Private Great Namibia Expedition

Embark on an amazing safari experience as you venture through the breathtaking landscapes of Namibia. Begin your journey in Windhoek, the capital city, located in the heart of the country. From there, immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of Sossusvlei, where vast dunes stretch as far as the eye can see. Witness the mesmerizing colors of the desert as you explore this unique and untouched wilderness.

Continue your adventure to Damaraland, a region known for its desert elephants. Marvel at these majestic creatures as they roam freely in their natural habitat. Discover the ancient petroglyphs of Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and gain insight into the rich cultural history of the area.

Immerse yourself in the traditional way of life as you visit the Otjikandero Himba village. Interact with the Himba people, known for their distinctive red ochre-covered skin and intricate hairstyles. Learn about their customs, traditions, and the challenges they face in preserving their unique heritage.

Journey to the historic coastal town of Swakopmund, where the desert meets the sea. Explore the charming streets lined with colonial architecture and indulge in a variety of adventure activities, such as sandboarding or quad biking. Take in the refreshing ocean breeze as you stroll along the picturesque coastline.

Conclude your safari with game drives in the private Etosha National Park, renowned for its abundant wildlife. Encounter a diverse range of animals, including lions, elephants, giraffes, and zebras, as you traverse the vast plains of this iconic park. Capture unforgettable moments and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Embarking on this amazing safari will not only allow you to witness the natural wonders of Namibia but also contribute to the conservation efforts of the country. With a professional and knowledgeable team guiding you every step of the way, you can rest assured that your safari experience will be both educational and unforgettable.

Day 1: Arrive Windhoek Namibia 

Upon your arrival at Windhoek Airport, our team will be there to greet you and ensure a smooth transfer to your accommodation. After settling in, you will have the opportunity to embark on a guided tour of Windhoek city's historical sites from 12pm to 4pm. Our knowledgeable guide will provide fascinating insights into the rich history and cultural heritage of this vibrant city.

In the evening, we invite you to join us at the lodge at 18h00 for a pre-departure meeting. This will be a chance for you to meet your guide and the rest of your group, as well as to discuss the exciting adventure that awaits you on our amazing safari.

Throughout your journey, our professional team will be dedicated to ensuring your comfort and satisfaction. We strive to provide a seamless and unforgettable experience, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the wonders of Namibia's wildlife and landscapes.

Join us on this incredible safari and let us take care of all the details, leaving you free to relax and enjoy the beauty of this remarkable country.

Overnight: Windhoek Country Club

Meals & Drinks: BB

Day 2: Drive to Sossusvlei, Namibia

Join us on an unforgettable tour as we embark on a journey to explore the remarkable Namib Naukluft National Park. Our adventure begins with a delicious breakfast at 6:30 am, followed by our departure at 8 am as we head south.

As we make our way towards the Namib Naukluft National Park, get ready to witness the awe-inspiring beauty of the oldest desert in the world. This park is home to a mesmerizing landscape that has been shaped over millions of years, creating a truly unique and captivating experience for all.

For the next two nights, we will be staying in comfortable accommodations within the park, allowing us to fully immerse ourselves in the breathtaking surroundings. Prepare to be amazed by the vastness and tranquility of this remarkable desert.

At 4 pm, we will embark on a drive to explore the magnificent Sesriem Canyon. Carved millions of years ago by the Tsauchab River, this natural wonder offers a glimpse into the geological history of the region. Marvel at the towering walls and intricate rock formations as we delve into the depths of this ancient marvel.

Join us on this professionally guided tour as we uncover the secrets of the Namib Naukluft National Park and Sesriem Canyon. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the oldest desert in the world and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Overnight: Sossusvlei Taleni Lodge

Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Day 3: Sossusvlei Dunes, Deadvlei & Sesriem Canyon

Embark on an unforgettable tour and experience the mesmerizing beauty of the desert. From the captivating clay pan that rarely fills with water to the awe-inspiring terracotta sand dunes that reach heights of nearly 1,000 feet, this journey promises to leave you in awe.

