Namibia

NAMIBIA
10 nights 11 days safari

Highlights

  • Windhoek
  • Etosha Pan
  • Damaraland
  • Twyfelfontein
  • Swakopmund
  • Sossusvlei
  • Aus
  • Ludertiz

Namibia

  • Namibia is a country based in South West Africa and is distinguished by the Namib desert along the Atlantic Coast. Namibia possesses some of the most stunning scenery and the landscapes are Namibia’s defining natural asset.  The scenery offers such as the mighty gash in the earth at the Fish River Canyon and the Wildlife Utopia of Etosha National Park which is home to diverse wildlife including a significant cheetah population.
  • There is a strong German legacy as can be found in the art noveau architecture and festivals such as Windhoek’s legendary Oktoberfest.

DAY 1

WINDHOEK

  • Windhoek is Namibia’s Capital .  It has an interesting mix of historical architecture and modern buildings including the Alte Feste (Old Fort) the 1896 Christuskirche (Christ church) and the more contemporary Supreme Court.  The city is safe and well-organised with a colonial legacy that is reflected in its many German eateries and shops and the widespread usage of the German language.
  • Arrive Windhoek Flight ex Johannesburg morning flight
  • Collected by our representative and transferred to your Guest house in Windhoek.
  • Afternoon at leisure to explore Windhoek.

 Overnight: Hotel/ Guesthouse Accommodation BB

 DAY 2

WINDHOEK TO ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

  • After breakfast we depart for Etosha National Park.  The scenery en route is diverse.
  • Etosha National Park is Namibia’s Premiere game viewing experience, situated in the northwest of Namibia and in an area known for its wildlife.  Vegetation ranges from dense bush to open plains attracting a diversity of wildlife.
  • In the heart of the Park is the Etosha Pan – a shallow depression that covers an area of 5000sq kilometres.  dry and shimmering for most of the year , the pans fill up with water after good rains to a depth which is seldom deeper than 1m.  In the dry season wildlife is attracted to perennial springs and waterholes that makes for excellent game viewing.
  • Lunch is enjoyed en route.
  • The lodge is situated on the famous eastern side of Etosha National Park.  We stay in a Private Lodge situated a short drive from the eastern Von Lindequist Gate near Namutoni Fort. This is located on its own private 4 0000 hectare nature reserve and shares a common border with this fascinating wildlife reserve
  •  Check in
  •  Afternoon/evening Game Drive

Overnight:  Lodge Accommodation DBB

DAY 3

ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

  • Early morning game drive to view different mammal  species including zebra, springbok, eland, onyx and all important lion, leopard elephant and black white rhino.
  • We return in time for brunch and to relax by the pool at the Lodge.
  • Evening game drive
  • Dinner
  • Overnight:  Lodge Accommodation DBB

DAY 4

ETOSHA PAN TO DAMARALAND

  • After breakfast we leave the coast and head to Damaraland.
  • As we travel, the grassy plains, tree-studded River beds and endless open skies add to the grandeur and make this area one of the most scenic regions of Namibia.
  • We arrive early afternoon at our Lodge and enjoy the rest of the day to relax around the pool.
  • Overnight:  Lodge Accommodation DBB

DAY 5

DAMARALAND

  • We depart to search for the red desert adapted elephants, a truly magnificent excursion.
  • We will return to the lodge for lunch.
  • In the afternoon we will go on a nature walk in the areas surrounding the camp.
  • Overnight:  Lodge Accommodation DBB

DAY 6

DAMARALAND TO SWAKOPMUND

  •  We depart for Swakopmund via Twyfelfontein which is the site of ancient rock engravings in the Kunene region of north-western Namibia. There are some 2000 rock engravings by long vanished San people.
  • Those interested in geology will also be in for a treat: volcanic activity of eons ago led to spectacular rock formations that can be viewed at the Organ Pipes, Burnt Mountains, Doros Crater and Petrified Forest
  • We then head on to the Skeleton Coast to Cape Cross thel largest breeding cape fur seal colony in the world.
  • We arrive in Swaokopmund late afternoon.
  • The city of Swakopmund (German for “Mouth of the Swakop”) is situated in the Namib desert and is found on the coast of western Namibia, 280 km (170 mi) west of Windhoek  (Namibia’s capital). The city is a beach resort and reflects German colonial architecture. In 1982 it was founded and used as the main harbour for German South West Africa, which has resulted in a small part of its’ population being German-speaking today. Swakopmund holds the fourth largest population in Namibia.
  • We will spend the afternoon exploring a number of extraordinary buildings and shops in Swakopmund.

Overnight: Hotel/Guest House BB

DAY 7

SWAKOPMUND TO SOSSUSVLEI

  • We depart Skakopmund and head for Sossusvlei.  We arrive at midday.
  • Sossusvlei  is one of four pans in among the towering dunes, the others being Dead Vlei – so named because of the petrified camel thorn trees that survived for a few hundred years after the dunes blocked the river Nara Vlei – which has a number of endemic Nara bushes eking an existence from the scarce water that occasionally makes it down from the Naukluft Mountains; and Hidden Vlei which is a barren amphitheatre some distance beyond Dead vlei.
  • Check in.
  • We enjoy a guided walk to Deadvlei or enjoy a hot air ballooning or scenic flight over the desert.
  • (optional extra) Visit the Sesriem Canyon on the Tsauchab River.

Overnight: Lodge Accommodation DBB

DAY 8

SOSSUSVLEI TO AUS

  • We rise early and depart for the dunes at  ensuring you arrive in time to enjoy the early morning light on the dunes. Travel down an ancient riverbed, surrounded by towering dunes, to change to a 4×4 shuttle which drives straight into the Sossusvlei area where they can explore some of the world’s highest dunes. Stop at Dead Vlei, with its skeletal camel thorn trees and cracked white clay. On your return by foot you can stop at (and climb if desired) the famous Dune 45, the highest dune of them all. Return to Sesriem and visit the nearby Sesriem Canyon, one of the only constant sources of water in the area. You will arrive back at the Lodge in the late afternoon, in time to watch the sun set over the desert and to cool off in the pool.

Overnight: Lodge Accommodation DBB

DAY 9

SOSSUSVLEI TO AUS

  • Early morning departure for Aus.   This region is typified by the Succulent Karoo. The distinctive climatic characteristics of the Succulent Karoo make it different from all other deserts in the world.
  • We experience and see the wild horses of Namibia.
  • They have managed to survive for more than 100 years in the heat of the Namib Desert where there is no shade and high temperatures .In the small town of Garub west of Aus these wild horses can be observed even today.

Overnight:  Lodge Accommodation DBB

DAY 10

AUS TO LUDERITZ

  • We depart from Aus to Luderitz.
  • Luderitz is known as a harbour town. It is known for its colonial architecture and nouveau work.
  • On arrival in Ludiertiz we explore the quaint town of Luderitz and visit the Kolmanskop Ghost Town, Diaz Point, Luderitz Museum & Goerke Haus.

Overnight: Lodge Accommodation BB

DAY 11

LUDERITZ WINDHOEK JOHANNESBURG

  • Breakfast
  • Flight to Windhoek