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Private Namib Desert, Wildlife and Cultures

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Highlights - Stand silent and admire the stark ambience of Dead Vlei Marvel at the sea of sand from the top of Dune 45 Trek the Desert Elephants of Damaraland Be overwhelmed by the abundant animals in Etosha See quintessential sand dune landscapes in Sossusvlei Immerse yourself in Namibian ancient cultures What to see; Erindi Private Nature Reserve Etosha National Park Damaraland elephants Kaokoland himba tribes Petrified forest Twyfelfontein Rock engravings Spitzkoppe Swakopmund and WalvisBay Namib Desert Dune 45, Deadvlei and Sossusvlei *Please be aware that all accommodations are subject to change before the departure date. This is due to availability and alternative accommodation of similar standards will be used, final accommodation details will be provided to you in case of changes. Tour can be upgraded or downgraded upon request.

Itinerary Details

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Day 1 NAMIB NAUKLAUFT PARK

Stop At: Namib-Naukluft Park

Namib Naukluft Park Today, we leave your hotel in windhoek and drive into the Namib-Naukluft National Park, the largest nature reserve in Africa and travel down the Tsauchab Valley to Sossusvlei to watch the sun rise and cast its shadows over the red dunes.

Duration: 5 hour

Day 2 NAMIB DUNES VISIT

Stop At: Deadvlei

Exploring Sossusvlei Dunes and Sesriem Canyon Today we have a sunrise climb at the famous Dune 45 as well as a 4x4 drive and walk to Deadvlei and Sossusvlei, we have packaged breakfast and we will spend the better part of the morning in the dunes. You will see the biggest dunes in the world as well as hear the roaring dunes whilst marvelling at the scenic deadvlei. Lunch at the famous apple pies of Solitaire and later at the lodge, you have an optional desert sunrise drive or walk.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Dune 45

Today we have a sunrise climb at the famous Dune 45 as well as a 4x4 drive and walk to Deadvlei and Sossusvlei, we have packaged breakfast and we will spend the better part of the morning in the dunes. You will see the biggest dunes in the world as well as hear the roaring dunes whilst marvelling at the scenic deadvlei.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sossusvlei

Today we have a sunrise climb at the famous Dune 45 as well as a 4x4 drive and walk to Deadvlei and Sossusvlei, we have packaged breakfast and we will spend the better part of the morning in the dunes. You will see the biggest dunes in the world as well as hear the roaring dunes whilst marvelling at the scenic deadvlei.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sesriem Canyon

Today we have a sunrise climb at the famous Dune 45 as well as a 4x4 drive and walk to Deadvlei and Sossusvlei, we have packaged breakfast and we will spend the better part of the morning in the dunes. You will see the biggest dunes in the world as well as hear the roaring dunes whilst marvelling at the scenic deadvlei.

Duration: 1 hour

Day 3 SWAKOPMUND

Stop At: Swakopmund

Namib desert to Swakopmund We drive northwards towards the coast and make stopovers at the Tropic of capricorn, Kuiseb canyon and many other places as well as the famous Walvis bay lagoon and arriving in Swakopmund late afternoon.

Duration: 7 hour

Stop At: Kuiseb River

We will make stopover at this scenic pass as we drive North.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Solitaire

We will make stopover at this apple pie shop as we drive North.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tropic of Capricorn Sign

We will make stopover at this scenic pass as we drive North.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Walvis Bay Waterfront

We will make stopover at this scenic lagoon for flamingos as we drive North.

Duration: 1 hour

Day 4 SWAKOPMUND REST DAY

Stop At: Swakopmund Jetty

Relax and stroll around this charming city or try out one of the many optional activities today! Discover desert wildlife and its mysteries with an expert guide We leave Swakopmund this morning and travel by the dunes outside Swakopmund. The local desert guide will show the hidden life in this apparently barren landscape with animals that are endemic to Namibia including the sidewinder (Peringuey's adder), the Palmato gecko with its transparent skin and beautiful colours as well as track the large Namaqua chameleon. We find out how the area's plants and small animals survive in this harsh climate including how they find water. Along the way, the guide explains the variety of dune colours and weather permitting, you will experience a 'roaring' dune as the sand actually produces sound!. We continue into the desert to our chalet accommodation and enjoy a night star gazing experience.

