Save $150CAD Per Couple - Classic Namibia

    Save $150 Per Couple When Booked 3-Months in Advance | Windhoek to Windhoek | 13-Nights | Offer expires July 1, 2022

    Save $150CAD Per Couple - Classic Namibia with Tourcan Vacations

    Price: $5,555CAD Per Person

    (Based on a minimum of four people traveling. First Class accommodation in standard rooms. Valid for travel between January and October 2022.)

    Departure Dates: Specific dates apply - valid for travel between January & October 2022

    International Airfare Available Upon Request

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    Photo: Tourcan Vacations Classic Namibia - Desert Dunes and Petrified Forest

    Highlights:

    Windhoek: Olive Grove Guest House

    • Welcome to Namibia!

    Kalahari Desert: Intu Africa Camelthorn Lodge

    • Sundowner Drive

    Fish River Canyon: Cañon Village

    • Garas quiver tree forest

    Lüderitz: Obelix Guest House

    • Kolmanskop Ghost Town

    Namib Desert: Elegant Desert Lodge

    • Dune visits and Sesriem Canyon

    Swakopmund: Hotel Hansa

    • Marine Cruise

    Damaraland: Damara Mopane Lodge

    • Twyfelfontein, Bushman rock paintings & petrified forest

    Etosha National Park: Etosha Safari Camp & Mokuti Lodge

    • Game viewing activities

    Inclusions:

    • Accommodation as per itinerary or similar
    • Breakfast Daily & 9-Dinners
    • Bottled water
    • Porterage
    • Entrance fees
    • Sightseeing per itinerary
    • Transport in air-conditioned vehicles

    Exclusions:

    • All flights and related fees
    • Travel Insurance
    • Items of personal nature
    • Personal Expenses such as Drinks, Laundry, Telephone, tips to hotel staff, gratuities to Driver/Guide etc.
    • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Optional activities

    Photo: Tourcan Vacations Classic Namibia - View of Fish River Canyon 

    Itinerary:

    Day 1: Arrival in Windhoek

    Welcome to Namibia! I hope you had a pleasant flight and that you are looking forward to your Namibian adventure which lies ahead. Upon arrival at the airport our representative will meet you with a welcome sign with you name on the board and transfer you to your Hotel. On arrival you will check in and the rest of the day is at leisure. Windhoek is a cosmopolitan melting pot of European architecture with African culture, with a variety of good restaurants to choose from.

    Overnight: Olive Grove Guest House or similar 

    Day 2: Windhoek - Kalahari Desert

    Leaving Windhoek, we travel into the largest sand mass on Earth, the Kalahari Desert. The Kalahari is a vast semi desert of wind-blown sand held by a sparse mantle of thorn scrub making it the largest continuous stretch of sand covering 9 African countries. Unlike other true deserts, the Kalahari does receive erratic rainfall. For many therefor “thirstland” is a more fitting description. Lacking permanent surface water, the Kalahari is a challenging place to live except for those who have adapted to not only survive but flourish here. The Bushmen refer to it as the “Soul of the World”, an emotive description for this area! With its deep red sand dunes and endless grass plains interspersed with acacia’s and shrubs, it is still home to a surprising large amount of specially adapted wildlife. Enjoy the opportunity to experience the red dunes, wildlife and plants, in this desert environment on a Sundowner nature drive.

    Overnight: Intu Africa Camelthorn Lodge or similar

    Meal: Breakfast & Dinner

    Day 3: Kalahari Desert - Fish River Canyon 

    We continue south through arid and extensive rocky plains. Visiting the unique Garas quiver tree forest you are welcomed by quirky man-made sculptures of scrap metal which set a contrast to this serene, timeless space with Quiver trees and aloes nestled amongst huge dolerite boulders, stacked in a mysterious way, the area is also aptly referred to as “Giant’s Playground”. We continue to our lodge, situated in close vicinity to the Fish River Canyon. Here we can explore the area on foot or on an optional guided nature drive in the later afternoon highlighting the Quiver trees, rugged landscape and impressive sweeping rock formations.

