namibia private guided tours & safaris

Privately guided tours to the South of Namibia

Daily tour description - Namibia Tours South

Day 1

Arrival in Windhoek and meeting at the airport. Pick up of the rental car ( if booked as a self-drive tour ). Drive ( about 40 km ) to the "Hotel Thule" located on a hill in the Eros district with a beautiful view over the city of Windhoek. Rest, refresh and lunch break. In the afternoon, a guided tour of the sights of the Namibian capital. Alternative leisure for individual experiences and sightseeing. Recommendation: Dinner in the popular "Joes Beerhouse" or the "Kubata Restaurant" opposite Joes ( highly recommended ) in the Eros district. Transport provided.

Day 2

Travel time approximately 5 hours - 500 km

After breakfast, drive over Mariental to Keetmanshoop. Arrival at the "Maritz Country Lodge". In the afternoon, we visit the "Quiver Tree Forest" and "Giants Playground" a rocky nature play. Accommodation and breakfast in the lodge. Recommendation: Dinner individually in the lodge.

Day 3

Travel time approximately 3 hours - 220 km

Morning drive to the Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world. On the way bathing fun at the "Löwensee". Arrival at the "Gondwana Canyon Village". The afternoon is at your disposal. Our recommendation: Enjoy the amenities of the lodge with a refreshing pool and in the evening the sunset from the rockplateau on which the lodge is situated. Dinner is offered at the lodge.

Day 4

Travel time approximately 6 hours - 480km

Early drive to the viewpoint of the canyon and look into the "belly of the earth" including a spectacular sunrise. Then return to the lodge for breakfast. After a sumptuous breakfast we continue - with recommended photo stops - to Lüderitz. Arrival in Lüderitz in the afternoon at the very popular "Nest Hotel". Late afternoon sightseeing with the mountain church, train station and Shark Island. Recommendation: Dinner in the hotel or a restaurant in the town.

Day 5

Short trip ( about 10 km ) to Kolmanskuppe east of Lüderitz. We visit the deserted ghost town "Kolmanskuppe" which was captured by sand dunes and once the richest city in Africa with its diamond finds. From there drive to the "windy" Diaz Cross and in the afternoon visit the Goerke house in the city. Afternoon free time for your own activities. Overight and breakfast in the hotel. Recommendation: Dinner individually in the hotel.

Day 6

Travel time approximately 7 hours - 470 km

We leave early and drive via Aus and Helmeringhausen to Sesriem / Sossusvlei ( with intermediate stop at the castle Duwisib ) In the evening we reach the "Desert Quiver Camp", 5 km before the entrance of the famous National Park and near the Sesriem Canyon. Overnight in comfortable bungalows. Dinner is held at the Sossusvlei Lodge, which is offered as a large buffet and is included in the price of the tour.

Day 7

Travel time in the afternoon about 4.5 hours - 360 km

In the morning you will have the opportunity to visit the highest sand dune in the world. You have the following three options: You can visit the national park with your own car ( self-driver option ), or take part in a guided excursion in a 4 x 4 wheelbuggy or even join me in our Jeep for a sand dune excursion. At about 13h00 we continue via Solitaire and Walvis Bay to Swakopmund, which we reach in the evening. Overnight and breakfast in the hotel "Deutsches Haus" in Swakopmund. Recommendation: Dinner at the overnight hotel or the popular "Kücki's Pub".

Day 8

After breakfast leisure. In the early morning you will have the opportunity at a surcharge to go on a spectacular catamaran tour in the Bay of Walvis Bay. On board you will be visited by sea lions and pelicans, with dolphins swimming before the bow and oysters are served with champagne. In case of interest in the afternoon individual trip to Cape Cross including a visit of the gigantic seal colony, where we will find more than a hundredthousand seals with an unforgettable smell and noise. Overnight stay and breakfast at hotel "Deutsches Haus" in Swakopmund. Recommendation: Dinner in the ultra German "Brauhaus" or in the landmark restaurant "Jetty 1905" which is situated about 270 meters on the jetty in the ocean.

Day 9

Travel time approximately 7 hours - 550 km

After breakfast drive over Karibib - Omaruru - Otjiwarongo - Outjo to the "Etosha Village" about 6 km before the "Anderson Gate" of the Etosha National Park. Alternatively, on the evening before, we can also discuss and choose the alternative route via Uis Myn and Khorixas with a short stop at the famous "Finger Clip". Overnight stay for the next two nights at the "Etosha Village". Dinner is included in the price of the trip.

