Swakopmund, ErongoNamibia

Swakopmund, Erongo Namibia

Swakopmund, Erongo Namibia

Swakopmund, Erongo Namibia

Swakopmund, Erongo Namibia

Swakopmund, Erongo Namibia

Swakopmund, Erongo Namibia

Swakopmund, Erongo Namibia

Swakopmund, Erongo Namibia

The Secret Life of Namibia’s Sand Dunes

Swakopmund, ErongoNamibia

4 Days / 3 Nights
for Member Pricing

The Secret Life of Namibia’s Sand Dunes

Tour the world’s oldest desert & glimpse unique creatures hidden within the dunes while staying in a popular seaside resort area.

About Your Trip

Head to Swakopmund, a beach resort area on the coast of Namibia that's surrounded by an ancient desert like no other. Its wide-open vistas appear to stretch forever, dotted with sharp-crested dunes that reach stunning heights. On this fun and fascinating DreamTrip, you’ll get to experience the Namib Desert from the comfort of a 4x4 vehicle. Sit back and enjoy the scenery of a 55-million-year-old landscape with windswept dunes that are some of the biggest in the world! At first glance, this coastal desert looks desolate and arid, but in fact, it’s teeming with life, especially the smallest of creatures. Look closely and you’ll see their tracks in the sand — perhaps from a cartwheeling spider, a sand-diving lizard, a sidewinding snake or a web-footed gecko. These residents have adapted to desert living and you can learn all about them on your tour from an informative guide.

Back at your resort-hotel, you’ll have plenty of leisure time to relax. If you desire, you can head out to see several interesting attractions in town. Swakopmund Museum is a great place to learn about plants and animals as well as the people and culture of Namibia. National Marine Aquarium of Namibia features an underwater walkway for viewing sharks and manta rays. For something a bit different, check out the fully restored Martin Luther tractor engine, imported from Germany in 1894 and left to rust in the desert. Or, simply stroll the tranquil waterfront promenade lined with palm trees and enjoy the views.

Before your DreamTrip is over, you'll also be treated to an extra-special farewell dinner at The Tug Restaurant on Swakopmund pier. If you’ve never dined in a tugboat, now’s your chance! This unique venue is set within the remaining wheelhouse of the Danie Hugo Tugboat, built in Scotland in 1959.

What we love:
• How about a hand-standing beetle? That’s exactly what the Tok-tokkie beetle does when the fog rolls in — it gets into a handstand so that moisture condenses on its back and drips into its mouth.
• Aptly named the Skeleton Coast, this area has experienced more than a thousand shipwrecks, thanks to treacherous sea fog.
• About 4 hours south of Swakopmund in Sossusvlei you’ll find the famous sand dune “Big Daddy,” one of the highest dunes in the world at 1,066 feet (325 meters) high.
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What's Included

Your DreamTrip includes 4 days and 3 nights* in Swakopmund, Namibia, as well as:
• Half-day living desert tour by 4x4 vehicle; includes park permit, bottled water, professional tour guide and transportation. See Additional Information for details and restrictions.
• Welcome reception with snacks and 1 complimentary glass of sparkling wine at the hotel.
• 3 breakfasts and 2 dinners.
• An In-destination Support team member will be provided on this trip. Their goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips™ experience from landing to liftoff. They host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more.

*Want to stay an extra night or two? Make the most of your trip with our specially negotiated prices for pre- and post-night stays! Click BOOK IT, then select from the options available at the bottom of the “Check Availability” section.



Transportation

Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Walvis Bay Airport (WVB), approximately 17 miles (28 kilometers) away. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.

Please note: Airport transfers are not included in this trip. Make sure to arrange your own transfers between the airport and your hotel.



This trip will close by July 15.

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Destination

Located on the southwestern coast of Africa and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Namibia offers plentiful recreational opportunities for visitors and residents alike. The country is largely characterized by its vast desert land, savannas, salt pans and diverse wildlife. Its most populous animal inhabitants include elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, lions and cheetahs. Marine life is just as easy to spot along the coast, and visitors are frequently delighted by visits from pelicans, seagulls, dolphins and seals. Namibia’s storied colonial history has influenced culture, architecture, cuisine and customs, making it a unique and fascinating travel destination. The country’s stunning landscapes, wildlife, beach resorts and national parks draw nearly 1 million visitors every year.
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Platinum Inclusions

On this DreamTrip to Swakopmund, Namibia, Platinum Members will be treated to 300 Namibian dollars in hotel credit* per person to be used toward dinner at the hotel’s SALT Restaurant on Day 2 (7 p.m.).

