NAMIBIA IN STYLE - 10 Days


TOUR DESCRIPTION :

Join our private hosted luxury safari of Namibia with your own private driver guide based on every Friday departurs. 


HIGHLIGHTS :

  •  Travel with one of Namibia’s most well-known full time naturalist guides (from Day 4).
  • Climb some of the world’s highest free-standing sand dunes at Sossusvlei.
  • Embark on guided activities into the Kulala Wilderness Reserve.
  • Embark on exciting game drives within the Etosha National Park.
  • Game viewing at a floodlit waterhole at night.
  • Visit the intriguing Lake Otjikoto.
  • Embark on exciting San guided activities in the Tsumkwe area
  • Visit the world renowned AfriCat Foundation.

ITINERARY :

DAY 01: ARRIVAL WINDHOEK

DAY 01: ARRIVAL WINDHOEK

After landing at Windhoek’s International Hosea Kutako Airport, about 40km outside of Windhoek, you will be welcomed by an Ultimate Safaris representative who will transfer you into town and to Galton House where you will stay overnight in their beautifully designed rooms. You will be checked in at Galton House to freshen up from your flight and relax. Dinner tonight can be enjoyed at Galton House’s excellent in-house restaurant at an additional cost.

Windhoek Capital City: Windhoek, Namibia’s capital nestles among rolling hills, bounded by the Eros Mountains in the east, the Auas Mountains to the south and the Khomas Hochland in the west. It is a meeting place between Africa and Europe, the modern and the old. In the capital’s main street, well-preserved German colonial buildings are in sharp contrast with modern architectural styles, while Herero women in their traditional Victorian dresses mingle with executives dressed in the latest fashions. Centrally located within Namibia, Windhoek is an excellent starting point for an adventurous holiday for many visitors to the country and an ideal base from where to explore the rest of the country.

Galton House: Galton House is one of Windhoek’s newest accommodation establishments. Named after the famous explorer Sir Francis Galton, it has a relaxed but efficient style which creates a very welcoming atmosphere. A mere ten minute drive from the center of town and perched on the edge of Windhoek’s northernmost affluent suburb of Eros, guests staying here will be ensured of peace and tranquility. The nine guest rooms are all equipped with internet connectivity and satellite television, with a coffee/tea station available on request and other general guest amenities. The communal areas consist of a large lounge, dining room, swimming pool and garden. There is also delightful ‘al fresco’ dining area by the pool, serving freshly prepared and very tasty meals. There are also a number of shops, restaurants and supermarkets within easy striking distance.  

OVERNIGHT GALTON HOUSE - Bed & Breakfast

DAY 02: WINDHOEK / SOSSUSVLEI

DAY 02: WINDHOEK / SOSSUSVLEI

After breakfast, you will collect you from your guesthouse and transfer you to Eros Airport. Here you meet your pilot and board your scheduled light aircraft flight to Kulala Desert Lodge on the edge of the Namib Naukluft National Park near Sesriem. On landing at the Geluk airstrip you will be met by your local guide who will transfer you to Kulala Desert Lodge with time to settle in and freshen up before lunch. The rest of the afternoon can be spent participating on the afternoon activities as offered from the lodge.

Kulala Wilderness Reserve: The private 37,000ha Kulala Wilderness Reserve lies at the gateway to Namibia’s Sand Sea with its towering red dunes. Desert-adapted wildlife such as ostrich, springbok and gemsbok eke out an existence and are sparsely distributed here. Smaller creatures such as bat-eared fox and aardwolf can be seen at night in the cool desert air, and one bird, the aptly named dune lark, has its entire global distribution limited to the area, so dependent is it on the area's characteristic sands.

Kulala Desert Lodge: Hidden at the majestic Sossusvlei dunes with a private entrance to Namib Naukluft Park makes Kulala Desert Lodge the closest and most spectacular location to Sossusvlei, providing magnificent views of its famous red Dunes, mountainous scenery and vast open plains. The camp comprises 15 stylish, thatched and canvas “kulalas” (“to sleep” in Oshiwambo) with en-suite bathrooms and verandas. Each room is built on a wooden platform to catch the cooling breezes and has a deck on the flat rooftop where bedrolls can be placed for guests to sleep under the stars. The main area, with décor inspired by northern Africa, has a lounge, pub, dining area, plunge pool, and a wrap-around veranda overlooking the waterhole – a perfect location to view and photograph the desert vista. The overall setting is a true delight to the senses, bringing together the rhythm of Namibia, French cuisine and intimacy. The activities available leave guests with overwhelming impressions of the magnitude, solitude and tranquility of the desert.

