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You will be collected between 08:30 & 09:00. We will travel north,
stopping at small towns along the way including Okahandja, where we have
time to visit Namibia’s largest wood carving market. The market is
operated on a local co-operative basis and is one of the best places to
shop for truly Namibian souvenirs. Continuing north, passing through
farmland, we aim to arrive at Mount Etjo Safari Lodge during the middle
The Lodge is built to face a large lake where animals regularly quench their thirst and hippos come to visit. This afternoon join the cheetah feeding activity, and excellent chance to get up some amazing photos and enjoy the worlds fastest predator in close quarters. Overnight in twin share rooms with en-suite bathrooms. (LD)
An early start and continuing north we pass through some small towns, making short stops for fresh supplies and fuel.
Continuing on, we enter Etosha through the eastern gate to the Namutoni region. We aim to arrive in time for lunch, giving us time to relax before heading ut into the park during the cool of the late afternoon for our first game drive. Overnight in twin share rooms with en-suite bathrooms. (BLD)
A full day’s game driving today. We again leave early to enjoy the cool morning air as we game drive our way through Etosha to Halali camp, situated in the middle of the park. Along the way we visit several waterholes and are afforded splendid views of the massive Etosha Pan.
We stop at Halali for a rest and a leisurely lunch. There is time to visit the Halali waterhole and to make use of the swimming pool and bar facilities before continuing on our way and game driving down to Okaukuejo, Etosha’s main rest camp and resort where we will check in and set up camp. Originally the site of a German fort built in 1901, Okaukuejo now houses the Etosha Ecological Institute, founded in 1974; the round watchtower is a remnant of the fort. After the evening meal there are still more chances to see Etosha’s big game at a floodlit waterhole, situated on the boundary of our camp and easily reachable within a minute or two on foot. Overnight in twin share rooms with en-suite bathrooms. (BLD)
Today we travel through the previously restricted area of Western Etosha National Park, exiting via the Otjovasandu Gate. Hobatere Lodge is situated just a few kilometers from the Galton Gate and situated in a concession area of 32 000 ha, which is home to a wide selection of game including Lion, Leopard, Oryx, Eland, Cheetah, Giraffe, Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra and Elephant. There is a hide overlooking a nearby waterhole and a sundeck with panoramic views, which is floodlit for part of the night. This afternoon enjoy a nature drive on the Hobatere concession before enjoying dinner at in the restaurant. Overnight in twin share rooms with en-suite bathroom. (BLD)
Within this area you have the opportunity of visiting a Himba Village – the only traditionally functioning Himba community outside the far north Kaokoland region of Namibia These tribes-people have migrated here, lifestyle and customs intact, and are following their traditional way-of-life in their village on a farm, the exact location of the site varies as the Himba occasionally roam to a new location. We will learn about marriage customs, traditional food and the mysteries of the “Holy Fire” religion. Our journey today takes us into one of the most beautiful desert regions in Namibia, Damaraland. We drive west via the Grootberg Pass and then take a detour to visit the ancient Bushman rock engravings at Twyfelfontein. At this location we will have a local guide to conduct us on a short guided tour before heading to our overnight stop. (BLD)
From here we head deeper into the desert and pass Namibia’s highest mountain, The Brandberg, and more beautiful Damaraland scenery.
We then cross the gravel plains on our way to the Atlantic Ocean and the Skeleton Coast. Meeting the ocean at Henties Bay, we first head north along the coast to visit the seal colony at Cape Cross. At certain times of the year as many as 100,000 Cape Fur seals congregate. The next destination is Swakopmund, following the Skeleton Coast into Namibia’s premier seaside town. We aim to arrive in the late afternoon giving us time to explore the town on foot before sunset.
Tonight we take the chance to sample one of the excellent restaurants. Your guide will offer to organise a group meal in a local restaurant for this evening. Participation is recommended but by no means required. (BL)
Today we make our way back to Windhoek. We will depart around lunch-time, giving us time to spend the morning relaxing in Swakopmund.
Alternatively, there are various optional activities that can be arranged. These include scenic flights, scenic drives, fishing trips, quad bike trips into the desert and over the sand dunes around Swakopmund, sand boarding trips, skydiving, surfing, bird-watching and many other activities are available.
Your tour guide will discuss all the possible options with you before you reach Swakopmund and will offer to make bookings in advance of your arrival.On arrival in Windhoek you will be dropped off at Galton House in the late afternoon / early evening. (BL)
You will be collected from Galton House between 08:00 & 08:30. We travel out over the Eros Mountains and along scenic roads on our way south-west to the desert. We also pass over part of the Naukluft Mountains, which are of particular interest for the ancient geological history of this part of the country. Heading down from Namibia’s central plateau by way of the beautiful Remhoogte Pass, we reach Solitaire. We aim to arrive at our loge in the Sesriem area during the late afternoon and watch the colors glow and change on distant mountains to the east. This evening we enjoy the dinner in the restaurant and an early night is recommended. Overnight in twin share rooms with en-suite bathroom. (BLD)
A pre-dawn start is essential this morning as we want to catch the soft light of the sunrise on the desert. After passing through Sesriem, the gateway to the dunes, we head into the heart of the dune field, reaching Sossusvlei on foot, trekking the last 5 km through the dunes. Landscape photo opportunities abound in the cool of the morning, with dawn’s soft light first illuminating the dunes from crest down the back slope, then blazing orange everywhere, creating a powerful contrasting vista across the whole desert. Ancient mineral pans, stunted camel thorn trees and the chance of seeing a gemsbok or ostrich makes it essential to remember your camera. We spend the morning in and around Sossusvlei, also visiting dune 45. As the day wears on we return to Sesriem for lunch, escaping the heat of the afternoon. As the day cools off in the late afternoon we will take a short excursion to the Sesriem Canyon. Sossusvlei is where you will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib. If you’re not keen for the strenuous hike to the top of Big Daddy, Dune 45 is a more forgiving alternative, standing at only 80 metres and featuring a much gentler gradient. On return from the dunes, enjoy a visit to the nearby Sesriem Canyon, a small but important part of the local area. Overnight in twin share rooms with en-suite bathroom. (BLD)
After breakfast we begin our journey back to Windhoek following a different route, ascending the massive Gamsberg Pass in the Khomas Hochland Mountain Range on our way back to civilization. We are due back in Windhoek late afternoon / early evening and you will be dropped off at your accommodation on our return. (BL)
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