Palmwag Lodge - Rates from USD 155

Palmwag Lodge is one of Namibia’s oldest and most popular tourist destinations, renowned for its spectacular scenery and convenient location in the vast Palmwag Concession with its host of desert-adapted wildlife, including the largest free-roaming population of desert-adapted black rhino in Africa.Other species in the area include lion, desert-adapted elephant, Hartmann’s mountain zebra, gemsbok, giraffe and springbok. The broader area is also well known for the unique culture of the semi-nomadic Himba people.

The Lodge                          
The lodge, situated along the banks of the ephemeral Uniab River, boasts a wide variety of accommodation options, from comfortable family units and Meru-style tents to thatched bungalows and a lively campsite. Accommodation at Palmwag Lodge consists of tasteful thatched bungalows (2 bed & 4 bed) and luxury canvas tents (2 bed & one double-bed honeymoon suite), all with en-suite facilities and furnished with insect repellant. Intrepid explorers can take advantage of the 9 camp sites located nearby. A swimming pool, restaurant and cozy bar complete the facilities.
Palmwag Lodge boasts an 'a la carte', licensed restaurant under thatch as well as a quaint bar and lapa at the swimming pool.

This stark and remote destination is easily accessible and an array of guided or independent excursions are available, including morning and afternoon game drives, full-day excursions into Palmwag Concession (with prior booking), nature walks, sleep-outs and Himba cultural excursions.

Activites at Palmwag Lodge revolve around daily game drives in open 4x4s into the vast 450,000 hectare Palmwag Concession and its surprising array of arid-adapted wildlife. A trip to the nearby Ovahimba village is an option where guests can experience first hand the daily life of these desert nomads - who still live by their ancient cultural traditions and rituals. A series of guided nature walks for the intrepid is also on offer.

Large populations of Hartman's Mountain Zebra, giraffe, oryx, springbok and kudu exist within the Palmwag Concession. A healthy population of elephants and desert adapted black rhino, under the management of the Save the Rhino Trust (SRT), move freely around the concession. The predator population is the largest outside of the Etosha National Park, with over 100 lions, cheetah, leopard, brown and spotted hyena.

Bird life is prolific and diverse around Palmwag Lodge, with most of Namibia's endemics present.

Palmwag Lodge is an ideal stop-over en route to the Skeleton Coast, Kaokoveld, Etosha National Park and the remote Epupa Falls.

-   Morning and Afternoon Game Drives.
-   Full-day excursions into Palmwag Concession (with prior booking).
-   Nature Walks.
-   Himba Cultural Excursions.

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Price Range and Payments PRICE
Price Range: from ± USD 155 per person per night sharing
Single supplement from ± USD 66
Child sharing from ± USD 85 (children 6 - 12 years)
Currency: Rands and USD
Mode of Payment: Bank Transfer,
Deposit: 30% deposit to confirm reservation.
Balance: due 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Payment instructions to follow on accept of the Offer.

-More than 8 weeks, 100% of the deposit;
-Less than 8 weeks, 55% of the tour price;
-Less than 4 weeks, 70% of the tour price;
-Less than 3 weeks, 80% of the tour price;
-Less than 2 weeks, 100% of the tour price.
Services Included in the Price INCLUSIONS
Dinner, bed and breakfast,
Namibian VAT and Tourism Levy 3.

Lunch - USD 28 per person.
Game Drive - USD 58 per person.
Nature walks and other activities are available on request.
How to get to us. SELF DRIVE
Windhoek to Palmwag

Take the B1 to Okahandja and then continue on the B2 to Karibib (the Swakopmund road). At Karibib you turn right onto the C33 to Omaruru (actually the turn is on your left, with the C33 bridging over the B2 to continue right to Omaruru – just follow the sign posts). From Omaruru take the 2344 gravel road via Omatjette. You will arrive later at the junction with the C35, where you turn right until Khorixas. From Khorixas take the C39 (2620) west, passing the Petrified Forest and the turnoff to the Twyfelfontein engravings. Continue north on the C43/2620. You arrive at Palmwag Lodge along this road (this is well sign posted).

Daily flights to Damaraland from Windhoek International Airport.
Cost of Seat ± USD 2000 return, min 2 travellers.
Luggage allowance is strictly 20kgs (44 lbs) per person including hand luggage and camera equipment and it must be packed in a soft bag with no frame or wheels.
Recommendations Tresso Travel can build a package for you which includes certain activities, and travel arrangements. This effectively will end up being cheaper than paying for each flight / transfer or activity on a once off basis. We would recommend building your travel arrangements into your package.
High / Low Seasons Low Season - Mid January to mid June
High Season - Mid June to November
Low Season - November to mid December
Medium - Mid December to mid January
Facilities Available Bar Service is available. Barbeque can be organized. Families are welcome. Game Drive can be booked. International Calls can be made. Laundry Service is available on request. Local or Private Airstrip is available. Mosquito Net is available. Secure Parking is available. Swimming pool is available.
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Tresso Travel

Tresso Travel is a small travel operator located in Johannesburg, South Africa. Graham Green is the co/owner and manager and will be your point of contact at all times.

The owners of this lodge/camp have a policy that the general public are not able to book directly with them, and thus have to book through an agent. As such, we have placed ourselves in this capacity to give you the opportunity to book directly through us for the services of this lodge/camp.

Tresso Travel has a great relationship with the owners here and will offer you the best services possible in this regard.

We also specialise in setting up Safari packages around Southern Africa, and are heavily involved with wildlife conservation which gives you the opportunity to become involved in wildlife conservation as a mere supporter or as a hands on assistant in some cases.

We trust you will enjoy your stay, and take wonderful memories home with you.

Assuring you of our best services at all times.

Graham Green

Terms & Conditions

Between Tresso Travel (Schaefer Green Trading CC ) and the Client.

- Once a booking has been confirmed to us, we will change the booking’s status from “provisional” to “confirmed” on condition that you have paid the non-refundable deposit of 30%.
- Full payment is due eight weeks prior to arrival date, after which our cancellation fees escalate in accordance with our cancellation policy.

Cancellations are only effective on receipt of written notification.
- If cancellation is prior to 8 weeks before departure your deposit is forfeited.
- If your cancellation is made after the due date for full payment of your tour fare,
charges will be levied.

The scale of charges, expressed as a percentage of the tour prices, is as follows:
- More than 8 weeks notice ~ Deposit forfeited.
- Less than 8 weeks notice ~ 55%.
- Less than 4 weeks notice ~ 70%
- Less than 3 weeks notice ~ 80%.
- Less than 2 weeks notice ~ 100%.
Should you fail to join a safari or join it after departure or leave it prior to its completion, no safari fare refund can be made.

After your booking has been confirmed, should you wish to change to an earlier departure date, you may do so subject to availability by paying a transfer fee of US$25. Normal cancellation fees apply if you wish to postpone your departure.

Please ensure that you are aware of our booking conditions. Taking this journey with us implies your acceptance of these conditions.
Prior to confirming the booking, each guest must take out comprehensive travel, medical, cancellation, curtailment and default insurance for the duration of their trip.
Due to the remote areas in which we operate, it is vital that all guests are covered for emergencies and other unforeseen circumstances. We will not be held responsible for any guest travelling without insurance.
The relevant cancellation policy applies should the guest fail to join or start their safari/journey for any reason, including airline delays or missed connections. Please ensure adequate travel insurance is in place for this eventuality.
Due to the logistics of travelling on a safari to remote areas, we strongly recommend that all guests read the literature provided. Should there be any further queries, please feel free to contact your journey specialist.

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