12 DAYS
NAMIBIAN HIGHLIGHTS

THE BEST OF NAMIBIA

We begin our journey in the historic capital of Windhoek. After we arrive at the Hosea Kutako Airport we make our way to the Casa Africana Hotel Pension. The hotel overlooks the city from Luxury Hill and has easy access to downtown Windhoek.


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ITINERARY

Minimum Persons on tour 5, for smaller groups we have price on request.

Price:
P/Person sharing: USD2290 – Single Person: USD2990 – 13 persons maximum

Departure: Every second Wednesday

Prices 2020/2021 valid until 31 December 2021

Day 1 – Hotel Thule – Windhoek – BB

After picking you up from the airport we drop you at your hotel/lodge for a one night stay in Windhoek the capital city of Namibia. Very historical town with a lot of historic buildings and very rich mixed cultures. You have the afternoon at leisure to explore the city of Windhoek. Preferably your guide will take you on an unforgettable experience city tour and finishing the day with a visit to Katutura township where most of the inhabitants of the city stays. Dinner will be enjoyed at one of the local restaurant offering local cuisine on your own expense. B

Included:
Bed & Breakfast
City and Township Tour

Day 2 – Kalahari Anib Lodge – Kalahari Desert – BB

We depart the quaint Hotel Thule at 8:30 and make our way through the town of Rehoboth, famed for its local hot springs, as we head for our final destination for the day at the Kalahari Anib Lodge. We will have a short break for lunch, before we start the next part of our journey. When we arrive around early afternoon at the lodge, we have time to avail ourselves of the pool to cool off from the strenuous, Namibian sun. Later on we have an opportunity to go out for a sundowner drive and traverse across the dunes to get-up close and personal with the inhabitants of the Kalahari Desert. When the sun sets we can savour a fine dinner served at the Kalahari Anib Lodge restaurant at our own account. B

Included:
Bed & Breakfast

Day 3 – Desert Camp – Sossusvlei – Namib Desert – BB

After an unhurried breakfast we begin our journey to Desert Camp some 5km north of Sossusvlei entrance gate. We will take a scenic drive through the towns of Mariental and Maltahohe, located in the far southern corner of Namibia before we finally reach our destination. En-route we will have a short reprieve and savour a tasty lunch before we continue on our way. We should make it to our destination in the early afternoon, and then have the rest of the afternoon to relax and unwind at the pool; go for an unguided walk or to enjoy a sunset nature drive as an optional activity. Dinner at the lodge for clients own expense. B

Included:
Bed & Breakfast

Optional Activities:
Nature/Sundowner Drive – Late afternoon drive in an open game viewer 4×4 vehicle to enjoy the desert landscape and at sunset enjoy your favorite sunset drink while enjoying the African sunset.

Day 4 – Swakopmund Sands – Central Coast – BB

After an early pre-dawn wake up we drive down to Sossusvlei to enjoy the red sand dunes of the Namib. We will stop at the scenic Dune 45 along the way and spend a couple of hours at both Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei before enjoying a picnic breakfast between the sand dunes. En-route to Swakopmund we will enjoy lunch and arrive late afternoon in the coastal town. We are here for the next two days to explore this once a little German town. Dinner can be enjoyed in one of the best restaurants in town for your own account. B

Included:
Bed & Breakfast

Day 5 – Swakopmund Sands – Central Coast – BB

Today you have the opportunity to take part in activities offered at the touristic coastal town of Namibia. There is few must do activities like Scenic Flights over Sossusvlei, Living Desert Tour, Dolphin Cruise etc. or otherwise you can explore the town on foot and enjoy its very old and interesting German architecture. This afternoon we will meet at 13:00 to go for an authentic African lunch in the township of Mondesa with some African voices entertaining us. Dinner can be enjoyed in one of the best restaurants in town for your own account. BL

Includes:
Bed & Breakfast
Township lunch with some African voices

Optional Activities:

Sossusvlei Scenic Flight – Must do activity –  flight over the Namib Desert sand to see the contrast and shapes of sand dunes meeting the Atlantic Ocean. 

Dolphin Cruise – Catamaran Cruise to see different kinds of dolphins and in the same time enjoy the marine life – you can see a lot of cape fur seals, pelicans, sea gulls and lot more aquatic life. Enjoy at the end of the cruise sparkling wine with one of the world’s biggest and yummy Oysters. 

