16 Days / 15 Nights Highlights Of Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls

Arrive/Windhoek – Grootfontein – Rundu – Mahango Game Reserve – Katima Mulilo – Kasane – Gweta – Maun – Kalahari North – Greater Windhoek/Depart

Introduction

Accommodation preview

Destinations

Start

End

Basis

Duration

Vondelhof Guest House Windhoek Day 1 Day 2 B&B 1 Night
Dornhuegel Guestfarm Grootfontein Day 2 Day 3 D,B&B 1 Night
Kavango River Lodge Rundu Day 3 Day 5 D,B&B 2 Nights
Divava Okavango Resort & Spa Mahango Game Reserve Day 5 Day 6 D,B&B 1 Night
Zambezi Mubala Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia Katima Mulilo Day 6 Day 8 D,B&B 2 Nights
Chobe Safari Lodge Kasane Day 8 Day 11 D,B&B 3 Nights
Planet Baobab Gweta Day 11 Day 12 B&B 1 Night
Own Arrangement Maun Day 12 Day 14 2 Nights
Harnas Wildlife Foundation Kalahari North Day 14 Day 15 D,B&B 1 Night
Na’ankuse Lodge Greater Windhoek Day 15 Day 16 D,B&B 1 Night
Not Included Transfer for International departure Day 16 Day 16 Breakfast Not Included

Key
B&B: Bed and Breakfast
D, B&B: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

DAY 1: VONDELHOF GUEST HOUSE, WINDHOEK

Windhoek

Pulsing with life, opportunity and a sparkle of adventure, Windhoek is a multicultural city characterised by tranquil co-existence and enough living space for all its citizens, which number 350’000. Visitors can enjoy the best of two worlds between the European-style architecture and lifestyle, to the vivid beat of African culture and environs. The first recorded settlements were established because of the springs in the area. In about 1842, the Oorlam Kaptain, Jan Jonker Afrikaner, settled in at the strongest spring in the present Klein Windhoek. At the time, the place was called “/Ai-//Gams” (Fire Water) by the Namas, and “Otjomuise” (Place of Steam) by the Hereros, both names bearing references to the hot springs.

The German colony came into being with the determination of its borders in 1890. Germany sent a protective corps (the “Schutztruppe”) under Major Curt von Francois to maintain order; the garrison was stationed at Windhoek, where it was strategically situated as a buffer between the Namas and Hereros, while the twelve strong springs provided water for the cultivation of food. The present Windhoek was founded on 18 October 1890 when Von Francois laid the foundation stone of the fort, which is known as the Alte Feste (Old Fortress).

Windhoek has a rich cultural life where activities happily mix and match to produce some interesting combinations.The “township” of Katutura is an journey for discovering the sounds and smells of Africa. The highlight is a visit to the Tukondjeni Market, which offers services that satisfy many community needs. It’s a busy place, where one can purchase supplies and traditional Namibian food such as barbecued meat, dried fish, fried mopane worms (known as “omaungu”) and other traditional food such as “ombidi” and dehydrated wild spinach.

Meet & Greet at Hosea Kutako International Airport
As part of our personalized service; we offer a meet & greet service at Hosea Kutako International Airport, Windhoek.

Clients are welcomed in the arrival terminal by our Namibia representative with a meet and greet board, after which clients are escorted to their car hire kiosk.  After completion of vehicle rental documentation, our Namibia representative will discuss in detail the guest’s itinerary for Namibia, giving comprehensive feedback on any questions and offering advice on routes to be travelled.

Alternatively guests can be met at their respective Windhoek accommodation where a full self-drive briefing will take place.

Credit Card / Car Rental

Urgent Notice:

Kindly be aware that for any car rental booked through our Namibian representative clients will be required to provide a valid credit card upon collecting the vehicle. Please note that a VISA or Mastercard credit cards will be accepted. Debit Cards are not accepted.

Car Rentals

Start Date Pick Up Length Company Category Vehicle Drop Off End Date
Day 1 HKIA 16 Days Europcar Namibia E 2x Hyundai H1 HKIA Day 16

Directions – Hosea Kutako International Airport [WDH] to Vondelhof Guest House

Distance: 44.2km      Travel Time: 34 minutes

Overnight: Vondelhof Guest House      

Vondelhof Guesthouse is a small and informal retreat offering highly-personalised service. The sparkling blue swimming pool embedded in a wooden deck with comfortable loungers, and the verandah overlooking lush tropical gardens offer ample opportunity to relax. In order to stay in touch with the outside world, WiFi is available throughout the property.

