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14 DAYS DISCOVER NAMIBIA & SERENGETI MIGRATION SAFARI IN TANZANIA

The 6 night/7 day Namibia Highlights Adventure Tour takes you on a fascinating journey through vast windswept arid plains flanked by majestic red dunes and rugged desert mountains. After Namibia, you will proceed to Tanzania to witness great Mara river crossing migration in Serengeti. Breathtaking scenery, abstract natural wonders and the warm-hearted people of Namibia & Tanzania make this a once-in-a-life time tour for wanderlust travelers

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Day 1: Etosha Safari Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia, Etosha South

Etosha South

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.

Day Itinerary

Arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport [WDH] – Meet & Greet at Airport with your Guide.

Transfer to Etosha Safari Lodge – Check In

Afternoon Safari Game Drive

Explore the national park with our guides who are familiar with the waterholes and the animals that visit them. Let them introduce you to African wildlife from the elevated seat of a game vehicle. Early mornings or late afternoons provide the best game viewing times. And, after Etosha enchantment return to the lodge to dive into the cool waters of the pools. Dine on the veranda under a dome of stars, sit next to a blazing fire or watch the ruby sun sink gracefully into the landscape. Be at peace.

Explore the National Park and its amazing wildlife in a 9-seater game vehicle. Refreshments, snacks, entrance fees to the National Park and passenger liability insurance are included.

Return back to Lodge

Dinner at Lodge & Overnight

Overnight: Etosha Safari Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia         

Etosha Safari Lodge is located 10 km south of Andersson Gate on the C 38 (Etosha National Park).
Sip on a drink while watching the ruby sun dip into the mopane woodland. Perched on a hill with expansive views, this stylish lodge offers 65 chalets that provide a peaceful base from which to explore the animal bounty of Etosha National Park.

 

Main Destination

ETOSHA - NAMIBIA

Meal Plan

DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST

Accommodation

ETOSHA SAFARI LODGE

SA

Day 2: Etosha Safari Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia, Etosha South

Day Itinerary

Morning breakfast at lodge

Full Day Safari Game Drive

Explore the national park with our guides who are familiar with the waterholes and the animals that visit them. Let them introduce you to African wildlife from the elevated seat of a game vehicle. Early mornings or late afternoons provide the best game viewing times. And, after Etosha enchantment return to the lodge to dive into the cool waters of the pools. Dine on the veranda under a dome of stars, sit next to a blazing fire or watch the ruby sun sink gracefully into the landscape. Be at peace.

Explore the National Park and its amazing wildlife in a 9-seater game vehicle. Refreshments, snacks, entrance fees to the National Park and passenger liability insurance are included.

Late afternoon returns back to lodge

Dinner & Overnight at Lodge

 

Main Destination

ETOSHA - NAMIBIA

Meal Plan

BREAKFAST

Accommodation

ETOSHA SAFARI LODGE

SA

Day 3: Etosha Safari Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia, Etosha South

Day Itinerary

Morning breakfast at lodge

Full Day Safari Game Drive

Explore the national park with our guides who are familiar with the waterholes and the animals that visit them. Let them introduce you to African wildlife from the elevated seat of a game vehicle. Early mornings or late afternoons provide the best game viewing times. And, after Etosha enchantment return to the lodge to dive into the cool waters of the pools. Dine on the veranda under a dome of stars, sit next to a blazing fire or watch the ruby sun sink gracefully into the landscape. Be at peace.

Explore the National Park and its amazing wildlife in a 9-seater game vehicle. Refreshments, snacks, entrance fees to the National Park and passenger liability insurance are included.

Late afternoon returns back to lodge

Dinner & Overnight at Lodge

 

 

Main Destination

ETOSHA - NAMIBIA

Meal Plan

DINNER, BED AND BREAKFAST

Accommodation

ETOSHA SAFARI LODGE

SA

Day 4: Strand Hotel Swakopmund, Swakopmund

Swakopmund

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.

Day Itinerary

Morning breakfast – Check Out

Transfer to Swakopmund (Long drive, but will see incredible scenery along the way)- Arrive late afternoon & Check In to Hotel

Evening at leisure to explore the surrounding attractions near the hotel.

Overnight: Strand Hotel Swakopmund   

With its extensive, unique and creatively entertaining Restaurants, Bars, Deli, Lobby-Lounge, Sea Facing Terraces, Beach Kiosk and state of the art Conference & Banqueting Center, all set on the Mole, a historic and iconic site surrounded by Ocean on three sides, the Strand Hotel Swakopmund is a social epicenter and destination in itself for all visitors to and residents of Swakopmund.

Its architectural inspiration finds its roots deep in Namibian-German history and reflects this in a tasteful contemporary manner. The interiors are residential in nature, and the brief to all designers involved was to create a non-hotel, hotel. One as charming and welcoming as the town it is located in. Simply very warm and comfortable, and as they say in German: “gemütlich” providing a genuine “sense-of-place” atmosphere adding to any Namibian visit.

