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Stargazing at South Africa & Namibia 2017

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Day 1 / May 16, 2017:   Arrive Johannesburg, SA  [D]

Arrival in Johannesburg meet & greet by qualified English speaking tourist guide.
Transfer to the Hotel
After freshening up - tour to SoWeTo with a local step on guide
SoWeTo Tour including:
- Madela House
- Hector Pieterson Memorial
- Regina Mundi Catholic Church
Lunch at Wandi's Place
Return to the hotel in the afternoon
Welcome Dinner at the Hotel.
Overnight: The Syrene Hotel

Day 2 / May 17, 2017:  Johannesburg - Maropeng - Cradle of Human Kind [B,L,D]

Breakfast at the Hotel
Travel to Maropeng Vistor Centre
Tour of the Maropeng Exhibtion including an Underground boat cruise
Enjoy lunch at the Maropeng Hotel
Continue to the Sterkfontein Caves for a tour
Afternoon Game Drive in open Safari Vehicles with Ranger in the Rhino and Lion Resere
Return to the hotel in the early evening and enjoy a wine tasting at the small boutique wine cellar at the hotel
Dinner at the Hotel
Overnight: The Syrene Hotel

Day 3 / May 18, 2017: Cape Town [B,L,D]

Breakfast at the Hotel
Transfer to OR Tambo International Airport
Flight JNB-CPT
Meet & Greet new coach driver
Drop luggage at Hotel and freshen up.
Cape Town City Tour including:
- Table Mountian (weather permitting)
Lunch at Harlem & Hope Restaurant in the Company's Garden
- Company's Garden
- Parliament
- V&A Waterfront with lunch at one of the restaurants
Dinner at the Africa Cafe
Overnight: The Three Boutique Hotel

Day 4 / May 19, 2017: Sutherland [B,L,D]

Breakfast at the Hotel
Travel along the Cape West Coast up to Langebaan and through the wheat fields to Tulbagh
Enjoy a Cellar Tour and Wine tasting at one of the Cellars
Lunch at the Tulbagh Hotel
Continue into the Karoo and on to Sutherland in the afternoon.
Check in at the Hotel
Early dinner at the hotels restaurant
Visit SALT for an eveing tour
Overnight: The Sutherland Hotel

Day 5 / May 20, 2017: Sutherland [B,L,D]

Breakfast at the Hotel
Extensive tour of the SALT facility and the largest telescope.
Lunch at the Hotel followed by an afternoon lecture at the hotel
Dinner at the Hotel
Evening presentation on the Southern Skies by a local expert
Overnight: The Sutherland Hotel

Day 6 / May 21, 2017: Cape Town - Windhoek  [B,L,D]

Breakfast at the Hotel
Travel back to Cape Town stopping for a visit in the historical town of Matjiesfontein
Early lunch in Matjiesfontein
Transfer to Cape Town Airport
Flight to Windhoek
Transfer to the guesthouse to freshen up
Dinner at Joe's Beer Haus
Overnight: Olive Grove Guesthouse

Day 7 / May 22, 2017: Windhoek - Grootfontein [B,L,D]

Early Breakfast at the hotel
Morning tour of the city and the Gibeon Metorite Site
Travel to Otjiwarongo and The AfriCat Care Centre at Onkonjima
Tour and lunch at AfriCat
Continue to Grootfontein in the afternoon
Dinner at the Lodge
Overnight: Fiume Lodge

Day 8 / May 23, 2017 : Grootfontein [B,L,D]

Breakfast at the lodge
Day to visit the Hoba Metorite site, Ghaub Caves and Tsumeb
Lunch at the Minen Hotel in Tsumeb
Return to Grootfontein in the late afternoon
Dinner at the Hotel
Overnight: Fiume Lodge

Day 9 / May 24, 2017: Etosha National Park [B,L,D]

Breakfast at the lodge
Travel to the eastern side of the Etosha Pan
Check in at the Lodge and freshen up
Lunch at the Lodge
Afternoon Game Drive in open Safari Vehicles with Ranger in the Etosha National Park
- Conservation Levy
Leave the park and return to the lodge at Sunset
Enjoy the Sunset with a cool drink
Dinner at the Lodge
Overnight: Onguma - The Fort

