18 days / 17 nights


This guided safari takes you to some of Namibia's highlights. Admire the deep gorges of the Fish River Canyon, climb the world's highest dunes at Sossusvlei and discover that the desert "lives". Allow yourself to be enchanted by the magic of Lüderitz and Swakopmund, two charming towns on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy the drive to Grootberg Lodge and cross the world famous Etosha National Park from west to east before returning to Windhoek via the popular Okonjima Lodge.

Arrival at Hosea Kutako (Windhoek International) airport, where you will receive your rental vehicle. Once you have sorted out all the formalities for your vehicle, drive to Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia. After check-in at the accommodation establishment, you can explore the city of Windhoek. Windhoek is a city of many contrasts. Modern skyscrapers blend with historic buildings dating from the turn of the century. Several buildings from the German colonial era have been preserved and restored to fulfill useful functions in the community today.
Bronze Category: Overnight stay at Galton House. Bed & breakfast.
Silver Category: Overnight stay at Olive Grove Guesthouse. Bed & breakfast.

After breakfast departure from Windhoek and drive via Rehoboth, the centre of Namibia's Baster community, into the red dunes of the Kalahari Desert. Late afternoon you can optionally participate in a guided game drive to learn about the flora and fauna of the Kalahari Desert.
Bronze Category: Overnight stay at Anib Lodge. Dinner, bed & breakfast.
Silver Category: Overnight stay at Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch. Dinner, bed & breakfast.

A full day's journey takes you south through the desert-dominated landscapes to a picturesque Quiver Tree Forest. This prehistoric tree reaches skyward with graphically forked branches, their trunks peel and form intricate patterns as the tree matures, these are rewarding subjects to photograph. Giant's Playground is an impressive jumble of massive boulders; a virtual maze where time can be spent wandering through the extensive rocky labyrinth. You proceed to Keetmanshoop and thereafter continue via the Naute Dam, to the Fish River Canyon, which is the second largest in the world.
Bronze Category: Overnight stay at Canon Roadhouse. Dinner, bed & breakfast.
Silver Category: Overnight stay at Canon Lodge. Dinner, bed & breakfast.

Today you can view the spectacular northern fringes of the Fish River Canyon from various vantage points. Here the impressive surrounding rock formation provides many interesting hours for enthusiastic nature lovers.
Bronze Category: Overnight stay at Canon Roadhouse. Dinner, bed & breakfast.
Silver Category: Overnight stay at Canon Lodge. Dinner, bed & breakfast.

The next leg of the journey takes you via the small historic village of Aus and through the vast barren expanse of the Prohibited Diamond Area, to Lüderitz. Lüderitz is renowned for its old-world charm and distinctly German colonial architecture. Set around the bay, with their original gables, winding stairwells, verandas, turrets and bay- and bow windows still intact, these buildings have a unique character.
Bronze Category: Overnight stay at Kratzplatz Guesthouse. Bed & breakfast.
Silver Category: Overnight stay at The Nest Hotel. Bed & breakfast.

The journey leads once more through the Diamond Prohibited Area via Aus and Helmeringhausen to the Tiras Mountains. En route, visit Kolmanskop, a ghost town that was abandoned over 40 years ago and now gives a fascinating insight into the area's great diamond boom. A few of the buildings have been restored, but many are left exactly as they were, and now the surrounding dunes are gradually burying them.
Bronze Category: Overnight stay at Namtib Guestfarm. Dinner, bed & breakfast.
Silver Category: Overnight stay at "Fest im Fels" Lodge (Koiimasis). Dinner, bed & breakfast

Today you travel through some of Namibia's most spectacular sceneries. Vast expanses of yellow savannah are dotted with bushes and solitary camelthorn trees. Distant mountain ranges take on different nuances of purple and blue as the day progresses. En route you visit the Duwisib Castle, which was built by Baron von Wolff for his American wife Jayta in 1909. The furnishings and paintings were imported from Germany. Your destination today are the dunes of Sossusvlei.
Bronze Category: Overnight stay at Desert Homestead & Horsetrails. Dinner, bed & breakfast.
Silver Category: Overnight stay at Hoodia Desert Camp. Dinner, bed & breakfast.

Early morning rise for a visit to the Sossusvlei dunes. The road from Sesriem to the 2x4 car park (4 kilometres from the vlei) is tarred but is in poor condition and is pot-holed. Because the dunes close in and the road becomes a sandy track near the vlei itself, if you do not have your own 4x4 you will have to either walk the final stretch from the 2x4 parking area to the vlei or use the 4x4 transfer service. The second attraction here is the Sesriem Canyon.
Bronze Category: Overnight stay at Desert Homestead. Dinner, bed & breakfast.
Silver Category: Overnight stay at Hoodia Desert Camp. Dinner, bed & breakfast.

