- The price is calculated for double rooms/tents. Singles paid extra.
- At campsites the food (mainly delicious meat) is served from the grill, at hotels and lodges we dine in restaurants.
The Price includes:
- Accommodation depends on options
- Meals throughout the trip (breakfast & dinner)
- Entrance to all parks ( Etosha, Sossusvlei, Cape Cross, Twylfontein) and Himba and Damara villages.
- All transfers
- Polish or English speaking guide + local driver/guide
- Medical aid and accident insurance
- Water during car transfers
The price does not include:
- International flihgts
- Additional attractions in Swakopmund (Crystal Gallery, Muzeum, Cultural trip) and a boat trip in Walvis Bay
- Visa to Namibia
- Drinks during meals
- Common tipping for guides
Departure from Europe.
We are collected from the airport and transferred to an accommodation in Windhoek. It’s time for rest and leisure.
We leave Windhoek and straight away join the small desert roads that connect the whole rural Namibia. As we come through the mountains we drop down from the central plateau by way of the impressive Remhoogte Pass and emerge to find grassy desert savannah. Upon arrival we visit Sesriem Canyon.
A pre-dawn start is essential this morning, as we want to catch the soft light of the sunrise on the desert and witness the changing colours of the world’s highest sand dunes. Walk to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei.
We continue our journey to the cost. On our way to Walvis Bay we might catch up with wild animals such as ostriches, zebras, oryx, giraffes. We cross the Tropic of Capricorn and traverse both the Gaub and the Kuiseb pass, driving down to the dry riverbed at the bottom of the canyon before climbing up the other side, watching the spectacular desert landscape unfold before us.
Today it’s a free day. There are host of adventure activities to participate in Swakopmund. These range from sanboarding through quad biking to skydiving and many others. Swakopmund itself is a very pleasant seaside town with lots of shops and cafes, a good stretch of beach (although the Atlantic here is quite cold) and an open-air curio market. There is also a very good museum and the Namibian National Marine Aquarium located in Swakopmund. (N.B. All extra activities and excursions in Swakopmund or Walvis Bay are subject to availability and are made at your own risk and expense)
The morning is spent at leisure enjoying the town of Swakopmund or the various activities on offer. Departing after lunch we head north and set up camp among the boulders of the Spitzkoppe Mountains. On our way we stop at the seal colony at Cape Cross, where we see thousands of Cape Fur Seals. The spectacular setting of our remote camp in Spitzkoppe is sure to leave a lasting impression.
We drive inland through the Damaraland region with its vast and rugged terrain. We stop in the small town of Uis, an old mining town, located more or less in the middle of nowhere. We visit the Twyfelfontein area for walks to the Bushmen paintings/rock engravings as well as the Organ Pipes. The paintings are inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage list. You can also visit Damara Village located nearby. Afterwards we continue our journey deeper into the beautiful Damaraland region. Our next destination – Palmwag, is an oasis, which is frequently visited by desert elephant, rhino and other wildlife.
In the morning we drive to Opuwo, the capital of the Kunene Region and Kaokoland. We visit the Himba, a semi-nomadic tribe, living in scattered settlements throughout the region. They are characterized by their proud yet friendly stature and the women are noted for their unusual beauty, enhanced by intricate hairstyles and traditional dress. We will learn about marriage customs, traditional food and the mysteries of the ‘Holy Fire’ religion. We spoil ourselves today by staying in a beautiful lodge.
We leave Opuwo early morning and visit one of the Himbas Village (if we haven’t done so the day before). The route to Epupa Falls includes spectacular landscapes, baobab trees and Himba Villages, which we can also visit as they differ then the ones at Opuwo region.
After breakfast we drive back to Opuwo and driving through small town Kamanjab to a local cheetah farm- Otjitongwe. We should arrive there before 15h00 in time for the cheetah feeding. A game drive (provided) allows us to have the unique chance to see many of these majestic animals up close.
DAY 12 & 13
After breakfast we proceed to Etosha National Park where we enjoy our first game drive. On our way we stop in town of Otju for a small shopping. We spend our days in Etosha on exceptional game drives through the park as well as resting by the pool in one of the camps. The game viewing in Etosha National Park is excellent – we can expect to see elephant, giraffe, rhino, lion and many buck species. If we are lucky, we will see leopard and cheetah. It is also the home of several rare and endangered species of game, including one of the largest populations of black rhino in the world, as well as thousands of antelope.
From Etosha we drive to the Waterberg Plateau you will have the chance to see many different species of birds oer 200 different species have been recorded here including spectacular black eagles and Namibia’s only breeding colony of Cape vultures. The scenery is fantastic and there are several short, self guided bush walks and two longer hikes if you are feeling energetic.
After breakfast we proceed to Windhoek – about 300 km. We should have time for small shopping on the way and transfer to the airport.
Come back to the reality.