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Namibian Safaris & Cultural Tours

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Namibia North to South

10 days / 9 Nights

This guided tour visits Namibia's top highlights, from north to south, including the Etosha National Park, Damaraland, Twyfelfontein, Swakopmund and Sossusvlei.

Elephants, Etosha National Park
B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner
Itinerary
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Day 1

Flight

Fly overnight to Namibia via Johannesburg or directly via Frankfurt.

Day 2

Windhoek - Otjiwarongo

Your guided safari starts at the airport where your guide will meet you.

We depart from Windhoek towards the north in the direction of Okahandja. If time permits we will stop at the large open Craft Market here, which boasts crafts from all over southern Africa, including Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa.

You will enjoy lunch on the road before arriving at the lodge where we will overnight. Dinner at the lodge.

[Out of Africa Lodge or similar | L D]

Day 3

Otjiwarongo – Etosha National Park

We continue northwards into the Etosha National Park, arriving at the lodge in time for lunch.

The Etosha National Park spans an area of 22 270 square km, a large part of which is taken up by a vast salt pan. This beautiful barren and often haunting landscape is surprisingly abundant in game, which often congregate around the various waterholes scattered around the park, allowing for some spectacular game viewing. The park is home to hundreds of species of mammals, birds and reptiles, including several threatened and endangered species such as the black rhinocerous. Visitors can expect to see many buck species, elephants, giraffe, rhino and lions. If you are lucky you will see leopard and cheetah. After good rains, the salt pan fills with water attracting a mass of flamingos. More than 340 bird species have been counted in the park.

In the afternoon, we go out on our first game drive where we will experience Africa's wildlife up close. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

[Namutoni or Halali | BLD]

Day 4

Etosha National Park

Today will be a full day of guided safari game viewing allowing plenty of opportunities for good sightings and spectacular photographs. After breakfast at the lodge, we go out on our morning game drive. We will enjoy lunch in the park/lodge and then return to our game drive in the afternoon.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

[Okaukuejo or similar | BLD]

Day 5

Etosha National Park – Palmwag

After breakfast at the lodge, we depart to Palmwag.
Palmwag is a nature reserve set in beautiful northwestern Damaraland. Wildlife here includes leopards, lions, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, springboks and kudus. If you are lucky you might catch a sighting of the famous Namibian desert elephants.
If time allows, we will go on a guided walk in the nearby riverbed.
We have dinner and overnight at Palmwag Lodge which lies on the Uniab River.

[Palmwag Lodge | BLD]

Day 6

Damaraland – Tywfelfontein

Today we embark on a scenic drive through the unspoiled vistas of Damaraland. We may see some of its varied wildlife which ranges from the largest land mammal, the elephant, to the smallest southern African antelope, the Damara Dik Dik. A beautiful sight when set against this stark landscape.
We have lunch on the road or at a restaurant before continuing our drive and arriving at the lodge by the end of the afternoon.

[Twyfelfontein Country Lodge or similar | BLD]

Day 7

Twyfelfontein – Swakopmund

After breakfast we visit of the celebrated rock engravings of Twyfelfontein.

Twyfelfontein is the site of one of the largest concentrations of rock petroglyphs (engravings) and rock paintings in Africa. It consists of a spring in a valley flanked by the slopes of a sandstone mountain. The rock art forms an extensive record of ritual practices relating to hunter-gatherer communities in this part of southern Africa over at least 2 millenia. UNESCO approved it as Namibia's first World Heritage Site in 2007.

Back on the road again, we meet up with some of the locals along our journey. We pass by Namibia's highest mountain (Brandberg), which reaches about 2573 metres above sea level.

Lunch will be enjoyed on the road, at a restaurant or at Uis, before continuing our journey to the coast. We have dinner at one of Swakopmund's many fine restaurants. We will overnight at a hotel / guesthouse.

[Delight Hotel or similar | BLD]

Day 8

Swakopmund – Sossusvlei

After breakfast, we will travel to Walvis Bay where we will embark on a boat cruise. Get up close and personal with seals, dolphins, pelicans and possibly whales. Enjoy a variety of seafood, soft drinks and sparkling wine.
We depart for Sossusvlei, travelling south. Lunch will be enjoyed on the road or at a restaurant. The journey takes us through beautiful, scenic landscapes, including passing by the Kuiseb Canyon and across the Tropic of Capricorn. We may even spot wildlife, including mountain zebra, springbok, ostrich and even suricate.

We arrive at our lodge during the late afternoon.

[Sossusvlei Lodge or similar | BLD]

Day 9

Sossusvlei

We set out early after breakfast to visit Sossusvlei. The area is best known for its spectacular red dunes, some of which are considered the highest in the world reaching 300m. Sossusvlei itself is a large, white, salt and clay pan located in the midst of this ancient, red wilderness and provides wonderful photographic opportunities. Occasionally the pan fills up with water offering a fantastic spectacle as the glassy lake reflects the surrounding dunes.

Despite the harsh desert conditions in the area, one can find a wide variety of plants and animals here which have adapted to survive.

Lunch will be enjoyed at the lodge before setting off again to Sesriem Canyon. The canyon has been shaped over millions of years by the Tsauchab river and is one of the few places in the area that holds water all year round. It is up to 30 metres deep at points and about 1km long with a width of between 1 and 3 metres. The canyon is a fun and interesting place to visit and walk through it narrow passageway viewing the different rock formations and exposed layers along the way.

We return to the lodge in the afternoon.

[Sossusvlei Lodge or similar | BLD]

Day 10

Windhoek

After enjoying breakfast at the lodge, we depart back to Windhoek via the great escarpment mountain range and then over the Khomas Hochland. Lunch will be enjoyed on the road or in a restaurant. On our arrival, we book you into your hotel for the night, if you are still spending a night in Windhoek.

[Londiningi Guesthouse or similar | BL]

Day 11

Windhoek – Home

After breakfast, you depart for the airport for your international flight back home. We wish you a safe return back home and we strongly believe that you enjoyed your time in Namibia with Omuhimba tours and safaris!

[B]

COST: N$ 25 500 per person

MIN seats for this tour: 3
MAX seats for this tour: 9

Departure DateReturn DateSeats Available
14 November 2017 23 November 2017 7
Steenbok Red dune of Sossusvlei Petroglyphs, Twyfelfontein guided tours