Namibia is travel ready

Good news: Namibia is open without mandatory quarantine and Eurowings, Ethiopian Airlines und Air Namibia are planning to resume flights from Frankfurt from mid-September 👍🏻!

The entry regulations have been changed as follows:
1) After arrival at Windhoek International Airport (a negative CV19 test is required), tourists are free to travel to their first pre-booked destination and participate in all activities. A minimum stay is no longer required!
2) On the 5th day, the travelers need to be tested for Covid 19, despite the already provided negative test upon arrival. All tourists have to provide their whereabouts on the 5th travel day to the Namibian authorities.
3) The tourists must be reachable on day seven to receive the results of the test.

If the result is negative, the tourists are free from any further surveillance.

Now we only need the EU to lift the travel warnings fro Namibia, then international tourism can finally restart ✊🏻. In a country with over twice the size of Germany, with only 2,5 Mio inhabitants and very low infection rates, Namibia surely is one of the safest countries in the world to get away from all the Corona stress in Europe!

#Namibia, #NaturalSelection, #oandlleisure, #namibiatracksandtrails are travel ready 🇳🇦 !

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Bakoven Beach House – Rare Earth Retreats’ newest Beach House in Camps Bay

Rare Earth Retreats are delighted to welcome a brand new property to the Cape View Clifton and Rare Earth Retreats portfolio – Bakoven Beach House, the ultimate secluded exclusive-use beach house in one of the most incredible settings in the world. Guests can expect five-star service (a gourmet breakfast is served every day), and the opportunity to totally kick-back and relax. Total privacy (treat the beach house as if it were your own), the most magnificent views and sunset scenes make this property a sublime Cape Town beach holiday experience.

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Natural Selection – The Elephant Express

We love a bit of problem solving here at Natural Selection, so we were nothing short of delighted by the launch of the brand new Elephant Express buses in the Okavango Delta panhandle in Botswana. These sparkling (for now at least) buses provide the perfect solution to a problem that had been bothering residents in the area for a while. The panhandle is punctuated by schools, villages and clinics, and it also happens to be a stretch that’s used heavily by elephants. An elephant highway if you will. Unfortunately, having both elephants and the local community use the route has resulted in fatalities, so the buses serve an extremely important purpose. The two buses were launched on 17th January by Natural Selection and other partners in order to safely transport school children who would otherwise have to navigate these dangerous thoroughfares.

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Updates Mateya Safari Lodge

Mateya Safari Lodge under new management: the two long-time employees Christine and Werner Dippenaar are the new Lodge Managers. Christine previously worked in the lodge for all administrative work in the front and back office, Werner is one of the best safari guides. The pair succeed Philip Hattingh, who now works full time for the anti poaching and rhino protection program at the Madikwe Game Reserve. The “Rhino Notching” project is being financially supported by the Mateya owner.

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Seasons In Africa new Luxury-Packages 2020

Seasons In Africa launches new lodge packages for 2020 with a great free night special. Lodges in the Madikwe Game Reserve, Timbavati and Sabi Sand can be combined and guests benefit from a 6=5 or 8=6. The package includes nights at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge or Tuningi Safari Lodge (Madikwe Game Reserve), Kings Camp (Timbavati) and Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve (Sabi Sand Game Reserve).

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Lekkerwater Beach Lodge options going forward

Natural Selection has changed the set up at Lekkerwater Beach Lodge in De Hoop for 2020 and have moved away from a rotating two night stay to scheduled Monday, Wednesday and Friday arrivals. Guests can stay for 2 or 3 nights. A four night stay is tricky and hard to accommodate with limited activities and infrastructure. We will accommodate this on request provided that the guests are aware that there will not be a lot of alternative activities and it really is only for those wanting to chill and have some down time.

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Natural Selection: Namibia Flying Safari

Natural Selection offers a great fly-in package for accommodation in Namibia up from March 2020. After the opening of the newest lodge Kwessi Dunes, guests can experience this spectacular flying safari. For 6 or 8 nights guest travel on short flights over the breathtaking Namibian landscape and experience unique accommodations. The first two nights in Kwessi Dunes before flying over the vast Namib Desert for breathtaking views of the towering dunes of Sossusvlei. It continues with a short stopover for a beach-lunch in Swakopmund, along the Atlantic coast into the interior you reach the Hoanib Valley for another 2 nights. Leave the plane for a spectacular drive to the Skeleton Coast, where you spend for two nights at the award-winning Shipwreck Lodge.

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Seasons In Africa: Stay-Pay Specials „Luxury Bush Duo“ 2020

Seasons In Africa currently offers attractive free nights specials for 2 Luxury Lodges in selected periods of 2020. Guests benefit from a 6=5 special in the period from January 6, 2020 – May 31, 2020 and November 1, 2020 – December 20, 2020. Accommodation is available for 3 nights in the Madikwe Game Reserve either in the Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge or Tuningi Safari Lodge followed by 3 more nights at the Kings Camp Private Game Lodge in Timbavati.

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Invitation to ITB Berlin – Meet our partners from 4.- 6. March 2020

ITB Berlin, the world’s leading travel trade show, is approaching fast and we want to invite all visiting delegates again to set up appointments with our exhibiting partners during the trade days from 4.-6. March 2020. Our partners Natural Selection, Seasons In Africa, Rare Earth Retreats, O&L Leisure Hotels & Lodges, Wellworth Collection and Konkamoya Lodge are pleased to welcome you to the ITB. For the exact details please refer to the detailed information under the following button:

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Come fly with us at Kwessi Dunes!

Natural Selection has published an exciting special for the newest Lodge Kwessi Dunes (opening 1.March 2020). Kwessi Dunes is situated in the NamibRand Nature Reserve, just south of the dunes of Sossusvlei. For stays of 3 nights, guests receive a discount of 50% on a hot air balloon ride over the red Namib Desert, a unique experience not to be missed. Kwessi Dunes is surrounded by hyper arid desert and is great all year round.

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