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Tour Highlights

  • Windhoek City Tour
  • AfriCat Foundation
  • African Wildlife
  • Etosha National Park
  • Big Cats

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Tour Consultant's Overview

Spend 1 night in a colonial castle in Windhoek, Namibia’s capital city, before driving north to Okinjima for 2 nights at the Africat Foundation. Then it is on to the Etosha National Park for on an exciting 4 night safari.

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Namibia Windhoek City

Day 1, Arrival In Windhoek

Upon arrival at Windhoek’s Hosea Kutako International airport, you make your way to the car hire kiosk where you collect your travel documents & hire car. You drive towards the city and check into your hotel for a 1 night stay. 


Heinitzburg Exterior View

Days 1 - 2 Windhoek (1 Night)

Even though it is the capital, the city is home to less than 300 000 people. It is a delightful mix of old and new. Bustling curio and informal markets trade in the shadow of modern high-rise buildings; historic forts and castles overlook the city while the stately Tintenpalest nestles amongst well kept gardens. One hears a constant babble of a variety of international and indigenous languages as many flock to the city in search of new opportunities. It is not unusual to see Herero ladies in traditional missionary dress walking alongside their thoroughly modern daughters clad in Nike and Levi. 


Namibia Okonjima Bedroom View

Day 2, Windhoek To Okonjima

This morning you will leave the city of Windhoek and head out towards Okonjima, situated halfway between Windhoek and Etosha National Park. 


Namibia Africat Leopard Tracking

Days 2 - 4, Okonjima (2 Nights)

Okonjima is a 22 000 hectare private nature reserve between Windhoek and Etosha and is home to The AfriCat Foundation, a non-profit organisation committed to the long-term conservation of Namibia's large carnivores, notably cheetahs and leopards. They were awarded 'Namibia's Leading Safari' in the prestigious World Travel Awards, a title voted for by tourism industry professionals, and considered to be the 'Oscars' of the travel world. The honour was in recognition for the successful combination of a world class safari lodge with a world famous conservation program. A visit to Okonjima gives its visitors the opportunity to witness some of AfriCat's work. 


Namibia Onguma Day

Day 4, Okonjima To Etosha

This morning you drive north to Etosha National Park where you will make your way to Onguma Game Reserve, your home for the next 4 nights. 


Namibia Onguma Gemsbok

Days 4 - 8, Etosha – Onguma Game Reserve (4 Nights)

Etosha, or “the great white place”, owes its unique landscape to the Etosha pan, a vast shallow depression of approximately 5000 square kilometers. 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 34 000 ha nature reserve boasts over thirty different animal species. Predators such as lion, cheetah and leopard are common residents of the area. The latest addition to the already abundant wildlife at Onguma Game Reserve is a family of black rhinos. 


Namibia Onguma Man

Day 8, Departure

After an early breakfast, we bid farewell to this African wonderland and drive back to Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport to connect with your outbound flight. 


Hotel Heinitzburg

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The Heinitzburg Hotel is situated in and overlooks Namibia's capital city Windhoek. This beautiful castle was commissioned in 1914 and is renowned for its attention to detail and personal undivided attention received from both hosts and staff. There are 16 spacious en-suite rooms, each individually decorated, leaving no two rooms looking the same. The hand-made wooden furniture and four-poster beds add to the feeling of opulence. At the green and peaceful garden guests are welcome to relax and enjoy the refreshing swimming pool, which is heated in winter. The Heinitzburg Hotel is a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateau. Hotel Heinitzburg balances traditional African friendliness and beauty with excellent European culinary art and a world-class wine cellar. The gourmet restaurant overlooks the skyline of the capital city and offers both local specialties and international cuisine. There is a superb view over the city and the surrounding mountains from the Garden Terrace and light meals, coffee and cakes from the in-house patisserie are served here throughout the day. The Garden Terrace is also a superb venue for sundowner cocktails.