The route takes you north via the Kuiseb Canyon to Swakopmund. Highlights en route include a drive to the „Moon Landscape" and the ancient desert plant, "Welwitschia mirabilis". Swakopmund, a quaint desert town with its old-world charm and relaxed atmosphere hedged by desert and sea, is enhanced by lush green lawns and palm trees.
Bronze Category: Overnight stay at Central Guesthouse. Bed & breakfast.
Silver Category: Overnight stay at Villa Margeritha. Bed & breakfast.

This day is spent in Swakopmund. The sweep of the coastline and desert hinterland offers many options for adventure and relaxation. You can contact our office in Swakopmund for more information of things to do.
Bronze Category: Overnight stay at Central Guesthouse. Bed & breakfast.
Silver Category: Overnight stay at Villa Margeritha. Bed & breakfast.

Departure from Swakopmund along the Atlantic Coast towards the North. Visit the lichen fields near Wlotzka's Baken before continuing to Henties Bay, a small holiday resort. Onwards to the seal colony at Cape Cross. After visiting the seals, the journey continues via Ugabmund to the southern Skeleton Coast Park to inspect a shipwreck. You leave the Skeleton Coast Park in the early afternoon via Springbokwasser and can experience the harsh transition from the Namib Desert to the Damaraland highlands with its impressive landscape and ragged valleys. Whereas all activities are included at Etendeka Mountain Camp, there are a variety of activities to choose from at Grootberg Lodge, inter alia rhino tracking, an excursion to the Ovahimba and scenic drives into the immediate area.
Bronze Category: Overnight stay at Grootberg Lodge. Dinner, bed & breakfast
Silver Category: Overnight stay at Etendeka Mountain Camp. Fullboard incl activities.

Today's drive takes you to the Etosha area. You can either take a detour and visit Twyfelfontein or you can take the route via Kamanjab and Outjo. Twyfelfontein, which means „doubtful fountain"resembles a large, open-air art gallery. This treasure house of rock engravings left by stone-age artists is regarded as one of the richest collections of rock engravings in Africa.
Bronze Category: Overnight stay at Okaukuejo Camp. Dinner, bed & breakfast.
Silver Category: Overnight stay at Anderssons Camp. Dinner, bed & breakfast.

Discover the mysteries of the African bush in Etosha National Park, whilst going on game drives in the Etosha Park. Relax at the waterhole and delight in the comings and goings of a variety of game at the floodlit waterhole.
Bronze Category: Overnight stay at Okaukuejo Camp. Dinner, bed & breakfast.
Silver Category: Overnight stay at Anderssons Camp. Dinner, bed & breakfast.

You travel east through Etosha National Park and leave the Park through the von Lindequist Gate, the eastern gate of Etosha to Mushara Bush Camp. En route, you stop at the numerous perennial springs found along the edge of the salt pan in search of lion, leopard, elephant and black rhino. Leave the Park via the eastern von Lindequist Gate and spend this night in a Lodge outside the Park.
Bronze Category: Overnight stay at Mushara Bush Camp. Dinner, bed & breakfast.
Silver Category: Overnight stay at Mushara Outpost. Dinner, bed & breakfast.

After breakfast you travel via Tsumeb to the "Hoba Meteorite". En route visit the Otjikoto Lake and the mine museum of Tsumeb. Continue to the Okonjima Lodge, home of the AfriCat Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and protection of Namibian wild cats, in particular leopard and cheetah. Enjoy the opportunity to admire and photograph these predators.
Bronze Category: Overnight stay at Okonjima Main Camp. Fullboard incl activities.
Silver Category: Overnight stay at Okonjima Bush Camp. Fullboard incl activities.

Return journey via Okahandja to Windhoek. Okahandja is an important centre for woodcarvers from the north. They practice their ancient skills at the Woodcarvers Market next to the main road. This is a good place to pick a last souvenir.
Bronze Category: Overnight stay at Galton House. Bed & breakfast.
Silver Category: Overnight stay at Olive Grove Guesthouse. Bed & breakfast.

Depending on the departure time of your flight, you will have some time for last minute shopping before driving to the Windhoek International Airport in time to return your rental vehicle, take care of all formalities and check-in on your outbound flight. Bid farewell to Namibia! End of services.

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