Highlights in Just 10 days
With this tour you will get to see all the ‘must – see’ things in Namibia. After the capital, Windhoek, you will travel to Sossusvlei, an area in the Namib desert with the highest dunes and spectacular landscapes like deadvlei. The next stop will be on the coast, with the towns of Walvis Bay, famous for its flamingoes, and Swakopmund with its quirky German architecture. Travelling north towards the famous Etosha National Park you will stop at Twyfelfontein, a world heritage site due to its rock engravings. Once arrived in Etosha you will go on safari in the best place in Namibia to see rhinos, elephants, lions and a whole range of antelopes. Your last stop will be the green Waterberg region, full of rich Namibian history.
Accommodation: All charming lodges.
Reminder: All Namvic itineraries are tailor made to your budget and preferences. Do not hesitate to get in contact with us to modify this itinerary so that it suits you best. This is just an example of what we can do for you.
Our handover agent will be the first friendly Namibian face you see at the airport as they greet you at arrivals. We provide a free transfer from the airport to our office where you will pick up your 4×4 and sign the paperwork. We will explain how to use the 4×4 mode and keep the car in the best condition possible on the dusty Namibian roads.
Lodge: Your first night will be in a pretty guesthouse in the center of Windhoek. We suggest you visit one of the capital’s famous steakhouses for dinner. Basis: BB
Today will be your first day on the dusty Namibian roads. The adventure begins! As the road takes you further south west you will get your first sights of the Namib desert.
Lodge: Tonight you sleep at Little Sossus in beautiful surroundings. Basis: DBB
This morning you will wake up extra early to head into Sossusvlei before the sun even rises. Climb to the top of Dune 45 to see the first rays light up the highest dunes in the world. Then head over to the famous trees at deadvlei, maybe climb Big Daddy then finish the morning at Sesriem Canyon.
Lodge: Little Sossus. Basis: DBB
Today start driving north and make sure you stop at Solitaire for some Apple Pie. Continue on via the Kuiseb Canyon and Gaub pass with a quick stop at the Tropic of Capricorn. Arrive on the cool misty coast and get a few photos of the Walvis Bay flamingos before going to the quirky town of Swakopmund where you will spend the night.
Lodge: Swakopmund guesthouse will be your comfy home for the next two night. Basis: BB
Today you have a large choice of things to do. Swakopmund and Walvis Bay both offer a wide range of activities from boat rides to see dolphins and otters, to quad biking in the dunes or even skydiving. One of our favourite activities is a full day at Sandwich Harbour with a guide to see where the dunes meet the ocean.
Lodge: Swakopmund Guesthouse. Basis: BB
Drive north a bit further and you will enter one of our favourite regions of Namibia, Damaraland. Make sure you stop at Cactus and Coffee for an iced coffee, trust us, you will need it after the long desert roads. You will then arrive at Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO World Heritage site where you can visit an incredible collection of rock engravings with a local guide. We also suggest visiting the friendly locals at the Damara Living Museum.
Lodge: Sleep amongst Damaraland boulders at Twyfelfontein Country Lodge. Basis: DBB
This morning you can spend some time doing any of the activities you may not have had time for yesterday. Once you are ready, head east towards Khorixas then Outjo. You’ll be pleased to drive on a smooth tar road after the rocky roads of Damaraland. Have a bite to eat at the famous Outjo bakery, before heading north to Etosha National Park. Spend the afternoon finding your first antelopes and maybe an elephant or two at Ombika waterhole as you have your first safari in the park.
Lodge: Okaukuejo Resort in the heart of Etosha National Park. Basis: DBB
A full day of safari awaits you in the infamous Etosha National Park. Wake up early and leave as soon as the sun rises to get the best chances of seeing lions on the move. Head east to Halali for lunch and don’t miss Salvadora waterhole on the way, which has a great view across the pan. After lunch continue east to Von Lindequest gate. In the eastern side of the park you could see black rhino and cheetahs.
Lodge: Onguma Bush Camp to the east of Etosha National Park. Basis: DBB
Today you will start driving back towards Windhoek. But the tour isn’t over yet. Spend the afternoon hiking up the Waterberg plateau, a region surprisingly different to anything you have seen before. Due to its soft rock and natural springs the plateau is covered in beautiful green vegetation which is feasted upon by many antelopes and other smaller creatures such as Rock dassies and baboons.
Lodge: A simple lodge with incredible views, Waterberg Valley Lodge. Basis: DBB
Today is your last day in Namibia and you return your trusty 4×4 to the Namvic office from which we will transport you to the airport for free.
BB: Bed & Breakfast
DBB: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast