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Simply Namibia

This safari, created for small groups, explores the highlights of Namibia.

Experience dramatic scenery and varied wildlife. Places visited will be: Kalahari Desert, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha National Park and the Himbas in the North West of Namibia

  • Duration: 14 days & 13 nights
  • 2 - 14 people

Includes

  • Accommodation as indicated (or similar)
  • 4 x Breakfasts, 2 x lunches & 11x Dinners,
  • 9 excursions
  • Excellent, Qualified Driver / Guide to host you throughout the Safari
  • Comfortable 10-seater mini-bus or similar

Please contact us for rates, which will vary according to group sizes and mode of transport

Itinerary

Day 1

Mariental – Anib Kalahari Lodge

Mariental – Anib Kalahari Lodge 
Dinner
Arrive in Windhoek where you’ll be met by your guide who will be with you throughout your entire journey. Depart to Anib Kalahari Lodge. The drive will take you through Windhoek, Nambia’s capital city. After arrival at the lodge, you are at leisure before departing on a scenic nature drive.
        
Kalahari Anib Lodge
Anib Lodge lies on the edge of the Kalahari Desert, 34 kilometers from Mariental. To the east of Anib Lodge lie large pans that collect water during the rainy season among the red dunes of the Kalahari. This desert setting offers excellent bird and game watching opportunities. Overnight: Anib Kalahari Lodge on a Dinner, Bed and Breakfast basis

Day 2

Keetmanshoop – Canon Village - Fish River Canyon

Keetmanshoop – Canon Village
Dinner & Breakfast
Breakfast at the Lodge
Today’s journey takes you to Southern Namibia and the Fish River Canyon – the second largest Canyon on earth.

Canon Village
At the foot of a curved rock wall in the Gondwana Canon Park, is Canon Village, with its Cape Dutch style bungalows and thatched restaurant. Only 20km away from the Fish River Canyon. This was traditionally the home ranges of the Bondelswarts-Nama tribe.

Fish River Canyon
The Fish River is the longest interior river in Namibia. The Fish River cuts deep into the plateau, which today is dry, stony and sparsely covered with hardy drought-resistant plants. The river flows intermittently, usually flooding in late summer; and when it ceases to flow it becomes a chain of long narrow pools on the sandy rock-strewn floor of the canyon. At the lower end of the Fish River Canyon, the hot springs resort of Ai-Ais provides an oasis in this arid area. The Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world, after the Grand Canyon in the USA. The canyon is 550 meters deep and up to 27 kilometres wide. The Fish River is 700 kilometres long, which makes it the longest dry river in Namibia.
Entrance Fee to the Fish River Canyon look-out point is included
Overnight: Canon Village on a Dinner, Bed and Breakfast basis

Day 3 and 4

Aus – Klein Aus Vista - Kolmanskop

Aus – Klein Aus Vista
Dinner & Breakfast
Day 03:  Be on the look-out for the elusive ‘Wild Horses’ of the Namib, on your journey to Aus.
Day 04:  Depart on an early morning visit to the town of Luderitz and a tour of the Ghost Town, Kolmanskop. Lunch in Luderitz is included.

Kolmanskop
Kolmanskop is situated only 10 kilometers inland from the southern coastal town of Lüderitz. The story of Kolmanskop started in 1908, when a diamond was accidently found by one of the workers (Zacharias Lewala), during the construction of the railway line to Lüderitz. This find triggered a massive diamond boom. In those days Kolmanskop was considered Africa’s richest town. Kolmanskop started declining in 1915 when the diamond-field slowly exhausted itself. It was ultimately abandoned in 1954.

Klein-Aus Vista
Next stop - Klein-Aus Vista in the Gondwana Sperrgebiet Rand Park!
Overnight: Klein Aus Vista – Desert Horse Inn - Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis (lunch on Day 4 included)

Day 5 and 6

Sesriem - Namib Desert

Sesriem – Namib Desert Lodge
Dinner & Breakfast
Day 05:  The tour departs Aus and travels along a very scenic route to the famous Sossusvlei area. This route is especially popular with avid photographers.
Day 06:  The day starts pre-dawn, with your guide taking you on a morning excursion to the giant red dunes of Sossusvlei and the impressive Sesriem Canyon.

Sossusvlei
Sossusvlei, Namibia’s famous highlight in the heart of the Namib Desert, is a huge clay pan, enclosed by giant sand dunes.  Many of these magnificent dunes are over 400 meters high.