Vondelhof is centrally located at a 5minute walking distance of Windhoek’s attractive city centre with its parks, museums, restaurants and many other attractions. Vondelhof is easily accessible from the international airport and the main roads flowing into Windhoek. Secure parking is offered on site.

In short, Vondelhof is an ideal place to start and end a trip through Namibia. And by offering e-mail, fax and Internet facilities Vondelhof is an oasis for businesspeople situated only a stone throw away from Windhoek’s business centre.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 2: DORNHUEGEL GUESTFARM, GROOTFONTEIN

Grootfontein

Unlike many destinations in Namibia, Grootfontein is extremely lush and fertile and in the summer months, purple Jacaranda trees create a riot of colour around the town. It is best known for its proximity to the Hoba meteorite, one of the largest ever discovered on earth, located roughly 25kms from the town centre.

Optional

Farm Life & Wild Game

Experience farm life

Farm Trip – Dornhügel farm is 11 000 hectares big with a large variety of livestock and game. Join our guide on an excursion to learn more about the daily activities of farm life, fauna and flora and history of the farm

Night Drive – This activity takes place after dinner for approximately 1 hour. Guest might be lucky to spot a nocturnal animal out hunting or foraging for critters to eat

Become a Farmhand for 1 day or a few hours – Experience exactly what it’s like to de-bush, repair fences, fix boreholes that supply water or repair farm roads on a bulldozer

Inquire for a Special Event – Cattle auction (only on Wednesdays) or be involved while the auctioned cattle are unloaded and get their brand. You might be present while a calf is being born

Directions – Vondelhof Guest House to Dornhuegel Guestfarm

Distance: 496.90km   Travel Time: 4:52 hours

Overnight: Dornhuegel Guestfarm        

Dornhügel Guest farm offers a unique familial atmosphere and a tasteful ambience to its guests experiencing the fascinating life on a Namibian farm. The farm is situated on your way to the untouched bushman land and the Zambezi region, close to the town of Grootfontein and next to the D2844. There are five spacious and individually arranged guest rooms that are furnished comfortably and radiate a friendly atmosphere. All rooms come with a large and high quality en-suite bathroom with shower and WC as well as make-up mirror and hair-dryer.

Basis

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

DAY 3: KAVANGO RIVER LODGE, RUNDU

Rundu

Bordering Angola, on the banks of the Okavango River in northern Namibia, the town of Rundu serves as the capital of the eastern Kavango region. Rundu is renowned for its local woodcarvers market as well as the numerous woodcarvers’ huts dotting the side of the road. The town provides a great stopover to refuel for visitors heading to Katima Mulilo as well as an excellent base from which to explore the magnificent surrounding areas.

Visitors to Rundu can enjoy the beautiful surrounds including the magnificent Popa Falls and Mahangu Game Reserve. Other popular activities include: great game viewing, excellent bird watching as well as kayaking on the spectacular Kavango River.

Directions – Dornhuegel Guestfarm to Kavango River Lodge

Distance: 267.68km   Travel Time: 2:37 hours

Overnight: Kavango River Lodge     

The Kavango River Lodge features a spectacular view over the Okavango River and the floodplains of southern Angola. The lodge caters for both tourists and business travellers. The lodge’s chalet accommodations have en suite facilities, air conditioning, TV, refrigerators, hot plates, kettles, cutlery, crockery and telephones. Breakfast is served in the restaurant, and guests can enjoy buffet or a la carte dining.

Basis

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

DAY 4: KAVANGO RIVER LODGE, RUNDU

Activities

Kaisosi River Lodge Boat Cruise

Kaisosi River Lodge Boat Cruise

Kaisosi River Lodge Boat Cruise features qualified guides taking guests on sundowners cruises every evening. This activity also offers a floating meal on the river if required.

