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Safari trip in Namibia – 2300 km – 10 days

Why Namibia with Atypic Travel?

This safari trip in Namibia makes you discover an unknown destination, which has some of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet: deserts, dunes and breathtaking animal reserves.

Atypic Travel promotes the trips of ESPRIT D’AFRIQUE SAFARIS CC /VISIT NAMIBIA which is a Namibian company registered with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, N° CC/2003/1780 , at the Ministry of Tourism N° TSO 00094. To the Ministry of Finance No. 3603535-01-05. With an accounting body (Taxconnect/Windhoek/Namibia) . In Southern Africa since 1974.

Civil liability insurance (Prosperity Insurance Policy N° P040 009463) CC : is a legal form of a company in its own name.

Esprit d’Afrique CC is the continuation of Makala Safaris Pty/Ltd (Société anonyme) created in 1988 in Botswana

VISIT NAMIBIA is the brand that operates in France/Europe in representation.

Supervision during this safari trip in Namibia:

SAFARIS 4×4 VEHICLES –

Travel comfortably and safely

Our fleet of 4×4 vehicles has been adapted to allow you to have the best possible stay in Namibia

They are designed according to three main criteria:

  • Provide maximum comfort during journeys between two points of interest
  • Allow for the best wildlife viewing and spectacular scenery
  • Ensuring a high level of security

The safari is led by a professional English-speaking guide and a camp assistant.

4X4 Toyota (or similar) Land Cruiser specially equipped: OPEN vehicle, no windows! thus allowing the best visibility, comfortable seats. Cooler available to customers. Vehicles all equipped with RADIO or CB to maintain permanent contact. No glass, and sunroof to be able to observe and take pictures in the best possible conditions, especially during safaris. Air conditioning and soft suspension system to provide maximum comfort during the long journeys necessary to visit the country. Battery charger available during car journeys. Wide tires for better handling on the track and in muddy terrain. They are essential in the rainy season, for the unavoidable crossings of rivers

MEAL SERVICES:

Breakfast : 3 cereal varieties, yogurts, bananas, toast with a choice of spreads, tea, coffee. Lunch: PICNIC: Cold meal based on cold meat, vegetables in salad, fresh bread. Dinner : Dinners are taken in small local restaurants, guest house, small lodge… as a buffet or served (set menu) – Excluding drinks – Drinks are included during picnics (local sterilized water, red wine in cubi), tea, coffee.

Enter a world of dreams

Namibia is a country of astonishing beauty, which enjoys a permanent sun and gives the impression of an endless territory. With its unspoilt landscapes and great diversity of game, Namibia is one of the largest countries in Africa and attracts travelers from various countries around the world. From its wide open spaces, its clear sky and its very low population density comes a feeling of deep freedom. This feeling of tranquility and calm is associated with landscapes of surprising colors and the permanent play of shadow and light. Moreover, the diversity of its peoples offers a rich mixture of cultures and traditions. Discovering Namibia is like embarking on a ship that will take you on a sea of ​​sand whose colors will never cease to amaze you, whether you are heading towards the glowing dunes of the Kalahari, towards the oldest desert world, the Namib Desert or the arid landscapes of Damaraland. At each new stopover, you will let your mind wander at the sight of these spaces where Nature has given free rein to its most incredible whims, populating its fantastic landscapes with a large number of animal and plant species.

The highlights of this safari trip in Namibe:

  • GUARANTEED PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL SAFARI from 2 people
  • NAMIBIA DISCOVERY SAFARI TOUR
  • SAFARI CIRCUIT IN LODGE***: 10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS
  • WITH FRENCH-SPEAKING LOCAL driver-guide
  • Sessriem National Park, Etosha National Park, one of the largest wildlife parks in Africa, home to 114 species of mammals, Swakopmund , the small seaside town and the majestic dunes of Sossusvlei , Waterberg National Park.
  • Maximum 8 people in a 10-seater vehicle
  • Transport by 4×4 vehicle with an open roof
  • Filtered water during 4×4 trips with a water bottle offered per person
  • Meeting with the local people
  • Morning boat trip to watch sea lions

Program:

Guest House Londiningi (or similar) 50 km paved road

Meal included

Crossing large plains, the Naukluft massif. It’s already a very beautiful day unfolding before our eyes. Accommodation in a Guest farm ** (Welte Vrede or similar) near the entrance to the Sesriem National Park (40 km of track).

Full board.

Visit to the Sesriem Canyon. Visit of the site of the great dunes of Sossuvlei. 2h00 walk in the sand, including the ascent of a large dune (for those who want it), and discovery of the dry lake of “Dead Vlei”, which is home to a population of acacia trees 900 years old and completely desiccated. Absolutely stunning decor. Accommodation in a Guest farm ** (Welte Vrede or similar) near the entrance to the Sesriem National Park (40 km track).

Full board.

Again and again grandiose landscapes, canyons, valleys and endless immensities. Refreshing stop in the seaside resort of the country. Lunch in town. Walk to buy some souvenirs, Swakopmund being Namibia’s tourist town. Possibility of flying over the desert and the ocean which meet, dunes flowing directly into the sea. Accommodation in Guest House *** in town. Full board.

In the early morning, short transfer of 45 km paved road, along the sea. Unforgettable walk in the surrounding dunes and an incursion into the Sandwich Harbor reserve. Lunch is provided during the excursion. Return to Swakopmund in the afternoon. Accommodation in Guest House *** in town. Full board.

