9 Days Namibia Safaris

  • Sossusvlei - Namib-Naukluft National Park - Atlantic Coast - Twyfelfontein - Etosha National Park

Sossusvlei, Namib Desert, and Etosha National Park Namibia Safari

Experience a true Namibian encounter with the red sand dunes and wildlife in Sossusvlei, Namibia's second World Heritage Site, followed by the beautiful coastal town, Swakopmund, continued by rock engravings and the Etosha National Park.The park is home to black rhinoceros, elephants, and lions which are common in the park, while the elusive leopard hides in the densely vegetated areas.

Highlights

  • Boat cruise in Walvis bay
  • Game view at Etosha National Park
  • Visit to Sesriem Canyon in Namib desert
  • Visit to Twyfelfontain ancient rock engravings
  • Trip to Sossusvlei, Namibia's second World Heritage Site
  • Daily breakfast and six dinners
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • 8 activity days
  • English
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Damara Mopane Lodge

Damara Mopane Lodge often accommodates large groups, although they are known for making every guest feel very welcome. The lodge is surrounded by beautiful gardens and makes for an excellent base for exploring many of the main tourist attractions in Damaraland. In particular many head to the Petrified Forest, Vingerklip and the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein. Game drives to search for desert-adapted elephants can be arranged here. Mopane Lodge is situated east of the town of Khorixas and is an ideal stopover between Namibia's premier coastal town of Swakopmund, Etosha or the remote Kaokoland area.

Mokuti Etosha Lodge

Mokuti Etosha Lodge in Namibia is the perfect venue for travelers wanting to explore the famous eastern side of Etosha National Park. As the closest lodge to Etosha National Park, Mokuti is only four minutes drive from the eastern Von Lindequist Gate near the historical Namutoni Fort and is located on its own private 4.000 hectare nature reserve, which shares a common border with this fascinating wildlife reserve.

Namib Desert Lodge

Situated just 60 kilometers north of Sesrium, the gateway to Sossusvlei, cradled against the fossilized dunes, the Namib Desert Lodge is an ideal base from which to explore the attractions in the area. Set amongst palm trees the lodge has a large veranda where guests can sit and enjoy the beautiful view with a drink from the well-stocked bar. Buffet style breakfast and dinner are served at the restaurant as well as a small selection of light lunches can be ordered on request. One of the two sparkling pools will provide welcome refuge from the desert heat.

Namib Naukluft Lodge

The upmarket Namib Naukluft Lodge is located on the Nam Nau Habitat: Backed by impressive granite hills with striking views over the open desert plains. The peaceful environment and friendly staff lets you enjoy your holidays. All 16 rooms are ensuite. The spacious interior is tastefully furnished without being overloaded with extra frills. The king-size or twin beds are furnished with Simmons - world class mattresses dressed up with white percale cotton linen for exquisite comfort. All pillows and duvets are hyper allergenic for those of us with extra sensitivity. All rooms are equipped with Daikin air-conditions, fridges and offer a private veranda with inspiring views.

Namib Naukluft Lodge Soft Adventure Camp

The Soft Adventure Camp has been designed for the nature loving visitor, who wants to experience the undisturbed Namib Desert, without using all the facilities and luxuries of a lodge. The Soft Adventure Camp is located in the outcrops of the granite hill, each unit individually placed in order to keep the open view onto the plains of the savannah. Each of its 15 chalets is based on a fixed structure with canvas partitions offering a spacious interior with en-suite facilities. The canvas is giving you the feeling of a close to nature tented camp, yet the fixed structure offers the protection of a plain and rustic room.

Probst Hotel

Prost Hotel is situated in the heart of Swakopmund, giving access to the town’s various and excellent restaurants. The accommodation consist of 28 en-suit rooms, ranging from luxury, family to standard rooms. All rooms are equipped with 43” flat screen TV, own DSTV decoder, electronic laptop safe, tea / coffee station, telephone, and hair dryer.

Protea Pelican Bay Hotel

Set along the Walvis Bay Lagoon, this functional hotel is 2.3 kilometers from Walvis Bay Golf Course. Featuring warm, relaxed decor, the cozy rooms come with free Wi-Fi, in-room safes, and tea and coffeemaking facilities, as well as minifridges and lagoon-facing balconies / terraces. Suites add separate living areas. Room service is available.

