1st day : WINDHOEK (42 km)
This city is quiet “new”, has a little bit more than a century, but its history is as varied as the diversity of its population. The buildings are in German style of '900 and the population is formed by two fifths by Europeans. The town is not big and the center is nice, clean and tidy. Independence Avenue is the main street with all kinds of shops. Walking around the city is extremely pleasant. Overnight at the OLIVE GROVE, delicious guesthouse.
2nd day: ERINDI PRIVATE RESERVE (220 km)
To begin in superlative way, we have chosen the private reserve call Erindi. It is located a couple of hours from Windhoek and offers wonderful possibilities of spotting animals, that offers fantastic game drives. The accommodation is provided at the OLD TRADERS LODGE in the luxury rooms. Included are 2 game drives: the first will take place in the afternoon at about 15h00 and the second will take place the next morning at around 6:00 a.m.
3rd and 4th day: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK (320 Km)
Finally, the "animal kingdom," yes, these days will be dedicated to the national park for excellence in Namibia, where elephants, rhinos, lions and anything else you will have the chance to see during these days. It is in fact one of the first areas in the world dedicated to the nature conservation, a real "treasure chest" of plant and animal biodiversity. We are in an area of about 23,000 square kilometers of which one third is covered by the "pan", once, a large salted lake. The Etosha offers an impressive variety of animals: elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, kudu, springbok, impala. Among the major predators, lions, cheetahs and hyenas, the shy black rhino and the elusive leopard. Inside the park you can safely drive with your vehicle, observing speed limits and rules essential to its own security. The choice of the lodge fell inside the park at OKAUKUEJO CAMP. A beautiful chalet that overlooks the waterhole lit up at night to observe the nightlife of rhinos, elephants, giraffes and much more
5th and 6th day: DAMARALAND – TWYFELFONTEIN – ORGAN PIPES – BURNT MOUNTAIN (360 km)
The Damaral and region offers landscapes of rare beauty, with rolling hills and warm colors. In this area, various are the places of interest. There are excursions offered by the lodge in search of the desert elephants, rather than sites where you can see paintings and the rock engravings of Twyfelfontein "and interesting geological formations of the area as the Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes. Depending on your preference you can then choose how to direct your own interests. We would like to propose to stay at the DORO NAWAS, plunged into the nature that seems almost an oasis of calm and tranquility, with a beautiful nature offers to its customers an interesting range of activities..
7th and 8th day: SWAKOPMUND – WALVIS BAY (400 km)
For the lovers of the sea lions, a nice stop is Cape Cross, which is home of a large colony that loves to be photographed by tourists before flowing back into the cold ocean to continue the struggle for survival. The trip continue to discovery the coast and ocean reaching the town of Walvis Bay. Afrozapping has decided to offer a different and very elegant lodge, choosing Walvis Bay, instead of the nearby tourist city of Swakopmund, which is only 30 km. The lodge is located on the main lagoon populated by the elegant pink flamingos, and is called EGUMBO LODGE. Elegant lodge with attention to every little detail, which houses within it, for guests of the lodge, an excellent restaurant that we recommend you try. The excursion that we highly recommend is to Sandwich Harbour, which is located 56 km south of Walvis Bay. This is a completely wild place, where the sand dunes plunge into the ocean, and with 4x4 vehicles and accompanied by expert guides along the beach where you feel almost magically trapped between the two elements: the sand and the ocean.
9th and 11thday: SESRIEM – SOSSUSVLEI – DEAD VLEI - SESRIEM CANYON (370 km)
Leaving Swakopmund is interesting to follow the "Welwitschia Drive", a road that is located within the Namib Naukluft Park. Here you can see a very unusual and endemic plant of Namibia, the Welwitschia Mirabilis, long-lived plant that boasts an average of 1000 years of life. Spectacular is the view that can be admired at the Moon Landscape. The Namib Desert is one of the most popular destinations of Namibia, the oldest in the world, stretching for 400 km from north to south (and about 120 km from east to west) and is a true "desert living": Oryx, springbok and ostriches are the animals more visible and then again insects and birds, all of whom developed wonderful survival techniques adjusting their metabolism to survival in an extreme environment. From Sesriem you drive about 60 km to enter the park (which has opening hours to the public to respect) to reach the mythical dunes of Sossusvlei we enter in a fantastic scenery of dunes gradually higher and higher. From here you can reach the Deadvlei, the "dead lake", dominated by the "Big Papa" (the highest dune in the area) that gives us the most beautiful and photographed landscape of Namibia. Accommodation provided at LE MIRAGE, a particular and fascinating building that offers great comfort and elegance, as well as a wellness center, "Mistyque Spa's", where highly qualified staff will suggest the most appropriate treatment to yourself, giving you the choice of a range of massages that will give relief to your body and your spirit.
12th and 13th day: NAMIB RAND NATURE RESERVE ( 120 Km)
We are really talking about a dream! This private nature reserve extremely wide, is located in the Namib Rand Nature Reserve and offers approximately 200,000 hectares of red sand dunes, grasslands, wild and spectacular rock formations. The moment you walk through the entrance gate, starting an incredible and wonderful show. Overnights at
. The Dunes Lodge is perched on top of a dune plateau, overlooking panoramic vistas in all directions and capturing the beauty of the desert in a most memorable way. The building style is a combination of wooden structures and canvas blinds, opening up to the desert beyond. The lodge reflects the ambience of a tented camp, but provides the comfort and protection of a permanent building. The main complex - which has been completely rebuilt during 2003 - consists of two lounges, a number of sundowner decks, a fireplace, a tea deck, a library, the wine cellar and two dining rooms. The lodge also has a swimming pool, which is suspended above the sand. All communal areas of the lodge open out onto decks with superb views. The variety of recreational space makes a visit both exciting and relaxing. One unforgettable experience.
14th day: WINDHOEK – RETURN FLIGHT (420 Km)
The trip has come to an end. It is important to consider the timing for the return, and keep in mind that you should be at the airport 3 hours before there turn flight. In the case in which the scheduled flight time makes it necessary, we can provide with an extra night in Windhoek at the end of the trip.
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.