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Featured of the month
Namibia is an amazing country where the word different takes its true meaning.
Featured of the month
Namibia is an amazing country where the word different takes its true meaning.
Featured of the month
Namibia is an amazing country where the word different takes its true meaning.
Featured of the month
Namibia is an amazing country where the word different takes its true meaning.
Featured of the month
Namibia is an amazing country where the word different takes its true meaning.
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Namibia is an incredible country where the word different acquires its true meaning. Its immense open landscapes delight the view with colors ranging from the whiteness of the sands of Etosha, to the most vivid red of Dead Vlei, without forgetting some refreshing corners, which the aridity of the area has decided to forgive. For ten days you will have the opportunity to explore its most interesting corners. The chilling loneliness of the world’s oldest desert, which stretches beyond immense dunes and spooky shipwreck skeletons, will be the preamble to the Damaraland area, home to the Desert Elephants. Excursions in quads and routes through the Etosha savanna, one of the most important National Parks of the country, will reveal to the traveler the beauty of a desert country whose dryness, contains an incredible explosion of life.

Day 1
Upon arrival at the airport, we will be met by an Oipuka representative, who will hand over our travel documents and assist with the collection of the vehicle. We will then start our trip in a northerly direction, where we will spend the night on a lodge close to Otjiwarongo. An afternoon safari awaits us.

We stay at Frans Indongo Lodge– 4*, DBB
Activity: Afternoon Safari

Day 2 & 3
Otjiwarongo – Etosha
Today we will continue north to Etosha National Park. This is approximately a 2.5 hours’ drive, about 210 km. Once we arrive at the lodge we can settle in and do a short self-drive into the park before enjoying a sunset drive with the lodge.

The next day is dedicated to a self-drive into the park to explore and search for various wildlife. Lunch can be enjoyed at any of the camps in the park (on own account).

Etosha, meaning “Great White Place”, is dominated by a massive mineral pan. The pan is part of the Kalahari Basin, the floor of which was formed around 1000 million years ago. The Etosha Pan covers around 25% of the National Park. The pan was originally a lake fed by the Kunene River. However, the course of the river changed thousands of years ago and the lake dried up. The pan now is a large dusty depression of salt and dusty clay which fills only if the rains are heavy and even then, only holds water for a short time. This temporary water in the Etosha Pan attracts thousands of wading birds including impressive flocks of flamingos. The perennial springs along the edges of the Etosha Pan draw large concentrations of wildlife and birds.

We stay at Etosha Taleni Village – 4*, DBB
Activity: Sundowner Drive

Day 4
Etosha – Damaraland
The next destination is approximately 3-4 hours from Etosha (depending on road conditions). Damaraland is one of the most picturesque areas of Namibia, a huge wild country, a rough beauty that offers travelers a more adventurous challenge. These are prehistoric grassland water courses, huge granite koppies and deep ravines. To the west, changes in geography change dramatically with endless beaches and huge populations adapted to desert elephants, black rhinos, giraffes, ostriches and gazelles. These animals have adapted their lifestyle to survive the harshness of the scorching sun, the desert spaces almost without water. The desert elephant can travel up to 70 kilometers a day in search of food and water, and exceptionally, they do not destroy the trees in their search.

Damaraland is the name given to the old region and north of the main South Apartheid road Kaokoland Swakopmund. It extends 200 km inland from the desolate coast and 600km south of Kaokoland skeletons. Name Damaraland derives from the fact that the Damara people living in this area (who moved here as a result of the Odendaal Plan in the 1960s).

The afternoon is free to explore the area. Places of interest en route to the lodge includes the Petrified Forest, Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings and the Organ Pipes.

We stay at Camp Kipwe – 4*, DBB
Activity: Elephant / Nature Drive

Day 5 & 6
Very early at around 06H00 we can enjoy a safari to explore the surrounding region and possibly find some of the elusive desert elephants adapted. (confirm schedule with the lodge) This is about 4 – 6 Hours activity.

