13 day/ 12 night Namibian �Green� Safari

� FOR THE ENVIRONMENTALY AWARE TOURIST

� COMBINATION FLY-IN-SAFARI AND SELF DRIVE ITINERARY

Reason for including each property:

Okonjima � AfriCat Foundation to safe the big cats � cheetah, lion, leopard.

Onguma Tree Top

� Built on wooden platform

� min impact on environment, employ local Bushman people at the camp.

Waste disposal is done in an environment friendly way. Inorganic waste (bottles, cans, paper, etc) is transported to Windhoek for disposal.

They make use of the Biolitix toilet septic system where the grey water is fit for plants and irrigation.All cleaning materials used are bio degradable.

Onguma Game Ranch, in conjunction with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, is custodians of the Black  Rhino relocation programme.

Andersson�s Camp � Build with recycled material, build on wooden platform for min impact on environment.

Etendeka Mountain Camp � Solar heating and electricity, min impact on environment with walks etc.

Erongo Wilderness Lodge � On wooden platforms, min impact on environment with walks etc.

Swakopmund Guesthouse � Use solar energy and gas cooking

Sossusvlei Lodge � Solar energy, showers only to save water.

Wolwedans Dunes Lodge � Solar energy, build on wooden platform for min impact on environment.

NamibRand Reserve � each client pays conservation levy that goes towards development of the Reserve.

Wolwedans Education Support Program � educating and training members of local community and employees such as the Desert Academy where guides are trained.

Wolwedans Foundation � focus on education, conservation and social development.

Full Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive at the Windhoek International Airport, collect your rental vehicle and continue to Okonjima via Windhoek and Okahandja.

For complete privacy the chalets at Okonjima Bush Camp are situated a minimum of 80 meters apart. The chalets are a combination of earthy ochre walls, and khaki green canvas, under a thatched roof. With half the chalet made from canvas the entire front of the chalet can be rolled up at night allowing the cool breeze and sounds of the Namibian bush into the bungalow. The less adventurous can securely close the sides and sleep safely in the knowledge that the outside world is where it belongs….. outside!

As with the main camp, big cats remain are the main attraction. Namibia has over 20% of the world’s cheetah population � the largest concentration in the world, and Okonjima is the base for the AfriCat Foundation, which is devoted to saving the country’s big cats – cheetah, leopard, lion and even caracal.


Day 2 & 3

Okonjima Bush Camp [Full Board + activities]

Enjoy your morning activity and brunch before departing for the eastern side of the Etosha National Park. Onguma Tree Top Camp is a unique and beautiful camp, situated on the Onguma Game Reserve, adjacent to the Eastern side of Etosha National Park. It is a small and intimate camp, especially designed for those travellers who would like to truly experience the bush in all its raw splendour. This is where guests are able to come and relax for a few days in the midst of their busy travelling schedule, and just breathe in the aromas of the bush and take in all the wildness that this place has to offer.

Tree Top Camp is built on wooden stilts amongst the tree tops with full views over one of the most beautiful watering holes on the Reserve. The Camp consists of 4 thatched wooden rooms, and a main complex.

The main complex is where we would like our guests to feel this is their home away from home. It is completely open towards the front where the waterhole is situated, but also has the option of letting down canvas sides should the weather not permit. Simply relax in the comfortable lounge reading a good book or in front of the fire place enjoying your favourite beer or glass of red wine, and then of course the dining area. The kitchen is open plan and Taurei your chef will be spoiling you with wonderful dishes cooked on an open fire. The Boma area steps off of the lounge deck, where our guests may sit for hours watching the animals and birds that frequent the hole throughout the day, or eat, or drink, or sleep, or laugh, or talk.

Crisp linen, down duvets, cosy throws to keep you warm at night, your own private toilet and wash up area, as well as a wonderful outside shower (private of course). And should you need some quiet time, you have your own private deck on which you can relax and enjoy exactly the same views as from the main area�s deck.


Day 4
Onguma Tree-Top Camp [Full board + activities]

Enjoy another full day of game viewing inside the Etosha National Park, before leaving the park at the Anderson (Okaukuejo) Gate.

Surrounded by plains teeming with wildlife the Discoverer atmosphere of Andersson�s Camp makes for a much more comfortable modern-day exploration of the Etosha landscape.

The resurrected farmstead now forms the anchor fronting onto a thriving waterhole, and the 20 tented guest units with en-suite bathrooms have raised on decks for an enhanced view. This model of eco-sensitive lodging provides an authentic, safe and down-to-earth experience for small groups, families and independent travellers to Etosha.


Day 5 & 6
Lunch, entrance fees and all activities offered by the lodge are on own account Andersson�s Camp [Dinner, Bed and Breakfast]

Leave the Etosha National Park and continue to the Damaraland area.

