Guided Tour to the North, West & South of Namibia
Daily Tour Description - 10 Day Namibia Roundtrip
Windhoek - Mount Etjo Safari Lodge | Travel time 3 hours - 240 km
I pick you up early in the morning either at your accommodation or at the airport. Now begins our 10-day round trip to the north and our first stop is in Okahandja, where we have the opportunity to visit the largest Namibian wood carving market. Here are many interesting and genuine Namibian souvenirs offered. We continue north until we reach 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. Time for our lunch at the beautiful swimming pool and a break before we make our first "Game Drive" in the afternoon (included in the travel price). Later, dinner will be served in the lodge's restaurant or on the terrace.
Overnight: Mount Etjo Safari Lodge - Dinner and Breakfast included
Mount Etjo Safari Lodge - Mokuti Etosha Lodge | Travel time 4 hours - 300 km
We leave at 9h00 after breakfast and drive on the B1 via Otjiwarongo and the old mining town Tsumeb and shortly after Tsumeb pay the "Otjikoto Lake" a visit. Here, in the retreat of the South Africans in 1915, the German army sunk all their weapons before surrendering. However, the alleged treasure of 6 million gold marks could not be found until today. The exact depth of the lake is unknown even today. We continue for about 70 kilometers on the B1 and turn left, after a few kilometers to reach the entrance gate of the Mokuti Etosha Lodge. We are there in time for our light lunch, refreshing ourselves and then embark on an afternoon game drive into the park. Today we will explore a bit of the north side and turn right at Fort Namutoni. We continue north to the "Stinkwater Waterhole", which is often visited by elephant herds. Then we make a short visit with a break at the Onkoshi Lodge. On the way back we pass the "Groot Okevi" and "Klein Okevi" waterholes and with luck we can see rhinos and cheetahs. Now we leave the park and look forward to our well-deserved dinner in the elegant Mokuti Etosha Lodge.
Overnight: Mokuti Etosha Lodge - Dinner and Breakfast included
Mokuti Etosha Lodge - Taleni Etosha Village | Travel time 4 hours - 130 km
Today is a very interesting day. We enjoy our delicious breakfast and then drive back into the park through the "Von Lindequist Gate". This is a pretty dusty ride and we can not drive faster than 60 km per hour in the park. Our safari takes us past several waterholes until we reach the Halali Camp for lunch. On our way we will pass some more waterholes, as well as approach a viewpoint overlooking the pan, and then leave the park through the "Andersson Gate". In the late afternoon we arrive at our destination today the beautiful Taleni Etosha Village. We "check in" and then have the opportunity to refresh ourselves in one of the two offered swimming pools of the lodge. We enjoy our dinner with a very extensive buffet with many game dishes before we go to sleep.
Overnight: Taleni Etosha Village - Dinner and breakfast included
Taleni Etosha Village - Hobatere Lodge | Travel time 4 hours - 210 km
Today we drive west through the previously restricted area of western Etosha National Park and leave the park via the "Galton Gate". Now it is on the tarred main road north until we reach the Hobatere Lodge after a few kilometers. 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 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. We arrive in time for lunch and the afternoon is free. Dinner is served on the terrace or in the restaurant.
Overnight: Hobatere Lodge - Dinner and Breakfast included
Hobatere Lodge - Twyfelfontein Country Lodge | Travel time 4 hours - 340 km
After breakfast we drive to Twyfelfontein, where we will visit the famous "World Heritage Site". Here we can walk about 2 hours with a local guide, where we can admire the more than 2000 years old rock formations of the "bushmen" living here many years ago (included in the tour price). Thousands of tourists come here each year to see some 2,500 stone-age rock engravings. The area is home to 17 rock art sites, which together comprise 212 engraved stone slabs. There are another 13 sites with rock paintings. 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, terrace restaurant, bar and swimming pool on the beautifully situated property. Dinner is offered as a very extensive buffet in the lodge's restaurant.
Overnight: Twyfelfontein Country Lodge - Dinner and Breakfast incl.