OVERNIGHT KULALA DESERT LODGE - Fully Inclusive (All meals, scheduled activities & local beverages)

DAY 03: SOSSUSVLEI

DAY 03: SOSSUSVLEI

This morning you will rise early for a magical excursion with your guide into the Namib Naukluft National Park, entering the private Kulala gate into the park at sunrise to capture the dunes whilst the light is soft and shadows accentuate their towering shapes and curves. This area boasts some of the highest free-standing sand dunes in the world. Your local guide will give you an insight on the formation of the Namib Desert and its myriad of fascinating creatures and plants that have adapted to survive these harsh environs. Once you have explored to your heart’s content you can enjoy a relaxing picnic breakfast under the shade of a camel thorn tree. When you are done, you will return to Kulala Desert lodge in for a late lunch, and you have the option of going out again in the afternoon for an excursion into the local area or for a visit to Sesriem Canyon. Otherwise, the rest of the afternoon is at your leisure (from experience, this is usually welcomed after an exhilarating morning in the dunes).

Sossusvlei: This most frequently visited section of the massive 50,000 km² Namib Naukluft National Park has become known as Sossusvlei, famous for its towering apricot colored sand dunes which can be penetrated by following the Tsauchab River valley. Sossusvlei itself is actually a clay pan set amidst these star shaped dunes which stand up to 300 meters above the surrounding plains, ranking them among the tallest dunes on earth. The deathly white clay pan contrasts against the orange sands and forms the endpoint of the ephemeral Tsauchab River, within the interior of the Great Sand Sea. The river course rises south of the Naukluft Mountains in the Great Escarpment. It penetrates the sand sea for some 55 km before it finally peters out at Sossusvlei, about the same distance from the Atlantic Ocean. Until the encroaching dunes blocked its course around 60,000 years ago, the Tsauchab River once reached the sea; as ephemeral rivers still do in the northern half of the Namib. Sand-locked pans to the west show where the river previously flowed to before dunes shifted its endpoint to where it currently gathers at Sossusvlei. Roughly once a decade rainfall over the catchment area is sufficient to bring the river down in flood and fill the pan. On such occasions the mirror images of dunes and camel thorn trees around the pan are reflected in the water. Sossusvlei is the biggest of four pans in the vicinity. Another, famous for its gnarled and ghostly camel thorn trees, is Deadvlei which can be reached on foot over 1 km of sand. Deadvlei’s striking camel thorn trees; dead for want of water, still stand erect as they once grew. They survived until about 900 years ago when the sand sea finally blocked the river from occasionally flooding the pan.

Sesriem Canyon: Sesriem Canyon has evolved through centuries of erosion by the Tsauchab River which has incised a narrow gorge about 1.5 km long and 30 meters deep into the surrounding conglomerates, exposing the varying layers of sedimentation deposited over millions of years. The shaded cool depths of the canyon allow pools of water to gather during the rainy season and remain for much of the year round. These pools were a vital source of water for early settlers who drew water for their livestock by knotting six (SES) lengths of rawhide thongs (riems) together, hence the canyon and surrounding area became known as Sesriem.

OVERNIGHT KULALA DESERT LODGE - Fully Inclusive (All meals, scheduled activities & local beverages)

DAY 04: SOSSUSVLEI / ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

DAY 04: SOSSUSVLEI / ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast you will be transferred back to the airstrip in time to board your scheduled light aircraft flight to Andersson’s Camp, located in the 30,000 ha private Ongava Game Reserve on the southern boundary of the Etosha National Park. Here you will stay for one night. Upon your arrival at the Ongava Reserve airstrip you will be met by your private Ultimate Safaris guide and be transferred to Andersson’s Camp in time for lunch. This afternoon your guide will take you into the Etosha National Park on your first game drive, returning to camp just before the park gates close at sunset. This evening you can relax by the camp’s excellent floodlit waterhole where game comes and goes throughout the night.

