Discover Africa Safaris

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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

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

Day 1

Welcome to Namibia

Welcome to Namibia

Arrive at the airport early in the morning as the tour departs at 08h00. Chat with us for some options if you require a pre-night in Windhoek. Our guide will meet you and depart in a 4x4 SUV or double cab.

Just before Mariental, we drive east into the Kalahari Desert to overnight at Kalahari Anib Lodge. The stylish, spacious, and refreshing lodge is imbued with the spirit of the Kalahari with its burnished sand, ostrich eggshell light, and camelthorn trees. Dinner at the hotel is included.

Main Destination:
Kalahari Region
Accommodation:
Kalahari Anib Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located in or near Mariental
Meals & Drinks:
  • Dinner (Breakfast & lunch not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 2

A Day in the Kalahari

A Day in the Kalahari

After a leisurely morning, enjoy a drive to the Kalahari Farmhouse to visit the Self-Sufficiency Centre which supplies local lodges with 70% of its fresh produce, all cultivated in the unusually lush setting. Treat yourself to a wholesome and delicious lunch in the Farmhouse’s peaceful garden.

A highlight of a stay at Kalahari Anib is a wonderfully relaxing afternoon nature drive into the Kalahari. Later, toast life from the top of a dune as the sand turns a fiery red. Dinner at the lodge is included.

Main Destination:
Kalahari Region
Accommodation:
Kalahari Anib Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located in or near Mariental
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 3

Drive to Sossusvlei

Drive to Sossusvlei

After a good night’s sleep and a full breakfast, it is time for a taste of the ancient Namib Desert.

The route takes you past the majestic Namib Naukluft Mountains near Büllsport before reaching the Namib with its combination of spectacular desert scenery and majestic mountains.

We arrive by late afternoon and have time to relax and cool off before dinner and overnight. The Namib Desert Lodge is set below an impressive ridge of fossilized sand dunes, formed 20 million years ago. Dinner at the lodge is included.

Main Destination:
Sossusvlei (Sand Dunes)
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 Desert Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Sossusvlei
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 4

Desert and Dunes

Desert and Dunes

An early start to the day awaits. Drive to Sossusvlei and enter the park as the sun rises. Much of the day is spent climbing the highest sand dunes in the world. Big Daddy offers a strenuous climb, but the view along the crest is completely worth it.

Upon descent, the whispering sands of the Namib lead to the ancient camelthorn trees of Dead Vlei – one of the most photographed areas in Sossusvlei - before returning to the lodge.

Dinner at the hotel is included.

Main Destination:
Sossusvlei (Sand Dunes)
Accommodation:
Namib Desert Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Sossusvlei
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 5

Drive to the Coastal Swakopmund

Drive to the Coastal Swakopmund

Enjoy a buffet breakfast at Namib Desert Lodge before the journey through the fascinating desert landscape to Swakopmund.

The first stop is the desert outpost of Solitaire, famous for its apple pie. The route crosses the Tropic of Capricorn, marking the sun’s turning point at 23˚ south on its annual journey before meandering through the Gaub and Kuiseb Canyons. The cool and often misty town of Swakopmund, which lies between the crashing Atlantic Ocean and the Namib Desert, balances the day’s journey perfectly. Old German architecture, wide streets, and a plethora of restaurants, coffee, and curio shops make this coastal town a joy to explore.

The Delight Hotel is a fresh breeze in the desert, providing a delightful home for your stay in Swakopmund. Meals are at leisure during your stay here. Your guide can also give you some recommendations.

Main Destination:
Swakopmund (City)
Accommodation:
The Delight Swakopmund
  • Mid-range hotel located in or near Swakopmund
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 6

Explore or Leisure Day

Explore or Leisure Day

A highlight of a stay at The Delight is its scrumptious breakfast spread. Pour yourself a glass of champagne and freshly squeezed orange juice and savor Walvis Bay oysters before heading off to explore the town. Otherwise, you can choose an activity or a half-day or full-day excursion.