Hotel Heinitzburg

Pembury Rating:  

The Heinitzburg Hotel is situated in and overlooks Namibia's capital city Windhoek. This beautiful castle was commissioned in 1914 and is renowned for its attention to detail and personal undivided attention received from both hosts and staff. There are 16 spacious en-suite rooms, each individually decorated, leaving no two rooms looking the same. The hand-made wooden furniture and four-poster beds add to the feeling of opulence. At the green and peaceful garden guests are welcome to relax and enjoy the refreshing swimming pool, which is heated in winter. The Heinitzburg Hotel is a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateau. Hotel Heinitzburg balances traditional African friendliness and beauty with excellent European culinary art and a world-class wine cellar. The gourmet restaurant overlooks the skyline of the capital city and offers both local specialties and international cuisine. There is a superb view over the city and the surrounding mountains from the Garden Terrace and light meals, coffee and cakes from the in-house patisserie are served here throughout the day. The Garden Terrace is also a superb venue for sundowner cocktails.


Okonjima Main Camp

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Okinjima Main Camp is in the original Hanssen family farmhouse, rebuilt as a lodge in 1992. The main building has a nearby Lapa (The Gathering Place), a curio-shop, secluded swimming-pool and reception area. Meals commence with a pre-activity early morning snack, consisting of tea, coffee and muffins. Brunch is served between 09h00 and 10h30 (after the morning trail) and consists of maize porridge, muesli and other breakfast cereals, fruit, yoghurt, salami, cheeses and bread, followed by eggs, sausage and bacon. Fresh fruit, as well as hot and cold refreshments, are available throughout the day. Coffee, tea and cake are served in the afternoon, and a 3 course dinner is served between 19h00 and 20h00. Lunch packs can be arranged for an onward journey. There are 10 Bush/Mountain View rooms with fantastic views over the natural Okonjima bush-veld. With privacy in mind, they have been set some 15-20m apart, and a reasonable distance from the Lapa and entertainment area. Each room has its own verandah and wheel-chair friendly ramp. These spacious new bedrooms have 2 double beds, a mini-fridge, roof fan, a safe and alarm system, and a telephone to call reception.


Okonjima Main Camp

Pembury Rating:  

Okinjima Main Camp is in the original Hanssen family farmhouse, rebuilt as a lodge in 1992. The main building has a nearby Lapa (The Gathering Place), a curio-shop, secluded swimming-pool and reception area. Meals commence with a pre-activity early morning snack, consisting of tea, coffee and muffins. Brunch is served between 09h00 and 10h30 (after the morning trail) and consists of maize porridge, muesli and other breakfast cereals, fruit, yoghurt, salami, cheeses and bread, followed by eggs, sausage and bacon. Fresh fruit, as well as hot and cold refreshments, are available throughout the day. Coffee, tea and cake are served in the afternoon, and a 3 course dinner is served between 19h00 and 20h00. Lunch packs can be arranged for an onward journey. There are 10 Bush/Mountain View rooms with fantastic views over the natural Okonjima bush-veld. With privacy in mind, they have been set some 15-20m apart, and a reasonable distance from the Lapa and entertainment area. Each room has its own verandah and wheel-chair friendly ramp. These spacious new bedrooms have 2 double beds, a mini-fridge, roof fan, a safe and alarm system, and a telephone to call reception.


Onguma - The Fort

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Onguma - The Fort is the flagship lodge of Onguma, a 34 000 hectare private game reserve bordering Etosha Game Reserve.

The Fort is unique. Massive raw walls, stunning stone clad features and a huge tower with views toward Etosha and Fisher's Pan offers the best sunset views in the whole of Namibia. The Fort has an African feel, and Moroccan and Indian flavours combine perfectly with the selection of beautiful antique windows and doors. A courtyard and large water feature will refresh the senses. Across the courtyard is a spacious beautifully decorated lounge and open air dining room. A large wooden deck leads outside, with scattered romantic seating spaces, in full view of the waterhole. The Fort has 12 Bush Suites as well as a Fort Suite, with fire places for the winter months and air coolers for the summer months. Every suite is completely private and about 50 metres apart from one another. Each suite has an indoor and outdoor shower and views that will enchant. With dramatic Moroccan details, there is something new to discover around every corner. Large decks lead out from the rooms and many hours can we spent relaxing while gazing across the ever active waterhole.