Arriving at the Strand is a dramatic experience as one passes through its 13m high and 9m wide Ocean View Atrium which travels right through the Hotel offering sea views at either end. Off this Atrium Lobby is Reception, consisting of three individual desks and an inviting open fireplace which rounds off the residential feel and warm welcome.

Meal Plan: Bed and BreakfastDay 5: Sossusvlei Lodge, Sesriem

Sesriem

As there is no accommodation at Sossusvlei, visitors to this desert wilderness are likely to end up staying at Sesriem, 65 kilometres away, where camps and lodges serve as a base from which to explore the dunes. Sesriem Canyon, a deep chasm carved through the rocks by water, is a striking natural feature of the area that is best explored on foot. Stony walls rise up sharply on both sides of the canyon, while birds roost in its crags and lizards dart along the ledges. The canyon’s name was coined when early settlers used it as a water source, using six lengths of leather (‘ses riem – six thongs) tied together to lower buckets into the water at the base of canyon.)

Day Itinerary

Morning breakfast – Check Out

Transfer to Sossusvlei

Visit to Welwitschia & Moonlandscape with your Guide en-route to Sesriem

The ever-popular Welwitschia / Moon Landscape drive takes us inland to the “Moon Landscape” and the Swakop River Canyon with its amazing rock formations; the Oasis Goanikontes, flora such as the Welwitchia Mirabilis plant, Tsamma, ‘Living Stones’; sightings of wildlife, lichen fields, and much more.

Arrive late afternoon at lodge – Check In

Sundowner / Nature Drive

Depart from Sossusvlei Lodge in the late afternoon on a leisurely drive on the Lodge’s private reserve. Watch the shadows lengthen as your guide takes you out to a panoramic location where sundowner drinks will be served as you relax and watch the spectacular sunset. The inner tranquillity that a desert sunset imparts while you sit amongst nature is really something special…

Dinner and Overnight at Lodge

Overnight: Sossusvlei Lodge

Luxury right at the entrance gate to Sesriem Canyon and the famous Sossusvlei

Situated at the Entrance Gate to the Namib Naukluft Park, Sossusvlei Lodge offers direct access to the towering red sand dunes, the famous pan of Sossusvlei, the scorched black trees of Dead Vlei and the remarkable depths of the Sesriem Canyon.

The Superior Accommodation units at Sossusvlei Lodge feature a patio to enjoy views over the Desert landscapes, a spacious air-conditioned twin-bedded room and a full en-suite bathroom. The Standard Family Units feature two rooms back to back connected by a lockable inter-leading door between the two private bathrooms. An elegant Junior Suite boasts a spacious bedroom, living area, patio with a splash pool, large bathroom and inspiring views. 

Experience the true art of Hospitality with the thoughtful touch of attentive staff to contribute to a truly memorable experience. Facilities include a sparkling pool, bar, sundowner deck, beer garden and an al fresco terrace where one can enjoy exquisite food, award-winning wines and magnificent views of the floodlit waterhole.

The Sossusvlei Lodge Adventure Centre provides a range of activities including Guided Excursions to Deadvlei and Sossusvlei, Elim dune walks, Sundowner Trips, Quad Buggy Nature Drives, Hot Air Ballooning, Scenic Flights and much more to explore the area’s natural beauty.

 

Main Destination

SWAKOPMUND

Meal Plan

DINNER, BED AND BREAKFAST

Accommodation

SOSSUSVLEI LODGE

SA

Day 5: Sossusvlei Lodge, Sesriem

Day Itinerary

 Visit to Sossusvlei & Sesriem Canyon with your Guide

An early start from the Lodge to enter the Namib-Naukluft Park at sunrise, while the temperature is still mild and when the dune contrasts are at their best. You will travel in one of our all-terrain URI Gameviewer vehicles, custom-built in Namibia for the Lodge, with your own specially trained guide who will share all his knowledge of the area, animals, plant life and much more with you.

Regular stops are made on the spectacular ±60 kilometre drive through the dune corridor down to the Vlei to gain information or take in the vistas. At Dune 45, we make a stop to view the the world’s most photographed dune. Further along, a gradual 2,6 kilometers round-trip guided walk up to Dead Vlei is a must for the healthy visitors. The more energetic have the opportunity to climb to the upper ridge of Big Daddy Dune, one of the highest dunes in this area! We spend time exploring Sossusvlei before returning to the Lodge approximately 5½ hours later in time for lunch.

In the afternoon – Experience the remarkable depths of Sesriem Canyon. Our experienced guides will share the history behind this magnificent natural canyon carved by the Tsauchab River.

Return to Lodge – Dinner & Overnight at Lodge

 

Main Destination

SESRIEM

Meal Plan

DINNER, BED AND BREAKFAST

Accommodation

SOSSUSVLEI LODGE

SA

Day 6: Departure

Day Itinerary

Morning breakfast – Check out

Your Guide will transfer to Hosea Kutako International Airport [WDH] for your international flight to Tanzania.

