Windhoek – Sossusvlei – Swakopmund – Twyfelfontein – Sesfontein – Opuwo – Etosha West – Erindi Game Reserve
14 Days / 13 Nights

This tour is available for Low, Mid-Range, Luxury & Exclusive budgets.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONHosea Kutako International Airport
DEPARTURE TIMECheck in at least 2 hours before your flight.
INCLUDED
4×4 Air-Conditioned Vehicle RentalAll Meals & Excursions / Activities as Listed
Camping Gear as listed belowAirport Transfers
Accomodation
NOT INCLUDED
Personal Visa Fees
International Airline Fees
Non-included Activities
Non-included Meals
Items of personal nature
Gratuities & Tips

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 visible in the vehicle (cameras, phones, laptops etc.).

Camping Gear Included

  • Rooftop tents (water resistant/ not waterproof), mattresses & sheets
  • Sleeping Bags & Pillows (on request) Charged at ZAR 20.00 per set per day.
  • Camping Table
  • Camping Chairs
  • Gas Cylinder
  • Water Container
  • Spade
  • Braai (BBQ Grid)
  • Grill Tools
  • Cooler Box (on request)
  • Axe
  • Compressor Pump (Tyres)
  • Jumper Cables
  • Towrope
  • First Aid Kit
  • Warning Triangle

Basic Kitchen Equipment:

  • Tin Opener
  • Bread Knife
  • Drinking Cups
  • Sharp Cutting Knife
  • Coffee Mugs
  • Bottle Opener, incl. corkscrew
  • Dinner Plates
  • Potato Peeler
  • Side / Salad Plates
  • Camping Kettle
  • Soup / Breakfast Bowls
  • Pots and pans
  • Knives
  • Potjie Pot (3 leg cast iron pot)
  • Cutlery
  • Gas Cooker Plates
  • Battery powered lamp
  • Chopping Board
  • Braai Tongs
  • Wash Basin
  • Engel Fridge (runs on a separate battery)

B&B: Bed & Breakfast
D, B&B: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
SC: Self-Catering

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Day 1: Windhoek

The adventure begins as soon as you touch the ground at Hosea Kutako International Airport. Our friendly shuttle driver will be waiting for you at the arrival gates. Catch your first glimpses of Windhoek through the car window as we transport you directly to the car hire depot, for vehicle collection. You then head to the hotel to freshen up and unwind.

Activities offered in the area: Windhoek City & Township Tours.

Points of interest: Tintenpalast, Christuskirche and Reiterdenkmal. Self-help project in the Katatura township.
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Day 2&3: Sossusvlei

Today the road takes you to the oldest desert in the world. After breakfast head out and stock up on some water and supplies. The next two nights will have you camping, inside the park. This makes it very convenient to visit the Vlei at sunrise or sunset.

You will be spending the next two nights in the vast and glorious Sossusvlei area. 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.

Day 3

The Namib consumes a large part of southern Africa. According to the broadest definition, the Namib stretches for more than 2 000 kilometres (1 200 miles) along the Atlantic coasts of Angola, Namibia, and South Africa, extending southward from the Carunjamba River in Angola, through Namibia and to the Olifants River in Western Cape, South Africa.

Sossusvlei is one of the major visitor attractions of Namibia. Expect to be amazed as you witness the sun-rise and sun-set over the towering red sand dunes.  Rise early to witness the colours change over the dunes, and take in the beauty of this majestic piece of nature.

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

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Day 4&5: Swakopmund

Today you are heading to the quaint and small coastal town of Swakopmund. (German for “Mouth of the Swakop”) Passing through Solitaire en-route, which is known in The Netherlands because of the book of the same name, by Dutch author Ton van der Lee, telling about his stay in this place.

It is located in central Namibia near the Namib-Naukluft National Park and currently hosts the only cafe, gasoline station and bakery. There is also a small general dealer, the only one between the dunes at Sossusvlei and the coast at Walvis Bay, as well as all the way to the capital of Windhoek.

Day 5
Swakopmund is the adventure capital of Namibia. Young and old can find; and we can plan, the perfect day excursion or activities, in and around town. See all options, which need to be pre-booked, listed below –

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 & Dune Boarding, Fishing Expedition and much more.

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Day6: Twyfelfontein

Get an early start, as you will be heading to Damaraland today. There is much to see and do in the Twyfelfontein area.

Activities offered in the area: Desert Elephant & Nature Drive.

Points of interest: White Lady Rock Painting, Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings, Petrified Forest, Burnt Mountain, Living Museum of the Damara.
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Day 7: Sesfontein

Leaving Madisa behind you, make your way further north-west to Khowarib Lodge which is set on the limits of Kaokoland.

Activities offered in the area: Desert Elephant Tracking, Rhino Tracking, Meet the Himba, Rock Art, Nature & Game Drives.

Points of interest: Hoanib River & Khowarib Gorge.
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Day 8: Opuwo

Before leaving Khowarib Lodge you will join a guided excursion to a local Himba Village. An early morning visit will coincide with the men driving livestock herds into the bush. Meanwhile, women and children will engage in day to day activities. Admire the distinctive skin colouring of the women. Your guide will explain the history of the Himba on the way.

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Day 9&10: Etosha West

Today you will head back on the C35 District Road and make your way to Etosha National Park.

Staying inside the park means you can self-drive your game drives. Alternatively, pre-book guided game drives at extra cost, are available from all lodges in the area.

Day 10

Spend the full day game-driving inside the park. Stop over at the different watering holes and observe the sometimes large number of different animals quenching their thirst.

If you are lucky, you get to see and snap a photo of the endangered white or black rhinoceros.

Watch herds of springbok antelope, along with zebras, wild dogs, buffalo, giraffes, elephants and lions, to name just a few, of thousands of different species of animals, not to mention birds and insects, that roam this part of Namibia.

Points of interest: Watering Holes inside Etosha.

Activities offered in the area: Game & Nature Drives.

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Day 11&12: Erindi Game Reserve

Another Namibian wildlife gem is Erindi Private Game Reserve.

Old Traders Lodge is set on Erindi Private Game Reserve, a stunning 71,000 ha wildlife wilderness. Many rare and endangered species are conserved here, notably lion, leopard and cheetah at times missed on a shorter stay to Namibia’s number 1 tourist destination. Black rhino and the rare African Wild Dog thrive in Erindi’s safe surroundings.

Day 12

Make sure to pre-book any of their guided excursions and game drives to avoid disappointment.

Points of interest: Cape Cross Seal Colony, Namib Desert, Welwitschia, Martin Luther Locomotive

Activities offered in the area: Early Morning Game Drives, Evening Game Drives, Telemetry Tracking & Drone Flying.

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Day 13: Return to Windhoek

Today you will drive back to Windhoek and return the rental vehicle to the depot no later than 16H00. You will be transferred to your hotel.

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Day 14: End of Tour

Our friendly shuttle driver will collect you from the hotel 3 hours prior to your departure flight.

Hippopotamus in the waterhole of Erindi Private Game Reserve, Namibia, Africa
Gravel road between Opuwo and Sesfontein at Joubert-Pass, Namibia
Close-up portrait of an Elephant at Erindi Private game reserve, Namibia, Africa
Christchurch, Windhoek, Namibia
A herd of elephants dropped in for after dinner drinks at the water hole at Old Traders Lodge, Erindi, Namibia