• Highlights: Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha National Park, Waterberg Plateau Park
  • No of days / nights: 10/9
  • Tour starts: Windhoek
  • Tour ends: Windhoek
  • Includes: Accommodation,  rental  car (4×4 Single Cab),  meals as per itinerary
  • Accommodation: Choose between Standard or Comfort
  • Best time to visit: May to October

Day 1: Windhoek to Sossusvlei

Upon arrival at Windhoek Airport you will collect y our rental car and start your journey by traveling south into the heart of the Namib Desert, an area with awe-inspiring landscapes and majestic dunes. Arriving at your lodge, situated near the entrance to Sesriem, the remainder of the day can be spent at leisure. (Travel distance: 350 km)

Day 2: Sossusvlei

This day calls for an early rise, as you will forever remember the picture of a sunrise over the mighty dunes of the Namib Desert. From Sossusvlei visit Dead Vlei, a surreal white clay pan surrounded by monumental dunes and dotted with age-old camel thorn trees. Visit the Sesriem Canyon, an 18 million year old gorge eroded into the conglomerate floor. (140 km)

Day 3: Sossusvlei to Swakopmund

Today you travel via the Namib Naukluft Park to Swakopmund. Visit the Welwitschia plains and the aptly named Moonlandscape before arriving in Swakopmund. (350 km)

Day 4: Swakopmund

Day at leisure. Choose from a wide variety of adventure activities that are on offer in Swakopmund.

Day 5: Swakopmund to Damaraland

Breakfast followed by checkout. On your way to Damaraland visit the largest fur seal colony in southern Africa at Cape Cross. A visit to the Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes is particularly rewarding in the later afternoon. En route to your lodge you can stop at various local street stands to purchase hand crafted artifacts and a wide variety of minerals and gemstones. (340 km)

Day 6: Damaraland to Etosha National Park

After breakfast and checkout, visit Twyfelfontein, a National heritage site and an “open air art gallery” that boasts over 2500 different Bushman rock engravings and rock paintings. En route to your lodge you can also visit a traditional Himba village and meet these proud and statuesque people. Travel further north to the Etosha National Park, which, with its numerous water holes, is home to the array of 114 different animal and 340 different bird species. (330 km)

Day 7: Etosha National Park

Entering the Etosha National Park, your time will b e devoted purely to the abundant wildlife found here. The park surround s a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan, and is home to 4 of the Big Five – elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. The parks waterholes support a diversity of mammals and birds, including species such as black-faced Impala, cheetah, and Namibia’s smallest antelope, t he Damara Dik-Dik. (120 km)

Day 9: Etosha National Park

You have the entire day available for extensive game viewing experiences. No game drive is the same; all waterholes hold new surprises and attract different animal species that you may not have seen on previous game drives.

Day 9: Etosha National Park to Waterberg Plateau Park

Departing the Etosha National Park, travel south to the Waterberg Plateau Park. This is one of the most scenic locations in Namibia – perfect for undertaking scenic walks or guided nature safaris. (380 km)

Day 10: Checkout

Enjoy a pre-breakfast walk along one of the scenic mountain trails before traveling south back to Windhoek. Return your rental car and await your onward bound flight. (275 km)

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