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Tour Name: Namibian Wonders - Economy Version
Start Date: 2010
Day 1
Arrive at the Windhoek International Airport, check through customs and immigrations and
continue through to the arrival hall, where a representative will meet you and transfer you to
Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia.

We invite you to experience tranquility, elegance and style at the newly built Elegant Guesthouse,
situated close to Windhoek’s Central Business District. The 6 luxurious double rooms offer guests
the perfect base to relax, explore and conduct business from. During your time at The Elegant
Guesthouse, your hosts will endeavour to make your stay as comfortable as possible and to
provide you with personalized service and genuine hospitality.
Lunch and dinner are on own account
The Elegant Guesthouse [Bed & Breakfast]

Day 2
After a sumptuous breakfast, you will be transferred to the Avis offices to collect your rental
Frans Indongo Lodge is situated in the proximity of Waterberg Plateau, 44km from Otjiwarongo.
This is the ideal stopover for the weary traveller between Etosha and Windhoek.
The 170 km² game farm boasts an abundance of game, including white and black rhino, black
wildebeest and hartebeest. For active holidaymakers there are laid out trails, which meander
through the bush savannah and lead onto a hill with a magnificent look-out point.

The lodge complex is modelled on traditional Ovambo homesteads: palisades of tall pointed
stakes embrace the lodge and convey a feeling of the warmth and security of home right in the
middle of the African bush. Inside the complex a palisade separates the restaurant and swimming
pool area from the guest chalets and thereby provides more privacy.
A variety of beautiful
building materials like natural stone, wood and reed were used for the houses. Items of daily use
in Ovambo - earthen pots, voluminous storage baskets or original wooden figures - serve as
decoration to emphasize the African theme, and lend a very special charm to the lodge.

The luxurious character of the Frans Indongo Lodge is complemented by the interior decoration
and colour scheme of the six double rooms and the six generously proportioned chalets. All the
rooms have their own bathroom, air-conditioner, fridge, hairdryer, telephone, TV and an electric
kettle for tea and coffee.

The lush green garden attracts the Shaft-tailed Whydah, the strikingly coloured Crimson-breasted
Shrike, the Pied Barbet and many other birds. At sun set retreat to the large wooden veranda at
the bar or the little observation tower. Both are fabulous places for savouring the enchanting hour
of dusk - and keeping an eye on the water hole which is illuminated at night. The rare nyala, black
springbok and white blesbok, sable and roan antelope regularly put in an appearance.
Lunch and all activities offered by the lodge are on own account
Frans Indongo Lodge [Dinner, Bed & Breakfast]

Day 3 & 4
After breakfast depart to the Eastern entrance of the famous Etosha National Park.
At Onguma Bush Camp accommodation consists of 6 en-suite air-conditioned luxury bungalows,
and 1 family room. Bush Camp is ideal for clients who would like to have a base from which they
can explore Etosha National Park. Dinner is served in the open lapa area where you will be
treated to an excellent combination of European and traditional African cuisine sitting around an
open fire under the Namibian sky.

The Onguma Reserve covers an area of 20 000ha and
incorporates ecological substrata such as savannah, bushveld, omuramba and dry pan. Age-old
and well-worn migration routes, once used by elephant and buffalo wander through Onguma’s
three dry riverbeds.
Onguma Reserve boasts over thirty different animal species. Plains game roam freely and
predators although not easy to spot are nevertheless common residents of the area. Onguma
also became part of an innovative custodianship project relating to the black rhino. Six black rhino
were darted in Etosha National Park and shipped to the reserve. Here they are protected and

The joyful news is that the first calf was born on Onguma in October 2002. More than
300 bird species can be viewed at Onguma. The reserve boasts the biggest breeding colony of
white-backed vultures in Namibia. During the summer months Onguma becomes a bird-watchers
paradise with thousands of species migrating to wetlands created by the seasonal rains and
ephemeral river systems. This part of Namibia has been identified as one of the key bird watching
sites in Southern Africa.
Lunch and entrance fees into Etosha are for own account
Onguma Bush Camp [Dinner, Bed & Breakfast]

Day 5
Enjoy another full day of game viewing inside the Etosha National Park.
The most popular resort and also the oldest in the Etosha National Park - it has been in existence
since the early fifties - is Okaukuejo, characterized by its thatched bungalows.
Okaukuejo’s focal point is the floodlit waterhole where visitors gather at night to watch game,
including black rhino, elephant, giraffe and lion, come to drink. The resort has a newly built
restaurant, bar and shop complex. Okaukeujo is the main administrative centre of the park, and
houses the Etosha Ecological Institute, from where research and the conservation management
are conducted.
Lunch, dinner and entrance fees into Etosha are for own account
Okaukuejo Resort – Double Room [Bed & Breakfast]

Day 6 & 7
Drive to the heart of Damaraland.
Between the Ugab and Huab Rivers in Southern Damaraland lies a vast and unspoiled
wilderness. This area boasts magnificent desert scenery, fascinating geological formations,
archaeological sites and a unique variety of desert fauna and flora.

