Guided Tour to the most beautiful places in Namibia
Daily Tour Description - 14 Day Classic Namibia Roundtrip
Windhoek – Bagatelle Game Ranch | Travel time approx. 3.5 hours - 270 km
I will collect you early in the morning either at your accommodation in Windhoek or at the airport. We start our journey south on the main highway and will reach the town of Rehoboth after 80 km for our first stop. This town is the traditional home of the Baster people, mainly Afrikaans speaking with some of them having roots dating back to the German colonial days. Now traveling onward to the settlement of Kalkrand, we bid the main road farewell and head off into the Kalahari. The Kalahari Desert is actually not a desert at all and very different to the dunes we will find down further South, as it receives more rainfall and can therefore not really be called a desert. By midday we reach our first overnight destination, the Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch and time for our lunch break. We have the opportunity to go on a late afternoon sunset drive before settling down for dinner.
Overnight: Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch - Dinner and Breakfast included
Bagatelle - Canyon Road House | Travel time approx. 6 hours - 400 km
After our early breakfast we are on our way to the town of Mariental and further south to Keetmanshoop. But before we reach Keetmanshoop, we turn left and visit the famous Quivertree forest. Quiver trees are not in fact trees, they are a type of aloe, (Aloe Dichotoma). These weird looking plants dot the landscape in this part of the world and are locally common, however they are one of the world’s rarest flora species. We continue our trip with a short lunch break in Keetmanshoop, in order to reach our next destination the Canyon Road House, which is located only 14 km from the entrance gate to the viewing points of the Fish River Canyon. This unique lodge offers 24 immaculate en-suite rooms with air conditioning, a swimming pool and a petrol station. Due to its elaborate decor Canyon Roadhouse has acquired a sort of cult status in Namibia: the good old days of the automobile are displayed as theme decor in the restaurant and bar. After our well deserved dinner, we retire for the night looking forward to our visit to the famous canyon the next day.
Overnight: Canyon Road House - Dinner and Breakfast included
Canyon Road House – Lüderitz Nest Hotel | Travel time approx. 6 hours - 430 km
Today we leave early after breakfast to visit the 2nd largest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon. A truly magnificent landscape is awaiting us. The towering rock faces and deep ravines were formed by water erosion and the collapse of the valley due to movements in the earth’s crust over 500 million years ago. Today the canyon measures 160km long up to 27km wide and almost 550m at its deepest. We head to the main view point where we can see how impressive this canyon actually is. This is an ideal opportunity for photos and to spend some time experiencing this amazing sight. Viewing from the top we can see the river sparkling in the sunlight far below us. Now it is time to continue our trip to the old German coastal town of Lüderitz. We stop for a quick lunch at the "Bahnhofs Hotel" in Aus and aim to arrive at the Nest Hotel during the late afternoon. Dinner tonight will be at your own expense.
Overnight: Lüderitz Nest Hotel - Breakfast included
This morning there is time for some activities like a marine trip around Lüderitz bay including a visit to Halifax Island to see the Jackass Penguins. N.B: The boat cruise is subject to availability, weather permitting and, if undertaken, will be for the clients own risk and expense. Otherwise, we have the option to explore Lüderitz Town with its traditional German architecture and later we will take a drive out to Diaz Point to see the bird life in this area. We will also find the famous stone cross replica, originally erected by the Portuguese mariner Bartholomew Diaz there. Our light lunch will be in town and hopefully, we will be able to taste some of the excellent seafood served around here. In the afternoon, we drive out to Kolmanskop, the old German ghost town about 20 km out of Lüderitz. Dinner tonight is again at your own expense.
Overnight: Lüderitz Nest Hotel - Breakfast included
Lüderitz Nest Hotel - Sossusvlei Lodge | Travel time approx. 7 hours - 470 km
We leave early and drive via Aus and Helmeringhausen to Sesriem / Sossusvlei, with a short stop at the old German castle Duwisib. The entire road from Aus to our destination is gravel road but the terrain begins to change and we cross some open grass savannah and farmlands before the terrain begins to give way to the immense red sand dune desert of the Namib. In the evening we reach our accommodation for the next two days the Sossusvlei Lodge. We check in refresh and now have the opportunity to go on a nature drive or relax on the sun downer deck before we head off for our dinner on the "Al Fresco Terrace" overlooking the flood-lit waterhole.
