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8 day Accommodated Desert Explorer Tour. Cape Town to Swakopmund, Namibia

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices and Dates: $4000 - $7000
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 6 days
Best months: Not specified
Countries visited South Africa South Africa
Parks visited Not specified
Activity level Active - Hiking, horse riding
Safari type:
  • Cultural
This tour leads you from Cederberg Mountains in the Cape Peninsula, South Africa, to Fish River Canyon and Swakopmund in Namibia. Watch the sunrise from the top of the magnificent Sossusvlei Dunes or sip a sundowner at the edge of the imposing natural wonder, the Fish River Canyon. Take pleasure in a scenic drive through the arid Namib Naukluft to your final destination, Swakopmund. The nights you will spend at Camps or Hostels.

Day 1: Cederberg Mountains, Western Cape, South Africa

You depart Cape Town heading north for the Cederberg Mountain region, which is famous for Rooibos tea. This area offers a variety of outdoor activities. On this first afternoon you spend some time learning about tour-life, the vehicle and equipment. Lunch, Dinner included.

Day 2: Namaqualand, Northern Cape, South Africa

You travel north through Namaqualand and head for the Orange / Gariep River.The night is spent on the banks of the river, sitting around the campfire, getting to know one another. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 3: Gariep (Orange) River, South Africa

In the morning you have the opportunity to experience the Gariep River by canoe.  Choose between a relaxing morning on the riverbank or the Half-Day Canoe adventure. After lunch you travel north to the Ai-Ais Hot Springs where you spend an enjoyable afternoon in the warm waters. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Optional Activities: Half-Day Canoe Adventure.

Day 4: Fish River Canyon, Namibia

After an early breakfast your journey takes you to the mighty Fish River Canyon where there will be ample possibility to take some spectacular pictures of thesecond largest Canyon in the world. After visiting the Canyon you travel further inland to the Kalahari area of Namibia.

On the way you will make a short stop near Keetmanshoop to visit the Kokerboom (Quiver Tree) Forest – fantastic for photography! Tomorrow you will have the option to go on a game drive and meet the local ‘bushman’ community.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 5: Bushmen / Namib Naukluft National Park, Namibia

This morning those who wish to spend some time with the !Kung will have the chance to do so. This activity is a local community project and all fees are payable directly to the community. Those who choose not to participate can spend a leisurely morning on short hikes in the desert, or sleeping in. Later you drive west towards Sossusvlei and enter the Namib region. Optional Activities: Kung Bushman Excursion.
Breakfast, Lunch, Supper.

Day 6: Namib Naukluft National Park, Namibia

Taking advantage of the cooler temperatures you depart at dawn and drive into the Namib-Naukluft National Park where you will hike up Dune 45 to gain a different perspective of the desert.

You leave the truck at the 2x4 parking area where you have the option to go on aguided walk with a local expert on the area, or hike into Sossusvlei with some of the other group members. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Optional Activities: Guided walk with Local Expert.

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