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Classic Namibia - 9 days

Namibia is fascinating for several reasons, but perhaps it’s the fact that it’s essentially four different worlds in one that makes it the most interesting. Arid deserts, vast plains, rugged mountains and endless red dune belts are home to Namibia’s rich wildlife and abundant flora, making it an ideal ecotourism destination. Delve into the history of the country as you study ancient rock paintings, or satisfy the adrenaline junkie in you with desert sandboarding or quad biking. Whatever you do during your visit, you’re guaranteed to feel the unique magic of this incredible place.

Day 1

Mid-morning departure from Johannesburg to Windhoek. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel for check in.

1 Night’s accommodation in Windhoek on a Bed & Breakfast basis

Day 2

After breakfast you will depart for the popular holiday resort of Swakopmund, nestling between desert dunes and The Atlantic Ocean. You will arrive in the early afternoon, and have 2 days to just explore the many activities this coastal town offers to its visitors. Choose from dolphin cruises, desert tours or even quad biking.

2 nights’ accommodation in Swakopmund on a Bed & Breakfast basis

Day 4

Today you will travel north along the fascinating lichen fields and the Brandberg mountain, Namibia’s highest, into the Damaraland, a harsh, sparsely populated, rocky environment which is home to the Desert Elephant and Black Rhino. You will have the opportunity to stop and meet the local Damara people en route today.

1 night’s accommodation in the Damaraland on a Bed & Breakfast basis

Day 5

Today you will explore the pre-historic rock art galleries at Twyfelfontein. The area is strewn with boulders, all dotted with thousands of engravings and ancient paintings, some dating back to 3300 B.C. The geological features in the area include the Organ Pipes, considered to be over 130 million years old, Burnt Mountain and the petrified forest. You will be able to see the Welwitschia Mirabilis, the oldest living desert plant on earth. After a visit to a traditional Damara village, you will proceed to the Etosha National park for your overnight.

During your stay here you will enter the famous Etosha national Park, covering over 22000 square kilometres, surrounding a parched salt desert known as the Etosha pan. Zebra, elephant, giraffe, gemsbok and springbok abound here, but the park is also home to lion, leopard and rhino! Look out for the rare black-faced impala or Namibia’s smallest antelope, the Damara Dik-Dik.

3 Nights’ accommodation in Etosha on a Bed & breakfast basis

Day 8

Your tour departs after breakfast for Windhoek with a stop at the local craft market in the main street of the craft market in the main street of the capital city, before arriving at your hotel

1 Night’s accommodation in Windhoek on a Bed & Breakfast basis

Day 9

You will have the morning at leisure before your transfer to the airport for your return flight back to Johannesburg.

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