3 Days Namib Desert Accommodated Safari
A visit to one of the oldest deserts in the world – The Namib Desert. You will see and visit the dune 45, dead vlei- Sossusvlei- Big daddy- Elim dune and Sesriem canyon. This will be a fully accommodated tour.
Day 1: Desert Hills Lodge – Sossusvlei (L, D)
The collection will be at the airport on your arrival and then we will drive to the Namib desert. Windhoek is surrounded by mountains and we have to pass both the Eros Mountains and the Khomas Hochland Range. As we come through the mountains we drop down from the central plateau to grassy desert savannas. We stop at Solitaire for petrol and perhaps also afternoon tea before we continue to our lodge at desert hills lodge. We aim to arrive at our lodge during the early afternoon. There will be an afternoon sunset walk. (Accommodation: Desert Hill Lodge or similar)
Desert Hills Lodge
Desert Hills Lodge is located in Sossusvlei, the Southwest region of Namibia. This new camp is due to open in 2018 and is expected to be a relatively simple facility which will be used primarily in private guided overland safaris.
Day 2: Dune 45 – Dead Vlei – Sossusvlei – Sesriem Canyon Hike (B, L, D)
Early start to catch the soft light of the sunrise over the desert. After passing through Sesriem we continue towards Sossusvlei along distant sand dunes on both sides of the road. We will stop at the famous Dune 45. Those who feel fit may climb the dune and get a breathtaking view of the surrounding desert and dunes. After breakfast, we will take a desert walk in the cool of the morning, with a chance to see Gemsboks, Springboks, Black-backed Jackals, and Ostriches We will also visit the Dead Vlei. As the day cools off in the afternoon we will make a short excursion to Sesriem Canyon before we return back to our lodge. (Accommodation: Desert Hill Lodge or similar)
Day 3: End of Itinerary (B, L)
Early start and back to civilization on scenic roads through the Khomas Hochland Mountain Range. We will arrive back in the city in the afternoon and you will be dropped off at your accommodation in Windhoek.
Pickup at the airport and drop of point (Windhoek City) is included.
Specification: 3 Days Namib Desert Accommodated Safari
Terms & Conditions
Terms and conditions
- Travel agreement/contract
This travel agreement is between the client and Bluecrane Safaris Namibia. In terms of this travel agreement a booking is defined as a reservation which is done by the client or the client’s travel agency. The client is defined as the person who accepts the booking on behalf of himself.
Travel agency is defined as any agency that places or accepts a booking for any person or group of persons or company with Bluecrane Safaris Namibia.
- Deposits and Payment
Upon receipt of tour confirmation a non refundable deposit of 25% of total tour charges shall become payable, the balance being due and payable 30 days prior to departure date. In the event of bookings being effected less than 30 days before departure the full amount charged will forthwith be payable.
Cancellation must be made in writing. Upon receipt of the written notification, Bluecrane Safaris Namibia will confirm receipt thereof and this date will determine the following charges.
- 21 days to 29 days prior to departure: 30 % of the total rate
- 14 days to 20 days prior to departure: 50 % of the total rate
- 8 days to 13 days prior to departure: 80 % of the total rate
- Less than 8 days prior to departure: 95 % of the total rate
- Travel Insurance
It is mandatory for the client to be in possession of a cancellation insurance policy. Please note that if the reason for cancellation falls within the terms of any holiday insurance policy, which the client must hold, then any such charges would normally be refunded to the client by the insurance company, subject to the terms of the insurance.
- Passport and Visas
Travel agencies and clients must ensure that passports and visas are valid for the countries visited. Bluecrane Safaris cannot be held liable or responsible should a passenger be refused entry into any country for any reason.
- Changes and Delays
- By the company: The company shall reserve the right to change any tour due to unforeseen circumstances (e.g. airlines not running on schedule, road conditions, weather, mechanical breakdown, accidents and political instability) beyond the control of Bluecrane Safaris. The company will try to provide adequate alternatives, but will accept no liability.
- By the client: In case the client changes the itinerary on his own request, the company shall try to accommodate the client, but may charge cancellation fees. This is subject to a new quotation, which will be given by the client in writing.
- Authority on Tour
At all times the decision of the tour guide will be final on all matters likely to endanger the safety and well being of the group. The client must at all times strictly comply with the laws, customs and foreign exchange regulations of all countries visited. Should the client be detected in any contravention of the law, custom or exchange regulations, or should the client be a nuisance to the group, the guide may order the client to leave the tour without the right of refund.
While every precaution is taken to ensure the safety of all persons participating on the tour, the client his/hers, heirs, dependent's, agents, executors or their assignees, hereby irrevocably waive any rights they may have to claim, any form of compensation for any damages which the client may suffer due to injury or death whilst on, or at any time after the tour, from Bluecrane Safaris. Under no circumstances will Bluecrane Safaris be responsible for the death or injury or loss, which might occur to such persons sustained from any case whatsoever. The client hereby indemnifies and holds Bluecrane Safaris harmless against any and all claims whatsoever the nature.
It is the client’s obligation to ensure that he is medically fit and able to embark on the tour. We recommend the vaccination against Hepatitis before travelling. Anti-malaria precautions should be commenced prior to departure and clients should bring insect repellents on tour.
It is a condition of travel with Bluecrane Safaris that all guests must have insurance for medical expenses, baggage loss, cancellation/curtailment, default and personal accident.
The client should get him/herself acquainted with customary practices. Bluecrane Safaris as well as co-operating agents do act in the capacity of agents for the clients in all matters and will under no circumstances whatsoever be responsible and be exempt from any liability for accidents, injury, delay, loss or damage to property or any other loss or damage from whatever it may arise. All tours are subject to the conditions of the concerned airlines, hotels, restaurants and all other contractors involved.
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