12 Days/ 09 Nights
Day 1 : Windhoek/Otjiwarango
Arrival at the International Airport and welcome by your guide depart in the direction of Windhoek
Lunch in Windhoek
Departure in the direction of Okahandja and visit of the wood carving center (depending on the time of the flight)
Continuation for Outgo, the first town north of Okahandja.
Check in at Etosha Hotel or similar
Night and dinner at the hotel.
Day 2: Outgo/Etosha
Depart in the direction of the animal park Etosha
Lunch en route
Departure for your first 4x4 game drive and discover the park.
You will have many chances to observe the different species of predators that often move in groups. This 129 km long park and 72 nicknamed the "Pan" with a pretty poor vegetation of mopanes, wild liguiers, Acacia, or some plains alternate with the bush to create the habitat of an exceptional fauna of wealth: lions, zebras, leopards, Cheetahs, oryx, elephants as well as many birds.
Check inn at Etosha Village for 2 nights or similar (accommodation outside the park)
Dinner and lodging at the lodge.
Day 3: Etosha
Full day of safari in 4x4 in the park.
Surrounding the vast Etosha Pan with its shimmering mirages (a cup of salt totally devoid of vegetation), the famous National Park is one of the largest protected areas of the planet.
After the summer rains, the bowls and vleis flooded during a season attract thousands of waterfowl.
Lunch in the park and continue on your game drive in the park, stop at the water point of Okaukuejo to admire the animals.
Late afternoon return to the lodge.
Lodging and Dinner
Day 4: Etosha/Damaraland breakfast.
Depart in the direction of Damaraland.
Meet with the inhabitants of tha Himba village, one of the last one nomadic tribes of the country.
Lunch in the form of a picnic meal
Continuation to Khorixas.
Depart for the region of Damaraland located between the National Park of Etosha and the massif of Brandberg.
This area is very sparsely populated but contains some geological curiosities and testimonies of the past that give the country all its timeless character.
Twyfelfontein offers one of the most remarkable concentrations of rock art in Africa.
Thousands of primitive paintings and engravings illustrate the concerns of the Stone Age hunters.
The ensemble probably goes back thousands of years.
Check inn at IGowati Lodge in half board or similar lodging and dinner.
Day 5: Damaraland/Swakopmund
Continue through this fascinating region recently renamed "Kunene".
You will cross desert and mountainous region with extraordinary masses of granite.
Visit Cape Cross
On the north coast, a visit to the seal colony in Cape Cross, is the largest sanctuary of sea lions in Namibia with a population ranging from 80 to 110000.
Lunch along the way
Continue to Swakopmund
It is a place with a singular charm that could be described as a Bavarian village nestled between the desert and the sea.
Founded in 1892, it is today the great seaside resort of Namibians thanks to its temperate climate, its low rainfall, its charm and its restful atmosphere.
Check inn at the hotel Delight (half board) or similar
Dinner and Overnight
Day 6: Walvis Bay
Walvis Bay is located on a lagoon. It’s the largest salt producer in Africa.
The well-sheltered lagoon is on one of the 10 most important wetlands on the African coast.
It welcomes up to 80000 birds in summer, flamingos, pelicans, cormorants and fish birds color the smooth surface of its lagoons
Departure for cruise to go and observe the seals, pelicans and dolphins.
Discover the harbour, Bird Island refuge of hundreds of Cape Cormorants, Pelican Point, its colonies of seals and flamingos.
Along your journey, you will be accompanied by dolphins, excursion of 3 hours.
A light lunch – oysters, snacks and champagne will be offered.
Return to Swakopmund and leisure time to visit the city.
The leisure afternoon is either to rest or to do your shopping (except Sunday and public holiday),
Dinner at the restaurant in town.
Accommodation in the hotel Delight or similar
Day 7: Swakopmund/Canyon de Kuiseb/Solitaire
Depart for the desert of Namib by the Canyon of Kuiseb
Visit the famous Welwitschia Mirabilis, a botanical curiosity which is found exclusively in the fog zones of the Namibian desert. Some specimens are over 1 500 years old.
Lunch on the way
Continue to the desert of Namib «country where there is nothing» continue on the flat and hard tracks of the desert before reaching the rocky desert of the Namib, stronghold of reptiles and many beetles.
You will cross the Naukluft Mountains and the canyon of Kuiseb following the bed of this river through mountains with contrasting colours made of basalt quartz and granite.
Continuation to Solitaire.
Installation at Solitaire Lodge in half board or similar
Lodging and dinner.
Day 8: Solitaire/Sossusvlei/Hammerstein
Early departure at 05:30.
You will ride on the desert slopes before reaching the entrance to the Sossusvlei National Park.
Breakfast to take away in the dunes.
Continue by coach then you will embark on the 4x4 shuttles to go to the dunes... you will discover here a fantastic landscape of dunes, some of which rise to more than 300m from where one can contemplate a gigantic dry lake. The dunes stretch at a loss of sight and the richness of their colors goes from pale orange to bright red walking about 1 hour back and forth will allow you to discover the Deadvlei-place unpublished.
Lunch at Sossusvlei Lodge.
In the afternoon, continue to the canyon of Sesriem, a rift of one-kilometer-long, deep 30 meters, carved by the river Tsauchab in a rocky agglomeration dating from fifteen to eighteen million years.
Continue to Hammerstein
Check inn at Hammerstein Lodge or similar
Dinner and overnight
Day 9: Hammerstein/Maltahohe/Kalahari
Road by coach to Malaughal located at the edge of the Kalahari Desert. Ancestral Land of the Bushmen, the Kalahari, a desert of 500 000 km², also covers part of the Land of Botswana and South Africa.
This desert is characterized by alternating dried-up sections and longitudinal red dunes erected in line spaced with valleys to which the vegetation brings a contrast of colors.
Lunch at Maltahöhe.
Check in the afternoon at the "Auob began Lodge" or similar then depart for a photo safari in 4x4 vehicle at sunset.
Through the reddish dunes of the Kalahari looking for oryx, zebras, ostriches and many birds .
Return to the lodge and dinner.
Day 10: Kalahari/Windhoek/Departure
Continue to Windhoek (3h30min): Its altitude of 1 650m is worth escaping the high heat that one would expect to undergo in Africa. So dynamic as the buildings are, the charm of the place is due to its testimonies of the colonial era.The city is greatly valued by the historic buildings designed in the German architectural style of the beginning of the century and which alternate with the international-style building. Panoramic Tour of the city (depending on the time of the return flight)
Transfer to Windhoek Airport
Lunch at leisure