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16 Day Adventure

Small Group Tour

Guided

Meals

Physically Fit

Soft Adventure

Perfect For Ages 40+

Namibia

Accommodated Adventure

16 Day Unlimited Adventure Adventure - Namibia

Join this amazing 16 day adventure around Namibia, Africa’s adventure playground. The land of unrelenting sun, where the ground appears to beg the heavens for rain and the vast landscapes stretch uninterrupted for hundreds of kilometres without signs of Man’s intervention. Living deserts where one gazes in wonder and amazement at the displays of changing natural colours, and at the animals and plants that somehow survive in this seemingly harsh environment.
This tour covers many of the popular highlights but also includes many “off the beaten track” destinations seldom visited by mainstream tourism.
Flexibility, a willingness to participate, an awareness of the elements, and a desire for unlimited adventure, are essential in order to best absorb all this tour has to offer.
Standard
$4,998CAD
per person based on double occupancy
  • 2019 Departure Dates:
  • August 11 to 26, 2019
  • October 13 to 28, 2019
  • November 24 to December 09, 2019

Get Ready for a Trip of a Lifetime

Details of Your Downunder Travel Adventure

Included in your Adventure

Bus Tour

Hotel Accommodations

Guide

Some Meals

Walking Tour

Airport Transfers

Wildlife Encounter

Cultural Experience

Excluded in your Adventure

Flights/Airfare

Some Meals

Travel Visa

Travel Insurance

Where will you visit?

Windhoek city tour
Kgalagadi Game Drive
Fish River Canyon
Ai-Ais Hot Springs
Orange River
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Luderitz
Desert horses
Private Namib Desert Reserve
Open-vehicle desert drive
Desert walk
Desert night drive
4×4 trip to Sossusvlei
4×4 trip to Deadvlei dunes
Sesriem Canyon
Walvis Bay

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Itinerary

Windhoek – Windhoek

16 Day Adventure

DAY 1: Windhoek

Our adventure in Namibia begins in the Capital city of Windhoek at 14h00 when everyone meets at our hotel for a short tour briefing. We then set off on an afternoon of driving through Windhoek and viewing the attractions of the city, including the local museum and church before setting off to enjoy the warm hospitality and an own expense dinner at the infamous restaurant “Joe’s Beerhouse”, or a similar restaurant. We spend the night in comfort at our hotel and prepare for the next day’s adventure.

Meals: Dinner own expense
Included Highlights/Activity:
– Windhoek city Tour

DAY 2: WINDHOEK – KGALAGADI

This morning, we leave the city behind us and begin our winding journey south into the open plains of the vast Kalahari Desert. Our journey today takes us through remote farming towns that offer us a glimpse of daily life in Namibia. Our journey will take the majority of the day but there will be plenty of scenic beauty to keep us occupied. We will arrive at our overnight accommodation in the Kgalagadi in the late afternoon.

Meals: B L D
Included Highlights/Activity:
– Scenic drive through the Kalahari Desert

DAY 3: KGALAGADI TRANSFRONTIER PARK

After a sumptuous breakfast, we embark on our game drive through the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, a National Park spanning both South Africa and Botswana. Well known for its predator population, including cheetah and the massive Black Maned Lion, the Kgalagadi Park offers unique game viewing opportunities and spectacular birdlife. We will spend most of the day traversing the South African side of the park in search of animals. Our guide will take time to give us more information on the animals we encounter in the park and will explain how they survive in the desert conditions.
Tonight we stay in the comfortable rest camp accommodation amongst the Camel Thorn trees.

Meals: B L D
Included Highlights/Activity:
– Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
– Extensive Game viewing experience

DAY 4: KGALAGADI – FISH RIVER CANYON

Rising early, we witness the sunrise over the landscape before breakfast. Today we travel one of the most scenic Kalahari roads, crossing numerous high dunes which offer spectacular viewpoints. We make our way to Keetmanshoop where we have a short comfort break and then continue onto the Fish River Canyon, regarded as the second largest in the world. We spend some time taking in the views of the canyon before moving onto our stop for the night at Ai – Ais, the Hot Springs located in the depths of the canyon.

