Accommodations

4 Day Desert Dream Tour Safari – 2017

4/5 Stars
  • 4 Day Desert Dream Tour Safari – 2017
    4 Day Desert Dream Tour Safari – 2017
  • 4 Day Desert Dream Tour-Scheduled & Accommodated Safari - 2017
    4 Day Desert Dream Tour-Scheduled & Accommodated Safari - 2017
  • 4 Day Desert Dream Tour-Scheduled & Accommodated Safari - 2017
    4 Day Desert Dream Tour-Scheduled & Accommodated Safari - 2017
From $610 /pp
Want create site? With Free visual composer you can do it easy.

4 Day Desert Dream Tour-Scheduled & Accommodated Safari – 2017

Namib
4 Days / 3 Nights
Reference: 4 Day the Desert Dream Tour Scheduled & Accommodated Safari – 2017

Overview

Overview

A short trip to Sossusvlei and surrounds offering daily departures and either departure option of Windhoek or Swakopmund. This safari is available in either standard or superior version.

Highlights: Namib Naukluft Park – Sossusvlei/Sesriem

Min. Participants: 2 Max. Participants: 14

Departures – Daily on request

-This safari is run by a local safari operator-

Please note – the itinerary above is a guideline only and whilst we try to adhere to it there may be circumstances when it may change – for example weather and/or road conditions, seasonal daylight hours etc. Overnight stops on occasion may be altered from those indicated above.

Destination Accommodation Nights Room Type
Namib Soft Adventure Camp 3 Permanent Tent

Key services for meals
B – Breakfast; L – Lunch; D – Dinner

Itinerary

For your detailed itinerary, please click the download button below.





Tour Highligts

Day 1: Soft Adventure Camp, Namib

Day Notes

Windhoek departure

You will be met at your establishment in the capital just before 14h00 (during Namibian wintertime – 13h00). Depart from Windh and we’ll first pass the Kupferberg Pass. We drive along cattle farm land and see a few farmhouses along the way. The landscape is hilly and we can enjoy some nice views over fertile valleys. As we continue, the vegetation changes and the farmland is used for sheep and goat farming. We take the turn via the scenic and steep Spreetshoogte Pass. Enjoy an undisturbed view on top of one of the steepest passes in Namibia! We will stop at the small settlement Solitaire and continue to the beautifully set Namib Naukluft Lodge & Soft Adventure Camp. Both establishments are located on the private nature reserve: NamNau Habitat, which hosts a variety of desert adapted game like Springbok, ostrich, earth wolf, bat-eared fox and many more (approx. 240 km on gravel road – ca 3.5 – 4 hours driving time).

Standard Version: Overnight with dinner, bed and breakfast at the Soft Adventure Camp.

Superior Version: Overnight on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis at Namib Naukluft Lodge.

 

Day 2: Soft Adventure Camp, Namib

Day Notes

An early morning rise with a snack before leaving enables you to arrive at Sesriem, the park’s gate at around sunrise. The route leads along and also across the Tsauchab dry riverbed, which has found a way through the dunes until it reaches the clay pan – the Sossusvlei. After a good rainy season – about every 7 to 10 years – the Tsauchab River runs in full flood and fills the Vlei with water. For months it remains here and offers sensational scenery with a prolific birdlife. The early morning sun offers spectacular pastel colours in the star-shaped dunes. This is the highlight for the keen photographer. Our first stop will be at Dune 45 before we continue to the Sossusvlei. Climb one of the dunes – there are plenty – and you might be overwhelmed by the sight of the dynamic and living desert! Breakfast will be served in form of a picnic under one of the shady camel thorn trees, before you continue to the base of the ‘Dead Vlei’. It is quite a walk over patches of dunes that are crossing your way. When you arrive you will be paid off for your efforts – the scenery is awesome! We will visit the Sesriem Canyon, a 30 metre deep rift, before we return to our base Namib Naukluft Lodge and the Soft Adventure Camp for a late lunch. During the late afternoon a sundowner-drive to the natural marble mountains on this 25,000 ha private nature reserve is included (Total km for excursion: approx. 240 km – duration app. 7 hours).

Standard Version: Overnight with full board at the Soft Adventure Camp.

Superior Version: Overnight with full board at Namib Naukluft Lodge.

