Namibia Deserts and Nomads
14 days—Namibia Deserts and Nomads
Safari summaryA 14 Day Self-drive tour through Namibia, exploring the oldest Desert in the World, the second largest canyon in the World, the coast, the World heritage site as well as one of the last nomadic tribes on Earth. Tour Highlights Nature drives, sundowners, hiking in the Kalahari, The Fish River Canyon, the Namib Desert, Sesriem, Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei, Swakopmund, Twyfelfontein, petrified Forest, Organ pipes, Himba, Etosha National Park, Waterberg Plateau
About this tour
Day 1 – Windhoek Upon arrival at Windhoek International Airport, you will be met by our representative who will assist you with the collection of your hired vehicle, go through your itinerary and answer any questions that you may have. From here you will depart for Windhoek. Lunch and dinner at leisure. Overnight at Terra Africa Guesthouse.
Day 2 – Windhoek / Kalahari Desert After breakfast at Terra Africa you will depart for the Kalahari Desert. Lunch is at leisure. During the early afternoon you will arrive at Kalahari Anib Lodge with time for an optional excursion in the property. Dinner and overnight at Kalahari Anib Lodge.
Day 3 – Kalahari Desert / Namib Desert This morning breakfast is enjoyed at the Lodge, prior to your departure for the Namib Desert. Lunch will be enjoyed at leisure. Dinner and overnight at The Desert Homestead.
Day 4 – Namib Desert The Namib Desert is reputed to be the oldest Desert in the World, with some of the highest sand dunes found at Sossusvlei. This morning an early rise will be required, with an early morning excursion to Sossusvlei and visit of the Sesriem Canyon. Additional trips into the Namib Desert are also available. Lunch at leisure. Half board at The Desert Homestead.
Day 5 – Namib Desert / Swakopmund After a hearty breakfast at the Lodge, you will depart for the coastal town Swakopmund, Namibia’s playground. En route you will have the opportunity of visiting the Welwitschia Drive, with some of the oldest examples of this ‘living fossil’ dwarf tree and stop at the viewpoints over the Moon Valley. Lunch and dinner at leisure. Overnight at Villa Margherita.
Day 6 – Swakopmund Today you have an entire day at leisure to explore the little slice of Bavaria that is Swakopmund, or visiting the Walvis Bay lagoon for optional activities. These include, but are not limited to: such as scenic flights, boat excursions on the Walvis Bay lagoon, quad-bikes, sand-boarding, sky-diving and ‘zorbing’. Lunch and dinner at leisure.
Day 7 – Swakopmund / Damaraland Breakfast will be enjoyed at the Guesthouse, after which you will depart for Damaraland. En route you will visit Cape Cross Seal colony. Lunch at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Vingerklip Lodge.
Day 8 – Damaraland This morning you will explore the home of Namibia’s first UNESCO World heritage site, the rock paintings at Twyfelfontein, where over 2,500 paintings and rock engravings have been identified. The visit will also include the Organ Pipes and Petrified Forest. Lunch at leisure. Half board at Vingerklip Lodge.
Day 9 – Damaraland / Kaokoland After breakfast this morning you will depart for one of the last remaining Wilderness areas on the Planet, Kaokoland, where one of the last truly Nomadic peoples still live as they have done for thousands of years. Lunch will be enjoyed at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Opuwo Country Lodge.
Day 10 – Kaokoland / Hobatere After breakfast you will join a local guide/translator for a morning visit to a Himba Village. The Himba are closely related to the Herero peoples, and number about 10,000. They are one of the last Nomadic tribes still alive on the Planet today, and maintain their culture and heritage throughout the Kaokoland and Southern Angola. After your return to the Lodge, you depart for Hobatere. Lunch will be enjoyed leisure en route. Dinner and overnight at Hobatere Lodge, with possibility of optional afternoon or evening game drive in the reserve.
Day 11 – Hobatere / Etosha National Park After breakfast at the lodge you will depart for the World famous Etosha National Park. Game drives in the Etosha National Park with the hired vehicle. Lunch at leisure. Dinner at leisure and overnight at Okaukuejo Camp.
Day 12 – Etosha National Park Today is completely dedicated to game viewing in the Etosha National Park, which is home to 114 species of mammal, including four of the big five and over 300 species of bird. Game drives can be done in your hire vehicle or you are welcome to join the rest camp for a guided drive through the National Park. Lunch will be enjoyed at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Mushara Bush Camp.
Day 13 – Etosha National Park / Waterberg Plateau After breakfast at at Mushara Bush Camp you depart for the Waterberg Plateau. Lunch will be at leisure. Arrive at the Camp in time for the optional excursion on the Waterberg Plateau organized by the lodge. Dinner at leisure, overnight at Waterberg Camp.
Day 14 – Waterberg Plateau / Departure Breakfast at the Camp and depart for Windhoek. Drop off of the hired vehicle at Windhoek International Airport in time for check-in on your departure flight.
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