Day 1 : Windhoek

Windhoek, with its lingering heritage of German architecture and atmosphere, is a city that can be visited throughout the year.

The day is spent at leisure.

We are met by our guide at the hotel reception for a briefing at around 6pm.

Excluded

Meals: Own Account

Day 2 : Waterberg Region

Today we set off after breakfast, heading north out of Windhoek along the road to Etosha where we will find the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF). The non-profit organization has developed a diverse range of programs to scientifically study cheetah physiology, its behavior, habitat, prey species and human and wildlife conflict issues. The results of these scientific studies are disseminated internationally via publications and presentations, and the ever-expanding scientific database is utilized to develop strategic education and conservation programs.

After lunch we join the staff for the  feeding of the cheetahs that stay in the centre. 

After the visit we continue to our overnight lodge.  

Included

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 : Etosha East

We leave behind this fascinating sanctuary as we proceed northwards once again. We will enter the Etosha National Park at Namutoni gate and take a game drive to our exclusive camp which is set up in a private concession area inside the park. Using this as our base we will explore the wonders of the Etosha Pan and the numerous water holes that attract a multitude of animals with their life sustaining fluid.

This park is one of the most important reserves and game sanctuaries in Africa. Thousands of wild animals are attracted to the area, including lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, elephant, zebra, giraffe and several species of antelope.

Included

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 : Etosha East

Early morning and afternoon game drives are the order of the day as we go in search of the magnificent wildlife that inhabits this park. We can certainly expect to see many zebra and wildebeest along with our fair share of elephant, giraffe, Oryx and many more.

Activities and Services

Included

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 : Etosha East

Today we will make our way to one of the rest camps where we will be accommodated in comfortable bungalows with en-suite facilities. The floodlit waterhole nearby offers guests a rare glimpse into the nightlife that goes on, out in the wilds of Africa, this is a wonderful place to bring a pair of binoculars and a bottle of wine and spend many hours through the night just watching as the struggle for life goes on less than 50 meters away. It is not uncommon to see elephant, rhino, lion and many other wonderful sightings during a sitting.

Included

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 : Twyfelfontein

An early morning drive takes us to our exclusive camp at Damaraland – one of the last true wilderness areas in Africa. E- route we visit a Himba village. The Himbas are a semi-nomadic tribe, who live in scattered settlements throughout the region. On our visit to their traditional settlement we are able to learn more about these fascinating people and their history. On a sunset walk we can enjoy the changing colours of the surrounding landscapes whilst our guide reveals the unique flora and geology of the area.

Included

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 : Twyfelfontein

This morning we visit the Twyfelfontein area – a UNESCO World Heritage Site with over 2000 rock engravings. We visit the fascinating Organ Pipes, a peculiar geological feature with numerous dolomite columns and then see the volcanic, Burnt Mountain. During the afternoon we enjoy a riverside drive hoping to encounter the unique desert elephants. We stop at the Welwitschia Hill for a ‘sun-downer’ before heading back to camp

Activities and Services

Included

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 : Swakopmund

Travelling through Damaraland we reach the coast and drive south towards Swakopmund. With its quaint Bavarian style architecture, Swakopmund is the principal coastal resort of Namibia. Time is spent at leisure to enjoy the charm of this old town or to undertake one of the many optional activities on offer (scenic flights, hot air ballooning, quad biking etc. at own expense).

Included

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 : Swakopmund

Today, we start with a morning boat Cruise, where a variety of bird species can be seen. There is also the chance to see two of the dolphin species and the leather back turtles that inhabit this area of the Namibian coast. This afternoon, we will take a trip out into the desert to the “Lunar landscape”. We will also stop and admire the ancient, two leafed Welwitchia plant that grows out in these inhospitable areas of Namibia and lives for thousands of years.

Activities and Services

Included

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 : Sossusvlei

We drive via Kuiseb River to our camp on the edge of the Namib Desert. This is one of the most serene and beautiful areas of Namibia where the silence at night is so quiet that it is almost deafening. This is also one of the best places to do some fantastic star gazing because of the beautifully clean air and the absence of light pollution.

Included

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11 : Sossusvlei

This morning we leave very early for Sossusvlei – situated in the oldest desert in the world, stopping in the dune belt to enjoy the changing colours of the world’s highest sand dunes. The morning is spent walking among the dunes of Sossusvlei and Dead vlei. En-route back to camp we enjoy a short hike through the Sesriem Canyon.

Activities and Services

Included

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12 : End of Itinerary

Today we will have a leisurely breakfast before setting off for Windhoek where, on arrival, this wonderful journey will come to an end.

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