Namibia’s Highlights for
We invite you to experience the diverse wildlife and the seemingly endless vistas of Namibia in our specially equipped luxury bus. The bus has a lifting device to ease the embarking and disembarking for our handicapped guests. Travel times have been kept as short as possible and to offer more relaxation, we try to spend at least two nights at the various places. Our safaris are professionally planned and only accommodations are used which we ourselves, together with our partners in Europe, have inspected on accessibility for our handicapped guests.
Day 1: Arrival in Windhoek
Upon arrival at the Hosea Kutako International Airport you are met by your personal guide for this tour. On your 45 minute drive from the airport to Windhoek you will get a first glimpse of the scenery and endless distances of Namibia.
The Casa Piccolo Guesthouse, where you are accommodated for the next two nights, is situated in Klein-Windhoek, a quiet suburb of greater Windhoek.
Relax in the well kept garden or at the pool. The big rooms and bathrooms are easily accessed by wheelchair. The breakfast room and the pool area are all reachable by paved walkways.
Your guide will gladly take you to suitable restaurants for lunch and dinner.
Day 2: Windhoek
On a guided city tour in the morning, your guide will show you the modern and historical aspects of Windhoek. Windhoek is the capital city of the Republic of Namibia and is located in the central Khomas Region, with about 350 000 inhabitants.
The hot springs in the area attracted early settlers to Windhoek, 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 Kurt 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. Today many old buildings stand amidst modern multiple story buildings, with three historical castles overlooking the city.
Spent the afternoon at your leisure.
Day 3: Windhoek – Namib Desert
After breakfast start your safari in a south westerly direction into the Namib Desert. The Namib Desert is the oldest desert in the world, roughly 80 million years old, and 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. Close to the famous Sossusvlei you will find the Desert Camp, situated under ancient camel thorn acacias.
Accommodation is offered in spacious rooms constructed of stone and canvas. All rooms have patios from where the endless vistas of the Namib Desert can be enjoyed. Two rooms are accessible by wheelchair and paved walkways lead from the main area to the rooms.
Buffet meals are served at the Sossuvlei Lodge, a mere 5km away.
Day 4: Dunes at Sossusvlei
In the early morning hours you can visit the high dunes surrounding the Sossusvlei. As the sun rises over the dunes it paints them in wonderful colours.
The west flowing Tsauchab River ends in a clay pan, the Sossusvlei, surrounded by star shaped dunes of which the highest is 325 meters.
Enjoy a picnic breakfast in the dunes.
Day 5: Sesriem – Swakopmund
Continue your journey through the Namib Naukluft Park and past the petrified dunes, through the Gaub and Kuiseb Canyon and the endless gravel plains of the Namib Desert to the coastal town of Swakopmund.
Swakopmund was founded in 1892 and was intended to be the main harbour of German South West Africa, as Walvis Bay, Namibia’s only natural harbour was occupied by the British. The Namib Guesthouse is situated close to the city center with all its popular restaurants, shopping malls and the beach.
The guesthouse is elegantly furnished with modern, spacious bedrooms. Warm hospitality awaits you here.
Day 6: Swakopmund – Walvis Bay
In the early morning your guide will take you to Walvis Bay, where you have the opportunity to participate in a catamaran boat cruise through the big lagoon and harbour of Walvis Bay.
Enjoy watching pelicans, cormorants and seals joining you on your cruise. Sometimes leaping dolphins play around the boat. Refreshments will be served on board.
Bed/Breakfast + Catamaran Tour
Day 7: Swakopmund – Namib Desert – Etusis
From Swakopmund you travel through the endless gravel plains of the Namib to the Etusis Lodge, situated on the edge of the Namib Desert and close to the Otjipatera Mountains. From every bungalow the beautiful view of the surroundings can be enjoyed from a private terrace.
The old farm house was converted into the main area, with a lounge and a dining room. But mostly the meals are enjoyed on big terrace overlooking a waterhole.
A wide variety of wild animals, plants and minerals are found in this private nature reserve.
Activities on offer are game drives, horse riding and walks on various marked tracks.
Day 8: Karibib – Etosha National Park
Travel via Karibib and Outjo to the Etosha National Park.
Etosha was first established in 1907, by the German settlers. With a surface area of 22 912 km², it is a significant area in which a fauna and flora is protected. The huge salt pan, Etosha, takes up about 25% of the park.
The pan is mostly dry and only fills up in good rainy seasons, which attracts many birds to breed here.
Okaukeujo or suitable accommodation at the entrance to the Park.
Day 9: Etosha National Park
Today we proceed towards the Etosha National Park, Namibia’s biggest wildlife park. The Mokuti Etosha Lodge is situated close to the Von Lindequist Gate on the eastern side of the park. Accommodation is offered in spacious, modern rooms surrounded by a big garden. Paved walkways lead from the main area to all rooms.
Meals are served in the restaurant or on the spacious terrace.
Day 10: Etosha National Park
Your guide will show you the abundant wildlife in the Etosha National Park as well as the interesting flora of the region.
Around various natural and man-made waterholes in the park some of the 114 mammal and 340 bird species can be observed.
Big herds of springbuck, zebra, oryx and gnu roam the open plains, while elephants and giraffe prefer the woodlands.
Day 11: Etosha National Park – Mount Etjo Safari Lodge
Before returning to Windhoek you spend two days at the Mount Etjo Safari Lodge, situated in a private game park.
This very personal lodge offers an ideal opportunity for the visitor to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the surrounding nature. From the patio, viewing deck or the garden, game and numerous birds can be observed coming to the big dam at the lodge.
Delicious meals are served in the restaurant or around a fire in the lapa. After dinner you will be able to participate in a lion feeding tour.
Dinner/Bed/Breakfast + Lion Feeding Tour
Mount Etjo Safari Lodge
Day 12: Mount Etjo Safari Lodge
A guided game drive in an open safari vehicle, fitted with a special lift to lift our wheelchair guest into the vehicle, is included. Here you have a good chance to watch black and white rhino and other rare species that have found a safe sanctuary here at the Okonjati Wildlife Sanctuary.
Dinner/Bed/Breakfast + Game Drive
Mount Etjo Safari Lodge
Day 13: Mount Etjo Safari Lodge – Windhoek
Return to Windhoek via Okahandja.
Spend the last night at the Casa Piccolo Guesthouse again.
Day 14: Departure
Your guide will take you to the Hosea Kutako International Airport today in time for your departure flight.
Tours and transfers in a specially equipped and air-conditioned bus
All listed activities and entrance fees
13 x Accommodation in guesthouses and lodges
13 x Breakfast
8 x Dinner
German/English speaking guide
Flight to and from Windhoek
Personal expenses and tips
All meals and activities not listed
Personal travel insurance
This tour is conducted in co-operation with bsk-Reisen and Behindertengerechte Reisen.
For further information and/or reservations please contact
Tel: 06294 4281-50
Fax: 06294 4281-59
Behindertengerechte Reisen Raila UG
Tel +49 821 4555 840
Fax +49 821 4555 841