Namibia 11 Days

  • Incredible Photography
  • 11 Days
  • 2020

Deserts, Safaris, Tribes & more

Starting and ending in Windhoek this 11-day tour takes you to some of the most famous places in this amazing country. Be dazzled by the huge sand dunes in the world's oldest desert before you travel to the charming coastal town of Swakopmund with its German influence of gastronomy and architecture. Kayak with hundreds of seals along the Namibian coast at Walvis Bay before visiting the Himba tribe and learning more about this nomadic people who continue to live a simple and traditional life. Undoubtedly one of the highlights of this tour is the Etosha National Park safari, see and photograph closely some of the most famous animals on the African continent.

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

For all ages

This 11 day tour is ideal for all ages including families. All regions we visit in Namibia are 100% malaria free.

Professionally Guided

This safari is guided by Alex Freire who has 10 years of experience guiding tours in Namibia

Safety

Namibia is currently one of the most visited countries in Africa not only for its natural beauty but also for being very safe for tourists

Itinerary

Day 1 | Windhoek
Upon arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport in Namibian capital Windhoek, you will be greeted and transferred to your accommodation. Your guide will meet you at the hotel and then we will embark on a short city tour of Windhoek. Late afternoon is at your leisure.

Accommodation: Klein Windhoek or similar
Included:
Activities: Short walk in Windhoek
Day 2/3 | Windhoek/Sossusvlei
Today we drive from Windhoek to Namib Naukluft National Park, which contains what is considered the oldest desert in the world. The next morning, we need to get up early to visit the highest sand dunes in the world at Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. These dunes, which can reach heights of over 300 m, are absolutely spectacular and provide a fantastic photo opportunity. With luck, there may even be water in the vlei (lake). We also stopped to see the Sesriem Gorge, which was carved millions of years ago by the Tsauchab River.

Accommodation: Agama river camp or similar
Included: breakfast, lunch
Activities: Sightseeing in Sossusvlei, Deadvlei & Sesriem (day3)
Day 4 | Sossusvlei/Swakopmund
The day is spent driving through Namib Naukluft National Park en route to Swakopmund. The Namib-Naukluft Desert is an ancient land with an ageless spirit. It is home to some of the rarest plant and animal species in the world. Sightings of this unique fauna and flora are not to be missed on a Namibian safari. Animals in this rugged landscape include oryx, springbok and Hartmann’s Zebra Mountain. We arrive in the charming seaside town of Swakopmund in the afternoon, where you will have the opportunity to participate in some of the many optional activities this afternoon and the day after. Alternatively, simply soak up the atmosphere of this picturesque German town and enjoy its beauty and beaches. Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: A la mer or similar
Included: breakfast, lunch
Activities: Transfer from Sossusvlei to Swakopmund
Day 5 | Walvis Bay
Early morning departure to Walvis Bay Waterfront where we will meet our kayak guide and continue on a scenic drive along Walvis Bay Lagoon to Pelican Point. We stopped on the way to take pictures of countless flamingos, pelicans, large flocks of comorantes and a variety of other birds and wildlife. After an hour we will arrive at Pelican Point where we will receive our adventure-ready kayaks. Your local kayak guide will give you safety instructions on how to use the equipment. Kayaking takes place on the protected side of the peninsula. We spent about 2 hours in the ocean depending on the general weather conditions. After the kayak, we reloaded with fresh sandwich, tea and coffee before returning to Swakopmund. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Accommodation: A la mer or similar
Included: Breakfast
Activities: Kayaking
Day 6 | Damaraland
Leaving the cold Atlantic coast behind, we head into the desert plains toward Spitzkoppe, an iconic group of vividly curved granite mountains. After a walk among the rocks to see the Bushmen’s antique paintings and engravings, we continue to the city of Omaruru, where we spend the night. Omaruru was once a base of early explorers and has great historical significance but over the years has evolved into an artistic center for local crafts and small industries.

Accommodation: Omaruru Guesthouse or similar
Included: breakfast, lunch
Activities: Spitzkoppe Sightseeing for Rock Art
Day 7/8/9 | Etosha
Today we will have a cultural experience in which we explore a Himba village. This will be a journey of cultural exchange, learning and understanding the paths of the last traditional tribe in Namibia, the Ova-Himba. After our experience, we headed towards the Etosha National Park, the best known spot in northern Namibia. We fill the next 3 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.

Accommodation: Okaukuejo camp (night 7) Halali camp (night 8 & 9)
Included: breakfast, lunch
Activities: Daily Safaris
Day 10 | Etosha/Windhoek
This morning we said goodbye to the Etosha wildlife and traveled back to Windhoek through a pleasant landscape, making short stops along the way. Once we arrive, the rest of the afternoon can be enjoyed before enjoying true Namibian hospitality and a farewell dinner at the legendary Joe’s Beerhouse restaurant.

Accommodation: Klein Windhoek or similar
Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Activities: Transfer from Etosha to Windhoek
Day 11 | Fim
After breakfast we check out and transfer to the airport.

