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Namibian Sightseeing Highlight

PRIVATE TOUR - 8 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 6373

Private Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy a late afternoon sundowner drive on the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve
  • Take an early morning trip into the Namib-Naukluft National Park to visit the dunes
  • Learn how this dramatic landscape formed and is evolving as sands shift thoroughout the year
  • Endless photographic opportunities with a climb up the dunes to marvel at the sweeping views
  • See the regions larger wildlife including, oryx, springbok, ostrich, and jackal to name a few
  • Engage in a sunrise balloon safari over the desert
  • Plentiful window shopping opportunities ranging from quirky antiques to local gemstones
  • Learn about the abundant levels of marine wildlife in their protected habitats
  • Optional choice activities such as a desert tour, a day on the coastal dunes, or an ocean kayak tour
  • Witness the mountain zebra, oryx, springbok, giraffe, or perhaps even the desert elephant or black rhino
  • Large cats, including lion, leopard, and cheetah, may be spotted
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Tour Overview

On this eight day fly-in safari of Namibia you will be taken to some of the most picturesque landscapes of this starkly beautiful country. In the Etendeka Mountains you can enjoy the solitude of its vastness and marvel at the uniqueness of its flat-topped and layered hills. Then, spend two nights in the Bavarian styled coastal town of Swakopmund before heading to the great red sand dunes of Sossusvlei.

On the first leg of this tour, you will be based within the exclusive Kulala Reserve, where you will have close access to one of Namibia’s most iconic and most visited attractions, the towering red dunes of Sossusvlei. Enjoy this photographic paradise as you explore the dunes and marvel at the apparently endless sea of red sand, before heading to the pretty town coastal town of Swakopmund.

This Bavarian styled town nestled within the dunes of the Skeleton coast will give you a relaxing couple of days back in civilization. Here, you can take comfort in exploring the town’s shops, restaurants, bars, beachfront, and open air markets. Enjoy a tour to Walvis Bay to experience the coast one day, while having the chance to engage in some adventure sports the next.

The last stop, in the Etendeka Mountains, provides a pristine wilderness experience that appeals to photographers, naturalists, astronomers and geologists alike, as well as lovers of peace, quiet and open space. This 2 night stay will provide a grassroots safari experience in the beautiful Kunene region, with a combination of driving and walking excursions to explore the breathtaking scenery and local wildlife.

Inclusions
Price Includes:
Round trip local airfare between Johannesburg and Windhoek, All accommodations, meals, drinks, and activities, All transfers.
Exclusions

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)

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Pricing Details
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Double £$6319 £$6373 £$6498 N/A
Single £$9919 £$9977 £$10219 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

Overnight flight to Windhoek via Johannesburg

Overnight flight to Windhoek via Johannesburg

Day
2

Windhoek – Sossusvlei

Upon arrival, airport reception and transfer to Sossusvlei via light aircraft. After arriving and settling into a comfortable room, enjoy a late afternoon sundowner drive on the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve which has 22 000 hectares of pristine desert habitat to explore. This is a relaxing way to settle into this unique habitat and end the day with truly beautiful views before heading back to the Homestead for dinner.

Upon arrival, airport reception and transfer to Sossusvlei via light aircraft. After arriving and settling into a comfortable room, enjoy a late afternoon sundowner drive on the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve which has 22 000 hectares of pristine desert habitat to explore. This is a relaxing way to settle into this unique habitat and end the day with truly beautiful views before heading back to the Homestead for dinner.

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Day
3

Exploring the Namib-Naukluft National Park

Take an early morning trip into the Namib-Naukluft National Park to visit the dunes around Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. The guide will explain how this dramatic landscape formed and is evolving as sands shift thoroughout the year. The photographic opportunities here are endless as ancient acacia trees throwing shadows onto brightly colored sand can be seen. Perhaps even climb the dunes and marvel at the sweeping views of the sea of red sand. Exploring the pans will uncover some of the smaller wildlife that survives this arid environment. During the heat of the day, go to a shady spot for a refreshing drink and a picnic.

Once returning to the Homestead after lunch at the dunes, there will be plenty of time to cool off in the swimming pool before meeting the guide again for tea and coffee at around 4pm. The late afternoon could be enjoyed in a number of ways. Take a drive or a guided walk close to the lodge. There is more vegetation here that inside the national park and that means some of the regions larger wildlife including, oryx, springbok, ostrich, and jackal to name a few species can be seen. For a different experience, horseback riding on the reserve may be arranged. Meandering across endless plains or discovering ancient water courses on a beautifully groomed steed is a magical way to appreciate the surroundings.
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Day
4

Sossusvlei – Swakopmund

Awake early to enjoy breakfast before the departure. For an added cost, choose to engage in a sunrise balloon safari over the desert.

