Best of Namibia

Dunes of Namibia

BEST OF NAMIBIA FLY-IN SAFARI

Highlights: Explore the dunes of Sossusvlei, the ambience of an idyllic, colonial coastal town, the scenic attractions of Damaraland and the wildlife of the Etosha National Park.

Day 1 + 2: Sossusvlei Area

After meeting your pilot, your flight takes you over the great Escarpment into the vicinity of Sossusvlei, an area in the Namib Desert marked by some of the highest dunes on earth. After landing you are transferred by vehicle to your lodge, where you have the rest of the day and the entire next day to your disposal. Relax in the tranquil area, or undertake a guided visit to Sossusvlei the next morning to experience this ever-changing landscape during sunrise. Your lodge also offers other optional activities that accentuate the beauty and splendor of the Namib Desert.

Accommodations

Bronze: Desert Homestead
Silver : Sossusvlei Lodge (dinner)
Gold: Sossus Dune Lodge (dinner)

Day 3 + 4: Swakopmund

Swakopmund

After breakfast you are transferred to the airport for your flight to Swakopmund. The entire flight takes you over the dune landscape of the oldest desert on earth, and along the Atlantic coastline. Enjoy sights such as old diamond ghost mines, ancient shipwrecks, Langewand and Sandwich Harbour from a birds-eye perspective. In Swakopmund you have the day at leisure and can participate in optional activities this coastal town has to offer

Accommodations

Bronze: Europa Hof Hotel (breakfast)
Silver: Swakopmund Guesthouse (breakfast)
Gold: Hansa Hotel (breakfast)

Day 5: Damaraland

Damaraland

After breakfast you still have some leisure time at your disposal. In the early afternoon your flight proceeds north into Damaraland, an area marked by steep mountain massifs that tower over meandering riverbeds and form the survival structure for Desert Elephant, Black Rhino and a myriad of free-roaming antelope species. Your lodge is situated in close vicinity to the geological attractions that may be visited in the afternoon or during the morning of the next day. The highlight of these attractions, Twyfelfontein, represents Namibia’s only world heritage site and belongs to one of the world’s largest rock-art sites. Alternatively explore the surreal landscape on foot or search for the elusive desert elephant on an optional guided game drive.

Accommodations

Bronze: Twyfelfontein Lodge (breakfast)
Silver: Camp Kipwe (breakfast, dinner)
Gold: Mowani Mountain Camp (breakfast, dinner)

Day 6 – 8: Etosha National Park

Etosha

After a short flight you arrive at the southern edge of the magnificent Etosha National Park, one of Africa’s most celebrated wildlife reserves. Embark on an optional guided tour into the park in the afternoon or the next day to admire the rich diversity of wildlife in the park. The Etosha Pan, a vast saline desert that shimmers with terrestrial heat during the day, is surrounded by a number of waterholes that sustain over 114 different game as well as 340 different bird species. You may encounter 4 of the Big Five species as well as rare and endangered animals such as cheetah, Sable and the Damara Dik-Dik, Namibia’s smallest antelope.

Accommodations

Bronze: Taleni Village (breakfast)
Silver: Eagle Tented Lodge & Spa (breakfast, dinner)
Gold: Epacha Game Lodge & Spa (breakfast, dinner)

Day 9: Return to Windhoek

After breakfast you fly back to Windhoek, arriving in the late morning and where your safari ends.

Price per person:
1. Jan – 30. June 2012
Bronze EUR 2380,-
Single Room Supplement EUR 199,-
Silber EUR 2640,-
Single Room Supplement EUR 295,-
Gold EUR 3239,-
Single Room Supplement EUR 326,-
1. July – 31. Oct 2012
Bronze EUR 2380,-
Single Room Supplement EUR 199,-
Silber EUR 2790,-
Single Room Supplement EUR 350,-
Gold EUR 3410,-
Single Room Supplement EUR 377,-

Min persons: 2
Departure: daily on request
Aircraft: Cessna 210 / Caravan
Language: English; German on request

Tour information:

Gold category includes most excursions, Bronze and Silver to be booked and paid on spot. Luggage limit 10 kg per person in soft bags. Only North or South tour possible on request.