Guided Tour to the most beautiful places in Namibia
Daily Tour Description - 14 Day Classic Namibia Roundtrip
Windhoek - Kalahari Anib Lodge | Travel time 3 hours - 270 km
I will meet you early in the morning either at your accommodation in Windhoek or at the airport. Now we start our two-week Namibia tour and we drive south on the B1 main road and reach the town of Rehoboth after 80 km for our first stop. This town is the traditional home of the Baster people who prefer Afrikaans and many of them have their roots back to the German colonial era. Now we drive to the small settlement Kalkrand take leave of the main road and turn left into the Kalahari. The Kalahari Desert is not really a desert at all and very different from the dunes that we will find farther south. The reason is that the Kalahari receives more rainfall and therefore can not really be called a desert. At noon we reach our first overnight destination, the Kalahari Anib Lodge and in time for our lunch break. We have the opportunity to take sunset outing in the late afternoon and have dinner afterwards.
Overnight: Kalahari Anib Lodge - Dinner and Breakfast included
Kalahari Anib Lodge - Canyon Road House | Travel time 6 hours - 400 km
After our early breakfast we are on our way to the town of Mariental and then further south to Keetmanshoop. But before we reach Keetmanshoop, we turn left and visit the famous quiver tree forest, as well as the "Giant's Playground" or better the playground of the giants. Quiver trees are absolutely no trees, they are actually a plant of the kind Aloe, (Aloe Dichotoma). These weird-looking plants that are native to the area litter the landscape in this part of the world, but they are one of the rarest flora species in the world. After a short lunch break, we continue from Keetmanshoop to reach our next destination, the Canyon Road House, which is only 14km from the entrance gate to the viewpoints of the Fish River Canyon. This unique lodge has 24 immaculate en-suite rooms, air conditioning, swimming pool and also a petrol station. Through its elaborate decor, Canyon Roadhouse has acquired a kind of cult status in Namibia: the good old days of the automobile are presented as theme decoration in the restaurant and in the bar. After our well deserved dinner we retire for the night and look forward to the visit at the Fish River Canyon the next day.
Overnight: Canyon Road House - Dinner and Breakfast included
Canyon Road House - Lüderitz Nest Hotel | Travel time 6 hours - 430 km
Today we leave early after breakfast to visit the second largest canyon in the world. A truly extraordinary landscape awaits us. The towering rock walls and deep ravines were formed by water erosion and the collapse of the valley by movements in the earth's crust more than 500 million years ago. Today the canyon is 160 km long, up to 27 km wide and almost 550 m deep. We go to the main vantage point where we can see how impressive this gorge really is. This is an ideal opportunity to take pictures and spend some time enjoying this amazing sight. From the top we can even see the river, which sparkles far below us in the sunlight. Now it's time to continue our journey to the old German coastal town Lüderitz. We stop for a quick lunch at the Bahnhofs Hotel in Aus with the intention to arrive at the Lüderitz Nest Hotel in the late afternoon. The dinner at the hotel today, in a restaurant in town or at the "Waterfront", where there are excellent fish specialties, is at your own expense.
Overnight: Lüderitz Nest Hotel - Breakfast included
This morning we have time for some activities such as a voyage in the Lüderitz Bay including a visit to Halifax Island to see the Jackass Penguins. (The boat trip is subject to availability, weather dependent and is undertaken by the customer at his own risk and expense). The not so seaworthy participants of the trip have the opportunity with me to explore the city with its traditional German architecture and later make a trip to Diaz Point to see the bird life in this area. There we also find the famous stone cross replica, which was originally built there by the Portuguese navigator Bartholomew Diaz. Our light lunch will be in town and hopefully we will be able to taste some of the excellent seafood offered here. In the afternoon we drive to Kolmanskop, the old German ghost town about 20 km outside Lüderitz. Dinner at the hotel tonight or back at a restaurant at the "Waterfront" is again at your own expense.
Overnight: Lüderitz Nest Hotel - Breakfast included
Lüderitz Nest Hotel - Sossusvlei Lodge | Travel time 7 hours - 470 km
Today we leave early and our journey takes us via Aus and Helmeringhausen to Sesriem, with a short stopover at the old German fortress Schloss Duwisib for our lunch break. The entire trail today after the village Aus to our destination is on gravel road, but the terrain begins to change and we cross an open grass savanna and farmland before the area gives way to the immense red sand dunes of the Namib. In the evening we reach the Sossusvlei Lodge, our accommodation for the next two days. We can refresh ourselves and then have the opportunity to make a little excursion in the area or to relax on the sun terrace by the swimming pool. Our dinner today will be served on the "Al Fresco Terrace" overlooking the illuminated waterhole.
