Namibia im Safaritruck

17 Tage
Camping-Safari ab/bis Windhoek

Land der Weite, Land der Wüsten

Foto: (c) South African TourismMit seiner Vielfalt an farbigen Landschaften, ungewöhnlichen Pflanzen und einer artenreichen Tierwelt zählt Namibia zu den interessantesten Reisezielen der Erde. Hier wechseln sich Wüste und hohe Felsenberge, aprikotfarbene Mammutdünen und üppig grüne Flusslandschaften ab. Im Etoscha-Nationalpark sind große Elefantenherden zu sehen, an seinen Wasserstellen finden sich neben Nashörnern, Löwen und Giraffen viele, zum Teil sehr seltene Antilopenarten ein.

Diese Tour umfasst alle Höhepunkte Zentral- und Nord-Namibias, führt aber auch auf Wege abseits der bekannten Pfade und Attraktionen.

Highlights:

  • Stadtführung Windhoek
  • Kalahari Wild Camp
  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier Nationalpark
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Ai Ais Hot Springs
  • Orange River
  • Kolmanskop Geisterstadt
  • Lüdertiz
  • Wildpferde
  • Privates Reservat in der Namibwüste
  • Fahrt im offenen Safarifahrzeug
  • Wildbeobachtungen zu Fuß
  • Nachtfahrt durch die Wüste
  • 4x4 Ausflug zu den Dünen am Sossusvlei
  • Walvis Bay
  • Swakopmund
  • Skelettküste
  • Felsmalereien an den Twyfelfontein Felsen
  • Palmwag Reservat
  • Etosha-Nationalpark
  • Waterberg-Nationalpark

Wichtige Informationen

Diese Reise beinhaltet einige Wanderungen. Die Mitnahme von Wanderschuhen und eines kleinen Rucksacks für Tagesverpflegung, Wasser etc. ist empfehlenswert.

Termine 2017 (Abreisedatum)

Die Tour startet an folgenden Sonntagen in Windhoek:
05.02./ 19.03./ 30.04./ 21.05./ 02.07./ 23.07. / 13.08./ 24.09./ 05.11./ 26.11.

Preise und Leistungen

Preise:

Reisezeitraum Pro Person im
Doppelzimmer
Einzelzimmerzuschlag
2017 € 1.795,- Eine Übernachtung im Einzelzimmer ist nicht möglich.
Alleinreisende können ohne Aufpreis
ein halbes Doppelzimmer bzw. Doppelzelt buchen.

Eingeschlossene Leistungen:

  • Die Reise im Safaritruck ab/bis Windhoek, mit allen Ausflügen und Aktivitäten wie im Programm beschrieben. Eintrittsgelder – wo nötig – eingeschlossen
  • Übernachtungen in den genannten Unterkünften. Unterbringung erfolgt in Doppelzimmern bzw. Doppelzelten
  • Verpflegung: 11 Tage Vollpension, zwei Tage Halbpension, zwei Tage Frühstück
  • Englischsprachige Reiseleitung durch einen ausgebildeten und registrierten Field Guide

Nicht eingeschlossen sind:

  • Anreise nach Windhoek und Abreise von Windhoek
  • Zusätzliche Mahlzeiten, Getränke und alle persönlichen Auslagen, z.B. Trinkgelder
  • Reiseversicherungen, über die wir mit der Teilnahmebestätigung ausführlich informieren

Reiseverlauf

Vorbemerkung: Die Reisegruppen sind international zusammengesetzt, Toursprache und Reiseleitung sind Englisch. Deshalb sind sowohl der Katalog als auch die hier aufgeführten Reiseverläufe in englischer Sprache abgefasst.

DAY 1: WINDHOEK

Meeting at our hotel at 14h00 we conduct a short tour briefing before setting off for an afternoon of driving through Windhoek and viewing the diversity of this Capital city, as well as visiting the local museum and church before setting off for dinner at the Infamous restaurant “Joe’s Beerhouse” or a similar restaurant where we will continue our tour briefing and enjoy warm hospitality and an own expense dinner.

DAY 2: WINDHOEK – KGALAGADI

This morning we leave the city behind us and begin our winding journey south into the open plains of the vast Kalahari Desert. Our journey today takes us through remote farming towns seldom visited by travellers, where possible we will stop to engage with the local inhabitants. We will arrive at our overnight camp in the Kgalagadi in the late afternoon and after familiarizing ourselves with the camp procedures we enjoy a meal under the stars.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 3: KGALAGADI TRANSFRONTIER PARK

After a sumptuous breakfast, we embark on our game drive through the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park, a Park spanning both South Africa and Botswana. Well known for its predator population, including cheetah and the massive Black Maned Lion, the Kgalagadi Park offers unique game viewing opportunities and spectacular birdlife. We will spend most of the day traversing the South African side of the Park in search of animals. Tonight we will camp amongst the Camel Thorn trees.

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DAY 4: KGALAGADI – FISH RIVER CANYON

Rising early, we witness the sunrise over the red dunes before breakfast. After packing up, we travel one of the most scenic Kalahari roads, crossing numerous high dunes which offer spectacular viewpoints like the quiver tree forests and the Giants playground as we make our way to Keetmanshoop and then onto the Fish River Canyon, regarded as the second largest in the world. We will spend some time taking in the views of the Canyon before moving onto our stop for the night, Ai – Ais, the Hot Springs located in the depths of the Canyon.

