Kubwa Five Safaris

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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Arrival at Airport | Transfer to Windhoek

Arrival at Airport | Transfer to Windhoek

On arrival in Namibia, you will be picked up by our Kubwa Five Safaris representative and guide with your name printed on an A4 paper from Windhoek’s Hosea Kutako International Airport. You will have a short time to change money if necessary, before being transferred to your accommodation in Windhoek.

Your dinner and overnight stay will be at the Windhoek Luxury Suites.

Main Destination:
Windhoek (City)
Accommodation:
The Windhoek Luxury Suites
  • Mid-range hotel located in Windhoek (City)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Windhoek to Mariental | Game Drive in Kalahari Desert

Windhoek to Mariental | Game Drive in Kalahari Desert

After breakfast, you will be picked up by your guide for your safari. Ford Ranger vehicle and guide services from day 1 to day 16, cool box, and 1 local sim card with 3G Wifi per week will be provided to you. You'll receive your documents and a tour briefing just before heading south towards to Mariental. You'll go across Rehoboth which is the traditional home of the Baster people. Their name derives from the word “bastard” and refers to their “mixed blood” (European and Khoikhoi) —far from being insulted by such a reference the Baster people are very proud of their heritage.

You'll head to the Kalahari Desert which is located in eastern Namibia on the border with Botswana. You will have an evening game drive in the park. Despite being a desert, the Kalahari is home to a great variety of desert-adapted plants, insects, and animals including lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, hyenas, rhinos, and venomous snakes.

Your dinner and overnight stay will be at Kalahari Anib Lodge.

Main Destination:
Mariental (Town)
Accommodation:
Kalahari Anib Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located near Mariental (Town)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Escape From the World | Namib-Naukluft National Park

Escape From the World | Namib-Naukluft National Park

This morning requires an early start and a leisurely breakfast. Afterward, you'll head over for your check-in at Namib Desert Lodge for your shuttle to Namib Dune Star Camp at 5:30 am in March-May and arrive latest at 4:45 pm to depart for Namib Dune Star Camp at 5:00 pm. You will be transferred to Namib Dune Star Camp with your overnight luggage in a 4x4 vehicle. Any remaining luggage can be stored at Namib Desert Lodge.

You're welcome to take part in a dune walk of approximately 1 hour at Namib Dune Star Camp. At Namib Dune Star Camp hot water and electricity are limited and no fan, air conditioning or plug points (power sockets) are available. For the nature walk, remember to wear comfortable shoes and a hat. Guides are English-speaking.

Your rate for the Namib Dune Star Camp is dinner, bed and breakfast. Drinks and any extras incurred during your stay must be paid at the reception of Namib Desert Lodge on departure.

Your dinner and overnight stay will be at Namib Naukluft Lodge.

Main Destination:
Namib-Naukluft National Park (Namib Desert)
Best Time To Visit May to September (Less hot)
High Season July to November (Busy and high rates apply)
Best Weather May to September (Cooler during the day)

Wildlife in Namib-Naukluft NP

Accommodation:
Namib Naukluft Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located less than 1hr drive from Namib-Naukluft NP (Namib Desert)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4

Morning Game Drive | Drive to Sossusvlei

Morning Game Drive | Drive to Sossusvlei

You'll have an early start with coffee or tea at the bungalow, followed by a guided sunrise walk (approximately 1 hour) in the surrounding dunes of the Namib Dune Star Camp. After the walk, you will have time to freshen up and enjoy a hearty breakfast at Namib Dune Star Camp. Kindly note that the shuttle to Namib Desert Lodge only departs from Namib Dune Star Camp between 8:30 am and 9:00 am (unfortunately no earlier shuttle is available).

You'll check out and head to Sossusvlei for your full-day Sossusvlei excursion. Park fees included. You will have lunch at Desert Grace Lodge. An afternoon scenic drive is also included.

Your dinner and overnight stay will be at the Desert Grace.

Main Destination:
Sossusvlei (Sand Dunes)
Accommodation:
The Desert Grace
  • Luxury lodge located 1-2hr drive from Sossusvlei (Sand Dunes)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5

Tour Sossusvlei, Sesriem Canyon and Namib-Naukluft National Park | Visit Dead Vlei

Tour Sossusvlei, Sesriem Canyon and Namib-Naukluft National Park | Visit Dead Vlei

After breakfast, you will head out deep into the dune fields. The Namib Sand Sea is the second UNESCO World Heritage Site for Namibia (2013).
One of the coldest, driest, and most pristine areas on Earth, the Namib Desert is a world of vast spaces, endless horizons, and jagged mountain heights. The best time for photography in the dunes is early morning when the rising sun still casts shadows that give depth and contrast to the dunes. As the sun rises overhead the colors of the dunes change from salmon pink to brick red and orange.