Start your day early with a guided nature drive, as you venture towards the ancient Rivers that lead to the magnificent dunes. Witness the untouched beauty of the desert firsthand, as the golden rays of the morning sun illuminate the landscape. Immerse yourself in the serene surroundings and marvel at the vastness of the desert.

After an exhilarating morning, return to camp for a leisurely afternoon. Take this time to relax and rejuvenate, allowing the tranquility of the desert to wash over you. Reflect on the wonders you have witnessed and let the peacefulness of the surroundings envelop you.

For the ultimate desert experience, rise before dawn and set out to explore the Sossusvlei area. This unique salt and clay pan is a sight to behold, with its contrasting colors and surreal landscapes. As the first light of the day breaks through the horizon, you will be treated to a truly magical experience.

Throughout your tour, our professional guides will ensure that you have a safe and enriching experience. They will share their knowledge and insights about the desert, allowing you to gain a deeper understanding of this extraordinary ecosystem.

Join us on this unforgettable tour and let the desert captivate your senses. Immerse yourself in its beauty, from the clay pan to the towering sand dunes, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Overnight: Sossusvlei Taleni Lodge

Meals & Drinks: all meals included

 

Day 4: Namib desert to Swakopmund

Today, embark on an incredible journey as you drive through the breathtaking Kuiseb Canyon towards the vibrant town of Swakopmund. This lively resort town is nestled between the majestic Atlantic Ocean and the captivating Namib Desert, offering a truly unique and unforgettable experience.

As you make your way, a delicious packed lunch will be provided, ensuring that you have the energy to fully enjoy the day's adventures. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to stop and explore the charming coastal town of Walvis Bay, known for its picturesque landscapes and diverse marine life.

Upon arriving in Swakopmund, you will be greeted by its welcoming atmosphere and enchanting seaside promenades. The town's colonial-era architecture adds a touch of charm to its vibrant streets, creating a captivating blend of old-world charm and modern excitement.

Swakopmund is renowned as the adventure sports capital of Namibia, offering a wide range of thrilling activities for adrenaline enthusiasts. From sandboarding down towering dunes to quad biking through the vast desert, there is no shortage of heart-pounding experiences to indulge in.

In addition to its exhilarating adventures, Swakopmund also boasts stunning sandy beaches, perfect for leisurely strolls or simply basking in the tranquility of the ocean breeze. Take a moment to relax and soak in the natural beauty that surrounds you.

As the day comes to a close, indulge in a delightful dinner, savoring the flavors of Namibian cuisine. Reflect on the incredible experiences you have had throughout the day, knowing that tomorrow holds even more amazing expeditions.

Overnight: The Delight Hotel

Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Day 5: Swakopmund Activities

Embarked on a thrilling adventure this morning, navigating the arid desert dunes in a robust 4x4 vehicle. In this seemingly barren landscape, discover a hidden world teeming with geckos, chameleons, sand-diving lizards, and elusive scorpions. Your journey is not only a visual spectacle but an educational experience as knowledgeable guides share insights about the unique plant life and minerals that define this remarkable terrain. Zooming through the dunes from the scenic eastern side to the rugged beauty of the Atlantic Coast on the west, the contrasts are truly mesmerizing.

As the day unfolds, the afternoon invites leisure in the charming town of Swakopmund. Alternatively, seize the opportunity to delve into the heart of Namibian culture with the optional Mondesa Township Tour, providing a glimpse into the everyday life of a typical Namibian township.

As the evening descends, savor a delightful dinner at a local restaurant, rounding off a day filled with exploration, cultural immersion, and the wonders of the Namibian landscape.

Optional: Mondesa Township Tour

Overnight: The Delight Hotel

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast

Day 6: Damaraland Expeditions

After a leisurely morning soaking in the coastal charm of Swakopmund, set out on a scenic drive to Damaraland,* a region renowned for its breathtaking landscapes. This area unfolds as one of Namibia's most picturesque, characterized by wind-eroded mountains, expansive gravel plains, dry valleys, and a stark desert panorama. The wilderness is adorned with unique succulent plants, thriving on the moisture carried by Atlantic mists.

