Scheduled tours in Namibia - 2

CANYONS & DESERTS
Bronze Class Tour
CD

Visit the red sands of the Kalahari Desert, the majestic Fish River Canyon and the world’s highest sand dunes in the Namib Desert at Sossusvlei. 

Days

6 days / 5 nights

Min / Max Pax

1/13

Departure

Saturday
Clients will be met at any establishment in Windhoek

Vehicle

Speedliner / Sprinter / Microbus

Languages Available

English, German

Outbound Flights from Windhoek to be arranged after 19h00

Saturday                                     Kalahari Region

Travel south through the rugged mountain ranges surrounding the capital to the vegetated red dunes of the Kalahari Desert.  These dunes differ from the Namib, as they are greener and less stark, having the ability to support more fauna and flora.  In the afternoon you will be able to partake in a sundowner drive and farm drive (optional).

Kalahari Anib Ldoge: app. 270km

Sunday                                        Fish River Canyon                                               Breakfast

We proceed south to the Quiver Tree Forest near Keetmanshoop where this prehistoric tree reaches skyward with graphically forked branches; their trunks peel and form intricate patterns as the tree matures.  In the vicinity Giant’s Playground is an impressive jumble of massive boulders. (Optional) nature / sundowner drive.

Canyon Village: app. 480km

Monday                                       Lüderitz                                                               Breakfast

Start the day with a guided excursion to the Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon on Earth.  Visit the small historic village of Aus and travel through the vast barren expanse to Lüderitz, situated on the southern Atlantic Coast.  The town serves as a good base from which to view colonies of aquatic birds, seals and penguins.  An excursion will be undertaken to view Diaz Cross.

Hotel Zum Sperrgebiet: app. 480km
Tuesday                                    Central Namib Desert                                             Breakfast

Travel to the famous ghost town of Kolmanskop, where the first diamond was found in 1908. Heading inland we proceed via the pro-Namib to our overnight accommodation establishment.

Hammerstein: app. 410km

Wednesday                                   Sesriem / Sossusvlei                                            Breakfast

An early start is imperative, as this is not only the coolest part of the day but the best for photography.  Our journey takes us to the famous Sossusvlei, a clay pan surrounded by some of the highest sand dunes in the world.  Time will be taken to explore the impressive conglomerate gorges of the Sesriem Canyon, with its rock pools fed by the Tsauchab. 

Namib Desert Lodge: app. 265km
Thursday                                     Swakopmund                                                     Breakfast
Travelling via the Gaub and Kuiseb Canyons visit the Welwitschia Plains and Moon Landscape before arriving in Swakopmund where the tour ends.

Distance: app. 390km
TOUR SUMMARY

DAY

ACCOMMODATION

MEAL BASIS

ACTIVITIES

Saturday

Kalahari Anib Lodge

 

 

Sunday

Canon Village

Breakfast

Quivertree Forest, Giants Playground

Monday

Hotel Zum Sperrgebiet

Breakfast

Fish River Canyon, Luderitz tour & Diaz Point

Tuesday

Hammerstein Lodge

Breakfast

Kolmanskop

Wednesday

Namib Desert Lodge

Breakfast

Sossusvlei & Sesriem Canyon

Thursday

Tour ends in Swakopmund

Breakfast

Welwitschia Plains & Moon Landscape

Alternative accommodation may be used.


CANYONS & DESERTS
Gold Class Tour
CD

Visit the red sands of the Kalahari Desert, the majestic Fish River Canyon and the world’s highest sand dunes in the Namib Desert at Sossusvlei. 

Days

6 days / 5 nights

Min / Max Pax

2 / 6

Departure

Saturday

Clients will be met at any establishment in Windhoek

Vehicle

Microbus

Languages Available

English, German

Outbound Flights from Windhoek to be arranged after 19h00 

Saturday                                     Kalahari Region                                               Dinner

Travel south through the rugged mountain ranges surrounding the capital to the vegetated red dunes of the Kalahari Desert. These dunes differ from the Namib, as they are greener and less stark, having the ability to support more fauna and flora. In the afternoon you will partake in a sundowner drive and farm drive.

Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch: app. 265km 

Sunday                                        Fish River Canyon                             Breakfast & Dinner

We depart the Lodge travelling to Keetmanshoop, founded in 1860 by the Rhenish Mission Society.  The south of Namibia is well know for its Ostrich farming as the environment is particularly suited to farming with these birds. Our destination is the Fish River Canyon, a spectacular geological phenomenon and on the African continent second in size to the Blue Nile Gorge.  En-route guests will visit the Quivertree Forest and Giant’s Playground. 

Canon Lodge: app. 470km

Monday                                       Lüderitz                                                  Breakfast & Dinner

A morning visit will be taken to view the Fish River Canyon.  Travel to Aus where the legendary desert horses may be seen at a Garub, a water point where they can be observed as they come to drink.  Proceed to Luderitz situated on the southern Atlantic Coast with its colonial-style buildings clinging to the rocks overlooking the bay.  The Luderitz area is home to a wide variety of aquatic birds.  A tour will be undertaken through the town and to Diaz Cross, optional helicopter flight to Bogenfels.

Nest Hotel: app. 480km

Tuesday                                                Central Namib Desert                        Breakfast & Dinner

In 1908 a railway worker found a sparkling stone amongst the sand he was shovelling – the first diamond was found sparking a diamond rush to the area, Kolmanskop was founded!  Today all that remains are crumbling ruins.  Travelling inland we proceed through the Namib to arrive at our Lodge during late afternoon.

Sossusvlei Lodge: app. 520km

Wednesday                                   Sesriem / Sossusvlei                           Breakfast & Dinner

Our journey takes us to the Sossusvlei with its monumentally high dunes; an early start is imperative to view the contrasting and changing colours during early morning light.  Extensive time will be spent in the area exploring the dunes on foot, a must for those wishing to experience an endless vista across the sea of dunes.  Explore Sesriem Canyon, where centuries of erosion have incised a narrow gorge some 1km in length and 30m in depth.  Afternoon nature drive on property.

Sossusvlei Lodge: app. 140km 
Thursday                                     Swakopmund                                Breakfast & Lunch packs
Travelling via the Gaub and Kuiseb Canyons visit the Welwitschia Plains and Moon Landscape before arriving in Swakopmund where the tour ends.

Distance: app. 420km
TOUR SUMMARY

DAY

ACCOMMODATION

MEAL BASIS

ACTIVITIES

Saturday

Bagatelle Kalahari Lodge

Dinner

Afternoon sundowner drive

Sunday

Canon Lodge

Breakfast & Dinner

Quivertree Forest, Giant’s Playground

Monday

Lüderitz Nest Hotel

Breakfast & Dinner

Fish River Canyon, Tour of Luderitz & Diaz point

Tuesday

Sossusvlei Lodge

Breakfast & Dinner

Kolmanskop

Wednesday

Sossusvlei Lodge/Le Mirage

Breakfast & Dinner

Sossusvlei & Sesriem

Thursday

Tour ends in Swakopmund

Breakfast & Lunch Packs

Welwitschia Plains, Moon Landscape

Alternative accommodation may be used.


CLASSIC KALEIDOSCOPE
Bronze Class Tour
CK

The coastal diversity of Swakopmund, the attractions of scenic Damaraland and the wildlife of Etosha National Park. 

Days

6 days and 5 nights

Min / Max Pax

1/13

Departure

Saturday
Clients will be met at any establishment in Swakopmund

Vehicle

Speedliner / Sprinter / Microbus

Languages available

English,  German

Distance: app. 530km

Alternative accommodation may be used.


CLASSIC KALEIDOSCOPE
Gold Class Tour
CK
 

The coastal diversity of Swakopmund, the attractions of scenic Damaraland and the wildlife of Etosha National Park.

Days

6 days and 5 nights

Min / Max Pax

2 / 6

Departure

Saturday
Clients will be met at any establishment in Swakopmund

Vehicle

Microbus

Languages available

English,  German

Distance: app. 510km

Alternative accommodation may be used.


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