Living Desert Tour – Very exciting but also highly educational activity to understand the life in the desert as the eye will always lie to you and confirm that there is absolutely no life but this activity will answer all this questions. Out in an 4×4 vehicle in the desert with an experienced guide to be shown a few desert creatures which survives in this extreme desert weather in likes of spiders, scorpions, snakes, lizards etc. 

Day 6 – Palmwag Lodge – Skeleton Coast – BB

Today, our adventure starts along the Atlantic shores as we make our way down the Skeleton Coast to Palmwag, a small oasis found on the banks of the Uniab River, just northwest of Damaraland. As we head towards our newest destination we will stop off at an old shipwreck, whose skeletal frame can still be seen from the shoreline. Before we head off to the land of towering aquatic mammals at the Cape Cross Seal Colony, one of the largest in the world. After a drive through the Skeleton Coast Park we will arrive by late afternoon at the Palmwag Lodge, an area also renowned for herds of Desert Elephants who wandered around the region and sometimes steal a drink at the local swimming pool. B

Includes:
Bed & Breakfast
Cape Cross Seal Colony

Day 7 – Palmwag Lodge – Skeleton Coast – BB

After a quick breakfast we head off for a game drive to spot some of the local fauna that have adapted to this harsh conditions of this arid landscape. The region is also known for its large population of endangered Black Rhinos and Desert adapted Elephants which browse on the local trees, and sometimes drop by at the swimming pool. After lunch we can take the rest of the day to relax at camp, and unwind from the day’s travels. B

Includes:
Bed & Breakfast
Game drive

Day 8 – Opuwo Lodge – Kaokoveld – Himba Country – BB

We begin the day with a leisurely breakfast before we head off to the Himba region, home to the roaming, nomadic, Himba tribes. After our morning excursion we head back to our lodge for lunch before we journey onwards to the nearby Himba villages. From there we will have a chance to immerse ourselves in a world far removed from our modern world, to one soaked in cultural heritage and the old ways of living that the Himba tribes have upheld for thousands of years. B

Includes:
Bed & Breakfast
Himba visit

Day 9 – Okaukuejo – Etosha National Park – BB

We leave the Opuwo lodge and journey to the Etosha National Park, located in the north-western corner of Namibia. For the next two days we will explore, sight see and drive through the rugged terrain of the national park, as we drop in at the local watering holes to catch sight of the local denizens, from the quick springbok, to the sedate zebra to the reclusive rhino, and possibly even the majestic Namibian lion. B

Includes:
Bed & Breakfast
Game drive

Day 10 – Mokuti Lodge -Etosha National Park – BB

Today we will make our way across the park on a full day game drive to the Eastern exit of the park to Mokuti Lodge where we will be staying for 1 night. We begin our day with an early breakfast before we venture out for our first game drive of the day. Depending on our luck of spotting animals today, we will make it to the lodge for lunch and after lunch we can have a refreshing dip in the pool to cool off from the Namibian sun, before we head back out for our next game drive. As the day ends we make our way back to our lodge, situated just a few kilometres from the park’s borders. B

Includes:
Bed & Breakfast
Game drives in Etosha NP in our own vehicle

Day 11 – Waterberg Plateau Park – BB

After breakfast we make our way down central Namibia to the Kalahari Basin that encompassed more than 2.5 million square kilometres of land. We then travel to the Waterberg Plateau Park, a historical site where the Herero Genocide took place under the harsh rule of German colonists. Today the park is a central oasis for a multitude of species who depend on the park’s water to survive. We then hike up the plateau with its iconic brick red sandstone façade that rises some 420 meters, to give us an unappalled view of the landscape and also have a chance to learn more about the dark history surrounding these lands. As evening sets in we make our way back to camp to enjoy some tasty cuisine in the camp restaurant building, one of the most historical in Namibia’s Germanic occupation. B

Includes:
Bed & Breakfast
Visit German war graves

Day 12 – Windhoek/Airport

We make our way back to the capital and bid goodbye to the wilds of southern Africa. We will stop off at the Okahandja Craft Market where we can purchase some final souvenir to take home before our remarkable adventure comes to a close. We should arrive by early afternoon at our respective lodging before we begin the last leg of our journey and transfer to our final flight at the Hosea Kutako Airport.

The price includes:
– All accommodation costs in the mentioned Lodges, Hotels or similar one
– Breakfast (B) on all locations except mentioned otherwise
– All costs for explicit as included mentioned activities, as local game driving, safari boat trips etc.
– All local taxes, tolls and fees
– All entrance fees in NP and planned tribe villages as mentioned
– Water on the bus during driving
– Professional English speaking guide
– Fuel


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