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Namibia Kaleidoscope Experience

Duration:
14 DAYS
Location:
Namibia
From:

$3 180.00

$3 180.00*

14 DAYS
NAMIBIA
Overview

Criss-cross the great Namib Desert and visit otherworldly landscapes on this comprehensive tour of one of the most fascinating countries in the world.

There’s no country like Namibia. It’s a place of extremes. It’s one of the least-populated nations in the world, dominated by one of the largest deserts on earth. You’ll see soaring sand dunes, a coastline dotted with wrecks, and a surprising amount of life, big and small, that edges out an existence in this extreme environment.

ITINERARY 14 DAYS

DAY 01

WELCOME TO NAMIBIA

On arrival at Hosea Kutako international airport on board Ethiopian Airlines you’ll be met by a English speaking guide who will brief you about your holiday and also give you safety tips before transferring you to Windhoek. After checking in at your hotel you’ll depart on a Windhoek City and township tour which ends up with a “welcome” dinner at the famous Joe’s Beer house.

Windhoek

Situated in Central Namibia, the cosmopolitan city of Windhoek serves as the capital of the country. It is home to an international airport and a plethora of restaurants, shops, entertainment venues and accommodation options.
The city is clean, safe and well-organised, with a colonial legacy that is reflected in its many German eateries and shops and the widespread use of the German language. Windhoek has an interesting mix of historical architecture and modern buildings, including the Alte Feste fort, the 1896 Christuskirche Christ Church, and the more contemporary Supreme Court.

Joe’s Beerhouse

Joe’s Beerhouse is a landmark in Windhoek. It offers a buffet and carvery, set menus, and a varied selection from an a la carte menu.
The design is rustic, with generous, Namibian-sized servings. You can share a party platter or explore some of Namibia’s exotic game meats in their sensational steak house.
Of course, the experience wouldn’t be complete without a complete selection of ice-cold beers. As the Germans say: Prost!

Overnight: Safari Court Hotel

This spectacular four-star hotel offers 215 luxuriously appointed bedrooms and suites which are spacious and include a sitting area, air-conditioning and heating, en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower, toilet, electrical sharing plug and hair-dryer. In each room, there is also a TV with 20 channels, a fridge, and coffee and tea facilities.

The Palms Ladies Bar offers a peaceful and elegant atmosphere while The Terrace is a relaxing outdoor venue offering cold drinks and snacks throughout the day. The Captain’s Cabin is a private dining room that provides seating for a maximum of 14 guests in a perfect setting to dine in privacy.

A refreshing pool is set in lush gardens and the Safari Court Wellness Centre offers the latest in fitness equipment and beauty and health treatments are available from the award-winning Oukolele Day Spa. A complimentary regular shuttle is available to hotel guests between the hotels, two shopping malls, and the city centre.

Day 02

ETOSHA SAFARI CAMP GONDWANA COLLECTION NAMIBIA, ETOSHA SOUTH

After a delicious breakfast, we head northwards to Etosha National Park.
Our route takes us via Okahandja where we will briefly stop at the Wood Carver’s market.

Otjiwarongo

We’ll also stop in Otjiwarongo, a historic town and gateway to Etosha National Park.
Otjiwarongo – meaning ‘the place of fat cattle’ – is a tranquil, German-influenced town with numerous lodging options, shops and other amenities, making it ideal for a stopover en route to Windhoek, Etosha National Park and the Waterberg Plateau. Points of interest include a good craft market, the Cheetah Conservation Fund and the Crocodile Ranch, where visitors can view these fascinating reptiles and, if they fancy, sample a selection of crocodile meat dishes at the ranch restaurant.

On Arrival

We’ll embark on our first game drive with our tour vehicle and guide, exiting the park before sunset.

Etosha South

Located just south of the boundary of Etosha National Park in northwestern Namibia, Etosha South makes up the southern region of this wild paradise.

Ongava Private Game Reserve shares the southern boundary with Etosha National Park and offers an array of luxury lodges overlooking picturesque landscapes dotted with abundant wildlife.

The national park can be accessed via the southern entrance at Andersson’s Gate. Visitors can catch a glimpse of a variety of wildlife including: lion, giraffe, elephant, white and black rhino, and a multitude of plains game.

Popular activities include: game drives, tracking rhinos on foot, guided nature walks, or watching the sun set over this magnificent landscape.

