Windhoek – Sossusveil – Sesriem, Sossusvlei – Walvis bay, Swakpmund,Henties Bay, Uis, Brandberg- Twyfelfontein, Etosha, Okakuejo, Namutoni- Okonjima – Windhoek End –
9 Days / 8 Nights
Date of Issue: 12 January 2022
Accommodation Destination Start End Basis Duration
Desert hill lodge Sesriem Area B,B,D 2 Night
Prost Hotel Swakopmund B & B 2 Nights
Camp Kipwe Damaraland B, B & D 1 Night
Okakuejo Etosha National Park B,B & D 2 NightS
Okonjima Okonjima B,B & D 1 Night
Hosea Kutako International
SC: Self Catering
B&B: Bed and Breakfast
B, B & D: Bed, Breakfast, and Dinner
Day 1: Desert Hills Lodge, Sesriem
Arrive at Hosea Kutaku International airport, where you’ll meet a Don tours representative. Drive to Namib Naukluft
Park down south. Stop at the next town called Rehoboth, to buy refreshments and visit the Rehoboth Museum.
The museum houses a unique collection of material from the Rehoboth region. From the rocks and minerals
deposited millions of years ago to an overview of the activities of the Rehoboth government of the 1980s.
Back on the road to Namib Naukluft Park
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.
Overnight: Desert hill lodge
Desert hill lodge is situated 35.9 km from the Sossusvlei and Sesriem section of the Namib Naukluft National Park.
Offering a 24-hour front desk, this property also provides guests with a restaurant. offers 18 luxury thatched chalets
that allow guests to wake up to the splendor of the desert, stretching across the horizon.
Bed, Breakfast & Dinner
Day 2: Dune 45, Deadvlei, Sossusvlei, Sesriem Canyorn
A very start today as you explore the Namib Naukluft Park today.
Named for its location 45 kilometers 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 on the strenuous hike to the top of Big Daddy, Dune 45 is a more forgiving alternative, standing at
only 80 meters and featuring a much gentler gradient Dead Vlei
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.
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
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 colour 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.
Bed, Breakfast & Dinner
Day 3: 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 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 a 43” flat-screen TV, own DSTV decoder, electronic laptop safe, tea/coffee station, telephone, and hairdryer.
Bed & Breakfast
Day 4: Swakopmund Free Day!!
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 deserCatamaran Charters
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 5: Camp Kipwe Damaraland
We say After breakfast departs for Damaraland further up north. Making a quick stop at Brandberg mountain, White
lady, and Twyfelfontein. These attractions are ancient rock paintings and other artwork. Have a roadside lunch. Twyfelfontein
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: Camp Kipwe Damaraland
Camp Kipwe is built creatively into the large granite boulders of Damaraland. The luxury camp offers 9
bungalows and one suite. Activities at the camp include nature drives in search of the desert-adapted elephants,
Twyfelfontein rock engravings excursions and guided walks with Kipwe”s experienced guides.
B, B & D
Day 6-7: Etosha National Park
Continue to Depart for Etosha after breakfast,
visit Himba village in Otjikandero, The Himba people are a source of fascination to anyone who has seen the
captivating photographs of red clay-covered Himba women with their elaborate hairstyles, decorative copper and
iron jewelry, and animal-skin skirts. In a world where modernization is practically the norm, it is increasingly rare to
see a group of indigenous people adhere to their traditional way of living. One of the highlights of traveling is being able to reach remote destinations and come across cultures that live their lives in a way that seems so incredibly
different to your own.
Visit The petrified forest is an area of open veld scattered with petrified tree trunks up to 34m long and 6m in
circumference, which is estimated to be around 260 million years old.
Drive south towards Etosha Park, where you enter in the early afternoon and where you can still do some game
drive before checking in at Okakuejo. Today’s Etosha National Park was proclaimed as Namibia’s first conservation
area in 1907 by the then German government and is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. Consisting of saline
desert, savannah, and woodlands, its definitive feature is the Etosha Pan, a vast shallow depression.
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.
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.
Bed, Breakfast & Dinner
Day 8: Afri foundation Okonjima
Today we say goodbye to Etosha as we head to okonjima
Day visitors can observe the foundation’s work and learn more about African predators, such as the lion, leopard and
cheetah, and their plight for survival.
Refreshments and valuable conservation information are at Okonjima Nature Reserve, a non-profit organization
committed to the long-term conservation of Namibia’s large carnivores.
Day 9: 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.
Transfer to airport
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