Basis

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

DAY 5: DIVAVA OKAVANGO RESORT & SPA, MAHANGO GAME RESERVE

Mahango Game Reserve

Mahango Game Park is a small park, a short drive south of Popa Falls, on the border with Botswana. As Popa Falls is a natural point to break the long journey between Rundu and Katima Mulilo, Mahango Game Park should be considered for inclusion in the itinerary. Driving the route through the park will take approximately half a day. In order to drive the full circular route, an offroad vehicle will be needed.

There is a shorter route which can be driven by a sedan in the dry season. The effort of visiting the park will be rewarding in terms of wildlife and bird watching. The Mahango Game Park has a high number of elephants, as well as fair numbers of antelopes which are scarce or not seen in other parts of Namibia. These include the roan and sable antelope, tsessebe and the red lechwe.

The park is also home to a number of sitatunga, however these antelopes are very scarce, and sightings will be excellent luck. The best time to see elephants and antelope will be during the dry season. Part of the park borders on the Kavango River, so the possibility of seeing crocodiles exist. In order to see hippos, the traveller should book a nocturnal game viewing trip, as hippos are nocturnal creatures. The best time for game viewing is in the dry months between March and October. The Mahango Game Park is an excellent destination for bird watching. It has three different habitats: the Kavango River, the flood plains, known as omurambas and woodlands, so a wide spread of species can be seen. The best time of year for bird watching is in the rainy months from November to February.

Activities

Boat Safari

Discover the Okavango River and its surroundings on one of our Boat Cruises or Safaris. We take you with our small or large boat down the stream where you will see Hippo, Crocodile, an enormous variety on Birdlife and much more! Our guide will tell you everything you wish to know about the amazing nature and wildlife in and around the river. Just before sundown we drive a bit further upstream from the lodge, to the Popa Falls where we then watch the sunset with some refreshments and snacks.

Directions – Kavango River Lodge to Divava Okavango Resort & Spa

Distance: 208.56km   Travel Time: 2:08 hours

Overnight: Divava Okavango Resort & Spa

Build on the river banks of the Okavango River and right next to Popa Falls, Divava Okavango Lodge & Spa is within 20 minutes drive to the Mahango National and Buffalo Game Parks, the perfect doorway to unparalleled adventure and a destination beyond wildlife safaris.

Namibia’s hidden wildlife paradise in the Kavango where time stands still, Divava Okavango Lodge & Spa really is one of its kind in the region. Experience magical moments in the National Game Parks and the rumbling river that feeds your imagination, leaving you with tales to tell for many days and years to come.

After your exhilarating journey, visit the Divava Okavango Spa, a place that evokes the perfect harmony between natural beauty and pure relaxation. All 20 rooms are luxurious with thatched roofs in the wide spread and tranquil gardens. Enjoy the delicacies of the restaurants at Divava Okavango Lodge. The Lodge offers an exquisite view over the Okavango River with excellent opportunities for bird watching and other activities for the young and curious explorers.

Basis

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

DAY 6: ZAMBEZI MUBALA LODGE GONDWANA COLLECTION NAMIBIA, KATIMA MULILO

Katima Mulilo

Situated on the southern banks of the Zambezi River, the small town of Katima Mulilo serves as the capital of the Zambezi region. This riverside town is surrounded by lush vegetation, tropical birds and cheeky monkeys. Katima Mulilo is the service centre for the Caprivi and serves as the commercial hub for the East Caprivi region. Visitors can enjoy an array of interesting attractions including the vibrant street market, where arts and crafts, such as traditional grass-woven baskets, wood carvings, clothes and jewellery, are sold.

Directions – Divava Okavango Resort & Spa to Zambezi Mubala Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia

Distance: 337.12km   Travel Time: 3:37 hours

Overnight: Zambezi Mubala Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia         

Zambezi Mubala Lodge is located 40 km east of Katima Mulilo off the (Zambezi / Caprivi). Along the edge of the mighty Zambezi River, lies the water sanctuary of Zambezi Mubala Lodge & Camp. A bird-lover’s dream, this lodge is home to one of the largest colonies of Carmine Bee-eaters that live along the banks of the majestic Zambezi. Birds are often joined by the occasional hippo or crocodile, baking in the shallow waters along the banks. Guests can relax and watch the colours of life sail along the steady current of the river.

