12 Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic

12 Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic

NAD 62,800 pps *
12 Days

Overview

repare yourself for a thrilling adventure with this 12-Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic, an unforgettable safari adventure designed for the explorer at heart. Get ready to embark on a thrilling journey through Namibia’s sprawling plains, where magical vistas and incredible wildlife encounters await you at every turn.

This safari tour, perfect for groups, is a dream come true for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. Over the course of 12 days, you will traverse a diverse range of destinations, immersing yourself in the untamed beauty of Namibia. From the vast expanses of the Kalahari Desert to the awe-inspiring Fish River Canyon, and from the charming coastal town of Luderitz to the magnificent dunes of Sossusvlei, this itinerary has it all.

Get set to be further mesmerised by stark contrasts as you explore the charming coastal haven of Swakopmund, with its German colonial architecture, before venturing into the rugged terrains of Damaraland. Etosha National Park, with its abundant wildlife, also beckons on this epic expedition.

Destinations:

Kalahari, Fish River Canyon, Luderitz, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha South, Etosha East

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Highlights

  • Kalahari - Immerse yourself in the vastness of the Kalahari Desert, where you'll witness stunning landscapes and encounter unique desert-adapted wildlife
  • Fish River Canyon- Marvel at the sheer grandeur of Fish River Canyon, one of the largest canyons in the world
  • Luderitz- Step back in time as you explore the eerie abandoned mining town of Kolmanskop
  • Sossusvlei- Be mesmerised by the otherworldly beauty of Sossusvlei, where towering red sand dunes create a stunning backdrop for your adventures
  • Swakopmund- Discover the delightful coastal haven of Swakopmund. Enjoy thrilling activities like sandboarding and quad biking amidst the dunes
  • Damaraland- Explore the rugged terrains of Damaraland, where ancient rock formations unveil the region's rich cultural history
  • Etosha South- Experience the wildlife extravaganza in Etosha National Park's southern region, where vast salt pans and waterholes attract a diverse array of animals
  • Etosha East- Venture into the eastern part of Etosha National Park, home to the renowned Okaukuejo and Namutoni waterholes
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What's Included?

  • All Meals As Specified In Itinerary
  • Classic: 11 x Breakfasts
  • Accommodation As Indicated
  • Entrance Fees: Fish River Canyon; Namib Naukluft National Park; Twyfelfontein; Petrified Forest; Living Museum of the Damara; Etosha National Park
  • Portages
  • Activities As Indicated
  • Still Mineral Water on Bus
  • Airport Transfers (Arrival & Departure)
  • Tourism levy & Government Taxes where applicable
  • 24hrs Medical Evacuation Insurance

What's NOT included?

  • Excursions/Activities Not Specified
  • International Flights
  • Travel & Personal Accident Insurance
  • Visas & Visa Applications
  • Gratuities
  • Any Items Of Personal Nature

Itinerary

DAY 1: Kalahari

On Day 1 of this incredible safari tour, your adventure begins as you arrive at Windhoek airport, where a friendly representative will warmly greet you and provide a comprehensive overview of your itinerary. This ensures that you have a clear understanding of the exciting journey that awaits you.

From there, you will venture into the striking Kalahari, a vast and enchanting desert landscape that stretches across Namibia. As you traverse the golden sands and arid plains, you’ll be blown away by the sheer beauty and tranquillity of this unique ecosystem.

In the Kalahari, you’ll have the opportunity to embark on an optional game drive, allowing you to explore the region’s diverse wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for the elusive predators such as the majestic black-maned lions and cheetahs that roam these untamed lands. Marvel at the agile antelopes and the cleverly adapted desert creatures that have made this harsh environment their home.

After a day of discovery, you’ll retreat to your stunning lodge, ready to rest and rejuvenate for the thrilling days that lie ahead. The Kalahari sets the perfect stage for your safari, leaving you eager to uncover more of the wonders that Namibia has to offer.

