This tour will take you to three must-see natural sites in Namibia. We will travel to Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert, which has some of the tallest sand dunes in the entire world. After that, we continue on to Swakopmund, where the desert and the coast meet. The Skeleton Coast will then be our route as we go inland into the breathtaking Damaraland. Last but not least, we’ll go to Etosha, one of the best places in Africa to see wildlife. Sossusvlei is one of the most amazing and well-known tourist destinations in Southern Africa and is situated in the breathtaking Namib-Naukluft National Park in the southern part of Namibia.
Swakopmund has developed in recent years as the nation’s primary tourism center. Swakopmund is quickly replacing its previous status as a peaceful village on the edge of a chilly, misty beach as the center for business and incentive travel in Southern Africa. It is now easier and faster than ever to go directly to Swakopmund thanks to the recently finished Walvis Bay International airport, which is only 40 minutes away by car.
You will meet your guide this morning either at the airport or your Windhoek lodging. We will travel across the Khomas Hoch land before entering the Namib Desert through one of the picturesque mountain passes. This excursion will take approximately four hours, including photo stops. The Namib is the world’s oldest desert and home to the tallest sand dunes. This place is one of the most beautiful in Africa. Early morning light creates a stunning backdrop for photos of the nearby Dead Vlei and its ancient dead Camel Thorn trees. A worthwhile stop is the one-kilometer-long Sesriem Canyon, which is a narrow gorge. Oryx, springbok, black-backed jackals, ostriches, friendly weavers, as well as a variety of reptiles and small animals, are just a few examples of the fauna that has adapted to the desert and calls this area home.
We will go for a morning tour to Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei after an early breakfast and coffee. Along the route, we’ll make a stop at the picturesque Dune 45. Some of the dunes in the area are a few hundred meters high, but those who dare to climb them are rewarded with an unforgettable view from the summit. After lunch, we will go via Namib Naukluft National Park to reach Swakopmund. We’ll have dinner at a restaurant in Swakopmund and spend the night at a guesthouse. Please be aware that tonight’s dinner is on your own dime.
We will set off on a trip to discover more about the magnificent fauna of the Namib Desert after breakfast. We’ll search for amazing plant life that thrives in this hostile environment, as well as geckos, scorpions, sidewinder snakes, lizards, and beetles. When we return to Swakopmund, you will eat lunch and then have the afternoon to yourselves. You can decide whether to spend the afternoon walking about the town or going on an optional quad and dune-boarding experience. Scenic flights over the shore and dunes are among the other optional activities that might be planned.
We will continue our safari northward along the Skeleton Coast after breakfast. We will stop at a shipwreck before turning inland and traveling across Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain at 2573 meters. Later on, we’ll go to Burnt Mountain, the Organ Pipes Rock Formation, and the Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings, which is Namibia’s only World Heritage Site.
Following breakfast, we will go to Etosha National Park, where we will stay the following three nights (the first two at Etosha Safari Camp). Upon arrival, we’ll go on a game drive in the late afternoon. The next day, we will embark on early morning and late afternoon drives to various waterholes, stopping at those known for having a large number of animals drinking there.
We will spend the entire day traveling from Etosha Safari Lodge to Mushara Lodge within the park, stopping for a game drive along the way. The lodge is located on a tiny wildlife reserve just outside the park’s eastern boundary. This region of Etosha has lush vegetation and superb game watching. Our last evening will be spent unwinding at the lovely Mushara Lodge.
After a leisurely breakfast or an early game drive, we’ll head to Windhoek so you can catch your next flight.
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