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Welcome to Namibia! On arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport in Namibia’s capital, Windhoek, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. Your guide will meet you at the lodge and we then embark on a short orientation tour of Windhoek. The evening is spent at leisure.
We head north to Outjo in the Kunene Region. Set between low hills on the brink of the Ugab valley, Oujo is the gateway to Etosha National Park. This afternoon this is the option to visit a Cheetah Farm in the area (payable locally).
Today we travel to Namibia’s well-known highlight of the North – Etosha National Park. After arrival we go on our first game drive through the park hopefully spotting a variety of wildlife. Etosha Game park was declared a National Park in 1907, it is home to approx 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and, surprisingly, one species of fish.
We’ll spend the next 3 days driving through the ‘Great White Place’ (translation for Etosha) trying to get closer to some of the Big Five. The resort also offers fabulous floodlit waterholes, which provide excellent game viewing at night.
We leave the wild animals behind at Etosha and move onto the spectacular scenery of Damaraland. On our way we visit the Petrified Forest and views ancient bushman’s rock carvings and fascinating geological phenomena.
Today we travel to Swakopmund, where you are based for the next 3 days. Here you can choose to take part in a few of the many optional activities that are offered in Swakopmund such as quad biking, sand boarding or sky diving in the afternoon. Of course you could also just go out and enjoy the little German coastal town and explore its beauty, beaches and charm.
An early morning start takes us from Swakopmund south through Walvis Bay on our way to Sesriem and the Namib Naukluft National Park.
We visit the world’s highest sand dunes at Sossusvlei where there is the option to take the shuttle into the dunes (payable locally). At sunrise the red dunes at heights of over 300m are spectacular.
We leave the desert behind us and travel back to Windhoek. This will be a long day but driving through beautiful countryside and taking short stops in-between, will compensate for that. On arrival we will check you into the hotel.
The next 2 days are at leisure, to explore Windhoek on your own.
We enjoy our final breakfast together. You will be transferred to Windhoek Airport in time for your onward journey.