Fascinating Namibia are wide open spaces, diverse Fauna and Flora and the kaleidoscope of colours.
Day 1: Arrival in Windhoek– Kalahari
On arrival at the Windhoek International Airport your guide welcomes you and takes you to a nearby guest farm for a delicious breakfast. From here you start your safari south into the Kalahari. The bush savannah changes gradually into fascinating scenery of red dunes an ancient camel thorn trees.
Namibia is situated in south-western Africa, with the Atlantic Ocean as its western border. The southern border is shared by South Africa, the northern border by Angola and Zambia and the eastern border with Botswana. The scenery is diverse ranging from the dry Namib Desert to the riverine woodlands in the Caprivi. Close to the village Stampriet in the Auob Valley the Kalahari Farmhouse is your destination for today. The old farmhouse was converted into the dining, lounge and bar area. The bungalows are built in cape Dutch style and nestle und shade palm trees. The rooms are comfortably furnished with all modern amenities.
Many water features and a swimming pool in the garden invite you to unwind and relax. A big herb and vegetable garden provides fresh vegetables for delicious home-cooked meals.
Day 2: Kalahari – Namib Desert
The scenery changes constantly as we drive through the Tsaris and Naukluft Mountains into the Namib Desert. The Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world, stretches for more than 2 000km along the Atlantic coasts of Angola, Namibia and South Africa. Some animal and plant species have adapted to exist in these harsh conditions with extreme droughts and temperatures. The Moon Mountain Lodge is situated on a hill, with the majestic Naukluft Mountains as a back-drop. The spacious dining and entertainment area as well as the well-appointed rooms look out over vast plains and the ancient petrified dunes of the Namib Desert.
Moon Mountain Lodge
Day 3: Namib Naukluft Park – Sossusvlei – Sesriem
We depart on our day trip to the Sossusvlei just before sunrise. The colors on the mountains and dunes are constantly changing as the sun rises. The Tsauchab River ends in a big clay pan, the Sossusvlei which is surrounded by up 300m high sand dunes. The “Dead Vlei” can be reached on foot. The white clay pan surrounded by red sand dunes is studded by dead trees, reaching out bizarrely with their black branches into the blue sky.
On its way into the dunes the Tsauchab River has formed the Sesriem Canyon, a 1km long and 40m deep gorge. In olden day, when ox wagons where still used, six length ropes where needed to draw the water for the oxen from the bottom of the canyon. Hence the name Sesriem – meaning six ropes.
Moon Mountain Lodge
Day 4: Namib Naukluft Park – Namib Desert – Swakopmund
Our onward journey takes us through the endless vistas of the Namib Desert, with the high mountains of the escarpment at the distance. We cross the rugged Gaub and Kuiseb Canyon on our way to Swakopmund and the Atlantic Ocean.
As the deep sea harbor Walvis Bay belonged to the British, Swakopmund was founded in 1892 by the German settlers as their harbor. In 1915, when the Germans lost South West Africa to the British, all shipping activities where transferred to Walvis Bay. Today Swakopmund is a bustling town offering good hotels and guest houses, restaurants and shopping facilities. The museum in Swakopmund depicts not only the history of Swakopmund but the history of Namibia.
The modern Beach Hotel is situated close to the city center and the beach. The modern rooms are spacious, each with a balcony. Most of the rooms are sea facing and some look out over the dunes.
Beach Hotel Swakopmund
Day 5: Swakopmund
This day is at your leisure. Explore the many little boutique shops, visit the very informative museum or spoil yourself with a good cup of coffee and delicious cake in one of the many coffee shops.
In the late afternoon you will be collected at the hotel for an evening full of surprises.
Beach Hotel Swakopmund
Day 6: Swakopmund – Walvis Bay
One of the following interesting half-day activities is included: Take part in a Marine Cruise in the harbour of Walvis Bay or explore the Kuiseb Delta on quad bikes or join a Living Desert Tour into the dunes of Swakopmund.
Beach Hotel Swakopmund
Day 7: Swakopmund – Damaraland
Today we leave the coast, driving to the north western parts of Namibia, the so-called Damaraland, through vast gravel plains and past the Brandberg Mountain. The Brandberg Mountain is the highest mountain in Namibia with 2574m above sea level. Another highlight today is the Ugab Valley with the “Vingerklip”, a 35m high rock “finger” formed by erosion.
In the late afternoon we will reach the Bamabtsi Guest Farm, which is situated on the brim of a mountain, overlooking vast bush savannah plains with the rugged mountains of the Damaraland as a back drop. The comfortable rooms are well equipped. The main area offers a cozy entertainment area, a friendly breakfast room, a terrace and a big swimming pool in a well maintained garden.
