Honeymoons in Namibia start from £4240 excluding international flights, per person, based on 2 people sharing
Day 1 Depart on the evening, overnight flight from London Heathrow to Johannesburg.
Day 2 On arrival into Johannesburg you will remain in transit for the connecting flight onto Windhoek. On arrival into Windhoek you will be met and transferred to your hotel for a well-deserved rest and a chance to freshen up. This imposing castle like property offers impressive views across the city and a tranquil, intimate setting, perfect for unwinding on the start of your holiday.
The Heinitzburg has 16 spacious generously appointed en-suite rooms, each individually decorated. Every room has individual air-conditioning / heating unit, direct telephone, electronic safe, mini bar and a flatscreen TV with Satellite channels, Enjoy the afternoon by the pool or explore nearby Windhoek. Overnight at the Heinitzburg Hotel on a Bed & Breakfast Basis.
Day 3 After breakfast you will be collected and taken to Eros Airport for the charter flight to Wolvedans in the south of the country.
Set high on a ridge of red sand dunes, Wolwedans Dunes Lodge consists of nine individual chalets radiating out on either side of the central lodge building.
The spacious chalets are built on wooden platforms, raised on stilts, and one side is made up of canvas blinds that open up to allow unimpeded views of the spectacular scenery – you can lie in bed and watch the dawn break over the mountains.
Each chalet comes with an en-suite bathroom and private veranda. Wooden walkways link the chalets to the main building, which has a homely and stylish atmosphere and houses the dining room, living room, tea pavilion, outdoor fireplace, a number of sundowner decks and a small, shaded swimming pool. The kitchen produces excellent meals and there is also a wine cellar built into the dunes where you can select your own bottle or even enjoy private dining. In front of the lodge is a waterhole where springbok, oryx and sand grouse regularly come to drink.
Activities are many and can be enjoyed on foot, by car, or from the air. The Lodge’s experienced guides will introduce their guests to the desert’s habitat and diverse fauna and flora, and will accompany them into the desert, enlightening them of the wilderness’s own history and residents.
Morning or afternoon drives, full-day safari picnics in the wild, one or two half-day excursions or perhaps sundowners on the dunes or dinners by candlelight, can all be arranged. As an additional treat hot-air ballooning, complete with champagne breakfast, are a popular activity offering views of Sossusvlei and on clear days the Diamond Coast. Alternatively, guests can simply laze around in the afternoon, admiring the views and multi-changing colours of the area from the lodge’s swimming pool, uniquely suspended above the sand! This fascinating area of Namibia, is a photographer’s dream, with the incredible and abundant contrasts of colour that can be seen from Wolwedans Dunes Lodge. Overnight at Wolvedans Dunes Lodge on a Fully Inclusive basis
Day 4 Enjoy a full day of activities at Wolvedans.
Overnight at Wolvedans Dunes Lodge on a Fully Inclusive basis
Day 5 After breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for the flight onto Swakopmund. On arrival you will be met and taken to the Swakopmund Hotel.
The Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre is a centrally positioned four-star hotel. It is built in and around the old Station Building in Swakopmund and dates back to 1901. After extensive renovations, it has been restored to its former Victorian glory, and has been opened as one of the towns premier hotel’s.
Double Rooms are decorated and fashioned in a Victorian style, reminiscent of a civilized and graceful bygone era. An en-suite bathroom with bath, shower and toilet, air-conditioning, a TV, tea/coffee station, direct dial telephones, electronic safes, electric razor plugs, a fully-stocked mini-bar, hair-dryer and 8 channel satellite TV system are standard.
Breakfast, lunch and light meals are served throughout the day. Dinner is served in the Platform One restaurant, and guests can choose from the ‘a la carte’ menu or from the specialty buffet. Alternatively, opt for the Station Grill restaurant. Fresh line fish, shellfish and other delicious seafood dishes, are served here.
Diners after something completely different, can book the hotel’s ‘Desert Evening.’ A sumptuous feast is served in the desert, under a beautiful Namibian star-lit sky. The hotel is centrally located and is the perfect base for exploring this compact seaside town on foot.
Overnight at the Swakopmund Hotel on a bed & breakfast basis.
Day 6 A full day trip combining a cruise in the sheltered waters of the Walvis Bay with an incredible 4×4 excursion to Sandwich Harbour is included. Head between the dunes and the Atlantic Ocean to reach the neighbouring town of Walvis Bay, the only deep water harbour on the Namibian coastline. Board ski boats and spend the morning exploring the bay area which is home to a great variety of bird life, turtles, seals and dolphins. Enjoy fresh Namibian oysters and sparkling wine while watching Cape Fur seals and Dolphins frolic around the boats. The curious seals even jump onto the boats for a better view of their visitors!
