Springbok Explorer Hunting Safaris

Tour Details

Duration: 13 days / 12 nights
Departure: On request
Pick-ups: Windhoek
Drop-off: Windhoek
Minimum Participants: 2 Pax
Maximum Participants: 6 Pax
Mode of transport: Airconditioned vehicles
Prices: Available on request
Options: Standard 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 tour enables you to enjoy Namibia's beautiful sunshine, endless open spaces and scenic beauty. Spend exhilerating hours 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 / Arrival in Namibia

Springbok for Hunting Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to Düsternbrook Guestfarm.

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.

In the afternoon you will have the game drive at the lodge to familiarize yourself with the nature.

Fullboard basis, Düsternbrook Safari Guestfarm or similar

 


 

02 & 03 & 04 Day / Hunting at Düsternbrook Guestfarm

These days are dedicated for hunting safaris at the lodge.

But in between you will also have a chance to have Cats Experience and also spot some game animals during the game drive.

Fullboard basis, Düsternbrook Safari Guestfarm or similar

 


 

05 Day / Drive to Etosha National Park

Today after breakfast our guide will meet and greet us and then we will depart via Okahandja, Otjiwarongo, Otavi and Tsumeb to famous Etosha Nationalpark.

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.

The town of Tsumeb, gateway to the north, has been closely linked to the mining industry since 1905. The history of Tsumeb is depicted in the Tsumeb museum, where a comprehensive collection of rare minerals can be viewed. In the Khorab room a collection of restored cannons and other armaments, which were dumped into Lake Otjikoto by the German forces, are displayed.

Fullboard basis, Namutoni Camp or similar

 

 


 

06 Day / Etosha Nationalpark

Bird Ethosa Whole day game drives in the Etosha National Park from our tour vehicle of Vulkan Ruine Tours and Transfers.

The Etosha National Park, consisting of 22 270 sq km of saline desert, savannah and woodlands, is one of the largest parks in Africa. Its definitive feature is the Etosha Pan, a vast, shallow depression of approximately 5000 sq km. For the greater part of the year, the pan is a bleak expanse of white cracked mud which shimmers with mirages on most days. It is seeing vast herds of game with this eerie "great white place of dry water" as a backdrop which makes the Etosha experience unique. A total of about 114 mammal species are found in the park, including several rare and endangered, such as black rhino and black-faced impala. About 300 bird species occur in the park, of which approximately one third are migratory, including the European bee-eater and several species of waders.

We will drive through the park till the Anderson Gate where we will overnight tonight at our camp, followed by a mouth-watering dinner.

Fullboard basis, Okaukuejo Camp or similar

 


 

07 Day / Etosha - Damaraland

After a hearty breakfast we will depart via Outjo to direction of Twyfelfontein to Damara Mopane Lodge.

Arrival at the lodge and you will enjoy the delicious lunch.

Fullboard basis, Damara Mopane Lodge or similar

 


 

08 Day / Damaraland - Swakopmund

Delicious breakfast at the lodge and depart to Petrified forest, twyfelfontein, organ pipes and burnt mountain.

Here some antediluvian flood deposited giant treetrunks, some up to 30m long. The age of these fossil trunks is estimated to be 200 million years. They subsequently turned to stone, millions of years ago. Today the Namib's living fossil plant, Welwitschia mirabilis, grows among these prostrate fossilised trunks.

Twyfelfontein, meaning doubtful fountain, which lies to the west of Khorixas, resembles a large, open-air art gallery. This treasure house of rock engravings left by stone-age artists is regarded as one of the richest collections in Africa.

South of Twyfelfontein is the Burnt Mountain, a panorama of desolation with coloured rocks contrasting vividly against the grey-black surroundings. The Organ Pipes, a mass of basalt slabs in a ravine gouged out by a river, is another geological curiosity in the area.

En route we will pass at the Brandberg Mountain before we drive via Henties Bay to Swakopmund.

