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Tour Name: Namibian Wonders - Deluxe 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.

The Heinitzburg Hotel, is situated in one of Windhoek's beautiful castles. The Heinitzburg Castle
was commissioned in 1914 and is situated overlooking Namibia's capital city. Heinitzburg pays
wonderful attention to detail, everything from the four-poster beds to the hand made wooden
furniture is perfect. The personal attention you receive from your host is also something special.

Accommodation is in spacious, generously appointed en-suite rooms, each with its own superb
view. All rooms feature the most magnificent view of Windhoek and the surrounding Khomas
Hochland Mountains. A full continental breakfast is served in a choice of settings: outdoors, in the
garden cafe overlooking the city and the Khomas Hochland or indoors, in the richly finished
Aschenborn Room located in the old Castle. The restaurant, Leo's at the Castle, is probably the
top restaurant in Namibia. The views from the balcony overlooking Windhoek are spectacular.
Lunch and dinner are on own account
Hotel Heinitzburg - Poolside Deluxe [Bed & Breakfast]

Day 2
After a relaxed breakfast, you will be picked up by your guide to depart on your guided safari.
The Okonjima Bush Suite consists of 2 separate, private, en-suite bedrooms under a magnificent
thatched roof, which together can accommodate a family or small group of 4, a chef-designed
kitchen, with wine and soft drink coolers, both gas and electrical cooking facilities and an endless
supply of ice from a double door refrigerator.The living space boasts a spacious lounge, a dining
area under-roof or outside under natural shade and an open, wood-burning fireplace.

There is also a uniquely designed pool (13 metres in length). The bedrooms have high roofs with fans, airconditioning
and when needed, heating facilities. Each room has 2 Queen-size beds, of which
one can be wheeled outside onto the terraces, for a night under the stars! The doorways have an
elegant but practical, ‘roll-down’ canvas partitioning that contains heavy-duty gauze screens; on
either side, 2 large glass-panelled windows enhance your 180 degree vista.

The zip-fastened,secure, tent-style canvassing not only provides sufficient light, but also contributes to the
impression of living in the wild by delivering the audible ambience of your surroundings, while still
maintaining a degree of comfort and safety. Each bathroom has both an inside shower and a spectacular, outside bush-shower, together with a beautiful, colonial, bath-with-a-view. Each
bedroom has a Wi-Fi or dial-up, internet connection with ample work space A personal host /
hostess and chef attend to your needs whilst you enjoy the exclusive guide and game-drive
vehicle, thus setting the leisurely pace that bests your family or small group of friends, during your
stay at Okonjima’s unique Bush Suite.
Okonjima Bush Suite [Full board & activities]

Day 3 & 4
Continue to the eastern side of the Etosha National Park.
Onguma Plains is a fort situated on Fischer's Pan, bordering on the Etosha Park in Namibia. At
Plains Camp you will encounter friendly staff, massive raw walls, stunning stone clad features
and a huge tower with the best views over Etosha and its pans.
This Fort blends a classical African feeling a touch of Morocco and India, this is epitomised in a
selection of the most beautiful antique windows and doors.

Inside the tall, cool, roughly plastered
walls, a courtyard and a large water feature will refresh the senses. Across the courtyard is a
spacious beautifully decorated lounge and open air dining room. A large wooden deck will leads
outside, with scattered romantic seating spaces, in full view of the waterhole where many species
of buck, giraffe, lion, zebra and birds come to drink.
Meals are served on either the viewing deck, at the outside dining area, around the lantern-lit pool
at night, or inside the courtyard at the water feature.

Accommodation at Onguma Plains is in 12 mini-suites, all situated adjacent to the Main Fort
extending on both sides to the south and the north. Every Suite is completely private with a main
bedroom and dressing room area, all open plan and equipped with a bar fridge, telephone and an
air cooling system for those warmer days.

