12 Day Namibia Tour

The land of unrelenting sun, where the ground seems to beg the heavens for rain, and the landscapes stretch uninterrupted for hundreds of kilometers on end. Deserts where one gazes in wonder and amazement at the animals and plants that survive in this harsh environment. This tour covers all of the highlights of central and northern Namibia, but also concentrates on "off the beaten track" routes and attractions. Flexibility, a willingness to participate and an awareness of the elements are essential in order to get the most out of this tour.

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ROUTE : Windhoek-Windhoek
DEPARTURES : Every Second Tuesday
VEHICLE : Luxury 17-seater overland truck
DURATION : 17 Days (2 nights lodge,  14 nights camping)

Termine, Preise 2017

Code Von BIS Preis
DR-NAM-1-0317 19.03.2017 04.04.2017 € 1.795,-
DR-NAM-1-0417 30.04.2017 16.05.2017 € 1.795,-
DR-NAM-1-0517 21.05.2017 06.06.2017 € 1.795,-
DR-NAM-1-0717 02.07.2017 18.07.2017 € 1.795,-
DR-NAM-2-0717 23.07.2017 08.08.2017 € 1.795,-
DR-NAM-1-0817 13.08.2017 29.08.2017 € 1.795,-
DR-NAM-1-0917 24.09.2017 10.10.2017 € 1.795,-
DR-NAM-1-1117 05.11.2017 21.11.2017 € 1.795,-
DR-NAM-2-1117 26.11.2017 12.12.2017 € 1.795,-

Pre-Departure Information

PRE-DEPARTURE INFORMATION 12 DAY NAMIBIA TOUR

This tour involves a certain amount of walking, so a small daypack is advisable. A sleeping bag, towel and pillow are required for this tour.
Seasonable Malaria precautions are advisable and are locally obtainable. During winter the night-time temperatures can fall below zero and during summer the daytime temperatures can reach the forties, so be prepared for this. Most major currencies can be exchanged on arrival in Windhoek and other centers, but banking hours do apply. Credit cards are generally accepted.
Our price includes transport, food, coffee, teas and fruit juice at breakfast, a professional guide, group equipment, accommodation, permits and park entry fees. The price does not include alcohol, bottled water and soft drinks, tips, curios and optional extras.
Before departure clients will be required to enter into an agreement pertaining to our booking conditions and general information.
Clients are required to have their own comprehensive personal travel insurance.

DEPARTURE POINT

Your tour will depart from:
- Hotel Safari, Corner of Auas & Aviation Roads, Windhoek @ 09h00.
- Guests not staying at the Hotel Safari must arrive at the Lodge at 08h00.
- Tel: +264 61 296 8000
Please note that we strongly advise against flying out on the day that the tour ends. Drifters will not be held responsible for missed flights on this day. We generally travel long distances and late arrivals are common.

ACCOMMODATION ON TOUR

Please note that linen will be provided at Hotel Safari, BUT you will need a sleeping bag and pillow for the rest of the tour. The nights specified as accommodated on tour is a total upgrade from camping, but stays very basic.

Batteries can be charged from a 220 volt source on night: pre night in Hotel Safari, 4, 5

There is a central charging point on night 10, 11

Currency exchange opportunities on tour: Arrival at Windhoek Airport, Day 4, 5

Limited Laundry facilities: Day 4, 5 (Essential washing only)

Internet facilities: Pre night in Windhoek, 4, 5

ON SAFARI

All our tours require participation by the group members. This entails assisting with the food preparation, washing of dishes, keeping the truck clean and the setting up of camp.
Please keep in mind that flexibility and an open mind will greatly contribute to an enjoyable safari.
We are traveling in developing countries. Please do not expect the punctuality you have come to expect in first world countries. Things do not always run according to plan, however we do endeavor to run according to the itineraries as best as possible.

Important Information

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

Please ensure that you are in possession of valid travel documents for Namibia. Some nationalities do require visas for Namibia. If you have any queries in this regard, please do not hesitate to contact us. Although we will endeavor to assist, we do not accept any liability or obligation for your travel documents.

The contact telephone number for Namibia Tourism in Johannesburg is: + 27 (0) 11 784 8024
Or visit Namibia Tourism on www.namibiatourism.com.na

Make sure that your passport has at least six months’ validity from your planned date of return to your home country.
Make two photocopies of valuable documents such as your passport, tickets, visas and travelers cheques. Keep one copy with you in a separate place to the original and leave another copy with someone at home.

FOREIGN CURRENCY

The Namibian Dollar and the South African Rand are the currencies used in Namibia. All major currencies can be exchanged in Namibia. Please ensure that you have enough Rand as there are very few opportunities to exchange foreign currencies. Major credit cards are widely accepted and can be used to pay for restaurant meals etc. Small trading stores will probably not accept credit cards. Although Travellers Cheques are a safe way to transport money there are only limited opportunities to exchange your Travelers Cheques for cash.

INSURANCE

It is compulsory that all passengers make arrangements for adequate travel insurance to financially safeguard against unforeseen circumstances. If you need further information please do not hesitate to contact us. Drifters do not accept responsibility for any loss, injury, damage, accident, fatality, delay or inconvenience experienced whilst on tour. You will be required to complete and sign a full indemnity prior to tour departure.

HEALTH PRECAUTIONS & REQUIREMENTS

The only necessary prophylaxis for Namibia is against Malaria. Please consult with your general practitioner regarding this. Resistant strains of Malaria occur in Namibia and adequate chemo-prophylaxis is essential. Prevention is better than cure; please use insect repellant on exposed areas after sunset.
All Drifters guides have first aid boxes for use in emergencies, however we recommend that you bring along your own basic supply of medication, headache tablets etc.

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