Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport for your flight to Johannesburg. Fly on board Singapore Airlines where you will enjoy excellent cuisine, latest movies and not forgetting the well-known in-flight services.
Note: Passengers will depart in the early morning of Day 2.
SIN/JNB SQ478 0210/0655
JNB/WDH SA74 0930/1035
Connect flight from Johannesburg to Windhoek. On arrival at Windhoek, capital city of Namibia, travel to Sossusvlei – home to many ‘vleis’ (valleys or pans) which is a place of spectacular beauty, superb for photography.
In the early morning, drive to the Namib-Naukluft National Park to enjoy the sight of the beautiful orange-red sand dunes at Sossusvlei, Enormous sand dunes overlook the ethereal vleis below. These sand dunes are often referred to as the highest dunes in the world. Experience the quiet tranquility and solitude of this distinctive region and clamber up one of these dunes for highly photogenic scenes on foot. The most popular dune to climb is Dune 45, so called because it lies 45 km past Sesriem on the road to Sossusvlei.
After breakfast, depart from the central Namib Region, continuing up north via the small settlement of Solitaire. Along the way, see ancient desert plant species, Welwitschia mirabilis, and the erosion feature of the Moon Valley. Discover the medicinal and nutritional use of desert adapted flora, and delve into the secrets of the Welwitschia mirabilis and be evoke with the sense of being in a lunar landscape. Through Gaub and Kuiseb Canyons will take us to Swakopmund. Swakopmund, a quaint town nestled between desert and ocean, is an example of German colonial architecture.
After a hearty breakfast, head a little south to Walvis Bay. At Walvis Bay, cruise through the harbour and surrounding waters, where you will be accompanied by dolphins and sea birds. From the harbour, moving over to the Guano Platform and across the bay to Pelican Point, inquisitive seals jump onto the boat and you will see large colonies of Cape fur seals at a very close range on the dune sand at Pelican Point. What an opportunity to experience and make contact with these amazing sea animals.
After breakfast, set off to the town of Khorixas, previously the capital of the Damaraland Bantustan prior to Namibia’s independence. Visit the Twyfelfontein, Namibia’s first World Heritage site. Twyfelfontein, the single largest collection of Bushmen rock engravings on the African continent and in the world, is a historic area, dating back to 1000 AD. Look out for over 2500 depictions of animals, humans and strange and mystical glyphs on 200 rock slabs plus rock paintings.
After breakfast, you will visit the unique local village, Himba Village. The Himba are a pastoral people and are easily recognizable by their unique style of hair and dress. Here, discover the traditional lifestyle of Namibia’s indigenous people and explore their homes which are made from branches covered with clay mixed with cow dung and a thatched roof, their kraal and their cattle. Also, you will have the opportunity to meet with the Himba tribe and participate in their daily activities. Enjoy a traditional Himba dance called Ondjongo performed by them at the end of the tour. After that, you will travel to one of Southern Africa’s finest and most important Game Reserves – Etosha National Park. Etosha National Park is world renowned for its spectacular wildlife paradise. The open plains allow spectacular elevated game viewing from the jeep whilst on game drives. Experience an evening game drive, and search for elephants, lions, black and white rhinoceros, leopards, giraffe and various other animal species interacting in their natural environment. This drive includes waterhole visits and park exploration, ending with a sundowner at one of a number of spectacular viewpoints before proceeding for dinner.
This morning, you will travel towards the capital and largest city of the Republic of Namibia – Windhoek. Upon arrival, proceed on a city tour which includes sights like the Christ Church, Tintenpalast (Ink Palace – the houses of parliament), Parliament Gardens, Rider Memorial and Train Station. Also, visit the famous Schwerinsburg, one of Windhoek’s three castles, and now the residence of the Italian ambassador. From here, one can see much of the stunning view of the city and where you get to know the comprehensive history of Windhoek and Namibia from colonial era to modern day.
WDH/JNB SA73 0635/0925
JNB/SIN SQ479 1345/0610+1
In the early morning, transfer to the airport for your return flight to Singapore via Johannesburg.
Arrive in Singapore in the morning with fond memories of a wonderful tour to Namibia!
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|Time Difference||Namibia is 7 hours behind Singapore time.|
|Passport||Travellers must hold an international passport with a minimum validity of six months from the date of departure from each country is required.|
|VISAS||For Singapore & Malaysia passport holders, VISA is not required for entry to Namibia. However, for other nationalities, kindly check with our office or the embassies directly.|
|Travel Insurance||Travel insurance is highly recommended by us. It covers unforeseen circumstances such as delays, baggage loss, personal accidents, injuries or illnesses. Please approach our staff for your complete insurance needs.|
|Itinerary subject to changes||Itinerary & order of sightseeing tours may be reshuffled due to unforeseen circumstances|