Windhoek to Windhoek
LIVE THIS !
Experience Namibia’s entirety from the world’s largest sand mass in the Kalahari Desert to the second largest canyon in the world. Let yourself be captivated by the surreal dunes at Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei. Discover UNESCO and RAMSAR World Heritage Sites and the ancient San and Damara cultures. Encounter the rich and diverse wildlife of the Etosha National Park.
|Vehicle recommendation||SUV or 4×4|
|Meals||18 breakfasts and 9 dinners|
||Additional excursions / activities on request|
||Deluxe travel planner|
- Mesosaurus fossil site in the Fish River Canyon
- Giant’s playground
- ‘Big 5’ in Etosha National Park
- Walk along the dunes in Sossusvlei
- Living museum of the San
Day 1 | 50km
After arriving at the international airport, you proceed via mountainous terrain to Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia. Your lodge is situated close to the city center with its afro-European flair and peaceful atmosphere. In the evening enjoy typical Namibian cuisine in one of the numerous restaurants in the city.
Overnight at The Elegant Guesthouse.
Day 2 | 280km
Travelling south after breakfast, you will soon see the red sand of the Kalahari interspersed with yellow grasses, shepherd’s trees and acacia’s. Your campsite is situated on a private game reserve in close vicinity to a frequented waterhole where oryx, springbok, zebra, and a variety of smaller game species abound. In the late afternoon, experience the Kalahari and its symbiotic components on a sundowner/nature drive (optional).
Overnight at Kalahari Auob Camp – Breakfast.
Day 3-4 | 250km
KGALAGADI TRANSFRONTIER PARK
Continue with your journey further east to Mata Mata on the border of Botswana. Your lodge is a mere 20km from the Mata Mata Gate to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, making this an ideal day-trip excursion. You can choose to drive yourself or have a guided day tour of the park which gives you the opportunity to have an experienced ranger to show you the highlights of the region and have their trained eyes spot the rich wildlife found here.
Overnight at Torgos Safari Lodge – Tented Chalet – Breakfast and dinner.
Day 5-6 | 450km
FISH RIVER CANYON
An early morning departure takes you further south across endless plains dotted with dolerite hills and desert-adapted vegetation. On your way to the magnificent Fish River Canyon, you have the possibility to visit Mesosaurus Fossil site. Further points of interest on your journey south are the quiver tree forest and the “Giant’s playground”.
Arriving at the Fish River Canyon in the late afternoon, enjoy this natural phenomenon with the late afternoon sun or early next morning. The Fish River Canyon is the second largest of its kind in the world, with its awesome splendor and adapted fauna and flora on a scenic walk along the ridge of the canyon.
Overnight at Canyon Lodge – Breakfast.
Day 7 | 420km
SOUTHERN NAMIB / TIRAS MOUNTAINS
Travelling past the Naute Dam towards Aus and the southern Namib plains you follow the D707, which is commonly described as being one of the most scenic routes in Namibia, to your lodge at the foot of the Tiras Mountains Range.
Overnight at Kanaan Desert Retreat – Breakfast and dinner.
Day 8 | 230km
After breakfast you travel along stretches of grass plains interspersed with huge mountain ranges into the area of Sossusvlei, where your eco-camp is situated in close proximity of Sesriem the gateway to Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei.
Overnight at Overnight at The Elegant Desert Eco Camp – Breakfast.
Day 9 | 220km
After breakfast, travel north to the Etosha National Park. This park is one of Namibia’s most prized possessions and a real jewel when it comes to game viewing. Already in the afternoon you can explore the park and its different areas, while in the evening you have the chance to view the wildlife at a flood-lit watering hole.
The Elegant Desert Eco Camp – Breakfast.
Day 10-11 | 350km
After breakfast, travel through two rugged passes and via the Welwitschia Plains and the Moonlandscape to Swakopmund. Better known as ‘Namibia’s playground’, this idyllic town is wedged between the sweltering Namib Desert and the cold Atlantic Ocean, and enjoys a distinct German architecture and atmosphere. Swakopmund has numerous adventure activities to offer.
Overnight at Swakopmund Luxury Suites – Breakfast.
Day 12-13 | 170km
Leaving the Atlantic Ocean, depart for the Erongo Mountains, passing the iconic Spitzkoppe, a massive granite Inselberg also referred to as the “Matterhorn of Namibia”. Your stay for the following two nights offers fascinating landscapes, creative nature, rustic accommodation, exciting activities, and the famous Namibian silence. Here you can also find numerous age-old Bushman paintings or visit a living museum of this ancient culture.
Overnight at Omandumba Bush Camp – Breakfast and dinner.
Day 14 | 320km
ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
Travelling through endless bush savannah and Namibia’s major cattle farming area, your journey takes you through historic and quaint towns such as Omaruru and Outjo to the border of the Etosha National Park. From here you can explore the rich wildlife on an afternoon safari in your own vehicle or an optional open vehicle game safari offered by the lodge.
Overnight at Mondjila Safari Camp – Breakfast and dinner.
Day 15-16 | 300km and 200km
ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
Exploring the Etosha National Park, you can enjoy the following days with game drives through one of the most species diverse game sanctuaries in the world. A multitude of waterholes along the edge of the Etosha Pan, a vastly expanding white salt depression that shimmers with mirages during the heat of the day, support over 110 different animal and over 300 different bird species. Your camp is situated within the national park, enabling you to view game species at the flood lit watering hole throughout the night.
Overnight at Mushara Bush Camp – Breakfast and dinner.
Day 17-18 | 420km
Travelling south past the Waterberg and Etjo Mountain ranges, open bush and grass plains and cattle ranches, we reach our lodge just north of Okahandja. Here we have the following two days to relax on a typical Namibian farm and reflect on the past days adventures and experiences before leaving Namibia with unforgettable memories of being more than just a journey.
Overnight at Omatozu Safari Camp – Breakfast and dinner
Day 19 | 160km
In time for your outbound flight, travel the short distance to the international airport, where you return your rental vehicle and where your tour ends.