Day 1 – Teufelskrallen Lodge
Welcome to Namibia! You will be greeted by your tour guide at the airport and driven directly to the city of Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, the largest city, as well as the economic and political center of the country. The name Windhoek is Afrikaans and is derived from "Windy Corner".
After a short tour of the City, your journey to the Kalahari Desert will begin via Rehoboth and Kalkrand, which 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. The tents stand on stilts and each one has its own viewing platform, offering breathtaking views of the impressive Kalahari scenery with its red dunes and camelthorn trees. Reception, swimming pool, restaurant as well as the lobby with free-of-charge internet access are located in an old farm house 3 km from the site, in the middle of an oasis-like garden with lots of "shady spots.
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast – Teufelskrallen Lodge
Day 2 - Kalahari Game Lodge
Today we head to the west side of the famous Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Your dwelling is approximately 13 km from the Park entrance to Mata Mata and is a great starting point for a day trip to the popular park, which is part of South Africa. The Kalahari Game Lodge is situated on the banks of the mostly dry Auob river.
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast - Kalahari Game Lodge
Day 3 & 4 - Twee Rivieren Restcamp
Drive through the Transfrontier Park, popular for its African cats and beautiful scenery. Always on the lookout for wildlife the journey takes you southwards, until you reach your destination in the afternoon. Twee Rivieren is the Park’s largest rest camp and administrative headquarters. It is situated on the banks of the Dry Nossob Riverbed.This is the only camp with 24 hrs electricity and cell phone reception. On the following day, you will once again take drives in the area around Twee Rivieren.
Bed & Breakfast - Twee Rivieren Restcamp
Day 5 - Gesserts Guesthouse
Leaving the park behind at Twee Rivieren and crossing the border at Rietfontein, you return to Namibia and carry on in southwesterly direction to Keetmanshoop. On the way, a detour to the spectacular much photographed and now declared a National Monument, Quiver Tree Forest, will be a distinct highlight on your tour. The name “quiver tree" was given to this particular species of Aloe, by Bushmen and Hottentots who hollowed out suitable branches of the plant and used them as quivers for their hunting arrows. A small but very cozy guest house in Keetmanshoop is your abode for the night. Dinner can be enjoyed at one of the restaurants in town.
Bed & Breakfast - Gesserts Guesthouse
Day 6 - Canyon Roadhouse
Today the route leads you to the Fish River Canyon, known as the second largest canyon in the world. During your stay you can explore the area and enjoy an unforgettable view of the canyon from the different viewpoints. The rooms are elegantly decorated and you can enjoy a truly original ambiance.
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast - Canyon Roadhouse
Day 7 & 8 – Klein Aus Vista Desert Horse Inn
The destination of today’s route is Aus – known for its wild horses, which are roaming the arid desert. Desert Horse Inn is imbued with the energy of the horses, adding a spirited component to the warmth of the family-owned lodge. The lodge, nestled in the rocky Aus Mountains, is famed for its extensive and lovely vistas.
The next morning you will have an early start for a busy day of sight-seeing, which will take you to Lüderitz, the first German Settlement in the previous Deutsch-Südwest Afrika, with its old colonial buildings and afterwards a tour to the ghost town, Kolmanskop – the first thriving diamond town in the country. A definite highlight on this tour.
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast – Klein Aus Vista Desert Horse Inn
Day 9 & 10 – A Little Sossus Lodge
Today, the route takes you along the border of the Namib Naukluft Park with its wide-open desert landscape towards Sesriem. Your accommodation is situated about 40km from Sesriem and surrounded by the Nubib, Tsaris and Naukluft Mountains, with views of the dunes to the west. The chalets offer you a cool and clean environment after a long and dusty road.
An excursion to the Sossusvlei in the early morning, will take you 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, but 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 a visit 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. The afternoon is to be spent at your own leisure.
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast – A Little Sossus Lodge
Day 11 & 12 – Hotel A La Mer
Via the scenic route over the Kuiseb and Gaub mountain passes you travel to the west coast. Your tour guide will stop at interesting view points for taking memorable and unique photographs. After a drive of about 4 hours you reach the coastal town of Walvis Bay and another 30km further you ﬁnally reach your destination, Swakopmund. This short leg between the two coastal towns is extremely beautiful with the Atlantic Ocean on the left and the high yellow sand dunes on the right side of the tarred road. Swakopmund is a pretty coastal town right on the edge of the Atlantic, where you can discover relics from German colonial times and history. You will be accommodated in a well-kept Bed & Breakfast Hotel, situated only a few hundred meters away from restaurants and the beach. Enjoy the charm of Swakopmund, stroll along the beach promenade, visit the museum or book one of the many activities on offer. We and your tour guide will be happy to help in making the most of your stay in Swakopmund.
