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7 Days Desert tour itinerary for namibia: Ramble Through The Wonders Of Namibia

Windhoek, Swakopmund, Etosha National Park, Okaukuejo, Walvis Bay, Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park

Safari Tour
Desert Tour
Wildlife Tour

Travel from the capital city to discover the scenic wonders of Namibia's national parks, a city on the Skeleton Coast,  and Damaraland. Interact with the ancient San bushmen and other regional tribes. Your Namibia tour guide will also prepare delicious dinners for you to enjoy around campfires while camping in the desert. 

DAY 01

arrival in Windhoek

  • Collect at Windhoek International Airport and transfer to a centrally-located guesthouse. Guests must arrive prior to 12:00.

  • Settle into your room and freshen up before joining the group for an Ancient San Skills tour, where you learn some of the skills passed down by the ancient San (Bushmen) tribe. It’s a unique opportunity to interact with the world’s oldest cultural group and learn more about how they survived in inhospitable desert environments.

  • Return to your lodge in Windhoek early evening. Enjoy dinner at the lodge restaurant or one of the many excellent restaurants in town. Your guide can recommend as well.

Overnight in twin-share accommodation with ensuite bathroom.

Includes: Lunch pack and dinner

DAY 02

Windhoek - Etosha National Park

  • Wake up early for hot beverages and snacks. Travel to Etosha National Park, stopping at Otjiwarongo for a light packed lunch. Enter Etosha National Park through Anderson Gate.

  • Enjoy a leisurely game drive through the Park on the lookout for predators and unusual Etosha wildlife sightings.

  • Arrive at your accommodation in Etosha National Park as the sun is setting. The Etosha lodge overlooks a floodlit waterhole so you should see some game and birdlife enjoying an evening drink.

Dinner is prepared by your guide and served under the stars around the camp firepit.

Includes: Breakfast, lunch pack and dinner

DAY 03

Etosha National Park & Surrounds

  • Wake up early for hot beverages and snack before departing for a sunrise game drive in Etosha National Park. Return to camp for breakfast and then, head out again to spend more time exploring the vast wilderness region.

  • Return to your lodge for a picnic lunch and take a short break to freshen up. The afternoon is spent visiting the iconic Etosha Pan and continuing on a game drive in search of the Big 4 with your Namibia tour guide.

  • Arrive at Okaukuejo late afternoon and leave Etosha National Park as the sun is setting.

Stay at a tented safari camp on the outskirts of Etosha National Park. 

Dinner is prepared by your guide and served under the stars around a camp firepit.

Includes: Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner

DAY 04

Damaraland - Swakopmund

  • Wake up early for sunrise breakfast. Depart at 7h40 and drive through the communal lands of Damaraland, stopping at the Ugab River Bridge to visit the beautiful Herero ladies who run a small arts and crafts centre.

  • Enjoy picnic lunch under the shadow of the Brandberg Mountain and a short visit from a Himba group who sell their wares to passing tourists. Your journey continues with a drive through the world-famous Namib Desert with a short stop at one of the many ghostly shipwrecks found on the Skeleton Coast.

  • Arrive late afternoon in the quaint seaside town of Swakopmund. Book into your accommodation and spend the last few hours of the day exploring this historic town on foot. For a much-needed drink, join the group for sundowners at a restaurant on the jetty overlooking the icy Atlantic Ocean.

  • Have dinner at any one of the excellent restaurants in town (at your own expense). Your guide will recommend the best ones in town.

Included: Breakfast and picnic lunch

DAY 05

Swakopmund - Sossusvlei

  • After a leisurely breakfast, join the group for one of the many optional activities on offer in Swakopmund. This could be quad biking, sandboarding, a dolphin cruise or a scenic flight along the Skeleton Coast spotting ancient shipwrecks.

  • Enjoy a special treat to Walvis Bay to see the world-famous flamingoes in the lagoon, which is a protected RAMSAR birding site.

  • Please note: optional activities are for your own expense (not included in the tour rate)

  • Leave Swakopmund at 12:00 and drive to a desert safari camp near Sesriem. You’ll drive via Kuiseb Pass and Gaub Pass, stopping to stretch your legs and take photos at the Tropic of Capricorn Crossing.

