This premium Namibia tour includes the very best of the southern part of the country as you travel from Windhoek through the semi arid landscape of the Kalahari Desert to the spectacular scenery of Fish River Canyon and Karoo Desert before travelling back up into the Namib Desert and the flaming red sands of Sossusvlei. The tour will also include visiting the gorge of Sesriem Canyon and the spectacular Namib Naukluft Mountains.
This Namibia tour travels through some spectacular countryside and provides a true appreciation of the beauty and space of the country whilst staying in the best accommodation in the region.
|Twin share||From $3,225|
|Single Supplement||From $380|
Number of Days: 10
1. Price is valid until 31 October 2015. If travelling after this date please contact us for revised prices.
2. Accommodation may be different from properties listed due to availability but will be of a similar standard
3. Tour departs every Sunday
4. Minimum of 2 & maximum of 10 people on tour
5. Vehicle for tour either a landrover discovery or 7 seater microbus or 22 seater Mercedes mini coach (all air-conditioned)
- 1 nights accommodation in Kalahari Sands Hotel Windhoek or similar with daily buffet breakfast
- 2 nights accommodation in Kalahari Anib Lodge or similar with buffet breakfast and dinner
- 2 nights accommodation in Canon Lodge Fish River or similar with buffet breakfast and dinner
- 2 nights accommodation in Desert Horse Inn or similar with buffet breakfast and dinner
- 2 nights accommodation in Namib Desert Lodge or similar with buffet breakfast and dinner
- Guided sundowner drive in Kalahari Desert
- Nature drive at Canon Lodge
- Guided tour to Sossusvlei & Sesriem Canyon
- Experienced guide for duration of tour
- All transfers & transport in air-conditioned vehicle for duration of tour
- Sightseeing as specified in itinerary
On arrival at Windhoek airport you will be met by your Wild Africa Travel Company representative and transferred to your Windhoek hotel where you will check into your hotel room for your 1 night stay.
After a city tour of Windhoek, Namibia’s capital, we travel south over Namibia’s second highest mountain range to the edge of the Kalahari Desert. At our lodge we have the remainder of the day at leisure, and can enjoy a scenic nature walk, relax along the sparkling pool or optionally partake in one of the activities on offer.The Kalahari is a semi-arid landscape that is covered with trees and crisscrossed with ephemeral rivers and fossil watercourses. After checking into your lodge you will be taken on an open vehicle drive as the sun sets on this unique landscape.
After an optional morning walk enjoy breakfast. In the afternoon we embark on a sundowner drive into the Kalahari. Green acacias and swaying grass contrast starkly against the red sand of the Kalahari Dunes. A variety of antelope, smaller mammals, insects and reptiles inhabit this desert- explore this specialized ecosystem with your experienced guide. After a sundowner on one of the dunes return to the lodge for dinner.
This morning we will continue to drive through the Kalahari, heading south to the Quiver Tree Forest near Keettmanshoop. The Quiver trees or Kokerbooms got their name from their lightweight branches, which were formerly used as quivers by the San hunters. They removed the branches fibrous insides and were left with a strong hollow tube. After lunch we will continue on to Fish River Canyon and its spectacular northern fringes. Fish River, which joins the Orange River 70km south of the canyons has been gouging out this gorge for eons. The canyon measures 160km in length and up to 27km in width and the dramatic inner canyon reaches a depth of 550m.
This morning commences on the edge of the Fish River Canyon, where we gaze 550 metres into this geographical phenomenon. In the afternoon we will be taken on a nature drive to observe the fragile desert ecosystem & the plant life that thrives here.
After breakfast we travel to the Succulent Karoo Desert. After winter rains, this desert unfolds in a carpet of flowers and an explosion of bright colours. It is one of the 20 most important biomes in the world and counts as the most specie diverse desert on earth. We will explore the sweeping desert plains with its miscellany of organisms on a nature drive in the late afternoon.
This morning we will experience spectacular scenery as we drive along the southern peninsula to Luderitz. Luderitz is a surreal colonial relic sandwiched between the barren Namib Desert coast and the windswept South Atlantic. Barely touched by the 21st century it resembles the quintessential German village with its churches, bakeries, cafes and Art Nouveau architecture.
