KALAHARI SANDS

KALAHARI SANDS


Kalahari sands
D1 WINDHOEK
Arriving in Namibian capital Windhoek. Walking tour of the historic city centre with its distinctive influence of German architecture. In the evening dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight in the guest house in Windhoek

D2 WINDHOEK- NAUKLUFT PARK- SESRIEM (350 km)
In the morning transfer to the Namib Naukluft Park – the oldest desert in the world, housing about 200 species of animals. Walk to the Sesriem Canyon, sculpted for centuries by the river Tsauchab. Travellers can go down the stairs carved in the rocks and at the bottom admire the strange forms of the walls of the gorge.
Overnight in Lodge near Sesriem

D3 SOSSUSVLEI – WALVIS BAY (350 km)
Departure at sunrise to the orange dunes of Sossusvlei, watching the sun rising over the highest dunes in the world, reaching more than 300 meters high. Climbing the dune from which we observe an unusual play of light on the edges of the sand hills. In the afternoon we drive through the oldest desert in the world, Naukluft and admire charming Kuiseb river gorge.
In the afternoon we arrive in Walvis Bay, Namibia’s main port. We watch huge flocks of flamingos, pelicans and other water birds in the bay.
Drive to Swakopmund – Coastal town that is a veritable oasis for any traveller after a long desert journey. We travel through a wonderful
Sheltered promenade decorated with palm trees and flowers into the
City and drive the main streets with it’s interesting German influenced
Architecture. Overnight in Swakopmund.

D4 SWAKOPMUND –MOON DESERT –WELWITSCHIAS (240 km)
Day trip around Swakopmund to see unusual lunar desert landscapes and endemic, oldest, nearly one thousand years old plants:
Welwitschias. In the afternoon return to Swakopmund and visit at the sports centre in the dunes, where one can slide on the sand board, do a quad biking or flying on hang-gliders.
Dinner and overnight in Swakopmund

D5 SWAKOPMUND- SKELETON COAST- KHORIXAS (420 km)
Early in the morning, leaving for the journey through the Skeleton Coast National Park. Moving towards the North through the vast and isolated coast, where we enjoy magnificent views of the dunes, the ocean, and shipwrecks. Such landscapes bring us to the Cape Cross – a multi-thousand colony of seals. Then we return to the area covered by savannah and mountains, until we get to the Brandberg Mountains – a spectacular collection of prehistoric rock paintings made by Bushmen four thousand years ago.
Overnight in Khorixas.

D6 PETRIFIED FOREST -TWYFELFONTEIN – PALM WAG –SESFONTEIN (470 km)
A visit to the petrified forest, concealing the mystery of 30 m petrified trees lying there in the form of huge fossils, which according to researchers have been moved here by the enormous flood about 200 million years ago. Fossils retain their perfect shape and details today. Visit at Twyfelfontein, yet another of the largest concentration of bushman’s rock engravings. After lunch (not included) we are heading to the North to visit the Cheetah Farm, where those incredible cats could be seen from a short distance.
Dinner and overnight near Kamanjab.

D7 KAMANJAB – HIMBA village – ETOSHA (270 km)
Early morning we depart through the most interesting area of Damaraland, where we find Namibian tribes: Hereros and Himbas. We stop at the village for a photographic session with Himba women and children with unique hairstyles and red painted bodies. After lunch in Outjo (not included) we arrie at the lodge near Etosha.
Dinner and Overnight in the lodge near Etosha

D8 ETOSHA
Full day safari in the reserve, where we admire the unique and dramatic scenery (deep blue sky and white sands of the desert) in addition to countless herds of zebras, springboks, giraffes, wildebeest and elephants. The Reserve of an area of 22,000 km square has 144 species of mammals, over 340 species of birds and 110 species of reptiles. Watching the daily migrations of herds of animals on the open spaces of Etosha in search of water is an unforgettable experience.
Dinner and overnight in the lodge near Etosha.

