HIGHLIGHTS OF NAMIBIA
For those who expect a bit of ... everything!
Luxury accommodation. Time to truly relax between adventures. Ballooning. Flights across the landscape. This is a tour packed with activities and options.
Day 1: Windhoek – Namibia.
On landing at Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek, you will be picked by our transfer vehicle and head to the Green Hill Hotel or the Olive Grove Guesthouse for a peaceful overnight stay after your long- flight. Book in for a massage at the wellness center or spend your afternoon relaxing in the sunny alfresco lounge or soaking in the spa. If you would like to take it easy, in-room massages and room service can be arranged. There will be a pre- departure briefing this evening at 17:00hrs, whereby your driver guide will also collect your local payments.For those who would like to venture out, this city has very scenic and pleasant restaurants where one can spend the evening enjoying all the delicacies available.
Days 2-: Windhoek – Sossusvlei.
Early in the morning after breakfast,you will head south arriving on time for lunch at Sossusvlei Lodge, a luxury desert oasis in southern Namibia, set just outside Namib-Naukluft National Park. After checking in, you will have lunch and then chill the whole of the evening enjoying either the swimming pool or the bar as you wait for the following day which is jam packed with visiting several regions of the park.
Day 3-: Sossusvlei
Today after an early breakfast,float over the awe-inspiring landscape in an optional hot-air balloon after which you will still have an opportunity of climbing dune 45, the most visited dune on the world, then after wards you will be driven further into the desert to the Deadvlei which is shadowed by big daddy sand dune, before returning back to your lodge for lunch, after which you will relax till about four when you will be driven to Sesriem canyon or opt for a thrilling scenic light aircraft flight over the dunes.
DAYS 4-5: SWAKOPMUND – NAMIBIA
Today after breakfast you will travel at your own pleasure in a north-east direction to the coastal town of Walvis Bay whereby you will spent some time watching flamingos then off to Swakopmund – a quaint settlement between the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the hot sands of the Namib Desert. The city dates back to German colonial settlement in the late 19th century and its original Bavarian-inspired architecture adds great charm to the town’s intriguing natural landscape. Arrive at the Swakopmund hotel Zum Kaizer or any other similar on time for lunch,after checking in you will have lunch and then you will be driven to the main activity centre whereby you will book any activity that you would you would like to keep you bussy the following day then afterwards your guide will let you venture out by yourselves. Perhaps this is time for a sunset walk along the beach. The following day is yours to explore and play: you can choose from water sports, sandboarding, quad biking, thrilling off-road trails, dolphin and seal safaris, and at the right time of year, a true German-style October beer fest!
DAYS 6-7: DAMARALAND – NAMIBIA
The next leg of your journey takes you further north along the beautiful Atlantic coastline and then inland to the golden plains of Damaraland. Your luxurious base in this landscape where time seems to have stood still is Camp Kipwe, an authentic eco-lodge where you can enjoy guided drives in search of desert elephants, nature walks and historical tours, night drives, and dazzling stargazing. The lodge is located in the Twyfelfontein region, which is most famous for its incredible rock art that consists of at least 5 000 carvings of animals, humans, and geometrics, some of which date back thousands of years to the Stone Age.
DAYS 8-9: ETOSHA – NAMIBIA
From Damaraland, continue north-west to Etosha Safari Lodge. This region offers good year-round game viewing of elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino, giraffe, zebra and wildebeest as well as the rare Damara dik-dik. Your daily schedule includes morning and afternoon game drives into Etosha.
DAYS 10-11: ETOSHA – NAMIBIA
Travel to the eastern portion of Etosha, passing the edge of the expansive Etosha Pan as you head toward the Onguma Tree-top Lodge. Here your discovery of the park continues and, with only four suites at the lodge, you are guaranteed a unique, intimate and personalized safari experience. Onguma is set on a private reserve and activities available include wildlife and rhino tracking, guided game drives, nature walks and night drives.
Bidding farewell to Etosha, you will begin moving south back towards Windhoek, stopping for your last adventure near Namibia’s Waterberg Plateau Park in Kunene. Enjoy two nights at the cozy Okonjima Plains Camp, spending your days hiking through the mountains, bird watching and learning about the conservation of Namibia’s big cats. The AfriCat Foundation is what Kunene is best known for and a visit to the center is an opportunity to track rehabilitated predators on foot or on a game drive and learn about the research and rehabilitation of cats such as leopards and cheetahs.
DAY 14: RETURN TO WINDHOEK
Make your way back to the capital city of Windhoek where your inspiring and unforgettable Namibia safari comes to its end. At the airport, you will be seen off by your driver guide who will bid you farewell as you proceed to check-in for your return flight home.
All our stays are with three of the most respected accommodation providers in Africa. Sarova, Sopa and Serena hotels, lodges and resorts. They have all been chosen for their African sympathies; connection to the local people; support for local enterprise and suppliers; as well as their knowledge of local customs.
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