Essential Namibia Safari

Windhoek to Windhoek

       

Essential Namibia Safari

Safari Quick Facts

Safari Price: £ 1,869 Email: Bookings & Enquiries Email

Safari Starts: Windhoek

Safari Ends: Windhoek Number of Days: 8
Countries visited: Namibia
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Safari Price Includes:

7 nights semi participatory camping
2 nights guesthouse
All breakfasts
4 lunches
5 dinners.
7 nights semi participatory camping
2 nights guesthouse

Safari Price Excludes:

All optional excursions
Visas
Meals / Drinks unless otherwise stated in the itinerary.

Essential Namibian Safari

Namibia offers a huge range of landscapes and wildlife. This trip is an 8 day adventure visiting the must see highlights of this spectacular country.
We spend time in Etosha National Park where we can enjoy evenings by a waterhole and during the day we will look for the plentiful wildlife in the park. The desert landscape is magnificent and we can climb the world’s highest sand dunes at Sossusvlei and enjoy the rugged beauty of the Namib Naukluft Park. Our trip ends with a visit to the Cheetah Conservation Fund, where you can get close to these fascinating big cats and learn about the efforts to save the fastest land mammal on earth.

Essential Namibia Safari Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Windhoek    

The group will stop in Windhoek to buy provisions and then we leave Windhoek and head southwest through the spectacular scenery of the Namib-Naukluft Park to Sesriem. This National Park, one of the largest in the world, is home to one of the driest and oldest deserts on earth. It contains the finest desert scenery in Africa, if not in the world, with towering jagged rock formations and an incredible lunar landscape.


Day 2: Sesriem    

We have a full day in the Namib Desert and get the opportunity to visit the Sossusvlei dunes, one of the great sights of Africa. We get up early to watch the early morning light over the dunes and there is then time to climb some of the highest sand dunes in the world. Alternatively just enjoy the changing colours on the towering dunes from lower down as the sun gets up. If we're lucky we may see gemsbok or ostrich among the dunes, an irresistibly photogenic scene! In the afternoon we visit Sesriem Canyon and then drive to our campsite which is an hour away.


Day 3: Swakopmund    

A long drive through Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund, visiting Walvis Bay en route for lunch to see the local flamingos


Day 4: Swakopmund    

Today is spent in and around Swakopmund - a German colonial resort town. There is time to go fishing or laze on the beach, or alternatively just enjoy a cream tea and a seafood dinner along the front. There are various optional activities available; you can go walking among the dunes outside the town or go on a dolphin-watching trip. For those of you looking for a more exciting option there is the opportunity to try sand boarding or quad-biking on the dunes (optional


Day 5: Etosha National Park    

Today we drive to Etosha National Park. Etosha is a huge park of mixed forest and grassland centered around a large salt pan. Etosha is home to a great variety and number of game, which is easy to find as the animals congregate at different times around the waterholes. There are waterholes next to the excellent campsites, and it is not uncommon for us to spend all night watching a gala performance of animals: wildebeest, zebra, impala, springbuck, kudu, elephant, giraffe, lion and even rhino are all common sights here. Take plenty of film, camera memory and lots of patience and you will be rewarded by one of the greatest game spectacles in Southern Africa. Etosha is also a good place for birds, with plenty of water birds on the pan (when filled with water), and weaverbirds and hornbills in the trees.


Day 6: Etosha National Park    

We spend a full day game driving in the National Park.


Day 7: Otjiwarongwe    

We have an early start to drive to Otjiwarongwe and we visit the Cheetah Conservation Centre. You will have the chance to meet the local residents, cheetahs who cannot released back into the wild and visit the education centre and museum.


Day 8: Windhoek    

A drive of three hours or so brings us back to Windhoek. In the afternoon we transfer to the airport for the flight to London. Those not travelling with the group to London will leave us during the day




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