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Wildlife Namibia

Wildlife Namibia
Wildlife Namibia

Namibia – one of the less densely populated countries in the world – attracts huge spaces of sand and rocky deserts and endless plains covered with bush. This huge country the size of France and Britain combined, with a population only 1.6 million people. Itinerary: Windhoek - Namib Naukluft Park - Sossusvlei - Sesriem Canyon - Walvis Bay - Swakopmund - Skeleton Coast - Twyfelfontein - Himbas - Etosha - Windhoek.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Stop At: Namib-Naukluft National Park, C27, Sesriem Namibia
Arriving in Namibian capital Windhoek. Tour of the historic city centre with its distinctive influence of German architecture. Then drive to the Namib Naukluft Park – the oldest desert in the world, housing about 200 species of animals.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sesriem Canyon, 4.5km from the entrance gate of the Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park Namibia
Walk to the Sesriem Canyon, sculpted for centuries by the river Tsauchab. Travellers can go down the stairs carved in the rocks and at the bottom admire the strange forms of the walls of the gorge.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Namib Nauklaft Lodge

Day 2: Sous Vlei

Stop At: Namib Desert, Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park Namibia
Departure at sunrise to the orange dunes of Sossusvlei, watching the sun rising over the highest dunes in the world, reaching more than 300 meters high. Climbing the dune from which we observe an unusual play of light on the edges of the sand hills.
In the afternoon we drive through the oldest desert in the world, Naukluft and admire charming Kuiseb river gorge. In the afternoon we arrive in Walvis Bay, Namibia’s main port. We watch huge flocks of flamingos, pelicans and other water birds in the bay. Drive to Swakopmund – Coastal town that is a veritable oasis for any traveller after a long desert journey. We travel through a wonderful Sheltered promenade decorated with palm trees and flowers into the City and drive the main streets with it’s interesting German influenced architecture.

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Atlantic Villa

Day 3: Swakopmund - Moon Landscape - Welwitschias

Stop At: Moon Landscape, c28 Namibia
After breakfast we drive to see unusual lunar desert landscapes and endemic, oldest, nearly one thousand years old plants: Welwitschias. Then we are leaving for the journey through the Skeleton Coast National Park. Moving towards the North through the vast and isolated coast, where we enjoy magnificent views of the dunes, the ocean, and shipwrecks. Such landscapes bring us to the Cape Cross – a multi-thousand colony of seals. Then we return to the area covered by savannah and mountains
Duration: 6 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Atlantic Villa

Day 4: Twyfelfontein, Damaraland, Khorixas

Stop At: Petrified Forest, Khorixas Namibia
Today we depart after breakfast and drive North, we pass through the SPITZKOPPE HILLS and we get to the Brandberg Mountains – a spectacular collection of prehistoric rock paintings made by Bushmen four thousand years ago.

We will visit on our way
1. A himba tribal village
2. A herero tribal vllage
3. A damara tribal village

Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Twyfelfontein Lodge

Day 5: Etosha National Park

Stop At: Etosha Pan, Etosha National Park Namibia
Today we depart after breakfast and drive to Etosha in Kaokoland. A visit to the Petrified Forest, concealing the mystery in the form of huge, spanning up to 30 m petrified trees, which, according to researchers were moved there by the enormous flood about 200 million years ago. Fossils retain their perfect shape and details today. Visit at Twyfelfontein, yet another of the largest concentration of bushman’s rock engravings. Thereafter we set out for the most interesting section of the road which is inhabited by famous tribes; Herero and Himba. We stop in the villages to photograph women and children with unique hairstyles and bodies covered with red dust. From there we go to the Etosha Reserve: exceptional, combining the dense bush with large open areas of the bottom of the salt lake. Center of the park is the Etosha Pan (salt lake) – shallow depression about 4500 square kilometers, which is dry for most of the year, and filled with water to a depth of 1 m only during heavy rains. Dinner and overnight in the lodge inside of Etosha reserve.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Okaukuejo Camp

Day 6: Etosha Full Day Safari

Stop At: Etosha Pan, Etosha National Park Namibia
Full day safari in the reserve, where we admire the unique and dramatic scenery (deep blue sky and white sands of the desert) in addition to countless herds of zebras, springboks, giraffes, wildebeest and elephants. The Reserve of an area of 22,000 km square has 144 species of mammals, over 340 species of birds and 110 species of reptiles. Watching the daily migrations of herds of animals on the open spaces of Etosha in search of water is an unforgettable experience.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: • Okaukuejo Camp

Day 7: Windhoek

Pass By: Namibia Craft Centre, 40 Tal St Old Breweries Complex, Windhoek Namibia
Early morning return through Otjiwarongo i Okahandia to Windhoek. In the evening transfer to the airport.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.



Duration:7 days
Commences in:Khorixas, Namibia
Country:Namibia
City:Khorixas

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