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Explore Namibia on a wild nature tour, starting off in Windhoek, one of the smallest and cleanest capital cities in the world where you can treat yourself to the famous locally brewed beer, the Windhoek Lager.

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Explore Namibia on a wild nature tour, starting off in Windhoek, one of the smallest and cleanest capital cities in the world where you can treat yourself to the famous locally brewed beer, the Windhoek Lager.

Journey over the Namib desert with its splendid red dunes and go on safari in Etosha National Park. Meet one of the last semi-nomadic and capture that perfect moment where you feel a true connection with Africa.

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Windhoek
    Day 1
    Windhoek

    Explore Windhoek during the day and meet your group and your Tour Leader in the evening at 18:00 to get acquainted and review your trip details. Windhoek is a tiny capital town but with loads of interesting things to offer.  One of the most famous is the display of 33 meteorites, the Gibeon Meteorites in the Post Street Mall. Here you can take pictures of and touch these extra-terrestrial bodies that are corrosive resistant due to the high amount of nickel in them.

    Shopping opportunities abound and for the historically inclined there are many museums and historical buildings all within walking distance in the town centre. One of the most widely photographed and a historical landmark is the Christ Church, a Lutheran church, built in the Gothic revival style.

    • Meals: N/A                       
    • Transport: N/A
    • Travel Time: N/A
    • Accommodation: Comfort Hotel
    • Activities Included:  Welcome Meeting at 18:00
    • Activities Optional:Explore City, Craft Market & Museums
    • Entrance Fees Included: N/A
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  • 2
    Windhoek to Etosha
    Day 2 Transfer by car
    Windhoek to Etosha

    Depart after breakfast for Etosha National Park, one of Southern Africa's best-loved wildlife sanctuaries. Head out for an afternoon game drive to search for elephant, the unique black-faced impala, zebra, endangered black rhino or any of the more than 100 mammal species the park is home to. In the rainy season, the salt pans turn into shallow lakes, with pelicans, flamingos and other bird species flocking to this temporary water haven.

    Animals often cluster around the watering holes close to the campsites and this offers you the unique opportunity to sit and wait for the animals to come to you. These fenced watering holes have seating areas and are perfectly safe. Floodlights give you the opportunity to sit at the waterhole right through the night and enjoy the interaction all the different species have with each other around the water.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    • Transport:Premium Overland Safari Vehicle
    • Travel Time: 6 hrs. Drive
    • Accommodation: Bungalows/Lodge
    • Activities Included:  N/A
    • Activities Optional:  N/A
    • Entrance Fees Included: Etosha National Park
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  • 3
    Etosha National Park
    Day 3 Transfer by car
    Etosha National Park

    Enjoy a full day’s game drive in our Premium Overland Safari Vehicle. Gather memories of unique sights that you will not likely experience again. Watch how ghostly grey-white elephants bathe themselves in the white dust of the area or zoom in on the magnificent sight of giraffes etched against a wide and open horizon. Overnight at another beautiful camp inside Etosha National Park and maybe you are just lucky enough to fall asleep with the haunting call of a hyena or a lion roaring in the distance.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    • Transport:  Premium Overland Safari Vehicle
    • Travel Time: Morning and Afternoon Game Drives
    • Accommodation: Bungalows/Lodge
    • Activities Included: Game Drives in Premium Overland Safari Vehicle, Watering Hole at Camp
    • Activities Optional: Night Game Drive
    • Entrance Fees Included: Etosha National Park
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  • 4
    Etosha National Park to Kamanjab
    Day 4 Transfer by car
    Etosha National Park to Kamanjab

    We overnight about 20 km outside Kamanjab on a family farm.   This extraordinary place offers guided tours around an authentic Himba village.  Experience in depth the life and ways of living of the last traditional tribe in Namibia.  Ever heard of the milking ceremony and a smoke bath?  Learn about their beliefs in their ancestors and herbal medicine, their hairstyles and jewellery imitating the status of each tribe member as well as their close relationship with nature, their cattle and children.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    • Transport: Premium Overland Safari Vehicle
    • Travel Time:  4 hrs. Drive
    • Accommodation:  Bungalows/Lodge
    • Activities Included: Himba Settlement Experience
    • Activities Optional: N/A
    • Entrance Fees Included: N/A
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  • 5
    Kamanjab to Brandberg
    Day 5 Transfer by car
    Kamanjab to Brandberg

    We travel south to Brandberg which is home to Königstein, at 2,573m above sea level the highest peak in Namibia. We visit the famous White Lady Bushmen painting in the Brandberg on a guided self-drive tour with our Polaris Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV).  The walk to the painting is not strenuous and takes about 2 hours in a very hot environment so be sure to be armed with a hat, sunglasses, comfortable closed shoes and plenty water and sunscreen. Enjoy the breath-taking scenery along the riverbed on the way to the famous "lady", with multicoloured rocks that take on various shades of flaming orange in the late afternoon, giving the mountain its name. Around the lodge area, there is a good chance to see the famous desert elephant, sometimes casually wandering into the lodge premises.

