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10 Days Archeology tour itinerary for namibia: Come For Rock Engravings, Desert Landscapes & Canyons

Windhoek, Swakopmund, Etosha National Park, Sossusvlei, Walvis Bay

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Archeology
Archeology Tour
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Appreciate the true beauty and diversity of Namibia on this guided tour. The vast dunes of Namib Desert, diverse wildlife of Etosha, the river bed of Kuiseb Canyon, seals of Cape Cross and Cape Fur Seal colony and Bushman rock paintings of Twyfelfontein are major attractions. 

DAY 01

Airport to Windhoek

  • As soon as you land, we will pick you up from the Hosea Kutako International Airport. The airport is 45 km outside Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia. It has been a long journey, you will be dropped off at the guest house. 

  • After you have rested, a free township tour will be arranged for the afternoon. Dinner will be at own expense at the restaurant of your choice.

Accommodation: Windhoek West Guesthouse

Meals: BB

DAY 02

Windhoek-Sossusvlei

  • Pick up from your hotel or guesthouse breakfast and depart at 9 am straight on the way south to world-famous Sossusvlei via picturesque Spreetshoogte Pass. 

  • Have a stop-over at the viewpoint to appreciate the endless view of the Namib Desert. 

  • Enjoy a light lunch at the Solitaire oasis. 

  • Arrive at the lodge or campsite at around 3-4 pm. This time is extremely hot, we recommend that you spend the day cooling off by the pool. Early rest is required as tomorrow you are expected to wake up early in the morning.

Accommodation: Weltevrede Guest farm

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 03

Namib Desert and Sossusvlei Area

  • Early in the morning, we will visit the Sesriem Gate to the remarkable Sossusvlei. 

  • Start off with climbing picturesque Dune 45, experiencing beauty and vastness of the orange-colored landscape. Off-road drive to the Dead Vlei, a place of the vast desert pan where dried-up, ancient acacias stand silent in the impressive, open-air gallery. 

  • If you have enough energy, you can climb one of the highest dunes on Earth, the 'Big Dad' or 'Big Mama'. 

  • After the morning excursion, we will return back to Sesriem for lunch. We will take a break for 1-2 hours. 

  • Once the heat subsides, we will take a short excursion to Sesriem Canyon. This will be our last activities for the day.

Accommodation: Still Weltevrede Guest farm

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 04

Sossusvlei-Walvis Bay and Swakopmund

  • Namibia is a country of contrasts. Today we will move from desert to sea. On our way, we will cross the Tropic of Capricorn and traverse the Gaub and the Kuiseb passes, driving down to the dry river bed at the bottom of the Kuiseb Canyon before climbing up the other side and watching the spectacular desert landscape unfold before us. 

  • Having arrived at the coast, we will make a stop in Walvis Bay to enjoy the view of flamingos and other birds in the lagoons. 

  • Take a short break for lunch. 

  • Stay overnight in Swakopmund. Dinner tonight is at the client's own expense in a local restaurant.

Accommodation: Hotel Kaiser Zum

Meals: BB

DAY 05

Swakopmund

  • Explore the quaint town of Swakopmund. You may wish to book an optional day tour (for own account) in Swakopmund (guided tour through the Mondesa township, quad-biking, sand-boarding, a scenic flight over the Skeleton coast or a catamaran cruise in Walvis Bay). Many optional activities are on offer (for own account); visit the aquarium, various museums or the crystal gallery.

Accommodation: Hotel Kaiser Zum

Meals: BB

DAY 06

Swakopmund, Cape cross, Twyfelfontein

  • In the morning, we depart from the coastal town of Swakopmund to Cape Cross and Cape Fur Seal colony. 

  • After visiting the seals, we will turn east into the desert, towards Brandberg Damaraland, one of the most magnificent and majestic places in Namibia. In this area, you can find elephants, giraffes, ostriches and a variety of antelopes!

Accommodation: Vingerklip Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, & Dinner

DAY 07

Twyfelfontein

  • From Vingerklip, we drive through Damaraland and drive continue to Twyfelfontein. Experience cultural and ethnic meeting with the Damara tribe at the Living Museum surrounded by fascinating nature, rock formations and magnificent landscape of Damaraland.

  • Visit a Damara village near Twyfelfontein and learn more about the culture and the culture of these half-nomadic people. We are expected to arrive in Twyfelfontein around 11:00 to view Bushman rock painting. 

Accommodation: Vingerklip Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, & Dinner

DAY 08

etosha national park

  • Depart from Vingerklip Lodge via Kamanjab (Himba Village) to Etosha National Park.

Accommodation: Etosha Safari Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 09

etosha national park

  • An early rise will be encouraged to have a feel of nature and the fresh breeze. Soon after breakfast, we will then start our game drive to allow us to have a magnificent exploration.

  • Visit the waterholes and the Etosha pan (salt pan) before game driving across the park in the expedition of coming across the Big 4 and other animal species. A light lunch will allow us to rest, gathering energy for our next adventure. 

  • After a short relaxation, we will then visit our last waterhole that will be the last appreciation of Namibia’s beauty. 

  • Before sunset, we will be back to our accommodation place so that we can have dinner as we share stories of our experiences of the day and also share and compare beautiful photos.

Accommodation: Etosha Safari Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 10

Etosha-Windhoek

  • Be prepared for the long, scenic transit back to Windhoek. 

  • Pass through towns and rural areas, stopping in the small town of Okahandja, the home of Namibia’s largest wood carving market. The stalls operate on a local co-operative basis and offer a vast array of truly Namibian souvenirs. We are due back in Windhoek in the afternoon before 16:00.

Accommodation: Not included

  • 2450 USD Per Adult
  • Namibian tour guide/driver.

  • All accommodations.

  • Transport.

  • All park fees and all meals indicated in the itinerary.

  • Personal insurance.

  • Beverages.

  • Tips.

  • Age: 7 to 80 year olds

  • Accommodation: Hotels, Lodges & Guesthouses

  • Recommended number: 8

  • This tour offers a comprehensive safari tour of Namibia. Your highlights of this tour will be Namib-Naukluft Park, Sesriem Oasis, Soussusvlei, Dune 45, Dead Vlei, Walvis Bay, Swakopmund, Cape Cross, Uis, Skeleton coast, Twyfelfontein, Damaraland, Himba Village, Etosha National Park and Okahandja wood carving.

  • Start and end in Windhoek! With the sightseeing tour -10 days Namibia Explore (Lodging), you have a 10 day tour package taking you through Windhoek, Etosha National Park, Swakopmund and Namib Desert.

  • Twyfelfontein is a rocky site situated in the Kunene Region of northwestern Namibia. The site contains around 2,000 rock carvings and in 2007, UNESCO approved it as a World Heritage Site. The site is one of the largest and most important concentrations of rock art in Africa and was proclaimed a National Monument in 1952. 

Windhoek, Swakopmund, Etosha National Park, Sossusvlei, Walvis Bay

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