This tour is for those who want to experience two of Namibia's main attractions in the shortest possible time – The Namib Desert and the Etosha National Park.
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B = Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner
Price per person: N$ 9 150
Min: 4pax | Max: 12pax
(Prices valid until 31 October 2017)
All camping/accommodation as listed below.
All camping equipment.
3 meals a day.
All park fees.
All activities mentioned below.
Passenger liability insurance.
VAT is included in the price.
Other personal items.
Day 1: Windhoek to Sesriem Camp
Collection time is between 08:00 and 08:30 from anywhere within Windhoek. Windhoek is surrounded by mountains and we have to climb out, first over the Eros Mountains and then over the Khomas Hochland Range. As we come through the mountains we drop down from the central plateau to grassy desert savannah. We stop at Solitaire for petrol and perhaps also afternoon tea. We aim to arrive at our campsite during the late afternoon and have time to relax and explore the surroundings before sunset when the colours glow and change on the distant mountains to the east. Dinner will be served around the campfire.
Day 2: Sesriem to Sossusvlei to Sesriem
Early start to catch the soft light of sunrise over the desert. After passing through Sesriem we continue towards Sossusvlei with distant sand dunes rising up along both sides of the road. We will stop at the famous Dune 45. Those who feel fit may climb the dune and get a breathtaking view of the surrounding desert. After breakfast we take a desert walk in the cool of the morning, with a chance of seeing gemsboks, springboks, black-backed jackals and ostriches. As the day cools down in the afternoon we go on a short excursion to Sesriem Canyon before heading back to our camp.
Day 3: Sesriem to Windhoek
Back to civilisation on scenic roads through the Khomas Hochland mountain range. We are likely to arrive back in the city at around 17:00 and you will be dropped off at your accommodation on our return.
Day 4: Windhoek to Okaukuejo, Etosha National Park
You will be collected from your hotel between 08:00 and 08:30. We have a long drive today. On our way we will stop in Otjiwarongo to fill up with petrol and provisions. We will have a picnic lunch along the way and arrive in Okaukuejo and set up our camp in the afternoon. We have time to explore the surroundings and enjoy the swimming pool before a late afternoon game drive. After dinner around the campfire, a visit to the floodlit waterhole is strongly recommended as there is a good chance of seeing rhinos and lions come to drink.
Day 5: Okaukuejo to Namutoni, Etosha National Park
Today we will spend most of the day game driving. We will visit a number of waterholes and make a stop at the Etosha Pan, the “place of dry water”. The Pan is an extensive flat depression of about 5,000 km2. This great, white expanse is a place of shimmering mirages, and seeing large herds of game in this setting makes Etosha a unique experience in Africa. We may stop at Halali middle camp to have lunch before we continue our game drive to Namutoni. We have time to relax at the swimming pool in Namutoni or at the waterhole before a late afternoon game drive. The game viewing is usually excellent with close views of springboks, zebras, impalas, giraffes, gemsboks and plenty of birds. If we are lucky we may also have some close encounters with elephants and lions. Back at the camp we may enjoy a glass of wine and experience a fabulous sunset from the tower of the old German fort before dinner around the campfire.
Day 6: Namutoni to Windhoek
After a morning game drive, with the opportunity to take some more pictures of Etosha's wildlife in the soft morning light, we head back to the city. We will travel on the main road, passing through farmland and small towns, with time to stop in the small town of Okahandja with Namibia's largest wood-carving market. We are likely to arrive back in the city at around 16:30 and you will be dropped off at your accommodation on our return.