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10 Days – Namibia TOP Attractions

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Detailed Itinerary

10 Days – 9 Nights

 

Price quoted in euro:

Low Season 1st of November – 30th of June

High Season 1st of July – 31st October

Luxury Lodge Accommodation: euro 5834 pp (low season)/euro 4460 pp (high season)

Mid-range Lodge Accommodation: euro 2035 pp (low season)/euro 2295 pp (high season)

Camping Accommodation ( minimum of 4 participants ) : euro 1375 pp (low season)/euro 1713 pp (high season)

 

Minimum 2 people per tour. 50% discount for children 12 years old and younger.

 

Day 1

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 Tamboti Guesthouse, River Crossing Lodge or Hilton Hotel

Day 2

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, dinner.

Distance: 350 km (gravel road).

Duration: around 8 hrs with stop-overs.

Accommodation: 2 nights at either Solitare Guest Farm, Solitaire Country Lodge, Betesda Lodge, Sossusvlei Lodge, Sossus Dune Lodge, Gondwana Desert Lodge, Le Mirage, Little Kulala or Moon Mountain Lodge

Day 3

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, dinner.

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

Day 4

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, dinner.

Accommodation: 2 nights in Swakopmund, at Dunedin Star Guesthouse, Stay@Swakop, Hansa Hotel, Zum Kaiser Hotel

Distance: 350 km (gravel road).

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

Day 5

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, dinner.

Distance: 150 km on gravel and tar roads.

Day 6

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, dinner.

Accommodation: 2 nights at White Lady Lodge

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

Duration: around 8 hrs.

Day 7

Discovering beauty of Twyfelfontein rock engravings, UNESCO World Heritage site – one of the largest concentiration of petroglzphs 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, dinner.

Distance: around 300 km on gravel roads.

Duration: 8 hrs with visiting and stop-overs.

Day 8 and 9

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, dinner.

Accommodation: 2 nights at one of Etosha’s camps Okaukuejo or Halali

Distance: 200 km (tarred roads).

Duration: around 3 hours with the stop-over.

Day 10

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. Transfer to the airport.

Meals: breakfast.

Distance: around 450 km (tarred roads).

Duration: 6 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!

Accommodation

Select preferred type of accommodation or we can design tailor-made, mixed-accommodation tour:

  • two/three-star lodges
  • luxury lodges and hotels
  • camping/tented

Double rooms with an option of a single supplement. Air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms.

Included/Not included

Included in the tour’s price:

Transport/fuel, accommodation (or tents/camping equipment), meals as per itinerary, national park entrance fee, tour guide for the entire tour, transfer ‚to and from’ the airport, pick-up in Windhoek and transfer to the lodge/hotel after the tour.

Not included in the tour’s price:

Scheduled flights ‚to and from’ Namibia, individually extended accommodation or additional transfers, sleeping bags on camping tours, compulsory insurance, water and soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, optional activities, snacks, gratuities and tips, trip extensions, personal shopping, visa to Namibia.

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