    Our UTV's enable clients to enjoy the spectacular scenery and wildlife of the Brandberg area as well as experience the thrill of driving one of these customised fitted Polaris all-terrain-vehicles. Tours are led by professional local guides and backup includes satellite phone communications and vehicle tracking.  A few other self-drives are also offered, which you can book as optional activities.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.
    • Accommodation: Bungalows/Lodge.
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  • 6
    Brandberg to Swakopmund
    Day 6 Transfer by car
    Brandberg to Swakopmund

    Continue to Swakopmund with its cooler Atlantic sea air, cultural experiences and options for some extreme adventures like quad biking, sand boarding, 4x4 safaris, skydiving (weather permitting) and more. The only meal provided today is breakfast as Swakopmund has plenty of great places to eat local cuisine. Swakopmund offers a variety of bakeries and cafes with a selection of reasonably priced meals (budget approximately $5-12 USD per meal).

    • Meals: Breakfast.
    • Accommodation: Comfort Hotel.

     

     

     

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  • 7
    Swakopmund
    Day 7
    Swakopmund

    Swakopmund’s big variety of things to see and do caters for a wide scope of tastes and styles. You can take a walk along the beach and dip your toes in the icy Atlantic Ocean, or visit the Krystal Galerie which boasts with the largest Quartz Crystal Cluster on display in the World, weighing in at 14 100 kilogrammes. Browse the many excellent bookshops and curio shops and spoil yourself with a unique gift from the area. If adrenalin and outdoors is your thing then you can enjoy optional activities like quad biking, sand boarding, 4x4 safaris, skydiving (weather permitting) and more.

    • Meals:  Breakfast
    • Accommodation:  Comfort Hotel
    • Activities Optional:  Quad Biking, Sand Boarding, Skydiving.
    • Entrance Fees Included: N/A
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  • 8
    Swakopmund to Sesriem
    Day 8 Transfer by car
    Swakopmund to Sesriem

    Today is an early departure and a long drive north to the Namib Desert. You will be surrounded mostly by the wide-open Namibian landscape with spectacular scenery.  En-route we visit the flamingo coligny of Walvis Bay the Tropic of Capricorn and stop at Solitaire to taste their world renown Apple Crumble Pie.

    • Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
    • Transport:   Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle
    • Travel Time: 6 hrs. Drive
    • Accommodation:  Bungalows/Lodge
    • Activities Included:  N/A
    • Activities Optional:   N/A
    • Entrance Fees Included: N/A
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  • 9
    Sesriem
    Day 9 Transfer by car
    Sesriem

    We stay in Sesriem but make use of the opportunity to experience the ever so beautiful desert sunrise over the dunes. We visit the Sesriem Canyon to admire the lofty red sand dunes in the distance that form a gateway into the Namib Desert, which means "vast place."  Climb the majestic Dune 45 before continuing to the entrance of Sossusvlei/Deadvlei, a seemingly endless expanse of sand dunes.

    • Meals: Breakfast,  Dinner
    • Transport: Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle
    • Travel Time:  5 hrs. Drive
    • Accommodation: Bungalows/Lodge
    • Activities Included: Dune 45, Transfer to Sossusvlei / Deadvlei
    • Entrance Fees Included: Namib Naukluft National Park – Sesriem & Sossusvlei

     

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  • 10
    Sesriem to Windhoek
    Day 10 Transfer by car
    Sesriem to Windhoek

    We return to Windhoek. Spend the last few hours of the day exploring Windhoek. You'll have the option to celebrate your last night and your new friendships at one of Windhoek’s famous restaurants. You can also book an extra day or two to properly explore this quaint little capital town.

    Meals:Breakfast, Lunch. Accommodation: Comfort Hotel.

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners
    • Accommodation:  Comfort Hotel (3 nts), Bungalow/Lodge (6 nts)
    • Entrance fees: Etosha National Park, White Lady Bushmen Painting, Namib Naukluft Park - Sesriem & Sossusvlei. 
    • Activities: Game Drives in Etosha National Park, Watering Hole at camp, Himba Settlement Experience, Afternoon Ultimate Adventure Tour to White Lady Bushmen Painting, Sesriem Canyon Visit, Visit Dune 45, Sossusvlei/Deadvlei Transfer
    • Arrival airport transfer
    • Crew:  1 Tour Leader, 1 Driver for the duration of the tour, local guides as per activities included

    Price does not include

    • Flights
    • Visas
    • Travel Insurance
    • Optional Activites
    • Drinks
    • Tips
    • Pre and post night accommodation
    • Items of personal nature
    • Everything not mentioned under "the price includes" section