maximum of 18 Guests.

DAY
7-8

At A Glance

  • Full day of game viewing with your private guide and vehicle within the central section of Etosha National Park with a picnic lunch and ending at Onguma Tented Camp
  • Stay at Onguma Tented Camp in a Luxury Safari Tent for 2 nights
  • Morning and Afternoon activities included
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and local drinks included

Onguma Tented Camp

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In the local Herero language, Onguma means, “the place you don’t want to leave.” With a stunning main building and seven tents providing private, exclusive accommodation, Onguma Tented Camp, certainly lives up to its name. Like the bush where soft air blows against sharp thorns, Onguma Tented Camp is a study in contrasts. Textures such as stone, suede, linen and steel create a setting that is sleek and modern but also inherently of the earth. Inspired by a photograph of an Oryx on Etosha’s Fisher’s Pan, the interior echoes the colours of its natural surrounds. Grey, charcoal, black, white, and creams, together with a touch of muted or unexpectedly bright green, adds sophistication and earthiness to the atmosphere of this seven tent camp. The new water-level hide will provide hours of game viewing opportunities for guests. Onguma Game Reserve now offers guests an opportunity to start their safari from the moment they touch down at the private airstrip!

DAY
9

At A Glance

  • Early morning travel overland via Tsumeb, Otavi and Otjiwarongo to Okonjima’s AfriCat Day Centre for a visit
  • Travel overland to Windhoek and the Galton House
  • Stay at the Galton House in a Standard Room for 1 night
  • Breakfast included

Galton House

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Your early departure will take you south from Onguma via Tsumeb, Otavi and Otjiwarongo to reach Okonjima’s AfriCat Day Centre, a wonderful highlight with which to conclude your safari. Okonjima is home to the AfriCat Foundation, a wildlife sanctuary which focuses on the research and rehabilitation of Africa’s big cats, especially injured or captured leopard and cheetah. You arrive in time for lunch before embarking on an exciting and informative shared tour of the center. Here you will learn about the function and vision of the AfriCat Foundation. After the excursion and freshening up, the journey continues further south to arrive back in Windhoek in the late afternoon. Upon your arrival in Windhoek you will be transferred to your accommodation and bid farewell to you guide.

DAY
10

At A Glance

  • Private transfer Galton House to Windhoek/Hosea Kutako International Airport

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