Outjo

Located in Namibia’s Kunene region, the city of Outjo is known as the gateway to Etosha. Outjo’s central position also makes it an excellent stopover en route to the Skeleton Coast and Damaraland, but that’s not the only reason to visit this small town. Set amidst rolling hills, Outjo is a charming getaway boasting attractive forest and savannah surrounds, friendly locals and several historical sites. Roughly an hour’s drive to the west you will find the Ugab Rock Finger, a 35-metre high stone monolith, while slightly further on is a 250-million-year-old petrified forest. Visitors can look forward to a variety of interesting sights including: visiting the local Franke Haus Museum, for a historical account of the area; and exploring the nearby Hopewell Farm to find magnificent volcanic tiger’s eye deposits.

Overnight: Etosha Safari Camp Gondwana Collection Namibia

Located 10km South of the Andersson Gate into the park, Etosha Safari Camp is a relaxed, friendly camp consisting of 50 chalets.
You can enjoy a refreshing drink at the Oshebeena Bar, and keep an eye out for wildlife wandering across the grassy campsite.

Day 03

ETOSHA SAFARI CAMP GONDWANA COLLECTION NAMIBIA, ETOSHA SOUTH

Today you’ll go on a full day’s game drive in the park, visiting various waterholes with your tour vehicle and guide. There is also an optional open sided vehicle game drive.

Etosha Pan

Aeons ago, Etosha Pan was the bed of a vast lake; today what remains is a glittering, silvery-green salt pan that stretches across roughly 5000 square kilometres. Etosha is protected by the Etosha Pan National Park surrounded by savannah plains and woodlands supporting large herds of elephants.

When dry, the pan sustains little life except for the algae that gives it its distinctive colour, and migratory birds that use it as a pit stop, but with heavy rain it becomes a shallow lake where flamingos breed, pelicans wade and feed, and a variety of mammal species come to quench their thirst, including leopards, lions, white rhinos, hunting dogs and antelopes.

Etosha Game Drive

Game drive through Etosha National Park searching for predators, plains game, reptiles & birds.
Game drives are conducted in custom built safari vehicles with a pop-up roof and large opening windows to maximize photographic opportunities.

Depending on the time of year, these game drives take many different routes, but most often focus around the waterholes where you are most likely to see a variety of wildlife taking the chance to get a drink and swim.

Day 04

OPUWO COUNTRY LODGE, OPUWO

After breakfast we depart Etosha and drive to Opuwo, the capital of the Himba people.
On arrival we will visit an oil distillation facility for mopane and commiphora resin.
You can take the remainder of the day at your leisure.

Opuwo

Opuwo, meaning ‘the end’ in Herero, lies in the north western Kunene region of Namibia.
It serves as the capital of the region and is known as the gateway to the magnificent Epupa Falls.
The surrounding landscape is characterised by low-lying hills and vast, dry desert plains inhabited by a wealth of desert-adapted wildlife. It serves as the central hub for the Himba culture.
The town provides a perfect base for visitors wishing to explore the Kaokoland area and visit the local villages of the nomadic Himba people. The town and the Opuwo surrounding area is known as one of the cultural highlights of a trip to Namibia as it features an incredibly rich cultural heritage.
Don’t miss an opportunity to learn about the fascinating Himba community within this starkly beautiful landscape.

Overnight: Opuwo Country Lodge

Opuwo Country Lodge is situated on a northwest facing hilltop just outside the town of Opuwo.
An awe-inspiring 360º view gives visitors a spectacular vantage point of the surrounding area.
With luxury and standard accommodation, air conditioning, and well-appointed camping sites, the Lodge is the ideal base from which to explore the Kaokoland. Deck chairs and umbrellas set the scene for a relaxed day around the pool or a welcome respite from the heat after a hard day’s drive. Next to the pool is the Bar and Restaurant where guests can enjoy ice-cold refreshments and mouth-watering meals. The lodge is within easy reach of Kaoko-Otavi, Epupa Falls and Swartbooisdrift, popular destinations for visitors to the area.

Road conditions between Kamanjab and Opuwo are excellent (tarmac). The 85 km to Ruacana is also a tarmac road and in excellent driving condition.

Fly-in guests are welcome. Please be sure to arrange for pickup before your arrival. The lodge is unfortunately not suitable for guests in wheelchairs.

Day 05

OPUWO COUNTRY LODGE, OPUWO

Today we depart with a local Himba guide for a visit to a Traditional Himba Village.

