Namibia Express 6 Days
Discover Sossusvlei, it is surely one of the most spectacular sights in Namibia. Located in the Namib Naukluft park, the largest conservation area in Africa and fourth largest in the world – the sand dunes at Sossusvlei are just one excellent reason to visit Namibia.
- Accommodation as stated in the itinerary.
- Transportation in a luxury air-conditioned safari vehicle.
- All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
- Services of a registered and experienced English-speaking safari guide.
- Entrance fees and excursions as described in above itinerary.
- Mineral water on board the safari vehicle.
- Option of either kayaking or catamaran boat cruise in Swakopmund.
- International flights to Namibia and airport taxes.
- Any entrance fees and excursions not included in the above itinerary.
- All beverages apart from mineral water on board the safari vehicle.
- Laundry (laundry service available at lodges at extra cost).
- Gratuities, items of personal nature (telephone expenses, curios, medicines etc).
- ENTRY VISA FEES (make sure to double-check if your country’s citizens need a VISA to enter Namibia or not.
- BANK CHARGES (as per bank or 3.5% commission for VISA/MASTER and 4.5% commission for AMEX).
Day 1 Windhoek > Sesriem Area (Namib Desert)
You will be met by a Tour Guide from Shika Tours and Safaris at hotel and your spectacular holiday journey begins as we proceed on a scenic drive road via beautiful landscapes and mountain views of Naukluft mountain range to reach Sesriem area where you will stay for a night. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Accommodation: – Sesriem Campsite or similar. Meals: BLD
Day 2 Sesriem > Sossusvlei > Swakopmund Seaside Resort
This morning we rise very early in the morning before sunrise to visit the spectacular dunes at Sossusvlei, reputedly the highest sand dunes in the world. If you’re feeling energetic you can climb to the top before returning to your lodge for a well-deserved rest! Don’t forget your camera the scenery is truly extraordinary. After lunch en-route, we are travel north-west to the seaside town of Walvis Bay and Swakopmund located on the Skeleton Coast. Leaving the dune fields far behind us we are soon back into the mountain desert. We cross the Tropic of Capricorn and traverse both the Gaub and the Kuiseb pass, driving down to the dry river bed at the bottom of the canyon before climbing up the other side, watching the spectacular desert landscape unfold before us. From the mountains we cross the desolate “Namib gravel plains” before reaching the coastal sand dunes at the port town of Walvis Bay. We will stop for lunch at The Raft restaurant beside the ocean and there will be time to see the flamingos and other bird life in the Walvis Bay lagoon before continuing the now short drive into Swakopmund. Accommodation: – Alte Brucke Guesthouse or similar. Meals: Breakfast included (Lunch and Dinner on own account)
Day 3 Swakopmund (day of activities)
Today is a free day. The idea is to allow time for everybody to do their own thing. Swakopmund is a very pleasant seaside town with lots of shops, a good stretch of beach (although the Atlantic here is quite cold) and an open-air curio market. There is also a very good museum and the Namibian National Marine Aquarium is located in Swakopmund. Alternatively, there are various optional activities that can be arranged. These include airplane and micro-light flights over the desert, scenic drives, fishing trips (both from the beach or in a boat), four-wheel motorcycle (quad bike) trips into the desert and over the sand dunes around Swakopmund, sand boarding trips (also in the dunes), skydiving, surfing, bird-watching and many other activities are available. Your tour guide will discuss all the possible options with you before you reach Swakopmund and will offer to make bookings in advance of your arrival. Accommodation: – Alte Brucke Guesthouse or similar. Meals: – Breakfast included (Lunch and Dinner on own account)
Day 4 Swakopmund > Etosha National Park (Wildlife)
We leave the coastal town early in the morning to Etosha National Park, Etosha is home to 4 of the Big 5 (elephant, rhino, leopard and lion) as well as a vast quantity of game and birdlife. You will spend 3 nights in bungalows inside the park at the rest camps which all have floodlit waterholes for excellent night time game viewing. Morning and afternoon game drives are included daily in your package. Accommodation: Okaukuejo Campsite Meals: – BLD
Day 5 Etosha National Park (full day game viewing)
We travel along the vast salt pan, stopping at various waterholes and game viewing spots along the way in the park. As you continue to your overnight stop you’re certain to see plenty of wildlife and eerily beautiful scenery. Accommodation: Namutoni Campsite Meals: – BLD
Day 6 tosha National Park > Windhoek City
After breakfast we exit the park on our way to Windhoek, we continue on a good road and we have time to stop in Okahandja town, home to Namibia’s largest woodcarving market. The stalls are operated on a co-operative basis by the local community and the market is a perfect place to do last minute shopping for truly Namibian souvenirs. We aim to arrive back in the Capital in the mid-noon and you will be dropped off at the accommodation or to Hosea Kutako International Airport for your outbound flight.