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Namibia Safari: Walbis Bay to Pretoria

Duration

10 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Walvis Bay

Available

April 2022 / May 2022

Cities to visit: Walvis Bay, Etosha National Park, Otjiwarongo, Windhoek, Sossusvlei, Fish River Canyon, Upington, Kimberley, Pretoria

Detailed day by day description

Introduction

Dear Traveler: thank you for choosing us to perform this Tour! We hope you enjoy your trip.

Here we give you a guidance on their tour with the information that we believe may be of your interest. The information is indicative, may exist variations on designated hours.

TRANSFER from the airport, if you have it included or purchasing. Our transfer will be waiting for you with a poster on behalf of Owner or its name to the output of the custom (after collecting your luggage)..

Remember to inform us by phone if you lost your connection flight or expected delay of their arrival, in your VOUCHER figure the phone of the transfer.

Day
11:00 Depart from Walvis Bay, Namibia. Guests may freshen up in their suites before joining fellow travellers in the lounge car or observation carat the rear of the train.
13:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars. The train travels across the Namib Desert.
16:30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining carsen route to Otjiwarongo for overnight. Dress: Formal

Please ensure that the Train Manager or Administration Deputyis in possession of your passport.

The Namib Desertstretches for more than 2000kmalong the Atlantic coasts of Angola, Namibia and South Africa. The name is of Khoekhoegowab origin and means “vast place”. Having endured arid or semi-arid conditions for roughly 55-80 million years, the Namib may be the oldest desert in the world. The geology consists of sand seas near the coast while gravel plains and scattered mountain outcrops occur further inland.
Please pack a small overnight bag for the stay in Etosha. Tog bags have been placed in your suite for your convenience. See below for inclusions/exclusions.
07:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00.
10:30 Transfer (120min) to Mokuti Lodge in Etosha National Park. Check-in and enjoy lunch.
15:00 Afternoon game drive (approximately 3 hours).
19:00 Dinner at the lodge and overnight. Dress: Casual

Etosha National Park (22270km2) offers great game viewing. It gets its name from the Etosha pan (4760km2), a large salt pan forming part of the Kalahari Basin. Etosha means ‘Great White Place’.
Please ensure your overnight bag is ready to be collected from your suite and proceed to checkout by 10:45. Your bag will be loaded into the vehicles. Time of game drive to be confirmed. An early wake-up call with tea and coffee.Enjoy a game drive in the Etosha National Park.

09:45 Return to the lodge for breakfast and check-out.
11:00 Meet in the foyer to check-out and transfer (60 min) to the train at TsumebStation.
13:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars.
16:30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining carsen route to Otjiwarongo for overnight. Dress: Formal
07:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until departure.
09:00 Visit a cheetah conservation projectin Otjiwarongo. Founded in Namibia in 1990, the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) is dedicated to saving the cheetah in the wild.
13:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars.
16:30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars. Dress: Formal
Please pack a small overnight bag for the stay in Sossusvlei. See below for inclusions/exclusions
07:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until departure at 09:00.
09:00 Disembark at Windhoek. Visit the Trans-Namib Transport Museumfollowed by a tour en route to the airport.
11:00 Depart in a light aircraft for a one-hour flight to Sossusvlei.
12:30 After check-in, enjoy lunch at the restaurant.
16:30 Afternoon desert drive and a bush dinner after sunset. Overnight at the lodge. Dress: Casual.

Situated in Namibia’s central highlands, Windhoek is an attractive city surrounded by clusters of hills and the impressive Auas and Eros Mountains.The Trans-Namib Transport Museum outlines Namibian transport history, particularly that of the railway. The Independence Memorial Museum focuses on the anti-colonial resistance and the national liberation struggle of Namibia. The dunes of the Namib were created by sand carried by the wind from the coast. The sand here is over 5-million years old and is red due to its iron-oxide content. As the light changes during the day so does the appearance of the dunes’ characteristic colour allowing for interesting photographs at any time. The wind in the Sossusvlei area blows from all directions causing the sand to form a star shape with multiple arms, hence the name “star dunes”.
Please ensure your overnight bag is ready to be collected from your suite before the drive. Time of drive to be confirmed. Bags will be stored in the lodge’s baggage area before being loaded into the aircraft.An early wake-up call with tea and coffee.Enjoy a desert drive with breakfast in the vlei.

11:00 Return to the lodge to use the facilities, check-out and transfer to the airstrip.
12:00 Depart Sossusvlei in a light aircraft for the one-hour flight to Mariental to rejoin the train.
13:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars. The train travels south through the Kalahari Desert.
16:30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining carsen route to Keetmanshoop. Dress: Formal
Please wear comfortable non-slip walking shoes for the excursions today.

06:00 Breakfast is served in the dining carsuntil departure.
08:00 Visit GarasPark (Quiver Trees), home to roughly 300 specimens of the Aloe dichotomy. The prehistoric trees have forked branches that reach up to 5m making for great photographic opportunities.
13:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars.
15:00 Board vehicles for the one-hour drive to the Fish River Canyon.
18:00 Return to the train. Traveleast along the southern reaches of the Kalahari Basin.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars.Border formalities with South Africa. Dress: Formal

The Fish River rises in the centre of the country before flowing south into the Orange River on Namibia’s border with South Africa. It has formed the great Fish River Canyon –the largest canyon in the southern hemisphere and probably only second to Arizona’s Grand Canyon in terms of size. The vast rocky landscape breaks up into a series of spectacular cliffs. Its size is impressive: 161km long, up to 27km wide and almost 550m at its deepest.
Time of excursion, lunch and tea will be confirmed as dependent on immigration formalities.

07:00 Breakfast is served until10:00. Disembark the train for an optionaltwo-hour walking tour of Upington. Lunch is served in the dining cars. Travel through the Karoo, a vast semi-desert region that was once an enormous inland sea. Over millions of years, volcanic matter was ground down and deposited as silt upon the seabed to form what geologists call the Karoo system.Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to De Aar, an important railway junction. Dress: Formal

Attorney General of the Cape, Sir Thomas Upington was principally responsible for liquidating the business activities of all the Orange River pirates and capturing their leader, Klaas Lucas. When the desperadoes were finally chased away in 1884, the town was founded on the banks of the Orange River and named in his honour.
07:00 Breakfast is served in the dining carsuntil 10:00. The observation car will be leading the train until lunch time.
12:30 Lunch is served in the dining cars.
14:30 Enjoy a tour of Kimberley’s Diamond Mine Museum and the Big Hole. Capital of the Northern Cape, Kimberley is well known for the discovery of diamonds that led to its establishment in 1871.
16:30 Tea is served in the lounge car and observation carat the rear of the train. The train travels across the Free State and continues its climb to Pretoria in the Gauteng province.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars.Dress: “Africa” Theme or Smart Casual
Please ensure your luggage is ready for collection at 16:45 and that you have your passport.
07:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00. Travel through the goldfields of the Witwatersrand.
13:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars.
17:00 Arrive at journey’s end at Rovos Rail Station, Pretoria.

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From: From USD 8,512.11 ZAR 120,872.00