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12 DAYS – NAMIBIA HIGHLIGHTS

MAIN ATTRACTIONS  
  • The Namib Desert ‚Sea of Sand’ inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List
  • Sossusvlei – World’s highest dunes
  • Picturesque Dune 45
  • Surreal Dead Vlei and ancient, dried-up acacias
  • Impressive rock formation of the Sesriem Canyon
  • Tropic of Capricorn – geographical landmark
  • Namib-Naukluft Park
  • Coast of the Atlantic and town-oasis Swakopmund
  • Welwitchia mirabilis – one of the world’s oldest plants, known as the ‚living fossil’, a botanic attraction
  • Historical Cape Cross
  • Fur Seal colony – one of the largest in the World
  • ‚White Lady’ and Bushmen rock paintings in Brandberg mountains
  • Twyfelfontein – Bushmen’s rock engravings, UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Etosha National Park – Wildlife & Nature Sanctuary
  • Windhoek – capital city
 
Day 1 27/03/2018

Welcome to Namibia! We will pick you up from Hosea Kutako International Airport, situated 40 km from Windhoek, capital of the country. Short city tour, with main attractions: Kristus Kerk, Tynten Palace, Independence Avenue (main street) and drive through Katutura township. Afterwards transfer to the lodge situated out of town, in the African bush.

Meals: dinner.

Distance: 70 km.

Duration: around 1 hour.

Accommodation: 1 night, in Windhoek at Villa Moringa

Day 2 28/03/2018

After breakfast, on the way to Sossusvlei, one of the most amazing and fascinating places on Earth, situated in the very heart of the sandy dunes. The Namib is considered to be the oldest desert in the World and recently the ‚Sea of Sand’ was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Traveling through the surreal, diverse and changing regions, from bare desert-land, through African bush, grassy savanna to sandy dunes. Experiencing thrill of being surrounded by the world of mountains, rocks and sand. Sheer feast for passionate photographers – capturing nature with the eye of camera! Good chance of spotting ostriches, antelopes, baboons and zebras. Break for lunch at the small oasis Solitaire. Opportunity to taste famous Solitaire apple pie, served at the desert bakery. Arrival at the lodge late afternoon, rest and relaxation after the trip.

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Distance: 350 km (gravel road).

Duration: around 8 hrs with stop-overs.

Accommodation: 2 nights at either Agama River Camp

Day 3 29/03/2018

Early morning before sunrise, drive towards Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei – a place of the highest dunes in the World, set in the midst of the World’s oldest desert. Unique chance for spectacular landscape photography! Climbing scenic Dune 45, while enjoying incredible desert vistas and ever changing scenery of the Namib. Off-road trail takes us to Dead Vlei where ancient, dried up acacias stand amidst the orange dunes creating surreal landscape. Optional hiking the ‚Big Daddy’ dune and afterwards visit to Sossusvlei with optional hiking the ‚Big Mama’ dune. After lunch, hike through spectacular rock formations of the Sesriem Canyon.

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Distance: 150 km on tar, gravel and sand roads.

Day 4 30/03/2018

Adventure starts at sunrise, as we travel through the Namib-Naukluft Park, admiring dried up Kuiseb riverbed and Kuised Canyon. On route, celebrating crossing of the Tropic of Capricorn with the glass of champagne! In the evening, arrival at the coastal town-oasis Swakopmund.

Magnificent landscape of the Namib reaches as far as eye can see. Wildlife, grazing antelopes: kudu, oryx and springbuck, mountain zebras, rare black rhino, giraffes and World’s biggest ‚birds that don’t fly’ ostriches.

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Accommodation: 2 nights in Swakopmund, at Prost Hotel

Distance: 350 km (gravel road).

Duration: 5 hours with stop-overs and lunch break.

Day 5 31/03/2018

Coastal adventure at the Moon Valley! You are invited to the ‚lunar landscape’ and for a discovery of the botanic attraction, Welwitchia Mirabilis, known as the ‚living fossil’; considered to be one of the oldest and most original plants on Earth, remembering the times of Christ!

 

Morning and afternoon optional attractions, not included in the tour’s price:

 

·       Early morning cruise to the flamingos’ and fur seals’ colonies. Price per person Euro 55.

·       Thrilling quadbike ride into the dunes and rolling hills of the Namib. Price per person Euro 50.

·       City tour of Swakopmund and visit to the Crystal Gallery and local craft market. Entrance Euro 5 per person.

