7 day Northern Namibia Adventure Tour

Introduction

Enjoy Namibia’s most popular destinations on this compact guided tour that incorporates visits the intriguing coastal town of Swakopmund, the Twyfelfontein rock engravings which received the UNESCO world heritage status in 2007, and the legendary Etosha National Park, the home to myriad species of wildlife – 114 mammal species, 110 reptile and more than 300 bird species are found in the park.  The easiest way to travel the country, the Adventure Tour provides a comprehensive, informative and fun-filled Namibian feast, without the hassle. It couldn’t be simpler. Just hop aboard, sit back and savour the delights this superlative country has to offer. 

Tour Summary

  • Duration:

    7 Days / 6 Nights

  • Windhoek Departures:

    Weekly - Thursdays

  • Group Size:

    No minimum number of travellers

  • Destinations:

    Swakopmund - Damaraland - Etosha South

  • Rates are valid:

    01 November 2020 - 31 October 2021

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Overview

Start
Accommodation
Destination
Basis
Duration
Day 1
The Delight Swakopmund Gondwana Collection Namibia
Swakopmund
Bed and Breakfast
1 Night
Day 2
The Delight Swakopmund Gondwana Collection Namibia
Swakopmund
Bed and Breakfast
1 Night
Day 3
Damara Mopane Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia
Damaraland
Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
1 Night
Day 4
Damara Mopane Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia
Damaraland
Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
1 Night
Day 5
Etosha Safari Camp Gondwana Collection Namibia
Etosha South
Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
1 Night
Day 6
Etosha Safari Camp Gondwana Collection Namibia
Etosha South
Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
1 Night

Price

Rates are valid:  01 November 2021 – 30 June 2022 

NAD23 590.00 per person sharing    

Single room supplement: NAD1 710.00 

Rates are valid:  01 July – 31 October 2022 

NAD26 210.00 per person sharing    

Single room supplement: NAD2 220.00 

  • 6 Nights’ Accommodation as per itinerary 
  • Meals & activities as per itinerary 
  • Twyfelfontein Excursion 
  • Game Drives in Etosha as per itinerary 
  • Tour Guide 
  • Vehicle and Fuel 
  • Water on board the vehicle 
  • Flights 
  • Airport transfers (on request) 
  • Visa fees 
  • Beverages 
  • Tips and Gratuities 
  • Personal items 
  • Personal travel insurance – compulsory 

Itinerary

Day 1: The Delight Swakopmund Gondwana Collection Namibia, Swakopmund

chandelier view
delightful walkway

Set along Namibia’s spectacularly scenic coast, the seaside town of Swakopmund is known for its wide-open avenues, colonial architecture, and its surrounding otherworldly desert terrain. Founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South West Africa, Swakopmund is often described as being more German than Germany. Now a seaside resort town, Swakopmund is the capital of the Skeleton Coast tourism area and has plenty to keep visitors happy. The quirky mix of German and Namibian influences, adventure options, laid-back atmosphere and cool sea breeze make it a very popular Namibian destination. Visitors can look forward to a number of exciting activities including: quad biking, horse riding, paragliding, fishing, sightseeing and fascinating desert tours. 

Overnight: The Delight Swakopmund Gondwana Collection Namibia 

The Delight Swakopmund is located at the corner of Theo-Ben Guriab Avenue and Nathaniel Maxuilili Street in Swakopmund. 

Amongst the town’s captivating contrasts and old traditions, Gondwana’s Delight is a fresh breeze in the desert. A refreshing, relaxing, modern, light and airy establishment to uplift and inspire. Effortless and comfortable, with the distinctively warm and welcoming Gondwana service and charm, your stay is always a memorable experience. 

Basis 

Bed and Breakfast 

Included 

Meals:  Breakfast 

Day 1

  • Route:

    Windhoek to The Delight, Swakopmund

  • Distance:

    355 km

  • Collection time:

    14h00 departure from the City of Windhoek.  

  • Journey:

    Guests are picked up from their accommodation in Windhoek for the leg of the journey to the coast. The cool and often misty town of Swakopmund, which lies between the crashing Atlantic Ocean and the Namib Desert is a charming village offering numerous excursions and action adventure activities. Old German architecture, wide streets and a plethora of restaurants, coffee and curio shops make this coastal town a joy to explore. The Delight hotel is a fresh breeze in the desert, providing a delightful home for your stay in Swakopmund.

Day 2: The Delight Swakopmund Gondwana Collection Namibia, Swakopmund

family guestroom
hotel courtyard

Basis 

Bed and Breakfast 

Included 

Meals:  Breakfast 

Day 2

  • Route:

    Swakopmund

  • Journey:

    A highlight of a stay at The Delight is its scrumptious breakfast spread. Pour yourself a glass of champagne and freshly-squeezed orange juice and savour Walvis Bay oysters before heading off to explore the town. Or, choose an activity or excursion. Swakopmund is the adventure capital of Namibia and excursions range from Living Desert tours, kayaking in the Walvis Bay lagoon and dolphin cruises to sandboarding, quad-biking and skydiving. Take your pick, or just relax - ending the day in one of Swakopmund’s popular restaurants.

