Luxury Honeymooners Safaris

Tour Details

Duration: 15 days / 14 nights
Departure: On request
Pick-ups: Windhoek
Drop-off: Windhoek
Minimum Participants: 2 Pax
Maximum Participants: 4 Pax
Mode of transport: Air-conditioned vehicles
Languages: English and German
Prices: Available on request
Options: Luxury Version
Inclusive: Vehicle
Fuel
Qualified professional Driverguide = 1 Person
Accommodation
Accommodation & Meals for the Guide
Meals (as per itinerary)
Park entrance fees as per itinerary
Activities as indicated in the itinerary
Water on board
Porterage
Passenger Liability
15% VAT
2% Tourism Levy
Exclusive All expenses of personal nature
Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary
All meals not mentioned above
Drinks at lodges and on road
All optional excursions and activities
Airport transfers
Tips for tour guides
International flights and airport taxes
Items not mentioned in the itinerary

Our tour proposal is subject to availability.

Highlights: This honeymoon-tour enables you to enjoy Namibia's beautiful sunshine, endless open spaces and scenic beauty. Experience the rust-red dunes and golden grass plains of the Namib Desert, and the winding depths of Sesriem Canyon. Desert sands meet the sea at the coast, presenting a thriving fishing town and the quaint, historical architecture and bygone culture of Swakopmund. Spend exhilerating hours of your honeymoon observing the vast and varied animal kingdom of the Etosha National Park and the ever-changing landscapes. Enjoy the exclusive Namibian ambience of each of your destinations.

 


 

Itinerary:

01 Day / Windhoek

honeymoon honeymooners Arrival at the International Airport, where you will be greeted by your english speaking driverguide. Transfer to Windhoek and check-in.

The city is considerably enhanced by stately historic buildings in German architectural style of the turn of the century. You can visit the old buildings, which lend a singular charm to the city, which include the historic seat of government also known as the Tintenpalast, which means palace of ink in German. The Christuskirche, which is right next to the Tintenpalast, with its graceful sphere provides the city with a striking landmark. The white - walled Alte Feste, which was once a fort and now a museum, reflects the history of the country. Windhoek lies 1650m above sea level. The population of Windhoek consists of only 300 000 people which nevertheless makes Windhoek the largest city in the country. The biggest part of Windhoek's population stays in Katutura, the Bantu speaking - suburb of the city. Katutura is an Oshiwambo word meaning: "the place where we do not want to stay". All along "Independence Avenue", the former "Kaiserstrasse" (German for "emperor's street"), one can see the old, colonial houses right next to the buildings of the modern, post - independence Namibia.

Bed and breakfast, Hotel Heinitzburg or similar

 


 

02 Day / Windhoek - Kalahari Desert

Breakfast and depart into the southern part of our country via Rehoboth to Lapa Lange Lodge.

The Kalahari Desert forms a great part of the eastern side of Namibia. Because of its sandy ground it doesn't allow enough water absorption into the soil. Due to the extremely high evaporation in this area, it is characterised as a Desert. In reality it is a lively wilderness and on the sparce grass plains you can see huge herds of antelopes and other animals grazing.

Today we will enjoy the nature drive on the amazing red dunes of kalahari desert and end the day with a sundowner.

Dinner, bed and breakfast, Lapa Lange Lodge or similar

 


 

03 Day / Kalahari - Fish river canyon

After an early breakfast, depart via Mariental and Keetmanshoop to your next destination.

Enroute you have the opportunity to visit the local Quiver Tree Forest and Giants Playground near Keetmanshoop.

About 14km north-west of Keetmanshoop on the farm Gariganus is the Quiver Tree Forest, a dense stand of quiver trees, some of which reach a height of 7m. The quiver tree's name is derived from the Bushman practice of hollowing out the pithy insides of the branches and using the tough, outer casings of bark as quivers in which to keep their arrows.

Dinner, bed and breakfast, Fish River Lodge or similar

 


 

04 Day / Fish River Canyon - Lüderitz

After breakfast you will depart to the Fish River Canyon and spend the day exploring this stunning landscapes.

The fish river canyon is the second largest canyon in the world. Set in a harsh, stony plain scantily covered with drought resistant succulents and the distinctive quiver tree or kokerboom, the canyon represents a spectacular natural phenomenon which took hundreds of millions of years to evolve into its current shape. While the full length of the canyon is 161 km, the most spectacular section is the 56 km long stretch which lies between the northernmost and southernmost viewpoints. Baboons, rock dassie's, ground squirrel's and klipspringer are commonly sighted in the canyon.

The remainder of the afternoon can be spend at own leisure or you can relax at the swimming pool.