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Windhoek City Tour (Half Day)

Explore the capital city of Namibia with a tour guide and discover its interesting people and beautifully restored historic Colonial architecture.

The tour visits: the Christuskirche (Christ Church), a Lutheran church built in the gothic revival style with Art Nouveau elements; the Tintenpalast, which is the seat of the Namibian parliament, and the Parliament Gardens, the Reiter Denkmal (Equestrian Memorial) which honours the soldiers and civilians that died on the German side of the Herero and Namaqua War of 1904–1907; Alte Feste (Old Fort), the oldest surviving building in Windhoek; the Turnhalle Building, the Station Building and the State House. You will also enjoy a beautiful view over the city from one of the many hills. The city tour will also take you through the lively township Katutura where you will visit a local market.


Windhoek City Tour (Half Day)

Explore the capital city of Namibia with a tour guide and discover its interesting people and beautifully restored historic Colonial architecture.

The tour visits: the Christuskirche (Christ Church), a Lutheran church built in the gothic revival style with Art Nouveau elements; the Tintenpalast, which is the seat of the Namibian parliament, and the Parliament Gardens, the Reiter Denkmal (Equestrian Memorial) which honours the soldiers and civilians that died on the German side of the Herero and Namaqua War of 1904–1907; Alte Feste (Old Fort), the oldest surviving building in Windhoek; the Turnhalle Building, the Station Building and the State House. You will also enjoy a beautiful view over the city from one of the many hills. The city tour will also take you through the lively township Katutura where you will visit a local market.


Activities at Okonjima & AfriCat.

At 15h00 afternoon coffee, tea and cake is served followed by ‘radio-tracking’ leopards from a game-viewing vehicle. The leopards roam freely and catch their own prey within the Okonjima Nature Reserve.

After dinner you visit the nocturnal hide where you may view night animals such as porcupines, honey-badgers and caracals.

The following morning there are two activities. You either join a guided walk on the Bushman Trail. It is an easy walking trail and is highly informative. You get to learn about the art of making traditional artefacts and how the San adapt and survive in an unforgiving wilderness environment. Alternatively, you participate on foot in the radio-tracking of the rehabilitated Spotted Hyaenas on the Large Carnivore Tracking Trail. These rehabilitated carnivores roam freely and catch their own prey within the Reserve.

After brunch you are at leisure to go on one of the Self-guided Walking Trails on the surrounding mountain or in the bush-veldt, or do some birding - identify some of the more than 250 bird species in the area, including Namibian endemics – Carp’s Black Tit, Hartlaub’s Francolin and the Damara Rock Runner. The Self-guided Walking Trails are 4-6 km long. Alternatively, you can enjoy a treatment from the spa (additional cost).

After afternoon coffee, tea and cake you can visit AfriCat’s 'Information & Carnivore Care Centre', which offers you valuable insight into the work of The AfriCat Foundation. The foundation’s principal work is to create awareness and promote the tolerance of cheetahs among the farming community as opposed to indiscriminate removal. The project also conducts research into the habits of large carnivores on farmland and provides humane treatment and care for orphaned and injured animals.

The following morning (day of departure), you participate on foot in the radio-tracking of rehabilitated cheetahs and wild dogs on the Large Carnivore Tracking Trail.


Activities at Okonjima & AfriCat.

At 15h00 afternoon coffee, tea and cake is served followed by ‘radio-tracking’ leopards from a game-viewing vehicle. The leopards roam freely and catch their own prey within the Okonjima Nature Reserve.

After dinner you visit the nocturnal hide where you may view night animals such as porcupines, honey-badgers and caracals.

