njOne of our most selected trips, by first time travellers. Start your trip in windhoek ,sight seeing in sossusvlei, activities in Swakopmund, meet the locals in Damaraland and see the big 4 in Etosha National park
Day 1: Urban Camp, Windhoek
Arrive at Hosea Kutaku International airport, where you’ll meet a Don tours representative. Once you arrive from
the airport you will be transported to Windhoek which is approximately 40 min drive and enjoy the beautiful
landscape while being transferred to your accommodation. Namibia’s capital Windhoek is often described as a city
with a continental atmosphere, from its architecture and as well cuisine, culture, etc. On the first day, you will be
accommodated at the Marigold hotel located in the city center. You will be checked in and have the rest of day the
day to explore the city and or prepare for the next day.
Namibia’s capital Windhoek is often described as a city with a “continental” atmosphere. This can be ascribed to its
to its architecture – historical buildings dating back to German colonial rule – as well as to its cuisine, culture, dress
codes, and educational institutions. At the same time, Windhoek has the color, sound, and tempo of a modern
Public transport consists mainly of taxis, while a bus service takes passengers between Katutura and Khomasdal to
Windhoek and its various suburbs.
Located in southwestern Africa, Namibia boasts a well-developed infrastructure, some of the best tourist facilities in
Africa, and an impressive list of breath-taking natural wonders. Visitors can explore the capital of Windhoek and
discover the lovely coastal town of Swakopmund boasting remnants of the country’s German influence, reflected in
the architecture, culture, cuisine, and the annual Oktoberfest celebrations. To properly appreciate this extraordinary
country, you will have to venture out of the cities to explore the remarkable natural landscapes Namibia has to offer.
These include: the impressive Fish River Canyon; the vast Etosha National Park teeming with abundant wildlife, such
as lions, desert-adapted elephants, and the Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra; the hauntingly beautiful Kalahari Desert;
and of course, the Namib Desert stretches for over 2000 km along the magnificent Atlantic Coast. Namibia is an ideal
destination for travelers seeking an unforgettable African experience in a uniquely beautiful untamed wilderness.
Situated in Central Namibia, the cosmopolitan city of Windhoek serves as the capital of the country. It is home to an
international airport and a plethora of restaurants, shops, entertainment venues, and accommodation options. The
city is clean, safe, and well-organized, with a colonial legacy that is reflected in its many German eateries and shops,
and the widespread use of the German language. Windhoek has an interesting mix of historical architecture and
modern buildings, many of which are worth a look, including the Alte Feste an old fort, the 1896 Christuskirche
Christ Church, and the more contemporary Supreme Court.
Overnight: Arebbush Travel Lodge
The comfortably appointed standard rooms all have en-suite bathroom facilities and are equipped with two single
beds or a double bed, linen, telephone, kettle, fridge, air-conditioner, and DSTV (Multichoice’s Stay Essential
package). Rooms are serviced daily and undercover parking is located adjacent to the rooms. All of the standard
rooms are surrounded by beautiful gardens that combine with the natural flora to create a peaceful and calming
atmosphere – ideal for the tired and weary traveler to relax in. Breakfast is included in the rate and is served at the
Arebbusch Restaurant, Sunday to Friday, from 6:30 am until 10:00 am. On Saturday, breakfast is served at the
Arebbusch Restaurant from 6:30 am until 11 am
Day 2: Sesriem Camp Naulkluft National Park
After you have had your morning breakfast, you will check out from your lodge and set off to your next destination.
Sossusvlei, the most popular destination which is located in the southern part of the Namib desert in the Naukluft
National Park. The tents are already set up at the camp. Once you arrive at the camp you will go for a sundowner at
the Elim dune and arrive back just in time for dinner.
The Namib Naukluft Park is an ecologically protected area and was proclaimed in August 1979. The Park has an area
of 49,800 km² and at the time of the proclamation it was the largest protected area in Namibia.
The Park is situated at the Atlantic coast and borders the Dorob Park to the north, the Restricted Diamond Area into
the south and it shares the border with the private NamibRand Nature Reserve to the east. In the northeast the
Naukluft Mountains form part of the Park as well.
Overnight: Sesriem Campsite
Sesriem campsite is in the heart of the Namib Naukluft Reserve. It is the gateway to some of the largest dunes in
Namibia. Sesriem has been upgraded and offers a tranquil setting on the edge of Namib. You can view the dunes
and beautiful landscapes from your campsite. The campsites are far apart and offer shared ablutions. The campsites
are around camel thorn trees to provide some shelter during your stay in the camp. There is a restaurant and bar
and a shop to stock up on supplies.
