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Classic Namibia Experience - 10 Days

Classic Namibia Experience

Namibia · Group Tour · 10 Days
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A great option for those who want to discover Namibia in comfort on a limited time: the wildlife of Etosha, the surreal landscapes of Sossuvlei, the adventure-filled Swakopmund and the deep-rooted culture and art of the Himba tribes in Damaraland. 

Highlights

  • Witness the dreamlike desert landscapes of Deadvlei and Sossusvlei
  • Admire the diverse wildlife that congregates around the waterholes in Etosha National Park, including Africa's tallest elephants
  • Immerse in the culture of the Himba tribe at an authentic village
  • Explore the coastal town Swakopmund, Namibia's adventure capital
  • Discover the prehistoric rock engravings at Twyfelfontein in Damaraland

Itinerary

Day 1 - Windhoek → Mount Etjo
Day 2 - Mount Etjo → Etosha National Park
Day 3 - Etosha National Park
Day 4 - Etosha National Park → Hobatere
Day 5 - Hobatere → Twyfelfontein
Day 6 - Twyfelfontein → Swakopmund
Day 7 - Swakopmund → Windhoek
Day 8 - Windhoek → Sesriem
Day 9 - Sossusvlei 
Day 10 - Sesriem → Windhoek

What is included

  • All transports
  • Pick up & drop off from accommodation in Windhoek
  • 9 nights accommodation in 3* and 4* hotel with breakfast
  • Meals mentioned in this itinerary
  • Park entrance fees
  • Professional English speaking guide

What is NOT included

  • International flights
  • Alcoholic beverages & soft drinks
  • Tips and personal expenses

day
1
Windhoek → Mount Etjo

You will be picked up between 08:00 to 08:30 from anywhere within the Windhoek city limits.

We travel north, stopping at small towns along the way including Okahandjima, where we have time to visit Namibia’s largest wood carving market.Continuing north, passing through farmland, we aim to arrive at Mount Etjo Safari Lodge during the middle afternoon. 

Overnight at the hotel.

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Windhoek → Mount Etjo300 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Mount Etjo Safari Lodge

Twin en-suite Central Namibia

day
2
Mount Etjo → Etosha National Park

Starting early and continue to north, we pass through some small towns making short stops for fresh supplies and fuel.

Continuing on to East Etosha's Namutoni camp we again aim to arrive in time for lunch, affording us leisure time before heading into the park during the cool of the late afternoon for our first game drive.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Mount Etjo → East Etosha300 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Namutoni Rest Camp

Twin en-suite Etosha National Park

day
3
Etosha National Park

Today have a full day game driving.

We again leave early to enjoy the cool morning air as we game drive our way through Etosha to Halali camp, situated in the middle of the park. Along the way we visit several waterholes and are afforded splendid views of the massive Etosha Pan.

We stop at Halali for a rest and a leisurely lunch. There is time to visit the Halali waterhole and to make use of the swimming pool and bar facilities before continuing on our way and game driving down to Okaukuejo.

Okaukuejo is famous for its waterhole, which has been described as one of the best game viewing opportunities in Southern Africa. Situated on the doorstep of our campsite, black rhino, elephant, lion and numerous species of antelope are usually seen.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Okaukuejo Rest Camp

Twin en-suite Etosha National Park

day
4
Etosha National Park → Hobatere

After breakfast, today we travel through the previously restricted area of Western Etosha National Park, exiting via the Otjovasandu Gate. 

Overnight at the hotel. 

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Okaukuejo → Hobatere210 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hobatere Lodge

Twin en-suite Kaokoveld

day
5
Hobatere → Twyfelfontein

After breakfast, we visit a Himba Village, the only traditionally functioning Himba community outside the far north Kaokoland region of Namibia. These tribes people have migrated here. We will learn about marriage customs, traditional food and the mysteries of the Holy Fire religion.

Then we head into one of the most beautiful desert regions in Namibia, Damaraland. We drive west via the Grootberg Pass and then take a detour to visit the ancient Bushman rock engravings at Twyfelfontein. At this location we will have a local guide to conduct us on a short guided tour before heading to our overnight stop. 

