ACACIA CLASSIC NAMIBIA TOUR
05 – 17 November 2017
Day 1: Arrival in Windhoek
At Windhoek International Airport, we are met by our tour guide and driven to a cozy guest farm in the middle of the African bush. In the afternoon we take a scenic drive to admire the sunset. This is also where we are likely to see the first wild animals. Farm Africa Ondekaremba.
Day 2: Windhoek in the Kalahari
After breakfast we head south to the Kalahari Farmhouse, located at Stampriet. In the afternoon we go for a sundowner drive in an open-roofed vehicle. We drive through the red sand dunes with typical flora and fauna of the Kalahari Desert. The Kalahari sunset we experience with a drink. Kalahari Farmhouse.
Day 3: Via Tsaris Pass to Sesriem
Via Tsaris pass we head toward Sesriem.The magnificent landscapes of the Namib Rand help us imagine what awaits us in the next 2-3 days. From our luxurious tent bungalows at Sossusvlei Lodge we have a great view of the Namib Desert. Sossusvlei Lodge.
Day 4: Visit Sossusvlei
Today we rise before sunrise and enjoy the ride to Sossusvlei in a fascinating dream landscape. Early in the morning sand dunes shimmer golden, yellow and red on the one side, but are dark and shady on the other. We have the opportunity to climb one of the highest dunes of the world. We leave the park and continue north to today's guestfarm: Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge.
Day 5: Drive to the Atlantic coast
Well fed, today we head to the coast via the Kuiseb and Ghaub Canyon of the central Namib Desert. On the way we may see ostrich, springbok, zebra and oryx. Via Walvis Bay we drive to Swakopmund. In the afternoon we can explore the coastal town or take a walk on the sea. Beach Hotel Swakopmund.
Day 6: Catamaran Tour
Early in the morning take a very interesting "Dolphin & Seal Cruise" with the catamaran. We will certainly see hundreds of seals, possibly dolphins, pelicans and flamingos. In the afternoon we again have time to look around in Swakopmund or do other optional activities. Beach Hotel Swakopmund
Day 7: To Twyfelfontein via Uis
We say goodbye to the sea and head inland past the Brandberg to Twyfelfontein Country Lodge. The name Twyfelfontein is Afrikaans and means "doubtful fountain". In the afternoon we visit the Twyfelfontein and make a small detour to the Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes. Twyfelfontein Lodge
Day 8: Drive to Vingerklippe
In the dry riverbed of the Aba-Huab and Huab we now experience a very special tour. Between high Kameldorn- and Ana trees we drive in deep river sand and are hoping to spot some of the rare desert elephants. Then we head to the "Petrified Forest" and on to Vingerklip Lodge. From the high Table Mountain right next to the lodge we enjoy a magnificent view of the wide Mopane levels to the Ugab River. Vingerklip Lodge.
Day 9: By Outjo Etosha National Park
Today we want to head into the realm of wildlife of Etosha National Park as quickly as possible. The Etosha National Park is one of the big game reserves in the world and is considered one of the finest game parks in Africa. Our lodge, the Etosha Safari Lodge, is located just a few miles from the entrance to the park. In the afternoon we enjoy the first game drive. Etosha Safari Lodge
Day 10: Etosha National Park
Exciting wildlife viewing await us in the Etosha National Park. We have the whole day to visit the various water bodies and on the way to see wildlife such as giraffes, kudu, zebra, oryx antelope, black-faced impala, wildebeest, springbok, ostrich and with some luck even lions. Namibia has the largest inventory of rare black rhinos. Etosha Safari Lodge
Day 11: Waterberg
We leave the wildlife of Etosha National Park and drive via Outjo and Otjiwarongo to the Waterberg. The Waterberg is a natural paradise with a unique vegetation. It is known for its rare species, bird life and its magnificent scenery. On a small hike we see almost all the trees and shrubs that exist in Namibia. Waterberg Wilderness Lodge
Day 12: Drive to Windhoek
Today we drive to Windhoek. After a tour around the city we can still walk around in the arcades. Throughout the city, African crafts will be offered. We enjoy the last dinner at a restaurant in Windhoek. Pension Palmquell
Day 13: Departure
Unfortunately this is where our Namibia holiday comes to an end. Just in time for the return flight we head to the airport and say goodbye to our guide. Then departure.
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