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11 Days Namibian TOP attractions

 

Main Attractions

 

 

 

Detailed itinerary

 

 

Day 1, October 30th

Pick up from the airport, short city tour with visit to the Diamond Works.

Meals: Dinner

Distance: around 60km.

Accommodation: Villa Moringa or similar.

 

 

 

Day 2, October 31st

 

Welcome to Namibia! We will pick you up from Hosea Kutako International Airport, situated 40 km from Windhoek, capital of the country.

Afterword we are 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 6 hrs with stop-overs.

Accommodation: 2 nights in the Namib Desert, Sossusvlei area, at Agama River Camp or similar.

 

Day 3, November 1st

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, November 2nd
 

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 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 Stay at Swakop or similar.

Distance: 350 km (gravel road).

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

Day 5, November 3rd

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, November 4th
 

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: 2 nights in Damaraland at Twyfelfontein or similar.

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

Duration: around 8 hrs.

Day 7, November 5th
 

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.

Distance: around 300 km on gravel roads.

Duration: 8 hrs with visiting and stop-overs.

Day 8, November 6th

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

 

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Accommodation: 3 nights at one of Etosha’s camps, Halali Resort or similar.

Distance: 200 km (tarred roads).

Duration: around 3 hours with the stop-over.

 

Day 9 & 10, November 7th and 8th

 

Whole day unlimited game drive, from sunrise till sundown, inside Etosh National Park, with tours vehicle.

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

 

 

Day 11, November 9th
 

After breakfast, ‚farewell’ Etosha and traveling south to Windhoek, capital of Namibia.

 

Transfer to the airport.

 

Meals: breakfast & lunch.

Distance: around 400 km (tarred roads).

Duration: 6 hrs.

 

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:

 

Transport, fuel, 10 nights’ lodge accommodation and reservations, meals as selected, national park entrance fee, full-day unlimited game drives in Etosha NP (sunrise till sunset) in the provided tour vehicle, experienced tour guide for the entire tour, airport transfers within the tour dates.

 

 

Not included in the tour's price:

Scheduled, international flights ‚to/from’ Namibia, individually extended accommodation, additional transfers (airport transfers beyond  tour dates, which we may arrange at euro 20 pp), individual travel and medical insurance, lunches & water if not selected, drinks and alcoholic beverages, optional activities, gratuities and tips, trip extensions, visa to Namibia (if required).

 

 

 

 

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: 2018-10-30
End Date: 2018-11-09
Price:
N$42,700
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