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 HEINITZBURG CASTLE which is precisely inside of the castle, delicious and extremely elegant, offers great dining and fine cuisine.
2nd day: MARIENTAL AREA: KALAHARI DESERT (260 km)
The Kalahari Desert is a vast sandy desert of southern Africa and the fourth largest in the world. Covers 70% of the territory of Botswana and parts of Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa. Its name derives from the word Kgalagadi of Tswana language, and means "the great thirst. Among the animals that live in the region there are hyenas, lions and several species of antelope (including the Oryx gazelle), and many species of reptiles and birds. The vegetation includes more than 400 species of plants, mainly grasses and acacias. Overnight at SURICATE KALAHARI TENTED CAMP, nestled expertly into the environment, overlooking the dunes with nice walkways overlooking breathtaking panoramic views. Accommodation of a high level.
3rd and 4th day: NAMIB RAND NATURE RESERVE (350 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 WOLWEDANS DUNE LODGE. 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.
5th day: SESRIEM – SOSSUSVLEI – DEAD VLEI - SESRIEM CANYON (120 km)
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 at the LITTLE KULALA, fascinating building perfectly integrated with the surrounding environment, which offers great comfort and elegance and allows you to enjoy incredible sunsets over the dunes magically changing their colour.
6th and 7th day: SWAKOPMUND – WALVIS BAY – SWAKOPMUND (350 km)
Leaving Sesriem 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. Arriving at Swakopmund is important to consider that the town offers a lot of extremely interesting excursions and activities that embrace and fulfill the interests of all. 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. There are many other places to see, such as the salt pan of Walvis Bay and the pink flamingos, as well as the many sports that can be practiced such as quad biking, boat trips, surfing on the sand, horseback riding, biking, scenic flights and parachute... well two days of pure emotions. Overnight at the SWAKOPMUND HOTEL in the heart of the city.
8th and 9th day: CAPE CROSS-DAMARALAND – TWYFELFONTEIN: ORGAN PIPES, BURNT MOUNTAIN (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. La regione del Damaraland offre paesaggi di rara bellezza, con colline dolci e colori caldi. The Damaraland 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 DESERT RHINO CAMP, wonderful and elegant tented camp, 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.
10th and 11th day: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK (280 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 on the fantastic LITTLE ONGAVA situated in a private reserve of 66,000 acres, right on top of an hill, from where you can enjoy the beautiful and enchanting landscape that the sun glows orange at sunset. Each chalet has a large terrace, an en suite bathroom, and a beautiful outdoor shower. This is an extremely elegant, refined and very special accommodation, where you can enjoy not only the beauty of the landscape but even the quiet and privacy.
12th day: OTJIWARONGO AREA (250 km)
After leaving the park the trip continue in the south direction. The trip is almost over and to do it in beauty, overnight at a lodge called OKONJIMA which is an interesting stop for all those who love cats. It hosts the AfriCat Foundation is a nonprofit organization, committed long in the protection of large carnivores in Namibia, with special attention to leopards and cheetahs. It is great enjoying the activities organized by the lodge where you can observe in their environment these stylish and magnificent felines. Overnight at the BUSH CAMP, which is about 3 km from Main Camp. It is a very charming accommodation. 9 chalets elegantly furnished in ethnic style. Describe the beauty and the care with which they were decorated and designed is really very difficult, the only way to make the idea is to stay there. Dream experience.
13th day: WINDHOEK – RETURN FLIGHT (250 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 the return 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.