12 days Namibia safari
Windhoek – Waterberg Region – Etosha South – Brandberg – Swakopmund – Sossusvlei – Mariental
Day 1: Villa Violet, Windhoek
With just six rooms, you’ll be lucky to get a booking at Villa Violet – one of the top rated B&B guesthouses in Windhoek, Namibia’s capital.
If you are lucky enough to get a booking, you’ll see why this small guesthouse is so popular: Ben and Heidi, with years of hospitality industry experience between them and speaking English, German, French and Flemish/Afrikaans, are the consummate hosts. With contagious enthusiasm, they have made Villa Violet into the very definition of a bed and breakfast guesthouse where you get a personal welcome from the owners, friendly and intimate service and exceptional value for money.
Villa Violet is a smart and attractive guesthouse tucked away in a quiet neighborhood of northern Windhoek and is a great place to start or end your safari or self-drive holiday in Namibia. You will easily find Villa Violet coming from the airport; it is close to the central areas of Windhoek; and you are within stumbling distance from the legendary eisbein and stein of Joe’s Beerhouse.
The rooms at Villa Violet open onto small patios making an ideal spot to relax and read a book or have a cup of tea while you chat with Ben and Heidi. Rinse your travel-weary bones in the swimming pool or retreat to your air conditioned room with a book from the small library.
The décor as simple, elegant and modern with hotel-like amenities including wireless internet, flat-screen cable TV, climate control, tea/coffee, personal safe, honesty bar and hair dryers.
If you are looking for a warm welcome, genuine hospitality, convenience and comfort, we cannot recommend Villa Violet highly enough: we have yet to have an unhappy customer and, so long as Ben and Heidi are at the helm, we doubt we ever will.
Day 2: Village Boutique Hotel, Waterberg region
The Village Boutique Hotel (which is the newest and most modern in Otjiwarongo) is a perfect stop over on the way to Etosha and other Northern tourist sites or as the ideal weekend retreat while you visit the Cheetah Conservation, the Waterberg Plateau and other nearby attractions.
Day 3 & 4: Okaukuejo Resort, Etosha South
Okaukuejo is located 17 km from the southern entrance of the park, and famous for its flood-lit waterhole, where visitors can observe at close quarters a spectacle of wildlife congregating and interacting. Accommodation is provided to suit every need, in premier bush chalets overlooking the waterhole; bush chalets and double rooms; or family chalets. Other facilities include a restaurant, bar, shop, swimming pool, kiosk and camping facilities.
Day 5: Brandberg Rest Camp Lodge, Brandberg
Brandberg Rest Camp (BRC) is located in Uis, 30 km from the world famous Brandberg. Uis offers excellent escape from bad weather, for here it is always summer. En route between Swakopmund and the Etosha Game Reserve, Uis is also the gateway to Henties Bay, Khorixas and the Spitzkoppe. The BRC offers 4 double en-suite poolside rooms with a/c, 5 self-catering 6-bed chalets a/c, private braai facilities and undercover parking and a campsite with hot water showers and power points. With its huge swimming pool, restaurant, bar and free Wi-Fi this is the closest you will get to an oasis. BRC has the only restaurant that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the week. BRC also offers guided tours in and around the area. The Brandberg Rest Camp was previously the recreation club of the Uis tin mine which closed down in 1990.
Day 6 & 7: Hotel Zum Kaiser, Swakopmund
Perfectly positioned on Sam Nujoma Avenue in the picturesque Swakopmund, the luxurious Hotel Zum Kaiser offers direct access to the beach and the town’s vibrant street life, quaint architecture, shopping and fine dining. This exclusive hotel houses 21 fully air-conditioned bedrooms, each featuring a full en-suite bathroom, television, coffeeand tea making facilities, bar fridge, electronic safe and wireless internet. The tastefully decorated hotel offers a combination of Court Yard Suites, Front Facing Suites and 3 family rooms with inter-leading doors. Each of the Front Facing Suites is equipped with a private balcony to enjoy splendid views of the historic town and partial views of the nearby Atlantic seaboard. Uniquely combining modern furnishings with a touch of classic elegance dating from imperial times, the Hotel Zum Kaiser creates a truly authentic and intimate ambiance. Enjoy delectable cuisine at the on-site Bistro Zum Kaiser and sip sun-downers whilst experiencing the spectacular sunsets over the Atlantic from the hotel’s idyllic Roof Terrace. The Hotel Zum Kaiser is fully equipped and offers the ideal setting for conferences, banqueting and celebrations. Exciting activities in the area can be booked directly at reception. Let our attentive team welcome you to our kingdom and make you feel like an Emperor.
Day 8 & 9: Desert Camp, Sossusvlei
Self-catering at its Best amidst unparalleled Desert Beauty… Desert Camp is situated only 5 km from the entrance gate to Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon in the Namib Naukluft Park. Nestled under centuries old thorn trees, Desert Camp offers an unsurpassed view over the desert landscape and surrounding mountains. The 20 affordable, selfcatering accommodation units under canvas are equipped with an en-suite bathroom, shaded veranda with a fitted kitchenette, barbeque, power points and an adjacent parking area. Each twin-bedded bedroom features a fold-out sleeper couch where 2 small children (under 12) can be accommodated for free when sharing with their parents. Facilities at the main building include a fully stocked and serviced bar with big screen television, a sparkling swimming pool and 2 communal boma-areas which are perfect for groups travelling together. Fresh food supplies can be ordered daily at reception. Meals can be enjoyed at the nearby Sossusvlei Lodge restaurant. Exciting desert activities like Guided Excursions to Sossusvlei, Quad Biking, Sundowner Drives and magnificent Scenic Flights over the dunes and coast can be booked at the Sossusvlei Lodge Adventure Centre. A fully stocked shop, fuel and an Internet café is available at the Sossus Oasis Service Station.
Day 11: Safari Court Hotel, Windhoek
The Safari Court Hotel**** offers over 200 luxuriously appointed, spacious rooms and suites with en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, TV with 20 channels, fridge, coffee and tea facilities in every room, as well as buffet and a la carte restaurant, the Acacia Restaurant, the Palms Bar and a lovely Terrace offering small meals and drinks during the day and evening. A refreshing pool is set in lush gardens and the Safari Court Wellness Centre offers the latest in fitness equipment and beauty and health treatments are available from the award-winning Oukolele Day Spa. A complimentary regular shuttle is available to hotel guests between the hotels, two shopping malls and the city centre. Hotel Safari*** and the Safari Conference Centre are located on the same premises.
Included all accomodation as per offer:
- Meals as per offer
- 4X4 double cab
- All local taxes
- Meet & greet with detailed briefing
- Activities mentioned as included
- All activities not mentioned as included
- personal insurance
- Parks fees