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Duration
9 Days
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US$ 1,975

Travel from Windhoek to Swakopmund visiting the Kalahari Desert, Fish River Canyon and the Southern Namib Desert. See nature that has survived in these conditions for thousands of years.


Discover the breathtaking contrasts of Namibia on this 9 day journey that takes you from the Kalahari Desert, to Fish River Canyon and beyond.

One of the world’s largest deserts, the Kalahari is nonetheless an environment thriving with life including meerkat, giraffes, brown hyenas and even lions, specially adapted to living in this ‘Soul of the World’.

Fish River winds through Africa’s largest canyon, marked by spectacular geological formations and the unique Quiver Tree Forest. Go on to historic Aus, a village built by German prisoners in the First World War. Just west of here, you’ll visit Lüderitz, a coastal town known for its architecture and wildlife including seals, flamingos, penguins and ostriches.

Sossusvlei is a section of the Namib Desert marked by towering red dunes surrounding a salt and clay pan. For most visitors, this is Namibia’s star attraction. The area’s surreal landscapes and dazzling colours offer an Africa like no other. You’ll visit nearby Sesriem Canyon, a 35 metre deep gauge eroded into the desert floor.

Nestled at the southern end of the Skeleton Coast, Swakopmund is a wetland area blessed with one of the continent’s most incredible sights, as hundreds of thousands of flamingoes descend on Walvis Bay’s lagoon to feed. Enjoy a day at leisure in Swakopmund with the option of a marine cruise, desert tour, scenic flight, quad biking and much more.


 

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Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,975

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Day 1

Kalahari Desert

Leaving Windhoek, you travel into the largest sand mass on earth, the Kalahari Desert. The bushman refer to it as the "Soul of the World". With it's deep red sand dunes and endless grass plains interspersed with Acacias and shrubs, it is the only form of survival for a vast amount of specially adapted wildlife. Enjoy the opportunity to experience the fauna and flora that has survived this desert environment for thousands of years.

Duration1 Night
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Intu Afrika Camelthorn Kalahari Lodge

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    Intu Afrika Camelthorn Kalahari Lodge



    Camelthorn Kalahari Lodge is set in the middle of the Kalahari Desert, here you are literally are surrounded by pure nature and red dunes. All twelve rooms are small cottages scattered in the landscape, forming a little village feel. The view of your room is ...

    Camelthorn Kalahari Lodge is set in the middle of the Kalahari Desert, here you are literally are surrounded by pure nature and red dunes. All twelve rooms are small cottages scattered in the landscape, forming a little village feel. The view of your room is unbelievable, when you wake up, the first thing you will see, is one of the red sand dunes of the Kalahari Desert. The Camelthorn Kalahari Lodge is set in a secluded valley, between two red sand dunes and hidden amongst ancient camelthorn trees.

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    • Pool (s)
    • Pool (s)

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Day 2

Fish River Canyon

Today, travel south through expansive rocky plains, visiting the unique Quiver Tree forest. Nestled amongst huge dolerite boulders, stacked in such a mysterious way that it seems giants played here. Later, continue to the lodge, situated in close vicinity to the Fish River Canyon.

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Duration1 Night
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Ai-Ais Hotsprings Spa

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    Ai-Ais Hotsprings Spa



    Ai Ais Hot Springs Spa offers quality accommodation in Fish River Canyon Namibia for holiday or business travel. Offering an excellent place to relax around the thermal baths & heated swimming pool, especially after a hot, dusty drive or when completing The Fish River Hiking ...

    Ai Ais Hot Springs Spa offers quality accommodation in Fish River Canyon Namibia for holiday or business travel. Offering an excellent place to relax around the thermal baths & heated swimming pool, especially after a hot, dusty drive or when completing The Fish River Hiking Trail. It is the ideal destination when heading towards South Africa, or north to Sossusvlei and Windhoek, for individual travellers and families alike.

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    • Bar
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Safety Deposit Box
    • Spa
    • Swimming Pool
    • Tennis Court
    • Wheelchair Accessible

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Day 3

Aus

This morning starts on the edge of the Fish River Canyon, where you can gaze 550 meters into this magnificent geological phenomenon, the second largest of its kind on earth. Continue to the Succulent Karoo, one of the 20 most important biomes on earth.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
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Bahnhof Hotel

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    Bahnhof Hotel



    Bahnhof Hotel is in the village of Aus, 120kms from Luderitz and 220 kms from Keetmanshoop. The main building has a restaurant and the Historic Bar, with satellite TV or guests can chill out in the lounge. The hotel offers 21 tastefully decorated rooms. All ...