Disembark at Pelican Point and board 4×4 vehicles for the journey to Sandwich Harbour. Picnic lunch en route. This remote part of the coastline is only accessible in 4×4 vehicles and even then it is not always possible for the vehicles to get all the way in! Towering dunes, quick sand and rising tides create challenges along the way. The last few kilometres are only passable at low tide when a small strip of beach appears at the foot of the dunes allowing passage into the harbour. If the tide is high the only way to reach Sandwich is to walk along the crest of the dunes as the waves break right at the foot of the dune wall! The Sandwich lagoon is fed by fresh water seeping from an inland aquifer and, apart from being a sanctuary for a variety of birds, is scenically one of the most beautiful spots in Namibia.
Overnight at the Swakopmund Hotel on a bed & breakfast basis.
Day 7 Transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Damaraland. It’s the southernmost roaming ground for the rare black rhino and desert elephant. This is also where you will find the Twyfelfontein Conservancy.
Mowani Mountain Camp is located in the stunning landscape of Damaraland in north west Namibia. This unique property consists of 12 luxury suites strategically positioned amongst the giant boulders ensuring privacy and comfort. It is a great base for exploring Twyfelfontein and tracking the desert adapted elephant which live in the region.
The thatched suites have a superb vantage point, and features an open-air ‘bush’ bathroom (as well as an indoor one). The suite also has a pool deck, lodged between the boulders where you can soak up the sun whilst enjoying a refreshing drink and enjoying the best sunset views in Namibia.
Mowani offers guided activities, which include nature drives to track the desert-adapted elephants, guided walks and excursions to the nearby famous rock art at Twyfelfontien. The wonderful archealogical sites around the lodge offer more than 2,500 engravings as well as various paintings, some of the finest examples of rock engravings in Southern Africa. Overnight at Mowani Mountain Lodge in a Thatched Suite on a Fully Inclusive basis.
Day 8 Enjoy a full day or organised excursions at Mowani. Activities from the lodge include excursions to the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein, an archaeological site that offers more than 2,500 engravings, as well as various paintings. Historians and visitors alike, consider it be one of the finest examples of rock engravings in Southern Africa. A morning’s nature drive with the possibility of seeing the elusive Desert-adapted elephant and rare black rhino is another favourite here.
The more adventurous might prefer one of the walking trails, between the boulders and mopane trees in the valley below the lodge. It takes hikers to a small waterhole, and a viewpoint. Not to be missed, however, is the spectacular sunsets from the camp sundowner point. Situated close by are other main attractions of the area, including the Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes, all within easy driving distance.
Overnight at Mowani Mountain Lodge in a Thatched Suite on a Fully Inclusive basis.
Day 9 Transfer to the airstrip and take the shuttle flight to Mokuti airstrip (Etosha National Park). Upon arrival the lodge will collect you. Etosha, or “the great white place” owes its unique landscape to the Etosha pan, a vast shallow depression of approximately 5000 square kilometres. A series of waterholes along the southern edge of the pan attract game into the area.
The dry season (May – November) is particularly rewarding for game viewing as the rain water has dried up and the game is forced to rely on the life supporting waterholes. Long lines of zebra, wildebeest, kudu, Oryx and springbok plod along ancient paths from distant grazing areas to the waterholes. Herds of elephant drinking huge amounts of water and then wallow in the water so that all the other the thirsty animals have to wait patiently till they have finished. Predators such as lion and leopard wait at the waterholes knowing the antelope have to drink.
Onguma Game Reserve is situated on the eastern side of Etosha National park, bordering Fischer’s Pan. This 3 000 ha nature reserve which boasts over thirty different animal species. Predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard are common residents of the area. The latest addition to the already abundant wildlife at Onguma Nature Reserve is a family of black rhinos!
More than 300 bird species can also be viewed at Onguma Game Reserve. During the Namibian summer months the nature reserve becomes a bird-watcher’s paradise with thousands of species migrating to the wetlands created by the seasonal rains and ephemeral river systems
Overnight: Onguma Plains – Full Board and afternoon sundowner drive plus night game drive is included
Day 10 Depart on an early morning game drive in Etosha National park in a 4×4 open vehicle. Your experienced guide will be happy to stop for any photo opportunities and they are well-trained in the best areas to spot wildlife. Return to the lodge for lunch. Afternoon Rhino research drive.
Overnight: Onguma Plains – Full Board and morning Etosha game drive & Rhino research drive is included
Day 11 A final morning’s game drive before you return to the lodge for breakfast and pack up. You return to Windhoek airport for the afternoon flight to Johannesburg. There you will remain in transit for the onwards connecting flight to London Heathrow.
Day 12 Arrive back early morning into Heathrow.
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