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    Default [Xing Asia] 13 Jun to 22 Jun 2014 : Endless Horizons at Namibia

    [Xing Asia] Sep 2014 : Endless Horizons at Namibia
    ***Please note the date is changed to Sep 2014




    Depart: 8th Sep 2014
    Return: 17th Sep 2014
    Price: SGD3,880 (Twin share) / SGD4,280 (Single)
    Group Size : Max 6
    Open to ClubSNAP members and public




    Highlight
    - Landscape of Sossusvlei and Deadvlei at Nambi desert, which is often referred to as the world's oldest desert and has been in existence for some 43 million years
    - Cape Cross Seal Reserve,the world’s largest breeding colony of Cape fur seals
    - The Himba, a tribe of nomadic pastoralists who inhabit the Kaokoland area of Namibia
    - Game drive at Etosha National Park, one of Southern Africa’s best loved wildlife sanctuaries that offers excellent game viewing
    - Game drive at Waterberg Plateau Park, where the park has over 200 bird species, including the only breeding colony of Cape vulture
    - Africat Foundation, a conservation centre for Namibia’s large carnivore



    Itinerary
    Day 1 (D) : Singapore - Windhoek
    Depart from Changi Aiport, arrive Johannesburg early in next morning. Connect with local flights to Windoek International Airport. Pck up from airport and drive to Windhoek. Windhoek is Namibia’s capital city, and its charm lies in the harmonious blend of African and European cultures and the friendliness of its people. Check in hotel and rest. Welcome dinner. Overnight at Windhoek.

    Day 2 (B/L/D) : Sesriem
    Depart from Windhoek and travel towards the Sesriem Area. Visit Sesriem Canyon - a natural canyon carved about a kilometre long and up to 30 meters deep. Oppportunity to walk through and photo shoot at the narrow gorge of the Canyon. Travel to Sesriem, and enjoy the star-studded sky and enduring silence of the Namib Desert at the evening. Camping at Sesriem.

    Day 3 (B/L/D) : Sossusvlei - Swakopmund
    A full day to enjoy the wonders of the Namib Desert and its massive sand dunes. Catch the sunrise over the world’s largest sand dunes at Sossusvlei, follow by the visit to Deadvlei, which is a white clay pan located near the more famous salt pan of Sossusvlei. Your journey continues as you drive to the coast to the wonderful small town of Swakopmund. Swakopmund is full of character and it has plenty on offer. Overnight at Swakopmund.

    Day 4 (B/L/D) : Cape Cross - Kamanjab
    Travel northwards along the coastline to Cape Cross. The Cape Cross Seal Colony is the breeding place of the Cape Fur Seals. About 80 000 to 100 000 seals inhabit Cape Cross. The reserve is the home of one of the largest colonies of Cape Fur Seals in the world. Continue the journey by noon, and overnight at Kamanjab.

    Day 5 (B/L/D) : Himba Tribe - Etosha Nationa Park
    Today you have the chance to experience life within a Himba tribe. Visit the Himba community, learning about their traditions, asking questions through your guide, and of course taking plenty of photographs. This is a really relaxed excursion and a great opportunity to see these iconic people of Namibia. You will also have a short visit to one of the local school if time permits. By late noon, arrive Etosha National Park for a evening game drive. Overnight at Halali, Etosha National Park.

    Day 6 (B/L/D) : Etosha National Park - Okakeujo
    Full day of game drives at Etosha National Park, one of Southern Africa’s best loved wildlife sanctuaries. The wildlife here is mostly concentrated around waterholes and includes elephant, lion, rhino, zebra, giraffe, oryx, springbok and a profusion of birdlife. Overnight at Okakeujo.

    Day 7 (B/L/D) : Waterberg Plateau Park
    Travel from Etosha to Waterberg Plateau Park. The plateau and some 405 km˛ of surrounding land were declared a Nature Reserve in 1972, several Namibia's endangered species had been translocated there to protect them from predators and poaching to extinction. You will drive through the park and might see giraffe, gnu, kudu, oryx or rhino. Overnight at Waterberg.

    Day 8 (B): AriCat Foundation - Windhoek
    Visit the Africat Foundation, a rehabilitation center dedicated to the long-term conservation of Namibia’s large carnivores and runs a rescue programme with a particular focus on leopards and cheetahs. You will have opportunities to see these beautiful carnivores in their natural environment. Back and overnight at Windhoek.

    Day 9 (B): Windhoek - Singapore
    After breakfast, proceed to Windoek International Airport.


    Pacakge Inclusions :
    - Fully private tour in safari vehicle with guaranteed window seat
    - 8 nights accommodation at comfortable lodges
    - One and half day game drive at Estoha National Park, 3 hours game drive at Waterberg National Park
    - All entrance fees and permit
    - All meals as per itinerary above
    - Local guides for the entire tour
    - Xing Asia tour leader / photography assistance[/U]



    Exclusions :
    - International flight to Windhoek, Namibia (Participants to purchase flight tickets only upon trip confirmation)
    - Visa entry to Namibia
    - Additional beverages (including alcohol) not included in meals
    - Any other incidental expenses incurred by participants
    - Tips for both driver and local guide per person (voluntary basis)
    - Item and souvenir presented to Himba tribe and during school visit



    Weather :
    - Namibia temperature : 27° / 22°



    Fitness :
    - Able to carry own photography equipment and personal chores



    Gear :
    - Wide angle to mid range tele
    - Tele lens with 600mm is recommnded for game drive
    - Graduated neutral density filter, Circular Polarizer (CPL), Tripod
    - Spare camera, battery, charger, digital storage device



    Flight Detail :
    Suggested airline and flight detail as follow :

    Airline : Singapore Airline (Singapore <=> Johannesburg)
    Price : Online promotion range from SGD1,850 onwards
    Depart : 8th Sep 2014
    Return : 16th Sep 2014

    Airline : South African Airways (Johannesburg <=> Windhoek)
    Price : Online promotion range from SGD250
    Depart : 8th Sep 2014
    Return : 16 Sep 2014


    Registration
    - SGD1,000 non refundable deposit
    - Remaining balance to be made 1 month before departure
    - If the trip is cancelled by organiser, fully refund



    Contact
    - Organised Xing Asia, licensed travel agent by Singapore Tourism Board with ISO9001:2008 certification
    - Register at website
    - contact me by private message or
    - email to info@xing-asia.com
    Last edited by MichaelLee; 30th April 2014 at 11:13 AM.

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    Default Re: [Xing Asia] 13 Jun to 22 Jun 2014 : Endless Horizons at Namibia

    If you are a landscape or wildlife photographer, Namibia is a must visit place. Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei are just magnificent. Etosha has incredible wildlife. The waterhole at Okaukuejo was teeming with wildlife when I was there. The Himba people are extremely photogenic. I was on a 21-day solo trip in Namibia and I wished I could stay longer!

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    Default Re: [Xing Asia] 13 Jun to 22 Jun 2014 : Endless Horizons at Namibia

    changing the date to Sep but date is TBA, refer to our website for more detail.
    if you are keen to join for this travel program, please PM me.

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    Default Re: [Xing Asia] 13 Jun to 22 Jun 2014 : Endless Horizons at Namibia

    The trip is confirmed, flying in Sep.
    Contact me for more info.

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    Default Re: [Xing Asia] 13 Jun to 22 Jun 2014 : Endless Horizons at Namibia

    2 seats left, departure date is 8th , and return on 17Sep.

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    Default Re: [Xing Asia] 13 Jun to 22 Jun 2014 : Endless Horizons at Namibia

    The trip is now full, thread closed.

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