Grootberg Lodge Damara Cultural Tour

As part of the Grootberg Lodge Damara Cultural Tour, guests will be guided through the surrounding conservancy farms in which Grootberg Lodge is located, visiting the authentic homesteads of the Damara people.
This allows guests an exclusive opportunity to spend time with their hosts, getting to understand their origins, cultures, traditions and approach to human-wildlife conflict farming within the harsh conditions of the desert they call home.

The tour includes a visit to the #Khoadi //Hoas Conservancy office where guests will meet the staff and gain some insight into the positive impacts and benefits that the conservancy enjoys as a result of owning the Grootberg Lodge. The tour concludes with a visit to Erwee Primary School and a cultural performance by the pupils, followed by lunch under the trees in a remote spot of the Damaraland wilderness.

Guests will depart from the lodge in the morning and return after lunch, and there is a minimum allowance of 2 guests per excursion and a maximum of 9 guests per vehicle.

Day 06

TWYFELFONTEIN COUNTRY LODGE, TWYFELFONTEIN

Today we leave Opuwo and drive to Damaraland, which is full of geological wonders. On our way we will stop by the Petrified Forest and the Damara Living Museum. The day ends with a visit to the World Heritage site of Twyfelfontein. Then you’ll check in to Twyfelfontein Country Lodge for the night.

Twyfelfontein

Set in the Kunene Region of northwestern Namibia, Twylfelfontein is a spectacularly scenic area, featuring one of the largest and most important concentrations of rock art in Africa. The name ‘Twyfelfontein’ translates to ‘Fountain of Doubt’, which refers to the perennial spring situated in the impressive Huab valley flanked by the slopes of a sandstone table mountain.

It was this spring that attracted Stone Age hunters over six thousand years ago, and it was during this time that the extensive group of rock engravings and paintings were produced.

Visitors can look forward to basing themselves at some wonderfully shady campsites along the Aba-Huab riverbed, while exploring over thirty different sites of these sacred records of ritual practices relating to traditional hunter-gatherer communities.

Petrified Forest

Situated approximately 50 kilometers west of the town of Khorixas, in an area of open veld, lies a large deposit of massive tree trunks that have “turned to stone” through a process of diagenesis. These petrified tree trunks are up to 34metres long, 6 metres in circumference and are approximately 260 million years old. Due to the lack of root or branch remains, it’s believed that the trees were washed down an ancient river to the site in a massive flood.

Damara Living Museum

Observe and experience the traditional Damara way of life right in the heart of their traditional homelands.

Overnight: Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Welcome to Twyfelfontein Country Lodge. A true landmark situated in the heart of one of the world’s most magnificent wilderness regions. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Twyfelfontein in Damaraland is home to one of the largest collections of rock-art engravings found in Southern Africa.

Not only did the Khoi-San and tribes of ancient years leave us with a true cultural heritage, but the whole area is characterised by natural wonders such as Doros Crater, Burnt Mountain, Organ Pipes, Petrified Forest and desert-adapted animals – of which the desert-adapted elephant is probably the most well-known species.

Nestled along the mountainside, the lodge beautifully blends in with its surrounding environment. Using natural stone, carefully selected paint colours and thatched roofs, its design compliments the sandstone rock formations with minimum visual impact on this picturesque landscape.
Magnificent views from the deck over the Huab Valley, desert plains and distant mountains provide for hours of relaxed comfort, peace and tranquillity.

Twyfelfontein is much more than just accommodation; it’s a destination in itself.

Day 07

SWAKOPMUND SANDS HOTEL, SWAKOPMUND

Today we depart very early for Swakopmund as our journey is a long one, traversing the Cape Cross Seal Reserve. We anticipate arriving in Swakopmund in the late afternoon or just before sunset.
Today’s dinner is under your own arrangement but your guide can give you recommendations and will take you to your restaurant of choice.

Cape Cross Seal Colony

This colony of Cape Fur Seals is one of the largest in the world, home to approximately 80 000 to 100 000 of these so-called ‘seals’, which are in fact a species of sea lion. Day trips to the colony are offered and the seals can be viewed from a walkway at a distance of roughly 200 metres.

Swakopmund

Set along Namibia’s spectacularly scenic coast, the seaside town of Swakopmund is known for its wide-open avenues, colonial architecture, and the otherworldly desert terrain surrounding it.

Founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South West Africa, Swakopmund is often described as being more German than Germany. Now a seaside resort town, Swakopmund is the capital of the Skeleton Coast tourism area and has plenty to keep visitors happy.
The quirky mix of German and Namibian influences, adventure options, laid-back atmosphere and cool sea breeze make it a very popular Namibian destination. Visitors can look forward to a number of exciting activities including: quad biking, horse riding, paragliding, fishing, sightseeing and fascinating desert tours.

