Duration :   17 Days 16 Nights
Start Location:   Hosea Kutako International Airport
Total Seats :  0/0

Embark on a Namibia Photo Safari: explore Windhoek, Sossusvlei, Skeleton Coast, and Damaraland. Discover vibrant markets, Sossusvlei’s dunes, Skeleton Coast’s shipwrecks, and Damaraland’s rugged beauty. Etosha National Park offers wildlife wonders. Enjoy Swakopmund’s adventure and Himba Village’s cultural insights. Capture memories at Okahandja craft market. Experience diverse landscapes, wildlife, and culture.

Schedule Details

DAY 1: Hosea Kutako International Airport – Windhoek Country Club Resort (Windhoek area)

Upon arrival you will be met by a representative of SafariWise and travel to Windhoek Country Club Resort. Situated within the city, the Windhoek Country Club Resort offers businessmen, conference delegates, and families the best of both worlds. The resort has ensured that it remains the final word in comfort and entertainment in Namibia. Enjoy a rendezvous with Lady Luck at the Desert Jewel Casino, play a round of golf on the superb 18-hole golf course, relax in the lazy river, or take in any one of Windhoek’s cultural sites. You can take time to enjoy Windhoek’s city tours to places of interest, such as the Museum, the National Art Gallery, the "Tintenpalast", the National Botanical Research Institute (and its gardens) and the Zoo Gardens. The Alte Feste is situated on a high point overlooking the central business district of Windhoek. The once Schutztruppe fortress is now a museum and is well worth a visit. The exhibitions will walk you through a brief, but informative history of Namibia from the coming of the Germans in 1884, their occupation of the land and the subsequent uprisings and struggles by Namibians for independence from colonial rule. One of Windhoek’s most prominent landmarks is the Christuskirche or Christ Church. The Lutheran Church was constructed in 1907 and opened in 1910 after the end of the Nama and Herero War. The building is perch slightly above the city in the heart of the historical part of town. The spire stands 24 metres and the building is constructed of mostly local quartz sandstone. The neo-Gothic and Art Nouveaustyle combined with stained glass windows donated by Wilhelm II give the Christuskirche its unique character. The clock from Germany and the marble altar from Italy are handsome details to take note of. The Christuskirche is located on a circle on Fidel Castro Street and Robert Mugabe Avenue.

Accommodation: Windhoek Country Club Resort

Meals: Dinner

Included activities: Scenic drive to Windhoek Country Club Resort & afternoon city tour

Optional activities: Historic sites to visit are the "Christus Kirche" and the "Alte Feste"

DAY 2 & 3: Hilton Hotel – Dead Valley Lodge

Today our route takes us to Dead Valley Lodge. The Dead Valley lodge is situated inside the Namib – Naukluft Park, in-between Seriem and Elim Dune on the D826 road leading to the world-famous Dead Valley at Sossusvlei. The lodge offer twenty (20) free standing climate-controlled luxury tented chalets each with a panoramic view of the Namib Desert with towering red sand dunes, rugged mountain ranges, and arid desert savannahs. The restaurant serves delicious Namibian – style cuisine whilst guest can relax in the picturesque bar with a swimming pool overlooking the Elim Dune.

Day 3: This morning starts before sunrise. We drive to see the beautiful Namib sunrise. The Sossusvlei, Namibia's famous highlight in the heart of the Namib Desert, is a huge clay pan, enclosed by giant sand dunes. Some of the spectacular hills of sand are, at a height of 300 meters, the highest in the world. Only after a heavy rainfall, which is a rare event in this area, does the vlei fill with water. As the clay layers hardly allow any water infiltration, a turquoise lake will remain for quite some time. After lunch we visit the Sesriem Canyon, one of the amazing features of the Namib. Here the Tsauchab River has carved a gorge - up to 30 meters deep and about 1 km long - into the conglomerate gravels deposited some 15 - 18 million years ago during a wetter phase in the history of the Namib. From the parking area a track leads to the canyon floor and a walk into Sesriem is like descending through the layers of time.


Accommodation: Dead Valley Lodge

Meals:All Meals

Included activities:Sossusvlei, Deadvlei & Sesriem excursion

Optional activities:Scenic flights & Hot-air ballooning

DAY 4: Dead Valley Lodge – Hansa Hotel (Skeleton Coast)

This morning after breakfast we travel by road to Swakopmund. Swakopmund is a city on the coast of north western Namibia, 280 km west of Windhoek, Namibia's capital. It is the capital of the Erongo administrative district. The town has 42,000 inhabitants and covers 193 square kilometres of land.

