This is the best of this incredible country for people having limited time. It is suitable for both lower and higher budgets clients.
Mariental – 1 night (Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch)
Situated in south central Namibia, fringing the Kalahari Desert, the city of Mariental lies along the TransNamib railway and serves as the Hardap Region’s commercial and administrative capital. It provides an important petrol stop before heading west to Sesriem to view the red-orange dunes of Sossusvlei. Mariental is located close to magnificent the Hardap Dam, which is the largest reservoir in Namibia. The Hardap Irrigation Scheme has breathed life into this arid terrain, which is now fertile with farmlands covered in citrus, melons, lucerne, wine and maize, and dotted with ostrich farms. The dam is a popular holiday resort which draws city slickers from Windhoek and offers an array of watersports, scenic walks, and abundant wildlife in a 20000-hectare nature reserve set on its western bank; where visitors can spot rhino, ostrich, antelope, springbok and a variety of bird species.
Day 1: Game drive, Bushmen walk, Cheetah view, Helicopter flight
Fish River Canyon – 2 nights (Canyon Roadhouse Gondwana Collection Namibia)
The intermittent Fish River has created Africa’s largest and the world’s second largest canyon. Hot, dry and stony the 160 km long, at times 27 km wide and 550m deep canyon is awe inspiring. At the southern end are the renowned hot springs of Ai-Ais.
Day 2: Excursion into the Fish River Canyon Area, Morning Hike, Sunrise Walk, Hike from the Village to the Lodge, Canyon Drive, Sundowner drive or walk in Gondwana Canyon Park
Day 3: Excursion into the Fish River Canyon Area, Morning Hike, Sunrise Walk, Hike from the Village to the Lodge, Canyon Drive, Sundowner drive or walk in Gondwana Canyon Park
Sossusvlei – 2 nights (Desert Quiver Camp)
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 photographers heaven. Aside from the attractions at Sossusvlei – Dune 45, Hiddenvlei, Big Daddy and Deadvlei – other attractions in the area include the Sesriem Canyon and Namib-Naukluft National Park, where the mountains of the Namib meet its plains.
Day 4: Sossusvlei & Deadvlei Excursion, Hot Air Ballooning, Scenic Flights, Quad Buggy Nature Trail, Sundowner game drive, Dune 45
Day 5: Sossusvlei & Deadvlei Excursion, Hot Air Ballooning, Scenic Flights, Quad Buggy Nature Trail, Sundowner game drive, Dune 45
Swakopmund – 2 nights (Strand Hotel Swakopmund)
Set along the spectacular Namibian coastline, the seaside town of Swakopmund is known for its wide open avenues, colonial architecture, and is surrounded by otherworldly desert terrain. Founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South West Africa, Swakopmund is often described as being more German than Germany. Now a seaside resort town, Swakopmund is the capital of the Skeleton Coast tourism area and has plenty to keep visitors happy. The quirky mix of German and Namibian influences, adventure options, laidback atmosphere and cool sea breeze make it very popular Namibian destination. Visitors can look forward to a number of exciting activities including: quad biking, horse riding, paragliding, fishing, sightseeing and fascinating desert tours.
Day 6: Sandwich harbour tour – Walvis bay, Dune 7, Eco dune tour, Swakopmund River Farms Visits, Quad Biking
Day 7: Sandwich harbour tour – Walvis bay, Dune 7, Eco dune tour, Swakopmund River Farms Visits, Quad Biking
Spitzkoppe – 1 night (Spitzkoppen Lodge)
Situated in Namibia’s spectacularly scenic Namib Desert, between Usakos and Swakopmund, the Spitzkoppe are a group of bald granite peaks forming one of Namibia’s most recognisable and dramatic landmarks. These enormous towering domes provide a paradise for hikers and mountaineers, from beginners interested in guided historic walks to professional climbers eager to ascend some challenging slopes. Other popular activities include exploring the many bushmen rock paintings and camping in some of the area’s scenic secluded campsites or rustic tented camps.
Day 8: Rock climbing, Biking tour around Spitzkoppe, Photographic tours, Horse back riding with option to overnight under the stars, Guided tours to archaeological sites
Twyfelfontein – 1 night (Twyfelfontein Country Lodge)
Set in the Kunene Region of northwestern Namibia, Twylfelfontein is a spectacularly scenic area, featuring one of the largest and most important concentrations of rock art in Africa. The name ‘Twyfelfontein’ translates to ‘Fountain of Doubt’, which refers to the perennial spring situated in the impressive Huab valley flanked by the slopes of a sandstone table mountain. It was this spring that attracted Stone Age hunters over six thousand years ago, and it was during this time that the extensive group of rock engravings and paintings were produced. Visitors can look forward to basing themselves at some wonderfully shady campsites along the Aba-Huab riverbed, while exploring over thirty different sites of these sacred records of ritual practices relating to traditional hunter-gatherer communities.
Day 9: Petrified forest, Burnt Mountain, Organ Pipes, Twyfelfontein
Etosha South – 2 nights (Okaukuejo Rest Camp)
Located just south of the boundary of Etosha National Park in northwestern Namibia, Etosha South makes up the southern region of this wild paradise. Ogava Private Game Reserve shares the southern boundary with Etosha National Park and offers an array of luxury lodges overlooking picturesque landscapes dotted with abundant wildlife. The national park can be accessed via the southern entrance at Andersson’s Gate. Visitors can catch a glimpse of a variety of wildlife including: lion, giraffe, elephant, white and black rhino, and a multitude of plains game. Popular activities include: game drives, tracking rhinos on foot, guided nature walks, or watch the sunset over this magnificent landscape.
Day 10: Etocha national park – Game drive, Etosha Pan
Day 11: Etocha national park – Game drive, Etosha Pan
Greater Windhoek – 1 night (Na’an ku se Lodge)
Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, is encircled by magnificent mountains, expansive valleys, fertile farmlands, lodges and luxury guest farms. The landscape of the Greater Windhoek area surrounding this bustling city is characterised by vast valleys, thick scrub, rocky hills, and covered in golden savannah. Visitors can explore the dry river beds and mountainous scrublands, as well as enjoy birding, leopard-spotting and view large quantities of wildlife in the north; visit the more arid eastern part with its olive, potato and date plantations; explore the rolling hills of the Khomas Hochland Mountains in the west of the Greater Windhoek area and soak up the epic views along a number of scenic passes leading off the high plateau including: Bosua Pass, Gamsberg Pass and Spreetshoogte Pass.
Day 12: The Naankuse Sanctuary