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Meals included: 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners
On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city and its German influenced architecture, a lasting reminder of Namibia's Colonial past. Windhoek lies in a valley surrounded by four mountain ranges and is centrally located in Namibia. The city centre enjoys a European cafe culture during the day and a lively atmosphere in the evenings with many restaurants available to sample the Germanic influenced cuisine.
You will be collected later this morning travelling via Solitaire to your lodge bordering the Namib Desert, the oldest living desert on earth. The rest of the day is at leisure during which, experience the unique atmosphere that the miles of desolate desert around exudes.
Today there is the opportunity to climb some of the highest sand dunes in the world, a salt and clay pan surrounded by the high red dunes. The scenery is spectacular and the varied flora and fauna ideally adapted to the harsh environment of the Namib Desert will surprise you. There is a visit to the rugged Sesriem Canyon before returning to the lodge for lunch. Later, there is a guided nature drive to the 'marble mountain'. Its long ridge is broken into three places of pure white and pale pink marble. On top of the ridge the marble has been eroded into breeze block sized rectangles. Enjoy the panoramic views of the desert or simply relax on the veranda of your lodge to admire the stunning sunset.
Travel via Kuiseb Pass to Swakopmund. The rest of the day is at leisure.
There are many optional activities to participate in, perhaps a full day tour in Swakopmund and tour through the historical town or the Mondesa township. Why not try quad-biking, sand-boarding or experience a scenic flight over Skeleton coast or enjoy a cruise at Walvis Bay? Of course you can spend the day relaxing around your lodge but there is a wide variety of excursions to choose from.
Depart early this morning on the salt road towards Henties Bay. Keep your eye out for the array of bird life along the way. First stop this morning is to see up-close the famous rock art of Twyfelfontein. The region of Damaraland is world-famous for the large number of Stone Age engravings in the area, as well as incredible rock formations. Two of the most significant are 'Burnt Mountain', created by a curious process of hot lava combining with limestone, giving it a distinctive orange hue and the 'Organ Pipes', a series of spectacular pillars set in a riverbed that were formed around 120 million years ago.
This morning is at leisure. In the afternoon join a sun downer drive in the Aba Huab River and possibly encounter the desert dwelling elephants. (B,L,D)
Leaving Damaraland there is a visit to a local village near Twyfelfontein to learn more about the culture and tradition of this half nomadic people. Continue on via the small town of Outjo before arriving at the Etosha National Park. Early this afternoon experience your first closed vehicle game drive into the park. The game present in Etosha National Park include impala, lions, zebra, antelope and giraffe. The park is unique for being one of the last wild sanctuaries of the endangered black rhino, as well as home to what is said to be the tallest elephants in Africa.
Etosha's animals are dependent on artificial waterholes and natural springs. On your excursion into the park explore the various waterholes along the enormous saltpan, which is called the "white place of dry water" in the local language.
The whole day is spent game viewing from your closed vehicles in the park. The guide will introduce you to the complexities of managing such an enormous reserve.
After departing Etosha travel south towards Otjiwarongo, home to a large and exquisite wood carving market, enjoy browsing through and purchasing the unique souvenirs and gifts. Transfer to Windhoek for your overnight stay.
Transfer to the airport in time for your flight home to the UK.
This was an excellent trip with so many highlights. Fantastic scenery with incredible and varied landscapes. Great food and accommodation. Friendly guides and staff Free wifi was available though not always in the rooms. Good itinerary with plenty of things to see and do and a reasonable amount of free time. Minor communication issues but nothing to detract from a spectacular trip which I would recommend.
An excellent trip but there was a lack of communication from the agents in Namibia and they couldn't be contacted.
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They have in-depth knowledge of the places you’ll visit and will be on hand every step of the way with commentary entirely in English. 96% of customers rate them 'excellent' or 'good'.
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