Swakopmund is the adventure capital of Namibia and excursions range from Living Desert tours, kayaking in the Walvis Bay Lagoon, and dolphin cruises to sandboarding, quad-biking, and skydiving. Your guide can assist you, depending on your requirements and preferences.

You can also choose to just relax, walk through the town and its long sandy beach, and end the day in one of Swakopmund’s popular restaurants.

Main Destination:
Swakopmund (City)
Accommodation:
The Delight Swakopmund
  • Mid-range hotel located in or near Swakopmund
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 7

Drive to the Damaraland

Drive to the Damaraland

Continue northwards to Henties Bay along the coast before veering inland towards Uis and the Brandberg Massif. As you near the Ugab River, look out for the striking Herero women with their colourful stalls.

The next stop is the Petrified Forest, a testament to the Earth’s intriguing geological history.

Your overnight stop, Damara Mopane Lodge, is 30km east of Khorixas. Built in a semi-circular labyrinth design with a turquoise pool at its centre, the lodge is a lovely surprise. Each chalet has its very own garden with fresh vegetables, sunflowers and the occasional scarecrow peeking out.

Stroll up the koppie (little dune) in the late afternoon to watch the sunset and appreciate the expansive view over the mopane woodland before the inviting aromas of dinner call you back to the lodge.

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
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CheetahVery Rare
HyenaVery Rare
HippoNone
Accommodation:
Damara Mopane Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Damaraland
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 8

Rock Art and Burnt Mountain

Rock Art and Burnt Mountain

Rock art is on the agenda today with a visit to Twyfelfontein, home to a treasure trove of ancient rock engravings. The area was once visited by groups of hunters and gatherers, who congregated at the rock pools in the Dry season. Their shamans beseeched the gods for rain, healing for their people, and luck for the hunt, hammering their prayers into the sandstone rock. The desert environment has preserved these engravings for thousands of years.

Other geological stops include the Organ Pipes and the Burnt Mountain. For some local culture, you’ll visit the Damara Living Museum.

Return to the lodge to cool off. Do not miss the afternoon walk to the sunset deck for a sundowner drink and an exceptional view of the landscape. Dinner at the hotel is included.

Main Destination:
Damaraland
Accommodation:
Damara Mopane Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Damaraland
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 9

Drive to Etosha South

Drive to Etosha South

Today, travel via Outjo into the heart of the country, Etosha National Park.

After departing Damara Mopane, you may visit a Himba village before continuing to the Etosha National Park area. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

This relaxed and down-to-earth camp has a quirky restaurant based on the shebeens (taverns) of old. Musicians strum guitars in the courtyard and sing local tunes while the guests relish the good fare. Tap your toes and sing along at this lively, fun venue before returning by starlight to your comfortable room and the peace of an Etosha night. Dinner at the hotel is included.

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
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White RhinoVery Rare
LeopardVery Rare
CheetahVery Rare
HippoNone
Accommodation:
Etosha Safari Camp
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Etosha NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 10

Game Viewing in Etosha

Game Viewing in Etosha

Explore Etosha and its many waterholes where the wildlife gathers to quench their thirst.

Every season has its own beauty in this special conservation area. The full-day drive gives you the chance to view the array of sleek African wildlife in their natural surroundings.

Return in the afternoon to the friendliness of Etosha Safari Camp for your last night of the tour. Dinner at the hotel is included.

Main Destination:
Eastern Etosha National Park
Accommodation:
Etosha Safari Camp
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Etosha NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 11

Back to Windhoek

Back to Windhoek

Breakfast is enjoyed at the camp before the drive southwards back to Windhoek via Okahandja’s popular Woodcarver’s Market.

You arrive in Windhoek in the late afternoon where your guide will drop you off at your chosen accommodation in the capital city. This night is not included, but you can chat with us about different options. If you have a late flight, the guide can transfer you to the airport for your onward flight.

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

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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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