Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Namib Desert, before travelling to the wild Atlantic coast, and enjoying the pleasures of Swakopmund, Namibia's prime seaside destination which boasts palm-lined streets, great restaurants, seaside walkways, a lovely summer climate and perfect beaches. This itinerary combines camping in the Namib with Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Swakopmund.
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B = Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner
FB+ (Full Board Plus) = Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Activities
Price per person: N$ 13 250
Min: 4pax | Max: 8pax
(Prices valid until 31 Oct 2020)
All park fees.
All camping equipment (except sleeping bags) and campsite.
Accommodation at the coast.
All meals indicated on itinerary.
Sossusvlei excursion & Cape Cross seal colony.
Other personal items.
Sleeping bags can be rented at N$30 per day.
ITINERARYDETAILED Itinerary (offsite)
Day 1: Windhoek to Sesriem
(Sesriem Camp or similar)(400km)
Collection time is between 08:00 and 08:30 from anywhere in Windhoek. Windhoek is surrounded by mountains and we pass first over the Eros Mountains and then the Khomas Hochland Range. As we travel through this splendid landscape, we drop down from the central Namibian plateau to grassy desert savannah. We stop at Solitaire for petrol and perhaps afternoon tea, before we continue to our campsite. We aim to arrive during the late afternoon.
After setting up camp we will go on a short excursion to the nearby Elim Dune to enjoy the sunset and watch the colors glow and change on the mountains before going back for dinner.
Activities: Elim Dune Excursion
Included: Lunch, Dinner and Activity
Day 2: Sossusvlei
(Sesriem Camp or similar)
We make an early start so as to catch the soft light of sunrise over the desert. After passing through Sesriem we continue towards Sossusvlei with sand dunes rising along both sides of the road. This iconic landscape is made up of white plains and red dunes which tower majestically against a deep blue sky and are among the highest in the world. We will stop at the famous Dune 45, a beautiful star dune which reaches over 170 metres in height. Those who feel fit enough to climb the dune will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding Namibian desert.
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. We will also visit the picturesque Dead Vlei. This white clay pan lies between towering orange dunes and is dotted with the skeletal remains of hundreds of dead camelthorn trees, making it a striking vista and photographer's dream.
As the day cools down in the afternoon, we will enjoy a short excursion to Sesriem Canyon.
Activities: Dead Vlei, Dune 45, Sesriem Canyon Hike, Sossusvlei
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Activities
Day 3: Sesriem to Swakopmund
(Amanpuri Travellers Lodge or similar)(350km)
Namibia is a land of contrasts. Today we will move from desert to sea, crossing the Tropic of Capricorn and traversing the Gaub and Kuiseb passes. As we climb out the dry river bed at the bottom of Kuiseb Canyon, a spectacular desert landscape will unfold before us. We will stop over in Walvis Bay to enjoy the sight of flamingos and other birds in the lagoon and to visit the salt works. Dinner will be at a local restaurant and is included in the tour. We will be staying at a Bed and Breakfast.
Activities: Lunch, Walvis Bay Lagoon, Walvis Bay Salt Works
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Activities
Day 4: Swakopmund
(Amanpuri Travellers Lodge or similar)
In the morning we will visit the vast seal colony at Cape Cross, north of Swakopmund. Here you are able to get up close to thousands of wild Cape fur seals and observe them in their natural environment.
Swakopmund is a charming seaside town characterised by German colonial architecture, palm-lined streets, great restaurants, plenty of shops and beautiful beaches. You will be free to explore this town for the rest of the day. It offers plenty to do including a good museum and aquarium. Various optional activities can also 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 a boat), quad-biking in the desert, sandboarding and skydiving. Your guide will discuss all your options and offer to make pre-bookings. Note that all extra activities in Swakopmund are subject to availability and are made at the client's own risk and expense. Dinner today will be at the client's own expense.
Activities: Cape Cross Seal Colony
Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5: Swakopmund to Windhoek
Today, on our return to Windhoek, we will pass by marble and gold mines and visit Namibia's largest craft market in Okahandja, administrative centre of the Herero people. You will be dropped off at your accommodation upon our arrival in Windhoek.