Swakopmund Plaza Hotel

Swakopmund Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre is ideally located in the heart of Swakopmund and surrounded by a number of historic buildings and restaurants. The hotel offers a variety of 6 room types including stylish comfort rooms, suites, family rooms and an unique luxury suite. All rooms offer en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, heating, mini bar, safe, TV, tea & coffee facilities, telephone, and free internet.

Toshari Lodge

Nestled on an outcrop of dolomite rocks, under a forest of Mopane and white Seringa trees, Toshari Lodge, in Namibia, offers affordable but enchanting accommodation close to Etosha National Park, one of Namibia's major attractions. A warm welcome awaits you complimented by a refreshing cold drink on arrival. Absorb the peace and tranquility of the natural African bush as you amble through a blend of manicured lawns and rustic bush gardens to your private room. Take a refreshing dip in sparkling pools and enjoy the tranquility of striking African lapa with its stunning photographs of local Etosha wildlife.

Twyfelfontein Lodge

The Twyfelfontein Country Lodge is located in the Huab valley in Namibia’s Kunene region (formerly known as Damaraland). The area, known as the Twyfelfontein Uibasen Conservancy, boasts various rock engravings and paintings. These are a silent testimony to the first hunter-gatherer and subsequent Khoi-San inhabitants of 6000 years ago, who used the area as a place of worship and shaman rituals. There are 17 different sites of rock paintings, totalling 212 stone slabs.

Day 1 - Windhoek - Namib Desert

Leave Windhoek and drive via the Remhoogte Pass to Namib Desert Lodge. In the late afternoon a sun downer drive through the magnificent scenery and to the top of the petrified dunes takes place.

You will stay at Namib Desert Lodge, Namib Naukluft Lodge, Namib Naukluft Lodge Soft Adventure Camp, or similar. The included meals are breakfast and dinner.

Day 2 - Sossusvlei - Sesriem Canyon

After an early morning departure, you will experience the spectacular dune landscape of the Namib, boasting the highest dunes in the world. Revere at the foot of the 300 meters apricot-coloured mass as it towers skyward. The energetic among you may even be tempted to conquer the dune. After viewing the nearby Sesriem Canyon, you'll proceed northwards along the eastern border of the Namib Naukluft Park, back to Namib Desert Lodge. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Meander about the unusual landscape or relax at the swimming pool.

You will stay at Namib Desert Lodge, Namib Naukluft Lodge, Namib Naukluft Lodge Soft Adventure Camp, or similar. The included meals are breakfast and dinner.

Day 3 - Namib Desert - Walvis Bay

Drive via Solitaire, Gaub and Kuiseb Pass into the Namib Naukluft Park, passing fantastic rock formations. You'll reach Walvis Bay in the afternoon.

You will stay at Protea Pelican Bay Hotel. The included meal is breakfast.

Day 4 - Walvis Bay - Boat Cruise - Swakopmund

At 08:00 you'll board on a catamaran motor boat for a three hours boat trip. During this time, you will have the opportunity to observe the many seabird species. Seals and dolphins soon become a topic of conversation as they accompany the boat on its journey. You will idle within arm’s reach of enormous seal colonies, whilst on board enjoying fresh Atlantic oysters, open bread rolls, and South African sparkling wine and light drinks. Afterwards continue to Swakopmund. Rest of the day at leisure.

You will stay at Swakopmund Plaza Hotel or Probst Hotel. The included meal is breakfast.

Day 5 - Swakopmund - Twyfelfontein

Early departure direction Twyfelfontein. Viewing of the Twyfelfontein rock paintings and rock engravings and the burnt mountain - a testimony to Namibia’s very early and eventful human habitation.

You will stay at Twyfelfontein Lodge, Damara Mopane Lodge, or similar. The included meals are breakfast and dinner.

Day 6 - Twyfelfontein - Etosha National Park

Today you'll view the Ugab terraces and the “Fingerklippe”, a 35 meters high sandstone column, with a circumference of 44 meters, before continuing your journey to the Etosha National Park. Today you will also enjoy your first short game drive.