After the safari we will make our way to the cooler coastal town of Swakopmund, 4 – 5 hours’ drive, 323 km. Depending on our arrival time in Swakopmund we can leave our luggage at Swakopmund Luxury Suites, located in the center of the city, very conveniently situated for exploring the area on foot. Entering Swakopmund, you reach the main street, Sam Nujoma Drive. The posters are located near Tobias Hainyeko street. Very close to the popular Café Antón.

The next morning we must leave our accommodation no later than 07H45 and drive to the Walvis Bay waterfront for a catamaran cruise. Meeting time for the cruise is 08H30 and the drive can take about 45 min from Swakopmund to Walvis Bay. The catamaran will reach the oyster platforms. The guide will share more information about them as well as other information on marine fauna. The cruise lasts 3 hours. On our return at around 12H00 we will be collected from the waterfront and taken on a half day Sandwich Harbour dune drive.

Turning south, you begin the approach to Sandwich Harbour. This crosses barren salt pans and vegetation covered hummock dunes. This section of the journey is as dramatic as the landscape, and it soon becomes clear why Sandwich Harbour is often described as inaccessible! Spring tides and shifting sands ensure an unpredictable route, but as you approach the towering, wind-sculptured dunes at the edge of Sandwich Harbour, there is a sense of entering a different world. All that is left of the old whaling station and its community of traders and fishermen, is the freshwater lagoon, a solitary deserted building and the strange greenery of this unique coastal wetland.

We will return to the Waterfront at around 17H00, where we can get our vehicle and go back to Swakopmund.

We stay at Swakopmund Luxury Suites – 4*,AD
Activity: Catamaran Cruise & Sandwich Harbour

Day 7 & 8
Swakopmund – Sossusvlei
Departure from Swakopmund to Sossusvlei. This is approximately a 5 – 6 hours’ drive (depending on road conditions, this can take longer as road can be very bad at times). We will cross the Kuiseb Canyon on our way to Sesriem. Here we can refuel and refresh with some drinks and lovely apple pie, before continuing to our accommodation for the next two nights.

On arrival at the lodge you can enjoy a sunset nature drive with the lodge. Departure time will be confirmed on arrival, but meeting time is normally at 17H15.

The next day is dedicated to the Namib park. We will meet at the reception at 06H45 and they will take us into the park to explore the area.

Several arguments are available to support this claim, but what is clear is that Sossusvlei is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular sights in Namibia. Located in the Namib Naukluft Park, the largest conservation area in Africa, and the fourth largest in the world – the Sossusvlei dunes are just an excellent reason to visit Namibia.

The best time to see Sossusvlei is near sunrise and sunset, the colors are strong and constantly changing, allowing wonderful photo opportunities. The midday heat is intense and better spent in the shade, while also offering excellent photo opportunities in Sossusvlei.

‘Vlei’ is the Afrikaans word for a shallow depression filled with water (well, a depression that can sometimes be filled with water!), And the name “Sossusvlei” should strictly only be applied to the pan found in the Where the dunes are approaching, preventing the waters of the Tsauchab River from flowing further – that is, on the rare occasions when the river flows to the extent of this type. During the exceptional rainy seasons, Sossusvlei can fill with water, causing the Namibians to gather there to witness the great show, but it is usually dry. This particular ‘Vlei’ is actually a more or less circular, hard surface depression that is almost entirely surrounded by sharp dunes, beyond which lies a huge sea of sand material, which stretches into the immensity without interruption until you reach the coast. However, the name “Sossusvlei” today applies to the entire area – an area that encompasses the great plain of the Tsauchab River next to the red dunes that march as sentinels along giant to the south and the north of the plain.

We stay at Sossusvlei Lodge 4*, DBB
Activity: Sundowner Drive &; Sossusvlei Excursion

Day 9
Sossusvlei – Windhoek
From Sossusvlei, we return to Windhoek, via Rehoboth.
Approximately 5 – 6 hours of travel.
Free afternoon.

We stayed at Villa Vista–4*, AD
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