Timeless Namibia by Private Plane

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  • Group Tour
  • Starting Price: $7,995
  • Length: 12 days
  • Operator: Travcoa
  • 866-591-0260
    Destinations: Africa, Namibia
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Tour Description

Travel off the beaten path in Namibia. From your luxurious lodge in the Namib Desert, venture onto little-known trails in search of wildlife - then join resident astronomers at a specially designed observatory for a presentation on the constellations of the southern skies. Enjoy a private picnic breakfast at sunrise and a lavishly prepared dinner at sunset over the massive Namibian sand dunes. And get a different perspective from your private plane as you fly over the dunes on your way to search for shipwrecks along the Skeleton Coast. Journey to the unique saline desert of Etosha National Park where you’ll spot rare, desert-adapted elephants, lions and giraffes. Cruise Walvis Bay on your chartered catamaran, spotting abundant seals and dolphins. Meet with local families of the Himba tribe and hear their traditions and stories. Step into the past on a guided tour of Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to centuries-old rock carvings. Join us to experience everything that Namibia has to offer.

  • Savor a private picnic breakfast and sunrise over the stunning dunes of the Namib Desert
  • Be welcomed into a Himba village and learn about their culture and traditions
  • Spot big game as you explore with a ranger in your own vehicle through the striking landscape of Etosha National Park
  • From your private sightseeing plane, get a bird’s- eye view of shipwrecks along the Skeleton Coast
  • Travel through the NamibRand Nature Reserve on a unique 4-wheel-drive desert excursion in search of wildlife
  • Spot dolphins and seals from your catamaran in Walvis Bay

Itinerary

DAYS 1 & 2

Windhoek, Namibia

Arrive in Windhoek on Day 2. Explore the city, where history and beauty merge in the quaint architecture, charming streets and gardens. Visit the seat of government and the Christuskirche church, whose spire is a town landmark.

Heinitzburg Hotel, Windhoek

DAYS 3 & 4

Sossusvlei

An array of exotic desert plants, animals and massive dunes await as you head into the NamibRand Nature Reserve in 4-wheel-drive vehicles. This private reserve is part of the largest conservation area in Namibia, and the site of some of Africa’s most breathtaking scenery. There are spectacular photo opportunities at every turn. Your impressive lodge is perched on the edge of a rocky escarpment in the heart of the Namib Desert. View stars and constellations in the company of the resident astronomer.

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Sossusvlei

DAYS 5 & 6

Swakopmund

Fly over the dunes to the Atlantic, discovering the diamond camps and shipwrecks of the Namibia coast on the way. Explore Swakopmund, known for its old-world charm, and relax while enjoying coffee and cake in one of the many cafés found in Swakopmund. Enjoy a cruise to Walvis Bay and see large colonies of seals and schools of dolphins. Savor a lavish candlelight dinner in the desert.

Swakopmund Hotel, Swakopmund

DAYS 7 & 8

Twyfelfontein Kaokoland

Fly into Twyfelfontein to visit the rock engravings, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before continuing onto Okahirongo Elephant Lodge located in one of the last wild areas in northwestern Namibia. Okahirongo shares this region with the nomadic Himba people. Catch sight of springbok, ostrich and oryx, and track the elusive desert-adapted elephant. Hike along the Uarosib River and enjoy a visit with local Himba families who will share their stories and traditions.

Okahirongo Elephant Lodge, Kaokoland

DAYS 9 - 12

Etosha National Park Depart for Homr

Go on safari in Etosha, one of the most unique wildlife viewing parks in Africa. In this saline desert, watch for elephants, lions, wildebeests, zebras, cheetahs, leopards, giraffes and more.

Fly back to Windhoek on Day 11 to connect to your flight home (arriving the following day), or on to your next destination.

Onkoshi Lodge, Etosha National Park

Departures

Pricing Information

October 14, 2011

From $7,995.00 per person double occupancy.

From $1,690.00 single room supplement.

June 15, 2012

From $8,595.00 per person double occupancy.

From $1,690.00 single room supplement.

August 17, 2012

From $8,595.00 per person double occupancy.

From $1,690.00 single room supplement.

September 21, 2012

From $8,595.00 per person double occupancy.

From $1,690.00 single room supplement.

October 12, 2012

From $8,595.00 per person double occupancy.

From $1,690.00 single room supplement.

Journey Includes

  • Deluxe rooms in the best available hotels
  • Three meals per day, including our unique Dine-Around program that lets you enjoy any restaurant you choose with à la carte dining, or relax with room service when available*
  • A professional Travel Director as your personal concierge
  • Local sightseeing with professional English-speaking guides with unparalleled knowledge, including entrance fees for places visited
  • Active participation and up-close encounters to experience the cultures of your journey
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, coffee and tea included with meals; bottled water during sightseeing excursions
  • All gratuities to hotel and restaurant staff and local guides and drivers
  • Group or individual airport transfers on arrival and departure flights
  • TheTravcoAssist Travel Protection Plan, including emergency medical evacuation insurance coverage for injury or illness, and 24-hour Worldwide Live Travel Assistance through Travel Guard Assistance

*Due to remote or undeveloped locations on some journeys, accommodations may not always meet Western standards. Dine-Around opportunities will be limited in remote or unsecured locations.

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Prices displayed are based on the lowest season base price and assume double occupancy. Prices are shown in U.S. dollars and may or may not include administrative fees, taxes, meals, airfare (where applicable) and Single Supplements. Cancellation penalties, blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.

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