Basis

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

DAY 7: ZAMBEZI MUBALA LODGE GONDWANA COLLECTION NAMIBIA, KATIMA MULILO

Full day spend at the lodge

Basis

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Included

Zambezi Mubala Boat Cruise

DAY 8: CHOBE SAFARI LODGE, KASANE

Kasane

Tucked away in the northeastern corner of Botswana, on the banks of the famous Chobe River, the scenic little town of Kasane rests on the doorstep of the spectacular Chobe National Park. There are no boundary fences separating the village from the park and game such as elephant and hippo are often spotted roaming around the town. If on the lookout for elusive game, pay a visit to the Sedudu Valley Road, where large dead trees provide temporary homes for leopards.

Within Kasane, an ancient baobab tree stands on display, once serving as a local prison. Visitors can look forward to a multitude of activities including: enjoying a game drive through the park, taking a sunset cruise down the Chobe River, visiting a local village or jumping on a day trip to the breathtaking Victoria Falls.

Directions – Zambezi Mubala Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia to continue onto Ngoma Bridge River Crossing Entering Botswana to Chobe Safari Lodge

Distance: 133.61km      Travel Time: 1:46 hours

Overnight: Chobe Safari Lodge       

Situated in Kasane on the banks of Chobe River and sharing a border with Chobe National Park. Right on our doorstep 4 African countries meet; Chobe Safari Lodge and the newly built Chobe Bush Lodge offer an excellent getaway location to Chobe, Victoria Falls or the Caprivi. Chobe Safari Lodge consists of 80 spacious river view rooms, including family rooms. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with bath and a shower, air conditioners, satellite TV, telephone, safe and fan. Chobe Bush Lodge offers 42 spacious luxury en-suite rooms with open plan bathrooms furnished in a modern-bush style. Either with a balcony with views of the Chobe River or a veranda with bush views. A wide range of different activities are on offer such as game drives, boat cruises, Victoria Falls day trips, Namibian village walks, scenic flights and more.

Basis

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

DAY 9: CHOBE SAFARI LODGE, KASANE

Activities

Chobe Game Drive

Chobe Boat Cruises

Chobe Game Drive

The Chobe National Park, where wildlife roams freely in profusion and diversity is home to the largest concentration of elephant in Africa, while other game consists of large herds of buffalo, puku, lechwe, bushbuck and kudu. Other major species such as lion, leopard, wild dog, sable and roan antelope are encountered in many areas of the reserve.

Chobe Safari Lodge Boat Cruises

Take to the waters of the Chobe River and get a chance to see some game on the islands and riverbanks. There is a good likelihood of seeing some fantastic bird species as well as crocodiles and other wildlife. Elephant, buffalo, giraffe and hippo are common sightings with sable, leopard and numerous antelope also being regulars on guests check lists.

Basis

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

DAY 10: CHOBE SAFARI LODGE, KASANE

Activities

Victoria Falls – The Falls

One of the original natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls is breathtaking and not surprisingly a World Heritage Site. Known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ this spectacle is accessible from both Zambia and Zimbabwe. Unlike other waterfalls Victoria Falls has a natural catwalk across from the falls which provides for spectacular viewing.

Basis

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

DAY 11: PLANET BAOBAB, GWETA

Gweta

Known as the gateway to the Makgadikgadi Pans, the tiny old Botswanan village of Gweta is a pleasant place to stay while exploring the vast salt pans. Take a guided walk or quad bike ride through Gweta’s surrounds and discover flint-head spears and other artefacts abandoned by the area’s early Stone Age inhabitants. Experience a barbeque under the star-studded African sky while sipping on traditional, organic sorghum beer or a creamy baobab milkshake. During the rainy season, the Gweta area teems with zebra and wildebeest and these, in turn, attract hungry predators such as lion and cheetah. If a unique and interesting getaway is what you are after, Gweta won’t fail to impress.

Optional

Planet Baobab Village Tour

Recommended

Planet Baobab Bushwalk

Planet Baobab Village Tour

Tour the local village and learn about Batswana culture.

Planet Baobab Bushwalk

Do the baobab bushwalk and learn all about the largest succulents on earth.

