Discover Namibia

Windhoek to Windhoek


Discover Namibia

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Safari Price: £ 2,039 Email: Bookings & Enquiries Email

Safari Starts: Windhoek

Safari Ends: Windhoek Number of Days: 15
Countries visited: Namibia
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Safari Price Includes:

10 nights full-service camping
2 nights guesthouses
All breakfasts
12 lunches
10 dinners included.

Safari Price Excludes:

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

Discover Namibia

Namibia has an extraordinary variety of scenery. Every step of the way we are rewarded with stunning vistas from the deserted Atlantic Coast to the game-rich national parks. We can enjoy standing on the world's highest sand dunes at Sossusvlei, as well as surfing down them (a fun optional extra). The seal colonies at Cape Cross are an amazing (if smelly) sight, and Etosha National Park will give us the opportunity to see elephant, giraffe, lion and an abundance of plains game. We visit 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. All this is with a backdrop of striking Namibian landscapes and gorgeous African sunsets.

Discover Namibia Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Windhoek    

Start Windhoek, from the 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, this is also an opportunity for our guides to buy fresh food. We will then drive to the Lodge on the outskirts of the city to collect land only clients and on to Melrose Farm about 45 km south west of the city. The afternoon can be spent exploring or relaxing.

Day 2: Sesriem    

Today we 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 incredible lunar landscape, so be prepared for a few photo stops.

Day 3: 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 there is a visit to the Sesriem Canyon. From here we drive to our camp an hour away, Agama Camp.

Day 4: Swakopmund    

A full day's drive through Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund, visiting Walvis Bay en route. The scenery is spectacular.

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). There is also a chance to drive out to the desert, a serene and ethereal landscape with incredible colours at sunset. Alternatively there is the opportunity to go dolphin watching or sand skiing.

Day 6: Cape Cross    

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.

Day 7: Twyfelfontein    

A few miles further into Damaraland bring us to Twyfelfontein. This is remarkable rocky country, which makes for spectacular driving, including the petrified forest (three million years old), extraordinary organ-pipe rock formations and some ancient and well-preserved rock-paintings. We travel a little further north to our camp for the night, this is a community run campsite, and therefore all fees go straight to the local community.

Day 8: Etosha National Park    

This day is spent with a scenic drive to Etosha. We should arrive in time for a late afternoon game drive before camping at Okaukuejo, which has an excellent waterhole for viewing game at night.

Day 9: Etosha National Park    

Our itinerary allows plenty of time to really enjoy this fabulous game 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 lakes (when filled with water), and weaverbirds and hornbills in the trees. While in Etosha we move our camp from Okaukuejo to Namutoni or Halali.

Day 10: Etosha National Park    

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Day 11: Otjiwarongwe    

We have a morning game drive in Etosha, return to camp for brunch and then drive to Otjiwarongwe where we camp for 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    

A drive of three hours or so brings us back to Windhoek.

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