Group Size: 2 - 8 passengers
Departs: Scheduled departures during the year
Venture into a world of changing scenery, contrasting unspoilt wilderness and culture on this Luxury Mobile Camping Safari combined with lodges and hotels. A safari crew travelling in a separate vehicle erects the comfortable camp while a professional safari guide travels with you. The group size is limited to eight ensuring personalised attention and utmost comfort. An experienced chef prepares excellent bush cuisine, enjoyed under the stars – experience Namibia in style.
Day 1 - Windhoek
On arrival at Windhoek Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The day is spent at leisure. You will be met by your guide at the hotel reception for a briefing at ±18h00.
High on a hill above the city of Windhoek, Namibia where the free winds blow and far horizons beckon, the unique Hotel Thule offers unsurpassed views, an exclusive getaway, and warm hospitality. Come and enjoy the relaxing pleasures of a remote country estate.
The in-house restaurant of Hotel Thule not only offers international style cuisine with a Namibian flavour, but also a spectacular view of the city of Windhoek. The adjoining balcony is ideal for ‘alfresco’ wining and dining, whilst admiring the star-lit skies above, or for starting the day with a scrumptious breakfast.
Day 2 - Cheetah Conservation Fund
This morning you will depart Windhoek after breakfast, arriving at the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in time for lunch. The CCF is an incorporated association not for gain which mission is to be internationally recognized centre of excellence in the conservation of cheetahs and their environment. You will visit the education centre where you will learn about the history of the cheetahs. After lunch you will join the staff for the feeding of the cheetahs that stay in the centre. After the visit continue to your overnight lodge. (BLD)
The 170 km² farm boasts an extraordinary abundance of game, including White and Black Rhino, Black Wildebeest and Hartebeest. They take you game-viewing on sundowner drives. For active holidaymakers they have laid out trails which meander through the bush savannah and lead onto a hill with a magnificent look-out point. Frans Indongo Lodge is located north-east of Otjiwarongo and north-west of Waterberg Mountain. Thus it is ideally suited as a stop-over on your way from Windhoek to Etosha, the far north, to Bushmanland or the Caprivi. Close to the tar road but nevertheless in the midst of the African bush savannah.
Day 3 - Etosha National Park
This park is one of the most important reserves and game sanctuaries in Africa. Thousands of wild animals are attracted to the area, including lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, elephant, zebra giraffe and several species of antelope. The birdlife is prolific with 326 recorded species. Early morning and late afternoon game drives are enjoyed with the evenings spent watching an amazing diversity of animals around the floodlit waterhole bordering our camps. (BLD)
Built into an old German Fort Namutoni Camp has a unique atmosphere. Within the fort you will find ample facilities and a variety of accommodation. From the walls of the fort you can enjoy an elevated view of the King Nehale Waterhole allowing for great game viewing without leaving the camp. The walls of the fort are also and excellent spot for sundowners. There is hardly a better way to end a day in the bush and Namibia than to marvel at the colours of the setting sun. The Camp is situated in the eastern part of Etosha National Park and is accessible via the Von Lindequist Gate. Its close proximity to Fisher’s Pan makes Namutoni a hotspot for birders. Two restaurants, a craft shop, a pool and a viewing deck overlooking King Nehale Waterhole make the fort a great place to relax at lunchtime or after evening game drives. The African Fusion restaurant will introduce you to local flavours, while The Steakhouse offers popular western dishes. A superette, curio shop and petrol station allow you to stock up on everything that is necessary and nice.
Day 4 to Day 5 - Etosha National Park
Day 6 to Day 7 - Damaraland / Twyfelfontein Area
An early morning drive takes you to your exclusive camp at Damaraland – one of the last true wilderness areas in Africa. The following morning you will visit the Twyfelfontein area – a UNESCO World Heritage site with over 2,000 rock carvings. You will visit the fascinating Organ Pipes, a peculiar geological feature with numerous dolomite columns and then see the volcanic, Burnt Mountain. (BLD)
Today you will also visit a Damara Living Museum. Together with the Bushmen the Damara belong to the oldest nations in Namibia. Due to their loose social structures the Damara were not able to defend themselves against aggressors during the colonization of Namibia. This is one of the reasons why their culture has to a great extent fallen into oblivion. Within the framework of the Living Museum of the Damara an attempt was made to reconstruct the ‘lost culture’ of the Damara.
You will experience the daily routine in the traditional museum, including the traditional blacksmith (making of weapons and tools), tanning of leather (production of traditional clothes), jewellery and crafts, dancing, singing and traditional games, Holy Fire and fire making and much more. During the afternoon you will enjoy a riverside drive hoping to encounter the unique desert adapted elephants.
A luxury Mobile Safari Camp located in the Damaraland area with easy access to a true ‘Wilderness’ Area.
Day 8 to Day 9 - Swakopmund
Today you will travel through Damaraland, enroute you will visit a Himba village. The Himbas are a semi-nomadic tribe, who live in scattered settlements throughout the region. After your visit you will continue to the coast. Swakopmund, with its quaint Bavarian style architecture, is the principal coastal resort of Namibia. Time is spent at leisure to enjoy the charm of this old town or to undertake one of the many optional activities on offer (scenic flights, hot air ballooning, etc. at own expense). A morning marine boat cruise is included, where a variety of bird species can be seen. There is also the chance to see two of the dolphin species and the leatherback turtles that inhabit this area of the Namibian coast. (B)
A timeless classic forming part of Swakopmund’s architectural culture is the grand Hansa Hotel, dating back to 1905. Conveniently located in the centre of town, the Hansa Hotel is within easy walking distance to the waterfront, shops, cafes, the aquarium, Crystal Gallery and other attractions which Swakopmund has to offer. This luxurious residence places emphasis not only on personalised service and elegant style, but also affordability.
Day 10 to Day 11 - Sossusvlei
Today you will drive via Kuiseb River enroute to your camp on the edge of the Namib Desert. The following morning is an early departure for Sossusvlei – situated in the oldest desert in the world, stopping in the dune belt to enjoy the changing colours of the world’s highest sand dunes. The morning is spent walking amongst the dunes of Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. Enroute back to camp you will enjoy a short hike through the Sesriem Canyon. (BLD)
Day 12 - End of Classic Nambia Tour
The tour will arrive in Windhoek at midday. (B)
Dates and Pricing
- 11 Jun 18 $3,920 $4,320
- 02 Jul 18 $4,195 $4,610
- 16 Jul 18 $4,195 $4,610
- 06 Aug 18 $4,195 $4,610
- 20 Aug 18 $4,195 $4,610
- 03 Sep 18 $4,195 $4,610
- 17 Sep 18 $4,195 $4,610
- 01 Oct 18 $4,195 $4,610
- 15 Oct 18 $4,195 $4,610
- 05 Nov 18 $3,920 $4,320
- 22 Dec 18 $3,920 $4,320
Prices shown are per person based on twin share. Seasonal supplements and minimum night requirement may apply. Solo traveller and extra night prices available on request. Luggage restrictions may apply. International flights not included.