Bed and breakfast, Hotel Eberwein or similar

 


 

09 Day / Swakopmund

After delicous breakfast we will depart to Walvis Bay to the jetty and start our adventurous boatcruise.

A 3-hour long boat cruise in the lagoon of Walvis Bay will put you into another world. Some pelicans and flamingos might be spotted - and regularly dolphins and seals swim alongside the boat, with the possibility of one or two seals jumping into the boat to be fed. 12h00 - Lunch with snacks, oysters and champagne will be served in the lagoon.

A short orientation tour in Walvis Bay and then we will go back to Swakopmund.

Bed and breakfast, Hotel Eberwein or similar

 


 

10 Day / Swakopmund - Namib Desert

Our journey takes us today via Walvis Bay and Ghaub Pass to Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge.

En route we will stop at Welwitschia Mirabillis and Moon landscape.

The Welwitschia mirabilis, a botanical curiosity endemic to the Namib Desert and certainly one of the most intriguing and bizarre plants on earth. Sprawling untidily on the desert plains, the welwitschia is believed to have a lifespan of up to 2000 years. The plant produces only two leaves throughout its lifetime. The desert winds tear at the fibrous, evergreen blades, shredding them into strips, which curl into snake-like thongs, leaving the tips withered and dry. A large concentration of these plants is found along the Welwitschia Trail.

After we have checked in at the lodge we will go on the 4x4 Bushman Paintings drive.

Fullboard basis, Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge or similar

 


 

11 Day / Namib Desert - Hammerstein Lodge

Today we will drive via Solitaire to our lodge near Maltahöhe and closer to Sesriem.

Solitaire, given its name due to two meanings one being, the reference to a single solitaire diamond and the next being the solitude or loneliness of the area. The two meanings combined create the definition of a distinctive, precious and solitary place. The small settlement found in the middle of the Namib Desert features a gas station, post office a general dealer and a restaurant/bar which is widely known for its delicious apple pie. It is the perfect stopover to split the journey between the Sesreim and Sossusvlei area and Swakopmund or Windhoek.

We will enjoy the sundowner drive at the lodge upon arrival.

Fullboard basis, Hammerstein Lodge or similar

 


 

12 Day / Sossusvlei & Sesriem

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.

Springbok for Hunting 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.

Afterwards we will drive back to Windhoek via Maltahöhe, Kalkrand and Rehoboth

Amongst a relatively dense acacia woodland of camel thorn, sweet-thorn and candle-pod acacia, lies the historical town of Rehoboth. Like many towns in Namibia Rehoboth was once a missionary station. It is inhabited by the Baster community, which consists of the descendants of people of mixed parentage who trekked across the Orange River under their leader Hermanus van Wyk and settled at Rehoboth in 1870.

Bed and breakfast, Safari Court Hotel

 


 

13 Day / Departure

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

 




Day Accommodation Meals Activities
Day 1 Düsternbrook Safari Guesfarm L,D,B Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to lodge
Day 2 Düsternbrook Safari Guesfarm L,D,B Full day hunting at the farm
Day 3 Düsternbrook Safari Guesfarm L,D,B Hunting and activities
Day 4 Düsternbrook Safari Guesfarm L,D,B Hunting and activities
Day 5 Namutoni Camp L,D,B Meet with the guide and travel to Etosha
Day 6 Okaukuejo Camp L,D,B Full day game viewing at the Etosha Nationalpark
Day 7 Damara Mopane Lodge L,D,B Drive to Damaraland
Day 8 Hotel Eberwein B Twyfelfontein, Burnt Mountain, Organ pipes etc
Day 9 Hotel Eberwein B Dolphine cruise
Day 10 Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge L,D,B En route visit Welwitschia and Moon landscape
Day 11 Hammerstein Lodge L,D,B Sundowner Drive at the lodge
Day 12 Safari Court Hotel B Sossusvlei & Sesriem Canyon. Return to Windhoek
Day 13 Departure B Depart to Windhoek or drop-off at Hosea Kutako Airport
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