Itinerary - 6 Night Namibian Highlights

Booking Reference: 7025
Booking Status: Sample Itinerary
Client Name: 6 Night Namibian Highlights
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Party Size: From 2 adults
Adults: 2 Adults
Children (Under16): On request

Summary: This 6 night itinerary covers all the major 'must see' highlights of Namibia, staying in some of the country's premier remote wilderness camps. Transport from each camp is by charter flight, maximising your time at each of the camps and offering breath-taking scenery as you travel between the camps.

Day 1 - 2: Depart by light aircraft from Eros International Airport at 10h00, close to the centre of town in Windhoek for a one-hour flight to Sossusvlei, Little Kulala Camp, for two nights to explore the Reserve.
Kulala Wilderness Reserve: This is a 40 000-hectare tract of land near the spectacular sights of Sossusvlei, borders the expansive Namib Naukluft Park. Today, after ten years of habitat rehabilitation, Kulala is once again home to of all forms of desert wildlife and provides convenient access to the splendour of the towering red dunes of the Namib. The Sossusvlei dunes rise dramatically more than 300 metres above the surrounding plains, and are surrounded by rugged, ancient volcanic mountains and open plains.

Larger desert-adapted wildlife such as ostrich, springbok and gemsbok flourish here with carnivores such as bat-eared fox, Cape fox, cheetah and black-backed jackal often seen. Emphasis is laid on the smaller desert fauna, spectacular scenery and the incredible night sky. Unique birds include Dune Lark, Burchell's Courser, Ludwig's Bustard and Stark's Lark.

Day 3 - 4: Fly over the Namib Desert for an alternative view of the dunes from the air and then due west to Meob Bay on the Skeleton Coast. The desert and Skeleton Coast scenery is spectacular, where the dunes and the desert meet the Atlantic Ocean, inland to Damaraland for two nights.

Your choice of accommodation is either Damaraland Camp in the Torra Conservancy or Desert Rhino Camp in the Palmwag Concession.
Torra Conservancy: This 352 200ha conservancy lies in northern Damaraland, where the landscape is characterised by hills interspersed with valleys and dry riverbeds that occasionally flow, sustaining riverine vegetation through the long dry seasons. Early morning fog provides precious water to the flora and fauna, all of which has adapted superbly to this harsh environment.

Despite its aridity, the area supports a surprisingly high diversity of wildlife including a healthy number of desert-adapted elephant and good populations of Hartmann's mountain zebra, southern giraffe, gemsbok, springbok, with occasional cheetah and black rhino as well interesting flora like euphorbias, pachypodiums and shepherd's trees. Birding is excellent with Herero Chat and Benguela Long-billed Lark common finds. The conservancy is the result of a highly successful partnership with the local Torra community - that has become an inspiration for communities and conservationists throughout Africa.
Palmwag Concession: The 450 000ha concession situated in northern Damaraland is made up of rolling, rocky hills and flat-topped mountains with scattered euphorbia, ancient welwitschia plants, scrubby vegetation and isolated clumps of trees. The conservancy supports the largest free-roaming population of desert-adapted black rhino in Africa as well as a healthy number of desert-adapted elephants.

Thanks to the freshwater springs in the area, there is a surprising amount of life here: Hartmann's mountain zebra, giraffe, gemsbok, springbok and kudu, as well as lion, cheetah, leopard, and brown and spotted hyaena. Birdlife is equally varied including endemics like Benguela Long-billed Lark, Dusky Sunbird and Bokmakierie. Palmwag holds the core of the rarely seen desert-adapted lion population of north-west Namibia. Cheetah and leopard also occur in this area.

Day 5 - 6: Fly by light aircraft today from Damaraland to Ongava Game Reserve for a further two-night stay at the camp of your choice. Highlights are the game drives into Etosha National Park as well as night drives, nature walks and hides on the private Ongava Game Reserve.

Accommodation is at a choice of either Ongava Tented Camp or Ongava Lodge .
Ongava Reserve: On the southern boundary of Etosha National Park and forming a buffer to the Park lies Ongava Game Reserve, a prolific 30 000ha private concession. It is a haven to large concentrations of wildlife: notably lion, cheetah, springbok, gemsbok, wildebeest, Burchell's zebra, Hartmann's mountain zebra, waterbuck, red hartebeest, giraffe, eland and the largest population of the endemic black-faced impala outside of Etosha.

The Reserve is also known for the successful reintroduction of white and black rhino. Bird life is prolific with 340 species seen, amongst them 10 of Namibia's 14 endemic bird species including White-tailed Shrike, Short-toed Rock Thrush, Hartlaub's Francolin, R?ppell's Parrot and raptors in abundance. Ongava also provides easy access to the prime game viewing areas of western Etosha, Namibia's premier wildlife destination.

Day 7: Depart Ongava by light air charter back to Windhoek where the safari ends at either Windhoek Eros or Windhoek International Airport.

Costing: Important: Prices are to be used as a guideline only to assist you with planning for your Namibian safari. Prices are subject to change as flight prices, seasonal dates and special offers may vary. Single supplements vary greatly from lodge to lodge and sometimes do not apply. Please email us for a more specific quote, tailor-made to suite your exact needs.

June - Oct 2013:
Cost Per Person: £4630

Nov 2013 - 19 Dec 2013:
Cost Per Person: £3670

20 Dec 2013 - 10 Jan 2014:
Cost Per Person: £4025
Includes: Accommodation, tours & meals, selected drinks (excluding premium brands), 'in-seat' flight transfers between all the camps.
Excludes: Departure taxes, personal expenses and gratuities, services not specified.
International Flights: We have not included the international flights from London to South Africa / Namibia as there are ongoing flight specials with flights costing from £750 per person return. Speak to us to find the best deal for your holiday.
Additional Notes: 1. Daily departures and no minimum number of guests required.
2. We recommend a night in Windhoek the night before your safari to avoid the risk of any international flight delays.
3. These circuits are flexible and can be tailor-made to suit your requirements as long as the circuit route above is still followed i.e. a 2 night stayin Swakopmund can be added.
4. Luggage restriction to 20kg (44 lbs) luggage. Excess baggage will be charged for. Provision can be made to store your luggage.
Flexibility: All our itineraries are tailored to meet your specific requirements, so should you wish to increase days, add another destination or swop around accommodation options, that is all possible - just pop us an email with what your ideal holiday to South Africa must include and we can do the rest.

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