- Best of Namibia Circuit - Flying Safari, 7 days
- Canyons & Deserts, 9 days
- Classic Kaleidoscope, 7 days
- Etosha Encounter, 4 days
- Etosha Encounter - FLY-IN, 4 days
- Exploring Namibia, 13 days
- Dune Hopper, 4 days
- Namibia in Style, 12 days
- Namibia Highlights, 9 days
- Soussusvlei Dunes, 3 days
- Soussusvlei Dunes Fly In, 3 days
- Swakopmund, 3 days
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Namibia Independent Travel Ideas
Day 1. Windhoek to Namib Desert.
You will be met at any establishment in Windhoek or the airport at 08h00, then departing Windhoek, travel to your lodge in the Namib Desert. This is the gateway to Sesriem Canyon and Sossusvlei, where some of the highest sand dunes on earth stand towering over the white desert plains. The afternoon can be spent relaxing at the pool, or taking part in optional activities offered at our lodge. Today the travel distance is 430 for bronze and 360 for gold. D – Gold only
Hammerstein Lodge – Bronze / Sossusvlei Lodge – Gold
Day 2. Namib Desert.
This morning demands an early start. The first rays of sunrise paint the mountains of sand into a variety of apricot, red and orange, contrasted against a crisp blue skyline, enrapting our senses, and providing an opportunity to capture this awesome landscape on film. Sossusvlei, where the mostly dry Tsauchab River ends abruptly amongst majestic dunes, sees you walking up one of these dunes to admire the desert landscape. Thereafter you will visit the Sesriem Canyon, a life sustaining natural phenomenon in the heart of the Namib Desert. 280 km for Bronze and 120 km for gold is spent in the vehicle today. B – Bronze / BD – Gold
Namib Desert Lodge – Bronze / Sossusvlei Lodge – Gold
Day 3. Swakopmund.
After breakfast you will travel via the desolate, rolling hills of the Kuiseb Moon Valley towards the Atlantic Ocean. In Walvis Bay you will get to visit the shallow lagoon, one of the most important wetland areas on the African continent and a RAMSAR world heritage site. Over 80% of the African flamingoes feed in this lagoon and present a breathtaking picture when they appear in groups counting a few hundred thousand. Having arrived in the coastal town of Swakopmund, you will have the rest of the day at leisure. Distance travelled today for bronze is 290km and for gold is 370km. B – Bronze / BD – Gold
Schweitzerhaus Hotel – Bronze / Hansa Hotel – Gold (2 nights)
Day 4. Swakopmund.
Swakopmund is the perfect location for walking tours, shopping, relaxing at a quaint coffee shop or along the sandy beaches. This being Namibia’s playground, there are also a wide variety of activities on offer, ranging from dolphin cruises, desert tours and scenic flights to quad biking, paragliding, parachuting and kite surfing - to mention but a few (extra cost). If you are on the gold departure, a marine cruise is included for today. B – Bronze / BD – Gold
Day 5. Damaraland.
Heading further north, you will be heading via the Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain (2579m), into the Damaraland, one of the least populated and geologically diverse areas in Africa. This harsh, rocky environment is home to the rare Desert Elephant, the Black Rhino and free-roaming antelope species. Your journey today in distance is 450km’s for both categories. B – Bronze / BD – Gold
Damaraland Mopane Lodge – Bronze / Vingerklip Lodge – Gold
Day 6. Etosha area.
You will start the morning with a visit to Twyfelfontein, a heritage site where bushman communities engraved and painted over 2500 pictures some 6000 years ago! Close by we explore the Burnt Mountain, Organ Pipes and the Petrified Forest - all geological phenomena depicting the creation and evolution of some of the oldest landmasses on earth. Here you will also visit the Welwitschia mirabilis plant – the oldest living desert plant on earth! After a visit to a traditional Damara village you will proceed on to our lodge situated close to the world-renowned Etosha National Park, and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Both categories will travel 500 km’s today. B – Bronze / BD – Gold
Etosha Safari Camp – Bronze / Epacha Game Lodge & Spa – Gold (2 nights)
Day 7. Etosha National Park.
The day is devoted purely to the abundant wildlife found in the Etosha National Park, which surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan. The park is home to 4 of the Big Five - Elephant, Lion, Leopard and Rhino – its waterholes supporting a rich diversity of birds and mammals, including rare species such as black-faced Impala, roan, cheetah, and Namibia’s smallest antelope, the Damara Dik-Dik. B – Bronze / BD – Gold
Day 8. Etosha National Park
Today you again game drive in the Etosha National Park. You may encounter animal species that you have not seen the previous day and look forward to any new surprises at the different waterholes visited. In the afternoon you travel to your lodge, where you can enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure. Today you will have travelled 470km for the bronze category and 300 for the gold. B – Bronze / BD – Gold
Ohange Lodge – Bronze / Namutoni Camp – Gold
Day 9. Depart
After breakfast you continue southwards to Windhoek, where you will get the opportunity to visit the craft markets in the main street of the capital city, where after you are driven to your hotel or to the international airport for our return flight. Today’s distance is 420km’s for bronze and 540km for gold. You will only arrive in Windhoek around 19h00.
Minimum 2 pax and maximum 16 pax Bronze / minimum 2 pax and maximum 6 Gold
2012 – 07, 14, 21 & 28 November / 12 December
2013 – 09 & 23 January / 13 & 27 February / 13 & 27 March / 10 & 24 April / 08 & 22 May / 12 & 26 June / 10 & 24 July / 07, 14, 21 & 28 August / 04, 11, 18 & 25 September / 02, 09, 16, 23 & 30 October
Private tours available on request – minimum 6 passengers required
Note: Due to the early departure time at the start of the tour and late arrival at the end of the tour, passengers will have to overnight pre and post, please inquire. The above itinerary is valid for the new 2012/2013 season which is for travel from 01 November 2012 - 31 October 2013. For any other dates, please inquire
8 nights accommodation in the lodges stated above, meals as indicated by BLD, all transportation in a air-conditioned vehicle and English speaking driver/guide, sightseeing and activities as per itinerary, airport transfers
Gratuities, items of a personal nature, international flights