Directions – Chobe Safari Lodge to Planet Baobab

Distance: 413.58km   Travel Time: 4:53 hours

Overnight: Planet Baobab  

Located along the Nata – Maun road in Gweta village, this lodge is a true definition and reflection of Botswana. Set amongst large majestic old baobabs, Planet Baobab offers accommodation in traditional mud huts as was built in the old Bechuanaland. The huts are colourfully handcrafted and have en suite hot and cold water showers. There is a campsite available for the outdoor fanatics. Delicious pan – African meals are enjoyed from the restaurant completed with an ice cold drink from the afro bar. As one of the activities you have the opportunity to experience the African lifestyle by visiting a local cattle post and enjoying a delicious traditional lunch, get up-close with the resident meerkat colony or go quad biking across the pans.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 12: DISCOVERY B&B, MAUN

Maun

Maun is the starting point for most expeditions into the Okavango Delta and as a result, has developed into a bustling metropolis that is considered Botswana’s tourism capital. Area attractions include boat cruises up and down the Thamalakane River or daytrips in to Moremi Game Reserve.

Directions – Planet Baobab to Discovery B&B

Distance: 220.48km   Travel Time: 2:51 hours

Overnight: Discovery B&B   

DAY 13: DISCOVERY B&B, MAUN

Full day spend at the Discovery B&B

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 14: HARNAS WILDLIFE FOUNDATION, KALAHARI NORTH

Kalahari North

Situated east of the capital city of Windhoek, the area of the Kalahari North can be found in the northeastern reaches of Namibia. The expansive Kalahari Desert spans over seven countries, some of which include: South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia. The Okavango River Delta forms part of the northern region of the desert creating an array of waterways and wetlands which support an abundant variety of wildlife. The northern central region is home to ancient dry riverbeds called ‘omuramba’.

Kalahari North is blanketed in endemic acacia- camelthorn trees, ephemeral rivers, a fossil watercourse and boasts a reasonably regular rainfall, making it the ideal habitat to support fauna and flora. Visitors can enjoy a comfortable stay at one of many lodges and guest farms dotting the area and explore the pristine landscape.

Directions – Discovery B&B to Harnas Wildlife Foundation

Distance: 708.89km   Travel Time: 7:44 hours

Overnight: Harnas Wildlife Foundation      

Location & Description Omaheke is one of the thirteen regions of Namibia and lies on the eastern border of Namibia which is the western extension of the Kalahari Desert. The name Omaheke is Herero for Sandveld and it is here, east of Gobabis, where Harnas is situated. Harnas Wildlife Foundation is the longest running wildlife rehabilitation centre in Namibia.

Since the establishment of Harnas over 30 years ago, they have developed a very successful international foundation that supports their causes and passion for conservation. Harnas Wildlife Foundation focuses on the establishment and upkeep of safe zones for animals captured or expelled from encroached environments, as well as the rehabilitation and care of sick, injured or abandoned animals.

They strive to give animals a second chance at life, by rehabilitating and releasing them back into their natural habitat or caring for the ones that will not survive in the wild. Harnas believes that people and animals are equally entitled to lead a life without negative stress like hunger and pain. Throughout the years, population numbers of animals like lions, cheetahs, wild dogs and other species have plummeted, but with its rehabilitation projects Harnas Wildlife Foundation makes a difference by releasing capable wild animals into safe wildlife parks of Namibia.

The Lapa is the central communal area and is situated on the main lawn where several tame wildlife species roam free. Behind the main area are Chachma Baboon enclosures where guests can watch the baboons going about their daily antics. The restaurant is run by an acclaimed Executive Chef and his team who present guests with exquisite plated meals. The Bar in the front of the Lapa provides guests with a wide selection of snacks, drinks, fine wines and other alcoholic beverages.

Towards one side of the Lapa, is the Boma where the great African traditional “braai” is held. The chefs grill a selection of meats over an open fire pit and the dining area surrounds the warmth of the fire underneath the cool night skies. The pool will help to cool down the hot summer days while the fire place in the restaurant help warm the cold nights. The kiosk and reception is also placed at the Lapa for convenient check in`s and purchasing unique Harnas paraphernalia.

