WINDHOEK • SOSS USVLEI • ETOSHA
From the mountains to the savanna. Gemsboks, springboks, black-backed jackals, ostriches and more!
Six days absolutely packed with wildlife, landscapes, and excellent opportunities to get close viewings of springboks, zebras, impalas, giraffes, gemsboks, plenty of birds... and a whole lot more.
65720 ZAR pps
Day 1: Windhoek – Sossusvlei
Pick up time is 7.30 from your hotel. Windhoek is surrounded by mountains and we pass first over the Eros Mountains and then over the Khomas Hochland Range. As you come through the mountains you go down from the central Namibian plateau to grassy desert savannah, arrive during the late afternoon and have time to relax and explore the surroundings before sunset when the colors glow and change on the distant mountains to the east
Included: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Sossusvlei
Start early to catch the soft light of the sunrise over the desert, travel towards Sossusvlei with sand dunes rising up along both sides of the road. Stopover at the famous Dune 45, where those who feel fit may climb the dune and get a breathtaking view of the surrounding Namibian desert. After breakfast will take a desert walk in the cool of the morning, with the chance of seeing gemsboks, springboks, black-backed jackals and ostriches. As the day cools down we will go on a short excursion to Sesriem Canyon before heading back.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Park Fees and Activities
Day 3: Sossusvlei to Windhoek
Back to civilization on scenic roads through the Khomas Hochland Mountain Range. You will arrive back in the city and you will be dropped off at your accommodation (included in the tour).
Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4: Windhoek to Etosha National Park, South
You will be picked from your hotel at 8.00 and have a long drive today. On your way, you will stop at Otjiwarongo for a cup of coffee as your driver guide refuels. You will have a picnic lunch along the way and arrive at Okaukuejo Etosha village or similar lodge, in the afternoon and after checking in,you will have time to explore the surroundings and enjoy the swimming pool before a late afternoon game drive. After dinner, a visit to the floodlit waterhole is highly recommended as there is a good chance of seeing some animals as they come to drink.
Included: Lunch, Dinner, Park Fees and Accommodation
Day 5: Etosha National Park, East
Today you will spend most of the day game driving, visit a number of waterholes and make a stop at the Etosha Pan, the “place of dry water”. The Pan is an extensive flat depression of about 5,000 km2. This great, white expanse is a place of shimmering mirages and seeing large herds of game in this setting makes Etosha a unique experience. You may stop at Halali middle camp to have lunch before you continue with your game drive to Namutoni. arriving late in the evening. The game viewing is usually excellent with close views of springboks, zebras, impalas, giraffes, gemsboks and plenty of birds. If we are lucky we may also have some close encounters with elephants and lions. Back at the camp you may enjoy a glass of wine and experience a fabulous sunset from the tower of the old German fort before dinner.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Activity
Day 6: Etosha to Windhoek
After an early morning breakfast,we will have another morning game drive and the opportunity to take some more pictures of Etosha’s wildlife in the soft morning light, as we head back to the city. You will travel on the main road, passing through farmlands and small towns, with time to stop in the small town of Okahandja at Namibia’s largest wood–carving market. You will be dropped off at your accommodation and the trip ends with your driver guide bidding you farewell. A transfer driver guide will transfer you to the airport the following day for your onward flight home.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Activity
Parks & Reserves:
One full day and two half days
Trip Highlights: Maasai Mara Reserve (home of the ‘big five’) | Great Migration (seasonal) | Optional Maasai village visit | Picnic lunch with the hippos
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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