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$425.55 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Sossusvlei Tour from Windhoek

Day 1Windhoek – Sesriem area (350 km) (LD) (camping)You will be collected at your Windhoek accommodation between 08:00 & 08:30We travel out over the Eros Mountains and along scenic roads on our way south-west to the desert. Passing the Namib Naukluft Mountains and visiting the small settlement of Solitaire. Arrive at the campsite in the afternoon in time for sunset over the dunes. Day 2Sesriem area– Sossusvlei – Sesriem area (camping) (BLD)Early morning start to catch the sunrise at Dune 45. After breakfast continue to the 4x4 parking area where you trek the last 5km to Deadvlei and Sossusvlei on foot. Landscape photo opportunities abound in the cool of the morning, with dawn’s soft light first illuminating the dunes from crest down the back slope, then blazing orange everywhere, creating a powerful contrasting vista across the whole desert. Ancient mineral pans, stunted camel thorn trees and the chance of seeing a gemsbok or ostrich makes it essential to remember your camera!We spend the morning in and around Sossusvlei, also visiting dune 45. Return to the campsite around lunch time. Some time for relaxation before we will take a short excursion to the Sesriem Canyon.Day 3Sesriem area – Windhoek (450 km) (BL)After your last breakfast at the campsite, your journey back to Windhoek begins. Travel via the scenic Gamsberg Mountain Pass, and arrive back in Windhoek in the late afternoon. You will be dropped of at your accommodation in Windhoek op your return. The style is limited participation, assisted camping with the participation limited to only helping with the tents.The price is virtually fully inclusive of everything you will need whilst travelling with us.

$905.60 Outdoor Activities

6-Day Namibia Desert and Etosha National Park (Camping)

Day 1-Windhoek-Namib Desert (B; L & D) You will be picked up at 08:00. Passing over the Eros Mountains and  Khomas Hochland Range. As we come through the mountains we drop down from the central plateau to grassy desert savannah. We stop at Solitaire for petrol and perhaps also afternoon tea before we continue to our first night at Namib Desert Lodge or similar. Day 2-Dune 45, Sossusvlei - Desert Experience (B; L & D) Early start to catch the soft light of the sunrise over the desert. Passing through Sesriem we continue towards Sossusvlei with sand dunes rising above us on either side of the road. Stop at the famous Dune 45. After breakfast, a desert walk in the cool of the morning. A short excursion to Sesriem Canyon in the afternoon.Day 3 Sossusvleis to Windhoek (B& L )After breakfast you will check-out and return to Windhoek traveling through the beautiful Spreetshoogte Pass. On your way back yo will stopover at Solitaire. You will arrive back in Windhoek before lunch. You will be dropped-off at your hotel or Lodge.Day 4 Windhoek to Etosha National Park (B, L&D)After breakfast you will be collected from your hotel or lodge and head north. You will stop for  lunch break in Otjiwarongo or Outjo. After lunch you will continue your drive through Etosha National Park for a game drive. A good night's rest will be required so that you are able to wake-up early, refreshed and ready for your next adventure. Day 5 Etosha National Park (B,L&D)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 5” 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 waterhole 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, you will turn in for the night. Day 6 Etosha to Windhoek (B&L) After breakfast you will check-out and travel back to Windhoek; driving through the park for your last glance at the landscape and in hopes of that last chance to view more wildlife. Before lunch you will be dropped-off at your choice of accommodations in Windhoek - we recommend Discovery Guest House. This is where your safari will end.

$699.33 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Day Etosha And Swakopmund Adventure from Windhoek

