Antarctica & Arctic
This guided adventure takes in all of Namibia’s highlights from the red deserts of the south to the Atlantic shore; the beauty of Damaraland and the magnificent wildlife in Etosha National Park
Destinations > Namibia > Classic Namibia
12 nights accommodation, meals as indicated, bottled water on board, transport in air-conditioned vehicles, porterage, entrance fees and sightseeing as specified.
Discover the vast ethereal beauty of Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa; marvel at the shifting ochre sand dunes of Sossusvlei and discover the wild Atlantic coastline in Swakopmund; see wildlife gathering around waterholes and the vastness of the enormous saltpan in Etosha National Park on this small group trip.
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Visit the Kalahari Desert
Quiver Tree Forest
Marvel at Fish River Canyon
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Depart Windhoek and drive to the Kalahari Desert via the small town of Rehoboth, a community that still lives according to their paternal laws dating back to 1872. Enjoy a scenic sunset nature drive in an open safari vehicle before dinner. (D)
After breakfast, drive through the Kalahari region and visit the Quiver Tree Forest near Keetmanshoop. Visit Naute Dam, Namibia’s third largest dam. (B)
This morning travel to the spectacular Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa. Your journey continues to Lüderitz. (B)
Visit Kolmanskop, a deserted diamond mining town in the Sperrgebiet National Park. On return, stop at Diaz Point, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
After breakfast, travel along the Tiras Mountain range to your lodge in the Namib Desert, located near the gateway to Sossusvlei. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Enter the Namib Naukluft National Park at sunrise to capture its surreal landscapes on camera. Walk up one of the majestic dunes before visiting Sesriem Canyon.
After breakfast, continue towards Walvis Bay. Your journey continues to Swakopmund. Enjoy a sundowner drive to the Moon Landscape, a barren undulating rocky desert which was formed by they valleys of the Swakop River. (B)
Explore the quaint town of Swakopmund. You may wish to book one of the many optional day tours that are available (at own expense). (B)
Head to Damaraland, home of the elusive desert elephant and Black Rhino. View ancient rock art at Twyfelfontein and the Petrified Forest. Visit the Living Museum of the Damara. (B)
After breakfast, travel to your camp just outside the Etosha National Park and explore the park on guided afternoon safari (closed vehicle) (seasonal). (B)(L)(D)
Spend the day seeking out abundant wildlife, includng the Big Five, giraffe, blue wilderbeest, hyena, kudu, eland and more (closed vehicle). Etosha is known for its waterholes which provide the opportunity to simply sit silently and wait for the wildlife to come to you. (B)
The morning will be spent in Etosha National Park, exploring the waterholes along this enormous saltpan. There will be another opportunity in the afternoon for a game drive (own expense). There are close to 114 species of mammal in Etosha including the black faced impala and black and white rhino. (B)
After breakfast, travel south towards Otjiwarongo. Continue towards Windhoek via Okahandja. Your journey ends in Windhoek late in the afternoon. (B)
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