This tour has been designed for those who want to experience some of the pleasures of Namibia’s Atlantic coast after a tour to the desert.
B = Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner
Price per person: N$ 11 850
Single supplement: N$ 1 200
Min: 2pax | Max: 8pax
(Prices valid until 31 Oct 2017)
All accommodation as listed below.
All park fees, Seal Colony, Sossusvlei.
All meals indicated on itinerary.
Other personal items.
Day 1: Windhoek to Sesriem
(400km) (Namib Desert Lodge or similar)
Collection time is between 08:00 and 08:30 from anywhere within Windhoek. Windhoek is surrounded by mountains and we have to pass both the Eros Mountains and 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 before we continue to our first night at Sesriem. We aim to arrive at our lodge during the late afternoon.
Day 2: Sesriem & Sossusvlei
(Namib Desert Lodge or similar)
Early start to catch the soft light of the sunrise over the desert. After passing through Sesriem we continue towards Sossusvlei with distant sand dunes 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 and dunes. After breakfast we will take a desert walk in the cool of the morning, with the chance of seeing gemsboks, springboks, black-backed jackals and ostriches. As the day cools down in the afternoon we will go on a a short excursion to Sesriem Canyon.
Day 3: Sesriem to Swakopmund
(350km) (Atlantic Villa Guesthouse or similar)
Namibia is a country of contrasts. Today we will move from desert to sea. On our way we will cross the Tropic of Capricorn and traverse the Gaub and the Kuiseb passes, driving down to the dry river bed at the bottom of the Kuiseb Canyon before climbing up the other side, watching the spectacular desert landscape unfold before us. Having arrived at the coast, we will make a stop in Walvis Bay to enjoy the view of flamingos and other birds in the lagoons and to visit the salt works. Overnight at the guesthouse. Dinner tonight is at a local restaurant and is included in the tour.
Day 4: Swakopmund
(Atlantic Villa Guesthouse or similar)
In the morning we will go on an excursion to the seal colony at Cape Cross, north of Swakopmund, where we will be able to experience thousands of fur seals at close range. The rest of the day will be free with plenty of time to explore the town. Swakopmund is a very pleasant seaside town with lots of shops, a good stretch of beach (although the Atlantic is quite cold here) and an open-air curio market. There is also a very good museum and the Namibian National Marine Aquarium is located in Swakopmund. Alternatively, there are various optional activities that can be arranged. These include a boat-tour (with oysters and champagne!), scenic flights and micro-light flights over the desert, fishing trips (either from the beach or in a boat), quad-bike trips into the desert and over the sand dunes around Swakopmund, sandboarding, skydiving and many other activities. Your guide will discuss all the possible optional activities with you and offer to make pre-bookings in advance. (N.B. all extra activities in Swakopmund are subject to availability and are made at the client's own risk and expense). Dinner today is not included in the cost of the safari and will be at the client's own expense.
Day 5: Swakopmund to Windhoek
Today we will return to Windhoek, passing by marble and gold mines and Namibia's largest craft market in Okahandja, the administrative centre of the Herero people. Back in Windhoek you will be dropped off at your accommodation.