Day 1: Halali, Etosha National Park (LD) You will be collected from your guesthouse/hotels as 07:15am and brought to the office for the pre-departure talk and to meet the rest of the group. En-route, we stop briefly at Otjiwarongo and enjoy a light lunch pack before entering Etosha National Park through the Anderson Gate. An afternoon game drive takes us through the park visiting waterholes looking for predators as well as plains game. We arrive at our lodge just before sunset and settle into our rooms. A visit to the floodlit waterhole is a must while dinner is prepared by your guide over an open fire.  Day 2: Taleni Etosha Village (BDL) We start our day at sunrise with an early game drive to catch the predators while they are still active before returning to Halali for breakfast. Our second game drive mid-morning takes us to the impressive Etosha Pan “great white place” before continuing to look for the Big 4. We arrive back at Halali where our guide will prepare a delicious lunch. After lunch we head off on our final game drive across the park towards Okaukuejo calling into some well-known waterholes. Accommodation tonight is just outside the park in twin share permanent tents with dinner prepared by the guide.  Day 3: Hotel a la Mer, Swakopmund (BL)  Enjoy an early morning breakfast and departure from the lodge is by 07.30am. The route today takes us into the dramatic and beautiful scenery of Damaraland. We have the chance to meet local people, from the Herero ladies, to the Damara people, and if we are lucky some Himba people too. On arrival at the coast, we stop briefly to dip our toes in the Atlantic Ocean while viewing the latest ship to wreck on the Skeleton Coast. We arrive in Swakopmund mid-afternoon which gives time to explore this quaint seaside town on foot. Dinner tonight is at own expense.  Day 4: Windhoek (BL)Leisurely breakfast is offered, and for those interested in birds we depart Swakopmund at 10am to Walvis Bay to see the flamingos in the Walvis Bay lagoon and Dune 7, the highest dune in the area, to experience the “sand sea” along the coastal strip. You will return to Windhoek in the afternoon with lunch served en-route. We make a brief stop at the Okahandja Wood Carving Markets where you can haggle for locally produced goods from the carvers themselves. You will be dropped at your overnight accommodation. (BL)

$1640.03 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Epic Swakopmund Resort & Etosha National Park Tour

DAY 1: Time : 8:30 am Windhoek city > Swakopmund Seaside ResortA pre-arrival day is advised to join this trip or arrive with an early morning flight before noon. You will be picked up at your hotel and your spectacular holiday journey begins as we proceed to the seaside town of Walvis Bay and Swakopmund located on the Skeleton Coast. Swakopmund is Namibia's premier holiday resort, the country's leading adrenaline destination, with a wide range of activities to suit all ages and (most) egos. Accommodation: - Beach Hotel or similar Meals: – Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerDAY 2 Time : 8:00 pm Swakopmund Seaside ResortThis is a free day to participate in an activity of your choice. Swakopmund is a very pleasant seaside town with lots of shops, a good stretch of beach (although the Atlantic here is quite cold) and an open-air curio market. Alternatively, there are various optional activities that can be arranged.  Accommodation: - Beach Hotel or similar Meals: – Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerDAY 3: Time : 8:00 am Swakopmund Seaside Resort > Etosha National Park (Wildlife)Etosha National Park, Etosha is home to 4 of the Big 5 (elephant, rhino, leopard and lion) as well as a vast quantity of game and birdlife. You will spend 2 nights in bungalows inside the park at the rest camps which all have floodlit waterholes for excellent night time game viewing. Morning and afternoon game drives are included daily in your package. Accommodation: Okaukuejo Rest Camp Meals: – Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerDAY 4: Time : 6:30 pm Etosha National Park (full day game viewing)An early start today for a full day game viewing. Etosha means the ‘ great white area ‘ this refers to large dried pan in the middle of the Etosha Park. We travel along the vast salt pan, stopping at various waterholes and game viewing spots along the way in the park. As you continue to your overnight stop you're certain to see plenty of wildlife and eerily beautiful scenery. Accommodation: Namutoni Rest Camp Meals: – Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerDAY 5 Time : 8:30 pm Etosha National Park > Windhoek CityAfter breakfast we depart for Windhoek city. We aim to arrive back in the Capital in the mid-noon and you will be dropped off at your accommodation in Windhoek city or you will be dropped off at Windhoek's Hosea Kutako International Airport for your outbound flight.

