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Namibia Southern Adventure

Explore the spectacular beauty of Namibia's dry south, from the Kalahari desert to the Fish River Canyon, the ghost town of Kolmanskop and dunes of Sossusvlei. The journey ends at the quaint coastal town of Swakopmund.
TOUR DETAILS | ITINERARY

Tour Details

Major Attractions on this Trip:

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This tour will take you on an exploration adventure of southern Namibia, starting from Windhoek, the capital city, to the arid Kalahari desert, then down to the splendour of the Fish River Canyon, deep in the south of Namibia. From there you will take on the wild horses experience of the Namib and the ghost town of Lüderitz (Kolmanskop), before the ultimate experience of the Namib sea of sand (SOSSUSVLEI). The Kalahari Desert (Dorsland in Afrikaans) is a large arid to semi-arid sandy area extending 900,000 square kilometres and covering parts of Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. The Kalahari Desert is partially situated on a plateau and supports few animals and plants because of its low rain fall. The summer temperature is very high and it usually receives 3-7.5 inches (76-190 mm) of rain per year.

Kalahari Desert

Bushman Experience

Fish River Canyon

Kolmanskop

Sossusvlei

Swakopmund

DURATION:

10 Days | 9 Nights

Min: 2pax

Standard Tour

COST:

1604.20 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

Kalahari Desert

Today we pick you up at the airport or your hotel in Windhoek, and we travel south towards the Kalahari Desert where we spend our first two nights. Once we check in at the lodge there will be time for rest before we go out on a sunset drive or perhaps just relax around the pool.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Kalahari Anib Lodge/ Kalahari Farmhouse

Springbok, Kalahari Wildebeest Anib Lodge, Kalahari Desert

Day 2

Kalahari Desert

After breakfast we go on an ultimate Bushmen experience. The Kalahari has existed as an inland desert since the Cretaceous period (65-135 million years ago). It has experienced both periods of greater humidity and more aridity, as documented in fossil dune fields. This is home to the Bushmen communities (referred to as the People of the Kalahari) and they will be taking you on an unforgettable experience showing you their lifestyles in this harsh environment where only the animals that have over time evolved an adaptation mechanism can thrive.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Kalahari Anib Lodge/ Kalahari Farmhouse

Day 3

Fish River Canyon

Today we will be driving further south towards the Fish River Canyon, passing through the town of Keetmanshoop, where you will have a chance to explore the Quiver Tree Forest, one of Namibia's national heritage sites, and the Giant's Playground. It is the distinctive forked aloes found among a jungle of massive dolerite boulders, on the Gariganuns farm outside Keetmanshoop, which makes the Quiver tree forest so magical. Take your camera and lose yourself in this floral wonderland.
We then drive the short distance to the area's other major attraction, the Giant's Playground. Geologists may tell you otherwise, but I favour the romantic view that the great piles of black rocks found here were laid down by creative giants.
The dolorites at the Quiver Tree Forest and Giant's Playground form part of the bigger sill complex. The dolorites are magma that were pressed upwards, but cooled off just below the earth's surface. The softer parts of the stone and the top layer of the earth's crust eroded away, leaving the dolorites exposed.
The dolorites are between 160 and 180 million year old, and in the Keetmanshoop region cover an area of 180 000 km2. After the visit we proceed to our next lodge, arriving late.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Canyon Road House/Canyon lodge/Canyon Village

Springbok, Kalahari QuiverTreeForest Aardwolf

Day 4

Fish River Canyon

On this day, after a healthy breakfast, we embark on an exploration tour of the majestic FISH RIVER CANYON. Nowhere else in Africa will you find anything quite like the Fish River Canyon. Whether you're getting a taste of the sheer scale and beauty of the place from one of the lookouts, or hiking for five days to immerse yourself in its multifaceted charm, the Fish River Canyon is a special place.
The Canyon forms part of the state-run Ais-Ais Richtersveld Transfontier Park. Entrance to the Park is situated 10 kilometres from the well-known view point, Hell's Bend, at the Hobas Rest camp. It is important to know that during the summer month the Canyon hike is closed due to the heat. The Fish River Hiking Trail is conducted during the months April - September and can be completed within 4 to 5 days, depending on fitness. It covers a length of 85 km and the descent into the Canyon is only allowed for hikers doing the trail.
A morning canyon excursion is recommended and an unforgettable sunset tour around the canyon landscape is something not to be missed.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Canyon Road House/Canyon lodge/Canyon Village

Day 5

Klein-Aus Vista

Today we leave early after breakfast and travel towards the coastal town of Lüderitz. We pay a visit to the lonely Desert Horses of the Namib. The Wild Horses of the Namib are often seen on the sparsely populated plains west of Aus, when travelling towards Lüderitz. It is estimated that the population ranges between 90 and 150 animals.
These horses have adapted to life in the arid Namib Desert environment and frequent the Garub area where there is a waterhole as well as a hide from where visitors can view these remarkable animals.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Klein-Aus Vista

Day 6

Sossusvlei

Right after breakfast we start our journey north toward the awesome Sossusvlei in the Namib -Naukluft National Park. Sossusvlei is a perfect specimen of Namibia's unspoilt desert beauty. It is a clay pan situated in the largest conservation area in Africa, the Namib-Naukluft National Park. This photogenic area is famous for its large, red sand dunes, which are some of the tallest sand dunes in the world. Lunch will be provided en-route and we will arrive at the lodge in the late afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Desert Camp /Sossusvlei Lodge /Quiver Desert Camp

SpreetHoogte Pass Dune climb Gemsbok Encounter

Day 7

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: Desert Camp /Sossusvlei Lodge /Quiver Desert Camp

Day 8

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 9

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

Day 10

Windhoek

Today, after breakfast, we transfer you to Walvis Bay International Airport for your flight back home or another six hours drive to Windhoek International Airport just in time for your flight back home. Until next time .. Have a safe flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

Zebras, Namib desert Dolphin Quad biking, Namib Desert, Swakopmund
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