Your trip will start with the drive to Windhoek. Time permitting, you will go on a city tour and explore the most popular landmarks. The rest of the day is 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.
The first leg of your journey will lead you north of Otjiwarongo.
Otjiwarongo is one of Namibia’s fast growing towns, with a neat and peaceful quality environment, and many excellent facilities including supermarkets, banks, lodges and hotels.
During the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to go on a well- worthwhile farm drive.
You will depart for the Etosha National Park after breakfast and drive via Otavi and Tsumeb, a mining town, to the eastern part of the Etosha National Park.
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.
On your first game drive, you will get to know some of the abundant wildlife Namibia has to offer.
You may want to spend the day with game-viewing in the Etosha National Park.
Etosha, meaning ‘place of dry water’, is encloses a huge, flat calcrete depression (or pan) of about 5 000km². The ‘Pan’ provides a great, parched, silver-white backdrop of shimmering mirages to an area of semi-arid savannah grassland and thorn scrub. The pan itself contains water only after very good rains.
Day 5 and 6
Enjoy some more game-viewing whilst driving toward the western part of the park. Accommodation is outside the park on the southern boundary.
The salt pans are the most noticeable geological features in the Etosha national park. The main depression covers an area of about 5 000 square kilometres and is roughly 130 km long and as wide as 50 km places. The hypersaline conditions of the pan limit the species that can permanently inhabit the pan itself.
Today you will leave the Etosha National Park after breakfast and continue your tour via Outjo and Khorixas to Twyfelfontein. En-route you might want to stop at the Petrified Forest for a visit.
There are at least two large tree trunks exposed to view and more may be out of sight. The site was declared a National Monument on 1 March 1950.
In the afternoon, you can go on a sightseeing tour to explore the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein.
After breakfast, you can visit the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein and then you continue your journey through the rough Damaraland and drive towards the coastal town of Swakopmund via Uis and the fishers’ town Henties Bay.
Damaraland is one of the most scenic areas in Namibia, a huge, untamed, ruggedly beautiful region that offers the more traveller a more adventurous challenge.
In the morning, you might want to go on a boat cruise on the Walvis Bay lagoon just 35 km south of Swakopmund to explore the marine life and having fresh oysters with sparkling wine. The afternoon is spent 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, the Martin Luther Steam locomotive and “things to do” like fishing, skydiving and quad biking, dune riding, ballooning, camel riding and excellent shopping possibilities.
Today you will drive to the Erongo Region - your lodge is situated at the Spitzkoppe Mountains.
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.
You will depart in time and drive via Okahandja to the Windhoek Airport for your flight home.
- 1. Olive Grove Guesthouse
- 2. Frans Indongo Loge
- 3. Mushara Lodge
- 5. Vreugde Guestfarm
- 7. Camp Kipwe
- 8. Namib Guesthouse
- 10. Spitzkoppen Lodge