DAY 1: WINDHOEK – SOSSUSVLEI
This morning, you will travel from Windhoek through the scenic highlands of the Great Escarpment, before arriving into the Namib Desert. Two nights at SOSSUS DUNE LODGE. (L, D)
DAY 2: SOSSUSVLEI – NAMIB DESERT
Early this morning, you will visit the Namib Naukluft National Park to watch the sunrise over some of the highest free-standing sand dunes in the world. Once you have explored the dunes of Sossusvlei and the striking and ghostly camel thorn trees of Deadvlei, enjoy a relaxed picnic brunch. In the early afternoon, you will return to your lodge for a late lunch. (B, L, D)
DAY 3: SOSSUSVLEI – SWAKOPMUND
Early this morning, you have the option to enjoy a sunrise balloon flight or scenic light aircraft flight (at additional cost) over the Namib Naukluft National Park. Afterwards, drive through desert landscapes en route to Walvis Bay and the Namibian coast. Continue north to the seaside haven of Swakopmund and enjoy the afternoon at your leisure to explore the town before enjoying dinner at a local seafood restaurant. Two nights at a CENTRALLY LOCATED GUEST HOUSE (B, L, D).
DAY 4: SWAKOPMUND
After breakfast, you will be driven along the scenic coastal road back south to Walvis Bay for a kayaking adventure. Cape fur seals, bottlenose dolphins, flamingos and a wide variety of seabirds are just some of the wildlife commonly spotted. After exploring the waterfront area of Walvis Bay, return to Swakopmund for an afternoon at leisure. Optional activities such as camel rides, scenic flights, sandboarding and more are on offer (at additional cost). (B, L, D)
DAY 5: SWAKOPMUND – DAMARALAND
Today you will head towards Damaraland and en route you will pass Namibia’s highest mountain, Brandberg Mountain. Two nights at CAMP KIPWE. (B, L, D)
DAY 6: DAMARALAND
After breakfast, you will be taken on an exciting 4×4 excursion along the Huab River valleys in search of the elusive desert elephants and other rare game. Later, visit the prehistoric Twyfelfontein rock engravings (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). On return to camp, the rest of your day is at leisure. (B, L, D)
DAY 7: DAMARALAND – SOUTHERN ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
After an early breakfast, journey to Etosha National Park, travelling via the scenic Grootberg Pass. En route you will visit a local Himba settlement and learn about their customs, traditions and way of life as one of the last truly traditional people of Namibia. You will arrive at the border of Etosha National Park in the early evening and enjoy some time at leisure to appreciate the unique surroundings and game viewing at the lodge’s waterhole and hides. Overnight at ETOSHA MOUNTAIN LODGE. (B, L, D)
DAY 8: SOUTHERN ETOSHA NP – EASTERN ETOSHA NP
Today will be a full day of game viewing in Etosha National Park from your private safari vehicle. After a lunch stop at Halali, you will continue on via selected waterholes to see the very best game viewing the area has to offer. Leaving the park before sunset, continue on to Onguma Tree Top Camp where there will be enough time to freshen up before dinner. Enjoy an evening of game viewing at the camp’s floodlit waterhole where game comes and goes throughout the day and night. Two nights at ONGUMA TREE TOP CAMP. (B, L, D)
DAY 9: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK – ONGUMA GAME RESERVE
Today, you will be taken on another memorable morning of game viewing within Etosha National Park. Return to camp for lunch, then spend the afternoon on a game drive within the private Onguma Game Reserve, culminating in a sundowner at Fisher’s Pan. After sunset, enjoy your final ‘safari dinner’ overlooking the waterhole. (B, L, D)
DAY 10: ONGUMA GAME RESERVE – WINDHOEK
This morning, you will visit the AfriCat Foundation, a wildlife sanctuary which focuses on the research and rehabilitation of Africa’s big cats. After lunch, enjoy an afternoon game drive and tour of the centre. You will then be transferred back to Windhoek Airport, or your accommodation (not included). (B, L)
• 9 nights accommodation on a twin share basis
• Meals as indicated (B, L, D)
• Transportation in a luxury airconditioned safari vehicle
• Services of a registered and experienced naturalist English speaking safari guide
• Entrance fees and excursions as described in itinerary
• Mineral water on board the safari vehicle
• Option of either kayaking or catamaran boat cruise in Swakopmund
• Welcome pack
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Built on wooden stilts among the treetops, Onguma Tree Top Camp enjoys full views over a beautiful waterhole in the Onguma Game Reserve. Small and intimate, the camp consists of 4 tents with thatched roofs and canvas tent walls which can fully open and close. Each tent also features its own private balcony overlooking the waterhole. The main area features a dining area and open kitchen, a lounge with a fireplace and a deck with a small fire pit. Activities at the camp include morning and afternoon game drives in Etosha National Park, sundowner game drives in the reserve and guided bush walks.
Etosha Mountain Lodge is located on the southwest border of Etosha National Park, in the exclusive Etosha Heights Private Reserve. This small intimate lodge offers accommodation in 9 chalets. The lodge’s main area comprises a swimming pool, a restaurant, a bar, a well-stocked wine cellar, a curio shop and plenty of lounging and sitting areas for viewing the surrounding landscapes and passing game. Guests can enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives tracking rhino and elephant within the private reserve or venture out for a night game drive.
Set amongst large boulders with views across the Aba Huab valley at Twyfelfontein, Camp Kipwe consists of innovative igloo-shaped bungalows. constructed of stone to blend in with the surrounding natural rock formations, they are also designed to cope with the extremes of Namibia’s climate. Each of the 9 bungalows is simple yet comfortable and has its own shaded veranda. Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea & dinner are served in the large open-fronted dining room. Tucked away between two rocks is a sparkling rock pool with shaded sun loungers.
Sossus Dune Lodge is situated within the Namib-Naukluft National Park, and is built in an environmentally sensitive manner, primarily from wood, canvas and thatch, in an attractive ‘afro-village’ style. The lodge has 25 spacious chalets, 13 on the left of the main area with views of the dunes and the remaining 12 chalets on the right of the main area having a view of the mountains and the Sesriem Canyon.