Road to the Cape Cross sea lion reserve. It’s a crowd of 20 to 50,000 individuals who bask on the beach, jump in the waves, shout, play… We could stay there for hours as the show is captivating. Lunch will be taken in Uis, in our guest house. At the end of the afternoon, walk for 2 hours to get to the site of the “White Lady”, this mysterious cave painting of San origin, which gave rise to many controversies.Accommodation in a Guest House ** in Uis . Full board.

5h30 to 6h00 drive to reach the Etosha National Reserve, one of the greatest places to admire, observe and photograph African wildlife. Photo safari at the end of the afternoon. Accommodation in a *** bungalow inside the reserve (subject to availability).

Full board.

150 km track inside the reserve. Photo safari during the day. Accommodation in a *** bungalow inside the reserve (subject to availability).

 Full board.

240 km paved road – 3h30 driving. Walk on the Waterberg plateau to reach the summit which dominates the Kalahari desert. Unobstructed view of the vastness of the desert. Accommodation in a bungalow ** inside the reserve. (subject to availability).

Full board.

300 km paved road – 4h driving.

In the early morning, drive to the capital.

Free lunch in town.

Transfer with assistance to the airport which is 45 km away.

End of our service.

Price per person  : From 2150€/p . Full board

Departure guaranteed from 2 people

Dates of your choice

Our prices include:

Transport in a 4×4 vehicle • the services of a French, Spanish, Italian, German, English or Afrikaans speaking guide/driver depending on the composition of the group • the accommodation mentioned or similar with full board (except lunch on day 1 and day 11 in Windhoek) • filtered water during the journeys with the guide with a water bottle offered per person • excursions according to the program • entrance fees to the parks and reserves mentioned in the program • a map of Namibia per room and a small bottle of Amarula per person • luggage handling in the lodges • non-private arrival/departure transfers • VAT of 15% to date

Our prices do not include:

International flights and airport taxes • optional activities • beverages and personal expenses • lunch day 10 • travel insurance • tips – any additional nights.

IMPORTANT: – Your international plane tickets are available on request if necessary: ​​departing from/returning to Brussels, Paris or Frankfurt or another European city . Ask us for any information.

USEFUL INFORMATION:

LIKE ALL OUR TRIPS, ATYPIC TRAVEL PROVIDES YOU WITH A VOUCHER IF YOU CANCEL YOUR TRIP . ASK US ABOUT COOVID 19 ENTRY RESTRICTIONS.

No visa for Namibia.

HEALTH : Vaccination against yellow fever not mandatory (becomes mandatory if you have previously stayed in a country located in the endemic zone). • We strongly advise you to be up to date with classic vaccinations : diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, typhoid fever, hepatitis A and B.

Malaria Antimalarial treatment is recommended. Consult your doctor. Bring a tropical repellent.
Dentist and doctor: We recommend that you have a check-up before your departure. For more information on the precautions to take, you can consult the SMI (International Medical Service)
website :
http://www.smi-voyage-sante.com

Money : The local currency is the Namibian dollar (NAD). Indicative exchange: 1 € =0.062 NAD (08/12/2019. You can take € (or preferably US dollars = 0.90 € on 08/12/2019) – The exchange is possible only in banks (it is preferable to change at the airport) Credit cards (especially the Visa card) are accepted from time to time everywhere provided that the connection is established with your bank…

Time difference : Namibia: GMT +2. There is no delay in summer, + 1h00 in winter compared to France.

Formalities: Passport valid for 6 months after the date of return, no visa for nationals of the EEC and Switzerland. Have at least 3 blank pages and at least 2 facing each other.

Vaccination: None. Anti-malarial treatment recommended.

Air transport: Ten hours direct flight from Frankfurt or London on Air Namibia.

Local time: From the 1st Sunday in September to the 1st Sunday in April, 2 hours ahead of GMT;

From the 1st Sunday in April to the 1st Sunday in September, 1 hour ahead of GMT.

Currency: The Namibian dollar (N$) equivalent to the South African Rand, rate to date: 1N$ = 0.062 €.

The local currency is the Namibian dollar (NAD). Indicative change: 1 euro = approximately 16.21 NAD. (Interbank rate as of 04/12/2019). You can take euros (or US dollars). Exchange is possible only in banks (it is better to change at the airport). Credit cards (especially the Visa card) are accepted from time to time everywhere provided that the connection is established with your bank…because the GSM network is often faulty.

Electricity: 220/240 volts, 3-prong type 15 amp outlet. European two-prong plugs are not compatible. You will therefore need to provide an adapter that you can easily find at the airport.

Telephone : To call Namibia from France, dial 00 264 + city code + correspondent’s number. • To call France from Namibia, you must dial 00 33 + the correspondent’s number (without the 0).

Best seasons: The austral winter months (May to September) are the best for the interior of the country and for the Etosha reserve. The austral summer months (October to the end of April) are the best for the coast, with long days of sunshine. During the months of December, January, February and March, possibility of stormy rains.

Luggage advice: Rather than a rigid suitcase, we recommend a sturdy, flexible travel bag.

Schedule of Daily Safaris

(2 per day. Morning and evening, according to program) in 4×4 with experienced guide.

In the morning : GET UP VERY EARLY for the 1st game drive (a hot drink taken and hop in 4×4 in search of wild animals. Return to daylight for breakfast. Rest. Lunch.

Afternoon : Departure around 4:00 p.m. and until nightfall. Return for dinner and overnight.

INSURANCE AND ASSISTANCE No travel insurance (luggage, cancellation, repatriation etc…) is not included in our prices. It is strongly advised not to travel without these insurances.