Accommodation
Intu Africa Collection
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Intu Africa Collection Website
12 Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic - DAY 1: Kalahari
12 Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic - DAY 1: Kalahari
12 Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic - DAY 1: Kalahari
12 Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic - DAY 1: Kalahari
Optional Activities
Guided Nature Drive

DAY 2: Fish River Canyon

Next you will continue south through arid and extensive rocky plains. You will visit the unique Garas quiver tree forest where you are welcomed by quirky human-made sculptures of scrap metal which set a contrast to this serene, timeless space with Quiver trees and aloes nestled amongst huge dolerite boulders, stacked mysteriously, the area is also aptly referred to as “Giant’s Playground”.

After exploring Giant’s Playground, you will head to your lodge, situated in close vicinity to the Fish River Canyon. Here you can explore the area on foot or enjoy an optional guided nature drive in the later afternoon highlighting the Quiver trees, rugged landscape and impressive sweeping rock formations.

Accommodation
Canyon Village
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Canyon Village Website
12 Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic - DAY 2: Fish River Canyon
12 Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic - DAY 2: Fish River Canyon
12 Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic - DAY 2: Fish River Canyon
12 Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic - DAY 2: Fish River Canyon
Optional Activities
Guided Nature Drive

DAY 3 & 4: Luderitz

Day 3 of this unforgettable Namibia safari tour takes you to the charming coastal town of Luderitz. Nestled along the rugged Atlantic coastline, Luderitz offers a unique blend of German colonial architecture and breathtaking coastal beauty. Explore the town’s rich history, wander through its quaint streets, and soak in the picturesque views.

During your visit to Luderitz, you’ll have the opportunity to stop by the Naute Kristall Cellar and Distillery. Here, you can indulge in an optional tasting of their unique liquors or simply savour a delightful cup of coffee.

As you continue your journey, you’ll make a stop at Garub, where you’ll be treated to spectacular views of the surrounding desert landscapes; you might even catch a glimpse of the wild desert-adapted horses that roam the area.

After a long day full of exploration, retreat to the comfort of Obelix Guesthouse where you can relax and unwind in your cosy and charmingly decorated room.

Accommodation
Obelix Guesthouse Luderitz
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Obelix Guesthouse Luderitz Website
12 Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic - DAY 3 & 4: Luderitz
12 Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic - DAY 3 & 4: Luderitz
12 Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic - DAY 3 & 4: Luderitz
12 Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic - DAY 3 & 4: Luderitz

DAY 4 & 5: Sossusvlei

The next two days/nights Tour will be dedicated to the awe-inspiring Sossusvlei. Before reaching this iconic destination, you’ll spend a final morning in Luderitz, exploring the abandoned mining town of Kolmanskop and soaking in its intriguing history. For a taste of authentic cuisine, you’ll also have the option to enjoy a light lunch in the countryside town of Helmeringhausen.

Continuing north, you’ll traverse the breathtaking Tiras Mountain range, immersing yourself in the stunning landscapes of the Namib Desert and Sossusvlei. Prepare to be enchanted as you explore the towering dunes, including the famous Deadvlei, with its striking contrast of white clay pan, skeletal trees, and red sand. Marvel at the vastness of the desert and capture unforgettable photographs amidst this ethereal scenery.

Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the impressive Sesriem Canyon, with its towering walls carved by the Tsauchab River over millions of years. For those seeking further exploration, an optional Namib Desert Nature Drive offers a chance to delve deeper into the unique flora and fauna of this extraordinary desert ecosystem.

Accommodation
The Elegant Desert Lodge
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
The Elegant Desert Lodge Website
12 Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic - DAY 4 & 5: Sossusvlei
12 Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic - DAY 4 & 5: Sossusvlei
12 Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic - DAY 4 & 5: Sossusvlei
12 Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic - DAY 4 & 5: Sossusvlei
Optional Activities
Namib Desert Nature Drive

DAY 6 & 7: Swakopmund

Swakopmund, the next stop on the 12-Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic, promises two nights of thrilling adventures and seaside charm. As you make your way to Swakopmund, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the nearby coastal town of Walvis Bay, renowned for its abundant birdlife and stunning lagoon.

In Swakopmund, known as the playground of Namibia, you’ll find an array of exhilarating activities to satisfy your adventurous spirit. Take part in adrenaline-pumping pursuits like sandboarding or quad biking on the picturesque dunes. Alternatively, opt for a more relaxed experience with a leisurely beach stroll.