Included

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Soft Adventure Camp, Namib

Day Notes

This morning – around 07:00 o’clock – you may participate in a guided walk in the Naukluft Mountains, which are part of the private nature reserve: NamNau Habitat. The walk takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. Upon return enjoy your full breakfast. The rest of the morning is at leisure and you may want to relax at the pool-side with a great view over the open plains. Lunch will be served at the Lodge/Camp. During the afternoon you will do an extensive desert drive: This is undisturbed nature! We cross the dry riverbed of the Tsondab and visit the Moringa Forest – a hidden treasure – until we get to a spot, where you can feel the solitude of the Namib: a 360 ̊ degrees view! Enjoy the scenery and return to the lodge on a scenic route, where depending on the season herds of springbok and oryx antelope can be seen.

Standard Version: Overnight with full board at the Soft Adventure Camp.

Superior Version: Overnight with full board basis at Namib Naukluft Lodge.

Included

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 4: Departure

Day Notes

Return to Windhoek

09:00 Departure (during Namibia’s wintertime – departure from the lodge / camp at 08:00) and return to Windhoek via the Remhoogte Pass, which boasts with a variety of vegetation (it is possible – to return via Spreetshoogte Pass – depending on weather and road conditions) and arrive at around 12:30 (approx. 260 km on gravel road – ca 3.5 – 4 hours driving time).

Included

  • Breakfast

Included

Included: Tour in a small group (2 to 14 passengers) with an English speaking driver – guide in a 4×4 Landcruiser or Double Cab, Landrover or a VW Microbus – all with air-condition
Accommodation and meals: 3x overnight, 3x breakfasts, 2x lunch, 3x dinners; Excursions: Sossusvlei Excursion, sunset drive to the marble-mountains, guided walking trail, desert drive; Park-entrance-fees, porterage, still and sparkling water on board the vehicle is free of charge.

Excluded

Excluded: Any additional excursion or activities, beverages, tips, personal insurances and other personal items are excluded; flights; visas etc.

Please note: If clients would like to participate in a ballooning safari, this can be arranged instead of the guided hiking trail on day 3 – subject to additional costs.

Rates & Dates

2017 Rates: 01/11/16 – 30/06/17
Price per person sharing to Chameleon:
Route: Windhoek – Windhoek
Standard option:
Staying at Soft Adventure Camp: $7,975 Single supplement: N$450
Superior option:
Staying at Namib Naukluft Lodge: N$9,450, Single supplement: N$750

Route: Swakopmund – Windhoek/Windhoek-Swakopmund or Swakopmund-Swakopmund
Standard option:
Staying at Soft Adventure Camp: N$8,975, Single supplement: N$450
Superior option:
Staying at Namib Naukluft Lodge: N$10,450, Single supplement: N$750

Rates 2017: 01/07/17 – 31/10/17
Price per person sharing to Chameleon:
Route: Windhoek – Windhoek
Standard option:
Staying at Soft Adventure Camp: N$8,750, Single supplement: N$600
Superior option:
Staying at Namib Naukluft Lodge: N$10,400, Single supplement: N$800

Rates (01/07/17-31/10/17)

Route: Swakopmund – Windhoek/Windhoek-Swakopmund or Swakopmund-Swakopmund
Standard option:
Staying at Soft Adventure Camp: N$9,750, Single supplement: N$600
Superior option:
Staying at Namib Naukluft Lodge: N$11,400, Single supplement: N$800

Additional Information

Additional information

 

Excluded: Any additional excursion or activities, beverages, tips, personal insurances and other personal items are excluded; flights; visas etc

 

Please note: If clients would like to participate in a ballooning safari, this can be arranged instead of the guided hiking trail on day 3 – subject to additional costs.

 

Travel: Namibia is an incredible country to visit but please remember that we are in Africa and that not all standards are the same as you would get in Europe or other first world countries.  To the majority of our clients, that is part of the appeal of travelling to destinations such as ours.  If you are not comfortable with new challenges then you may wish to consider other companies or destinations. Please also note that due to the location of destinations, long days are inevitable and you will travel on gravel roads and dust tends to get everywhere so it’s worth ensuring you protect your equipment

 

Visas: The onus is on the client to organize all visas required for clients prior to departure.  Please ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months after your scheduled departure date country of travel. If this is not the case, there is a danger of being turned away by the Immigration Service on arrival at the airport – assuming your airline has agreed to bring you and risk a fine in the first place.  The Company cannot be held liable for any necessary visas or other travel documents not held by the clients.  Please also note that if your passport requires a visa for the countries you visit and multiple entry if necessary, you will need to carry your passport with you during the trip

 

Weather: Please note that in winter evenings and nights in particular can be very cold we recommend layered clothing – day time temps can be 25°C so t-shirts and shorts is great for then but thermals are very useful for evenings/night.  Summer temperatures can exceed 40°C but also bring our rainy season so a lightweight rain jacket is handy, as with most places layering is the most recommended way of clothing – please ensure you pack your clothes in plastic bags and ensure cameras/electrical equipment is suitably protected