Main Destination

TANZANIA

Meal Plan

BREAKFAST

SA

Day 7: Arrival

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, meet our representative and drive to Karama Lodge for leisure and an overnight stay.

Main Destination

TANZANIA

Meal Plan

BREAKFAST

Lodge

KARAMA LODGE

SA

Day 8: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park

Following breakfast transfer to Lake Manyara National Park. There is a profusion of wildlife in this small national park, and the amazing bird watching experience will certainly be rewarding to both a devote and first-time bird watcher.

It is as well among the few places on the African continent to see the tree-climbing lions that will be your main quest for the day. Manyara in addition prides in a large flock of beautiful pink flamingoes found near the lake. You will have lunch at picnic site.

 

Main Destination

LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

Meal Plan

BREAKFAST

Lodge

MANYARA TORTILIS TENTED CAMP

SA

Day 9: Manyara – Serengeti Central

After breakfast game en route to Serengeti National Park via Ngorongoro. Afterwards, we visit the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world – Serengeti National Park. The word ‘Serengeti’ means ‘endless plains’, which describes the park’s 5,600 square mile boundary. Yet for its sprawling area, the Serengeti does not disappoint when it comes to rich game-viewing. Annually, from May to December, millions of animals embark on a migration which brings them from central Serengeti to Kenya’s Masai Mara and back again in an incredible spectacle. Even during the ‘down-time’, vast herds of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle roam here, along with groups of elephant, giraffe, and buffalo. As the lions, leopard, cheetah, hyenas and jackals stalk their meals, we enjoy a picnic lunch in this open arena. Dinner and overnight at Serenge Tortilis Tented Camp

Main Destination

SERENGETI CENTRAL - TANZANIA

Meal Plan

PICNIC LUNCH

Lodge

SERENGETI TORTILIS TENTED CAMP

SA

Day 10: Central Serengeti – North Serengeti (Mara River)

After breakfast game en route to Serengeti National Park via Ngorongoro. Afterwards, we visit the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world – Serengeti National Park. The word ‘Serengeti’ means ‘endless plains’, which describes the park’s 5,600 square mile boundary. Yet for its sprawling area, the Serengeti does not disappoint when it comes to rich game-viewing. Annually, from May to December, millions of animals embark on a migration which brings them from central Serengeti to Kenya’s Masai Mara and back again in an incredible spectacle. Even during the ‘down-time’, vast herds of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle roam here, along with groups of elephant, giraffe, and buffalo. As the lions, leopard, cheetah, hyenas and jackals stalk their meals, we enjoy a picnic lunch in this open arena. Dinner and overnight at Serenge Tortilis Tented Camp

Main Destination

NORTH SERENGETI - TANZANIA

Meal Plan

PICNIC LUNCH

Lodge

SERENGETI TORTILIS TENTED CAMP

SA

Day 11: Full Day Mara River (Crossing Day)

You will spend your full day here unwinding the secrets and it will be full of surprises in the north. You will see the wildebeest in the great Mara River crossing migration. You may also get the rare sighting of crocodiles attacking them during migration. Its habitat consists of rolling hills, kopjes, plains, and riverine. It offers great game viewing of big cats and other wild animals like rhino, hippo, rock hyrax, giraffe, and reedbucks. You will relish your stay and dinner at Serengeti Wilderness Camp

Main Destination

MARA

Meal Plan

PICNIC LUNCH

Lodge

SERENGETI WILDERNESS CAMP

SA

Day 12: Serengeti – Ngorongoro

You will enjoy yet another morning game drive in Serengeti. Drive back to the camp for breakfast and check out before starting your journey to Ngorongoro. We arrive at our crater rim lodge to a warm welcome, check in and then lunch. This afternoon just relaxes and enjoy the breath-taking and spectacular views of the Ngorongoro scenery, the largest unbroken caldera in the world. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Tortilis Tented Camp
Note: a warm jacket or cardigan is highly recommended.

Main Destination

NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

Meal Plan

BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER

Lodge

NGORONGORO TORTILIS CAMP

SA

Day 13: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha

After early breakfast around 05:50am, descend down crater at 06am for 6-7hrs game drive, with picnic lunch. We venture onto the crater floor for an up close at the residents of this World Heritage Site, and enjoy a picnic lunch here. The Ngorongoro Crater provides great game-viewing all year-round. The wildlife here makes up a permanent population because grazing and water supplies are plentiful throughout the seasons. Afternoon drive back to Arusha for an overnight stay at Karama Lodge

 

Main Destination

ARUSHA

Meal Plan

BREAKFAST

Lodge

KARAMA LODGE

SA

Day 14: Departure

After breakfast, pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure flight. End of Service!

Meal Plan

BREAKFAST

SA

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