$1103.87 Cultural & Theme Tours

Epic Sossusvlei (tall red sand dunes) and Swakopmund Tour

DAY 1 Time: 8:30 am Windhoek city > Sesriem Area At 8h30 AM, you will be picked up by your guide, we leave Windhoek and we then head south via a small town of the Basters (Rehoboth). The main inhabitants of the town are the Baster Community the descendants of people of mixed parentage who trekked across the Orange River under their leader Hermanus van Wyk, and settled at Rehoboth in 1870. Accommodation: Quiver Tree Tented Camp or similar Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner DAY 2 Time: 5:00 am Sesriem > Sossusvlei (tall red sand dunes) > Sesriem Area A predawn start is essential this morning as we want to catch the soft light of the sunrise on the desert as we drive in. We will arrive at the entrance to the dunes on sunrise and then travel through the dune field as the sun is coming up. We spend the morning in and around Sossusvlei, also visiting dune 45″, and as the day wears on we return to Sesriem for lunch and to escape the heat of the afternoon.  Accommodation: Quiver Tree Tented Camp or similar Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner DAY 3 Time: 8:00 am Sesriem Area > Swakopmund Seaside Resort An early start today, we are heading north-west to the seaside town of Swakopmund located on the Skeleton Coast. Leaving the dune fields far behind us we are soon back into the mountain desert. We cross the Tropic of Capricorn and traverse both the Gaub and the Kuiseb pass, driving down to the dry river bed at the bottom of the canyon before climbing up the other side, watching the spectacular desert landscape unfold before us. Accommodation: - Beach Hotel or similar Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner DAY 4 Time: 8:00 am Swakopmund (day of excursions/ activities) Today is a free day. The idea is to allow time for everybody to do their own thing. Swakopmund is a very pleasant seaside town with lots of shops, a good stretch of beach (although the Atlantic here is quite cold) and an open-air curio market. Alternatively, there are various optional activities that can be arranged.  Accommodation: - Beach Hotel or similar Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner DAY 5 Time: 9:30 am Swakopmund - Windhoek or Walvis Bay International Airport After a morning breakfast, you can explore the city of Swakopmund on foot, depending on your time of departure in the early afternoon or late evening flight you will be dropped off at Windhoek International Airport or Walvis Bay International Airport for your outbound flight.

$1310.91 Cultural & Theme Tours

Namibia Express Tour

D AY 1 Time : 8:30 am Windhoek City > Sesriem Area (Namib Desert) You will be met by a Tour Guide from Nali Safaris at your hotel and your spectacular holiday journey begins as we proceed on a scenic drive road via beautiful landscapes and mountain views of Naukluft mountain range to reach Sesriem area where you will stay for a night. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Accommodation: – Desert Tented Camp or similar. Meals: BLD DAY 2 Time : 5:00 am Sesriem > Sossusvlei > Swakopmund (Seaside Resort) This morning we rise very early in the morning before sunrise to visit the spectacular dunes at Sossusvlei, reputedly the highest sand dunes in the world. If you're feeling energetic you can climb to the top before returning to your lodge for a well-deserved rest! Don't forget your camera the scenery is truly extraordinary. After lunch en-route, we are travel north-west to the seaside town of Walvis Bay and Swakopmund located on the Skeleton Coast. Accommodation: - Beach Hotel or similar. Meals: – BLD DAY 3 Time : 8:00 am Swakopmund (day of activities) Today is a free day. The idea is to allow time for everybody to do their own thing. Swakopmund is a very pleasant seaside town with lots of shops, a good stretch of beach (although the Atlantic here is quite cold) and an open-air curio market. Alternatively, there are various optional activities that can be arranged. Accommodation: - Beach Hotel or similar. Meals: – BLD DAY 4 Time : 8:30 am Swakopmund > Etosha National Park (Wildlife) We leave the coastal town early in the morning to Etosha National Park, Etosha is home to 4 of the Big 5 (elephant, rhino, leopard and lion) as well as a vast quantity of game and birdlife. Morning and afternoon game drives are included daily in your package. Accommodation: Okaukuejo Wildlife Resort. Meals: - BLD DAY 5 Time : 7:30 am Etosha National Park (Wildlife) We travel along the vast salt pan, stopping at various waterholes and game viewing spots along the way in the park. As you continue to your overnight stop you're certain to see plenty of wildlife and eerily beautiful scenery. Accommodation: Namutoni Wildlife Resort. Meals: - BLD DAY 6 Time : 8:30 am Etosha National Park > Windhoek City After breakfast we exit the park on our way to Windhoek, we continue on a good road and we have time to stop in Okahandja town, home to Namibia’s largest woodcarving market. We aim to arrive back in the Capital in the mid-noon and you will be dropped off at the accommodation or to Hosea Kutako International Airport for your outbound flight.