Day 3: Damara Mopane Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia, Damaraland

throw pillows
sundowners

This vast desert landscape is known as one of the most beautiful regions in Namibia. Huge, untamed and ruggedly beautiful, Damaraland is an exceptionally scenic landscape featuring open plains, ancient valleys and spectacular rock formations. The major attractions are the sacred Spitzkoppe, the Brandberg, Twyfelfontein, Vingerklip and the otherworldly Petrified Forest. Visitors can take in the dramatic vistas, catch a glimpse of the rare desert-adapted elephant, and enjoy spectacular stargazing in crystal-clear night skies from one of the many safari camps dotting Damaraland. Other popular activities include: guided drives, nature walks and visiting the local communities. Don’t miss the opportunity to view the Damaraland’s world-famous ancient rock art. 

Overnight: Damara Mopane Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia  

Damara Mopane Lodge is located 20 km east of Khorixas on the C 39 (Damaraland). 

Built in a labyrinth design, this innovative lodge has 55 chalets, each with its own vegetable garden. Savour the charm from your stoep where sunflowers peep over walls, refresh in the pool, visit the Twyfelfontein rock engravings 100km away and watch the sun sink into mopane woodland. 

Twyfelfontein 

Set in the Kunene Region of northwestern Namibia, Twylfelfontein is a spectacularly scenic area, featuring one of the largest and most important concentrations of rock art in Africa. The name ‘Twyfelfontein’ translates to ‘Fountain of Doubt’, which refers to the perennial spring situated in the impressive Huab valley flanked by the slopes of a sandstone table mountain. It was this spring that attracted Stone Age hunters over six thousand years ago, and it was during this time that the extensive group of rock engravings and paintings were produced. Visitors can look forward to basing themselves at some wonderfully shady campsites along the Aba-Huab riverbed, while exploring over thirty different sites of these sacred records of ritual practices relating to traditional hunter-gatherer communities. 

Burnt Mountain 

Burnt Mountain is a small hill located near Twyfelfontein and just a kilometre from the Organ Pipes in Damaraland, Namibia. This national monument displays an intense variety of colours formed by volcanic activity interacting with organic material that transformed into a sedimentary bed over 125 million years ago. 

Organ Pipes 

The Organ Pipes are located near Twyfelfontein and a few kilometres to the Burnt Mountain in Damaraland, Namibia. It is a 100m long feature of unusual dolomite columns these rocks were formed by volcanic activity and after erosion, the rocks have remained in the form of organ pipes. 

Petrified Forest 

Situated approximately 50 kilometers west of the town of Khorixas, in an area of open veld, lies a large deposit of massive tree trunks that have “turned to stone” through a process of diagenesis. These petrified tree trunks are up to 34metres long, 6 metres in circumference and are approximately 260 million years old. Due to the lack of root or branch remains, it’s believed that the trees were washed down an ancient river to the site in a massive flood. 

Basis 

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast 

Included 

Meals:  Breakfast & dinner 

Day 3

  • Route:

    Swakopmund to Damaraland

  • Distance:

    436 km

  • Journey:

    After your day of fun and exploration, we continue northwards to Henties Bay along the coast before veering inland towards Uis and the Brandberg massif. Rock art is on the agenda today with a visit to Twyfelfontein, home to a treasure-trove of ancient rock engravings. The area was once visited by groups of hunters and gatherers, who congregated at the rock pools in the dry season. Their shamans beseeched the gods for rain, healing for their people and luck for the hunt, hammering their prayers into the sandstone rock. The dry desert environment has preserved these engravings for thousands of years. Other stops include the Organ Pipes, Burnt Mountain and Petrified Forest, testament to the Earth’s intriguing geological history. In the afternoon, it’s a pleasure to arrive at Damara Mopane lodge set in a mopane woodland, where each chalet charmingly sports its own vegetable garden.

Day 4: Damara Mopane Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia, Damaraland

lit bedroom
fiery skies

Enjoy this leisurely day at Damara Mopane Lodge. Cool off in the large turquoise pool, rest and put your feet up with a favourite book. Don’t miss the afternoon walk to the sunset deck for a sundowner drink and an exceptional view of the landscape. 

