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Activities & Transport
- Hot Air Balloon
- Wildlife Watching
- Bird Watching
- Sand Boarding
- Rental Car
Main travel focus
11 Day Namibia Exploration
- Visit the Africat Foundation
- Cruise de Namib Desert
- See the Dunes in Sossusvlei
- Explore Etosha National Park
Visit some of the major highlights Namibia has to offer on this 11-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.
Begin your journey with a tour 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.
Spend time among the ancient sand dunes in Sossusvlei, go back in time with the coastal time of Swakopmund. Experience the vast landscapes of Damaraland and enjoy some exceptional game viewing at the world famous Etosha National Park.
- 10x nights accommodation in twin/double room in 3-5-star hotel/lodge/tented camp
- 10x Breakfast, 5x Dinner
- Vehicle collection at the International Airport- Vehicle on zero access
- Visit to Africat Educational center
- GPS system included in vehicle rental
- Any other meals and other services
- Personal expenses
- Visa Fees
- Park fees
- International flight tickets and taxes
- Balloon Safari & Champagne breakfast on day 2 (From $615.00/per person)
- Catamaran charter on day 5 (From $75/per person)
- Living Desert tour on day 5 (From $65.00/per person)
- Kayaking on day 5 (From $70.00/per person)
- Ephemeral River Drive (4hrs) on day 7 (From $60.00/per person)
- Scenic Sundowner drive on Plateau on day 7 (From $53.00/per person)
- PM Nature drive on day 10 (From $75.00/per person)
- AM Nature drive on day 11 (From $75.00/per person)
Example Trip to customize
Welcome To Namibia!
Upon your arrival in Windhoek, you will be welcomed and transferred to your guesthouse. The remainder of your day will be at leisure to explore the capital city or to do any last minute shopping for your tour.
Windhoek is often described as a city with a “continental” atmosphere due to its architecture (historical buildings dating back to the German colonial rule), cuisine, culture, dress and educational institutions.Windhoek portrays the color, sounds, and tempo of a modern African city with its displays of African drums and woodcarvings on the pavement. These contrast with the elegant shops offering sophisticated Swakara garments and Namibian gemstones.
Sidewalk cafes offer Namibian style breakfasts (Fruhschoppen) which can be enjoyed with a glass of sparkling wine or locally brewed draught beer.
See The Namib Desert
Your vehicle will be delivered to you at your hotel in the morning. Continue from Windhoek to the Namib Desert. Your first stop can be in the small town of Solitaire. Solitaire has a filling station and a small shop, which sells, soft drinks, snacks, and basic supplies.
The name Solitaire is derived from the lone dead tree standing next to the service station. After refueling, continue south along the route C 19. This route runs parallel to the Namib Naukluft Park for most of the way except for a short corridor, which joins the plains of the Namib Desert to the Naukluft Mountain Range.
This serves as a migratory corridor for the Gemsbok (Oryx Antelope), which migrate between their summer and winter-feeding grounds. Continue along this route for approximately 70 km passing the signposts to Sesriem / Sossusvlei.
Visit The Sossusvlei Dune Belt
Today should be spent conducting an early morning excursion into the Namib Naukluft Park to the Namib Sand Sea including the Sossusvlei dune belt, “Dune 45” and “Dead Vlei”. This area has some of the highest known sand dunes in the world and the “vlei“ itself. Sossusvlei is situated at the end of the Tsauchab River, a dry riverbed that only flows in the years of exceptional rainfall.
On completion of your excursion into Sossusvlei return to the Sesriem entrance of the Namib Naukluft Park. An optional afternoon excursion to the Sesriem Canyon, approximately 3 km from this entrance gate in the park, may also be included.
The Sesriem Canyon is a small yet picturesque canyon carved over millions of years into the Tsauchab River. Spend the rest of the day as you wish, relax and enjoy the splendor of the desert scenery with its unique fauna and flora.
Head To Swakopmund
After breakfast, set off to the north returning to the C19 and back to the settlement of Solitaire. From Solitaire, continue traveling along the route C 14, which runs adjacent to the Namib Naukluft Park.
This route follows the gravel plains of the Namib Desert through the spectacular Gaub and Kuiseb Canyons before crossing the Namib Desert on route to the commercial harbor town of Walvis Bay.
The Walvis Bay Lagoon is protected under the RAMSAR Convention as an important wetland and is renowned for its seasonal abundance of both the Greater and Lesser Flamingo species. From Walvis Bay join the main route B2 which leads between the coast and the dune belt to the coastal resort town of Swakopmund.
