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Hit the Highlights of Namibia in 12 Days & 11 Nights from Windhoek

1 Week5 Days

The ecstatic Journey

Highlights

Art Market in Okahandja   

Etosha National Park Game Drive 

Boat trip  

Wild horses of Aus

Interactions with the bushmen 

Description

Different activities take place throughout this stay in Namibia, including a visit to Bushman people who were the first inhabitants of the land. See the oldest rock engravings at Twfelfontein, and drive to the iconic Fish River Canyon. It is the largest river in Namibia, which has its source in the mountains of Naukluft and joins the Orange River on the South African border after a journey of 650 km. Take the road to the south and cross the Kuiseb Pass and the Tropic of Capricorn to reach Naukluft Park. Take in the Namib Desert, one of the oldest and driest deserts in the world covering more than 15% of the country on the Atlantic.

Itinerary
  • Day 1: Arrive at the Airport & Visit Okahandja Craft Marketexpand_more

    At Windhoek Airport or the place of your accommodation, get welcomed by a caring guide who will brief you about everything you need to know regarding this tour and answer all the questions that you might have.

    Depart towards Otjiwarongo, making a quick stop by the craft market of Okahandja.

     

    Activities: Art Market in Okahandja   

    Accommodation: Otjiwarongo Area   

    Meals: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast   

  • Day 2: Enjoy a Game Drive in Etosha National Parkexpand_more

    Move north to Okaukueyo in the animal park of Etosha. In Etosha National Park, you will get the time to observe the amazing wildlife. Photo enthusiasts will have their equipment and patience to capture unusual encounters with the animals. You will be able to observe groups of springboks, zebras, etc. along with some rarer species such as the black-faced impala (endemic to Namibia) or the dik-diks, the smallest African antelope. The interactions between the animals around the waterholes are often magical in Etosha, where you may come across the path of a leopard or a group of lionesses. 


    Activities: Etosha National Park Game Drive

    Accommodation: Etosha Area   

    Meals: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

  • Day 3: Continue the Game Drive in Etoshaexpand_more

    Discover abundant wildlife on the pan or around the many water points of the reserve. Established in 1907, Etosha is home to 114 mammal species and more than 340 bird species. This park is one of the largest game reserves in the world, so take advantage and do not forget your binoculars; you will never get tired of scanning the horizon for a cat under an acacia or a troop of elephants strolling nonchalantly through the huge Salt Lake.


    Activities: Etosha National Park – Game drive   

    Accommodation: Etosha Area   

    Meals: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast 

  • Day 4: Head to the Village of Himbasexpand_more

    The Himba is a tribe of nomadic pastoralists who live in the Kaokoland region of Namibia. They are actually descendants of a group of Herero shepherds who fled to the north-west after being displaced by the Nama. This indigenous group has an estimated population of about 50,000 in northern Namibia, in the Kunene region and across the Kunene River in Angola. 


    Accommodation: Damaraland Area  

    Meals: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast  

  • Day 5: Proceed to Twyfelfontein & Swakopmundexpand_more

    Twyfelfontein has one of the largest concentrations of rock engravings in Africa. Most of these well-preserved works represent rhinos, elephants, ostriches and giraffes, as well as footprints of men and animals. 

    After the visit, you will go towards Uis, a mining village, from where you can see the Brandberg, the highest peak in Namibia. Continue to Swakopmund, a small oceanfront town bordered on the south by Swakop west and coastal dunes. The coolness of the current of Benguela will allow you to make pleasant walks by the sea or on the dunes. Some hotels also offer spa treatments, especially massages particularly popular on the Namibian slopes. 


    Accommodation: Swakopmund Area   

    Meals: Bed & Breakfast  

  • Day 6: Walvis Bay & Back to Swakopmundexpand_more

    Depart early to Walvis Bay, the main port of Namibia. Enjoy an early morning boat trip on the Atlantic Ocean looking for sea lions, dolphins, pelicans, cormorants and possibly the rare fish "Mola-Mola". This sea adventure allows you to discover the aquatic life of the coast in the best possible conditions, on a comfortable and spacious boat, usually a catamaran with a maximum capacity of 25 people. 

