This is a journey that will grab you from the moment you land in Windhoek, and will continue to surprise and delight you each day. From the charming hustle and bustle of the Namibian towns of Windhoek and Swakopmund, to the elegant beauty of the Namib Desert and the excitement of the bush in Etosha National Park, there are true gems to discover on this adventure. The people and history to encounter along the way are not to be overlooked: from the Himba community to the basket-weavers in Bwabwata...
Windhoek – Welcome to Namibia
The charismatic capital of Namibia is the springboard to your awaiting Namibia safari vacation adventure of the ethereal beauties of this country, and your first taste of the charming Namibian hospitality that lies ahead. You will be met at Windhoek Airport and taken to the Safari Court Hotel (or a similar establishment) where you may lie back and rest your well-traveled feet in preparation for the beginning of your adventure the following day. Windhoek has all that you may need, depending on your own wishes for relaxation and peace, or boisterous nightlife and delicious cuisine. If you care to venture away from the hotel, head to the very well known Joe’s Beer House, and catch up with other travelers over a local beer and Joe’s famous ‘eisbein.’ There is the National Botanical Garden of Namibia to visit, or perhaps you’d prefer a taste of history at the Owela Museum; there is even a bustling casino at the Kalahari hotel if you fancy an evening of blackjack or poker. For those in need of a good night’s sleep, recline in the comfort of your hotel and let the welcoming and efficient hotel staff help to lull you into pampered bliss before your journey begins again the next day.
Day 2 - 3
Sossusvlei – The Wonders of Sesriem and Sossusvlei
Day 4 - 5
Swakopmund – Flamingos at Walvis Bay
Day 6 - 7
Spitzkoppe – Damaraland and Twyfelfontein
Etosha – Meet with Himba People
Day 9 - 10
Etosha – Rugged Beauty
Day 11 - 12
Caprivi Strip – Okavango River
Caprivi Strip – Kwando River
Day 14 - 15
Victoria Falls – The Magnificent Falls
- Experience true Namibian hospitality in the charming towns of Windhoek and Swakopmund
- Camp in breathtakingly remote locations in the Namib Desert
- Meet Big Daddy, the world’s highest sand dune
- Dine in the company of flamingos
- Adventure across the dunes by sand board or quad bike
- See the desert from above, by sky-diving or hot-air-ballooning
- Witness the extraordinary topography of the Organ Pipes and Moon Valley
- Meet with and learn from the enigmatic Himba tribe
- Marvel at the majesty of Victoria Falls
This adventure takes you on a truly magical journey across the many wonders of Namibia, and ending with a flourish at one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles. Camp under the stars in the Namib Desert, and be whisked away into the sandy paradise of Sossusvlei. For a change of scenery, sleep in amongst the boulders of the Spitzkoppe Mountains, and marvel at how the landscape is so incredibly diverse and varied, its character as changeable as the wind itself. Become bewitched by the bizarre and the beautiful in this land, from the lunar landscape of Moon Valley to the alien-like plant fossil of the Welwitschia.
Experience the historical charm of Windhoek: have a beer at Joe’s Beer House and try his famous Eisbein. At Swakopmund, head into the desert for a different kind of adventure, on the back of a quad-bike or perched on a sand board. Climb into a hot air balloon and soar over the undulating dunes or charter a light aircraft to take you further over this magical wilderness. Kayak across Walvis Bay and have lunch in the company of flamingos.
In Etosha, visit a Himba community and be humbled by their incredible resilience, pride, beauty and strength in one of the world’s harshest terrains. Seek out the famous four-legged rulers of the bush in Etosha National Park, from elephants to kudu, lions to gemsbok. Have a peek into another paradise: in the Caprivi Strip you can look over to Botswana, and take a mokoro (canoe) ride through the Okavango River. Finally, end in the great, roaring and majestic Victoria Falls, where the crashing water and gentle mist provide an excellent backdrop for your final few days in Africa.
$8,770 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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