Safari2Go – 10 Day Namibian Highlights Accommodated Tour (Starts Feb 2019)

Value for Money Namibia in 10 Days

Tour overview

First Departure date for this tour is 04 February 2019. –  This exciting “value for money” 10-day tour option offers the best of Namibia. You will visit all the exciting highlights, as this safari takes you through two of Africa’s great deserts – the Kalahari and the Namib, and their dramatic desert scenery. Midway through your travels, the quaint coastal village of Swakopmund, nestled between desert and sea, guarantees to delight with its charming curio-shops, restaurants and not to be missed excursions for both the adventurer and more gentle nature lover alike. Rock engravings at Twyfelfontein and the wildlife haven of Etosha National Park complete this epic journey with ancient discoveries and unforgettable wildlife sightings to enjoy

Tour Information

Departure This tour departs on every Monday (From 4 Feb 2019) from Windhoek.
Return Windhoek
Passengers Min 2
Style Accommodated safari
Vehicle Renault Duster, 4x4 Double Cab or Sprinter. Vehicle used depends on group size.
Places Damaraland, Deadvlei, Dune 45, Etosha National Park, Kalahari area, Sossusvlei, Sesriem Canyon, Swakopmund, Twyfelfontein
Notes Scheduled Accommodated Tour.  Starting on Monday 4 February 2019.

Daily Tour Overview

Day Destinations Accommodation Meals
1 Kalahari Anib Lodge Accommodation D
2 Namib Desert Lodge Accommodation B, D
3 Namib Desert Lodge Accommodation B, D
4 The Delight Swakopmund Accommodation B
5 The Delight Swakopmund Accommodation B
6 Damara Mopane Lodge Accommodation B, D
7 Damaral Mopane Lodge Accommodation B, D
8 Etosha Safari Camp Accommodation B, D
9 Etosha Safari Camp Accommodation B, D
10 Return to Windhoek B
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, SC = Self-Categring, RO = Room Only

Daily tour description

Day 1:

Windhoek – Kalahari

Guests are picked up from their accommodation in Windhoek for the first leg of the journey. Just before Mariental, we veer eastwards into the Kalahari Desert to overnight at Kalahari Anib Lodge. The stylish, spacious and refreshing lodge is imbued with the spirit of the Kalahari with its burnished sand, ostrich eggshell light fittings and camelthorn trees.

Accommodation: Kalahari Anib Lodge
Meals: Dinner
Optional Extra Activity: Sundowner Dune Drive across the Kalahari dunes

 

Day 2:

Kalahari – Namib Desert

After a good night’s sleep and a full breakfast, it’s time for a taste of the ancient Namib Desert. The route takes you past the majestic Namib Naukluft Mountains near Büllsport before reaching the Namib with its combination of spectacular desert scenery and majestic mountains. Namib Desert Lodge is set below an impressive ridge of fossilised sand dunes, formed 20-million years ago.

The highlight of the afternoon is a drive to the crest of the fossilised dunes for a view of some of the best scenery on the planet.

Accommodation: Namib Desert Lodge
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Optional Extra Activity: Afternoon Dune Drive to a pristine spot on the crest of a fossilised dune for a view of the awe-inspiring desert landscape.

 

Day 3:

Namib Desert: Sossusvlei & Sesriem Canyon

It’s an early start today for the drive southwards to Sesriem and Sossusvlei for some of the highest sand dunes in the world and the magnificent otherworldly landscape. The vlei – or seasonal pan – fills with water in years of good rainfall when the Tsauchab River rushes through the Sesriem Canyon into the desert. The river’s flow is curtailed by the belt of apricot-coloured dunes at Sossusvlei where it eventually sinks sleepily into the sand. For most of the year, Sossusvlei is a dry pan, encircled by mighty sand dunes. The best view is from a height and it is worth a short climb up the adjacent Big Daddy dune to marvel at the desert vista.