Meals: B L D
Included Highlights/Activity:
– Keetmanshoop
– Fish River Canyon
– Ais Ais Hot springs

DAY 5: FISH RIVER CANYON – AUS

A relaxed morning we enjoy breakfast in camp before traveling on remote roads to the southernmost point of our journey – the mighty Orange River. Forming the border with South Africa, the Orange River creates a narrow band of green vegetation that winds its way through the towering rugged mountains of this seemingly burnt landscape.
We will enjoy a lunch stop and possibly even a swim in the river. This afternoon we travel north along the diamond mining area of the Sperrgebiet and make our way to the charming little town of Aus where we spend the next two nights in accommodation.

Meals: B L D
Included Highlights/Activity:
– Scenic drive along Orange River

DAY 6: AUS – LUDERITZ – KOLMANSKOP – AUS

An early start, we make our way across the open desert plains toward the Atlantic Ocean. Our first stop today will be at the Ghost Town of Kolmanskop. Once the site of a prosperous diamond mine, the town is slowly being reclaimed by the shifting sands of the desert. We enjoy an entertaining tour and a walk around the town and through the old buildings that brings the colourful history to life. Then it’s on to Luderitz, a small harbour town on one of the most inhospitable coasts imaginable. We will visit the cross planted here by Dias in 1487 and will spend some time strolling around town, enjoying the unique architecture. This afternoon we travel back into the desert and will stop on route to spend time with a colony of wild desert horses. Lunch today will be own expense.

Meals: B D (Lunch own expense)
Included Highlights/Activity:
– Ghost Town of Kolmanskop
– Luderitz
– Wild desert horses

DAY 7: NAMIB DESERT RESERVE

A relaxed start, we enjoy breakfast before we continue travelling north into the dry interior. Today we venture into the heart of the Namib to our privately owned game reserve, taking in its vast plains, red dunes, and towering mountains of stone. Our next two nights will be spent at the GREENFIRE DESERT LODGE, a remote lodge nestled against a rock outcrop within a conservancy that forms part of the vast Namib Rand Nature Reserve. The reserve is home to a variety of desert adapted ecology and wildlife and we will enjoy an extensive walk as well as a day and night desert drive during our time here.

Meals: B L D
Included Highlights/Activity:
– Private Desert Lodge
– Private Desert Reserve

DAY 8: DESERT RESERVE

Awake to desert vistas that extend further than the eye can see. This protected wilderness has been conserved and is protected through the proceeds of tourism. All animals here exist in completely natural surroundings and are free to move unrestricted over the full extent of the 22,000 hectare reserve. Our guide will help us understand the unique desert fauna and flora. Today we start off with an informational and educational walk in this beautiful environment, looking for tracks and signs of animal’s behaviour and survival strategies allowing them to exist in these harsh conditions.

During the heat of the day guests have time to relax at the lodge or to explore the surrounding area on foot should they wish to. In the afternoon we depart on a desert drive. During the drive we stop at a suitable place to enjoy the sunset and a traditional sundowner drink. Once it is dark we slowly drive back to the Lodge and hope to encounter some nocturnal animals adapted to living in the desert.

Meals: B L D
Included Highlights/Activity:
– Open Vehicle Desert Drive
– Desert Walk
– Private Desert Reserve

DAY 9: SOSSUSVLEI DUNES

Setting off early, we continue across the endless desert plains to the Sesriem Canyon and the awesome Sossusvlei dunes – reputedly the highest in the world. After exploring the canyon on foot, we will transfer into the heart of the dunes and will spend time climbing these spectacular mountains of sand before moving on to our accommodation in the desert. On this day we take you to climb the dunes and explore the Sesriem Canyon, Sossusvlei and Deadvlei with a 4×4 transfer in and out of these attractions.

Meals: B L D
Included Highlights/Activity:
– Sesriem Canyon
– Sossusvlei
– Deadvlei
– 4×4 Transfer into these areas
– Dune climbing

DAY 10 – 11: SWAKOPMUND

Crossing through the Namib Naukluft Park, we make our way to the coastal town of Walvis Bay and then on to Swakopmund where we spend two nights in comfortable accommodation. We explore this holiday town and its surrounds thoroughly and enjoy both our evening meals at local restaurants. (own expense). Swakopmund is a must-see for any visitor and offers guests a variety of adventure activities. Clients will have the opportunity to partake in quad biking, sand boarding and skydiving whilst here (own expense). For those that simply want to relax, the town offers a variety of restaurants and shops where one can sit and enjoy the town atmosphere.