Etosha National Park: Etosha National Park covers 22,270 km², of which approximately 5,000 km² is made up of saline depressions or ‘pans’. The largest of these pans, the Etosha Pan, can be classified as a saline desert in its own right. The Etosha Pan lies in the Owambo Basin, on the north-western edge of the Namibian Kalahari Desert. Until three million years ago it formed part of a huge, shallow lake that was reduced to a complex of salt pans when the major river that fed it, the Kunene, changed course and began to flow to the Atlantic instead. If the lake existed today, it would be the third largest in the world. Etosha is the largest of the pans at 4,760 km² in extent. It is nowadays filled with water only when sufficient rain falls to the north in Angola, inducing floods to flow southward along the Cuvelai drainage system.

The Park consists of grassland, woodland and savannah. Game-viewing centers on the numerous springs and waterholes where several different species can often be seen at one time. The Park boasts some 114 mammal and over 340 bird species. Wildlife that one might see includes elephant, lion, giraffe, blue wildebeest, eland, kudu, gemsbok (Oryx), zebra, rhino, cheetah, leopard, hyena, honey badger and warthog, as well as the endemic black faced impala.

Andersson’s Camp: Located just 4.5 km from Etosha National Park’s Andersson Gate, Andersson's Camp takes its name from Charles Andersson, the Swedish explorer who first 'discovered' the Etosha Pan with Sir Francis Galton in 1851. Set against a backdrop of the low Ondundozonanandana Mountains, Andersson's Camp is located within the private Ongava Game Reserve which borders onto Etosha National Park. The Ongava Game Reserve is typified by white calcrete soils, rocky outcrops and scrub-covered plains which support a rich variety of game such as giraffe, lion, rhino and various antelope species. The Camp overlooks a waterhole where guests can enjoy the interaction of wildlife coming and going throughout the day and night. This former farmstead has been tastefully rebuilt to modern-day standards. The design and construction of Andersson’s Camp was guided primarily by the principles of environmental sustainability – reduce, reuse, recycle. The old farmhouse now forms the main dining, bar and swimming pool area of Andersson's Camp, with guest tents radiating outwards into the secluded Mopane woodlands typical of the region. Tents are constructed using a clever mix of calcrete stone cladding, canvas and wood, with double-door entrances and a small verandah that is an extension of the elevated wooden decks on which the tents are raised. The open-air en-suite bathrooms continue the unique design. Andersson's Camp's close proximity to Etosha National Park is ideal for game drive excursions into Etosha to take in the array of game found there.

OVERNIGHT ANDERSON'S CAMP - Full Board & Excursions (with private guide)

DAY 05: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

DAY 05: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

Today is spent game-viewing in the Etosha National Park from your private safari vehicle. You make your way through the breadth of the National Park entering the park at the Andersson’s gate on the southern boundary. You then make your way across the Park via Okaukuejo, Halali, and Namutoni, stopping at selected waterholes along the way to observe the game gathered there and having a picnic lunch along the way today. On completion of your day of game driving across the Park, you then leave the park through the eastern Von Lindquist Gate before it closes at sunset and go on to the Mushara Reserve on the eastern side. You would normally arrive at the luxurious Mushara Bush Camp just as it is getting dark, but still in good time to freshen up for dinner.

Mushara Bush Camp: Mushara Bush Camp is the third addition to the outstanding accommodation of the Mushara Collection. The Mushara Bush Camp is on the same reserve as the Mushara Lodge, Villa Mushara and the Mushara Outpost. Mushara Bush Camp offers a down – to – earth tented bush camp experience which is well suited as an exceptionally affordable base for independent travelers exploring the Etosha National Park. The main Bush Camp area is thatched and has a true bush camp feel to it. The early evenings see a camp fire lit where guests can exchange stories of the day’s wildlife sightings. Dinner, Lunch and breakfast are served on the thatched verandah with the bush being a mere step away. The 16 custom made en-suite tents are built from a combination of canvas and local limestone. With their own 8msq private verandah and roof to floor windows, these rooms are spacious and airy. Each large bathroom has an oversized window and shower looking into the surrounding bush. The brushed cement floors and lime stone walls keep the rooms cool from the afternoon sun with the help from floor fans. Four of these tents are ideally suited for families with small children.

