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Taste of Namibia - 6 Days

The 6 day Taste of Namibia tour is a combination of our 3 day Etosha and our 3 day Sossusvlei tour. It’s designed to show you the best of Namibia, from the breathtaking landscapes of Sossusvlei to the unforgettable wildlife of the Etosha National Park. This tour departs on every Wednesday (Accommodated) and Saturday (Camping) from Windhoek.

  • From N$ 11400 pp (Camping)
  • From N$ 20100 pp (Accommodated)

Safari Details

DAY 01 - From Windhoek to Etosha

You will be collected at your Windhoek accommodation between 08:00 & 08:30

Travelling north, you pass through some of the country’s best established commercial farmland and stop at quaint towns along the way, arriving at Anderson Gate by mid-afternoon.  After entering Etosha we game drive our way through to Okaukuejo, Etosha’s main rest camp and resort where we will check in and set up camp. Originally the site of a German fort built in 1901, Okaukuejo now houses the Etosha Ecological Institute, founded in 1974; the round watchtower is a remnant of the fort.

After your evening meal there are still more chances to see Etosha’s big game at a floodlit waterhole, situated on the boundary of our camp and easily reachable within a minute or two on foot.

The waterhole has been described as one of the “best game viewing opportunities in Southern Africa” and the ideal venue to witness peculiar animal politics. Black rhino, Africa’s tallest elephants, lion and numerous species of antelope are regular visitors during the cool, dry season.

Etosha Elephant

DAY 02 - From Okaukuejo to Namutoni

A full day’s worth of game driving awaits and we leave early to enjoy the cool morning air, making our way 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, a shallow depression that is dry for the greater part of the year, but fed by moisture from perennial springs on the fringes. The pan covers about 25 percent of the park.  The game viewing is excellent throughout the year and we have the chance to spot a few new species that are not normally seen on the Okaukuejo side of the park.

We stop at Halali camp for a rest and a leisurely lunch and there is time to visit the waterhole and to make use of the swimming pool and bar facilities before continuing to the eastern side of the park and our camp next to FortNamutoni.

Etosha Rhino

Day 03 - From Namutoni to Windhoek

Be prepared for the long, scenic transit back to Windhoek. We pass through towns and rural areas, stopping in the small town of Okahandja, the home of Namibia’s largest wood carving market.  The stalls operate on a local co-operative basis and offer a vast array of truly Namibian souvenirs. 

We are due back in Windhoek late afternoon/ early evening and you will be dropped off at your accommodation on our return.  This night’s accommodation is included in the price of the safari, but dinner will be for the client’s own account.

Etosha Lion

DAY 04 - Into the Desert

You will be collected at your Windhoek accommodation between 08:00 & 08:30

We travel out over the ErosMountains and along scenic roads on our way south-west to the desert.  We also pass over part of the NaukluftMountains, which are of particular interest for the ancient geological history of this part of the country. Heading down from Namibia’s central plateau by way of the beautiful Remhoogte Pass, we reach open plains and the tiny settlement of Solitaire.

We cross some open grass savannah and farmlands before the terrain gives way to the immense red sand dune desert of the Namib.  We aim to arrive at our camp during the late afternoon and watch the colours glow and change on distant mountains to the east.

Solitaire - Small desert town

DAY 05 - Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon

A pre-dawn start is essential this morning as we want to catch the soft light of the sunrise on the desert. After passing through Sesriem, the gateway to the dunes, we head into the heart of the dune field, reaching Sossusvlei on foot, trekking the last 5 km through the dunes.  Landscape photo opportunities abound in the cool of the morning, with dawn’s soft light first illuminating the dunes from crest down the back slope, then blazing orange everywhere, creating a powerful contrasting vista across the whole desert. 

Ancient mineral pans, stunted camel thorn trees and the chance of seeing a gemsbok or ostrich makes it essential to remember your camera!

We spend the morning in and around Sossusvlei, also visiting dune 45. As the day wears on we return to Sesriem for lunch, escaping the heat of the afternoon.  As the day cools off in the late afternoon we will take a short excursion to the Sesriem Canyon.

Dead Vlei

Day 06 - Back to Windhoek

After breakfast we begin our journey back to Windhoek following a different route, ascending the massive Gamsberg Pass in the Khomas Hochland Mountain Range on our way back to civilization.  We are due back in Windhoek late afternoon / early evening and you will be dropped off at your accommodation on our return.  Your accommodation tonight is not included in the price of the safari.

Namib Naukluft Park

Safari options

Accommodated Safari

Join us on a accommodated 6-Day Safari to the Etosha National Park and the Sossusvlei

Day Destinations Accommodation Meals km
1 Windhoek to Etosha Okaukeujo Restcamp L, D 350
2 Etosha Namutoni Restcamp B, L, D 250
3 Etosha to Windhoek Galton House B, L 500
4 Windhoek to Sesriem Sossus Dune Lodge B, L, D 350
5 Sesriem, Sossusvlei Sossus Dune Lodge B, L, D 160
6 Sesriem area to Windhoek - B, L 450

B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner

Rates

  • N$ 20100 per person in double room (single supplement N$ 1700)
    Low season: 01.11.2016 – 30.06.2017
  • N$ 23900 per person in double room (single supplement N$ 2800)
    High season: 01.07.2017 – 31.10.2017

Camping Safari

Join us on a Camping 6-Day Safari to the Etosha National Park and the Sossusvlei

Day Destinations Accommodation Meals km
1 Windhoek to Etosha Okaukeujo Camping L, D 350
2 Etosha Namutoni Camping B, L, D 250
3 Etosha to Windhoek Tamboti Guesthouse B, L 500
4 Windhoek to Sesriem Sesriem Camping B, L, D 350
5 Sesriem, Sossusvlei Sesriem Camping B, L, D 160
6 Sesriem area to Windhoek - B, L 450

B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner

Rates

  • N$ 11400 per person
    01.04.2017 – 30.03.2018

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