Meals: B L; B (Dinner on day 10, lunch and dinner on day 11 all own expense)
Included Highlights/Activity:
– Scenic Drive through Namib Naukluft National Park
– Welwitschia desert plants
– Swakopmund

DAY 12: SKELETON COAST – BRANDBERG

Today we head up along the barren Skeleton Coast, scene of many a shipwreck, to the seal colony at Cape Cross where thousands of Cape Today we head up along the barren Skeleton Coast, scene of many a shipwreck, to the seal colony at Cape Cross where thousands of Cape Fur Seals can be seen ashore. We will get within very close proximity to these wild animals. We then travel through the desert to visit the Bushman rock paintings at Brandberg, where we spend the night at the foot of the mountain at Mt Brandberg Nature Reserve. During our time here we hope to see the rare Desert Elephants.

Meals: B L D
Included Highlights/Activity:
– Cape Cross Seal Colony
– Brandberg and Mt Brandberg Nature Reserve
– White Lady Bushman Paintings

DAY 13 – 14: ETOSHA NAT. PARK

Making our way up north we enter Etosha National Park today, arguably the highlight of the tour. We spend two nights here within the park in search of the big game that this park is so well known for. One evening guests have time to spend at a floodlit waterhole watching the many animals that come down to drink. During these days we will conduct extensive game drives, visiting all the little waterholes during the heat of the day and staying within the park the entire time. Each night we stay in one of the rest camps of the park in comfortable accommodation.

Meals: B L D, B L D
Included Highlights/Activity:
– 2 Days within the Park
– Extensive Game Viewing Opportunity

DAY 15: ETOSHA– WATERBERG

After a short morning game drive, we exit the park and travel down to the impressive Waterberg Plateau National Park.
This plateau is ecologically diverse and has over 200 different bird species with some rare species of small antelope that occur on the lower hills of the mountain. This afternoon we will hike up the mountain and will enjoy the views of the Kalahari from the summit. We enjoy our last night of tour at the base.

Meals: B L D
Included Highlights/Activity:
– Short Morning Game Drive
– Hike at Waterberg

DAY 16: WINDHOEK

An early morning, we pack up and begin our journey back to civilization. The drive to Windhoek will take approximately 5 hours and we intend to be back in the capital by 13h00 where the tour will officially come to an end. Lunch will be enjoyed at your own expense. Clients may book a post-tour night accommodation through Drifters. For those flying out this afternoon, please allow for check in time and at least an hour for the airport transfer.

Meals: B

The day by day descriptions published are intended as a rough guideline only. Adventure travel by nature is unpredictable, weather patterns, game migrations, road conditions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that ultimately are for the client’s benefit. It is essential that clients are flexible and open minded in this regard.

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Namibia: Facts & Information

Weather

Namibia’s climate is mostly of a subtropical dessert-like climate with two distinct seasons; a wet season, also known as the summer (between November to April) and from May to October is the country’s winter, characterized with cooler, drier conditions and very little rainfall.

Safety

Canadians can enjoy safe travels year-round in Namibia. The (UV) sunrays can be very strong and can cause a burn, even on a cloudy day. As well, make well-informed decisions, take necessary precautions as you would with travel anywhere else, have copies on-hand of your important documents.

Vaccinations

No special immunizations or vaccinations are required to visit New Zealand. However, it is recommended that you check with your family doctor or a travel clinic a few weeks before you travel. Medicine brought into New Zealand for personal use is subject to controls and must be declared on your arrival. It is recommended you bring a prescription or letter from your doctor.

Currency & Customs

The currency in Namibia is the Namibian Dollar. There are ATMs in major towns throughout the country and Visa and MasterCard is often widely accepted. Your passport must be valid, or should not expire, for at least 6 months past the date of your return. You would need an entry visa if you are visiting for business purposes.

Electricity

The electrical current for Namibia is 220 volts; it is recommended for certain appliances such as hair dryers and straighteners to bring both a plug adapter and converter. For newer electronics such as tablets or smartphones, a plug adapter may only be needed as the voltage could automatically adjust.

Language

The main spoken language in Namibia is English. There are over 11 indigenous languages spoken throughout the country, which includes Oshiwambo, Nama/Damara, Afrikaans and Kavango.

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