Ricma Safaris
SCHEDULED TOURS


NAMIB DESERT/ ETOSHA (9 Days)


Day 1:
Travel from Windhoek across the rolling hills of the Khomashochland at an altitude of more than 2000 metres above sea level, down the Gamsberg Pass into the Namib, which is the oldest desert in the world. The landscape varies from rugged mountains and rocky outcrops to sand-filled valleys and endless vistas of plains.

After a short rest with lunch packs proceed through the Namib-Naukluft Park, passing the water-holes Ganab and Hotsas where, with a bit of luck, one can see ostriches, springbok, oryx and mountain zebras. Then on to the Welwitschia Plain, where the Welwitschia plant, a living fossil, that is only found in the Namib and southern Angola, occurs in large numbers. Drive to the so called "Moon Valley" - a fascinating rock formation which is millions of years old. Arrival in Swakopmund at about sunset. Lunch packs en route.
Dinner/Overnight at Hansa Hotel.

Day 2:
After breakfast, depart to Walvis Bay for a boat cruise with champagne, fresh oysters and snacks on board. Return to Swakopmund. In the afternoon, a city tour through Swakopmund and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Dinner/Overnight at Hansa Hotel.

Day 3:
Drive via the tarred road into the interior, pass the Spitzkoppe and proceed to the beautiful Erongo mountain area. In the late afternoon sundowner drive.
Full board/Overnight Ai Aiba Lodge.

Day 4:
Early morning start for a three hours drive in open vehicles on the premises of the lodge. Numerous pre-historic rock-paintings will draw you into the spell of mystic Africa. Afterwards proceed to the Ugab terraces. Lunch packs en route.
Dinner/Overnight at Vingerklip Lodge.

Day 5:
Trip proceeds to the famous Etosha National Park. First game-viewing drive.
Full board/Overnight at one of the three restcamps (Okaukuejo, Halali or Namutoni).

Day 6:
Full day game-viewing in the Etosha National Park. This national park is one of the major sanctuaries for wildlife in Africa. The area was proclaimed a game reserve as far back as 1907. The size is 22270km2 and it consists mainly of bush and grass savanna. This type of landscape provides excellent opportunities for game-viewing at the numerous waterholes or in the open countryside. The Etosha Pan, which the park is named after, is approximately 6000km2 in size. In the language of the Ovambo people, Etosha means "place of dry water", or "large white place". Lunch break in between.
Mokuti Lodge (Fullboard/Overnight).

Day 7:
Full day of game-viewing in the Etosha National Park.
Mokuti Lodge (Fullboard/Overnight).

Day 8:
After breakfast proceed via Tsumeb to the Hoba Meteorite. En route visit Lake Otjikoto and the Mine Museum. Lunch packs en route. Optional visit the Rare and Endangered Species Trust, which is caring for the Namibia's most endangered species, the Cape Griffon Vulture.
Frans Indongo Lodge (Dinner/Overnight).

Day 9:
Early morning (07h00 - 09h00) game drive on the farm. Return to Windhoek via Okahandja with lunch at a Restaurant. Visit the graves of the Herero chiefs and of the German Schutztruppe.
Arrival in Windhoek in the late afternoon.

Services Included :
Overland trips and all sightseeing as per itinerary. Overnight in double rooms in hotels and rest camps. Full board throughout the tour. English speaking tour guide. (Multilanguage is possible).

Not included :
Expenses for personal belongings e.g. drinks and telephone calls as well as tips for the tour guide and in restaurants.

Departure:
07h45 from Windhoek, and, if arrangements have been made in advance, from the different hotels.

Group Size:
Minimum - 2 Persons
Maximum - 16 Persons

Price: (Price Valid until 31 Oct 2010)
ZAR =
N$ 17,640.00 per person sharing
ZAR = N$ 1,730.00 additional fee for single room
(Prices are in South African Rand (ZAR) / Namibian Dollar (N$) - 1 ZAR = 1 N$)


Price Changes:
All prices as reflected are based on the current tariffs and are subject to change without prior notice according to increases and circumstances beyond the company's control.

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