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Northern Discovery (10 days) Print E-mail

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Accommodation:

  • Lodge/Hotel accommodation.
  • Please note, accommodation is based on 2 people  sharing, but single supplements are available.

Price:

From 7.500 N$. Click here for more information or contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Itinerary:

Day 1: Windhoek to Waterberg Plateau National Park (approx 300 kms/4 hours)

  • Today, you’ll be driving to a wilderness area with minimum human impact: the Waterberg Plateau National Park.
  • Along the way you can visit Namibia’s biggest wood carving market in the town of Okahandja. This wood carving market is a great place to shop for souvenirs.
  • You will arrive at the Waterberg Plateau National Park just in time for a short walk up Plateau Mountain for a magnificent view of the sunset.
  • Waterberg Plateau National Park offers game drives, if you are interested we can book one for you. This game drive includes a visit to the historical site of Waterberg, where you’ll see ancient Bushmen rock engravings, as well as some amazing 180 to 200 million years old dinosaur prints, a real must see! It’s been a long and hard     journey for Namibia to give back the freedom of the sky to captive bred and rehabilitated cape cultures. On this game drive, they’ll show you where one can usually find them and tell you their amazing story.
    Please note this game drive is at your own expense.

Baby rhino

Day 2:  Waterberg Plateau National Park to Etosha National Park area (approx 360 kms/4,5 hours)

  • Your journey to Etosha National Park today, will lead you through some amazing landscape and small local towns.
  • If you would like, you could take for a short late afternoon game drive in Etosha National Park.

Lonely giraffe at sunset

Day 3: Etosha National Park (approx 110 kms/8 hours)

  • Today you can spend a full day on an exciting game drive through Etosha National Park. You could stop over for lunch at Halali Camp, a rest area in the middle of the Park.
  • After an adventurous day exploring the park, you’ll arrive at your accommodation site in time to relax and stretch your legs before a tasty dinner in the restaurant.
  • The floodlit waterhole at the edge of the premises is a fantastic place to spot game and if you’re in luck, you might be able to see lions, rhinos, giraffes, elephants or other animals, having an evening drink.

Drinking rhino and elephant Etosha National Park

Day 4: Etosha National Park to Damaraland (approx 350 kms/5 hours)

  • Today, you’ll be heading into the west of the country.
  • Along the way you can visit the incredible Petrified Forest, thought to be around 270 million years old.
  • You’ll arrive at your accommodation in the early afternoon. Giving you enough time to take a two hour walk through the area and get to the rock engravings.
  • Your drive to your destination for today might give you the chance to spot some unique wildlife like the desert adapted elephant.

Damaraland

Day 5: Damaraland (approx 10 kms/20 minutes)

  • Today you can visit the Twyfelfontein and see ancient rock paintings, painted by the San people around 4000 years ago.
  • In the afternoon, you have time to participate in some of the activities your lodge offers or just relax at the pool. Please note that activities are not included in the price.

Bushmen art Twyfelfontein

Day 6: Damaraland to Swakopmund (approx 470 kms/6 hours)

  • Driving towards the West Coast, you will pass through a number of small mining towns where semi-precious stones and gem stones can still be found. If you wish to do so, you can buy as many stones as you like from the locals who offer them for sale, but make sure you have enough cash (Namibian $ or South African Rand only) to finance your purchases, as there are no foreign exchange or credit card facilities.
  • On the way you’ll stop to visit the largest seal colony in Southern Africa at Cape Cross. You could also visit a vast lichens field - biological soil crusts that come in all shapes and colours.
  • Finally you’ll arrive in Swakopmund, the largest coastal town of Namibia, in the late afternoon.  Here you can sky dive, hang-glide, quad bike or sand board in the dunes, go on a fishing expedition or take a dolphin cruise. If you’re interested in taking part in any of the activities let us know and we’ll arrange the bookings on your    behalf. Please note that these extra activities are not included in the tour price.
  • Different local restaurants offer a wide variety of delicious freshly prepared fish cuisines.

Seals Cape Cross

Day 7: Swakopmund

  • A full day in Swakopmund. As there are so many things to see and go, and so many activities to partake in, the day is yours to do with as you please, shopping, adventure sports, adrenalin filled activities or just relaxing with a book and cup of fresh coffee in town.

Day 8: Swakopmund to Sessriem area, Namib Naukluft Park (approx 350 kms/4,5 hours)

  • Today, you leave Swakopmund and the famous skeleton coast for the oldest desert in the world, the Namib Desert.
  • On the way you can stop to see the thousands of graceful flamingos at Walvis Bay. A magnificent sight, especially if you’re lucky enough to see them take flight simultaneously.
  • Your journey to the Namib will present you with some stunning scenery, especially when you make your way through some wild and rough mountainous areas.
  • Before you reach your accommodation destination for tonight, you’ll pass through the Tropic of Capricorn.

Flamingo Walvis Bay

Day 9: Sessriem area to Sossusvlei and back (approx 150 kms/3 hours)

  • This morning, you will make your way into the dune area of Sossusvlei.
  • Some of the dunes have measured about 395 meters high!
  • Your drive will continue into the heart of the Namib for magnificent views of the awe inspiring dunes, ancient mineral pans, camel thorn trees and much more.
  • If you are lucky, you’ll have a chance to spot all sorts of wildlife, like the oryx, ostrich and springbok.
  • In the afternoon you’ll have time to relax and swim.

Sand dunes Sossusvlei

Day 10: Sessriem to Windhoek (approx 450 kms/5 hours)

  • Your return to Windhoek will be via a different route and it’ll take in several magnificent mountain passes.
  • Feel free to ask us about places of interest in Windhoek.

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