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SOUTHERN NAMIBIA - 15 DAYS

Southern Namibia - 15 days

A 15 day self-drive tour through the South of Namibia, experiencing the beauty of the Kalahari, the Namib Naukluft and the Namib Desert.

Day 1:

Flight From Europe/rest of the world

Day 2
Arrival to Windhoek
At the airport we will be picked up by our tour guide and are taken to the lodge. In the middle of the African bush we can relax in the garden and by the pool, from where we have a beautiful view of the farmland. In the afternoon we take a farm tour and possibly see the first wild animals.
Auas Safari Lodge south of Windhoek

Desert animalDay 3
Journey to the edge of the Kalahari semi-desert
In the morning we drive via Rehoboth and Kalkrand into the Kalahari. At sunset we take a nature tour in an open jeep in the up to 30 m high red longitudinal dunes with typical flora and fauna of the Kalahari Semi-Desert.
Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge in the Kalahari

Day 4
Drive via Keetmanshoop to Fish River Canyon
Today we are facing a longer stretch. We travel through arid areas with many succulents like quiver trees. The bushmen used the dead branches as quivers for their arrows. We can take a closer look at this Aloe species on the way by the quiver tree forest. Not far from the Quiver Tree Forest is the "Playground of the Giants" (Giant's Playground), ancient volcanic rock formations that transport every observer into a fascinating fantasy world. Canyon Lodge

Day 5
Sightseeing of the Fish River Canyons
The Fish River Canyon is considered the second largest canyon in the world. It is about 160 km long, in places up to 27 km wide and 550 m deep. During the rainy season, the water meanders like a snake through a grey-brown rocky landscape towards the Orange River, the border river to South Africa. The docile and rather harmless appearing river has managed to erode the canyon during many millions of years. There are many hiking possibilities either at the lodge and in the canyon.
Canyon Lodge

Day 6
Journey along the Oranje River to Aus
Today's scenic route takes us first south and then along the Orange River. The Orange River forms the border to South Africa and flows through a beautiful desert landscape. Along the Orange River alfalfa and wine are cultivated. The shiny green is a welcome change to the otherwise extremely dry environment.
Klein-Aus Vista, Desert Horse Inn Lodge at Aus

Day 7
Drive to Lüderitz
We drive through the Namib Desert to Lüderitz on the Atlantic Ocean. We explore Lüderitz and its surroundings. The natural harbour was discovered as early as 1487 by the Portuguese navigator Bartholomaeus Diaz. We also visit the ghost town Kolmanskop. In 1908 the diamond rush began here. Everyone stormed into the desert in the hope of getting lucky. But after the First World War, the diamond finds decreased very much, and the village became a ghost town.
Nest Hotel Lüderitz by the ocean

Day 8
Drive to the NamibRand Nature Reserve
The drive from Aus along the Namibrand is one of the most beautiful and impressive. To the right of the road the Tiras mountains and wide landscapes, to the left the red and yellow shining sand dunes. We check into our chalet which boasts a breath-taking view of the dunes, the desert plain and the nearby mountains.
Exclusive Wolwedans Dunes Lodge

Day 9
Wolwedans Dunes Lodge
The Namib Rand Nature Reserve is a highlight for enthusiastic photographers and nature lovers. Game Drives in the morning and in the afternoon are offered. We drive over the seemingly endless grasslands dotted with the legendary fairy circles, over smaller dunes, and along mystical mountain formations. We might see animals like oryx antelopes, ostriches, and springboks, which know how to survive in this arid desert area. These landscapes are beautiful and radiate a special calmness - balm for the soul.
Exclusive Wolwedans Dunes Lodge

Day 10
Sesriem/Sossusvlei
Today we only have a short distance to drive and we can enjoy the morning on Wolwedans to the fullest. Our next accommodation is close to the park entrance of Sossusvlei and offers us a wonderful view of the huge sand sea in the west and the Naukluft mountains in the east.
In the afternoon we drive to Sossusvlei, to the highest dunes in the world. Since the sun is already quite low, the high sand dunes shimmer golden, yellow, and reddish on one side, but are dark and shady on the other side. Thus, the dune ridge stands out razor-sharp. Short hike and visit of the photogenic Dead Vlei with its dead tree trunks. On the way back to the lodge we can explore the Sesriem Canyon.
Sossusvlei Lodge close to the park entrance

BirdDay 11
Journey via Gaub-Pass to the Gamsberg
Via Solitaire, where we might try the legendary apple pie, we drive to the Corona guest farm, located at the foot of the Gamsberg, which is the third highest mountain in Namibia with 2347m. The guest farm is well known for hospitality and excellent food. After coffee and cake, we will go on a farm tour in the rough and rugged landscape of the surrounding area. From a particularly beautiful vantage point, we enjoy the sunset with a drink.
Corona Guest farm at the Gamsberg


Day 12

Drive towards Windhoek
Continue over the Gamsberg Pass and the Khomas Hochland to Gocheganas. The private nature reserve covers 6000 hectares and is home to about 1600 wild animals such as giraffes, zebras, rhinos, and various species of antelope. Here our tour guide will bid his farewell.
Gocheganas Nature Reserve close to Windhoek

Day 13
Gocheganas Nature Reserve
We can relax or take a game drive or visit the tastefully decorated wellness centre where massages, sauna and much more is offered (all activities optional).
Gocheganas Nature Reserve near Windhoek

Day 14
Flight Windhoek – Europe
Drive to Windhoek, transfer to the airport, departure flight to Europe in the afternoon or evening.

Day 15
Arrival in Europe
We arrive early in the morning with many beautiful memories of our dream safari.

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

Detailed itinerary available as PDF