Highlights of Namibia
Kori Bustard

Discover the highlights Namibia. You will visit the beautiful Kalahari Desert, the gigantic Fish River Canyon, the hardy Namib Desert, the coastline, the ancient art of the local people and Namibia’s unique wildlife.

Day 1: Airport – Windhoek

Arrive in Windhoek. Spend the day at leisure. Windhoek is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Namibia. It is located in central Namibia in the Khomas Highland plateau area, at around 1 700 metres above sea level. Notable landmarks are: Parliament Gardens, Christ Church and the Tintenpalast.
Overnight at the Casa Piccolo Guesthouse

Day 2: Windhoek – Kalahari

Your journey leads you into the centre of the Kalahari Desert via Rehoboth and Kalkrand. You will be able to take part on an optional guided scenic drive through the red sand dune landscape on the ranch.
The Kalahari Desert is a large semi-arid sandy savannah in Southern Africa extending 1.2 million square kilometres, covering much of Botswana and parts of Namibia and South Africa.
Overnight at the Kalahari Anib Lodge

Day 3: Kalahari – Fish River Canyon

After breakfast drive via Mariental and Keetmanshoop to the Fish River Canyon. En-route you can visit the Quivertree Forest near Keetmanshoop.
The Aloe dichotoma is a tall, branching species of aloe, indigenous to Southern Africa, specifically in the Northern Cape region of South Africa, and parts of Southern Namibia.
Overnight at the Fish River Lodge

Day 4: Fish River Canyon

Visit the Fish River Canyon, a spectacular natural phenomenon. From the different viewpoints, you have the chance to get a feeling of the enormity of the second largest canyon in the world.
The Fish River Canyon is located in the south of Namibia. It is the second largest canyon in the world and the largest in Africa, as well as the second most visited tourist attraction in Namibia.
Overnight at the Fish River Lodge  

Day 5: Fish River Canyon – Lüderitz

Drive via Seeheim and Aus towards the coastal town of Lüderitz. If you are lucky, you will see the wild horses of the Namib Desert.The Wild Horses of the Namib hold a powerful fascination. For centuries, their origin was shrouded in mystery. Their habitat, the barren plains around Garub on the eastern fringe of the Namib Desert is no paradise. Nevertheless, they have managed to adapt to the harsh conditions and the arid land which fulfils all their needs.End off the day by taking a walk through the historic town of Lüderitz.
Overnight at Alte Loge Guesthouse
 

Day 6: Lüderitz

Explore the harbour town and the surrounding area today. You can drive to the ancient diamond ghost town Kolmanskuppe or travel along the coastline to visit the Diaz Point and the bays along the way. In town, you can go to the museum, the Goerke House or the ‘Felsenkirche’.
Overnight at the Alte Lodge Guesthouse

Day 7: Lüderitz – Sossusvlei Region

Your journey leads you back to the interior of Namibia. Drive via Aus into the direction of Sesriem to reach the lodge nearby whilst driving along stunning landscape. En-route you can visit the Duwisib Castle which was built in the middle of nowhere.
Duwisib Castle, is a grand pseudo-medieval looking fortress in the hills of the semi-arid Southern Namib region of Namibia. It was built by 'Baron' Captain Hans Heinrich von Wolf, who was posted to (then) German West Africa.
Overnight at the Hoodia Desert Lodge

Day 8: Sossusvlei

Explore the Sossusvlei, surrounded by the world’s highest dunes, today in the early morning.
The sand dunes of Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert are thought to be the highest dunes in the world. The best time to view Sossusvlei is close to sunrise and sunset, when colours and shades change constantly, offering a photographer’s dream. The midday heat is intense and best spent in the shade. 'Vlei' is the Afrikaans word for a shallow depression or pan, surrounded by spectacular red dunes, sometimes fills with water.
Overnight at the Hoodia Desert Lodge

Day 9: Sossusvlei – Swakopmund

Once again the route leads you to the coast of Namibia. Drive via Solitaire through the barren Namib Desert with its unique eco-system. You can visit the ancient Welwitschia plants and the moonlandscape.
Overnight at the Namib Guesthouse

Day 10: Swakopmund

Enjoy the day at leisure.
Swakopmund was founded in 1892 as the main harbor for German South-West Africa, and a sizable part of its population is still German-speaking today. Boats were offloaded at Swakopmund’s landmark, the jetty. Swakopmund has a lot to offer which include attractions like: the National Marine Aquarium, the Crystal Gallery and the Martin Luther Steam locomotive.
Overnight at the Namib Guesthouse

Day 11: Swakopmund - Erongo

After another good breakfast at the guesthouse, you will depart to the Erongo Mountains, and driver via Usakos to the lodge. En-route you have the possibility to visit a SAN Living Museum, to learn more about their traditional lives.
The stunning Erongo Mountains are located in Damaraland and represent a 130-million-year-old volcanic complex of about 30km in diameter. The variety of rock and landscape formations in the Erongo mountains are every nature lovers, photographers and artists dream.
Overnight at the Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Day 12: Erongo – Etosha National Park

If you wish to, you can join a guided walking trail in the early morning hours. Then you drive via Omaruru und Outjo to the guestfarm just south of the Anderson Gate.
Omaruru, a picturesque town, is rich in history. It is also home to many artist and offers a yearly artist festival in September.
Overnight at the Vreugde Guestfarm

Day 13: Etosha National Park

Today you should go on a game drives into the Etosha National Park to explore the abundant African wildlife.
In the vast arid space of Northern Namibia lies one of Southern Africa’s best loved wildlife sanctuaries. Etosha National Park offers excellent game viewing in one of Africa’s most accessible venues. Zebra and springbok are scattered across the endless horizon, while the many waterholes attract endangered black rhinoceros, lion, elephant and large numbers of antelope.
Overnight at the Vreugde Guestfarm

Day 14 and 15: Etosha National Park

Spend the day with game viewing in the Etosha National Park.
Etosha was first established in 1907, when Namibia was a German colony known as South West Africa. At the time, the park’s original 100,000 km² made it the largest game reserve in the world. The salt pans are the most noticeable geological features in the Etosha National Park.
Overnight at the Mushara Lodge

Day 16: Etosha National Park - Okonjima

It’s time to say good-by and you will continue your journey via Tsumeb and Otjiwarongo to the homeland of the AfriCat Foundation.
Tsumeb is the largest town in Oshikoto region in northern Namibia. The town is the site of a deep mine (the lower workings now closed), that in its heyday was known simply as "The Tsumeb Mine" but has since been renamed the Ongopolo mine.
Overnight at the Okonjima Plains Camp   

Day 17: Okonjima

You might want to join some of the big activity variety the lodge has to offer.
Overnight at the Okonjima Plains Camp   

Day 18: Okonjima - Windhoek - Airport

Drive back to the capital city of Namibia, Windhoek, via Okahandja. Visit a woodcarver’s market in Okahandja.
Depart from Windhoek to the airport for your flight home.

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