  • Arrive at your desert camp late afternoon, settle into your tented accommodation and enjoy a sunset walk over the Naukluft mountain range before it’s time for dinner.

  • Enjoy dinner prepared by your guide and served under the stars around the camp firepit.

Overnight in twin-share rooms with ensuite bathrooms.

Includes: Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner

DAY 06

Sossusvlei & Surrounds

  • Wake up early for hot beverages and snacks before departing to explore the major attractions of Sossusvlei. First stop is Dead Vlei, which is renowned for its ghostly bleached, cracked clay landscape and skeletal camel thorn trees. In the background are the famous Namibian Red Dunes which change colour as the sun rises and sets.

  • After a comfortable hike exploring Dead Vlei, go to the famed Sossusvlei Dunes. Enjoy a light picnic lunch and spend the rest of the time exploring the area on foot.

  • Return to your tented camp late afternoon with stops en route at the world-famous Dune 45 or Big Daddy Dune. You can climb it if fit enough or walk around its massive base. Last activity of the day is a visit to Sesriem Canyon. It’s one of only a few permanent water sources in the arid region and the perfect spot of sundowners.

  • Enjoy dinner prepared by your guide and served under the stars around the camp firepit. Overnight in twin-share safari tents with ensuite bathrooms.

Included: Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner

DAY 07

Sesriem - Solitaire - Windhoek

  • Drive to Solitaire, which is a wildlife sanctuary for endangered cheetahs. They are orphaned or injured cheetahs that have been rescued but cannot be released back into their natural habitat for various reasons.

  • Go on a 1-hour drive around the sanctuary in an open safari vehicle, meeting the cheetahs and learning more about this beautiful species. Photographs with certain cheetahs are allowed.

  • Depart for Windhoek after lunch, with a brief pitstop at Bullsport Guest Farm and Rehoboth. 

  • Arrive in Windhoek late afternoon and get dropped off at your pre-booked accommodation in the city or at the Windhoek International Airport.

Included: Breakfast

  • 1600 USD Per Adult
  • Complimentary collection/drop-off at the guesthouse in Windhoek (within city limits)

  • Transport in a custom-built safari vehicle (no air-conditioning)

  • Services of a professional English-speaking Namibian driver/guide

  • 6 nights’ accommodation in twin-share rooms or safari tents with en-suite bathrooms

  • Meals as per itinerary

  • Activities as per itinerary

  • National park entrance fees

  • Scheduled international flights to/from Windhoek

  • Meals, drinks and snacks not included in itinerary

  • Activities not included in itinerary (such as optional activities in Swakopmund)

  • Accommodation in Windhoek

  • Purchases of a personal nature

  • Gratuities

  • This tour departs every Monday and returns on Sunday.

  • Collected from Windhoek Airport; you must arrive by 12h00 (arrangements can be made to pick up guests from accommodation in Windhoek within city limits).

  • Dropped off at overnight accommodation in Windhoek: between 16h00 and 17h00. Guests can be dropped off at the Windhoek International Airport if not staying overnight in Windhoek. 

    • Windhoek 

    • Ancient San Skills tour 

    • Etosha National Park 

    • Damaraland 

    • Swakopmund 

    • Tropic of Capricorn Crossing 

    • Sesriem Canyon 

    • Sossusvlei 

    • Deadvlei 

    • Dune 45 

    • Big Daddy Dune 

  • Where is Sesriem?

    Sesriem is a small tourist hub located close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains in the Sossusvlei region. You can fill up with petrol and stock up on general supplies in town. There are a handful of decent safari lodges in Sesriem and 24 campsites.

    Sesriem Canyon is a short 4-kilometre drive from the tourist town. It’s one of the major tourist attractions in Sossusvlei; a natural canyon carved by the Tsauchab River in the local sedimentary rock about 1 kilometre long and 30 metres deep in places.

  • Please DO NOT book flights out of Windhoek that depart prior or close to 17h00.

Windhoek, Swakopmund, Etosha National Park, Okaukuejo, Walvis Bay, Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park

Safari Tour
Desert Tour
Wildlife Tour

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