The Kalahari is the largest sand basin in the world. Almost devoid of rock, it covers an area of 900,000sq km. Contrary to popular belief it is not a desert but a semi-arid savannah biome. Oxide-red dunes and grassy plains dotted with gnarled, stunted acacia trees form an evocative landscape that supports a surprising diversity of wildlife.
The Namib Desert covers the entire Namibian coastline of over 1,500km and sweeps up to 200km inland. At a shade over 20 million years, it is the planet’s oldest desert and has an astonishing diversity of landscapes and habitats.
Etosha National Park is unique. Its waterhole culture forces the plains game to drink during the middle of the day when predators are most lethargic; thus it’s not uncommon to have a collage of several different species in the same frame. Lions, elephants and several endemic species of antelope and birds - including 46 raptors - add to the game viewing excitement.
Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha, Windhoek
- Discover the great "sea of sand" in Sossusvlei
- Stay in the quaint coastal town of Swakopmund and explore where the dunes meet the sea
- Track desert-adapted elephant and the highlights of Twyfelfontein
- Enjoy a safari in Etosha National Park watching numerous animals come and go at waterholes
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- Meals (details on request)
- Vehicle and all vehicle costs including fuel
- Professional guide and all guide costs
- Drinking water in the vehicle at all times
- All activities as indicated and as can be done with guide and vehicle
- Park entry fees
- Meet and Greet
- Airport transfers
- 24/7 in-country support
- Comprehensive travel diary with detailed itinerary
What's NOT included?
- International flights
- Personal travel insurance
- Visas and visa applications
- Staff gratuities
DAY 1: WINDHOEK (1 NIGHT)
On the first day of your Namibian Highlights Guided Safari, your adventure begins in the vibrant capital city of Windhoek. As you disembark from your flight, you are warmly greeted by a friendly and knowledgeable guide who will be your companion throughout this incredible journey. The guide provides you with a comprehensive travel package and takes the time to go over your carefully crafted itinerary, ensuring that you have a clear understanding of the exciting days ahead.
After settling into your accommodation at the exquisite Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel, you set out to explore Windhoek, a city that beautifully blends modernity with colonial charm. You discover a variety of attractions, including the historic Christuskirche, a striking Lutheran church built during the German colonial era. The Tintenpalast, the seat of the Namibian parliament, impresses you with its grandeur, while the bustling craft markets offer an opportunity to browse for unique souvenirs.
In the evening, you retreat to your luxury abode, nestled in the heart of the city. Am Weinberg’s luxurious ambiance and impeccable service provide a perfect haven for relaxation and rejuvenation. You indulge in a sumptuous dinner at the hotel’s fine dining restaurant, savouring delicious local cuisine and reflecting on the anticipation of the days to come.
Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel Website
DAY 2 & 3: SOSSUSVLEI (2 NIGHTS)
After a memorable day exploring Windhoek, the next stop on your magical guided safari is the awe-inspiring Sossusvlei, where you will spend the next two nights immersed in the captivating beauty of the desert. Departing from Windhoek, you embark on a scenic journey, witnessing the shifting landscapes of Namibia along the way.
Upon reaching Sossusvlei, you check into the incredible Desert Homestead Lodge, your home away from home in this enchanting desert environment. The lodge offers all the luxurious facilities you could wish for, including a serene spa and sparkling swimming pool. You are greeted with warm hospitality and provided with everything you need for a comfortable and unforgettable stay.
During your time in Sossusvlei, you have the opportunity to embark on thrilling adventures and immerse yourself in the striking landscapes. Visit the renowned red sand dunes of Sossusvlei, where you can climb the towering dunes and witness the ever-changing hues of the desert.
You also have the chance to explore the scenic Sesriem Canyon, a natural wonder carved by the Tsauchab River, and learn about its geological history. Additionally, visit the mesmerising DeadVlei. Located within the Namib-Naukluft National Park, DeadVlei is a surreal and hauntingly beautiful clay pan surrounded by towering red sand dunes. As you step foot into this otherworldly landscape, you are greeted by the sight of ancient, dead camel thorn trees contrasting against the backdrop of the bright blue sky and vivid orange sands.
Desert Homestead Lodge
DAY 4 & 5: SWAKOPMUND (2 NIGHTS)
As your Namibian highlights guided safari continues, the next stop on this captivating adventure takes you to the enchanting coastal town of Swakopmund for a two-night stay. Swakopmund, a haven where the desert meets the sea, will immerse you in a world of coastal beauty, exhilarating activities, and hidden treasures.
Prepare to be amazed as you venture to the nearby Sandwich Harbour, a natural gem that epitomises the merging of land and ocean. Situated at the edge of the Namib Desert, this extraordinary destination boasts towering dunes cascading into the Atlantic Ocean, creating a surreal and breath-taking sight. Join a guided tour and navigate the pristine beaches, witness the interplay of wind and sand, and marvel at the untouched beauty that surrounds you.
Back in Swakopmund, the town itself offers a charming blend of history, culture, and adventure. Explore the streets adorned with colonial-era buildings, their architecture evoking memories of a bygone era. Delve into the local heritage at the Swakopmund Museum, where exhibits will transport you back in time and illuminate the cultural tapestry of the region.
