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- Wildlife Watching
- Bird Watching
- Rental Car
Main travel focus
13 Day Naturally Namibia
- Visit the Africat Foundation
- Relax In Quirky And Historical Swakopmund
- Tour The Best Spots Around Sossuvlei
- Explore Etosha National Park Driving Your Own Rental Car
Visit some of the major highlights Namibia has to offer on this 13-day itinerary!
With its well-developed infrastructure, some of the best tourist facilities in Africa and an impressive list of breathtaking natural wonders, touring Namibia is truly a pleasure. Visit the capital of Windhoek and the lovely coastal town of Swakopmund to discover remnants of the country’s German influence, reflected in the architecture, culture, cuisine and the annual Oktoberfest celebrations.
Experience the vast landscapes and rocky outcrops of the Erongo and Kaokoland Region and the exceptional game viewing at the world famous Etosha National Park. Finally, spend some time at the Africat Foundation.
- 12x nights accommodation in double room
- 12x breakfast & 10x dinners
- Vehicle rental on super cover insurance
- VAT + Tourism Levy.
- Extra meals
- National Park Entrance Fees
- Porterages and Gratuities
- Travel Insurance
- International Flights and Airport Taxes
- Personal expenses
- Visas – please ensure all visas are obtained prior to arrival, Wild Dog Safaris will not be held responsible for arrangements of guests arriving without any
- 1 Hour Quad Bike Tour
- 20km guided tour
- This is a short dune tour
- 2 Hour Quad Bike Tour - The most popular tour, ride the wildest dunes, roller-coasters and spirals of the Namib.
- 38 – 55km guided tour (approx. 2 hours) $650.00 / person
- Pick-up times: 09h00 / 11h00 / 13h00 / 15h00
- Includes: cool-drink
- safety gear and transfers
- Living Desert Tour
- Pick-up time: 08h00 – 13h00
- $700.00 / person
- Township Tour
- Pick-up time: 10h00 and 15h00
- $500.00 / person
- Kayaking tour
- Pick-up time: 07h45 – 13h30
- Minimum of 2 people.
- $800.00 / person
- Dolphin & Seal Tour
- Tour takes from Walvis Bay – transfer from Swakopmund to Walvis Bay not included.
- Check-in: 08h15
- Departs: 08h30 – Returns: 12h30 to Walvis Bay N$700.00 / person
Example Trip to customize
Welcome To Namibia!
Depart from Windhoek in the morning and continue to the Namib Desert. Spend 2 nights in the Sossusvlei area.
Sossusvlei is where you will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib. The clear blue skies contrast with the giant red sand dunes to make this one of the natural wonders of Africa and a photographer's heaven.
Aside from the attractions at Sossusvlei – Dune 45, Hidden Vlei, Big Daddy and Dead Vlei. Other attractions in the area include the Sesriem Canyon and Namib-Naukluft National Park, where the mountains of the Namib meet its plains. Overnight at the Sossusvlei Lodge
Explore The Stunning Sites Around Sossuvlei
Today you have the opportunity to visit the famous Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei, Dune 45 and the Sesriem Canyon.
Dead Vlei ancient clay pan was once an oasis, studded with acacias and fed by a river that suddenly changed course, leaving the earth to dry up along with the trees it previously supported. These trees were entirely leached of moisture so that today, 900 years later, they remain as desiccated, blackened sentinels dotting the pan’s cracked surface.
Dune 45, is renowned for its elegant shape, which – along with its position close to the road – have earned it the distinction of ‘most photographed dune in the world’. Sesriem Canyon, a deep chasm carved through the rocks by water, is a striking natural feature of the area that is best explored on foot. Stony walls rise up sharply on both sides of the canyon, while birds roost in its crags and lizards dart along the ledges.
Make Your Way To Quirky Swakopmund
Depart from Sossusvlei in the morning and travel via the small settlement of Solitaire, before arriving in Swakopmund in the afternoon.
Spend 2 nights in this famous coastal town. Founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South West Africa, Swakopmund is often described as being more German than Germany.
Now a seaside resort, Swakopmund is the capital of the Skeleton Coast tourism area and has plenty to keep visitors happy. The quirky mix of German and Namibian influences, colonial-era buildings and the cool sea breeze make it very popular.
Explore The Area Around Swakopmund
Spend a full day in Swakopmund exploring the town on foot, or book one of the many activities offered. You might want to go on a Catamaran Tour. The chances of encountering dolphins, whales, turtles, seals and Mola Mola (sunfish) make the search for the marine big 5 an adventurous tour while enjoying sparkling wine, fresh oysters and other mouth-watering snacks aboard the spacious and comfortable catamaran.
