Stunning Dunes, Coast & Wildlife
Duration: 14 nights
Tour group: prices quoted are for 2 people sharing, if your party is larger then please contact us and we will be happy to give you a quote
Accommodation: fully accommodated
Vehicle: 4×4 Nissan / Toyota Double Cab
Cost: Low season: £poa. and high season: £poa. per person, excluding flights
Tour in brief: Sossusvlei area, Swakopmund, Etosha & Okonjima
You arrive at Windhoek’s Hosea Kutako Airport where you will pick up your 4×4. In between the airport and the city lies a small lodge which has spacious rooms, a bar, friendly staff and serves excellent food ( we highly recommend the Namibian Grill Platter. ) Here you will have a relaxed first evening away from the bustle of a new city and will be able to set off the next day refreshed and ready for the start of your Namibian adventure.
o/n Close to airport Lodge, luxury double room, bed & breakfast
After an early breakfast you set off down the main tar road heading south before heading off into the desert. Here the gravel road takes you to the foot of the Naukluft Mountains and your overnight accommodation, the quirky and wonderful Tsauchab River Camp. Your hosts Johann and Nikki are artists and the whole guest farm is full of unique sculptures made entirely out of scrap metal. You will stay in their riverside cottages and at night the chef will cook you a delicious 3 course meal. This area is truly stunning with the Naukluft National Park opposite the lodge and a choice of several hikes and 4×4 trails on the property itself. There is also a perennial spring which is prolific with birdlife.
o/n Tsauchab River Camp, Riverside Cottage, Bed & Breakfast
Days 3 & 4
You leave Tsauchab after breakfast and travel the short distance to the Namib Naukluft Park and arrive at your Lodge. This beautiful camp lies within the national park and the individual chalets are situated on raised boardwalks overlooking the red dunes. A very early start is advised for you to drive into the heart of this ancient desert in time to watch the sun rise over the largest sand dunes in the world. If you are still feeling energetic in the afternoon then a walk down Sesriem Canyon is a must with its narrowing sides and rock pools just right for cooling off after your trek.
o/n Sossus Dune Lodge, Dune Chalets, Bed & Breakfast
Days 5,6 & 7
A long drive today but an interesting one, over the Tropic of Capricorn and on through the Kuiseb Canyon until you eventually reach the coast at Walvis Bay. From here it is just a 40km drive up the coast to Swakopmund. This quirky seaside town is Namibia’s adventure capital and over the next two days your choices of activities range from sky diving or sandboarding to quad biking. Our personal favourites are spending time on the ocean on a seal and dolphin tour where the cape fur seals often join you on the boat for a close up and personal encounter, and a day out in the dunes with desert expert Tommy Collard who introduces you to the rare endemics found only in the Namib.
o/n Central Swakopmund Guesthouse, Double Room, Bed and Breakfast
Days 8 & 9
You leave the hustle and bustle of Swakopmund this morning and head back in land before turning off into the Erongo Mountains, through the small town of Omaruru and to the Andersson Gate in Central Etosha to begin the start of your safari in this world famous wildlife sanctuary. This huge park is home to an amazing diversity of wildlife which is known for its open plains and wide vistas where vast herds of herbivores trek endlessly to the camp’s floodlit waterhole followed by the ever present carnivores looking for their next meal.
o/n Okaukuejo Camp, Waterhole Chalet, Bed & Breakfast
Days 10 & 11
This morning you travel into the wooded area surrounding Halali Camp. This diverse sector has both Mopani woodland and dry savannah that rolls down to the very edge of the giant salt pan. The floodlit waterhole is a real highlight of this camp with black rhino and huge herds of elephants often seen along with porcupines, honey badgers and even the ever elusive leopard.
o/n Halali Camp, Bush Chalet, Bed & Breakfast
Days 12 & 13
You head east once more today towards Namutoni Camp and the wildlife rich acacia woodland around Fischer’s Pan. Not only is this area home to some of Etosha’s largest lion prides, leopard sightings here are frequent, this area is home to the majority of the park’s giraffe and it is one of the best places in Africa to see the world’s smallest antelope, the diminutive Damara Dik-Dik.
o/n Namutoni Camp, Bush Chalet, Bed & Breakfast
After a final game drive you leave the peace and quiet of Etosha and head south on the tar road until you reach the gates to Okonjima. The lodge lies a further 24km into the middle of the mountains and it is here you will spend your last night searching for some of Africa’s biggest carnivores. Options include walking with wild cheetah, tracking leopard, hyena and wild dog from an open vehicle with the aid of a telemetry and visiting the Africat Foundation. With its magnificent rooms, excellent cuisine and genuine conservation story, Okonjima is always a highlight of any trip to Namibia.
o/n Okonjima Bush Camp – full board including activities
Day 15 – Home
After a final morning trail or a well deserved lie in you have a three and a half hour drive back to Windhoek where you’ll drop off your 4×4 at the airport in time for your flight back to the UK
o/n 36,000 feet
Total cost: Low season: £poa. and high season: £poa. per person, based on 2 people sharing, excluding flights (2016 prices )
Included: 4×4 vehicle / all accommodation as described above / meals as per itinerary / A copy of A Photographers Guide to Etosha National Park / full organisation, advice and support for your tour
Excluded: Flights / Fuel / meals unless included in itinerary / National Park fees of circa £10.00 per adult per day / items of a personal nature
Please remember that if you would prefer to do this tour with a personal guide, then please contact us to discuss details. Our fully trained and experienced guides will be happy to guide you through this wonderful country that is Namibia. With specially converted 4×4 safari vehicles with poop roof and ten fully opening windows, they will guide you into position for that uninterrupted view to take the photographs that you have always wanted.