Namib Desert Lodge
The Namib Desert Lodge sits at the food of red sandstone cliffs, these are the ‘fossilized’ dunes of the Namib. Situated north of Sesriem, the gateway to famous Sossusvlei, the Namib Desert Lodge is an ideal starting point for an excursion to the highest dunes in the world. Join a drive through the magnificent scenery or simply enjoy the thrill of Gemsbok and Springbok frequenting the illuminated water hole at dusk.
Overnight: Namib Desert Lodge on a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis

Day 7 and 8

Swakopmund

Swakopmund – Beach Hotel
Dinner & Breakfast
Day 07:  After breakfast the tour continues to Swakopmund, Namibia’s coastal jewel.  The journey travels through the harsh Gaub and Kuiseb canyons, as well as the Moon Landscape, to view the interesting Welwitschia Mirabilis plant.
Day 08:  This day is at your leisure, however we recommend a Marine Cruise on the Wavis Bay Lagoon. The tour guide will assist with the booking.

Swakopmund
Swakopmund, Namibia's second biggest town and traditional "summer capital", is one of the most surreal places in this land of contrasts. You approach the town from the endless expanse of the Namib Desert and arrive at the town, tucked between ocean and desert. 

Beach Hotel
Located only 50m from the Atlantic Ocean and within walking distance to the center of Swakopmund, Beach Hotel is a combination of modern architectural style with classic furnishings. In addition to a fully glazed lounge there is also a roof terrace with a 360 degree view of town, ocean and dunes.
Overnight: Beach Hotel on a Lodge Bed & Breakfast basis only

Day 9

Damaraland, Twyfelfontein

Damaraland, Twyfelfontein
Breakfast & Dinner
Breakfast at the Hotel
En-route to the rugged Damaraland, the tour will stop to view the prehistoric rock engravings and paintings at Twyfelfontein – a UNESCO World Heritage Site - which boasts the largest known concentration of Stone Age petro-glyphs in Namibia, with approximately 2500 engravings.  Also in the area is the geological curiosity of the perpendicular slabs of basalt known as the “Organ Pipes”.

Damara Mopane Lodge
Built under Mopane trees in a wattle-and-daub style, and connected by a labyrinth of paths, the main building and chalets of Damara Mopane Lodge look like antraditional  African village. The walls are adorned by copies of the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein. Local gardens supply fresh ingredients for the meals. Relax and take a break from the heat in the swimming pool.
Overnight: Damara Mopane Lodge on a Lodge Dinner Bed & Breakfast basis only

Day 10 and 11

Damaraland – Khowarib Lodge

Damaraland – Khowarib Lodge
Dinner & Breakfast
Breakfast at the Lodge
Day 10: Travel through the surreal scenery of Damaraland, with its various rock formations and red colouring. Along the way spot of some of the desert adapted animal species found in the area.
Day 11: Visit the Himba today on a half-day excursion. The intriguing OvaHimba are the last real semi-nomadic tribe in Southern Africa. They move their herds of cattle and goats vast distances over the sparse terrain to locate the necessary grazing for the animals. Learn about their daily habits and customs.

Khowarib Lodge
Khowarib Lodge nestles on the banks of the Hoanib river in the magnificent Khowarib Gorge(Schlucht) in North West Namibia. The Lodge prides itself on the service provided by the local Damara people. A large kopje creates an impressive back drop for the reception and public areas. Visitors relaxing on the veranda enjoy a panoramic view of the gorge, cliffs and surrounding landscape. This is also the stomping ground of the elusive desert adapted Elephant and lion.
Overnight: Khowarib Lodge - on a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis

Day 12 and 13

Etosha National Park, Etosha Safari Camp

Etosha National Park, Etosha Safari Camp
Dinner & Breakfast
Breakfast at the Lodge
Take to the road to visit the biggest game reserve in Namibia, the Etosha National Park.

Etosha National Park
Etosha National Park is one of Southern Africa’s finest and most important Game Reserves.  Etosha Game Park was declared a National Park in 1907 and extends over an area of 22 270 square km. Home to 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species, and surprisingly, one species of fish.

Etosha Safari Camp
Perched on a small hill, just 10 km from the Park Gate, and overlooking the Ondundozonanandanana Mountain Range, lies Etosha Safari Camp, The uniquely designed en-suite safari-bungalows offer a warm African ambience. Each tented bungalow is creatively decorated with artistically painted floors and furniture created by local Namibian craftsmen.
Overnight: Etosha Safari Camp, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis

Day 14

Windhoek

Windhoek
Breakfast
Breakfast at the Hotel
After breakfast your journey takes you back to Windhoek. On the way, the tour may stop for a visit at the Okahandja Woodcarvers market, for souvenirs.
Lunch packs to be served en-route
Upon reaching Windhoek, your guide will bid you farewell at either the hotel of your choice in Windhoek, or at Windhoek International Airport.

Windhoek
Experience the diversity and natural beauty that makes the City of Windhoek one of Africa’s most vibrant cities. Explore the many aspects of the city and discover what many believe to be Africa’s best kept secret.