OVERNIGHT MUSHARA BUSH CAMP - Full Board & Excursions (with private guide)

DAY 06: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

DAY 06: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

Today is available for a full day of exciting game viewing within the eastern section of Etosha National Park. After discussion with your guide you can either opt to go into the Park in the morning and the afternoon and return to the lodge for lunch and an early afternoon rest; or you can head back west across to spend more time in the area around Halali; or you can head north past Fischer’s Pan and up into the Andoni Plains if you prefer. Either way, you will return to the comforts of Mushara Bush Camp by sunset. Alternatively, of course, you could decide to limit your game driving activities and enjoy a little ‘down time’ in the comforts of the lodge

OVERNIGHT MUSHARA BUSH CAMP - Full Board & Excursions (with private guide)

DAY 07: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK / TSUMKWE

DAY 07: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK / TSUMKWE

Today’s journey takes you east into the heart of Bushmanland to the remote Nhoma Safari Camp, passing through small towns and farming communities along the way. You have the choice of visiting lake Otjikoto en-route if appeals today. You arrive at Nhoma Safari Camp in the late afternoon, in time to freshen up and relax before dinner is served. If the Bushmen community at the nearby Nhoq’ma Village are carrying out their giraffe or elephant healing dances this evening, you may wish to join them for the opportunity to experience this traditional method of curing the sick members of the community. The healing dances are not necessarily a daily occurrence; however, they are likely to take place during your stay here.

Otjikoto Lake: This small lake became part of Namibia’s history in 1915 when, during the South West Africa Campaign, retreating German forces dumped their military equipment into Lake Otjikoto, located about 24 km northwest of Tsumeb. There the armaments lay, undisturbed, until members of the Windhoek Underwater Club recovered an ammunition carrier, now on display in Windhoek’s Alte Feste Museum. On subsequent forays a number of cannons, machine-guns and other weapons were retrieved. Many legends surround the lake including the favorite myth that Otjikoto and its sister lake Guinas are bottomless. A rare, mouth-breeding species of fish is endemic to these two lakes.

Nhoma Safari Camp: Nhoma Safari Camp is a semi-luxury tented camp situated in the north-east of Namibia within the communal land of the Ju/’hoan Bushmen or San, 80km north-west of Tsumkwe. The camp is spread over a vegetated dune with views over the Nhoma omuramba (fossil river bed) and is a short walk from the Ju/’hoan village by the name of //Nhoq’ma. Guests are accommodated in spacious Meru style walk-in tents with private verandahs. The safari tents, shaded by large Zambezi teak trees, provide the basic luxuries such as comfortable beds and en-suite bathroom with hot water. At the highest point of the dune is the thatched dining area where wholesome meals are served buffet style. The camp is owned and was built by Arno Oosthuysen with the help of the //Nhoq’ma community with whom he has had an exclusive working agreement since 1999. Tourism allows the community to earn cash in order to buy food and supplies not provided by the surrounding environment. Without tourism, the community may have left their ancestral land and moved to settled areas such as Tsumkwe.

OVERNIGHT NHOMA SAFARI CAMP - Fully Inclusive (All meals, scheduled activities & local beverages)

DAY 08: TSUMKWE

DAY 08: TSUMKWE

This day is filled with fascinating activities and cultural experiences as arranged by Nhoma Safari Camp in conjunction with the Nhoq’ma Village. You will be given an in-depth insight into the lifestyle, beliefs, ancient skills and traditions of the Bushmen, one of Namibia’s oldest cultural groups, and this includes a demonstration of traditional hunter – gatherer techniques.

There are various activities and experiences that guests can enjoy during their time at Nhoma Safari Camp, mostly based around the daily lifestyle and tasks of the //Nhoq’ma community. There is no scheduled activity programme, although the usual skills such as fire and rope making, setting of traps for birds and antelope are guaranteed to be demonstrated, as well as lesser known hunting skills with, for example, the springhare probe. Bush food, water roots and medicines are pointed out or collected, but if honey is found, the hunt will come to a stop until this desirable substance has been collected. Hunters will follow promising spoor of any hunt able game, from porcupine to kudu, if they believe that there’s a chance to catch up with the animal and the walk could therefore turn into an actual hunt. The duration and intensity of these walks depends entirely on the fitness of the guests and is adaptable. The community participates in traditional games in the afternoon with names such as the porcupine or dama game. This is followed in the evening by the powerful Giraffe or Elephant healing dances, which is the way the healers cure illness and through which social tensions are relieved.

