Fascinating Namibia

Tour Details

Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
Departure: On request
Pick-ups: Windhoek
Drop-off: Windhoek
Minimum Participants: 4 Pax
Maximum Participants: 35 Pax
Mode of transport: Air-conditioned vehicles
Languages: English and German
Prices: Available on request
Options: Standard Version
Inclusive: Vehicle
Fuel
Qualified professional Driverguide = 1 Person
Accommodation
Accommodation & Meals for the Guide
Meals (as per itinerary)
Park entrance fees as per itinerary
Activities as indicated in the itinerary
Water on board
Porterage
Passenger Liability
15% VAT
2% Tourism Levy
Exclusive All expenses of personal nature
Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary
All meals not mentioned above
Drinks at lodges and on road
All optional excursions and activities
Airport transfers
Tips for tour guides
International flights and airport taxes
Items not mentioned in the itinerary

Our tour proposal is subject to availability.

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!

 


 

Itinerary:

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 stately 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 - Namib - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Today we drive via Rehoboth and the Khomas Hochland into the Namib. En-route we drive through spectacular scenery.

Arrival at the Lodge in the afternoon and the rest of the day can be spent at leisure.

Dinner, bed and breakfast, Namib Desert Lodge or similar (Standard) Dinner, bed and breakfast, Hoodia Desert Lodge or similar (Luxury)

 


 

03 Day / Sossusvlei - Swakopmund - Bed and Breakfast

Early morning departure 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.

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.

After these excursions, our journey continues through the Namib Naukluft Park via the Moon Landscape and Welwitschia Mirabilis to Swakopmund.

Bed and breakfast, Hotel Europahof similar (Standard)
Bed and breakfast, Swakopmund Hotel similar (Luxury)

 


 

04 Day / Swakopmund - Bed and Breakfast

In the morning we will do a short sightseeing tour through Swakopmund.

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.

For the rest of this day you can set your own pace. Book one of the many activities on offer (Sand boarding, Quad biking, boat cruise, scenic flights) or just relax in this small and beautiful coastal town. There are many cafes where you can eat traditional german cakes and enjoy a good cup of coffee or tea.

Bed and breakfast, Hotel Europahof similar (Standard)
Bed and breakfast, Swakopmund Hotel similar (Luxury)

 


 

05 Day / Swakopmund - Erongo - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Today we drive via Usakos and Karibib into the Erongo Mountains. En-route you can see the amazing Spitzkoppe.

The imposing Spitzkoppe, also know as the Matterhorn of Namibia, is a well-known landmark between Usakos and the coast. Rising some 700 m above the flat surrounding plains, the Gross Spitzkoppe has a height of 1 728 m. Immediately to the east are the Pondok mountains, which owe their Afrikaans name to their resemblance to African huts. About 10 km southwest is the 1 572 m high Klein Spitzkoppe.

Geologically the area correlates with the Damara and the younger Karoo Sequence, of about 350 - 150 million years ago. During the breakup of the Gondwana supercontinent in Karoo times, large parts of southern Africa were affected by volcanic activity.

Vast amounts of lava were extruded through the Spitzkoppe, Brandberg and Erongo volcanoes, with subsequent intrusion of granitic magma forming the Spitzkoppe, Brandberg and Erongo complexes. Erosion has since exposed the granitic cores to form typical inselbergs, or island mountains.

Late afternoon upon arrival at the lodge you can enjoy the game drive at Omaruru Game Lodge.

Dinner, bed and breakfast, Omaruru Game Lodge or similar (Standard)
Dinner, bed and breakfast, Ai-AiBa Lodge or similar (Luxury)

 


 

06 Day / Erongo - Damaraland - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

After breakfast depart via Uis to Twyfelfontein. Here we undertake a short walk to the rock engravings.

Twyfelfontein, meaning doubtful fountain, which lies to the west of Khorixas, resembles a large, open-air art gallery. This treasure house of rock engravings left by stone-age artists is regarded as one of the richest collections in Africa. In the year 2007 Twyfelfontein was named a World Heritage site.