Day 10 / May 25, 2017: Etosha National Park [B,L,D]

Breakfast at the Lodge
Full day game drive through Etosha National Park in tour vehicle
- Conservation Levy
Lunch at Halali Rest Camp
Exit the park on the western side and check in at Anderssons Camp
Dinner at the Lodge
Overnight: Anderssons Camp

Day 11 / May 26, 2017: Etosha National Park [B,L,D]

Early morning continental Breakfast at the Loldge
Morning game drive in open vehicles in Etosha National Park
- Conservation Levy
Return to Anderssons Camp for lunch
Afternoon game walk on the Ongave Reserve
Dinner at the Lodge
Night drive on the Ongave Resere with focus on star gazing
Overnight: Anderssons Camp

Day 12 / May 27, 2017: Etosha - Damaraland [B,L,D]

Early morning continental Breakfast at the Loldge
Last morning game drive in tour vehicle in Etosha National Park
- Conservation levy
Travel via Outjo to The Vingerklip - stop to view
Light lunch at The Backery in Outjo
Check in at Ugab Terrace Lodge
Dinner at the Lodge
Ovenight: Ugab Terrace Lodge

Day 13 / May 28, 2017: Damaraland [B,L,D]

Breakfast at the Lodge
Full day touring in the Damaraland region including:
- Petrified Forest
- Burnt Mountain
Enjoy a picnic lunch packed by the Lodge at one of the sites
- Organ Pipes
- Twyfelfontein Rock Art
Dinner at the Lodge
After dinner star gazing with talk by a local expert
Ovenight: Ugab Terrace Lodge

Day 14 / May 29, 2017: Damaraland - Swakopmund [B,L,D]

Breakfast at the lodge
Visit The "Brandberg"and the White Lady Painting in the morning
Continue to the coast to Hentjies Bay for Lunch
Afternoon arrival in Swakopmund
Time to relax or explore the seaside town on foot
Dinner at Jetty 1905
Overnight: Seaside Hotel & Spa

Day 15 / May 30, 2017: Swakopmund & Walvis Bay [B,L,D]

Breakfast at the Hotel
Sandwich Harbour Tour - 4x4 Day Tour including:
- Pick up from the hotel
- Walvis Bay
- Bird Rock
- Kuisab Delta
- Sandwich Harbour
Return to the hotel in the late afternoon in time to freshen up before you are collected for your farewell dinner
Dinner in the Desert under the stars
Overnight: Seaside Hotel & Spa

Day 16 / May 31, 2017: Departure [B]

Breakfast at the Hotel
Transfer to Walvis Bay Airport for flight to Johannesburg and on to the USA Depart Walvis Bay for Johannesburg.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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  • Rates & Booking Info

    Per person in DBL room: $8,395
    Single Supplement: $895


    • Deposit: $2,000 per person is  due at the time of booking along with a completed Reservation Form.
    • 2.nd Payment: $2,000 due by Nov 8, 2016.
    • Final Payment due by February 17, 2017

    BOOKING FORM

    Please fax the above form to 1-888-514-7070 to book this tour. 

    • Cancellations must be in writing by email, fax, or mail.
    • All advance payments, less a $1000 USD per person service fee, are refundable until Nov 8, 2016.
    • From Nov 9, 2016 – Feb 16, 2017, all advance payments, less a $2,000 USD per person service fee, are refundable.
    • There are no refunds on/after February 17, 2017.

  • Tour Inclusions

    • Round-trip airfare from JFK including all taxes
    • Inter-africa airfare including:
      • JNB-CPT
      • CPT-WDH
      • WVB-JNB
    • Arrival and departure airport transfers
    • 15-nights accommodations as noted in itinerary
    • Private motorcoach transportation throughout your journey
    • All meals as noted in itinerary, including coffee, tea and water
    • All activities and admissions as noted in itinerary
    • Services of an English-speaking guide and an Eclipse Traveler Trip Leader
    • Astronomical talks and stargazing

     

  • Tour Exclusions

     

    • Meals and activities not specified in the itinerary
    • Alcoholic beverages and drinks other than coffee, water, and tea
    • Passport & visa fees
    • Items of a personal nature, laundry, souvenirs, etc.
    • Tips for your guides and drivers
    • Travel Insurance

     

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