Namibia individual travel

CLASSIC NAMIBIA - 19 DAYS

Classic Namibia - 19 days

Day 1: Arrive in Windhoek, transfer to Guestfarm

Relaxing afternoon on this rustic farm. After p.m coffee and cake we depart on a nature drive on this 5000 hectare wildlife reserve ending with a sundowner under a setting African sun. Lodge in the country not far from the airport

Day 2: Drive to the Kalahari semi-desert

Afternoon game drive in the Kalahari viewing a variety of animals. The many Camelthorn Trees are a dominant feature of this unique semi-desert paradise. Lodge in between the red sand dunes.

Quiver Tree Day 3: Drive via Keetmanshoop to the Fish River Canyon

The unique southern Namib is home to a variety of interesting succulents and trees, including the Quiver Tree used by the local bushman to carry their bows and arrows. Lodge at the Fish River Canyon.

Day 4: Visit to the Fish River Canyon

Lodge at the Fish River Canyon, the second biggest Canyon in the world after the great Grand Canyon. A special area to take a walk and enjoy the magnificent views.

Day 5: Drive along the Orange River bordering South Africa

The Orange River flows through the beautiful Namaqualand area. This expansive untouched desert paradise is part of a new Transfrontier Park. Lodge in Aus.

Day 6: Drive to Sesriem/Sossusvlei

We travel northwards along the great sand sea, one of the most scenic landscapes in Namibia. From our lodge we enjoy a view of the magnificent dune landscape. Visit to Sesriem Canyon. Lodge near the park entrance.

Day 7: Sossusvlei

We depart as early as possible on a drive into this great sand sea. We continue to the famous Dead and Sossus Vleis to walk among the dunes and photograph this beautiful landscape. We may decide to climb one of the highest dunes in the world. Lodge in the Namib Desert.

DesertDay 8: Via the Ghaub and Kuiseb Passes to Swakopmund

Along the sand sea and over the gravel plains of the Namib, we continue to the cosy town of Swakopmund on the mighty Atlantic Ocean. We enjoy a fine seafood dinner overlooking the ocean. Overnight at a comfortable Hotel or guesthouse.

Day 9: Swakopmund

We are booked on an interesting boat cruise on the Walvis Bay. There are an interesting variety of sea animals and birds to be seen on this special adventure trip. A number of surprises await us. Overnight at a comfortable Hotel or Guesthouse.

Day 10: Drive to the Erongo Mountains

A lovely area to walk, we may choose to walk to the nearby bushman paintings. The farm
is home to a bushman tribe, we may book an excursion to their „Living Museum“. Lodge amongst the massive granite boulders of the Erongo.

Day 11: Drive to the Vingerklip

An area that reminds one of the Marlboro landscapes of the USA, we enjoy the special view of this grand area from the sundowner deck of the lodge, after an enjoyable walk to the “rock finger”. Lodge in the vicinity of the Ugab Terraces.

Day 12: Drive through Damaraland to Twyfelfontien

We visit the special bushman engravings in the area (recently declared a World Heritage Site) and the geologically interesting organ pipes and burnt mountain. Lodge at Twyfelfontein.

Day 13: Drive to Western Etosha

We enter Etosha at Otjovasondu gate. We enjoy a game drive to the dolomite hills and are transferred up to our chalets. Sweeping views to the west. A good place to view the herds of animals at the waterhole below, elephant, antelope, lions and more. Lodge in western Etosha.

ElephantsDay 14: Etosha National Park

With a special permit we travel through the vast western Etosha to Okaukuejo with its world famous waterhole that draws a huge variety of animals and birds. Okaukuejo Restcamp at the waterhole.

Day 15: Etosha National Park

We continue on our game drives on the many small roads in this park. A visit to the Pans edge and the waterholes Salvadore, Rietfontein and Nebrowni are a must. On the early morning game drive we have the greatest chance of finding those elusive Etosha lions and leopards. Restcamp at Halali.

Day 16: Drive to Eastern Etosha

Another day of wildlife viewing. We visit the vast Andoni Plains and the Fishers Pan, a haven for the many water birds found inland. We lunch at the historically interesting Namutoni Fort and depart for our special lodge late in the afternoon. Lodge near Namutoni, eastern Etosha.

Day 17: Drive via Tsumeb and Otavi to the Waterberg

On the way we visit the mysteriously deep Otjikoto Lake. The Waterberg is a nature paradise, geologically interesting and famous for its big variety of trees and shrubs. There are a variety of interesting walks to choose from, including up to the top of the plateau. Restcamp or lodge at the Waterberg.

Day 18: Drive to Windhoek

Our journey is slowly coming to an end. We travel via Okahandja to reach our lodge between the mountains. We can relax in the lovely gardens and at the pool. In the late afternoon we enjoy our final game drive. Lodge in the country just north of Windhoek.

Day 19: Flight back home

Before we travel to the airport, we have the opportunity to visit the bustling and cosmopolitan African capital of Namibia, Windhoek. Historically interesting with many special shops and friendly people.

Please note:
You are welcome to make changes to the above program to create your very own unique tour

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