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Desert, Dunes, Wildlife & People: Namibia
OPTIONAL PRE-TOUR TO WINDHOEK
POST-TOUR EXTENSION TO CAPE TOWN
11 DAYS

ITINERARY

Tour overview:
Located on the shore of Table Bay, Cape Town, as the oldest urban area in South Africa. It was first developed by the Dutch East India Company as a supply station for Dutch ships sailing to East Africa, India, and the Far East. Mediterranean climate, a gorgeous setting between mountains and sea make a Cape Town stay every visitor’s delight

 

MAIN TOUR

Day 1 – Mon. – Mar 28, Arrive Windhoek

Arrive to Windhoek, Namibia, where you are met and escorted to our hotel. Our guide will give us a tour briefing before dinner and join us for this evening’s welcome dinner at the hotel. Overnight AVANI Windhoek Hotel. (D)


Day 2 – Tue – Mar 29, Windhoek / Namib Desert – Sossusvlei (5 hours)

This morning we have brief city tour. Then depart Windhoek and travel into the Namib Desert with its monumental dunes and ever-changing colors. This is the oldest and driest desert on earth; nevertheless, it supports a vast diversity of adapted fauna and flora that accentuate this pristine environment even further. Evening sundowner drive. Overnight Sossusvlei Lodge. (BLD)


Day 3 – Wed. – Mar 30, Namib Desert – Sossusvlei

We spend a full morning exploring the Namib Desert. Enjoy breakfast in the desert. The best time to experience the Sossusvlei area is at sunrise when the new light paints the dunes and desert plains into a variety of deep reds, apricot and purple – a photographer’s dream! Travel into the heart of the Namib Desert with the highest sand dunes on earth. Experience the majestic yet tranquil Sossusvlei or the surreal Dead Vlei on foot. Return to the lodge for lunch. Later this afternoon we explore the gaping Sesriem Canyon. We’ll watch the sunset at Elim Dune before returning to the lodge. Overnight Sossusvlei Lodge. (BLD)


Day 4 – Thu. – Mar 31, Namib Desert / Swakopmund (5 hours)

Travel to Swakopmund via the Kuiseb Pass and Walvis Bay. Arrive to the charming coastal resort of Swakopmund which represents the optimal place in Namibia for both relaxation and fun. Often fondly referred to as the “playground of Namibia”, enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Overnight The Delight Hotel. (BD)


Day 5 – Fri. – Apr 1, Swakopmund – Catamaran Cruise & Living Desert

Morning Catamaran Cruise in the calm waters of the Walvis Bay Lagoon. Entertainment is provided by two types of dolphins, a large seal colony at Pelican Point, some seals who climb onto the boat for a fishy snack, and wonderful photographic opportunities of low-flying pelicans. Afternoon Living Desert tour. Enjoy this unique tour through the dunes outside Swakopmund, discovering the abundant life in this ostensibly desolate landscape. Once we arrive to the dunes, tires are deflated, and the search is on for the little 5, spiders, bugs, snakes and more! This experience has become one of the most popular 4×4 tours at the coast and counts as a major highlight for many visitors. Overnight The Delight Hotel. (BD)


Day 6 – Sat. – Apr 2, Swakopmund / San People Damaraland (2 hours to San + 3 hours to hotel

We have an early start to Damaraland – one of the last true wilderness areas in Africa. En route visit the Living Museum of the San for an interesting insight into the ancient hunter-gatherer culture and the traditional way of the San. Overnight Twyfelfontein Country Lodge. (BLD)


Day 7 – Sun. – Apr 3, Damaraland

Full day exploring the Damaraland region. We visit the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein and see the fascinating geological features of the Organ Pipes and Burnt Mountain. Afternoon Desert Elephant Drive offered by the lodge. Overnight Twyfelfontein Country Lodge. (BLD)


Day 8 – Mon. Apr 4, Damaraland / Etosha National Park (5 ½ hours to hotel)

This morning we travel to Etosha. We will stop for a picnic lunch en route. Enjoy a late afternoon open-vehicle game drive. Overnight Mokuti Etosha Lodge. (BLD)


