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17 - 24 JULY 2020

NAMIBIA | 7 DAYS

DESERTS & SAFARIS

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On this short 7-day tour you will get to know the Namib Desert and Etosha National Park.
Be dazzled by the magnificent colors and contours of the sand dunes in the Sossusvlei region, visit Deadvlei, a dry, but naturally beautiful, ancestral river.
Explore Etosha National Park on our daily safaris and get face to face with some of Africas most famous wildlife
This tour starts & ends in Windhoek, enjoy a typical African farewell dinner at the most famous restaurant in the country.

INCREDIBLE PHOTOGRAPHY

Namibia is without doubt one of the most photogenic countries in the world! Photograph the amazing sand dunes at Sossusvlei and the wildlife of Etosha National Park

PROFESSIONALLY GUIDED

This tour is guided by our professional guide Alex Freire Alex has 10 years experience guiding tours in Namibia

FOR ALL AGES

This 7 day tour is ideal for all ages including the little ones. All regions we visit in Namibia are 100% malaria free

SAFETY

Namibia is currently one of the most visited countries in Africa not only for its natural beauty but also due to its safety and friendly people

INFORMATION

All you need to know about this Tour

Namibia 7 Days
Deserts & Safaris
2512 US$
  • per person sharing
  • 17 - 24 July 2020
  • 7 days
  • Professionally Guided
  • Maximum 12 people
ITINERARY

Detailed Itinerary of this Tour

Day 1- Windhoek/Sesriem

We leave Windhoek early in the morning and drive towards our accommodation in Sesriem, where we will be staying for the next 2 nights. The drive takes about 4h30 minutes and its very pleasant with a fascinating semi-desert landscape. Rest of the day at the Lodge

Included: Dinner

Accommodation: Agama River Camp or similar

Activity: Transfer

Day 2- Sossusvlei

Today you need to get up early to visit the sand dunes in Sossusvlei & Deadvlei These dunes can reach heights of over 300 m and are absolutely spectacular. For the more fit you can try and climb the famous dune 45 and enjoy the views from the top This dunes offer offer fantastic photo opportunities. We also stopped to see the Sesriem Gorge, which was carved millions of years ago by the Tsauchab River.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Agama River Camp or similar

Activity: Visit to Sossusvlei, Deadvlei & Seriem canyon

Day 3- Sesriem/Windhoek

After breakfast we start the drive back to Windhoek and the rest of the day is at leisure.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Klein Windhoek or similar

Activity: Transfer from Sesriemi to Windhoek

Day 4- Windhoek/Etosha

Early morning departure from Windhoek towards Etosha National Park where we will spend the next 3 nights. The Etosha National Park, is the best known spot in northern Namibia. We fill the next 4 days with safaris hoping to find and photograph lion, leopard, elephant and rhino, as well as cheetah, giraffe, zebra and the numerous different types of antelopes that exist in the park. Etosha was declared a National Park in 1907 and is home to approx. 114 species of mammals, 340 species of birds, 110 species of reptiles, 16 species of amphibians and, surprisingly, one species of fish.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Okaukuejo rest Camp or similar

Activity: Transfer from Windhoek to Etosha, Safari
Day 5/6- Etosha

Two full days dedicated to full day safaris only stoping for lunch and a bit of a rest during midday

Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Halali rest camp or similar

Activity: Safaris
Day 7- End

Unfortunately today we leave Etosha behind and start our journey where our services end

Included: Breakfast

Accommodation:  

Activity: Transfer from Etosha to Windhoek Airport

-Professional Guide
-All transport
-All the accommodation
-All meals mentioned in the itinerary
-All the activities mentioned in the itinerary
-All park fees

-International flights
-Early check in/late check out
-Optional tours
-Drinks and meals not mentioned in the Itinerary
-Personal expenses and tips

Although we intend to adhere to the aforementioned itinerary, there may be a need to make changes to make the tour more enjoyable or practical. So please treat the itinerary only as a guide.

Transport:
For this safari we will use fully equipped Toyota Land Cruisers, Sprinters, 12-seater 4×4 safari vehicles or other suitable vehicles with comfortable seating, large windows for viewing landscape and animals, and air-conditioning. All luggage, in addition to carry-on luggage and photographic equipment, is carried in vehicle or trailer racks to ensure maximum comfort in the vehicle.

Travel times & distances:
All travel times are affected by road conditions, border crossings, detours and weather conditions, so on certain days travel times may be longer than expected, especially when there is a long distance to travel. Remember that the time it takes to travel 100 km in your country of origin is not equivalent to the time required to travel 100 km on African roads. So we encourage you to relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery that Africa has to offer. Whenever possible, additional stops will be made to ensure your travel comfort at all times.

Accommodation:
We make use of typical mid-range African standard accommodation. The accommodation is situated in national parks, on the banks of a river or other places of interest. The accommodation will be a mix of inns, chalets and tent camps with private bathrooms.

Meals:
Where included, most breakfasts and dinners will be served in the restaurants of the various lodging establishments. Packed lunches are provided for days of driving and excursions. Alternatively, the guide will prepare the lunch en route. Please inform us about any special dietary requirements in advance.

