Day 1: Windhoek-Etosha National Park (Sunday). Depart Windhoek and head north via Okahandja, for a visit to a local market, to shop for wood carvings and curios. We visit the Otjikoto Lake, Namibia’s largest natural lake, then continue to our lodge situated on the border of the Etosha National Park. Accommodation: Mokuti Lodge or similar. Includes: (L), (D).
Day 2: Etosha National Park (Monday). Today we will spend a full day in this world class game park, visiting a number of waterholes to observe the wildlife. Etosha, translated, means "The place of dry water" and here we get our first view of the magnificent pan. Accommodation: Mokuti Lodge or similar. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 3: Etosha National Park (Tuesday). We again enter the park, driving along the vast saltpan with stops at various waterholes and game viewing en route. After lunch at Halalai Rest Camp (own account) we continue westwards through the park and on to our overnight stop. Accommodation: Namatubis Guest Farm or similar. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 4: Etosha National Park–Damaraland (Wednesday). An early start to see the highlights of Damaraland - one of the last true wilderness areas in Africa. We head through Otjo, Khorixas, the capital of this region. We pass through scenic landscapes and Damara villages before we reach the Petrified Forest. We arrive at our lodge at lunchtime. Accommodation: Twyfelfontein Country Lodge or similar. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 5: Damaraland (Thursday). We visit the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein, the fascinating geological features such as the Organ Pipes and Burnt Mountain. Afternoon at leisure. Accommodation: Twyfelfontein Country Lodge or similar. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 6: Damaraland–Swakopmund (Friday). We continue to Henties Bay in time for lunch (own account). Afterwards proceed to the charming coastal resort of Swakopmund. We visit some of the region's natural wonders such as the ancient Welwitschia Mirabilis, the Moon Landscape and the Oasis Goanikontes. Accommodation: Eberwein Hotel or similar. Includes: (B).
Day 7: Swakopmund (Saturday). Today is a free day in this charming town. Options include visiting the museum, the aquarium, the crystal gallery, a harbor cruise or simply to just explore the town. Accommodation: Eberwein Hotel or similar. Includes: (B).
Day 8: Swakopmund–Sossusvlei (Sunday). We travel via Walvis Bay to the edges of the Namib Desert and then proceed through the southern region of the Namib Naukluft Park, the Kuiseb Canyon, and the Gaub Pass before we reach our accommodation. Accommodation: Namib Desert Lodge or similar. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 9: Sossusvlei (Monday). We visit the spectacular dunes at Sossusvlei, reputedly the highest dunes in the world. Energetic guests may choose to climb to the top of the dunes, before returning to our lodge. Accommodation: Namib Desert Lodge or similar. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 10: Sossusvlei–Windhoek (Tuesday). This morning we have a leisurely start and drive through the scenic Spreetshoogte Pass (road conditions permitting) on to Windhoek. You arrive at your Windhoek city hotel at approximately 15:00, alternatively you can be dropped off at the Windhoek International Airport by 16:00. Includes: (B).
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