Overnight: Sossusvlei Lodge - Dinner and Breakfast included
We will have to get up very early in order to enjoy our breakfast before we go on our exciting morning trip to Deadvlei and Sossusvlei Pan. We have to drive 61 km to reach the 2 x 4 parking area passing Dune 1 and the famous Dune 45 along the way. From here we drive a further 5 kms to reach the Sossusvlei Parking area. Sossusvlei is where you will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib. The clear blue skies contrast with the giant red sand dunes to make this one of the natural wonders of Africa and a photographer's heaven. Please note these 5 km can only be driven with 4 x 4 vehicles. Having visited the Sossusvlei Pan we drive back to the Deadvlei Parking area from where we will take a 1.1 km walk to the Deadvlei. Very fit persons can enjoy this walk via the "Big Daddy" dune. We spend the morning in and around Sossusvlei and Deadvlei and on our way back we visit the famous Dune 45. This dune is renowned for its elegant shape, which – along with its position close to the road – have earned it the distinction of ‘most photographed dune in the world’. If you’re not keen for the strenuous hike to the top of Big Daddy, Dune 45 is a more forgiving alternative, standing at only 170 meters and featuring a much gentler gradient.
By now it will be time to escape from the heat and return to Sesriem for lunch and a good rest. By late afternoon we will take a short excursion into the Sesriem Canyon. The Sesriem Canyon is the second most important tourist attraction in the area after Sossusvlei. It is a natural canyon carved by the Tsauchab rivier in the local sedimentary rock, about a kilometre long and up to 30 meters deep. The name Sesriem is Afrikaans and means "six belts", which was given by settlers on the Dorsland Trek who had to attach together six belts (made of oryx hides) in order to reach buckets down into the canyon to scoop up water. The Sesriem Canyon is only two metres wide in some places, and has a portion that permanently contains water, which many animals use. On our return to the lodge we will enjoy a sundowner on the terrace of the lodge before we go for our dinner and retire from the day.
Overnight: Sossusvlei Lodge - Dinner and Breakfast included
Sossusvlei Lodge – Swakopmund | Travel time approx. 5 hours - 350 km
Today we are off to visit the coast and the number one beach resort Swakopmund. We travel north leaving the red dune sand desert and the Namib Naukluft Mountains in the background behind and entering some open grass savannah and farmlands until we reach the small settlement of Solitaire, where we stop for our lunch break. Now we travel west to reach the harbour town of Walvis Bay and after another 30 km along the Atlantic Ocean, we arrive at our next two day holiday destination the Hotel Deutsches Haus in Swakopmund. We settle in and maybe still have time to explore the town, before our dinner at the hotel and retiring from the long day.
Overnight: Hotel Deutsches Haus - Dinner and Breakfast included
Swakopmund - Hotel Deutsches Haus
After breakfast, we have a full day to spend relaxing in Swakopmund. We can explore the town which has many superb shops, walk on the beach or visit the museum and the Namibian National Marine Aquarium. Alternatively, there are various optional activities that can be arranged. These include aeroplane and microlight flights over the desert, scenic drives, fishing trips (both from the beach or in a boat), four-wheel motorcycle (quad bike) trips into the desert and over the sand dunes around Swakopmund, sand boarding trips, skydiving, a catamaran tour in nearby Walvis Bay and many other activities are available. We can discuss all the possible options with you before we reach Swakopmund and offer to make the necessary bookings in advance. (N.B. All extra activities and excursions in Swakopmund are subject to availability and are made at the client’s own risk and expense). Tonight we take the chance to sample one of the excellent restaurants. The seafood in Swakopmund is superb. My recommendation is the ultra German "Brauhaus" or in the landmark restaurant "Jetty 1905" which is situated about 270 meters on the jetty in the ocean.
