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October 10, 2011

Unique Tours & Safaris, Namibia

Unique Tours & Safaris, Namibia

Our Tour Facilitator company is based in Namibia’s premier holiday resort of Swakopmund, on the central Skeleton Coast, and registered with the Namibia Tourism Board (NTB).

We specialise in designing unique safari holiday programmes for individual travellers, families with children of any age and small groups visiting Namibia, Botswana, South Africa and neighbouring countries in Southern Africa – tailor-made to suit our customers’ interests, budgets, and requirements to the dot.

Service providers we recommend are hand-picked for the quality of their services and facilities, for the value-for-money they offer, and for the special African experiences our safari guests can expect to find in their respective areas of operation.

Booking your Southern African photographic safari through Unique Tours & Safaris will ensure that you receive professional travel advice based on experience and reliable customer services throughout, from the planning stages, while you are on tour and until you safely reached your home again.

The offices of Unique Tours & Safaris are also ideally located to assist holiday visitors and business travellers to Swakopmund with bookings of local activities and excursions.

NAMIBIA – only different

Days 01 – 03 Windhoek & Khomas Highlands / BB & DBB, nature drives, hiking, birding, wildlife

Spend your arrival day in Namibia’s capital city, Windhoek, at leisure, apart from taking delivery of the rented vehicle at your comfortable accommodation. Optional activities may entail exploring the city centre’s many places of interest or visiting a game farm outside town for first encounters with lions, cheetahs, leopards and rhinos.

After one overnight in Windhoek, your self-drive safari for exploring unique Namibia starts off with scenic drives through the Khomas Highlands and a stay in awe-inspiring mountainous surroundings. Enjoy magnificent views even from your en-suite chalet and nature activities, on foot and on guided drives.

Days 04 & 05 Swakopmund on the Atlantic Ocean Coast / BB & Living Desert Excursion

A complete change of scenery awaits you when you continue west across the vast gravel plains of the Namib Desert to the coastal holiday resort of Swakopmund.
Prepare to get spoilt at your guesthouse accommodation situated in walking distance of the town centre, main beaches, and many of Swakopmund’ s tempting attractions for optional activities.
A half-day Living Desert Excursion provides proof that the Namib is anything but a lifeless desert when you meet the ‘Small 5’ and other creatures.

A scenic flight across the dune fields surrounding Sossusvlei in the southern Namib Desert is another extraordinary experience that can be included in your Swakopmund stay.
Furthermore, you have the option to swap the Living Desert Tour for a Marine Cruise on the Walvis Bay Lagoon for observing some of the diverse animal species that thrive in the cold Southern Atlantic waters, while treating your taste buds to some fresh Namibian oysters.

Alternatively, the Marine Cruise can be accommodated as an optional extra in the morning of Day 06 – if you are willing to skip the visits to Cape Cross and the Spitzkoppe Mountains.

Days 06 – 08 Spitzkoppe & Erongo Mountains with San Living Museum / DBB

Proceeding north along the Skeleton Coast and then inland provides opportunities to visit to the Cape Cross Seal Reserve and the breath-taking Spitzkoppe Mountains.

Adventures of a special kind beckon when you arrive at a small guest farm located in a remote corner of the mysterious Erongo Mountains. Your host family lived all their lives in this off-the-beaten-track part of Namibia and share their love for and intimate knowledge of it with visitors over meals, on farm excursions and around the fireplace at night. Experiencing Namibia does not get any more close-up and personal than this!

Your activity programme for the 3-night/2 full day stay includes a guided farm excursion to view pre-historic rock paintings and a half-day spent at a Living Museum of the Ju’/hoansi. This San tribe made it their mission to educate the outside world about the traditional life-style of the Bushmen, their views of the world and belief system – on a bush walk with a group of San men and through interactions with their women and children at a meeting point. Optional farm activities with your hosts are available on the spot, such as hiking, mountaineering, and game drives.

Day 09 Return to Windhoek & Departure / OR PROCEED TO THE ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

Should you only have 9 days to travel in Namibia, you return to Windhoek today on a photogenic route through the central highlands. After returning your rental vehicle in town, a transfer service takes you back to the international airport, in time for flight’s check-in.

Read details about the EXTENSION OPTION Etosha National Park & Waterberg Plateau Mountain.

We’d like to tell you more about the unique travel experiences to be had on this ‘safari with a difference’ through natural, soulful, liberating Namibia.
Watch out for words highlighted above and find out about their meaning by visiting our blog page!

For those keen to add the ultimate in African wildlife experiences to the above itinerary, the following 6-Day EXTENSION OPTION will be a treat:

On Day 09, continue north from the Erongo Mountains to the Etosha National Park, Namibia’s premier and world-wide renowned animal kingdom!

Enjoy a first self-drive outing during the afternoon for game viewing in the south-central parts of the park. Etosha is home to free-roaming wildlife in large numbers that represent almost all Southern African species. Its prolific birdlife alone includes more than 400 species, with large birds of prey frequently encountered too.

Subject to availability, you will be accommodated on a BB basis at either the Okaukuejo Restcamp inside Etosha or in one of the nearby lodges situated outside the park.

Day’s 10 – 12 Etosha National Park & Eastern Etosha border/ BB & DBB

Another three full days are at your disposal for game viewing activities in and around Etosha.
Once you reached your tented lodge accommodation in a private game reserve on the eastern park border, you’ll find a range of optional guided game and nature activities to choose from.

Day 13 & 14 Waterberg Plateau Mountain / DBB & Plateau Drive

A visit to the unusual Waterberg Plateau Mountain located to the east of Otjiwarongo rounds off your Namibia wildlife and nature experiences. Explore its rich game populations, amongst them rare and endangered species, and fascinating plant life during a guided excursion to the top of the plateau, while staying in a luxury private game reserve at its foot.

Day 15 Windhoek & Departure

A half-day’s journey on good tar roads, takes you back to Windhoek for returning your hired vehicle and a transfer to the international airport in time for your departure flight.

Tour prices are based on Toyota RAV 4×4 vehicle rental from/to Windhoek, excursions included as stipulated above and the standard option available from each of the following accommodation providers:

Basic programme: Casa Blanca Guesthouse BB, Kobo Kobo Hills Lodge DBB, Sam’s Giardino Hotel Pension BB, Omandumba Guest Farm DBB

Extension: Okaukuejo Restcamp BB, Onguma Bush Camp DBB, Wabi Game Lodge DBB

All prices are subject to availability of quoted services at the time of booking and to unforeseen increase in applicable Namibian taxes/levies.

Basic programme 9 Days / 8 Nights Per person sharing N$ 13’985.00
Child rate sharing with 2 adults (12 years or younger) N$ 5’450.00

Basic programme & extension 15 Days / 14 Nights Per person sharing N$ 24’540.00
Child rate sharing with 2 adults (12 years or younger) N$ 10’295.00

The supplement for single room occupancy on safari options is available on request

Not included are:
– Flights & Visa/Permits of any kind
– Sightseeing/entrance/park fees & optional activities
– Additional meals & all beverages
– Fuel & excess for rental vehicle (provider conditions apply)
– Purchases and expenses of a personal nature

© Unique Tours & Safaris – Swakopmund, Namibia
Email: heike@unique-tour-safaris.com / Web: www.unique-tours-safaris.com

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