Accommodation The five luxurious Stone Cottages, situated a short distance away from the main lodge are upper market units. Each cottage has a spacious bathroom, mini bar, coffee station, air conditioning and two large ¾ beds acting as a king size. Some of the units have a sleeper couch that can accommodate two children sharing with their parents. Timbila is a family unit which has an extra room with four single beds and a cot. It also has a beautiful bathroom, mini bar, coffee station, air conditioning and two large ¾ beds acting as a king size in the main room.

Caso & Lueki are two standard units equipped with mini bar, coffee station, air conditioning and two large ¾ beds acting as a king size. (Both units will soon be converted into family units and available for bookings by the 1st of December 2014) Three standard Igloo Units each with individual bathroom, mini bar, coffee station, air conditioning and two ¾ beds acting as a king size; are ideal for guest who prefer a more rustic experience. These units are surrounded by a low wall with a small garden for extra privacy. The six Camping sites each have an electrical outlet, braai with grid, water point, outside shower and private washing up area. The communal space offers a basic kitchen with washing up facilities, showers and flush toilets. No tents, fridge, or other camping equipment is supplied by Harnas.

Fire wood can be purchased on the premises. Activities Morning Feeding Tour On the morning feeding tour you will hear about the history, facts and stories on our big cats, wild dogs, baboons etc. The drive is conducted in an open game drive vehicle ensuring impeccable views during the feeding tour. You will witness the beastly grip of a lion grabbing a chunk of meat in mid-air as well as the immense power of a leopard leaping up a tree for his meal.

The amazing sounds and behaviour of the endangered wild dog will leave a lasting impression on you before seeing the agile and graceful cheetah. One of the highlights of this tour is watching the baboons feed. Large and small baboons scramble around like naughty school kids while grabbing food from each other and stuffing their faces with as much as they can eat! The tour starts at 09h00 and continues for about 3 ½ hours. Afternoon Tour On the afternoon tour you will have the opportunity to experience Harnas on a more personal level.

Learn more about the history, nursery, care facility and feel the heartbeat of Harnas. Your guide will accompany you to view amazing animals like the meerkats, mongoose, brown hyena, vervet monkeys, cheetahs and many more animals with amazing life stories. The tour will also cover the church, volunteer village and many more intimate Harnas sights. The tour starts at the Lapa at 15h00 during winter time and 15h30 during summer and the duration is +/- 2 hours.

Lion Roar Sundowner Hear the thrilling battle of the lions roaring and competing for the loudest and strongest position on Harnas while having a sundowner! The tour departs around 17h00 during winter time and 19h00 during summer time, depending on the sunset time, and the duration is about 1 ½ hours. Radio Tracking in the Lifeline Area Help with the adventurous search of released cheetahs wearing radio collars in our lifeline area by learning how to use a telemetry device. This activity will depart the lodge at 09h00 and returns around 12h00. Children/Families We welcome all families – The lodge environment is relatively safe and children are welcome to enjoy a swim in the pool or play around the large lawn. Parents are however responsible for their own children`s safety and supervision at all times, especially while participating on activities. Children Children between 0 – 3 years are free of charge sharing with parents Children between 4 – 12 years pay half price while sharing with parents Children from 13 and older pay the full rate **Join the Harnas experience and help protect and safeguard wild animals. Working Guest from all ages, places and professions are welcome to join as a normal Volunteer in a group or as an Exclusive Volunteer Tourist enjoying the finer luxuries the lodge offers. Read more about the Go-Projects offered by Harnas – see the PDF file under Documentation**

Basis

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

DAY 15: NA’ANKUSE LODGE, GREATER WINDHOEK

Greater Windhoek

Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, is encircled by magnificent mountains, expansive valleys, fertile farmlands, lodges and luxury guest farms. The landscape of the Greater Windhoek area surrounding this bustling city is characterised by vast valleys, thick scrub, rocky hills, and covered in golden savannah. Visitors can explore the dry river beds and mountainous scrublands, as well as enjoy birding, leopard-spotting and view large quantities of wildlife in the north; visit the more arid eastern part with its olive, potato and date plantations; explore the rolling hills of the Khomas Hochland Mountains in the west of the Greater Windhoek area and soak up the epic views along a number of scenic passes leading off the high plateau including: Bosua Pass, Gamsberg Pass and Spreetshoogte Pass.