Overnight: Hotel Deutsches Haus - Breakfast included
Swakopmund - Twyfelfontein Lodge | Travel time approx. 6 hours - 420 km
Today we are on our way to Twyfelfontein traveling into the desert and pass Namibia’s highest mountain, the Brandberg, (2573 m) and the most beautiful Damaraland scenery. We make our lunch stop in the small town of Uis, an old mining town, and one of the best places to buy semi-precious stones. We continue our trip to Twyfelfontein, where we will visit the famous "World Heritage Site". Here we can take a walk of about 2 hours with a local guide, where we can admire the more than 2000 years old rock formations of the then "Bushmen", who once lived here many years ago. (Cost of activity not included). Thousands of tourists come to this site each year to view some 2, 500 Stone Age rock engravings. The area is home to 17 rock art sites, which collectively encompass 212 engraved stone slabs. There are an additional 13 sites displaying rock paintings. Tonight we will be staying at the Twyfelfontein Lodge, which is situated in the heart of the Twyfelfontein Uibasen Conservancy and boast 56 en-suite twin rooms, reception, lounge, curio shop, open dining room, bar and swimming pool.
Overnight: Twyfelfontein Country Lodge - Dinner and Breakfast included
Twyfelfontein Lodge – Hobatere Lodge | Travel time approx. 5 hours - 300 km
After a lovely buffet breakfast we are on our way traveling north on gravel road through beautiful Damaraland to reach our lunch stop at Palmwag Lodge by midday. This lodge has been around for many years and, the owners are heavily involved in a Rhino protection program. We continue on our way over the Grootberg Pass and via the small town of Kamanjab to arrive at the Hobatere Lodge by early afternoon. This stunning property is situated in a concession area of 32 000 ha, which is home to a wide selection of game including Lion, Leopard, Oryx, Eland, Cheetah, Giraffe, Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra and Elephant. A number of activities are on offer including a visit to a nearby Himba village, night game drives, bird watching and guided walks, affording guests ample opportunity to view the abundance of wildlife and endemic species in the area. (Activities are optional and not included) The Lodge also has a hide overlooking a nearby waterhole and a sundeck with panoramic views, which is floodlit for part of the night. The afternoon is free for any activities at your disposal. Dinner will be served on the terrace or in the restaurant.
Overnight: Hobatere Lodge - Dinner and Breakfast included
Hobatere Lodge - Okaukuejo Rest Camp | Travel time approx. 4 hours - 210 km
It is time to look forward to an exciting morning trip to take us via the Galton Gate into the Etosha National Park. Only a short drive to the gate on tar road after which we will drive only at 60 km /h inside the park to reach our next destination the Okaukuejo Rest Camp by early afternoon. Okaukuejo offers facilities such as a restaurant, shop, post office, swimming pool and filling station. The Okaukuejo waterhole is probably one of the most renowned waterholes in the park and the illuminated waterhole situated next to the camp offers game enthusiasts a tremendous opportunity to view large herds of elephant, black rhino, lion, cheetah, brown hyena, Burchells and Hartman’s Mountain Zebra, Gnu and numerous antelope species. We will enjoy our dinner, which is usually served buffet style, after which there is time to observe the huge variety of animals at the flood-lit waterhole, before we retire for the night.
Overnight: Okaukuejo Rest Camp - Dinner and Breakfast included
Okaukuejo Camp - Namutoni Rest Camp | Travel time approx. 4 hours - 130 km
After a sumptuous breakfast, we are off for our "Game Drive" through the park to our next destination the Namutoni Rest Camp in the East of the park. In order to appreciate the scenery and being restricted with our speed limit, we can only drive at 60 km /h inside the park. Etosha National Park was proclaimed as Namibia’s first conservation area in 1907 by the then German government and is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. Consisting of saline desert, savannah and woodlands, its definitive feature is the Etosha Pan, a vast shallow depression. Of the 114 mammal species found in the park, several are rare and endangered, such as black rhino, cheetah and black-faced impala. Etosha’s current population of more than 700 black rhinos represents one of the few growing populations of black rhino in the world. We game drive our way through Etosha to Halali camp, situated in the middle of the park. Along the way we visit several waterholes and are afforded splendid views of the massive Etosha Pan. We stop at Halali for a rest and a leisurely lunch. There is time to visit the Halali waterhole and to make use of the swimming pool and bar facilities before continuing on our way to the Namutoni Rest Camp. We will arrive at the camp in the afternoon and you are free to spend the rest of the day at leisure at the pool or for your own activities at the lodge. After we enjoy our dinner, we have the opportunity to observe wildlife and the surrounding scenery on an elevated decked walkway, which overlooks the 'King Nehale' waterhole, before we retire for the night.