The area of Namib Desert around Swakopmund is named the West Coast Recreational Area. And recreation is the towns number one draw card. There are countless pursuits to help you spend your time. For those interested in adventure activities Swakopmund offers sand boarding, quad biking, dune carting, parachuting, hot air ballooning, shark fishing, deep sea fishing and beach angling to name but a few. For the more sedentary there are restaurants, cafes, art galleries, museums, a snake park and aquarium.

The four star Hansa Hotel is nestled in the centre of Swakopmund and offers easy access to everything the town has to offer. This classical building dates from 1905, and it is an integral part of the architectural heritage of the area. The Hansa has twice received the Best Hotel in Namibia Award. It is also a 5 time winner of the Award of Excellence, a Golden Award of Excellence and a HAN Gold Award winner. The hotel has also been awarded the prestigious Diners Club Wine List Platinum Award, for outstanding selection and quality of its wines.

The restaurant is among the most popular in Swakopmund. The Terrace is a perfect venue for a leisure lunch, and it overlooks the inner gardens. Breakfast and dinner are served in the main dining room. The 'a la carte' menu includes soups, cold and warm starters, main courses of seafood, game and grilled meats, vegetarian dishes, and a huge selection of mouth-watering desserts. If you've had enough to eat, then why not retire to the residents bar? It features a large fireplace, a welcome relief from the cool Swakopmund night, as the fog rolls in, not to mention a wide variety of spirits, beer, wines and after-dinner drinks. There is also a secluded garden courtyard, where guests will be well-protected from any inclement weather. The Hansa Hotel prides themselves on providing the finest and most luxurious accommodation that Swakopmund has to offer.


Accommodation: Hansa Hotel

Meals: All meals

Included activities: Scenic drive to Swakopmund

Optional activities: Sand boarding, sky-diving, fishing, sightseeing & shopping

DAY 5: Hansa Hotel

Spend the day exploring Swakopmund. We have included a The Living Desert Tour for the day.

The Living Desert Tour:

Your Living Desert Tour guide will collect you at your hotel. This desert tour concentrates on exploring the local dune belt between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund, taking care not to damage the gravel plains and cause unnecessary harm to the dune eco-system. The gravel plains are protected and home to the nesting Damara Terns, which are endemic to this area. Conservation, geological structure and the reason why we have a Desert will be discussed in detail en-route. Plenty of time is available for frequent stops to take photos of the dunes and the surrounding environment. We will stop continuously to look for animal tracks on the dunes (known locally as reading the bushman paper), to determine which animals were active the previous night and wherever possible try to catch some of them to show you. We take great care to share our knowledge with you on each desert animal and plant, including emphasis on special adaptations and perfect design used for survival in the desert. Time and care is taken to ensure each animal is returned safely to its home. Geckos, rolling spiders, scorpions, lizards, snakes, chameleons, skinks and a variety of beetles and insects are some creatures to be found on this tour. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the desert alive and close up!


Accommodation: Hansa Hotel

Meals: All meals

Included activities: The Living Desert Tour

Optional activities: Sand boarding, sky-diving, fishing, sightseeing & shopping

DAY 6 & 7: Hansa Hotel – Mowani Mountain Camp (Damaraland)

After an early breakfast we depart to Damaraland. Mowani Mountain Camp is distinguished by its thatched dome-shaped structures, a mirror-image of the granite boulders amongst which they are built. Mowani is taken from the word M'Wane, meaning 'Place of God', indicating a high level of peace and tranquility. This lodge is one of the finest in the Damaraland region of Namibia, and it lies in a vast and unspoilt wilderness, between the Ugab and Huab Rivers. Outstanding desert scenery, fascinating geological formations and archaeological sites, and an inimitable variety of desert flora and fauna, make this a compelling destination for many a visitor We go in search of the desert adapted elephant, Namibia's desert elephants are a source of great interest. Although not a separate species and not much different from other savannah elephants, Namibia's desert-dwelling elephants are special nonetheless. They live in the Kunene Region, encompassing 115,154km2 of mostly sandy desert, Rocky Mountains and arid gravel plains in Namibia's northwest. They have adapted to their dry, semi-desert environment by having a smaller body mass with proportionally longer legs and seemingly larger feet than other elephants. Their physical attributes allow them to cross miles of sand dunes to reach water. They have even been filmed sliding down a dune face to drink at a pool in a desert oasis. They survive by eating moisture-laden vegetation growing in ephemeral riverbeds and with their ability to go several days without drinking water. Sometimes they must travel long distances to reach a water source. By living in smaller than average family units of only two or three animals, they decrease pressure on food and water resources. Researchers have noted that they destroy fewer trees than elephants living in higher rainfall areas in other parts of Africa.


