namib Fascination

extended

Oranjemund (Namibia) to Windhoek (Namibia)

26 Nights | 27 Days

27 Game Drives offered by  Land,

Ocean &  Air

US$360 per Person per Day

Day 1 - Meeting at Oranjemund

Oranjemund – 1 night; Accommodation in B&B

After arrival, there will be a tour briefing in the B&B followed by an easy day with hikes to Orange River mouth; up to dunes, bird watching, ocean and sunset viewing.

Day 2, 3 - Meander the canyon

Fish River Canyon – 2 nights; Accommodation in Camping

The day will start by driving to Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, Fish River Canyon, after lunch the afternoon will be spent driving and Hiking the 90 km. long canyon, and of course stargazing at night time.
The next day filled with outdoor game driving and hiking activities as well as swimming within the Canyon and the Transfrontier Park, good meals and some more stargazing at night time.

Day 4 - Harbor exploration

Luderitz – 1 night; Accommodation in B&B

We will be driving to Luderitz after breakfast, it is a scenic road through arid landscapes of Southern Namib Desert. Once we reach the coast, we will spend the rest of the day with easy, relaxing afternoon walking the harbor and other coastal attractions.

Day 5 - Looking Sea creatures and feral horses

Aus – 1 night; Accommodation in Lodging

The day will begin with a boat trip for seals, dolphins, and whales depending on the season after which we will visit Kolmanskop ‘Ghost Ex-Diamond Town’ as well as to other scenic desert locations in the area.

After lunch, we will be driving to Aus and looking for ‘Feral Horses’ (Desert-Adapted Horses) along the way at certain waterholes that they visit during daytime.
Accommodation in lodging as we enjoy the beautiful sunset and the last rays of the day.

Day 6, 7 - Safari & Camping in Namibrand

NamibRand Nature Reserve – 2 nights; Accommodation in Camping

We will be driving to the NamibRand Nature Reserve.  Setting up the camp in Namib Rand Nature Reserve Campsite., and having a Game drive in the afternoon.  And of course, some Star Gazing at night time.

The next day will consist of more Game drives and spending another night under the stars.

Day 8, 9 -  desert view from up high

Sesriem - Sossusvlei - Deadvlei – 2 nights; Accommodation in Camping

Driving to Sesriem after a good breakfast with a final Game drive in NamibRand Nature Reserve.  Setting up the camp in Sossusvlei.

The next day might be an early start for those guests who would like to take a breathtaking Hot-Air Balloon Flight over the Namib, it is an expensive activity, but we believe it is well worth it.  Alternatively, we might go hiking around at significant locations within the park in and around petrified sand dunes all day long.  Of course, there will be Stargazing at night time.

Day 10, 11 -  desert up close and from afar

Swakopmund – 2 nights; Accommodation in B&B

Watching the Sunrise over the Red Dunes of Namib early in the morning, and visiting Deadvlei one more time for extra photographic opportunities in a different light.  After Lunch, we will be driving to Swakopmund via scenic road through the desert.

Once in Swakopmund a "Little 5" Tour in the Namib will be followed by a trip to Walvis Bay to visit their flamingos and drive across Dunes and look at the Ocean.

Day 12 - explore the koppe

Spitzkoppe – 1 night; Accommodation in Camping

We will be driving to Spitzkoppe after breakfast a 2-hour drive, and setting up our Camp once there. 
The afternoon will be spent hiking the Spitzkoppe.

Day 13 - Mountain hiking

Brandberg Mountain – 1 night; Accommodation in Camping

After breakfast the party will proceed to Brandberg Mountain, once there will be some more hiking in the afternoon in the Brandberg Mountains.​

Day 14 - Coastal cruising

Torra Bay, Skeleton Coast – 1 night; Accommodation in Camping

Driving to Torra Bay through Skeleton Coast of the Namib Desert where the Seas of Sand meets the Ocean, with the afternoon spent driving up north and around the bay to discover several shipwrecks, salt pans, oasis, seal and flamingo colonies.