Our journey continues via Burnt Mountain, Organ Pipes and the Petrified Forest to our next destination. South of Twyfelfontein is the Burnt Mountain, a panorama of desolation with coloured rocks contrasting vividly against the grey-black surroundings.

The Organ Pipes, a mass of basalt slabs in a ravine gouged out by a river, is another geological curiosity in the area.

Petrified Forest:
Here some antediluvian flood deposited giant treetrunks, some up to 30m long. The age of these fossil trunks is estimated to be 200 million years. They subsequently turned to stone, millions of years ago. Today the Namib's living fossil plant, Welwitschia mirabilis, grows among these prostrate fossilised trunks.

In the late afternoon we will arrive at Damara Mopane Lodge and check-in.

Dinner, bed and breakfast, iGowati lodge or similar (Standard)
Dinner, bed and breakfast, Damara Mopane lodge or similar (Luxury)

 


 

07 Day / Damaraland - Etosha - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Today we drive into the world renowned Etosha National Park, arrival at noon and first game drive (from the tour vehicle). In the late afternoon we leave the park behind and drive to our accommodation just 20 km outside of Etosha Nationalpark.

Dinner, bed and breakfast, Etosha Safari Camp or similar (Standard)
Dinner, bed and breakfast, Etosha Safari Lodge or similar (Luxury)

 


 

08 Day / Etosha National Park - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Early breakfast and depart into the Etosha National Park for whole day game drive in the tour vehicle.

The Etosha National Park, consisting of 22 270 sq km of saline desert, savannah and woodlands, is one of the largest parks in Africa. Its definitive feature is the Etosha Pan, a vast, shallow depression of approximately 5000 sq km. For the greater part of the year, the pan is a bleak expanse of white cracked mud which shimmers with mirages on most days. It is seeing vast herds of game with this eerie "great white place of dry water" as a backdrop which makes the Etosha experience unique. A total of about 114 mammal species are found in the park, including several rare and endangered, such as black rhino and black-faced impala. About 300 bird species occur in the park, of which approximately one third are migratory, including the European bee-eater and several species of waders.

Dinner, bed and breakfast, Etosha Safari Camp or similar (Standard)
Dinner, bed and breakfast, Etosha Safari Lodge or similar (Luxury)

 


 

09 Day / Etosha - Okahandja - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

After breakfast we drive via Outjo, Otjiwarongo ,Okahandja and Windhoek to your last destination.

Originally known as Kanubes to the Herero, Otjiwarongo is said to mean "pretty place" or "place of the fat cattle" - a description, as the area is well known for its cattle ranches. Situated about 250km north of Windhoek, on a slope amid undulating plains. In 1891, a Rhenish mission station was established here, after an agreement was signed with the Herero chief, Kambazembi.

Dinner, bed and breakfast, Auas Game Lodge or similar (Standard)
Dinner, bed and breakfast, Okapuka Ranch or similar (Luxury)

 


 

10 Day / Tour end - Breakfast

Transfer to the Windhoek Airport and flight back home.

 

Day Accommodation Meals Activities
Day 1 Safari Hotel B Meet and greet by your guide and transfer to Windhoek
Day 2 Namib Desert Lodge D,B Sossusvlei, Deadvlei and Sesriem canyon
Day 3 Europa Hof Hotel B En route visit Welwitschia Mirabillis and Moon Landscape
Day 4 Europa Hof Hotel B Day at own leisure (Optional activities on offer)
Day 5 Omaruru Lodge D,B A visit to Kolmanshop Ghost Town
Day 5 Helmeringhausen D,B Drive through spectacular Spitzkoppe to your lodge
Day 6 IGowati Lodge D,B Twyfelfontein, Burnt Mountains, Orgel Pipes and Petrified Forest
Day 7 Etosha Safari Lodge D,B Full Day Game Drive into Etosha Nationalpark
Day 8 Etosha Safari Lodge D,B Full Day Game Drive into Etosha Nationalpark
Day 9 Auas Game Lodge D,B Game Drive
Day 10 Departure B Optional (City and Township Tour)


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