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					                               namIbIa & beyond
                           namIbIa, boTswana, mozambIque, souTh afrIca




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          amiBia offers an eXtraordinary entree to this unique tour of Africa. Located in the south west corner of the continent
              its amazing landscapes combine Africa’s stunning scenery and prolific wildlife. From Africa’s largest canyon to the rugged
             Atlantic Coast. From the apricot coloured dunes of Sossusvlei to the extraordinary wildlife within Etosha National Park. We
              traverse the large distances in Namibia by Private Train. Accommodation in Namibia is a combination of time aboard our
     train, several nights at superb game lodges and an amazing desert hotel. Our Private Train offers you the most comfortable way to
     experience Namibia. After 12 days exploring Namibia we delight in three days in the heart of the Okavango Delta in Botswana,
     staying at small deluxe safari camps and touring by mokoro (traditional canoe) and 4WD. Then for a total contrast we visit the former
     Portuguese colony of Mozambique and its capital, Maputo, renowned for its faded colonial glory. Finally we travel down to South
     Africa for two nights at Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, one of Africa’s premier Game Reserves, beside Kruger National Park.



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                                                                                                                                                                                                            Namibia & beyoNd
     Travel DaTes
                                                                 Etosha
                                                              National Park
    15 May – 4 June 2010 (21 Days)
                                                                               Tsumeb     Okavango Delta           Coach/4WD
                                                                                                  Maun             Included Air
 day 1: saturday 15 may                                                                                            Private Train
        Australia –                                               N A M I B I A                                    Mokoro Boat/4WD
                                                     Mt
Johannesburg (South Africa)                      Spitzkoppe       Usakos
                                                                                                                                                                               s and d unes , s ossusvlei
                                                  Swakopmund

d    epart    sydney mid morning
     with Qantas to Johannesburg.
Connections from other cities are
                                                 Walvis
                                                  Bay
                                                                           Windhoek
                                                                                                                                              MOZAMBIQUE
                                                                                                                                                                    This evening enjoy the stars from
                                                                                                                              Sabi Sands
available. We will stay overnight                                          Mariental       BOTSWANA                          Game Reserve                        the observatory and breathe in the
at the luxurious D’Oreale Grande                                                                                                                                 clear pure air.
                                                   Sossusvlei
Hotel, close to Johannesburg Airport.
                                                                                                                                                                   day 6: thursday 20 may
   day 2: sunday 16 may                                                          Keetmanshoop              Johannesburg
                                                                                                                                               Maputo
                                                                                                                                                                          Sossusvlei
      Johannesburg –                                                                                                                                                 A day of incredible desert scenery.
                                                                                                      SOUTH AFRICA
    Windhoek (Namibia)                                                                                                          To/From                           We make an early start to visit the
                                                                                                                                Australia                         brick red glowing sand dunes of
   A mid morning flight takes us                                       Fish River
to Windhoek, where we transfer to
                                                                        Canyon                                                                                    Sossusvlei. The energetic can climb
Okapuka Lodge in the heart of a                                                                                                                                   to the top with wonderful views over
private Game Reserve. Experience                                                                                                                                  a sea of apricot coloured sand. Later
your first introduction to African                                                                                                                                we join 4WDs for the last kilometres
                                                      Auas Hills. Enjoy a coffee or a                                  formations and remote location.            into the Vlei, a clay depression
wildlife this afternoon as we tour the reserve
                                                      drink in the Lounge Car before                                   We rejoin the train for lunch and   surrounded by dunes that only fills with
for a close up view of its prolific game
                                                      a talk on the journey and the                                    head north to Keetmanshoop,         water from the Tsauchab River in good
including giraffe, rhino, lion and thousands
                                                      country of Namibia. During                                       where we visit the Quiver Tree      seasons. We continue to Sesriem Canyon,
of antelopes.
                                                      the train journey there will be                                  Forest, comprising archaic Aloe     which was buried into the sand layers by
   Get to know fellow travellers at our
                                                      talks in the Lounge Car most                                     trees in the middle of the semi     the Tsauchab River over millions of years.
Welcome Dinner and Reception.
