Adventure Namibia(AN) – Explorer Guided Tour 14 Days | Windhoek to Windhoek

Enjoy camping in the different regions of the country and experience the thrill of exploring the vast territory. This journey will highlight the most authentic Namibian tribes, and you’ll be able to see Namibia’s nature and wildlife like never before; passing across multiple regions a lot of surprises awaits for you on this journey.

Highlights

  • World’s highest dunes at Sossusvlei & Dead Vlei
  • Spitzkoppe “The Matterhorn of Namibia”
  • UNESCO world heritage sites
  • Experience the authentic Oshiwambo and Ovahimba culture
  • Wildlife discovery in the Etosha National Park
Days / Nights  8 / 7
Languages  English / French
Vehicle Camping Equipped Coach
Category  Explorer
Min pax  Min 2, Max 20

 

Day 1

Otjiwarongo 

After arrival at the airport, your guide will welcome you. You travel a short distance to the capital city of Namibia, Windhoek, before going to Otjiwarongo. En-route you will stop at the famous wood carvers market in Okahandja to pick up a few souvenirs. The craft market offers stoned wooden objects, masks and baskets. Bargaining with a smile is part of the adventure. After your first shopping experience, you continue driving to your accommodation for the night Out of Africa Hotel, situated in Otjiwarongo.

Out of Africa Hotel – Dinner

 

Day 2

Etosha National Park

After a relaxed breakfast, you travel towards the Etosha National Park, famous for its vast amount of wildlife. Once you have reached our camp located inside the National Park, you head onto your first safari into the National Park. Together with your guide, explore the various waterholes located close to Okaukuejo and the Anderson gate. Your guide will freshly prepare dinner in the evening at Okaukuejo Camp while you enjoy watching the animals at the famous Okaukuejo Waterhole.

Okaukuejo Campsite. – Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner

 

 

 

Day 3

Etosha National Park 

Breakfast will be prepared by your guide at the camp. The day is devoted purely to the abundant wildlife found in the Etosha National Park, which surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan. The park is home to 4 of the Big Five – elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. The Park was proclaimed as Namibia’s first conservation area in 1907 by the then Governor, von Lindequist. Despite the size of the Etosha National Park, only the southern edge of the pan is accessible to visitors. Game viewing in the park is primarily focused around the waterholes, some of which are spring fed and some supplied from a borehole, ideal places to sit and watch over 114 different game species, or for an avid birder, more than 340 bird species. Popular game species such as giraffe, blue wildebeest, plains and mountain zebra, hyena, lion, leopard, antelopes such as kudu, oryx, eland, as well as some of the endangered species such as Black rhino, cheetah and the black-faced impala are all found here. An extensive network of roads link the over 30 water holes allowing visitors the opportunity of a lengthy game viewing safari throughout the park as each different area will provide different encounters. During the day we will enjoy a picnic lunch before you arrive at Namutoni your campsite for the evening situated in Etosha National Park. In the evening your guide will prepare dinner at the campground. Enjoy visiting the waterhole after dinner.

Namutoni Campsite – Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Ruacana 

After breakfast, continue travelling into the “Region of the 4 O’s” (locally referred together as “Owamboland”), home to eight Oshiwambo groups that constitute the largest tribe found in Namibia. The area is Namibia’s most populated area by a long stretch, habituating over 50% of the population. It is an eclectic mix between communal, subsistence farming, fishing when necessary and the energy of formal and informal business sectors. Travelling via Oshakati, you continue your journey to Ruacana were you visit a local homestead where highlights include a traditional “Kraal” inhabited by residents and learn about the Oshiwambo’s local life, culture and customs. Your guide will prepare dinner tonight at your campsite.

Okapika Oshifo Camp. Overnight in fixed tents (equipped with two beds per tent, private toilets). – Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Kaokoland

After breakfast, travel to Epupa Camp via Swartbooisdrift and Epembe. On route, you enjoy a picnic lunch. Once at the Epupa Falls, this spectacular water wonderland in an arid environment will have you gasping in awe. Dinner will be prepared by your guide at the Epupa Campsite

Epupa Camp Campsite – Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Epupa

Your guide will prepare breakfast. Afterwards, visit a local village of the Himba tribe and experience an authentic introduction into the Ovahimba culture. The Himba have managed to maintain much of their traditional lifestyle, perhaps because the land they inhabit is extraordinarily harsh and unyielding that the colonialists and commercial farmers have rarely covered it. Today the Himba live as they have for centuries. During your visit, the Himba demonstrate essential parts of their traditions including daily life, food production, craftsmanship and singing and dancing. You will learn and see details of their homestead, the holy fire, their religious beliefs and the importance of livestock. You are more than welcome to join in at the activities. After your cultural visit, you can go for a scenic walk. Dinner will be prepared by your guide at the Camp.

