Arrive in Windhoek early morning, pass immigration before departing for Solitaire via the ‘Spreetshoogte’ pass, a spectacular view over the Namib Desert! We continue our travel through the Namib to Solitaire for their famous apple crumble! Then onto the 4* Sossusvlei lodge or Le Mirage on the entrance to the Sossusvlei dunes! (DBB)
Optional Balloon Flight this morning. This is Namibia's famous highlight in the heart of the Namib Desert, Some of the spectacular hills of sand are, at a height of 300 metres, the highest in the world. Those not on the balloon flight will travel by vehicle into the dunes, with the opportunity to climb one! After our visit to the dunes we depart for Solitaire and then on to the town of Swakopmund on the Atlantic coast via the Kuiseb Canyon; we also might see the elusive Hartmann’s mountain zebra that lives in the Namib. Dinner at the beach lodge where we overnight. BB
Today we visit Swakopmund for shopping and optional activities. Optional quad biking over the sand dunes, boat cruises to meet the seals etc. Dinner at the Tug restaurant in town. (BB)
Depart Swakopmund after breakfast and head north along the skeleton coast before turning inland to meet the Bushman people. Here they will take us to view rock paintings estimated to be thousands of years old. We will also witness their bush skills and dancing. Sadly these people’s hunter gatherer lifestyle is fast disappearing. The afternoon we depart for Ai Aiba lodge, close to the Bushman settlement. (DBB)
Himba girls (Middle) and Herero Woman (Right)
Early departure from Ai Aiba where we travel north to a Himba village where we will see this ancient nomadic culture. On route we will see the Herero woman with their colourful Victorian dresses! After our visit we head for Etosha and Toshari lodge. (DBB)
Today we visit the Etosha National Park, the same size as the Kruger Park, except Etosha has a huge normally dry saline lake that only partially fills after the rains. Overnight at Toshari lodge. Dinner at the lodge (DBB)
Another day game viewing in Etosha, we now head east for Namuntoni before leaving the park late afternoon, overnight at Mushara lodge (DBB)
Mushara Tent Camp
Zebra at Water Hole
After an early breakfast we leave Mushara and head south to Erindi Private Game Reserve. Afternoon game drive on the reserve. Optional night drive this evening, departing 9pm. (DBB)
Early morning cheetah walk, this afternoon another game drive. (LDBB)
Early morning game drive, return for breakfast before we depart for our late afternoon flight from Windhoek.
All accommodation & breakfast. Dinners as indicated. All land transport, entrance fees, guiding, excursions and Vic Falls.
Optional extras, flights to and from South Africa, visa fees, and travel insurance.
R29900 per person sharing