Overnight: Namutoni Rest Camp - Dinner and Breakfast included
Namutoni Rest Camp - Mount Etjo Lodge | Travel time approx. 4 hours - 300 km
Today we are traveling to our final destination the famous Mount Etjo Lodge situated close to the Mount Etjo mountain. We should arrive at the Mount Etjo Safari Lodge by lunchtime. This beautiful lodge, established in 1975 offers luxury accommodation in beautiful and tranquil surroundings. A large lake facing the lodge is a regular place for animals to quench their thirst and, the Mount Etjo mountain in the background completing the harmony of an African natural world. We will enjoy our light lunch next to the magnificent swimming pool and take a rest afterwards, before we can go on our last "Game Drive" in the afternoon, if there is still interest. Dinner will be at leisure in the restaurant of the lodge.
Overnight: Mount Etjo Safari Lodge - Dinner and Breakfast included
Mount Etjo Lodge - Windhoek | Travel time approx. 4 hours - 300 km
Sadly our 14 day holiday roundtrip in Namibia has come to the end and we are back on our way to Windhoek. There is no rush to leave early and, we can still enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the lodge. On our way back, we pass again through Okahandja and a last chance to buy some truly Namibian souveniers. We arrive in Windhoek by early afternoon and, I will drop you off either at your accommodation or alternatively at the airport.
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According to your booking
- 1 x Accommodation / Dinner / Breakfast - "Bagatelle Game Ranch"
- 1 x Accommodation / Dinner / Breakfast - "Canyon Road House"
- 2 x Accommodation / Breakfast - "Lüderitz Nest Hotel"
- 2 x Accommodation / Dinner / Breakfast - "Sossusvlei Lodge"
- 1 x Accommodation / Dinner / Breakfast - "Hotel Deutsches Haus"
- 1 x Accommodation / Breakfast - "Hotel Deutsches Haus"
- 1 x Accommodation / Dinner / Breakfast - "Twyfelfontein Lodge"
- 1 x Accommodation / Dinner / Breakfast - "Hobatere Lodge"
- 1 x Accommodation / Dinner / Breakfast - "Okaukuejo Rest Camp"
- 1 x Accommodation / Dinner / Breakfast - "Namutoni Rest Camp"
- 1 x Accommodation / Dinner / Breakfast - "Mount Etjo Lodge"
- 4 x Lunch at "Bagatelle", "Keetmanshoop", "Aus" and "Lüderitz"
- 4 x Lunch at "Sossusvlei", "Solitaire", "Uis", and "Palmwag"
- 2 x Lunch at "Halali" and "Mount Etjo Lodge"
- Entrance fee "Fish River Canyon National Park"
- Entrance fee "Etosha National Park"
- Entrance fee "Naukluft National Park Sesriem"
- Refreshment drinks during the trip
- Car with air condition incl. insurance without excess *
- Namibian road map per vehicle *
Not included in the price are the travel expenses to Windhoek and back. Dinner not mentioned as included, as well as drinks with meals. Cost of excursions and activities in Lüderitz, Hobatere, Twyfelfontein and Swakopmund. Tips for staff and personal expenses. Petrol costs for car hire.
* For the self-propelled option, a normal car Compact Class is included in the travel price and is absolutely sufficient for our trip (except for the 5 km road from 2 x 4 parking area to the Deadvlei parking area). If you prefer to travel with a Jeep or Toyota, it would be possible for an extra charge. On the guided tour, we make use of the following vehicles: Jeep Cherokee (4 x 4), Toyota Fortuner (4 x 4), Mitsubishi Delica Luxury (4 x 4), VW T5 Microbus or Toyota Quantum depending on the number of guests travelling.
3.200.- EUR per person in a double room (guided tour - rate reduces if more than 2 guests are booked)
3.800.- EUR per person in a double room (guided self-drive tour option - rate applies to the driver(s) of car(s) only)
Single supplement 650.- EUR (in both cases)
Prices valid from 1 November 2017 to 31 October 2018
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