25 days Luxury Travel through Namibia
25 days Luxury Travel through Namibia
Price from EUR 8100 per person - ZAR 153.000 per person
818 kg CO2 e
Day 1 & 2
When you arrive, someone will be awaiting you at the airport. This will be the perfect time to answer any of your questions and you can go through your tailormade personal route description and welcome pack. The hotel in Windhoek combines stylish architecture with comfort and first-class hospitality. Windhoek is the capital of Namibia, a fairly sized city that has the charm of a small town. Many quaint buildings are to be found with a strong resemblance to German architecture. Because of its colonial past, German is still widely spoken in Windhoek.
Inspired by the breath-taking splendour of the southern Namibian landscape, this lodge offers luxury accommodation which overlooks the majestic horizon. Africa Safari Lodge is an open area in the Namibian Bushveld with a variety of wild game, so even when you are lounging around there is always something to see. There are many things to indulge in – game drives, tours and walking trails, mountain biking, bird watching and a wellness spa to enjoy a relaxing massage.
Day 4 & 5
Located on the rim of the Fish River Canyon, this fantastic lodge offers guests breath-taking views directly over the canyon from sunrise to sunset. The landscape around the western side of the canyon is vast, empty and ancient. Perfect for both solitude and adventure. Explore the canyon and surrounds by foot, safari vehicle or mountain bike and experience the drama of this 500-million-year-old geological wonder. A perfect way to explore the surroundings is by electric ‘fat’ bike. There is a 22 km guided cycling excursion, that takes you along the rim of the canyon and with a loop back down, interspersed with quiver trees. Or maybe you would prefer a sundowner excursion. This 10 km cycling excursion takes you along the rim of the canyon to a designated sundowner spot, where you will be rewarded with refreshments and snacks as you watch the sun set. You cycle back to the lodge in time for dinner.
The Fish River begins its journey in the Naukluft Mountains, joining the Gariep or Orange River in the south. Sometimes, the Fish River is calm and quiet, and at other times it rushes through the canyon walls in a rush of water. In this way it makes its rendezvous with the Gariep and carves out the canyon’s chasms, as it has done for over a hundred million years. It is an incredible experience to hike through the canyon, the second biggest in the world, and sleep outside under the starts or in specially chosen camps. Away from civilisation, the canyon’s mesmerising beauty and vast scale are certain to make an impression that will stay with you a lifetime.
Day 6 & 7
There is something extraordinarily special about the landscape around Aus. It’s where streaks of Namib sand merge with the bleached grasses of the Pro-Namib, but even more special, this is where the wild horses of Namibia roam the desert. The ‘Wild Horses of the Namib’ remind us of absolute freedom. The chalet is built into rounded granite boulders with a rugged granite-gneiss mountain as a backdrop. Above, eagles may soar, and in front, the expansive views will take your breath away. A seven-kilometre drive from the main lodge, the Eagle’s Nest chalets are private self-catering retreats, each built individually, combining natural elements and boulders into their interiors in a rustic and luxurious blend. The family-owned lodge is close to the abandoned diamond mining town of Kolmanskop. The town is definitely worth a visit, the disintegrating houses are a photographer’s playground and fascinating promontories to explore.
Day 8 & 9
This private lodge is situated at the foot of the majestic Sossusvlei Dunes and is the closest lodge to Sossusvlei, accessed via a private gate. The camp comprises 23 thatched and canvas tents, each built on a wooden platform, with a flat rooftop for sleep-outs under the stars. The main area includes a pool and wraparound veranda overlooking a waterhole.
Some would say there is no better way to see the famous Sossusvlei dunes, than by air. From Swakopmund your flight will take you to the stunning Kuiseb River Canyon, along and into the dune belt, past Tsondab Vlei. The next point of interest will be Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei, where you make a comfortable shallow turn around the area for a view of the pans amongst the 1000 ft tall sand dunes. The next leg over the “Sea of Dunes” takes you past the long-deserted Charlottenfelder diamond camps and on to the coast. You head back up past the Eduard Bohlen and Shawnee shipwrecks, over the famous Sandwich Harbour wetland. You fly over the vividly coloured salt pans south of Walvis Bay, past the harbour, before returning to Swakopmund
With the red dunes, Sossusvlei is probably what Namibia is best known for. Located in the largest conservation area in Africa, the Namib-Naukluft National Park, it truly is a sight to be seen. The dunes in this area are some of the highest dunes in the world. The distinct red sand, against the bright blue horizon, makes it any photographer’s dream.
