Start your journey here, an old farmstead that has been elegantly fitted to suit even the most discerning traveller’s taste. It’s located north of Windhoek, close enough to reach the capital and its airport, but far enough away for you to shake off the hustle and bustle of city life. The farmstead overlooks a waterhole where game gathers to slake their thirst, while guests enjoy delicious dinners and cellar wines.
With its vast shallow salt pan and abundant game, the Etosha National Park has put Namibia on the global bucket list map. Depending on the time of year, you may get to see an incredible parade of wildlife, featuring wildebeest, giraffe, springbok, impala and eland, elephant and jackal. If you’re lucky, you may even see lions and the desert dwelling oryx and other antelope including kudu and impala. The park is a haven for bird-watchers too.
Accommodation option 1 – Etosha Safari Camp
This is a wonderfully relaxing and competitively priced lodge to come back to after a day of game viewing and sightseeing. Set on the first hill of the Ondundozonanandana mountain range, the lodge features 50 tastefully decorated safari bungalows that each have a private verandah, ideal for sipping sundowners or taking big gulps of fresh morning air. The restaurant serves good food at breakfast, lunch and dinner at the foot of the hill. If you’re travelling on a budget, then the Etosha Safari Camp is the perfect place to rest your head without breaking the bank.
Accommodation option 2 – Etosha Safari Lodge
Located just 9km away from the Andersson Gate, the Etosha Safari Lodge is the ideal starting point to visit the world-famous National Park. Etosha has around 114 species of animal that graze, prowl, hunt and mate in and around the pan. You can see much of this action from the lodge, which features a restaurant, bar, guest lounge, three swimming pools and 60 air-conditioned, en-suite chalets each with a private verandah.
We love Swakopmund. It’s quirky and artistic, colonial and contemporary, a surfer’s paradise and a quad-biker’s dream. The old-world charm is enchanting and its unique location between sea and sand introduces you to craggy coastlines and lunar-like desert landscape.
Walvis Bay is just 35kms away, and well worth a visit. The natural lagoon attracts abundant marine bird-life. The towering dunes are perfect for quad-biking and 4×4 excursions. The Living Desert tour is not to be missed, where you’ll see the spectacle of life in a seemingly dead world. And the township tour will show you a vibrant side of Swakopmund culture, with shebeens and craft markets, Ovambo style and culinary discoveries.
Central Guest House is located in the heart of Swakopmund, making it easy for you to get to know the town and all its idiosyncratic ways. Two double, four twin and a family room are available, each en-suite is stylishly furnished with extra length beds and top quality linen that promises a good night’s sleep every time. Huddle round a roaring fire in the winter, or relax in the garden on warmer days. The breakfasts are delicious, and the staff will be happy to make packed lunches for your excursions, before recommending the perfect dinner venue for you in the town centre.
The famous dunes rise 300 metres into the sky in the heart of the Namib Desert. Created over millions of years, the dunes are constantly reshaped by the wind, forming steep asymmetrical peaks of sand that glow rust-red against the rich blue sky. The Sesriem Canyon is no less spectacular. It starts out as a deep, yet almost imperceptible cleft in the ground and widens and flattens out into the plain. The canyon holds water well into the dry season, creating a refreshing contrast in such a barren environment.
Accommodation option 1 – Sossusvlei Desert Camp
Located in the 40 000 hectare Taleni Africa private reserve, the Sossusvlei Desert Camp is a delight for travellers who have a richer budget. The camp lies under centuries-old thorn trees and offers 360° views of the surrounding desert. Animals wander freely outside its perimeter while guests relax in the bar, swimming pool, or around the braai in one of 20 self-catering accommodation units.
Accommodation option 2 – Sossusvlei Lodge
The Sossusvlei Lodge is located just outside Sesriem and near the entrance to the Namib Naukluft Park, making it an ideal place to start your Sossusvlei adventures. Its restaurant serves delicious meals in the morning, afternoon and evening, and the flat roof of the main building is a perfect viewing deck to take in the spectacular surroundings. The accommodation comprises 45 en-suite rooms with private verandahs.
Return to Windhoek after the tour of a lifetime, and spend your last night there in the comfort of some of the city’s most delightful establishments.
Accommodation option 1 – The Elegant Guest House
The Elegant Guest House is just that: an elegant guest house. It is close enough to the centre to find a good restaurant, but also has the comforts you need to unwind after your tour. A splash pool, lounge, laundry service, airport transfers and tastefully furnished air-conditioned rooms make this guest house perfect base in the nation’s capital city.
Accommodation option 2 – Olive Grove Guest House
This upmarket guest house caters for every need of the most discerning traveller. You’ll find an open-air lounge, spa bath, plunge pool and tranquil garden, as well as a wellness room where you can choose from a menu of wonderful relaxation treatments. The Olive Grove Guesthouse is a Namibian highlight in itself.
This 12-day camping journey that starts in Swakopmund and tracks a route through the Namib Desert, Damaraland and Windhoek.
This 11-day self-drive trip is a captivating journey through Namibia's history and breath taking geography.
Immerse yourself in Namibia's breath-taking natural beauty. Take in the vast crystalline salt pans and abundant wildlife in Etosha National Park.
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For the best that Namibia has to offer this 7 day “package” is excellent value for money
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