NAMIBIA SAFARI TOUR
- 9 nights.
- R29 200 per person.
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The tour starts with a visit to the AfriCat Foundation at Okonjima to meet and learn about Africa’s Big Cats. From here northwards to Etosha National Park for some concentrated game viewing, exiting the park we travel to AfriCat North and to a Himba village where you are brought into touch with some of Namibia’s ancient traditions before travelling to Twyfelfontein (UNESCO Heritage Site).
From here we head towards Swakopmund on the Skeleton Coast which offers time for some adventure sports adrenaline. Our final destination is the Namib Desert where we spend two nights close to the awesome sand dunes at Sesriem and Sossusvlei, the world’s tallest dunes in the world’s oldest desert.
We travel north, stopping at small towns along the way including Okahandja, where we have time to visit Namibia’s largest wood carving market. Continuing north, passing through farmland, we aim to arrive at Okonjima during the middle afternoon. Okonjima is the home of the AfriCat Foundation, a specialist conservation concern that centres its operations on the African Big Cats. Omboroko Campsite. 1 activity included.
Starting early and continuing north, we pass through some small towns making short stops for fresh supplies and fuel. Continuing on to East Etosha’s Namutoni camp, we aim to arrive in time for lunch, affording us leisure time before heading into the park during the cool of the late afternoon for our first game drive. Namutoni Camp. 1 activity included.
We leave early again as we game drive our way through Etosha to Halali camp. Along the way, we visit several waterholes and are afforded splendid views of the massive Etosha Pan. The game viewing is usually excellent and we have the chance to tick off a few new species that are not normally seen on the Namutoni side. Okaukuejo Camp. 2 activities included.
Leaving Etosha we begin our journey south with a relatively short drive to the small town of Kamanjab. Within this area we visit a Himba Village – the only traditionally functioning Himba community outside the far north Kaokoland region of Namibia. From here it is a short drive on to The Hoada Community Campsite which is located among beautiful granite hills and mopane trees. Hoada Campsite. 1 activity included.
Today we head into one of the most beautiful desert regions in Namibia, Damaraland. We drive west via the Grootberg Pass and then take a detour to visit the ancient Bushman rock engravings at Tyfelfontein. At this location we will have a local guide to conduct us on a short guided tour before we set up camp for the night. Madisa Camp. 2 activities included.
From Tyfelfontein we head deeper into the desert and pass Namibia’s highest mountain, the Brandberg, (2573 m). From here we turn directly west and cross the “gravel plains” on our way to the Atlantic Ocean and the Skeleton Coast. The Swakopmund section of the trip is designed to allow people to relax. Your guide will offer to organise meals. Prost Hotel Swakopmund. 1 activity included.
Today is a free day. The idea is to allow time for everybody to do their own thing. Swakopmund is a very pleasant seaside town with lots of shops, a good stretch of beach (although the Atlantic here is quite cold) and an open-air curio market. There is also a very good museum and the Namibian National Marine Aquarium is located in Swakopmund. Alternatively, there are various optional activities that can be arranged. Prost Hotel Swakopmund. 1 activity included.
Our first stop is at Walvis Bay. The second part of our journey today takes us across more of the seemingly endless Namib gravel plains. Then the landscape suddenly changes and we are into the mountain desert. The tour continues via the Kuiseb and Gaub passes, driving both times to the riverbeds at the bottom of the canyons and then climbing the long steep road to the top and the spectacular panoramas the mountains give us. Sesriem Campsite.
A pre-dawn start is essential this morning as we want to catch the soft light of the sunrise on the desert. We spend the morning in and around Sossusvlei, also visiting Dune 45, and as the day wears on we return to Sesriem for lunch to escape the heat of the afternoon. As the day cools off in the late afternoon we will take a short excursion to the Sesriem Canyon.
Sesriem Campsite 1 activity included.
After breakfast, we begin our journey over the mountains and along scenic roads, back to Windhoek. We stop at Solitaire to stretch our legs then proceed back to Windhoek via the Khomas Hochland Mountain range back to civilisation. We are due back into the city late afternoon/early evening, you will be dropped off at your accommodation on our return.