Day 10,11 & 12
Unique in every aspect, staying at these wooden bungalows built on stilts, offers the most spectacular views in Swakopmund. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the Namib sand dunes and the bird rich lagoon at the river mouth, the bungalows offer breath-taking views and unforgettable sunsets. Each private bungalow has been attended to in the finest detail, interlinked by wooden walkways to each other and to the main dining bungalow.
Swakopmund, sandwiched between the ocean and the Namib Desert, a coastal town in central Namibia, is one of the most popular places in the country for travellers to visit. And not without reason! It lays on the footsteps of the desert and is the best place from where to explore the fascinating Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world. There are wonderful species to be discovered and a unique array of biodiversity in the desert and one should really go and explore with a guide who is full of knowledge. During this memorable 4×4 trip into the dune belt just south of Swakopmund, you will be taken through a scenic although apparently barren landscape to find the hidden treasures. The guide will track chameleons, snakes, skinks, scorpions, lizards, geckos and other small creatures, and you will learn more about the area’s desert ecology. This amazing tour ends on a dune overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Informative and eco-aware, with plenty to see, learn, experience and photograph.
Day 13 & 14
Spitzkoppe is a group of bald granite peaks located between Usakos and Swakopmund in the Namib desert. The peaks stand out dramatically from the flat surrounding plains. The Grosse and Kleine Spitzkoppe mountains are important sites in describing patterns of hunter gatherer settlement and subsistence that occurred in the area until the introduction of livestock during the previous millennium. Evidence is documented at over forty rock-art sites. In addition to their historical significance, the cultural and spiritual value of the sites makes the Spitzkoppe an important heritage area for all Namibians. Spitzkoppe is the perfect point from where to do a guided tour to archaeological sites, like the Bushman’s Paradise (National Monument).
Day 15 & 16
The mystic and breath-taking Damaraland, a mountain range with deep red rocks and bright blue skies. At Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain, you can find thousands of ancient rock paintings. In Khorixas you can find the ‘Petrified Forest’ a place where tree trunks have changed into rocks. Twyfelfontein, which means as much as ‘doubtful fountain’ or ‘Fountain of Doubt’ is the name of a valley in the Damara highland about 70 km west of Khorixas. The valley was inhabited by the Damara, who call the valley Uri-Ais (jumping fountain) in their language.
Dwarfed by massive ochre boulders, this beautiful sanctuary mountain camp with luxury thatched suites, is absorbed into the landscape, making it one with our shared history of life in this prehistoric land.
Day 17& 18
Etosha National Park, is one of southern Africa’s most popular national parks. Etosha is beautiful, with a very dry climate. Big game will congregate around the waterholes, making this park a very rewarding one in terms of big game viewing. Game to be seen are lion, elephant, leopard, giraffe, cheetah, hyena, springbok, two kinds of zebra, eland and much more.
Enjoy lovely sunrise or sunset game drives.
Day 19 & 20
Outside of Etosha Park, one will find a lodge that truly is one of its kind. It is built in a place to provide the best views on the setting sun imaginable, overlooking the beauty of the Etosha Pan, wild animals and Camel Thorn trees. There is a lot to enjoy while staying here, and one can find everything you would expect in a truly luxurious stay.
Africa takes on a new perspective when you experience it on foot as the first explorers did. A bush walk is a unique physical, mental and spiritual adventure through nature. Experience the sights, smells and sounds of the Namibian bush by conducting an early morning leisurely walk accompanied by one of our experienced armed rangers.
Day 21 & 22
Nestled on a rock terrace high up on the slope of the Waterberg, these chalets afford grand vistas of the endless Kalahari bush savannah below.
Waterberg (Afrikaans: water mountain) is a massive mountain east of Otjiwarongo in the northern reaches of central Namibia. It is about 50 km long, up to 16 km wide and rises from the plains of the Omaheke, as this part of the Kalahari is known, to a height of up to 200 metres. This natural barrier often intercepts clouds, causing them to release their moisture.
Day 23, 24 & 25
Erindi Private Game Reserve is the perfect destination at the end of this holiday. Erindi is a protected reserve in central Namibia. Erindi, meaning ‘place of water’, is a sustainable natural wonderland with 70,719 hectares of pristine wilderness. Erindi is an idyllic retreat with two camps, a rich cultural heritage, knowledgeable guides and unmatched hospitality, the perfect location for the last game drives before it is time to say farewell to this spectacular, diverse and breathtakingly beautiful land that is Namibia.