7 Day Heart of Namibiafrom
The 7 day tour gives you an opportunity to see the highlights of Namibia and you get to experience; the oldest desert, the coldest ocean, stroll the world’s highest sand dunes, Sesriem Canyon, Elim Dune, Sossuvlei, Deadvlei, Fish river Canyon and Dune 25.
Experience the true heart of Namibia and see unique landscapes that will colour the rest of your life.
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeCulture
Activity Level Fairly Easy
Group Size Medium Group
Explore the most popular places in Namibia such as, Etosha, Sossusvlei, Quiver forest, Swakopmund and Damaraland.
Dinners as stated on program
Day 1 Windhoek to Quiver Forest Keetmanshoop
You will be picked up at your accommodation between 7:30 am to 8:00 am to depart at 8:30 am. There will be a safari talk and briefing before you leave for your adventure and today our destination is Quiver forest.
The Quiver Tree Forest is a safe place to hike. The best time to visit is between June and July, when the trees are flowering. But be aware that you are hiking in a naturally occurring, rocky space. It is best to wear boots or at the least, closed-toed shoes. Be careful of your footing and watch for snakes. Also, be aware of the intense daytime heat and sun exposure. Wear sunscreen, don a hat, and bring a water bottle to stave off heat stroke and sunburn.
Best place for night photography!
Day 2 Sesriem
Early start this morning as we drive to the Namib desert, today our camp is inside the national park Sesriem camp.
Namib, Portuguese Namibe, a cool coastal desert extending for 1,200 miles (1,900 km) along the Atlantic coast of Africa from Namibe (formerly Moçâmedes) in Angola southward across Namibia to the Olifants River in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It reaches inland 80 to 100 miles (130 to 160 km) to the foot of the Great Escarpment. The southern portion merges with the Kalahari on the plateau atop the escarpment. Its name is derived from the Nama language, implying “an area where there is nothing.”
The coastal area is almost totally rainless, yet its air is almost always at or near the saturation point. The cold Benguela Current flows northward along the coast, chilling the air above it and thus producing fog. This cool air moves inland as a southwest sea breeze, creating a temperature inversion about 1,000 feet (300 meters) thick, with fog below and hot, dry air above.
When we arrive at sesriem we will head to elims dunes for sunset.
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Day 3 Dune 45, Deadvlei, Big Daddy, Sossusvlei & Sesriem Canyorn
Another early morning we will camp an hour before sunrise as you will enjoy it on Dune 45. Head down the dunes and enjoy your breakfast. After that we head to explore sossusvlei and deadvlei. Head back to camp and enjoy lunch. Later this afternoon we will visit Sesriem Canyon.
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Day 4 Swakopmund
Today are destination is Swakopmund. We will pass through Solitaire farm where you can get some famous apple pies, the imaginary line Tropic of Capricorn. Kuiseb canyon, walvis bay lagoon then Swakopmund.
Today Swakopmund serves mainly as a holiday resort and is thus of touristic importance. Due to its mild climatic condition especially during the high season December and January the town is an attraction to many tourists especially from the inland – to such an extent that accommodation has to be pre booked way in advance. Many South African and Namibian pensioners take up residence here. During colonial times Swakopmund was referred to as “Germany’s most southern coastal resort“, even though water temperatures, due to the cold Benguela current of the Atlantic hardly reached over 20 °C.
This evening will be accommodated and have dinner at the Tug a lovely restaurant next to the ocean.
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Day 5 Etosha Okaukuejo
Early start as we had to Etosha park via Damaraland where you will see Himbas and Hereros along the way to Etosha.
Long and scenic drive we will arrive in Etosha late afternoon.
Famous for its floodlit waterhole Okaukuejo Rest Camp is also the administrative centre of Etosha. Most visitors travel though this camp with its characteristic stone tower and Etosha Ecological Institute is also situated within the camp.
The rest camp was formerly a military outpost founded in 1901 and the tower was added in 1963. Located in the south of Etosha National Park, Okaukuejo is only 17 km from Anderson Gate. Okaukuejo offers a wide range of accommodation as well as all the necessities such as a petrol station and a shop. The restaurant and bar offer refreshments and delicious meals, while the swimming pool offers relief on hot days. The waterhole is a hub of animal activity starting in the early hours of the morning. Especially during winter diversity of game congregate in close proximity to the camp to quench their thirst.
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Day 6 Etosha Okaukuejo
Today we spend the rest of the day game driving in the park, we will visit the Etosha pan.
In the language of the Ovambo tribe, Etosha means ‘great white place’, a name passed on to the first Europeans to come across this “immense hollow”, Sir Francis Galton and Charles Andersson in 1851, with the help of travelling Ovambo traders. The area was originally inhabited by the Heli/ om- people who were well known hunter gatherers and co- existed in harmony with huge herds of wildlife in the area. It was only in 1851 when the huge pan first became known to Europeans. Explorers Charles Andersson and Francis Galton reached a cattle post called Omutjamatunda which is today called Namutoni. The two explorers provided the first written account of the pan.
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Day 7 Windhoek
Last game drive then we exist the national park and head back Windhoek. Tonight dinner is at Joes beerhouse as treat from our team for choosing us to host you!