                                                      afternoons when travelling.                                      desert. Enjoy dinner onboard           This evening we have a special barbecue
   day 3: monday 17 may                               Each evening aboard the train     w indhoeK , n amiBia           this evening.                       dinner in the nearby hills.
                                                      a three course meal is served,
Windhoek – Join ‘Desert Express’                      accompanied by fine South African wines.          day        5: wednesday 19 may                            day 7: friday 21 may
   Enjoy a relaxing morning before driving                                                                        Mariental – Sossusvlei                        Sossusvlei – Swakopmund
to Windhoek to join the ‘Desert Express’.                       day 4: tuesday 18 may
                                                                                                              After breakfast we leave the train at           An intrepid bus trip on a gravel road
Settle into your compartment and enjoy                            Fish River Canyon
lunch as we wind southwards through the                                                                    Mariental and drive four hours through          takes us through the Namib-Naukluft
                                                         Awake in the country’s remote south               a rocky mountain range into the Namib           National Park to the Atlantic Coast. We stop
                                                      and join our coach to drive through pristine         Desert. We have two nights at the stylish       to observe the bizarre rock formations of
                                                      half desert landscapes to the deep gorge of          Sossusvlei Lodge at the entrance to the         the Gaub Pass and the Kuiseb Canyon. Our
                                                      the Fish River Canyon, the world’s second            National Park.                                  picnic lunch will be on a rocky outcrop.
                                                      largest canyon.                                         Dinner, including game specialities, is         Walvis Bay was a former South African
                                                         Stroll along the canyon edge and enjoy            served overlooking the desert. The variety      enclave until 1994 and is now a thriving
                                                      breathtaking views into the 160km long               of the region’s antelopes is visible from the   port city. The cold surge of the Atlantic
                                                      canyon, with its stark scenery, spectacular          lodge much of the time.                         Ocean abruptly hits the desert with banks
                                                 f ish r iver c anyon ,
                                                 n amiBia
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        of the lagoon oft swarming with                                                                            Around noon we arrive in Windhoek           Delta by mokoro (a traditional dug out
        flamingos and pelicans. We continue                                                                    and say goodbye to our friendly train           canoe) and 4WD. We will take game
        along the coast to Swakopmund, with                                                                    crew. Our hotel, the Kalahari Sands, is         viewing opportunities each morning and
        its German village character reflecting                                                                located in the heart of the city.               late afternoon, with ample time to relax and
        a colonial past.                                                                                           This afternoon we will see the              enjoy the pleasant surroundings.
            This afternoon we have free time to                                                                buildings from colonial times and gain
        stroll along the waterside promenade                                                                   an insight into the highly contrasting              Day 15: SaturDay 29 May
        and soak up the German/African                                                                         lifestyles of the exclusive residential                Okavango Delta –
        atmosphere.                                                                                            areas and African townships. We visit                Maputo (Mozambique)
            We rejoin the train for dinner this                                                                a woman’s art and craft project as well
        evening and feast on local seafood.                                                                    as the Soweto Market. This evening we              Enjoy a final game viewing cruise this
                                                                                                               dine at a stylish city restaurant.              morning and some time to relax before
                                                                            M okoro b oat , o kavango D elta
              Day 8: SaturDay 22 May                                                                                                                           our early afternoon charter flight to Maun
                     Spitzkoppe                                                                                Day 13: thurSDay 27 May                         to connect with our flight to Maputo, via
                                                          lies the gigantic Etosha Salt Pan.                                                                   Johannesburg. We arrive in the capital of
                                                             We have two nights at the five star Mokuti              Windhoek –
             Enjoy the wonderworld of sand dunes                                                                                                               Mozambique this evening and have three
         and tiny villages over breakfast before          Kempinski Lodge and embark on another                Okavango Delta (Botswana)
                                                                                                                                                               nights to experience a completely different
         reaching Usakos, where we leave the              game drive this afternoon.                           This morning we fly to Maun (Botswana)          African country.
