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: Swakopmund to Damaraland
Drive north along the coastline then inland to the vast regions of Damaraland, Visit the famous rock engravings at Twyfelfontein, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Petrified Forest, a geological phenomenon of ancient wood petrified into stone and the Organ Pipes, a curious arrangement of perpendicular basalt columns.
Days 7: Damaraland to Etosha National Park
Travel northwards to Etosha National Park and enter via the Western side for a first taste of Namibia's premier wildlife reserve. Etosha means the 'place of dry water' with its' vast mirage-inducing saltpan. Some 114 species of game and abundant bird species exist here including 4 of the 'Big 5" - elephant, lion, leopard and rhino.
Days 8 - 9: 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.
Day 10: Etosha to 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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2020: English language: 11 March, 08 April, 03 June, 01 July, 12 August, 09 September, 07 October. (Other dates with dual language German/English are available - please enquire).
2020: Low Season: Jan-Jun - NZ$3309.00 share twin/double
High Season: Jul-Oct - NZ$3615.00 share twin/double
Single Supplement - NZ$739.00
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 traditional San Bushmen at a living museum.
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.