|Duration:||9 days / 8 nights|
|Minimum Participants:||4 Pax|
|Maximum Participants:||35 Pax|
|Mode of transport:||Air-conditioned vehicles|
|Languages:||English and German|
|Prices:||Available on request|
Qualified professional Driverguide = 1 Person
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Activities as indicated in the itinerary
Water on board
2% Tourism Levy
|Exclusive||All expenses of personal nature
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All meals not mentioned above
Drinks at lodges and on road
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Explore the variety and similarities of the desert landscapes that Namibia has to offer. From the red, vegetated dunes of the Kalahari, through to the harsh beauty and depths of the canyons at Fish River, and ending off at the endless vistas of the Namib Desert and Sossusvlei dunes - you will never seize to be amazed!
01 Day / Windhoek
Arrival at the Windhoek International Airport. Transfer to Windhoek. In the afternoon sightseeing tour through the capital of Namibia.
The city is considerably enhanced by historic buildings in German architectural style of the turn of the century. You can visit the old buildings, which lend a singular charm to the city, which include the historic seat of government also known as the Tintenpalast, which means palace of ink in German. The Christuskirche, which is right next to the Tintenpalast, with its graceful sphere provides the city with a striking landmark. The white - walled Alte Feste, which was once a fort and now a museum, reflects the history of the country. Windhoek lies 1650m above sea level. The population of Windhoek consists of only 300 000 people which nevertheless makes Windhoek the largest city in the country. The biggest part of Windhoek's population stays in Katutura, the Bantu speaking - suburb of the city. Katutura is an Oshiwambo word meaning: "the place where we do not want to stay". All along "Independence Avenue", the former "Kaiserstrasse" (German for "emperor's street"), one can see the old, colonial houses right next to the buildings of the modern, post - independence Namibia.
Bed and breakfast, Safari Hotel or similar (Standard)
Bed and breakfast, Safari Court Hotel or similar (Luxury)
02 Day / Windhoek - Kalahari - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Today we depart from Windhoek and drive via Rehoboth into the outskirts of the Kalahari.
The Kalahari Desert forms a great part of the eastern side of Namibia. Because of its sandy ground it doesn't allow enough water absorption into the soil. Due to the extremely high evaporation in this area, it is characterised as a Desert. In reality it is a lively wilderness and on the sparce grass plains you can see huge herds of antelope and other animals grazing.
In the afternoon we will enjoy the sundowner drive on the red dunes of the Kalahari Desert.
Dinner, bed and breakfast, Bitterwasser Lodge or similar (Standard)
Dinner, bed and breakfast, Bagatelle Game Ranch or similar (Luxury)
03 Day / Kalahari - Fish River Canyon - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Early breakfast and we depart by passing through Quiver Tree Forest and Keetmanshoop to the Fishriver Canyon.
Quiver Tree Forest:
About 14km north-west of Keetmanshoop on the farm Gariganus is the Quiver Tree Forest, a dense stand of quiver trees, some of which reach a height of 7m. The quiver tree's name is derived from the Bushman practice of hollowing out the pithy insides of the branches and using the tough, outer casings of bark as quivers in which to keep their arrows.
Capital of the south and focal point of the scenic and historic attractions in the surroundings is Keetmanshoop. Founded in 1860 by the Rhenish mission Society and named after Johan Keetman, the town still retains vestiges of its original German buildings. The stone mission church, built in 1895, is now a museum with displays depicting the region's colourful past.
Dinner, bed and breakfast, Canon Roadhouse or similar (Standard)
Dinner, bed and breakfast, Fish River Lodge or similar (Luxury)
04 Day / Fishriver - Namib - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
After a hearty breakfast we drive to the Fish River Canyon.
The fish river canyon is the second largest canyon in the world. Set in a harsh, stony plain scantily covered with drought resistant succulents and the distinctive quiver tree or kokerboom, the canyon represents a spectacular natural phenomenon which took hundreds of millions of years to evolve into its current shape. While the full length of the canyon is 161 km, the most spectacular section is the 56 km long stretch which lies between the northernmost and southernmost viewpoints. Baboons, rock dassie's, ground squirrel's and klipspringer are commonly sighted in the canyon.