Accommodation: Mowani Mountain Camp

Meals: All meals

Included activities: Twyfelfontein rock paintings, Organ pipes & Burnt mountain excursion, search for the Desert adapted elephant & Petrified Forest excursion

Optional activities: N.A

DAY 8 & 9: Mowani Mountain camp - Grootberg Lodge (Damaraland)

After breakfast at Mowani Mountain Camp we travel to Grootberg Lodge.

Perched on the rim of the Grootberg Plateau, the Grootberg Lodge stands sentinel over the Klip River Valley. 12 000 hectares have been set aside by the Khoadi / Hoas community for conservation and tourism, and it is through this pristine wilderness that you meander either on foot or by vehicle to encounter the inhabitants of this remote biosphere. Grootberg Lodge is a landmark in Namibia's tourism industry as it is the first middle-market establishment in the country that is 100% owned by the conservancy. The European Union funded the project, through the Ministry of Environment and Tourism's Development Programme, and the private sector supplies the training and management skills, until the community becomes self-sustainable. The local community benefits greatly, thanks to the revenues generated by the Lodge. Grootberg Lodge offers personal service, delectable food and professional guides in stunning surroundings. Desert elephant, black rhino and lion are some of the more impressive mammals to be found, but you will also find a myriad of smaller mammals, birds, reptiles, insects and plants.


Himba Village
The Himba are a tribe of nomadic pastoralists who inhabit the Kaokoland area of Namibia. The Himba are actually descendants of a group of Herero herders who fled into the remote north-west after been displaced by the Nama. The Himba have clung to their traditions and the beautiful Himba women are noted for their intricate hairstyles which and traditional jewellery.

As Himba men and woman wear few clothes apart from a loin cloth or goat skinned mini-skirt, they rub their bodies with red ochre and fat to protect themselves from the sun and also gives their appearance a rich red colour.

The Himba jewellery is made from iron or shell, and due to their intricate designs have become very popular amongst western tourists. Himba homesteads are cone shaped structures made from palm leaves, mud and cattle dung. During the course of a year the family will move from one home to another in search of grazing for the animals. For this reason it is important not to take anything from a Himba hut even if it appears abandoned. The traditional village at Puros or the luxury Epupa Lodge are both good places to visit if you want to learn more about the Himba way of life.


Accommodation: Grootberg Lodge

Meals: All meals

Included activities: Scenic drive to Grootberg Lodge & Himba Village excursion

Optional activities: Guided walks, Elephant or Rhino tracking, Scenic drives, Horse riding

DAY 10: Grootberg Lodge - Dolomite Camp (Etosha National Park)

Today after breakfast we travel to Etosha National Park, entering through the western gate. Proceed to Dolomite Camp, located in western Etosha National Park near the Dolomietpunt waterhole. It is the first camp to be built on this side of Etosha, opening up a territory previously not accessible to mainstream tourists.

This western section measures approximately one-third of the total area of Etosha Park itself. Although the main wildlife spectacles occur in and around the waterholes and vegetation of the Etosha Pan, game viewing is also very good in this area. Some of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Etosha roam freely here, including Hartmann's zebra, which does not occur in the eastern section. The camp is set amongst dolomite formations, ensuring game drives are conducted in one of the park's most scenic locations.

The dolomite hill, the setting of the camp, boasts hundreds of seasonally blooming plant species, a lure for botanists and photographers alike. There are no fewer than 15 waterholes in the vicinity of Dolomite Camp. The hilly and rocky terrain here also becomes a sustain extraordinary numbers of wildlife. The park is home to 114 mammals and some 340 bird species. It houses large numbers of globally endangered or threatened species, most notably black rhinoceros and African elephant. Because of its size, the park serves as a genetic reserve for various species of animals and plants.


Large herds of zebra, giraffe and antelope wander the plains around Dolomite Camp. Black and white rhino are present in numbers, often at Klip-pan waterhole. Previously endangered species such as the black rhino and black-faced impala have been successfully bred here. Wildlife excursions are conducted by professional and knowledgeable tour guides. Apart from the normal Etosha game viewing a special attraction of the Otjiovasondo area is the opportunity to see both the Plains Zebra and the Mountain Zebra drinking or grazing side by side and spotting the rare Sable Antelope


Accommodation: Dolomite Camp

Meals: All meals

Included activities: Game drives while in Etosha (with our guides and vehicles)

Optional activities: Night game drives NWR guides

DAY 11 & 12: Dolomite Camp - Okaukuejo Resort (Etosha National Park)

Today after breakfast we travel to Okaukuejo Resort, located in central Etosha National Park. When it was originally proclaimed at the turn of the century the Etosha Park consisted of an area of 100,000 square kilometres. This was the largest reserve on earth but in the 1960's political pressure resulted in the Park being reduced to its current size. Etosha, meaning "Great White Place", is dominated by a massive mineral pan. The pan is part of the Kalahari Basin, the floor of which was formed around 1000 million years ago. The Etosha Pan covers around 25% of the National Park and was originally a lake fed by the Kunene River.

