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Beauties of Namibia’s Wildlife and Capetown

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PRIVATE TOUR - 12 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 10936

Private Tour Highlights

  • Hit some of the region’s best safari destinations
  • Track the rare black rhino in the Etendeka Mountains
  • See how environmental education is working to better the area
  • Take part in a one-of-a-kind experience with the AfriCat Foundation
  • Venture to Etosha National Park and enjoy its rich biodiversity
  • Enjoy the serenity of the remote wilderness
  • Delve into the European-inspired history of Africa
  • Venture to the continent’s finest wine country in South Africa
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Tour Overview

This combined country trip offers some of the beautiful wildlife highlights of Namibia followed by an extension to beautiful Cape Town. The trip will begin at the headquarters of AfriCat, a nonprofit organization committed to the conservation of Namibia’s large cats and predators. From here, you will enjoy the one of a kind experience of Etosha National Park. Before heading to Cape Town, you will have the rare chance to track the elusive black rhino at the Desert Rhino Camp, in the Etendeka Mountains.

All transfers between destinations in Namibia are via light aircraft. The first stop is at the AfriCat Foundation, a non-profit organization that is devoted to the conservation of Namibia’s large cats and carnivores. In cooperation with commercial farmers and local communities, the Foundation provides environmental education, as well as rehabilitation and welfare programs, to provide solutions to human-wildlife conflict issues. Here, you will have the chance to track and study Namibia’s large cats on foot.

Afterwards, you will spend a few days in Etosha National Park, which contains the richest diversity of wildlife in the country, as well as the largest salt pan in Africa. Before, departing for Cape Town, one final stop will bring you to the Desert Rhino Camp, in the Etendeka Mountains. Besides enjoying the serenity of thisremote wilderness, you will also have a good chance of viewing the near-extinct black rhino with the help of the camp’s expert guides.

After your tour of Namibia, take pleasure in returning to the luxuries of civilization back in Cape Town, on the southwestern coast of South Africa. In this European-like city, you will be able to dive into the local culture and natural history with guided tours of the city center (including Table Mountain), as well as the highlights of the Cape Peninsula. Some of these include a visit to the Jackass Penguin Colony, Cape Point, and some of the areas best beaches. Finally, escape the city to unwind with some of the world’s finest winetasting in the wine regions north of the city.

Inclusions
Price Includes:
One way local airfare from Johannesburg to Windhoek, Windhoek to Cape Town, and Cape Town to Johannesburg, All Namibia air transfers, Hotel accommodation including continental or buffet breakfast, Meals where specified, Activities where specified, All transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling, Guided tours in English including all entrance fees, Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Taxes and security fees that can be paid at time of ticketing are already included in the quote (if airfare has been included in the quote)

Note:
* For the air transfers in Namibia, restrictions are as follows: Up to 20 kg soft luggage including camera equipment and hand luggage per person only. Only soft bags will be accepted. No hard suitcases or soft bags with wheels can be transported – they physically will not fit into the aircraft. Weight planning for a male passenger is done using 90 kgs (198 lbs) and a female is 72 kgs (158 lbs). Please be advised: If your client weighs more than the above, there may be aircraft weight limitation issues. Please notify the supplier if this is the case.
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Pricing Details
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Double £$10021 £$10936 £$12115 N/A
Single £$14501 £$15873 £$18552 N/A

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Please note that prices are subject to change based on availability and seasonality, especially during the holiday season from December 20th through January 5th each year. Please contact a Yampu Travel Specialist for more information on best times to travel.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

International flight to Windhoek via Johannesburg

Overnight Flight to Windhoek via Johannesburg.

Overnight Flight to Windhoek via Johannesburg.

Day
2

Arrival and transfer to Okonjima Bush Camp

Upon arrival, airport reception and transfer to Okonjima Bush Camp. Today, radio-track leopards, where they roam freely and catch their own prey within the 4500 hectare rehabilitation area. Afterwards, enjoy dinner and cold drinks around the camp fire.

Upon arrival, airport reception and transfer to Okonjima Bush Camp. Today, radio-track leopards, where they roam freely and catch their own prey within the 4500 hectare rehabilitation area. Afterwards, enjoy dinner and cold drinks around the camp fire.