Bambatsi Gueast Farm
Day 8: Twyfelfontein – Grootberg
On your way to visit the numerous rock engravings at Twyfelfontein, you have the opportunity to visit the Petrified Forest, the Organ Pipes and the Burnt Mountain. At Twyfelfontein we find about 2000 rock carvings on 17 different sites. This site was declared a World Heritage Site in 2007 by UNESCO. With a scenic drive through mountains and vast open plains we reach the Etendeka Plateau, where the Grootberg Lodge is situated on the brim of the Grootberg Mountain overlooking the Klip River Valley. From all rooms, the main area and the swimming pool this awesome panorama can be enjoyed. Optional activities offered by the lodge are walks and guided game drives.
Day 9: Damaraland – Etosha National Park
We proceed towards Namibia’s’ biggest wildlife park, the Etosha National Park. Measuring 22 912 km² the park offers a safe habitat for a diverse wildlife. The Park was proclaimed in 1907 by the German government, when Namibia was still a German colony. The Taleni Etosha Village is situated close to the Anderson’s entrance gate. Accommodation is offered in spacious and comfortable safari tents on wooden decks, each with private bath facilities.
Delicious buffet meals are offered in the restaurant.
Taleni Etosha Village
Day 10: Etosha National Park
Enjoy a full day of game viewing in the Etosha National Park, with a series of waterholes guaranteeing rewarding game viewing. The park protects 114 mammal and 340 bird species, like giraffes, Burchell’s zebra, elephants, red hartebeest, blue wildebeest, gemsbok, lion, hyenas and the endangered black faced impala.
Late in the afternoon we proceed to the Mokuti Lodge, close to the Von Lindequist entrance gate. The spacious rooms are surrounded by a huge, well maintained garden, and are easy to reach from the main building on paved walkways. Meals are served either in the restaurant or on the terrace in front of the main building.
Lunch in the park.
Day 11: Etosha National Park
Spend another day in the park with exciting game viewing. The vast Etosha Pan, mostly dry salt pan forms the center of the park, with many natural and man-made waterholes surrounding it. Especially in the dry season big herds congregate around the waterholes.
Day 12: Etosha National Park – Mount Etjo Safari Lodge
On our way back south we pass Tsumeb, a small mining town with lovely parks making it more of a garden town. The drive through the Otavi Mountains is very scenic and takes us to Otjiwarongo and the Mount Etjo Safari Lodge. The lodge is situated in the 30 000ha private Okonjati Nature Park. The rooms and the main area are surrounded by a lush lawn overlooking a dam with the Etjo Mountains as a back drop. On optional game drives you have the opportunity to see rare species like sable and roan antelopes, as well as the black and white rhino.
Another optional activity is a lion feed after dinner.
All activities can be booked and paid for at the lodge.
Mount Etjo Safari Lodge
Day 13: Mount Etjo Safari Lodge – Windhoek
Early in the morning you have yet another opportunity to go out on a guided game drive (optional). We return to Windhoek the capital city of the Republic of Namibia, with about 350 000 inhabitants.
The hot springs in the area attracted early settlers the central Khomas Hochland and the then known as Ai//Gams (fire water). In the mid-1800s Captain Jan Jonker Afrikaner settled near one of the main hot springs, located in present-day Klein-Windhoek, which is now an upper-class suburb of Windhoek.
Windhoek was founded on 18 October 1890, when Von François laid the foundation stone of the fort, which is now known as the Alte Feste (Old Fortress). As more settlers arrived, businesses were erected on Kaiser Street, present-day Independence Avenue. Still today many old buildings stand amidst modern multiple story buildings, with three historical castles overlooking the city. Windhoek, a cosmopolitan city by any standard, is a city with the colors and sounds of a modern African city.
The Hotel Thule is situates on a hilltop overlooking the Klein-Windhoek Valley. Enjoy this beautiful view from the restaurant, the terrace or the swimming pool.
Day 14: Windhoek – Departure
In the morning a guided city tour of Windhoek is included, showing you the many facets of this bustling city.
You will have some time to do some last minute shopping.
In the afternoon your guide takes you to the Windhoek International Airport for your departure flight.
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Minimum 4 – maximum 8 participants
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Extend your tour with optional stays at a guest farm, or a tour into Namibia’s South, the Victoria Falls or Botswana.
We will gladly plan and book individual pre- and post-tour programs for you.