Namibian Tours - Surreal Namibia

Surreal Namibia

Embark on a journey of discovery to one of the most fascinating country on earth. Combines the spectacular, the endless expanse of the Namib, the adventure coastal town of Swakopmund, the rugged beauty of Damaraland, the impressive wildlife in both Etosha National Park and Onguma Private Game Reserve.

10 Days / 9 Nights

Cost From

Low season- Nov – May
N$ 45’500.00 per person sharing
N$ 5500.00 single occupancy

High Season: June – Oct
N$48’500.00 per person sharing
N$5800.00 single occupancy

Price valid until: 31 October 2022

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Trip Information

Pre & Post Safari Accommodation: Please contact us to arrange all your pre and post safari accommodation in Windhoek. These are not included in the safari cost; they will be charged additionally.

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Trip Highlight

Travel Plan

Day 1: Sossusvlei

The fascinating journey take you to the World’s famous dune field of Sossusvlei, via the scenic ‘Spreetshoogte Pass’ for some well-deserved photos, and then to Solitaire to stretched-up and perhaps some coffees, and continue with our journey to our beautiful destination. Upon arrival, settle in and enjoy the magnificent view unfolding before us. Overnight stay at Desert Hill Lodge with Dinner.

Day 2: Sossusvlei Area

Today we rise well before dawn and drive to the world’s famous dune field of Sossusvlei and Deadvlei area. Deadvlei, it was once an oasis packed with acacias trees and fed by a river that suddenly changed course, leaving the earth to dry up together with the trees it previously supported. Deadvlei is now a famous cracked clay pan filled with beautiful intricate shaped dead tree, surrounded by giant red dunes. This experience will surely stay with you forever. Dune 45 is renowned for its elegant shape and is one of the most photographed sand dune in the area. Once you have explored Sossusvlei and Deadvlei surrounding dunes we then drive back to our lodge right in time for lunch, and the rest of the day will be at leisure. Overnight stay at Desert Hill Lodge or similar with Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 3: Swakopmund

The journey take us northwest via the Tropical of Capricorn then to the scenic Gaub and Kuiseb canyon passing fantastic rock formation and the ever changing desert landscape. We aim to arrive in the afternoon, and the reminder of the day will be at leisure. Overnight stay at Strand Hotel with Breakfast.

Optional(at an extra cost)

Take part in the morning Ballon Safari or Scenic flight, before you drive to Swakopmund . Kindly arrange with Mannor Safari to fit in with the daily program. This is highly recommended and it has counted as the highlight of the tour for most of our participants.

Day 4: Free time at Swakopmund on the Atlantic

Swakopmund is a perfect place for relaxing after a hectic dose of admiring nature. Spend the day at leisure or explore this holiday town with its distinct German character buildings dating back to German colonial era of the previous century, with its coffee culture. There are many optional activities range from Board cruisers (with oyster and champagne), Sandwich Harbour tour, Quad biking, Scenic flight or kayaking. There are countless photo opportunities, nice cafes, an indoor pool, Aquarium and a very interesting museum. Your guide will always be ready to discuss the options with you and offer to make a pre-booking.

Day 5: Palmwag | Damaraland

Depart Swakopmund along the Atlantic Coastal line towards the North, Onwards to the seal colony at Cape Cross. After visiting the seals, the journey continues via Ugabmund to the southern Skeleton coast Park to inspect a shipwreck. You leave the Skeleton coast Park in the early afternoon via Springbok Water and can experience the harsh transition from the Namib Desert to the Damaraland. We spend the night at Palmwag Lodge, it offers spectacular views over the Klip River valley, Black rhino and Desert Elephant freely roam this area. Overnight stay at Palmwag Lodge with Dinner and Breakfast.

Day 6: Palmwag Concession

Today’s highlight is the rhino tracking excursion. This activity takes guests on an unforgettable exploration on foot. Palmwag Lodge, in a joint venture with the Torra Conservancy, Anabeb Conservancy, and Sesfontein Conservancy offers rhino tracking in the Palmwag Concession and in the Torra Conservancy. The communities and conservancies directly benefit from these excursions since part of the income generated through rhino tracking is paid to the conservancies. Rhino tracking excursions are guided by a qualified guide from Palmwag Lodge and a qualified tracker from the Rhino Rangers or Save the Rhino Trust. Full-day and half-day tracking excursions are available and both options include breakfast. Lunch is included in the full-day tracking package.

Day 7: Okaukuejo Resort, Etosha National Park

Today’s highlight is an excursion to the Otjikandera Himba village. Himba are one of the last truly traditional people of Namibia and they are normally nomadic, you will meet some of the local communities and they will be happy to welcome visitors who want to learn about elements of their customs and traditional life style. Afterward, the journey continue to Etosha national Park.