Directions – Harnas Wildlife Foundation to Na’an ku se Lodge

Distance: 282.56km   Travel Time: 3:23 hours

Overnight: Na’ankuse Lodge

Located only thirty minutes from Hosea Kutako International Airport amongst camel thorn trees, riverbeds, and a stone canyon, the Naankuse Lodge is perfectly situated to start or finish your trip to Namibia. With a range of enjoyable activities available, including carnivore feeding tours, and cheetah walks, you are sure to enjoy an unforgettable African holiday with us. Whether you choose to stay in a villa or a chalet, you’ll get the exquisite experience of being away from the hustle and bustle of town and become part of the tranquility and joy of the wild. Our lodge accommodation includes six lavish in-suite chalets, each comprising a delightful blend of rich ethnicity and modern extravagance, while offering a secluded retreat from the ruggedness of Africa. All rooms are extravagantly appointed and have been designed to offer total privacy and comfort in harmony with their surroundings.

Rooms boast large twin beds, air-conditioning, in-suite bathrooms and have their own private veranda with views overlooking the beautiful bush veldt. The villas incorporate the ethnic and rustic atmosphere of Africa, while offering the ultimate in indulgent accommodation. Each villa is under a thatch roof that exudes embracing warmth in winter and coolness in summer. Grass, wooden logs, stones, and mohair together with extravagant linen and bedding are a unique combination that complements the lodge experience. Regardless of your choice of lodge accommodation, you will also have easy access to our swimming pool area where you can relax absorbing wonderful views over our natural stone canyon. Enjoy a glass of Neuras Namib Red or Painted Wolf Chardonnay by the pool to combine relaxation with the tastes of Africa.

Basis

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

DAY 16: END OF ITINERARY

Directions – Na’an ku se Lodge to Hosea Kutako International Airport [WDH]

Distance: 38.90km    Travel Time: 42 minutes

Basis

Breakfast

QUOTE/COST/RATE OF THIS

6DAYS – 5NIGHTS SPECIAL LUXURY SHORT SAFARI TANZANIA

All quotes featured in this tour program are expressed in US Dollars.  US Dollars are freely accepted in most EAST AFRICAN places and are also freely exchangeable (legally) at foreign exchange bureau.  Most hotels and lodges also have facilities for foreign currency exchange.

Number of PAX 01 January – 31 March

01 June – 30 June

01 November – 19 December

1 July – 31 October 2020

20 – 31 December 2020

1 person  Per Person US$6,046.00 US$7,701.00
2 persons Per Person US$5,371.00 US$7,026.00
3 persons Per Person US$5,146.00 US$6,801.00
4 persons Per Person US$5,033.00 US$6,688.00
5 persons Per Person US$4,966.00 US$6,621.00
6 persons Per Person US$4,921.00 US$6,576.00

These rates are commissionable to DREAMMAKERSTOUR by 15%

Optional Services while on Safari

  • Visit to a Maasai village at: US$50 Per Person in Ngoronoro Conservation Area
  • Balloon Safari with champagne breakfast at US$650 per person in Serengeti, with price subject to change.

Above safari tour costs include;

  • Per person rate (P/Pax): This is the cost of one client sharing in a twin or double room with another
  • Pick up and drop off at JRO – Kilimanjaro International Airport.
  • Full board on safari
  • Private Bush Dinner – Minimum 2 pax – Minimum 14 days notice to book. Includes a private dinner within the footprint of our camp with private service and romantically lit with traditional safari lamps.
  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments on lodge/Camp activities & laundry.
  • Private Sundowners – Minimum 2 pax – Minimum 14 days notice to book! This is an experience that is a way of life in Africa. It’s an exceptional treat and one not to be missed. Imagine your guests have just finished an inspiring game drive and your guests come across in the middle of the plains a private sundowner set up with drinks and snacks, chairs and cushions and waiters on hand to serve your guests their favorite tipple against the beautiful backdrop of the Africa as we know it, as the sun goes down.
  • Local /Domestic/Internal flights and departure taxes (in accordance with the tour program)
  • All transport in designed Safari JEEP 4X4 LANDROVER or JEEP 4X4 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER (Non A/C – Private usage) with a pop up roof for maximum game viewing comfort with a professional English speaking driver/guide.
  • All park entrance fees.
  • Meet & greet services by our staff at Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Complimentary from SIENTE AFRICA + TANZANIA REPRESENTATIVE:

  • Mineral Water in the safari vehicles during the safari, (2 bottles per person per day during the safari)
  • AMREF Emergency evacuation service only – no medical bills – full passport details required.

