|Safari Name||9-Days Best of Namibia Desert Safar|
Days 1 & 2 : Sossusvlei
It’s up early for your light aircraft flight to Sossusvlei from Namibia’s capital city of Windhoek. This afternoon, we’re going to be treated to an aerial view of the iconic dunes of Sossusvlei, but we’ll be back there early tomorrow morning – the best time – for a guided nature walk. World-famous Sossusvlei is an enormous clay plan, flanked by the famous sand dunes that stand out starkly against the blue sky and flush red in the early morning sun. These towering dunes have developed over millions of years, the wind continuously transforming the contours of this sea of red sand. The ‘vlei’ itself only fills after rare, heavy rainfalls when, in a complete turnaround, it becomes a spectacular turquoise lake.
Days 3 and 4 : Swakopmund
Today, we take to the skies. We soar over the dunes of the Namib desert and Sossusvlei, continuing westward to the Atlantic Coast to the quaint seaside village of Swakopmund. We’ve two nights here so, as a suggestion, get your tickets for a dolphin cruise in Walvis Bay and get up close and personal with the birds, seal colonies and numerous dolphins that inhabit this area.
Days 5 and 6 : Damaraland
Our air transfer this morning is a wonderful visual tour from on high, of the legendary Skeleton Coast, affording awe-inspiring bird’seye vistas of this desolate landscape with its array of ship wrecks. From there, we turn inland to the rocky arid desertof Damaraland, home to the unique desert-adapted elephant. We follow the line of the Skeleton Coast, and if luck’s on our side, enjoy extraordinary aerial views of elephant, gemsbok, springbok and, occasionally, a glimpse of the endangered black rhino.
Days 7 and 8: Etosha
And then it’s destination Etosha, Namibia’s premier wildlife destination. We fly there by light aircraft for our two-night stay, and after settling in to our accommodation, set out to explore this strangely bleak wilderness, teeming with wildlife. In the dry season, large herds congregate around the waterholes, while in the summer, sporadic rainfall produces a profusion of new life. Game viewing in this wild, often startlingly beautiful barren region is world renowned, and you won’t be disappointed. In the heart of the Park, is the shimmering Etosha Pan, a shallow depression which fills with water in the rainy season. Mirages, glittering salt deposits, Big Five wildlife…all wonderful material for photographs and memories.
Day 9: Depart
Say farewell to the adventure as we return by light aircraft to Windhoek, arriving at approximately 4pm in the afternoon.
Activities/services included in the cost:
• Arrival and departure airport transfer. • Accommodation as per the itinerary.
• Accommodation in the National Parks is based on Full Board
• Road transportation in custom made safari vehicles.
• Exclusive private vehicle and driver-guide throughout the safari
• Game dives as per the itinerary
• Park and game reserve entrance fees
• English Driver guides available for the safari
• Our 24hours support throughout the safari
Activities/services excluded in the cost:
• All International Flights/local Flights + Taxes
• Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance
• Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program
• Flying option available for certain safaris at an extra cost
• Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks, Tips etc
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With its wide-open spaces of the Namib desert, the huge sand dunes at Sossusvlei, the desert elephant and rhino that may be seen in the Damaraland area, Namibia possesses some of the most stunning landscapes in Africa and is home to greatest road adventures in Africa. Natural wonders such as that mighty gash in the earth at Fish River Canyon and the wildlife utopia of Etosha National Park enthrall, but it’s the lonely desert roads where mighty slabs of granite rise out of swirling desert sands that will sear themselves in your mind. It’s like a coffee-table book come to life as sand dunes in the world’s oldest desert meet the crashing rollers along the wild Atlantic coast. Among all this is a German legacy evident in the cuisine and art nouveau architecture, and in festivals such as Windhoek’s legendary Oktoberfest.
Namibia boasts remarkable natural attractions such as the Namib desert, the Fish River Canyon Park, Etosha National Park and the Kalahari desert. Its people speak nine different languages, including some of the Khoisan languages which include the ‘clicks’ that present an enigma to most native English-speakers. Namibia produces some of the world’s highest quality diamonds.
Previously known as South West Africa, Namibia is bordered by South Africa in the south, Angola and Zambia in the north and Botswana and Zimbabwe in the east. The country is demarcated into 14 regions, namely the Zambezi, Kavango East, Kavango West, Kunene, Omusati, Ohangwena, Oshana and Oshikoto regions in the north, the Omaheke. As Namibia is such a vast country, it makes sense to travel via scheduled air charters if possible.
Namibia’s Tourist Attractions
Namibia boasts remarkable natural attractions such as the Namib desert, the Fish River Canyon Park, Etosha National Park, the Kalahari desert, the huge sand dunes at Sossusvlei, the desert elephant and rhino that may be seen in the Damaraland area. Natural wonders such as that mighty gash in the earth at Fish River Canyon and the wildlife utopia of Etosha National Park enthrall, but it’s the lonely desert roads where mighty slabs of granite rise out of swirling desert sands that will sear themselves in your mind.