NAMIBIA - Windhoek

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  • Adventure trips , Self Drive , Photography trips
  • 17 days / 16 nights

Namibia Self drive safaris & itineraries for those who want to see this amazing country at their own pace.
We will tailor make that perfect Namibia holiday for you and your family. Your choice of vehicle whether it be a suv model or a d/cab 4x4, we have the vehicles for you. With our wide range of game lodges, hotels and B&B's from budget to luxury or desire.
The itineraries that we offer are suggested itineraries, chop and change to suit exactly what you are looking for.....

Details

Departure: Completely tailor-made.
Duration: 17 Days / 16 Nights.
Car: d/cab 4x4
Day 1: Windhoek
Arrival at Hosea Kutako (Windhoek International) airport, where you will receive your rental vehicle.
transfer to Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia where you have sorted out all the formalities for your vehicle.
After check-in at the accommodation establishment, you will be free on a city tour.
Windhoek is a city of many contrasts. Modern skyscrapers blend with historic buildings dating from the turn of the century.
Several buildings from the German colonial era have been preserved and restored to fulfill useful functions in the community today.
Some of the sights you will see on your tour are the Ride Memorial, the Old Fort, the Parliament Building (also known as the "Ink Place"), the Lutheran Church, the Railway Station and many more.
Overnight stay at Casa piccolo or similar
bed & breakfast.
Day 2: Kalahari Desert
After breakfast departure from Windhoek and drive via Rehoboth, the centre of Namibia's Baster community, into the red dunes of the Kalahari Desert to the Kalahari anib lodge or similar.
Late afternoon you can participate in a guided game drive (optional) to learn about the flora and fauna of the Kalahari Desert.
Overnight at the  Kalahari Anib Lodge
dinner, bed & breakfast basis.
Day 3: Fish River Canyon
A full day's journey takes you south through the desert-dominated landscapes to a picturesque Quiver Tree Forest.
This prehistoric tree reaches skyward with graphically forked branches; their trunks peel and form intricate patterns as the tree matures.
Giant's Playground is an impressive jumble of massive boulders; a virtual maze where time can be spent wandering through the extensive rocky labyrinth.
You proceed to Keetmanshoop and thereafter continue via the Naute Dam, to the Fish River Canyon, which is the second largest in the world.
Overnight at the Canyon Road house or similar
dinner, bed & breakfast.
Day 4: Fish River Canyon
now the spectacular northern fringes of the Fish River Canyon from various vantage points.
Here the impressive surrounding rock formation provides many interesting hours for enthusiastic nature lovers.
Partake (optional) in one of the various activities offered by the lodge, i.e. sundowner drives, walks, horse riding and magical scenic flights over the canyon.
Overnight at the Canon road house or similar
dinner, bed & breakfast.
Day 5: Aus
your journey takes you to the small historic village of Aus
possibile excursion to Lüderitz or Kolmanskop, a ghost town that was abandoned over 40 years ago and now gives a fascinating insight into the area's great diamond boom.
A few of the buildings have been restored, but many are left exactly as they were, and now the surrounding dunes are gradually burying them.
luderitz is renowned for its old-world charm and distinctly German colonial architecture.
Set around the bay, with their original gables, winding stairwells, verandas, turrets and bay- and bow windows still intact, these buildings have a unique character.
Overnight at Klein aus vista or similar
dinner bed & breakfast.
Day 6: Bordering the Namib Desert
After breakfast leave Aus and via Helmeringhausen to tiras farm or similar in the tiras conservancy
Experience the daily life of a farmer in the south.
Overnight stay at Farm tiras or similar
dinner, bed & breakfast.
Day 7: Namib Desert
Today you travel through some of Namibia's most spectacular sceneries.
Vast expanses of yellow savannah are dotted with bushes and solitary camelthorn trees.
Distant mountain ranges take on different nuances of purple and blue as the day progresses.
Your destination is the Desert camp.
Situated at the Sesriem gate at Sossusvlei, (5 km close).
the ares offers magnificent dune scenery to the west and rugged Namib mountainous escarpment to the north and east with grassy plains and "fairy circles" filling the space in between.
Overnight at Desert camp.
dinner, bed & breakfast
