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10 Days
Availability : 15 May - 21 Dec 2021
Windhoek, Namibia
Min Age : 10+
Max People : 4-8

Namibia has the world’s most spectacular and varied desert landscapes.Perhaps it’s the arid nothingness of the Namib Desert; or the stark beauty of the Skeleton Coast; or the endless salt pans; or the creeping dunes of Sossusvlei pan. Whatever the potion is, those who travel to Namibia are changed forever, and they always want to go back to get another fix. The Namib Desert, with its giant roaring dunes, spreads along the south east of the country, while the popular Etosha National Park is the star attraction in the north.

Tour Details

Namibia has the world’s most spectacular and varied desert landscapes.Perhaps it’s the arid nothingness of the Namib Desert; or the stark beauty of the Skeleton Coast; or the endless salt pans; or the creeping dunes of Sossusvlei pan. Whatever the potion is, those who travel to Namibia are changed forever, and they always want to go back to get another fix. The Namib Desert, with its giant roaring dunes, spreads along the south east of the country, while the popular Etosha National Park is the star attraction in the north.

Departure & Return Location

O.R Tambo International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Safari, wildlife, nature, travel, landscape, seascape, and people photography
  • Professional photographer | guide
  • Private driver & guide
  • Post processing editing lessons in Lightroom.
  • Entrance fees, photo walks & discussions
  • Amazing lodges
  • All breakfasts and dinners except free evening in Swakopmund.

Price Excludes

  • Guide Service Fee
  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses

Complementaries

  • Sunscreen
  • light clothing for the day as it can be hot
  • Money changing can be done on arrival as well as on banks
  • A covid test which is done and valid for 72 hours
  • Personal travel insurance
Accommodations
  • Kalahari:  Kalahari Anib Lodge
  • Sesriem: Desert Lodge
  • Swakopmund:  The Desert Delight Swakopmund
  • Damaraland: Damara Mopane lodge
  • Etosha:  Toshari Lodge
Itinerary

Day 1 Pick up at the airport and head to the Kalahari

We will be driving to the Mariental region of the Kalahari towards Rehoboth, through a vast semi desert on dirt roads.  The Kalahari supports more animals and plants than a true desert. There are small amounts of rainfall and the summer temperature is very high. The San people are still living in the area. 

We spend the night at Kalahari:  Kalahari Anib Lodge (Dinner Included)

Day 2Kalahari Desert

Full day in the heart of this ancient desert where we will do a photographic safari tour,  meet the cheetahs and stop for drinks for sunset. The area is vast and spread out with wildlife everywhere.

We spend the night at Kalahari:  Kalahari Anib Lodge (Dinner Included)

Day 3Namib Desert

Early in the morning, we will go on a walking tour with the San people (bushmen) and learn about their hunting techniques in the desert and how they survive in the bush.

After breakfast we head to the Namibian Desert with a stop in Maltahohe. The name “Namib” is of Nama origin and means “vast place”. Having endured arid or semi-arid conditions for at least 55 million years, it is considered to be the oldest desert in the world. A number of unusual species of plants and animals are found in this desert, many of which are endemic and highly adapted to the specific climate of the area. The Namib fauna mostly comprises arthropods and other small animals that can live on little water, but a few species of bigger animals are also found, including antelopes and gazelles (such as oryx and springboks), ostriches, black-backed jackals, bat-eared fox and in some areas even desert elephants. All these species have developed techniques to survive in the Namib environment. 

 

We spend the night at Kalahari: Desert Whisper Lodge  (Dinner Included)

Day 4Sossusvlei National Park

We leave at 7 am and head towards Sossusvlei national park to avoid the midday sun.

These dunes are among the highest in the world, many of them are above 200 metres, the highest being the one nicknamed Big Daddy, about 325 metres high, however the highest dune in the Namib Desert, Big Daddy Dune, is about 388 metres high.

We will drive all the way to Deadvlei, then head toward Sesriem Canyon.  It is a natural canyon carved by the Tsauchab river in the local sedimentary rock, about a kilometre (0.6 mile) long and up to 30 meters (100 feet) deep.

We spend the night at Kalahari: Desert Whisper Lodge  (Dinner Included)

Day 5Swakopmund

We head towards Swakopmund with a stop in Solitaire.

Moving north from Sossusvlei, the sand gradually gives way to a rocky desert that extends all the way from Sossusvlei to the Swakop River.  While most of the soil is rocky, sand dunes are still occasionally found in this region; for example, sand dunes occupy much of the coastline between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund.  The cold Benguela current supplies moisture for the area in the form of fog that can reach as deep as 140 km (87 mi) inland. The fauna and flora of the area have adapted to this phenomenon and now rely upon the fog as a source of moisture. Namibia has rich coastal and marine resources that remain largely unexplored.

 

We stay overnight at  The Delight Swakopmund

Free Evening. 

Day 6Walvis Bay and Sandwich harbour

We head to Walvis Bay and Sandwich harbour for a 4×4 tour on the sand dunes along the coast where the sea meets the desert, there we will see pink salt flats where flamingos come to feed.   We will also see springboks, seals and jackals.  We will have lunch on the sand dunes.

 

We then head back to Swakopmund at The Delight Swakopmund

Free Evening.

Day 7Damaraland

We head towards Spitzkoppe on the way to Khorixas in Damaraland.

We will do an early drive to the amazing Spitzkoppe mountains to catch the sunrise.   We then head towards Damaraland where we will also encounter the Himba people on the way. 

 We stay the night at  Damara Mopane lodge

Day 8Okaukuejo

We head towards Etosha national park at Okaukuejo.  

The Etosha Pan dominates the park. The salt pan desert is roughly 130 km long and as wide as 50 km in places. The salt pan is usually dry, but fills with water briefly in the summer, when it attracts pelicans and flamingos in particular. The surrounding savannah is home to a number of mammals that will visit the pan and surrounding waterholes when there is water, these include quite large numbers of zebra, Blue Wildebeest, giraffe and springbok as well as white rhinoceros, elephants, cheetahs, lions, leopards, and other antelopes.

We drive to the water holes of the park at the west end where plenty of wildlife gather.  

   

We stay the night in Etosha Oberland Lodge.

Day 9Etosha National Park

 We continue our day in Etosha and will be driving to the water holes and look for more wildlife.  

We stay the night in Etosha Oberland Lodge.

Day 10Windhoek

After breakfast we hit the road back to Windhoek and come to the end of the tour. We will bid you farewell in the hope to have raised your awareness and sparked your creativity so that you go home with images to be proud of.

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