Namibia ‘Our Way’ Fly & Drive Safari with Nadia Eckhardt
October 01 – 13, 2020

Overview:

Discover Namibia on a small group, fully-guided journey with Nadia Eckhardt, Africa Easy Founder, as your full-time trip leader in additional to a local Namibia Naturalist guide. The 13-day itinerary encompasses highlights across the incredible country of Namibia. From the capitol city of Windhoek, discover the Namib Desert and the mighty Red Dunes of Sossusvlei, spectacular birding on a marine cruise in Walvis Bay Harbor, Twyfelfontein engravings and game viewing in Etosha National Park. The selected camps and lodges are intimate, top-notch places that feature pristine settings, unique surroundings and delicious food and drink! Experience first-hand why Namibia is described as the “land of contrasts.”

Brief Itinerary:
Day 01 (Oct 01):Arrive to Windhoek, Namibia. Transfer to Olive Grove for overnight, HB basis.
Day 02 (Oct 02):Private charter flight to Sossuvlei. Transfer to Desert Homestead Lodge for overnight, FB basis.
Day 03 (Oct 03):AM Sossusvlei Tour. PM guided walk. Overnight at Desert Homestead Lodge, FB basis.
Day 04 (Oct 04):Scenic coastal Flight to Swakopmund. Transfer to Hansa Hotel for overnight, FB basis.
Day 05 (Oct 05):AM Seal & Dolphin Cruise. PM at leisure in Swakopmund. Overnight at Hansa Hotel, FB basis.
Day 06 (Oct 06):Drive to Twyfelfontein Area via Henties Bay & Uis. Overnight at Twyfelfontein Lodge, FB basis.
Day 07 (Oct 07):AM Aba Huab River Excursion. PM Bushmen Engravings. Overnight at Twyfelfontein Lodge, FB basis.
Day 08 (Oct 08):Drive to Kohorixas via Petrified Forest. Continue via Kamanja to Ovahimba Village. Overnight at Toshari Lodge, FB basis.
Day 09 (Oct 09):Full day on safari in Southern Etosha National Park. Overnight at Toshari Lodge, FI basis.
Day 10 (Oct 10):Full day on safari in Eastern Etosha National Park. Overnight at Mushara Bush Camp, FI basis.
Day 11 (Oct 11):Full day on safari in Eastern Etosha National Park. Overnight at Mushara Bush Camp, FI basis.
Day 12 (Oct 12):Drive to Otjiwarongo via Tsumeb. PM visit to the AfriCat sanctuary. Overnight at Okonjima Bush Camp, FB basis.
Day 13 (Oct 13):Drive to Windhoek via Okahandja. Depart for home.

Basis of Accommodation-
B&B – Bed & Breakfast Basis = breakfast included with stay, lunch & dinner on own account
HB – Half Board Basis = breakfast & dinner included with stay, lunch on own account
FB – Full Board Basis = breakfast, lunch & dinner included with stay

Interested in more information? Please contact Africa Easy by calling 1-800-617-2319 or click here to e-mail the Africa Easy Team.

Namibia ‘Our Way’ Fly & Drive Safari with Nadia Eckhardt
October 01 – 13, 2020

Day-by-day Itinerary:

Day 01 – Tuesday, October 01, 2020– Arrive to Windhoek, Namibia. Transfer to Olive Grove Guest House for overnight.

On arrival at the Windhoek International Airport, clear customs, immigration and collect your luggage. You will be met by a driver and transferred to Windhoek. Upon arrival, check in to Olive Grove Guest House for 1 night, on a half board basis. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure before a welcome dinner in the evening and overnight.

Day 02 – Wednesday, October 02, 2020 – Private Charter to Sossuvlei. Overnight at Desert Homestead Lodge.

After breakfast at your guest house (included), check out of Olive Grove Guest House and meet your tour leader and guide/driver in the lobby. Your guide/driver will privately transfer you to the local Windhoek Eros Airport for your approx. 1 hour private charter flight to Sossusvlei.

Upon arrival in Sossuvlei, you will be met and privately transferred to Desert Homestead Lodge. Upon arrival, check in for 2 nights, on a full board basis. Enjoy lunch followed by a sundowner activity before settling in for the evening.

Day 03 – Thursday, October 03, 2020 – AM Sossusvlei Tour. PM Guided Walk. Overnight at Desert Homestead Lodge.

