Wild Wild Namibia Exploratory Tour (14D13N)

 

Depart Singapore:

05 June 2015 (Friday)

Alt Date: 19 June 2015 (Friday)

 

Depart Windhoek:

18 June 2015 (Thursday)

Alt Date: 02 July 2015 (Thursday)

 

Trip Type:

This is a sightseeing trip Sightseeing

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Being known as a “Country of Contrasts” is an understatement to what Namibia is. Namibia, a country of vivid contradictions and stark beauty, where undulating desert tumble over towering dunes to meet a tempestuous coastline, is a land of diverse landscapes, unique people, big vistas, ample sunshine and a considerable amount of wildlife.

It is the least populated country in the world and hence it has no disease, no crime, no traffic jams, no pollution and plenty of habitat. The people, roaming wildlife and exotic nature co-exist in harmony and it is here where nature is truly at your doorstep.

To name a few, it has the oldest desert on earth, the Namib Desert, the centuries-old Quivertree Forest and deadvlei trees, a freaky Kolmanskop which is an abandoned mining town, the second largest canyon in the world, the Fish River Canyon, and the list goes on.

Images speak louder than words, be there to see it for yourself, a real mind-blowing trip of a lifetime!

 

Itinerary

Day 1 (05 Jun): Arrival to WindhoekWindhoek

  • Upon arrival at Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport, proceed to the hotel.
  • Free and easy for the rest of the day.

Meals provided: -
Accommodation: The Elegant Guesthouse or similar

 

Day 2 (06 Jun): Windhoek – Kalahari DesertKalahari Desert

  • After breakfast at 8am, meet up with our Namibia representative.
  • Travel into Kalahari Desert, the largest sand mass on Earth. Known as the “Soul of the World”, its deep red sand dunes and endless grass plains are simply enchanting.
  • Overnight in Kalahari Desert.

Meals provided: – Breakfast
Accommodation: Intu Africa Camelthorn Lodge or similar 

 

Day 3 (07 Jun): Quivertree Forest – Giant’s Playground – Fish River CanyonQuivertree Forest

  • Travel south through expansive rocky plains to visit the unique Quivertree Forest.
  • Visit Giant’s Playground which is nestled amongst huge dolerite boulders, stacked in a mysterious way.
  • Proceed to our lodge and can optionally explore the area on foot or on a guided nature drive in the late afternoon.
  • Overnight in Fish River Canyon.

Meals provided: Breakfast
Accommodation: Ai-Ais Hotsprings Spa or similar

 

Day 4 (08 Jun): Succulent Karoo DesertSucculent Karoo Desert

  • Begin the morning at the edge of the Fish River Canyon, where we gaze 550m into this magnificent geological phenomenon, the second largest on Earth.
  • Travel to Succulent Karoo Desert, the most specie diverse desert in the world.
  • Overnight in Aus.

Meals provided: Breakfast
Accommodation: Bahnhof Hotel or similar

 

Day 5 (09 Jun): Luderitz – Kolmanskop – Diaz Point
Kolmanskop

  • Travel to Luderitz, a coastal town.
  • Visit Kolmanskop ghost town, an abandoned mining town which was once a diamond field.
  • Visit the wild horses of the Namib Desert.
  • Visit Diaz Point, where we can view the stone cross, commemorating the landing location of the famous Portugese explorer, Bartolomeu Diaz.
  • Overnight in Aus.

Meals provided: Breakfast
Accommodation: Bahnhof Hotel or similar

 

Day 6 (10 Jun): Namib Desert
Namib Desert

  • After breakfast, travel north through the pre-Namib to Namib Desert, where some of the highest sand dunes on Earth stand towering over the white desert plains.
  • Have a free and easy afternoon where we can either relax in the pool or take part in optional activities.
  • Overnight in Sossusvlei.