    Overnight: Cañon Village or similar

    Meal: Breakfast & Dinner 

    Photo: Tourcan Vacations Classic Namibia - Fish River Canyon Garas Quiver Tree Forest

    Day 4: Fish River Canyon - Lüderitz

    Our morning starts on the edge of the Fish River Canyon where we gaze into this magnificent geological phenomenon. The Fish River Canyon is located in the northern part of the Nama Karoo and is the second largest canyon on earth, featuring a gigantic ravine that measures in total about 160 km long, up to 27 km wide and in places almost 550 meters deep. The Fish River is the longest interior river found in Namibia, but its current flow is just a drop compared with the immense volume of water that poured down its length in ages past. We continue our journey past the Naute dam, where we shortly stop at the Naute Kristall Cellar and Distillery, to optionally taste some of the unique liquors (own account) or simply enjoy a delicious cup of coffee. Proceeding onwards we head towards the coastal town of Lüderitz. On the way to Lüderitz we stop at Garub, viewing point for the Wild Horses of the Namib Desert. Arriving in Lüderitz, we recommend a stop at the Diaz Café for an optional fresh and delicious seafood snack before heading out along the “Große Bucht” towards Diaz Point. Your hosts for the evening will have you enjoying a typical Namibian homestay feeling and atmosphere.

    Overnight: Obelix Guesthouse or similar

    Meal: Breakfast & Dinner 

    Day 5: Lüderitz - Namib Desert

    Our morning starts with a visit to Kolmanskop ghost town. Kolmanskop is a deserted Diamond Mining Town in the Sperrgebiet National Park. Once an opulent and decadent town, a monument to the Diamond boom and built to last…until the diamonds ran out. Today Kolmanskop stands as a haunting monument to the thriving past, offering visitor’s unique photo motives into a bygone era.

    The journey continues across vast open plains, stopping for an optional light lunch in the small town of Helmeringhausen before heading further north along with the Tiras Mountain range to our lodge in the Namib Desert.

    The lodge is located close to Sesriem the gateway to Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei and Sesriem Canyon, with some of the highest dunes on Earth towering over the white desert plains.

    The afternoon can be spent relaxing at the sparkling pool, enjoying the vast open desert plains, or taking part in optional activities offered at the lodge.

    Overnight: Elegant Desert Lodge or similar

    Meal: Breakfast & Dinner

    Day 6: Namib Desert

    The morning demands an early start. Entering the Namib Naukluft National Park with sunrise, the first rays of sunlight paint the mountains of sand into a variety of apricot, red and orange, contrasted against a crisp blue skyline, enrapturing our senses, and providing an opportunity to capture this awesome landscape on film. You will be captivated by the surreal Deadvlei surrounded by some of the highest dunes on earth and Sossusvlei, where the dry Tsauchab River ends abruptly amongst dunes. Take the opportunity to walk up one of these majestic dunes to admire the desert landscape beneath. Thereafter we visit the Sesriem Canyon, a life sustaining natural phenomenon in the heart of the Namib Desert.

    Overnight: Elegant Desert Lodge or similar

    Meal: Breakfast & Dinner 

    Day 7: Namib Desert - Swakopmund

    After breakfast we continue our journey approaching the little settlement of Solitaire on the edge of the Namib Naukluft National Park, feeling like you have arrived in the middle of nowhere. Here it is worthwhile to enjoy a cup of coffee with the delightful apple-pie written about in so many travel books before travelling via the desolate, rolling hills of the Kuiseb Valley towards the Atlantic Ocean.

    Reaching the coastal harbor town of Walvis Bay, we visit the shallow lagoon, one of the most important wetland areas on the African continent and a RAMSAR World Heritage Site. Over 80% of the African flamingos feed in this lagoon and present a breath-taking picture when they appear in groups. Continuing along the scenic route between the dune belt and the Atlantic Ocean we reach Swakopmund, where the rest of the day is spent at leisure. With palm-lined streets and seaside promenades, Swakopmund is a popular holiday destination in Namibia. Its pleasant summer climate and long stretched beaches attract anglers and surfers from all over Southern Africa.

    Overnight: Hansa Hotel or similar

    Meal: Breakfast 

    Photo: Tourcan Vacations Classic Namibia - Game Viewing Springbok

    Day 8: Swakopmund

    Today you will be picked from your hotel for the Marine Cruise.

    This tour via catamaran cruise takes you along the enigmatic shores of the Atlantic Ocean near Walvis Bay. You see Pelican Point, the tip of the sandbank that forms the bay that inspired German, British and South African occupation. Cape Fur Seals from a nearby colony play around the boats and pelicans fly alongside, offering great photographic opportunities. Depart from the Walvis Bay Yacht Club and continue into the beautiful bay area, which holds more splendour than can at first is seen – a shipwreck, lighthouse, oyster platforms, different bird species, seals and an abundance of marine life.