For thrill-seekers, an array of adrenaline-pumping activities awaits. Take to the skies with a scenic flight over the dramatic coastline, or challenge yourself to sandboarding down the steep dunes. Perhaps embark on a fishing excursion, casting your line into the abundant waters, hoping for a prized catch.
Your accommodation in Swakopmund will be the stunning Swakopmund Luxury Suites, an oasis of comfort and sophistication. Indulge in the hotel’s luxurious facilities, including a beautiful outdoor terrace and plush bedrooms.
Swakopmund Luxury Suites Website
DAY 6 & 7: DAMARALAND (2 NIGHTS)
Get set to venture into the mystical realm of Damaraland for a captivating two-night stay. Here, amidst the rugged and untamed landscapes, you will discover a land infused with ancient wonders and a sense of untamed magic that will leave you spellbound.
Damaraland reveals its secrets as you delve into the enigmatic Twyfelfontein, an archaeological treasure trove that transports you back in time. Marvel at the intricate rock engravings and paintings that adorn the sandstone cliffs, narrating stories of the region’s indigenous peoples who left their mark on this sacred ground. A knowledgeable guide will unravel the mysteries and legends etched into the ancient rocks, connecting you to the rich cultural heritage of this ancient land.
Immerse yourself in the untamed wilderness on exhilarating 4x4 safaris, venturing into the vast plains in search of the legendary desert-adapted elephants. Witness these majestic creatures as they gracefully navigate the harsh terrains, their presence a testament to their resilience and the harmony between nature and survival.
Your sanctuary in Damaraland awaits at the extraordinary Camp Kipwe, nestled harmoniously among towering boulders and rocky outcrops. Here, you’ll find tranquility in the lap of luxury, surrounded by awe-inspiring views that blend seamlessly with the landscape. Unwind in beautifully appointed rooms and savour the serenity of the desert from your private oasis.
Camp Kipwe Website
DAY 8: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK - SOUTH (1 NIGHT)
Prepare for an unforgettable night in the captivating Etosha National Park South, the next destination on your incredible Namibian highlights guided safari. Known for its abundant wildlife and breath-taking landscapes, this wildlife haven offers a thrilling and immersive experience.
As you venture into the heart of Etosha National Park South, keep your camera ready to capture incredible sightings of lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, and a myriad of other wildlife species that call this park home. Embark on a thrilling game drive, guided by experienced rangers who will share their knowledge and help you spot hidden treasures in the vast savannah and shimmering salt pans.
Etosha National Park South is also home to several natural waterholes, attracting a diverse array of animals throughout the day. Observe the fascinating dynamics of wildlife interactions as they gather to quench their thirst and provide you with unforgettable wildlife viewing opportunities.
For your overnight stay, Etosha Village offers a comfortable retreat in the heart of the wilderness. Settle into your cosy accommodation, surrounded by the sounds of nature, and reflect on the remarkable encounters of the day.
Etosha Village Website
DAY 9 & 10: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK - EAST (2 NIGHTS)
Prepare to be enchanted as the final chapter of your guided safari unfolds in the mesmerising realm of Etosha National Park East. This untamed wilderness is a tapestry woven with wonder, where wildlife roams freely and spectacular landscapes reveal themselves before your eyes.
As you venture into the heart of Etosha National Park East, be prepared for extraordinary encounters with Africa’s most iconic animals. Embark on exhilarating game drives, witnessing herds of elephants gracefully crossing the expansive plains, lions prowling through the tall grasses, and elegant giraffes delicately nibbling on treetops.
Unleash your inner explorer with a guided walking safari, allowing you to connect intimately with the African bush. Follow the footsteps of ancient traditions, learning about the region’s rich cultural heritage and the intricate ecosystems that support a diverse array of plant and animal life.
As the sun begins to set, indulge in a magical sundowner experience. Sip on your favourite beverage while soaking up the panoramic vistas and witnessing the sky ablaze with hues of gold and crimson. The sounds of the wild accompany you, creating a symphony of nature’s rhythms.
Your sanctuary in this untamed paradise awaits at the remarkable Mushara Bush Camp. Nestled amidst the wilderness, this camp offers a blend of rustic charm and luxurious comfort. Relax in your cosy accommodation, where the sounds of nature serenade you as you reflect on the day’s adventures.
Mushara Bush Camp Website
DAY 11: WINDHOEK (DEPARTURE / END OF TOUR)
As your remarkable Namibian highlights guided safari comes to an end, it’s time to bid farewell to the captivating wilderness and begin your journey back to Windhoek, where you will depart for home.
Reflecting on the extraordinary landscapes, wildlife encounters, and cultural experiences, you carry with you cherished memories of this immersive adventure. From the vibrant capital to the dramatic dunes, from the ancient rock art to the untamed savannah, Namibia has left an indelible mark on your heart. As you depart, you leave with a deep appreciation for the natural wonders and rich cultural heritage of this remarkable country. Until your next adventure, Namibia will forever hold a special place in your wanderlust-filled soul.
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