         train for an excursion to the 1,700m high                                                         and join a private flight to one of Africa’s
         Spitzkoppe Mountain. Mighty granite                   Day 10: MonDay 24 May                       greatest game viewing regions – the                       Day 16: SunDay 30 May
         blocks, which appear to balance over deep               Etosha National Park                      Okavango Delta, a vast area of crystal clear                      Maputo
         rifts and individual Acacia trees, shape the                                                      water, home to an amazing variety of birds
                                                             We will take an early morning game                                                                   Maputo, in colonial times known as
         scenery. In Bushman’s Paradise you can                                                            and wildlife. Fed by flood water from the
                                                          drive in open vehicles before returning to                                                           Lourenco Marques, reflects the faded glory
         discover century old rock paintings of the                                                        Angolan Highlands it fans out into a shifting
                                                          our luxurious lodge for breakfast.                                                                   of the Portuguese Empire in Africa yet
         San Bushman at the top of a steep climb.                                                          web of palm fringed channels, lagoons and
                                                                This afternoon enjoy relaxing at our                                                           retains a distinctly Mozambican charm.
             We will also visit a local village school                                                     islands, gently soaking away to the Kalahari
                                                          lodge; or continue the search for wildlife.                                                          Despite decades of civil war the city is now
                           for an insight into life in                                                     Desert in the south. We fly to Moremi
                           the wilds of Namibia. We                                                        Game Reserve, part of the eastern side of           coming into its own; dilapidated buildings
                                                               Day 11: tueSDay 25 May                                                                          are being restored to their former glory and
                           rejoin the train for lunch                                                      the Delta, with a great variety of wildlife
                           and travel north towards
                                                            Etosha National Park – Tsumeb                                                                      new buildings are regularly springing up.
                                                                                                           and scenery. We have two nights at a
                           Etosha National Park.             This morning we drive through the park        deluxe tented camp (our group will be split            Today we see the cultural heritage of the
                               This afternoon a lecture   and rejoin our Private Train for lunch.          between several smaller camps). All meals           city and its wonderful colonial architecture
                           is dedicated to the San,          This afternoon we visit the regional          are provided in a delightful outdoor setting        including the extraordinary railway station,
                           the original inhabitants of    capital, Tsumeb, with its fascinating            within the African bush.                            built by Gustav Eiffel in 1910. We also visit
     r hino , S abi S anDS Southern Africa.               museum depicting the history of Namibia                                                              the city museum and the bustling market
                                                          from colonial times                                    Day 14: FriDay 28 May                         place. Lunch is served in a delightful
               Day 9: SunDay 23 May                                                                                                                            beachfront restaurant on the Costa del Sol.
                                                             Our friendly train crew will host our final            Okavango Delta
                Etosha National Park                      dinner onboard this evening.
                                                                                                              Travellers regard the Okavango Delta as
           Heading into northern Namibia we cross            Day 12: WeDneSDay 26 May                      one of the most spectacular and beautiful
        the Otavi Highlands and leave the train                                                            natural areas in southern Africa, covering
                                                                     Windhoek
        for a game drive in one of Africa’s greatest                                                       over 1,000sqkm of grassy flood plains
        game reserves – Etosha National Park. With           Early this morning our journey becomes        including savannahs, waterways with
        a little luck you may see elephants, lions,       a train safari as the railway leads through      banks of reeds, palm covered islands,
        wildebeest and other wildlife.                    private Game Reserves. Keep an eye out for       thick mopane forest and lush lily covered
           In the heart of Namibia’s Game Reserve         giraffe, springbok, antelope and ostrich.        lagoons. We will explore the Okavango
                                                                                                                                   C olonial a rChiteCture ,
                                                                                                                                              M ozaMbique
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This afternoon is at your leisure.               over 50 years and the wildlife are relaxed in
      This evening is a dine-around evening
– choose from our hotel or a popular local
                                                 the presence of safari vehicles.
                                                    Your 4WD vehicle, with driver and expert       our prIvaTe TraIn ‘deserT express’
restaurant.                                      tracker, will take you off the road in search

     day 17: monday 31 may
                                                 of wildlife providing you with outstanding
                                                 photographic opportunities.                       T   he ‘desert eXpress’ was built in 1998 to tour
                                                                                                       Namibia. Each carriage has six compartments.
                                                                                                   Each compartment has two lower beds, which
             Maputo                                 Dinner this evening is served in the Boma,
                                                 themed as a traditional African village.          during the daytime are transformed into three chairs.