Day 8: sossusvlei (Namib Desert)
leave early morning to sossusvlei. Activities are varied and numerous and include early morning guided game drives to the dunes (the journey takes you to the famous Sossusvlei, a clay pan surrounded by some of the highest sand dunes in the world), nature drives and walks on the dune in the national park.
Day trips into the Namib Naukluft Mountains and early morning ballooning can be booked as an optional activity at extra cost.
Overnight stay at weltvrede guest farm or similar
dinner bed & breakfast
Day 9: Swakopmund
The route takes you north via the Kuiseb Canyon to Swakopmund.
Highlights en route include a drive to the "Moon Landscape"and the ancient desert plant, Welwitschia mirabilis".
This quaint desert town, Swakopmund with its old-world charm and relaxed atmosphere hedged by desert and sea, is enhanced by lush green lawns and palm trees.
Overnight at the Sea breeze or similar
bed & breakfast basis.
Days 10: Swakopmund
one day is spent in Swakopmund. The sweep of the coastline and desert hinterland offers many options for adventure and relaxation, like cruise boat, or sandwich harbour 4x4 excursion or scenic flight.
overnight at the Sea breeze or similar
bed & breakfast basis
Day 11: Damaraland
Departure from Swakopmund along the Atlantic Coast towards the North.
Visit the lichen fields near Wlotzka's Baken before continuing to Henties Bay
Onwards to the seal colony at Cape Cross.
You leave cap cross in the late morning via henties bay - uis and experience the harsh transition from the Namib Desert to the Damaraland highlands with its impressive landscape and ragged valleys.
Overnight stay at white lady lodge or similar
dinner, bed & breakfast.
Day 12: Damaraland
The day is spent at leisure.
you can enjoy optional outings in the twyfelfontein area.
enjoy a tour in open 4 x 4 game-viewing vehicles, search for desert elephants in the Hoanib River  
Overnight stay at white lady lodge or similar
dinner, bed & breakfast.
Day 13: Etosha National Park region
Your destination for today is the magnificent etosha national park.
you sleep inside the park in the rest camp with the famous waterhole
Overnight at Okakuejo or halali rest camp.
bed & breakfast
Day 14: Etosha National Park region
Discover the mysteries of the African bush in Etosha National Park.
on safari, stop at the numerous perennial springs found along the edge of the salt pan in search of Lion, Leopard, Elephant and Black Rhino.
Overnight at Okakuejo or halali rest camp.
bed & breakfast
Day 15: Africat Foundation
After breakfast you travel via outjio.
Continue to the Okonjima Lodge, home of the Africat Foundation, a non-profit organization (sponsorized from us and also from your holiday)  dedicated to the conservation and protection of Namibian wild cats, in particular leopard and cheetah.
Enjoy the opportunity to admire and photograph these predators.
Overnight stay at the Okonjima main camp
full board incl activities basis.
Day 16: Windhoek
Return journey via Okahandja to Windhoek.
Okahandja is an important centre for woodcarvers from the north.
They practice their ancient skills at the Woodcarvers Market next to the main road.
Overnight at casa piccolo or similar
bed & breakfast basis.
Day 17: Windhoek
Depending on the departure time of your flight, you will have time for some last minute shopping before driving to the Windhoek International airport in time to drop off the rental keys, take care of all the formalities before check-in on your outbound flight

Dates and prices
Price
from 9/25/19 to 12/9/20
Price on request
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Including/Excluding

Included in this safari;
- All services as mentioned in the example trip

Excluded from this safari
;
- All scheduled flights and reservations thereof
- Additional activities
- Expenses of a personal nature

all the quotations are on request for individual travellers and group


Notes on the trips

SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS:
Within the framework of "Namibia Explorer" we shall take you to some of Namibia 's highlights. Admire the deep gorges of the Fish River Canyon, climb the world's highest dunes at Sossusvlei and discover that the desert "lives". Allow yourself to be enchanted by the magic of Lüderitz and Swakopmund, two charming towns on the Coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy the drive to the rustic damaraland and cross the world famous Etosha National Park from West to East before returning to Windhoek via the popular Okonjima Lodge.


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