Windhoek • Etosha • Damaraland • Swakopmund • Sossusvlei • Windhoek

11
Days
Etosha – translated as ‘the place of dry water’ – is a celebrated wildlife reserve in a dreamy, desert-like environment.
View wildlife in the Etosha National Park. Interact with a small community of the iconic Himba Tribe. See the impressive bushman paintings in Damaraland. Explore the quaint seaside town of Swakopmund. Be amazed by the highest sand dunes in the world, at Sossusvlei.
Itinerary is subject to change.
Day
1
(Mon) Windhoek
On arrival at Windhoek Airport you will be met by a Thompsons Africa Representative and transferred to your hotel with the remainder of your afternoon at leisure.
Accommodation: Safari Court Hotel or similar
Day
2
(Tue) Windhoek-Etosha National Park (BB,D)
Depart Windhoek and head north via Okahandja, for a visit to a local market, to shop for wood carvings and curios. We arrive at our lodge late this afternoon.
Accommodation: Etosha - Rest Camp or similar
Day
3
(Wed) Etosha National Park (BB,D)
Today we will spend a full day in this world-class game park, visiting a number of waterholes to observe the wildlife. Etosha, translated, means ‘The place of dry water’ and here we get our first view of the magnificent pan.
Accommodation: Etosha Rest Camp or similar
Day
4
(Thur) Etosha National Park (BB,D)
We spend another day in Etosha’s unique desert landscape searching out for amongst other animals it’s large population of elephants and marvelling at its prolific bird life. Our accommodation tonight is located just outside the reserve.
Accommodation: Etosha Safari Lodge or similar
Day
5
(Fri) Damaraland (BB,D)
We rise early this morning for a day which is sure to prove most memorable. With their intricate hairstyles and traditional adornments, the Himba are one of Namibia’s most distinctive tribes. We spend time with these proud people, learning about their captivating heritage and special way of life. From the small settlement near Kamanjab we then head via Khorixas, the capital of the Damaraland region to arrive at our lodge at mid afternoon.
Accommodation: Damara Mopane Lodge or similar
Day
6
(Sat) Damaraland (B,BD)
An early start to see the highlights of Damaraland - one of the last true wilderness areas in Africa. We pass through scenic landscapes en route to the Petrified Forest. We visit the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein, the fascinating geological features such as the Organ Pipes and Burnt Mountain. Afternoon at leisure.
Accommodation: Damara Mopane Lodge or similar
Day
7
(Sun) Swakopmund (BB)
We continue via Henties Bay to the charming coastal resort of Swakopmund. Spend the remainder of the afternoon at leisure, with options including a visit to the museum, the aquarium, the crystal gallery, or simply to just explore the town.
Accommodation: The Beach Hotel or similar
Day
8
(Mon) Swakopmund (BB)
Today is at leisure to explore further this charming town. Maybe indulge in a harbour cruise or do a Scenic flight, or perhaps one of the numerous adventure activities on offer.
Accommodation: The Beach Hotel or similar
Day
9
(Tue) Sossusvlei (BB,D)
This morning we visit some of the regions natural wonders such as the ancient Welwitschia Mirabilis and the Moon Landscape before continuing to the edges of the Namib Desert and then proceed through the southern region of the Namib Naukluft Park , the Kuiseb Canyon, and the Gaub Pass before we reach our accommodation.
Accommodation: Namib Desert Lodge or similar
Day
10
(Wed) Sossusvlei (BB,D)
We visit the spectacular dunes at Sossusvlei , reputedly the highest dunes in the world. Energetic guests may choose to climb to the top of the dunes, before returning to our lodge.
Accommodation: Namib Desert Lodge or similar
Day
11
(Thur) Sossusvlei – Windhoek (BB)
This morning we have a leisurely start and drive through
the scenic Spreetshoogte Pass (road conditions permitting) on to Windhoek. You arrive at your Windhoek city hotel at approximately 13h30, alternatively you can be dropped off at the Windhoek International Airport by 14h30.


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Includes
Dining Inclusions
10 Breakfasts. 7 Dinners.

Plus
Hotel porterage included. Namibian Wildlife Resorts Conservation Levy included.

Please Note
Tour starts from Windhoek city hotels and ends back at Windhoek city hotels with a drop off at Windhoek International Airport by 14h30.
This tour is operated in English only.
Departure Dates 2016

15 Feb 
14 Mar 
11 Apr 16 May 
13 Jun 
11 Jul 
15 Aug 
05, 19 Sept 
17 Oct 
14 Nov


Please Note:
This tour is also available as a 8 Night / 9 Day option which ends on Day 9 with a drop off in Windhoek late morning, called the Etosha, Damaraland and Swakopmund Highlights Tour. This tour is operated in English only.