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Taste of Namibia

7 Days 6 Nights

Package Validity/Travel Dates : 23rd Aug 2021 - 28th Feb 2022


Accommodation

Complimentary Breakfast

City Tour

Airport transfer


Starting From

USD 1,581

Per person on a twin sharing basis

Package Cost
USD 1,581 (Based on 2 Adult) Per person on a twin sharing basis
USD 1,873 Per person on single occupancy basis

Accommodation

Location Hotel Room Category Number of Rooms Basis
Windhoek Hilton Hotel Double Room 1 Double NA
Halali Halali, Etosha National Park Double Room 1 Double BD
Etosha Village Etosha Village, outside Etosha National Park Double Room 1 Double BLD
Swakopmund Hotel A La Mer, Swakopmund Double Room 1 Double BL
Namib Desert Desert Camp, Namib Desert Double Room 1 Double BLD

Itinerary

Safari Overview

Start your 7 days in Namibia with a visit to N/a’ankuse Wildlife Sanctuary, a chance to meet the San People* and learn their ancient skills. The following 6 days take you from Windhoek to Namibia’s highlights including Etosha National Park, Swakopmund and Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert. Departs Mondays and returns to Windhoek Sunday afternoons. This tour is an upgraded version of the 7 Day Namibian Highlights, including the first night in Windhoek at The Hilton Hotel, located in the heart of Windhoek. *Until 1st June 2020 the tour with the San people will be replaced with the Carnivore Feeding Tour.

Day1: Hilton Hotel, Windhoek

We are collected from the airport (must arrive prior to 12h00) or bus terminal on arrival and transferred to the centrally located Hilton Hotel. This afternoon we will join the afternoon Ancient San Skills tour* where you learn some of the skills of the Bushman people, a unique chance to interact with the worlds oldest cultural group. Returning to Windhoek early evening, dinner tonight is own expense either at the Hilton Hotel, or one of the many restaurants.

Meals: –
Accommodation: Twin rooms with en-suite bathroom at the Hilton Hotel

Day2: Halali, Etosha National Park

An early breakfast today, being picked up from our hotel by 7h15 and taken to Chameleon Backpackers for our pre-departure meeting. From here, we start our journey north, stopping briefly at Otjiwarongo to collect some last minute supplies. We then enjoy a light lunch pack before entering Etosha National Park through the Anderson Gate.We game drive across the park visiting waterholes looking for predators as well as zebra, giraffe, elephant and rhino. We arrive at our accommodation just before sunset located inside Etosha National Park and has a floodlit waterhole next to the camp. Dinner is prepared by your guide and an early night is recommended.

Meals: Breakfast, Snack Pack & Dinner
Accommodation: Twin rooms with en-suite bathroom at Halali

Day3: Etosha Village, outside Etosha National Park

We rise for a pre-sunrise snack with tea/coffee and then game drive until mid morning when we return to camp for breakfast before heading out for another game drive visiting many waterholes and drive back to Halali for a picnic lunch. After lunch we visit the mighty Etosha Pan (the largest salt pan in Namibia) before game driving across the park in our quest to find the big 4 as well as all the plains game. We arrive at Okaukuejo late afternoon and leave the park prior to sunset, visiting one last waterhole to worship another African sunset. Accommodation is twin share permanent tents with en-suite bathroom facilities located just outside the park. Dinner is prepared by your guide over the campfire where you can compare photos and stories of the animals seen today and another early night is recommended.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Twin rooms with en-suite bathroom at Etosha Village

Day4: Hotel A La Mer, Swakopmund

Early morning breakfast before departing from our lodge at 07h30 for our drive via the communal lands of Damaraland where we see the communal farmers in this arid region. We stop at the Ugab River bridge to visit with the beautiful Herero ladies who sell their small art and craft items to support their families. We lunch in the shadow of the Brandberg Mountain and have a short visit with a Himba group who have moved into this area to sell their jewellery and other items (dependent on Himba tribespeople). After lunch we head directly through the Namib Desert and stop at the latest shipwreck on the Skeleton Coast before arriving late afternoon in Swakopmund. We recommend exploring this seaside town on foot this afternoon and perhaps visiting the jetty for sundowners overlooking the cold Atlantic Ocean. Your guide will be happy to recommend a good restaurant for your evening meal (own expense).