Accommodation:
Included: Breakfast
Activities: Transfer from Windhoek to the airport
Included
  • Professional Guide
  • All ground transport
  • All the accommodation
  • All meals mentioned in the Itinerary
  • All activities mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Conservation fees
Excluded
  • International flights
  • Early check in late check out
  • Optional tours
  • Drinks and meals not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Personal expenses and tips

Reviews

Amazing destination for photography! Seeing the great sand dunes up close was one of the highlights of this tour. Unique-Safaris took great care in choosing accommodations, and Alex was phenomenal not only in his knowledge of Namibia but in organising the tours as well!
Michael Gerry
USA
We took a tour with Unique-Safaris through Namibia and it was a big surprise to see this country of contrasts, my husband and I went to visit the Namib Desert and Etosha National Park. I wanted to thank Alex for his services, and for the passion shown by the work he does.
Carla
Brazil

$3495/p/ person

Dates 2020

11 - 22 June 2020

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Have any questions?

Contact us, we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Although we intend to adhere to the above mentioned itinerary, there may need to be changes to make the tour more enjoyable or practical. Therefore, 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 appropriate vehicles with comfortable seating, large landscape and animal viewing windows, and air conditioning. All luggage, plus carry-on and photographic equipment, is carried in vehicle racks or trailers to ensure maximum vehicle comfort.

Travel times and 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 home country is not equivalent to the time required to travel 100 km on African roads. Therefore, 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. Accommodation is situated in national parks, on the banks of a river or in other places of interest. Accommodation will be a mix of lodges, 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. Lunch packages are provided for driving days and excursions. Alternatively, the guide will prepare lunch en route. Please inform us about any special dietary requirements in advance.

Visas:

For this trip Brazilians need a passport valid for at least six months from arrival in Namibia and an international certificate of yellow fever vaccination.

Travel insurance:

Please note that travel insurance and cancellation insurance is required for all customers traveling with Unique-Safaris. All insurance is the sole responsibility of our customers. Please be 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 and other electronic equipment, medical expenses, repatriation expenses. and loss of luggage, etc. Please talk to your travel agent if you need assistance.

Payment methods

30% down payment (bank deposit)

Remaining (70%) to be paid 60 business days prior to the start of the safari

Payment by PayPal is also possible but will have to be added 7% to total tour amount

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

The down payment is a guarantee of registration and is non-refundable in case of cancellation of the trip, and is not valid for change of destination. Confirmation or not of departure will be made two months before the start of the Tour or sooner if we have already reached the minimum number of participants

* If the group is closed without a room to share accommodation, an involuntary supplement of 110 US% will be charged.

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

Is Namibia a safe country?

Namibia is undoubtedly one of the safest, if not the safest, countries to travel to in Africa.

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.

Got a problem with a mosquito?

Namibia is a very dry country with a desert climate so mosquito problems here are almost virtually non-existent (except for the caprivi range)

Do I need travel insurance?

As part of your Safari Terms and Conditions with Unique-Safaris, it is essential that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance when making the final payment for your safari.

Your insurance must include full medical coverage, including emergency repatriation, cancellation, and travel delay costs.

Anyone traveling with Unique-Safaris must 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.

Namibia does not accept US dollars, only South African Rands and Namibia dollars.

From anywhere in the country you also get access to ATMs.

What is the climate of Namibia?

Namibia’s climate is typically semi-desert, with hot days and cold nights. Benguela’s cold current keeps the coast cool and free of rain most of the year. In fact, Namibia averages about 300 sunny days 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 Months – Warm days with afternoon cloud accumulation and possible (usually short-term) rainfall Wild animals may disperse during this period in search of new pastures. Northern Namibia and Caprivi generally receive the most annual rainfall.

April May

The morning temperatures start to fall and the nights get colder. Precipitation is limited and wildlife is beginning to gather more in perennial water sources.

June August

The early part of June sees very cold mornings and nights, occasionally even dropping below freezing, continuing through the late winter of August. The days are typically sunny and pleasant. Warm clothes are recommended in the evenings and early hours. Animal viewing is excellent in the dry winter months in some areas.

September December

Spring 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 rain occurs, although larger showers are generally limited around December. Wildlife sightings vary depending on how early the rains began.

The warmest month of the year is December, with an average of 35 ° C to 40 ° C in the shade. Lower temperatures occur along the coast, thanks to the ocean breeze, with little rain and fog prevailing from late to mid morning.

What vaccines do I need to get into Namibia?

Please refer to your doctor for more info

What type of electricity does Namibia use?

Namibian electrical appliances operate on 220 / 240v with 3-pin round sockets, receiving 15 amps sockets. Although adapters are available in most camps, we recommend that you purchase your own.

See here the type of socket used in Namibia

Namibia

How does tipping in Namibia work?

These are our recommendations but tipping is personal and not mandatory.

Safari Guide / Game Ranger at Camps & Game Lodges: $ 5 per person per day.

General Staff & Game Lodges: $ 3 per person per day.

Concierge: $ 1 per person per move.

Restaurants / Hotels: 10% is usual.

(Usually lodges have a general tipping box for employees)

Have more questions?

info@unique-safaris.com

alex@unique-safaris.com

www.unique-safaris.com

 

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