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Canyons and Deserts

9 Days

Windhoek to Windhoek

SCHEDULED GUIDED TOUR
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Discover Namibia’s four deserts in the south of the country. The undulating and vegetated dunes of the Kalahari Desert; the rocky plains and majestic Fish River Canyon of the succulent Karoo; the majestic star dunes, and surreal vleis of the Namib Desert. Interspersed with game drives and fun, this tour provides unequalled landscapes.

Canyons and Deserts
Languages Bilingual – English / German
Departure days Saturdays
Classification Classic and Superior
Vehicle Minibus or coach
Group size Classic: 2-20 guests
Superior: 2-6 guests
Accommodation As specified
Meals Classic: 8 breakfasts | Superior: 8 breakfasts and 8 dinners
Entrance Fees
Fish River Canyon; Namib Naukluft National Park;
Activities
As specified
General
24hrs Medical Evacuation Insurance
Optional Extras
Dinner supplement for Classic Tour (Day 1-6)
Additional Excursions / Activities on request
Excluded: all international / domestic flights and taxes • visas • travel and personal accident insurance • personal expenses • excursions / activities not specified • gratuities

Bilingual Departure Dates  

Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
3,10,17,24 1 5,19 9,23 9,23 6,20 4,18 1,15,29 13,27 3,10,17,24,31 7,14,21,28 5,12,19,26
Special Discount / No Single Supplement, English Departures
Arrival flights on day of tour departure to be no later than 09h00.
Same day flight departures out of Windhoek International are only possible after 19h00.

Day 1 | Saturday

KALAHARI DESERT

Leaving Windhoek, we travel into the Kalahari Desert, referred to by the Bushmen as the “soul of the world”. With deep, red, undulating sand dunes and endless grass plains interspersed with of specially adapted wildlife. acacias and shrubs, it is home to a surprising large amount.

Classic overnight: Intu Africa Camelthorn Lodge.
Superior overnight: Intu Africa Zebra Lodge – Dinner and a nature drive in the Kalahari.

Day 2 | Sunday

FISH RIVER CANYON

We continue south through arid and extensive rocky plains and visit the unique Garas quiver tree forest nestled amongst huge, stacked dolerite boulders, known as “Giant’s Playground”. We continue to our lodge situated close to the Fish River Canyon where we can explore the area on foot or on an optional guided nature drive.

Classic overnight: Canyon Village – Breakfast.
Superior overnight: Canyon Lodge – Breakfast and dinner.

Day 3-4 | Monday and Tuesday

LÜDERITZ

Starting our morning on the edge of the Fish River Canyon we gaze into the second largest canyon on earth. We continue our journey past the quaint wine farm at Naute and past Garub, home of the wild horses of the Namib Desert to Luderitz. The next morning we visit Kolmanskop ghost town, a haunting monument to the thriving past and luxurious decadence, offering visitors unique photo opportunities.

Classic overnight: Nest Hotel – Breakfast.
Superior overnight: Nest Hotel Superior Room – Breakfast and dinner.

Day 5 | Wednesday

NAMIB DESERT

After an early breakfast we travel across wide open plains north along the Tiras mountain range to our lodge in the Namib Desert. The afternoon can be spent relaxing at the sparkling pool, enjoying the vast open desert plains, or taking part in optional activities offered at the lodge.

Classic overnight: The Elegant Desert Lodge – Breakfast.
Superior overnight: Sossusvlei Lodge – Breakfast and dinner.

Day 6 | Thursday

NAMIB DESERT

Entering the Namib Naukluft National Park with sunrise, the first rays of sunlight paint the mountains of sand into a variety of apricot, red and orange, contrasted against a crisp blue skyline, providing an opportunity to capture this awe-inspiring landscape on film. Explore the surreal Dead Vlei surrounded by some of the highest dunes on earth at Sossusvlei where you can climb one of the dunes. We stop at Sesriem Canyon on our way back to our lodge.

Classic overnight: The Elegant Desert Lodge – Breakfast.
Superior overnight: Sossusvlei Lodge – Breakfast and dinner.

Day 7-8 | Friday and Saturday

SWAKOPMUND

Travelling via the desolate, rolling hills of the Kuiseb Valley we head towards Walvis Bay and visit the lagoon where over 80% of the African flamingos feed. In Swakopmund we have a range of optional activities (tandem skydiving, dune boarding, quad biking, cycling, living desert tours or scenic flights). Embrace the relaxed pace of this idyllic coastal town whilst enjoying coffee and freshly baked pastries in one of the many cafés.

Classic overnight: Swakopmund Plaza / Beach Hotel – Breakfast.
Superior overnight: Strand Hotel – Breakfast, dinner and a marine cruise (day 8).

Day 9 | Sunday

DEPARTURE

After breakfast we travel back to Windhoek to our hotel or to the international airport for our return flight.

Breakfast.

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