Day 1: Windhoek-Kalahari Desert (Saturday). Depart Windhoek, drive via Rehoboth and into the Kalahari Desert. Scenic sunset drive (in open vehicles). Overnight in the Kalahari Desert. Includes: (D).
Day 2: Kalahari Desert-Fish River Canyon (Sunday). Drive through Kalahari, see Kokerboom (Quiver tree) forest near Keetmanshoop. Continue via Naute Dam, view the Fish River Canyon’s spectacular northern fringes. Overnight near Fish River Canyon. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 3: Fish River Canyon-Lüderitz (Monday). Travel to Aus. Possibility to see desert adapted horses on entering Namib Desert. Arrive in Lüderitz around midday. Afternoon scenic drive around southern peninsula. Overnight in Lüderitz. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 4: Lüderitz-Maltahöhe (Tuesday). Visit Kolmanskop, a deserted diamond town and museum. Visit Duwisib Castle in the afternoon. Continue to Maltahöhe region for overnight. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 5: Maltahöhe-Namib Naukluft Park (Wednesday). Early start to visit Sossusvlei. Undertake 4x4 scenic drive into the heart of the Namib Desert. Visit Sesriem Canyon and Solitaire en route past Naukluft Mountains. Overnight near Namib Naukluft Park. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 6: Namib Naukluft Park-Swakopmund (Thursday). Drive through Kuiseb Canyon towards coast. Enjoy a packed lunch. See the "Welwitschia Mirabilis" plants said to grow older than a 1000 years and visit Moon Landscape. Arrive in Swakopmund late afternoon. Overnight in Swakopmund. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 7: Swakopmund (Friday, unescorted). Day at leisure in Swakopmund. Book an optional day tour. Overnight in Swakopmund. Includes: (B).
Day 8: Swakopmund (Saturday, unescorted). Day at leisure. Overnight in Swakopmund. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 9: Swakopmund-Damaraland (Sunday). Early departure towards Henties Bay. Visit Twyfelfontein and the Organ Pipes en-route to Damaraland. Packed lunch. Arrive at remote lodge in the afternoon. Overnight in Damaraland. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 10: Damaraland (Monday). Morning and afternoon outing with specialist guides. Introduction to rich flora and fauna of this semi-desert. Search for elusive Desert Rhino and Desert Elephant. Optional visit to the nomadic Himba tribe (subject to availability and for own account, min 2 pax, book in advance). Return to lodge late afternoon. Overnight in Damaraland. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 11: Damaraland-Otjiwarongo (Tuesday). Depart Damaraland, one of the last real wilderness areas in Africa, continue via Kamanjab to Outjo, and private game farm. Late afternoon game drive. Overnight near Otjiwarongo at private game lodge. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 12: Otjiwarongo-Etosha National Park (Wednesday). Continue via Outjo to Etosha National Park. Game drive en route. Overnight at rest camp in the Park or private accommodation nearby. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 13: Etosha National Park (Thursday). Full day in the park, exploring waterholes along this enormous saltpan. Overnight at rest camp in the Park or private accommodation nearby. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 14: Etosha National Park (Friday). Full day in park. Depart late afternoon. Overnight at private lodge on eastern border of Etosha. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 15: Lake Otjikoto-Windhoek (Saturday). Visit Lake Otjikoto and mine museum in Tsumeb. Continue via Otjiwarongo and Okahandja. Visit Herero graves and local handicraft market. Arrive in Windhoek, late afternoon, where tour ends. Includes: (B).
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