The stereotype image of the San will be replaced by a realistic view of the San and the problems they are facing, but also with appreciation for their skills and knowledge lost by modern man. This is only possible due to the limited number of visitors facilitating individual attention, the location of the camp close to the village, the remoteness and wildness of the surrounding area, the natural friendliness and spontaneity of the community and the impromptu activities.  

OVERNIGHT NHOMA SAFARI CAMP - Fully Inclusive (All meals, scheduled activities & local beverages)

DAY 09: TSUMKWE / AFRICAT FOUNDATION

DAY 09: TSUMKWE / AFRICAT FOUNDATION

It’s a long drive today as you make your way southwest via the towns of Grootfontein and Otjiwarongo to reach Okonjima’s luxurious Bush Camp, situated at the base of the Omboroko Mountains. This is a wonderful highlight with which to conclude your safari. Here you can enjoy the welcoming atmosphere, superb accommodation and fantastic activities; starting with a guided afternoon excursion if arriving on time, and a visit to the night hide after dinner if appeals.

Okonjima is home to the AfriCat Foundation, a wildlife sanctuary which focuses on the research and rehabilitation of Africa's big cats, especially injured or captured leopard and cheetah. Close encounters with leopard and cheetah are an unforgettable highlight. Activities include leopard tracking by vehicle, a visit to the cheetah welfare project and a visit to the night hide where nocturnal animals such as porcupine, caracal, honey badger and even leopard may be seen.

Okonjima Bush Camp: The delightful accommodation at Okonjima Bush Camp consists of thatched African style chalets, well-spaced out for privacy in the tranquil bush surroundings, plus a central main Lapa area in the form of a camel thorn pod where meals are taken and activities commence. Each exclusive en-suite chalet is completely private and the green canvas ‘walls’ can be rolled up to give you an 180 degree view so you can lie in bed and watch life in the bush going on around you whilst you relax in total comfort.

OVERNIGHT OKONJIMA BUSH CAMP - Fully Inclusive (All meals, scheduled activities & local beverages)

DAY 10: AFRICAT FOUNDATION / WINDHOEK / HOME

DAY 10: AFRICAT FOUNDATION / WINDHOEK / HOME

You rise early this morning for another memorable guided activity before you return to Bush Camp for a sumptuous breakfast. After freshening up you will be transferred back to Windhoek in the late morning via the town of Okahandja, stopping off to visit the woodcarvers craft market there if time allows. Upon your arrival into Windhoek you will be transferred out to the Windhoek International Airport in time to check in for your ongoing flight (departure flights must be no earlier than 4:00 PM, or a final night in Windhoek can be arranged at additional cost if required).

Okahandja: Directly north of Windhoek lays Okahandja, a town of great significance to the Herero people because it was once the seat of Chief Sameul Maharero. Every year on 26 August referred to as Heroes’ Day thousands of Hereros converge in the town to pay homage at the graves of their great chiefs. Some of the women are dressed in traditional red and black, others in green and black, while the men wear full military regalia complete with medals. Visitors are welcome to view this rich and colorful ceremony. According to historian Dr Vedder, the name Okahandja comes from Herero and means ‘small widening’, the place where the rivers meet. The earliest records of the town date back to 1844 when the first two missionaries arrived there. The year 1894, however, is regarded as the birth of the town as Okahandja became a military base in this year and a fort was built. On 26 August, 1923, the famous Herero Chief Samuel Maharero was laid to rest in Okahandja at a funeral attended by approximately 2 000 people. Since then this day has been celebrated annually at Okahandja by the Herero people. The town is an important center for woodcarvers from the north. They practice their ancient skills at the wood and thatch Mbangura woodcarvers Market next to the main road, both at the entrance and at the exit of the town.