Sossusvlei is a striking white pan surrounded by ancient Camelthorn trees and the towering orange dunes of Namib.

Dead Vlei offers excellent photographic opportunities. This pan is surrounded by dunes and the floor of the pan is dotted with stark, dead Camelthorn trees.

You will visit Sesriem Canyon, a 30-meter deep gauge incised into the desert floor by the Tsauchab River. Park Fees included.

Your dinner and overnight stay will be at the Desert Grace.

Main Destination:
Sesriem Canyon (Highlight)
Accommodation:
The Desert Grace
  • Luxury lodge located less than 1hr drive from Namib-Naukluft NP (Namib Desert)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6

Travel to Namib-Naukluft Park | Swakopmund | Visit the Museum | Leisure in the Afternoon

Travel to Namib-Naukluft Park | Swakopmund | Visit the Museum | Leisure in the Afternoon

After breakfast, you will explore different tourist hotspots. Namibia is a desert of great contrast offering dunes, rocky canyons, and vast gravel plains. Traveling north, you'll cross the Namib-Naukluft National Park stopping at a water hole where you may encounter hardy desert species. Oryx, springbok, and ostrich shimmer and distend in the heat haze appearing much larger than they are.
You will cross the Tropic of Capricorn and descend into the smaller Gaub Canyon. Then, you'll descend the Kuiseb Canyon. After a day out in the desert, you will reach the coastal town of Swakopmund this afternoon. It is a historical desert town, surrounded by desert and sea is a popular holiday destination with a Bavarian flare!

You can use the afternoon for leisure and engage in optional activities such as quad biking on the dunes, sky-diving, etc. You'll visit the museum, the crystal gallery, or art galleries.

Your dinner and overnight stay will be at Swakopmund Luxury Suites.

Main Destination:
Swakopmund (City)
Accommodation:
Swakopmund Luxury Suites
  • Mid-range guest house located in Swakopmund (City)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7

Visit Walvis Bay | Marine Cruise | An Exhilarating Dune Drive in Sandwich Harbour Area | Birding

Visit Walvis Bay | Marine Cruise | An Exhilarating Dune Drive in Sandwich Harbour Area | Birding

After breakfast, you will be picked up and head to Walvis Bay. Walvis Bay has been a haven for sea vessels because of its natural deep-water harbor. Being rich in plankton and marine life, these waters drew large numbers of whales attracting whalers and fishing vessels.

From the Walvis Bay Yacht Club, you will board the catamaran and spend the morning exploring the bay area which is home to a great variety of birdlife, seals, and three different types of dolphins. The larger mammals like the Southern Right Whale and the humpback whales may be spotted and with a bit of extra special luck, rare sightings of the sunfish and the leatherback turtles also.

You'll depart for a drive in the Sandwich Harbour area. You will have breathtaking panoramic views of the picturesque dunes engulfed by the sea. The area hosts upwards of 70,000 birds.

Your dinner and overnight stay will be at Swakopmund Luxury Suites.

Main Destination:
Walvis Bay (City)
Accommodation:
Swakopmund Luxury Suites
  • Mid-range guest house located in Swakopmund (City)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 8

Travel to Twyfelfontein | Visit the Organ Pipes | Visit Burnt Mountain

Travel to Twyfelfontein | Visit the Organ Pipes | Visit Burnt Mountain

After breakfast, you will leave for Twyfelfontein into Damaraland (Kunene Region) a sparsely populated part of Namibia. It is an area of scenic beauty and home to the desert-adapted elephant. Twyfelfontein is home to one of the largest collections of rock art engravings found in Southern Africa. In 2007 UNESCO declared Twyfelfontein or /Ui-//aes as Namibia's first World Heritage.

You'll turn inland and head across the plains entering an area locally referred to as Damaraland. You will travel across the rugged expanse of Damaraland, passing the Brandberg mountain complex and the highest peak in Namibia (the Konigstein at 2573 meters above sea level). The scenery changes and the temperature once again increases as you move inland. You will have lunch en route.

You'll visit the Organ Pipes are located in a small ravine. Close by is the Burnt Mountain which appears to have been burnt by fire. Park Fees included.

Your dinner and overnight stay will be at Twyfelfontein Country Lodge.

