Orange dunes

Orange dunes

Orange Dunes of NamibiaDay 1 EUROPE – WINDHOEK
Departure from Europe for the Namibian capital 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

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

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.

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

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.

Day 7 Petrified Forest – Twyfelfontein – PALM WAG – Sesfontein (470 km)
A visit to the petrified forest, concealing the mystery in the form of huge, spanning up to 30 m petrified trees, which, according to researchers were moved there by the enormous flood about 200 million years ago. Fossils retain their perfect shape and details today. Visit at Twyfelfontein, yet aonther of the largest concentration of bushman’s rock engravings. After lunch (not included) in an oasis: Palm Wag. Later we pass through a very picturesque area in the direction of the old German fort Sesfontein. Thereafter we set out for the most interesting section of the road leading through the Damaraland which is inhabited by famous tribes; Herero and Himba. We stop in the villages to photograph women and children with unique hairstyles and bodies covered with red dust.
Dinner and overnight in Opuwo.

Day 8 Opuwo – OSHAKATI – ETOSHA (420km)
Early in the morning we leave the Himba’s areas and go towards Oshakati. From there we go to the Etosha Reserve: exceptional, combining the dense bush with large open areas of the bottom of the salt lake. Center of the park is the Etosha Pan (salt lake) – shallow depression about 4500 square kilometers, which is dry for most of the year, and filled with water to a depth of 1 m only during heavy rains. Plain attracts many animals and birds due to the richness in mineral salts and water. Afternoon game and watch the animals at the waterhole in the camp.
Overnight in the lodge outside of the reserve.

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.

Day 10 ETOSHA – TSUMEB – WINDHOEK (ok. 550 km)
Early morning return through Tsumeb to Windhoek.
In the evening transfer to the airport and flight to Europe

Arrival in Europe.

Price per person sharing in double room: from US$ 1450

Price includes:

  • 8 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

Price does not include:

  • Flights to Windhoek and back to Europe;
  • entrance fees
  • lunches;
  • soft drinks and alcoholic beverages;
  • private expenditure;
  • tips;
  • insurrance
  • the cost of visas for Namibia about $ 45;

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