For a memorable marine experience, consider joining an optional marine cruise, where you can spot dolphins, seals, and various seabird species as you sail along the pristine coastline. This cruise offers a chance to immerse yourself in the abundant marine life that thrives in the Atlantic waters.

When night falls, retire to the wonderful Hansa Hotel where you’ll be treated to excellent hospitality.

Accommodation
Hansa Hotel
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Hansa Hotel Website
12 Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic - DAY 6 & 7: Swakopmund
12 Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic - DAY 6 & 7: Swakopmund
12 Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic - DAY 6 & 7: Swakopmund
12 Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic - DAY 6 & 7: Swakopmund

DAY 8: Damaraland

Damaraland, your next destination, welcomes you with its rugged and captivating landscapes. This region is renowned for its ancient rock formations, including the impressive Brandberg Mountain, and its rich cultural heritage.

During your time in Damaraland, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in a unique and enlightening experience- a bush walk with local Bushmen. Immerse yourself in the wisdom and traditions of these indigenous communities as you listen to captivating stories of their culture and gain insight into their deep connection with the land. Witness their desert survival skills firsthand and marvel at their intimate knowledge of the natural world.

As you explore the Damaraland wilderness, you’ll also encounter the striking beauty of the region’s flora and fauna. Keep an eye out for the unique desert-adapted wildlife that inhabits this arid landscape, including the elusive desert elephant and the endangered black rhino.

Accommodation
Damara Mopane Lodge
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Damara Mopane Lodge Website
12 Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic - DAY 8: Damaraland
12 Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic - DAY 8: Damaraland
12 Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic - DAY 8: Damaraland
12 Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic - DAY 8: Damaraland

DAY 9 & 10: Etosha South

The next two days and nights of this epic adventure will be spent in the amazing Etosha South. But before reaching this wildlife haven, you’ll conclude your exploration of Damaraland by visiting the ancient rock engravings at Twyfelfontein and immersing yourself in the vibrant traditions of the Damara people at the Damara Living Museum.

Once in Etosha South, get ready for an exceptional game viewing experience in one of Africa’s most renowned national parks. Etosha South is home to a rich diversity of wildlife, including elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, and much more. Keep your cameras and binoculars handy as you embark on thrilling game drives, seeking out incredible sightings and immersing yourself in the natural wonders of this vast wilderness.

Etosha South is also a haven for birdwatchers, with over 340 bird species recorded in the park. From striking raptors to vibrant waterbirds, you’ll have ample opportunities to observe and appreciate the avian diversity that flourishes in this region.

Accommodation
Eldorado Lodge
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Eldorado Lodge Website
12 Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic - DAY 9 & 10: Etosha South
12 Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic - DAY 9 & 10: Etosha South
12 Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic - DAY 9 & 10: Etosha South
12 Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic - DAY 9 & 10: Etosha South

DAY 11: Etosha East

As your 12-day safari draws to a close, your final destination is the remarkable Etosha East.

This region is a wildlife enthusiast’s paradise, offering incredible opportunities for game viewing and immersing yourself in the beauty of the African savannah. Embark on thrilling game drives, guided by experienced rangers, as you seek out the majestic elephants, lions, rhinos, and numerous other wildlife species that call Etosha East home. The expansive salt pans and abundant waterholes create a haven for animals, providing unique and unforgettable wildlife encounters.

You will spend your final night at La Rochelle, a gorgeous lodge that blends seamlessly with the natural surroundings.

Accommodation
La Rochelle Lodge
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
La Rochelle Lodge Website
12 Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic - DAY 11: Etosha East
12 Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic - DAY 11: Etosha East
12 Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic - DAY 11: Etosha East
12 Day Exploring Namibia Scheduled Tour Classic - DAY 11: Etosha East

DAY 12: END OF TOUR

As your exhilarating safari tour comes to a close, it’s time to say goodbye to the wonders of Namibia. The journey back to Windhoek awaits, but before departing, there’s an opportunity to grab a few last-minute souvenirs in the capital city.

As you journey onwards, reflect on the unforgettable moments and experiences you’ve had throughout the tour, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

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