privately guided namibia tour

Guided Tour to the three most popular Travel Destinations in Namibia

Daily Tour Description - 7 Day Namibia Roundtrip

Day 1

Windhoek – Mokuti Etosha Lodge | Travel time 7 hours - 540 km

You will be picked up early in the morning at your accommodation or alternatively at the airport and now we start our fantastic seven day Namibia tour. We are on the way north via Okahandja to Otjiwarongo, the latter a convenient stopover on the way to the north of the country. The name Otjiwarongo comes from the Otjiherero language and means "place of the fat ox". We continue to our next destination the small mining town Tsumeb, where we have to refuel. We travel through a beautiful landscape and make a short stop at the Otjikoto Lake. Here, in the retreat from the South Africans in 1915, the German army sunk all their weapons before surrendering. However, the alleged treasure of 6 million gold marks was not found until today. The exact depth of the lake is unknown even today. From here it is only a short drive to our first host, the Mokuti Etosha Lodge, just before the entrance to the Etosha National Park. The lodge is set in its own 4,000-hectare private estate and offers, among other things, two restaurants, two bars, a fitness center, curio shop and two swimming pools. Dinner is offered as a very extensive buffet on the lodge's terrace.

Overnight: Mokuti Etosha Lodge - Dinner and Breakfast included

 

Day 2

Mokuti Etosha Lodge – Taleni Etosha Village | Travel time 4 hours - 140 km

After a hearty breakfast we continue on our round trip and now it goes on our cozy "Game Drive" through the park to our destination for today, the Taleni Etosha Village, in the south outside the park. We drive through the "Von Lindequist Tor" into the park and from now on we are only allowed to drive 60 km / h, because the speed limit in the park is limited. Etosha National Park was proclaimed Namibia's first recreation area in 1907 by the then German government and is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. Consisting of salty desert, savannah and forests, its special feature is the Etosha Pan, a huge shallow depression. Of the 114 mammal species found in the park, some are rare and endangered, such as the black rhino, cheetah and the black-faced Impala antelope. Etosha's current population of more than 700 black rhinos represents one of the few growing populations of black rhino in the world. We drive through Etosha to Halali Camp, in the center of the park. Along the way we visit several waterholes and have a magnificent view of the massive Etosha Pan. Watching the many wildlife is usually superb and we have the chance to spot a few species that are not normally seen on the Namutoni side of the park. We stop in Halali for a break and a leisurely lunch. There is enough time to visit the Halali Waterhole and use the swimming pool and bar before heading to Okaukuejo Camp on our way to our next destination. Okaukuejo Camp offers facilities such as a restaurant, grocery, post office, swimming pool and petrol station. We now leave the park through the "Andersson Gate" to reach our accommodation for tonight, the Taleni Etosha Village. Now is free time at the lodge, which offers two beautiful swimming pools and we look forward to the dinner in the form of a wonderful buffet with many game dishes before we go to sleep.

Overnight: Taleni Etosha Village - Dinner and Breakfast included

 

Day 3

Taleni Etosha Village - The Stiltz Swakopmund | Travel time 7 hours - 550 km

We continue on our round trip to the south with a relatively short drive to the small town of Outjo. From here we continue to Khorixas in the heart of Damaraland. We need to refuel our car before continuing on a gravel road to the small mining town of Uis and heading west to arrive at Henties Bay late in the afternoon. Here we get the first taste of the cold Atlantic and take a break on the beautiful clean beach, before we drive on to the unique beachside lodge "The Stiltz" in Swakopmund. Swakopmund is Namibia's premier seaside town and a popular beach resort 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. We should have some time to go shopping and then visit one of the world class restaurants for dinner. 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

 

Day 4

Swakopmund

After breakfast we have the whole day to relax in Swakopmund. But as often requested, we will start early and drive to Walfish Bay to take part in the very popular catamaran tour, which starts at 9h00 and ends at 12h30. 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 trip. We should be back in Swakopmund at around 18h00 and can refresh ourselves before enjoying our dinner in one of the very good restaurants, like the "Old Steamer" or in the forever popular "Kücki's Pub".

