Namibian Explorer

Overland specialists, Nomad Africa Adventure Tours, have launched their small group Luxury Adventure Tours, suited for guests who prefer to travel in a small group, with a maximum of 12 passengers. Travelling in custom built 4X4 vehicles, with reclining seats, onboard toilet, reading lights, USB ports, safes and a water filtration system, this small group adventure begins in Windhoek and travels around Namibia. From game viewing in Etosha, exploring the dunes of Sossusvlei to stargazing in the Kalahari, this small group tour is perfect for those who want a sense of adventure – without the inflated price tag.

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Day 1: Waterberg Plateau

Welcome to Namibia and its capital, Windhoek. This morning, after meeting your crew, you pack your bags into your vehicle and set off for The Waterberg Plateau National Park. Arriving in the early afternoon, your game viewing experience starts immediately with your activity package game drive. The Waterberg Plateau is an impressive sandstone table-top mountain that rises 200m above the surrounding bushveld providing a home to more than 25 species of game and at least 200 bird species.

Hotel: NWR Waterberg Resort

Day 2: Etosha National Park

After breakfast, you leave the Waterberg Plateau for Etosha National Park. With vast salt pans, savanna and woodland, Etosha is one of Africa’s finest game parks. At 18 000 sq km, it is one of the biggest Parks in Southern Africa. Etosha means “great white area”, which refers to the large dried pan in the middle of the Park.

Hotel: NWR Okaukuejo Resort, 2 nights

Day 3: Etosha National Park

Today is all about game driving and going in search of the abundant wildlife in the park. Your afternoon will include a stop at the Etosha Pan and many waterholes. This evening you can relax at the floodlit waterhole as the animals make their way to drink after dark.

Day 4: Twyfelfontein

Your final morning in Etosha ends with you making your way to the gate to exit the park. The road today leads you towards the Brandberg / Khorixas area. Today you will explore the Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings and the Petrified Forest in the Kunene Region. This area has been inhabited for 6000 years by the Khoi San. These inhabitants used the site to conduct shamanist rituals. In the process, 2500 rock paintings were created. This site displays one of the largest concentrations of rock petroglyphs in Africa. Also on route, you visit the Petrified Forest, a national monument, comprising of prehistoric tree trunks now fossilised. In prehistoric times huge tree trunks were washed down a river and deposited in alluvial sands, creating this relic.

Hotel: NWR Khorixas Camp
Day 5: Swakopmund

This morning you travel from Twyfelfontein via Brandberg to the seaside town of Swakopmund. The Brandberg (Burning Mountains), are regarded as the highest in Namibia and home to the famous White Lady, one of more than 45,000 rock paintings in the area. This morning you will make the 1-hour hike to visit the painting that is said to be around 2,000 years old. (Please be advised that the hike does traverse rough terrain along the gorge of the normally dry Tsisab River).

Hotel: Atlantic Villas, 2 nights
Day 6: Swakopmund

Today is all about exploring Swakopmund or participating in the many activities on offer in this coastal town. Not to be missed is the selection of famed coffee shops and bakeries that offer a delightful range of treats.

Day 7: Namib Naukluft National Park

It is an early start today as you leave Swakopmund and head towards the famous Namib Naukluft National Park. You begin your exploration of the desert by joining an expert guide for an educational desert excursion. No visit to Namibia would be complete without a stop at the famous bakery in Solitaire, known for its apple pie – not to be missed. You will enjoy our apple pie and a wonder around this one-horse town before heading to your accommodation for the next 2 nights.

Hotel: Desert Quiver Camp, 2 nights

Day 8: Namib Naukluft National Park

A brisk climb up Dune 45 offers you the perfect vantage point to marvel at the changing colours of the desert. Once satisfied you descend this famous dune before catching a 4×4 transfer into Sossusvlei. Here you will spend time on foot visiting the pans at Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. As you leave you will make a short stop at the Sesriem Canyon. Tonight you empty the red sand from your shoes and spend the night under the magnificent desert stars, knowing that you have spent a full-day enjoying the wonders of this harsh land.

Hotel: Namseb Lodge
Day 9: Kalahari

Route: Namib Naukluft to Kalahari Region – 420km
You make your way towards Kalkrand, the area is one of the most beautiful parts of Namibia and a must see. Enjoy the beauty of the deep red dunes colours. You may spot several types of antelope’s like the Oryx. You may even spot a meerkat.

Hotel: Intu-Afrika Zebra Kalahari Lodge, 2 nights
Day 10: Kalahari

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Kalahari today as you participate in the various optional activities on offer. Today is for you to enjoy the area. One of the many highlights of the Kalahari is the star gazing and tonight you get the opportunity to view the stars, planets, clusters and depending on the time of month, the moon.

Day 11: Windhoek

Route: Kalahari Region to Windhoek – 260km
After breakfast you bid farewell to the red sand of the Kalahari and make your way back to Windhoek. (BD)

Hotel: Hotel Safari
Day 12: End of Namibian Explorer

Today your tour comes to an end after breakfast. Take the day to book a city tour of Windhoek or relax at the lodge until your departure flight.

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 19$3,772.00$4,281.00
June: 02, 16, 30$3,772.00$4,281.00
July: 14, 28$3,772.00$4,281.00
August: 11, 25$3,772.00$4,281.00
September: 08, 22$3,772.00$4,281.00
October: 06, 20$3,772.00$4,281.00
November: 03, 17$3,772.00$4,281.00
December: 01, 15, 29$3,772.00$4,281.00

Meals: 11 breakfasts, 8 dinners
Transport: 12 Seater 4X4 Vehicle
Accommodation:11 nights accommodation
Guide: English Speaking Driver/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.

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