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Wild Africa Travel: Namibia Highlights

You will travel South from Windhoek in a loop taking you through the Namib Desert and Sossusvlei where you can witness the eerie red sands. Continue to Swakopmund and Walvis Bay where you will see scores of flamingos. Journey further North into the Damaraland, a harsh environment home to Elephant and Rhino. Next stop is Etosha National Park know for its abundant wildlife before finally returning to Windhoek. Click here for the German itinerary

  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 166790
  • Starts: Windhoek, Namibia
  • Finishes: Windhoek, Namibia
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Itinerary

01

Day 1

Departing Windhoek, we travel to our lodge in the Namib Desert. This is the gateway to Sesriem Canyon and Sossusvlei, where some of the highest sand dunes on Earth stand towering over the white desert plains. The afternoon can be spent relaxing at the pool, or taking part in optional activities offered at our lodge.
Bronze: Hammerstein Lodge
Gold: Sossusvlei Lodge (D)

02

Day 2

This morning demands an early start. The first rays of sunrise paint the mountains of sand into a variety of apricot, red and orange, contrasted against a crisp blue skyline, enrapturing our senses, and providing an opportunity to capture this awesome landscape on film. Sossusvlei, where the mostly dry Tsauchab River ends abruptly amongst majestic dunes, sees us walking up one of these dunes to admire the desert landscape. Thereafter we visit the Sesriem Canyon, a life sustaining natural phenomenon in the heart of the Namib Desert.
Bronze: Namib Desert Lodge (B)
Gold: Sossusvlei Lodge (B, D)

03

Day 3

After breakfast we travel via the desolate, rolling hills of the Kuiseb Moon Valley towards the Atlantic Ocean. In Walvis Bay we visit the shallow lagoon, one of the most important wetland areas on the African continent and a RAMSAR World Heritage Site. Over 80% of the African flamingoes feed in this lagoon and present a breathtaking picture when they appear in groups counting a few hundred thousand. Having arrived in Swakopmund, the rest of the day is spent at leisure.
Bronze: Swakopmund Hotel (B)
Gold: Hotel Zum Kaiser (B, D)

04

Day 4

Swakopmund is the perfect location for walking tours, shopping, relaxing at a quaint coffee shop or taking a stroll along the sandy beaches. Being Namibia’s playground, a wide variety of activities are on offer, ranging from dolphin cruises, desert tours and scenic flights to quad biking, paragliding, parachuting and kite surfing.
Bronze: Swakopmund Hotel (B)
Gold: Hotel Zum Kaiser (B, D & Marine Cruise)

05

Day 5

Heading further north, we travel via the Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain (2579m), into the Damaraland, one of the least populated and geologically diverse areas in Africa. This harsh, rocky environment is home to the rare desert elephant, the black rhino and free-roaming antelope species.
We visit Twyfelfontein, a heritage site where Bushman communities engraved and painted over 2500 pictures some 6000 years ago! Close by we explore the Burnt Mountain, Organ Pipes and the Petrified Forest - all geological phenomena’s depicting the creation and evolution of some of the oldest landmasses on Earth. Here we also visit the Welwitschia mirabilis plant - the oldest living desert plant on Earth. After a visit to a traditional Damara village we proceed on to our lodge, situated on the edge of the Damaraland.
Bronze: Igowati Lodge (B)
Gold: Ugab Terrace Lodge (B, D)

06

Day 6

After a relaxed breakfast, we travel towards the Etosha National Park, famous for its vast amount of wildlife and unique landscape. Once we have reached our camp, we have the rest of the day at leisure, but can optionally also book an afternoon game drive in open vehicles with the lodge.
Bronze: Etosha Safari Camp (B)
Gold: Eagle Tented Lodge & Spa (B, D)

07

Day 7

The day is devoted purely to the abundant wildlife found in the Etosha National Park, which surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan. The park is home to 4 of the Big Five - elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. The waterholes support a rich diversity of birds and mammals, including rare species such as black-faced impala, roan, cheetah, and Namibia’s smallest antelope, the Damara dik-dik.
Bronze: Mokuti Etosha Lodge (B)
Gold: Eagle Tented Lodge & Spa (B, D)

08

Day 8

Today we take a game drive in the Etosha National Park. We may encounter animal species we have not seen the previous day and look forward to any new surprises at the different waterholes visited. In the afternoon we travel to our lodge, where we enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.
Bronze: Mokuti Etosha Lodge (B)
Gold: Onguma Game Reserve (B, D)

09

Day 9

After breakfast we continue southwards to Windhoek, where we visit the craft markets in the main street of the capital city, where after we are dropped off at our hotel or at the international airport for our return flight.
(B)

Inclusions:
    • Hotel or airport pick up
    • 8 nights accommodation
    • Daily Breakfast (Gold option also includes dinner)
    • All transport
    Accommodation

      Gold and Bronze category available

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