NAMIBIA FOR COUPLES AND HONEYMOONERS

NAMIBIA FOR COUPLES AND HONEYMOONERS

In addition to wildlife at Etosha, Namibia is known for having some of the most spectacular desert ecosystems in the world. On this program, guests would experience three main highlights.

Sossusvlei:

known for its largest and most spectacular desert scenery in the world.  

Etosha National Park:

Namibia’s premier for animal viewing. The list includes lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, giraffe, wildebeest, cheetah, hyena, mountain and plains zebra, springbok, kudu, gemsbok, and eland among other animals.

Damaraland:

Known for its unique and harsh landscape. Best place to track black rhino, desert lions and desert elephants. Damaraland is also known for the rock art.

THE PROGRAM

Today you arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa. Upon arrival, you are met and driven to your hotel.

Johannesburg is one of Africa’s biggest and most vibrant cities. It is the economic capital of Africa and the gateway to Southern Africa. Although not as famous as other South African destinations, there is plenty to do in Johannesburg and nearby Pretoria. The old city is a multi-cultural mixture of traditional medicine shops, Chinese restaurants, taxi ranks and ultra-modern skyscrapers. There are excellent museums, art galleries and organized tours of historical and political interest. The shopping is Southern Africa’s best and the many restaurants cater for all tastes. The nearby township of Soweto is Johannesburg’s most popular tourist attraction.

The Saxon has a story to tell. Originally a private home and host to many honored guests, the art within the home portrays lives lived with guests and friends spending time together. Elegant. Luxurious. Unforgettable. Merging the finest culinary experiences, the ultimate in luxurious accommodation and the Award-winning Spa, the Saxon will take you on an unforgettable journey. This is truly the place you can call home. Let the Saxon treat you to personalized, discreet service and unparalleled South African hospitality. The Saxon is a quiet retreat from the outside world that offers panoramic views over the indigenous gardens towards the city skyline beyond. Each of our rooms is fully equipped with a business area comprising complimentary use of a laptop with a secured wireless Internet connection as well as an iPod docking station, HD LCD screen television, full Digital Satellite bouquet and Blu-ray DVD player, together with state-of-the-art surround-sound music system, including all radio stations, full gaming interface and digital movie library. The hotel also offers a Fitness Centre with fully equipped Kinesis equipment which is available 24-hours a day, change rooms, and personal trainer on request. Award-winning Leading Spa with extensive Hydro facilities and innovative Signature treatments.

Overnight: Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas and Spa (Villa Luxury Suite)

After breakfast, you are driven to the airport for your scheduled flight to Windhoek, Namibia. On arrival, you are met and assisted to your charter flight to Sossusvlei. Upon arrival, you are met and driven to your accommodations. Enjoy your afternoon nature drive in this area.

Located in the scenic Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei is where you will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib. The clear blue skies contrast with the giant red dunes to make this one of the most scenic natural wonders of Africa and a photographer’s heaven. This awe-inspiring destination is possibly Namibia’s premier attraction, with its unique dunes rising to almost 400 metres-some of the highest in the world. These iconic dunes come alive in morning and evening light and draw photography enthusiasts from around the globe. Sossusvlei is home to a variety desert wildlife including oryx, springbok, ostrich, and a variety of reptiles. Visitors can climb ‘Big Daddy’, one of Sossusvlei’s tallest dunes; explore Deadvlei, a white, salt, claypan dotted with ancient trees; or for the more extravagant, scenic flights and hot air ballooning are on offer, followed by a once-in-a-lifetime champagne breakfast amidst these majestic dunes.

Kulala Desert Lodge’s location at the foot of the majestic Sossusvlei dunes allows for stunning views in every direction, while its private entrance to the Namib Naukluft National Park makes it the closest location to Sossusvlei. The camp is ideal for self-drives and groups.

Twenty-three thatched and canvas tents (including two family units), each built on raised wooden platforms make for airy, comfortable accommodation, with a rooftop area for sleep-outs under the stars. Afternoons around the pool provide relief from the heat, while the wraparound veranda at the main area overlooks a waterhole, and private tours of the dunes provide the ultimate Sossusvlei experience.

INSIDER’S TIP: Try your hand at desert photography – whether capturing the red colour of the dunes in the early morning light or the otherworldly tree skeletons standing starkly across the floor of Dead Vlei.

Overnight: Kulala Desert Lodge (Suite) B L D

Spend your day enjoying the many activities offered by your lodge. The list includes scenic nature drives, guided walks, unguided walks, etc.
Hot air ballooning is also offered at an additional cost.
Overnight: Kulala Desert Lodge (Suite) B L D

Today you will be flown to Damaraland. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your camp. Enjoy an afternoon nature drive.   

Set in the Kunene Region of northwestern Namibia, Twylfelfontein is a spectacularly scenic area, featuring one of the largest and most important concentrations of rock art in Africa. The name ‘Twyfelfontein’ translates to ‘Fountain of Doubt’, which refers to the perennial spring situated in the impressive Huab valley flanked by the slopes of a sandstone Table Mountain. It was this spring that attracted Stone Age hunters over six thousand years ago, and it was during this time that the extensive group of rock engravings and paintings were produced. Visitors can look forward to basing themselves at some wonderfully shady campsites along the Aba-Huab riverbed, while exploring over thirty different sites of these sacred records of ritual practices relating to traditional hunter-gatherer communities.

In the Huab River Valley lies in one of the best wilderness areas in Namibia, offering endless vistas of plains, valleys, and mountains. Damaraland Camp is run in partnership with the Torra Conservancy and visits to the local farmstead reveal the fruits of this incredibly positive relationship.