Breakfast and Lunch

 

END OF TOUR SERVICES

 

TOUR PRICE : $5,200

 

                         Tour Price ( Per Person)

LAND COST (DOUBLE) SINGLE ROOM SUPP INTER COUNTRY AIR

COMMENTS

$ 5200.00      
       

ACCOMMODATIONS :

GALTON HOUSE

Khomasdal Soccer Stadium is within a 15-minute drive and Windhoek International Airport is a 40-minute drive away. Galton House offers free private parking on site.

This property is also rated for the best value in Windhoek! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.Each modern, air-conditioned room has a flat-screen TV, a dining area and a tea and coffee maker. The private bathroom comes with a shower, hairdryer and free toiletries. Free Wi-Fi is available.

A buffet breakfast is served daily in the dining room or can be enjoyed al fresco by the pool. The restaurant also prepares a range of local and international cuisine. Several restaurants and supermarkets are within a 10-minute drive. Guests can sunbathe poolside on the sun loungers or read a book in the library. The tour desk can help to organise activities and day excursions such as a game drive, hiking and sightseeing.

KULALA DESERT LODGE

Is located within the arid Namib Desert on the 27 000-hectare (67 000-acre) private Kulala Wilderness Reserve. Comprising 23 thatched and canvas "kulalas" with en-suite bathrooms and verandas, each unit is built on a wooden platform to catch the cooling breezes and has a deck on the flat rooftop for sleep-outs under the stars. There are also three tents which can accommodate a family of four each.

The convivial main area includes a lounge, bar, dining area, plunge pool, and wrap-around veranda overlooking the riverbed-a perfect location to view and photograph the desert vista and to contemplate the day’s exciting activities.

  • This is the closest point of access to the iconic dunes of Sossusvlei
  • Explore the dramatic Kulala Wilderness Reserve by quad bike, hot air balloon, nature drive or on foot
  • The perfect location to view and photograph Namib Desert scenery.

 

ANDERSSON CAMP

Is a newly built lodge centered on an old farmstead, with a modern safari theme. Just 30 minutes’ drive from the entrance gate to Etosha National Park, it is well located for visiting the park.

Anderson Camp is a good-value lodge for independent travellers and families who wish to explore Etosha National Park on a self-drive trip, or for those who would like to take advantage of the lodge's own guides. The added bonus of the waterhole, and a fantastic hide, makes the camp well suited to those who wish to take a more relaxed approach to game viewing.

Anderson camp will be closing at the end of 2017. The site will then be re-developed into the Ongava Centre of Environmental Excellence or (OCEE).The new centre is set to open mid-2018. Updates will be posted when we know more, alternatively contact for the latest information.

 

MUSHARA BUSH CAMP

Located 8 km west of the Lindequist Gate of Etosha National Park, this upscale, traditionally inspired lodge with chalets is set amid a grove of Purple Pod Terminalia trees.

The stylish rooms and thatched-roof chalets have air-conditioning, mosquito nets and free Wi-Fi, plus safes, mini bars, tea and coffee making facilities. Some rooms have sitting areas.

Free breakfast and dinner are served in the airy, thatched-roof common area, which features a fireplace, a library and a cozy bar, plus a gift shop. There's also an outdoor pool and a poolside gazebo. Game drives through Etosha National Park are available.

 

NHOMA SAFARI CAMP

It is beautifully set on a dune, vegetated with Zambezi Teak trees, with a 180 degree view over the Nhoma Omuramba (fossil river bed). The location, adjacent to the Ju'hoan Bushman / San village by the name of nhoq’ma, allows for an array of cultural activities to be taught. Nhoma Safari camp is situated in the north-east of Namibia, 80 kms from Tsumkwe and 280 kms from Grootfontein. It is only 60 km, or a one-and-a-half hour drive on 4WD track, from the Khaudum National Park.

The nhoq'ma community, of about 50 adults and 100 children earn valuable income from tourism which allows them to buy food and supplies not provided by the surrounding environment. Without this income, the community would have left their ancestral land and moved to settled areas such as Tsumkwe, where alcoholism is rife.

At the highest point of the hillside overlooking the river valley, is the pole-and-thatch shelter, where all meals are served buffet style. Tea and coffee is available throughout the day. Beyond this is the camp-fire, a popular gathering point before and after dinner, to exchange the day's experiences.

