6 Night/7 Day Namibia Highlights Adventure Tour

Travel from the capital city of Windhoek to discover the scenic wonders of the Etosha National Park, Swakopmund on the Skeleton Coast, Damaraland and Sossusvlei in the Namib-Naukluft National Park.

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  • Duration: 7 Days
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  • Pickup available
  • Wifi available
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What’s included

  • Complimentary collection/drop-off at guesthouse in Windhoek (within city limits)
  • Transport in a custom-built safari vehicle (no air-conditioning)
  • Services of a professional English-speaking driver/guide
  • 6 nights’ accommodation in twin-share rooms or safari tents with en-suite bathrooms
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • National park entrance fees  

Description

The 6 night/7 day Namibia Highlights Adventure Tour takes you on a fascinating journey through vast windswept arid plains flanked by majestic red dunes and rugged desert mountains.

Breathtaking scenery, abstract natural wonders and the warm-hearted people of Namibia make this a once-in-a-life time tour for wanderlust travellers. It’s the best ‘value for money’ tour available, operated by a tour company with a passion for excellence and adventure.  

Highlights:

  • Windhoek 
  • Ancient San Skills tour 
  • Etosha National Park 
  • Damaraland 
  • Swakopmund 
  • Tropic of Capricorn Crossing 
  • Sesriem Canyon 
  • Sossusvlei 
  • Deadvlei 
  • Dune 45 
  • Big Daddy Dune  

Accommodation

 Guests stay in accommodation that’sspecially chosen for its cleanliness, comfort and good service. The guest lodges and tented safari camps are booked based on availability. Your booking agent will tell you where you’ll be staying once your booking is confirmed. 

Rooms are booked on a twin-share basis. Each room and safari tent is ensuite. Linen or sleeping bags as well as bath towels are provided. Please bring your own swimming towels (recommend you bring more than 1 per person, especially in summer when you’re likely to swim more often). 

This is a semi-participation tour where your guide prepares your meals. Your help with light kitchen duties would be greatly appreciated; mainly because it’s a long day for your guide and the more hands helping, the better for our guides.  

Itinerary

Day 1: Windhoek

Guests are collected from Windhoek International Airport and transferred to a centrally-located guesthouse. Guests must arrive prior to 12h00.

Settle into your room and freshen up before joining the group for an Ancient San Skills tour where you learn some of the skills passed down by the ancient San (Bushmen) tribe. It’s a unique opportunity to interact with the world’s oldest cultural group and learn more about how they survived in inhospitable desert environments.

Return to your lodge in Windhoek early evening. Enjoy dinner at the lodge restaurant or one of many excellent restaurants in town. Your guide can make a recommendation.

Overnight in twin-share accommodation with ensuite bathroom.

Includes: lunch pack and dinner

Day 2: Windhoek - Etosha National Park

Early wake up for hot beverages and snacks. Guests travel to Etosha National Park, stopping at Otjiwarongo for a light packed lunch. Enter Etosha National Park through Anderson Gate.

Enjoy a leisurely game drive through the Park on the lookout for predators and unusual Etosha wildlife sightings.

Arrive at your accommodation in Etosha National Park as the sun is setting. The Etosha lodge overlooks a floodlit waterhole so you should see some game and birdlife enjoying an evening drink.

Dinner is prepared by your guide and served under the stars around the camp firepit.

Includes: breakfast, lunch pack and dinner

Day 3: Etosha National Park & Surrounds

Early wake up for hot beverages and snack before departing for a sunrise game drive in Etosha National Park. Return to camp for breakfast and then head out again to spend more time exploring the vast wilderness region.

Return to your lodge for a picnic lunch and short break to freshen up. The afternoon is spent visiting the iconic Etosha Pan and continuing on a game drive in search of the Big 4. Arrive at Okaukuejo late afternoon and leave Etosha National Park as the sun is setting.

Guests stay at a tented safari camp on the outskirts of Etosha National Park. Dinner is prepared by your guide and served under the stars around a camp firepit.

Includes: breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner

Day 4: Damaraland - Swakopmund

Early wake up and sunrise breakfast. Depart at 7h40 and drive through the communal lands of Damaraland, stopping at the Ugab River Bridge to visit the beautiful Herero ladies who run a small arts and crafts centre.

Picnic lunch under the shadow of the Brandberg Mountain and a short visit from a Himba group who sell their wares to passing tourists. Your journey continues with a drive through the world-famous Namib Desert with a short stop at one of the many ghostly shipwrecks found on the Skeleton Coast.