Meals provided: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hammerstein Lodge or similar

 

Day 7 (11 Jun): Sossusvlei – Sesriem Canyon
Sesriem Canyon

  • Wake up early today to catch the first rays of sunrise paint the mountains of sand into a variety of apricot, red and orange.
  • Proceed to Sossusvlei, where the mostly dry Tsauchab River ends abruptly amongst majestic dunes.
  • Walk up one of these dunes to admire the desert landscape.
  • Visit the Sesriem Canyon, a life sustaining natural phenomenon in the heart of the Namib Desert.
  • Overnight in Sossusvlei.

Meals provided: Breakfast
Accommodation: Namib Desert Lodge or similar

 

Day 8 (12 Jun): Kuiseb Moon Valley – Walvis Bay – Swakopmund

  • After breakfast, travel via the desolate, rolling hills of the Kuiseb Moon Valley towards the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Visit the shallow lagoon in Walvis Bay which is a RAMSAR World Heritage Site. Over 80% of the African flamingos feed in this lagoon.
  • Travel to Swakopmund, a bustling city on the west of Namibia.
  • Free and easy in the afternoon to explore this busy city.
  • Overnight in Swakopmund.

Meals provided: Breakfast
Accommodation: Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment or similar

 

Day 9 (13 Jun): Swakopmund Free and Easy Day
Swakopmund

  • Free and easy day in Swakopmund where we can go for walking tours, shopping or engage in a wide variety of activities such as dolphin cruises, desert tours and scenic flights to quad biking, paragliding, parachuting and kite surfing.
  • Overnight in Swakopmund.

Meals provided: Breakfast
Accommodation: Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment or similar

 

Day 10 (14 Jun): Brandberg – Damaraland – Twyfelfontein – Burnt Mountain, Organ Pipes, Petrified Forest – Welwitschia
mirabilis plant – Damara village

Damara people

  • After breakfast, head further north and travel via the Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain (2,579m), into the Damaraland. Damaraland is one of the least populated and geologically diverse areas in Africa.
  • Visit Twyfelfontein, a heritage site where Bushman communities engraved and painted over 2,500 pictures some 6,000 years ago!
  • Close by we explore the Burnt MountainOrgan Pipes and the Petrified Forest – all geological phenomena depicting the creation and evolution of some of the oldest land masses on Earth.
  • Here we also visit the Welwitschia mirabilis plant, the oldest living desert plant.
  • Visit a traditional Damara village to mingle with the Damara people.
  • Proceed to our lodge situated on the edge of the Damaraland.
  • Overnight in Damaraland area.

Meals provided: Breakfast
Accommodation: Igowati Lodge or similar

 

Day 11 (15 Jun): Etosha National Park
Etosha National Park

  • After breakfast, travel towards the Etosha National Park, famous for its vast amount of wildlife and unique landscape.
  • Upon arrival at the camp, free and easy for the rest of the day. We can also book an optional afternoon game drive in open vehicles.
  • Overnight in Etosha National Park.

Meals provided: Breakfast
Accommodation: Etosha Safari Camp or similar

 

Day 12 (16 Jun): Etosha National Park
Etosha National Park

  • Devote our whole day today to the abundant wildlife found in the Etosha National Park.
  • The park surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan and is home to 4 of the Big Five – elephant, lion, leopard and rhino.
  • The waterholes support a rich diversity of birds and mammals, including rare species such as black-faced impala, roan, cheetah, and Namibia’s smallest antelope, the Damara dik-dik.
  • Overnight in Etosha National Park.

Meals provided: Breakfast
Accommodation: Mokuti Etosha Lodge or similar

 

Day 13 (17 Jun): Etosha National Park
Etosha National Park

  • Another day of game drive in Etosha National Park to discover new animal species at the different waterholes visited.
  • Back to the lodge in the afternoon.
  • Free and easy in the evening.
  • Overnight in Etosha National Park.

