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Tour style – Wildlife & Nature, Culture & History

10 days

Travel north, south and west and traipse around Namibia’s greatest sights on this ten day tour! Make friends with Africa’s Big Cats at Okonjima, see fantastic wildlife run along Etosha National Prak’s terrain and go back to basics to learn about some of Namibia’s ancient traditions at the Himba village. Spend an evening under a blanket of vibrant stars at The Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain and an ancient Bushman spiritual site, sink your toes into the sands of the world’s tallest dunes and finish off this whirlwind trip with a visit to the beautiful seaside town of Swakopmund. Every day will keep you on your toes, and you’ll love every minute of it.
  • Day 1 Windhoek / Okonjima / Africat

    With an early 8am start, make your way north, stopping at small towns along the way – you’ll find the perfect Namibia souvenir at Okahandja’s largest wood carving market! Set up camp in Okonjima then check out the Africat Foundation, a conservation project for African Big Cats, especially cheetahs, who have been rescued from desperate situations. You won’t be able to cuddle them but you’ll wish you could (despite the obvious risks).

  • Day 2-3 East Etosha region / Okaukuejo / Etosha National Park

    The next destination is East Etosha’s Namutoni camp for lunch. It’s all go though as come late afternoon you’re off on your first game drive! On Day 3 enjoy a full day of game driving through Etosha to Halali camp – you’ll see a few new species not normally seen on the Namutoni side of the park and will remain firmly on the edge of your seat. Refuel at Halali then make your way to its waterhole, taking full advantage of its swimming pool and bar. Drinking beer surrounded by wild animals is an opportunity that doesn’t come along very often. The next stop is Okaukuejo, famous for its waterhole and described as one of the best game viewing opportunities in Southern Africa! You’ll have a full zoo on the doorstep of your campsite, from black rhinos and elelphants to lions and antelopes!

  • Day 4 Okaukuejo

    Leave Etosha behind and head for the small town of Kamanjab. Opt for a visit to a Himba village, the only traditionally functioning Himba community – learn all about their marriage customs, traditional food and the mysteries of the ‘Holy Fire’ religion. Next up is the Hoada Community campsite, situated amongst beautiful granite hills and mopane trees – you’ll even have the joys of a hot shower thanks to the water system that works in combination with the barbecue area!

  • Day 5 Twyfelfontein

    On Day 5, head into one of the most beautiful desert regions in Namibia – Damaraland! Drive west via the Grootberg Pass and take a detour to visit the ancient Bushman rock engravings at Twyfelfontein where you’ll be able to enjoy a short guided tour before setting up camp for the night.

  • Day 6-7 Uis / Swakopmund

    Travel deeper into the desert, right past Namibia’s highest mountain the Brandberg, and stop off at the old mining town of Uis – one of the best places to buy Namibia’s famous semi-precious stones, bargain your way into owning affordable Amethyst and Tourmaline. Cross the gravel plains to the west to the Skeleton Coast to go and see the adorable Cape Fur seals congregating at Cape Cross then head to Swakopmund, Namibia’s premier seaside town. After a jam-packed six days, today is the day for you to do your own thing. Opt for airplane and microlight flights over the desert, fishing trips, quad bike trips over the sand dunes, or skydiving. For those who are looking for more relaxing activities, there are plenty to shops to browse as well an open-air curio market. Check out the museum and the Namibian National Marine aquarium if you have time! With a host of delicious cafes and restaurants to choose from, make sure you try a seafood option – you won’t regret it!

  • Day 8 Sesriem area

    40km south of Swakopmund lies Walvis Bay, with a nearby marine lagoon that’s perfect to see a vast array of marine bird-life, in particular flamingos. Next, traverse both the Kuiseb and Gaub passes, taking in the spectacular panoramas from the top of the mountains. Once in the tiny town of Solitaire, settle down for the night.

  • Day 9 Sossusvlei

    After a bright and early wake up call (pre-dawn to be exact), pass through Sesriem and walk the last 5km through the dunes to reach Soussusvlei. The sun will be rising over the dunes to light up the ancient mineral pans, stunted camel thorn trees and even a gemsbok or ostrich – it’s like a desert wonderland! Visit the most unusual, and photographed, Dune 45 and take a short excursion to the magnificent Sesriem Canyon.

  • Day 10 Windhoek

    Drive over the mountains back to Windhoek and stop off at the N/a’an ku se Namib Conservation centre in Solitaire. An educational and wildlife tracking centre that studies the carnivores in the great Namib area, it’s a fascinating look into the wildlife that traipses through! Pass through stunning scenery – from the Naukluft mountains to the beautiful Remhoogte Pass – and return to civilisation where you’ll be dropped off at your accommodation in the city.

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