Overnight: Sossusvlei Lodge - Dinner and Breakfast included
We have to get up very early to enjoy our breakfast (alternatively we take our breakfast packs with us), before we embark on our very interesting morning trip to Deadvlei and Sossusvlei Pan. We drive 61 km past Dune 1 and the famous dune 45 until we reach the 2 x 4 parking lot. From here we drive another 5 km to the Sossusvlei parking lot. Sossusvlei is where we will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib. The clear blue sky contrasts with the huge red sand dunes, which is one of Africa's natural wonders and a photographer's paradise. After visiting the Sossusvlei Pan, we head back to the Deadvlei parking lot, from where we make a 1.1km hike to reach the Deadvlei Pan. If you are in good shape, you can also go for a walk on the "Big Daddy" dune. We spend the morning around Sossusvlei and Deadvlei and on the way back we visit the famous dune 45. This dune is known for its elegant shape, which, together with its location near the road, got the distinction of the most photographed dune in the world , If you have skipped the "Big Daddy" on the strenuous hike, Dune 45 is a lighter alternative as it is only 85 meters high with a gentler boost.
Meanwhile, it's time to escape the heat and return to Sesriem for lunch and a good rest. In the afternoon we make a short trip to the Sesriem Canyon. The Sesriem Canyon is the second most important tourist attraction in the area after Sossusvlei. It is a natural gorge carved by the Tsauchab River in local sedimentary rocks, about one kilometer long and up to 30 meters deep. The name Sesriem is Afrikaans and means "six belts", so called by the settlers on the Dorsland Trek. Six belts (consisting of oryx skins) had to be tied together to raise water with buckets from the bottom of the canyon. The Sesriem Canyon is in some places only two meters wide and has partially permanent waterholes, which many animals use. On our return to the lodge, we will enjoy a sundowner on the lodge's terrace before we go to dinner and then go to sleep.
Overnight: Sossusvlei Lodge - Dinner and Breakfast included
Sossusvlei Lodge - The Stiltz Swakopmund | Travel time 5 hours - 350 km
We leave Sesriem and our lodge around 8h30 and drive 80 km until we reach the small settlement Solitaire, refuel and visit the bakery for a coffee break. Now we continue on a dusty gravel road over the mountain passes of Gaub and Kuiseb Canyon, unique spots for photo enthusiasts. Now down towards the coast, past the "Vogelfederberg" and Walvis Bay in sight. Along the Atlantic Ocean for another 30 kilometers and we arrive at our next destination, the beautiful The Stiltz Lodge, right on the beachfront in Swakopmund. We refresh ourselves and maybe have some time to explore the city, which has many great shops, go for a beach walk or visit the Museum and the Namibian National Marine Aquarium. Recommendation: Dinner in the ultra-German "Brauhaus" or in the popular "Kücki's Pub".
Overnight: The Stiltz - Breakfast included
Swakopmund - The Stiltz
After breakfast we have the whole day to relax in Swakopmund. But as often requested, we will start very early and drive to Walfish Bay to take part in the very popular catamaran tour, which starts at 9h00 and ends at 12h30 (included in the travel price). This goes along the coast, and sea lions as well as dolphins are constant companions of the boat. Fresh oysters and sparkling wine are served. Back in Walvis Bay, we may have a small lunch break before returning to Swakopmund. In the afternoon, we have the opportunity to pay a visit to the old castle Nonidas and the lunar landscape. Here we are also able to examine the hundreds of years old "Welwitschia Mirabilis" plant. We should be back in Swakopmund around 18h00 and can refresh ourselves to enjoy our dinner again in one of the very good restaurants, such as the very comfortable "Western Saloon" (German cuisine) or in the Landmark "Jetty 1905" Restaurant which is located about 270 meters on the Jetty in the ocean.