Accommodation: Namib Desert Lodge
Meals: Brunch & Dinner

 

Day 4:

Namib Desert – Swakopmund
Enjoy a buffet breakfast at Namib Desert Lodge before the journey through the fascinating desert landscape to Swakopmund. First stop is the desert outpost of Solitaire, famous for its apple pie. The route crosses the Tropic of Capricorn, marking the sun’s turning point at 23˚ south on its annual journey through the heavens, before meandering through the Gaub and Kuiseb canyons. The cool and often misty town of Swakopmund, which lies between the crashing Atlantic Ocean and the Namib Desert, balances the day’s journey perfectly. Old German architecture, wide streets and a plethora of restaurants, coffee and curio shops make this coastal town a joy to explore. The Delight hotel is a fresh breeze in the desert, providing a delightful home for your stay in Swakopmund.
Accommodation: The Delight
Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 5:

Swakopmund
A highlight of a stay at The Delight is its scrumptious breakfast spread. Pour yourself a glass of champagne and freshly-squeezed orange juice and savour Walvis Bay oysters before heading off to explore the town. Or, choose an activity or excursion. Swakopmund is the adventure capital of Namibia and excursions range from Living Desert tours, kayaking in the Walvis Bay lagoon and dolphin cruises to sandboarding, quad-biking and skydiving. Take your pick, or just relax – ending the day in one of Swakopmund’s popular restaurants.
Accommodation: The Delight
Meals: Breakfast
Optional Extra Activities: Take a scenic flight, join a living desert tour or a dolphin cruise. Swakopmund is the activity playground of Namibia. Activities range from sky-diving and sand-boarding to the more peaceful desert trips.

 

Day 6:

Swakopmund – Damaraland 

After your day of fun and exploration, we continue northwards to Henties Bay along the coast before veering inland towards Uis and the Brandberg massif. Rock art is on the agenda today with a visit to Twyfelfontein, home to a treasure-trove of ancient rock engravings. The area was once visited by groups of hunters and gatherers, who congregated at the rock pools in the dry season. Their shamans beseeched the gods for rain, healing for their people and luck for the hunt, hammering their prayers into the sandstone rock. The dry desert environment has preserved these engravings for thousands of years. Other stops include the Organ Pipes, Burnt Mountain and Petrified Forest, testament to the Earth’s intriguing geological history. In the afternoon, it’s a pleasure to arrive at Damara Mopane lodge set in a mopane woodland, where each chalet charmingly sports its own vegetable garden.

Accommodation:  Damara Mopane Lodge

Meals:  Breakfast & dinner

Day 7:

Damaraland

Enjoy this leisurely day at Damara Mopane Lodge. Cool off in the large turquoise pool, rest and put your feet up with a favourite book. Don’t miss the afternoon walk to the sunset deck for a sundowner drink and an exceptional view of the landscape.

Accommodation:  Damara Mopane Lodge

Meals:  Breakfast & dinner

 

Day 8:

Damaraland – Etosha National Park

Today we travel into the heart of the country, Etosha National Park, via Outjo, making it in time for an afternoon game drive in the park. Experience the bounty of this wildlife haven before returning to Etosha Safari Camp for supper. This relaxed and down-to-earth camp has a quirky restaurant based on the shebeens (taverns) of old. Musicians strum guitars in the courtyard and sing local tunes while the guests relish the good fare. Tap toes and sing along at this lively, fun venue before returning by starlight to your comfortable room and the peace of an Etosha night.

Accommodation:  Etosha Safari Camp

Meals:  Breakfast & dinner

 

Day 9:

Etosha National Park

Explore Etosha and its many waterholes where the wildlife gathers to slake its thirst. Every season has its own beauty in this special conservation area. The full day drive gives you the chance to view the array of sleek African wildlife in its natural surroundings. Return in the afternoon to the friendliness of Etosha Safari Camp for your final night of the tour.

Accommodation:  Etosha Safari Camp

Meals:  Breakfast & dinner

 

Day 10:

Etosha National Park – Windhoek

Breakfast is enjoyed at the camp before the drive southwards back to Windhoek, via Okahandja’s popular woodcarver’s market. Your guide will drop you off at your chosen accommodation in the capital city or at Hosea Kutako International Airport to catch your scheduled flight.

Meals:  Breakfast

 

Tour dates

Every Monday from Windhoek.  (Departures starts on Monday 4 February 2019)

Price

Price per person starting from $26270

Per Person Sharing

$ 1915 Single Room Supplement

04 Feb 2019 – 30 June 2019

High Season

01 July 2019 – 31 October 2019

$ 31265  per person sharing

$ 3060 Single Room Supplement

Upgrades

An upgrade is not available on this departure.