8-Day Sossusvlei, Swakop, Twyfelfontein & Etosha (Lodging)

The most popular option, this 8-day safari includes the best of Namibia highlights, with 2 nights in Namibia Desert to explore Sossusvlei, 2 nights in Swakopmund and 1 nights in Damara Land, 2 nights in Etosha National Park for game viewing

Day 1:Tuesday-Windhoek- Namib Desert/Sossusvlei

Main Destination: Sossusvlei (Namib-Naukluft NP) 

Accommodation: Weltevrede Guest Farm or similar

Meals: All meals included

We will pick you up from your Hotel or Guesthouse between 7am and 8am and depart at 8:45am straight on the way south to world-famous Sossusvlei via picturesque Spreetshoogte Pass. We will then have a Stop-over at the view point to appreciate endless view of the Namib. Our lunch at the Solitaire oasis. We will arrive at the lodge or campsite around 3-4 pm. This time is extremely hot, we recommend that you spend the day cooling off by the pool. Early rest is required as tomorrow you are expected to wake early in the morning

Day 2:Wednesday- Sossusvlei, Dune 45, Big Daddy, Dead Vlei & Sesriem

Main Destination: Sossusvlei (Namib-Naukluft NP) 

Accommodation: Weltevrede Guest Farm or similar

Meals: All meals included

Early in the morning, at sunrise, we will visit the Sesriem Gate to the remarkable Sossusvlei. We start off with climbing picturesque Dune 45, experiencing beauty and vastness of the orange-colored landscape. Off-road drive to the Dead Vlei, a place of vast desert pan where dried-up, ancient acacias stand silent in the impressive, open-air gallery. If you have enough energy, you can climb one of the highest dunes on Earth, the ‚Big Daddy ‘or ‚Big Mama. After the morning excursion, we will return back to Sesriem for lunch. We will take a break for 1-2 hours. Once the heat subsides, we will take a short excursion to Sesriem Canyon. This will be our last activities for the day.

Day 3: Thursday-Sossusvlei-Walvis Bay & Swakopmund

Main Destination: Swakopmund 

Accommodation: Hotel À la Mer or similar

Meals: Breakfast & lunch 

Namibia is a country of contrasts. Today we will move from desert to sea. On our way we will cross the Tropic of Capricorn and traverse the Gaub and the Kuiseb passes, driving down to the dry river bed at the bottom of the Kuiseb Canyon before climbing up the other side and watching the spectacular desert landscape unfold before us. Having arrived at the coast, we will make a stop in Walvis Bay to enjoy the view of flamingos and other birds in the lagoons. We overnight in Swakopmund. Dinner tonight is at the client's own expense in a local restaurant.

Day 4: Friday- Swakopmund Area

Main Destination: Swakopmund 

Accommodation: Hotel À la Mer or similar

Meals : Breakfast and Lunch

A free day today offers you that offers you ample time to explore the town. Swakopmund is a very pleasant seaside town with lots of shops, a good stretch of beach (although the Atlantic is quite cold here sometimes) and an open-air curio market. There is also 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 a boat-tour (with oysters and champagne) scenic flights and micro-light flights over the desert, fishing trips (either from the beach or in a boat), quad-bike trips into the desert and over the sand dunes around Swakopmund, sandboarding, skydiving and many other activities. All extra activities in Swakopmund are subject to availability. Dinner and lunch tonight are not included in the price of the safari and will be at the client’s own expense.

Day 5 Saturday-Swakopmund-Twyfelfontein

Main Destination: Damara Land

Accommodation: Igowati Lodge or similar

Meals: All meals included

In the morning, we depart from the coastal town of Swakopmund and continue our safari along the skeleton Coast. Along the way, we will visit the shipwreck and proceed to Cape Cross Seal colony. After visiting the seals, we will turn east into the desert, towards Brandberg Damaraland, one of the most magnificent and majestic places in Namibia. In this area you can find elephants, giraffes, ostriches and a variety of antelopes!

Day 6: Sunday-Damara Land, Twyfelfontein & Etosha

Main Destination: Etosha National Park

Accommodation:Toshari Lodge or similar

Meals: All meals included

Today we will have an early breakfast. Do our activities in Twyfelfontein, which is a rocky site situated in the Kunene Region of north western Namibia. The site is one of the largest and most important concentrations of rock art in Africa, and was proclaimed a National Monument in 1952. Experience cultural and ethnic meeting with the Damara tribe at the Living Museum surrounded by fascinating nature, rock formations and magnificent landscape of Damaraland. After our morning activities, we will have a picnic lunch along the way and continue our journey further to Etosha National Park.

Day 7: Monday- Etosha National Park

Main Destination: Etosha National Park

Accommodation: Toshari Lodge or similar

Meals: All meals included

You will rise early and soon after breakfast start your full-day game drive in Etosha National Park. The early morning hours provide time for magnificent exploration as you visit the waterholes. You will get to visit the Etosha pan (salt pan) before game driving across the park in search of the “Big 4” and other animal species. A light lunch will be provided and allow you some time rest, gathering energy for your next adventure. After lunch and some rest and relaxation you will visit the last waterholes that will be the last appreciation of Namibia’s beauty. Before sunset you will head back to the lodge for dinner where you can share stories of your experiences of the day and also share and compare beautiful photos. After a night of stories and photos.

Day 8: Tuesday - Etosha NP- Windhoek

Main Destination: Windhoek 

Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour) 

Meals: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)

Be prepared for the long, scenic transit back to Windhoek. We pass through towns and rural areas, stopping in the small town of Okahandja, the home of Namibia’s largest wood carving market. The stalls operate on a local co-operative basis and offer a vast array of truly Namibian souvenirs. We are back in Windhoek in the afternoon not later than 16:00 hour. You will be dropped off at your accommodation. For those who are returning back to their respective countries, please arrange with the guide so that you can drive as early as possible.

 

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Price Description

Price for the Tour starts from: USD2400 per person sharing

Single supplement USD 400.00

Departure Time: 9:00 am

The tour departs every  Tuesday of the week

Highlights

Start and end in Windhoek! With the sightseeing tour, the 8-Day Sossusvlei, Swakop, Skeleton C & Etosha (Lodging) you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Windhoek, national park,skeleton coast, desert and coastal parts of Namibia. It is a small group tour that includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Age: 5 to 90 year olds

Accommodation: Hotels, Lodges

Travel Style: Sightseeing

Included:
  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
Excluded:
  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks
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