12 Days
Duration
12 Seater
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Namibia
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This Premium Accommodated Adventure Tour gives you 12 days to explore Namibia in style.

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You’ll have 12 magnificent days to explore, starting off in Windhoek, Namibia one of the smallest and cleanest capital cities in the world where you can treat yourself to the famous locally brewed beer, the Windhoek Lager. Journey over the Namib desert with its splendid red dunes and go on safari in Etosha National Park. Meet one of the last semi-nomadic tribes of Africa, support our Africa4us Kids Project and capture that perfect moment where you feel a true connection with Africa.

Tour Price: US$2,099.00
Solo Room Supplement: US$290.00

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Group Size: Max 12
Days: 12
Start: Windhoek
End: Windhoek
Distance: 1921km
Transport: Premium Overland Safari Vehicle
Meals: 11 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Accommodation: Comfort Hotel (4 nts), Luxury Tented Lodge (1 nt), Bungalow/ Lodge (6 nts)
Entrance Fees: Namib Naukluft National Park, Etosha National Park
Activities: Activities at Gobabeb Research & Training Centre – Night Walk, Desert Research Station Tour and Desert Nature Walk, Himba Settlement Tour, Game Drives in Etosha National Park
Crew: 1 Tour Leader, 1 Driver for the duration of the tour, local guides as per activities included

Day1

Windhoek

Explore Windhoek during the day and meet your group and your Tour Leader in the evening at 18:00 to get acquainted and review your trip details. Windhoek is a tiny capital town but with loads of interesting things to offer.  One of the most famous is the display of 33 meteorites, the Gibeon Meteorites in the Post Street Mall. Here you can take pictures of and touch these extra-terrestrial bodies that are corrosive resistant due to the high amount of nickel in them. Shopping opportunities abound and for the historically inclined there are many museums and historical buildings within walking distance around the town centre. One of the most widely photographed and a historical landmark is the Christ Church, a Lutheran church, built in the Gothic revival style.
Meals: N/A
Accommodation: Comfort Hotel
Activities Included: Welcome Meeting at 18:00
Activities Optional: Explore the City, Craft Market
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day2

Windhoek to Gobabeb

Your journey will start after a wholesome breakfast, heading southwest towards the Namib Desert. Enjoy a scenic drive, beautiful in a unique and rugged way. You will drive through the oddly angled rock formations of the Kuiseb pass and continue west towards the towering red dunes of the Namib Desert where you will find the Gobabeb Training & Research Centre. Gobabeb was founded in 1962 and the center conducts research on climate, ecology, geomorphology and test, demonstrate and promote Appropriate Technologies. Two days of interesting and educational activities lie ahead. After dinner, you will get the opportunity to go scorpion hunting or just relax next to the campfire and count the satellites passing over in the starlit Namibian sky.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Desert Night Walk
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Namib Naukluft National Park

Day3

Gobabeb

After breakfast, you will go on a Desert Research Station tour where the local guides will explain and demonstrate all the different tests and research that they are conducting on a daily basis. In the afternoon, you will go on a guided nature walk to learn more about the creatures living in the seemingly barren desert. You will learn that there is much more in a desert than what meets the eye and that going about unseen is a survival trait of many of the desert’s inhabitants. In the late afternoon, you can climb a nearby sand dune to enjoy a sundowner and stunning desert sunset from above.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Desert Research Station Tour, Desert Nature Walk
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Namib Naukluft National Park

Day4

Gobabeb to Swakopmund

Continue to Swakopmund with its cooler Atlantic sea air, cultural experiences and options for some extreme adventures like quad biking, sand boarding, 4×4 safaris, skydiving (weather permitting) and more. The only meal provided today is breakfast as Swakopmund has plenty of great places to eat local cuisine. Swakopmund offers a variety of bakeries and cafes with a selection of reasonably priced meals (budget approximately $5-12 USD per meal).
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Comfort Hotel
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Quad Biking, Sand Boarding, Skydiving
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day5

Swakopmund

Swakopmund’s big variety of things to see and do caters for a wide scope of tastes and styles. You can take a walk along the beach and dip your toes in the icy Atlantic Ocean, or visit the Krystal Galerie which boasts with the largest Quartz Crystal Cluster on display in the World, weighing in at 14 100 kilograms. Browse the many excellent bookshops and curio shops and spoil yourself with a unique gift from the area. If adrenalin and outdoors is your thing then you can enjoy optional activities like quad biking, sand boarding, 4×4 safaris, skydiving (weather permitting) and more.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Comfort Hotel
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Quad Biking, Sand Boarding, Skydiving
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day6