Overnight: The Stiltz Swakopmund - Breakfast included

 

Day 5

The Stiltz Swakopmund - Sossusvlei Lodge | Travel time 5 hours - 350 km

This morning our tour takes us to the neighboring port city of Walvis Bay and over the grassy areas 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 the 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 to 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

 

Day 6

Sossusvlei Lodge – Sossusvlei

We will have to get up very early in order to enjoy our breakfast before we go on our exciting morning trip to Deadvlei and Sossusvlei Pan. We have to drive 61 kms to reach the 2 x 4 parking area passing Dune 1 and the famous Dune 45 along the way. From here we drive a further 5 km to reach the Sossusvlei Parking area. Sossusvlei is where you will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib. The clear blue skies contrast with the giant red sand dunes to make this one of the natural wonders of Africa and a photographer's heaven. Please note these 5 km can only be driven with 4 x 4 vehicles. Having visited the Sossusvlei Pan we drive back to the Deadvlei Parking area from where we will take a 1.1 km walk to the Deadvlei. Very fit persons can enjoy this walk via the "Big Daddy" dune. We spend the morning in and around Sossusvlei and Deadvlei and on our way back we visit the famous Dune 45. This dune is renowned for its elegant shape, which – along with its position close to the road – have earned it the distinction of ‘most photographed dune in the world’. If you’re not keen for the strenuous hike to the top of Big Daddy, Dune 45 is a more forgiving alternative, standing at only 85 meters and featuring a much gentler gradient.

By now it will be time to escape from the heat and return to Sesriem for lunch and a good rest. By late afternoon we will take a short excursion into the Sesriem Canyon. The Sesriem Canyon is the second most important tourist attraction in the area after Sossusvlei. It is a natural canyon carved by the Tsauchab rivier in the local sedimentary rock, about a kilometer long and up to 30 meters deep. The name Sesriem is Afrikaans and means "six belts", which was given by settlers on the Dorsland Trek who had to attach together six belts (made of oryx hides) in order to let buckets down into the canyon to scoop up water. The Sesriem Canyon is only two meters wide in some places, and has a portion that permanently contains water, which many animals use. On our return to the lodge we will enjoy a sundowner on the terrace of the lodge before we go for our dinner and retire from the day.

Overnight: Sossusvlei Lodge - Dinner and Breakfast included

 

Day 7

Sossusvlei Lodge - Windhoek | Travel time approx. 7 hours - 450 km

After breakfast we start our journey back to Windhoek to stop first in Solitaire, where we visit the Namib Carnivore Conservation Center. Our tour starts at 09h30 and ends at 10h30. We need to be in Solitaire 10 minutes before the start of the tour to sign compensation forms and then do the tour. Then we return to Windhoek via the Gamsberg Pass in the Khomas Highlands.

Our arrival in Windhoek will be in the afternoon and I will take you back to your accommodation or alternatively to the airport.

rhino

Etosha Sunset

Deadvlei Sossusvlei 7 day tour

Elephant

Zebra

Swakop Jetty Namibia

Sossusvlei 1 Namibia Tour

Three Giraffes

Leopard in tree

Sossusvlei 2 Namibia Tour

Organizer

Namibia Holidays Tours & Safaris

Your private Guide

Felix Heyl

Schedule

According to your booking

Services included:

  • 1 x Accommodation / Dinner / Breakfast - "Mokuti Lodge"
  • 1 x Accommodation / Dinner / Breakfast - "Taleni Etosha Village"
  • 2 x Accommodation /  Breakfast - "The Stiltz Swakopmund"
  • 2 x Accommodation / Dinner / Breakfast - "Sossusvlei Lodge"
  • 3 x Lunch at "Halali Camp", "Solitaire" and "Sossusvlei"
  • Entrance fees" Otjikoto Museum" and "Etosha National Park"
  • Katamaran Tour Walvis Bay
  • Entrance fee "Naukluft National Park Sesriem"
  • Guided Tour "Namib Carnivore Conservation 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. 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.

Tour Rate

1,980.- EUR per person in double room (guided tour - rate reduces if more than 2 guests are booked)

2,480.- EUR per person in the double room (guided self-drive tour option - rate applies to the driver(s) of car(s) only)

Single supplement 350.- EUR (in both cases)

Prices valid from 1 November 2019 to 31 October 2020

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