Meals provided: Breakfast
Accommodation: Mokuti Etosha Lodge or similar

 

Day 14 (18 Jun): Windhoek craft markets – Departure from Windhoek
Windhoek craft market

  • After breakfast, we continue southwards to Windhoek where we visit the craft markets in the main street of the capital city to get some souvenirs for our loved ones and friends.
  • After which, drop off at Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport.
  • Depart Windhoek for our international flight back home, bringing back sweet memories of a Wild Wild Namibia.

Meals provided: Breakfast

 

Note: Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of the participants, etc., may dictate itinerary changes either before departure or while on the tour. We reserve the right to change this schedule in the interest of the trip participants’ safety, comfort and general well-being by informing the principal agent and with their approval.

 

Tour Price

Twin-Sharing (Price Per Pax)

SGD3499.00

Single Pax

SGD3859.00

(Price is for minimum 1 pax to depart. This is a join-in tour whereby the date and itinerary are fixed and you will join others in a group.)

** Prices quoted are for LAND TOUR only. Please refer to package exclusions for more details)

Highlights

  • Be enchanted by the deep red sand dunes of the Kalahari Desert which seems never-ending.
  • Visit the unique Quivertree Forest which poses tonnes of great photography opportunities.
  • Have fun at the Giant’s Playground and solve the mystery of how the boulders are being stacked up.
  • Awe at the splendour of the Fish River Canyon which is in no way inferior to the Grand Canyon of the United States.
  • Train your guts by standing in the middle of spooky Kolmanskop where most of the buildings have been devoured by sand.
  • Take a picture at the stone cross at Diaz Point and relive the triumph of the famous Portugese explorer, Bartolomeu Diaz.
  • Be towered by the sand dunes at Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world.
  • Admire the desert landscape at Sossusvlei.
  • Marvel at Sesriem Canyon which is equally majestic.
  • Animal feeding time round the clock by thousands of African flamingos who come feeding at Walvis Bay.
  • Relax at Swakopmund where you will be spoilt for choice by the plenty of activities offered.
  • Mix with the Damara people, an indigenous tribe not found in anywhere in the world.
  • Visit Twyfelfontein to see the artwork of thousands of years ago.
  • Chase the abundant wildlife at Etosha National Park.
  • Great shopping at Windhoek craft markets. 

Package Inclusions

  • English-speaking and professional driver/guide
  • Accommodation and meals for the driver/guide
  • All transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 13 nights’ accommodation based on Twin/Double sharing room with daily breakfast in 2 to 4-star hotels and lodges
  • All meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to National Park

Package Exclusions

  • International airfare (Singapore – Windhoek – Singapore) and airport tax
  • Visa fee (if any)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, drinking water, dessert, laundry
  • Expenses occurred due to unavoidable events e.g. road wrecks, flight delays etc.
  • Additional meals not mentioned in above itinerary
  • Tipping or gratuities for driver/guide
  • Optional activities

Flight Recommendations

Important Note: Please note that flight information is purely for information purposes. We do recommend our customers who signed up with us to take the same flight though.

 

05 June 2015

Singapore (SIN) to Hamad International (DOH):

Qatar Airways (QR 945) 0220hrs – 0455hrs

 

05 June 2015

Hamad International (DOH) to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo (JNB):

Qatar Airways (QR 1365) 0640hrs – 1345hrs

 

05 June 2015

Johannesburg O.R. Tambo (JNB) to Windhoek Hosea Kutako (WDH):

South African Airways (SA 78) 1740hrs – 1845hrs

 

18 June 2015

Windhoek Hosea Kutako (WDH) to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo (JNB):

Air Namibia (SW 729) 1635hrs – 1920hrs

 

18 June 2015

Johannesburg O.R. Tambo (JNB) to Dubai (DXB):

Emirates (EK 766)  2220hrs – 0820hrs

 

19 June 2015

Dubai (DXB) to Singapore (SIN):

Emirates (EK 404)  0935hrs – 2055hrs

 

Estimated price of return air tickets (inclusive of airport taxes): SGD1,668.57

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