Basis 

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast 

Included 

Meals:  Breakfast & dinner 

Day 4

  • Route:

    Damara Mopane Lodge

Day 5: Etosha Safari Camp Gondwana Collection Namibia, Etosha South

musical entertainment
sunset pool dipping

Located just south of the boundary of Etosha National Park in northwestern Namibia, Etosha South makes up the southern region of this wild paradise. Ongava Private Game Reserve shares the southern boundary with Etosha National Park and offers an array of luxury lodges overlooking picturesque landscapes dotted with abundant wildlife. The national park can be accessed via the southern entrance at Andersson’s Gate. Visitors can catch a glimpse of a variety of wildlife including: lion, giraffe, elephant, white and black rhino, and a multitude of plains game. Popular activities include: game drives, tracking rhinos on foot, guided nature walks, or watch the sunset over this magnificent landscape. 

Overnight: Etosha Safari Camp Gondwana Collection Namibia 

Etosha Safari Camp is located 10 km south of Andersson Gate on the C 38 (Etosha National Park). 

Tap toes to an African beat in the novel Oshebeena Bar and relax at this friendly Camp, 10 kilometres from Etosha National Park. 50 chalets, shaded by mopane trees, and a grassy campsite provide a comfortable home from which to explore the abundant animal kingdom. Legendary. 

Basis 

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast 

Included 

Meals:  Breakfast & dinner 

Day 5

  • Route:

    Damaraland to Etosha Safari Camp

  • Distance:

    220 km

  • Journey:

    Today we travel into the heart of the country, Etosha National Park, via Outjo, making it in time for an afternoon game drive in the park. Experience the bounty of this wildlife haven before returning to Etosha Safari Camp for supper. This relaxed and down-to-earth camp has a quirky restaurant based on the shebeens (taverns) of old. Musicians strum guitars in the courtyard and sing local tunes while the guests relish the good fare. Tap toes and sing along at this lively, fun venue before returning by starlight to your comfortable room and the peace of an Etosha night.

Day 6: Etosha Safari Camp Gondwana Collection Namibia, Etosha South

blue room
swimming pool

Etosha National Park 

Situated in northwestern Namibia, the Etosha National Park offers a premier game viewing experience. The park’s diverse vegetation ranges from dense bush to open plains attracting a variety of wildlife. Located in the heart of the park is the Etosha Pan – a shallow depression that covers an area of 5000 square kilometres. Dry and shimmering for most of the year, the pans fill up with water after seasonal rains, making it the perfect habitat for wildlife. In the dry season, the wildlife is attracted to the perennial springs and waterholes that makes for excellent game viewing. Visitors can look forward to world-class game viewing including a variety of large mammals such as lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, zebra, giraffe, a diversity of birdlife such as flamingoes and pelicans. 

Basis 

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast 

Included 

Meals:  Breakfast & dinner 

Day 6

  • Route:

    Etosha National Park

  • Journey:

    Explore Etosha and its many waterholes where the wildlife gathers to slake its thirst. Every season has its own beauty in this special conservation area. The full day drive gives you the chance to view the array of sleek African wildlife in its natural surroundings. Return in the afternoon to the friendliness of Etosha Safari Camp for your last night of the tour.

Day 7: Last leg of your Itinerary

canoe on water man fishing
Kudu in bush

Okahandja 

Located just north of Windhoek, in the central Namibian Otjozondjupa region, the bustling city of Okahandja serves as the main commercial centre of the area, as well as a prominent cultural centre for the local Herero people. The name ‘Okahandja’, means ‘The place where two rivers flow into each other to form one wide one.’ These two seasonal rivers are the Okamita and the Okakango. Known as the ‘Garden Town of Namibia’, Okahandja boasts a rich cultural heritage, numerous historical sites and excellent bird watching in the surrounding areas. Visitors can look forward to a variety of interesting activities including: browsing the colourful arts and crafts market, visiting the nearby Gross Barmen Hot springs for a soak in the rejuvenating thermal waters and enjoying an array of watersports at the nearby Von Bach Dam. 

Basis 

Bed and Breakfast 

Included 

Meals:  Breakfast 

Day 7

  • Route:

    Etosha Safari Camp to Windhoek

  • Distance:

    405 km

  • Journey:

    Breakfast is enjoyed at the camp before the drive southwards back to Windhoek, via Okahandja’s popular woodcarver’s market. Your guide will drop you off at your chosen accommodation in the capital city, Windhoek.

