Rhino, Etosha National Park
Binoculors SAFARIS

Sossusvlei to Etosha

Visit two of Namibia's most iconic destinations, from one of the oldest deserts in the world, the Namib and the towering red dunes of Sossusvlei to the wildlife of the world reknowned Etosha National Park.
TOUR DETAILS | ITINERARY

Tour Details

Major Attractions on this Trip:

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From Windhoek we travel through the beautiful Naukluft mountains to the towering sand dunes of Sossusvlei. From there our journey takes us through the barren, hostile landscape of the Namib Desert to the wild coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Here, in the charming town of Swakopmund, you will have a chance to swim in the Atlantic water, provided its a good temperature on the day, or visit the Moon Landscape and Welwitchia Valley before you are taken further north to wildlife's kingdom of the Etosha National Park.

Sossusvlei

Namib Desert

Swakopmund

Etosha National Park

DURATION:

7 Days | 6 Nights

Min: 2pax

Standard Tour

COST:

Starting from 1185.90 Euro per person

TOUR INCLUDES:

Transport/fuel, accommodation (or tents/camping equipment), meals as per itinerary, national park entrance fee, experienced tour guide for the entire tour, transfer to and from the airport, pick-up in Windhoek and guests' transfer to the lodge/hotel after the tour.

TOUR EXCLUDES:

Scheduled flights (bus tickets) to and from Namibia, individually extended accommodation or additional transfers, sleeping bags on camping tours, compulsory insurance, water and drinks, alcoholic beverages, optional activities/attractions, snacks, gratuities and tips, trip extensions, personal shopping, visa to Namibia.

Itinerary

Day 1

Sossusvlei

We pick you up at your hotel /airport early in the morning and head down south to the small town of Rehoboth. Here you get a last opportunity to stock up on your goodies before we head west to the Namib Desert through the magnificent and spectacularly scenic Spreethoogte Pass. We make a quick stop for some exotic pictures overlooking the Namib landscape below. From there we stop for lunch in the desert restaurant at the small, iconic settlement of Solitaire and you are more than welcome to taste the famous apple pie at the desert bakery. After lunch we travel on to our lodge just in time to relax before an early dinner so as to get a good night's rest for the next day.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Sossusvlei Lodge /Desert Camp /Quiver Desert Camp

Climbing a dune Gemsbok Aardwolf

Day 2

Sossusvlei

Today we wake up early to explore one of the most visited parks in Africa. We will stop to allow for your first sunrise picture in the Namib Desert on our way to Sossusvlei (translated as ‘dried up pan, or a shallow depression’ that can hold water after a very good rain). Bear in mind that this is a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE site. We will be driving through a dune corridor created by the towering dunes of the Namib. You can choose to climb on some of the popular dunes including Dune 45 (80-90 metres high) or the second highest, Big Daddy Dune, standing at ±312 metres above the surrounding plains. After climbing the dunes a 1km walk to Deadvlei is must-do. Once in Deadvlei we witness a surreal landscape of old Camelthorn (Acacia trees) silhouetted impressively against the dunes in the now dried-up lake. Trees here are estimated to be around 800 years old. This is one of the most photographed places on earth. After a visit to Sossusvlei itself we drive back to Sesriem before the heat of the day become unbearable. We stop for lunch at Sesriem camp and relax. In the afternoon we explore the fascinating geology of the nearby Sesriem Canyon. After that we return to the lodge bringing this exhilarating and adventurous day to an end.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Sossusvlei Lodge /Desert Camp /Quiver Desert Camp

Day 3

Swakopmund

After a relaxing breakfast we travel along the edges of the Namib Naukluft Park in the Namib Desert. We stop for a geographical picture at the Tropic of Capricorn. From there we venture through the rugged terrain of the Namib, passing by two geologically impressive canyons, Gaub and Kuiseb, respectively. You will be offered the opportunity to test how far your eyes can see as we travel through the endless vastnesss of the Namib Desert as we approach the coastal town of Walvis Bay. We stop for lunch at the picturesque waterfront while watching the pelicans and other coastal birds fly by. After lunch we pay a quick visit to the lagoon for some flamingo and other sea bird sightings before driving to our hotel in Swakopmund. After checking in, you can relax or stroll around the town. Dinner will be at one of the iconic restaurants in town.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Meerkat Guesthouse /Plaza hotel Swakomund/Swakop Sands Hotel/Stay@Swakop Guesthouse

Day 4

Swakopmund

Today you can join your guide on a tour of the Moon Landscape and Welwitschia Exploration. This exciting tour will take you to a bygone era as you experience a surreal landscape resembling outer space and study an ancient living fossil plant. Alternatively choose from an abundance of optional activities at the coast. Your guide can assist in arranging them. Examples are: quad biking, scenic flights, boat cruises, skydiving etc.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Meerkat Guesthouse /Plaza hotel Swakomund/Swakop Sands Hotel/Stay@Swakop Guesthouse

Guide and tourist on Namib desert dunes Dolphin, Atlantic Lion kill

Day 5

Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park is one of Namibia's main attractions and wildlife areas. The park was proclaimed a wildlife protected area in 1907. The park covers an area of 22 000 square kilometres, of which approximately 4 700 square km is covered by the magnificent Etosha Pan. The Etosha Pan is a flat depression created many years ago by constant geological change. The Park is named after this endless white Pan. The first native tribe at the Park referred to the shimmering mirages on the endless horizon of the park as Etosha.

This park boast over fifty species of game and over two hundreds bird species. There is a huge population of springboks in the park amongst others. The contrasting vegetation zones of the Etosha National Park make it one of the best game viewing parks in Africa and it is a prime photographic destination, boasting good birding opportunities.

After leaving the coast very early after breakfast, we make our way to the famous Etosha National Park. Lunch will be provided en-route and we will arrive at the lodge inside the park in the late afternoon. If time permits we will enjoy a short game drive. In the evening after dinner you're welcome to a treat of nature's theatre at the popular Okaukuejo Waterhole, one of the best for viewing wildlife at night. Soak up your last night under the African sky as animal came one by one to drink.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Okaukuejo Resort

Day 6

Etosha National Park

After an early breakfast we leave the camp as we venture towards the less travelled western area of the park, exploring areas around Sprokkieswoud, Ozonjutji Mari waterhole, Andamax area and the beautiful Okondenka which offers a vast vista of the great Etosha Pan. We stop for lunch at one of the camps and explore the park for our last afternoon, covering areas such as Aus, Oliphantsbads and Gemsboks waterhole. In the evening after dinner can once again enjoy the sights and sounds of the Okaukuejo Waterhole.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Okaukuejo Resort

Day 7

Windhoek

Today, after a late breakfast, we will bid farewell to the animal kingdom of Africa and head back to the capital . A lunch stop will be provided at one of the small towns en-route and, if time permits, we will stop at Okahandja's open air craft museum where Namibian craft are on sale. We arrive at the airport in time for your flight or take you to your hotel in Windhoek.

Meals: Breakfast

Elephant sprays itself with dust Vulture circles the sky Hartebeest
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