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Namib Naukluft Park, Namibia

Namib Desert Safari

Namib Naukluft Park, Namibia

Namib Desert Safari

Namib Naukluft Park, Namibia

Namib Desert Safari

Namib Naukluft Park, Namibia

Namib Desert Safari

Namib Naukluft Park, Namibia

Namib Desert Safari
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Namib Desert Safari

This tour takes you from Windhoek to Cape Town in 11 days. PDFGrab the Tour Dossier PDF .

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11 days


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Tour Summary

Spectacular views of giant sand dunes and the Fish River Canyon in Namibia! Southbound to Cape Town we visit Etosha National Park, adventure capital Swakopmund and Bushman paintings at Spitzkoppe.


General Notes

The age restriction for this trip is 18 - 39. Should your age fall out of this bracket, please enquire for alternative options.

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A day-by-day breakdown of what to expect and where you'll be staying.

Namib Desert Safari

Day 1, Windhoek to Etosha National Park

We leave the capital city of Windhoek and head north to Namibia's premier nature reserve, Etosha National Park. With a wide variety of animal and bird life, the reserve is situated around the famous Etosha Pan with an extensive network of gravel roads allowing us the opportunity of accessing even the most remote areas of the park.

Day 2, Etosha National Park

A full day of game drives and waterhole viewing as we try to catch a glimpse of some of the plains game and Big 5 that reside in Etosha National Park.

Namib Desert Safari

Day 3, Etosha National Park to Spitzkoppe

From Etosha we travel into Damaraland, an area of eerie landscapes and barren rocky outcrops, and camp in the tranquil area of Spitzkoppe, known as the Matterhorn of Africa. We have the opportunity to see ancient bushman paintings here.

Day 4, Spitzkoppe to Swakopmund

Today we head for Swakopmund, an old German colony founded in 1892. Rest in the excellent coffee shops, restaurants & bars, browse the craft shops selling Namibian curios or check out the museum, aquarium or art galleries. Otherwise take a quiet walk along the beach and get ready for some adrenaline pumping activities!

Namib Desert Safari

Day 5, Swakopmund

A leisure day today to get the feel of this quaint German town sandwiched between the edge of a massive dune field and the ocean. Take on some adventure activities or relax in a cafe on the beachfront.

Day 6, Swakopmund to Sesriem

Today we head south, past Walvis Bay enroute to Sesriem. Close by and surrounded by a sea of sand dunes, is Sossusvlei. The top of the dunes, some over 300m high, offers fantastic views of the desert. We spend the afternoon exploring and can enjoy the glorious sunset from the top of a big dune should the weather permit.

Namib Desert Safari

Day 7, Sesriem to Sesriem via (Sossusvlei)

An early start as we enter into the park and head for Dune 45. Clamber to the top for a stunning high-point view over the dunes. We continue to Sossusvlei and from here you will have your own free time to explore the vlei or the surrounding area. Stunning photographic opportunities are available in the dunes so bring those cameras!!

Day 8, Sesriem to Fish River Canyon

After a stunning sunrise we leave the Namib - Naukluft Park area and head south to the Fish River Canyon. The second largest canyon in the world was forming by a mixture of both tectonic activity and water erosion. A road follows the canyon rim allowing us access to several viewing points from where we can take in the spectacular view.

Namib Desert Safari

Day 9, Fish River Canyon to Orange River - South Africa

Further south we cross over the Orange River, the natural land border of Namibia, and enter South Africa. Our gorgeous campsite rests on the bank of the river. An option this afternoon is to take a canoe trip on the peaceful Orange River and check out the bird life.

Day 10, Orange River - South Africa to Cedarberg

An early morning start sees us travelling south through Namaqualand - well known for its glorious Namaqua wildflowers flooding the fields with colour for miles and miles each spring. We stop for the night in 'Wine Country' and our lovely campsite is surrounded by local wine farms. The stunning scenery ranges from the towering Cederberg Mountains to the flat fields of maize on the plain.

Namib Desert Safari

Day 11, Cedarberg to Cape Town

After passing through the fruit growing area of Citrusdal we cross the Picketberg Pass and head into the Cape's main wine growing regions. On a clear day we will see Table Mountain from afar - assuming the 'Table Cloth' doesn't hamper our efforts - arriving in the 'Mother City' in the afternoon.

Meals included in your tour cost

11 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 9 Dinners

Highlights included in your tour cost

Namib Desert Safari

Cape Town Township Tour

Vibrant and colourful Dynamic history and culture Fully guided Bo-Kaap and District 6 Visit 4 different Townships


This tour goes through: Windhoek, Etosha National Park, Spitzkoppe, Swakopmund & 4 other destination(s) in Africa.


Crew: 2 crew
Vehicle: Overland Truck

Available in Reverse

This tour is also available in reverse. Click here to view details of the Namib Desert Explorer tour

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