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  • Namib Desert

15 Day – Kalahari and Namib Desert

Main Attractions

  • Kalahari Desert
  • Fish River Canyon – second largest in the World
  • Landscape photography
  • Desert Horses in Namibia, Feral Horses – wildlife attraction
  • Luderitz, Diamond Coast
  • Ghost Town’ of Kolmanskop
  • The Namib ‚Sand Sea’, Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei – UNESCO World Heritage region
  • Sesriem Canyon
  • Solitaire oasis
  • Swakopmund coastal town
  • Moon Valley lunar landscape
  • Cape Cross
  • Fur Seals Colony, one of the largest in Africa
  • Brandberg Massif and ‚White Lady’ Bushmen rock-paintings
  • Twyfelfontein – UNESCO World Heritage Site Bushmen rock engravings
  • Etosha National Park – Wildlife Experience
  • Game drive in Etosha
  • Wildlife Photography

Detailed Itinerary

 

Low Season 1st of November – 30th of June

High Season 1st of July – 31st October

 

  • Camping Accommodation ( minimum of 4 participants ): euro 2206 pp (low season)/euro 2749 pp (high season)
  • Mid-range Lodge Accommodation: euro 3265 pp (low season)/euro 3684 pp (high season)
  • Luxury Lodge Accommodation: euro 6185 pp (low season)/euro 7159 pp (high season)
  •  Minimum 2 people per tour.
  • 50% discount for children 12 years old and younger.

 

Day 1

Welcome to the African land! We will pick you up at the Hosea Kutako International Airport in Namibia and comfortably travel to the safari lodge near Windhoek, capital of Namibia. Time for rest after the flight.

 

Meals: dinner served at the lodge.

Distance: 80 km.

Duration: around 1 hour with the stop-overs.

Accommodation: 1 night in/near Windhoek.

 

Day 2

Travelling south to town-oasis Keetmanshoop, located in the midst of the Kalahari Desert.

 

After lunch, visit to Quiver Tree Forest and fascinating rock formations known as Giant’s Playground

 

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Accommodation: 1 night in Keetmanshoop.

Distance: 500 km (tarred roads).

Duration: around 6 hours with the stop-overs.

 

Day 3

Adventure at the Fish River Canyon, second largest canyon in the World, after the famous Grand Canyon. Unique place for spectacular landscape photography! Early morning or at the sunset, canyon and surrounding desert comes to life with hues, colors and shades – what provides the best lighting for artistic captures, painted with the raising or setting sun.

 

Accommodation: 1 night at Road House or similar.

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Distance: around 200 km on the gravel roads during the day.

 

Day 4

On trail of the desert-adapted horses (Feral Horses of Namibia), which have incredibly adjusted to the harsh, dry and often unmerciful desert conditions.  While admiring these incredible creatures, we are charmed by the outstretched and changing landscape, unending horizons and beauty of the Namib Desert.

 

Accommodation: 1 night in Aus at Eagle’s Nest or similar.

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Distance: around 300 km (tarred and gravel roads).

Duration: about 5 hours with the stop-overs.

 

Day 5 and 6

After breakfast, journey to the small, coastal town of Luderitz situated on the Coast of the Atlantic. On route, stop-over at the famous ‚Ghost Town’ of Kolmanskop, which sits deserted and completely abandoned in the dunes, after famous, Namibian ‚diamond fever’. Kolmanskop is located 10 km from Luderitz. Short visit to the historical granite cross, known as the Diaz Cross, set in the sands of the Namib by Portuguese sailor Bartolomeu Diaz, when he first landed at the Namibian coast centuries ago. On route, admiring spectacular desert landscape.

 

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Accommodation: 2 nights in Luderitz at Kairos Cottage or similar.

Distance: around 200 km (tarred roads).

Duration: around 4 hours with the stop-overs.

 

Optional attractions weather permitting: 

  • 1 hr ocean yacht cruise
  • trip to the Agate Beach, where the Atlantic deposits semi-precious agate stones right onto the sand.
  • City tour on foot

 

Day 7

Moving towards Sossusvlei – highest and oldest dunes on Earth – on the way admiring picturesque vistas and incredible, desert landscape. After the long day’s drive, you are comfortably settled for an appetizing dinner and deserved rest at the stylish lodge near Sossusvlei.