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Morning activities and visit to the Cheetah Project

This morning, choose from several options, including exercising on one of the interpretive, self guided walking trails (up to 8 km), radio tracking of Spotted Hyenas on foot, or taking part in one of the AfriCat feeding runs for cats that cannot yet hunt for themselves. Enjoy lunch at camp between activities.

In the afternoon, visit The Cheetah Project, where a valuable understanding of Foundation’s work will be gained. Here, learn more about the science that goes into conserving these animals as well as a bit of AfriCat’s 18 year history.
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4

Okonjima Bush Camp – Mushara Outpost

Before departing this morning, take a final chance to radio-track the rehabilitating cheetahs on foot. Afterwards, return to camp for an air transfer to the Mushara Outpost, outside of Eastern Etosha. Depending on arrival time, take the opportunity to join a game drive into the park in the afternoon. The luxury camp is situated on the border of Etosha and beyond the park gates are the richest concentrations of protected wildlife in Namibia.

If relaxation is preferred, the camp has a lovely pool, a game viewing hide and excellent hospitality. The evening sees camp lit with lanterns and a roaring fire before inventive Namibian cuisine is served alongside very fine South African wines.
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5

Game drive through Etosha

The park gates open at 6 a.m. for those that are keen enough for an early start. The open Land Rovers are ideal platforms for watching wildlife and in Etosha time can be divided between the waterholes which are always busy with thirsty animals and the open areas around the great pan itself. If planning on spending the day inside the park, either take a picnic hamper or stop at the small restaurant inside Fort Namutoni, a former German colonial outpost, which has become a tourist attraction. After lunch, take the trails around the eastern edge of the pan and look for species that frequent the open plains and pan fringe. The gates to Etosha close at sunset; the transfer back to camp will depart before then. ...read less

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6

Exploring Etosha

In the morning, take a short drive into Etosha for some final game viewing or simply relax at camp, before taking an air transfer to the Desert Rhino Camp, in the Palmwag region. Depending on arrival time, spend the first afternoon exploring the area on foot or by vehicle with a guide.


Nearby freshwater springs support healthy populations of desert elephants, Hartmann’s mountain zebra, giraffe, gemsbok, springbok, kudu, and predators, such as lion, cheetah, leopard, brown and spotted hyena. Birdlife is also prolific and diverse with most of Namibia’s endemic species present. The evening is spent around the camp fire with a hearty meal and stargazing before bed.
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7

Viewing the Black Rhino with Save the Rhino Trust

Today is all about the black rhino. With the help of the expert guides of the Save the Rhino Trust, track these majestic animals by 4x4 and on foot. Throughout the day, an understanding of the organization’s work, the plight and recent resurgence of the rhino, and the future for the species in the vast Namibian wilderness will be gained. Depending on preferences, lunch can either be a picnic in the bush or can be taken at camp. The evening is spent at camp, with a fire, cold drinks and dinner.

Today is all about the black rhino. With the help of the expert guides of the Save the Rhino Trust, track these majestic animals by 4x4 and on foot. Throughout the day, an understanding of the organization’s work, the plight and recent resurgence of the rhino, and the future for the species in the vast Namibian wilderness will be gained. Depending on preferences, lunch can either be a picnic in the bush or can be taken at camp. The evening is spent at camp, with a fire, cold drinks and dinner.

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8

Windhoek – Cape Town

Transfer back to Windhoek for a flight to Cape Town. Upon arrival at the Cape Town airport transfer in a private vehicle to the hotel.

Transfer back to Windhoek for a flight to Cape Town. Upon arrival at the Cape Town airport transfer in a private vehicle to the hotel.

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Day
9

City Tour of Cape Town

Begin today with a private city tour. Keep an eye open for seldom seen sights and seldom heard stories of the city’s former inhabitants, previous visitors, beautiful architectural heritage, social, cultural, religious, and political history and its international links and connectivity.


