Namibia Lodge Adventure

Windhoek to Windhoek

       

Namibia Lodge Adventure

Safari Quick Facts

Safari Price: £ 2,769 Email: Bookings & Enquiries Email

Safari Starts: Windhoek

Safari Ends: Windhoek Number of Days: 13
Countries visited: Namibia
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Safari Price Includes:

12 nights lodges, chalets or hotels.
All breakfasts, 12 lunches and 10 dinners included.

Safari Price Excludes:

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

Namibia Lodge Safari

Experience the Namibian sense of wilderness and stunning scenery from the comfort of lodges and chalets. On this trip we will be able to enjoy all the main highlights of this truly fascinating country - the awe-inspiring dunes at Sossusvlei; the wildlife visiting the busy waterholes in Etosha National Park; the desert coastline and dramatic rock formations of the Namib-Naukluft Park. We also visit the Cheetah Conservation Fund, a charity dedicated to researching these incredible animals and ensuring their future in Namibia.

Namibia Lodge Adventure Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Windhoek    

Arrive Windhoek Airport: we will drive into town for an hour or so, here everyone will have a chance to change money and pick up any supplies they may need. We will then drive to Arebush Lodge on the outskirts of the city.


Day 2: Sesriem    

Today we head southwest through the spectacular scenery of the Namib-Naukluft Park Area. 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 incredible lunar landscapes, so be prepared for a few photo stops.


Day 3: Sesriem    

Today 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, either by walk to Hiddenvlei or taking transfer to Deadvlei (optional costs). We get up early and have 1 hour drive 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 while our leaders cook breakfast. If we're lucky we may see gemsbok or ostrich among the dunes, an irresistibly photogenic scene!


Day 4: Swakopmund    

A long, but spectacular drive through Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund, visiting Walvis Bay en route to have lunch and view the flamingos


Day 5: Swakopmund    

All day 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. You can also go walking among the dunes outside the town, but more exciting than this is the very popular new sport of sand boarding or quad-biking on the dunes (optional). Alternatively there is the opportunity to go dolphin watching or sand skiing


Day 6: Cape Cross and Brandberg    

Drive towards the stark Skeleton Coast, visiting the Seal Colony at Cape Cross. This gives a wonderful opportunity to take some close up shots of the hundreds of seals and sea lions frolicking and fishing in the nearby surf. If the wind is blowing the wrong way it is not always the best place for lunch! We then continue inland to Brandberg where we stay near the highest mountain in Namibia.


Day 7: Twyfelfontein    

This morning we drive to Twyfelfontein to view the highest density of Bushmen (San) engravings in Southern Africa. We then take a scenic drive to the Petrified Forest (260 million years old) to see how the wood has been metamorphasised into stone.


Day 8: Etosha Nationa Park    

A scenic drive takes us to Etosha where we will have time to settle into our chalets before heading off on a late afternoon game drive.


Day 9: Etosha Nationa Park    

The lodges we use in Etosha all have excellent waterholes for viewing game at night. Our itinerary allows plenty of time to really enjoy this fabulous game park. Etosha is a huge park of mixed forest and grassland centred 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 camp/chalet sites, and it is not uncommon for us to spend all night watching a gala performance of animals: wildebeest, zebra, impala, gazelle, kudu, elephant, giraffe, lion and even rhino are all common sights here. Take plenty of film 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 lakes, weaverbirds and hornbills in the trees.


Day 10: Etosha Nationa Park    

See day 9 for Itinerary


Day 11: Otjiwarongwe    

Morning game drive in Etosha followed by a late brunch. Drive to Otjiwarongwe area where we spend the night.


Day 12: Waterberg Plateau Park    

In the morning we visit the Cheetah Conservation Center. You will have the chance to meet the local residents, cheetahs who cannot released back into the wild and visit the education center and museum. We then drive to the Waterberg Plateau, a 200 meter high gigantic flat topped plateau with bushveld on top, which is one of the more fertile areas in Namibia, very colourful especially after the rains. Here there are several walking trails, including one leading to a spectacular viewpoint near the top of the plateau for a great view.


Day 13: Windhoek    

To Windhoek via Okahandja, the cultural center of the Herero people. Depart Windhoek.



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