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7 Days Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, and Etosha National Park Tour and Safari in Namibia

Weltevrede Guest Farm, Sesriem, Namibia

Sightseeing Tour and Wildlife Safari Namibia

Join this sightseeing tour with Discovery Transfer and Tours CC taking you through Windhoek, Namibia and Etosha National Park in Namibia. Climb the picturesque Dune 45, go to an excursion to Sesriem Canyon, and see the bottom of the Kuiseb Canyon. Search of the “Big Five” and other animal species in Etosha National Park, go to Walvis Bay to enjoy the view of flamingos and other birds in the lagoons, and get an excursion to the seal colony at Cape Cross!

Key information

  • Maximum of 8 participants.
  • Children from the age of 5 years are allowed to participate under the supervision of a parent or guardian.
  • Starting point and ending point: Windhoek
  • All park fees are included.

Highlights

  • See the seal colony at Cape Cross
  • Full day game drive in Etosha National Park
  • Search for the “Big Five” and other animal species
  • Visit Walvis Bay to enjoy the view of flamingos and other birds in the lagoons
  • Go to Dune 45, Dead Vlei, Sesriem Canyon, and Kuiseb Canyon
  • A professional driver/guide and all transport during tour
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary
  • 6 nights' accommodation

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7 activity days
The maximum participants in the group is 8
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Accommodation

During this tour, you will be accommodated at Weltevrede Guest Farm, Hotel A La Mer, Toshari Lodge or similar mid-range accommodations. Accommodations are clean, comfortable, and in well located lodges or hotels.

Program

Day 1: Tuesday, Windhoek - Namib Desert

  • Main destination: Sossusvlei
  • Accommodation: Weltevrede Guestfarm or similar
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Discovery Transfer and Tours CC will pick you up from your hotel or guest house between 7 and 8 a.m. and depart at 8:30 a.m. straight on the way south to world-famous Sossusvlei via picturesque Spreetshoogte Pass. You will then have a stop-over at the viewpoint to appreciate the endless view of the Namib. Lunch at the Solitaire oasis. You will arrive at the lodge or campsite at around 3 to 4 p.m. This time is extremely hot, you recommend that you spend the day cooling off by the pool. Early rest is required as tomorrow you are expected to wake early in the morning.

Day 2: Wednesday, Dune 45 - Sossusvlei Desert Experience

  • Main destination: Sossusvlei
  • Accommodation: Weltevrede Guestfarm or similar
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Early in the morning, at sunrise, you will visit the Sesriem Gate to the remarkable Sossusvlei. You start off with climbing picturesque Dune 45, experiencing beauty and vastness of the Orange-colored landscape. Off-road drive to the Dead Vlei, a place of vast desert pan where dried-up, ancient acacias stand silent in the impressive, open-air gallery. If you have enough energy, you can climb one of the highest dunes on Earth, the Big Daddy, or Big Mama. After the morning excursion, you will return back to Sesriem for lunch. You will take a break for 1 to 2 hours. Once the heat subsides, you will take a short excursion to Sesriem Canyon. This will be your last activities for the day.

Day 3: Thursday, Sossusvlei - Swakopmund

  • Main destination: Swakopmund
  • Accommodation: Hotel Al Mer or similar
  • Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Namibia is a country of contrasts. Today you will move from desert to sea. On your way you will cross the Tropic of Capricorn and traverse the Gaub and the Kuiseb passes, driving down to the dry river bed at the bottom of the Kuiseb Canyon before climbing up the other side and watching the spectacular desert landscape unfold before us. Having arrived at the coast, you will make a stop in Walvis Bay to enjoy the view of flamingos and other birds in the lagoons. You will take a short break for lunch. You overnight in Swakopmund. Dinner tonight is at the client's own expense in a local restaurant.

Day 4: Friday, Swakop - Cape Cross

  • Main destination: Swakopmund
  • Accommodation: Hotel Al Mer or similar
  • Meals: Breakfast and lunch

In the morning you will go on an excursion to the seal colony at Cape Cross, north of Swakopmund, where you will be able to experience thousands of fur seals at close range. The rest of the day will be free with plenty of time to explore the town. Swakopmund is a very pleasant seaside town with lots of shops, a good stretch of beach (although the Atlantic is quite cold here) 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 a boat-tour (with oysters and champagne) scenic flights and micro-light flights over the desert, quad-bike trips into the desert and over the sand dunes around Swakopmund, sandboarding, skydiving and many other activities. Your guide will discuss all the possible optional activities with you and offer to make pre-bookings in advance.

Day 5: Saturday, Swakop - Etosha National Park

  • Main destination: Etosha National Park
  • Accommodation: Toshari Lodge or similar
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

You will be collected from your hotel between 08:00 and 08:30. You have a long drive today. On your way you will stop in Usakos to fill up with petrol and provisions. You will have a picnic lunch in Outjo. You are expected to arrive in Okaukuejo in the afternoon. You will drive through some parts of the National park in search of various games. You will be at your respective accommodation just before sunset. Dinner will sum-up the adventure and rest will be required so that you can be able to wake up early and fresh for the full day game drive tomorrow.

Day 6: Sunday, Etosha National Park

  • Main destination: Etosha National Park
  • Accommodation: Toshari Lodge or similar
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

You will rise early and soon after breakfast start your full-day game drive in Etosha National Park. The early morning hours provide time for magnificent exploration as you visit the waterholes. You will get to visit the Etosha pan (salt pan) before game driving across the park in search of the “Big 5” and other animal species. A light lunch will be provided along the way.

Day 7: Monday, Etosha - Windhoek

  • Main destination: Windhoek
  • Accommodation: Not included
  • Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Be prepared for the long, scenic transit back to Windhoek. You pass through towns and rural areas, stopping in the small town of Okahandja, the home of Namibia’s largest wood carving market. The stalls operate on a local co-operative basis and offer a vast array of truly Namibian souvenirs. You are due back in Windhoek late afternoon/early evening.

Location

Starting off and ending at Windhoek, this tour will take you through Sossusvlei, Spreetshoogte Pass, Sesriem, Swakopmund, Cape Cross, Etosha National Park, Usakos, Outjo, Okaukuejo, and Okahandja.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • 6 nights' accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All taxes/VAT
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)

What's not included

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline 10 USD pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH). For more information on airport transfers, please contact Discovery Transfer and Tours CC.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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