D9 ETOSHA – TSUMEB – RUNDU – BAGANI (550 km)
Early morning departure through beautiful, flat bushy areas of Caprivi Strip. In the afternoon we drive towards Okavango River.
Overnight at the lodge in Bagani

D10 BAGANI – MAUN (350 km)
We drive along the river Okavango to the region capital – Maun The city lies in the Okavango Delta, the only river that does not flow into the ocean. It is one of the greatest places for safaris. Late afternoon drive to Maun.
Dinner and overnight in Maun.

D11 MAUN – MOREMI GAME RESERVE (250 km)
Early morning depart for full day game drive in 4×4 vehicles to Moremi reserve. Lunch (not included) at the reserve amongst different kinds of antelopes, giraffes, zebras, but most of all elephants.
Dinner and overnight in tented camp.

D12 DELTA OKAVANGO (170 km)
In the morning motorboat safari in Okavango Delta.
After lunch we dirve back to Maun.
Dinner and overnight in Maun.

D13 MAUN – NATA – KASANE (660 km)
This long journey will take us through dry Nxai and Makgadigadi Pans to Nata where we’ll stop for lunch (not included in the price). In the afternoon we drive along the Zimbabwean border to Kasane.
Dinner and overnight at the Lodge in Kasane.

D14 CHOBE NATIONAL PARK – Victoria Falls (80 km)
Morning safari in 4×4 vehicles in Chobe reserve. Border crossing into Zimbabwe and an afternoon excursion to the famous Victoria Falls, which is one of the Seven Wonders and greatest natural spectacles of the world. Sunset Cruise and sundowner drinks on Zambezi River accompanied by hippos, elephants crossing the river and crocodiles.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Victoria Falls.

D15 VICTORIA FALLS (50 km)
Day for optional activities (not included in the price), depending on the individual choice of the group .One of the most popular attractions is the white water rafting over the gorges of mighty Zambezi below the falls. The rafting offers Grade 5 rapids most of the way. It requires some physical fitness and good teamwork to survive the pass through the rough waters of the river. Another hi-adrenaline attraction is a bungi jump from the famous steel bridge joining both sides of Zambezi River on Zimbabwean and Zambian side. It is one of the highest and most interesting jumps of its kind in the world. For the less extreme but equally adventurous there is a helicopter flight over the stormy waters of the falls giving the most incredible views of the full 1700 meters of the Victoria Falls. Other activities: horse and elephant back safaris, jet boating, tandem kayaking, abseiling, gorge swing.
Overnight at the hotel in Victoria Falls.

D16 VICTORIA FALLS – JOHANNESBURG , departure
After breakfast time at leisure or a visit to local craft market. Transfer to the airport. Flight to Johannesburg for your evening flight back.

 


 

Price per person sharing in double room: from US$ 2500

 

Price includes:

  • 15 nights of accommodation in the hotels or guest houses 3 * – 4*
  • All breakfasts and dinners according to a program;
  • Transportation during the whole tour in an air-conditioned minibus/bus;
  • English / Multilingual speaking guide services
  • Admission fees of approximately Euro 395 to:
    – Sossusvlei Reserve,
    – Welwitschia valley,
    – Cape Cross and
    – Twyvelfontein,
    – White Lady,
    – PetrIified Forest,
    – fees when visiting the Himba village,
    – Cheetah farm,
    – Etosha Reserve,
    – Moremi reserve x2,
    – Boat cruise – Xakanaxa,
    – 4×4 safari in open cars,
    – Chobe entr.fee,
    – 4×4 safari in cars Chobe,
    – Victoria Falls reserve.

Price does not include

  • Flights to Windhoek and back to Europe
  • Lunches;
  • optional activities in Swakopmund
  • optional activities in Victoria Falls
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages;
  • Private expenditure;
  • Tips;
  • insurrance;
  • The cost of visas for Namibia about $45, Zimbabwe $30

 


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