Travel by road and discover this magnificent and memorable destination during a ‘True African Safari’. The highlights include climbing some of the world’s highest freestanding sand dunes, sea-kayaking with seals and dolphins on the Skeleton Coast, tracking desert adapted elephants, staying in Africa’s 4th largest National Park, visiting the UNESCO World Heritage site at Twyfelfontein and remote Himba settlements, game viewing in Etosha National Park, and experiencing the world renowned AfriCat Foundation.
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Day 1: Arrive Windhoek
On arrival at Windhoek Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Hotel: Galton House
Day 2: Namib Naukluft National Park
This morning depart Windhoek and travel southwest through the scenic Khomas Highlands into the Namib Desert with a picnic lunch enroute. Visit the Sesriem Canyon and Sossusvlei from your lodge which is situated within the Namib Naukluft Park, providing sweeping vistas of the dunes. Enjoy the benefit of being able to reach Sossusvlei before sunrise, or to stay until after sunset.
Day 3: Sossusvlei
An early morning start to capture this awesome landscape and explore the dune fields, enjoy a picnic brunch. Your afternoon is at leisure after an exhilarating morning in the dunes.
Day 4: Swakopmund
Please note: Option to include a sunrise balloon flight or scenic light aircraft flight over the Namib Naukluft National Park before you depart for Swakopmund (at own expense). Please note that if making use of this offer, it will need to be booked exclusively with Ultimate Safaris in order to fit in with other timings for this day.
The fascinating drive northwest today takes in the ever changing landscapes of the Gaub and Kuiseb canyons. You will meet the coast at Walvis Bay and arrive into the historic town of Swakopmund.
Please note: As an alternative to the drive from Sossus Dune Lodge to Swakopmund you may like to take a scenic light aircraft flight over Sossusvlei and along the Diamond Coast (at own expense), allowing you a bird’s eye view over the dune sea, abandoned mining camps, shipwrecks, Sandwich Harbour and salt pans before you land at Swakopmund Airport. Your guide will drive to meet up with you in Swakopmund later in the day. Please note that if making use of this offer, flights will need to be booked exclusively with Ultimate Safaris for absolute logistical reasons.
Day 5: Swakopmund
Today either enjoy a memorable kayaking adventure or motorised boat trip within the outer lagoon of Walvis Bay, an ideal way of seeing Cape fur seals, dolphins, pelicans and flamingos. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure.
Day 6: Damaraland
The journey continues north into the wonderful region of Damaraland. Pass the Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain, in one of the least populated and geologically diverse areas in Africa. The harsh, rocky environment is home to the desert adapted elephant. Spend two nights at Camp Kipwe, nestled amongst giant granite boulders. A refreshing swimming pool and sunset lookout with lovely views also complement the camp.
Day 7: Damaraland
Spend the day on an exciting 4X4 excursion in this remarkable region in search of wildlife, a visit to Twyfelfontein and other nearby attractions, and a guided walk.
Day 8: Etosha National Park
Today after a very early breakfast set off on your journey to the Etosha National Park, travelling via the scenic Grootberg Pass. Along the way your guide will take you to visit a local Himba settlement – you may have to search for a while as the semi-nomadic Himba people sometimes move location with no notice. They are one of the last truly traditional peoples of Namibia and have little time for conventional practices. Depending on the school semester and school holidays, you may also visit the Grootberg Primary School, a rural school where Ultimate Safaris’ Conservation Travel Foundation is actively involved, assisting with improved education infrastructure and methods. After visiting the Himba and school you will head east through the small town of Kamanjab before heading on towards tonight’s destination at the new Etosha Mountain Lodge, which is situated on the south western border of the Etosha National Park. A picnic lunch will be enjoyed en-route and arrival will be in the very late afternoon or early evening (after a long but rewarding day). After your arrival you will have some time at leisure, which can be spent appreciating the unique surroundings and enjoying the game viewing at the camp’s floodlit waterhole and enjoy a different vantage point from the camps underground and elevated hides.
Day 9: Etosha National Park
Today enjoy a full day of game driving through the central part of the Park via selected waterholes. Leaving the Park at sunset you will spend this evening at a floodlit waterhole on the Onguma Game Reserve and the next two nights at Onguma Tree Top Camp. Onguma is a small and intimate camp, especially designed for those looking to truly experience the bush in all its raw splendour, and overlooking one of the most beautiful watering holes on the Reserve.
Day 10: Etosha National Park
Enjoy game drives in the National Park and in the private reserve.
Day 11: Windhoek
Your early departure will take you south from Onguma Tree Top via Tsumeb, Otavi and Otjiwarongo to reach Okonjima’s AfriCat Day Centre, a wonderful highlight with which to conclude your safari. Okonjima is home to the AfriCat Foundation, a wildlife sanctuary which focuses on the research and rehabilitation of Africa’s big cats, especially injured or captured leopard and cheetah. You will arrive in time for lunch before embarking on an exciting and informative game drive and tour of the centre. Here you will learn about the function and vision of the AfriCat Foundation and will also get to meet some of the Foundation’s special captive carnivore ambassadors.
After the excursion and freshening up, the journey continues further south to arrive back in Windhoek in the late afternoon, just as the sun is setting. On your arrival in Windhoek you will be transferred to your hotel.
Hotel: Galton House
Day 12: Windhoek
Today our tour comes to an end after breakfast. Take the day to explore the city or relax at the lodge until your departure flight.
|2019 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveller|
|May: 20, 27||$5,475.00||$6,645.00|
|June: 03, 10, 17, 24||$6,550 .00||$7,865.00|
|July: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29||$6,550 .00||$7,865.00|
|August: 05, 12, 19, 26||$6,550 .00||$7,865.00|
|September: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30||$6,550 .00||$7,865.00|
|October: 07, 14, 21, 28||$6,550 .00||$7,865.00|
|November: 04, 11, 18, 25||$6,550 .00||$7,865.00|
|December: 16, 23||$6,550 .00||$7,865.00|
|2020 Dates & Prices|
|March: 16, 23||$6,355.00||$7,715.00|
|Meals:||11 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 9 Dinners|
|Transport:||Airport Transfers & 4x4 Safari Vehicle|
|Accommodation:||11 nights Guesthouse, Lodge, Tented Camps|
|Guide:||English Speaking Guide|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.