8 Days Namibia Desert and Wildlife Safari
8 Days Namibia Desert and Wildlife Safari
It was sand dunes that kept Namibia so pristine. When explorers landed, they couldn’t cross the desert, saving Namibia from colonialism until the late 19th century. Some ships turned around. Others perished and left behind wooden skeletons. Tiny oases dot the journey, shocks of green that challenge the red rainbow. Mountains rise and fall with the dunes, shimmering towers that guide your trip towards Sossusvlei. These dunes come alive at sunset, flickering through a euphoric prism of vibrant color. Climb the ridge for an aerial view, hundreds of miles of untamed desert offering a phantasmal panorama.
- Etosha national park
- Swakopmund town
- Sossusvlei desert dunes
Detailed safari itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Windhoek the Namibia capital
On arrival at the airport you will be received by our guide and drive to Windhoek the vibrant city, depending on time of arrival you may do a short shopping tour to exchange money and buy few valuables for your safari and later you will be transferred to the lodge for relaxation.
Day 2: Drive to Etosha national park
After breakfast, you will be met by your guide at the hotel in Windhoek and make your way to Namibia’s prominent.
Wildlife Sanctuary- Etosha National Park. This treasure of Namibia is considered to be one of the most loved and most visited game parks of Africa!, the water holes provide excellent game viewing in the area making it a spectacular destination to visit, on arrival you will check in to your lodge for relaxation and later in the evening you will take and evening game drive in the park.
Day 3: Full day game drives Game Drives and visiting the Flood-lit Waterhole
After morning breakfast you will visit the park’s most prominent game viewing areas in search of wildlife like lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, giraffe, wildebeest, cheetah, hyena, mountain and plains zebra, springbok, kudu, gemsbok and eland and return to lodge for relaxation and later head out for another evening drive and later in night you will visit the flood-lit waterhole at the resort area to connect better with the surrounding game, usual leopard, and the exhilarating opportunity of rhino. The thrill of spotting rhinos, sometimes, a herd, is a high that will last for a lifetime.
Day 4: Drive from Etosha to Swakopmund
After morning breakfast you will start your drive to Swakopmund, one of the most historical towns in the country. Built during the German colonisation in the late 1800s, many of the following buildings have retained their original designs – the German coffee shops, bakeries, delis and breweries abound. ‘Swakop’ as it’s known locally is also Namibia’s adventure capital.
Day 5: Full day exploration of Swakopmund town
After morning breakfast you will drive 30 Kms on the coastal road which is flanked by dunes on the one side and by the Atlantic Ocean on the other is very impressive. And a visit to Walvis Bay, as well as up north to the fishing paradise of Henties Bay or to Cape Cross to one of the world largest seal colonies.
Day 6: Day at Leisure
On this day you will spend the day at leisure at your hotel as you enjoy the beautiful views of the ocean and enjoy soaking in the sun and enjoy swimming in the pool.
Day 7: Drive to Sossusvlei desert sand dunes
With packed breakfast you will start your adventure to the desert with aim of catching 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; ancient acacias stand silent in the impressive, open-air gallery. After enjoying desert 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 ideal to take amazing picture and later return to the lodge for overnight.
Day 8: Drive from Swakopmund to Windhoek
After morning breakfast you will depart Swakopmund for your journey to Windhoek on arrival you will be transferred to the airport for onward journey.
- Park entrance fees
- Game drives
- Visiting the desert
- Visit to seals
- Vehicle, guide and Fuel
- Namibia tourist Visa
- International flights
- Tips for guides and hotels
- Travel insurance
- Optional activities not included on the itinerary
When to book this safari package
We recommend booking 9 months to 1 year in advance.
Best time to visit Swakopmund for a safari
Best time to visit all parks, especially Etosha, is in the Dry season from May to October. Namibia is a scenic country and can be visited throughout the year. The colors will be most vibrant during and after the Wet season.