Day 3: Dune 45, Deadvlei, Sossusvlei, Sesriem Canyorn
A very start today as you explore the Namib Naukluft Park today.
Named for its location 45 kilometres past the town of Sesriem, Dune 45 is renowned for its elegant shape, which –
along with its position close to the road – have earned it the distinction of ‘most photographed dune in the world’. If
you’re not keen for the strenuous hike to the top of Big Daddy, Dune 45 is a more forgiving alternative, standing at
only 80 metres and featuring a much gentler gradient.
This ancient clay pan was once an oasis, studded with acacias and fed by a river that suddenly changed course,
leaving the earth to dry up along with the trees it previously supported. So dry were the climatic conditions that the
trees never decomposed – instead they were entirely leached of moisture so that today, 900 years later, they remain
as desiccated, blackened sentinels dotting the pan’s cracked surface. Surrounded by the red-pink dunes of the
Namibia Desert, they create a surreal spectacle that is a photographer’s dream.
Big Daddy 250m
Located in the scenic Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei is where you will find the iconic red sand dunes of the
Namib. The clear blue skies contrast with the giant red dunes to make this one of the most scenic natural wonders of
Africa and a photographer’s heaven. This awe-inspiring destination is possibly Namibia’s premier attraction, with its
unique dunes rising to almost 400 meters-some of the highest in the world. These iconic dunes come alive in
morning and evening light and draw photography enthusiasts from around the globe. Sossusvlei is home to a variety
of desert wildlife including oryx, springbok, ostrich, and a variety of reptiles. Visitors can climb ‘Big Daddy’, one of
Sossusvlei’s tallest dunes; explore Deadvlei, a white, salt, claypan dotted with ancient trees; or for the more
extravagant, scenic flights and hot air ballooning are on offer, followed by a once-in-a-lifetime champagne breakfast
amidst these majestic dunes.
Big Daddy 250m
Big Daddy is the tallest dune in the Sossusvlei area. This magnificent dune is situated between Sossusvlei and
Deadvlei and at 325 meters it dwarfs the other dunes. Should you want the ultimate bragging rights, take a lot of
water and trek to the top of Big Daddy where you can look down onto Deadvlei.
At 325 meters, Big Daddy may be the highest dune in the Sossusvlei area, however, it is not the highest in the Namib
Desert. This honor is given to Dune 7, which has been measured at 388m. Dune 7 earned its name by being the
7th dune along the Tsauchab River.
Sesriem Canyon, a deep chasm carved through the rocks by water, is a striking natural feature of the area that is best
explored on foot. Stony walls rise up sharply on both sides of the canyon, while birds roost in its crags, and lizards. dart along the ledges. The canyon’s name was coined when early settlers used it as a water source, using six lengths
of leather (‘ses riem – six thongs) tied together to lower buckets into the water at the base of the canyon.
Hot Air Balloon and Scenic Flights
“Up, up and away” as you sail silently over the reddish dune sea of the Namib. Add an exhilarating dimension to your
visit to the desert. The duration of the excursion is approximately 3½ hours. The Hot Air Balloon flight itself takes
about one hour and ends with an exclusive Champagne Breakfast at the landing spot in scenic nature. Special group
rates apply for groups of min 24 pax, max 110 pax. Due to the desert temperatures, this activity is offered in the
mornings only. Guests are required to depart to the Namib Sky ballooning base at least an ½ hour before sunrise
with their own vehicles. The balloon rises as the sun rises. The first light hour of the day is known to be the most
spectacular, especially in the desert with the rich contrast of color and shape on the towering sand dunes of the
Sossusvlei Area, on the vast desert plains and surrounding mountain ranges.
Desert Air have a well-maintained 5-seater Cessna 210 light aircraft permanently based on the Sossusvlei Lodge
property along with an experienced pilot who also doubles as a trained “aerial” desert guide.
Day 4: Prost Hotel Swakopmund
This morning after breakfast check to depart for Swakopmund a coastal town, about 5 hours’ drive. Along the way
make a stop at the solitaire farm, Tropic of Capricorn, Kuiseb Canyon viewpoint, and Walvis bay lagoon
Namibia’s largest coastal town is a huge draw for merrymakers and vacationers from all over the globe. This seaside
resort showcases its German origins in its European-style colonial architecture, creating a jarring juxtaposition
against the landscape of the Namib desert. Sandboard or motorbike the dunes, dine and imbibe in a picturesque
restaurant on the waterfront, or just marvel at the unusual birds and plants that populate the region.