It's also the Southernmost
roaming ground for the rare black rhino and desert elephant.
Mowani Mountain Camp is characterised by its thatched dome-shaped structures which echo the
shape of the granite boulders amongst which they are built. Much care has been taken with the
design of the public areas, creating the impression of a (very upmarket) African Village, with
dome-like thatched structures that blend in with the imposing boulders which are scattered
around the outcrops.
Mowani is taken from the word M'Wane, meaning "Place of God", and it is here, that you will find
the true meaning of peace and tranquility. Mowani Mountain Camp nestles amongst the boulders
of this beautiful area on a high spot commanding distant views over the ancient landscape.

The luxury tented accommodation is built unobtrusively, so as to ensure minimum impact on the
natural environment. The stilt-like supports of the tents ensure that very little excavation was
needed in order to create this special oasis.The main complex at Mowani consists of a reception,
bar, dining room and a lounge which overlooks the waterhole. Accommodation is in 12 luxury
East-African-style en-suite safari tents which are spread around the mountain crest. The tents are
built on raised wooden platforms, each with its own private veranda and great views of the Aba-
Huab Valley.
Lunch, entrance fees and all activities offered by the lodge are on own account
Mowani Mountain Camp - Standard Tent [Dinner, Bed & Breakfast]

Day 8
After breakfast, at leisure depart for the coastal town of Swakopmund.
The Swakopmund Guesthouse has 12 en suite rooms. Centrally located on the corner of Hendrik
Witbooi and Rhode Allee it is within 5 minutes walking distance to the centre of town and the
beach. It has a modern design and thus does cater for the discerning traveller. The guesthouse
offers complimentary transfers to and from the Swakopmund Airport. Free Internet connection is
also available.
Optional activities that can be enjoyed in and around Swakopmund include quad biking, sand
boarding, dolphin cruise, camel rides etc, or perhaps a visit to the museum, aquarium or the
crystal gallery.
Lunch, dinner and all activities and entrance fees are on own account
Swakopmund Guesthouse [Bed & Breakfast]

Day 9
After a relaxed breakfast and the morning at leisure, drive to the Swakopmund airstrip, drop off
your rental vehicle and commence on your light aircraft flight (seta rate) to the Sossusvlei
environs at 14h15. Arrival will be at 15h30. Transfer from the airstrip to the lodge, have a siesta
and take part in a sundowner drive offered by the lodge.
Excess luggage will be transferred to Windhoek
The wide grassy valley in which the Desert Homestead Lodge is situated is sheltered by the
Nubib, Tsaris and Naukluft Mountains with a view reaching the distant dunes of the Namib Desert
in the west.
In this exquisite position, the lodge offers simple but stylish accommodation in thatched chalets
which were designed with the fragile beauty of this remarkable environment in mind.
The Desert Homestead will ensure you an unrivalled respite from the desert extremes. Tranquil surroundings,
Alfresco dining, delectably fresh farm cuisine, refreshing dips in the pool, stunning sunsets and
sunrises are the basic pleasures at the lodge. The final remnants of each day see nature at her
most profound. Rugged landscapes bathed in hues of pastel ... a truly humbling experience.
Lunch is on own account
Desert Homestead [Dinner, Bed & Breakfast + sundowner drive & Sossusvlei excursion]

Day 10-12
Early morning departure towards the towering dunes of Sossusvlei. Here you will be able to view
and climb some of the highest dunes in the world, some of which measures up to 325 m from its
Return to the lodge for lunch.
After some quality time in the Sossusvlei area, a Wolwedans representative will pick you up at the
lodge at around 14h00 for your road transfer to the NamibRand Nature Reserve.
This is a scenic drive and it will be mainly on public roads with open Landrovers. Experience this
drive with the expanse of the Namib Desert passing by you, as in time.

Located on the very edge of a 250-meter high dune in the 185 000 hectare NamibRand Reserve,
the Wolwedans Dune Camp sleeps 12 guests in a totally unspoilt setting. Guests stay in
comfortable tents pitched on wooden platforms and there are furnished with standard beds,
bedside tables and a suitcase rack. Each tent has a spacious veranda and private bathroom fitted
with a hot shower, washbasin and flush toilet. Meals are enjoyed at the central lapa.

The lounge,dining area and an open-plan kitchen, which allows guests to chat to their chef while he is
preparing a three-course dinner, guarantee a cosy ambience. A sun-downer deck with fireplace
provides a relaxed atmosphere for brilliant stargazing. Ideally suited for the more adventurous
traveller the charm of the camp lies in its tranquil and intimate atmosphere, capturing the
romance of a bygone era.
Wolwedans Dunes Camp [Fully Inclusive]

Day 13
After breakfast you will be transferred down to the farmhouse to bid Wolwedans farewell and
commence on your return light aircraft flight to the Windhoek Eros airport, departing at 09h00.
Upon arrival at 10h15 you will be met and transferred to the Windhoek International Airport in
order to be there in time for your outbound flight.

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International Airports
Windhoek International Airport-Namibia
1 November 2009 - 31 October 2010:
Based on 2 pax: N$ 30 895.00 per person sharing a double/twin room
Based on 3 pax: N$ 29 865.00 per person sharing a double/twin room
Based on 4 pax: N$ 29 350.00 per person sharing a double/twin room
Single supplement: N$ 6 040.00
Additional cost: N$ 85.00 per person for airport passenger taxes from Swakopmund
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