Classic Kaleidoscope Namibia Tour (7 Days)

Classic Kaleidoscope Namibia Tour

The 7-day Classic Kaleidoscope Namibia Tour covers the northern Namibia safari circuit; visiting Swakopmund, Damaraland, Twyfelfontein, and Etosha National Park; with 2 budget options (affordable and upmarket).

Discover the haunting landscapes of the Skeleton coastline and some of the last, open, wilderness areas in Damaraland. Be amazed by the desert-adapted wildlife and the contrast of the variety and amount of species in Etosha. This tour is a classic kaleidoscope of landscapes and wildlife; making Namibia the unforgettable African destination.

This tour is available in 2 different ratings: Superior / Upmarket & Classic / Affordable.
The Classic / Affordable Package is on a Bed & Breakfast basis; while the Superior / Upmarket Tour is on a full board basis that includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner; except in Swakopmund and has more inclusions.

Classic Kaleidoscope Tour Summary

DayPlaceClassic Tour ActivitiesSuperior Tour Activities
1Windhoek to SwakopmundTransfer to Swakopmund
2SwakopmundDay at leisure for own activitiesCatamaran marine cruise with fresh oysters and sparkling wine is served
3Swakopmund to DamaralandJoin a guided bushwalk with local bushmen before traveling past the Brandberg on towards scenic Damaraland
4Damaraland to Etosha National ParkExcursion to Twyfelfontein, Visit a Living Museum of the Damara tribe and Petrified Forest, Travel on to the border of the Etosha National ParkSame as Classic Tour plus Afternoon game viewing with your guide
5Etosha National ParkFull day Etosha game drive in tour vehicle with guide
6Etosha National ParkFull day Etosha game Drive in tour vehicle with the guide (optional open game drive vehicle can be booked with the lodge)
7Etosha National Park to WindhoekTravel back to Windhoek where your guide will drop you off at the airport or individually booked hotel
Etosha National Park waterhole
Etosha National Park waterhole

Classic Kaleidoscope Namibia Tour Rates

Rates are in Namibian Dollars (N$) which is equivalent to South African Rand.

Classic Kaleidoscope Namibia Tour1st November 2021 until 31st October 2022
Per Person SharingSingle
Classic / Affordable TourN$ 27 300N$ 44 700
Superior / Upmarket TourN$ 55 800N$ 62 850

Supplement to include dinner on the Classic / Affordable Package is N$ 1 960 until 31st October 2022.

Classic Kaleidoscope Namibia Tour Package

Daily Itinerary for the Classic Kaleidoscope Namibia Tour

Day 1: Windhoek to Swakopmund

After being picked up at your hotel or at the international airport in Windhoek; a transfer takes you to the coastal town of Swakopmund; where you meet up with the rest of the group and your safari guide. Upon our arrival in the early afternoon; we check into our hotel, after which we have the rest of the day at leisure.

With palm-lined streets and seaside promenades; Swakopmund is a very popular holiday destination in Namibia. Its pleasant summer climate and long stretched beaches; attract anglers and surfers from all over Southern Africa. For the international guest; Swakopmund is a bohemian mix of German correctness and African time; laid back attitude with adrenalin activities, misty mornings, and desert heat. It is colorful, it is vibrant, but most of all, it is fun.

Classic: Hansa Hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis
Superior: Strand Hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis

Classic Kaleidoscope Namibia Tour
Swakopmund in Namibia with its German Architecture

Day 2: Swakopmund

Swakopmund has numerous activities ranging from adventure; to exploring the fascinating features of the Namib Desert, and the animals and plants that occur and survive here; therefore; is often fondly called the “playground of Namibia”. Embrace the relaxed pace of this idyllic coastal town; while enjoying coffee and freshly baked pastries in one of the many café’s.

Alternatively explore the rugged, sweltering desert on a day tour; or view this awesome, environment from the air on a scenic flight. Find your inner child and push adrenaline to its limits with extreme adventures; such as skydiving over the desert or quad biking and sandboarding on the dunes. Take time to get the feel of this quaint town; with its historic buildings, museums, shopping arcades, and also; a beach bar that has transformed into its own personality by the vibrant use of color and the bohemian lifestyle.

Classic: Hansa Hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis
Superior: Strand Hotel includes Breakfast & a Marine Cruise

Hansa Hotel in Swakopmund
Hansa Hotel in Swakopmund

Day 3: Damaraland

Today we first head east into the Erongo Mountain range; to stretch our legs on a short informative bush walk with local Bushmen; whereby we listen to stories of the bushman culture, traditions, and see some of their desert survival skills. Returning from the walk our journey continues through Uis past the Brandberg; Namibia’s highest mountain (2.579m), into Damaraland, one of the least populated and most geologically diverse areas in Africa. This harsh, rocky environment is home to the elusive desert elephant, the black rhino, and free roaming antelope species. We arrive at our lodge in the afternoon, where we have the remaining day at leisure.

