Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland and Etosha

Experience Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland and 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.

Package Highlights

  • Explore the desert beauty of Sossusvlei, including the Dead Vlei
  • Visit the historical town of Swakomund
  • Immerse yourself in exciting game viewing experiences in the famous Etosha National Park

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.

Itinerary Highlights

Romantic Activities:
  • Sossusvlei and Deadvlei Excursion including a picnic
  • Hot Air Ballooning – Sossusvlei
  • Stargazing – Sossusvlei
  • Sunset nature drive
Family Activities:
  • Sossusvlei and Deadvlei Excursion
  • Guided Walks
  • Guided nature drives
  • Scenic flight over Sossusvlei and Namibian Coast

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.

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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.

Itinerary Highlights

Romantic Activities:
  • Half-day Dolphin & Seal Catamaran Cruise
  • Sandwich Harbour Tour
  • Welwitschia Moon Landscape Tour
Family Activities:
  • Living Desert Tour
  • Half-day Marine Boat Cruise
  • Swakopmund Township Tour
  • Quad-biking, sand-boarding, go-karting

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.

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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.

Itinerary Highlights

Romantic Activities:
  • Discover the Petrified Forest, Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes
  • Sundowners taking in the incredible Damaraland landscape
  • Explore Twyfelfontein rock engravings
  • Morning and Afternoon Guided Nature Drives
Family Activities:
  • Explore Twyfelfontein rock engravings
  • Discover the Petrified Forest, Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes
  • Morning and Afternoon Guided Nature Drives

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.

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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.

Itinerary Highlights

Romantic Activities:
  • Half-day or Full-day Game drive into the Etosha National Park
  • Rhino Research Drive at Onguma
  • Sundowner Drive on Private Game Reserve
  • Guided Nature Walks on Private Game Reserve
Family Activities:
  • Private Guided Game Drives
  • Interpretive Nature Walks around the Lodge

Day 9: Etosha - Windhoek

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

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