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Namibian Northern Odyssey

Namibia's northern highlights

Namibian Northern Odyssey

N$23200 per person

Venture into Namibia’s rugged northern regions on a 7-day tour that takes in the dramatic landscapes of Damaraland and exhilarating wildlife encounters in Etosha National Park. Discover the astonishing amount of diverse life that thrives in Namibia’s dry regions, including the elusive desert-adapted elephant. Marvel at the landscapes of Moon Valley, the Organ Pipes and Burnt Mountain, explore ancient rock art galleries at Twyfelfontein and experience exceptional game viewing around the shimmering Etosha Pan.

  • Departure
    Windhoek / Windhoek
  • Included
    Namibian Northern Odyssey
    German & English Guide
    Accommodation
    Bottled water
    Specified meals
    Air-conditioned vehicles
    Game drives in Etosha
    Porterage
  • Not Included
    Special entrance fees
    Flights
    Single Supplements
    Travel Insurance
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Day 1 - Friday: Windhoek to Swakopmund
A Transfer takes you to the coastal town of Swakopmund. Upon your arrival in the early afternoon you check into your hotel. With palm-lined streets and seaside promenades, Swakopmund is a popular holiday destination in Namibia. For the international guest, Swakopmund is a bohemian mix of German architecture and African rhythms, a laid back attitude with adrenalin activities. It is colourful, it is vibrant, but most of all, it is pure fun.
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Day 2 - Saturday: Explore Swakopmund
Swakopmund is often fondly referred to as the “playground of Namibia”, it has numerous activities ranging from, adventure to exploring the fascinating features of the Namib Desert and the animals and plants that occur and survive here. Embrace the relaxed pace of this idyllic coastal town whilst enjoying coffee and freshly baked pastries in one of the many café’s. Alternatively explore the rugged, sweltering desert on a day tour, or view this awesome, environment from the air on a scenic flight.
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Day 3 - Sunday: Swakopmund to Damaraland
On long yet interesting and scenic roads we head further north into the Damaraland, one of the least populated and geologically diverse areas in Africa. This harsh, rocky environment is home to the elusive desert elephant, the black rhino and free-roaming antelope species. Accompanied by a local Damara guide we visit Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO heritage site with over 2.500 bushman rock engravings. After a visit to the nearby Living Museum of the Damara we proceed to the Petrified Forest - a geological phenomenon depicting the creation and metamorphosis of wood into stone and the Welwitschia mirabilis – the oldest living desert plant.
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Day 4 - Monday: Damaraland for Etosha National Park
After a relaxed breakfast, we travel towards the Etosha National Park, famous for its vast amount of wildlife. After we have reached our camp located just outside of the National Park, we explore the various waterholes located close to Okaukuejo and the Anderson gate for our first park wildlife encounters. Optional and time permitting open vehicle game drives can be booked with the lodge.
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Day 5 - Tuesday: Etosha National Park
The day is devoted purely to the abundant wildlife found in the Etosha National Park, which surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan. The park is home to 4 of the Big Five - elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. Game viewing in the park is largely focussed around the waterholes, some of which are spring fed and some supplied from a borehole, ideal places to sit and watch over 114 different game species, or for an avid birder, in excess of 340 bird species. Popular game species such as giraffe, blue wildebeest, plains and mountain zebra, hyena, lion, leopard, antelopes such as kudu, oryx, eland, as well as some of the endangered species such as Black rhino, cheetah and the black-faced impala are all found here.
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Day 6 - Wednesday: Etosha National Park
Today your guide again takes you on a game drive in the Etosha National Park, or optionally you can book an open game drive park drive with the lodge. We may encounter animal species we have not seen the previous day and look forward to any new surprises at the different waterholes visited. In the afternoon we travel back to our lodge, where we enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure or experience the wellness centre.
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Day 7 - Thursday: Etosha National Park to Windhoek
After breakfast we travel back through the centre of the country to the capital, Windhoek. Time permitting, en-route we may stop at the famous wood carvers market in Okahandja or the craft market in the main street in Windhoek to pick up a last few souvenirs. Windhoek is a cosmopolitan melting pot of European architecture with African culture, with a variety of good restaurants to choose from. You will be dropped off at your accommodation of choice, or transferred to the airport for your outward flight.

TOUR LOCATION

Travel from Windhoek to the seaside town of Swakopmund, discover the landscapes of Damaraland and experience exhilarating wildlife encounters in Etosha National Park.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only. All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Rates valid: 01/11/2019 - 30/06/2020 (Low Season) 
  • NAD 23 200 per person sharing
  • NAD 2 520 single supplement
 
  • Rates are valid: 01/07/2020 - 31/10/2020 (High Season) 
  • NAD 25 250 per person sharing
  • NAD 2 480 single supplement
Game drives are conducted in a closed vehicle, but you have the option to book an open vehicle game drive while in Etosha National Park. This is at an additional cost
  • Tour Exclusions
  • Flights
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • Optional extras
  • Single supplements (all departures require a minimum of 2 people)
  • Game drives in open vehicles can be booked at an additional cost
  • Travel insurance
  Accommodation Used:
  • Swakopmund Plaza/Beach Hotel or similar x 2 nights 
  • Damara Mopane or similar x 1 night 
  • Etosha Safari Camp or similar x 1 night 
  • Mokuti Etosha Lodge or similar x 2 nights
  • This tour departs on selected Saturdays: please enquire for departure dates.
  • Accommodation as specified in the itinerary. Similar accommodation will be arranged where there is no availability.
  • This tour hosts a bilingual English/German guide for the entire duration.
  • Pre and post accommodation in Windhoek is required for this trip. Please note this is excluded from the tour cost.
Departure dates: 

 

Nov19 Dec19 Jan 20 Feb 20 Mar 20 Apr 20 May 20 Jun 20 Jul 20 Aug 20 Sep 20 Oct 20
Ger/Eng

8, 22, 29

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10, 24

14, 28

13, 27 24 8, 22 19 3, 17, 31 7, 21, 28 4, 18, 25

2, 16, 23, 30

English 15 10 5 14 11

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