This far-ranging tour from the Namib Desert in the south into the semi-arid northern heartland of the country will take your breath away. From the soaring red dunes of Sossusvlei to the ice-white beaches of Swakopmund, all the colours and textures, beauty and energy of Namibia will fill up your senses. You’ll get a unique insight into the stunning diversity of life, both animal and human, that has been suspended in an enduring but delicate ecological balance over millennia.

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Explore the quaint desert seaside town of Swakopmund and the dramatic geological formations and the ancient Rock Art galleries of Damaraland.

Experience exhilarating Big 5 game viewing in the picturesque Etosha National Park with its vast, mirage-inducing salt pan.

Visit the world's oldest desert; stunning Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon, highlights of the Namib-Nauklauft National Park.

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Day 1

Windhoek-Namib Desert (Unguided)

Depart early afternoon via Solitaire to a comfortable lodge bordering the scenic Namib landscape. Overnight Namib Desert. (D)

Day 2

Sossusvlei

Early morning Sossusvlei excursion. Climb the world’s highest sand dunes. Visit rugged Sesriem Canyon. Return to lodge for lunch. Afternoon nature drive. Overnight Namib Desert. (B)

Day 3

Namib Desert-Swakopmund (Unguided)

After breakfast, travel via Kuiseb Canyon to Swakopmund. Arrive at midday at central pension / guesthouse. Overnight in Swakopmund. (B)

Day 4

Swakopmund (Unguided)

Explore Swakopmund and enjoy some of the many optional activities (for own account): Visit to the aquarium, museum or crystal gallery; join the Living Desert Tour or a guided tour to the township Mondesa. Meet fellow travellers and guide for dinner. Overnight in Swakopmund. (B)(D)

Day 5

Swakopmund-Damaraland

Depart early towards Henties Bay. See the Rock Art and the Organ Pipes at Twyfelfontein. Lunch pack en route. Arrive at remote lodge in Damaraland in the late afternoon. (B)(L)(D)

Day 6

Damaraland

Morning at leisure. Lunch. Afternoon sundowner drive in the Aba Huab River and possibly encounter the desert dwelling elephants (seasonal). (B)(L)(D)

Day 7

Damaraland-Etosha National Park

Visit a Damara village, near Twyfelfontein, before departing to Etosha National Park. In the afternoon take your first game drive (in a closed vehicle) in Etosha. Overnight near Etosha National Park. (B)(D)

Day 8

Etosha National Park

Day excursion into the park (in a closed vehicle). Explore the various waterholes along the enormous Etosha saltpan. Overnight near Etosha National Park. (B)(D)

Day 9

Etosha National Park

Full day in the park (in a closed vehicle), exploring the various waterholes along this vast saltpan. Overnight near Etosha National Park. (B)(D)

Day 10

Etosha National Park-Windhoek

Depart for Windhoek via Otjiwarongo and Okahandja to explore a local handicraft market. Your tour ends in Windhoek during late afternoon. (B)

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