Day 1 – Windhoek : Galton House
On arriving in Windhoek you will be me by your private guide. An hours’ drive will see you at Galton House in Windhoek. The rest of the afternoon is available for you to relax and settle into your accommodation, with the option to explore Windhoek’s shops and craft markets. That evening, enjoy dinner with your guide as you discuss the itinerary for your upcoming safari.
Your stay here includes breakfast and dinner.
Day 2 & 3 – Sossusvlei : Sossusvlei Lodge
This morning you will depart Windhoek Your destination is Sossusvlei and en route you will drive through the scenic Khomas Hochland highlands before descending the escarpment into the Namib Desert. A picnic lunch will be served at a scenic location on route.
You will arrive at Sossusvlei Lodge in the late afternoon and will stay for two nights while you explore the remarkable sights of the Namib Desert with your guide. Sesriem Canyon, Deadvlei and the incredible sand dunes of this area will leave you in awe of mother nature.
Your stay here includes dinner, breakfasts and activities.
Day 4 & 5 – Swakopmund
Today you will be driving North through the Namib Naukluft National Park. This drive is absolutely spectacular for the small and twisting passes, the impressive geology and stunning sceneries en route. Gaub and Kuiseb canyons are small yet very pretty. Namibia may seem dry but the majority of her water is subterranean. Reaching the coast at Walvis Bay you will drive past the lagoon and the varied bird life there.
A short distance further North is Swakopmund. This is a delightful small town on the coast with interesting architecture and small coffee shops. take a walk on the beach, enjoy the sunsets over the sea and relax in the comfort of your guest house.
Your two night stay here includes all your meals.
Day 6 & 7 – Twyfelfontein : Doro Nawas
After breakfast you will leave Swakopmund and head into Damaraland of north-western Namibia. You route takes you inland, passing Namibia’s highest mountain, the Brandberg at over 2600 meters high. Twyfelfontein is your destination, the name means “doubtful fountain”
If time allows this afternoon, your guide will take you to visit the nearby attractions of the Twyfelfontein rock engravings (recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes. The rock art is particularly interesting and the geology of this area is very unique.
Your two night stay includes all meals and activities.
Day 8 – Ongava Lodge
Today’s route takes you northeast towards Etosha National Park, travelling via the farming centres of Khorixas and Outjo, with a stop at the fascinating Petrified Forest along the way. Just south of the Etosha National Park you will enter the private Ongava Game Reserve and enjoy wildlife sightings as you drive way through the reserve to your accommodation.
This afternoon will be your first adventure game drive into Etosha National Park. You will return to the lodge in time to freshen up before dinner.
Your stay here includes meals and activities.
Day 9 & 10 – Mushara Bush Camp
Today is spent game-viewing in the Etosha National Park from your private safari vehicle. You will make your way through the breadth of the park, entering at Andersson’s gate on the southern boundary. You will then make your way across the park via Okaukuejo, Halali, and Namutoni, stopping at selected waterholes along the way to observe the game gathered there. You will leave the park through the eastern Von Lindquist Gate before it closes at sunset, arriving at Mushara Bush Camp in good time to freshen up for dinner.
Your two night stay includes breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as all activities.
Day 11 – Okonjima Plains Camp
After breakfast you make your way to the AfriCat Foundation, visiting Lake Otjikoto en route. You will arrive in time to enjoy lunch at Okonjima, which is located at the base of the Omboroko mountains near Waterberg. Here you can enjoy the welcoming atmosphere, superb accommodation and fantastic activities, starting with a guided afternoon excursion.
Created as a refuge for rehabilitated predators, the reserve is a haven for cheetah, leopard, spotted hyena and African wild dog, as well as several species of antelope. Among the carnivores being researched and rehabilitated at AFRICAT are cheetah, leopard, lion, caracal, wild dog and hyena. Visitors to the area can embark on interpretive tours of the Foundation as well as enjoying breathtaking nature drives.
Your stay here includes breakfast / brunch and dinner.
Day 12 – Departure
After a leisurely breakfast, you will depart for Windhoek in the late morning. The drive will take you through the town of Okahandja, where you can stop at the craft market. On arrival in Windhoek you will be driven to Windhoek International Airport to check in for your flight home (departure flight must be no earlier than 16h00 to allow for drive back to Windhoek).