Jetty 1905

Jetty 1905 is much more than a restaurant. It’s a landmark. Located at the end of Swakopmund’s historical jetty, it offers unrivalled views of the Atlantic Ocean and of Swakopmund’s historical architecture and sand dunes.
Open since October 2010, Jetty 1905 has gone from strength to strength, delighting tourists and locals alike with its breathtaking views, simple elegant décor, wonderful ambiance and delightful, sophisticated menu. A visit to Swakopmund simply isn’t complete without a visit to Jetty 1905.

Overnight: Swakopmund Sands Hotel

The Swakopmund Sands is literally minutes’ walk away from the very popular Jetty 1905 and TUG restaurants, as well as other tourist attractions.

Each room is equipped with a flat screen TV, safe, heating, fridge, as well as tea and coffee facilities for your convenience.
A laundry service is available for same day delivery.
Each bathroom has a hairdryer and shaving facilities and all international power points can be used.
In the morning you’ll be served a sumptuous buffet breakfast in the dining area.

Day 08

SWAKOPMUND SANDS HOTEL, SWAKOPMUND

After breakfast your guide will take you to Walvis Bay where you will board a catamaran for the popular Dolphin & Seal Cruise. After the cruise we drive back to Swakopmund, visiting the Salt Works and Walvis Bay lagoon. You can also optionally go on the Mondesa Township Tour.

Dinner is under your own arrangements again but your guide would be available to take you to a restaurant of your choice, and we can recommend “The Tug”.

Catamaran Charters

The Catamaran Charters Team invites you aboard the 45ft Royal Cape Sailing Catamaran Silverwind, or the 60ft Simon Sailing Catamaran Silversand, or the 40ft Admiral Motorised Catamaran Silvermoon, to enjoy an adventure packed tour to Pelican Point and Walvis Bay’s beautiful bay area.
Search for the marine Big 5 – dolphins, whales, turtles, seals and Mola Mola (sunfish) – while enjoying sparkling wine, fresh oysters and other mouth-watering snacks aboard the spacious and comfortable catamarans.

Walvis Bay Lagoon

Walvis Bay’s calm natural lagoon is a twitcher’s paradise, teeming with roughly 50 species of seabirds, including vivid flocks of flamingos, bulky-billed pelicans and glossy black cormorants. It’s also a popular spot for windsurfing, kitesurfing and kayaking, while the promenade stretching for three kilometres along the water’s edge is a great place for a scenic stroll.

Walvis Bay Salt Works

Spanning 3500 hectares, Walvis Bay’s salt pans are among the largest solar evaporation fields on the African continent, converting millions of tonnes of ocean water to salt each year. Depending on the level of evaporation and the corresponding salinity, different micro-organisms are predominant in the pans, changing the colour of the water from green to pink-red and creating vivid colour contrasts.

Mondesa Township Tour

A variety of tour operators offer tours through this fascinating township and a typical tour will include the opportunity to chat with locals and visit them in their homes, a visit to a traditional Nama herbalist, a drink at one of the local shebeens, lunch at a typical African restaurant, and traditional dancing.
Visits to clinics, schools, and creches can also be arranged through tour operators.

The Tug – Pub & Restaurant

The Tug Restaurant is popular amongst both tourists and locals in Namibia and has a reputation for providing delicious meals in a setting which creates an unforgettable ambience. Seating is available both indoors or outdoors on the terrace overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the historic Swakopmund Jetty.

Day 09

AGAMA LODGE, NAUKLUFT MOUNTAINS

Today we’ll drive to Sossusvlei via the Welwitschia Plains, Moon landscape, the Tropic of Capricorn and Kuiseb pass. Before reaching the lodge we’ll stop at Solitaire where you have a chance of tasting Namibia’s best apple pie.

Naukluft Mountains

Located in Central Namibia, the Naukluft Mountains cut a fine silhouette against the vast open skies of this incredibly beautiful country. Private farms occupy the northern reaches and to the south, the range falls within the spectacular Namib-Naukluft National Park. Rising steeply from the vast plains of Central Namibia, the rugged landscape holds a fascinating history, interesting geology and boasts a variety of deep gorges, caves, small streams and beautiful waterfalls. These mountains support an array of wildlife including over 50 mammal species such as leopard, mountain zebra; various antelope species and almost 200 species of bird. Popular activities include: game viewing, hiking, bird watching, camping, off-roading in a four-wheel drive and swimming in the spectacular rock pools at the Kudusrus campsite.