In the afternoon travel to the Cable Car Station for a memorable trip to the top of Table Mountain. This is one of the Natural Wonders of the World and the views of the city, coastline and Cape Peninsula are truly breathtaking. Enjoy one of the many walks on top of the mountain before enjoying a hard earned cocktail and watching the sun set.
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10

Tour of the Cape Peninsula

After breakfast embark on a private tour of the Cape Peninsula. This is a full day tour that takes in some of Cape Town’s best scenery and attractions. Stop at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens – situated on the Eastern Slopes of Table Mountain, these beautiful gardens are home to over 6000 plant species.


Then travel on to visit the Jackass Penguin Colony at Boulders Bay and perhaps have a swim on the beach next door. After a stop for lunch overlooking False Bay, move on to Cape Point, which is the Southwestern point of Africa and one of the most dangerous points to sail around in the World. On the way back, look for wildlife while traveling through Cape Point National Park, before going round Chapman’s Peak Drive and home for a sun downer!
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11

Tour of the Winelands

After breakfast take a trip to the Winelands region just North of Cape Town. South African wine is one of the fastest growing in popularity and some of the best winemakers in the country will be showcased. Experience several tastings as well as a private cellar tour. The Winelands region is also incredibly beautiful, with the vineyards woven through spectacular mountain ranges and we will stop for lunch in Franschhoek, which is the gourmet capital of South Africa, and soak up the surroundings while enjoying some first rate cuisine. This is a fantastic day out. ...read less

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International flight home

After breakfast transfer to the airport for a flight home or optional yampu Tours add-on.

After breakfast transfer to the airport for a flight home or optional yampu Tours add-on.

Mushara Outpost, Oshikoto, Namibia

Etosha National Park, Oshikoto, Namibia

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Places You'll See

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    Cape Town

    As Africa’s most popular tourist destination, Cape Town has much to offer. From its natural features such as Table Mountain, or Hout Bay with its views of the Atlantic Ocean, to its cultural attractions and several hundred shops, it has something for everyone. The Two Oceans aquarium is a popular destination, with its large viewing windows and seven exhibition galleries.

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Testimonials

Michele

Traveled April, 2015

et again I find myself compelled to thank Yampu for organising another amazing holiday for me

Yet again I find myself compelled to thank Yampu for organising another amazing holiday for me! As a solo female traveller venturing to Africa for the first time I wanted a company I could trust to look after me. That is why I chose Yampu. Having had a great experience with them in Central America it seemed sensible to see if they could help me again. I gave them my brief: Scenery, animals, horse riding suitable for an experienced rider and the chance to visit a wild animal charity . As I had hoped, they delivered on each and every count & gave me the BEST guide I could have ever wished for! From airport taxi pick up to drop off I was looked after impeccably.The accommodation was perfect and the brief about animals could not have been better fulfilled .My guide was an inspiration to be around & her ability to find wild animals was verging on mystic! Her in depth knowledge and obvious passion for all things Namibian was the lynch pin of my holiday and I can’t recommend her highly enough. Yampu are genuinely able to fulfill the customised brief you give them as opposed to cobbling together existing packages….They keep in touch throughout the process and I like the way they link in with local operators & guides as opposed to trying to take complete control. I have two regrets …1.I had to leave Namibia. 2. Yampu doesn’t quite cover the whole world (yet)!

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Trent S.

Traveled October, 2014

Can’t think of a single thing we didn’t love about the whole experience

Can’t think of a single thing we didn’t love about the whole experience. From the phone conversations with Yampu to the representatives who met us at each airport and hotel everyone was great. And the properties they set us up with?! Amazing! Their own websites didn’t do them justice. Every day was better than the day before so every day you saw me was the best day of my life.

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Joel M.

Traveled August, 2014

Everything was perfect! Guides were wonderful!

Everything was perfect! Guides were wonderful! I especially loved the Chitwa Chitwa. The experiences here were fabulous, including eating dinner with a family of elephants, including a baby. From our room and the lodge we saw a herd of Hippos, crocodiles in the morning and two lions. On the drive we saw an Impala in a tree which had been killed by a lion. Then shortly thereafter we saw a leopard leap up into the tree to eat the impala. We also went to an art opening, and liked a painting so much that we decided to buy it and take it home. It was her first painting to sell and she was so happy she gave it to me. I hope in some way my trip to South Africa, may have changed this student’s life, who will now have more confidence as an artist.

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