Day 10

Today is safari day for animal watching in the Etosha National Park. We will be spending most of the day in the park where we will be able to "visit" or be "visited" by zebra, antelope, impala, lion, rhinoceros, elephant etc. We can take a lunch or coffee break and a swim at the camp "Halali" in the park. By late afternoon we return to the lodge and enjoy a "Sundowner" before dinner which is included again in the price of the trip.

Day 11

Travel time approximately 5 hours - 480 km

Today we will be driving after breakfast, via Usakos, Karibib and Okahandja, back to Windhoek and spend our second last day again at "Hotel Thule". Afternoon and evening are available for recreation and for individual activities.

Day 12

After breakfast, we will pay Windhoek another visit, but this time we will go West to the "Daan Viljoen Game Park" where we hopefully will see some more animals. Nevertheless, it is a very scenic and beautiful park even for simple relaxation. Afterwards we go to the Katutura district where we will learn more about the life, culture and traditions of our dark-skinned country men and women, as well as the history of this part of Windhoek. We can also try a small snack at the now famous "Soweto Meat Market" , which is called "Kapana". Back to Windhoek where we can spend the last hours with wistful farewell looks on the terrace of the hotel "Heinitzburg" above the town and enjoy the best German 'Apple Strudel' or an ice cold Windhoek beer.
Around 17h45 to the airport and dropping off the rental car (with the self-drive option) At around 21h45 pm check-in for your flight back home.

Remarks

The self-driver option requires a valid driving license plus a valid International driving license.

Also recommendable is a health insurance which also covers you abroad.

* Different airlines now fly to Windhoek and the flight prices have drastically declined. It is recommended to go 'google' a bit and to look for carriers such as Condor, KLM and SAA. Especially Quatar Airways is worth to consider.

Namibia is as large as Denmark, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Northern Italy, but with only two inhabitants per square kilometer it has fewer inhabitants than Hamburg.

These facts alone suggest a sparsely settled population and large distances.

In Namibia, there is left-hand traffic. We travel up to 600 km on this tour on some days, which is not a problem at all in view of the low traffic volume. It is important to note that about 85% of the road network in the host country is not paved, but rather so-called "gravelroads" ( dirt roads ), which can be used by conventional cars.

Based on our route of approx. 3500 km, about one half are normal tar and the other half gravel or sand roads.

Our tour includes accommodation and breakfast or half board. Additional costs eg for dinner are rather insignificant, because in Namibia most menus are reasonably priced in comparison to other countries.

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Organizer

Namibia Holidays Tours & Safaris

Your private Guide

Felix Heyl

Schedule

According to your booking

Services included:

  • 2 x Overnight stay / Breakfast - "Hotel Thule" in Windhoek
  • 1 x Overnight stay / Breakfast - "Maritz Country Lodge" in Keetmanshoop
  • 1 x Overnight stay / Breakfast - "Gondwana Canyon Village"
  • 2 x Overnight stay / Breakfast - "Nest Hotel" in Lüderitz
  • 1 x Overnight stay / Half Board - "Desert Quiver Camp"
  • 2 x Overnight stay / Breakfast - "Deutsches Haus" in Swakopmund
  • 2 x Overnight stay / Half Board - "Etosha Village" at Etosha Park
  • 2 x Guided city tour / trip in Windhoek
  • Entrance fee to Quivertree Forestand Giant playground on Nolte Farm
  • Entrance fee to Fish River Canyon
  • Visit Kolmannskuppe, Diaz Point and Goerkehaus
  • Entrance fees to the Etosha National Park
  • Refreshment drinks during the trip
  • Car with air condition incl. insurance without excess *
  • Road map Namibia per vehicle *

Not included in the price are the travel expenses to Windhoek and back. Dinner not mentioned as half-board, as well as drinks with meals. Cost of the catamaran tour, tips for staff and personal expenses. Petrol costs for car hire.

* For the self-propelled option, a normal car Compact Class is included in the travel price and is absolutely sufficient for our trip. If you prefer to travel with a Jeep or Toyota, it would be possible at an extra charge. On the guided tour, we make use of the following vehicles: Jeep Cherokee (4 x 4), Toyota Fortuner (4 x 4), Mitsubishi Delica Luxury (4 x 4), VW T5 Microbus or Toyota Quantum depending on the number of guests travelling.

Tour Rate

2.800.- EUR per person in double room (guided tour - rate reduces if more than 2 guests are booked)

3.300.- EUR per person in the double room (guided self-drive tour option - rate applies to the driver(s) of car(s) only)

Single supplement 500.- EUR (in both cases)

Prices valid from 1 November 2017 to 31 October 2018

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