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Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland & Etosha

Uncover the stunning beauty and wildlife of Namibia on a comprehensive tour that reveals the heart of the country. The stark, extraordinary landscapes of Namibia stretch endlessly beneath a clear sky. Beneath the desert and semi-desert ecosystems that make up most of Namibia an incredible abundance of life can be uncovered. The tour begins at Sossusvlei where you will encounter some of Namibia’s most famous sights. After a short stopover in the charming town of Swakopmund, we travel on to Damaraland, one of the most rugged and beautiful regions in the country. Finally we head to the famous Etosha National Park; where the sight of immense herds of animals will take your breath away. The park surrounds the Etosha Salt Pan, whose waters attract immense numbers of animals the dry winter months.

Day 1: Windhoek – Sossusvlei

Upon early arrival at the Windhoek International Airport you will connect with your scheduled light aircraft flight to Sossusvlei. Fly south over the great Escarpment to the vast belt of sand dunes of the Namib Desert. You have the afternoon at leisure. Why not join on a sundowner drive taking in the ever-changing colours of the impressive desert landscape.

Day 2: Sossusvlei

Enjoy an early morning guided excursion to Sossusvlei, stopping en-route to uncover the many mysteries of this immense desert landscape as the sun rises. Spend the morning exploring some of the world’s highest dunes and the dramatic Deadvlei, remnants of an ancient lake, and explore the gorges of the Sesriem Canyon.

Day 2 - Related Activities

Sossusvlei and Deadvlei Excursion

Sossusvlei is a remarkable dry salt and white clay pan which shelters between the towering crimson dunes of the Namib Desert. We will also see the iconic and immense Dune 45, the most photographed dune in the world. On this excursion we will also explore the incredible Deadvlei, the remains of an ancient lake. Surrounded by some of the highest dunes in the world; the scorched skeletons of preserved trees stud the landscape and create a stark, and beautiful reminder of the power of the desert.

Sossusvlei and Deadvlei Excursion
Day 3: Sossusvlei – Swakopmund

Awaken to another perfect day in the Namib Desert. Spend the morning enjoying an informative nature drive or perhaps join an eco-sensitive, guided quad-biking excursion (time-permitting). Later, travel north-east through the ever-changing landscape to the sea-side town of Swakopmund.

Day 4: Swakopmund

Discover the wonders of the desert on a half day Living Desert Tour this morning. You have the afternoon at leisure to explore historic Skwakopmund with its charming palm-lined streets and seaside promenades. Activities on offer range from sand boarding, quad biking and skydiving to informative township tours and catamaran cruises.

Day 4 - Related Activities

Living Desert Tour

The desert may seem lifeless at first glance but a closer look reveals vibrant world of animal and plant life. The Living Desert tour explores one of the local dune belts between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. Knowledgeable and expert guides uncover a hidden world and explore how animals have adapted to desert living. Great care is taken not to damage the delicate dune eco-system.

Living Desert Tour
Day 5: Swakopmund – Damaraland

After breakfast this morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight north. Fly along the vast plains of the Skeleton Coast and past steep mountains to Damaraland. On arrival you will be transferred to your lodge situated between the Ugab and Huab Rivers. Spend the next few days at leisure exploring the wonders of this intriguing and pristine part of Namibia.

Day 6: Damaraland

Discover gigantic boulders, desert plains, ancient valleys and towering peaks of the surrounding mountains. Twyfelfontein, a World Heritage Site, is home to over 2 000 rock engravings offering a glimpse into a forgotten time. Other special geological attractions include the majestic Brandberg, the Petrified Forest, Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes; all well worth a visit. At night, lose yourself in the vast beauty of the diamond-studded African sky.

Day 6 - Related Activities

Explore Twyfelfontein rock engravings

A glimpse 6000 years into the past, Twyfelfontein is the scene of spectacular history. Over 2500 rock carvings have been discovered in the area and it is one of the largest concentrations of rock petroglyphs in Africa. Hunter-gatherers and later Khoikhoi herders used the area as a place of worship and a site for shamanistic rituals. Expert rangers will take you on a fascinating journey into the past as you explore this incredible site.

Explore Twyfelfontein rock engravings
Day 7: Damaraland – Etosha

This morning you will be transferred to the airstrip. A short flight takes you to your lodge situated at the entrance of the Etosha National Park. Etosha is known for its exceptional landscape of saline desert, savannah and woodlands with the enigmatic Etosha Pan at the heart of the park.

Day 8: Etosha National Park

During your stay you will have the opportunity to enjoy interpretive game drives with your knowledgeable guide or, depending on your lodge, you may experience the thrill of exploring the African bush on foot. The park is home to 114 mammal and 340 bird species. In addition to the Big Five, you can also look forward to sightings of rare and endangered animals such as the black rhino, cheetah and the black-faced impala, which is endemic to north-western Namibia.

Day 8 - Related Activities

Private Guided Game Drives

The Etosha Salt Pans are home to a bewildering abundance of animals. Here are great herds of buck and the predators that hunt them. All of Africa’s Big 5 makes their home in the spectacular landscape of the National Park. Enjoy an exclusive and private game drive for you and your family. Set your own schedule as you make your way through the park.

Private Guided Game Drives
Day 9: Etosha - Windhoek

Enjoy an early-morning safari activity (time-permitting) and breakfast before boarding your return light aircraft flight back to Windhoek.