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11 Days Namibian Discovery
10 Nights
Namibia

 

Overview
Windhoek 1nts, Swakopmund 2nts, Sossusvlei 2nts, Etosha National Park 3nts, Khorixas Damaraland 2nts

So named after what is believed to be the world’s oldest desert, Namibia boasts some of the most stunning and extreme landscapes in Africa. Our journey through the country is one of contrasts, vibrant culture and unimaginable beauty.

 

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    Itinerary
    Day 1: (Mon) Windhoek
    On arrival at Windhoek Airport you will be met by a Thompsons Africa Representative and transferred to your hotel with the remainder of your afternoon at leisure. 
    Accommodation: Safari Court Hotel or similar
    Distance travelled today: 45 kms 


    Day 2: (Tue) Etosha National Park (Buffet Breakfast, Dinner)
    Depart Windhoek and head north via Okahandja for a visit to a local market, to shop for wood carvings and curios. We arrive at our lodge late this afternoon.
    Accommodation: Etosha Rest Camp or similar
    Distance travelled today: 435 kms 


    Day 3: (Wed) Etosha National Park (Buffet Breakfast, Dinner)
    Today we will spend a full day in this world-class game park, visiting a number of waterholes to observe the wildlife. Etosha translated, means 'The place of dry water' and here we get our first view of the magnificent pan.
    Accommodation: Etosha Rest Camp or similar
    Distance travelled today: 170 kms 


    Day 4: (Thu) Etosha National Park (Buffet Breakfast, Dinner)
    We spend another day in Etosha's unique desert landscape searching for amongst other animals, it's large population of elephants and marvelling at its prolific bird life. Our accommodation tonight is located just outside the reserve. 
    Accommodation: Etosha Safari Lodge or similar
    Distance travelled today: 105 kms 


    Day 5: (Fri) Damaraland (Buffet Breakfast, Dinner)
    We rise early this morning for a day which is sure to prove most memorable. With their intricate hairstyles and traditional adornments, the Himba are one of Namibia's most distinctive tribes. We spend time with these proud people, learning about their captivating heritage and special way of life. From the small settlement near Kamanjab we head via Khorixas, the capital of the Damaraland region to arrive at our lodge in the mid-afternoon. 
    Accommodation: Damara Mopane Lodge or similar
    Distance travelled today: 390 kms 


    Day 6: (Sat) Damaraland (Breakfast, Buffet Dinner)
    We rise early this morning to see the highlights of Damaraland, one of the last true wilderness areas in Africa. We pass through scenic landscapes en route to the Petrified Forest. We visit the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein, the fascinating geological features such as the Organ Pipes and Burnt Mountain. Your afternoon is at leisure.
    Accommodation: Damara Mopane Lodge or similar
    Distance travelled today: 220 kms 


    Day 7: (Sun) Swakopmund (Buffet Breakfast)
    We continue via Henties Bay to the charming coastal resort of Swakopmund. Spend the remainder of the afternoon at leisure to explore the town. 
    Accommodation: The Beach Hotel or similar
    Distance travelled today: 330 kms 


    Day 8: (Mon) Swakopmund (Buffet Breakfast)
    Today is at leisure to continue your exploration of this charming town. Indulge in a harbour cruise or do a scenic flight, or perhaps one of the numerous optional adventure activities on offer.
    Accommodation: The Beach Hotel or similar


    Day 9: (Tue) Sossusvlei (Buffet Breakfast, Dinner)
    This morning we visit some of the regions natural wonders such as the ancient Welwitschia Mirabilis and the Moon Landscape before continuing to the edges of the Namib Desert. From there we proceed through the southern region of the Namib Naukluft Park, the Kuiseb Canyon, and the Gaub Pass before we reach our accommodation. 
    Accommodation: Namib Desert Lodge or similar
    Distance travelled today: 360 kms 


    Day 10: (Wed) Sossusvlei (Buffet Breakfast, Dinner)
    We visit the spectacular dunes at Sossusvlei, reputedly the highest dunes in the world. Energetic guests may choose to climb to the top of the dunes, before returning to our lodge.
    Accommodation: Namib Desert Lodge or similar
    Distance travelled today: 320 kms 


    Day 11: (Thurs) Sossusvlei - Windhoek (Buffet Breakfast)
    This morning we have a leisurely start and drive through the scenic Spreetshoogte Pass (road conditions permitting) on to Windhoek. You arrive at your Windhoek city hotel at approximately 13h30. Alternatively you may choose to be dropped off at the Windhoek International Airport by 14h30.
    Distance travelled today: 290 kms

     

    Inclusions

    • Accommodation

    • 10 Breakfasts

    • 7 Dinners

    • Hotel porterage

    • Namibian Wildlife Resorts park fee


    Exclusions

    • Visa charges
    • Transfers – hotel to excursion pick up point
    • Travel insurance
    • Personal items such as laundry, telephone or mobile service charges, all beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)and other personal expenses
    • Other services not listed in includes listed above
    • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
    • Tips and Gratuities
    • Airfares and Airport taxes
    • Photo and Video Camera permits (if applicable) at the sites
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