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Namib Desert Safari
This tour takes you from Windhoek to Cape Town in 11 days. Grab the Tour Dossier PDF.
Current PriceZAR 4450 Currency Converter + US$ 300 Local Payment
Price After 31 May 2013ZAR 4650 Currency Converter + US$ 300 Local PaymentLocal Payment is a portion of your total tour cost which is paid locally to your Crew, in cash, at the beginning of your tour.Should you book this tour as a solo traveler and are happy to share a room, a single supplement may not apply (depending on availability). If you wish to have a room to yourself or can not be paired up with another same-sex traveler you would need to pay the single supplement.
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.Read the Detailed Itinerary
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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Day 11, Cedarberg Mountains 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
10 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 8 Dinners
Highlights included in your tour cost
Vibrant and colourful Dynamic history and culture Fully guided Bo-Kaap and District 6 Visit 4 different Townships
There are 8 optional activities available on this trip.
Prices shown are approximate
Route Info and Logistics
Crew: 2 crew
Vehicle: Overland Truck
Other: Sleeping mats included
Available in Reverse
This tour is also available in reverse. Click here to view details of the Namib Desert Explorer tour
I´m very happy with the trip. It was the first time camping for me and I enjoyed it. I will definitely book another trip with Overlanding Africa!
— Marie S. (31) from Germany