You are collected from the airport (must arrive prior to 12h00) or bus terminal on arrival and transferred to the centrally located Guesthouse. This afternoon you will join the afternoon feeding tour at N/a’ankuse Lodge, where you have wonderful photographic opportunities of the large predators such as lion, leopard and wild dog to name a few, that are unable to be re-located back into the wild and learn more about these fascinating animals.
Returning to the Guesthouse early evening, dinner tonight is own expense either at the Guesthouse restaurant, or one of the many restaurants nearby. Overnight twin share room with en-suite facilities.
Be ready at 07h30 as the group meets for a pre-departure talk before you depart. You stop briefly at Otjiwarongo to gather some last minute supplies before continuing on to Etosha with a light lunch pack whilst “on the move”. Enjoy an afternoon game drive through the park visiting waterholes looking for predators as well as zebra, giraffe, elephant, rhino and many different species of antelope.
You’ll arrive at your lodge just before sunset and settle into your rooms, with en-suite bathroom and tea/coffee facilities. A visit to the flood lit waterhole is highly recommend while dinner is prepared by your guide over an open fire. (BLD)
You start your first game drive at sunrise to catch the predators while they are still active, visiting many waterholes. Your second game drive mid morning takes you to the impressive Etosha Pan “great white place” where you can get out of the vehicle and experience this 4500 sq km “saline desert” before continuing your game drive to look for the Big 4. You arrive back at Halali where your guide will prepare a delicious lunch whilst you have a dip in the pool or relax by the camp waterhole.
After lunch you begin your final game drive across the park towards Okaukuejo calling into some
well-known waterholes and leave the park prior to sunset. Accommodation tonight is just outside the park in a comfortable spacious twin share rooms with a modern en-suite bathroom facilities, creating an ideal space to sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you. Fantastic dinner is prepared by your guide and another early night is recommended. (BLD)
Enjoy an early morning breakfast and departure from the lodge is at 07h30. The route today takes you into the dramatic and beautiful scenery of Damaraland. You have the chance to meet the wonderful Herero ladies who sell their handmade arts and crafts to support their rural families. A light roadside lunch is served en-route in the shadow of Namibia’s tallest mountain, the Brandberg, and you can interact with some of the colorful local characters who live in this harsh environment. On the drive down the Skeleton Coast you explore the remains of a small shipwreck.
Arrive in Swakopmund late afternoon where, depending on the season, you will have the chance to explore this quaint seaside town on foot and enjoy a coffee and cake in one of the many cafes. Overnight accommodation at Hotel A La Mer (or similar) in en-suite rooms on a twin share basis. Sample one of the many great restaurants for your evening meal (own expense) (BL).
Day 5: a free morning to explore the town centre of Swakopmund or for the adrenalin junkies, join the 2 hour sand boarding trip into the sand dunes. You will be picked up from your guesthouse/hotel in Swakopmund at 11:15, (wintertime 10h15) for a brief pre-departure talk. Driving via the Kuiseb Canyon and Solitaire you arrive at your camp late afternoon and have a chance to relax and enjoy the views before taking a short walk for sunset overlooking the
Naukluft Mountain range. Overnight in twin rooms with en-suite bathroom facilities. Pool and bar available. Dinner prepared by your guide over an open fire. (BLD)
Day 6: dawn departure from your lodge to arrive at the park gate for sunrise. You drive down an ancient river bed surrounded by towering dunes to the 2×4 parking (around 55kms) and take a 4×4 shuttle into the Sossusvlei area to appreciate the beauty of this place in early morning light and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the region. You explore this unique area on foot before heading into Dead Vlei with its large expanse of bleached cracked clay and skeletal camel thorn trees, contrasting with a backdrop of huge dunes with their ever-changing colours. You then take the 4×4 shuttle back to your vehicle. As you drive back to your accommodation you will stop at the famous Dune 45 and climb this dune if you wish or just wander around the base. You return to Sesriem and visit the nearby Sesriem Canyon, one of the few permanent water sources before arriving back at your lodge late afternoon to watch the sunset over this spectacular desert.
Overnight in twin share rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Dinner prepared by our guide. (BLD)
Early morning breakfast before heading to Solitaire Guest Farm where you join a biologist to track wild cheetahs at the Namib Conservation Centre. You return to Windhoek via the Naukluft Mountains and Rehoboth. On arrival in Windhoek, mid afternoon, you will be dropped at your accommodation of choice or transferred directly to the International Airport for your onward flight or to the bus terminal for your overnight bus. For those that choose to fly today, NO FLIGHTS DEPARTING PRIOR TO 17H00 in case there are unexpected delays returning from safari. Outbound airport transfer is included, should it be for today or a later date. (B)
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