Day 1 | 50 km
After you arrive at the international airport you are met by your local travel consultant who will go through your safari and assist with any questions you might have. After collecting your rental vehicle you continue onwards to Windhoek, the capital of Namibia.
Your guesthouse is situated in a quiet residential suburb and it is close to the city centre with its Afro-European flair and peaceful atmosphere. After checking in and settling down you have ample time to get exploring what Namibia’s capital has to offer, from the iconic “Christus Kirche”, “Tintenpalast”, and “Alte Feste” just some of the relics from the countries colonial history or stroll along the quaint streets lined with craft markets. In the evening enjoy typical Namibian cuisine in one of the numerous excellent restaurants in the city.
Overnight at The Elegant Guesthouse.
Day 2-3 | 270 km
After breakfast, you head out south to the Kalahari Desert which the Bushmen refer to it as the “Soul of the World”. During your two days stay, enjoy the opportunity to experience the red dunes, wildlife and plants, in this desert environment on an optional nature drive. You also have the opportunity to walk with a Bushmen on a desert walk.
Enjoy your time at leisure in the dune landscape of the Kalahari Desert. At a nearby waterhole, you can view different specially adapted game species or take the day off to relax and swim in the pool.
Overnight at Bagatelle Kalahari Game Lodge – Savannah Chalets – Breakfast and dinner.
Day 4-5 | 350 km
Enjoy a hearty breakfast while viewing meerkats playing on the lawn before you travel across vast open plains. Stop for an optional light lunch in the countryside town of Maltahöhe before continuing further along with the Tiras Mountain range to our lodge in the Namib Desert.
The next morning demands an early start. Entering the Namib Naukluft National Park shortly after sunrise, you will be captivated by the surreal Deadvlei surrounded by some of the highest dunes on earth and Sossusvlei. Walk up one of these majestic dunes to admire the desert landscape beneath. Afterwards, we visit the Sesriem Canyon, a life-sustaining natural phenomenon in the heart of the Namib Desert before returning to your lodge. The afternoons, can be spent relaxing at the sparkling pool or taking part in optional activities.
Overnight at The Elegant Desert Lodge – Breakfast.
Day 6-8 | 280 km
After another spectacular sunrise, travel alongside rugged yet liberating scenery to Swakopmund. Your family-friendly guesthouse is situated in a quiet residential suburb of Swakopmund. Swakopmund is thus fondly referred to as the “playground of Namibia”, it has numerous activities such as exploring the rugged, sweltering desert on a day tour, or view this awesome, environment from the air on a scenic flight.
Find your inner child and push adrenaline to its limits with extreme adventures such as skydiving over the desert or quad biking and sandboarding on the dunes. Take time to get the feel of this quaint town with its historic buildings, museums, shopping arcades and beach bar that has transformed into its personality by the vibrant use of colour and the bohemian lifestyle.
Overnight at Kramersdorf Guesthouse – Breakfast.
Day 9 | 260 km
Your journey continues into the Erongo Region. En-route you can travel via the Erongo Mountain range and visit a living museum of the San, to learn and participate in some of their ancient skills. Travelling on to the charming town of Omaruru with its street cafes, souvenirs, Erongo mountain winery and Kristall Kellerei, both situated on the outskirts of the town amidst the bush landscape. Reaching your Guestfarm situated on the banks of the Omaruru River, you immediately feel welcome and at home. Here you have the options of exploring the bush on foot or on an open game viewer.
Overnight at Klein Eden Guestfarm – Breakfast.
Day 10-11 | 300 km
ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, you head north to for an unforgettable wildlife adventure awaiting us over the following days. Reaching the Etosha National Park through the Andersson Gate, you can immediately head out onto your first game viewing experience, exploring the natural and manmade waterholes in the vicinity of Okaukuejo before leaving the park at sunset to check into your lodge close to the park’s border.
Overnight at Etosha Safari Camp – Breakfast.
Day 12-13 | 200 km
ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
The next two days again are devoted purely to the abundant wildlife found in the Etosha National Park, which surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan. The park is home to 4 of the Big Five – elephant, lion, leopard and rhino.
Game viewing in the park is primarily focussed around the waterholes, some of which are spring-fed and some supplied from a borehole, ideal places to sit and watch over 114 different game species and more than 340 bird species. Your family-friendly lodge offers special guided bush walks focusing on children, educating them on all highlights of environmental protection and conservation.
Overnight at Onguma Bush Camp – Breakfast and dinner.
Day 14-15 | 320 km
After breakfast, travel south passing Tsumeb, Otavi and Otjiwarongo towards the traditional home of the Herero around the town of Okahandja. Situated in one of Namibia’s best farming areas but also the home of a vast variety of animal species.
Here you and your family can participate in nature drives and scenic walking trails, while the tranquil garden and sparkling pool serve as an excellent hang out during the heat of the day. In Okahandja you can browse through the Kavango woodcarvers market looking for the perfect souvenir to take back home.
Overnight at Midgard Country Estate – Breakfast.
Day 16 | 100 km
After a relaxed breakfast, you travel back to the bussing Windhoek, where you can also visit the craft markets that line the streets before returning to the airport or your individually booked guesthouse.