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Namibia: 11-Day Safari

Namibia has been high on our bucket list for years. That’s why we’re BEYOND excited to offer you this incredible 11-day lodge safari, taking you through the deserts of Namibia to the gorgeous coastline.

This driving safari will show you the best of Namibia, starting in Windhoek, and winding you through the deserts of Namib-Naukluft National Park and down the coast to Swakopmund.

Travel amongst mountainous landscapes, view ancient rock and spend two days with wildlife in Etosha National Park.

This once-in-a-lifetime adventure is women-only and WILL sell out.

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Trip Dates Availability Price Payment
August 21, 2020 - August 31, 20208 spots left$3850 USD

Day 1: Arrival to Windhoek

On arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport in Namibia’s capital, Windhoek, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation for the night. Your guide will meet you at the lodge and we then embark on a short orientation city tour of Windhoek. You’ve got the evening to yourself tonight to chill, read a book, or just rest from a long day of flying.

Meals: D

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Day 2: Windhoek - Sossusvlei

Today we make our way to the Namib Naukluft National Park, which contains what is considered to be the oldest desert in the world. This is where you’ll find those iconic images like the one on the top of this page. This desert is absolutely breathtaking.

We’ll be covering a lot of ground today, over 285 km, but the sights you’ll see you won’t soon forget.

Meals: B, L, D

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Day 3: Sossusvlei

This morning we need to wake up early to visit the world’s highest sand dunes at Sossusvlei and Deadvlei.

These dunes, which can reach heights of over 300 m, are absolutely spectacular and provide for a fantastic photo opportunity. With luck, there may even be water in the vlei (lake).

After this, we will also stop to view the Sesriem Canyon, which was carved millions of years ago by the Tsauchab River.

Meals: B, L, D

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Day 4: Sossusvlei - Swakopmund

Today we’re back on the road again, driving through the Namib Naukluft National Park on our way to Swakopmund.

The Namib-Naukluft Desert is an ancient land with an ageless spirit. It is home to some of the rarest plant and animal species in the world.

Sightings of these unique fauna and flora are a must on a Namibian safari. The animals of this harsh landscape include the oryx, springbok and Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra.

We will arrive at the charming coastal town of Swakopmund in the afternoon, where you will have the opportunity to partake in a few of the many optional activities this afternoon and the following day.

Or, just soak up the atmosphere of this quaint, little German town and enjoy its beauty and beaches. Dinner tonight is up to you, but our guide will present options.

Meals: B, L

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Day 5: Swakopmund (Kayaking)

This morning we’ll have depart early to the Walvis Bay Waterfront, where will meet a local kayak guide and continue on a scenic drive along the Walvis Bay Lagoon to Pelican Point.

We’ll stop along the way to take pictures of countless flamingos, pelicans, large flocks of comorants and great variety of other birds and wildlife. After one hour, we will reach Pelican Point where we will get our kayaks ready for adventure!

Your local kayak guide will give you a safety briefing on how to use the equipment.

The kayaking takes place on the protected side of the peninsula. We spend around 2 hours on the ocean, depending on the general weather conditions. After kayaking, we will recharge with some fresh broetchens, tea and coffee before we return to Swakopmund.

Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Meals: B

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Day 6: Damaraland

Leaving the cold Atlantic coastline behind us, we will head inland across the desert plains to Spitzkoppe, an iconic group of curved granite mountains with vivid colors.

After a walk amongst the boulders to view the ancient Bushmen paintings and engravings, we continue on to the town of Omaruru where we overnight. Once a mission station, the settlement has great historic significance and has evolved into an artistic hub for local crafts and small industries.

Meals: B, L, D

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Day 7: Bushman Experience

Today we will have a remarkable cultural experience encountering a local Bushmen community who will offer us a glimpse into their ancient hunter gatherer ways on a guided bush walk.

On our visit to the Living Museum of the San at Omandumba Farm, we will learn about the traditional uses of plants and herbs, collecting food, hunting, snaring and tracking as well as lighting fire.

In the afternoon, we will stop at local distillery and small wine cellar in Omaruru to taste some of its home-grown produce.

Meals: B, L, D

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Day 8: Etosha National Park

Today, we will travel to Namibia’s best-known highlight of the north: Etosha National Park. We will fill the next 2 days with game drives in the hopes of spotting lion, leopard, elephant and rhino as well as cheetah, giraffe, zebra and the numerous different types of antelope the park has to offer.

Meals: B, L, D

 

 

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Day 9: Etosha National Park

Today we will continue our exploration and safari within Etosha National Park.

Etosha was declared a National Park in 1907 and it is home to approximately 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and, surprisingly, one species of fish. How many can you spot?

Meals: B, L, D

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Day 10: Return to Windhoek

This morning we bid farewell to the wild animals of Etosha and travel back to Windhoek through the beautiful countryside, making short stops en-route.

Once we arrive, the rest of the afternoon can be spent at leisure before we enjoy true Namibian hospitality and a farewell dinner at the legendary Joe’s Beerhouse restaurant.

Meals: B, L, D

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Day 11: Departures

Today’s departure day and we’re bummed. After breakfast, we will begin airport transfers. We know you’re leaving with a lifetime of memories and some incredible safari photos, and we know you’ll be back on another Damesly tour soon!

Meals: B

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Cost includes:

  • Private Tour Guide + Driver
  • Comfortable Vehicle
  • Shared Accommodation in Lodges Throughout Namibia
  • Kayaking in Pelican Point
  • Guided Safari in Etosha National Park
  • Most meals

Does not include:

  • Airfare
  • Visa
  • Some meals
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities for driver + guide

What to pack:

  • Comfortable clothes for long drives
  • Covered shoes
  • Linens to keep cool in the heat
  • Sweater for cool nights
  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Bathing suit for lodge pools and hot tubs

Additional Info:

Lodging Where will we be staying?

We make use of mid-range typical African standard lodge accommodation. Accommodation is situated either in national parks, on the banks of a river, or in other places of interest. The accommodation will be a mix of lodges, chalets and tented camps with en-suite bathrooms. Trips are priced at double occupancy, meaning you will share your room with one other person.

Driving What are we driving in?

We will be using fully equipped Toyota Land Cruisers, Sprinters, 12-seater 4×4 safari vehicles or other appropriate vehicles with comfortable seating, large windows for game viewing, a music and PA system. We endeavor to ensure that air-conditioning is provided, however we are unable to guarantee this for vehicles travelling through Namibia. All luggage, besides hand luggage and photo equipment, is carried on the vehicle or trailer roof racks to ensure maximum comfort in the vehicle.

Distances How long will we be driving?

All traveling times are affected by road conditions, border crossings, detours and weather conditions, therefore on certain days traveling times may be longer than anticipated especially where there is a great distance to be covered. Please keep in mind that the time it takes to travel 100 km in your home country is not equivalent to the time it takes to travel 100 km on African roads, therefore we encourage you to sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery Africa has to offer. Where possible additional stops will be made to ensure your traveling comfort at all times.

Meals What's the food like?

Where included, most breakfasts and dinners will be enjoyed in the restaurants of the various accommodation establishments. Lunch packs are provided for driving days and excursions. Alternatively, the guide will prepare lunch en-route. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements in advance.

Travel insurance What do I need?

Please note that travel and cancellation insurance is mandatory for every guest traveling with us. All insurance is solely the responsibility of our guests. Please ensure you arrange your own insurance with protection for the full duration of your journey to cover personal injury, damage and loss of personal items including but not limited to camera equipment and other electronic items, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and loss of luggage, etc. Please speak to your travel agent if you require assistance.

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