Windhoek to Windhoek
Are required by certain nationalities, double check with the embassies prior to departure (own responsibility).
SA Rand can be used everywhere. Suggest USD and Rands to be used on trip. Credit card facilities not always available in more remote areas outside of towns - most lodges prefer a cash transaction. Credit card may be used in Swakopmund and Victoria Falls for activities. Card holders are advised to clarify whether their card is acceptable in Namibia with a commercial bank. Foreigners may bring in any amount of foreign currency into Namibia. Please note that banks are closed on Saturdays and Sundays and only open until 15h00 on all other working days.
Valid passports with a minimum of 5 blank pages are advised for the border proceedings though out your tour. For more information visit: www.namibiatourism.com.na
1 bottle (500ml) will be provided each day by Xama Adventures. It is advised to purchase bottled water through out the tour for your personal use.
Are for the pax own expenses through out the tour.
Meals will be provided as per programme. There will be 2 days where pax will be required to purchase their own meals as per itinerary due to distance traveled or activities.
Advised to exchange money into SA Rands when you are in Johannesburg as you can use this currency throughout your safari.
- B-Breakfast / L-Lunch / D-Dinner
- Flights to be organized separately.
- Windhoek (D)
Early morning flight is best so that there is time to explore and shop in the mother city of Namibia. Xama Adventures will organize a transfer from the airport to the hotel on the day of arrival. It is advised to exchange money at the airport on arrival. That evening the group will enjoy a meal at Joe's Beer House, one of Namibia famous restaurants.
Western Kalahari (BLD)
Early morning departure from Windhoek takes us south to the western regions of the Kalahari. On arrival we settle in to the lodge before sitting down to lunch. The afternoon can be enjoyed relaxing around the lodge or participating in an afternoon and early evening game drive. Here we may be fortunate enough to view the dark maned Kalahari lion among other species of animals adapted to this harsh environment of red sands and savanna grasses.
Tsaris Pass and Naukluft (BLD)
After a relaxing breakfast we travel west across the dry plains, crossing the Fish River. As we make our way towards the coast there is a dramatic change in scenery as we move away from the red dunes of the Kalahari and into the mountain regions of Tsaris pass and the Naukluft. Our destination lodge is a family owned game farm. Here we will have the chance to view and play with some cheetahs. There are also links and a resident leopard that has found solitude within a enclose at the lodge. Dinner is enjoyed in the main restaurant - a buffet.
Sosousvlei and Sesriem Canyon (BLD)
Today we wake up early before sunrise for tea and coffee before departing from the lodge to view the famous red sand dunes of the Namib desert. The Namib is known to be the oldest desert in the world. On arrival we pay our entrance dues and then travel direct to dune 45 or similar for a sunrise breakfast picnic. Those wanting to exert some energy are welcome to climb to the top of this famous dune. The views from above are well worth the climb. Shortly after we meet up with some of the local guides from "Tsosous on Foot" and spend the rest of the morning learning more about this fascinating place and visit the dead vlei. We return back to the main campsite for lunch before taking a short drive to Sesriem Canyon. Mid afternoon we travel back to the lodge to relax and freshen up before dinner.
Leaving the lodge after breakfast and a good nights sleep we travel to a famous out-post and fueling station called Solitare. Here we enjoy morning tea and Percy's apple crumble. The road winds its way through the Kuiseb and Gaub Canyons, crossing the Tropic of Capricorn before reaching the coast at the town of Walvis bay. A short stop at the lagoon gives us the chance to view the flamingo's and pelicans before reaching our final destination Swakopmund. On arrival we visit the activity booking center before settling into our accommodation
Activity day for those interested / or explore the seaside town on foot. Lunch at ones own expense (as people do many different activities). Activities available are as follows: Quad biking, sand boarding, horse riding, dolphin boat cruise, sky-diving, scenic flights. Swakopmund is a busy town with many interesting shops and architecture. One will find a variety of people living and working together in this small seaside town. Don't forget to visit the beach bar for sunsets and stroll along the Swakopmund Jetty, recently reopened for public enjoyment in 2007.
Cape Cross-Twyfelfontein World Heritage Site (BLD)
Leave Swakop after breakfast at 07h00 and depart for the Cape Seal Colony, and the famous Cape Cross planted by Diego Cao in 1486 - he was one of the worlds great navigators and explorers. Lunch on route. That afternoon we visit the San engravings and view them in the afternoon light for best photography.
Petrified Forrest & Himba Village (BLD)
Depart early. On route we will stop to see some Herero doll makers and the beautiful dresses worn by the Herero tribal woman. One can purchase a miniature doll for around R70. After visiting the recent world heritage site at Twyfelfontein we head further north, and depending on time we visit a Himba village, learning more about the Himba culture and people.
Etosha National Park (BD)
Himba Village may be visited this morning due to time frames from previous day. After our visit to the village we travel east and restock our supplies / money and diesel in the town of Outjo. Lunch will be enjoyed here before we move onto Etosha National Park and the game viewing.
Etosha National Park (BLD)
The day is spent traveling through Etosha National Park viewing the abundant wildlife. We will enjoy a picnic lunch at the middle camp called Halali. Animals noted during this time of year are Springbok, Wildebeast, Oryx, Zebra, Elephants and if lucky lions, leopard and cheetah. Etosha is always a great highlight being one of Africa greatest reserves for research and the public eye.
Etosha National Park (BLD)
We spend another day exploring the park and in search of that perfect photograph. That evening we dine in the old German Fort at Namuntoni the northern camp in the park. This is a great place for sunset and sunrise shots from the walls of the fort.
Waterberg Region (BLD)
We leave the park early and travel south towards the Waterberg region of Namibia. En-route we make a stop outside the town of Tsumeb, where we visit one of the worlds largest underground fresh water lakes. The lake has a lot of interest in it was one of the places that the Gremans disposed of weapons and canons after World War 2. There are also some animals of interest such as Namibia's largest warthog, crocodiles, kudu and eland (unfortunately all in captivity). We arrive at our lodge called Frans Indongo lodge and spend the afternoon relaxing. There is a great walking trail, endangered species game drive and bird watching to be enjoyed at ones own leisure. At the top of the water tower one can see the famous Waterberg mountain range, this is also a great place for sunset and sunrise photographs over the African bush.
Today we leave the bushveld behind us as we travel back to the Capital of Windhoek. We will make a stop at the town of Okahandje to visit the craft stores and chat to the locals about there products for sale. Here we are able to barter a little and negotiate while we search for some interesting craftsmanship objects to take home. We will arrive in Windhoek mid afternoon and time dependant one will be able to explore the city center. That evening we will spend our last dinner together at the well known restaurant Joe' Beer House.
- Departure (B)
Today one has the opportunity to relax at ones own leisure before our transfer to the airport for our flights back home. Depending on the flights schedule one may have the opportunity to revisit the city center.
We wish you further safe travels and hope to see you again.
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