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Endless Horizon at Namibia, Africa

Depart : 1st Jun 2019
Return : 8th Jun 2019
Price : SGD3500 (Twin share) / SGD4350 (Single) 
Group Size : 6 (min) / 8 (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 Africa game drive for leopard and the incredible fatest animal in the world cheetah
  • Full day game drive at Etosha National Park where the game reserve offers the widest selection of exciting species in the greatest numbers of Namibia
  • Visit the Himba tribe - the indigenous of Southern African region, are noted for their unusual sculptural beauty, enhanced by intricate hairstyles and decorations
  • 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
  • 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 Windhoek, capital city of Namibia. Check in hotel for a short rest to refresh from overnight and adjust to weather. Drive out Windhoek city Christ Church, Namibia Craft Centre and viewpoint for sunset of Windhoek. Overnight at Hotel Thule, Windhoek.

Katurura Township - African Foundation (B/L/D)

Visit Katurura township -  the largest suburb of Windhoek where you have a chance to walk through the local market and have a taste of kapana (a Namibian way of preparing meat, typically beef by grilling it on open fire). Arrive at African Cat Foundation to check in,  and lunch. Here we would have our 1st game drive to experince the Namibia wildlife with fantastic photographs opportunities of leopard, cheetah, oryx, caracals, baboons and many others African animals. Overnight at Okonjima Lodge, Okonjima.

Leopard Tracking and Cheetah Conversation Fund (B/D) 

After breakfast, we go for leopard tracking drive with the hopes of sighting the elusive leopard in its natural habitat.  Leopard tracking in the morning also gives guests insight into the ways of life in the African bush.  We arrive at Cheetah Conservation Fund by noon, here 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 Eldorado Camp near Etosha National Park. 

Etosha National Park (B/L/D)

Full day game drive at Etosha National Park in private vehicle. The park was proclaimed a game reserve on in 1907 by the Governor of German South West Africa. The park is home to hundreds of species of mammals, birds and reptiles, including several threatened and endangered species such as the black rhinoceros. On safari vehicle, we will be tracking wildlife in its own natural habitat and searching for big African cats, leopard and cheetah, the lion. Evening and till late at night spent at the waterhole, watching and admiring the wildlife, captivated by incredible nature show. Overnight Eldorado Camp near Etosha National Park. 

Himba Community - Swakopmund (B)

We depart Etosha and head to north west region meeting with Himba community. Himba people are a semi-nomadic tribe who inhabit the Kaokoland area of Namibia. The visit to the Hima village, learning about the ancient of nomadic way of one of Africa oldest tribe. After lunch, we continue the journey heading along the coast of Atlantic Ocean to Swakopmund. Popularly known as “Swakop”, it is a coastal city in Namibia facing Atlantic Ocean and with many fine German colonial buildings. Overnight at Hotel A la Mer, Swakopmund.  

Walvis Bay - Sossusvlei - Sesserim Canyon (B/D)

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, we take 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. Overnight at Desert Homestead Lodge, Sossusvlei.

Sossusvlei - Deadvlei (B/L)

Depart early in the morning to hike to Sossusvlei Park.  Visit The dunes of the Namib Desert which 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.  We continue the journey with shuttle vehicle to Deadvlei, a clay pan characterized by dark and dead camel thorn trees , which 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. After lunch, we travel back to Windhoek. Overnight at Trans Kalahari Inn, 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.

Windhoek - Singapore

Arrive Singapore on early morning of 9th June.

 

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Inclusions :

  • Fully private tour with safari vehicle 
  • 7 nights accommodation at comfortable lodging with a mixture of hotellodge, and camp
  • 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 
  • 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) and meals not included as per itinerary
  • Any other incidental expenses incurred by participants
  • Tips for both driver / 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 at sand dune (optional)

Suggested airline :

  • Airline : Singapore Airline + Air Namibia/South African Airline (preferred) or Ethopian Airline ;  Round trip economy class ticket range from SGD1900 onwards
  • Recommended Flight : Depart SQ478 + SA74  ;  Return SW723 + SQ479
  • Recommend Departure Date :  Depart early 1st Jun 2019 and arrive Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport by 1st Jun 2019 noon or evening
  • Recommend Return Return  : Depart 8th Jun 2019 from Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport and arrive Singapore on 9th Jun 2019
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