Mount Etjo Safari Lodge
On arrival in Windhoek you will meet your English speaking guide / driver. You will then proceed to you accommodation, level – luxury safari lodge (Mount Etjo Safari Lodge) after a short sightseeing tour of the city. Once you arrive at Okahandja and the game reserve you will have an afternoon game drive. This reserve is a good place to spot for elephants, black and white rhino, zebra, hippos and many species of antelope. You will have your evening meal at your accommodation.
Etosha National Park
This morning after breakfast you will have a have a morning game drive (subject to timings and availability) after these you will spend most of the day travelling north through Namibias spectacular landscape to get to Tsumeb on the estern side of the world famous Etosha National Park. You will enjoy your evening meal at the accommodation, luxury safari lodge (Namutoni Camp).
Etosha National Park
Today you will have a full day game viewing in the park. Etosha is one of the largest national parks in Africa and covers 22,270 square kilometres. The park is home to around 145 species of mammals and over 340 species of birds. You will have very good chances of finding endangered animals like black rhino, cheetah, black-faced impala as well as plenty of other mammals like lions, hyena, elephants, leopards, wildebeest, kudu, gemsbok, eland and the very small Damara dik-dik. You will come back to the accommodation, level – luxury safari lodge (Namutoni Camp) for your meals.
Etosh National Park
Once again you will spend all day in the park game viewing. In addition to some of the larger animals listed on day 3 there are honey badgers, warthogs, bat-eared foxes and many other smaller mammals which are regularly seen. There is also a huge population of greater flamingos here as they breed when the rainy season floods some of Etoshas famous salt pans. You will be staying in another camp over the next two nights and these means you will be travelling across the park to get to the accommodation, level – luxury safari lodge (Okaukuejo Camp) on the western side of the park.
Etosha National Park
Today you will have your last full day in Etosha National Park where you have a day game viewing and all your meals in you accommodation, level – luxury safari lodge (Okaukuejo Camp).
Etosha National Park
After breakfast you will continue your journey west along the parks boundrary until you reach the Otjovasoundu Gate and leave Etosha. These region of the park is favoured by gemsbok and more desert adapted gazelles like springbok. The area is known as Sprokieswoud or the Fairy Forest as it is the only place where the African Morigna tree grows. Once you reach the gate and leave you will be transferred to a nearby private game reserve and your accommodation, level – luxury safari lodge (Hobatere Lodge) where you will have your evening meal followed by a night drive. The night drive here is exceptional and will show you particular gems such as aardvark, aardwolf, cape fox, bat-eared fox, greater and lesser spotted genets as well as many more smaller nocturnal mammals.
After breakfast you will travel to Damaraland and your accommodation, level – luxury safari lodge (Twyfelfontein Lodge). Along the way you will visit the 200 million year old petrified forest as well as areas which have rock carvings and painting made hundreds and thousands of years ago. The afternoon we bring us to the Ephemeral River where the rich vegetation attracts the desert elephants in large numbers. The elephants here are extremely adapted to the desert environment and are found here and the dry river of Aba-Huab nearly all year round. You will enjoy the sunset and a sundowner drink high on Welwitschia Hill before heading to the accommodation for some well deserved rest.
Skeleton Coast National Park
After an early rise and breakfast you will transferred along the amazing coastline. Around one third of Namibias coastline is protected in the Skeleton Coast National Park, called this because of the treacherous waters along here have been the reason behind hundreds of shipwrecks over the years. You will travel through Cape Cross where you will stop for your evening meal before continuing on to your accommodation, level – 4* (Hansa Hotel) in Swakopmund.
Today you will be treated to a very special trip, a day spent exploring the Namib Desert and fining some of the rarest and most desert adapted animals in the word. You will go with the help of very experienced local guides deep into the desert. At a glance the desert look devoid of any life but as you slow down and take a deeper look you will be shocked with the amount of life you will find. Damara terns use the coastal sections of the desert as nesting sites and further inland Namaqua chameleons wander around looking for prey like the tenebrionid beetles and cartwheeling spiders. The area is dominated by reptiles though and endemics like thermal dancing lizards, web-footed geckos, Peringueys adder and horned adders are usually seen. Once the heat gets too much you will head back to the accommodation, level 4* (Hansa Hotel) and have the rest of the day at your leisure.
Okapuka Game Reserve
After breakfast you will leave the Namib Desert and head back towards Windhoek. You will spend the afternoon on a game drive of a private game reserve which is very good for black wildebeest, black rhinos, Hartmanns zebra, giraffe, crocodiles, lions and other mammal species. You will have your evening meal here as well as spending your last night in Namibia here, accommodation, level – luxury safari lodge (Okapuka Game Lodge).
Today after breakfast you will be transferred to Windhoek international airport in time to catch your return flight home.
Please note that the itinerary stated above is correct as our planned intentions for the tour. However adverse weather conditions and other local considerations can necessitate some modifications of the itinerary during the course of the tour; any changes will be made to make the best of the time and weather conditions available to us.
This tour is available on different date (subject to availability) please contact us for more details about running this tour on a date which suits you more.