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7 Day - Priscilla Queen of the Namibian Desert
Be it in heels or hiking boots, frocks or jocks come join us on this Soft
Adventure Guided Theme Tour as we head out on a spectacular adventure exploring
the Namibian desert landscapes in true Priscilla-fashion!
Priscilla Queen of the Namibian Desert Tour is a Gay Friendly Scheduled
Themed Adventure Group Tour; we have combined luxury and soft adventure
together with the stunning scenic beauty of the Kalahari Desert & the Namib
This is not a ‘gay only’ tour and is open to all, no matter their sexual
orientation. Dressing up is also entirely optional so those only wanting to be
part of the fun are most welcome.
The tour date was chosen to coincide with the Cape Town Pride
||7 Days & 6 Nights
Windhoek - Kalahari Desert - Namib Outback
- Namib Naukluft Desert - Sossusvlei - Sesriem - Windhoek
Windhoek - Namibia
Windhoek - Namibia
offers flexibility and can be arranged and booked as stand alone breaks or
incorporated as an add-on to a vacation
Airport transfers and pre & post safari accommodation is not included but can be arranged on
We also offer regional flights and coach
bookings @ excellent fares, contact us for more info...
Please contact us for advice & information on how to reach the departure point
this safari and how to continue afterwards…
On arrival at the Hosea Kutako International Airport you will be met by a
company representative and transferred to the capital city, Windhoek. The
remainder of the afternoon will be at leisure in Windhoek to view the
historical landmarks of this cosmopolitan city or to do any last minute
shopping for your tour.
Windhoek is often described as a city with a “continental” atmosphere due to
its architecture (historical buildings dating back to the German colonial
rule), cuisine, culture, dress and educational institutions. Windhoek
portrays the colour, sounds and tempo of a modern African city with its
displays of African drums and woodcarvings on the pavements, which contrast
with the elegant shops offering sophisticated Swakara garments and Namibian
gemstones. Sidewalk cafes offering Namibian style breakfasts (Frühschoppen),
which can be enjoyed with a glass of sparkling wine or locally brewed
draught beer. In addition to steak houses and coffee bars serving snacks,
the city has a wide range of a la carte restaurants offering German, French,
Taiwanese, Portuguese, Italian, African and Chinese cuisine.
During the evening Guesthouse Terra Africa hosts a small, exclusive
get-together affording you the opportunity to get to know each other before
venturing off into the desert.
Accommodation: Guesthouse Terra Africa (Bed & Breakfast)
Located between several of the African Embassies the landscape has a
spectacular mountainous view of the surrounding area. At Terra Africa, your
hosts will provide guests with exceptional hospitality and service in a
relaxed atmosphere, where one can prepare for all the experiences that an
adventure through Namibia guarantees you. Your stay at Terra Africa is made
more memorable by the incredible culinary specialties provided. The
guesthouse is beautifully decorated using various pieces of African art and
rare jewellery from your host’s private collection. The gardens surrounding
the house offer various themes using original trees and plants from the
Namibian landscape, as well as a sparkling swimming pool, all of which
attracts an interesting variety of indigenous birds.
After a leisurely breakfast bid the city farewell as you head out in a
southern direction via the small settlements of Uhlenhorst and Stampriet.
Stampriet is a water rich oasis situated on the banks of the Auob River and
the gateway to the red dunes of the Kalahari Desert in south eastern
Namibia. Stampriet is well known for its Artesian wells and majestic palm
trees that grow in the area. Stampriets' history dates back to1898 when
Stampriet was a small trading post in the outback of German South West
Africa. Many historical battles were fought and events took place in the
immediate vicinity of Stampriet.
Early afternoon arrival at the lodge situated in the western Kalahari Basin
where the red dunes meet the deep blue sky, the sun sets in an explosion of
colour and where some of the last few Bushmen roam in freedom and harmony
with the land.
During the late afternoon depart the lodge on a scenic sundowner drive with
a very special dinner awaiting you afterwards.
Accommodation: Suricate Tented Kalahari Lodge (Full Board)
Suricate Tented Kalahari Lodge is situated on a red sand dune overlooking a
pan system that forms part of the upper Auob wetlands. It is here that one
can experience all the romance, all the adventure of the early safari
expeditions but with style. The Lodge comprises twelve luxurious
walk-in-style tents, well secluded in the Kalahari savannah. Each tent
offers a private deck and an intimate open air bathroom with hot and cold
running water, flush toilet and shower. A cosy African-style lounge
overlooking the vast grassy pans of the Auob River or the pool deck is the
perfect setting for drinks and meals.
Early this morning participate in a guided walk with Bushman trackers and
learn about their desert survival secrets and hear the history of the
ancient San people.
A hearty breakfast is served on your return and the rest of the morning and
early afternoon is spent at leisure lounging around the pool or in the
refined lounge overlooking the waterhole.
During the late afternoon depart the lodge in open 4x4 vehicles for a game
drive on the reserve. The expanse of the reserve is characterized by lofty
ancient parallel red dunes sparsely covered by unique vegetation. Grassy
plains peppered with centuries old camelthorn trees commonly known as “dune
streets” or valleys separate the dunes providing refuge for diverse animal
and bird life indigenous to the Kalahari. The stark splendour of this
Kalahari Thirstland will find a special place in your heart.
