Summary

from NAD107301.00 Per Person Sharing13 days

After spending the night in the Capital city, start your journey by driving north to Ai Aiba, which is set in the foothills of the Erongo Mountains on the edge of the enormous Erongo Crater. Continue north, Desert Rhino camp in conjunction with the Save the Rhino Trust and is the central research base for monitoring and tracking Africa’s last free roaming Black Rhino population, giving you an incredible opportunity to learn and understand a little more about these highly endangered creatures.

Spending two nights at the newly opened Shipwreck lodge, this unique and remote lodge is located in the famous Skeleton Coast Central Concession between the Hoarusib and Hoanib Rivers and inside the Skeleton Coast Park, only 68km from Mowe Bay. Make your way to Etendeka, the concession is part of the old Damaraland where the wildlife, living alongside nomadic pastoralists, is truly wild and free to roam uninhibited.

Next stop is Ongava Tented camp, which is located on the famous Ongava concession, a private nature reserve bordering the Etosha National Park. Lastly, spending one night at Okonjima, learn more about  the Africat Foundation, who works with farmers and the public to conserve the big cat species of Namibia. The project is there to educate the local communities on how to work with big cat species rather than capturing them and removing them from arable land, and includes a local school.

Highlights

  • Erongo region
  • Desert Rhino Camp
  • Mowe Bay
  • Etendeka
  • Ongava Reserve
  • Okonjima & AfriCat

Full Day by Day Itinerary

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Day 1: Sunset over the city

Windhoek

Located at 56 Ziegler Street, Windhoek, in a tranquil suburb close to both restaurants and the city centre, this stylish development is perfectly placed for self-drive clients taking their first or last night in Windhoek. The guest house consists of just six luxurious en-suite double rooms set against a back drop of mature blue gum trees and close to a crystal clear pool. Breakfast is a continental style buffet, served in the comfortable lounge & restaurant area. You can indulge in the contemporary flair and stylish surroundings of this lovely guesthouse that always seems to be able to offer that little bit extra.

Breakfast Included

Destination: Windhoek
Accommodation: The Elegant Guesthouse
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Day 2: Rugged Landscapes

Erongo region

Conveniently located only a few hour’s drive from Namibia’s capital city of Windhoek, the Erongo Mountain Range stretches across the plains between the towns of Omaruru and Karibib, and is home to a remarkably rich natural heritage. This expanse of rugged wilderness serves as one of Namibia’s most popular tourist drawcards, attracting visitors with its spectacularly scenic landscapes, magnificent caves and rock painting sites, and its impressive array of wildlife species. These include, among others: rhino, elephant, cheetah, leopard, giraffe, wildebeest, impala, blesbok, waterbuck, kudu, warthog, mountain zebra, oryx, eland, springbok and over 200 species of bird. Visitors can look forward to enjoying a variety of adventurous activities such as hiking, rock climbing, games drives, horse riding safaris and mountain biking.

Set afoot massive granite rock boulders, overlooking the magically beautiful Erongo mountain range, is Ai Aiba – The Rock Painting Lodge.

The overwhelming panoramic view from the restaurant and bar is amazing. The crystal clear pool invites you to refresh and relax. Your view sways leisurely over the endless landscape. Here you can enjoy the tranquility and purity of Africa.

Ai Aiba is an active member of the Erongo Mountain Nature Conservancy, an association of farmers dedicated to the protection and preservation of the unique fauna and flora, as well as the magnificent granite landscape of the Erongo.

Breakfast Included.

Destination: Namibia
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Day 3-4: Rhino’s playground

Desert Rhino Camp

The eight tented chalets ensure that guests can relax and unwind in comfort, and make the most of this amazing landscape. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom, luggage rack, mosquito net, fan, safe and tea/ coffee making facilities.  The camp is run in an environmentally friendly way and guests are encouraged to save water wherever possible. The maximum number of guests is 16 which makes for an intimate and friendly atmosphere. The fully inclusive rate includes: accommodation, all meals, twice daily scheduled camp activities, park fees, laundry & local drinks, return nature drive transfers from Twee Palm near Palmwag. Premium brand drinks are excluded. Fully inclusive.

Destination: Namibia
Accommodation: Desert Rhino Camp
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Day 5-6: Skeleton Coast

Mowe Bay

Each room at Shipwreck Lodge has a shower, toilet and washbasin complimented with the necessary guest amenities. The rooms also have a writing desk, bedside lamp and a small deck in front of each one so that guests can relax and enjoy the views in the quiet of their own space. A small coffee and tea station with a hot water flask (refillable at reception) is also included for your convenience. Dinner & Breakfast Included.

Destination: Namibia
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Day 7-8:

Each of the ten walk-in, shaded tents is provided with two single beds, crisp linen, towels, washbasin, a bush shower with hot and cold water, a flush toilet and electric light. Water is of high quality, but in short supply so laundry is not done at the camp. The bucket shower needs to be filled at the washbasin, but there is unlimited hot water and you can shower whenever you wish to. The best time is in the afternoon, when the solar heated water has had time to warm up sufficiently. The fully inclusive includes a two course dinner, continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea, a full bar, return transfers to the camp, guided nature walks and scenic drives.  There are no plug sockets in the rooms, but there is a charging table in the main restaurant area with international adaptors. This is also where the WiFi hotspot is located. The mobile phone signal is intermittent, but stronger outside the main area, slightly up the hill. Fully Inclusive.

Destination: Namibia
Accommodation: Etendeka Mountain Camp
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Day 9-10: Lions Den

Ongava Reserve

Each of the classical East African style tents has double doors to allow for uninterrupted views of the bush and waterhole in front of the camp, and every tent has its own covered verandah. The units have been tastefully furnished, each with its own en-suite thatched bathroom with flush toilet, indoor and open air private showers. The fully inclusive rate includes: accommodation, all meals, twice daily scheduled camp activities, park fees, laundry & local drinks. Premium brand drinks are excluded. Fully Inclusive

Accommodation: Ongava Tented Camp
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Day 11-12:

Okonjima Nature Reserve

Maintaining a quintessential bush flavour, the lodge offers Edwardian safari elegance, subtly combined with modern necessities and comforts.  The large, spacious rooms open out onto the grass and acacia savannah.  Each split level room has a day bed, bar, tea & coffee facilities.  The large bathrooms contain his and hers sinks.  Perhaps choose to sleep with the blinds open allowing you to enjoy the unique stillness of the African night.  The Luxury Bush Camp is situated at the edge of a wilderness area, 3km from Plains Camp. Fully Inclusive.

Destination: Namibia
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Day 13: We bid you a fond farewell

Fly out of Windhoek

Today marks the end of your visit in Namibia. You will make your way from Okonjima to the Windhoek International Airport, in time to meet your onward flight.

Included

  • Transfers as stipulated
  • Vehicle Hire & Activities, as stipulated
  • Meals as stipulated

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