Situated in Central Namibia, the cosmopolitan city of Windhoek serves as the capital of the country. It is home to an international airport and a plethora of restaurants, shops, entertainment venues and accommodation options. The city is clean, safe and well-organised, with a colonial legacy that is reflected in its many German eateries and shops, and the widespread use of the German language.
Arrival at the airport, and English transfer to town.
Check-in from 14h00, time at leisure. Possibility to visit the city, on your own or on a guided excursion. Alternatively, possibility to go for a guided tour of Katutura.
Meet your guide and climb into the vehicle of the tour. Road to the North. On the way, stop at the Okahandja wooden craft market if you want to get some souvenirs. Continue towards Otjiwarongo.
Road towards the North and the Etosha National Park, passing through the towns of Otavi and Tsumeb.
Check-in into your room from 14h00, and depart for an afternoon game drive with your guide and vehicle of the tour inside the park.
Full day game drive in Etosha, with your guide and vehicle of the tour, stopping at different waterholes to observe the wildlife.
Full day game drive in Etosha, with your guide and vehicle of the tour, heading west towards the central and southern part of the park. As you cross the park, you can notice the change in vegetation, meaning different habitats for the animals. Exit the park before sunset and check-in at your accommodation at the end of the day.
Road towards the Damaraland, passing by the small town of Kamanjab.
Road towards the South of the Damaraland.
In the afternoon, visit the Twyfelfontein engravings.
Visit the village of the Damara Living Museum.
Day at leisure, possibility to walk freely in town, do some shopping, or partake in a wide range of optional activities (with supplement). Such activities are kayaking, or boat excursion on the Walvis Bay lagoon, 4×4 excursion to Sandwich Harbour, Mondesa township tour, Fatbike tour, scenic flight in a small plane over the dunes and along the coast, quad biking, sandboarding, skydiving…
Road to Walvis Bay, then continue to the Kuiseb pass, interesting riverbed as it stops the sand progression towards the north. Cross the Tropic of Capricorn and its sign, great photo opportunity. Continue to your lodge, stopping on the way at Solitaire, quirky little village with its old cars, where you can buy a renowned piece of Appfle Struddle… Check-in at your accommodation at the end of the afternoon.
Just after sunrise, when the park opens, enter the Sesriem gate, with your guide and vehicle of the tour, and travel towards Sossusvlei and Deadvlei, in the dunes corridor, that are changing colours as the sun rises. Magical moment! If you are in a 2×4 vehicle, a 4×4 shuttle is included for the last 5 km in the sand. Visit of Sossusvlei and Deadvlei, time to wander around, discover the area and take amazing pictures. Road back towards the entrance of the park.
In the morning, possibility (with supplement) to depart early for a balloon flight at sunrise, over the Namib plains, followed by a local champagne breakfast in the bush.
Road back to Windhoek. In the afternoon, depending on your arrival time in the capital, possibility to either depart for a city tour with your guide, or to relax at the lodge, or with supplement, to do an activity with the lodge in their private reserve. End of your guide and vehicle services at the end of the day.
Time at leisure until your English transfer to the airport (the room must be checked-out by 10h00). If your flight is late enough, possibility to depart with supplement for an activity with the lodge. Or if you are staying at Rivercrossing or Gocheganas Lodge, possibility to be transferred to N/a’ankuse Lodge, with an activity and lunch there, for example, before being later transferred to the airport nearby
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