Each of the ten large en-suite, adobe-style thatched units (including a family unit) has a large private viewing deck. New technology and ancient knowledge make for an ultra-light footprint, and nature drives, and walks offer sights of desert-adapted wildlife, ancient rock-art and striking geological formations. Astonishing night skies round out each day’s experiences.

INSIDER’S TIP: Meet members of the local village on a community visit and discover the inspiring story of how Damaraland Camp came to be…

Overnight: Damaraland Camp (Meru-Style Safari Tent) B L D

Enjoy your morning and afternoon nature drives.

Overnight: Damaraland Camp (Meru-Style Safari Tent) B L D

Today you will be flown to Ongave in Etosha National Park. Enjoy your afternoon safari drive.

Sharing the southern boundary with Etosha National Park, the prolific 30 000-hectare private Ongava Game Reserve is considered one of the top private game reserves in the region, enjoying global recognition for exceptional conservation, groundbreaking research, and exciting safari experiences. The landscape is characterised by vast open plains dotted with salt plans and abundant wildlife. Visitors can easily access Etosha through Andersson’s Gate in the south.

Known for its luxury lodges made from natural materials, Ogava is a popular destination for those looking to immerse themselves in nature. The reserve offers visitors the perfect combination of wildlife safari experiences within and around the Etosha National Park. One of Ongava’s top attractions is its rhino population and guests can experience the thrill of getting close to these majestic creatures. Popular activities include night game drives, guided nature walks, bird watching and 4×4 guided game drives.

Ongava Lodge is one of Namibia’s premier lodges on one of the country’s most important private game reserves.

The well-established Ongava Lodge is situated in the privately owned Ongava Game Reserve along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park. Placed as it is close to the top of a hill in the foothills of the Ondundozonanandana range, the vantage point is beautiful and overlooks a well-frequented waterhole and the plains beyond.

Ongava Lodge offers luxury accommodation in 14 rock-and-thatch en-suite chalets. There are impressive views over the camp’s waterhole from the main lounge and dining areas and there is also an inviting pool to cool off in the heat of the day. Meals are either served in the main dining area under thatch or on the dining deck under the stars.

Activities include game drives into Etosha, spending time in the camp hide, and nature drives and walks on the reserve. Ongava has resident white and black rhino, giving guests staying at Ongava the opportunity to see both species.

Overnight: Ongava Lodge (Chalet) B L D

Enjoy your morning and afternoon safari drives. Night game drives to look for noctunals are also included.

Overnight: Ongava Lodge (Chalet) B L D

Spend another day of morning and afternoon safari drives. Night drives are also offered as part of your stay.

Overnight: Ongava Lodge (Chalet) B L D

Fly to Windhoek. Connect to Johannesburg. Meet and assist to your departing international flight.

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PRICING INFORMATION

These prices are valid for travel between June 01 – Dec 15, 2020. Christmas and New Year surcharges will apply for any departures between Dec 15 – Jan 15, 2021. These holiday surcharges are NOT included in these rates.

Travel Window: June – Dec 14, 2020

 Pricing: $11,300.00 per person double occupancy

These prices include the following flights.

Johannesburg / Windhoek / Sossusvlei / Damaraland / Etosha / Windhoek / Johannesburg

The number of passengers carried on each leg of our circuit flights is dependent on aircraft used, time of year, passenger and luggage weights, routing, fuel required, etc.

INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation as stated above.
  • Airport transfers as described in above itinerary
  • Scheduled shared flights as described in above itinerary
  • All meals and most local drinks as described in above itinerary.
  • Entrance fees and excursions as described in above itinerary.
  • All game viewing activities and nature drives
  • All meet and greet per the itinerary
  • Shared vehicle for nature drives and game viewing activities
  • English Speaking local guides in each location for transfers, game drives and guided walks

EXCLUSIONS

  • International, regional & local flights to Namibia and airport taxes.
  • Any entrance fees and excursions not included in the above itinerary such as scenic flights.
  • All premium and imported wines, champagnes, and spirits
  • Gratuities.
  • Spa treatments
  • Items of personal nature (telephone expenses, curios, medicines etc.).
  • Ballooning
  • Laundry except for places mentioned under inclusions.
  • Activities at Swakopmund
  • Anything not mentioned under inclusions

RESERVATION AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Deposit per person required at time of booking: A deposit of 25% of the program price is required at the time of booking. Final payment is due 120 days prior to departure. If your reservation is made within 120 days of departure, the entire cost of the trip must be paid at the time of the request to secure confirmation.

CANCELLATION CHARGES

Cancellations must be received in writing and will become effective on the date of e-mail receipt. Cancellations received by Emmarosh are subject to the following:

CANCELLATION FEES PER PERSON

121 days prior to departure (or more): 10% of the program price per person.
120-91 days prior to departure: 20% of program price

90-61 days prior to departure: 50% of program price

60 days prior to departure (or less): 100% of the program price

Changes to the Itinerary:

The guest will be responsible for any changes or cancellations made to the itinerary at their request or beyond their control, before or during travel, including expenses incurred due to a change, delay or cancellation of any flights. If a guest cancels or leaves a journey and a roommate remains, an additional supplement may apply to the price for the remaining guest.

CANCELLATION CHARGES FOR INTERNAL AIR WHERE APPLICABLE

All internal air is 100% non-refundable at time of final payment (some exceptions may apply).

CANCELLATION CHARGES FOR EXTRA SERVICES WHERE APPLICABLE

Additional hotel nights and other extra services booked in connection with Emmarosh programs are subject to specific cancellation penalties.