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Remote Namibia Safari

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Usual group size: min 2 / max 7 passengers

Age of travellers: min 12 / max 100 years old

The Remote Namibia Safari accommodates children from the age of 12 years. Families with children under 12 years are welcome to request a private, tailor-made safari quote. As a safety precaution, children aged between 12 and 16 on this safari are required to share a tent with a parent or an adult relative.

Language

The Remote Namibia Safari is guided in English. Many of the safari guides are multilingual so they may also give explanations in other languages should some of the guests not be fluent in English.

Costs

The Remote Namibia Safari includes transport in a 4WD safari vehicle or a light aircraft; the services of a professional safari guide; accommodation in guesthouses, lodges and tented safari camps; park entrance fees; airport transfers; some beverages and laundry service as detailed below; and usually three meals a day as specified in the itinerary.

Meals

Three meals are included on most days of this luxury Namibian safari, other than lunch and dinner in Windhoek on Day 1, dinner in Swakopmund on Day 5, dinner in Windhoek on Day 11, and lunch on Day 12.

Drinks

A good selection of drinks such as soft drinks, beers, house wines, spirits, mineral water and tea/coffee are included during your stay at Kulala Desert Lodge, Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp and Desert Rhino Camp. Premium and imported brands such as French champagne or single malt whiskies are not included in the safari price but are generally available to buy at an additional cost. Complimentary still mineral water is provided whilst travelling in the safari vehicle.

Drinks are not included whilst staying in Windhoek, in Swakopmund, and at Terrace Bay and will be payable locally by you.

Luggage

The Remote Namibia Safari includes a light aircraft flight from Kulala Desert Lodge to Swakopmund and from Desert Rhino Camp to Windhoek. Because of this, a maximum luggage limit of 20kg (44lbs) per person strictly applies, including hand luggage and camera equipment. Luggage must be packed in soft squashable bags with maximum dimensions of 25cm wide x 30cm high x 62cm long (10 x 12 x 24 inches) - no hard suitcases or bags with wheels can be transported as they physically cannot fit into the light aircraft.

The luggage limit is seldom a problem as light, casual clothing is all that is needed plus at least one warm jumper or fleece. Warmer clothing is necessary during the winter months (June to August) when temperatures can drop to freezing overnight. There is also a laundry service available at most camps. Speak to us if the luggage restrictions are concerning you because for an additional cost we may be able to book an additional 'seat' to allow for extra luggage allowance.

Passengers weighing 100kg (220lbs) or more must advise us in advance. In this case an extra seat may have to be costed into the package price for safety purposes to balance out the additional weight. Please speak to us for more information.

Laundry

A complimentary laundry service is available whilst staying at Kulala Desert Lodge, Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp and Desert Rhino Camp. A laundry service is available at the Hansa Hotel in Swakopmund for an additional cost payable directly.

Tipping

Tipping is customary but not compulsory during this safari to Namibia. If you would like to tip because you have received good service, we recommend a discretionary GBP 7 / US 10 per guest per day for your safari guide and GBP 3 / US 5 per guest per day for safari camp staff. The latter can be placed in the communal tip box, generally located at reception, to be distributed equally amongst camp staff. A 10% gratuity is standard for restaurant service.

Visa & passport requirements

You must have a valid passport together with onward travel documents in order to be granted entry into Namibia for your safari. To verify that you are visiting as a tourist you may be asked to show a copy of your itinerary as well confirmation of your ongoing flight. Your passport must be valid for no less than 6 months after your travel date and must include a minimum of 3 blank pages to accommodate customs stamps. If you do not fulfill these requirements you may be denied entry into Namibia (the same regulations also apply for South Africa).

It is our current understanding that travellers with a Canadian, British, American, New Zealand or Australian passport do not need to pre apply for a visa to visit South Africa or Namibia. These nationalities are automatically granted a tourist visa on arrival, at no cost. However, it remains your responsibility to double check the necessary requirements with your nearest relevant embassy or high commission in good time before you travel. You are also welcome to speak to us for the latest information we have to hand.

Remote Namibia Safari

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