9 Days Namib and Etosha

9 Days Namib and Etosha from come-to-africa.com

By: come-to-africa.com  01-12-2011
Keywords: Adventure Tours, Wildlife Safaris

Tour Duration: 9 days
Start: Windhoek
End: Windhoek
Price: 2 pax: 3477 USD p/p sharing

In brief:
On this 9 day Namibia safari tour you will travel via Khomashochland into the Namib Desert. Guests can expect excellent game viewing opportunities in the Etosha National Park. Your tour will conclude in the beautiful town of Windhoek.

Tour Type:
Namibia safaris, accommodated tour, guided private tour

Regions covered: Windhoek, Namib, Swakompund, Walvis Bay, Erongo Mountains, Etosha National Park

Days 1:
Travel from Windhoek across the rolling hills of the Khomashochland at an altitude of more than 2000 metres above sea level, down the Gamsberg Pass into the Namib, which is the oldest desert in the world. The landscape varies from rugged mountains and rocky outcrops to sand-filled valleys and endless vistas of plains.
After a short rest with lunch packs, proceed through the Namib-Naukluft Park, where, with a bit of luck, one can see ostriches, springbok, oryx and mountain zebras. Then on to the Welwitschia Plain, where the Welwitschia plant, a living fossil, that is only found in the Namib and southern Angola, occurs in large numbers. Drive to the so called “moon valley” – a fascinating rock formation which is millions of years old. Arrival in Swakopmund at about sunset. Lunch packs en route.
Bed/breakfast at Swakopmund Boutique Hotel or Hotel Eberwein.

Days 2:
After breakfast, depart to Walvis Bay for a boat-/catamaran cruise with champagne, fresh oysters and snacks on board. Return to Swakopmund. In the afternoon city tour through Swakopmund and rest of the day at leisure.
Bed/breakfast at Swakopmund Boutique Hotel or Hotel Eberwein.

Days 3:
Drive via the tarred road into the interior, pass the Spitzkoppe and proceed to the beautiful Erongo mountain area. In the late afternoon sundowner drive.
Dinner/bed/breakfast at Ai Aiba Lodge.

Day 4:
Early morning start for a 3 three hours drive in open vehicles on the premises of the lodge. Numerous pre-historic rock-paintings will draw you into the spell of mystic Africa. Afterwards proceed to the Ugab terraces.
Dinner/bed/breakfast at Vingerklip Lodge.

Day 5:
Trip proceeds to the famous Etosha National Park. First game viewing drive.
Dinner/bed/breakfast at the Toshari Lodge.

Days 6:
One full day of game viewing in the Etosha National Park. This national park is one of the major sanctuaries for wildlife in Africa. The area was proclaimed a game reserve as far back as 1907. The size is 22270km² and it consists mainly of bush and grass savanna. This type of landscape provides excellent opportunities for game-viewing at the numerous waterholes or in the open countryside. The Etosha Pan, which the park is named after, is approximately 6000km² in size. In the language of the Ovambo people, Etosha means “place of dry water”, or “large white place”.
Dinner/bed/breakfast at Camp Halali or similar.

Days 7:
After breakfast proceed via Tsumeb to the Hoba Meteorite. En route visit Lake Otjikoto and the Mine Museum. Proceed to Wabi Game Lodge.
Dinner/bed/breakfast at Wabi Game Lodge.

Days 8:
Early morning game viewing drive including drive to the plateau on the grounds of the Lodge. In the afternoon enjoy the sunset at the “Hippo Pool”.
Dinner/bed/breakfast at Wabi Game Lodge.

Days 9:
Return to Windhoek via Okahandja, visit the graves of the Herero chiefs and of the German Schutztruppe. Arrival in Windhoek in the late afternoon. Tour ends in Windhoek.

Package includes:

  • Overland trips and all sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Overnight in double rooms with private shower/bath and toilet in hotels and rest camps
  • Breakfast throughout the tour, 6 dinner and 1 lunchpack
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Multilanguage is possible.

Package excludes:

  • Expenses for personal belongings e.g. 2 dinner, 8 lunches, drinks and telephone calls as well as tips for the tour guide and in restaurants.

Keywords: Adventure Tours, Wildlife Safaris