Day 9 – Tue. Apr 5, Etosha National Park

Full day devoted purely to the abundant wildlife found in the Etosha National Park, which surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan. The park is home to 4 of the Big Five – elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. Waterholes support a rich diversity of birds and mammals, including rare species such as black faced Impala, roan, cheetah and Namibia’s smallest antelope, the Damara Dik-Dik. Etosha, translated, means ‘The place of dry’. Full day open-vehicle game drive with picnic lunch. Weather permitting dinner will be served in the garden under the towering trees. Overnight Mokuti Etosha Lodge. (BLD)


Day 10 – Wed. Apr 6, Etosha National Park / Windhoek (4 ½ hours)

Morning open-vehicle game drive. Drive to Windhoek with lunch en route. Gather this evening for a Farewell Dinner in the hotel. Rekindle the memories and say goodbye to our guide Overnight Avani Windhoek Hotel. (BLD)


Day 11 – Thu. Apr 7, Windhoek/ Home or Cape Town

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

 

OPTIONAL PRE-TOUR TO WINDHOEK

Pre-tour Day 1 – Sun. Mar 27, Arrive Windhoek

Arrive to Windhoek, Namibia, where we are met and escorted to our hotel. Overnight AVANI Windhoek Hotel.


Pre-tour Day 2- Mon. – Mar 28, Na’ankuse Wildlife Sanctuary

Visit to the Na’ankuse Wildlife Sanctuary the Jolie-Pitt Foundation chose Na’ankuse in honor of their Namibian born daughter Shiloh. Enjoy their main wildlife attraction – the carnivore feeding tour. After lunch, return to Windhoek. This evening join the group for a tour briefing and Welcome Dinner. (BLD)

 

POST-TOUR EXTENSION TO CAPE TOWN

 

Day 1 – (April 7, 2022) – Arrive Cape Town

Arrive Cape Town, where we are met and transferred to our hotel. Overnight President Hotel


Day 2 – (April 8, 2022) – Cape Town – City Tour

Morning tour of South Africa’s “Mother City”. Drive by the Malay Quarter, city center, Company’s Gardens and Castle of Good Hope. Travel to Milnerton Lighthouse for the best photographic opportunities of Table Mountain. Visit Diamond Works before ending the tour at the V&A Waterfront. The afternoon is at leisure. (B) Overnight President Hotel


Day 3 – (April 9, 2022) – Cape Town – Cape Peninsula Tour

Cruise along Millionaires Paradise from Clifton to Camps Bay and on to Llandudno Wind along Chapmans Peak Drive, with lunch (not included), at Cape of Good Hope Section of the Table Mountain National Park before meandering back along the coast, visiting Simons Town and the penguin colony at Boulders Beach. (B) Overnight President Hotel


Day 4 – (April 10, 2022) – Cape Town – Winelands Tour

This morning we drive to the exquisite little town of Franschhoek, situated only 45 minutes from Cape Town. Surrounded by its majestic mountains and beautiful vineyards – Franschhoek is known as the food and wine capital of South Africa located in the exceptional Winelands region. . Experience a wine cellar tour, where you’ll learn all about the process of winemaking. We visit Franschhoek, pass by the impressive Huguenot Monument, and in a town with a reputation for gourmet fare, where else could we choose to enjoy lunch (not included). We wind our way to the heady heights of the Helshoogte Mountain Pass to meet the charming university town of Stellenbosch on the other side. Enjoy a wine tasting at two different wine estates. (B) Overnight President Hotel


Day 5 – (April 11, 2022) – Depart Cape Town

Transfer to the airport for the flight home or to your next destination. (B)

TERMS & CONDITIONS

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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

Main Tour double occupancy
Land price based on minimum 10 travelers – 22-seater bus
Double occupancy: $5,200 per person
Single Room Supplement: $ 550 per person
OPTIONAL PRE-TOUR, 1 night
Land price - based on minimum 2 passengers -
Double occupancy: $ 380 per person
Single Room Supplement: $ 80 per person
OPTIONAL CAPE TOWN POST-TOUR
Land price - based on minimum 2 passengers -
Double Occupancy: $1,195 per person
Single Room Supplement: $450 per person

