• Reference code: SOAN-DN

  • Days: 19

  • Max pax: 2

  • Availability: Nov 20 – Oct 21

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Your journey begins…

Experience Namibia’s entirety from the world’s largest sand mass in the Kalahari Desert to the second largest canyon in the world. Let yourself be captivated by the surreal dunes at Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei. Discover UNESCO and RAMSAR World Heritage Sites and the ancient San and Damara cultures. Encounter the abundant and diverse wildlife of the Etosha National Park.

Inclusions

Accommodation: As specified
Meals: As specified in the itinerary
18 Breakfasts and 8 dinners
Deluxe Travel Planner
General: Tourism levy and government taxes where applicable

Exclusions

All International / Domestic Flights and taxes, Rental Vehicle, Visas, Travel and Personal accident insurance, Personal Expenses, Excursions / Activities not specified, Gratuities

Day 1 | 50 km
WINDHOEK
After arriving at the international airport, you proceed via mountainous terrain to Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia. Your guesthouse is situated close to the city centre with its Afro-European flair and peaceful atmosphere. In the evening enjoy typical Namibian cuisine in one of the numerous restaurants in the city.
Overnight at The Elegant Guesthouse.

Day 2 | 280 km
KALAHARI DESERT
Travelling south after breakfast, you will soon see the red sand of the Kalahari interspersed with yellow grasses, shepherd’s trees and acacia’s. Your campsite is situated on a private game reserve in close vicinity to a frequented waterhole where oryx, springbok, zebra and a variety of smaller game species abound. In the late afternoon experience the Kalahari and its symbiotic components on a sundowner/nature drive (optional).
Overnight at Kalahari Auob Camp – Breakfast.

Day 3-4 | 250 km
KGALAGADI TRANSFRONTIER PARK
Continue with your journey further east to Mata Mata on the Border of Botswana. Your Lodge is a mere 5km from the Mata Mata Gate to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, making this an ideal day-trip excursion. You can choose to drive yourself or have a guided day tour of the Park which allows you to have an experienced ranger to show you the highlights of the region and have his trained eyes spot the rich wildlife found here.
Overnight at Torgos Safari Lodge – Tented Chalet – Breakfast and dinner.

Day 5-6 | 450 km
FISH RIVER CANYON
An early morning departure takes you further south across endless plains dotted with dolerite hills and desert-adapted vegetation. On your way to the magnificent Fish River Canyon, you can visit Mesosaurus Fossil site, which is probably one of the most convincing examples to prove the drifting of continents, as the fossils you witness here are also present in Southern America! Further points of interest on your journey south are the quiver tree forest and the Giant’s Playground.

The next morning, after breakfast you travel south to the Fish River Canyon Viewpoint at Hobas. Enjoy this natural phenomenon with the early morning sun. The Fish River Canyon is the second largest of its kind on Earth, with its awesome splendour and adapted fauna and flora on a scenic walk along the ridge of the canyon.
Overnight at Canyon Roadhouse – Breakfast.

Day 7 | 270 km
SOUTHERN NAMIB / TIRAS MOUNTAINS
Travelling past the Naute dam, where the Naute Kristal Distillery is a stop not to be missed by Gin lovers, which is locally produced here together with many other fine spirits and can be bought as tasteful and original souvenirs. Continuing towards Aus you take the D707, which is commonly described as being one of the most scenic routes in Namibia. Your lodge is situated at the foot of the Tiras Mountains range.
Overnight at Kanaan Desert Retreat – Breakfast and dinner.

Day 8-9 | 230 km
NAMIB DESERT
After breakfast, you travel along stretches of grass plains interspersed with huge mountain ranges into the area of Sossusvlei, where your Eco camp is situated close to Sesriem the gateway to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. These highlights are to be visited early the next morning to experience the sunrise capturing this inspirational natural play of light and shadow.

The next day calls for an early rise! After taking a walk along or even up some of the majestic dunes, visit the spectacular Dead Vlei. Travel back to your camp, where the rest of the day is spent at leisure, enjoying the endless vistas from the rock pool.
Overnight at The Elegant Desert Eco Camp – Breakfast.

Day 10-11 | 350 km
SWAKOPMUND
After breakfast, travel through two rugged passes and via the Welwitschia plains and the Moon landscape to Swakopmund. Better known as Namibia’s playground, this idyllic town is wedged between the sweltering Namib Desert and the cold Atlantic Ocean and enjoys a distinct German architecture and atmosphere.

Swakopmund has numerous activities to offer, some of which include scenic flights, boat trips, desert tours and quad biking adventures.
Overnight at Intermezzo Guest House – Breakfast.

Day 12-13 | 150 km
DAMARALAND
Today you head further north towards the Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain (2.579m), into the Damaraland, one of the least populated and most geologically diverse areas in Africa. This harsh, rocky environment is home to the elusive desert elephant, the black rhino and free-roaming antelope species. Your Lodge is located directly on the Ugab River bank and offers us breath-taking views onto the Brandberg mountain.

The next day, you have the unique opportunity to take part in a full days nature drive taking you through the Ugab river bed and scenic plains. Here you have the opportunity to encounter the elusive desert elephants that roam along and in the Ugab River feeding on the pods of the ancient acacia trees, before returning to Camp for an optional Sundowner drink and recollecting the day’s experiences. On a guided hike you can also explore the well-known Rock painting “White Lady”, located in the Tsisab gorges of the Brandberg.
Brandberg White Lady Lodge – Breakfast.

Day 14-15 | 420 km
ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
Travelling through endless bush savannah and Namibia’s major cattle farming area your journey takes you through historic and quaint towns such as Omaruru and Outjo to the border of the Etosha National Park. Explore the rich wildlife on an afternoon safari in your vehicle or an optional open vehicle game safari offered by the lodge.

The next day spend the entire day game driving through one of the most species diverse game sanctuaries on Earth. A multitude of waterholes along the edge of the Etosha Pan, support over 110 different animals and over 300 different bird species. Your camp is situated close to the National Park.
Overnight at Mondjila Safari Camp – Breakfast and dinner.

Day 16 | 200 km
ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
After sunrise, you have the entire day for excellent game drives in the park. Enjoy the sight of pronking springbok and playful animals announcing the start of another glorious day.
Overnight at Mushara Bush Camp – Breakfast and dinner.

Day 17-18 | 420 km
OKAHANDJA
Travelling south past the Waterberg and Etjo Mountain ranges, open bush and grass plains and cattle ranches we reach our lodge just north of Okahandja. Here you have the following two days to relax on a typical Namibian farm and reflect on the past day’s adventures and experiences before leaving Namibia with unforgettable memories.
Overnight at Omatozu Safari Camp – Breakfast and dinner.

Day 19 | 160 km
DEPARTURE
In time for your outbound flight, travel the short distance to the international airport, where you return your rental vehicle and where your tour ends.
Breakfast.

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