However, the course of the river changed thousands of years ago and the lake dried up. The pan now is a large dusty depression of salt and dusty clay which fills only if the rains are heavy, and even then only holds water for a short time. This temporary water in the Etosha Pan attracts thousands of wading birds including impressive flocks of flamingos.

The perennial springs along the edges of the Etosha Pan draw large concentrations of wildlife and birds. Etosha Pan is surrounded by sweetveld Savanna plains, which Okaukuejo, located 17 km from the Southern entrance of the park, was the first tourist camp to open in Etosha. Okaukuejo is famous for its flood-lit waterhole, where visitors can observe at close quarters a spectacle of wildlife congregating and interacting. Okaukuejo is the main administrative centre and headquarters of the Etosha Ecological Institute, where research and nature conservation management in Etosha are conducted.


Accommodation: Okaukuejo Resort

Meals: All meals

Included activities: Game drives with your guide; game viewing at floodlit waterhole

Optional activities: Night drives with NWR guides

DAY 13 & 14: Okaukuejo Resort – Okonjima Lodge (Okonjima Game Reserve)

Welcome to Okonjima, home of the AfriCat Foundation – your perfect leopard & cheetah safari in Namibia. West of the Waterberg Plateau, the vast plains are occasionally broken by the remnants of ancient Sandstone outcrops, which once covered large areas of northern Namibia. Nestled among the Omboroko Mountains lies Okonjima – a Herero name meaning Place of the Baboons, and known internationally to be one of the best Namibian accommodation facilities and conservation projects in

Namibia. The AfriCat Foundation and big cat experience while in the Okonjima Nature Reserve will be the highlight of your Namibian Safari! Track leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs and other predators and learn about their fight for survival and the Human Wildlife Conflict challenge that face both man and carnivore on your African holiday in the Okonjima Nature Reserve. OKONJIMA hosts the grand, African VILLA, the select, private BUSH SUITE, the luxury BUSH CAMP, PLAINS CAMP, the exclusive OMBOROKO CAMPSITE, Environmental Education

Programme – PAWS. (People and Wildlife Solutions) & the AfriCat Day Centre.

OKONJIMA Lodge is situated halfway between Windhoek and Etosha National Park (10 kms off the B1). Both Okonjima & AfriCat are dedicated to creating conservation awareness through education; preserving habitat; promoting environmental education, research and the rehabilitation of captive carnivores.

The OKONJIMA activities include tracking rehabilitated carnivores on foot; visiting the AfriCat Carnivore Care & Information Centre; tracking leopards from a game–viewing vehicle. OKONJIMA also offers a guided Bushman Trail. Birding and game drives are offered on request and if guests stay longer than 2 days.

Accommodation: Okonjima Lodge – Plains camp

Meals: All meals

Included activities: Scheduled activities

Optional activities: N.A.

DAY 15 & 16: Okonjima Lodge - Old Traders Lodge (Erindi Game Reserve)

After breakfast and an early morning activity we then travel to Erindi Game Reserve. Namibia has its fascinating desert, its own canyon, the Etosha pan and endless savannah, but on a vast mountainous plain lies Erindi, translated as "The Place of Water" in local Herero, with more than 15 000 head of game teeming over an unbelievably large game reserve, where even rare and endangered species are being conserved and managed in a manner that allows man to experience what it was once like to live in undisturbed Africa.

The experience is set on 71 000 ha of pristine wilderness with varied landscapes in a malaria-free area, from mountains to savannah to open grassland right in the heart of Namibia: Erindi Private Game Reserve is situated in the triangle between Okahandja, Otjiwarongo and Omaruru. The pure tranquillity, abundant wildlife and distant horizons with awesome sunsets will sweep us off our feet. Old Traders Lodge provides the accommodation at Erindi Private Game Reserve. This impressive lodge comprises the main dining room and viewing deck as well as 35 well-appointed suites including 5 deluxe suites. Three of the five deluxe suites face the water hole.

The spacious suites include; comfortable double or twin single beds with crisp linen and warm blankets, remote controlled air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, in-room safe, in-room study desk, satellite TV, hairdryers, fridges and kettles.


Accommodation: Old Traders Lodge

Meals: All meals

Included activities: Morning & afternoon game drives

Optional activities: N.A.

DAY 17: Old Traders Lodge – Windhoek (Departure)

After an early morning activity and brunch, we travel back to Windhoek for your flight back home.


Accommodation: N.A

Meals: Breakfast (brunch)

Included activities: Morning game drive, then en-route to Windhoek we visit the Okahandja craft

Optional activities: N.A

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