TERMS & CONDITIONS

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INCLUSIONS

Main Tour

Included in Main Tour Custom Package:

  • Accommodation – as per itinerary or similar
  • Meals – as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing w/ entrance fees – as per itinerary
  • Transportation throughout in private bus with professional driver (22-seater bus for group of 10-14 and 40-seater bus for group of 15+)
  • Service of local professional dedicated English-speaking tour guide throughout
  • OPEN vehicle game drives at Etosha Mokuti Lodge (1 afternoon, 1 full day & 1 morning)
  • Airport transfers, including meet and assist
  • Porterage at airport and hotels (1 bag per person)
  • Coffee/Tea/Juice with breakfast only
  • Two bottles of mineral water per person per day in vehicles (also un-bottled water available
  • One bottle of water per person at included lunches & dinners

Included in Pre-Tour

  • Accommodation – as per itinerary or similar
  • Meals – as per itinerary
  • Transportation – as per itinerary
  • Half Day Carnivore Feeding tour at Na’ankuse

Not included:

  • Meals not mentioned
  • All drinks (except coffee/tea/juice with breakfasts, 2 bottles of water per day in vehicle & 1 bottle of water per person per lunch/dinner)
  • Tours not mentioned
  • International Air & Airport taxes (quotes available upon request)
  • Insurance
  • Tipping/gratuities for all services (guide, driver, restaurant staff & lodge staff)
  • Items of personal nature such as telephone, laundry, beverages
  • Any items not listed above.

SPECIAL NOTE: All arrangements subject to government approval and subject to passenger’s acceptance of travel restrictions in place at the time of travel.

 

POST-TOUR EXTENSION TO CAPE TOWN

Included in Cape Town Custom Package:

  • Accommodation – as per itinerary or similar
  • 5 breakfasts
  • Sightseeing on scheduled group basis w/ entrance fees – as per itinerary
  • Airport transfers based on minimum 2 passengers traveling on same flights

Not included:

  • Meals not mentioned
  • All drinks (except coffee/tea/juice with breakfasts)
  • Tours not mentioned
  • International Air & Airport taxes (quotes available upon request)
  • Insurance
  • Tipping/gratuities for all services (guide, driver, restaurant staff & lodge staff)
  • Items of personal nature such as telephone, laundry, beverages
  • Any items not listed above.

COVID-19 and your personal responsibility:
Countries welcoming you and allowing open travel will have COVID-19 rules. Visitors must be familiar with these requirements and are expected to adhere to all rules.
Travelers will be advised of and asked to adhere to recommended hygiene procedures, such as wearing a face mask and/or gloves when asked to do so, or limiting physical contact wherever possible Travelers may be required to fill out a health declaration prior to departure Prior to departure, passengers may be asked to complete a pre-boarding questionnaire confirming they have familiarized themselves with health and safety guidelines and requirements related to their tour. It is important that you follow instructions, whether given verbally or through public announcements and signage.
Requirements will differ from country to country and may also change over time. It is therefore important that all travelers are secure in their understanding of the policies that apply to their destination. Please ask your WTG – SITA Tours Consultant any questions you may have regarding specific entry requirements.

Cancellation policy Namibia 2022

Due to the special nature of the programs featured in this brochure, suppliers impose rigid cancellation fees; please be aware that SITA has no control over such fees and cannot make any exceptions to these charges. Note: All cancellations must be received by SITA in writing; cancellation/s will be effective when the written notice is received at SITA’s offices in Encino, CA.

If a cancellation is received after SITA is in possession of the initial deposit, but more than 90 days prior to departure , the cancellation fee incurred will be $350 per person (a higher cancellation fee may apply to some tours). If cancellation is received between 89 and 61 days prior to departure the fee incurred will be 75% of the entire tour price. No refunds whatsoever will be made for cancellations received within the last 60 days prior to departure.

If you book as a share and request a change to a Single room, the penalty is $225. Should we find a suitable match for your former roommate, the penalty will be credited back to you. .  Your deposit for the tour is your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions

TERMS & CONDITIONS

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