Overnight: The Stiltz - Breakfast included
Swakopmund - Twyfelfontein Country Lodge | Travel time 6 hours - 420 km
We say goodbye to Swakopmund and head north along the coast to Henties Bay. We continue east until we reach the small mining town of Uis, where we take our lunch break. Uis is known for the best semi-precious stones in Namibia. Now we travel north through the most beautiful Damaraland landscape and pass the highest mountain in Namibia, the Brandberg, (2573 m) on the left side. We continue to Twyfelfontein, where we will visit the famous "World Heritage Site" (UNESCO Heritage Site). Here we can walk about 2 hours with a local guide, where we can admire the more than 2000 years old rock engravings of the Khoisan (Bushmen) who once lived here. (Cost of the tour included in the tour price). Thousands of tourists come here every year to see about 2,500 stone-age rock engravings. The area is home to 17 rock art sites, which together comprise 212 engraved stone slabs. Namibia has another 13 sites with rock paintings. Afterwards, the "Organ Pipes" and the "Burnt Mountain" are on the program, both basalt rock formations that formed around 80 million years ago from a cooled lava flow. Tonight we will stay at the Twyfelfontein Country Lodge, which is located in the heart of Twyfelfontein Uibasen Conservancy and has 56 en-suite twin bed rooms, reception, lounge, curio shop, terraces restaurant, bar and swimming pool on the beautifully situated property.
Overnight: Twyfelfontein Country Lodge - Dinner and Breakfast included
Twyfelfontein Country Lodge - Hobatere Lodge | Travel time 5 hours - 300 km
After a nice breakfast, we travel this morning on the C43 gravel road north through the charming Damaraland to reach the Palmwag Lodge for our lunch break. This lodge has been around for many years and the owners are heavily involved in a Rhino conservation program. We continue over the Grootberg Pass and the small village Kamanjab, so that we reach the Hobatere Lodge in the early afternoon. This stunning property is set in a concession area of 32,000 hectares housing a large number of wildlife such as lions, leopards, oryx, eland, cheetahs, giraffes, Hartmann's mountain zebras and elephants. A range of activities are on offer, including a visit to a nearby Himba village, night game drives, bird watching and guided walks, which offers guests ample opportunity to see the many different wildlife and endemic species in the area. (Activities offered by the lodge are optional and not included in the tour price). The lodge also has a hideaway overlooking a nearby waterhole and a sundeck with panoramic views that is lit for part of the evening. Here the afternoon is free, but a game drive in our own vehicle in the late afternoon is highly recommended. A three course dinner is served on the terrace or in the restaurant.
Overnight: Hobatere Lodge - Dinner and Breakfast included
Hobatere Lodge - Taleni Etosha Village | Travel time 4 hours - 210 km
Today we continue our journey to the Etosha National Park and from the Hobatere Lodge it is only a few kilometers on the tarred road to the "Galton Gate", the western entrance to the Etosha National Park. We will visit various waterholes in the hope of seeing some of the big five, as well as different antelopes and other wildlife. We are only allowed to drive 60 km / h in the park. Thus, we make a leisurely "game drive" to our destination today the Taleni Etosha Village, which is located just a few miles south of the "Andersson Gate" outside the Etosha Park. This beautiful lodge is set in its own game reserve with two swimming pools and offers a unique buffet-style dinner with various game dishes in the open grounds.
Overnight: Taleni Etosha Village - Dinner - Breakfast included
Taleni Etosha Village - Mokuti Etosha Lodge | Travel time 4 hours - 150 km
Our eventful second day in the Etosha National Park begins after an extensive English breakfast. We drive again through the "Andersson Gate" into the park and now to the east past several water holes to reach our halfway point the Halali camp at noon. Here we stop for a light lunch and can refresh ourselves in the swimming pool before continuing our trip to the Mokuti Etosha Lodge. Again we pass several waterholes and will undoubtedly get a lot of wildlife into our camera lens. There is plenty of time to stop to take photos, especially with a magnificent view of the distant Etosha pan. The pan is mostly dry during the winter months and contains only water during the rainy season. The pan itself covers about 25 percent of the entire Etosha National Park. In the late afternoon we reach the Fort Namutoni Rest Camp, an old German fortress that now serves as a tourist accommodation. Here we have the opportunity to take some photos of the old fort and also to visit the memorial of the Ovambo warriors who had attacked the fort on January 28, 1904 under the leadership of Captain Shivute. Our last game drive takes us around the Fisher Pan for excellent viewing, especially in the months of December through April, when large swarms of flamingo and other bird species make the pan their home. We leave the park via the "Von Lindequist Gate" and turn right after the gate to arrive at the unique "Mokuti Etosha Lodge", which is located on its own 4,000 acre private game reserve. After a delicious buffet dinner on the terrace in the garden, we retire for the night.