Enjoy The Nature In Swakopmund
Take a day to enjoy the wonderful town of Swakopmund. There are many activities that can be done on the coast.
You may opt for the morning Dolphin and Seal Cruise, or if you are feeling adventurous, you can book a Quad bike. Experience through Namibia’s boundless expanse of shifting sand dunes along a route. In addition to that, you can go to the Welwitschia Plains & Moon Landscape.
As this excursion enters into the Namib Naukluft Park a daily entrance permit needs to be obtained from the offices of the Namibia Wildlife Resorts in Swakopmund.
Make Your Way To Damaraland And Spot Some Seals
Get ready for an early departure and head north C 34 passing Wlotskasbaken en route to Henties Bay. You may choose to go on an optional excursion to visit Cape Fur Seal Colony at Cape Cross.
Shortly after Henties Bay join route C35 heading east and crossing the “Gravel Plains” towards the abandoned mining town of Uis. The large-scale mining of tin began in Uis during 1951 but due to the mine no longer being profitable it was closed down in 1990.
From Uis continue north along the route C 35 indicated as Kamanjab and Khorixas passing Namibia’s highest Mountain Range. The Brandberg is 2573m at its highest point and renowned for the famous work of San art, “the White Lady”. Continue further to your stop-over in the heart of Damaraland.
Explore The Unspoiled Wilderness In Damaraland
Enjoy a full day in the area. Between the Ugab and the Huab Rivers in Southern Damaraland lies a vast and unspoiled wilderness.
This area boasts sites and a unique variety of desert fauna and flora. It is also the southern-most roaming ground for the rare black rhino and the archaeological desert scenery, fascinating geological formations, desert-adapted elephants.
As optional activities, you could go see Twyfelfontein, a World Heritage Site boasting one of the richest rock art concentrations in Africa. Or, your lodge offers scenic drives on top of the Etendeka Plateau with the possibility of seeing a variety of wildlife population of zebras, antelope, jackal and occasionally leopard and lion.
Explore Etosha National Park
Say goodbye to this amazing area and make your way towards Kamanjab. From Kamanjab you will now have some tarmac driving to Outjo, travel through the town to the Etosha National Park entering via the Anderson’s / Ombika Gate.
Please note that on entering the Etosha National Park an entry permit must be completed. Stay at Okaukuejo Resort. Okaukuejo is the main administrative camp of the Etosha National Park and was officially opened for visitors in 1957.
Facilities at the rest camp include a restaurant, shop, post office, swimming pool and filling station. Okaukuejo is also home to the Ecological Institute, which is responsible for the research and management of the park.
Go On A Game Drive At Etosha National Park
Leave for Halali during the cooler morning hours and game drive your way. Strategically located halfway between Okaukuejo and Namutoni, this Resort is situated at the base of a dolomite hill, amongst shady Mopane trees.
Take a welcome break here and stop for lunch before proceeding on your game drive to Namutoni Resort. Namutoni is located on the eastern side of Etosha National Park. It centers on an old German Fort, overlooking the King Nehale waterhole.
The Fort has been developed into the hub of activity, offering two restaurants, a relaxation lounge, a bar, crafts boutique, curio shop, jewelers, and bookstore.
Visit The Africat Foundation
After a leisurely breakfast, leave the Etosha area heading south towards the mining town of Tsumeb. Thanks to the wealth generated by the mines, Tsumeb is an attractive town boasting some fine old colonial buildings and a palm-lined central park with spreading lawns.
You may choose to go on an optional excursion to the Sinkhole Lake Otjikoto. The second town of the maize triangle is Otavi. Continue south towards the town of Otjiwarongo. This town provides a convenient stopover on the way to the north of the country.
Stay at Okonjima Reserve overnight, home of the Africat Foundation. AfriCat is a non-profit organization set up to preserve and protect the threatened cheetah, leopard, and other wild carnivores of Namibia. Visitors will be able to observe some of this program at work and learn more about these amazing and beautiful animals.
It's time to start your way home! Okahandja is one of Namibia’s oldest established settlements and is the administrative center of the Herero-speaking people. Numerous of the former Herero leaders are buried here and an annual procession through the town to the Herero graves commemorate those who died during the wars against the Nama and Germans.
Optional excursions include a visit to the open - air wood carving center and the Herero Graves. Continue from Okahandja back to Windhoek, where you can either travel directly to the airport (with an afternoon flight) or stay overnight in Windhoek at a guesthouse.
Airport transfers and pre-and-post safari accommodation can be arranged on request. Have a wonderful trip and hope to see you again soon!