 

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Accommodation: 2 nights near Sossusvlei at Desert Camp or similar.

Distance: around 550 km (tarred and gravel roads).

Duration: around 7 hours with the stop-overs.

 

Day 8

Early morning, in the light of the raising sun, an excellent view of the highest dunes in the World. Climbing Dune 45 or/and one of the highest in the area ‚Big Daddy’ or ‚Big Mama’. Off-road drive and adventure at Deadvlei, where expressive, dried up trees stand among the dunes in the heart of the desert. In the early afternoon, visit at the interesting rock formation of the Sesriem Canyon. Spaciousness, magnificence, splendor and calm forever imprints lasting impressions and memories in your heart – turning your desert adventure into a landscape photography and discovery!

 

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Distance: 150 km during the course of the day (gravel and sandy roads).

 

Day 9 and 10

Traveling through the African savanna, towards the Kuiseb River, where huge, orange dunes suddenly stop at the dry river bed of the Kuiseb, as if held by an invisible, giant hand. Afterwards, travelling towards the Atlantic Coast, we arrive at the small town – oasis of Swakopmund, where past, German, colonial architecture melts with modern trends and sandy dunes of the Namib Desert charms us with its characteristic atmosphere and magnificent vistas.

In the morning, Dolphin cruise to the colony of the fur seals and pink flamingos. Celebrating on deck, with a glass of Champagne and fresh oysters. In the afternoon, trip to the ‚Moon Valley’ an incredible, lunar landscape and on trails of intriguing botanic attraction Welwitchia Mirabillis, known as the ‚living fossil’; interesting, botanical attraction and one of the oldest living plants on Earth.

 

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Accommodation: 2 nights in Swakopmund at Plaza Hotel or similar.

Distance: 350 km (gravel roads).

Duration: around 6 hours with the stop-overs.

 

Optional activities:

  • quad-bike tour into the desert dunes
  • Swakopmund city tour – visit at the Crystal Gallery, open-air, local curio market and snake park.

 

Day 11

The salt road along the Atlantic Coast will take us further north. On the way, visit to the largest in Africa, fur seal colony. Short stop-over at the historical Cape Cross, where in 1486, Portuguese sailor Diego Cao set up the granite cross in tribute of the King of Portugal, after landing at the Namibian coast.

Turning east, inland, we are on route to the mountainous Brandberg Massif, to meet famous ‚White Lady’ and view Bushmen rock paintings.

 

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Accommodation: 1 night in Damaraland.

Distance: about 300 km (tarred and gravel roads).

Duration: around 6 hours with the stop-overs.

 

Optional activity: search for the World-famous desert elephants.

 

Day 12

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 near Twyfelfontein at Twyefelfontein lodge or similar.

Distance: around 250 km (tarred and gravel roads).

Duration: around 5 hours with the stop-overs.

 

Day 13

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 drive, 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, in Etosha.

Distance: around 250 km (tarred and gravel roads).

Duration: around 4 hours with the stop-overs.

 

Day 14

Early morning, we are on the safari trail, tracking the Big Game, and travelling deep into Etosha in search of the wild! With the eye of the camera capturing antelopes: springbuck, wildebeest, kudu, impala, gemsbok, hartebeest, oryx and steenbuck. Looking out for magnificent, African elephants, exotic giraffes, shy rhinos, playful jackals, curious warthogs and cheeky hyenas – nature overwhelms and more then surpasses your expectations! Warm invitation to spend the rest of the evening at the camp’s waterhole, in quiet stillness of the African savanna.

 

Distance: 200 km (gravel roads of Etosha Park).

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

 

Day 15

‚Farewell’ fascinating Etosha! We are traveling south, to Windhoek, capital of Namibia. On route, plenty of time for the last curio shopping, while we visit local craft market and enjoy taking the last photographs of the African savanna. Transfer to the international airport, while we wish you safe journey and many, happy returns to Namibia with Wild Wind Safaris!

 

Meals: breakfast, lunch.

Distance: 400 km (tarred road).

Duration: around 6 hours with the stop-overs.

 

Accommodation

Select one, 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 guests’ 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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