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Namibia offers great value for visitors during World Cup 2010

19th November 2009 Print

With the price of flights to South Africa soaring during the World Cup 2010 period, safari holidays can appear unaffordable for UK holiday makers. Namibia is giving visitors an action-packed holiday without the inflated World Cup price tag. For the perfect southern Africa getaway during summer 2010, fly to Namibia for a better value safari adventure.

A price comparison between safari packages with budget tour operators within the World Cup period, June 11th and July 11th 2010, is for example: £1,068 for a 10 night package in Namibia compared to £1,460 for a nine night safari trip in South Africa. Availability is also an issue to consider as due to the World Cup increasing flight bookings to South Africa, South African Airways are rapidly selling out with Saver, Plus and Classic tickets currently no longer available. Visiting Namibia therefore offers more flexibility when arranging a southern Africa summer holiday in 2010.

Maureen Posthuma , Namibia Tourism’s Europe Area Manager states: “The fares to Windhoek have been held at their usual level for this period so people are not deterred from visiting Namibia during the World Cup 2010. We are pleased to continue welcoming visitors to Namibia throughout this period, and it is great that holidaymakers don’t need to avoid the southern regions of the continent during such a popular period”.

Namibia is home to some of the world’s most spectacular ecosystems and dazzling desert landscapes. It boasts a wide diversity of terrains, creatures and peoples making it the perfect destination for the trip of a lifetime. Evolving sand dunes, savannahs teeming with African game, rugged soaring mountains, the world’s largest underground lake and oldest desert are just some of the natural gems awaiting visitors to Namibia. From hiking through desert terrain past sulphur springs in the Fish River Canyon, to 4 x 4 adventures spotting elephants, zebras and lions in the Etosha National Park, to skydiving, water sports and sand skiing, Namibia has an abundance of fantastic activities on offer for visitors.

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