        Today choose from a relaxing day by                                                        The panoramic window offers amazing views
the beach; or join one of two full day tour           day 19: wednesday 2 June                     and is ideal for photography. Each compartment
options.                                                                                           has a small bathroom including a shower, toilet
   1. ‘Day in the Life’ – offers a cultural
                                                              Sabi Sands
                                                                                                   and a pivoting washbasin plus a safe, hairdryer
insight into Mozambican life. Visit an              The bush is alive with birdsong as you         and radio. The train is fully air conditioned and
artist’s home, enjoy an African lunch, visit a   join an early morning game drive. Our             quite comfortable without being luxurious. Buffet
school and get to know the local people.         expert trackers will do their utmost to lead      lunches and a table service dinner are served in
   2. ‘Maputo Elephant Reserve’ – gives          us to the wildlife including the magnificent      the dining car when travelling on the train. There
you the opportunity to encounter rural           predators. We return for a late breakfast.        is also a Lounge Car with bar. A coach follows our
Mozambique. Travel across Maputo Bay by                 Later this morning you may like to
                                                                                                   train to take you sightseeing at each destination. In
ferry to Catembe then drive south through        take a guided bush walk or simply relax
                                                                                                   Namibia we stay aboard the train for one or two
acacia woodland and across the Maputo            before our late afternoon safari.
River. We follow the rollercoaster like road                                                       nights at a time and also use hotels and top quality
                                                    Late this afternoon we depart for
to the main gate of the Maputo Elephant                                                            game lodges. The train enables us to cover the
                                                 ‘sundowners‘ in the bush then embark on
Reserve. Keep a keen eye out for elephant,       a nocturnal safari, where we hope to watch        large distances in Namibia and enjoy spectacular
hippo, crocodile, monkeys and witness the        lions prepare for their evening hunt. We          sights during the day. Good South African wines are
abundance of birdlife. We also visit the         return to the lodge for dinner.                   served with dinner aboard the train.
coastal town of Ponta Milibangalala in time
for a late lunch and swim.                             day 20: thursday 3 June
        This evening is another dine-around                                                                                                  Tour CosT
                                                          Depart Sabi Sands
evening with several choices.
                                                    Begin your final day in Africa with an early                   Based on twin share – per person, from Sydney, Melbourne,
      day 18: tuesday 1 June                     morning game drive then relax at the lodge                       Brisbane or Adelaide, flying with Qantas, in Australian Dollars.
                                                 before our midday departure for the airport                             Prices from other cities are available on request.
             Maputo –
                                                 and our flight home via Johannesburg.
      Sabi Sands (South Africa)                                                                    economy class ...................................................................................... $20,920
   This morning we drive across the border               day 21: friday 4 June                     premium economy class ................................................................ $23,610
to South Africa and the renowned Sabi Sands                 Arrive Australia                       Business class ......................................................................................... $26,415
private Game Reserve, bordering Kruger
                                                   We arrive in Sydney this morning with           first class ...................................................................................................$30,110
National Park. We have two nights in a
luxurious game lodge within Sabi Sands, one      connections available to other cities.                Business & First Class passengers travel Business Class on domestic flights to/from Sydney
of Africa’s great game viewing destinations.                                                                      (subject to availability), all other passengers travel Economy Class.
                                                                                                                                All regional flights are in Economy Class.
Sabi Sands offers some of Africa’s best game
viewing with every likelihood of seeing ‘the                  shorter oPtion                       land only
Big 5’ – elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion and                                                         (Join Johannesburg after dinner on Day 1, depart Johannesburg Airport on Day 20) ... $18,260
leopard as well as wild dog, cheetah and
many other species.It is also a bird watcher’s
delight. There has been no hunting here for
                                                 i   F you Would PreFer to visit Namibia
                                                   only; or Namibia and Botswana – please
                                                 speak to one of our Tour Consultants.
                                                                                                   sinGle room supplement                             (Train & hotels) ............................................... $2,745
                                                                                                                                    Single rooms at this price may be limited.



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                         Select options are included unless otherwise indicated but may be limited by capacity. Wine, beer & soft drink are included at each group dinner (not included on dine-around evenings); drinks at other times are at additional expense.


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