Day 1 – Londiningi Guesthouse
Welcome to Namibia! You will be greeted by your tour guide at the airport and driven directly to the city of Windhoek and after a short city tour, he will take you to your first accommodation. At the Londiningi Guesthouse, you will receive a hearty welcome from your hosts Natalie French and Alexander Namibian. Here you can relax perfectly after your long flight. Londiningi well deserves its name, which means he who protects and shelters a Nguni word of which Zulu is a dialect.
Bed & Breakfast – Londiningi Guesthouse
Day 2 – Teufelskrallen Tented Camp
Your tour will begin with the Kalahari Desert via Rehoboth and Kalkrand, this is the ideal place to start your journey through Namibia. From the lodge you have an indescribable panoramic view of the endless plains and typical dunes of the Kalahari. In the afternoon you can book a drive in an open vehicle to enjoy the marvellous sunset in this wonderful area amidst red dunes (optional, as this can only be booked on site). An a la carte menu is at your disposal for dinner.
Bed & Breakfast – Teufelskrallen Tented Camp
Day 3 – A Little Sossus Lodge
Today’s route will take you via Maltahöhe and the Tsaris Pass to your next accommodation, only about 40 km from the famous Namib Naukluft Park, which you will visit the next morning. A Little Sossus Lodge is surrounded by the Nubib, Tsaris and Naukluft Mountains, with views of the dunes to the west.
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast – A Little Sossus Lodge
Day 4 – Barkhan Dune Retreat
In the early morning hours you will be taken on an excursion to the renowned Sossusvlei to some of the highest sand dunes in the world (300m). In the Dead Vlei you will ﬁnd dead acacia trees, that are more than 500 years old, as they decay extremely slowly due to the dry climate. These gnarled old trunks in the foreground of the high dunes create an incredibly romantic picture. The local meaning of Sossus means 'place of no return' and the word vlei is an Afrikaans word for 'marsh. Afterwards, visit of the 18 million years old and 30 meters deep Sesriem Canyon on the way back to the Lodge. The canyon is small but very picturesque – many plants grow in the shade and shelter offered by the canyon, and water pools attract several species of birds and animals. The name Sesriem comes from Afrikaans and means "six-belt" in English. The early settlers had to tie six leather belts cut from Oryx skins together, to haul up buckets full of water from the canyon.
Afterwards you will proceed to the next Lodge. Barchan Dunes Retreat is situated at the foot of the breath-taking Spreetshoogte Pass on the beautiful outskirts of the Namib Desert.
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast – Barkhan Dune Retreat
Day 5 & 6 – Cornerstone Guesthouse
After breakfast you will drive towards the coast via the Ghaub and the Kuiseb Canyons, finally arriving, after about 4 hours, at the quaint town Swakopmund in the afternoon. The most iconic symbol is the Swakopmund jetty, initially used as mooring for ships it later became a popular place for anglers and walkers, it has fallen into disrepair on numerous occasions and has been subject to several attempts to rescue it from complete dereliction. Recently large-scale work has been completed on the jetty which now proudly boasts a small restaurant and bar area.
The Cornerstone Guesthouse is a small, private and peaceful Bed and Breakfast, just an easy walk to the beachfront and the town centre of Swakopmund. Optional activities like a Scenic flight to the Skeleton Coast or a Living Desert Tour are very popular.
An early start to Walvis Bay for a Seal & Dolphin cruise on a catamaran is on this morning’s program. Enjoy the antics of the seals jumping on board and a good possibility of sightings of dolphins frolicking along-side the boat. Sparkling wine, fresh oysters and snacks are on the menu. The tour is led by experienced guides and well-qualified and experienced skippers. Return to the harbour at 12h30 and then Swakopmund, where the rest of the day is at your disposal.
Bed & Breakfast – Cornerstone Guesthouse
Day 7 – Kaliombo Safari Camp
At around 9h00, depart Swakopmund to the central parts of the country, to the Farm Kaliombo. Our safari style tented camp on the edge of a dry river bed, with en suite facilities and private verandas will let you enjoy the nature around you to the fullest. A nature drive will be undertaken on the farm ground in the late afternoon to enjoy some game viewing and a great sunset.
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast – Kaliombo Safari Camp
Day 8 – Twyfelfontein Lodge
Your journey continues via Omaruru to the Damaraland. The Twyfelfontein area offers prominent geographic features including the Organ Pipes, the Petrified Forest and of course the famous rock engravings at Twyfelfontein, Namibia's first World Heritage Site, which you will visit whilst your stay here. Nestled along the mountainside, the lodge beautifully blends in with its surrounding environment.
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast – Twyfelfontein Lodge
Day 9 – Okaukuejo Rest Camp
Today’s destination is the famous Etosha National Park with its magnificent fauna and considerable size of 22’270 km². Enjoy your ﬁrst game drive on route to the rest camp. Okaukuejo offers an illuminated and usually busy waterhole inside the camp that allows great game viewing even during the night. Etosha’s impressive clay- and saltpan is a wide, shallow area with a stunning size of about 5’000 km². Throughout most part of the year the white clay- and salt crust shimmers in the sun, hence the translation for Etosha: “the vast white place of dry water”.
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast – Okaukuejo Rest Camp
Day 10 & 11 – Mushara Bush Camp
Today you drive to the eastern side of the park stopping at various waterholes for game viewing. In the late afternoon you will exit the Park through the Von Lindequist Gate on the Namutoni side, to continue to a nearby lodge only 10 km from the park gate.
The main Bush Camp House is thatched and has a true bush camp feel to it. The early evenings see a camp fire lit where guest can exchange stories of the day’s wildlife sightings. Dinner and breakfast are served on the thatched veranda with the bush being a mere step away. The next day you will enjoy game viewing in the surroundings of Namutoni.
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast – Mushara Bush Camp
Day 12 & 13 – Waterberg Wilderness Lodge
En route to your next domicile a stopover at Lake Otjikoto can be planned. It is part of an underground river system; the lake was exposed when the roof of what was a large dolomite cave fell in. The lake is small but very deep and scenic. It is the largest Lake in Namibia that carries water the whole year. Then you proceed via Otjiwarongo to a private nature reserve at the Waterberg. Waterberg is a striking Table Mountain that is about 48 km long and about 15 km wide and towers over its surroundings by almost 200 m. The stunning plateau has an incredible animal and bird life. Short or long walking trails will keep you well occupied during your stay at the Waterberg Wilderness Lodge
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast – Waterberg Wilderness Lodge
Day 14 – Return
You return to the Capital of Windhoek via Okahandja. Okahandja comes from the language of the Herero and means "the place where two dry rivers meet and together form a new, wider dry river". Here there is an interesting wood market suitable for souvenir shopping. Afterwards your tour guide will take you to the airport in time for your ﬂight home.
Per person sharing: N$ 49,840.00 minimum 4 pax
Single room supplement: N$ 3,110.00
Per person sharing: N$ 38,490.00
Single room supplement: N$ 3,110.00
- All trips in an airconditioned microbus,
- Experienced English-speaking tour guide,
- 13 nights with meals as per itinerary,
- Listed activities,
- Park entrance fees,
- Mineral water during the day in the car,
- 15% VAT
- International ﬂight,
- All meals not listed,
- All drinks in restaurants / lodges,
- Activities not listed,
- All kinds of personal expenses,
- Travel insurance,
Also bookable as a self-drive tour!