Accommodation: Suricate Tented Lodge (Full Board)
The journey continues in a south-westerly direction passing through
Mariental and a stop-over in Maltahöhe for lunch.
The Maltahöhe Hotel is the oldest surviving hotel in the country and the
owners have wisely kept the old world façade and entrance since its opening
n 1909. The original bar is still in tact and it is to this water-hole in
the early years of the last century that Hansheinrich von Wolf, master of
Duwisib Castle, would ride to sate his thirst and need for some manly
company. There were occasions, legend has it, when being deep in the booze
and high in spirits he would draw his 10,5m Reichs-Revolver and shoot at the
bottles in the display shelves behind the bar. Being a gentleman to the end
he would pay the bar accounts of his drinking companions and make good any
costs of the joviality to the Inn-keeper. Still a good water-hole and the
last for mile around you will be welcomed by owners Arno and Heike Rahn who
will make you most welcome, but guns are neither welcome nor allowed in the
Since 1919 tiny Helmeringhausen belonging to the Hester family has been more
than just a homestead. The Agricultural Museum established in 1984 by the
Helmeringhausen Farming Association acted as a highlight of the area. All
sorts of interesting antique furniture and farming implements are displayed
together with an old fire engine from Lüderitz.
During the evening you will be treated to a traditional Namibian braai
(barbeque) in the bush. Meat, sausage and drinks galore!
Accommodation: Hotel Helmeringhausen (Full Board)
Hotel Helmeringhausen offers accommodation in well-appointed en-suite double
rooms. Guests are pampered with special Namibian cuisines, excellent wines,
a great swimming pool area and cosy bar. And after a long day of desert
driving you will enjoy cooling down in our crystal clear swimming pool. An
outdoor beer- & coffee garden amongst the existing lush garden contributes
to the great atmosphere of this remote place. Light lunches and cold beer
are offered to tired tourists after all the gravel travel, whilst shoppers
can buy souvenirs at the curio shop.
After a leisurely breakfast we head onto the Namib-Naukluft Park passing the
Tiras Mountains and arriving at our next overnight destination in time for
Spend some time at leisure lounging at the pool or spoiling yourself to a
Spa treatment at the in-house wellness centre. During the late afternoon a
little adventure awaits you as you head out on a guided excursion on ATV’s
Accommodation: Le Mirage Desert Lodge & Spa (Full Board)
Le Mirage Desert Lodge & Spa is a harmonious blend of luxury and nature with
each room offering a spectacular view of the Namib Desert. Guests are
accommodated in luxury rooms with en-suite facilities, air-conditioning,
safe, mini bar and coffee & tea facilities. The lodge has a spacious
restaurant sheltering guests against the harsh desert climate. A highlight
at the lodge is our wellness centre which is specialized in massages,
pedicures, manicures, aroma massages and de-stress treatments. In the large
courtyard guests can retreat at the swimming pool sheltered from the desert
in an oasis of palm trees.
Namib-Naukluft Park – Sossusvlei
An early start from the lodge to enter the Namib-Naukluft Park at sunrise,
while the temperature is still mild and when the dune contrasts are at their
Sossusvlei presents one of the most spectacular images of Namibia.
Sossusvlei literally means 'saucer pan' and is a shallow, dry pan located
60km from the campsite and surrounded by high, red coloured dunes shaped
into spectacular forms. In occasional years of high rainfall, the pan is
flooded with a shallow layer of fresh water, causing the desert to bloom and
photographers to flock to the area. Here the sand is at its reddest and the
dunes are higher than anywhere else in the Namib, some climbing up to 300m
high. Sunset and sunrise are spectacular and it is well worth exploring the
area at this time of day to experience the fantastic colours and light which
floods the desert landscape.
At Dune 45, the more energetic have the opportunity to climb to the upper
ridge of the world's most photographed dune. Further along, a gradual 2,6
kilometre round-trip walk up to Dead Vlei is a must for the healthy
visitors. Enjoy a champagne breakfast in the Sossusvlei before returning to
the lodge for lunch and an afternoon at leisure.
Accommodation: Le Mirage Desert Lodge & Spa
Your journey heads back to Windhoek via the Gamsberg Pass. The scenery is
spectacular and will amaze you as we enjoy a picnic lunch on route.
Arriving back in Windhoek you proceed to the airport in time to meet your
• All transfers and transport as per itinerary
• Accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary
• Portages during the whole trip
• Entrance Fees at Namib-Naukluft Park
• Refreshments on board
• English-speaking Guide including their costs for accommodation and meals
• Emergency Medical Evacuation
• Air-conditioned Vehicle
• Gay Goody Bag
• Value Added Tax
• All expenses of a personal nature
• Tips for the Tour Guide
• International Flights and Airport Taxes
• Travel Insurance
• Balloon Safari over the desert
• Scenic Charter Flights
• Spa Treatments
• Cape Town Pride - Extension packages
Recommended International Fight
Air Namibia operates direct flights from
Gatwick and Frankfurt to Windhoek.
London-Windhoek-Cape Town-London - (Free Stop over in Windhoek)
Air Namibia website: (www.AirNamibia.com.na)
It is strongly recommended that you purchase comprehensive personal travel
insurance before you embark on your safari. Travel insurance is for your own
protection and we consider it to be an essential part of modern international
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