Detailed Itineraries for Namibia 11 days
Day 1: Windhoek
Upon arrival in the capital of Namibia will you receive your vehicle at a location that is convenient for you and spend the afternoon at leisure at your establishment for the night. You will also have the opportunity to explore the city and local markets in the afternoon.
Day 2: Sesriem (330km) 6 h
After breakfast is it time to get on the road. The drive will be a bit of both road conditions, meaning tarred and gravel roads. You will be driving through some amazing scenery as you make your way towards the Namib desert. In the afternoon you have the opportunity to go and explore the Sesriem Canyon and have a sunset drink at the canyon before heading back to the overnight establishment. Tonight, will be your first night under the African stars – true magic.
Day 3: Swakopmund (350km) 6 h
Today you will have an early start. A short 70 km drive for Namibian standards into the Tsauchab River valley on your way to Sossusvlei. On your way is a great opportunity to have a coffee break at the world-famous Dune 45. When arriving at the end of the tar road will you be driving into the dune fields with your 4×4 for 5km to Sossuvlei and Deadvlei. You can spend some time exploring the area. Get back to your establishment for lunch from where you will be leaving towards the coastal town of Swakopmund. The small village of Solitaire is worth a stop for a coffee break and enjoy their world-famous apple crumble.
Day 4: Swakopmund
Today is more of a relaxing day and no driving if you’d like. For those so inclined you can partake in some of the adventure activities on offer in the area, such as Sky diving over the Namib desert, Quad Biking into the dune fields, Sandboarding down one of the dunes overlooking the ocean and plenty more. Alternatively, you can also do a short drive to the lunar landscape and have the opportunity to see Welwitschia plants which is indigenous to the Namib Desert,
Day 5: Spitskoppen (280km) 4h
Another relaxing morning and time to the last bit of sightseeing before you hit the salt road towards the Skeleton Coast National Park. There are opportunities on the drive to see some of the shipwrecks which has fallen victim to the infamous Atlantic Ocean. The next stop is the seal colony at Cape Cross, you will have the opportunity to see up to a 120 000 Cape Fur Seals in small area, and if lucky a Black backed Jackal might come around looking for a meal. After the seals you will continue the drive to Spitskoppe, which is massive granite builders towering above the Namib dessert. This is the perfect opportunity for wild camping to gaze at the stars and granite boulders.
Day 6: Khorixas (340km) 5h
Today you will be heading further North and will be able to stop at the small mining town of Uis. Further on you can go and visit the famous ancient rock painting “The White Lady” painting. From there continue North and have a stopover at rock engravings in Twyfelfontein. From Twyfelfontein will you be driving towards the small town of Khorixas. There will be an opportunity to go and see the impressive petrified forest which is close by.
Day 7: Etosha National Park (250km) 4h
Continue your journey North and have a coffee stop in the small town of Outjo. 100km out of Outjo will you be entering Etosha National Park where you be spending two nights. Etosha National Park is worldwide renowned for the diversity in fauna and flora and the waterholes which can also be viewed from the comfort of your camps. Watch out for elephants and the rare Black Rhinos coming to drink during the cooler hours of the day.
Day 8: Etosha National Park
After breakfast will you make your way towards another camp inside the national park and spend the day doing game drives/on safari.
Day 9: Waterberg National Park (330km) 4h
You will be leaving Etosha National Park and will have the opportunity to visit the meteorite at Grootfontein or the small lake Otshikoto where there are still weapons and memorabilia from the German forces who, dumped them into the lake after WW1 , on your way to the Waterberg National Park.
Day 10: Waterberg National Park
A nice and relaxing day where you can do a walk to the top of the Waterberg plateau and experience a view which will take your breath away. There is also an opportunity to do a game drive with a local operator in an open game drive vehicle. This gives you another some wildlife not seen the trip before.
Another memorable experience is to visit the German grave yard of the fallen German soldiers during the Herero wars – a must to visit.
Day 11: Windhoek (280km) 3h
Today you will be heading back to Windhoek where you will be handing the vehicle over, do some last souvenir shopping on the way at the big market in a small village called Okahandja and also at the more tourist markets in Windhoek, before heading home.
FROM CHF 1500 pp