The next day, your tour guide will take you to Walvis Bay early in the morning for a half-day catamaran trip for you to encounter dolphins, seals and pelicans in their natural environment. Fresh oysters with a glass of sparkling wine and snacks are offered for consumption. Return to port at around 12h30. The rest of the day is again at your own leisure.
Bed & Breakfast – Hotel A La Mer
Day 13 - Spitzkoppen Lodge
This day's destination is only about 150 km away, so you will have enough time to spend the morning in Swakopmund, before you leave the coast and drive along the main road in the direction of Windhoek. 122 km later, after a left curve in the road you suddenly see the imposing Spitzkoppe mountain like an apparition right in front of you. Spitzkoppe is also known as the "Namibian Matterhorn" because of its formation. After another 30 km you will reach the lodge where you will spend the night. Spitzkoppen lodge is situated on the northern periphery of the Spitzkoppe inselberg, between huge granite boulders, which were created more than 150 million years ago, with breath-taking views onto the Brandberg and Erongo Mountains. A striking landscape with interesting rock formations and rock paintings awaits you in these surroundings. Since the area is also being mined for semi-precious stones, it is possible to purchase quite a good quality of quartzes and minerals from the so called "small miners". A little negotiating is allowed!
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast - Spitzkoppen Lodge
Day 14 – Kaliombo Safari Camp
Today the journey takes you on a gravel road towards AiAiba Lodge with a visit to the nearby Omandumba SAN Village, where you will experience the traditions of the Bushman tribe in close and personal proximity(to be paid on-site). Continue to Omaruru, a small town with some pretty shops where you can buy arts and crafts "Made in Namibia" and have the opportunity to enjoy lunch in one of the small restaurants before continuing towards your destination, Kaliombo Safari Camp where you will already be expected and warmly welcomed. Accommodation is in spacious safari tents which are idyllically situated on the banks of a dry riverbed. Enjoy an afternoon drive on the farm until sunset. Dinner will be served in the partly covered Lapa sitting around a cozy open ﬁre.
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast – Kaliombo Safari Camp
Day 15 - Waterberg Valley Lodge
After a leisurely breakfast prepare for the wonderful experience of getting to know the north of our beautiful country. Your accommodation is at the foot of the Waterberg Mountain, which is a distinctive Table Mountain about 48 kilometers long and 15 kilometers wide and towers above its surroundings with almost 200 meters. The 40,500-acre plateau of the Waterberg and its surroundings is a national park with incredible animal and bird life. Short or long walking trails will keep you well occupied during your stay at the Waterberg Valley Lodge.
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast - Waterberg Valley Lodge
Day 16 & 17 - Mushara Bush Camp
Continuing further north to your abode for the next two nights, which is situated a mere 10 kilometers from the Von Lindequist Gate of the world famous Etosha National Park. En route you can stop at Lake Otjikoto, situated just past the town of Tsumeb.
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 verandah with the bush being a mere step away. In the afternoon you can take your first game drive with your guide.
On the second day you enter the famous Etosha National Park. The park has fantastic wildlife and a considerable size of 22'270 km².
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast - Mushara Bush Camp
Day 18 - Okaukuejo Restcamp
Today you travel through the park to Okaukuejo Rest Camp offering a ﬂoodlit waterhole inside the camp, where elephants, giraffes, zebras, various species of antelope and, if lucky, even rhinos can be seen during the day, evening and even throughout the night. The imposing salt / clay pan is a wide, ﬂat plain of about 5'000 km² in size. During most of the year, this white salt and limestone crust reﬂects in the sun, hence the translation of Etosha: "the great white square of dry water.
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast - Okaukuejo Restcamp
Day 19 - Okaukuejo Restcamp
The next Lodge is en route to Okahandja, Okonjima, which is also home to the AfriCat Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the long-term conservation of Namibia’s large carnivores, especially that of the endangered cheetah. Namibia has over 20% of the world’s cheetah population, the largest concentration in the World. In the afternoon you will take part in a game drive to view cheetahs and leopards. You get the chance to observe and photograph the big cats much closer than at most places. This will certainly be another highlight on the tour.
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast - Okonjima Plains Camp
Day 20 - Return
Via Okahandja you return to the Capital of Windhoek. 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 a large, interesting wood market suitable for souvenir shopping. You still have a little time to visit the sights of Windhoek before your tour guide takes you to the airport in time for your ﬂight home.
Pro person sharing: N$ 71,530.00 minimum 4 pax
Single room supplement: N$ 5,920.00
Pro person sharing: N$ 52,830.00
Single room supplement: N$ 5,920.00
- All trips in an airconditioned vehicle,
- Experienced English-speaking tour guide,
- 19 nights with meals as per program,
- 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,