Dinner, bed and breakfast, Fish River Lodge or similar

 


 

05 Day / Fish River - Tiras Mountains - Wolwedans Dune Camp

Today we will depart via Seeheim, Aus and Helmeringhausen to Namib Rand.

An intriguing feature of the southern Namib are the legendary desert horses which can be seen when travelling between Lüderitz and Aus. There are a number of theories regarding their origin, one of these and the most likely theory, is that they are descendants of horses left behind when the German 'Schutztruppe' abandoned Aus during the South West African Campaign in 1915. Here you will also find the remains of houses built during their imprisonment during World War I. About 1500 German Soldiers from the 'Schutztruppe' were kept here as prisoners.

Fishriver Canyon En route we will stop at Duwisib Castle before proceeding to our superb lodge. The camp provides a more down-to-earth, yet stylish, experience. It has an unparalleled natural charm, which courts the young and more adventurous traveler.

Situated south-west of Maltahöhe amongst rugged hills is the Duwisib Castle, built by the legendary Baron Hans-Heinrich von Wolff for his American bride, Jayta. The castle, constructed by Italian stonemasons with hewn, quarried stone, was completed in 1909. Ships from Germany brought not only building materials and steel girdes, but also antique furniture and fittings. A Swedish carpenter was imported and an army of labourers hired locally. It is said that a certain Adrian Esterhuizen toiled for two years through the desert from the harbour town of Lüderitz with some twenty ox-wagons to deliver the freight to the castle.

We can take part on our first activity upon arrival at the lodge which is included in the cost.

Fully Inclusive basis, Wolwedans Dune Camp or similar

 


 

06 Day / Wolwedans Dune Camp

Today you can enjoy the whole day with all inclusive safaris (except Hot Air Ballooning and Scenic Flights) at the private camp. Wolwedans provides the perfect base from which to explore vast stretches of undisturbed nature. The informative scenic drives in open Land rovers reveal the wonders of the wilderness.

A day drive is a truly memorable excursion. Covering a distance of about 120 km it offers the highest degree of diversity in landscape, as well as a better understanding of the dimensions of the NamibRand Nature Reserve. A delicious picnic lunch is served in the middle of nowhere! The day drive departs after breakfast and returns approximately one hour before sunset.

Fully Inclusive basis, Wolwedans Dune Camp or similar

 


 

07 Day / Sossusvlei & Sesriem Canyon

After an early breakfast you will drive into the Namib Naukluft Park to visit one of the highest dunes in the world. The last 5 km will be driven with a 4x4 Shuttle.

This is a dune wonderland, with towering dunes up to 300m high surrounding a huge, dried-up pan. Dunes extend as far as the eye can see and their rich tints vary from pale apricot to vivid reds and oranges. During a good rainy season the Tsauchab River flows into the pan which creates a heaven for water birds. Even during the dry season, oryx, springbok and ostriches can be seen feeding off the sparse vegetation along the water course.

At the entrance to Sossusvlei is Sesriem Canyon, where centuries of erosion have incised a narrow gorge about 1 km in length. At the foot of the gorge, which plunges down for 30m to 40m, are deep pools of water which become replenished after good rains. Sesriem derives its name from the time when early pioneers tied six lenghts of rawhide thongs together to draw water from these pools.

Our journey will then proceed to direction of Solitaire to reach our next destination.

Dinner, bed and breakfast, Moon Mountain Lodge or similar

 


 

08 Day / Moon Mountain Lodge

The day can be spend at own leisure or relax at the swimming pool of this classic lodge.

Later in the afternoon we will enjoy the mountain sunset drive, where we will end the day with snacks and drink at a very beautiful spot overlooking the Namib Desert.

Dinner, bed and breakfast, Moon Mountain Lodge or similar

 


 

09 Day / Moon Mountain Lodge - Swakopmund

Today you will drive through the Desert via Walvis Bay to Swakopmund.

One of the oldest deserts in the world, maybe the very oldest, the Namib was already arid at least 80 million years ago. In the south it extends into South Africa, across the Orange River, while in the north it crosses the Kunene into Angola. The greater part of the Namib lies inside Namibia, where it occupies some 1500km of Atlantic coastline. In width it generally varies between 80 and 140 km, but in places reaches inland for as much as 200 km.

Swakopmund is much loved by Namibians as a welcome respite from the inland heat. It is also popular amongst visitors because of its old-world charm and relaxed atmosphere. Founded in 1892 during the period of German colonial rule, it served as the territory's main harbour for many years. The distinct German colonial character has been well preserved and today many of the old buildings serve a useful purpose.The Woermann House (1905) now houses an art gallery. The Woermann Tower was used in earlier times to see if ships came into the harbour. Other old interesting buildings are: "Die Alte Kaserne", "Hohenzollern Haus" and the Railway Station Building

Bed and breakfast, Swakopmund Guesthouse or similar

 


 

10 Day / Swakopmund

You have the whole of today at own leisure to explore this coastal town on your own.

