Book a 2018 holiday before 31 July and our home pick-up service is doubled to 100 miles.
Meals included: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners
From the local arts and crafts in Okahandja and the prehistoric rock paintings of Twyfelfontein, to the unspoilt natural beauty of Etosha National Park - experience the multifaceted charms of Namibia.
On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Travel to the coast and visit a craft market in Okahandja. Enjoy a visit to Goanikontes and the Moon Landscape, a barren, undulating rocky desert which was formed by the valleys of the Swakop River. Arrive in Swakopmund, a quaint seaside town, in the late afternoon.
Depart early morning and travel on the salt road towards Henties Bay, past salt pans and an array of bird life, to Damaraland, one of the most scenic areas in Namibia. Visit Twyfelfontein, a site of ancient rock engravings and the Organ Pipes, a distinctive series of dolerite pillars that have been exposed by erosion. Arrive at your lodge during the late afternoon.
Enjoy the morning is at leisure. In the afternoon, join a sun downer drive in the Aba Huab River and possibly encounter the desert dwelling elephants (seasonal). These elephants are not a distinct species but are African bush elephants that have made their homes in the Namib and Sahara deserts. They were once more widespread in Africa, but are currently found only in Namibia and Mali.
Visit a Damara village near Twyfelfontein and learn more about the culture and the tradition of this half-nomadic people. Continue via the little town of Outjo to Etosha National Park. Arrive in the early afternoon and undertake your first game drive in your closed touring vehicle.
The entire day will be spent in the Etosha National Park, exploring the waterholes along this enormous saltpan, in your closed touring vehicle. There are close to 114 species of mammal in Etosha, including the black faced impala and the threatened black and white rhino. The Etosha Pan (a flat calcrete depression), contains water only after very good rains and sometimes only for a few days each year, but is enough to stimulate the growth of a blue green algae which lures thousands of flamingos.
Enjoy another full day exploring this world famous National Park, in your closed touring vehicle. Your guide will introduce you to the complex subject of managing such an enormous reserve, that’s considered to be one of the world’s great wildlife sanctuaries.
After breakfast, travel south towards Otjiwarongo. Continue towards Windhoek via Okahandja to visit a local handicraft market. Overnight in Windhoek.
Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
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