Climate: The African sun is very strong. Please use a factor 30 sunscreen and wear a hat. You should drink at least 3 litres of water per day to avoid dehydration. It can also get very cold during winter months on this route

 

Money: The Namibian dollar is tied permanently against the South African rand on a 1/1 basis so you are able to check the current exchange rate against your local currency but please note that Namibian dollars are not regarded as an international currency and cannot be purchased outside of the country, therefore if bringing money into the country then you’ll receive SA rand.  Both Namibian dollars and South African rand are legal currencies in Namibia.  Generally, credit card facilities are accepted in the lodges and ATM’s are available in towns, however, we recommend you carry some cash with you in case a machine is out of order. Travellers’ cheques can only be exchanged in major towns and it is often a time consuming and costly process so we do not recommend carrying them with you.  We recommend you bring South African rand with you or exchange at the airports prior to landing in Windhoek to avoid any unnecessary delays upon arrival or needing to carry large sums of money and passports around the city.  It is customary to tip in Namibia, usually, around 10% at restaurants.  Your guide can be tipped at your discretion if you feel he/she has done a superb job – we recommend N$40-50/person/day

 

Safety:  As with every destination safety tips needs to be adhered to; we strongly recommend you use a safe in a hotel/lodge or lock up your valuables when you are not in the room; when in a vehicle do not leave valuables on display but tucked away and out of sight.  It is also better to have copies of passports, money; cards etc split between travellers so if anything unexpected happens and a bag is lost or stolen then other funds/cards are available, you may also wish to consider using a money belt/neck wallet.  We suggest you leave valuable jewellery at home – you won’t need it while travelling.  A padlock for your luggage is also recommended

 

Insurance: It is essential that you purchase comprehensive personal travel insurance before you embark on your holiday, medical insurance is insufficient. Travel insurance is for your own protection and should include evacuation; we also recommend full cover for baggage loss etc and consider it to be an essential part of modern international travel.  We recommend www.worldnomads.com as an insurance option.

If you have credit card insurance – please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country.  If you are uncertain whether this is enough please contact us when you book to ensure you have adequate cover.

 

Health: Namibia is a low risk malarial destination but we recommend that seek professional medical advice to enable you to make decisions on personal malaria protection.  Note that Etosha is considered a malaria region (low risk) particularly during rainy season. No vaccinations are required by law for the countries being visited on this tour though we recommend you are current with TB, tetanus, polio etc.

Water: All tap water in Namibia has been purified or comes directly from boreholes and is safe to drink.  Tap water is generally safe to drink but bottled mineral water is easily available at shops and rest camps should you prefer to drink this, and is also provided at lodges.

 

Electrical: Plugs are 220V and are 3 pin (round pin as opposed to square pin).  Adaptors can be purchased in Windhoek; they are the same as South Africa if you are shopping in your home country or at airport.  It is possible to re-charge batteries at lodges but clients must be responsible for security of their possessions and Chameleon cannot be held responsible for clients’ personal possessions.  Wi-Fi is available at most lodges though they may charge and only be in central areas, or be slow!

 

Dietary: We can assist with booking of various dietary requirements or food allergies but we appreciate your details when you book with us (or with your agent) and we will advise the appropriate lodges. Please be aware that the choice and options may not be as great as your home country.

 

Booking & payment: When you have decided on a trip a booking form will need to be completed, signed and returned to us and we will enquire regarding availability and advise you. Once we have taken deposit, a confirmation is sent to you, advising you of the services agreed and booked.  Payment is due approximately 6 weeks (sometimes 8 weeks depending on the supplier) prior to departure.  Exchange 4 free, bank transfers and MasterCard/Visa are all accepted forms of payment but please ensure there are sufficient funds and your bank is aware of the transaction about to take place (if you are paying via credit card), in this day and age many banks will withhold money as a safeguard against fraud and this delay can be critical particularly if you are booking at short notice.  Please also allow for payment to process and if paying via bank transfer to include all bank fees, note we are unable to confirm bookings/trip until funds have cleared into our account, any delay may see a cancellation in your trip and booking released.

 

Pre and Post Tour Accommodation:  If you require accommodation before or after your tour we can arrange this for you

Additional information:

Once you have booked your safari pre-departure information and a safari confirmation will be sent to you.  The pre-departure information will assist you with what to bring, weather conditions and most other common questions we get asked.

Did you find apk for android? You can find new Free Android Games and apps.
Enquire online now!

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Phone

Date of travel

Number of Guests

Your Message

Security Captcha
captcha



Check Our Reviews

Reviews about Falcon Safaris
Accommodations