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Classic Namibia Experience

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Usual group size: min 2 / max 8 passengers

Single supplement: £236

If you are willing and able to share a twin tent/room with another single traveller of the same gender during this accommodated and luxury camping safari, then the single supplement can be waived. However, if no suitable match can be made then the single supplement will be charged.

Age of travellers: min 12 / max 100 years old

Children from the age of 12 are welcome to join scheduled departures on the Classic Namibia Experience. Children aged 10 and 11 years may be accommodated on request, please enquire with us. For parties with children under 10, a private tailor-made safari can be quoted for on request.

Language

The Classic Namibia Experience is guided in English.

Costs

This luxury camping and lodge safari to Namibia includes transport in a specially modified safari vehicle; airport transfers; accommodated nights in a combination of good lodges and comfortable guesthouses; camping nights in a private luxury mobile camp; full camping equipment; campsite fees; entrance fees to all national parks and sites visited and usually three meals a day.

Meals

The Classic Namibia Experience includes almost all meals. The only excluded meals are lunch and dinner in Windhoek on Day 1, lunch and dinner in Swakopmund on Days 8 & 9 and lunch on Day 12 before you depart.

Drinks

The majority of drinks during the Classic Namibia Experience will be for your own account. Complimentary tea and coffee, as well as South African wine with dinner, is served whilst in the luxury mobile camp and mineral water is provided in your safari vehicle throughout the journey. All other drinks must be bought at your own expense. Your guide will let you know where to stock up on beverages such as soft drinks, spirits and beer for your nights camping. The safari vehicle has a cool box or fridge in which you can keep your drinks cold. There will be a bar at each of the lodges and at restaurants where drinks will be charged to your account, to be settled before you depart.

Luggage

The luggage limit on the Classic Namibia Experience is about 15kg (33lbs) per person, plus a daypack and camera bag. Please use a soft sided, squashable bag for your main luggage which can easily be stored into the luggage compartment. Large rigid suitcases are not suitable.

Laundry

A laundry service is not included on this lodge and luxury camping safari. However, it is possible to arrange for laundry to be done for you whilst staying at the guesthouse in Swakopmund (Days 8 and 9). The guesthouse will add a charge to your room account for this service.

Throughout the safari you can always ask your guide for a bucket of water should you want to do some hand washing. We recommend you take a small packet of washing powder with you or buy some at a shop once in Namibia. There is space in the tent to hang a small amount of clothing to dry or you can take some string with you to fashion a temporary washing line. Namibia's usually warm and arid climate will dry your washing very quickly.

Tipping

It is customary to tip in Namibia if you have received good service. The amount you tip is discretionary; however we recommend about GBP 5 / US 8 per day for your safari guide and GBP 2-3 / US 3-5 per day for the mobile camp team. The tips are to be handed over to the guide or safari operator at the end of your safari to ensure they are divvied up evenly. A 10% gratuity is standard at restaurants.

Visa & passport requirements

Our current understanding is that travellers with British, Canadian, American, Australian and New Zealand passports do not require a visa to visit Namibia (or South Africa) on holiday. However, as immigration regulations in Africa can change without notice, we strongly recommend you speak to us and your nearest relevant embassy to get the latest update a few months and then weeks before you travel. It is vital that you ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your travel to Namibia and that you have at least 2 (preferably 3) blank pages for immigrations stamps each time you enter a country. These must be visa pages and not the 'endorsement' pages included at the back of some passports.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you fulfill the correct visa and passport regulations before you travel.

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