After this visit we depart via Bethanie and Helmeringhausen to the Lodge.
Dinner, bed and breakfast, Hammerstein Lodge or similar (Standard)
Dinner, bed and breakfast, Betesda Lodge or similar (Luxury)
05 Day / Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Early morning depart to Sossusvlei. You have the opportunity to climb one of the highest sand dunes in the world.
This is a dune wonderland, with towering dunes up to 300m high surrounding a huge, dried-up pan. Dunes extend as far as the eye can see and their rich tints vary from pale apricot to vivid reds and oranges. During a good rainy season the Tsauchab River flows into the pan which creates a heaven for water birds. Even during the dry season, oryx, springbok and ostriches can be seen feeding off the sparse vegetation along the water course.
Afterwards we drive to the Sesriem Canyon.
At the entrance to Sossusvlei is Sesriem Canyon, where centuries of erosion have incised a narrow gorge about 1km in length. At the foot of the gorge, which plunges down for 30m to 40m, are deep pools of water which become replenished after good rains. Sesriem derives its name from the time when early pioneers tied six lenghts of rawhide thongs together to draw water from these pools. In the early afternoon we will arrive at the Lodge, here you can relax the rest of the day.
Dinner, bed and breakfast, Solitaire Lodge or similar (Standard)
Dinner, bed and breakfast, Namib Desert Lodge or similar (Luxury)
06 Day / Namib - Swakopmund - Bed and Breakfast
Depart to Swakopmund. We drive through the Namib Desert until we reach the coastal town of Walvis Bay. From here it takes us only appr. 40 minutes to reach Swakopmund.
The rest of the day can be spend at own leisure.
Swakopmund is much loved by Namibians as a welcome respite from the inland heat. It is also popular amongst visitors because of its old-world charm and relaxed atmosphere. Founded in 1892 during the period of German colonial rule, it served as the territory's main harbour for many years. The distinct German colonial character has been well preserved and today many of the old buildings serve a useful purpose.The Woermann House (1905) now houses an art gallery. The Woermann Tower was used in earlier times to see if ships came into the harbour. Other old interesting buildings are: "Die Alte Kaserne", "Hohenzollern Haus", and the Railway Station Building.
Bed and breakfast, Eberwein Hotel (Standard)
Bed and breakfast, Hansa Hotel (Luxury)
07 Day / Swakopmund - Okahandja Region - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
After breakfast we will drive via Usakos, Karibib and Okahandja to our next destination which is situated mere 30km outside of Windhoek. Directly north of Windhoek lies Okahandja, a town of great significance to the Herero because it was the seat of Chief Samuel Maharero. Every year in August thousands of Hereros gather here for a pilgrimage to pay homage at the graves of their great chiefs. Okahandja is an important centre for woodcarvers from the north.
Dinner, bed and breakfast, Auas Game Lodge or similar (Standard)
Dinner, bed and breakfast, Okapuka Ranch or similar (Luxury)
08 Day / End of Tour
Transfer to the airport and flight back home.
|Day 1||Safari Hotel||B||Meet and greet by your guide and transfer to Windhoek|
|Day 2||Bitterwasser Lodge||D,B||Sundowner Drive|
|Day 3||Canon Roadhouse||D,B||En route visit Quiver tree forest and Giants Playground|
|Day 4||Canon Roadhouse||D,B||Fish river activity|
|Day 5||Hammerstein Lodge||D,B||A scenic drive to Hammerstein Lodge|
|Day 6||Solitaire Country Lodge||D,B||Sossusvlei, Deadvlei and Sesriem Canyon|
|Day 7||Hotel Eberwein||B||En route visit Welwitschia Mirabillis and Moon Landscape|
|Day 8||Auas Game Lodge||D,B||Game Drive|
|Day 9||Departure||B||Optional (City and Township Tour)|