Day 1: Sesriem. We drive straight to the heart of the Namib Desert where we camp amongst the dunes and the wildlife at Sesriem campsite. We explore the dunes and Sesriem canyon in the evening. Accommodation– Luxury ensuite permanent tents with stunning views. Includes: (L), (D).
Day 2: Sesriem and Sossusvlei. We make an early start to the heart of the desert for a fantastic sunrise from the top of Dune 45. After breakfast at the bottom of the dune we head off on a 2hr guided walk in the desert, (a real highlight and a photographers dream!). Accommodation– as above. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Days 3/4: Swakopmund. The day is spent exploring the markets, shops and beaches of Swakopmund at your leisure. There are numerous fun optional activities for the more adventurous. (Quad biking the dunes, sky diving etc.). Accommodation- Quality hotel. Includes: (B). (Land D at own expense).
Day 5: Kamanjab. We journey further inland to Kamanjab where we stay at a cheetah farm. You will get to meet a 'house trained' cheetah before we set off to watch the feeding of the wild cheetahs. Accommodation– Luxury bushveld bungalows. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 6: Etosha National Park. An early start gets us to the gates of Etosha National Park just after sunrise. We spend the morning and afternoon doing game drives. The evening is spent in a campsite in the park, where there is a floodlit waterhole for viewing nocturnal animals. Accommodation – Luxury bungalows. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 7: Etosha. The day is spent in Etosha searching for game. We will spend the heat of the day relaxing at the pool. Accommodation– as above. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 8: Etosha to Windhoek. We head back to Windhoek and drop you after lunch.
Note: To extend this 8 Day Tour you can add any or all of the following extensions.
Extra days in Etosha National Park:
If you wish to spend more time in the park, to explore more of the areas then this is possible. Accommodation is in luxury waterhole bungalows where you can watch the animals day and night (waterhole is floodlit for night time viewing). Cost for each extra day per person is R1750
2 days at Opuwo in the Northern region of Namibia. This is an area colonised by the traditional Himba tribes, and is a fascinating cultural experience. The days would include a trip to the beautiful Epupa Falls on the Northern border and also you will be taken by a local guide to a local Himba village to interact with the tribal people, this is always a favourite part of the tour for travelers. Accommodation is luxury ensuite bedrooms in a beautiful lodge. Includes: (B), (L), (D). Cost to add these 2 days per person R2750.
Cape Cross and Damaraland (3 days):
Cape Cross is a coastal area on the lowest end of the Skeleton Coast. It is home to an enormous seal colony which can be very interesting to visit. It is a peaceful coastal resort region. Accommodation - Cape Cross Lodge, ensuite rooms. Meals will be in the sea-facing hotel restaurant, overlooking the wild coastline.
The following day we travel up into the Skeleton Coast Park, where we can have a look at some of the many vessels shipwrecked along this coastline. After a very scenic drive we arrive at the remote area of Damaraland. Our accommodation for the next 2 nights is at the ultra luxury Damaraland Camp, You are really in the middle of nowhere. The very amazing staff perform songs for you at dinner, and the food is fabulous.
Damaraland is a luxury tented camp, and the accommodation and facilities are wonderful. You have the option here to have a local guide take you to track the very rare desert elephants. There are also guided walks and many other activities, or you can simply relax and absorb the peace and tranquillity of the wilderness. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Cost for the 3 days is R5000 per person
Note: Prices are based on luxury accommodation but this safari is also available in a camping format.
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