Ricma Safaris
SCHEDULED TOURS


SOSSUSVLEI/ NAMIB/ ETOSHA SAFARI TOURS (9 Days)


Day 1:
13h00:
Pick up at the accommodation establishment of your choice. Drive via the Remhoogte Pass to Namib Desert Lodge.
Dinner/Overnight at Namib Desert Lodge.

Day 2:
Early morning departure. Experience the spectacular dune landscape of the Namib, boasting the highest dunes in the world. Revere at the foot of the 300m apricot-coloured mass as it towers skyward. The energetic among you may even be tempted to conquer the dune!
After viewing the nearby Sesriem Canyon, we proceed northwards along the eastern border of the Namib Naukluft Park, back to Namib Desert Lodge.

After lunch, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Meander about the unusual landscape. Alternatively, relax at the swimming pool. In the late afternoon a sundowner drive through the magnificent scenery and to the top of the petrified dunes takes place.
Full board/Overnight at the Namib Desert Lodge.

Day 3:
En route to Swakopmund we drive through the Kuiseb Canyon, where you will be shown the ancient Welwitschia mirabilis. You will also view the moon landscape before proceeding to Swakopmund. Lunch packs en route.
Dinner/Overnight at the Hansa Hotel.

Day 4:
After breakfast, we leave for Walvis Bay. At 09h00 we board a motor boat for a 3-hour boat trip. During this time we will see and have the opportunity to observe the many seabird species. Seals and dolphins soon become a topic of conversation as they accompany the boat on its journey. We will idle within arm's reach of enormous seal colonies, whilst on board enjoying fresh Atlantic oysters, open bread rolls, and South African champagne and light drinks.
The afternoon is once again at leisure. On request (and for own cost) activities can be arranged.
Dinner/Overnight at Hansa Hotel.

Day 5:
Early departure, direction Twyfelfontein. Lunch en route. Viewing of the Twyfelfontein rock paintings and rock engravings and the burnt mountain - a testimony to Namibia's very early and eventful human habitation.
Dinner/Overnight at the Twyfelfontein Lodge.

Day 6:
Today we view the Ugab terraces and the "Fingerklippe", a 35m high sandstone column, with a circumference of 44m. Lunch at Vingerklip Lodge before continuing our journey to the Etosha National Park and our first short game drive.
Dinner/Overnight at the Okaukuejo Rest camp.

Day 7:
THE ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK - one of the largest and most prominent game reserves in Africa, covers an area of 22 270 km². The park is home to approximately 145 species of animal wildlife, which includes some endangered species such as the black rhino, cheetah and black-faced impala. Elephants, lions, giraffe, zebra, hyena, leopards and gnu to name a few, and many antelope such as kudu, oryx, eland and the smallest antelope, the Damara dik-dik. Smaller animals include the honey badger, warthog and bat-eared fox. A bird population of some 340 species and an important breeding ground for the greater and lesser flamingos in southern Africa.

The main area of the Etosha National Park is covered by a huge salt pan, 129 km long and up to 72 km wide. During the rainy season the pan resembles a huge lake, but this soon evaporates during the dry season, leaving behind a shimmering sediment causing mirages to play havoc on the eyes. A visit during the dry season, May to October, is certainly the most rewarding time for game viewing. Huge herds of game assemble at the waterholes in the early mornings and before dusk, entertaining the audience with their different antics. The Etosha National Park is open throughout the year and offers accommodation in three rest camps: Okaukuejo, Halali und Namutoni. For security reasons, these camps close at sunset. Lunch en route.
Dinner/Overnight at Mokuti Lodge.

Day 8:
Full day game viewing in the Park. Lunch at one of the rest camps.
Full board/Overnight at Mokuti Lodge.

Day 9:
Early departure, direction Windhoek. Lunch en route. In Windhoek you will be taken to the accommodation establishment of your choice.

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:
13h00 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$ 18,340.00 per person sharing
ZAR = N$ 1,750.00 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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