Rating in Namibia
$ 62

Best of Namibia - South 2018

Safari
Safari
min $ 62
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Namibia
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 62
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  • Itinerary

Overview

This adventure tour from Windhoek to Cape Town meanders through big sky country Namibia and includes a game safari, cultural interaction and spectacular scenery.
This adventure meanders through big sky country, Namibia and South Africa. We travel North to a popular craft market where you can barter for handmade goods before arriving at Etosha National Park for a unique game driving experience. Etosha is the venue for some of the most unique game viewing experiences in Africa. We travel to Kamanjab to visit the Himba people, easily recognised by their style of dress. Spitzkoppe is our next destination where we explore unique rock formations and view starry skies. Followed up by a visit to the adventure captial of Namibia: Swakopmund. Go sandboarding or quad biking through the dunes of Namibia. Leaving behind the charms of Swakopmund we continue our journey to Southern Namibia and the Namib Desert. We travel to Sesriem, the gateway to the Sossusvlei dune fields. Prepare yourself for a climb at the famous Dune 45! Another amazing highlight of this adventure tour is a visit to the Fish River Canyon, one of the largest canyons in the world. The last night in Namibia is spent on the banks of the Orange River and the best way to experience the Orange River is by canoe. The final leg of our journey sees us travel through the wheat fields of the Swartland to the city of Cape Town.

Itinerary

Our tours come with an "Optional Activity Package".  You will need to purchase this package if you would like to partake in what we consider to be "essential activities" on our tours.  The Activity Package has been written into the itinerary of the tour so please keep this in mind as if you don't book the package, the activities won't be included.  We suggest that you prebook and prepay for your Activity Package to ensure availability.

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  Camping     Accommodated   This tour also leaves from Cape Town
> View this tour Day 01

Windhoek – Outjo

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Leaving the city of Windhoek this morning, we travel north for game viewing in the Etosha National Park. On our way today we will make a short stop at the craft markets in Okahandja before continuing to our overnight stop, located just outside Etosha National Park.

Day 02

Etosha National Park

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Etosha is the venue for some of the most unique game viewing experiences in Africa. Today we have a full-day to explore the edges of Etosha Pan in search of the abundant wildlife that occurs in the park. Our truck offers us an elevated platform and we will spend some time at the many waterholes dotted throughout the park.

Day 03

Greater Kunene Region

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We will rise early and enjoy our last game drive in Etosha as we exit the park. Sit back and enjoy the scenery of rugged mountains and dry river beds.

Day 04

Himba Tribe

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Visiting the Himba tribe can be a controversial topic that gets discussed at the camp fire, however not so much if the reason for visiting this particular tribe is understood beforehand. The income that the tribe generates from the visits goes towards the education of Himba children and assists the tribe in giving them a chance to learn about their own culture and heritage. This afternoon we have the opportunity to visit a Himba village and interact with the villagers.

Day 05

Swakopmund

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This morning we travel onwards to Spitzkoppe, here a local guide will join us for a walk around the base of this famed landmark. We will have the opportunity to view some San rock paintings before we continue to the seaside town of Swakopmund. Swakopmund is well known for its many adventure activities, coffee shops and rich German influence. This evening you will have the opportunity to book some of the many exciting activities on offer and we end the day with dinner out at a local restaurant.

 

Day 06

Swakopmund

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Today is a free day to enjoy adventure, explore Swakopmund or simply enjoy a great bake at a local coffee shop. Swakopmund offers all the conveniences of a little city and there is something to keep everyone busy. This welcome brush with civilization is the perfect launching pad as we venture to the Namib Desert tomorrow morning.

Day 07

Swakopmund – Namib Naukluft

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Leaving behind the charms of Swakopmund we continue our journey to Southern Namibia and the Namib Desert. We make a short stop in Walvis Bay this morning before turning east towards the heart of the desert. Our afternoon will be spent with a local guide who will introduce us to the wonders of the desert environment. An early night is advisable as we tomorrow will see us up as the dawn breaks.

Day 08

Sesriem and Sossusvlei

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Rising with the first light we travel to Sesriem, the gateway to the Sossusvlei dune fields. We enter the park early and make a stop to climb the famous Dune 45. Having stretched our legs we continue deeper into the Dune fields and take a 4×4 transfer to the marvels of Sossusvlei. We take time to visit both Sossusvlei and Deadvlei, before bidding the dune field farewell. Our final stop before continuing to our camp is the interesting Sesriem Canyon, a remnant of much wetter times in this dry region.

 

Day 09

Fish River Canyon

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Today we travel south on the gravel byways of Southern Namibia on route to Ais-Ais. Famed for its hot springs the resort and its hot pools are the perfect tonic to ease away the dust of the Namib. The Fish River Canyon is one of the largest in the world and this afternoon we take a walk along the rim of the canyon and end our day with a memorable sunset on the canyon edge.

Day 10

Orange River

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As dawn breaks we head out making our way to the Orange River and our final stop in Namibia. Our last night in Namibia is spent on the banks of the Orange River and the best way to experience the Orange River is by canoe. This afternoon you will have the opportunity to partake in an optional canoe trip on the river.

Day 11

Orange River – Cedarberg

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A final border crossing sees us enter South Africa this morning as we travel through the desert landscapes of Namaqualand on our way to the Cedarberg region. The Cedarberg is the home of Rooibos tea, which has become a popular beverage throughout the world. Tonight we enjoy a traditional meal and celebrate the many memories we have made.

Day 12

Cedarberg - Cape Town

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The final leg of our journey sees us travel through the wheat fields of the Swartland to the city of Cape Town. No visit to the fairest Cape would be complete without sampling some of the wines that have made this region famous. We will also make a stop at the well-known Spice Route, bordering the town of Paarl.  The Spice Route is an estate that brings together a collection of flavours unique to the Cape Culture – including a beer garden, artworks studio, chocolate makers and coffee makers – to name just a few.  Your tour ends upon arrival in Cape Town.

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