• Swakopmund • Damaraland • Etosha •

Stunning Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world, after the Grand Canyon – it is 161km long, up to 27km wide and 550m deep, formed about 500 million years ago.

The San Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert, are considered Namibia’s first people. They traditionally followed the migratory patterns of the animals and still have no homeland. They speak a clicking language.
Itinerary available in reverse.
Day 1 - Arrive Windhoek / Kalahari
On arrival at Windhoek International Airport, collect your hired car and travel to Gochas. The red sand dunes of the Kalahari form a great contrast to the white lime stone of the hollow that the Auob River carved into the landscape when it was still flowing. Here the plant life has adapted to the harsh conditionsof the Kalahari.
Day 2 - Kalahari
Discover the surrounding area on foot, go on a scenic game drive or take a sundowner drive in this unique Kalahari landscape. Within the area you will see various antelope, smaller mammals, giraffe and a variety of birds.
Day 3 - Kalahari / Fish River Canyon
Head southwards today to the Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world. Absolutely magnificent and breath-taking in its immensity, the canyon is 161km long, 27km wide and about 500m deep. Fish River Canyon is so vast that your eyes cannot cope with the full view all at once. At the northern end of the gorge are amazing viewpoints.
Day 4 - Fish River Canyon / Luderitz
Drive via Aus through the barren expanses of the prohibited diamond area to Lüderitz, the first European settlement dating back to the mid 1800’s. Visit a ghost town just outside of Lüderitz. This hazy Atlantic coast town has immense appeal for its barren beauty and solitude.

The former diamond boom town of Kolmanskop, finally deserted in 1956, is now a ghost Town and lies crumbling in the desert 15km inland of Luderitz, gradually being weathered by the wind and buried in sands. It is a fascinating place to visit, offering as it does a glimpse into an exciting part of Namibia’s history.
Day 5 - Luderitz / Sossusvlei
This morning make your way to Sossusvlei, Namibia’s famous highlight in the heart of the Namib Desert, a huge pan enclosed by giant sand dunes. Some of the spectacular hills of sand are at a height of 300 metres, the highest in the world.
Day 6 - Sossusvlei
The best time to view Sossusvlei is at sunrise when the colours are strong and constantly changing, allowing for wonderful photographic opportunities. The climb to the top of one of the dunes can be gruelling under the heat of the sun and the ever-shifting sand under your feet, but it is worth it for the magnificent views.
Day 7 - Sossusvlei / Depart Windhoek or Swakopmund
Depart for Windhoek or Swakopmund, where your desert exploration ends.

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priced from  6 180.00 ZAR PPS
Prices are subject to change and are an indication only. For a fully inclusive rate, please contact Discovering Africa.
2 Nights Swakopmund.
2 Nights Damaraland.
2 Nights Etosha National Park
The price does not include car hire and entrance fees unless specified.
Daily on request