The spacious bathroom with some added privacy, has
both an inside shower as well as an outside shower area. From every area of the room, wooden
decks lead you towards the outside seating area and sun loungers for just relaxing and enjoying
the extraordinary view.
The Main Fort Suite is situated inside the Main Tower, it has a large beautifully designed
bedroom that leads into a lounge area and out onto a private viewing deck. The lounge is
equipped with bar fridge and telephone facilities. And for those warm evenings, you have an air
cooling system as well as various doors that open up into the room to allow the smells and
sounds of the bush to enter in. The large bathroom has a wonderful open shower area, as well as
a bath in which to relax and reflect upon your day's experiences.
Onguma Plains Camp – Fort Suite [Dinner, Bed & Breakfast + lunch]

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.
Okaukuejo Resort – Premier waterhole chalet [Dinner, bed & Breakfast + lunch]

Day 6 & 7
Continue to the Damaraland area.
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.

The suite at Mowani is
the ultimate retreat! Built high upon a rocky outcrop, the views from every room are spectacular!
This luxury thatched suite comes complete with butler service and is tastefully furbished with a
distinct African flavour. The private lounge is equipped with a music centre and satellite television,complimented by private dining and bar facilities. Whether relaxing in the folds of your crisp white
bed, enjoying a romantic dinner under the stars or throwing caution to the wind in the open-air
bush bathroom, you'll be delighted by this unique bush experience!
Visit the Twyfelfontein, Burnt Mountain and Organ Pipes area. A guided nature drive in search of
the desert elephant and the elusive black rhino resident in this area will also be enjoyed.
Mowani Mountain Camp - Suite [Full board + elephant/nature drive]

Day 8
Leave the Damaraland area and continue to the coastal town of Swakopmund. Lunch will be
enjoyed en route.
Elegance was never so relaxed. Internationally acclaimed, award-winning Hansa Hotel offers
affordable prices and a relaxed, personalised approach to service, which may very well surprise
you. Each of fifty superbly furnished twin/double rooms and five suites are individually fitted and
decorated. At the far end of the world, you’ve never been closer to home. That’s because the
rooms are as personal as the service.
Optional activities that can be enjoyed in the afternoon include quad biking, sand boarding, horse
riding, camel rides etc, or perhaps a visit to the museum, aquarium or the crystal gallery.
Dinner and all activities and entrance fees are on own account
Hansa Hotel - Suite [Bed & Breakfast + lunch en route]

Day 9
After spending some time along the coast, your guide will transfer you to the Swakopmund airport
for your light aircraft flight (seat rate) to the impressive Sossusvlei area, departing at 14h15. Your
guide will transfer any excess luggage to Windhoek.
The NamibRand Nature Reserve is covered by wind-sculpted dunes, the highest in the world, and
700-million year-old mountains. The valleys and slopes are home to a unique gathering of wildlife,
some of which are found nowhere else on earth. Sightings including Hartmann's zebra, Grant's
golden mole, Oryx, spotted hyena, African wildcat and springbok. This is big sky country, and
home to more than 115 bird species, including Sociable Weavers, Black Eagles and Martial

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is a retreat from which to explore this rolling sand sea. From dawn to
dusk, it's an ever-changing landscape of light and shadows with vast, untrammeled vistas. Clouds
and mirages endlessly unfold in a seductive, silent dance of earth and sky as the Namib envelops
you in her stillness. The reserve's totally private dunes, mountains, and pristine spaces are
experienced by a maximum of 20 lodge residents.
Ten stone and glass desert suites combine unprecedented sophistication with the stark beauty of
the desert landscape. The air-conditioned and spacious rooms are designed to capture the
splendour and solitude of the desert.

Spaced well apart, each suite is a private haven with a
shaded deck overlooking the far horizons of the Namib Desert.
The split-level suites are located at the foot of a mountain overlooking an expansive Namib grass
plain leading into a sea of orange sand dunes. Each suite is equipped for the climatic extremes of the desert. There is a fireplace in the split-level lounge for winter evenings. For the hot desert
days, there are showers in the en-suite, glass-encased bathroom. There are also outdoor
showers for starlit bathing.
Cradled against ancient mountains, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge's decor embraces muted hues of
ochre, umber and ivory.