Depending on arrival time, spend the first afternoon exploring the pretty coastal town of Swakopmond. There are plentiful window shopping opportunities ranging from quirky antiques to local gemstones and clothing. The locals are extremely fond of the beachfront promenade which bustles with walkers, fishermen and swimmers. The waterfront is also home to a small aquarium and museum which covers all aspects of the town’s history. There are informal open air craft markets next to the town lighthouse.
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Day
5

Exploring Walvis Bay

This day will start with an early 30-minute road transfer to Walvis Bay, a working harbor just south of the town. At the yacht club, board a small boat and motor out into the bay with a marine guide. Abundant levels of marine wildlife will be seen, while the guide will explain the ins and outs of this protected habitat. There are also oyster beds in the bay and there will be a chance to try some of these local oysters with a glass of sparkling wine. On the return to land, choose to eat lunch at an interesting stilted restaurant on the bay or head back to Swakopmond. Return to town for a day of leisure or choose an afternoon activity or alternative full day activity at an additional cost. Activities include a community township tour to see schools, homes, and lifestyles of the locals, or a desert tour, a day on the coastal dunes, or an ocean kayak tour. ...read less

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Day
6

Swakopmond – Etendeka Mountains

On this morning, there will be the opportunity to experience another of the camp’s activities, or choose to stay in town and perhaps have a final breakfast overlooking the Skeleton Coast. Then, board an air transfer to the Etendeka Mountains.

Once arrived, take some time to settle in to the surroundings before leaving camp on a wildlife drive or short walk, with one of the camp’s outstanding guides, to learn more about the flora, fauna, and geography of the area. While returning back to camp, the fascinating number of plant species, which have many uses from medicines to poisons, will be explained, but not without stopping to enjoy the solitude along with a cold drink. After a chance to shower and relax, the evening is spent watching the guides cook supper over an open fire with the delights of their many tales.
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Day
7

Exploring the wildlife on the Etendeka Mountains

Upon awaking, enjoy a hearty breakfast and the blissful silence of the surroundings, before moving further up into the surrounding mountains to enjoy the views, wildlife and birding. The morning drive usually includes a walk for those who are keen to explore away from the 4wd trails and the elevated views make this a unique experience. The sighting of Hartmann’s mountain zebra, oryx, springbok, giraffe, or perhaps even the desert elephant or black rhino may add an exciting bonus to the day. This is also home to many of Namibia’s endemic birds, such as the Herero Chat, Monteiro’s Hornbill, Rüppell’s Korhaan and Damara Rockrunner.

Lunch is enjoyed under shade at camp and offers a chance to recharge camera batteries as well as energy levels. This also offers time for a siesta during the hottest part of the day. Meet again at 4 p.m. for tea and cake before heading out on the afternoon activity. This is a good time of the day to take a drive with antelope busy browsing vegetation and larger wildlife moving again after their midday inactivity. As the sun sets, the large cats, including lion, leopard, and cheetah, may be spotted as they emerge for their evening hunt. Arrive back in camp just before sundown for a refreshing shower and cold drink. If astronomy is of interest, this is one of the finest countries on the planet for clear night skies and the camp has a telescope for guest use.
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Day
8

International flight home via Windhoek

Transfer back to Windhoek for a flight back home or optional Yampu Tours add-on.

Transfer back to Windhoek for a flight back home or optional Yampu Tours add-on.

Swakopmund, Erongo, Namibia

Places You'll See

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    Windhoek

    The capital of Namibia, Windhoek, is also the largest city in the country. Learn the history and culture of the area with several stimulating museums and shops that can be visited. While here, take a trip to a wildlife conservation and visit big cats and other mammals of the region.

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    Swakopmund

    Revel in the heavily German influenced Swakopmund with a great assortment of activities to choose from, here in the capital of adventure. Walk along the streets taking in the German Colonial architecture while enjoying the ocean breeze. Take flight with skydiving lessons, visit elephants at the Elephant conservation, or take a trip with a friendly camel with a desert safari.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Swakopmund : Villa Margherita

4 Star Properties

Swakopmund : Swakopmund Guest House

5 Star Properties

Swakopmund : Hansa Hotel

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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