·       Visit to National Marine Aquarium. Entrance euro 5 per person.

·       Visit to Snake Park. Entrance euro 5 per person.

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Distance: 150 km on gravel and tar roads.

Day 6 01/04/2018

Travelling on the coastal salt-road leading us 150 km north to the Cape Cross and the Cape Fur Seal colony. After observing huge family of these aquatic mammals, we are turning east into desert region of Damaraland, traveling towards mountainous Brandberg Massif, one of the most magnificent and majestic places of Namibia. On the way, passing by Damara villages in the communal area, en route chance to spot ostriches, jackals, hyenas and springboks.

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Accommodation: 1 night at White Lady Lodge

Distance: 350 km (gravel road, including 160 km salt road).

Duration: around 8 hrs.

 
Day 7 02/04/2018

Discovering beauty of Twyfelfontein rock engravings, UNESCO World Heritage site – one of the largest concentration of petroglyphs in Africa. We will admire most interesting petroglyphs, out of over 2000 works, created centuries ago in the rusty-orange rocks by San people, Bushmen inhabitants of these regions. The site forms a coherent, extensive and high-quality record of ritual practices relating to hunter-gatherer communities in this part of southern Africa and eloquently illustrates the links between the ritual and economic practices of hunter-gatherers. Afterwards, ethnic meeting with the Damara tribe at the ‚Living Museum’. We are surrounded by fascinating nature, wildlife, rock formations and a magnificent landscape of Damaraland.

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Accommodation: 1 night at Twyfelfontain Lodge

Distance: around 300 km on gravel roads.

Duration: 8 hrs with visiting and stop-overs.

Day 8 to 10 03 – 05/04/2018

Wildlife Sanctuary! We are on the way to Etosha National Park – wildlife sanctuary and treasure of Namibia, considered to be one of the most loved and most visited game parks of Africa! We are welcomed by wild animals and white sand of the plains. During afternoon game ride, admiring variety of magnificent animals, among them big mammals: antelopes, giraffes, zebras as well as huge elephants (largest in Africa), rhino, lions, leopards, cheetah and hyenas roaming through the bush.

In the evening, relaxing dinner served in the thrilling atmosphere of the wild. At the waterhole, thirsty animals gather for the drink of water, while you are invited to watch the ever-changing theater of nature till late! We will spend next three days on trails of Etosha, searching for wild animals of the savanna.

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Accommodation: 3 nights in Etosha’s camps Okaukuejo &  Halali 

Distance: 200 km (tarred roads).

Distance travelled every day in Etosha, around 150km on the trails of the National Park.

Duration: every day unlimited game drives inside Etosha.

Day 11 06/04/2017

After breakfast, ‚farewell’ Etosha and traveling south to Windhoek, capital of Namibia. Enough time to do last shopping for gifts, souvenirs and curios at the local, open-air craft market and to take the last photos of beautiful African landscape.

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Accommodation: Naankuse Lodge

Distance: around 450 km (tarred roads).

Duration: 6 hrs including stop-overs for lunch and shopping.

 

Day 12 07/04/2017

 

Today on the last day of your stay in Namibia, after breakfast at around 10am you will start Carnivore Feeding Tour at Naankuse Lodge, which due to your earlier departure, will have to end before 12am so you can be on time at the airport.

 

Meals: breakfast

 

We wish you a safe trip filled with warm memories and many happy returns to Namibia with Wild Wind Safaris!

 

Additional Information

 

Included in the tour's price:

 

All transportation, fuel, accommodation, meals as mentioned per itinerary, entrance fee to National Park, tour guide for the entire tour, mineral water in the car.

 

Not included in the tour's price:

 

Scheduled flights, individually extended accommodation, additional transfers, personal insurance, alcoholic beverages, optional activities (not included in the tour's price), soft drinks and snacks, gratuities and tips, any trip extensions, personal shopping. 

 

Vaccination/Immunization/Malaria

 

Vaccination/Immunization is not required; we advise to contact your doctor before your trip to Africa. Please make sure that you have been already vaccinated against polio, tetanus, hepatitis and tuberculosis. Tour includes malaria regions, please consult with your medical practitioner for prophylactic measures.

 

Insurance

 

 

It is compulsory to take up adequate travel insurance before travelling to Africa. Please consult your insurance company for advice and information before making the trip to Namibia.

Start Date: 2018-03-27
End Date: 2018-04-07
Price:
N$40,936
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