Day 1: Windhoek/Kalahari Desert (Saturday). Depart Windhoek, drive via Rehoboth into the Kalahari Desert. On arrival, depart on a scenic sunset drive in open safari vehicles. Animals that live in the region include brown hyenas, meerkats, several species of antelope and many species of bird and reptile. Accommodation: Auob Lodge or similar. Includes: (D).
Day 2: Kalahari Desert/Fish River Canyon (Sunday). Drive through the Kalahari, and visit the Quivertree Forest near Keetmanshoop. The quiver tree or "Kokerboom" is indigenous to this hot and dry area. Stop for lunch in Keetmanshoop (lunch for own account). Continue via Naute Dam, see the Fish River Canyon’s spectacular northern fringes. Accommodation: Canon Village or similar. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 3: Fish River Canyon/Lüderitz (Monday). We travel via Aus today. There is a possibility of seeing the desert adapted horses on entering the Namib Desert. Arrive at Lüderitz around midday, and depart on an afternoon scenic drive around the southern peninsula. Accommodation: Lüderitz Nest Hotel or similar. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 4: Lüderitz/Maltahöhe (Tuesday). Visit Kolmanskop, a deserted diamond town and museum. This previously bustling diamond town is now abandoned and fights a constant struggle with the sand dunes of the Namib Desert. We then visit Duwisib Castle in the afternoon. Continue to the Maltahöhe region for overnight. Accommodation: Hammerstein Rest Camp or similar. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 5: Maltahöhe/Namib Naukluft Park (Wednesday). Depart early this morning to Sossusvlei. The best time to view Sossusvlei is at sunrise, the colors are strong and constantly changing, allowing for wonder-ful photographic opportunities. The mid-day heat is intense and best spent in the shade. Visit Sesriem Canyon en route past the Naukluft Mountains. Accommodation: Namib Naukluft Lodge or similar. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 6: Namib Naukluft Park/Swakopmund (Thursday). Drive through Kuiseb Canyon towards the coast. Enjoy a packed lunch. See the Welwitschia Mirabilis plants said to grow older than a 1 000 years. Visit Moon Landscape. The Moon Valley is an eerie and surrealistic landscape of bizarre rock formations of red lava’s and yellow sandstone’s. We then arrive in Swakop-mund late afternoon. Accommodation: Hansa Hotel or similar. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 7: Swakopmund/Windhoek (Friday). Travel to Walvis Bay Lagoon and see the seabirds. Continue inland towards Usakos and Karibib, and visit the Henckert’s Centre, Herero graves and the handcraft market in Okahandja. Arrive in Windhoek in the late afternoon, where the tour ends. Includes: (B).
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