Pick up in the morning from Windhoek hotel. Leaving Windhoek, on route south to Sossusvlei via scenic Spreetshoogte Pass – one of the most spectacular places of Namibia. Stop-over for lunch in the Solitaire, oasis in the Namib Desert. Arrival at the lodge for rest and dinner in the afternoon.
Early morning before sunrise, 70 km scenic drive through Sesriem Gate to Sossusvlei – place of the highest dunes of the World, which was recently inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list as the ‚Sand Sea’. Option of climbing picturesque Dune 45 to experience beauty and vastness of fascinating orange-colored landscape. After the climb, 5 km off-road 4×4 trail to visit surreal Dead Vlei, a place of vast clay pan and dried-up, ancient acacias standing silent in an impressive landscape. After lunch visit to Sesriem Canyon and Elim Dune.
Adventure starts after breakfast, as we travel through the Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund, passing by canyons and fascinating rock formations. Magnificent landscape of the Namib reaches as far as eye can see. Wildlife and grazing antelopes: oryx and springbuck, mountain zebras, giraffes and World’s biggest birds that don’t fly – ostriches. On route, celebrating crossing of the Tropic of Capricorn (famous geographical line) – time for pictures! On arrival at Walvis Bay, short visit to Walvis Bay Lagoon to observe Greater & Lesser Flamingos with many other bird species attracted to this region by reach waters of Benguella Current.
Coastal adventure invites you to the ‚lunar landscape’ for a discovery of the botanic attraction, Welwitschia Mirabilis, called a ‚living fossil’, one of the oldest and most original, living plants on the Earth, remembering the times of Christ.
Travelling on the coastal salt-road leading us 150 km north to the Cape Cross and the Cape Fur Seal colony. After observing huge family of these aquatic mammals, we are turning east into desert region of Damaraland, traveling towards mountainous Brandberg Massif, one of the most magnificent and majestic places of Namibia. On the way, passing by Damara villages in the communal area, en route chance to spot ostriches, jackals, hyenas and springboks.
Today we are discovering beauty of Twyfelfontein rock engravings, UNESCO World Heritage site – one of the largest concentration of petroglyphs in Africa. We will admire most interesting petroglyphs, out of over 2000 works, created centuries ago in the rusty-orange rocks by San people, Bushmen inhabitants of these regions. The site forms a coherent, extensive and high-quality record of ritual practices relating to hunter-gatherer communities in this part of southern Africa and eloquently illustrates the links between the ritual and economic practices of hunter-gatherers.
Wildlife Sanctuary! We are on the way to Etosha National Park – wildlife sanctuary and treasure of Namibia, considered to be one of the most loved and most visited game parks of Africa! We are welcomed by wild animals and white sand of the plains. During afternoon game ride, admiring variety of magnificent animals, among them big mammals: antelopes, giraffes, zebras as well as huge elephants (largest in Africa), rhino, lions, leopards, cheetah and hyenas roaming through the bush. Arrival at Anderson Gate of Etosha in the afternoon, we have enough time for afternoon game drive around the Park.
Today full day unlimited game drive in Etosha National Park, from sunrise till sunset. Get to see some of the majestic wild animals of Namibia
Today full day unlimited game drive in Etosha National Park, from sunrise till sunset. Meet the big five and the other fascinating wild animals
After breakfast, ‚farewell’ to Etosha and traveling south to Windhoek, capital of Namibia. Enough time to do last shopping for gifts, souvenirs and curios at the local, open-air craft market and to take the last photos of beautiful African landscape.