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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

Arrive in Windhoek

Arrive in Windhoek

Welcome to Namibia! After a (hopefully) relaxed flight, you have arrived in Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia. You will be transferred to the car rental company where you will receive your rental car. After a detailed briefing, it's finally time to get started. After arrival at tonight's accommodation, you should go out and explore Windhoek. The Independence Museum has a café on top which offers amazing views of the city and the beautiful Christus Church. The night can be spent at Joe's Beerhouse, an iconic restaurant/bar in the heart of Windhoek.

Main Destination:
Windhoek (City)
Accommodation:
The Elegant Guest House
  • Mid-range guest house located in or near Windhoek
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Travel to Etosha

Travel to Etosha

Today you will drive to the north and start your trip off with a drive toward Etosha National Park. On the almost 4-hour drive, you can stop in Otjiwarongo for a coffee and some snacks. The Bohemia Book Shop Café is recommended - they offer sandwiches and cake in a cozy atmosphere. If you arrive early enough, you could even spend this afternoon in Etosha National Park.

Etosha National Park sets the scene for Namibia’s foremost wildlife showcase. Here, a series of waterholes guarantee spectacular game viewing, flanked by mystical, open grasslands along the edges of the inhospitable Etosha Pan.

Main Destination:
Eastern 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
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White RhinoVery Rare
LeopardVery Rare
CheetahVery Rare
HippoNone
Accommodation:
Onguma Tented Camp
  • Luxury tented camp located inside Onguma GR
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Full Day in Etosha East

Full Day in Etosha East

Experience the untamed allure of Etosha National Park from the captivating base of Onguma Tented Camp. Begin with a sunrise safari that unveils the park's rugged landscapes and its inhabitants' unfiltered rituals. Traverse expansive savannahs where nature's subtle nuances take center stage – from the delicate graze of antelopes to the stealthy prowls of predators.

The camp's luxurious tents offer a harmonious blend of comfort and wilderness, a retreat to savour the afternoon's quietude. As the sun sets, embark on an evening game drive guided by local expertise, unraveling the intricacies of the ecosystem. Conclude the day with a gaze upwards, as stars punctuate the sky, narrating stories as old as time and reminding us of our place in the cosmos in this captivating enclave of nature.

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

Day 4

Travel to Etosha West

Travel to Etosha West

En route to your next destination, pause to witness the unhurried movements of wildlife, the essence of the wilderness captured in each moment. Upon arrival at Etosha Safari Lodge, immerse yourself in its welcoming embrace, a bastion of comfort amidst the untamed expanse. After a leisurely lunch, venture into the heart of Etosha National Park for an exhilarating afternoon safari. Traverse the iconic salt pans and plains, encountering a symphony of animals against the backdrop of the horizon's ever-changing hues.

As the day wanes, return to the lodge, the stories of the wild intermingling with your own. Dine under the vast African sky, the day's memories etched in the stars, a prelude to another day of exploration in this captivating realm.

Main Destination:
Western Etosha National Park
Accommodation:
Etosha Safari Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located just outside Etosha NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5

Full Day in Etosha West

Full Day in Etosha West

Embrace the rhythm of the wild during your stay at Etosha Safari Lodge, where each day is a captivating journey into the heart of the African wilderness. As dawn breaks, set out on an exhilarating safari adventure within Etosha National Park where the sun-kissed landscapes come alive with the presence of majestic elephants, graceful giraffes, and the stealthy prowess of predators. Return to the lodge for a sumptuous breakfast overlooking the untamed beauty. Spend your afternoon leisurely, perhaps lounging by the pool with a book, or enjoying the lodge's amenities.

As the golden hour casts a warm glow, head out for another safari. The game drive reveals new narratives as the animals' behaviours shift with the changing light. With the stars as your companions, choose to enjoy a delectable dinner that blends local flavours with the spirit of the savannah, recounting the day's encounters and anticipating tomorrow's escapades.

Main Destination:
Western Etosha National Park
Accommodation:
Etosha Safari Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located just outside Etosha NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6

Travel to Palmwag

Travel to Palmwag

Depart with the early light, watching the scenery transition from the sweeping vistas of Etosha to the rugged allure of Damaraland. En route, pause to explore the enigmatic Twyfelfontein rock engravings, a testament to ancient civilizations. On arrival at Camp Kipwe, settle into the tranquil luxury of your surroundings, seamlessly integrated into the surrounding boulders and desert.

After a delicious lunch, venture into the wild once more, this time exploring the region's unique ecosystem and perhaps tracking the desert-adapted elephants that roam these terrains. Return to the camp to enjoy a gourmet dinner under the vast starlit sky, trading stories around the campfire, and allowing the untouched beauty of Damaraland to weave its magic around you.

Main Destination:
Damaraland
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
Show more
CheetahVery Rare
HyenaVery Rare
HippoNone
Accommodation:
Camp Kipwe
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Damaraland
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7

Full Day in Damaraland

Full Day in Damaraland

Begin your morning with the soft glow of sunrise filtering through ancient rock formations. After breakfast, set out to explore the surrounding terrain where the beauty of the desert unfolds in dramatic vistas and hidden surprises. Perhaps embark on a guided nature walk, allowing the local guides to unveil the intricate adaptations of desert flora and the secrets of the region's hardy wildlife. Return to the camp to relax, lounging in your elegantly designed chalet nestled between boulders, a sanctuary in harmony with nature.