Main Destination:
Twyfelfontein (Rock Art)
Best Time To Visit May to September (Animals are easier to see)
High Season July to November (Some places can get quite busy)
Best Weather May to August (Less hot during the day)

Wildlife in Damaraland

ElephantOccasional
LionVery Rare
LeopardVery Rare
ZebraRare
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CheetahVery Rare
HyenaVery Rare
HippoNone
Accommodation:
Twyfelfontein Country Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Damaraland
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 9

Nature Drive in Aba-Huab River Bed | Explore Wildlife Of Damaraland |Explore the Rock Engravings

Nature Drive in Aba-Huab River Bed | Explore Wildlife Of Damaraland |Explore the Rock Engravings

After breakfast, you'll enjoy your time at leisure at your lodge. After lunch, you'll explore the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein where bushman communities engraved and painted over 2500 pictures some 6000 years ago. The name Twyfelfontein is Afrikaans for “doubtful fountain” a reference to the small fountain located in the area. The farmer who purchased this land doubted that the fountain could produce enough water to support the variety of games depicted in the engravings.

In the evening, you'll embark on an Ephemeral (dry) River drive exploring the beauty and wildlife of Damaraland on a nature drive in the dry Aba-Huab River valley with the possibility to encounter desert-adapted wildlife such as springbok, oryx, elephants, etc. "Desert" elephants migrate long distances in search of food and water. They are one of only two populations of “desert” elephants in the world (the other is in Mali).

Your dinner and overnight stay will be at Twyfelfontein Country Lodge.

Main Destination:
Twyfelfontein (Rock Art)
Accommodation:
Twyfelfontein Country Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Damaraland
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 10

Travel to Opuwo (Kunene Region)

Travel to Opuwo (Kunene Region)

After breakfast, you'll head north to Opuwo. Opuwo is situated in the northwest of Namibia and is the capital of the Kunene region. In Opuwo ancient traditions and modern times meet, as Opuwo is the center of the Himba culture. Opuwo, meaning "finished" or "up to here and no further", is a true frontier town and is a crazy, dusty, noisy, colorful, and chaotic blend of cultures.

Northern Damaraland is beautiful with flat top mountains and rock-strewn valleys. In the Etendeka Plateau area, one finds the desert-adapted elephant as well as mountain zebra, giraffe, kudu, springbok, oryx, and ostrich. With the break-up of the supercontinent, Gondwanaland —150 million years ago —masses of lava poured out over this area. Subsequent erosion has resulted in this striking landscape —strewn with red boulders and dotted with strange, desert-adapted plants, you may encounter Herero and Himba settlements. You will have lunch en route.

Your dinner and overnight stay will be at Opuwo Country Hotel.

Main Destination:
Opuwo (Town)
Best Time To Visit April to December (Cool temperatures)
High Season July to November (It never gets busy)
Best Weather April to September (Less hot during the day)

Wildlife in Kaokoland

Black RhinoVery Rare
LionVery Rare
LeopardVery Rare
CheetahVery Rare
ZebraRare
Show more
ElephantVery Rare
HippoVery Rare
HyenaVery Rare
Accommodation:
Opuwo Country Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located in Opuwo (Town)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 11

Travel to Epupa Falls And Himba Village Visit

Travel to Epupa Falls And Himba Village Visit

After breakfast, you will travel to Epupa Falls. The falls are created by the Kunene River in the Kaokoland area of the Kunene Region. The name "Epupa" is a Herero word for "foam", referring to the foam created by falling water.

This beautiful valley has been home to Himba families for centuries. You'll visit the falls to explore the spectacular scenery. A few baobabs cling precariously to the rocks above the gorge, belying the peaceful atmosphere, mountains, and makhani palm forest surrounding the Kunene River.

After lunch, you'll visit a Himba village to learn more about the culture of the Himba and Herero people. The Himba are nomadic herdsmen so you may find some of the villages empty as they move depending on the availability of grazing for their cattle. The Himba are proud, beautiful people with aristocratic features.

Your dinner and overnight stay will be at Omarunga Epupa-Falls Campsite.

Main Destination:
Epupa Falls (Kaokoland)
Accommodation:
Omarunga Epupa-Falls Campsite
  • At Epupa Falls (Kaokoland)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 12

Travel to Western Etosha National Park | Game Drive

Travel to Western Etosha National Park | Game Drive

You'll have an early morning breakfast, then travel to Etosha National Park. The park offers abundant game viewing opportunities. You will have lunch en route to Hobatere Lodge. Time permitting you'll undertake the first game drive in Etosha, one of the largest National Parks in Africa, going to the lodge at sunset.