Epupa Camp Campsite – Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Sesfontein / Khowarib

After a delicious breakfast, travel to Opuwo via the Joubert Pass. On route, a picnic lunch will be served before arriving at the Khowarib Canyon which was created by the Hoanib River.

Your guide will prepare dinner in the evening.

Khowarib Camp  – Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner

All tents are set up along the canyon of the Hoanib River. All the tents are equipped with two stretchers.

Day 8

Brandberg 

After breakfast, travel south into Damaraland, one of the least populated and last true wilderness areas on earth. The area exhibits neither fences nor boundaries in its vast, stony desert landscape. It is marked by endless vistas across stark plains, ancient valleys and mountain massif which bring the traveller close to nature. It’s also the home of the unique desert elephant and a free-roaming rhino population. On the way to your lodge, which is situated along the dry riverbed of the Gauntegab, stop at Twyfelfontein, Namibia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site where Bushman communities engraved and painted over 2500 pictures some 6000 years ago. The reddish sandstone boulders seem to glow in the fierce heat, yet ancient Bushman and Damara sheltered from the enemy and spied on game from these surreal rock formations. After the visit, travel to your campsite. In the afternoon you have the option of searching for the desert elephant on an optionally guided nature drive

Brandberg White Lady campsite. – Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 9

Spitzkoppe 

Today your journeys take you to the famous “Spitzkoppe” which means in German “pointed dome” also referred to as the “Matterhorn of Namibia”. The granite boulders in this area are more than 700 million years old, and the highest outcrop is about 1,784 meters above sea level. The area houses a great selection of Bushman paintings that can be seen at “Bushman Paradise”. Your guide will prepare dinner at the campsite

Spitzkoppe campsite. – Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 10

Swakopmund 

After breakfast, travel to the famous seal colony Cape Cross which is located 60km away from the coastal city of Henties Bay. You will visit the famous seal colony before heading towards Swakopmund. Having arrived in Swakopmund, the rest of the day is spent at leisure. With palm-lined streets and seaside promenades, Swakopmund is a popular holiday destination in Namibia. Its pleasant summer climate and long stretched beaches attract anglers and surfers from all over Southern Africa. For the international guest, Swakopmund is an unconventional mix of German architecture and African time, a laid back attitude with adrenalin activities, misty mornings and desert heat. It is colourful, it is vibrant, but most of all, it is fun. Dinner in the evening can be enjoyed at your expense.

Hotel Pension a la Mer – Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner

 

 

 

Day 11

Sesriem Area 

Today you head south into the heart of the Namib Desert. Your journey takes us via two geologically amazing canyons (Kuiseb and Ghaub) and endless desert plains into the vicinity of Sossusvlei. Your tranquil Lodge is situated near Sesriem offering true Namibian hospitality within the magnificent desert vistas and easy access to the highlights of this region, Sossusvlei and Deadvlei

Dinner prepared by your guide.

Sesriem campsite – Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 12

Sossusvlei

This day calls for an early rise, as you will forever remember the picture of a sunrise over the mighty dunes of the Namib Desert. This is the desert that the country derives its name from, the seas of sand of which have been declared a World Heritage site. Gaze at the bright splash of sun-baked sand combined with the powerful play of shadows cast onto the lay side of the dunes. Travel to Sossusvlei where you visit Dead Vlei, a surreal white clay pan surrounded by monumental dunes and dotted with age-old Camelthorn tree skeletons. Before travelling back to your lodge, visit Sesriem Canyon, a 30-meter deep gauge incised into the desert floor by the Tsauchab River, the same river that suddenly ends at Sossusvlei.

Dinner prepared by your guide.

Sesriem campsite  – Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner

Day 13

Windhoek 

After breakfast, travel back through the centre of the country exposing bushland savannah to the capital in the centre of the country. Windhoek is a cosmopolitan melting pot of European architecture with African culture, with a variety of excellent restaurants to choose from. Your guide will take you on a city tour upon arrival. After your city tour, you will have time at leisure. Dinner at Restaurant.

Windhoek Gardens Hotel  – Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner

Included:  Visit included, dinner (no drinks), bedroom and breakfast

Day 14

Windhoek

You will be dropped off at your accommodation of choice, or transferred to the airport for your outward flight.

Breakfast

Available on Request

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