Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Private

8 Day Namibia – South to North (8 days)

Wilderness Safaris Botswana

Walvis Bay, Namibia To Windhoek, Namibia

Valid for Departures Now Through: 27 Feb 2019

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Walvis Bay, Namibia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Guests are met upon arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport and assisted to their scheduled charter flight departing for Geluk Airstrip. Guests are met and transferred to Little Kulala, a luxurious desert retreat situated in the private 27 000-hectare (67 000-acre) Kulala Wilderness Reserve – the gateway to Namibia's Sand Sea with its towering dunes and clear star-studded skies. Desert-adapted wildlife in the area is fascinating and adds another dimension to this truly spectacular place.

Day 2
Windhoek, Namibia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Nature drives and guided walks offer guests insight into the world’s oldest desert, the Namib. A highlight is unquestionably a visit to Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei. The world-famous Sossusvlei is an enormous clay pan flanked by world-famous sand dunes that flush red in the early morning sun. Close to Sossusvlei is Dead Vlei, another pan where water once flowed, but where now all that remain are the centuries-old skeletons of trees reaching up out of the cracked earth. Other highlights include star gazing, sleeping under the stars, quad-biking, a scorpion walk and a balloon safari (own account). Your stay includes twice-daily scheduled camp activities and all meals.

Day 3
Windhoek, Namibia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

A scheduled transfer brings guests to Damaraland Camp, situated in the Torra Conservancy – an inspirational community partnership – with sensational views of the surrounding desert plains, ancient valleys and distant peaks of the Brandberg Mountains. New technology blends with ancient construction methods to create innovative, eco-friendly luxury in the desert through the camp’s 10 elevated, adobe-style thatched units (including a family unit).

Day 4
Windhoek, Namibia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Morning and afternoon game drives reveal the dramatic scenery and fascinating wildlife of the region. Desert-adapted elephant are a highlight of the area, although the natural cycle of rainfall dictates the seasonal movements of wildlife along the Huab River. Guests can visit the local communities which include Nama-Damara, Herero, Owambo, and the displaced Riemvasmaakers of South Africa. Damaraland is also world-famous for its ancient rock art. Your stay includes twice-daily scheduled camp activities and all meals.

Day 5
Windhoek, Namibia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Fly by light aircraft to the vast Marienfluss Conservancy in the extreme north of Namibia for a three-night stay at Serra Cafema. The camp is poised along the lush banks of the Kunene River, a rejuvenating band of green, surrounded by the lunar-like landscape of the Namib Desert and the Cafema mountain range to the north.

Day 6
Windhoek, Namibia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Informative nature drives and eco-friendly quad-bike excursions allow guests to experience this vast, fascinating area. Boating on the river reveals the resident crocodiles and waterbirds living in this riverside oasis.

Day 7
Windhoek, Namibia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Walking in the remote mountain and river valleys is also a highlight, as is a visit to a Himba settlement. The intriguing fairy circle phenomenon is best viewed in the Hartmann Valley. Your stay will include twice daily scheduled camp activities and all meals.

Day 8
Windhoek, Namibia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack
Transfer by light aircraft to Hosea Kutako International Airport for your onward travel arrangements.

Tour Features

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Description

They 8 Day itinerary combines Little Kulala (Sossusvlei), Damaraland Camp and Serra Cafema. Sossusvlei represents a classic view of the Namib Desert’s ocean of sand, ‘waves’ that are made of bright red sand and dark shadows. The rugged, rocky landscape of Damaraland in north-west Namibia is characterised by valleys and dry riverbeds that carve their way through deep gorges and ancient geological features. Serra Cafema is located in the extreme north-west of Namibia on the banks of the Kunene River in the Hartmann's Valley. All three camps offer unique activities, completely different in each of the regions.

Highlights:Little Kulala offers close proximity and private access to the dunes of SossusvleiExplore the dramatic Kulala Wilderness Reserve by quad bike, hot air balloon, nature drive or on footDamaraland Camp is owned and largely run by the local community who have injected their own distinctive optimism and cheerful nature into their guests’ experience.Rushing rapids just below Serra Cafema Camp lull you into dreamland after a day of desert exploratio

Most authentic Himba cultural experience in all of Namibia

About Us

Wilderness Safaris is a Lodge Operator and a Destination Management Company dedicated to responsible ecotourism in Africa.

We specialise in creating memorable journeys in some of the most remote and pristine areas in Africa, whilst at the same time helping to ensure the future protection of Africa’s spectacular wildlife heritage and sharing the benefits of tourism with local communities.

At Wilderness Safaris, we believe in creating journeys, not holidays. A journey is an immersive experience, one that changes how you view the world in general and the wild places of Africa in particular.

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Terms & Conditions

CONFIRMED BOOKINGS

Once a booking has been confirmed to us, we will change the booking’s status from “provisional” to “confirmed” on condition that you have secured the specified non-refundable deposit from your guests. The standard amount is 20% of the total land arrangement costs but this amount can vary depending on certain terms and conditions or party size. Please contact your journey specialist for details and please do NOT confirm a booking unless you have this non-refundable deposit, as you will become liable for cancellation fees if the booking does not materialize. In some parts of the world it has been customary for the guest to pay a nominal deposit for a holiday, with a small penalty if they cancel. Wilderness camps are relatively small making the fixed running costs and resultant break- even occupancies extremely sensitive. The cancellation of a mere two guests can put the camp into a loss situation and therefore we cannot accept bookings made with a nominal deposit, nor can we afford lenient cancellation terms. Please ensure that you have the required non-refundable deposit from your guests before a booking is confirmed with us. We urge you to review the booking conditions between your company and your guests. We believe that guests who are firmly committed to travelling and are covered by full travel insurance in the event that they cancel for insurable reasons e.g. medical problems, should have no problems in committing to this non-refundable deposit

PAYMENTS

Full payment from the guest is due eight weeks prior to arrival, after which our cancellation fees escalate in accordance with our cancellation policy.

CANCELLATIONS OF FIT BOOKINGS

Cancellation fees are levied when guests cancel confirmed reservations. The costs of the cancellation fees will escalate the closer the guests, cancels to their confirmed departure date. Our penalties escalate from forfeiting the deposit to payment in full as follows:

• If a cancellation is made more than 8 weeks before departure the non-refundable deposit is forfeited.

• If a cancellation is made between 4 weeks and 8 weeks, the deposit plus 25% of the price.

• If a guest cancels between 3 and 4 weeks prior to departure, 50% of the price.

• If a guest cancels between 2 and 3 weeks prior to departure, 60% of the price.

• If a guest cancels less than two weeks prior to departure, the 100% of the price.

Groups and Incentives have a different cancellation fee policy. This is available at time of quoting.



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