The park cannot support the large herds of game found in East Africa but it has diversity and haunting qualities that few parks can match. Etosha National Park covers an area of approximately 22.270 km² and is home to around 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptiles, 16 amphibians, and even a fish. Park Fees included.

Your dinner and overnight stay will be at Hobatere Lodge.

Main Destination:
Etosha National Park
Best Time To Visit July to September (Animals come to water)
High Season July to November (The park gets crowded)
Best Weather May to August (Less hot during the day)

Wildlife in Etosha NP

ElephantAbundant
GiraffeCommon
ZebraAbundant
WildebeestAbundant
LionOccasional
HyenaOccasional
Show more
White RhinoVery Rare
LeopardVery Rare
CheetahVery Rare
HippoNone
Accommodation:
Hobatere Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Kaokoland
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 13

Travel to Southern Etosha National Park | Game Drive

Travel to Southern Etosha National Park | Game Drive

An early morning wake-up call followed by breakfast before you head into the park (via the Galton Gate) for a full day of game viewing. As you move across the park to reach Okaukuejo camp, a packed lunch will be enjoyed along the road. The park is home to 4 of the Big Five (elephant, lion, leopard, and black rhino) its waterholes supporting a rich diversity of birds and mammals.

The dry season (May to Oct) is a particularly rewarding month for game viewing as the rainwater has dried up and the game is forced to rely on the life-supporting waterholes.
But the rainy season (Nov to April) has its delights as it is the peak calving season in the park. Young springboks, zebras, and wildebeests gambol across the plains trying to get their legs under control while flocks of flamingoes, ducks, and waders arrive to breed in the nutrient-rich saline pans.

Your dinner and overnight stay will be at Mokuti Etosha Lodge.

Main Destination:
Etosha National Park
Accommodation:
Mokuti Etosha Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Etosha NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 14

Travel to Eastern Etosha National Park | Game Drive

Travel to Eastern Etosha National Park | Game Drive

Today. you'll enjoy a game drive in the Etosha National Park for a full-day safari. You'll have the wonderful opportunity to explore the Etosha National Park with its abundance of wildlife. You may encounter animal species you have not seen in the previous days and look forward to any new surprises at the different waterholes visited.

The day is devoted purely to the abundant wildlife found in Etosha National Park, which surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan. Park fees included.

Your dinner and overnight stay will be at Onguma Tented Camp.

Main Destination:
Eastern Etosha National Park
Accommodation:
Onguma Tented Camp
  • Luxury tented camp located inside Onguma GR
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 15

Full-Day Game Drive in Eastern Etosha National Park

Full-Day Game Drive in Eastern Etosha National Park

Today is yet another day purely devoted to a full day in Etosha National Park. You will have breakfast before embarking on a morning game drive with the hope of seeing wildlife not previously encountered. Lunch will be in the afternoon and you will use the evening for relaxation. Park fees included.

Your dinner and overnight stay will be at Onguma Tented Camp.

Main Destination:
Eastern Etosha National Park
Accommodation:
Onguma Tented Camp
  • Luxury tented camp located inside Onguma GR
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 16

Travel to Okonjati Game Reserve | Game Drive

Travel to Okonjati Game Reserve | Game Drive

After breakfast, you'll continue southwards to Mount Etjo, halfway between Etosha and Windhoek. Mount Etjo Safari Lodge is located in the heart of the Okonjati Game Reserve.
It is one of the first private game reserves established in Namibia and was founded by world-renowned conservationist Jan Oelofse.
Home to over 8000 animals and an impressive variety of bird species, the Okonjati Wildlife Sanctuary is a true Conservation Area, this historic lodge deservedly carries the name “Etjo”, meaning place of refuge.

You'll enjoy the game drive (included) while enjoying nature on the Okonjati Game Reserve. The evening will be spent at leisure.

Your dinner and overnight stay will be at Okonjima Plains Camp.

Main Destination:
Okonjati Game Reserve
Accommodation:
Okonjima Plains Camp
  • Luxury lodge located inside Okonjima NR
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 17

Final Day in Namibia | Travel to Hosea Kutako International Airport | Fly Back Home

Final Day in Namibia | Travel to Hosea Kutako International Airport | Fly Back Home

After breakfast, you will return to Windhoek. You'll debrief with your Kubwa Five Safaris representative, travel to Hosea Kutako International Airport, say goodbye to your guide, and check in for your outbound flight back home.

Expert Tips:
Please note no outbound flights before 1:00 pm.
If you would love to extend your trip to any of the East African countries (Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, or Rwanda) this can be arranged too.

Main Destination:
Windhoek (City)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

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End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

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  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.

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