Visas: 
For info on the requirements for visa in Namibia please follow the link below
http://www.namibia.org.za/visa-requirements/

Travel insurance:
Please note that travel insurance and cancellation insurance is required for all guests traveling with Unique-Safaris. All insurances are the sole responsibility of our guests. Please make sure to arrange your own insurance with protection throughout your journey to cover personal injury, damage and loss of personal items, including but not limited to camera equipment and other electronic items, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and loss of luggage, etc. Please talk to your travel agent if you need help

Payment

30% deposit (bank deposit)

Remainder (70%) to be paid 60 working days before the start of the safari

This safari needs a minimum of 4 people to be confirmed.

The sign is a guarantee of registration and is non-refundable in case of cancellation of the trip, as well as is not valid for exchange of destination. The confirmation or otherwise of the departure will be made on 03/20/2019, or sooner, if we have already reached the minimum number of participants

* If the group is closed without a deposit to divide the accommodation, an involuntary supplement of 185 US% will be charged.

Confirming the group, the value of the signal will be dropped from the input and if it is not confirmed, the value will be fully refunded.

Is Namibia a safe country?
Namibia is undoubtedly one of the safest countries, if not the safest, even to travel in Africa.
the Namibians are incredibly friendly, the country’s infrastructure is good, and the level of corruption found here is much lower than in neighboring countries. It is, overwhelmingly, a peaceful and welcoming country.

Do you have a mosquito problem?
Namibia is a very dry country with a desert climate so problems with mosquitoes here are almost virtually non-existent (except for the caprivi strip)

Do I need travel insurance?
As part of the Terms and Conditions of your safari with Unique- Safaris, it is essential that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance when making the final payment of your safari.
Your insurance must include complete medical coverage, including emergency repatriation, cancellation, and travel delay costs.
Anyone traveling with Unique-Safaris should have travel insurance valid for their travel time.

What currency is used in Namibia?
The currency of Namibia is the Namibian dollar which is 1: 1 with the South African Rand.
In Namibia they do not accept US dollars, only Rands from South Africa and Namibian dollars.

What is the weather like in Namibia?
The climate of Namibia is typically semi-desert, with hot days and cold nights. The cold Benguela current keeps the coast cool and free from rain most of the year. In fact, Namibia has on average about 300 days of sunshine a year. The rainy season lasts from October to April, while the rest of the year is dry and cloudless.

January/March
Summer Peak and Rainy Days – Hot days with afternoon cloudiness and possible rainfall (usually short) Wild animals can disperse during this period in search of new pastures. Northern Namibia and Caprivi generally receive most of the annual rainfall.

April/May
The morning temperatures begin to fall and the nights become colder. Precipitation is limited and wildlife begins to gather more in perennial water sources.

June/August
The early part of June sees very cool mornings and evenings, occasionally even dropping below freezing, continuing through the late winter of August. The days are typically sunny and pleasant. Warm clothes are recommended for nights and dawns. Viewing animals is great in the dry winter months in some areas.

Springtime begins in September. The days are much warmer with occasional nights and cool mornings. From October, we experience very hot and sunny days with warm nights. Sporadic rainfall occurs, although larger showers are usually limited around December. Wildlife sightings vary depending on how early the rains started.

December is the hottest month of the year, averaging 35 ° C to 40 ° C in the shade. Lower temperatures occur along the coast, thanks to the ocean breeze, with little rain and haze prevailing from the end to the middle of the morning.

What vaccines do I need to enter Namibia?
For more info click the link below
https://www.passporthealthusa.com/destination-advice/namibia/

What kind of current does Namibia use?
Namibia’s electrical appliances run on 220 / 240v with 3-pin round outlets, receiving 15-amp outlets. Although adapters are available in most camps, we recommend that you purchase your own.
See here the type of outlet used in Namibia
https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/namibia/

How does tipping work in Namibia?
These are our recommendations but tip is personal and not mandatory.

Safari Guide / Game Ranger in Camps & Game Lodges: US $10 per person per day.
General Staff in Accommodation & Game Lodges: US $5 per person per day.
Concierge: US $1 per person per move.
Restaurants / Hotels: 10% is usual.

Any other questions?
info@unique-safaris.com
alex@unique-safaris.com

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All these photos were captured during this Itinerary

This Namibia Tour was my third experience with Unique-Safaris and couldn't have been better! As a photography lover I was fascinated with this amazing country especially Sossusvlei and Etosha I would also like to mention the extraordinary work done by our guide Alex Freire that made this Tour even more amazing. His deep knowledge of the country and wildlife were undoubtedly one of the highlights!
Michael Gerry
USA
Guide

All our safaris are guided by qualified guides.

As long as I can remember, nature, animals, landscapes and remote peoples have always had a special place in my imagination.

Being from African descendants made me hear countless stories about that mysterious continent where animals live a wild life and where the landscapes are so vast that it never meets the horizon, it was through these stories that I knew one day my path and Africa would meet.

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