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Southern Namibia Odyssey | Eturia UK
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Southern Namibia Odyssey

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11 days / 9 nights
Availability : July 2019 - June 2020
London
Windhoek

Tour Details

One of the largest and less populated countries in Africa, Namibia is also an atypical one, when it comes for the usual expectations one has when visiting Africa. Namibia’s landscapes are not what you expect to find in Africa: vast deserts, tortured rock, open plains and an eerie coastline, home to an impressive diversity of birds and animals. It is the last place on Earth where the black rhino roam free, and it’s the only home of the desert elephant.

Departure & Return Location

London

Price Includes

  • International flight tickets: London - Windhoek - London
  • Airport fees for international flights
  • 9 nights accommodation at the mentioned hotels, in the specified type of rooms
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All the transfers and tours as described in the itinerary
  • Transportation in sharing basis
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking local guide for the included tours and visits
  • Travel tips
  • Medical & Travel insurance
  • Service fees
  • 24/7 emergency phone number

Price Excludes

  • Excess baggage charge
  • Tips for local guides and drivers
  • Early check-in, late check-out
  • Optional tours
  • Non-included meals (lunch and dinner do not include drinks)
  • Personal expenses (minibar items, phone, internet, safe lock, cleaning services, babysitting, etc.)

Top Attractions

 

Garas quiver tree forest

Fish River Canyon

Kolmanskop Diamond Mining Town

Sossusvlei

 

 

Dead Vlei

Sesriem Canyon

Walvis Bay

Swakopmund

Itinerary

Day 1Departure London

Day 2Johannesburg - Windhoek - Kalahari Desert

Transfer airport airport Windhoek – Kalahari Desert (SIC)
Departing from Windhoek, we travel into the largest sand mass on Earth, the Kalahari Desert. The Kalahari is a vast semi desert of wind-blown sand held by a sparse mantle of thorn scrub making it the largest continuous stretch of sand covering 9 African countries. Unlike other true deserts, the Kalahari does receive erratic rainfall. For many therefor “thirstland” is a more fitting description. Lacking permanent surface water, the Kalahari is a challenging place to live except for those who have adapted to not only survive but flourish here. The Bushmen refer to it as the “Soul of the World”, an emotive description for this area! With its deep red sand dunes and endless grass plains interspersed with acacia’s and shrubs, it is still home to a surprising large amount of specially adapted wildlife. Enjoy the opportunity to experience the red dunes, wildlife and plants, in this desert environment on an optional nature drive.

Day 3Kalahari Desert - Fish River Canyon

Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast at hotel’s restaurant.

Transfer Kalahari Desert – Fish River Canyon (SIC)
We continue south through arid and extensive rocky plains. We continue to our lodge, situated in close vicinity to the Fish River Canyon. Here we can explore the area on foot or on an optional guided nature drive in the later afternoon highlighting the Quiver trees, rugged landscape and impressive sweeping rock formations.

Visit Garas quiver tree forest
Visiting the unique Garas quiver tree forest you are welcomed by quirky man-made sculptures of scrap metal which set a contrast to this serene, timeless space with Quiver trees and aloes nestled amongst huge dolerite boulders, stacked in a mysterious way, the area is also aptly referred to as “Giant’s Playground”.

Day 4Fish River Canyon - Lüderitz

Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast at hotel’s restaurant.

Visit Fish River Canyon
Our morning starts on the edge of the Fish River Canyon where we gaze into this magnificent geological phenomenon. The Fish River Canyon is located in the northern part of the Nama Karoo and is the second largest canyon on earth, featuring a gigantic ravine that measures in total about 160 km long, up to 27 km wide and in places almost 550 meters deep. The Fish River is the longest interior river found in Namibia, but its current flow is just a drop compared with the immense volume of water that poured down its length in ages past.

Transfer Fish River Canyon – Lüderitz (SIC)
Proceeding onwards we head towards the coastal town of Lüderitz. On the way to Lüderitz we stop at Garub, viewing point for the Wild Horses of the Namib Desert.

Visit Naute Kristall Cellar and Distillery
We continue our journey past the Naute dam, where we shortly stop at the Naute Kristall Cellar and Distillery, to optionally taste some of the unique liquors or simply enjoy a delicious cup of coffee.

Day 5Lüderitz - Kolmanskop - Lüderitz

Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast at hotel’s restaurant.