As the day progresses, arrive at your lodge in the afternoon, where you can choose to unwind at your leisure or opt for the exciting Desert Elephant Safari. Embark on a safari to encounter the remarkable Namib desert elephants in their natural habitat. From the comfort of your lodge, marvel at the vast expanse of the desert and relish in the tranquility as you enjoy a traditional sundowner while witnessing the captivating sunset. The evening concludes with a delightful dinner at the lodge, creating a perfect harmony of nature, wildlife, and culinary experiences.

Optional: Desert Elephant Safari

Overnight: Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Damaraland Expeditions - Search for Desert Elephants

Embark on nature drives in search of desert elephants, which have adapted to this harsh region. They tend to roam around the dry riverbed and may be seen standing on their back legs, trying to snatch the very last leaf with their trunks. You may also take a guided walking safari, keeping watch for gemsboks, greater kudus and springboks.

Twyfelfontein Excursion

This afternoon we will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein. These remarkable petroglyphs of wild animals, including rhinos, elephants, giraffes and zebras, were created over 2,000 years ago by ancient hunter-gatherers. Continue to the Organ Pipes, a distinctive section of geometric rock pillars formed by natural erosion. This afternoon, visit the Damara Living Museum to gain insight into one of the oldest traditional nations in Namibia, followed by dinner at the lodge

Overnight: Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Meals & Drinks: all meals included

Day 8: Etosha National Park

Explore the vibrant culture of the Himba tribe in the morning, witnessing their colorful attire and engaging in rituals like the milking ceremony and smoke bath. Journey through the striking landscapes of Damaraland, characterized by desert plains, amber mountains, and ancient rock art. Drive to Etosha National Park*, a wildlife haven centered around the expansive Etosha Pan. Marvel at incredible wildlife sightings, including flamingos attracted by the blue-green algae. After a box lunch en route, join a late afternoon game drive to observe the park's perennial springs and waterholes, supporting a diverse range of wildlife in this predominantly desert environment.

*Note: Today's route from Damaraland to Etosha National Park covers a considerable distance.

Overnight: Etosha National Park (West)

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 9: Etosha Safaris

Explore the Okaukuejo area of Etosha National Park with a game drive in an open 4×4 safari vehicle, tracking the lions, elephants, cheetahs, gemsbok, springbok and hartebeest that frequent the park’s many watering holes. After nightfall, set out on a nocturnal game drive or walk as the reserve’s predators amble out to hunt.

Western Etosha National Park

Start your day with the early light, venturing out to explore the numerous water holes surrounding the vast salt pan of Etosha. Witness the diverse wildlife that thrives in this unique ecosystem, with over 114 species of mammals, including the rare black-faced impala, and a remarkable 340 species of birds. Encounter the world's largest bird, the ostrich, and the kori bustard, the heaviest flying bird on Earth.

Embark on a full-day game drive, scanning the expansive open plains for the sleek cheetahs, lions basking in the sun, and the graceful movements of springbok and striking gemsbok. As the day unfolds with remarkable wildlife sightings, unwind in the evening and relish a delightful dinner at the lodge, reflecting on the wonders of Etosha National Park.

Overnight: Etosha National Park (West)

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 10: Local market visit

Indulge in a leisurely breakfast and explore optional extra activities at your own pace. Later in the day, journey back to Windhoek, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel. Before bidding farewell to Namibia, make a stop at Okahandja market for a souvenir shopping experience. Consider ending your Namibian adventure with an optional farewell dinner at Joe's Beerhouse, creating lasting memories of your time in this captivating land.

Overnight: Windhoek Country Club

Rooms: Standard Rooms

Meals & Drinks: all meals included

Day 11:Departure

After a hearty breakfast, it's time to transfer to Windhoek's airport for your flight to Johannesburg. From there, you'll seamlessly connect to your departure flight. Keep in mind to choose flights that take off no earlier than 7 PM to ensure a smooth transition and allow ample time for your journey home.

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast

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