You will stay at Toshari Lodge or similar. The included meals are breakfast and dinner.

Day 7 - Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park, one of the largest and most prominent game reserves in Africa, covers an area of 22270 square kilometers. The park is home to

approximately 114 species of animal wildlife. The main area of the Etosha National Park is covered by a huge salt pan, 129 kilometers long and up to 72 kilometers wide. During the rainy season the pan resembles a huge lake, but this soon evaporates during the dry season, leaving behind a shimmering sediment causing mirages to play havoc on the eyes. A visit during the dry season, May to October, is certainly the most rewarding time for game viewing. Huge herds of game assemble at the waterholes in the early mornings and before dusk, entertaining the audience with their different antics. Today you will spend the whole day game viewing in the park.

You will stay at Mokuti Etosha Lodge or similar. The included meals are breakfast and dinner.

Day 8 - Etosha National Park

Another day is spent with game viewing in the park. In the late afternoon proceed to a lodge bordering the park.

You will stay at Mokuti Etosha Lodge or similar. The included meals are breakfast and dinner.

Day 9 - Return to Windhoek

Today you will have an early departure to Windhoek, the planned arrival in Windhoek is in the afternoon.

  • Boat safari in Walvis bay
  • Game view at Etosha National Park
  • Trip to Sossusvlei, Namibia's second World Heritage Site in Namib Naukluft Park
  • Visit to Sesriem Canyon in Namib desert
  • Visit to Twyfelfontain ancient rock engravings

Etosha National Park is home to hundreds of species of mammals, birds and reptiles, including several threatened and endangered species such as the black rhinoceros. The park is located in the Kunene region and shares boundaries with the regions of Oshana, Oshikoto, and Otjozondjupa.

During the safari tour, you have included in the price eight breakfasts and six dinners.

  • Enjoy the facilities of every accommodation location
  • Learn about the local traditions and history
  • Relax and admire the African landscape
  • 1 catamaran boat cruise on Walvis bay
  • 3 days game view in Etosha National Park
  • 8 breakfasts and six dinners
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • English speaking tour guide (other languages can be spoken on tour)
  • Trip to Sossusvlei, Namibia's second World Heritage Site
  • Visit to Sesriem Canyon in Namib desert
  • Visit to Twyfelfontain ancient rock engravings
  • 2 dinners
  • Airport transfers
  • Drinks
  • Expenses for personal belongings
  • Lunches
  • Telephone calls
  • Tips in the restaurants and for the tour guide

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH) in Windhoek. The airport is situated 42 kilometers outside of town. As there is no regular shuttle service from airport to town and no transfers are included in the tours, it is recommended to book a transfer well in advance. There are some tour operators and taxis at the airport, with different price structures. It is also advisable to book your transfer for the return flight in advance. SWA Safaris are happy to help you with the airport transfer bookings.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 45 days before arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by Mausi from Germany
    9 out of 10

    "We visited Namibia for the first time and had such a wonderful holiday. We selected a self drive tour to Sossusvlie and Swakopmund, as we wanted to experience Namibia in our own time. Our accommodation establishments were well selected and exactly to our taste. Our activities had been organized in advanced. We collected our vouchers at the reception of our hotel with a map and directions. Everything was perfectly organized and planned out."

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  • Review by Hans
    9 out of 10

    "It has always been a dream of mine to visit Namibia and boy was I in for a treat. At first I was disappointed about travelling in a bus with so many other guests, but I met some amazing people from all over Germany and in the end I was glad that it was done in the way it was done. The driver was very friendly and told us many amazing stories that I will surely take back with me. The scenery and wildlife is amazing and I commend all Namibians for managing their resources so well. I saw so many things that I shall never forget and I wish I had visited this place 40 years ago when I was still young. SWA safaris made all this possible and I will be forever grateful that I chose this tour operator. Always going the extra mile to give us the best experience possible. If I am able I will surely return to this amazing place and will definitely be travelling with SWA again."

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Low season
  • November 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017
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  • July 1, 2017 - October 31, 2017

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