Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 18, avg 14.
Meals Included: 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners
Accommodations: Hotels (5 nts), guesthouse (1 nt), lodges (1 nts), participating camping (4 nts).
Marvel at Fish River Canyon, climb Dune 45, get your adrenaline going with adventure activities in Swakopmund, spot wildlife in beautiful Etosha National Park.
From the cosmopolitan streets of Cape Town to the desert and lunar scenery of Namibia, witness the diversity of southwestern Africa on this 12-day nature adventure. Leave footprints on some of the worlds highest sand dunes, peer deep into the heart of Africa's largest canyon, and experience incredible wildlife drives through Etosha National Park. Your knowledgeable CEO will take care of the planning while you recharge in a combination of hotels, camping, and guesthouses for a cultural experience you'll treasure forever. Have your breath taken away by incredible scenery and marvel at amazing wildlife - this is truly an African experience!
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 6/30/2018
- 12 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Cape Town||Day 1 Cape Town|
There are no activities planned on until an evening welcome meeting. We highly recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully enjoy this city. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Lamberts Bay||Day 2 Cape Town/Lamberts Bay (1B)|
Travelling from Cape Town, continue north towards Namaqualand, keeping an eye out for fields of Namaqualand daisies (in season August and September). At Clanwilliam, head towards the coast again and on to Lambert's Bay, a picturesque town on the west coast of South Africa. Stop along the way at a wine farm and opt to taste the local vintage. Transport: Travelling from Cape Town to Lamberts Bay, stop along the way at a wine farm for the opportunity to enjoy a wine tasting. Private Vehicle (5.50 hour(s), 350km)
|Day 3||Orange River||Day 3 Lamberts Bay/Orange River (1B)|
Travelling north, enjoy a full days travel through this dry and remote part of South Africa. In the mid-afternoon, cross into Namibia and a more arid region and stop at scenic Gariep (Orange) River for the evening. After getting settled, enjoy the late afternoon by the river bank. Included Activities: Border Crossing (South Africa - Namibia) Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 450km)
|Day 4||Fish River Canyon||Day 4 Orange River/Fish River Canyon (1B)|
Continue on to Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa, and take in the majestic beauty. Opt to relax in the hotels pool while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Included Activities: Fish River Canyon Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (5.50 hour(s), 330km)
|Day 5||Namib Desert||Day 5 Fish River Canyon/Namib Desert (1B, 1D)|
Continue through Namaland en route to the Namib Desert. Arrive in the area in the late afternoon, where the towering red sand dunes of Sossusvlei form the gateway into the Namib Desert. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.50 hour(s), 400km)
|Day 6||Namib Desert||Day 6 Namib Desert (1B, 1D)|
Enjoy a visit to Sossusvlei, a clay pan enclosed by the world's largest sand dunes, up to 300m (984 ft) high. Here, use some free time to enjoy the sand dunes on your own. Visit the Sesriem Canyon, a small canyon typical of the area. Included Activities: Sossusvlei Dunes Visit Sesriem Canyon Visit
|Day 7||Swakopmund||Day 7 Namib Desert/Swakopmund (1B)|
Get a real feel for the Namib Desert as we spend hours crossing this empty region. En route to the Namibian coast, take a coffee break in Solitaire, a mystical village consisting of a filling station, general dealer/coffee shop, and small mechanical workshop. Before arriving to Swakopmund, drive through Walvis Bay, the only town on the Namibian coastline that boasts a deep-sea harbor. Spend two nights in the area exploring this historical town or trying some of the numerous activities available, such as sandboarding or a skydiving. Swakopmund has bizarre lunar landscapes, unforgettable sunsets, and prehistoric Welwitchia plants. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.50 hour(s), 260km)
|Day 8||Swakopmund||Day 8 Swakopmund|
Spend a day exploring all the area has to offer. Optional activities include sandboarding, skydiving, and quad biking.
|Day 9||Etosha National Park||Day 9 Swakopmund/Etosha National Park|
Begin moving east into the interior of Namibia. On this route, pass through a lunar landscape and see the imposing Spitzkoppe, also known as the "Matterhorn" of Namibia, in the distance. Visit Etosha National Park on a wildlife safari drive in our touring vehicle. Keep an eye out for lions, giraffes, elephants, rhinos, and antelopes. After sunset, some animals may head to the watering holes near the campground. Opt to head out for more wildlife safari drives in an open safari vehicle to make the most of your time here. Included Activities: Etosha National Park Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: Private Vehicle (7.50 hour(s), 610km)
|Day 10||Etosha National Park||Day 10 Etosha National Park|
Enjoy another wildlife safari drive in our touring vehicle and keep your eyes peeled for the vast array of incredible animals. Included Activities: Etosha National Park Wildlife Safari Drive
|Day 11||Windhoek||Day 11 Etosha National Park/Windhoek|
Leave Etosha National Park and head south through the Namibian countryside to Windhoek. Additional Notes: Accommodation here is a hotel with en suite bathrooms. The hotel offers air conditioning, a swimming pool, internet access, and a restaurant. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.50 hour(s), 450km)
|Day 12||Windhoek||Day 12 Windhoek (1B)|
Depart at any time.
Local Flights: N/A
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.