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 sandwich harbour, the rugged beauty of Damaraland, the impressive wildlife in Etosha National Park, Hobatere Concession and Erindi Private Game Reserve.

10 Days / 9 Nights

Cost From

4000.00 USD per person sharing
400.00 USD extra per 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 famous dune field of Sossusvlei, via the scenic ‘Spreetshoogte Pass’ for some well-deserved vista. You will be staying at a beautiful eco Lodge, built right within the park. We are able to drive to the dunes well before sunrise and leave after sunset, a privilege reserved for guests at our lodge. Overnight stay at the Lodge with Dinner.

Day 2: Sossusvlei Area

Up well before dawn and drive to the famous Dune field of Sossusvlei, Dune45, Big Daddy and Deadvlei. Deadvlei was once an oasis packed with acacias trees fed by a river that suddenly changed course, leaving the earth to dry up together with the trees it previously supported. It’s 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. Overnight stay at the Lodge with Dinner and Breakfast.

Optional Activities at Sossusvlei (at an extra additional cost)
1. Sunrise Balloon Safari over the dune field
2. Scenic Flight (over the vast dune field until the ocean)
Kindly arrange with Mannor Safari to fit in with the daily program. This has always count as the highlight of the tour for most of our participants.

Day 3: Sossusvlei - Swakopmund

Drive Northwest via the Tropical of Capricorn then to the scenic Gaub and Kuiseb Canyon passing fantastic rock formation and the ever- changing Desert Landscape. Leisure stop at Namibia’s main harbour town of Walvisbay, to see if we can spot some water birds such as flamingos and Pelicans on the lagoon, and proceeding to Swakopmund. Dinner will be at the most famous eatery in town.

Day 4: Swakopmund |Walvisbay

Prepare for an exciting adrenaline filled 4x4 tour deep in the endless dunes of the Namib sand sea. It will definitely count as one of the highlights of our adventure! Our guide will take us to some of the most unusual and breath-taking combination of elements you likely ever have witnessed. Up on return to our hotel we will enjoy finger licking good seafood!

Day 5: Swakopmund - Twyfelfontein

Today’s highlight is an excursion to the Himba village. Himba are the last truly traditional people of Namibia and they are normally nomadic, you will meet them and they will be happy to welcome visitors who want to learn about elements of their traditional life style. If time permit we visit the rocks engraving site at Twyfelfontein, which is believed to have the largest concentration of rocks art in Africa. On our way we pass Namibia‘s highest mountain ‘Brandberg” which peak at 2’573m above sea level. Overnight stay at the Lodge with dinner and breakfast.

Day 6: Twyfelfontein - Hobatere Lodge| West Etosha National Park

This wildlife rich concession cover an area of about 8808 hectares, lions and other big game species thrive there. At dusk, while you sip on a cold beer they appear at the waterhole right below you, presenting onlookers with an awe-inspiring encounter. After dinner, we do the evening game drive and with a bit of luck, we may see the elusive nocturnal animals, such as the aardvark, cape fox, bat-eared fox, aardwolf, and many others. Overnight stay at Lodge with Dinner and Breakfast.

Day 7: Safari in Etosha National Park

An exciting full day game drive from west to south Etosha in search for game species, visiting numerous waterholes that attract a large diversity of wildlife and bird species. Etosha hosts 114 mammals and 340 bird species, it boasts some of Africa’s best wildlife viewing opportunities and it is home to four of the Africa’s big five such as Lions, Leopards, Elephants and Rhinos, and many other species of antelope. Overnight stay at the Lodge with dinner and breakfast.

Day 8: Etosha National Park - Erindi Private Game Reserve

Erindi Private Game Reserve is the custodians to the most prolific amount of endemic species and multiple conservation projects. It has 70’719 hectares of pristine wilderness. Here too, we will encounter many game species, maybe even some that we have not seen in Etosha. Shortly after arrival, you will have an opportunity to enjoy the game drive across the reserve in an open Jeep. Overnight stay at the Lodge with dinner and breakfast.

Day 9: Erindi Private Game Reserve

After a morning game drive, the day is at your disposal, take part in many optional activities of your choice such as, cheetah walk, Bushman walk, private photographic safari, summer night drive, leopard project drive, telemetry tracking (etc). Overnight stay at the lodge with dinner and breakfast.

Day 10: Hosea Kutako International Airport

After a tasty breakfast and with many great impressions our ten days of adventure is slowly ending as we travel back to Windhoek and to the Airport for your flight back home. 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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Suggested Accommodation Overview

Days Destination Accommodation Meals
1 & 2 Sossusvlei D, B
3 & 4 Swakopmund D, B
5 Twyfelfontein D, B
6 Etosha - West D, B
7 Etosha - South D, B
8 & 9 Erindi Private Game Reserve D, B
10 Airport ~
*Breakfast = B, Lunch = L, Dinner = D

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