Overnight: Prost Hotel
Prost Hotel is situated in the heart of Swakopmund, giving access to the town’s various and excellent restaurants.
Our accommodation consists of 28 en-suite rooms, ranging from luxury, family to standard rooms. All rooms are
equipped with 43” flat-screen TV, own DSTV decoder, electronic laptop safe, tea/coffee station, telephone, and hair.
Bed & Breakfast
Day 5: Swakopmund Free Day!!
This morning we will head to Day Itinerary
Today is a free day for activities in the area.
Desert Explorers Quad Biking 2 Hour Explorer Tour
Located in Swakopmund, Namibia. Desert Explorers Quad Biking 2 Hour Explorer Tour takes visitors on a pleasant
guided quad bike tour to explore the different plant and animal life of the Namib Desert. During a variety of stops
along the way, visitors can learn a little about the creatures of the desert.
The Catamaran Charters Team invites you aboard the 45ft Royal Cape Sailing Catamaran Silverwind, or the 60ft
Simon Sailing Catamaran Silversand, or the 40ft Admiral Motorised Catamaran Silvermoon, to enjoy an adventure
packed tour to Pelican Point and Walvis Bay’s beautiful bay area.
The chances of encountering dolphins, whales, turtles, seals, and Mola Mola (sunfish) make the search for the marine
big 5 and adventurous tour by enjoying sparkling wine, fresh oysters, and other mouth-watering snacks aboard the
spacious and comfortable catamarans.
Day 6: Madisa Campsite Damaraland
We say After breakfast depart for Damaraland further up north. Madisa Camp is situated In Namibia’s scenic
Damaraland on the very popular road to the Twyfelfontein. The Camp is hidden between the amazing rock
formations with Bushman Paintings and if you are lucky enough you can spot the majestic Desert Elephant passing
through the area. There is a pool to relax in after a long journey. You will spend one night at the camp so before
leaving you will get a chance to visit the living museum very informative activity offered at the camp.
Twyfelfontein, which means as much as „doubtful fountain“or „Fountain of Doubt“ is the name of a valley in the
Damara highland about 70 km west of Khorixas. The valley was inhabited by the Damara, who call the valley Uri-Ais
(jumping fountain) in their language.
In 1947 white farmers settled in the valley, but the fountain was unreliable and only had little water. The farms were
abandoned by the white settlers due to the Odendaal plan in 1964, where the local population of Namibia was
relocated in “Homelands”.
Overnight: Madisa Camp Damaraland
Madisa Camp is situated in Namibia’s scenic Damaraland, on the very popular road to the Twyfelfontein World
Heritage Site. The Camp is hidden between amazing rock formations scattered with Bushman Paintings, and the
majestic Desert Elephant periodically pass through the area.
Day 7-8: Opuwo Country Lodge, Opuwo
After the adventures in Damaraland your guide will take you up northwest to Opuwo where you will be
accommodated at the Opuwo country lodge for two nights. The Hotel is within easy reach of Kaoko Otavi, Epupa
Falls and Swartbooidrift. You can spend the day at the spa, relax by the pool. The next morning after breakfast you
can make arrangements to visit the Ovahimba in Kaokoland. There are about 11 villages in the Opuwo town. You can
meet and greet the Himba people with their guide/interpreter, interact with them and photograph one of the last
nomadic tribes of Africa. On the final night, you can enjoy a delicious dinner.
Overnight; Opuwo Country Lodge
The Hotel offers 26 luxury twins rooms, 2 luxury double rooms, and 12 standard twin rooms. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms and are fitted with air conditioners. Our hotel however is not wheelchair friendly.
If the day has drained your energy, the Hotel offers various massage options from our Rare Scent Spa to get you
back in the holiday spirit. Spend some time in the spa and enjoy a professional back, back & neck, sport, half and
full body, feet, or a sundowner massage with a cocktail included. (please book in advance)
Bed, Breakfast & Dinner
Day 9-11: Etosha National Park
Day 1 in Etosha Dolomite Itinerary (Lodging)
Etosha’s new and exclusive Dolomite Camp opens up the restricted western side of the park to a limited number of visitors. Guests are accommodated in permanent luxury tents with an elevated view of the endless plains of Etosha National Park in Namibia. The wildlife has developed without human disturbance and rare species such as black rhino and black-faced impala have established themselves in the area. The area is rich in waterholes that attract elephants, rhinos, leopards, lions, springbok, gemsbok, and red hartebeest. The birdlife is prolific and the seasonal flowers of Dolomite Hill are a highlight for botanists.
