After a romantic night in the capital city, start your adventure by heading north to Okanjima. Get up close and personal with rehabilitated cheetah and leopard and learn the ancient art of animal tracking from San Bushmen before continuing north to Etosha National Park, one of the largest game reserves in Africa. In the dry season, the many waterholes act as magnets to huge congregations of game animals– and of course the predators that follow them! Continue towards the coast, entering the culturally rich and mountainous Damaraland region.

Visit the Petrified Forest and San rock etchings at the Twyfelfontien World Heritage Site. Head west to the coastal town of Swakopmund, its colourful Germanic buildings an architectural throw-back to colonial times. Get your adrenaline pumping on the dunes with a sky-dive, sand-board or quad-bike, or take a relaxing boat cruise to explore the coastal wildlife. Continue your journey east into the Namib Desert. From your luxury lodge pay a visit to the iconic Sossusvlei and Deadvlei pans before relaxing under one of the most spectacular starscapes in the world. Circling back north spend a final evening in a private thatched chalet in Gocheganas Nature Reserve before returning to Windhoek and your onward flight home.

 

 

 

Highlights

  • Okonjima
  • Etosha National Park
  • Damaraland
  • Swakopmund
  • Sesriem
  • Sossusvlei

Full Day by Day Itinerary

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Day 1: Sunset over the city

Windhoek

All clients will also receive their own wedding gift pageon our website where friends & family can buy honeymoon gifts online.

Choose from ballooning over the Namib Desert, luxury room upgrades, intimate dinners, adventure activities or simply a donation towards the cost of your holiday.

Land at Windhoek International Airport today where you will be met by our transfer driver holding a sign in the arrivals hall who will escort you to the city centre and on to The Olive Exclusive.

The Olive Exclusive is an upmarket boutique hotel situated in a quiet and area of Windhoek. This exciting lodge comprises just 7 luxury suites, equipped with all the luxuries you would expect including satellite TV, iPod docking stations, air conditioning, exclusive body products, free WiFi and a mini-bar (with complimentary Amarula & sherry).

All suites have access to the communal pool while the premier suites also have their own private plunge pool.

The Olive Exclusive offers its own private fine dining restaurant, alternatively guests will also be able to enjoy in-room dinner service. A wellness centre is located in the adjoining Olive Grove property. Breakfast included.

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Day 2-3: Close encounter with Cheetahs

Okonjima

Depart Windhoek this morning and drive northwards to Okonjima Lodge, situated just south of Otjiwarongo and around 3.5 hours from Windhoek.

This lodge is located on the same concession area as the Africat Foundation, a charitable organization committed to the conservation of Namibia’s big cat populations.

You will find out more about the work of Africat during the inclusive afternoon and morning drives where you will perhaps have the chance to see leopard, cheetah, and lion. Okonjima Lodge offers luxurious and friendly accommodation in beautiful surroundings.

As you are staying for two nights and all meals and activities are included

Destination: Namibia
Accommodation: Okonjima Bush Suite
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Day 4-5: Wildlife encounters

Etosha National Park

Plains Camp is the flagship lodge within the Onguma concession area.

The camp has been built on the edge of Fishers Pan, a vast open plain which brings to mind the wide open savannah of East Africa and is part of the great Etosha pan.

From this perfect vantage point guests can sit and contemplate the beautiful scenery and hopefully see some of the many species which are found inside Etosha.

Each mini-suite has a double bedroom and dressing room area, all open plan and equipped with a bar fridge, telephone and air conditioning. The spacious bathroom has both an indoor and outdoor shower and wooden decks lead you from the room to the sun loungers outside. The bird life in this area is outstanding with over 300 species having been recorded.

The farm is also home to the largest breeding colony of white-backed vulture in Namibia. Optional activities include early morning and late afternoon game drives within the Onguma Concession as well as inside Etosha National Park, and also night drives on the concession area.

Dinner & breakfast on Day 4 and all meals & activities included on Day 5.

Accommodation: Onguma Campsite
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Day 6: Iconic landscapes

Etosha National Park

Today you will be driving slowly through the Park to Okaukuejo. Okaukuejo was the first tourist camp to open in Etosha and it currently functions as the administrative hub of the park, and home of the Etosha Ecological Institute.

It is situated at the western end of the pan, and about 120km north of Outjo. The Okaukuejo waterhole is often voted as the best of all the rest camp waterholes and enjoys an amazing array of wildlife.

Animals that come appear to be oblivious of the camp – unaware of the bright lights or the people sitting on benches just behind the low stone wall. The light doesn’t penetrate into the surrounding bush. It creates something of a stage – with the water at its centre – focusing the attention on the animals that come to drink.

During the dry season, you’re bound to see something of interest by just sitting here for a few hours in the evening – so bring a couple of drinks, binoculars, and some warm clothes to settle down and wait. Among the regulars are elephants and jackals, while lion and black rhino often visit in the dry season. Dinner & Breakfast included.