Alternatively you can take part in many optional acitivities on offer. Activities like: boat cruises, Catamaran cruises, dolphine cruise, quadbiking, sky-diving, Living Desert Tour, Township tours, Scenic flights etc. Etc. More information upon arrival in Namibia.

Bed and breakfast, Swakopmund Guesthouse or similar

 


 

11 Day / Swakopmund - Omaruru - Kalkveld - Erindi Lodge

After breakfast depart via Usakos, Karibib, Omaruru and Kalkveld to Erindi Lodge.

In 1870 a Swedish traveler and hunter, Axel Eriksson, made Omaruru the headquarters of his trading ventures. In the same year a mission station was established on the banks of the Omaruru River and the mission house, the oldest house in the town, now functions as the local museum, which displays early missionaries, an antique cool drink machine and farming implements, etc. In Herero, Omaruru means "bitter curd" - a reference to the bitter taste of the milk produced by cows, which have eaten the bitter bush.

Our first game drive in open vehicle on the private game reserve of the lodge. If you're looking for an authentic, unadulterated, and unforgettable game viewing experience, Erindi Lodge is the right place.

Fully inclusive basis, Erindi Lodge or similar

 


 

12 Day / Erindi Lodge

Erindi is home to over 20000 animals. From the smallest insect to the largest land mammals and a multitude of rare and endangered species. You have the whole day to enjoy the wildlife at the lodge on the open vehicles.

Alternative you can spend the day at the swimming pool of the lodge.

Fully inclusive basis, Erindi Lodge or similar

 


 

13 Day / Erindi Lodge - Gocheganas Lodge

After a hearty breakfast at the lodge we will drive through Otjiwarongo, Okahandja and Windhoek to our superb lodge.

Originally known as Kanubes to the Herero, Otjiwarongo is said to mean "pretty place" or "place of the fat cattle", as the area is well known for its cattle ranches. Situated about 250km north of Windhoek, on a slope amid undulating plains. There are many guest farms and lodges in the Otjiwarongo district, information on which can be gained -from the Omaue Information Office in St George's Street. Two interesting features of the town is the Otjiwarongo Crocodile Ranch, where crocodiles are bred as well as the Cheetah Conservation Fund, an internationally-recognized organization dedicated to ensuring the long-term survival of the cheetah through research, conservation and education.

Directly north of Windhoek lies Okahandja, a town of great significance to the Herero because it was the seat of Chief Samuel Maharero. Every year in August thousands of Hereros gather here for a pilgrimage to pay homage at the graves of their great chiefs. Okahandja is an important centre for woodcarvers from the north. They practise their ancient skills at the Mbanguru Woodcarvers Market.

Dinner, bed and breakfast, Gocheganas Lodge

 


 

14 Day / Gocheganas Lodge

Whole morning at own leisure or you can also book spa facilities or enjoy wellness treatment during your stay (optional).

In the afternoon we will go on the game drive where you will be able to see plenty of wildlife, among them with bit of the luck the rhino family.

Dinner, bed and breakfast, Gocheganas Lodge

 


 

15 Day / Departure

Until your airport transfer the remainder of the day can be spend at own leisure.

 




Day Accommodation Meals Activities
Day 1 Hotel Heinitzburg B Meet and greet by your guide and transfer to Windhoek
Day 2 Lala Lange Lodge D,B Sundowner Drive
Day 3 Fish River Lodge D,B En route visit Quivertree forest and Giants Playground
Day 4 Fish River Lodge D,B Fish river activity
Day 5 Wolwedans Dune Camp L,D,B En route visit Duwib Castle
Day 6 Wolwedans Dune Camp L,D,B Safaris at Namib Rand private reserve
Day 7 Moon Mountain Lodge D,B Sossusvlei , Deadvlei and Sesriem canyon
Day 8 Moon Mountain Lodge D,B Mountain Sunset Drive
Day 9 Swakopmund Guesthouse B Welwitschia Mirabillis and Moon Landscape
Day 10 Swakopmund Guesthouse B Day at own leisure (Optional activities on offer)
Day 11 Erindi Lodge L,D,B Scenic drive through Erongo Mountains
Day 12 Erindi Lodge L,D,B Activities on the lodge. Included in the cost
Day 13 Gocheganas Lodge D,B Scenic drives from Erindi to Gocheganas Lodge
Day 14 Gocheganas Lodge D,B Game Drive
Day 15 Departure B Drop-off at your hotel in Windhoek or at the airport
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