Day 1: Windhoek. Arrive at Windhoek International Airport. You’ll be met by your guide/ driver. Depending on your time of arrival, a short city tour of Windhoek before being taken to your hotel for an evening of pulsating excitement and good food. The resort is the final word in luxury and entertainment in Namibia. Exceptional service, superb accommodation and a tranquil desert setting; this is Namibia’s premier destination. Dinner and overnight at the Windhoek Country Club Resort.
Day 2: Windhoek – Fish River Canyon. After breakfast, set to travel south to the picturesque Ouiver Tree Forest near Keetmanshoop and Giant’s Playground which is an impressive jumble of massive boulders where time can be spent wandering through the rocky labyrinth. Proceed to the edge of the massive Fish River Canyon. Dinner and overnight at the Cañon Lodge.
Day 3: Fish River Canyon – Luderitz (Diamond Coast). The day starts with an excursion to the Fish River Canyon with its viewpoint high above the winding gorges. This is breathtaking! The next leg of our journey takes us through the historic village of Aus to the Namib Desert. We might see some of the adapted horses of the Namib on our way to the town of Luderitz. This town has a distinct German colonial character. Dinner and overnight at the Luderitz Nest Hotel.
Day 4: Luderitz – Hammerstein. Start with a visit to the famous Ghost town of Kolmanskop for a guided tour and head inland across the impressive Neisip Plains to Helmeringhausen. Visit the Duwiseb Castle, build in 1908 by Baron Von Wolf for his American wife. Dinner and overnight at Hammerstein Lodge and Camp.
Day 5: Hammerstein – Sossesvlei(Namib Desert). An early start is imperative as this journey takes you to the famous Sossesvlei with its monumental star shaped dunes, the highest in the world, up to 400 meters with colors ranging from palest mango to deepest ruby. You also visit Dead Valley and Sesriem canyon where a climb to the bottom is easy. Dinner and overnight at Sossusvlei Lodge.
Days 6 - 7: Sossesvlei(Namib Desert) – Swakopmund Coast Destination - the coastal town of Swakopmund via the Gaub and Kuiseb canyons. Spend 2 nights at the Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre. You get to visit Namibia’s most celebrated plant, the ancient Welwitchia Mirabilis, found on the vast plains, Walvis Bay – home to thousands of water birds as well as some of the highest sand dunes in the world. Dinner and overnight at The Beach Lodge.
Day 8: Swakopmund – Damaraland. Today you travel along the coastal road to the Cape Cross Seal Reserve to see the biggest seal colony in the world. The tour returns you to Henties Bay and travels inland past the Brandberg Mountains into timeless Damaraland on our way to Twyfelfontein. Here, you get to visit the rock formations called the Organ Pipes and the Burned Mountain. At Twyfelfontein we take a guided tour to seen the more than 2,400 historic rock engravings and paintings. Dinner and overnight near Twyfelfontein at the Twyfelfontein Country Lodge.
Day 9: Damaraland (Tsumeb). Depart towards Khorixas and stop at the Petrified Forest. A guide will accompany you to hundreds of trees, some up to 30 meters. You can also see the Welwitchia Mirabilis, a prehistoric plant that survived a flood centuries ago. Next stop is the ‘Vingerklip”, a rock that points like a finger into the sky. Dinner and overnight at the Vingerklip Lodge.
Day 10: Kaokoland – Etosha National Park. Here, the tour goes Ethno. Meet the beautiful Himba people; learn of their timeless culture and experience their way living. Later depart for the Etosha Game Reserve where you will stay overnight at a safari lodge. The lodge is a wildlife paradise with an impressive view from the dining area. You get to go on a night game drive. Dinner and overnight at Ongava Safari Lodge.
Day 11: Etosha National Park. Full day game drive through the Park The Etosha National Park –otherwise known as “the place of dry water” is Namibia's top draw attraction, which you will not miss on any good value tour of the country. Etosha nourishes life in abundance in the seething heat of Namibia’s north. Recorded inhabitants of the sanctuary include 114 mammal species, over 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, and swarms of insect species. The park has rich, magical backdrops, and some of the best wildlife photographs have been taken here. Dinner and overnight at Mokuti Lodge.
Day 12: Etosha – Tsumeb. Depart Etosha for Tsumeb making a stop at Otjikoto Lake –Namibia’s largest permanent lake believed to be bottomless. German troops dumped their wagons with cannons and ammunition into the lake during the 1914 war and some have been recovered. Our next stop is Grootfontein to see the more than 60 tons Hoba meteorite. Dinner and overnight at Roy’s Camp.
Day 13: Tsumeb. At Roy’s Camp, enjoy another Ethno-safari. Meet a tribe of Bushmen who live in the area and become one with them. Go with them into the bush to see how they track wild animals, make fire with sticks and live. Watch them dance and sing around a camp fire. You may also try and shoot with their bow and arrows. Dinner and overnight at Roy’s Camp.
Day 14: Tsumeb – Windhoek. Travel to Windhoek where you again overnight in the beautiful city. This is your safari’s pit-stop through the beautiful land of splendor; defined by contrasting landscapes, topographical diversity, vast wilderness and a phenomenal climatography! Dinner and overnight at the Safari Court Hotel.
Day 15: Windhoek. Transfer to the Windhoek International Airport for your flight home.
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