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8 Day Classic Namibia

8 DAYS - 7 NIGHTS
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INTRODUCTION

This self-drive safari is an introduction to the best of Namibia briefly.

Your first night will be in the capital city, if your arrival flight is early enough, you will have the chance to wander around the city or join a township tour, giving you the chance to be introduced to the Namibian people. After Windhoek your journey will take you to the some of the world’s Highest Dunes, where you will have 2 days to explore the area. The coastal towns of Namibia await you and you have 2 more nights there giving you ample time to engage in the different activities on offer. Your final 2 nights are spend in Etosha National Park for spectacular game viewing on your own pace.

The safari is offered in standard accommodation and camping versions. If you prefer luxury accommodation please inquire.

 

Start Accommodation Option Destination Basis Duration
Day 1 Windhoek Gardens Boutique Hotel Camping/accommodation Windhoek B&B 1 Night
Day 2 Desert Camp accommodation Sesriem B&B 2 Nights
Sesriem Campsite camping Self-catering
Day 4 Hotel Pension A La Mer Camping/accommodation Swakopmund B&B 2 Nights
Day 6 Okaukuejo Resort camping Etosha South B&B 2 Nights
Okaukuejo Campsite alternate Self-catering

 

Key
B&B: Bed and Breakfast

 

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Day 1: Windhoek Gardens Boutique Hotel, Windhoek

Upon arrival in Windhoek, collect your vehicle and drive to your Guesthouse, here you will meet one of our tour consultants’ who will go through your travel plans and answer any last minute questions. Depending on your arrival time perhaps wander into the city centre, relax by the pool. Overnight in twin share room with en suite facilities on a bed and breakfast basis, all other meals will be at client’s own expense. 40mins from airport to city

Overnight: Windhoek Gardens Guesthouse – both options 

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Day 2-3: Desert Camp, Sesriem

Depart and drive south via Rehoboth to the Namib Naukluft Park. This afternoon you may choose to drive to nearby Elim’s Dune for sunset or visit nearby Sesriem Canyon. Approx 5hours + from city 

The following day, a pre-dawn departure from the lodge to drive into Sossusvlei area to explore this ancient desert. Climb a dune adjacent to Sossusvlei and from here continue to Dead Vlei. In the heart of this vlei stands a collection of skeletal camel thorn trees, a past reminder of days gone by when water flooded the region, set on the white pan with the backdrop of orange sand dunes and blue sky this is a stunning destination. Please note the last 5kms section is 4×4 only and we recommend you walk or take the shuttle service. Approx 50mins to 2x4car park

Accommodated option

Overnight: Desert Camp- BB

Camping option

Overnight: Sesriem Campsite – no meals included 

Consultant Notes

If you are lucky and Namibia received good rains you may find water in Sossusvlei and witness a lake and oasis in the desert, the flowering cover the area like a yellow carpet and grasses appear as if from nowhere to provide a much needed source of food to the animals in the area.

Optional

Sesriem Canyon
Dune 45
Dead Vlei

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Day 4-5: Hotel Pension A La Mer, Swakopmund

Day Itinerary

Depart to Swakopmund, via the Gaub and Kuiseb passes towards Walvis Bay. You may like to stop here and take a look at the lagoon, a RAMSAR protected wetland site, home to many different aquatic birds such as flamingo, pelicans, cormorant, avocets, the endemic Damara tern and many more. Continue along the Skeleton Coast road to Swakopmund, around a 20 minute drive. Alternatively, enjoy quad biking, or tandem skydiving. Your accommodation for the night is in twin share room with en-suite bathroom, close to the centre of town.  Approx 5.5hours

Overnight: Hotel A La Mer- both options

Consultant Notes

If you arrive early enough there’s time to take part in one of the optional activities such as an afternoon scenic flight over the dunes of Sossusvlei, to the coast to see shipwrecks, old diamond mines, dunes falling into the ocean as well as seal colonies, flamingos etc.This flight really gives a different perspective of the area you have already seen from land.

Optional

Walvis Bay Boat Cruises
Sandwich Harbour
Scenic Desert Flights

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Day 6-7: Okaukuejo Resort, Etosha South

Day Itinerary

Depart from Swakopmund after an early breakfast – onward to Etosha, one of the best game reserves in Southern Africa and home to many species of game including lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, hyena, giraffe, and many types of antelope including the endemic black-faced impala. During the dry winter months Okaukuejo’s floodlit waterhole is normally very active attracting phenomenal sightings of black rhinos, lion, herds of elephants and the endless pounding of hooves by various plains game – a terrific spot for sunset and evening game viewing. Days can be spent driving around the park spotting the animals in the veldt and at waterholes and enjoying the savannahs, woodlands and the magnificent Etosha Pan.  Approx 6hours; game drives vary

Accommodated option

Overnight: Okaukuejo Resort – BB

Camping option

Overnight: Okaukuejo Campsite – no meals included

Optional

Etosha Pan

 

