Summary

from NAD 154,702.00 Per Person Sharing13 Days

After a night in the capital city, start your adventure by driving south to the wildlife-rich red dunes of the Kalahari. Continue on wards to the Fish River Canyon & spend the next few days exploring this geological masterpiece. Your journey will then head west to the Namib Rand Nature Reserve, visiting the iconic Sossusvlei pan & relaxing under one of the most spectacular starscapes in the world.

The end of the this adventure is now nearing but you will have one last stop in the center of the country. Spend your last nights relaxing in the Zannier Reserve, just outside of Windhoek before flying home.

Highlights

  • Kalahari Desert
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Aus
  • Sesriem & Sossusvlei

Full Day by Day Itinerary

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Day 1: A night in the City

Windhoek

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 onto Am Weinberg Hotel. Your vehicle will be delivered later in the day.

The Am Weinberg Estate’s Boutique Hotel provides all of the exclusivity and privacy you might expect from this prestigious Estate – making it the perfect retreat when travelling on vacation or business. The elegant 41-bedroom hotel wraps around a heritage building, creating an inviting courtyard. This design complements its historic character, while modern amenities ensure the utmost comfort. Aside from the location and spectacular views, hotel guests also have access to facilities including the Estate’s Soulstice Day Spa, Be Hair Salon,  five upmarket restaurants and the Conference Centre.

 

Destination: Namibia
Accommodation: Am Weinberg
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Day 2 & 3: The rolling dunes of the Kalahari

Kalahari Desert

Located on the edge of the Kalahari Desert and surrounded by rolling red dunes, Kalahari Red Dunes offers a very different desert experience to the more well-known Namib Desert.

The Kalahari is not officially categorised as a desert but is rather a savannah environment of wide open grasslands and stunted acacias.

As such, it is home to many interesting wildlife species including meerkat (suricate), porcupine, bat-eared fox, oryx, ostrich, wildebeest and zebra.

Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge lies on the banks of a vlei and is surrounded by some of the most beautiful sand dunes of the Kalahari.

Early morning and sundowner game drives are offered, as well as hiking trails on a well-developed network of paths. Choose from one hour walks to full day excursions. Guided options are also available. Of special interest here is an optional visit to the devil’s claw plantation combined with a slide show and further information about the conservation of this specific endangered plant for medicinal purposes.

Destination: Namibia
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Day 4 & 5: The geographical wonders of the Fish River Canyon

Fish River Canyon

Three hundred million years of geological wonder lie below Fish River Lodge, the only lodge perched directly on the rim of the Fish River Canyon, the world’s second largest canyon.

From the comfort of your bed, you can enjoy spectacular views of the Canyon from sunrise to sunset.

A visit to Fish River Lodge can be as adventurous or as tranquil as you like. For the more energetic, there are long walks along the rim of the Canyon and sundowner trails where you can watch the sun set whilst sipping a glass of champagne.

The qualified guides can take you on an optional excursion hiking down into the heart of the Canyon or serve lunch at a permanent waterhole on the Fish River. Dinner & breakfast included.

Destination: Namibia
Accommodation: Fish River Lodge
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Day 6 & 7: The rich history of the Namib Desert

Klein-Aus Vista

Klein Aus is a beautifully positioned private farm located on the edge of the Namib Desert with spectacular views from the boulder strewn hillsides across wide open plains.

Eagle’s Nest is set at the foot of the Aus mountains, 7km away from the reception and restaurant complex and yet easily accessible by sedan car in 10 minutes. Each chalet also has an equipped kitchenette, so guests are welcome to take a dinner pack and eat in their chalet, soaking up the desert atmosphere if they prefer.

There are self-guided walks that can be taken on the farm as well as optional nature drives to view the Namib wild horses, or you may decide to just relax in the peaceful surroundings.

You may like to drive to Luderitz on day 6 where you could enjoy an optional boat cruise (this can be booked through Luderitz Tours & Safaris who have an office on the high street), or a drive out to Diaz Point where you may see some of the many bird species that can be found here.

Nearby is the ghost town of Kolmanskop, abandoned to the desert when the diamond mining became unfeasible in this area. Dinner & breakfast included.

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Day 8-10: Experience the peace

NamibRand Game Reserve

Your drive today will take you through some rugged and beautiful scenery, from open gravel plains to mountain ranges.

One of the most pristine areas on Earth, the Namib Desert is a world of vast spaces, endless horizons, dramatic landscapes and jagged mountain heights. Cradled against the ancient mountains, andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is renowned for its luxurious accommodation overlooking the starkly beautiful Namib Desert. Designed to capture the splendour and solitude of the desert, just ten stone and glass suites spread out along the curve of the escarpment, allowing absolute privacy.

The fully inclusive rate includes three meals per day, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas & coffees, refreshments on scenic nature drives, laundry, fatbiking, safari activities, guided nature walks and quad bike excursions in the NamibRand Nature Reserve, stargazing with the lodge astronomer, airstrip transfers if applicable, and one Sossusvlei excursion per stay.

Destination: Namibia
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Day 11 & 12: Time to Reflect

Zannier Reserve

Today your drive will head back up to the centre of Windhoek to the Zannier Reserve, just outside of the city.

Omaanda, meaning rhinoceros in Oshiwambo, is a five-star lodge set within the Zannier Reserve by N/a’an ku sê, an incredible private animal conservation reserve of 9000 hectares in the countryside surrounding Windhoek. Overlooking the boundless savannah, the lodge offers 10 comfortable round thatched huts, paying tribute to the traditional architecture of Ovambo. It also features a restaurant and a cosy bar, overlooking a heated infinity pool. A spa and a boma complete the lodge facilities, offering a typically local place to meet and mingle by the fire.

Destination: Namibia
Accommodation: Omaanda
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Day 13: The end of the Journey

Fly out of Windhoek

After what we hope will have been a fantastic holiday, you will connect with your onward flight.

Destination: Namibia, Windhoek

Included

  • Transfers as stated
  • Vehicle hire, including zero excess insurance
  • Meals & Activities as stated

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