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Endless Horizon at Namibia, Africa

Depart: 29th Sep 2017, Friday
Return: 8th Oct 2017, Tuesday
Price: SGD5250 (Twin share) / SGD6250 (Single) 
Group Size : 8 (min) / 12 (max) 

 

Highlights:

  • Windhoek the capital city of Namibia, located in the Khomas Highland plateau area, with average altitude of 1,700meters above sea level
  • Unique opportunity to enjoy the incredible fatest animal in the world cheetah
  • Learn more about African wildlife with great photographic opportunities during carnivore feeding tour
  • Full day game drive at Erindi, the game reserve offers the widest selection of exciting species in the greatest numbers of Namibia
  • Visit the San people, known as Bushman, are indigenous hunter-gatherer people of Southern African region, perhaps you could join them for hunting or their traditional dances
  • The coastal city Swakopmund near Atltantic Ocean is an example of German colonial architecture, founded 120 years ago as harbour for German South-West Africa
  • One session of ATV ride at the Namib Desert
  • Sossusvlei at Namib Desert, the world oldest desert for roughly 55–80 million years
  • Big Daddy, one of the world highest sand dune with over 325meter, composed of 5-million-year-old sands
  • Remarkable Deadvlei, a clay pan characterized by dark, dead camel thorn trees (estimated over 900 years) contrasted against the white pan floor
  • Sesriem Canyon shaped by Tsauchab River over millions of years and one of the few canyons today that holds water all year round

 

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Singapore to Windhoek

Depart from Singapore and arrive at Windhoel, capital city of Namibia. Check in hotel for a short rest to refresh from overnight and adjust to weather. Drive out to viewpoint for sunset with overview of town of Namibia. Overnight at Hotel Pension Thule, Windhoek.

Carnivore Feeding Tour, San People (Bushman) 

Today is a full day of activities to experince the Namibia wildlife and learn about the indigenous hunter-gatherer San people, known as the Bushman of the Southern Africa. Experience the carnivore feeding tour that offers a fantastic photographs opportunities of lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dogs, caracals and baboons. In the late noon, you would meet the Saan people, be introduced to their history and culture. The Saan will show you how they hunt and set traps, and you may finish off your visit and join them for a traditional dance. Overnight at Hotel Pension Thule, Windhoek.

Windhoek - Okahandja

After breakfast, visit the capital city of Namibia - Windhoek. The capital city was founded by the Imperial German Army in 1890. Windhoek's city centre is renowned for its blend of German colonial buildings. Lunch at Namibia Institute of Culinary Education, and head towards north to Okahandja region, home to heroro ethnic group. Stop at Okahandja open-air wood markets, which attract Namibians from all over the country, selling their handicraft goods to locals. Arrive at Cheetah Conservation Fund,  whom is an internationally recognized center of excellence in the conservation of cheetahs and their ecosystems. You would have up close opportunity to learn about the world fatest animal cheetah. Overnight at Otjiwarongo.

 

Erindi Game Drive

Full day game drive at Erindi Game Reserve in private vehicle. Erindi is a protected reserve in Namibia, offers the widest selection of exciting species in the greatest numbers in the country. Whether you are professional or enthusiast photographer, Erindi could simply give you the most incredible wildlife photograph experiences. Overnight at Old Traders Lodge, Erindi.  

Namib Desert - Swakopmund 

Drive to nort west heading to Namib Desert to enjoy an one hour ATV ride at the sand dune that offer stunning view over the ocean. Arrive at the coastal city of Swalopmund by noon. The city is located next to Altantic Ocean, was founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South-West Africa. You may take a leisure along the coast and the city to explore the fine example of German colonial architecture. Overnight at  Europa Haf Hotel, Swakopmund.  

Walvis Bay - Namib-Naukluft National Park 

Walk down to the jetty bridge during the dawn and enjoy the breeze from Atlantic Ocean. Back to hotel for breakfast and check out to Walvis Bay lagoon. The 7km long lagoon is considered the most important wetlands in southern Africa and the best flamingo viewing localities in the world. More than 50 species of birds, including the Greater and Lessor Flamingo, sea gulls, the Chestnut-banded Plover, Damara terns, pelicans can be seen here.  Heading to the south, drive pass Kuiseb canyon, Tropic of Capricon, and lunch at Solitaire is a small settlement in near the Namib-Naukluft National Park. Reach Sossusvlei by late noon, and enjoy the desert lodge located in the Namib-Naukluft National Park.  If time permits, you will have the chance to visit of the sand dune today. Overnight at Desert Homestead Lodge, Sossusvlei.

Sossusvlei - Sesserim Canyon

 Depart early in the morning to hike to Dube 45 (85meters) to watch the sunrise from the top of the dune. The dunes of the Namib Desert were created by sand carried by the wind from the coast of Namibia.  The sand here is 5 million years old and is red in colour due to its iron oxide content.  Followed by a visit to Sesriem Canyon, which has shaped by Tsauchab River over millions of years and it is one of the few places in the area that holds water all year round. Back to lodge for lunch and rest for the mid noon, and proceed to famous Deadvlei  by late noon. Deadvlei, a clay pan characterized by dark, dead camel thorn trees , has always been a paradise for photographers. Make sure you capture some beautiful images especially during the sunset when the lighting fall on red color dune. Overnight at Desert Homestead Lodge, Sossusvlei.

Deadvlei

Early wake up to hike one of the sand dune or second attempt to visit Deadvlei to enjoy the morning sun. Back to hotel to check out and drive back to Windhoek to visit Penduka center and cafe, where the center provide a platform for about 40 female craft enterprsie who hail from distinct communities and ethinc groups. The center is established by Penduka Development Trust. Dinner and overnight at Windhoek Country Club, Windhoek.

Windhoek - Hosea Kutako International Airport

After breakfast and rest at club hotel in the morning, transfer to Hosea Kutako International Airport by noon for returning flight.

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Inclusions :

  • Fully private tour in vehicle with extra seat for comfortness
  • 8 nights accommodation at mixed of 3 - 4 star hotel and lodge
  • Room are on twin sharing or single basis (single supplement charges applies)
  • All entrance fees, game drive, activities listed in the itineraries and park permit
  • All meals as per itinerary above
  • XA Travel tour leader

Exclusions :

  • International flight to Windhoek, Namibia (Participants to purchase flight tickets only upon trip confirmation)
  • Visa entry to Namibia (if applicable)
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Additional beverages (including alcohol) not included in meals
  • Any other incidental expenses incurred by participants
  • Tips for both driver and local guide per person (voluntary basis)
Remarks

Weather :

  • Windhoek temperature : 29°C / 14°C 
  • Swakopmund temperature : 31°C / 13°C
  • Sossusvlei temperature : 26°C / 10°C  

Fitness :

  • Minimal hiking

Suggested airline :

  • Airline : Qatar Airline or South African Airline
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