This is a classic safari to Namibia covering four different regions of this amazing country. We will start by flying from Johannesburg to the coast and staying at Walvis Bay and visiting points of interest in this area. That includes seeing the desert adapted wildlife, seal colonies, flamingos and exploring the sand dunes and the nearby historic town of Swakopmund. An optional scenic flight over the Skeleton Coast and Sossusvlei area in planned.
From Walvis Bay we will take a commercial flight to Windhoek airport and spend a couple of nights in a luxury villa on the property of the N/a’an ku sê Foundation, a conservation organization and wildlife sanctuary. Here we will have unique opportunities to interact with and photograph African wildlife.
From there we will drive to Namibia's flagship national park: Etosha National Park with multi-night stays at Okaukeujo, their prime, central location for optimal game viewing and at another camp, Mokuti, at the edge of the park. We will then take a charter flight to the Caprivi area and stay at Lianshulu Lodge which offers game drives and boating activities to see the spectacular wildlife there along the Kwando River in Namibia's Zambezi Region.
After Caprivi we will take a charter flight back the Etosha and stay overnight at Mokuti before returning to
N/a’an ku sê by vehicle. There we will have more unique wildlife interaction experiences and relax at their beautiful location, before returning to Johannesburg.
A maximum of 8 people are on the safari - in 2 vehicles for maximum room and comfort for traveling & photography.
Participants will enjoy activities lead by experienced guides in our own game drive vehicle at each park.
We will stay at accommodations best situated to partake in various activities focused on the unique wildlife and
scenery at these locations. You can download a PDF of the planned itinerary HERE.
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Economy class flights - Johannesburg/Walvis Bay/Windhoek/Johannesburg
Airport and departure taxes
Accommodation as per itinerary
Seat on charter: Mokuti/Caprivi round trip
Scheduled and shared activities as offered by the camps
Selected drinks as specified
All meals **Please indicate any dietary restrictions which need to be accommodated
Tips for lodge staff
Travel Pack & Travel documents
International flights: Airfare to/from Johannesburg
Tours and activities not specified in itinerary
Premium brand drinks
Items of a personal nature & laundry services at camps
Tips on safari for local guides or activities at the lodges
** (recommended rate $10/day - guide & $8/day - spotter/tracker)
Hotel, meals, transportation & tipping in Johannesburg prior to commencement of safari or following the trip
Visa fees if applicable (American passport holders do require a visa to visit Namibia)
Travel and medical insurance . ** Travel insurance for Medical Evacuation in MANDATORY
To reserve your place a non-refundable deposit will be required by February 15, 2018.
Any booking made after February 15, 2018 cannot be guaranteed as these lodges are holding the bookings provisionally and if other parties request the same dates we must either confirm or release the rooms.
The balance will be due by June 30, 2017.
Please note: If the lodges get requests from other parties wanting to confirm the dates they are holding
for our group, we may need to pay our deposits earlier to secure our booking.
IMMUNIZATION: Please note that a yellow fever certificate is now required to enter South Africa if coming from Zambia.
Anti-malarial medications are very highly recommended for travel throughout these areas.
PASSPORT: It is your responsibility to ensure you have a current passport, valid for six months after your return home. Please ensure it has at least three blank pages in it for stamps/visas. If it does not, you are likely to be denied access into the country.
TRAVEL INSURANCE: It is required that all participants have their own insurance for cancellation, medical expenses, baggage loss and medical evacuation. Full trip cancellation insurance is not required, but highly recommended.
Currency & Credit Cards: The unit of currency in Namibia is the Namibia Dollar, which is tied to the South African RAND. in major towns accept valid international credit cards. MasterCard and Visa are accepted for payment. It must be noted that many shops and retail outlets especially in the rural areas do not accept credit cards and it is essential to have a cash in these areas. Hard currency such as US dollars, Euro, British pounds and South African Rand can be used.
Cancellations fees for the balance cost after deposit for accommodations and internal charter flights booked:
120 - 91 Days - 25%
90 - 61 Days - 50%
60 - 46 Days - 75%
45 - 0 Days - 100%