After breakfast at the lodge, we will depart for a private guided morning Sossuvlei tour. Sossusvlei is Namibia’s famous highlight in the heart of the Namib Desert, a huge clay pan enclosed by gian sand dunes. Some of the spectacular hills of sand are at a height of 300 meters, the highest in the world. Enjoy lunch before returning to Desert Homestead. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided walk and sundowner activity before dinner and overnight at Desert Homestead Lodge, on a full board basis.

Day 04 – Friday, October 04, 2020 – Scenic Coastal Flight to Swakopmund. Transfer to Hansa Hotel for overnight.

After a leisurely breakfast at Desert Homestead Lodge, we will return to the planes for a scenic flight to Swakopmund. The flight will take us over Sossusvlei, Deadvlei, the abandoned diamond camps and the Shipwreck of the Eduard Bohlen. We will fly north along the coastline, past several seal colonies to sandwich harbor and continue past the Saltworks at Walvis Bay before landing in Swakopmund. On arrival in Swakopmund, we will be transferred to Hansa Hotel where we will check in for 2 nights, on a full board basis.

Day 05 – Saturday, October 05, 2020 – AM Seal & Dolphin Cruise. PM at leisure in Swakopmund. Overnight at Hansa Hotel.

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be met and privately transferred to Walvis Bay for your morning Seal and Dolphin Cruise. Cruise past the fishing factories, along the coast to Bird Island, and past foreign flagged vessels, and then cross to Pelican Point. A large variety of sea birds, such as pelicans, flamingos and cormorants can be seen during the cruise. Seals may come right up to the boat, while dolphins swim around enjoying the fun. Enjoy lunch before returning to Swakopmund for an afternoon at leisure and dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 06 – Sunday, October 06, 2020 – Drive to Twyfelfontein Area via Henties Bay & Uis. Overnight at Twyfelfontein Lodge.

After a leisurely breakfast at your hotel, we will be met and privately transferred to Uis via Henties Bay and on to the Twyfelfontein Area with a packed lunch en route. If time permits, we may visit the organ pipes. Upon arrival to the Twyfelfontein Area, we will check into the Twyfelfontein Lodge for 2 nights, on a full board basis. Enjoy dinner at the lodge and overnight.

Day 07 – Monday, October 07, 2020 – AM Aba Huab River Excursion. PM Bushmen Engravings. Overnight at Twyfelfontein Lodge.

After breakfast at our lodge, we will embark on a morning excursion in a 4×4 to the Aba Huab River in search for the Desert Elephant. Return to Twyfelfontein Lodge for lunch before departing in the afternoon, to visit the Bushmen engravings at Twyfelfontein. After touring, we will return to Twyfelfontein Lodge for dinner and overnight, on a full board basis.

Day 08 – Tuesday, October 08, 2020 – Drive to Kohorixas via Petrified Forest. Continue via Kamanja to Ovhimba Village. Overnight at Toshari Lodge.

After breakfast at the Twyfelfontein Lodge, we will be met and privately transferred to Koborixas via the Petrified Forest and on to Kamanja to the local Ovahimba Village. We will enjoy some unique insight into the daily lives of the Himba tribe and enjoy a light lunch before continuing on the our lodge, just outside of Etosha National Park. Upon arrival, check in to Toshari Lodge for 2 nights, on a full board basis.

Day 09 – Wednesday, October 09, 2020 – Full Day on Safari in Southern Etosha National Park. Overnight at Toshari Lodge.

After breakfast at Toshari Lodge, we will be collected for our full day safari in Southern Etosha National Park. All meals and overnight at Toshari Lodge, on a full board basis.


About Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park is Namibia’s iconic attraction and a favourite for tourists due to its rich wildlife. Zebra and springbok are scattered across the endless horizon, while waterholes attract endangered black rhinoceros, lion, elephant and large numbers of antelope. The Etosha Pan is a large salt pan, covering almost a quarter of the Etosha National Park. It is the largest salt pan in Africa and is the Etosha National Park’s most distinctive feature, visible even from space. It is a designated World Wildlife Fund Ecoregion.

Day 10 – Thursday, October 10, 2020 – Full Day on Safari in Eastern Etosha National Park. Overnight at Mushara Bush Camp.

After breakfast at Toshari Lodge, we will be collected for a full day game drive through Etosha National Park from the comfort of the safari minivan. Lunch at local rest camps allow for more time to experience game viewing and the Namibian outdoors. In the late afternoon, we will arrive to Mushara Bush Camp. Upon arrival, check in for 2 nights, on a full board basis.

Day 11 – Friday, October 11, 2020 – Full Day on Safari in Eastern Etosha National Park. Overnight at Mushara Bush Camp.