Arrive late afternoon in the quaint seaside town of Swakopmund. Book into your accommodation and spend the last few hours of the day exploring this historic town on foot. For a much-needed drink, join the group for sundowners at a restaurant on the jetty overlooking the icy Atlantic Ocean.

Dinner is at any one of the excellent restaurants in town (for your own expense). Your guide will recommend the best ones in town.

Included: breakfast and picnic lunch

Day 5: Swakopmund - Sossusvlei

After a leisurely breakfast, join the group for one of the many optional activities on offer in Swakopmund. This could be quad biking, sand boarding, a dolphin cruise or a scenic flight along the Skeleton Coast spotting ancient shipwrecks.

A special treat is a trip to Walvis Bay to see the world-famous flamingoes in the lagoon, which is a protected RAMSAR birding site.

Please note: optional activities are for your own expense (not included in the tour rate)

Leave Swakopmund at 12h00 and drive to a desert safari camp near Sesriem. You’ll drive via Kuiseb Pass and Gaub Pass, stopping to stretch your legs and take photos at the Tropic of Capricorn Crossing.

Arrive at your desert camp late afternoon, settle into your tented accommodation and enjoy a sunset walk over the Naukluft mountain range before it’s time for dinner.

Dinner is prepared by your guide and served under the stars around the camp firepit. Overnight in twin-share rooms with ensuite bathrooms.

Includes: breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner

Where is Sesriem?

Sesriem is a small tourist hub located close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains in the Sossusvlei region. You can fill up with petrol and stock up on general supplies in town. There are a handful of decent safari lodges in Sesriem and 24 campsites.

Sesriem Canyon is a short 4-kilometre drive from the tourist town. It’s one of the major tourist attractions in Sossusvlei; a natural canyon carved by the Tsauchab River in the local sedimentary rock about 1 kilometre long and 30 metres deep in places.


Day 6: Sossusvlei & Surrounds

Early wake up for hot beverages and snacks before departing to explore the major attractions of Sossusvlei. First stop is Dead Vlei which is renowned for its ghostly bleached, cracked clay landscape and skeletal camel thorn trees. In the background are the famous Namibian Red Dunes which change colour as the sun rises and sets.

After a comfortable hike exploring Dead Vlei, you’re taken to the famed Sossusvlei Dunes. Enjoy a light picnic lunch and spend the rest of the time exploring the area on foot.

Return to your tented camp late afternoon with stops enroute at the world-famous Dune 45 or Big Daddy Dune. You can climb it if fit enough or walk around its massive base. Last activity of the day is a visit to Sesriem Canyon. It’s one of only a few permanent water sources in the arid region and the perfect spot of sundowners.

Dinner is prepared by your guide and served under the stars around the camp firepit. Overnight in twin-share safari tents with ensuite bathrooms.

Included: Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner

Day 7: Sesriem - Solitaire - Windhoek

After a leisurely breakfast, guests are taken to Solitaire which is a wildlife sanctuary for endangered cheetahs. They are orphaned or injured cheetahs that have been rescued but cannot be released back into their natural habitat for various reasons.

Guests are taken on a 1-hour drive around the sanctuary in an open safari vehicle, meeting the cheetahs and learning more about this beautiful species. Photographs with certain cheetahs are allowed.

The tour departs for Windhoek after lunch, with a brief pitstop at Bullsport Guest Farm and Rehoboth. Arrive in Windhoek late afternoon. You can be dropped off at your pre-booked accommodation in the city or at the Windhoek International Airport.

Please do NOT book flights out of Windhoek that depart prior or close to 17h00.

Included: breakfast

What’s excluded

  • Scheduled international flights to/from Windhoek
  • Meals, drinks and snacks not included in itinerary
  • Activities not included in itinerary (such as optional activities in Swakopmund)
  • Accommodation in Windhoek
  • Purchases of a personal nature
  • Gratuities  

Important information

This tour departs every Monday and returns on Sunday. Collected from Windhoek Airport; must arrive by 12h00 (arrangements can be made to pick up guests from accommodation in Windhoek within city limits 

Dropped off at overnight accommodation in Windhoek: between 16h00 and 17h00. Guests can be dropped off at the Windhoek International Airport if not staying overnight in Windhoek.  

R 19,999 7 Days , Easy

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