Day 8: Mokuti Lodge, Etosha East

Full day of game drive inside the Etosha National Park visiting numerous waterholes that attract a large diversity of wildlife and bird species. During the dry season, we may also make a detour visit to the great ‘Etosha Pan’ a shallow chalky-white cracked mud, shimmering with mirages and upward- spiralling dust in winter. It was once a large inland lake fed by rivers from the north and east and dried up 120 million years ago. Overnight stay at Mokuti Lodge with Dinner and Breakfast.

Day 9: Mokuti Lodge, Etosha East

Another opportunity to observe and listen to the many wild animals on the eastern section of the park, and with a bit of luck we may even see nocturnal animals beating around the bushes. Drive back to the lodge noon time, with enough time to freshen-up before lunch. Afterward the day is at leisure to enjoy the comfort of your Lodge. Overnight stay at Mokuti Lodge with Dinner and Breakfast.

Day 10: Windhoek

Our ten days of adventure is slowly ending as we embark on our journey back to Windhoek through some small towns and farmlands, if time permit we will stop at one of the biggest wood carving market en-route for some last time souvenirs. Upon your arrival in Windhoek, you will be transferred to your accommodation of choice . End of tour! Farewell and cheers!

Please Note

  • Tour can be customised to suite your interest.
  • Service subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice due to circumstances beyond our control, such as fuel increases, currency fluctuation and high season tariffs etc.
  • We are strongly advice our guest against flying out on the day that your tour ends, unless you overnight at a lodge not so far from Windhoek. We generally travel long distances and late arrivals are common sometimes.
  • Mannor Safaris will not be held responsible/accountable for missed flight in such cases.
  • Whilst we endeavour to accommodate guests at the above stipulated accommodations, Mannor Safaris reserve the right to replace such accommodation with one of similar standard.
Facts about Namibia

Location: Southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean between Angola and South Africa.

Namibia is the second least densely populated country on earth, after Mongolia which is also a vast country, there are just over two million people living in Namibia.

Namibia has the largest free roaming Cheetah population on earth, estimated to be between 2500 – 3000. Lions and Leopards are also indigenous cats in Namibia.

Climate: The climate is typical of a semi Desert country, days are warm to hot and nights are generally cool. Temperatures are modified by the high plateau in the interior and by the Cold Benguela Current that runs along the Atlantic coastline.
Winter months, are typical mild to warm, but dawn temperatures may drop to freezing, therefore a warmer jacket and a long trousers are essential. Along the coast it can be very cold and windy, sometime foggy.

Summer months, Cotton clothes which is cooler then synthetic material is recommended for the Namibian summer and can be purchased in Safari shops in Windhoek. The rainy season lasts from October to April and the rest of the year is dry and cloudless. Namibia averages 300 days of sunshine a year.

Packaging Suggestions

You can expect hot, wet summers and cooler, dry winters in Namibia. Generally the days can be quite hot and the evenings and early mornings can be remarkably cool.

Luggage:

Should be limited to a maximum of 20 kg.
Only soft canvas bags or rucksacks are recommended, hard suitcases are not suitable.
Due to the dust conditions, we suggest you keep your camera equipment in dust proof bag.

Lost Luggage

Luggage that goes missing on flight is beyond the control of Mannor Safaris, but we suggest that you take the following precautionary measure; Pack a small bag with your essentials including any life sustaining medication, which can be carried with you as Hand Luggage. If your Luggage goes missing, you will still have your essential items on hand to see you through the first couple of days while we try and recover your lost Baggage.

It is very important that you do not put anything of high value (personal or financial value) in your checked-in Baggage, as Luggage can sometimes be tampered with and valuables removed.

Currency and Credit Cards

The currency in Namibia is the Namibian dollars (N$) which is fixed to and equivalent to South African Rand (ZAR). The Namibian dollars and South African rand are the only legal tender in Namibia. Traveller’s cheques and foreign currency can be exchange at any commercial banks throughout the country.

Credit Cards: International visa and master card credit cards are generally accepted throughout the country, holders of any other cards are advised to clarify with the commercial banks whether their card is accepted in Namibia.

Safari Experience

Mannor Safaris affords you the chance to experience this magnificent and memorable country in a very personal way. You will have your own professional and experienced safari guide who will enhance your enjoyment of this unique country by making it a fascinating and stress-free journey of discovery amidst a dramatic scenery. The knowledge, experience, and attitude of our guides are critical to a successful safari which is why we ensure that they are both personable and very professional. Your guide will have an intimate knowledge of each area that you visit, allowing you an intimate glimpse into the highlights of the area. Not only are our guides highly qualified, but each has a specific area of expertise and possess the breadth and depth of knowledge to allow them to answer questions and satisfy the particular interests of each of our guests.

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Service Excludes

Suggested Accommodation Overview

Days Destination Accommodation Meals
1 & 2 Namib Desert B, L, D
3 & 4 Swakopmund B
5 & 6 Damaraland Full Board
7 Etosha national Park B, D
8 & 9 Etosha national Park Full Board
10 Windhoek B
*Breakfast = B, Lunch = L, Dinner = D

Culture & Wildlife

Amazing Namibia

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