Namibia individual travel

ACACIA TOUR - NAMIBIAN HIGHLIGHTS

Acacia Tour - Namibian Highlights

28 October - 09 November 2018

12 May - 24 May 2019

15 September - 27 September 2019

20 October - 01 November 2019



For a printable itinerary, click here Acacia itinerary 2019

Day 1: Arrival in Windhoek
Arrival at Windhoek International Airport. We are welcomed by our guide and transferred to Windhoek.
In the afternoon we explore the historic and cultural highlights of Namibian capital during a city tour. We visit buildings like the Christ Church, Tintenpalast (German for Ink Palace – the house of parliament) and “Alte Feste” where the German colonial past is clearly visible. We enjoy dinner at the well-known Joe’s Beerhouse. Villa Moringa Guesthouse (BB)

Day 2: From Windhoek to the Kalahari
After breakfast we head south to the Kalahari Farmhouse, located at Stampriet. In the afternoon we go for a sundowner drive in an open-roofed vehicle. We drive through the red sand dunes with typical flora and fauna of the Kalahari Desert. The Kalahari sunset we experience with a drink and panoramic views across the Kalahari Dunes. Kalahari Farmhouse or similar (DBB)

Namib DesertDay 3: Via Tsaris Pass to Sesriem
We drive via Maltahöhe over the Tsaris Pass down to the Namib Desert. The magnificent landscapes of the Namib Rand hints to the marvel which is awaiting us. From our luxurious tent bungalows at Sossusvlei Lodge we have a great view of the Namib Desert. Sossusvlei Lodge or similar (DBB)

Day 4: Visit Sossusvlei

We depart before sunrise and enjoy the ride to Sossusvlei in a fascinating dream landscape. In the early morning the sand dunes shimmer golden, yellow and red on the one side, but are dark and shady on the other. We have the opportunity to climb one of the highest dunes of the world. We leave the park to continue north to today's lodge. Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge or similar (BB)

Day 5: Drive to the Atlantic coast
Invigorated we head to the coast via the Kuiseb and Ghaub Canyon of the central Namib Desert. On the way we may see ostrich, springbok, zebra and oryx. Via Walvis Bay we drive to Swakopmund. In the afternoon we can explore the coastal town or take a walk on the beach. Swakopmund Sands Hotel (BB)

Day 6: Catamaran Tour
Today we are taken on an interesting boat cruise at Walvis Bay. We should see seals, dolphins, flamingo’s, pelicans and other interesting sea life. We can enjoy some fresh local oysters and sparkling wine. In the afternoon we have some time off to relax, go shopping or visit some of the interesting and historic sites of Swakopmund. Swakopmund Sands Hotel (BB)

Desert ElephantDay 7: To Twyfelfontein
We say goodbye to the sea and head inland past the Brandberg to Twyfelfontein Lodge. The name Twyfelfontein is Afrikaans and means "doubtful fountain". In the afternoon we visit the Twyfelfontein and make a small detour to the Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes. Twyfelfontein Lodge (DBB)

Day 8: Drive to Vingerklip
In the dry riverbed of the Aba-Huab and Huab we experience a very special tour. Between high Camelthorn- and Ana-trees we drive in deep river sand and are hoping to spot some of the rare desert elephants. Then we head to the "Petrified Forest" and on to Vingerklip Lodge. From the high Table Mountain right next to the lodge we enjoy a magnificent view of the wide Mopane plains and Ugab River. Vingerklip Lodge (DBB)

Day 9: Via Outjo to Etosha National Park
Today we want to head into the realm of wildlife of Etosha National Park soonest. The Etosha National Park is one of the biggest game reserves in the world and is considered one of the finest game parks in Africa. Our lodge, the Etosha Safari Lodge, is located just a few kilometres from the entrance to the park. In the afternoon we enjoy the first game drive. Etosha Safari Lodge or similar (DBB)

Day 10: Etosha National Park
Exciting wildlife viewing awaits us in the Etosha National Park. We have the whole day to visit the various water holes and to see wildlife such as giraffes, kudu, zebra, oryx antelope, black-faced impala, wildebeest, springbok, ostrich and with some luck even lions. Namibia has the largest population of the rare black rhinos. Etosha Safari Lodge or similar (DBB)

Etosha OryxDay 11: Waterberg
We leave the wildlife of Etosha National Park and drive via Outjo and Otjiwarongo to the Waterberg. The Waterberg is a natural paradise with a unique vegetation. It is known for its rare mammal species, bird life and its magnificent scenery. On a small hike we see almost all the trees and shrubs that exist in Namibia. Waterberg Wilderness Lodge (DBB)

Day 12: Drive to Windhoek
Today we head to Okahandja, where we visit the famous wood carver´s market. Then we proceed to Okapuka Lodge situated only a few kilometres outside of Windhoek. The game reserve is boasting numerous mammal species like rhino, sable- and eland-antelopes, giraffes, black wildebeest, Kudu and springbok on its 120 sq. kilometres of savannah-grassland. We have time to relax at the pool before we embark on our last game drive in the late afternoon. Okapuka Lodge (DBB)

Day 13: Departure
Unfortunately, this is where our Namibia holiday comes to an end. Just in time for the return flight we head to the airport and say goodbye to our guide.

Tourdates 2019 (from/to Windhoek)
12 May to 24 May 2019
15 September to 27 September 2019
20 October to 01 November 2019

Price 2019 from/to Windhoek
Per person sharing: ZAR 51´000.-
Single supplement: ZAR 6´300.-
Participants minimum 4 and maximum 12

Tourdates 2020 (from/to Windhoek)
10 May to 22 May 2020
13 September to 25 September 2020
25 October to 06 November 2020
The rates for these departures will be published during 2019.

Included:
Meals and accommodations as stated (or similar)
Mineral water
Activities as stated and park entrance fees
Professional Tour guide in 4x4-Landcruiser or VW Crafter/Combi
BB = overnight with bed and breakfast
DBB = overnight with dinner, bed and breakfast

Excluded:
Flights
Tips
Own drinks and meals not mentioned
Activities not mentioned

Please note:
Accommodations are subject to change.


For a printable itinerary, click here Acacia itinerary 2019

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Contact Andrew via email: andrew@nit.com.na