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8 Days - Namibias TOP 3 attractions

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Day 1, September 24th

Pick up from the hotel in Windhoek and 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: lunch & dinner.

Distance: 350 km (gravel road).

Duration: around 8 hrs with stop-overs.

Accommodation: 2 nights at Namib Desert

Day 2, September 25th

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 3, September 26th

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. In the afternoon, 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

Distance: 350 km (gravel road).

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

Day 4, September 27th

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 5, September 28th

 

Travelling on the coastal salt-road along the Atlantic Coast, short stop at the Zeila shipwreck. After passing Hentis Bay small fishing town, short visit to Cape Cross with biggest Fur Seal Colony in Africa.

Further on to Skeleton Coast National Park, where you will see shipwrecks along the treacherous Atlantic Coast.

 

Late afternoon arrival at the lodge in Damaraland.

 

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Accommodation: 1 night in Damaraland area.

Distance: 550 km (gravel road, including 160 km salt road).

Duration: around 8 hrs.

 

 

Day 7, & 8, September 29 & 30th

After breakfast 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 two days on trails of Etosha, searching for wild animals of the savanna.

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Accommodation: 2 nights near Etosha.

Distance: 450 km (tarred roads).

 

Day 8, October 1st. 

After breakfast, 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. Transfer to the airport.

Meals: breakfast & lunch.

Distance: around 450 km (tarred roads).

Duration: 5 hrs including stop-overs for lunch and shopping.

 

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

 

 

Included in the tour’s price:

Transport, fuel, 7 nights’ lodge accommodation and reservations, meals as selected, national park entrance fee, full-day unlimited game drives in Etosha National Park (sunrise till sunset) in the provided tour vehicle, experienced tour guide for the entire tour.

 Not included in the tour’s price:

Scheduled, international flights ‚to/from’ Namibia, individually extended accommodation, additional transfers (airport transfers, which we may arrange at euro 20 pp), individual travel and medical insurance, lunches & water if not selected, drinks and alcoholic beverages, optional activities (daytime/nighttime open-vehicle game drives organized by the park with park's drivers at euro 45 pp/3 hrs each; min 2 - max 12 guests), gratuities and tips, trip extensions, visa to Namibia (if required).

 

Start Date: 2018-09-24
End Date: 2018-10-01
Price:
N$29,450
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