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12-01470Experience Namibia

12 Day Overland Tour, Accommodated

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Code: NO12ACCTWD

From: Cape Town

To: Windhoek

Number of Participants: 4-20

Tour Price: from 1,470 EUR

Activity Package: from 890 ZAR

Single Supplement: from 2,400 ZAR

This 12-day accommodated overland tour takes you through the Cederberg to the Namibian border. You will visit the Fish River Canyon and overnight on the banks of the Orange River. In the Namib-Naukluft National Park you will climb to the top of Dune 45 and join a local guide to learn more about the desert ecosystem. You travel towards Swakopmund, also known as ‘little Germany’ and in Kamanjab you experience the everyday life of a Himba tribe. In the Etosha National Park you will go on various game drives before you return to Windhoek where the tour ends.

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Day 1 | South Africa

  • Cederberg Mountains: Guided hike, wine tasting

 

Day 2-4 Namibia

  • Namaqualand
  • Orange River: Canoeing (optional)
  • Fish River Canyon: Walk along the edge
  • Kalahari: Kokerboom Forest

 

Day 5-8 | Namibia

  • Namib Naukluft Park: Bushman experience (optional)
  • Sossusvlei: Dune 45, Sesriem Canyon
  • Namib Desert: Guided desert walk 
  • Walvis Bay: Flamingos
  • Swakopmund: Quad biking, sandboarding, skydiving (all optional)

 

Day 9-12 | Namibia

  • Kamanjab: Himba tribe
  • Etosha National Park: Game drives
  • Windhoek: Craft market, short city tour

Day 1 Cape Town, South Africa - Cederberg Mountain Region, South Africa

Distance approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 5h

Leaving Cape Town, there’s one last photo stop in Table View for a spectacular panorama of Table Mountain. On the way to the Cederberg you will join a guided hike with a local guide. After the 3-hour tour, lunch will be prepared and afterwards you continue to Piketberg for a wine tasting at a local wine farm. After your arrival at the accommodation for tonight your guides will give you a full briefing on the tour. 
Lunch | Dinner

 

Day 2 Cederberg Mountain Region, South Africa - Orange River, Namibia

Distance approx. 600 km; driving time approx. 8-9h

Today you travel through the Northern Cape and Namaqualand, stopping at the remote town of Springbok known for its diamonds, copper mines and vast plains of desert flowers in spring. After crossing the Namibian border you settle into chalets overlooking the river that forms the border between South Africa and Namibia.
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

Day 3 Orange River, Namibia - Fish River Canyon, Namibia

Distance approx. 200 km; driving time approx. 4-5h

This morning you can canoe down the Orange River (optional activity, not included in the rate) or just relax at the camp along the river. After lunch you travel in north to the Fish River Canyon and do a scenic hike along the edge. Later you return to Ai-Ais to check in to your accommodation for the night and to enjoy the hot springs. 
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

Day 4 Fish River Canyon, Namibia - Kalahari, Namibia

Distance approx. 500 km; driving time approx. 7-8h

Today you travel into the Kalahari area of Namibia to visit the Kokerboom Forest. The Kokerboom is also known as the Quiver tree as it was used by the indigenous Khoisan people for making quivers for their arrows.
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

Day 5 Kalahari, Namibia - Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

Distance approx. 350 km; driving time approx. 5-6h travel time

The Namib-Naukluft National Park’s remarkable landscapes and the massive sand dunes in the Sossusvlei desert area is one of Namibia’s geographic gems. After an optional visit to the !Xung (San) people, you travel to the Namib Desert where you spend the night. 
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

Day 6 Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

Distance to Sossusvlei approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 3-4h

A full day will be spent in the Namib-Naukluft National Park. You try to ascend the 170 m high Dune 45 and you have the option of exploring the Deadvlei by 4x4 or joining an individual wild cat walk at your lodge in the evening (optional activities, not included in the rate). A short walk into the Sesriem Canyon is scheduled for the afternoon. 
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

Day 7-8 Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia - Swakopmund, Namibia