The Etendeka Tourist Concession comprises an area of 50 000 ha in the foothills of the Grootberg on the edge of the rocky Namib Desert. The ancient basalt has been eroded into a dramatic landscape of flat-topped hills and plains strewn with weathered boulders. The concession is part of the old Damaraland where the wildlife, living alongside nomadic pastoralists, is truly wild and free to roam uninhibited. The sighting of Hartmann’s mountain zebra, oryx, springbok, giraffe or perhaps even the desert adapted elephant or black rhino may add an exciting bonus to your stay.

Etendeka Mountain Camp offers a unique, pristine wilderness experience which will appeal to photographer, naturalist, astronomer and geologist alike, as well as lovers of peace, quiet and open space.

At Etendeka they strive to be at one with our environment, bringing you as close to nature as possible without compromising on safety or comfort. Solar heating and electricity do not disturb the silence. All plants and animals found around the camp are indigenous to the area.

Each of the ten walk-in, shaded tents is provided with two beds, linen, towels wash basin, a bush shower with hot and cold water, a flush toilet and electric light. Guests are met at the transfer point. The transfer, which takes one and a half hours, gives guests a good introduction to the area – so have camera and binoculars ready!

Day 7Etendeka Mountain Camp [Full board + activities]

Just outside Omaruru in central Namibia is the Erongo Wilderness Lodge. The lodge is a secluded getaway, surrounded by huge boulders and pristine Namibian veldt. The ten luxury tented chalets with overhanging thatched roofs are built on stilts, with the idea of disturbing the environment as little as possible. The chalets, secluded among the rocks, boulders and vegetation, are accessed by a system of wooden walkways.

The restaurant and pub at Erongo Wilderness Lodge are situated on a rocky outcrop from which the floodlit waterhole can be viewed. The lodges stunning recreational area offers an elevated pool deck which is also used for sundowners. Wildlife in the area includes leopard, kudu, Oryx, eland, mountain zebra, springbok and steenbok. The lodge offers guided walks and drives which will give you ample opportunity to take in the magnificent surroundings. Guided walks leave in the morning to a granite view point, apart from the spectacular scenery from the view point, your guide will point out various flora and fauna en-route, describing their various medicinal and traditional uses, making this an informative and interesting walk. Informative evening walks to a nearby Koppie give you the chance to enjoy a drink as you watch the sun set. In addition, there are a number of tracks you can explore at your leisure.

At Erongo Wilderness Lodge guests are encouraged to relax and take the time to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the Erongo Bushveld. It is a perfect place to spend the day by the pool with a good book, or if the energy of the granite mountains inspire you, to take a long walk with one of our experienced guides through the mountains. Do as little or as much as you like.


Day 8 & 9
Lunch and all activities offered by the lodge are on own account Erongo Wilderness Lodge [Dinner, Bed and Breakfast]

Continue to the coastal town of Swakopmund for a relaxed two days.

The Swakopmund Guesthouse has 12 en suite rooms. Centrally located on the corner of Hendrik Witbooi and Rhode Allee it is within 5 minutes walking distance to the centre of town and to the beach. It has a modern design and thus does cater for the discerning traveller. We offer complimentary transfers to and from the Swakopmund Airport. Free Internet connection available.

Optional activities that can be enjoyed of the next two days include quad biking, sand boarding, a dolphin cruise, camel rides etc, or perhaps a visit to the museum, aquarium or the crystal gallery.


Day 10
Lunches, dinners and all optional activities are on own account Swakopmund Guesthouse [Bed and Breakfast]

Spend the morning at leisure before dropping off your rental vehicle at the Swakopmund airport, in time for your scheduled Dune Hopper flight to the Sossusvlei area at 14h15.

The lights are solar-powered and, as the rooms have en suite showers instead of baths, you can have a unique swim in the desert. Little has been sacrificed to luxury however. The rooms and bar have a marvellous desert view and the restaurant and terrace’s excellent German / Namibian cuisine is perfectly complemented by fine South African Wines.Look hard at the dunes near the entrance to the Namib Naukluft Park, and you will just make out Sossusvlei Lodge with its 45 tent cum rooms blending into pastel sands and golden waves of grass. This luxurious desert resort was built with adobe bricks typical of Arabian villages and tents similar to those of the Bedouin. Sossusvlei Lodge is at one with desert ecology.

Enjoy an afternoon sun downer drive before dinner will be served back at the lodge.


