Day 1: Kalahari Region. Travel to the south via Rehoboth, traditional home of the Baster people, and Mariental. We continue east to Stampriet with its plantations fed by natural springs. Follow the Auob River Valley to the Gochas area and the red, vegetated dunes of the Kalahari Desert. Enjoy a picnic lunch en route. In the late afternoon, enjoy a nature drive. Explore the dunes for game and enjoy a sundowner drink.
Day 2: Keetmanshoop Region. Travel south in the desert to picturesque Quiver Tree Forest for sightseeing and a picnic lunch. Onto the magnificent boulder-laden plains and hills east of the Fish River Canyon, second largest in the world.
Day 3: Fish River Canyon. Guided excursion to explore the Fish River Canyon with its viewpoints high above the deep winding gorges. The afternoon will be on leisure.
Day 4: Luderitz. We continue to Aus. On through the barren expanse of the prohibited diamond area to Luderitz, first European settlement dating back to the mid-1800s, a base to visit colonies of aquatic birds in the dune-bordered lagoon and the Diaz Cross, which you explore in the afternoon.
Day 5: Maltahohe Area. The continue to Maltahohe with a visit at the ghost town of Kolmanskop and have a brief stopover at Garub, a maintained water point where the legendary wild desert horses of the Sperrgebiet can be observed and photographed as they come to drink. An afternoon drive into the Maltahohe town where you will be entertained by the Daureb cultural group. A show full of dancing, singing, customs and make up by very enthusiastic children.
Day 6: Sossusvlei. We continue our journey towards one of the top destinations in the Southern region, Sossusvlei with its monumental dunes up to 325m when measured from the base. These star-shaped dunes are a sought after topic for artists and photographers. The afternoon is at leisure.
Day 7: Sossusvlei. Enjoy an early morning drive into the Sossusvlei area where you will have picnic breakfast before exploring the dunes and its surroundings. On our way back to the lodge we will stop over at the Sesriem Canyon where centuries of erosion have incised a narrow gorge about 1 km in length. At the foot of the gorge which plunges down 30-40 meters, are pools that become replenished after good rains. The night will be concluded with a sundowner nature drive.
Day 8: Windhoek Region. Our journey continues to the Windhoek region where we will check into our lodge which is a haven for peace and tranquility. After lunch we will enjoy a cheetah leopard feeding and have the rest of the evening at leisure.
Day 9: Windhoek. We depart for Windhoek where you will have time for some shopping before an afternoon township tour concluded with dinner with a local family in the township.
Day 10: Transfer to the Airport. After breakfast; you will be transferred to the airport where your explorer ends.
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