    In the afternoon, spend free time in the seaside city of Swakopmund, founded by the German commander Curt Von Francois in 1892. The objective was to create a competing port (the Walvis Bay) to put into service a naval line between Hamburg and Namibia from 1899. This was to facilitate the supply from Germany and support the colonization of the region. 

    Have lunch during the boat trip.


    Activities: Boat trip  

    Optional Activities: Flight over the Namib Desert, 4X4 in the Dunes Sandwich harbour, Quadbiking. We can make the reservation for you for these activities, and you can pay on the spot. 

    Meals: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast  Accommodation: Swakopmund Area   

  • Day 7: Take in the amazing Naukluft Parkexpand_more

    Today after breakfast, you will continue on the road towards the south crossing the Kuiseb Pass and the Tropic of Capricorn, to reach Naukluft Park. Namib is one of the oldest and driest deserts in the world, covering more than 15% of the country on the Atlantic. 


    Accommodation: Sossusvlei Area   

    Meals: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast 

  • Day 8: Spend time at Sossusvlei Dunesexpand_more

    The Sossusvlei dunes rise more than 375 meters above the Tsauchab River that flows from east to west in the desert, just a few kilometres from the Atlantic Ocean. They are among the highest dunes in the world. These dunes are located above an ancient petrified desert that forms a basement of sandstone. 

    You will take full advantage of the ocher coloured palettes and the wavy shapes of the Sossusvlei and Deadvlei dunes. Later in the day, you will be surprised by the hidden water source at the bottom of the Sesriem Gorge. 


    Optional Activities: Balloon, Helicopter, Flight over the dunes. We can make the reservation for you for these activities, and you can pay on the spot. 

    Accommodation: Sossusvlei Area   

    Meals: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast  

  • Day 9: Head to the region of wild horses in Ausexpand_more

    Depart for Aus via the D707 road with a breathtaking panoramic view. A beautiful stage between the Fish River Canyon and Sossusvlei, Aus is the region of wild horses and gateway to the old "Spergebiet" (diamond area prohibited from public access). You can visit the wild horses if the weather permits. 


    Activities: Visit wild horses 

    Accommodation: Aus Area 

    Meals: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast 

  • Day 10: Make your way to the Fish River Canyonexpand_more

    Drive to the iconic Fish River Canyon, which is the largest river in Namibia, and has its source in the mountains of Naukluft. It joins the Orange River on the South African border after a journey of 650 km. The river usually flows between January and April to become a trickle of water between April and June and a succession of small basins the rest of the year.

    Enjoy the view of the summit on the geological wonder Fish River Canyon, one of the largest canyons in the world after Colorado. These rocks of 300 million years offer you a majestic spectacle. 


    Accommodation: Fish River Canyon Area 

    Meals: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

  • Day 11: Arrive at the Kalahari Desertexpand_more

    Located south-central of Namibia, on the edge of the Kalahari Desert, the city of Mariental lies along the Trans-Namib railway line and serves as the commercial and admiring capital of the Hardap region.   

    In the morning, depart to Kalahari via Maltahohe. The Kalahari is the last bastion of the San people untouched by modern developments. This area of Namibia is typically made up of red sands covered in thin, mostly golden grass and dotted with acacia trees and exquisite wildlife.
     

    Activities: Bush Man   

    Accommodation: Mariental Area   

    Meals: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast   

  • Day 12: Return to Windhoek Airportexpand_more

    Today is the last day of our wonder-filled tour in Namibia. Depart for Windhoek, where you will arrive in the late morning or early afternoon. You will have some time to visit the city or do some shopping before driving to the airport.  


    Meals: Bed & Breakfast 

What's Included

Accommodation

Vehicle

Breakfast and Dinner

Meeting Point

Windhoek, Namibia

Activity Level

Easy

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