Namibian Northern Highlights in 7 Days Escorted Tour

6 Nights

Windhoek

Etosha National Park is a national park in northwestern Namibia. The park was proclaimed a game reserve on March 22, 1907 in Ordinance 88 by the Governor of German South West Africa, Dr. Friedrich von Lindequist.

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Highlights

  • Laid back attitude with adrenalin activities.
  • Adventure to exploring the fascinating features of the Namib Desert and the animals and plants that occur and survive here.
  • See interesting and scenic roads we head further north into the Damaraland.
  • Explore the various waterholes located close to Okaukuejo and the Anderson gate for our first park wildlife encounters.
  • Day 1 - Windhoek - Swakopmund
  • Day 2 - Swakopmund
  • Day 3 - Swakopmund - Damaraland
  • Day 4 - Damaraland - Etosha National Park
  • Day 5 - Etosha National Park
  • Day 6 - Etosha National Park
  • Day 7 - Etosha National Park - Windhoek
  • Additional Information

A Transfer takes you to the coastal town of Swakopmund. Upon your arrival in the early afternoon you check into your hotel. With palm-lined streets and seaside promenades, Swakopmund is a popular holiday destination in Namibia. For the international guest, Swakopmund is a bohemian mix of German architecture and African rhythms, a laid back attitude with adrenalin activities. It is colourful, it is vibrant, but most of all, it is pure fun.

Meals Included: Ro

Swakopmund Hotel

Property Location Located in Swakopmund, Swakopmund Hotel is by the ocean and minutes from Kristall Galerie and German Evangelical Lutheran Church. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Old Country Court and Marine Memorial.

Swakopmund is often fondly referred to as the “playground of Namibia”, it has numerous activities ranging from, adventure to exploring the fascinating features of the Namib Desert and the animals and plants that occur and survive here. Embrace the relaxed pace of this idyllic coastal town whilst enjoying coffee and freshly baked pastries in one of the many café’s. Alternatively explore the rugged, sweltering desert on a day tour, or view this awesome, environment from the air on a scenic flight.

Swakopmund Hotel

Property Location Located in Swakopmund, Swakopmund Hotel is by the ocean and minutes from Kristall Galerie and German Evangelical Lutheran Church. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Old Country Court and Marine Memorial.

On long yet interesting and scenic roads we head further north into the Damaraland, one of the least populated and geologically diverse areas in Africa. This harsh, rocky environment is home to the elusive desert elephant, the black rhino and free-roaming antelope species. Accompanied by a local Damara guide we visit Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO heritage site with over 2.500 bushman rock engravings. After a visit to the nearby Living Museum of the Damara we proceed to the Petrified Forest - a geological phenomenon depicting the creation and metamorphosis of wood into stone and the Welwitschia mirabilis – the oldest living desert plant.

Damara Mopane Lodge

First Class Hotel. 20km east of Khorixas on the C39. The lodge at the gates of Damaraland is ideally suited for excursions to Twyfelfontein (130 km), the Petrified Forest (55 km) and the Vingerklip rock stack (50 km).

After a relaxed breakfast, we travel towards the Etosha National Park, famous for its vast amount of wildlife. After we have reached our camp located just outside of the National Park, we explore the various waterholes located close to Okaukuejo and the Anderson gate for our first park wildlife encounters. Optional and time permitting open vehicle game drives can be booked with the lodge.

Meals Included: Bed and Breakfast

Etosha Safari Camp

Down to earth, relaxed, innovative and charming are Etosha Safari Camp's alluring qualities - and of course, its proximity to Etosha National Park. This friendly safari camp has cosy accommodation set between the mopane trees, an inviting circular swimming pool, a lush green campsite and ample character. Extending the theme of Etosha as being a 'Place of Legends', Etosha Safari Camp takes it one step further by bringing home the story and spirit of Africa. And the result is - legendary! Here, the typical informal bar or shebeen, well-known and beloved throughout southern Africa, is given expression in the Okambashu ('Our home') restaurant and Oshebeena bar with local colour and country bric-a-brac.

The day is devoted purely to the abundant wildlife found in the Etosha National Park, which surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan. The park is home to 4 of the Big Five - elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. Game viewing in the park is largely focussed around the waterholes, some of which are spring fed and some supplied from a borehole, ideal places to sit and watch over 114 different game species, or for an avid birder, in excess of 340 bird species. Popular game species such as giraffe, blue wildebeest, plains and mountain zebra, hyena, lion, leopard, antelopes such as kudu, oryx, eland, as well as some of the endangered species such as Black rhino, cheetah and the black-faced impala are all found here.

Mokuti Etosha Lodge

Property Location Located in Tsumeb, Mokuti Etosha Lodge is in a rural location and within the region of Etosha National Park Namutoni Gate and Fort Namutoni.

Today your guide again takes you on a game drive in the Etosha National Park, or optionally you can book an open game drive park drive with the lodge. We may encounter animal species we have not seen the previous day and look forward to any new surprises at the different waterholes visited. In the afternoon we travel back to our lodge, where we enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure or experience the wellness centre.

Meals Included: Ro

Mokuti Etosha Lodge

Property Location Located in Tsumeb, Mokuti Etosha Lodge is in a rural location and within the region of Etosha National Park Namutoni Gate and Fort Namutoni.

After breakfast we travel back through the centre of the country to the capital, Windhoek. Time permitting, en-route we may stop at the famous wood carvers market in Okahandja or the craft market in the main street in Windhoek to pick up a last few souvenirs. Windhoek is a cosmopolitan melting pot of European architecture with African culture, with a variety of good restaurants to choose from. You will be dropped off at your accommodation of choice, or transferred to the airport for your outward flight.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Minimum 2 guests / Maximum 20 guests.

Tour Includes:
6 breakfasts, accommodation, bottled water on board, porterage, entrance fees and sightseeing as specified.

Departure Dates in 2018:
- 25th of June 2018.
- 9th, 16th and 30th of July 2018.
- 6th, 13th and 27th of August 2018.
- 3rd, 10th and 24th of September 2018.
- 8th, 15th and 29th of October 2018.