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11 Days Experience Namibia Safari Holiday

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11 Days Experience Namibia Safari Holiday

11 Days Experience Namibia Safari Holiday

Namibia is a land of endless horizons! From the red sand dunes of Sossusvlei and the vast expanse of the Fish River Canyon in the South, to the wild floodplains of the Zambezi River and the stunning wildlife of Etosha National Park in the North, Namibia offers unparalleled experiences of desert, wildlife, sunsets, and culture!

Safari highlights

  • Namib-Naukluft national park
  • Swakopmund and Walvis Bay
  • Damaraland
  • Etosha national park

Detailed safari itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Windhoek

On arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport, you will be received and transferred to Windhoek for overnight at your hotel, depending on the time of arrival you may visit the city for money exchange and pre safari shopping with your guide.

Day 2: Drive from Windhoek to Namib-Naukluft national park

The Namib-Naukluft National Park lies within the Namib Desert and is one of the world’s largest wildlife reserves, encompassing almost 50,000km² (19,300mi²). This incredible park is a home to wildlife such as springbok, oryx and ostrich can often be seen on arrival you will check in to your lodge for relaxation and overnight.

Day 3: Explorer Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei sand dunes

After early morning breakfast you will depart the lodge to drive to some of Namibia’s iconic land marks in the desert during the drive you can hope to see oryx, the fabled desert antelope, as well as springbok, ostrich and jackal. At the end of the tarred road is a short, though at times bumpy ride along a sandy track to Dead Vlei and Sossusvlei. Vlei is an Afrikaans term for a marsh or pan of water. You will enjoy your experience and later return to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.

Day 4: Drive from Namib-Naukluft to Swakopmund

After morning breakfast you will start your drive to Namibia’s barren Atlantic coastline via the stunning Gaub and Kuiseb mountain passes and the arid coastal moonscape. Reaching the Atlantic coastline by mid-afternoon, you travel north to the quaint resort town of Swakopmund, on arrival you will check in to your lodge for relaxation and overnight.

Day 5: Explore Walvis Bay marine wildlife cruise

This morning you travel the short distance south to Walvis Bay and discover this port town’s prolific bird and marine life on an entertaining and informative cruise in the protected bay, followed by a decadent on-board lunch of locally cultivated oysters and sparkling wine.

Your cruise around the bay offers sightings of dolphins, whales, Cape fur seals, Mola mola (Sunfish) and with a bit of luck, Orca (Killer whale). Birders won’t be disappointed, with close-up viewing of pelican, cormorant, Cape gull, Caspian tern, flamingo and other wader species, later you will return to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.

Day 6: Drive from Swakopmund to Damaraland

From Swakopmund you now travel north along the eerie and desolate coast, stopping along the way to view a shipwreck or two. You then turn east and venture into Damaraland and the Doro Nawas Conservancy, one of Africa’s most successful examples of community-based wildlife conservation and tourism. This afternoon you enjoy a leisurely nature drive and some drinks while watching the sun set over the rugged Damaraland escarpment.

the region’s famed desert-adapted elephants, as well as springbok, Red hartebeest, Greater kudu, Hartmann’s mountain zebra, giraffe, oryx, and with a bit of luck, cheetah and lion. There’s also 170 bird species, including endemics like Ruppell’s korhaan and Benguela Long-billed lark.

Day 7: Explore Damaraland

The day commences with an early morning game drive led by an experienced camp guide, where in addition to the desert-adapted elephant you’ll be on the lookout for kudu, springbok and the endemic Hartmann’s mountain zebra, as well as the region’s 35 lizard species, 24 snake species and over 170 bird species. This afternoon offers a visit to the ancient rock engravings at Twyfelfontein and an opportunity to learn from the indigenous Damara people at the Damara Living Museum. There’s also time to simply relax and absorb the peaceful tranquillity and perhaps a self-guided hike around the camp’s surrounding hillsides.

Day 8: Drive from Damaraland to Eastern Etosha National Park

This morning you depart Damaraland for Namibia’s savannah region and Etosha National Park, where you enjoy an afternoon game drive before arriving at your camp located just inside the eastern boundary of the park, the park’s famous waterholes, which regularly affords great viewing of the park’s large herds of elephant, oryx, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra and springbok. Accompanied by Elvis’ broad knowledge of Namibia’s wildlife, you’ll also be on the lookout for the park’s iconic ‘black’ species, such as its black-maned lions, black rhino, black-backed jackal and endemic black-faced impala.

Day 9: Game drive enroute to Central region of Etosha National Park  

Today you slowly make your way to the central region of the park. This evening you embark on a game drive with one of the park’s rangers. Traveling in a custom-designed open-sided 4×4 safari vehicle and with a spotlight scanning the bush, you’ll be on the lookout for the park’s varied nocturnal life – both predator and prey.
Etosha, meaning “Great White Place” in the local Oshindonga native language, is dominated by the massive mineral pan from which it is named.

Day 10: Game drive enroute Western region Etosha National Park

You continue westwards today, visiting a number of waterholes in addition to the renowned floodlit waterhole located at your overnight accommodation.
Okaukuejo Camp stands at the western end of the famous Etosha Pan, about a half-hour drive from the Andersson Gate, the southern entrance into Etosha National Park. It’s a popular choice due to its well-established waterhole, which attracts a variety of wildlife in large numbers.

Day 11: Drive from Western Etosha national park to Windhoek

After morning breakfast you will start your drive to Windhoek, your journey will take you through Namibia’s natural and wild beauty on arrival you will be transferred to the airport for your onward Journey.

Trip includes

  • Accommodation
  • vehicle, guide and Fuel
  • Park entrance fees
  • Game drives
  • enroute meals
  • Desert visiting fees

Trip excludes

  • International flight
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guides and hotels
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Namibia tourist Visa

When to book this safari package

We recommend booking this package at 1 year advance.

Best time to visit Namibia for a safari holiday

The best time to visit Namibia is in the Dry season from June to October, although it can be visited throughout the year. Wildlife viewing in all parks is best at this time of the year.

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