Meet your host at
Namibia's International airport. Transfer to a small Game
lodge on the outskirts of Windhoek to relax from the long
flight and acclimatize to Namibia. Experience
your first Namibian sunset on a sundowners wildlife viewing
and breakfasted, you should be ready for the first leg of
your photographic safari, towards the Atlantic
If you are seafood
Swakopmund is it!
Entire day at own
leisure for winding down. View and photograph the
German-colonial architecture; visit museums; view the largest
mineral crystal cluster unearthed to date - amongst other
glittering treasures of the earth; visit the many stores,
coffee bars and curio shops, or simply laze on the beach -
weather permitting. (Alternatively, you may wish to partake of
any of a number of optional adrenaline
activities offered privately - or a pleasure flight along the
Skeleton Coast. To view some of these activities and their
approximate prices, please click
leisurely breakfast and morning at own leisure. After lunch,
continue on a salt-surfaced road along the coast towards Cape
Cross - part of the Skeleton Coast. Relax at sunset with a
sundowner in hand, viewing the tranquillity of the bay before
provide a most unusual opportunity for photography as you are
whisked away into the Interior of the Northern Namib, past
petrified salt lakes towards the Messum Crater - a very
ancient fossil site where several artefacts have been found, a
site visited by very few Namibians.
Returning to the Interior, pass through an old, restored
mining town, generally regarded as the gateway to Damaraland!
Experience Africa on the banks of the ephemeral Ugab River, in
the shadow of the highest mountain peak in Namibia - the
short drive today, moving further north into Damaraland.
Arrive at a Damaraland lodge in time for lunch. After a short
rest, visit and view one of the largest concentrations of
ancient Petroglyphs (rock engravings) at Twyfelfontein.
End your day with a Nature drive in search of the elusive
were unlucky and did not encounter the desert Elephants at
either the Brandberg or on the Twyfelfontein Nature drive, you
have a third opportunity at your next venue - a small lodge
almost on the border of Kaokoland, a paradise for bird
watchers and -photographers. (11 of Namibia's 14 endemic and
near-endemic bird species occur here). After dinner, join your
first night Game drive, seeking out the nocturnal animals of
your day with one of the most informative guided nature hikes
available. The remainder of the day at own leisure as well as
including a day-time wildlife viewing drive, viewing Game from
a hide, or simply relaxing in and around a welcome splash
afternoon you will be invited to the homestead of a Cheetah
Conservation Farm for a little inter-action with a few
semi-tame Cheetahs. Excellent opportunity for really
bid Damaraland farewell today - albeit reluctantly - to
continue towards the world famous Etosha National Park. Arrive
at a safari camp about 8 km from the Etosha gate by mid- to
late afternoon. If time allows, you may enjoy your first late
afternoon Game drive into Etosha.
day for wildlife viewing in the section of Etosha as far as
the Halali Rest Camp - where you will arrive in time for
After breakfast, enter Etosha for a day trip through the length of the
visitors area of the Etosha, to exit at the eastern gate and
arrive at your bush camp in time to relax and freshen-up for
Return to Etosha under guidance of a local guide on a full day
wildlife viewing, with a picnic lunch included.
A relatively early
start today as you will be entering the water wonderland of
the Kavango/Caprivi Region. En-route, visit the mysterious
Lake Otjikoto and stop for a picnic lunch at the largest
Meteorite found on earth to date - the Hoba Meteorite. End
your day with either your first raft cruise on the Kavango
River, or a traditional song & dance welcome.
Follow the Kavango
River to a safari lodge, situated on the banks of the river,
at the last bend before the river empties itself out into the
Okavango Delta (Swamps) in Botswana. A sunset boat cruise on
the river will offer the ideal tranquillity in which to end
A visit to the
non-commercialised Mahangu Game Reserve offers Game species
not found in Etosha or elsewhere in Namibia, plus a myriad
bird life! You may wish to enjoy another boat cruise after
your return to the lodge, or relax in or around a welcome
Today will be one
of the longer hauls of the safari as you have to traverse the
entire Kavango region, and exit towards a rustic rest camp.
After arrival, relax and freshen up. On short walks on the
premises you may encounter from the smallest antelope in
Namibia - the Damara Dik-dik - to the largest antelope in the
world - the Eland. From your rustic quarters, you may view
wildlife visiting the floodlit waterhole, right in camp.
A comfortable drive
today to arrive at a small mountain lodge in time for a light
lunch. Entire afternoon to relax and reminisce on the past 18½ days, and after dinner, enjoy a final night drive to seek out the
nocturnal animals of this specific region.
good things must also end and you have to return to Windhoek.
En-route, enjoy lunch at a small, private Lodge. Not to make
the transition from the wilderness to civilization too abrupt,
you will sleep at a Game-/guest farm en-route to the airport.
End your day with a scenic drive, with a final glimpse of our
Namibian sunset on this, your last night in Namibia, Africa.
||Subject to flight
departure time, you may have an entire morning to finish the
last few exposures on your film - or space left on your
digital memory card. Transfer to Namibia's International
airport to arrive in time for your departure flight.