Solitaire

Situated in the Khomas region of Central Namibia, the desert town of Solitaire serves as an oasis in the Namib Desert. There is not much to do or see in the small village of Solitaire, but it nevertheless, it is an important stop on the way to the ancient dunes of Sossusvlei as it provides the only petrol station, general store and post office between Sossusvlei and Walvis Bay. Solitaire also has a small bar and is renowned for its famous apple pie- said to be the best in Namibia.

The Moon Landscape

This area is traversed by the Tropic of Capricorn and is mostly flat, although some scenic canyons and elevations are found in some areas, for example in the Moon Valley system. While most of the soil is rocky, sand dunes are still occasionally found in this region; for example, sand dunes occupy much of the coastline between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund.
The location can be accessed via a picturesque drive through the Namib-Naukluft Park. An eerie, mysterious landscape has been constructed through years of erosion of soft layers of earth that were deposited in this area over 450 million years ago.

Kuiseb Pass

Kuiseb Pass takes you through the Kuiseb Canyon, the watercourse of which only flows occasionally, but often enough to halt the advance of the red sands of the Namib.

Tropic of Capricorn

Located just South of Walvis Bay in Solitaire, is the approximate latitude of the Tropic of Capricorn at 23.5 degrees South. The Tropic of Capricorn is one of the 5 major circles of latitude and the southernmost point of latitude from where the sun can be seen directly overhead. This point of latitude runs through many other countries such as Brazil, Mozambique and Australia, to name a few.

Overnight: Agama Lodge

Agama Lodge is a wonderful oasis. Originally a simple group of campsites, ten rustic style chalets with modern amenities inside have recently been added. The solid roofs serve as a private viewing platform or an ideal position for stargazing at night – or even a place to sleep under the stars.
The main lodge buildings incorporate a cosy bar and a friendly restaurant which serves excellent meals, as well as a large viewing deck for sunsets.

Day 10

AGAMA LODGE, NAUKLUFT MOUNTAINS

We’ll get an early morning start to visit some of the areas most iconic sand dunes, incluing Elim Dune, Dune 45, Big Daddy (and the surrounding Dead Vlei), and in the afternoon you’ll visit Sesriem Canyon.

Elim Dune

Just five kilometres from the camp at Sesriem, Elim Dune is best viewed at sunset, when the colours deepen, intensifying the contrast between the red dunes and the purple-blue Naukluft Mountains on the opposite horizon. Elim Dune is roughly 100 metres in height and the climb to its zenith takes under an hour.

Dune 45

Named for its location 45 kilometres past the town of Sesriem, Dune 45 is renowned for its elegant shape, which – along with its position close to the road – have earned it the distinction of ‘most photographed dune in the world’. If you’re not keen for the strenuous hike to the top of Big Daddy, Dune 45 is a more forgiving alternative, standing at only 80 metres and featuring a much gentler gradient.

Big Daddy 250m

Big Daddy is the tallest dune in the Sossusvlei area. This magnificent dune is situated between Sossusvlei and Deadvlei and at 325 meters it dwarfs the other dunes. Should you want the ultimate bragging rights, take a lot of water and trek to the top of Big Daddy where you can look down onto Deadvlei.

At 325 meters, Big Daddy may be the highest dune in the Sossusvlei area, however it is not the highest in the Namib Desert. This honour is given to Dune 7, which has been measured at 388m. Dune 7 earned its name by being the 7th dune along the Tsauchab River.

Dead Vlei

This ancient clay pan was once an oasis, studded with acacias and fed by a river that suddenly changed course, leaving the earth to dry up along with the trees it previously supported. So dry were the climatic conditions that the trees never decomposed – instead they were entirely leached of moisture so that today, 900 years later, they remain as desiccated, blackened sentinels dotting the pan’s cracked surface. Surrounded by the red-pink dunes of the Namibia Desert, they create a surreal spectacle that is a photographer’s dream.

Sesriem Canyon

Sesriem Canyon, a deep chasm carved through the rocks by water, is a striking natural feature of the area that is best explored on foot. Stony walls rise up sharply on both sides of the canyon, while birds roost in its crags and lizards dart along the ledges. The canyon’s name was coined when early settlers used it as a water source, using six lengths of leather (‘ses riem – six thongs) tied together to lower buckets into the water at the base of the canyon.

