Posted on January 6, 2018 by Tasha Eygelaar -
Namushasha River Lodge
Namushasha River Lodge lies in the Caprivi Strip region of Namibia (also known as the Zambezi region). Here it celebrates the wonders of the Zambezi waters. Indeed there’s a magic and charm in these northern realms. With elephants, hippos, myriad bird species, water lilies and African bush, a visit to Namushasha enriches your adventure into nature. Enjoy the chiming of reed frogs, bird calls, hippo grunts as the boat skims through the water.
Situated 24 km south of Kongola along a tarred road, Namushasha is a wondeful destination in itself. But it is also the perfect stopover en route when travelling along the Caprivi Strip to the Chobe/Kasane area or on to Victoria Falls…
Accommodation at Namushasha River Lodge
Namushasha’s impressive central entrance with wooden chandelier and carved animals leads you into the attractive lodge set between wild syringa trees in true African style. The dining room, with its high thatched roof, opens on the sides to the river views.
The rooms are closely situated to the river bank. Most have a view on to the river. Each room has twin beds, mosquito nets and en-suite bathroom (with shower). Each room also has its own private porch where you can sit and relax, enjoying the beautiful scenery. For families, you can request an inter-leading room.
The captivating Namushasha River Lodge offers a wonderful choice of exciting activities. Stroll to the traditional heritage centre. Hop aboard the river boats for early morning or late afternoon river cruises. Here you can explore the channels and discover the diverse bird life of Namushasha. Or take a trip to the Bwabwata National Park, first by boat and then you enjoy a game drive in open 4×4 game vehicle. Plus, at the end of day, there’s nothing that can quite compare to the red of a Zambezi sunset.
Posted on January 6, 2018 by Tasha Eygelaar -
The Delight Hotel in Swakopmund
Amongst the town’s captivating contrasts and old traditions, The Delight in Swakopmund is a fresh breeze in the desert. Conveniently located within short walking distance of the ‘Mole’, this modern and inviting hotel is the ideal base for your stay.
The Delight boasts 54 rooms, of which 10 are loft-style family rooms. There is a breakfast dining room, inviting bar, garden and secure parking. The hotel is centrally located and easy walking distance from the town’s museums, galleries and shops. A refreshing, relaxing, modern, light and airy establishment to uplift and inspire. Effortless and comfortable, with the distinctively warm and welcoming Gondwana service and charm, your stay is always a memorable experience.
Posted on December 20, 2017 by Tasha Eygelaar -
This Uganda Explorer safari (from Entebbe ) is primarily about visiting and tracking the Mountain Gorillas in Uganda. There is the opportunity to trek gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest as well as taking forest walks. The gorilla experience is followed by a visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The safari is based on staying in good lodges and luxury tented camps. Whilst transport is by a combination of scheduled flights and customized 4 x 4 safari vehicle.
The tour is suitable for fairly fit people as it involves walking in rugged conditions. It operates with a minimum of 2 people and maximum of 6 people in specially customized 4 x 4 safari vehicles. The nights under canvas will still give you private bathrooms with a flush toilet and al fresco bucket shower. All meals, two scheduled domestic flights, guiding and transport, set safari activities, park fees are included in our price as well as one Gorilla tracking permit and two Chimpanzee tracking permits. (Please compare apples with applies!)
Scheduled or Private departures?
The Uganda Explorer has 18 scheduled departures in 2018 throughout the year, which may appeal to solo travelers. The main reason for picking one of these dates is that there will be gorilla tracking permits reserved for guests on these dates. This will matter even more if you would like to track the gorillas on two consecutive days. With so few permits being issued each day, you can imagine this could be a real challenge, otherwise.
However, the same itinerary can be taken on a private basis on any departure date at a broadly similar cost. But we’ll only confirm the trip once we have obtained gorilla tracking permits. If you plan well ahead, it is still possible to track gorillas twice. But if booking within a few months of travel, this would be unlikely.
On private safaris the game drives and vehicle will be exclusive use. But activities such as primate tracking and boat cruises will be shared with other guests. Given the focus on gorilla tracking, there is an age restriction of no under 15’s. So scheduled departures are only suitable for families with children of 16 years and above.
Scheduled & Private departure dates for 2018
29 March (LOW Season – discounted permits)
27 April (LOW Season – discounted permits)
25 May (LOW Season – discounted permits)
29 October (Discounted permit for second trek option)
09 November (LOW Season – discounted permits)
20 December (Christmas in Uganda)
Extra Activities you can do:
* Forest walk at $90 per person
* Community visit at $40 per person
* Batwa Pygmies Community Visit at $100 per person
This tour can be done on a PRIVATE BASE if you are 4 people. The price included 1 Gorilla permit and 2 Chimpanzee permits.