• Duration: Half-Day
• Windhoek City Tour (Private Half-Day Trip)
• On this half-day guided city tour, you will gain an insight into what makes Windhoek so unique.
Windhoek is a compelling city of contrasts and complexities. On this Windhoek half-day guided city tour, you will gain an insight into what makes Windhoek so unique. You visit and view historical buildings such as the Old Fort (Alte Feste), Christ Church and House of Parliament (Tintenpalast). You cruise through the city streets and develop a better understanding of contemporary life in the city of Windhoek. Finally, your guide escorts you to Katutura to see and experience this community’s exciting spirit. After the tour, you will see Windhoek in a new light.
Day 1 | Windhoek
Your guide will meet you at your hotel in Windhoek and your Windhoek city tour may begin. Windhoek is still very young compared to other capital cities, but despite its youthfulness, it has plenty of stories to tell. On this tour you will learn about Windhoek’s past, its present and its many contrasts. Quite soon you will notice that the remnants of Windhoek’s past, are still clear to be seen in the city’s colonial architecture. The Old Fort (Alte Feste), Christ Church, House of Parliament (Tintenpalast) and Railway Station are all testament to this. You can even catch a sight of the city’s three romantic, medieval-styled castles, very unique for a city in Africa. As you wind through the streets, your guide will acquaint you not only with Windhoek’s history, but also familiarise you with regards to daily life in the city. By far Namibia’s largest city (and perhaps its only one), Windhoek is the heart of the country. Once on the main street, now called Independence Avenue, you can begin to see another side to Windhoek. The commercial centre has a modern feel, flanked by taxis, contemporary stores and businesspeople going about their day. As you make your approach to Katutura, you will learn more about how difficult life was for the majority of the population before democracy and independence came to Namibia. This lends to a better understanding to your visit. Katutura is the township to which the residents of the Old Location were forcefully resettled to during the 1950s. Today, it is still home to many of Windhoek’s poorer population. Despite the poverty, the township has a vibrant energy, which you are sure to feel as you make your way through streets. Time permitting, you can even visit one of the local markets. Once your Windhoek city tour winds down and you start to head back to your accommodation, you will notice that today you have gained a better appreciation for Windhoek and for its people.
This is a half-day city tour with flexible start times. Please let us know your preferred times, e.g. starting in the morning or after lunch.
The itinerary above serves as a suggestion. Unforeseen circumstances, although unlikely, may prevent the undertaking of certain items in the itinerary.
Transport in a minibus or other suitable vehicle
Professional English-speaking guide
Flights (international & domestic)
Meals not indicated in the itinerary
Alcoholic and soft drinks
Policy & TermsWindhoek City Tour. Min. 2 / Max. 6 person. CANCELLATIONS:Cancellations must be sent in writing to the office that confirmed the reservation. Cancellations shall only be effective from the date of receipt of cancellation by the booking office. *If a booking is cancelled the following cancellation fees apply: until 4 weeks prior to departure - 30% Cancellation Fee 4-2 weeks prior to departure - 50% Cancellation Fee. 2-1 weeks prior to departure - 75% Cancellation Fee. less then 1 week prior to departure - 100% Cancellation Fee. * The Company reserves the right to cancel any tour at its sole and absolute discretion, without prior notification in instances where this is unavoidable. However, in that case the Company agrees to refund all monies already paid by the agent. This shall be the Company’s sole responsibility to the agent and no claim for any damages, howsoever arising, shall accrue against the Company. RISK: The client accepts that all tours are of an adventurous nature and involve an element of personal risk. Neither the Company nor any of its agents can be held liable in any way for any injury, loss of life or damage to property, howsoever caused. The client hereby indemnifies the Company and will hold the Company, its agent, assigns and servants harmless from any such claim. The client accepts full responsibility for all risks involved. PRICE CHANGES: All our prices are based on the current national park fees and taxes. Should the authorities decide on increasing fees and taxes, even though they might currently not be scheduled, we would subsequently have to pass on these increases. Operated by: Namib Experience. Rooms are subject to availability.
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