Day 15, 16 - Game drives and more

Palmwag Lodge, Damaraland – 2 nights; Accommodation in Camping

The morning will be a scenic drive to Palmwag Lodge, lunch will be followed by a Game drive in the afternoon in Palmwag-Damaraland Concession.
The next day there will be early morning and late afternoon Game drives in the Concession.

Day 17 - desert adaption

Orupembe – 1 night; Accommodation in Camping

The day will start with a Game drive early in the morning within Palmwag-Damaraland Concession, after which we will proceed to Orupembe via Purros.  

Once we set up camp and had a good lunch we will be driving around the arid, but beautiful landscapes of Rocky Namib in search for Desert Elephants, Namib’s Desert Lions, and other Desert-Adapted Creatures.

Day 18, 19 - fairy circles & rough terrain

Marienfluss – 2 nights; Accommodation in Camping

We will be driving to Marienfluss after breakfast, the trip will be through deep Namib sand so we may take longer than planned. However, it is well worth it to see Marienfluss’ Breathtaking Landscape.  We will be setting up camp and of coarse Stargazing at night time.  Marienfluss Plain is where the ‘Fairy Circles’ is, also scenery is spectacular.   

The next day we will be awakened by the early golden lights of the sunset painting the red rocked ridges of Marienfluss Valley and highlighting the Fairy Circles.  The rest of the day will be spent discovering more of Marienfluss by driving around in 4X4 mode.

Day 20 - lodge by the falls

Epupa Falls – 1 night; Accommodation in Lodging

The next day we will be driving to Epupa Falls either along Kunene Riverbed that defines Namibia-Angola Border depending on seasonal rains and floods or via Etanga. we will sleep in a Lodge by the Falls, spend the rest of the day driving and Hiking around the Epupa Falls for birding and other wildlife action.

Day 21 - beautiful people

Opuwo – 1 night; Accommodation in Lodging

The next day we will be driving to Opuwo after breakfast and some more hiking activities in and around the Falls.  After arrival, we will be visiting some traditional villages of the Himba, Herero, and Dhimba People.

And spending a relaxing night a Lodge before we embark towards Etosha.

Day 22~25 - Days and nights full of wildlife 

Etosha National Park – 4 nights; Accommodation in Camping

After Breakfast we will be driving to Etosha National Park via Kamanjab after breakfast to visit a Himba Tribe Village, and then proceed driving to Etosha National Park.  We will be Camping at Okakuejo Campsite.

The next couple of days will include numerous day and optional night drives Game Drives in the Okakuejo Zone, Halali Area  as we proceed through the ETNP.

Day 26 - spectacular sunset

Waterberg Plateau National Park – 1 night; Accommodation in Lodging

We will be exiting Etosha NP in Game drive mode from Halali Camp to Okakuejo Zone Gate towards the Waterberg Plateau National Park, the night will be spent at a lodge in Waterberg.

We will be hiking up the Waterberg Plateau in the afternoon to watch the great plains lies beneath her and the amazing sunset.

Day 27 - Final Fairwells

Departure to Homelands

 The final day will be spent driving back to Windhoek, Hosea Kutako International Airport where we will say farewell with lots of quality time memories along with lots of quality images.

What is Included:

  • The tour is mostly full board - all inclusive at locations where we camp. Same statement applies in locations where guests stay in lodges if the facility embodies campsite since, we – the staff will be camping and eating in campsite. Guests are welcome to join;

  • All game drives (safari) that we conduct and mentioned within the itinerary;

  • All transfers.

What is excluded:

  • International Flights;

  • Hot-Air Balloon Flight over Namib Desert;

  • Scenic Flight over Skeleton Coast of Namib Desert;

  • Personal Travel Insurance;

  • Dinners or any other courses that guests would like to eat out where it is possible, and where the facility (lodges and guest houses) has its own service;

  • Please note that, we will have a limited selection of Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic beverages on board. If you need a specific brand of beverage, please feel free to bring it along or let us know in advance to have it on board;

  • All game drives (safari) activities that we are not allowed to conduct by ourselves, such as bush walks, night drives that are only conducted by park and reserve rangers;

  • Activities that we have to buy from third parties upon guests’ request that may occur at locations, and not listed in mutually agreed itinerary before the tour starts.