Our price does not include; 

  • The cost of obtaining visas; Tanzania visa can be procured at ease at JRO Airport for US$50 – no photos required
  • Expenses like laundry, beverages, bar bill, telephone, mineral water, porterage etc.
  • Travel and medical insurance.
  • Tips
  • Inoculations and personal insurance
  • International flights and departure taxes
  • Optional activities and excursions
  • Items of personal nature such as beverages, telephone, postage etc
  • Holiday (Christmas, Easter) and other seasonal surcharges – please see the details separately
  • All other expenses that are purely of a personal nature.
  • All other items that are not mentioned in our price includes’.

Please note; 

  • Non A/C Vehicles are used for transfers in cities and on Safari in Tanzania
  • Luggage limit of one soft bag per person during travel in Tanzania. Hard cases should be avoided as they cannot fit in safari vehicles.
  • Baggage allowance for domestic flights is 15kgs per person including hand luggage. Soft-sided luggage or duffels are preferable to hard luggage for storage on safari vehicles and aircrafts used within East Africa. Large suitcases of dimensions greater than 24″x 17″x 7″ are impossible to store in vehicles and on aircraft and should not be used. (Baggage and personal effects are at owner’s risk throughout the tour and baggage insurance for members is strongly advised).
  • The rate includes accommodation based on the hotels and lodges mentioned in the program using standard rooms. Please be advised that the maximum singles the lodges can give is 4. The rest are charged as doubles.
  • Intermediate stops during flying on domestic flights: Internal flights are designed to serve a complex network throughout Tanzania and Kenya. Please keep in mind that unless otherwise stated flights are not guaranteed to be direct to the destination as there may be intermediate stops to collect or drop off other passengers.
  • Stops on request: Means our ability to stop in an airfield of the customer’s choice. However for operational reasons only a limited number of stops are possible. We request you to enquire in advance.
  • Rainy season: Flights are suspended during the long rains (mid March – end May) for exact dates please contact us.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Contract variations

The contractual costs mentioned above in this agreement are subject to change without prior notice; however, every effort will be made to maintain them. In the event of a change in Government Taxes or Levies affecting the rates mentioned herein, SIENTE AFRICA has the right to pass on any increases to our Partners or Clients.

Payment Policy

A deposit of 35% is required at the time of booking.  The balance of 65% is due 45 days before commencement of the tour program.  If the reservation is made within 45 days of departure the whole amount must be paid at the time of confirmation.

Children Policy:

Children between the age of 3 and 12 years

  • Pays 60% of the adult rate if sharing a room with two adults
  • Pays 80% of the adult rate if sharing a room with another children
  • Pays 100% of the adult rates if sharing a room with one adult
  • No discount on Holiday and other supplements

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received in writing. As all suppliers charge cancellation fees, they are in turn passed on to us.

Reservations that are cancelled, reduced in length of stay or reduced in number of occupancy are subject to cancellation and no-show fees. Following is the scale for cancellation charges:

  • 35% if cancelled between 45 and 35days prior to arrival
  • 50% if cancelled between 34 and 15 days prior to arrival.
  • 100% if cancelled 14 days and 24hours prior to arrival

Itinerary Changes:

Although every effort is made to adhere to schedules, it should be noted that the hoteliers in East Africa may be obliged to occasionally change routes on safaris as dictated by changing conditions. Such conditions may be brought about by seasonal rainfall on bush tracks, airfields and in game areas, by game migrations from one region to another, or airline or other booking problems, etc. SIENTE AFRICA will communicate with you for such tour itinerary/tour program or accommodation changes

NOTE: – Please note that some bookings might straddle between two seasons. Making the below seasonal quotations on accommodation NOT APPLICABLE. In such cases, please contact us for TAILOR-MADE QUOTATIONS cutting across seasons.

We thank you for the opportunity to present this program and trust that you will find it creative and exciting!!
Looking forward to organizing a memorable incentive for you!

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