Life is great when you’re a Platinum Member!

*You get one (1) 300-Namibian-dollar credit per Platinum Member, and the credit is available for use on this DreamTrip only. Credit is not transferable, has no commercial value, is not subject to refund or credit after the stay and cannot be redeemed for cash.
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Itinerary

Day 1

Check into the hotel at any time after 2 p.m.
6 p.m.: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby.
6 p.m.: Welcome reception with snacks and 1 complimentary glass of sparkling wine at the hotel.
7 p.m.: 3-course buffet welcome dinner in a private venue at either the hotel’s SALT Restaurant or 6th-floor Sky Bar.

Day 2

Buffet breakfast at the hotel (available from 6:30-10 a.m. on weekdays and from 6:30-10:30 a.m. on weekends).
8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Half-day living desert tour by 4x4 vehicle; includes park permit, bottled water, professional tour guide and transportation. See Additional Information for details and restrictions.
• 8:30 a.m.: Depart from the hotel and transfer to the desert.
• Join your guide in a fun and fascinating exploration of the coastal dune belt.
• 1:30 p.m.: Return to the hotel.
The rest of the day at your leisure. Lunch and dinner are at your own expense.

Day 3

Buffet breakfast at the hotel (available from 6:30-10 a.m. on weekdays and from 6:30-10:30 a.m. on weekends).
A day at your leisure. Lunch is at your own expense.
6 p.m.: Transfer to The Tug Restaurant and enjoy a complimentary welcome drink upon arrival.
Savor a 3-course, set-menu farewell dinner at The Tug Restaurant. Drinks are at your own expense.

Day 4

Buffet breakfast at the hotel (available from 6:30-10 a.m. on weekdays and from 6:30-10:30 a.m. on weekends).
The rest of the morning at your leisure until checkout.
Check out of the hotel by 11 a.m.

Itinerary subject to change.
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Hotel Details

Bay View Resort Namibia resides in Langstrand on the outskirts of Swakopmund, offering easy access to the gorgeous beach on one side and impressive desert dunes on the other. Nearby Swakopmund features shopping, restaurants, museums, a lighthouse and a sea wall.

Hotel features:
• SALT Restaurant and 6th-floor Sky Bar.
• Heated splash pool.
• Children’s playground.
• On-site and nearby recreational activities include bike tours, canoeing, windsurfing, fishing, tennis and much more (at an additional cost).
• Bicycle rental.
• Nearby Rossmund Golf Course.
• 25-minute drive to downtown Swakopmund.
• Complimentary self-parking.

Deluxe Suite with Sea View accommodations with:
• 1 king bed. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on sharing existing bed(s). No extra bed available.
• Maximum occupancy 2 adults and 2 children.
• Minimum occupancy 1 adult.
• Private balcony.
• Bathroom with shower.
• In-room safe.
• Telephone.
• Television.
• Minibar (consumption at an additional cost).
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 2 p.m.
Checkout: 11 a.m.
Minimum check-in age is 18.

Bay View Resort Namibia
136 Damara Tern
Dolphin Beach, Langstrand (near Swakopmund) 9000, Namibia



Pricing for children for this resort-hotel may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click BOOK IT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Policies section for further details.



Hotel Check-in Requirements

By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card. I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia.
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Additional Information

Please contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.

Please note: At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.

Gratuities are not included. We suggest providing gratuities at your own discretion.



Desert tour:
Please note: Conditions in the desert can vary considerably between cold or warm temperatures, so be prepared for both.
• We recommend that you bring a hat and warm jacket, plus sunscreen — and don’t forget your camera!
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Policies

Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 91 days or more before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund of the amount you paid for the trip less a fee of US$50. If you cancel between 46 and 90 days before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$100. If you cancel within 45 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are applicable on a per-person basis.

*This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. Therefore, in the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the provisions of the booking terms will prevail.

Name Change Policy: Name changes must be done no later than July 15 and are subject to a US$50 name change fee. Name changes after this date are not allowed.

Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.

Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.

In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.

Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave!
It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.

Make sure that you request a name change or room change at least 31 or more days before the 1st day of your trip. Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.

Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your DreamTrip is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.

Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.

Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on 2 adults per room.

Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.
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