Wildlife and Sossusvlei Experience

Tour Details

Duration: 9 days / 8 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.

Namibia's biggest attractions are the variety of animal and birdlife in the Kingdom of Etosha National Park, as well as the majestic, red sand dunes at Sossusvlei. Enjoy these highlights with your personal guide.

 


 

Itinerary:

01 Day / Windhoek - Waterberg - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Meet and greet by your personal guide and depart via Okahandja to the Waterberg Plateau Park.

Situated at the foot of the Waterberg, in the unspoilt Namibian wilderness lies the immerse Waterberg Camp. All bungalows are equipped wit bath and/or shower, bedding, soap, towels, fridge and kettle. Other facilities at the Camp include a restaurant, shop, kiosk and a beautifully situated swimming pool in shady green lawns.

Daily game drives (optional, not included in cost) up onto the mountain plateau offer an exhilarating ride to see many of the Namibian game species, including the Rhino that are part of the Waterberg Conservation Program. Numerous well-marked hiking trails are available, in varying distances and routes in these beautiful surroundings.

Dinner, bed and breakfast, Waterberg Camp or similar (standard)
Dinner, bed and breakfast, Waterberg Wilderness Lodge or similar (luxury)

 


 

02 Day / Waterberg - Etosha National Park - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

After breakfast we drive in a northerly direction through Otjiwarongo and Outjo to our next destination.

The rest of the afternoon can be spent at own leisure.

Dinner, bed and breakfast, Toshari Lodge or similar (standard)
Dinner, bed and breakfast, Okaukuejo Camp similar (luxury)

 


 

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

Elephants in the wild Early morning breakfast and depart into the Etosha National Park for a full day game drive with Vulkan Ruine vehicles (Optional game drives in open safari vehicles possible, at extra cost).

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.

In the late afternoon we return to our lodge.

Dinner, bed and breakfast, Toshari Lodge or similar (standard)
Dinner, bed and breakfast, Okaukuejo Camp or similar (luxury)

 


 

04 Day / Etosha - Khorixas - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

After breakfast we drive into the Etosha National Park for another half day game drive with Vulkan Ruine vehicles.

Afterwards our journey continues to Damaraland. En-route we will visit the Vingerklip. About 35m high, this distinctive monolith has been moulded into its curious shape by erosion. This prehistoric formation is situated on the farm Bertram.

Dinner, bed and breakfast, Damaraland Mopane Lodge or similar (standard)
Dinner, bed and breakfast, Vingerklip Lodge or similar (luxury)

 


 

05 Day / Khorixas - Swakopmund - Bed and Breakfast

After a hearty breakfast at this superb lodge we depart via the Petrified Forest, Twyfelfontein, the Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes to Swakopmund.

Petrified Forest:
Here an 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.

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.

Organ Pipes and Burnt Mountain:
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. Arrive in Swakopmund in the late afternoon.

Bed and breakfast, Eberwein Hotel or similar (standard)
Bed and breakfast, Hansa Hotel or similar (luxury)

 


 

06 Day / Swakopmund - Namib Desert - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

In the morning you have time to explore the coastal town of Swakopmund by foot.

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.

In the early afternoon we drive into the south of Namibia to our next destination.

Dinner, bed and breakfast, Namib Desert Lodge or similar (standard)
Dinner, bed and breakfast, Sossusvlei Lodge or similar (luxury)

 


 

07 Day / Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Sossusvlei Safari 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 length of rawhide thongs together to draw water from these pools.

In the afternoon we will enjoy the scenic dune drive at the lodge.

Dinner, bed and breakfast, Namib Desert Lodge or similar (standard)
Dinner, bed and breakfast, Sossusvlei Lodge or similar (luxury)

 


 

08 Day / Back to Windhoek - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Today we drive via the Khomas Hochland back to Windhoek. En-route enjoy some wonderful last photo opportunities with the various landscapes.

Arrival and check-in at the Hotel.

Dinner at the famous Joe's Beerhouse.

Dinner, bed and breakfast, Safari Hotel or similar (standard)
Dinner, bed and breakfast, Hotel Heinitzburg or similar (luxury)

 


 

09 Day / End of Tour

Transfer to the airport and out-bound flight.

 




Day Accommodation Meals Activities
Day 1 Waterberg Camp D,B Meet and greet at the airport and continue via Windhoek to Waterberg
Day 2 Etosha Safari Lodge D,B Full Game Drive into Etosha Nationalpark
Day 3 Etosha Safari Lodge D,B Full Game Drive into Etosha Nationalpark
Day 4 Damara Mopane Lodge D,B En route visit Vingerklip
Day 5 Eberwein Hotel B Petrified Forest, Twyfelfontein, Burnt Mountains and Orgel Pipes
Day 6 Namib Desert Lodge D,B Scenic Drive to Namib Desert Lodge
Day 7 Namib Desert Lodge B Sossusvlei & Sesriem Canyon, Dune drive at Namib Desert Lodge
Day 8 Safari Court Hotel D,B Optional (City and Township Tour)
Day 9 Departure B Transfer to Windhoek International Airport
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