Duration: 3 hour

Stop At: Walvis Bay Waterfront

Optional - Kayak in Walvis Bay with afternoon free for optionals
 We spend the morning kayaking around Walvis Bay (no experience required) which is a natural deep water harbour protected by the Pelican Point peninsula along the Skeleton Coast. As you kayak along the bay, you will see the sand dunes, birdlife and even an artificial island made from bird poo! If you are lucky, we may also have sightings of dolphins and seals that feed off the cool Benguela nutrient rich current, as well as flamingos or pelicans. The afternoon is free to relax on the beach or try out the numerous activities in Swakopmund such dolphin, seal and whale cruise and mountain biking. or visit Sandwich harbour visit and many more

Duration: 4 minutes

Day 5 DAMARALAND

Stop At: Damaraland

After breakfast, depart southwards towards the coast and on your way meet the locals of the Himba and Damara tribeS.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Spitzkoppe

We stop at Spitzkoppe Hill for amazing views Or drive westwards to marvel at the barren scenery of the Skeleton Coast.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Skeleton Coast National Park

We stop at Spitzkoppe Hill for amazing views Or drive westwards to marvel at the barren scenery of the Skeleton Coast.

Duration: 3 hour

Stop At: Brandberg Mountain

We stop at Brandberg Hill for amazing views Or drive westwards to marvel at the barren scenery of the Skeleton Coast.

Duration: 30 minutes

Day 6 DESERT ELEPHANTS OF NAMIBIA

Stop At: Twyfelfontein

Today we visit the mysterious and ancient rock engravings of Twyfelfontein, Petrified forests as well as a Damara tribe village museum. Historical Damaraland - Twyfelfontein is a spectacularly scenic area, featuring one of the largest and most important concentrations of rock art in Africa. The name ‘Twyfelfontein’ translates to ‘Fountain of Doubt’, which refers to the perennial spring situated in the impressive Huab valley flanked by the slopes of a sandstone Table Mountain.

Duration: 3 hour

Stop At: Palmwag

We drive to Torra Conservancy where you will trek the desert elephants. Optional activities: Afternoon Game drive Wild camping Rhino trekking on foot Bush walk

Duration: 6 hour

Day 7 ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

Stop At: Palmwag

After an optional morning walk of rhino trekking or safari in Torra, we drive to Etosha National Park A highly rewarding traveling day today. We drive East to the world renowned Etosha National Park today.

Duration: 3 hour

Stop At: Okaukuejo waterhole

Etosha is the country's prime wildlife location and home to the largest variety of mammals and birds in Namibia. Etosha means the 'great white area' which refers to the large dried pan in the middle of the park. It is believed that the pan was formed over 100 million years ago and is 130 km long and up to 50 kms wide (the pan covers almost a quarter of the entire park) and can even be seen from space! Reaching our base in the afternoon for a dusk game drive, we check-in for two nights in Okakuejo which is one of only three rest camps in the park.

Duration: 8 hour

Day 8 ETOSHA SAFARIS

Stop At: Etosha Pan

Game drives in Etosha National Park, elephant, rhino, lion and leopard Etosha National Park is an immense saline desert, and our game drives take us from dense bush to large open plains where animals roam freely.

Duration: 4 hour

Stop At: Okaukuejo waterhole

We travel along the network of gravel roads that criss-cross the park, visiting viewpoints and the permanent waterholes around which animals congregate. We hopefully will see four of the Big 5 that live in the area. Elephants and lions are common in the park, while the elusive leopard hides in densely vegetated areas but it is the endangered black rhinos, which draw the most interest. The numerous waterholes scattered around the park are probably among the best places in the world to see this precious animal along with the plains which are home to large herds of springbok and zebra, all of which give a wonderful backdrop to game viewing in a unique

Duration: 5 hour

Day 9 ETOSHA SAFARIS EAST

Stop At:

Etosha Safaris East Awake to the sounds of the bush as you explore the park on an early morning game drive before returning to camp for a refreshing drink and lunch. This afternoon you have time to relax and gaze out to the waterhole and watch as the game lazily congregates in the shade to escape the heat. As the afternoon progresses you may like to explore the National Park on an afternoon game drive. The beauty of the park unfolds as you venture out into the baobab scattered landscape. Check into camp to freshen up before meeting around the campfire for a pre-dinner drink as you discuss the day's adventures. 


Duration: 8 hour

Day 10 ETOSHA NP TO ERINDI PRIVATE RESERVE

Stop At: Erindi Game Reserve

Drive to Erindi Private Game Reserve and afternoon game drive Drive Southwards to a private Luxury nature reserve called Erindi. Over the years Erindi has successfully transformed itself into an eco-tourism and conservation venture with specific programs established to rehabilitate both the land and animals that live in the reserve which include wildebeest, elephant, springbok, lion and even aardvark and monitor lizards. This afternoon, you have an optional game drive that roams through the reserve with a qualified and knowledgeable guide in the comfort of an open 4×4 vehicle.

Duration: 12 hour

Stop At: Etosha National Park

Enjoy a morning safari as you drive soutrhwards

Duration: 4 hour

Day 11 Local market visit and Windhoek

Stop At: Okahandja Mbangura Woodcarvers Craft Market

Local market visit and Windhoek; Depart to your accommodation in Windhoek,Namibia via a local curio market where you can have a chance to purchase some local African handmade items to take home. Tour ends at drop off Tour Ends

Duration: 6 hour