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Accommodation:

  • Lodge/Hotel accommodation.
  • Please note that accommodation is based on 2 persons but single supplements are available.

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Itinerary:

Day 1: Windhoek – Mariental area (Approx 280 km/4 hours)

  • From Windhoek you drive to the South, home of the Nama people, one of the San speaking tribes of Namibia and their unique language includes 4 different clicking sounds. You’ll be driving through mountainous areas with truly spectacular views.
  • Your drive will also take you along the edge of the beautiful Kalahari Desert.
  • You will arrive in time to witness a stunning sunset over the Kalahari Desert.

Kalahari lions

Day 2: Mariental area - Canyon (Approx 363 km/6 hours)

  • After leaving the Kalahari you’ll arrive in the ancient Namib Desert, a harsh and rocky desert region with its own stark beauty.
  • On your way, you might be able to see game like oryx and ostrich.
  • Finally you will reach your spectacular destination for the evening: The Fish River Canyon area.

Quiver trees

Day 3: Fish River Canyon (Approx 50 km/1 hour)

  • This morning you’ll drive to the second largest Canyon in the world, the Fish River Canyon.
  • While at this amazing 350 million year old canyon, you can enjoy the breath taking views.
  • When you return to the lodge, there will be time to relax before a delicious dinner in the restaurant is served.

Fish River Canyon

Day 4: Canyon – Aus area (Approx 300 km/4 hours)

  • From Fish River Canyon you’ll spend the day travelling through the Namib Desert to the town of Aus, which is located near the coastal town of Luderitz.
  • This area is famous for its amazing scenery and its wild horses.

Aus Sperrgebiet

Day 5: Aus area - Lüderitz - Aus area (Approx 240 km/3 hours)

  • A day of historic exploration in Lüderitz.
  • If you wish to explore the area by water it is possible to take a sail-boat cruise in the morning. The cruise will take you to Dias point, the spot where the first European man set foot on Namibian soil. This activity is not included in the tour price, but can be arranged by us if you wish to take part in it.
  • In the afternoon you could drive to Diaz point for a view on the town of Lüderitz and its beautiful surrounding area from a different vantage point than offered by the cruise.
  • You can pay a visit to the mining ghost town of Kolmanskop where the first diamond in Namibia was discovered.
  • From Kolmanskop you’ll take a drive to the area where you can find the elegant and majestic wild horses.

Wild horses

Day 6: Aus area - Sossusvlei area (Approx 370 km/4 hours)

  • Driving through the desert with its volcanic and eroded rock formations you will make your way to the red dunes at Sessriem.
  • You’ll be passing through a terrain of sand dunes and grassy desert savannah rich with wild life. If you’re lucky, you might spot a few different species of this wildlife, such as the oryx, ostrich, zebra and giraffe!

Aus

Day 7: Sossusvlei dunes- Sossesvlei area (approx 150 km/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.
  • Optional activities like Hot-air Ballooning and scenic flights are available but aren’t included in the tour price. If you’d like to take part in one of them, please let us know so we can arrange it for you.

Desert landscape

Day 8: Sossusvlei area– Swakopmund ( Approx 390 km/4,5 hours)

  • Travelling via scenic roads, the Gaub and Kuiseb mountainous passes and along the famous skeleton coast, you’ll pass the Tropic of Capricorn and eventually reach the biggest coastal town of Namibia, Swakopmund.
  • On the way you might be able to spot more wildlife.
  • At Walvis Bay, you’ll stop to see thousands of graceful flamingos, a magnificent sight, especially if you’re lucky enough to see them take flight simultaneously.
  • You will arrive in Swakopmund in the afternoon. Swakopmund has a wide range of activities on offer, you can go sky diving, Quad biking, sand boarding, fishing or dolphin cruising. If you’re interested in taking part in any of the activities just let us know and we’ll arrange the bookings for you. Please note that these extra activities are not included in the tour price.

Flamingo Walvis Bay

Day 9: Swakopmund

  • A full day in Swakopmund. As there are so many things to see and do, 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 10: Swakopmund- Tyfelfontein area. (approx 470 km/6 hours)

  • Your day begins with a visit to Cape Cross, where you can find thousands of cape fur seals frolic on the coast. Cape Cross has the largest seal colony of Southern Africa.
  • From here you turn east and head back into the desert toward the beautiful area of Damaraland.
  • On the way you’ll stop at the small town of Uis. This old mining town situated in the desert, is one of the best places to buy semi precious stones which Namibia is famous for. 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 credit card facilities or foreign exchange available.
  • From Uis you head to Brandberg Mountain, the highest mountain in Namibia and an ancient Bushman spiritual site.  You can hike Brandberg with a local guide to view the world famous "White lady" Bushman art rock painting, presumed to be 20.000 year old.
  • After your hike you’ll continue your journey, making it to your lodge just in time for sunset.

Seal colony Cape Cross

Day 11: Twyfelfontein - Etosha National Park area (Approx 350 km/4,5 hours)

  • It’s an early rise this morning to visit the site of Twyfelfontein, which houses an impressive collection of ancient Busmen rock engravings.
  • Your next stop is at the magnificent 280 million year old Petrified Forest.
  • From the forest you drive on to Etosha National Park and if you would like, you could take a short late afternoon game drive.

Bushmen art Twyfelfontein

Day 12: Etosha National Park (approx 110 kms/8 hours)

  • Today, you will spend the day game driving through Etosha National Park. You could stop over for lunch at Halali Camp, a rest area in the middle of the Park.
  • After a full day exploring the park you’ll arrive at your accommodation site in time to relax and stretch your legs before dinner and spend the evening in comfort.

Drinking elephants Etosha National Park

Day 13: Etosha National Park to Waterberg Plateau National Park (approx 360 kms/4,5 hours)

  • Your final day begins with a short morning game drive through Etosha and onwards to an area with minimum human impact: the Waterberg Plateau National Park.
  • At the Waterberg Plateau National Park, you can take an optional game drive on which you can visit 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 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 that this game drive will be at your own expense.

Day 14: Waterberg Plateau Park to Windhoek (approx 300 kms/4 hours)

  • On the way back to Windhoek, you’ll be able to visit Okahandja, the nations largest wood carving market and a great place to shop for souvenirs.
  • Feel free to ask us about places of interest in Windhoek.

Church Windhoek

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