Overnight: Mokuti Etosha Lodge - Dinner and Breakfast included
Mokuti Etosha Lodge - Mount Etjo Safari Lodge | Travel time 4 hours - 300 km
Today we travel to our last holiday destination, the famous Mount Etjo Safari Lodge, near the Mount Etjo Mountain. We should arrive at the Mount Etjo Safari Lodge at lunchtime. This beautiful lodge, opened in 1975, offers luxurious accommodation in beautiful and peaceful surroundings. A large lake with a view on to the lodge and Mount Etjo Mountain in the background is regularly visited by the wildlife that quench their thirst here. This is a typical example of a natural African natural world in complete harmony. Now it is time for our lunch at the beautiful swimming pool and a break, before we head off for our last game drive in the afternoon. Later, dinner will be served in the lodge's restaurant.
Overnight: Mount Etjo Safari Lodge - Dinner and Breakfast included
Mount Etjo Lodge - Windhoek | Travel time 4 hours - 300 km
Unfortunately, our 14-day Namibia tour has come to an end and we are on our way back to Windhoek. There is no hurry to leave early, we can still enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the lodge. On the way back we again travel through Okahandja and one last chance to buy some Namibian souvenirs at the wood carving market. We arrive in Windhoek at noon and still have plenty of time to visit the main attractions of the capital, with perhaps a visit and farewell drink at the Hotel Heinitzburg, after which I will take you back to your accommodation or alternatively to the airport.
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According to your booking
- 1 x Accommodation / Dinner / Breakfast - "Kalahari Anib Lodge"
- 1 x Accommodation / Dinner / Breakfast - "Canyon Road House"
- 2 x Accommodation / Breakfast - "Lüderitz Nest Hotel"
- 2 x Accommodation / Dinner / Breakfast - "Sossusvlei Lodge"
- 2 x Accommodation / Breakfast - "The Stiltz Swakopmund"
- 1 x Accommodation / Dinner / Breakfast - "Twyfelfontein Lodge"
- 1 x Accommodation / Dinner / Breakfast - "Hobatere Lodge"
- 1 x Accommodation / Dinner / Breakfast - "Taleni Etosha Village"
- 1 x Accommodation / Dinner / Breakfast - "Mokuti Etosha Lodge"
- 1 x Accommodation / Dinner / Breakfast - "Mount Etjo Lodge"
- 10 x Light Lunch as per itinerary
- Entrance fee "Fish River Canyon National Park"
- Entrance fee "Etosha National Park"
- Entrance fee "Naukluft National Park Sesriem"
- Guided Tour UNESCO World Heritage Site Twyfelfontein
- Katamaran Trip Walvis Bay
- Game Drive Mount Etjo Safari Lodge
- Refreshment drinks during the trip
- Car with air condition incl. insurance without excess *
- Namibian road map per vehicle *
Not included in the price are the travel expenses to Windhoek and back. Dinner not mentioned as included, as well as drinks with meals. Cost of excursions and activities in Lüderitz, Hobatere, Twyfelfontein and Swakopmund. Tips for staff and personal expenses. Petrol costs for car hire.
* For the self-propelled option, a normal car Compact Class is included in the travel price and is absolutely sufficient for our trip (except for the 5 km road from 2 x 4 parking area to the Deadvlei parking area). If you prefer to travel with a Jeep or Toyota, it would be possible for an extra charge. On the guided tour, we make use of the following vehicles: Jeep Cherokee (4 x 4), Toyota Fortuner (4 x 4), Mitsubishi Delica Luxury (4 x 4), VW T5 Microbus or Toyota Quantum depending on the number of guests travelling.
4,150.- EUR per person in double room (guided tour - rate reduces if more than 2 guests are booked)
5,050.- EUR per person in the double room (guided self-drive tour option - rate applies to the driver(s) of car(s) only)
Single supplement 650.- EUR (in both cases)
Prices valid from 1 November 2019 to 31 October 2020
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