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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 in the Villa Violet B&B
In the foreground, the Christuskirche stands tall and majestic, its distinctive architecture illuminated by the soft, warm light of Namibias sun.

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 in the Kalahari Anib Lodge
The Graceful Guardian - A captivating close-up of a majestic baby giraffe's head,
showcasing its elegant features and serene gaze.

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 in the Fish River Lodge
Serenity Amongst Giants - A mesmerizing scene unfolds as the setting sun
casts its warm, golden light upon a stand of quiver trees.

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 in the Fish River Lodge
A breathtaking view of Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world,
revealing the raw power and timeless beauty of nature's sculpting.

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 fullfils all their needs.End off the day by taking a walk through the historic town of Lüderitz.

Overnight in the Alte Villa Guesthouse
Panoramic view of Luderitz in Namibia at sunset with lutheran church called Felsenkirche and atlantic ocean in the background.

Day 6


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 in the Alte Villa Guesthouse
Ghostly Remnants - An eerie yet captivating sight of a house
engulfed by shifting sands in Kollmanskuppe.

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 in the Hoodia Desert Lodge
Nature's Vast Canvas - A breathtaking vista of the Namib Desert unfolds,
with rugged mountains standing majestically in the distance.

Day 8


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 in the Hoodia Desert Lodge
The Resilience of Life - A captivating close-up of the base of a dead tree in
the heart of Dead Valley, where the arid desert has claimed its victory.

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 in the Namib Guesthouse
"The Mirage's Illusion - A captivating view of the arid Namib Desert, where the
scorching sun meets the shifting sands in a dance of heat and mirage.

Day 10


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 in the Namib Guesthouse
Amidst the calm waters, these magnificent birds evoke a sense of serenity
and captivate with their timeless elegance.

Day 11

Swakopmund - Spitzkoppe

After a good breakfast, you will drive toward Usakos to the lodge, which is situated at the foot of the great Spitzkoppe mountain.
The Spitzkoppe (from German for "pointed dome"; also referred to as Spitzkop, Groot Spitzkop, or the "Matterhorn of Namibia") is a group of bald granite peaks or inselbergs located between Usakos and Swakopmund in the Namib desert of Namibia. The granite is more than 120 million years old and the highest outcrop rises about 1,728 meters (5,669 ft) above sea level.

Overnight in the Spitzkoppen Lodge
The Majesty of Spitzkoppe - A stunning view of the iconic Spitzkoppe Mountain,
rising majestically from the Namibian landscape.

Day 12

Spitzkoppe – 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 in the Vreugde Guestfarm
A captivating moment as a giraffe gracefully
lowers its long neck to drink from a waterhole.

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 in the Vreugde Guestfarm
Golden-eyed Majesty - A mesmerizing sight as a lioness rests regally on the
ground, her powerful presence emanating from every fiber of her being.

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 in the Mushara Lodge
A striking close-up of a Fork-tailed Roller,
showcasing its magnificent plumage and vibrant colors.

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 in the Okonjima Plains Camp
A Moment of Self-Care - A mesmerizing scene as a leopard indulges in a thorough
grooming session, delicately licking its fur along its back.

Day 17


You might want to join some of the big activity variety the lodge has to offer.

Overnight in the Okonjima Plains Camp
Bound by Love - A heartwarming sight as a mother zebra and her playful foal
share a tender moment on the African plains.

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.

  • 1. Villa Violet
  • 2. Kalahari Anib Lodge
  • 3. Fish River Lodge
  • 5. Alte Villa Guesthouse
  • 7. Hoodia Desert Lodge
  • 9. Namib Guesthouuse
  • 11. Spitzkoppen Lodge
  • 12. Vreugde Guestfarm
  • 14. Mushara Lodge
  • 16. Okonjima Plains Camp