Highlights of Namibia

The Scenic Sossusvlei, photogenic Dead Vlei, picturesque Dune 45, Massive Big Daddy and Big Mama dunes, rock engravings at Twyfelfontein, historical Cape Cross, wildlife at Etosha and the list goes on. Namibia is a treasure with only gets better with more and more exploration.
Duration: 12 Days
The dunes are mesmerizing as the sand shifts with the slightest breeze. The rock engravings narrate a story of the hunter gatherers who have roamed these parts of the world hunting and surviving the wrath of nature and terror of wildlife. The wildlife of Etosha are thrilling and exciting, while a day interacting with the Himba is a privilege.

2 Nights in Sossusvlei, Namibia

A dual spectacle as you start early to ravish the beauty of spectacular Sossusvlei – a place of highest sandy dunes and Namib-Naukluft Park, a park that has been described as the greatest natural spectacle.
Day 1

We will pick you up at 8 am from Windhoek and head west through scenic bushland and savannah of Namib-Naukluft Park. Stop over at a view point to admire the spectacular Spreetshoogte Mountain Pass. Enjoy your lunch in a wilderness restaurant at Solitaire and taste the freshly baked bread, cakes and famous ‚apple pie’ at the small, desert bakery.

Day 2

Sossusvlei is best enjoyed at sunrise, so start early for a climb of picturesque Dune 45. Take a desert walk on the surreal dunes of Dead Vlei, bathed in changing shades of orange and shadows moving with the rising sun. Frozen in time yet going steady are the dead acacia trees impressing visitors year after year and centuries later. Hike the mesmerising formations of the Sesriem Canyon in the afternoon. 

Accommodation at Solitaire Guest Farm, Solitaire Country Lodge, Betesda Lodge, Sossusvlei Lodge, Sossus Dune Lodge, Moon Mountain Lodge, Le Mirage, Little Kulala or Sesriem Campsite Meals include dinner served at Lodge

2 Nights in Swakopmund, Namibia

Swakopmund is a picturesque coastal city facing the Atlantic ocean.
Day 3

After breakfast, venture North-West to small town-oasis Swakopmund, crossing Kuiseb Riverbed and as you sight ostriches, springboks, mountain zebras and oryx grazing. Stretch your legs as you take a break at the Tropic of Capricorn and take pictures to commemorate the moment. 

Day 4

Take a walk and explore the coastal town of Swakopmund. A visit to the local‚ open-air curio market will enthrall you and make you want to shop and shop some more. Post lunch, escape to the Moon Valley and Welwitchia mirabilis trails to see what is thought to be one of the oldest plants on earth.

Below mentioned activities are available for an additional cost:

Boat cruise (morning hours) to the colony of pink flamingos and fur seals, with dolphins and marine life viewing. Price per person 59 USD.
Quad bike tour into the desert dunes. Price per person 65 USD.
Visit at fascinating Crystal Gallery – exhibition of magnificent, Namibian crystals, some of the biggest specimen in the World, as well as rich selection of semi-precious stones. Entrance: 6 USD.
Visit at the Snake Park – indigenous Namibian species including most poisons ones, such as: Black Mamba, Puff Adder, Cape Cobra, Gaboon Adder, Boom snake, Zebra Snake, as well as Pythons, grass and sand snakes. Entrance: 4 USD.

Accommodation at Hansa Hotel, Zum Kaiser Hotel, Atlantic Villa, Stay@Swakop Guesthouse or Dunedin Star Guesthouse Meals include breakfast & dinner

1 Nights in Brandberg Massif, Namibia

Thousands of seals and adorable pups basking in the sun is an amazing sight in one of the largest colonies of Cape fur seals in the world. Brandberg Massif is a historically important site with engravings and stone paintings dating back to the initial hunter gatherers.
Day 5

As you travel further North, visit the the largest fur seal colony and the historical Cape Cross to where in 1486, Portuguese sailor Diego Cao set up a granite cross in tribute of the King of Portugal, after landing on the Namibian coast .

 Hit the road to reach Brandberg Massif, the highest Namibian peak, Konigsberg. The granite mountains is home to the famous "White Lady" and ancient Bushmen paintings

Accommodation at White Lady Lodge Meals include breakfast & dinner

1 Nights in Twyfelfontein, Namibia

Twyfelfontein is a display of the largest concentrations of rock petroglyphs in Africa and is considered to be one of the most holy site used to conduct shamanist rituals.
Day 6

Depart to scenic Damaraland and Twyfelfontein to visit 2000 rock engravings created by Bushmen, depecting animals, hunters and hunting, people and their lifestyle.

Opt to visit the 'Living Museum’ presenting Damara culture. Price per person 36 USD, and visit the Petrified Forrest 

Accommodation at Twyfelfontein Lodge Meals include breakfast & dinner

1 Nights in Kaokoland, Namibia

Some of the best ethnic photographs in the world is of the Himba. Their unique hair do and unique jewelery is very fascinating and very highly valued by the visitors.
Day 7

Gear up with breakfast to venture into the territory of one of the last pastoral tribes on Earth, the Himba. Interacting with them is an unique opportunity to understand the cultural and traditional values of the Himba. 

Accommodation at Opuwo Country Lodge Meals include breakfast & dinner

2 Nights in Epupa Falls, Namibia

The Himba are simplicity personified. A day in their culturally rich and happy lives will make your vacation a memorable one.
Day 8

The exotic culture, beautiful iron and shell jewellery, humble nature and interesting traditions needs to be experienced in the fullest sense for an entire day. Their traditions have been preserved for centuries and their lifestyle has had very little change. Some of the world's best ethnic photographs have been of the Himba. Head North again to admire Epupa Falls of Kunene River, that creates a natural border between Namibia and Angola.

Day 9

A day to relax and meditate on the awesomeness of the Himba and explore the surroundings bird watching and spotting crocodiles by the Kunene River or opt for activities like Adrenaline pumping – white-water rafting, Kayaking on the Kunene River and Trekking on hiking trails for an additional cost.

Accommodation at Epupa Camp Meals include breakfast and dinner

2 Nights in Etosha National Park, Namibia

A salt pan large enough to be seen from space is home to a plethora of wildlife and all cohabiting in perfect harmony..
Day 10

The beauty and charm of Etosha will overwhelm you no end. The diversity of African bush, savannah and salt pans and the abundance of wildlife balance will fill you with wonder, tranquil peace and serenity 

Day 11

Etosha has a unending list of possibilities not just terms of game and bird watching, but also for photographing. Observe the animals such as  herds of elephants, zebras, hyenas, variety of the antelopes, giraffes, rhino, jackals, cheetah and leopard, and the lion in their natural habitat. Observe the waterholes till late in the evening as the animals come and go for a drink of water.

Day 12

Take a last day dash to the waterhole to get your fill of game viewing before you leave Etosha. On the way to Windhoek visit the open-air craft market in Okahandja and shop for more souvenirs. We look forward to your return trip!

Accommodation at Namutoni, Halali or Okaukuejo Camp Meals include breakfast served at Lodge

Highlights of Namibia Information

Best travel time: January to December

Cost

Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
3500.00 USD 3500.00 USD 3500.00 USD 3500.00 USD

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