Day 11 & 12
Lunch are on own account Sossusvlei Lodge [Dinner, Bed and Breakfast + sun downer drive]

Early morning guided excursion to the towering dunes of Sossusvlei. Here you will be able to view and climb some of the highest dunes in the world, some measuring up to 325 m from its base. Enjoy lunch back at the lodge before you will be transferred by road to the magnificent NamibRand Nature Reserve. (Approximately a 2 hours transfer)

The building style is a combination of wooden poles and large canvas blinds that open up to the desert beyond. Each of the 9 spacious chalets with en-suite bathrooms as well as the four-bedded family chalet and the exclusive Mountain View Suite lead onto a private veranda and stretches of untouched sand.The Wolwedans Dunes Lodge aims at providing a unique experience close to nature, yet without compromising any comfort and style. The entire lodge is constructed on wooden platforms and overlooks the panoramic vistas in the 185 000 NamibRand Reserve in all directions, capturing the desert in an intimate and memorable way.

A careful selection of furniture, light-coloured linen as well as the selection of accessories gives the Dunes Lodge a distinct natural charm. The main complex – also built on stilts – consists of a bar and lounge, sun-downer decks with a fireplace and a spacious dining room.


Day 13
Wolwedans Dunes Lodge [Fully Inclusive]

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast before you will be transferred down to the farmhouse in order to bid Wolwedans farewell and commence on your return Dune Hopper flight to the Windhoek Eros Airport. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the Windhoek International Airport in order to be there in time for your outbound flight.

TOUR SUMMARY

Day 01   Collect rental vehicle from Windhoek International (Nissan X Trail � Petrol)
Okonjima Bush Camp (Full board + activities)
Day 02   Onguma Tree Top (Full board + activities)
Day 03   Onguma Tree Top (Full board + activities)
Day 04   Anderson Camp (Dinner, bed & breakfast)
Day 05   Etendeka Mountain Camp (Full board + activities)
Day 06   Etendeka Mountain Camp (Full board + activities)
Day 07   Erongo Wilderness Camp (Dinner, bed & breakfast)
Day 08   Swakopmund Guesthouse (Bed & breakfast)
Day 09   Swakopmund Guesthouse (Bed & breakfast)
Day 10   Drop off rental vehicle at Swakopmund airport
Scheduled Dune Hopper flight to Sossusvlei at 14h15
Afternoon nature drive
Sossusvlei Lodge (Dinner, bed & breakfast + sun downer drive)
Day 11  Guided Sossusvlei excursion Lunch
Road transfer to the NamibRand Nature Reserve
Wolwedans Dunes Lodge (Full y inclusive)
Day 12  Wolwedans Dunes Lodge (Full y inclusive)
Day 13  Scheduled Dune Hopper to Eros at 09h00
Road transfer to Windhoek APT – depart

Cost from:
ZAR 39 999 per person sharing a double room (based on 2 persons travelling)
ZAR 7 292 additional supplement for single traveller

Included: 

Accommodation and meals as per above brief outline
Tourism levy
Conservation levy at Wolwedans
Scheduled activities at Okonjima, Onguma Tree Top, Etendeka and Wolwedans
Sunset drive & Sossusvlei excursion at Sossusvlei Lodge
Vehicle rental � Nisan X Trail or similar, radio, air conditioner, super cover and unlimited km for a duration of 10 days
Scheduled Dune Hopper flights (seat rates) from Swakopmund / Sossusvlei and Wolwedans / Windhoek Eros

Not Included:

Personal insurance and personal items
International and regional flights
Tips and portages
Any additional meals and ALL drinks (except at Wolwedans and Onguma)
Vintage wines and imported spirits at Wolwedans and Onguma
Laundry services
Curio shop purchases
Any additional / optional activities and entrance fees
Any costs incurred due to delays or diversions as a result of bad weather or any other reason that might affect the safety of the aircraft and/or the passengers
Fuel cost
All items regarding the vehicle rental as listed below

Vehicle rental:

Included:

Claim admin fee in the event of damage and/or theft
General public liability insurance
Location surcharge
Max Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)
Max Theft Loss Waiver (TLW)
Personal accident insurance (PAI)
sandblast damage
Stamp duty fee
Third party liability insurance
Tyre, rim and hubcap damage
Unlimited km
VAT
Water and under-carriage damage
Windscreen damage / repair

Not included:

Accidents that occur on a road that is not suitable for the intended manufacture if the vehicle
Additional driver fee � ZAR 180.00 per driver
Additional spare tyre cost � ZAR 40.00 per day
Additional spare tyre refundable deposit � ZAR 1000.00
Child safety seat � ZAR 230.00
Contract fee � ZAR 40.00
Cross border fees
Delivery and collection fees � within 25 km radius � ZAR 200.00 (o/h), ZAR 400.00 (outside o/h)
Greater than 25 km radius � ZAR 8.00 per km
Delivery fee for replacement of damaged tyres � ZAR 2.90 per km
Frequent flyer miles
One way fee within country
One-way cross border fee
Refundable rental deposit � ZAR 1 400.00
Traffic fine handling fee � ZAR 195.00 per fee

Valet charges when applicable

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