Twyfelfontein - The Stiltz Swakopmund | Travel time 6 hours - 420 km
Today we travel in a south-westerly direction and pass the highest mountain in Namibia, the Brandberg, (2573 m) and continue through the enchanting Damaraland landscape. We make a stopover in the small town of Uis, an old mining town and one of the best places in the country to buy semi-precious stones, for which Namibia is famous. From here we head west across sandy roads on the way to the Atlantic Ocean and the Skeleton Coast. We will arrive in Henties Bay in the late afternoon. Here we get our first taste of the very cold Atlantic and take a short break on the beautiful, clean beach. We continue to our accommodation for the next two days, the beachfront lodge The Stiltz in Swakopmund. Swakopmund is Namibia's first-class seaside town and a very popular holiday destination with excellent German colonial architecture. Swakopmund was founded in 1892 as the main port for German South West Africa. The climate here is very pleasant, but in the early morning fog over the city is very regular. Temperatures never reach high levels and cool evenings are the norm. We stay here for two nights and look forward to the next day with many interesting opportunities to spend our time around Swakopmund. Dinner in one of the very good restaurants at own expense. The seafood in Swakopmund is outstanding. My recommendation is the ultra-German "Brauhaus" or the landmark restaurant "Jetty 1905", which is located about 270 meters on the jetty in the ocean.
Overnight: The Stiltz Swakopmund - Breakfast included
After breakfast, we have the whole day to relax in Swakopmund. But as often requested, we will start very early to Walvis Bay to participate 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 continuing in the afternoon with a 4x4 safari along the ocean to the final destination Sandwich Harbor. This tour can only be done at the beginning of low tide. If necessary, we will make another excursion. We should be back in Swakopmund around 18h00 and refresh ourselves, then enjoy our dinner again in one of the very good restaurants, such as the "Old Steamers Restaurant" or in the very popular "Kücki's Pub".
Overnight: The Stiltz Swakopmund - Breakfast included
The Stiltz Swakopmund - Sossusvlei Lodge | Travel time 5 hours - 350 km
This morning, our 10-day tour takes us to the neighboring port city of Walvis Bay and over the grasslands of the Namib Desert past the Kuiseb and Gaub Canyon to the small settlement Solitaire. We will stop for a light lunch before continuing to Namib Naukluft Park and Sossusvlei Lodge, our accommodation for the next two days. We cross an open grass savanna and farmland before the terrain gives way to the immense red sand dunes of the Namib. In the late afternoon we arrive at the lodge to see in time the changing glowing colors on the distant mountains in the east. We refresh ourselves and now have the opportunity to go on a nature tour or relax on the Sundowner Deck before heading to the "Al Fresco Terrace" overlooking the waterhole for dinner.
Overnight: Sossusvlei Lodge - Dinner and Breakfast included
Sossusvlei Lodge - Sossusvlei
We have to get up very early to enjoy our breakfast before embarking 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. Please note that you can only drive this 5 km with 4 x 4 vehicles. Sossusvlei is where you 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 drive back to the Deadvlei parking lot, from where we make a 1.1km hike to reach Deadvlei. 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 take 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 - Windhoek | Travel time 5 hours - 370 km
Our arrival in Windhoek will be in the afternoon, where I will take you to your accommodation or alternatively to the airport.
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- 1 x Accommodation / Dinner / Breakfast - "Mount Etjo Lodge"
- 1 x Accommodation / Dinner / Breakfast - "Mokuti Etosha Lodge"
- 1 x Accommodation / Dinner / Breakfast - "Taleni Etosha Village"
- 1 x Accommodation / Dinner / Breakfast - "Hobatere Lodge"
- 1 x Accommodation / Dinner / Breakfast - "Twyfelfontein Lodge"
- 2 x Accommodation / Breakfast -"The Stiltz Swakopmund"
- 2 x Accommodation / Dinner / Breakfast - "Sossusvlei Lodge"
- 3 x Lunch at "Mount Etjo", "Mokuti Etosha Lodge" and "Halali"
- 3 x Lunch at "Hobatere", "Solitaire" and "Sossusvlei"
- Game Drive Mount Etjo Safari Lodge
- Entrance Fee "Lake Otjikoto"
- Entrance fee "Etosha National Park"
- Guided Tour UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Katamaran Tour Walvis Bay
- Entrance fee "Naukluft National Park Sesriem"
- Guided Tour "Namib Carnivore Research Centre"
- 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 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.
2,660.- EUR per person in double room (guided tour - rate reduces if more than 2 guests are booked)
3,360.- EUR per person in the double room (guided self-drive tour option - rate applies to the driver(s) of car(s) only)
Single supplement 450.- EUR (in both cases)
Prices valid from 1 November 2019 to 31 October 2020
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