The following morning there are two activities. You either join a guided walk on the Bushman Trail. It is an easy walking trail and is highly informative. You get to learn about the art of making traditional artefacts and how the San adapt and survive in an unforgiving wilderness environment. Alternatively, you participate on foot in the radio-tracking of the rehabilitated Spotted Hyaenas on the Large Carnivore Tracking Trail. These rehabilitated carnivores roam freely and catch their own prey within the Reserve.

After brunch you are at leisure to go on one of the Self-guided Walking Trails on the surrounding mountain or in the bush-veldt, or do some birding - identify some of the more than 250 bird species in the area, including Namibian endemics – Carp’s Black Tit, Hartlaub’s Francolin and the Damara Rock Runner. The Self-guided Walking Trails are 4-6 km long. Alternatively, you can enjoy a treatment from the spa (additional cost).

After afternoon coffee, tea and cake you can visit AfriCat’s 'Information & Carnivore Care Centre', which offers you valuable insight into the work of The AfriCat Foundation. The foundation’s principal work is to create awareness and promote the tolerance of cheetahs among the farming community as opposed to indiscriminate removal. The project also conducts research into the habits of large carnivores on farmland and provides humane treatment and care for orphaned and injured animals.

The following morning (day of departure), you participate on foot in the radio-tracking of rehabilitated cheetahs and wild dogs on the Large Carnivore Tracking Trail.


Daily Safari Programme - Onguma Game Reserve

In the morning after a light breakfast, join a game drive in a 4x4 game viewing vehicle with a professional game ranger. The morning game goes into the neighbouring Etosha National Park. The Etosha Pan provides a great, parched, silver-white backdrop of shimmering mirages to an area of semi-arid savannah grassland and thorn scrub. 

The pan itself contains water only after very good rains and sometimes for only a few days each year, but is enough to stimulate the growth of a blue-green algae which lures thousands of flamingos. There are close on 114 species of mammal in Etosha. They include the unique black-faced impala and the threatened black and white rhino, as well as lion, leopard, elephant, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, kudu, Oryx and springbok.

In the afternoon there are two options. You can join an afternoon sunset game drive on the Onguma Reserve. Onguma boasts over thirty different animal species consisting of plains game including kudu, giraffe, eland, oryx, hartebeest, zebra, impala as well as predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard. 

 The latest addition to the already abundant wildlife at Onguma Game Reserve is a family of black rhino. 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.  

Alternatively, you can take part in a night drive after dinner and go searching for Onguma's night life and nocturnal creatures.


Daily Safari Programme - Onguma Game Reserve

In the morning after a light breakfast, join a game drive in a 4x4 game viewing vehicle with a professional game ranger. The morning game goes into the neighbouring Etosha National Park. The Etosha Pan provides a great, parched, silver-white backdrop of shimmering mirages to an area of semi-arid savannah grassland and thorn scrub. 

The pan itself contains water only after very good rains and sometimes for only a few days each year, but is enough to stimulate the growth of a blue-green algae which lures thousands of flamingos. There are close on 114 species of mammal in Etosha. They include the unique black-faced impala and the threatened black and white rhino, as well as lion, leopard, elephant, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, kudu, Oryx and springbok.

In the afternoon there are two options. You can join an afternoon sunset game drive on the Onguma Reserve. Onguma boasts over thirty different animal species consisting of plains game including kudu, giraffe, eland, oryx, hartebeest, zebra, impala as well as predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard. 

 The latest addition to the already abundant wildlife at Onguma Game Reserve is a family of black rhino. 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.  

Alternatively, you can take part in a night drive after dinner and go searching for Onguma's night life and nocturnal creatures.


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This tour started on

27 January 17

When this tour took place, the cost per person sharing was:

$ 3,292
€ 2,811 • £ 2,482 • R 43,405 •
* Rates based on today's exchange rates.
Remember, this is an actual itinerary, 100% tailor-made to meet this client's expectations. We can use this itinerary as a starting point for you.
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