This Package includes hot air ballooning in Sossusvlei. Tandem skydiving and a Living Desert Tour in Swakopmund, and Desert Elephant Trekking in the Damaraland. Adventure awaits!
Windhoek – Sossusvlei – Swakopmund – Twyfelfontein – Central Namibia
10 Days / 9 Nights
This tour is available for Low, Mid-Range, Luxury & Exclusive budgets.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Hosea Kutako International Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Check in at least 2 hours before your flight.|
Things we recommend
- Spending the first night in the capital to acclimatise and rest up before tackling the dirt roads.
- Make sure to always have drinking water in the vehicle.
- Wear sunscreen and hats.
- Do not leave any valuables visibly in the vehicle (cameras, phones, laptops etc.).
Day 1: Arrival at Windhoek
Day 2&3: Sesriem, Sossusvlei
Today you will head into the Namib Desert. Sometimes written Sossus Vlei, it is a salt and clay pan surrounded by high red dunes, located in the southern part of the Namib Desert and in the Namib-Naukluft National Park of Namibia.
The name “Sossusvlei” is often used in an extended meaning to refer to the surrounding area (including other neighbouring vleis such as Deadvlei and other high dunes.
This is one of the major visitor attractions of Namibia.
You will be staying inside the park, making it very convenient to visit the Vlei at sunrise or sunset.
Day 2 you will rise early to meet the ground crew at the gates. Enjoy a birds eye view from a Hot Air Balloon, out over the majestic Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world.
Points of interest: Sesriem, Sossusvlei Vlei, Bid Daddy, Dune 45
Activities offered in the area: Hot Air Ballooning, Scenic Flights and plenty of guided nature drives
Day 4&5: Swakopmund
Today you are heading to the quaint and small coastal town of Swakopmund.
(German for “Mouth of the Swakop”)
Stop over at Solitaire, a small settlement in the Khomas Region of central Namibia near the Namib-Naukluft National Park.
It currently features the only gasoline station, post office, bakery, and the only general dealer between the dunes at Sossusvlei and the coast at Walvis Bay, as well as to the capital Windhoek.
Insider Tip: Try their Apple Strudel (Pie), it is amazing!
Make sure you fuel up before leaving, as the next fuelling station will only be in Walvis Bay.
For the adrenaline junkie seeking tourist, experience a Tandem Sky Dive in Swakopmund. As a less frightening alternative we can offer seal kayaking excursions, a living desert tour, or a quad bike session outside the dune belt of Swakopmund.
Points of interest: Cape Cross Seal Colony, Namib Desert, Welwitschia, Martin Luther Locomotive
Activities offered in the area: Scenic Flights, Living Desert Tours, Quad biking, Sand Boarding and much more.
Restaurants we recommend: Brauhause, Kückie’s Pub, The Tug & The Lighthouse.
Day 6&7: Twyfelfontein
Twyfelfontein, a very popular route. The camp is hidden between amazing rock formations which are scattered with Bushman Paintings and has privy to an ancient Desert Elephant route that often gets visited by these beautiful giants.
Each spacious campsite has an exquisite view of the Gauntegab River bed and rock formations. The campsites have individual ablution facilities situated on stilts hidden in the tree tops. The braai facilities also double up as a heater (donkey system) for hot running water at each open air shower.
On day 2 you head out with a qualified guide in search of the elusive desert adapted Damaraland elephants.
From here you can also visit Brandberg, Situated in north-western Namibia. The Brandberg (Fire Mountain) Massif is Namibia’s highest peak, at its zenith, the Königstein (King’s Stone), standing at a whopping 2573 metres above sea level. Named for the vivid shade of orange it sometimes turns at sunset, this is undoubtedly the main highlight of the region. The Brandberg has been sacred to the San people for centuries. The Tsisab Ravine at its base is permeated with over 45 000 ancient San rock paintings, including the famous ‘White Lady’. Visitors flock here to view this unique bushman painting, said to be over 2000 years old. Other popular drawcards include its untouched natural beauty and its free roaming wildlife such as mountain zebra, kudu, springbok, and desert elephant.
What to see and do: Hike White Lady Rock painting, Desert Elephant Nature Drive (Most lodges in the area offer this), See the Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings, Visit the Petrified Forest, Visit the Burnt Mountain at sunset or Experience the Living Museum of the Damara.
Day 8&9: Erindi Central Namibia
Camp Elephant has been exclusively designed to offer superb views of a productive waterhole from the comfort of your accommodation. Nearby viewpoints offer other superb photographic opportunities which enhance your wildlife experience.
On Day 9 you join a game drive with a difference. Follow a telemetry qualified guide who tracks tagged animals. The emphasis is on looking around higher ground for the larger species. Sightings are then passed on for other game drives.
What to see and do: Self Drive Game Drives, Guided & Private Game Drive, Under-6’s in an open or closed vehicle, Guided Bush Walk, San Village Trip, Bushman Art Walk & Flying your own drone are just some of the many activities offered in the area.
Day 10: Return to Windhoek
Today you will drive back to Windhoek and return the rental vehicle, to the car hire depot, about three (3) hours prior to departure flight, unless the flight leaves after 18H00, then the vehicle has to be returned at the latest, at 16H00.