Classic: Damara Mopane Lodge on a Bed & Breakfast basis
Superior: Twyfelfontein Country Lodge includes Breakfast, lunch, dinner (incl. selection of local drinks)

Damaraland in Namibia
The scenic beauty of Damaraland

Day 4: Etosha National Park

During the cooler hours of the morning; we start our adventure filled day in the company of a local Damara guide, who takes us to Twyfelfontein; a UNESCO heritage site where Bushman communities have engraved and painted over 2500 pictures some 6000 years ago! After a visit to the nearby Living Museum of the Damara, we proceed to the Petrified Forest; a geological phenomenon depicting the creation and metamorphosis of wood into stone amongst some of the oldest landmasses on Earth. Here we also see the Welwitschia mirabilis plant; the oldest living desert plant on Earth.

Our onward journey takes us to the wildlife heaven of Namibia; the Etosha National Park. We check into our lodge; on the border of the Etosha National Park and can unwind after the amazing day alongside the pool.

Classic: Etosha Safari Camp on a Bed & Breakfast basis
Superior: Etosha Oberland – Breakfast, lunch, Dinner (incl. selection of local drinks)

Day 5: Etosha National Park

The day is devoted purely to the abundant wildlife found in the Etosha National Park; which surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan. The park is home to four of the Big Five; elephant, lion, leopard, and rhino.

The Park was proclaimed as Namibia’s first conservation area in 1907 by the then Governor, von Lindequist. Despite the size of the Etosha National Park, only the southern edge of the pan is accessible to visitors. Game viewing in the park is primarily focused around the waterholes; ideal places to sit and watch over 114 different game species, or for an avid birder; more than 340 bird species.

Popular game species such as giraffe, blue wildebeest, plains and mountain zebra, hyena, lion, leopard, antelopes; such as kudu, oryx, eland; as well as some of the endangered species; such as Black rhino, cheetah, and the black-faced impala are all found here. An extensive network of roads link over 30 water holes; allowing visitors the opportunity of a comprehensive game viewing safari throughout the park; as each different area will provide various encounters.

Classic: Mokuti Etosha Lodge on a Bed & Breakfast basis
Superior: Etosha Oberland – Breakfast, lunch, Dinner (incl. selection of local drinks)

Day 6: Etosha National Park

Today your guide again takes you on a game drive in the Etosha National Park or optionally; you can book an open game drive park drive with the lodge. We may encounter animal species we have not seen the previous day; look forward to any new surprises at the different waterholes visited. The Etosha Pan dominates the park. This salt pan desert is lined by numerous watering holes; roughly 130 km long and as wide as 50 km in places.

During Etosha’s notorious dry spells the pan is a deathly place, lying parched and cracked under the molten African sun. It is claimed that game viewing is best during the dry periods; as animals will then congregate closer to water. But even in the rainy season; the park remains an abundant wildlife haven. You then have the pleasure of experiencing the rebirth of life; as the young play with their parents; and the sprouting of new green shrubs and grasses; create a pleasing green oasis. In the afternoon we travel back to our lodge where we enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure. Enjoy an optional open vehicle game drive. Your guide will assist you with this booking.

Classic: Mokuti Etosha Lodge on a Bed & Breakfast basis
Superior: Overnight at Onguma Collection – Breakfast, light lunch, Dinner (incl. selection of local drinks)

Elephants at Waterhole in Etosha
Elephants at Waterhole in Etosha

Day 7: Back to Windhoek

After breakfast, we travel back to Windhoek. Time permitting, en-route we may stop at the famous wood carvers market in Okahandja; or the craft market in the main street in Windhoek to pick up the last few souvenirs. The tour ends at your accommodation of choice or; at the airport for your outward flight.

Classic: Breakfast
Superior: Breakfast and a light lunch (incl. selection of local drinks)

The above accommodation is subject to availability but we will offer you a similar alternative if it is not available.

Classic Kaleidoscope Namibia Tour Scheduled departure dates

The 7 Day Classic Kaleidoscope Namibia Tour departs on certain Fridays on a scheduled basis (with other people); however; this tour can depart on any date on request on a private basis. The tour is available with an English and / or German guide.

Min / Max people on the Classic / Affordable tour: 2 / 16
Min / Max people on the Superior / Upmarket tour: 2 / 6

2022 Set Departure Dates
Tour LanguageBilingualEnglish
Departure daysFRIDAYSFRIDAYS
2022January14th, 28th
February11th, 25th
March25th11th
April22nd8th
May6th, 20th
June17th3rd
July15th, 29th1st
August5th, 19th, 26th12th
September2nd, 16th, 23rd, 30th9th
October14th, 21st, 28th7th

Please note there is no pre or post-day in Windhoek included in this tour. We would recommend booking this too; due to the scheduled departure and arrival time of this tour.
The 1st day of the tour begins between 8 am and 9 am from Windhoek
On the last day of the tour; it’s advisable to book a flight departing Windhoek International at the earliest 7 pm; or later.

Classic Kaleidoscope Namibia Tour Includes:

Meals as specified
Drinks: Selected beverages (included in superior only)
Entrance Fees: Twyfelfontein, Petrified Forest, Living Museum of the Damara, Etosha National Park
General: Still mineral water on the vehicle, tourism levy, and government taxes; where applicable, 24hrs medical evacuation insurance

Classic Kaleidoscope Namibia Tour Excludes:

All International / Domestic Flights & taxes
Visas
Travel & Personal accident insurance
Personal Expenses
Excursions / Activities not specified
Gratuities

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