Visit Kolmanskop Diamond Mining Town
Our morning starts with a visit to Kolmanskop ghost town. Kolmanskop is a deserted Diamond Mining Town in the Sperrgebiet National Park. Once an opulent and decadent town, a monument to the Diamond boom and built to last…until the diamonds ran out. Today Kolmanskop stands as a haunting monument to the thriving past, offering visitor’s unique photo motives into a bygone era. On our return to town, we visit Diaz Point with its Padrao on a cliff overlooking the harsh Atlantic Ocean commemorating the initial Portuguese explorers and explore the forlorn coast. Arriving back in Lüderitz we explore this small, historic town.

Day 6Lüderitz - Namib Desert

Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast at hotel’s restaurant.

Transfer Lüderitz – Namib Desert (SIC)
After an early breakfast we travel across wide open plains north along the Tiras Mountain range to our lodge in the Namib Desert. We are located in close proximity to Sesriem the gateway to Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei and Sesriem Canyon, with some of the highest sand dunes on Earth towering over the white desert plains. The afternoon can be spent relaxing at the sparkling pool, enjoying the vast open desert plains, or taking part in optional activities offered at the lodge.

Day 7Namib Desert

Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast at hotel’s restaurant.

Visit Namib Naukluft National Park (SIC)
The morning demands an early start. Entering the Namib Naukluft National Park with sunrise, the first rays of sunlight paint the mountains of sand into a variety of apricot, red and orange, contrasted against a crisp blue skyline, enrapturing our senses, and providing an opportunity to capture this awesome landscape on film. You will be captivated by the surreal Deadvlei surrounded by some of the highest dunes on earth and Sossusvlei, where the dry Tsauchab River ends abruptly amongst dunes. Take the opportunity to walk up one of these majestic dunes to admire the desert landscape beneath. Thereafter we visit the Sesriem Canyon, a life sustaining natural phenomenon in the heart of the Namib Desert.

Day 8Namib Desert - Swakopmund

Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast at hotel’s restaurant.

Transfer Namib Desert – Swakopmund (SIC)
After breakfast we continue our journey approaching the little settlement of Solitaire on the edge of the Namib Naukluft National Park, feeling like you have arrived in the middle of nowhere. Here it is worthwhile to enjoy a cup of coffee with the delightful apple-pie written about in so many travel books before travelling via the desolate, rolling hills of the Kuiseb Valley towards the Atlantic Ocean. Continuing along the scenic route between the dune belt and the Atlantic Ocean we reach Swakopmund, where the rest of the day is spent at leisure. With palm-lined streets and seaside promenades, Swakopmund is a popular holiday destination in Namibia. Its pleasant summer climate and long stretched beaches attract anglers and surfers from all over Southern Africa.

Visit Walvis Bay
Reaching the coastal harbour town of Walvis Bay, we visit the shallow lagoon, one of the most important wetland areas on the African continent and a RAMSAR World Heritage Site. Over 80% of the African flamingos feed in this lagoon and present a breath-taking picture when they appear in groups.

Day 9Swakopmund

Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast at hotel’s restaurant.

Day at leisure
Swakopmund is often fondly referred to as the “playground of Namibia”, it has numerous activities ranging from, adventure to exploring the fascinating features of the Namib Desert and the animals and plants that occur and survive here. Embrace the relaxed pace of this idyllic coastal town whilst enjoying coffee and freshly baked pastries in one of the many cafés. Alternatively explore the rugged, sweltering desert on a day tour, or view this awesome, environment from the air on a scenic flight. Find your inner child and push adrenaline to its limits with extreme adventures such as skydiving over the desert or quad biking and sand boarding on the dunes. Take time to get the feel of this quaint town with its historic buildings, museums, shopping arcades and beach bar that has transformed into its own personality by the vibrant use of colour and the bohemian lifestyle.

Day 10Swakopmund - Windhoek

Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast at hotel’s restaurant.

Transfer Swakopmund – Windhoek (SIC)
After breakfast we travel back to Windhoek, the capital of Namibia.

Day 11Departure Johannesburg

Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast at hotel’s restaurant.

Transfer hotel – airport in Windhoek (SIC)
Enjoy a morning at leisure in the city. Later you will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey.

Flight Windhoek – Johannesburg

Meals included: 9 breakfast

Accommodation options

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Availability Rates

July – October 2019

£2,980 per person

January – June 2020

£2,850 per person

 

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