Leaving Cape Town, there’s one last photo stop at Table View for a spectacular panorama of Table Mountain. On the way to the Cederberg we visit! Kwa ttu where we enjoy a San guided tour & museum visit. After the 3 hr tour lunch will be prepared and afterwards we continue to Piketberg for wine tasting at a local wine farm. We arrive at our accommodation and your guides will give you a full briefing on the tour. Meals: Lunch, Dinner.
Day 2: Namibia – Gariep (Orange) River.
Today we travel through the Northern Cape and Namaqualand, stopping at the remote town of Springbok for any last requirements. After crossing the Namibian border we check in to the lovely chalets overlooking the river that forms the border between South Africa and Namibia. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 3: Gariep (Orange) River – Fish River Canyon.
This morning there’s the optional chance to canoe down the Gariep River (in the summer) or to spend some time relaxing in the camp along the river. After lunch we travel north to the Fish River Canyon and take a scenic hike along the rim in order to gain some perspective as to just how large this natural phenomena is, later we return to Ai-Ais to check in to our accommodation and enjoy the hot springs. Optional Activities: Half-Day Canoe Adventure. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 4: Ai-Ais - Kokerboom Forest.
This morning we travel into the Kalahari area of Namibia in order to visit the Kokerboom Forest. The Kokerboom is sometimes known as the Quiver Tree as it was often used by the indigenous Khoisan people for making quivers for their arrows. In the afternoon there is the option of some historical sightseeing on the farm that our guesthouse owns. Optional Activities: Kalahari Sundowner, Historical Sightseeing on farm. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 5: Bushman Community – Namib-Naukluft Park.
The Namib-Naukluft NP is one of Namibia’s geographic gems. There are massive sand dunes in the Sossusvlei desert area as well as the remarkable landscape. After an optional morning’s tribal interaction with the! Xung (San) people we travel to the Namib and stay the night outside the park. Optional Activities: African Tribal interaction. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 6: Namib-Naukluft National Park.
We have a full day in the Namib-Naukluft National Park that starts by being transported in to Sossusvlei. Later we travel to Dune 45 where you have the chance to hike up the dune for an amazing view and photo opportunity. In the afternoon there’s a short walk into the Sesriem Canyon. Optional Activities: Wild Cat Walk. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Days 7-8: Swakopmund.
We are joined by an expert local guide for a 3-hour nature walk. Exploring on foot, this local guide will share his detailed knowledge of the ecosystem. Afterwards we cross the Tropic of Capricorn on our way from the Atlantic Coast. Our first stop is Walvis Bay where we may see some flamingos. Then it’s on to Swakopmund, the adventure capital of Namibia, where you will be briefed on the many optional activities available. Optional Activities: Dinner Out, Quad biking, Sand boarding, Sky Diving, Scenic Flights etc. Meals: Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 1
Day 9: Kamanjab - Himba Tribe.
Today we head inland towards Kamanjab in the north-west of Namibia. The following morning we will spend time with some of the semi-nomadic Himba people. The Himba are a pastoral people and are easily recognisable by their unique style of hair and dress. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Days 10-11: Etosha National Park.
We travel south-east to Etosha NP. The open plains allow spectacular elevated game viewing from the truck whilst on game drives. Our quality bungalow accommodation is inside the park at Okaukuejo and/or Halali which both boast floodlit night water holes where the animals come regularly to drink. Optional Activities: Morning or Night Drive with expert Namibian Game Ranger. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 12: Windhoek.
En-route to Namibia’s capital, Windhoek, we stop at a craft market where you can buy authentic African carvings and paintings. On arrival in Windhoek we take a short driving tour around the city in our truck. Your tour officially ends upon arrival in Windhoek. Optional Activities: Dinner out. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
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