CAST Terms & Conditions

  • The traveller/agent is responsible for obtaining any necessary visas and travel permits 
  • The traveller/agent is responsible for determining what, if any, vaccinations, health or safety precautions are necessary or recom­mended 
  • The traveller/agent is responsible to have a 72 hrs Medical Document indicating that the traveller is COVID 19 NEGATIVE upon arrival. 
  • All quotations and confirmations are based upon the information provided at the time of confirmation. It is incumbent upon the traveller/agent to ensure all details are correct. C Africa Safaris & Tours cc will accept no responsibility for any omissions once the traveller/agent has agreed to the final confirmation. 
  • We reserve the right to amend/increase the cost should there be an increase in fares, taxes, fuel surcharges, security taxes or any other unforeseen increases even following confirmation. 
  • We further reserve the right to amend/change the itinerary owing to circumstances beyond our control and to ensure the continued enjoyment of the travel program/itinerary Cancellation Policy:  
  • 60 – 45 Days prior to arrival date:       10 % cancellation fee 
  • 44 – 31 Days prior to arrival date:       15 % cancellation fee 
  • 30 – 15 Days prior to arrival date:       35 % cancellation fee 
  • 14 – 08 Days prior to arrival date:       50 % cancellation fee 
  • 07 – 01Days prior to arrival date:       75 % cancellation fee 
  • No shows:                                       90 % cancellation fee 
  •  Please note that all amendments and cancellations have to be received AND RECONFIRMED in writing by C Africa Safaris & Tours cc and Safaris. Our cancellation conditions will be strictly enforced in accordance with our standard terms and conditions. Guests can change or cancel the booking up to 61 days prior to departure in the event of a COVID-19-related reason. (Medical Documents required) For some accommodation/activity’s bookings, exclusions and penalties may apply.  Guests who cancel but submit a rebooking will receive a credit toward future travel valid only for a period of 12 Months, after which the Credit will be forfeited. Applicable price of new journey applies. Guest is responsible for insurance and other related costs. All other standard terms and conditions apply to the booking. 
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  • A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the full package/services quoted becomes due and payable upon confirmation of any reservation. Deposits can however be re-allocated once within a period of 12 months of the original Travel Date. 
  • Final balances become payable and must be received no later than 30 days prior to arrival. 
  • Where reservations are made within 30 Days of date of arrival, full payment is due within 72 hours of confirmation 
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  • A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the full package/services quoted becomes due and payable upon confirmation of any reservation. Deposits can however be re-allocated once within a period of 12 months of the original Travel Date. 
  • Final balances become payable and must be received no later than 30 days prior to arrival. 
  • Where reservations are made within 30 Days of date of arrival, full payment is due within 72 hours of confirmation 
  • Force majeure means unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond the control of this company or the control of our suppliers, the consequence of which neither CAST nor its suppliers, could avoid even with all due care, including, but not limited to, war or threat of war; riot; civil strife; terrorist activity (actual or threatened); industrial dispute; technical problems with transport, machinery or equipment; outages or power failures; natural or nuclear disaster; fire, flood, drought or adverse weather conditions; pandemics, epidemics or outbreaks of illness. In the event of a cancellation or material alteration to the journey as a result of the circumstances as described in this section, CAST may in its sole discretion: 
  • offer the guest(s) alternative travel arrangements or products of comparable standard as may be appropriate in the circumstances. CAST will provide a travel credit (within a period of 12 months) to the guest equal to the value of the trip less any sums CAST is not able to recover from any supplier. 
  • Where supplier terms vary, we reserve the right to amend our cancellation and payments policy. This will be notified to you upon confirmation. 
  • In the event that payments are not received by C Africa Safaris & Tours cc on the due date, we reserve the right to cancel the booking in full and apply our cancellation policy in accordance with the above. 
  • Dietary requirements can only be accommodated if communicated at booking stage 
  • All outdoor excursions & tourist attractions and flights are weather permitting. 
  • Rates are subject to change due to NAD & ZAR currency fluctuation. 
  • No services are currently held. All services are strictly subject to availability at the time of booking. 
  • General check-in time at Establishments is 14h00 whilst check-out time is 11h00. 
  • Should clients need to carry medication, they should ensure that they have a doctor’s letter to prove that the drugs are medically necessary and for the personal use of the client. 
  • Hotel grading’s listed is based on grading allocation by the Namibian Tourism authorities and do not reflect the same standards as Europe. 
  • The accommodation is subject to availability at date of booking. We reserve the right to use alternative accommodation of similar or higher standard. 
  • Smoking is not permitted on board the touring vehicle. Comfort stops are included en route. 

Guest must sign an acknowledgement attesting to their fitness to travel and agreeing to comply with all health protocols as directed by CAST staff during their journey. Guest may not travel if they have tested positive for COVID-19, 14 days prior to departure; standard cancellation terms will apply. Guest must maintain adequate physical distancing and frequently wash or sanitize hands during their journey. Masks are required in vehicles (each guest needs to provide their own masks), indoor spaces, and any outdoor spaces where physical distancing is not possible and in accordance with local regulations. Noncompliance with these measures will result in not being able to continue on the journey. Guest voluntarily accepts all risks and related expenses in the event that they or any member of their travelling party require testing, quarantine or become infected with COVID-19. 

   

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