Accommodation is in 10 walk-in Meru-style tented rooms elevated on wooden decks. All of the furniture is made by the owner Arno with the help of the community. Throw rugs cover the floor and cream and brown linens decorated with San motifs cover the beds.

  • Safari Tent: Each unit has an en-suite bathroom, private verandah and solar lights. Gauze netting is fitted to the tents. Some of the tents have double or twin beds with a corner bath. Others have twin beds with showers. Another option is double beds with corner baths. The bathroom is either a partition of the tents or set outside, enclosed by grass.
  • Family Safari Tent: The Family Safari Tents have either a double and a single bed and corner bath or a double and single bed with a shower. The bathroom is a partition of the tents. The facilities and fittings are similar to the Safari Tents.

Activities centre around the Bushmen and the village. Visitors are encouraged to spend most of their time with the local hunters – 3 or 4 men whose job it is to hunt in the traditional way – who provide meat for the village. The hunt is guided by Arno, who also acts as an interpreter. Along the way the Bushmen stop to point out various plants and explain their traditional use for food or medicine. A hunt could follow porcupine, spring hare, kudu or even wildebeest. Any meat, berries or nuts, will be prepared by the hunters on their return.

 

OKONJIMA BUSH CAMP

Is situated at the Edge of a Wilderness Area, 3km from Main Camp.

Bush Camp comprises 8 thatched, African-style chalets, 1 luxury, honey-moon suite, with fire-place, bath and out-side ‘Bush-shower’, 3 luxury, en-suite tents for guides and pilots and ‘Agent Educationals’.

Each exclusive chalet enjoys complete privacy, and is a unique combination of earthy ochre walls and khaki-green canvas, under a thatched roof. In front of each chalet, a birdbath is visited by a variety of birds and small mammals. The extensive ‘camelthorn’ shaped Lapa, encompasses the reception area and curio-shop, a cosy lounge with a rustic inside fire-place, an outside fire-place, a kitchen and dining area – all overlooking a waterhole.


TOUR PRICE INCLUDES :

  • All Accommodation as stated above.
  • Seat rate flights from Eros airport – Kulala Desert Lodge – Anderson’s Camp.
  • Transportation in a luxury air-conditioned safari vehicle from Day 4-10.
  • All meals as stipulated above.
  • Services of a registered and experienced English-speaking safari guide.
  • All entrance fees and excursions as described in above itinerary.
  • Return airport transfers to and from Windhoek International Airport.
  • Mineral water on board the safari vehicle and local beverages whilst staying at Kulala Desert Lodge, Nhoma Safari Camp and Okonjima Bush Camp– excluding premium and import brands.
  • Welcome pack.

TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE :

  • International flights to Namibia and airport taxes.
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Any meals not included in the above itinerary.
  • Any entrance fees and excursions not included in the above itinerary.
  • All beverages with the exception of mineral water on board the safari vehicle and local beverages whilst staying at whilst staying at Kulala Desert lodge, Nhoma Safari Camp and Okonjima Bush Camp– excluding premium and import brands.
  • Laundry (laundry service available at certain lodges at extra cost).
  • Items of personal nature (telephone expenses, curios, medicines etc).
  • Entry Visa Fees.

 

Health: No vaccinations are mandatory but please consult your doctor for medical advice. Parts of Namibia are considered to be malarial so we recommend the use of anti-malarial prophylactics (normally Malarone), especially if visiting during the Namibian summer (December to April) – subject to advice from your own doctor.

Luggage: Is normally restricted to 20 kg (not including photographic equipment) per person in a soft, hold all type bag. Weight is generally less important than volume as everything is carried with you on safari. If adding extensions that involve light aircraft transfers the luggage limit may be reduced further to 12 kg in soft bags (please enquire if this may apply to you). If required, any extra luggage can be stored at our base when visitors are away on safari.

Vehicles: Vehicles used are normally comfortable specially modified 4x4 Toyota Landcruisers, equipped with air-conditioning, large windows, pop tops, fridges for drinks and snacks. A trailer for luggage is taken if required.

 

All airfares are subject to change until paid in full and tickets have been issued.  Tickets will not be issued until all land services are confirmed in writing. 


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