This morning we will then travel north to the oldest desert in the world and our lodge, situated in very close proximity to the breathtaking Sossusvlei.
An early morning departure as you commence the guided tour to Sossusvlei. Enjoy this unique desert scenery with some of the highest dunes in the world. The dynamic and star-shaped dunes are ideal for the keen photographer and you have the opportunity to climb one of the over 300 m high dunes leaving you overwhelmed with the view.
After a relaxed breakfast we travel up the steep Namibian escarpment back to Windhoek, situated in a valley of the Auas Mountains.
Kalahari Sands Hotel Windhoek
Decorated to enhance the earthy surroundings, the 173 rooms have colour schemes of reddish tones of bushland paintings and golden hues of the dunes. All rooms have bath, shower, hairdryers, refrigerator, coffee making facilities, air-conditioning and heating, radio, telephone, colour TV, electric shaver plug (220 volts AC, 50 cycles), mini bars, safety deposit boxes and room service is available 24 hours per day.
On Sundays the Dunes Restaurant offers a daily buffet and carvery on Sundays and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Only the freshest of ingredients are used for their amazing choice of food. The Restaurant has a section reserved for non-smokers. Shaded by awnings the terrace overlooks Independence Av.
The Oasis Bar is warm and welcoming with their resident pianist and is located opposite the hotel reception.
Kalahari Anib Lodge
Under high palm trees and in a lush green oasis, set amidst the red dunes of the Kalahari Desert sits Kalahari Anib Lodge.
The Lodge has bar, restaurant, two swimming pools, verandah, indoor and outdoor dining areas.
The area is well known as the home to the Kori Bustard, the largest flying bird of all, and huge colonies of weaver birds have made their home in the lodge’s grounds. A wide variety of animals can be found around the lodge as well as the dune valleys of the Kalahari Desert such as springbok, gemsbok, ostrich, jacket, hare and porcupines.
Canon Lodge Fish River Canyon
Canon Lodge is only 20km from the Fish River and is located in Gondwana Canon Park. The Lodge has 25 en-suite thatched chalets and are all made from natural stone. You have a feeling of living with nature as the Lodge is nestled against massive granite boulders.
Guests can relax with a book on our terrace shaded by trees or at the swimming pool. To explore the park you can do it between horse, four-wheel drive and walking stick. One the highlights of your holiday would be seeing the winding gorges of the canyon from the air, from a Cessna
Desert Horse Inn
Desert Horse Inn is located in the Aus Mountains at 1,400 metres above sea level. The Inn affords sweeping desert plains and beautiful mountain scenery.
Accommodation consists of 24 spacious and tastefully decorated en suite rooms. Guests can exchange travel experiences at the cosy fireplace in the lounge or at the Wild Horse Bar. Sundowners can be had on the wooden deck and a 3 course meal is available in the restaurant.
Namib Naukluft Lodge
This upmarket lodge on 13,000 ha farmland is the best way to experience the living desert. Nature drives and walks allow for stunning sceneries and the ever-changing pastel colours of the beautiful Pro-Namb and in the mornings you can go for a climb to the top of one of the adjacent granite hills or just go for a walk to see where trees grow out of stones and also explore flora and fauna.
In the heat of the day you can relax in the crystal clear swimming pool and in the late afternoon you may like a drive to the natural marble mountains on the farm or listen to the sound of the barking gecko – a concert never to be forgotten. Our staff who are very friendly will show you the oldest desert on earth.
The Lodge has 16 tastefully furnished rooms with private, spacious patios with an excellent view and en-suites facilities.
The restaurant serves traditional meals on the adjacent verandah or in the boma from the open fire. After an active day the lounge and pool area are a great way to relax.
This package can be taken on its own as it includes the very best of southern Namibia including the must see flaming red sand dunes of Sossusvlei. You may also wish to add further travel through Namibia such as a package to Etosha National Park, one of Africa’s premier wildlife parks. Please contact our office for packages through these areas.
We have a range of Namibia tours & safaris available which can be customised with more or less nights as well as activities.