Namibian Tours - Taste of Namibia

Taste of Namibia

This round trip lead you to some of Namibia’s main highlights, the Sossusvlei Dune fields, the impressive Deadvlei, the adventure coastal town of Swakopmund, nestled between the cold Atlantic Ocean and the hot Namib Desert. The Etosha wildlife sanctuary before returning to Windhoek.

7 Days / 6 Nights

Cost From

Low season- Nov – May
N$ 25’500.00 per person sharing
N$ 3600.00 single occupancy

High Season: June – Oct
N$27’500.00 per person sharing
N$3850.00 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 as well as any Airport transfers that you may need. These are not included in the safari cost; they will be charged additionally.

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Trip Highlight

Travel Plan

Day 1: Windhoek - Sossusvlei

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Windhoek at 08h00 (am). The journey takes you to the World’s oldest desert via the scenic ‘Spreetsgooste Pass ‘and then to Solitaire. Proceed to our beautiful overnight lodge arriving mid-afternoon. Settle in and enjoy the magnificent view unfold before us. Overnight stay at Namib Desert Lodge with Dinner.

Day 2: Sossusvlei Area

Wake-up early morning and head to Sesriem the entry point into Sossusvlei to catch the soft light of the sunrise on the desert. This is the best time to experience the spectacular landscape of the dune field, with its clear blue sky, and the blazing apricot color, which create a powerful contrast across the entire Desert. Once you have explored Sossusvlei and Deadvlei surrounding, you then go to Sesriem canyon a nearby geological site before returning to our lodge in the afternoon. Overnight stay at Namib Desert Lodge with Dinner and Breakfast.

Day 3: Sossusvlei - Swakopmund

Early depart northwest via Solitaire, Gaub and Kuiseb Pass into Namib Naukluft park, passing fantastic rock formation and ever changing desert landscape. If time allows we will stop at the Walvisbay lagoon to enjoy the view and watch the flamingos and other bird species, before we continue with our journey to Swakopmund. Overnight stay at Desert Sands Boutique with Breakfast.

Day 4: Free time at Swakopmund on the Atlantic

The day is spend at leisure or take part in some of the many optional activities offered, Swakop is the adventure capital of Namibia. Activities range from Kayaking, Board cruisers, living Desert tours, Quad biking and Sky diving. There are countless photo opportunities, nice cafes, an indoor pool, aquarium and a very interesting museum. Overnight stay at Desert Sands Boutique with Breakfast.

Day 5: Swakopmund - Etosha National Park

Depart along the Atlantic coastline toward Hentisbay, short stop at the shipwreck on the skeleton coast, afterward, bid farewell to the foggy skeleton coast and start to experience the harsh transition from the Namib Desert to the Damaraland with its impressive landscape and ragged valley. On our way we stop at Ugab river to visit the beautiful Herero and Himba ladies who sell their small art and craft items to support their families. We pass Namibia‘s highest mountain ‘Brandberg which peak at 2’573m above sea level. Our accommodation tonight is on the outskirt of the Etosha National park, overnight stay at Etosha Safari Camp with Dinner and Breakfast.

  Day 6: Safari in Etosha National Park

Morning and afternoon 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 Halali Rest Camp with Dinner and Breakfast.

Day 7: Etosha National Park - Windhoek

After breakfast, we game drive throughout the park back to Windhoek. Prepared for a long drive although there will be some stop along the way. We aim to arrive late afternoon and you will be dropped at your accommodation of choice in Windhoek. End of tour.

Optional activities:

(Before or after the tour)

Cheetah walk @ N$2450.00 per person
Trip Departs at 7H00 (AM) from Windhoek
Duration: 2Hr00
Carnivore feeding @ N$1600.00 per person
Trip Departs at 8H30(AM) or 13H30(PM) from Windhoek
Duration: 3Hrs

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.

Service Includes

Service Excludes

Suggested Accommodation Overview

Days Destination Accommodation Meals
1 & 2 Namib Desert B, D
3 & 4 Swakopmund B
5 Etosha National Park B, D
6 Etosha National Park B, D
7 Windhoek End of tour B
*Breakfast = B, Lunch = L, Dinner = D

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