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Day 8: End of Itinerary

Day Itinerary

After a leisurely breakfast and a final game drive out of the park, head south to Windhoek in time to drop off car and take onward connections. No flights before mid-afternoon. End of services. Approx 5.5 hours to city; 40mins to airport (allow extra time for dropping vehicle)

Consultant Notes

As with all car hire companies if you have an accident and they prove you were negligent– for example – speeding then the zero excess becomes void and you are liable. You will complete the contract and discuss any extras with the car rental company upon collection of the vehicle – please check the vehicle carefully as you are responsible for it thereafter. If you have any problems with the car whilst you are on the road please contact them directly. With all car rentals you will need to provide your passport, driving licence (written in English or an international licence), as well as supply credit card for refundable deposit. A GPS is often available by the car rental companies (at clients own expense), however, we do find that due to our road network system (and small population), it is not normally required, we realize this is a personal preference and are happy to pre-book for you. Please do not drive around/after sunset

Please note that this quote is based on the availability of both accommodation/ vehicle and on the understanding that no bookings have been made. Should we need to use alternative options the price and itinerary is subject to change

Price

Price per person to Serene African Adventures 

Valid from 01 November 2021 until 30 June 2022

Accommodated options 

Based on 2 people sharing travelling with a 4×4 standard vehicle: N$ 15,670.00

Based on 3 people sharing travelling with a 4×4 standard vehicle: N$ 12,885.00

Based on 4 people sharing travelling with a 4×4 standard vehicle: N$ 11,495.00

Single Supplement                                             N$ 1,725.00

Camping options
Based on 2 people sharing travelling with a 4×4 fully equipped vehicle:
N$ 11,925.00

Based on 3 people sharing travelling with a 4×4 fully equipped vehicle:
N$  9,460.00

Based on 4 people sharing travelling with a 4×4 fully equipped vehicle:
N$ 8,030.00

Single Supplement                                                    N$ 840.00

Valid from 01 July 2022 until 31 October 2022

Accommodated options

Based on 2 people sharing travelling with a 4×4 standard vehicle: N$ 17,590.00

Based on 3 people sharing travelling with a 4×4 standard vehicle: N$ 14,640.00

Based on 4 people sharing travelling with a 4×4 standard vehicle: N$13,165.00

Single Supplement                                             N$ 2,130.00

Camping options
Based on 2 people sharing travelling with a 4×4 fully equipped vehicle:
N$ 12,650.00

Based on 3 people sharing travelling with a 4×4 fully equipped vehicle:
N$ 10,030.00

Based on 4 people sharing travelling with a 4×4 fully equipped vehicle:
N$ 8,515.00

Single Supplement                                                    N$ 900.00

Included

  • Accommodation / Campsite and activities as set out in itinerary;
  • Car rental as indicated;
  • Meals as stated in itinerary;
  • vat; tourism levy;
  • welcome pack;

Standard Inclusions for car rental- these might vary depending on the car rental – All vehicles on zero excess

  • Unlimited kms,
  • Super CDW,
  • Super theft loss waiver;
  • Stamp duty, VAT;
  • airport surcharge; map, inbound guide;
  • tyre & windscreen cover
  • 1 or 2 spare wheel/s depending on car rental

Extra for Camping vehicle inclusions for car rental- these might vary depending on the car rental – All vehicles on zero excess

  • Standard Camping Equipment (2-4 pax)
  • Rooftop Tent OR Ground Tent

Please inquire for the details list of camping equipment.

 

Excluded

  • International and other flights;
  • visas; fuel;
  • additional meals and optional activities; personal
  • insurance; tips/gratuities; items of a personal nature;
  • curios; entry fees to parks and places of interest;
  • extras for car hire as indicated below

Standard exclusions for car rental- these might vary depending on the car rental – All vehicles on zero excess 

  • Rental deposit
  • contract fee
  • fuel; tyre/rim/glass (all) waiver combined;
  • refuelling fee
  • additional driver per rental
  • young driver surcharge N (18-20 yrs);
  • fine handling fee
  • claim handling fee
  • Assessors fee in event damage is greater than N$5000
  • Baby seat/booster seat
  • GPS unit + (plus refundable deposit)
  • Jerry can  (plus refundable deposit);
  • second spare wheel – depending on car rental company – please inquire
  • delivery/collection fee during office hours – Within 25km
  • Further than 25km; delivery collection after hours /weekends within 25km; further than 25km
  • Water/sand/and undercarriage damage renters account; hail damage;
  • towing charges if not mechanical – renters account; no show fees/cancellation T&C; lost keys surcharge /call out + replacement of keys;
  • valet service (only if car excessively dirty and at discretion of the car rental company – renter account;
  • damage to equipment – renter account; towing – mechanical (car rental);
  • towing – accident – renter account;
  • carbon emission tax;

From 2019 proposed park entry fees: N$250/person/day; N$100/child under 16 years and N$50/vehicle day – subject to change – please note that visitors must be in rest camps or outside the park – gates open/close at sunrise/sunset

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