    In the Bay Area, the catamaran will move alongside the oyster platforms. Your guide will share more information with you about locally cultivated Walvis Bay oysters. Included in the tour is the tasting of these delicacies. The journey proceeds to the Pelican Point to get a closer look at the lighthouse. The old supply railway spoors can still be seen from the years when the lighthouse was occupied by the coast guards. Three different types of dolphins may be encountered, namely the heavy side dolphins (endemic to the Namibian coast), dusky dolphins and Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. In season (July-November), the larger mammals, like the southern right whale and the humpback whales, may be spotted, and with a bit of extra-special luck, the mighty killer whales (orcas) might make an appearance. Look out for sightings of the mola mola (sunfish) and the leatherback turtles. All this can be experienced while comfortably relaxing in the saloon, on the trampolines or on deck, whilst enjoying a glass of Sparkling Wine and delicious snacks. Return to your hotel this afternoon.

    Overnight: Hansa Hotel or similar

    Meal: Breakfast

    Day 9: Swakopmund - Damaraland

    Today we first head east into the Erongo Mountain range to stretch our legs on a short informative bush walk with local Bushmen, whereby we listen to stories of the bushman culture, traditions and see some of their desert survival skills. Returning from the walk our journey continues through Uis past the Brandberg, Namibia's highest mountain (2.579m), into the Damaraland, one of the least populated and most geologically diverse areas in Africa. This harsh, rocky environment is home to the elusive desert elephant, the black rhino and free-roaming antelope species. We arrive at our lodge in the afternoon, where we have the remaining day at leisure.

    Overnight: Damara Mopane Lodge or similar

    Meal: Breakfast & Dinner 

    Day 10: Swakopmund - Etosha National Park

    During the cooler hours of the morning we start our adventure filled day in the company of a local Damara guide, who takes us to Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO heritage site where Bushman communities engraved and painted over 2.500 pictures some 6.000 years ago! After a visit to the nearby Living Museum of the Damara, we proceed to the Petrified Forest - a geological phenomenon depicting the creation and metamorphosis of wood into stone amongst some of the oldest landmasses on Earth. Here we also see the Welwitschia mirabilis plant – the oldest living desert plant on Earth. Our onward journey takes us to the wildlife heaven of Namibia - the Etosha National Park. We check into our lodge located on the border of the Etosha National Park and can unwind after the adventure filled day alongside the pool.

    Overnight: Etosha Safari Camp or similar

    Meal: Breakfast & Dinner

    Day 11: Etosha National Park

    The day is devoted purely to the abundant wildlife found in the Etosha National Park, which surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan. The park is home to 4 of the Big Five - elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. The Park was proclaimed as Namibia’s first conservation area in 1907 by the then Governor, von Lindequist. Despite the size of the Etosha National Park, only the southern edge of the pan is accessible to visitors. Game viewing in the park is largely focussed around the waterholes, some of which are spring fed and some supplied from a borehole, ideal places to sit and watch over 114 different game species, or for an avid birder, in excess of 340 bird species. Popular game species such as giraffe, blue wildebeest, plains and mountain zebra, hyena, lion, leopard, antelopes such as kudu, oryx, eland, as well as some of the endangered species such as Black rhino, cheetah and the black-faced impala are all found here. An extensive network of roads link the over 30 water holes allowing visitors the opportunity of an extensive game viewing safari over the stretch of the park as each different area will provide different encounters.

    Overnight: Mokuti Etosha Lodge or similar

    Meal: Breakfast & Dinner 

    Day 12: Etosha National Park

    Today your guide again takes you on a game drive in the Etosha National Park for exhilarating an open Vehicle game drive in the park. We may encounter animal species we have not seen the previous day and look forward to any new surprises at the different waterholes visited. The Etosha Pan dominates the park. This salt pan desert, which is nearly completely enclosed by the park and is lined by numerous watering holes, is roughly 130 km long and as wide as 50 km in places. During Etosha’s notorious dry spells the pan is a deathly place, lying parched and cracked under the molten African sun. It is claimed that game viewing is best during the dry spells as animals will then congregate closer to water. But even in the rainy season the park remains an abundant wildlife haven. You then have the pleasure of experiencing the rebirth of life as the young foals, cubs and chicks are seen frolicking with their parents and the sprouting new green shrubs and grasses create a pleasing green oasis. In the afternoon we travel back to our lodge, where we enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.

    Overnight: Mokuti Etosha Lodge or similar

    Meal: Breakfast & Dinner 

    Photo: Tourcan Vacations Classic Namibia - Windhoek Church

    Day 13: Etosha National Park - Windhoek

    After breakfast we travel back through the centre of the country exposing bushland savannah to the capital in the centre of the country. Time permitting, en-route we may stop at the famous wood carvers market in Okahandja or the craft market in the main street in Windhoek to pick up some last minute souvenirs. You will be dropped off at your Hotel for overnight.

    Overnight: Olive Grove Guest House or similar

    Meal: Breakfast 

    Day 14: Depart Windhoek

    After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight home.

    Meal: Breakfast

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