Accommodation: Okaukuejo Resort
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Day 6: Rock art adventure

Damaraland

A representative of the camp will meet you at the main gate at either 14h00 or 17h00 to transfer you by 4×4 vehicle to the lodge.

The highlights of this beautiful area include the rock art site of Twyfelfontein, thne Burt Mountain and the Petrified Forest collection of ancient, fossilised gymnosperm trees.

Damaraland luxury camp is set in its own 80,000 hectare reserve, often regarded as one of the most successful eco-tourism project in Namibia. Situated on the dry Huab River, it is one of the best places to spot the rare Desert Elephant, with 80% of guests who stay two nights being lucky enough to enjoy a sighting. It is also home to the occasional lion and cheetah and a multitude of antelope and rare birds.
The lodge has a bar and restaurant situated under canvas with an outside boma eating area and open fire area with stunning views along the valley and boulder strewn plains.

The camp also has a natural rock swimming pool, perfect for relaxing between game drives and walks. Accommodation is provided in ten luxury en-suite tents. Dinner & breakfast included on Day 7 and all meals & activities included on Day 8.

Destination: Damaraland
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Day 9-11: Coastal wildlife and dunes

Swakopmund

This new addition to Swakopmund opened in October 2009 and consists of 21 beautifully decorated rooms. You will stay in the beautiful Honeymoon Suite. The terrace is the perfect spot for sundown drinks.

The hotel is perfectly positioned, just two minutes from the main beach area, & the centre of town, making it ideal for exploring this quaint old resort town on foot.
Swakopmund itself is a fascinating and intriguing resort town, complete with German half wooden architecture, monuments, historic buildings, well maintained gardens and palm lined avenues, coffee bars and great seafood restaurants.

In addition, there are many adventure activities such as sand boarding, tandem parachuting, fishing & quad biking which can be arranged prior to arrival.

We can also recommend some excellent day trips including the marine sanctuary of Sandwich Harbour, a unique environment comprising towering dunes, a freshwater lagoon and the wild Atlantic Ocean. Alternatively, a half day boat cruise from Walvis Bay may offer the opportunity to see dolphins, fur seals and many species of marine birds.

Each room is equipped with tea & coffee station, satellite TV (there is also a DVD channel), air conditioning, phone, mini bar, balcony and large en-suite bathroom. The hotel also offers conference facilities and a full restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining. Alternatively, it is located just a short walk from the Tug, as well as many of the other restaurants in town. Breakfast included.

Destination: Swakopmund
Accommodation: Hotel Zum Kaiser
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Day 12-13: Desert vistas and starscapes

Sesriem

Arrive at the luxurious Sossusvlei Desert (formerly Mountain) Lodge and relax this afternoon around the beautiful pool or in your suites. This unique lodge is situated on the NamibRand Nature Reserve and each suite boasts an endless view across the magnificent desert.

The bar & restaurant are joined to a lounge and reading area, and the excellent cuisine is perfectly complemented by one of the many superb wines stocked in the wine cellar. Each suite boasts inside and outdoor showers, a lounge area with CD player and a skylight above the bed for midnight star gazing.

Inclusive activities here take the form of nature drives within the NamibRand Conservancy, quad biking for the more adventurous and an early morning trip to Sossusvlei & Deadvlei to view the extensive dunes and scenery that contains the highest dunes in the world.

It is also worth taking the opportunity to enjoy the amazing night sky using the lodge computer-controlled telescope, you will be amazed at the sheer numbers visible with the lack of light pollution in the desert.

On the morning of Day 13, you can wake early and take your inclusive guided drive into the National Park area of Sesriem and onwards towards Sossusvlei, around 70km from the Park entrance.

Enjoy the amazing scenery of the desert, and maybe take a short walk to Deadvlei, a bizarre collection of ancient camelthorn trees, or climb the nearby dunes. All meals & activities included.

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Day 14-15: Thatched seclusion

Gocheganas

This beautiful lodge is located just half an hour’s drive south of Windhoek and offers the perfect place to relax and unwind at the beginning or end of your holiday in Namibia.

Accommodation is provided in spacious thatched chalets perched on the hillside overlooking the beautiful private game reserve which is home to white rhino, zebra & many antelope species. Each chalet is equipped with TV, DVD player, mini bar, phone, tea & coffee making facilities & air conditioning.
Facilities include heated indoor swimming pool, outdoor pool, small exercise gym, sauna & self-guided walking trails.

Optional early morning or late afternoon game drives can be arranged, and the on site wellness centre also offers a range of excellent optional treatments including massage, pedicures, manicures, facials, detox & spa treatments. Dinner & breakfast included.

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Day 16: Flying on!

Fly out of WIndhoek

After what we hope will have been a fantastic holiday, you will make your way to Windhoek, in time for your onward flight.

Destination: Windhoek

Included

  • Transfer as per the itinerary
  • Zero excess 4×4 air-conditioned Toyota Hilux vehicle hire
  • Accommodation in luxury lodges, chalets or guest houses on the meal basis stated
  • Free of charge mobile phone hire, route map & 24 hour support.

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