    Bahnhof Hotel is in the village of Aus, 120kms from Luderitz and 220 kms from Keetmanshoop. The main building has a restaurant and the Historic Bar, with satellite TV or guests can chill out in the lounge. The hotel offers 21 tastefully decorated rooms. All meals are served from their 'a la carte' menu, in both indoor and outdoor dining areas.

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    • Conference Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Parking
    • Restaurant

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Day 4

Aus

Today, you travel to Luderitz and visit a ghost town that was left to the hands of the relentless and unforgiving desert. Other attractions visited consist of the Wild Horses of the Namib Desert, Diaz Point and the coastal town of Luderitz itself.

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Day 5

Southern Namib Desert

After breakfast, travel north through the pre-Namib 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 the lodge.

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Duration1 Night
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Hammerstein Lodge and Camp

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    Hammerstein Lodge and Camp



    Hammerstein Lodge and Camp is located halfway between Luderitz and Swakopmund a perfect stopover spot and only 60 km from Sesriem. The rest camp has a cozy bar, a swimming pool, game and bird watching sunset drives, or explore the huge granite outcrops with Bushman ...

    Hammerstein Lodge and Camp is located halfway between Luderitz and Swakopmund a perfect stopover spot and only 60 km from Sesriem.
    The rest camp has a cozy bar, a swimming pool, game and bird watching sunset drives, or explore the huge granite outcrops with Bushman rock paintings.
    The lodge boasts 35 self-catering rooms with en-suite bathroom.

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Day 6

Southern 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, erupting your senses, and awarding you the opportunity to capture this awesome landscape on film and clambering some of the breathtaking dunes to adore the sea of sand from above. Later, visit the Sesriem Canyon, a life sustaining natural phenomenon in the heart of the Namib Desert.

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Duration1 Night
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Namib Desert Lodge

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    Namib Desert Lodge


    Namib Desert Lodge sits at the foot of a red sandstone cliff, which consists of the fossilized dunes of an ancient Namib. It is situated just 60 km north of Sesriem, and is the gateway to Sossusvlei, and only 5 kms from the main road. ...

    Namib Desert Lodge sits at the foot of a red sandstone cliff, which consists of the fossilized dunes of an ancient Namib. It is situated just 60 km north of Sesriem, and is the gateway to Sossusvlei, and only 5 kms from the main road. It is in the Gondwana Namib Park, and borders Namib Naukluft Park. The (fossil) dunes overlooking the lodge are 20 million years old and contain fossils of the ancestors of the modern day Ostrich. The main building has a reception, bar and a large verandah with outside seating for guests to admire the surrounding scenery. There are also 2 swimming pools. Accommodation is in 76 rooms, including 5 family and 2 single rooms. The Lodge's own activities include an evening sundowner dune trip, complete with drinks and snacks and a 2hr hiking trail to some of the local dunes.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 7

Swakopmund

Following breakfast, travel via the desolate, rolling hills of the Kuiseb Moon Valley towards the Atlantic Ocean. In Walvis Bay you will 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 flamingos 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, the remainder of your day is at leisure.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
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Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre

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    Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre



    Situated on the Skeleton Coast, the Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre is built in and around the old German Station Building combining history with fine Namibian hospitality. The hotel's 90 guest rooms are all bright and spacious, decorated in a Victorian style and most have ...

    Situated on the Skeleton Coast, the Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre is built in and around the old German Station Building combining history with fine Namibian hospitality. The hotel's 90 guest rooms are all bright and spacious, decorated in a Victorian style and most have a pleasant view of the pool terrace. The hotel is nearby a camel farm and the Martin Luther steam locomotive, dating from 1896 and abandoned in the desert.

    Facilities

    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Medical Services
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Pool (s)
    • Secretarial Service

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Day 8

Swakopmund

Day at leisure. Enjoy optional activities such as a marine cruise, a desert tour, scenic flight or a quad biking experience to name just a few. Alternatively, stroll through the historic streets of the coastal town while shopping, and enjoy excellent confectionaries in the relaxing street cafes.

Optional activities are at own expense.

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Day 9

Swakopmund to Windhoek

After breakfast, travel back to Windhoek for your onward journey

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DEPARTURES:

2017: Jan 7, 21; Feb 11, 25; Mar 11, 25; Apr 8, 22; May 6, 20; Jun 3,17; Jul 1, 15, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19, 26; Sep 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Oct 7, 14, 21, 28

These are English-only departures. Other multi-lingual departures are available please inquire.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 8 nights' accommodation
  • Meals as indicated
  • Touring and transfers as indicated

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

OTHER INFORMATION:

Maximum of 6 (Gold option) or 20 (Bronze option) guests per departure. The tour departs around 8:00am on day one, therefore a pre night is required. It’s suggested to add a post night too.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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