Namibian Highlights Safari

Windhoek to Windhoek

       

Namibian Highlights Safari

Safari Quick Facts

Safari Price: N$ 9,350 Email: Bookings & Enquiries Email

Safari Starts: Windhoek

Safari Ends: Windhoek Number of Days: 10
Countries visited: Namibia
Click here for Departure Dates Vehicles, Guides & Equipment Booking Code: CNH1

Safari Price Includes:

3 Meals a day (unless differently specified)
Vehicle
Trailer
Camping fees
Professional guide

Safari Price Excludes:

International airfares
Arrival and departure transfers
Travel and medical insurance
Personal spending money
Visas, passports, vaccinations
Personal taxes
All optional activities unscheduled or optional National Parks entrance fees
Gratuities
Restaurant meals and all other items of a personal nature.
All drinks, even on days with full board basis.

Namibia Highlights Safari

Combine the towering sand dunes of Sossusvlei with the oldest desert in the world and continue your journey through this remarkable country into the north enjoying highlights such as the wildlife kingdom of Etosha National Park safari. Heading deeper into the country where you can enjoy a very scenic area of Damaraland.

Namibian Highlights Safari Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Windhoek - Agama River Camp Camping Lunch, Dinner

Departure from Windhoek at 9h00. Driving through the town of Rehoboth on our way to the lovely Agama River camp. Arrive at camp just in time for lunch. After lunch we have some free time to enjoy the swimming pool or just relax around the camp. This afternoon your guide will take on a short sunset walk or you can join Agama Camp for an optional sundowner drive. We enjoy our dinner prepared by Guide and Camp Assistant. Overnight camping.


Day 2: Agama River Camp Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A pre-dawn departure from our campsite to drive to Sossusvlei, a 100km drive in the darkness witnessing first light and the sunrise over the Naukluft Mountains. We reach the national park gate for the opening at sunrise and can enjoy the drive to the dunes witnessing the changing colours of these massive sand dunes as we make our way to Sossusvlei. We hear up a dune close to Sossusvlei then walk to Dead Vlei with its large expanse of bleached cracked clay and skeletal camelthorn trees scattered around, contrasting with a backdrop of huge orange-red dunes that make for a superb photographic opportunity. We enjoy a mid morning brunch after exploring this dramatic and desolate landscape before returning to Sesriem for lunch, a swim and then explore the nearby Sesriem Canyon on foot. We drive this afternoon back to our campsite where we can enjoy another spectacular sunset surrounded by this colourful desert. This evening we camp under the bright starts of the southern hemisphere. Dinner prepared by the guide and camp assistant.


Day 3: Swakopmund Guesthouse Breakfast, Lunch

Early morning departure from camp stopping at the one horse town of Solitaire before continuing through the desert with its endless views across the pastel-coloured gravel plains to the port town of Walvis Bay. We visit the lagoon, which is a protected RAMSAR wetland site, where we may see the many species of birds including Greater and Lesser Flamingos, pelicans, avocets, plovers and the endemic Damara Tern, and also enjoy our lunch in the same time. We continue onto the quaint town of Swakopmund, full of historic buildings and where your guide will assist those wishing to book optional adventure activities such as sand boarding, quad biking, scenic flights, parachuting, dolphin cruises to name but a few, which you have time for this afternoon and tomorrow morning. Overnight in comfortable twin/double rooms with en-suite bathroom close to the town centre. Laundry facilities are available here. This evening’s meal is a group dinner in a restaurant at client’s own expense.


Day 4: Spitzkoppe Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning you have free time to visit the museum, explore the town, visit the aquarium or partake in optional activities such as sand boarding and quad biking. After lunch we depart for Spitzkoppe and arrive late afternoon and set up camp. Late afternoon climb to the natural rock arch and enjoy the vistas across the desert or explore the desert floor wandering around and seeing the amazing rock formations created by erosion over thousands of years. Dinner prepared by the Guide with assistance from Camp Assistant. Evening spent under a million stars.


Day 5: Aba Huab Camping Breakfast, Lunch

This morning we enjoy a walk to Bushmen's Paradise, viewing the ancient bushman paintings and vistas of the vast surrounding desert, or you may simply wander around the desert floor. From here our drive takes us to the World Heritage site to visit the rock engravings and paintings at Twyfelfontein. We set up camp and the community campsite and viewing the sunset from a nearby rocky outcrop should not be missed. Sometimes, the well known Desert adapted elephants are seen roaming around this campsite. Overnight camping with dinner prepared by guide.


Day 6: Oase Himba Village Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leaving Aba Huab we continue our journey east with a short stop at the Petrified Forest before continuing to the small town of Kamanjab where we will stop for a short break. We then continue the last 20km for the himba village. This is the only traditionally functioning Himba community outside the far north Kaokoland region of Namibia. These tribes-people have migrated here, lifestyle and customs intact, and are following their traditional way of life in their village on a farm. Oase Village is located about 15-20kms outside Kamanjab, the exact location of the site varies as the Himba occasionally roam to a new location.
During the afternoon we will be invited into the Oase Village and will meet the locals. We will have a specialist guide for the time we are there, who will be able to translate for us and will introduce us to this 'alternative lifestyle'. We will learn about marriage customs, traditional food and the mysteries of the local religion, 'Holy Fire'. Overnight camping with dinner prepared by the guide.


Day 7: Okaukuejo Etosha National Park Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early departure as we are entering from the Western Gate for our first game drive in Etosha National Park. The massive park is a heaven for wildlife and supports one of the most important ecological and wildlife system in the wolrd.We take our lunch at Anderson gate and start game driving after lunch to our camp site at Okaukuejo. We arrive midday at camp. After a good swim we do an afternoon game drive to see all kinds of animals like Elephants, Giraffes, Lion, Zebra, Sprinbok to name a few. Dinner prepared by Guide with assistance from Camp Assistant. Nighttime viewing at flood lit waterhole.


Day 8: Namutoni Camp Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sunrise departure from camp for full morning game drive. Transit across the park visiting various waterholes along the way. We arrive mid morning at Halali, where we will have late or have an afternoon snooze. After lunch we enjoy an afternoon game drive around Halali and also have the chance to see the famous Etosha Pan, a vast depression which can even be seen from space and the white shimmering haze disappearing into the horizon before we head to Namutoni camp. Dinner prepared by Guide and Camp Assistant. Nighttime viewing at floot lit waterhole.


Day 9: Waterberg Plateau Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will enjoy an early morning game drive before departing Etosha on the Eastern side. We have a stop at Tsumeb collecting fresh supplies, to continue on to Hoba Meteriorite, the largest meteorite in the world for a lunch stop. We arrive late afternoon at Waterberg, Witness the fabulous colors of the Linchen growing on the rock face of the plateau at sunset from the top of the plateau directly above our camp and enjoy the views across the Kalahari. There are plenty of animals wandering freely in this area such as eland, Ostrich, Springbok, Kudu and Impala. Dinner prepared by guide and camp assistant.


Day 10: Windhoek   Breakfast, Lunch

Your guide will lead you on a short walk before heading back to Windhoek. After brunch we return to Windhoek via the Okahandja Craft Markets for those last minute gifts. We arrive in Windhoek where you can enjoy an after safari drink and share your memories of your safari.

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Namibian Highlights Safari Departure Dates

2010 Safari Departures

Every Monday from Windhoek

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