Overnight at the hotel.

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Hobatere → Twyfelfontein340 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Twin en-suite Twyfelfontein

day
6
Twyfelfontein → Swakopmund

After breakfast, we head deeper into the desert and pass Namibia’s highest mountain, The Brandberg, (2573 m). We make a stop in the small town of Uis, an old mining town, and one of the best places to buy semi-precious stones, for which Namibia is famous.

The next destination is Swakopmund, following the Skeleton Coast into Namibia's premier seaside town. The Swakopmund section of the trip is designed to allow people to relax either with the group or on their own. Your guide will offer to organise a group meal in a local restaurant for this evening. Participation is recommended but by no means required.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Twyfelfontein → Swakopmund420 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Swakopmund Lifestyle B & B Apartments

Twin en-suite Swakopmund

day
7
Swakopmund → Windhoek

After breakfast, spend a free morning in Swakopmund.

There is a very good museum and the Namibian National Marine Aquarium is located in Swakopmund. Alternatively, there are various optional activities that can be arranged. These include aeroplane and microlight flights over the desert, scenic drives, fishing trips (both from the beach or in a boat), four-wheel motorcycle (quad bike) trips into the desert and over the sand dunes around Swakopmund, sand boarding trips (also in the dunes), skydiving, surfing, bird-watching and many other activities are available. We will depart for Windhoek around lunch-time.

Overnight at the guest house.

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Swakopmund → Windhoek 350 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Galton House

Standard Room Windhoek

day
8
Windhoek → Sesriem

You will be picked up between 08:00 to 08:30 from anywhere within the Windhoek city limits.

We travel out over the Eros Mountains and along scenic roads on our way south-west to the desert.

We also pass over part of the Naukluft Mountains. Heading down from Namibia’s central plateau by way of the beautiful Remhoogte Pass, we reach open plains and the tiny settlement of Solitaire.

We cross some open grass savannah and farmlands before the terrain gives way to the immense red sand dune of Namib desert. During late afternoon, watch the colours glow and change on distant mountains to the east.

Overnight at the hotel. 

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Windhoek → Sesriem350 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Sossusvlei Lodge

Twin en-suite Sossusvlei

day
9
Sossusvlei 

A pre dawn start is essential this morning as we want to catch the soft light of the sunrise on the desert. After passing through Sesriem, the gateway to the dunes and driving into the heart of the dune field, we reach Sossusvlei itself by walking the last 5 km through the dunes.

We spend the morning in and around Sossusvlei, also visit Dune 45, and as the day wears on we return to Sesriem for lunch to escape the heat of the afternoon.

As the day cools off in the late afternoon we will take a short excursion to the Sesriem Canyon.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Sossusvlei Lodge

Twin en-suite Sossusvlei

day
10
Sesriem → Windhoek

After breakfast, we begin our journey back to Windhoek following a different route, ascending the massive Gamsberg Pass in the Khomas Hochland mountain range on our way back to civilization.

We are due back in Windhoek at evening and you will be dropped off at your accommodation on our return.

Q
Sesriem → Windhoek450 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Central Namibia
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Mount Etjo Safari Lodge

Twin en-suite
Etosha National Park
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Namutoni Rest Camp

Twin en-suite
Etosha National Park
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Okaukuejo Rest Camp

Twin en-suite
Kaokoveld
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Hobatere Lodge

Twin en-suite
Twyfelfontein
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Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Twin en-suite
Swakopmund
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Swakopmund Lifestyle B & B Apartments

Twin en-suite
Windhoek
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Galton House

Standard Room
Sossusvlei
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Sossusvlei Lodge

Twin en-suite

Price for comfort experience

Group tour
There are not departures available at this moment

Photos

Etosha National Park
Himba Dance
Namib Naukluft National Park-Namibian desert-Sandy Dune and Dried Dead Trees-M
Etosha National Park
Transportation
Okahandjima
Etosha National Park
Etosha National Park
Skeleton Coast
Sand Boarding, Swakopmund
Ostrich, Namib Desert
Gamsberg Mountain

Map

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