For the more daring types, you may also book Daredevil Quad Bike Adventures. Or you can always continue exploring the beautiful heritage town of Swakopmund.
Up for a desert experience? Living Desert Tours is a unique 4x4 adventure which specializes in bringing the desert to life while sharing the awesome beauty of the Namib Desert with travelers from all over the world.
Head To The Imposing Erongo Region
After a leisurely breakfast, depart from Swakopmund and continue to the central parts of Namibia to spend the night in the Erongo Region close to Omaruru.
The Erongo Region is one of the largest of the 13 regions found in Namibia and received its name for, Omaruru Massif that dominates the area around Erongo the majestic Karibib and Usakos.
The region reaches up to the Atlantic Ocean and includes the coastal towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, its northern boundary ending at the Ugab River where the Skeleton Coast National Park begins its stretch to Angola.
Amaze At The Skeleton Coast At Kaokveld
Today’s journey takes you into the Koakoveld, where you spend the next 2 nights at the very special Hobatere Lodge.
The Kaokoveld is a dry, mountainous and relatively undeveloped region that takes in the harsh beauty of the Skeleton Coast and the coppery sands of the northern Namib Desert.
The area is inhabited by three main ethnic groups – the Damara, Herero and Himba people – each with their unique customs, traditions and rituals. Spend 2 nights at Hobatere Lodge.
Enjoy The Services At The Special Hobatere Lodge
Hobatere offers the visitor the opportunity to experience optional game drives in open vehicles and optional nature walks with knowledgeable rangers.
Early morning and night drives are part of the optional activities on offer where many nocturnal animals, such as aardvark, cape fox, bat-eared fox, aardwolf, genet, and many more are encountered. Guided safaris to Etosha National Park are also on offer.
Enjoy a scrumptious, wholesome breakfast on the veranda or deck of the restaurant. Your guide will meet you at the lodge for an early start to explore the concession on foot. Or you can go on on one of the optional game drives.
Head To Exciting Etosha National Park
Today it's time to travel from Hobatere Lodge to the Andersons Camps, situated just outside the world-famous Etosha National Park.
The camp is an exciting example of sustainable construction. This model of eco-sensitive lodging provides an authentic, safe and down-to-earth experience for small groups, families and independent travelers to the Etosha region and is easily accessible by either road or air. Activities include morning and/or afternoon game drives in Etosha National Park, and morning and afternoon/evening drives (on request) and nature walks on Ongava Reserve.
The sunken hide at the waterhole in front of camp is an excellent place from which to watch wildlife coming down to drink.
Explore The Incredible Diversity At Etosha National Park
Spend the say at Etosha National Park with your own rental vehicle, or book one of the many optional activities offered at Andersons Camp. The Etosha National Park is Namibia’s premier game viewing experience, situated in the northwest of Namibia and it is an area well known for its wildlife.
Vegetation ranges from dense bush to open plains, attracting a diversity of wildlife. In the heart of the park is the Etosha Pan – a shallow depression that covers an area of 5000sq km. Dry and shimmering for most of the year, the pans fill up with water after good rains to a depth which is seldom deeper than 1m.
In the dry season, wildlife is attracted to perennial springs and waterholes that makes for excellent game viewing.
Drive Around Etosha National Park
Today you will have one more day to drive around the Etosha National Park.
You will be crossing the park from the west to the eastern side, stopping at various waterholes along the way.
Explore Etosha National Park
Enjoy your last day exploring the immense natural wealth at Etosha National Park with your rental vehicle.
Stop at one of the Rest Camps for lunch. By now, you probably understand that Etosha offers some of the best game viewing in Namibia.
Visit Okonjima And The Africat Foundation
Drive from Mushara Bush Camp to Okonjima, home of the Africat Foundation. Various optional activities are available that you can choose from while visiting this special property.
The guided and self-guided walks around Okonjima can be excellent for birdwatching, and the lodge itself has a variety of watering points, bird-baths, dams, and lakes that help to attract in the local birdlife.
There are guided and self-guided walking trips around Okonjima, (including the Bushman Trail), which is a great place to explore a bit of the African bush on foot. Okonjima is renowned for its work with the big cats, and visitors get the chance to observe and photograph them much closer than it is possible at most places.
Depending on your flight out of Windhoek, spend the morning at leisure at the Okonjima Bush Lodge before departing via Okahandja back to Windhoek.
Drop off your rental vehicle and check in for your return flight. Alternatively, you can spend the last night in Namibia in Windhoek.
Safe travels, and visit again soon!