Day 11

CANYON VILLAGE GONDWANA COLLECTION NAMIBIA, FISH RIVER CANYON

Today we drive along the grassy Namib Desert heading to Fish River Canyon.

Fish River Canyon

Carving out an epic rocky wonderland in the south of Namibia, the Fish River has created Africa’s largest and the world’s second largest canyon. Hot, dry, and stony, the Fish River Canyon measures a whopping 160 kilometres in length, at times 27 kilometres in width and 550 metres in depth.

Optional Activity – Duwisib Castle

Replete with history and romance, Duwisib castle is an ideal stopover for visitors’ en route to the South of Namibia. It was built by the German army officer Baron von Wolf for his American bride Jayta in the early 1900s.
Apart from being a gift of love, Duwisib Castle was a dream turned into reality for Baron von Wolf, who had planned on breeding horses in this semi-desert environment. Sadly, he was killed during the First World War. His wife left for America, never to return, leaving the castle and all of its contents and dreams behind.

Overnight: Canyon Village Gondwana Collection Namibia

Canyon Village is located 20 km east of the Fish River Canyon on the C 37.
Suitable for a striking film set, Canyon Village lies at the foot of a sweeping rock face. Exhibiting authentic canyon character, the sprawling lodge explores the story of the south in murals, traditional Nama dress and even a donkey cart to convey baggage to rooms.

Day 12

CANYON VILLAGE GONDWANA COLLECTION NAMIBIA, FISH RIVER CANYON

Early in the morning you’ll visit the Fish River Canyon viewpoint. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Canyon Village Gondwana Collection has a number of fascinating nature drives (guided and self-guided), as well as a self-guided e-bike tour available, and you can book an optional sundowner drive with the lodge.

Day 13

KALAHARI ANIB LODGE GONDWANA COLLECTION NAMIBIA, MARIENTAL

After breakfast we drive to the Kalahari Desert via The Quiver Tree Forest. On your return, you’ll have the remainder of the day at leisure and you can once again book a sundowner drive if you missed your chance yesterday.

Mariental

Situated in south central Namibia, fringing the Kalahari Desert, the city of Mariental lies along the TransNamib railway and serves as the Hardap Region’s commercial and administrative capital. It provides an important petrol stop before heading west to Sesriem to view the red-orange dunes of Sossusvlei.

Mariental is located close to the magnificent Hardap Dam, which is the largest reservoir in Namibia. The Hardap Irrigation Scheme has breathed life into this arid terrain, which is now fertile with farmlands covered in citrus, melons, lucerne, wine and maize, and dotted with ostrich farms.

The dam is a popular holiday resort which draws city slickers from Windhoek and offers an array of watersports, scenic walks, and abundant wildlife in a 20000-hectare nature reserve set on its western bank; where visitors can spot rhino, ostrich, antelope, springbok and a variety of bird species.

Keetmanshoop

Situated along the Trans-Namib Railway, in the ǁKaras region of southern Namibia, the town of Keetmanshoop is known as the capital of southern Namibia. Founded in 1860, this southern Namibian town is a living slice of history. German colonial architecture is dotted around the town and the local museum, housed in an old church, provides interesting insight into the town’s heritage. Just a short drive out of town, the Quiver Tree Forest is a sea of spikes and twisted trunks, while the neighbouring ‘Giant’s Playground’ is an evocative expanse of strange rock formations. Both offer superb opportunities for photography, particularly at sunset. Visitors can look forward to exploring the scenic and historic attractions of this amazing place and enjoy an array of wonderful activities.

Overnight: Kalahari Anib Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia

Kalahari Anib Lodge is located 30 km northeast of Mariental on the C 20 (Kalahari).
Savour the Kalahari Desert at this easily accessible lodge. 30 standard rooms flank a shady courtyard, with another 21 comfort overlooking Kalahari savannah. Stretch legs on the walks and join the afternoon drive to experience the red Kalahari sands aglow with an inner fire.

Day 14

DEPARTURE

Today you bid farewell to your guide on arrival at Hosea Kutako International airport and fly back home.

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HIGHLIGHTS

EACH DESTINATION IS
DIFFERENT, THAT MAKES THEM UNIQUE.

Etosha National Park

Known as Namibia's foremost wildlife sanctuary, it boasts a unique and varied landscape with a variety of animals.

Etosha Pan

This vast bone-dry salt pan stretches across roughly 5000 square kilometres.

Catamaran Charters

Search for the marine "Big 5" while enjoying sparkling wine and fresh oysters.

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