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Namib desert / Etosha

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices and Dates: $1470 - $2162
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 9 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited Namibia Namibia
Parks visited Etosha, Namib-Naukluft
Activity level Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Big five
  • Night drive
  • Birding
  • Self-drive
The Namib Desert – the oldest on earth – is a living desert! Flora and fauna are perfectly adapted to this harsh environment. The Namib Desert – hosts some of the highest accessible dunes in the world – the dunes at Sossusvlei, attracting more visitors every year. The Namib Naukluft Park – is the largest Nature Reserve in Namibia and many private nature reserves are nestled at its borders to form a unity for wildlife and people alike. Namibia has the highest sand dunes in the world, with the famous Sossusvlei which is a large loam dip enclosed by endless dunes. The Etosha National Park in the Northern part of Namibia is one of the most spectacular wildlife areas in the world. The Etosha Pan, a vast expanse of salt with lone salt springs, used by animals as salt licks. It has one of the largest populations of big-game species in the world, including lions, elephants, rhinoceroses, elands, zebras, and springbok. Abundant birdlife includes flamingos, vultures, hawks, eagles, ostriches, guinea fowl, and geese.

Day 1 - Travel from Windhoek across the rolling hills of the Khomashochland at an altitude of more than 2000 metres above sea level, down the Gamsberg Pass into the Namib, which is the oldest desert in the world. The landscape varies from rugged mountains and rocky outcrops to sand-filled valleys and endless vistas of plains. After a short rest with lunch packs, proceed through the Namib-Naukluft Park, where, with a bit of luck, one can see ostriches, springbok, oryx and mountain zebras. Then on to the Welwitschia Plain, where the Welwitschia plant, a living fossil, that is only found in the Namib and southern Angola, occurs in large numbers. Drive to the so called “moon valley” – a fascinating 
rock formation which is millions of years old. Arrival in Swakopmund at about sunset. Lunch packs en route. Bed/breakfast at Beach Hotel or similar 
 
Day 2 - After breakfast, depart to Walvis Bay for a boat-/catamaran cruise with champagne, fresh oysters and snacks on board. Return to Swakopmund. In the afternoon city tour through Swakopmund and rest of the day at leisure. Bed/breakfast at a hotel/guesthouse or similar 
 
Day 3 - Drive via the tarred road into the interior, pass the Spitzkoppe and proceed to the beautiful Erongo mountain area. In the late afternoon sundowner drive. Dinner/bed/breakfast at a Lodge in the surrounding of the Erongo Mountains
 
Day 4 - Early morning start for ca. 3 three hours drive in open vehicles on the premises of the lodge. Numerous pre-historic rock-paintings will draw you into the spell of mystic Africa. Afterwards proceed to the Ugab terraces. Dinner/bed/breakfast at a Lodge or Guestfarm
 
Day 5 - Trip proceeds to the famous Etosha National Park. First game-viewing drive. Dinner/bed/breakfast at a Lodge or Guestfarm
 
Day 6 - One full day of game-viewing in the Etosha National Park. This national park is one of the major sanctuaries for wildlife in Africa. The area was proclaimed a game reserve as far back as 1907.  The size is 22270km² and it consists mainly of bush and grass savanna. This type of landscape 
provides excellent opportunities for game-viewing at the numerous waterholes or in the open countryside. The Etosha Pan, which the park is named after, is approximately 6000km² in size. In the language of the Ovambo people, Etosha means “place of dry water”, or “large white place”. Dinner/bed/breakfast at Camp in the Etosha National Park
 
Day 7 - Enjoy another day in the Park. Dinner/ bed/breakfast at a Camp in the Etosha National Park or similar. 
 
Day 8 - We are leaving Etosha today and proceed in direction Otjiwarongo. En route visit Lake Otjikoto and the Mine Museum. Dinner/bed/breakfast at Lodge or Guestfarm or similar
 
Day 9 - Early morning game-viewing drive on the premises of the Lodge. Afterwards return to Windhoek 

Due to our utmost flexibility we can Tailor-made special interests such as photography, lodge and fly-in safaris. You can expect fast and reliable advise on lodges, guest farms, tailor made and scheduled tours.

 

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