An expansive star-viewing window above the bed is every child-at-heart's
dream come true. The rooms are equipped with personal compact telescopes for game- or starspotting,
a service-intercom to the main lodge and a CD system.
The swimming pool is fed by an underground spring, emerging from deep within the desert. There
is something deliciously contradictory about floating in a pool in the middle of the world's oldest
On winter evenings, guests can select wine from the walk-in wine cellar before wandering through
to the fire-lit bar. After relaxing, drink in hand, in the main lounge and terrace, or in our upper
lounge and viewing deck, you may browse through our curio shop or CD and book library.

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge's own observatory houses the most powerful electronic telescope in
Namibia outside the National Observatory, allowing for breathtaking clarity during stargazing.
In the airy dining room, you can enjoy delectable African cuisine, prepared by a first-class
Namibian chef.
Lunch is on own account
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge [Fully Inclusive]

Day 10-12
Enjoy an early morning guided excursion to 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 base.
Return to the lodge for lunch after which you will be picked up by a Wolwedans representative for
your road transfer to the NamibRand Nature Reserve. (approximately a 2 hour transfer)

The Mountain View Suite is a new addition to the Dunes Lodge. Just over 200 square meters of
deck rising above the dunes provides ample living space and adds a touch of luxury to the
Wolwedans Collection. Located within walking distance from the Wolwedans Dunes Lodge, yet
secluded, and nestled amidst a magnificent dunes landscape, The Suite allows friends of
Wolwedans to spend more than two nights in a homely and stylish atmosphere with ample space,
maximum comfort and a high degree of privacy. The Suite consists of a spacious bedroom with a
king-size double bed allowing guests to enjoy the view of their private dune valley to the fullest.
There is an en-suite bathroom facility with two wash basins, a shower and toilet.

A shaded patio provides an ideal venue for out-door meals and relaxed hours in the shade floating about in a
hammock. Add to this a spacious lounge, bar and dining area and you have a wonderful home
away from home. In the event that guests wish to enjoy meals ‘entre-nous’; an open plan
kitchenette supports the preparation of meals at the suite. An east-facing veranda and sun-deck
lead from the platform into the surrounding dunes. A special attraction is the ‘star-gazing’ bed
incorporated into the main veranda, providing a wonderful sleep-out venue during summer.
Keeping in line with the traditional Wolwedans style the ambience is that of plain elegance embraced by a natural, comfortable charm. The Suite is furnished with colonial/safari style
furniture and a well balanced variety of decorative items. The Suite can be regarded as very
elegant, yet allowing for a casual, relaxed and unpretentious life-style.
Wolwedans Mountain View Suite [Fully Inclusive]

Day 13
After a sumptuous breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip and commence on your return
Dune Hopper flight to the Eros Airport at 09h00. Upon arrival at 10h15 you will be met and
transferred to the Windhoek International Airport, in time for your outbound flight.

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+256.392.897.704 +44.790.863.9450
International Airports
Windhoek International Airport-Namibia
1 November – 20 December 2009:
Based on 2 pax: N$ 70 925.00 per person sharing a double/twin room

21 – 31 December 2009:
Based on 2 pax: N$ 73 275.00 per person sharing a double/twin room

1 – 6 January 2010:
Based on 2 pax: N$ 73 875.00 per person sharing a double/twin room

7 January – 30 June 2010:
Based on 2 pax: N$ 71 690.00 per person sharing a double/twin room

1 July - 31 October 2010:
Based on 2 pax: N$ 74 275.00 per person sharing a double/twin room

Additional cost: N$ 85.00 per person for airport passenger taxes from Swakopmund
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