After breakfast at camp, we will depart on a full day of birding and game viewing in Etosha National Park. Lunch en route in Etosha National Park. Return to Mushara Bush Camp for dinner and overnight, on a full board basis.

Day 12 – Saturday, October 12, 2020 – Drive to Otiwarongo via Tsumeb. PM visit to the AfriCat Sanctuary. Overnight at Okonjima Bush Camp.

After breakfast at Camp, we will be met and privately transferred to Otiwarongo via Tsumeb. Arrive to Otiwarongo in time for lunch at Okonjima Bush Camp. Check in for 1 night, on a full board basis. In the afternoon we will enjoy a visit to the AfriCat Sanctuary.

About The AfriCat Foundation
AfriCat is a non-profit organization set up to conserve and protect threatened cheetah, leopard, and other wild carnivores of Namibia. Visitors will be able to observe some of this programme at work and learn more about these amazing and beautiful animals.

Day 13 – Sunday, October 13, 2020 – Drive to Windhoek via Okahandja. Depart for Home.

After breakfast and a morning activity (time permitting), we will depart via Okahandja and on to Windhoek to the Windhoek International Airport in time for your outbound flight. Driving time approx 4 hours, so flights should be booked departing Namibia, preferably late afternoon.

Note: The above itinerary and arranged sightseeing is subject to change. Please contact us with your preferred travel dates and goals to confirm your trip.

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Namibia ‘Our Way’ Fly & Drive Safari with Nadia Eckhardt
October  01 – 13, 2020

Rates:

October 01 – 13, 2020

7 Travelers with Nadia Eckhardt: Approx. $11,495.00 per person sharing

6 Travelers with Nadia Eckhardt: Approx. $11,590.00 per person sharing

5 Travelers with Nadia Eckhardt: Approx. $11,725.00 per person sharing

4 Travelers with Nadia Eckhardt: Approx. $11,930.00 per person sharing

3 Travelers with Nadia Eckhardt: Approx. $12,275.00 per person sharing

Single Supplement: Approx. $560.00 per single traveler

– Rates are per person and are based on shared accommodations
– Rates are approximate until the time of booking
– Rates are quoted in USD and subject to change without prior notice

Please note: This trip will run with a minimum of 3 guests traveling with Nadia Eckhardt as tour leader.

Flights:

International Airfare:
Africa Easy does not make international air reservations and international air is not included in your quote. However, please do let us know if you would like assistance with booking your international air. We would be happy to put you in touch with our airline partner, Exito Travel to assist you with your international air reservation.

Lodge Hopper flights included during the itinerary:
All scenic flights listed in the above itinerary are included in your safari package rate. 1 Cessna (C210) aircraft will be used for 3 travelers with Nadia & 2 Cessna (C210) aircrafts will be used for 4-7 travelers with Nadia.

Rates are approximate until the time of booking. Please note rates are subject to change without prior notice due to circumstances beyond our control; i.e. fuel increases, currency fluctuations, etc.

Included:

– Nadia Eckhardt as full time Africa Easy Tour Leader throughout the Namibia Itinerary.
– Meet and greet service at Windhoek International Airport.
– Transport in air-condition Vehicle with English speaking Namibian Naturalist driver/guide throughout.
– Accommodation and Meals as per itinerary above
– Meal chart – (BB=bed & breakfast / DBB=Dinner & Bed & Breakfast / FB=Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner)
– National Parks entrance fees as per itinerary above & Tourism Levies
– Game Viewing and all Activities as stated per itinerary
– Information/Documents upon arrival
– 24hr emergency back up service

Not Included:

– All flights domestic and international and airport taxes. International Air required into and out of Windhoek.
– Meals and drinks that are not specified on above itinerary
– Activities that are not specified on above itinerary
– ALL Gratuities including for Guides/Drivers/Lodge Staff/Hotels/Porterage at airports and hotels
– Visa Fees
– ALL Personal expenses (no Drinks, No communication charges)
– Travel insurance

Deposit & Payments

A completed & signed Africa Easy Reservation Form, along with your 20% safari package deposit and full regional and/or domestic air payment (if applicable) is required at the time of booking.

Reservations

This itinerary is subject to the availability of all services at the time of making a reservation. No space is being held at this time. Please contact Africa Easy for the full terms and conditions that apply. We are happy to answer questions and discuss your trip.

To reserve space on a trip on the Africa Easy website, please contact Africa Easy by calling 1-800-617-2319 or click here to e-mail the Africa Easy Team.


October 01 - 13, 2020