Distance on day 7 approx. 350 km; driving time approx. 5-6h

Accompanied by a local guide you start off the day with a 3-hour nature walk whereafter you cross the Tropic of Capricorn on your way to the Atlantic Coast. Your first stop is Walvis Bay where you may see some flamingos. Then it’s on to Swakopmund, the ‘adventure capital’ of Namibia. Many optional activities like quad biking, sand boarding, skydiving and scenic flights are available here, but you can also explore the German architecture, shops and restaurants of this town. 
2 x Breakfast | 1 x Lunch

 

Day 9 Swakopmund, Namibia - Kamanjab, Namibia

Distance approx. 450 km; driving time approx. 7-8h

Today you drive inland towards Kamanjab in the north-west of Namibia. The following morning you will spend time with the semi-nomadic cattle farming Himba people. The Himba are easily recognisable by their unique style of hair and skins coloured with a mix of ochre and fat. 
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

Day 10-11 Kamanjab, Namibia - Etosha National Park, Namibia

Distance on day 10 approx. 300 km; driving time approx. 4-5h

You travel in south-easterly direction to the Etosha National Park. The elevated truck allows for excellent game viewing over the salt pans. The bungalow accommodation is situated inside the park at Okaukuejo or Halali and both camps have floodlit waterholes where animals come to drink. Optionally you can search for nocturnal animals on night game drive or join an morning drive with a Namibian game ranger.
2 x Breakfast | 2 x Lunch | 2 x Dinner

 

Day 12 Etosha National Park, Namibia - Windhoek, Namibia

Distance approx. 550 km; driving time approx. 7-9h

En-route to Namibia’s capital Windhoek, you stop at a craft market where you can buy authentic African crafts. On arrival in Windhoek you will be taken on a short drive around the city. Your tour officially ends upon arrival in Windhoek but you can spend the evening enjoying the local beer and a delicious dinner at your own expense.
Breakfast | Lunch

 

Price includes:
  • Overland tour according to the itinerary
  • 11 nights accommodation in guesthouses, chalets, bungalows,
  • camps or lodges as indicated in the itinerary
  • Transport in an overland truck
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Coffee and tea with breakfast
  • National parks fees

 

Price excludes:
  • Flights (international and domestic)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Beverages (alcohol, soft drinks and bottled mineral water)
  • Optional activities
  • Visa, tips, personal expenses, travel insurance
  • How big is the group and where are my fellow travellers from?

    - Group sizes vary however there is a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 20 travellers per group.
    - Some departure dates are set aside for small group departures with a maximum of 12 travellers per group (see “Departure and Rates”).
    - Travellers are from all over the world and from all walks of life.

  • Is there an age limit on tour?

    - Generally the age limit is 16 to 65 years. But please feel free to contact us if you are a youngster travelling with your parents or if you are over the age of 65 years and we will gladly contact the local tour operator to see if we can’t work out something for you.

  • Where does the group overnight while on tour?

    - 11 nights are spent in twin rooms / chalets at nice camps / guesthouses / lodges.

  • What vehicle is used on tour?

    - We make use of safari trucks that have been reconstructed in order to cope with the demanding African conditions. Big windows guarantee first-class game and nature viewing and a spacious interior with comfortable seats offer a high travel comfort. The back part of the vehicle is used for luggage, food and other equipment.

  • What meals are included and what food can be expected on tour?

    - Meals are included as indicated in the itinerary.
    - Breakfast usually consists of cereals, toast and jam. Light lunches like salads and sandwiches are prepared en-route while for dinner the guide prepares stews, BBQs, vegetables and different pasta or rice dishes.

  • How much extra money do I have to take along?

    - We recommend that you take along some extra cash for drinks, snacks and souvenirs. 10-15 USD per day is usually sufficient (depending on your spending habits). In addition you should allow some extra money for the optional activities you might want to participate in.

  • Do I need visa for this tour?

    - Citizens of all nationalities need to contact the respective embassies of their travel destination to check the visa regulations.
    - In general European citizens do not require a visa for South Africa and Namibia.
    - It is the sole responsibility of every traveller to be in possession of the required documents and visa that allows them to enter their holiday destination.

  • Do I need vaccinations for this tour?

    - As northern Namibia is situated within a malaria area, we would recommend some precautions. Please speak to your doctor or travel clinic about the different prophylaxis and their effects and side effects.
    - Although none of the countries visited on tour require proof of immunization against Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio and Hepatitis A & B, we nevertheless recommend those vaccinations.

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