Dolomite’s guests have access to western Etosha through Galton Gate. Perched on the top of a little hill Dolomite Camp offers a sublime view to complement the luxuriously appointed camp. The camp is unfenced allowing animals to roam freely between the tents and communal area. However, with personal escorts, your safety is guaranteed at all times. The restaurant serves delicious and satisfying meals and the personnel will always greet you with a smile. A rim-flow swimming pool, a curio shop and a viewing deck overlooking a prolific waterhole provide entertainment during the day, while the bar area is ideal to relax and socialize with other guests.
Game drives in the area allow for exclusive game viewings as the area is still restricted. Experienced and knowledgeable guides will take you through this pristine area and the many waterholes offer high chances of spotting a diversity of wildlife.
Day 2 in Etosha Okaukeujo (Lodging)
Another early start from Olifantsrus to Okaukeujo lodge, after breakfast you will make your way to Okaukeujo lodge
which is another +- hour drive. Okaukeujo is located 17km from the southern entrance of the Etosha National Park
and it is famous for its floodlit waterhole where you can observe at close prox. Of wildlife coming together and
interacting. You will be check-in into your chalets for one spectacular night before heading to your next destinationNamutoni lodge.
Day 3 in Etosha Namutoni (Lodging)
This morning we drive to the east of the park, still, game driving will make a stop at the famous Etosha salt pan for photos.
Located in North-western Namibia, Etosha East is a protected sanctuary in the eastern part of the world-renowned
Etosha National Park, known as one of the most accessible game reserves in Southern Africa. Etosha East boasts vast
open plains scattered with semi-arid savannah grasslands dotted with watering holes and secluded bush camps. An
impressive 5000-square-kilometer Etosha salt pan makes up a large area of the eastern side of the park and can even
be seen from space. This remote area teems with abundant wildlife such as lions, elephants, black rhinos and
giraffes, as well as a variety of birdlife featuring flamingos, ostriches, eagles, hornbills, and owls.
Etosha Game Drive
Game drive through Etosha National Park searching for predators, plains game, reptiles & birds.
Game drives are conducted in custom-built safari vehicles with a pop-up roof and large opening windows to
maximize photographic opportunities.
Depending on the time of year, these game drives take many different routes but most often focus around the
waterholes where you are most likely to see a variety of wildlife taking the chance to get a drink and swim.
Accommodations in Etosha National Park
Overnight: 1st Night Dolomite
Dolomite Camp has 20 luxuriously appointed safari-style tents. The tents face east or west creating magical views of the sunrise or sunset. Large comfortable beds, massage showers, an en-suite bathroom and private pools in some of the tents will make you feel right at home in Namibia.
Overnight: 2ND Night
Famous for its floodlit waterhole Okaukuejo Rest Camp is also the administrative center 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.
After sunset floodlights illuminate the waterhole. This is the best time and place to see the endangered black rhino.
This archaic mammal can often be seen drinking alongside lions and elephants. The number and interaction of the
animals is the major drawcard of Okaukuejo Rest Camp in Namibia
Overnight: 3RD Night Namutoni
Built into an old German Fort Namutoni Camp has a unique atmosphere. Within the fort, you will find ample
facilities and a variety of accommodations. From the walls of the fort, you can enjoy an elevated view of the King
Nehale Waterhole allows for great game viewing without leaving the camp. The walls of the fort are also
an excellent spot for sundowners. There is hardly a better way to end a day in the bush and Namibia than to marvel at the colors of the setting sun.
Day 12: Roy’s Camp Grootfontein Area
Before entering Grootfontein you will arrive at Roys Rest Camp’s beautiful campsite. If you arrive early you can
arrange a day trip to the living museum. This is a unique project where visitors can learn more about the traditional
culture of the San. The bushwalk includes hunting, tracking and collecting bush food or you can join in the fun by
singing with them. Just make sure to arrange with the lodge. You will spend one night at the camp before heading
back to Windhoek.
Day 13: Windhoek
City and Township Tour: From the Parliament Gardens, Windhoek has plenty of attractions to offer its visitors. Tour
the city’s most famous landmarks, as well as some of its best-kept secrets, on this tour Windhoek and Katutura, a
township that holds tight to tradition and represents the broad diversity of Namibian culture. Guided cultural tour of
Windhoek and Katutura Visit Windhoek’s most famous attractions, including the Old Fort and Ink Palace.
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