Swakopmund to Brandberg

Today you will be leaving the coast and travel north to Brandberg which is home to Königstein, at 2573m above sea level the highest peak in Namibia. In the afternoon you can either relax at your campsite or make use of the opportunity to visit the famous White Lady Bushmen painting in the Brandberg.  Although the walk is not strenuous, it takes about 2 hours in a very hot environment so be sure to be armed with a hat, sunglasses, comfortable closed shoes and plenty water and sunscreen. Enjoy the breath-taking scenery along the riverbed on the way to the famous “lady”, with multi-coloured rocks that take on various shades of flaming orange in the late afternoon, giving the mountain its name. Around the lodge area there is a good chance to see the famous desert elephant, sometimes casually wandering into the lodge premises.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Visit White Lady Bushmen Painting
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day7

Brandberg to Twyfelfontein

Today is a short drive to another area famous for desert elephant. Twyfelfontein means “spring of doubt”.  Twyfelfontein is a site of ancient art and sacred rituals portrayed in the at least 2500 rock engravings found there. It was also proclaimed Namibia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. At Twyfelfontein you will have the opportunity to discover one of Namibia’s oldest tribes, the Damara. You might want to add a visit to the Damara Living Museum to your optional activities list.  This project is a reconstruction of the traditional culture of the Damara, a contribution to preserving the culture of the tribe and an income provider to the community.  You will also have the opportunity to do an optional guided walk to an engraving site.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Damara Living Museum, Twyfelfontein Engravings
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day8

Twyfelfontein to Opuwo

The morning starts early for the drive to Opuwo. On arrival, we will visit a local school we have been supporting since 2010. In the afternoon, we will go on a guided walk to a traditional Himba village and learn more about the Himba culture and the Himba tribe with their trademark red ochre body paint.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Himba Village Visit, Africa4us Kids Project
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day9

Opuwo to Etosha National Park

Depart after breakfast for Etosha National Park, one of Southern Africa’s best loved wildlife sanctuaries. Head out for an afternoon game drive to search for elephant, the unique black-faced impala, zebra, endangered black rhino or any of the more than 100 mammal species the park is home to. In the rainy season, the salt pans turn into shallow lakes, with pelicans, flamingos and other bird species flocking to this temporary water haven. Animals often cluster around the watering holes close to the campsites and this offers you the unique opportunity to sit and wait for the animals to come to you. These fenced watering holes have seating areas and are perfectly safe. Floodlights give you the opportunity to sit at the waterhole right through the night and enjoy the interaction all the different species have with each other around the water.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Luxury Tented Lodge
Activities Included: Game Drives in Premium Overland Safari Vehicle and Watering Hole at Camp
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Etosha National Park

Day10

Etosha National Park

Enjoy a full day’s game drive in our Premium Overland Safari Vehicle. Gather memories of unique sights that you will not likely experience again. Watch how ghostly grey-white elephants bathe themselves in the white dust of the area or zoom in on the magnificent sight of giraffes etched against a wide and open horizon. Overnight at another beautiful camp inside Etosha National Park and maybe you are just lucky enough to fall asleep with the haunting call of hyena or a lion roaring in the distance.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Game Drives in Premium Overland Safari Vehicle, Watering Hole at Camp
Activities Optional: Night Game Drive
Entrance Fees Included: Etosha National Park

Day11

Etosha National Park to Windhoek

Enjoy a final short morning game drive before travelling south to Windhoek, Namibia’s capital.  Spend the last few hours of the day exploring Windhoek and its strong German influence. You’ll have the option to celebrate your last night and your new friendships at one of Windhoek’s famous restaurants. You can also book a day or two extra to properly explore this quaint little capital town.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Comfort Hotel
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Explore City, Craft Markets and Museums
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day12

Windhoek

Our last goodbye, a healthy breakfast and the end of another incredible tour.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

We have designed this itinerary to ensure that you get the best possible experience from this tour and region. Please note that if the itinerary on your trip differs slightly from the online itinerary or brochure, be assured that any change has been made after careful consideration and with the goal to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Changes considered necessary will usually be due to change in service levels, road conditions, recommendations from past clients etc. The goal of any change will be to give an improved experience. You will be informed in writing of any major changes before your trip starts to keep you informed at all times and discuss any concerns you might have.

Some changes might also be totally out of our control, like changes in visa fees and procedures, available activities etc. and might differ to what we have advised on our website. If changes take place while you are on the road, our adventure crew will be informed immediately and this information will be conveyed to you. The adventure crew will give you all possible assistance to manage these changes.

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