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DAY 5: FISH RIVER CANYON – AUS

This morning we will enjoy a short walk at the base of the Canyon before traveling on remote roads to the southernmost point of our journey - the mighty Orange River. Forming the border with South Africa, the Orange River creates a narrow band of green vegetation that winds its way through the towering rugged mountains of this seemingly burnt landscape and possibly even a swim in the River. We will enjoy a road side lunch. This afternoon we enter the Namib Desert and make our way to the charming little town of Aus where we camp for the night.

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DAY 6: AUS – LUDERITZ – KOLMANSKOP – AUS

An early start, we make our way across the open desert plains toward the Atlantic Ocean. Our first stop today will be at the Ghost Town of Kolmanskop. Once the site of a prosperous Diamond mine, the town is slowly being reclaimed by the shifting sands of the desert, an entertaining tour and a walk around the town and through the old buildings brings the colourful history to life. Then it’s on to Luderitz, a small harbour town on one of the most inhospitable coasts imaginable – we will visit the cross planted here by Dias in 1487 and will spend some time strolling around town, enjoying the unique architecture. This afternoon we travel back into desert and will stop en-route to spend time with a colony of wild desert horses. Lunch today will be own expense.

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DAY 7: NAMIB DESERT RESERVE

A leisurely morning, we walk into town along the historical railroads and enjoy the hospitality at the local hotel for a refreshing drink before continuing our journey. Today we travel into the heart of the Namib, taking in its vast plains, red dunes, and towering mountains of stone. Our next two nights will be spent at the GREENFIRE DESERT CAMP, a remote camp nestled against a rock outcrop within a conservancy that forms part of the vast Namib Rand Nature Reserve. The reserve is home to a variety of desert adapted ecology and wildlife and we will enjoy extensive walks as well as a day and night game drive during our time here.

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DAY 8: DESERT RESERVE

Awake to desert vistas that extend further than the eye can see. This protected wilderness has been conserved and is protected through the proceeds of tourism. All animals here exist in completely natural surroundings and are free to move unrestricted over the full extent of the reserve – 22 000 ha. Our guide will help us to better understand the unique desert fauna and flora.

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DAY 9: SOSSUSVLEI DUNES

Setting off early, we continue across the endless desert plains to the Sesriem Canyon and the awesome Sossusvlei dunes – reputedly the highest in the World. After exploring the Canyon on foot, we will transfer into the heart of the dunes (using a 4 x 4 for the last section) and will spend time climbing these spectacular mountains of sand before moving on to camp wild in the desert.

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DAY 10 - 11: SWAKOPMUND

Crossing through the Namib Naukluft Park, we visit the dramatic Lunar Landscape, and the ancient Welwitschia plants, before making for the coastal town of Walvis Bay to view the Lagoon. Then it’s on to Swakopmund where we will go on an afternoon township tour. And after get back to the lodge and spend two nights in the centrally located, comfortable GREENFIRE SWAKOPMUND LODGE. We explore this holiday town and its surrounds thoroughly and enjoy both our evening meals at a local nightspot (own expense). Clients will have the opportunity to partake in Quad Biking, Sand Boarding and Sky diving whilst here (own expense).

Breakfast / Lunch ; Breakfast

DAY 12: SKELETON COAST – SPITZKOPPE

Today we head up along the barren Skeleton Coast, scene of many a shipwreck, to the Seal Colony at Cape Cross where thousands of Cape Fur Seals can be seen ashore. We travel through the desert to visit the towering granite peaks found at Spitzkoppe. After exploring the outcrops in the afternoon we set up camp and enjoy the play of the light during sunset from our seat in the mountain. We spend the night at the foot of the mountain.

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DAY 13: TWYFELFONTEIN – PALMWAG

A busy day ahead of us, with numerous stops along the way such as the Organ Pipes and the Ancient Rock Engravings at Twyfelfontein before entering Damaraland and crossing the Grootberg mountain pass to camp the night near the oasis of Palmwag. This is one of a few permanent waterholes used by the rare Desert Rhino, Elephants, and many other desert adapted species - we hope to see these magnificent animals up close today.

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DAY 14 - 15: ETOSHA NAT. PARK

Entering Etosha National Park today, arguably the highlight of the tour, we will spend two nights here in search of the big game that this park is so well known for. One evening will be spent at a floodlit waterhole watching the many animals that come down to drink. During these days we will conduct extensive game drives within the park.

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DAY 16: ETOSHA– WATERBERG

After a short morning game drive, we exit the Park and travel down to the impressive Waterberg Plateau National Park. This Plateau is ecologically diverse and has over 200 different bird species, some rare species of small antelope occur on the lower hills of the mountain. This afternoon we will hike up the mountain and will enjoy the views over the Kalahari from the summit. We enjoy our last night of camping at the base.

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DAY 17 WINDHOEK

An early morning, we pack up and begin our journey back to civilization – the drive to Windhoek will take approximately 5 hours and we intend to be back in the capital by 13h00. Clients may book a post tour night through Drifters. For those flying out this afternoon, please allow for check in time and at least an hour for the airport transfer.

Breakfast

DEPARTURES

This tour departs from Windhoek every selected Sunday. Pre- and post- tour nights can be arranged through the Drifters office.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This tour involves a certain amount of walking, so a small daypack is advisable. Seasonable Malaria precautions are advisable and are locally obtainable. During winter the nighttime temperatures can fall below zero and during summer the daytime temperatures can reach the forties, so be prepared for this. Most major currencies can be exchanged on arrival in Windhoek and other centers, but banking hours do apply. Credit cards are generally accepted.

Our price includes transport, food, coffee, teas, and fruit juice at breakfast, a professional guide, group equipment, accommodation, permits and park entry fees. The price does not include alcohol and soft drinks, tips, curios and optional extras.

 

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