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13 Days 12 Nights
Group size: 2-12
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1 Small Group
From $4,203pp

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Experience Namibia’s cultures in the regions they have inhabited for thousands of years. Follow their way of traditional living and learn about the survival strategies of the last few remaining nomadic tribes. Combine this with the traditional highlights, Etosha’s wildlife kingdom and the world’s highest dunes at Sossusvlei.


Etosha National Park

Home to 4 of the Big 5 – elephant, lion, leopard and rhino, game viewing is mainly focussed around the 30 odd waterholes which are linked by an extensive network of roads and allows you to view the wildlife from various vantage points.

Kaokoland

Visit a local village of the part nomadic Himba tribe that basically live as they have done for centuries and where they will demonstrate important parts of their tradiitons including food production craftsmanship, singing and dancing.

SWAKOPUMUND

With palm-lined streets and seaside promenades, Swakopmund is a bohemian mix of German architecture and African rhythms, a laid back attitude with adrenalin activities, misty mornings and desert heat. It is colourful, it is vibrant, but most of all, it is pure fun.

Itinerary

day 1

Windhoek to Otjihavera Mountains

After arriving at the Airport or collection at your pre booked hotel, travel the short distance towards the Otjihavera Mountains on the outskirts of Okahandja. On this local Namibian farm we have the optional opportunity to experience our first afternoon game drive and typical African sundowner. (Dinner is not included)
day 2

Otjihavera Mountains to Etosha National Park

Travel north to the Etosha National Park - home to 4 of the Big Five – elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. In the afternoon after reaching the camp located on the outside of the National Park, guests can still optionally book a guided game drive in open game viewing vehicles.
day 3

Etosha National Park

The day is devoted purely to the abundant wildlife found in the park which surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan.
day 4

Etosha National Park

Your guide again takes you on a game drive in the Etosha NP. In the afternoon travel back to the lodge, to enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.
day 5

Etosha National Park to Kaokoland

A last opportunity to explore the western parts of the park before leaving through the Galton gate on the most western border of the park. In the late afternoon we reach Opuwo, the “capital” of Kaokoveld. Kaokoveld is home to some of the last true untouched wilderness areas in Africa. Our lodge is set high on a hill that allows us a magnificent view over the far reaching landscape.
day 6

Kaokoland

Visit a local village of the Himba tribe and experience an authentic introduction into the Ovahimba culture. Learn and see details of their homestead, the holy fire, their religious beliefs and the importance of livestock.
day 7

Kaokoland to Damaraland

After an early breakfast travel south through the Joubert Pass and Sesfontein (weather and road conditions permitting) into Damaraland, one of the least populated areas on earth with majestic mountain formations, similar to the formations experienced in the Alps marked by endless vistas across stark plains, ancient valleys and mountain massifs which bind the traveller closer to nature. Afternoon at leisure to explore this unique and remote area on walking trails.

day 8

Damaraland

Accompanied by a local Damara guide we visit Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO world heritage site where Bushman communities engraved and painted over 2.500 pictures some 6.000 years ago! Visit a Living museum of the Damara to learn about how the San Busham lived in the past, their beliefs, traditions and customs. Returning to the lodge drive off the main roads traversing dry riverbeds and rugged off-road trails in search of the elusive desert elephant and other desert adapted game.
day 9

Damaraland-Swakopmund

Travel past the Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain and home to the famous “White Lady” rock painting, a spiritual site of great significance to the San (Bushman) tribes. Pass through the Messum Crater with its giant Welwitschia plants onwards towards the Atlantic Ocean along the Skeleton coastline. Head south to Swakopmund where the rest of the day is spent at leisure.
day 10

Swakopmund

Referred to as the “playground of Namibia”, as it has numerous activities ranging from adventure to exploring the fascinating features of the Namib Desert and the animals and plants that occur and survive here. Take time to get the feel of this quaint town with its historic buildings, museums, shopping arcades and beach bar that has transformed into its own personality by the vibrant use of colour and the bohemian lifestyle.
day 11

Swakopmund to Namib Desert

Continue south into the heart of the Namib Desert, the seas of sand of which have also been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Our journey is via two geologically interesting canyons (Kuiseb and Ghaub) and via endless desert plains into the vicinity of Sossusvlei. Our Eco Camp, in harmony with its surroundings, is located in close proximity to Sesriem, the gateway to Sossusvlei, Deadvlei and Sesriem Canyon, offering true Namibian hospitality within the magnificent desert vistas.

day 12

Sossusvlei to Namib Desert

Head south into the heart of the Namib Desert via 2 geologically amazing canyons (Kuiseb and Ghaub) and via endless desert plains into the vicinity of Sossusvlei. Our tranquil lodge is situated near Sesriem offering Enter the Namib Naukluft National Park with sunrise, the first rays of sunlight; be captivated by the surreal Deadvlei surrounded by some of the highest dunes on earth and Sossusvlei, where the dry Tsauchab River ends abruptly amongst dunes. We then visit the Sesriem Canyon, a life sustaining natural phenomenon in the heart of the Namib Desert. On our way back to the lodge we stop at the Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate to taste a selection of wines produced in this harsh and dry environment.

