For all the campers and outdoor people, this is the safari for you! Highlights of this tour, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Spitzkoppe, Etosha and Okonjima.Namibia is divided from west to east into three main topographic zones: the coastal Namib desert, the Central Plateau, and the Kalahari. The Namib is partly rocky and partly (in the central stretch) dunes.
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all” ~ Helen Keller
Day 1 Windhoek
Guests will be picked up from the airport by the guide and he will discuss your upcoming safari with you and he will attend to any of your queries you may have and afterward he will drop you off at your accommodation before taking you on a short tour of the beautiful capital city of Namibia, Windhoek.
Accomodation: Urban Camp
Day 2 Windhoek – Solitaire- Sesriem
On this day we will travel from Windhoek for 251km via B1 and make a stop at Solitaire. This remote settlement, at the edge of the Namib-Naukluft National Park, has been a welcome stopover for more than 60 years and it is a place that exudes a sense of warmth and has a Café that is well known for its famous apple pie, arguably “the best in the whole of Namibia”. Whilst we enjoy this one-of-a-kind and precious but solitary place, we can get to go on a guided tour at The Cheetah Sanctuary which is home to beautiful cats and cheetah conservation. You can get to observe and learn more about these beautiful cats. After this stop, we will continue with our journey as we proceed to Sesriem via C19 for 83km. Upon arrival, you can get to rest and get acquainted with the other travelers, and prepare for your next adventure the next morning.
Accommodation: Sesriem Camp
Day 3- Sesriem
We will leave the camp early in the morning to climb Dune 45, so as to watch the sunrise over the vlei from the top of the Dune, which is well known as the star dune because the winds cause the sand to form a star shape with multiple arms, it is in the Sossusvlei area of the Namib desert.
You will get to enjoy its fascinating shape and accessibility which makes it the most photographed dune in the world so don’t forget your cameras you will need to capture the dune to make lasting memories. Afterward, we will get to explore the salt pan of Sossusvlei which is a perfect specimen of Namibia’s unspoiled desert beauty, one of Namibia’s most beautiful natural wonders. We will also visit the claypan Deadvlei characterized by dark, dead camel thorn trees contrasted against the white pan floor.
Later in the afternoon, we will go to Sesriem Canyon which is located approximately 4.5km from the entrance gate of the Namib-Naukluft National Park. The Canyon is well known for its stunning rock formations that will captivate your attention.
Accommodation: Sesriem Camp
Day 4 –Sesriem to Spitzkoppe
On this day we will travel from Sesriem for 496km via C14 to Spitzkoppe, where we will find the amazing group of bald granite peaks or inselbergs which stand dramatically from the flat surrounding plains. They are located between Usakos and Swakopmund in the Namib desert of Namibia.
The highest outcrop rises about 1784 meters above sea level, the highest peak is about 700m above the floor desert below and also a minor peak- the Little Spitzkoppe which lies nearby an elevation of 1584m above sea level. You will also see interesting bushmen artwork painted on the rock in the Spitzkoppe area. After our tour of the Spitzkoppe, we will rest at the Spitzkoppe Campsite and enjoy the embrace of nature at this campsite, which is a perfect getaway with breathtaking views and the beautiful star-filled sky.
Accommodation: Spitzkoppe Campsite
Day 5 Spitzkoppe to Kamanjab
We will depart from Spitzkoppe going on another adventure heading towards Kamanjab and we will travel for 309km via C35. Kamanjab is a village located in the Kunene region in Namibia, and it also has an Otjiherero name Okamanja which means the place of big stones.
There are several activities to look forward to like visiting the Rock engravings which are described as ‘one of the richer occurrences in number and quality in Namibia’, these engravings are found at the top of the Peet Alberts Koppie. Otjikandero Himba Orphan village is another activity to look forward to.
Accommodation: Oppie Koppie
Day 6 Kamanjab to Okaukuejo
On this day we will travel from Kamanjab to Okaukuejo for 198km via C40. Okaukuejo is a place in which its first inhabitants were the nomadic Haikom Bushmen. The rest camp started as a military outpost founded in 1901.
It is well known for its inspiring wildlife. It is the home of the Okaukuejo Tower which was erected in 1963. It is within Etosha National Park We will visit the park which is home to hundreds of species of mammals, birds, and reptiles, including several threatened and endangered species such as the black rhinoceros.
Accommodation: Okaukuejo Camp
Day 7 Okaukuejo to Namutoni
We will depart from Okaukuejo on this day and we will travel for 135km to Namutoni via C38. Namutoni is a rest camp on the edge of Etosha pan, in the Oshikoto Region in northern Namibia. It is one of the entrance gates to Etosha National Park. The most prominent structure at Namutoni is Fort Namutoni, built-in in 1896.
Accommodation: Namutoni Camp
Day 8 Namutoni to Okonjima
On this day we will travel for 361km to Okonjima. Okonjima is the home of the Africat Foundation which is renowned for its conservation work with predators across Namibia. At Okonjima we will experience Leopard and Cheetah sightings.
The reserve boasts an array of indigenous African Wildlife, such as Zebra, Giraffe, Eland, Kudu, Gemsbok (Oryx), Impala, and Springbok as well as an abundance of birdlife, which make for superb wildlife photography opportunities.
Day 9- Okonjima to Windhoek
On this day we will depart from Okonjima headed back to Windhoek. The guide will drop the guests at their accommodation so that they can rest as they wait to depart the following day.
Accommodation: Urban Camp
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