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Luxury twin rooms with en-suite bathroom at Hotel A La Mer

Day5: Desert Camp, Namib Desert

This morning after breakfast we highly recommend a visit to the Museum or Aquarium (optional and unguided) and for the adrenaline junkies a 2 hour sand boarding experience in the dunes should get your pulse racing. Departure from Swakopmund at 12h00. Driving through the Namib Desert via the Kuiseb Pass and Solitaire we arrive at our camp late afternoon and have a chance to relax and enjoy the views before taking a short walk for sunset looking over the Naukluft mountain range. Overnight in twin rooms/permanent tents with en-suite bathroom facilities. Pool and bar available. Diner prepared by your guide.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Twin rooms with en-suite bathroom at Desert Camp

Day6: Desert Camp, Namib Desert

Dawn departure from camp to arrive at the park gate for sunrise. We drive down an ancient river bed surrounded by towering dunes to the 2×4 parking (around 55kms) and take a 4×4 shuttle into the Sossusvlei area to appreciate the beauty of this place in early morning light and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the region. We explore this unique area on foot before heading into Dead Vlei with its large expanse of bleached cracked clay and skeletal camel thorn trees, contrasting with a backdrop of huge dunes with their ever-changing colours. We can either walk or take the 4×4 shuttle back to our vehicle. As we drive back to our accommodation we will stop at the famous Dune 45 and climb this dune if we wish or just wander around the base. We return to Sesriem and visit the nearby Sesriem Canyon, one of the few permanent water sources before arriving back at our lodge late afternoon to watch the sunset over this spectacular desert.  Dinner prepared by your guide.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Twin rooms with en-suite bathroom at Desert Camp

Day7: Windhoek

Early morning breakfast before heading to Solitaire where they have a sanctuary for cheetah that cannot be released back into the wild because of various reasons. Enjoy a 1 hour drive in a 4×4 vehicle with an experienced guide for an educational tour where you can learn about, and photograph these beautiful animals. We return to Windhoek via the Naukluft Mountains and Rehoboth. On arrival in Windhoek, mid afternoon, you will be transferred to the International Airport for your onward flight. We do NOT recommend booking any flight departing prior to 17h00 in case there are unexpected delays returning from safari.

Package Inclusions

  • Transport in a custom built safari vehicle with pop up roof & air-con
  • Services of a professional English speaking driver/guide
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • National park entry fees
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • Return airport transfers

Package Exclusions

  • International and Domestic airfare and Airport tax.
  • Visa and Insurances charges.
  • Daily lunch and dinner, optional tours which can be added additional if required.
  • Personal expenses such as excess luggage fees, laundry, postage, communications, beverages, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in package inclusions.
  • Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as bad weather, natural calamities (landslides, floods), flight delays, excess baggage, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes, war, airline or hotel policies etc.
  • All that are not mentioned above.
  • Please Note, rate is subjected to availability at the time of confirmation.

Payment and Cancellation Policy

CANCELLATION CHARGES AS PER DATES:

  • If Guest decides to cancel the holiday for any reason whatsoever then he/she shall give a written application to the Company within specified time limit along with original receipt issued by the Company. Such cancellation will attract cancellation charges stated here under. Cancellation charges will be calculated on gross holiday cost and the cancellation charges shall depend on date of departure and date of cancellation. Cancellation charges for any type of transport ticket are applicable as per the rules of the concerned authority. Any refund payable to the Guest will be paid after the Company receives refund from the respective authorities. The Company deducts processing charges from the refund to be paid to the Guest.
  • Amount of cancellation charge (shown as a % of total cost of land content of safari)
    More than 30 days 20% deposit
    Less than 30 days 100%

TERM AND CONDITIONS:

Note:

  1. Booking Your Holiday
    The person who completes the Booking Form does so on the behalf of all persons named therein and all are subject to these conditions. The non-refundable deposit required is 20% per person of the land content of the safari, which will be advised by us with the scheduled itinerary. The balance of payment is then due 30 days prior to intended departure date. Bookings made within 30 days of intended departure must be accompanied by the payment in full to secure the booking. No booking will be considered definite or contract made until booking form and deposit are received, accepted by us and a confirmation/invoice issued. If the booking is not accepted the deposit will be returned.Amendments & Cancellations by You
    If you wish to make any changes to, or cancel your safari after your booking has been confirmed we will require such requests in writing from the person making the booking. If you wish to change any details of the land content of your safari (eg. change departure dates, accommodation types or even parts of the itinerary) we will do our best to help, however there will be an Amendment fee levied of 20% of tour price per person. If you wish to cancel your holiday the following cancellation charges will be applied from the day written request of cancellation is received by us. Period before scheduled departure within which written instructions are received.

The nature of the set itinerary adventure safaris offered works on the basis of guaranteed departures once the minimum number of persons for that departure has been booked.

3. Amendments & Cancellations by Us
Due to the nature of the countries travelled in we reserve the right to make ’minor’ changes (eg. places of accommodation, route changes) to the itinerary without notification to you as long as changes offered are of equal or similar standard/value. All accommodation offered on adventure safaris is subject to availability on a twin share basis unless otherwise stated. We must reserve the right to cancel a safari. Should we have to cancel for some reason other than failure to pay on your part we will offer you the choice of purchasing another safari from us (with you paying the difference if it is more expensive or receiving a refund if it is cheaper) or receiving a full refund of monies paid to us. All tailor made safari bookings are subject to a minimum number of paying clients as specified per itinerary. Very rarely, we may be forced to curtail your holiday after departure where a ’force majeure’ situation (such as those described in clause 4) arises. In this situation, we regret that we cannot make any refunds, pay any compensation or be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by you as a result.

4. ’Force Majeure
We regret we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our contractual obligations is prevented or affected by reasons or circumstances amounting to ’force majeure’. This includes any event which we the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid such as, for example, war or threat of war, civil strife, natural or nuclear disaster, industrial dispute, terrorist activity, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events.

5. Your Responsibilities
Under terms of this contract, all clients are required to purchase suitable travel insurance on payment of the deposit. This must include the costs of medical assistance, including repatriation to your home country and cancellation by you. It is also the responsibility of the client(s) to ensure that they are in possession of a current passport with at least 6 months validity and all other documents required for your safari (eg. valid visa). The company will not be liable if you fail to do so and you will be responsible for meeting any additional costs incurred by reason of such failure.

6. Overseas Standards Expectations
We ask you to note that standards in certain overseas countries restaurants, bars and accommodation houses on tour are often quite different to those accepted as the ’norm’ in Europe and Australia, especially in third world countries. Do not expect European/Australian standards overseas. Expect the relative ’norm’ found at your country of destination, often best explained in the many good travel guides at bookshops. There can be no monetary compensation in the case of such scenarios or disappointments.

7. If You Have a Problem
If you are unhappy with any aspect of the Company’s arrangements while you are on the safari, you must address the problem with the Company’s representative, so that it may be corrected during the safari. If the problem cannot be resolved locally, you should send the full details in writing to Satguru Travles Namibia to be received within 10 days of the completion of your safari. It is unreasonable to take NO action whilst on safari, then write a complaint upon return. In all such cases no complaint will be entertained.

8. Behaviour
We reserve the right in our absolute discretion to terminate without notice the safari arrangements of any client whose behaviour is such that it is likely in our opinion to cause distress, damage, danger or annoyance to our other clients, employees, property, any third party, to the animals or to themselves. If you are prevented from travelling because in the opinion of any person in authority you appear to be unfit to travel or likely to cause discomfort or disturbance to other passengers our responsibility for your safari thereupon ceases. Full cancellation charges will apply and we will be under no obligation whatsoever for any refund, compensation or costs you may incur.

9. Special Requests
If you have any special requests (such as dietary requirements) these must be noted on the the booking form at the time you confirm your booking. We shall do our best to meet your requirements but we cannot guarantee that they will be provided.

Package Cost

Package Cost
USD 1,581 (Based on 2 Adult) Per person on a twin sharing basis
USD 1,873 Per person on single occupancy basis

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