day 13

Namib Desert to Windhoek

Travel back to Windhoek to your accommodation of choice, or transferred to the airport for your outward flight
day 1

Windhoek to Otjihavera Mountains

After arriving at the Airport or collection at your pre booked hotel, travel the short distance towards the Otjihavera Mountains on the outskirts of Okahandja. On this local Namibian farm we have the optional opportunity to experience our first afternoon game drive and typical African sundowner. (Dinner is not included)
day 2

Otjihavera Mountains to Etosha National Park

Travel north to the Etosha National Park - home to 4 of the Big Five – elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. In the afternoon after reaching the camp located on the outside of the National Park, guests can still optionally book a guided game drive in open game viewing vehicles.
day 3

Etosha National Park

The day is devoted purely to the abundant wildlife found in the park which surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan.
day 4

Etosha National Park

Your guide again takes you on a game drive in the Etosha NP. In the afternoon travel back to the lodge, to enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.
day 5

Etosha National Park to Kaokoland

A last opportunity to explore the western parts of the park before leaving through the Galton gate on the most western border of the park. In the late afternoon we reach Opuwo, the “capital” of Kaokoveld. Kaokoveld is home to some of the last true untouched wilderness areas in Africa. Our lodge is set high on a hill that allows us a magnificent view over the far reaching landscape.
day 6

Kaokoland

Visit a local village of the Himba tribe and experience an authentic introduction into the Ovahimba culture. Learn and see details of their homestead, the holy fire, their religious beliefs and the importance of livestock.
day 7

Kaokoland to Damaraland

After an early breakfast travel south through the Joubert Pass and Sesfontein (weather and road conditions permitting) into Damaraland, one of the least populated areas on earth with majestic mountain formations, similar to the formations experienced in the Alps marked by endless vistas across stark plains, ancient valleys and mountain massifs which bind the traveller closer to nature. Afternoon at leisure to explore this unique and remote area on walking trails.

day 8

Damaraland

Accompanied by a local Damara guide we visit Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO world heritage site where Bushman communities engraved and painted over 2.500 pictures some 6.000 years ago! Visit a Living museum of the Damara to learn about how the San Busham lived in the past, their beliefs, traditions and customs. Returning to the lodge drive off the main roads traversing dry riverbeds and rugged off-road trails in search of the elusive desert elephant and other desert adapted game.
day 9

Damaraland-Swakopmund

Travel past the Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain and home to the famous “White Lady” rock painting, a spiritual site of great significance to the San (Bushman) tribes. Pass through the Messum Crater with its giant Welwitschia plants onwards towards the Atlantic Ocean along the Skeleton coastline. Head south to Swakopmund where the rest of the day is spent at leisure.
day 10

Swakopmund

Referred to as the “playground of Namibia”, as it has numerous activities ranging from adventure to exploring the fascinating features of the Namib Desert and the animals and plants that occur and survive here. Take time to get the feel of this quaint town with its historic buildings, museums, shopping arcades and beach bar that has transformed into its own personality by the vibrant use of colour and the bohemian lifestyle.
day 11

Swakopmund to Namib Desert

Continue south into the heart of the Namib Desert, the seas of sand of which have also been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Our journey is via two geologically interesting canyons (Kuiseb and Ghaub) and via endless desert plains into the vicinity of Sossusvlei. Our Eco Camp, in harmony with its surroundings, is located in close proximity to Sesriem, the gateway to Sossusvlei, Deadvlei and Sesriem Canyon, offering true Namibian hospitality within the magnificent desert vistas.

day 12

Sossusvlei to Namib Desert

Head south into the heart of the Namib Desert via 2 geologically amazing canyons (Kuiseb and Ghaub) and via endless desert plains into the vicinity of Sossusvlei. Our tranquil lodge is situated near Sesriem offering Enter the Namib Naukluft National Park with sunrise, the first rays of sunlight; be captivated by the surreal Deadvlei surrounded by some of the highest dunes on earth and Sossusvlei, where the dry Tsauchab River ends abruptly amongst dunes. We then visit the Sesriem Canyon, a life sustaining natural phenomenon in the heart of the Namib Desert. On our way back to the lodge we stop at the Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate to taste a selection of wines produced in this harsh and dry environment.

day 13

Namib Desert to Windhoek

Travel back to Windhoek to your accommodation of choice, or transferred to the airport for your outward flight

Includes

12 nights’ accommodation; meals as specified in itinerary; entrance fees to national parks; tourism levy + gov’t taxes where applicable; services of registered driver/guide throughout tour.

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