Arrive Windhoek, the country’s modern capital city.
Days 2 - 3: Sossusvlei & Namib Naukluft Park
Towering dunes of over 300m, said to be amongst the highest in the world are a photogrpher’s dream with their spectacle of changing colours from orange and red to pink and maroon.
Days 4 - 5: Swakopmund
See flamingos at Walvis bay followed by the eerie Moon Landscape then enjoy some free time in the seaside town of Swakopmund.
Days 6 - 7: Damaraland
Travel via the Cape Cross Seal Colony to the ‘Petrified Forest’, rock engravings and ‘Organ Pipes’. Be introduced to the extraordinary and ancient Welwitschia plant in the desert.
Days 7 - 8: Etosha National Park
In a vast area of saline desert, savannah and mopane woodlands is the Etosha Pan, an expansive shallow depression of around 5,000m2. In good rain years the pan fills with water but then dries out to become a blank expanse of white-cracked mud. Game-viewing is centred around water holes with high concentrations of elephant, springbok, Oryx, zebra, gemsbok, hartebeest plus lion, leopard and rare black rhino.
Days 9: Etosha National Park – Waterberg Plateau Park
Visit the Cheetah Conservation Foundation, an internationally recognized centre for research and education on cheetahs and their eco-systems. Continue to the Waterberg Plateau National Park, Namibia’s only mountain game park, where black rhino have successfully been re-introduced.
Day 10: Waterberg Plateau Park – Windhoek
Travel back to Windhoek. You can do some souvenir shopping on the way back at the local craft markets.
Arrangements end with a transfer to the Windhoek Airport.
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26 February, 18 April, 12 May, 7 June, 1 & 20 July, 10 September, 13 October, 18 November, 19 December.
Please note tour price subject to currency fluctuations.
2018: $3845 NZD per person twin share. $545 NZD single supplement.
Discover the highlights of Namibia on this ‘grand’ safari. We show you:
- The oldest desert on earth, the Namib.
- Sossusvlei’s perfectly sculptured dunes and ever-changing colours.
- The great Etosha National Park with the shimmering salt pan that seems to have no horizon.
- The rough terrain of the Damaraland with ancient rock engravings at Twyfelfontein.
- Namibia’s coastal resort, Swakopmund and flamingos at nearby Walvis Bay.
- Namibia’s colourful and friendly people!
- Visit the Cheetah Conservation Foundation and learn about breeding programmes of rare species
Your experience there is a 4X drive safari visiting the sand dunes of Sossusvlei where you climb the highest dune at dawn to see the red dunes at their most striking; Swakopmund with its German architecture and delicious seafood; rugged Damaraland with rock engravings and the extraordinary ‘welwitschia’ plant; arrive Etosha National Park and the vast salt pan where large numbers of animals gather at the few waterholes.
Windhoek is a small but charming capital city where you can enjoy cosmopolitan restaurants and cafes at the end of your safari.