As the sun begins its descent, head out for an afternoon excursion, perhaps visiting the nearby Twyfelfontein to marvel at millennia-old rock art or searching for the elusive desert-adapted elephants that traverse these arid landscapes. As the day concludes, enjoy a sundowner. Enjoy dinner under a star-studded sky with a chance to reflect on the wild beauty of Damaraland.

Main Destination:
Damaraland
Accommodation:
Camp Kipwe
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Damaraland
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 8

Full Day in Damaraland

Full Day in Damaraland

Awake to the serene ambiance of Camp Kipwe in Damaraland. After breakfast, delve into a guided exploration of the Huab River's secrets, tracing the imprints of desert wildlife. Explore the area and see the desert-adapted elephants. Return for lunch, followed by a cultural encounter in a local community. As the day winds down, enjoy the sunset from a viewpoint. A candlelit dinner at camp concludes this day of desert discovery, etching the beauty of Damaraland in your memory.

Main Destination:
Damaraland
Accommodation:
Camp Kipwe
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Damaraland
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 9

Travel to Walvis Bay

Travel to Walvis Bay

Embark on a transition from Damaraland's enchantment to the coastal allure of Walvis Bay. Departing from Camp Kipwe, you'll journey through diverse landscapes, witnessing the changing character of Namibia's terrain. En route, pause to relish the dramatic beauty of the iconic Brandberg Mountain, capturing its mystique in photographs. As the miles pass, the arid desert gives way to the sparkling waters of Walvis Bay.

Arriving at your destination, settle into the seaside comfort of Pelican Point, where luxury meets the untamed. Enjoy a leisurely evening admiring the stunning vistas from your accommodation as the sun paints the sky in hues of pink and gold over the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy a delectable dinner, and let the soothing sound of waves gently lull you into a peaceful night, capping off a day of travel, transformation, and coastal serenity.

Main Destination:
Walvis Bay (City)
Accommodation:
Pelican Point Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located in or near Walvis Bay
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)

Day 10

Full Day at Walvis Bay Dunes

Full Day at Walvis Bay Dunes

Immerse yourself in a full day of coastal exploration while staying at Pelican Point in Swakopmund. After a hearty breakfast, wander through Swakopmund's charming streets, discovering local treasures. For an adventurous option, embark on a Mola Mola tour to witness these incredible ocean sunfish in their natural habitat. Alternatively, choose a thrilling 4x4 dune tour or kayaking adventure to experience the coastal landscape from a different perspective.

Return for a seafood lunch by the sea, followed by more town exploration or your chosen activity. As the sun sets, head back to Pelican Point for a peaceful evening, relishing the ocean's melody. A delightful dinner at the lodge concludes this enriching day where relaxation, adventure, and marine marvels intertwine.

Main Destination:
Walvis Bay (City)
Accommodation:
Pelican Point Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located in or near Walvis Bay
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)

Day 11

Travel to Sossusvlei

Travel to Sossusvlei

Embark on a picturesque journey from Swakopmund to Hoodia Desert Lodge, a day of shifting landscapes and natural wonders. As you leave the coastal charms of Swakopmund, watch the terrain evolve into the arid Namib Desert. Pause to marvel at Welwitschia plants and moon-like landscapes, arriving at Hoodia Desert Lodge. Settle in, eat lunch, and embark on a guided desert walk. Witness a breathtaking sunset over the dunes and conclude with a dinner under the starry desert sky, embracing the essence of this captivating landscape.

Main Destination:
Namib-Naukluft National Park
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:
Hoodia Desert Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located just outside Namib-Naukluft NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 12

Full Day in Sossusvlei

Full Day in Sossusvlei

After a hearty breakfast, venture to the iconic Big Mama or Big Daddy dunes, ascending for panoramic desert views. The interplay of light and shadow paints the sands in mesmerizing hues. Explore the haunting beauty of Deadvlei with its ancient trees before enjoying a packed lunch amidst the desert's splendor.

Alternatively, you can choose to embark on an early-morning hot-air balloon ride (at your own expense). The afternoon offers a journey through the naturally sculpted Sesriem Canyon. Return to the lodge for a tranquil evening, reflecting on the day's wonders. Have a starlit dinner that marks the end of this unforgettable desert odyssey.

Main Destination:
Sossusvlei (Sand Dunes)
Accommodation:
Hoodia Desert Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located in or near Sossusvlei
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 13

Travel to Windhoek

Travel to Windhoek

Embark on a transition from the desert's embrace to the vibrant cityscape as you journey from Hoodia Desert Lodge to Windhoek. Leaving behind the desert's solitude, watch the landscape transform from dunes to bustling cityscapes. As you arrive in Windhoek, settle into the comfort of the elegant guest house, a charming oasis in the heart of the capital. The afternoon invites you to explore Windhoek's cultural offerings, from local markets to museums that reveal the city's history.

Stroll through the city's leafy streets, pausing at cafes to savor local flavors and unwind. Return to the guest house to relish the evening's tranquility. Prepare for a night of restful repose, a seamless bridge connecting the desert's grandeur to the city's urban rhythms.

Main Destination:
Windhoek (City)
Accommodation:
The Elegant Guest House
  • Mid-range guest house located in or near Windhoek
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 14

Departure

Departure

It's time to say goodbye! Following a hearty breakfast at your guesthouse, you will drop your faithful companion at the rental car company before being transferred to the airport.

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

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.

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