This is a 16-Days of exploring Namibia Sossusvlei, Walvis Bay, Swakopmund and Etosha National Park. Your tour begins after touching down at Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek and a restful overnight stay in the capital city. Wake up refreshed and head south into the Namib Desert to the point where vast plains and rugged mountains give way to the expansive red dunes of Sossusvlei. Then journey north to the seaside town city of Swakopmund where the abundant Atlantic Ocean contrasts with the towering sand dunes and quaint historic architecture. No African adventure is complete without a classic big game safari, and your visit to both the eastern and western regions of Etosha National Park.
Discover the mesmerizing dunes of Sossusvlei: Immerse yourself in the surreal landscapes of Sossusvlei, where towering red sand dunes meet the clear blue sky. Capture incredible photos and witness the magical play of light and shadow over the dunes.
Wildlife encounters at Etosha National Park: Embark on thrilling game drives in Etosha National Park, home to a vast array of wildlife. Spot majestic elephants, graceful giraffes, elegant antelopes, and if you're lucky, the elusive big cats. An experience that wildlife enthusiasts will cherish forever.
Coastal wonders of Walvis Bay and Swakopmund: Explore the charming coastal towns of Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. Discover the diverse marine life on a boat cruise in Walvis Bay, where dolphins and seals often make an appearance. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and indulge in adrenaline-fueled activities like sandboarding and quad biking in Swakopmund.
Namib desert adventure: Traverse the ancient, ever-changing landscape of the Namib desert. Marvel at the barren beauty of the oldest desert in the world and witness the surreal Deadvlei, a white clay pan surrounded by towering red sand dunes. This otherworldly sight will leave you awe-inspired.
Our experienced guides are passionate about Namibia and will provide fascinating insights into the history, culture, and wildlife of this remarkable country. They will ensure your journey is informative, enjoyable, and safe.
Authentic cultural encounters: Get a glimpse into Namibia's vibrant cultures through interactions with local communities. Learn about traditional customs, taste local cuisines, and engage in traditional activities, gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation of this diverse nation.
Join us on this extraordinary Namibia safari tour and embark on an adventure you will cherish for a lifetime. Explore the stunning landscapes, encounter magnificent wildlife, and immerse yourself in the rich culture of this captivating country.
Etosha National Park
Arrive at Windhoek you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to the Hotel overnight.
Today you are travelling to the oldest desert in the world, the Namib Desert, home to Sossusvlei, Namibia’s most celebrated destination. The iconic dunes and clay pans are a must on everyone’s bucket list. The drive from Windhoek is about 330km, of which 90km are paved roads. You'll head south to Rehoboth and then through picturesque landscapes. In the afternoon, you'll enjoy the amenities of the lodge and don't miss out on the magnificent sunset in this part of Namibia.
We make an early start so as to catch the soft light of sunrise over the desert. In the cool of the morning we take a walk through the desert with a good chance of seeing gemsbok, springbok and ostrich. We spend the morning in and around Sossusvlei. This iconic landscape is made up of White Plains and red dunes which tower majestically against a deep blue sky and are among the highest in the world. We will visit the picturesque Dead Vlei. This white clay pan lies between towering orange dunes and is dotted with the skeletal remains of hundreds of dead camelthorn trees, making it a striking vista and photographer's dream. We will stop at the famous Dune 45, a beautiful star dune which reaches over 170 metres in height. Those who feel fit enough to climb the dune will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding Namibian desert. As the day cools down we will enjoy a short excursion to Sesriem Canyon before heading back to our lodge.
Namibia is a land of contrasts. Today we will move from desert to sea, crossing the Tropic of Capricorn and traversing the Gaub and Kuiseb passes. As we climb out the dry river bed at the bottom of Kuiseb Canyon, a spectacular desert landscape unfolds before us. We will stop over in Walvis Bay to visit the lagoon. The Walvis Bay lagoon is one of the richest and most important wetlands in southern Africa. It is home to many water birds including great and lesser flamingos, Damara terns, pelicans and avocets.
Swakopmund is a charming seaside town characterised by German colonial architecture, palm-lined streets, great restaurants, plenty of shops and beautiful beaches. Today, you will be free to explore. The town offers plenty to do including a good museum and aquarium. Various optional activities can also be arranged. These include a boat tour (with oysters and champagne), scenic flights and micro-light flights over the desert, fishing trips (either from the beach or a boat), desert tours, quad-biking in the desert, sandboarding and skydiving. Your guide will discuss all your options and offer to make pre-bookings. Note that all extra activities in Swakopmund are subject to availability and at the client's own expense.
Today you will continue to the famous Etosha National Park. Etosha National Park South sets the scene for Namibia’s foremost wildlife showcase. Here, a series of waterholes guarantee spectacular game viewing, flanked by mystical, open grasslands along the edges of the inhospitable Etosha Pan.
Today is spent on a safari! It is recommended to start early in the morning to have the best chance to spot animals just after sunrise. With a bit of luck, you might be able to see lions, hyenas, elephants, rhinos and more today! But the other animals of Etosha Park should not be underestimated either. Huge herds of zebras, wildebeests and springbok roam the area, coming surprisingly close to the safari cars.
Today we will spend most of the day searching for animals in Eastern National Park. Eastern Etosha National Park is one of the quieter areas of the park, where visitors are few and game viewing is excellent! You can expect typical Etosha landscapes of stark, white pans interspersed with patches of grassland. The scenery is breathtaking as herds of elephants frolic by the water, predators lurk in the distance and herds of antelopes roam majestically through the landscape. For photographers, the park offers countless opportunities to take impressive pictures of wildlife and the landscape.
One last morning game drive in the Etosha National park will round up the safari adventure of this trip. After this, you will make your way back to Windhoek. Balancing tradition and modernity, Windhoek is a great stop for travelers visiting Namibia. Maintaining its German colonial character, this neat capital treats you with vibrant architecture, varied cuisine and delicious Namibian beer. You can use the last day in Namibia to buy souvenirs, for example on the way from Etosha in Okahandja at the Craft Market.