Day 1 Arrival to Namibia, Hosea Kutako International airport to Windhoek

Today upon your arrival your respective guide and the representative of our Company People’s Tours and Safaris will welcome you to Namibia Land of the Brave. He will transfer you to your first accommodation to Windhoek Town Lodge. After freshening up from the long flight your guide will advise you the time he will meet you at the main area and to take you on City Tour to explore Windhoek the capital city of Namibia. However, he will take you to most important historical areas. Your guide will join you for dinner to the one of the most famous Restaurant in Windhoek, where he will brief you in detail about your safari within Namibia. Dinner is booked at Joes beer house.
City Tour:
If times allows, you spend the day exploring Windhoek. You visit the Christ Church (Christuskirche), the National Museum and the Alte Feste or take the opportunity to go shopping in One of the modern malls. And don’t forget to try a typical Namibia dish, Kapana or biltong, before returning to your temporary home at the end of an exciting day.
Elegant Guesthouse:
The Elegant Guesthouse is situated in Klein Windhoek and consists of 17 en suite double /twin rooms and a fully equipped boardroom. All rooms are equipped with satellite TV, telephone and air conditioning and provide WIFI access free of charge.

Overnight at: Elegant Guesthouse Meal Basis: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner + City Tour

Day 2 Windhoek to Swakopmund

Today you will be collected from your accommodation at Windhoek around 08:00 and your guide will brief you in short and you drive out towards Swakopmund via Okahandja where you can have a stop at wood craft market to do little bit of shopping and continuing to the coast. Lunch is had en route. You arrive at Swakopmund late afternoon and after checking in the rest of the day can be spent either by foot to explored the town. The dinner can be had at one of the famous restaurant.
Swakopmund is much loved by Namibians as a welcome respite from the heat of the interior. It is also popular among visitors because of its old world charm and relaxed atmosphere. Founded in 1892 during German colonial rule, it served as the territory’s main harbour for many years. Today this quaint desert town, hedged between desert and sea, is enhanced by lush green lawns, elegant palm trees and carefully tended public gardens. Swakop has wide choice of hotels, pensions and restaurants and several coffee shops selling traditional cakes and pastries. The coast with its desert hinterland offers many options, both for adventure and for relaxation.

Quad Bike Tours at Swakopmund:
At Swakopmund quad bike tours and activities for the Namib Desert and its gigantic ever shifting sand dunes offers the ideal venue for riding a quad bike. Get ready for lots of excitement and a rush of adrenaline as you climb some of the biggest dunes around. We offer Quad bike rides with different route of tours. All the activities are offered are guided. No Previous experience needed. Our provisional guides will make sure you have the most excitement experience at the Namib Desert at first hand. They will lead you through the Swakopmund River mouth into the dune belt. Our quad bike tours include the Amphitheatre, Roller Coasters, Big Billy and Devil’s Dip dunes. Quad biking is very safe – you are guided by an experienced and knowledgeable guide. You are also provided with safety equipment. Tours include water, guides, safety gear and local transfers and loads of fun. Quad boking is one of the most popular activities in Swakopmund so book ahead to avoid disappointment.

Overnight at: Swakopmund Guesthouse Meal Basis: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner + PM Quad Biking

Day 3 Swakopmund to Sossusvlei

Today after breakfast you meet with your driver at the lobby and head to the meeting point for the most excitement activity. Sandboarding. You can choose between the lie down and stand up sandboarding. This will be unforgettable experience that you will have at our mighty dunes. This activity is mostly done in the morning hours due to weather permitting. You return for Lunch and the afternoon is spent on another excitement activity, quad biking. You return and freshen up. Dinner is had at one of the famous restaurant.
Sandboarding Lie Down:
After the activity you depart on a fascinating drive which takes you South – East through stunning sceneries via Ghaub Canyons and Kuiseb Pass to meet the dunes at the Namib. Lunch is had en route. You arrive at the Lodge late afternoon; the rest of the day can be spent at your leisure. You freshen up for your dinner.

Overnight at: Sossus Dune Lodge Meal Basis: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast + AM Sandboarding
+ PM Nature drive

Day 4 Sossusvlei

This morning after an early wake – up call you will meet at the lobby where you will have coffee/tea and rusk. You will set off for Sossusvlei Excursion the road to Namib Naukluft Park. The Earlier you leave to join the queue to the entrance for Sossusvlei the better. You stand the chance to capture the dunes whilst the light is soft and the shadows accentuate the towering shapes and the curves of the dunes. After the most awesome experience by climbing the highest dune called big daddy at Sossuvlei. Once you explored Sossusvlei and Deadvlei and surroundings dune fields. You will enjoy a relaxed picnic brunch in the shade of a camelthorn tree. You return to the lodge in the earlier afternoon in time for late lunch. The late afternoon can be spent to visit Sesriem Canyon afterwards if you haven’t visit the previous day. The rest of the day is spent at your leisure.
Conservation area with restricted entrance and movement in the area. Entrance fees to be paid upon entry. Sossusvlei is located in the southern part of the Namib Desert, in the Namib – Naukluft Park of Namibia, a prime destination in Namibia that showcases mammoth sand dunes up 325m in height. Sossusvlei is a salt and clay pan surrounded by high red dunes. The name “Sossusvlei” is often used in an extended meaning to refer to the surrounding area, which is one of the major visitor attractions of Namibia.

Overnight at: Sossus Dune Lodge Meal Basis: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast + PM Nature Drive

Day 5 Sossusvlei to Klein Aus

You have a scenic drive today through ever changing desert scenery, mountains and open grassland. You are continuing on long drive down south and our destination is the tiny community of Aus, located in the Aus Mountains above the plains of the Namib Desert. We arrive at Klein Aus Vista located just outside Aus which is inside the private Gondwana Sperrgebiet Rand Park. We aim to arrive in the early afternoon for light lunch. Unless your guide decided to have picnic lunch along the route. After checking in you can go on an un-guided hiking trails on the property. The landscape is wide open vistas and we are hoping for a spectacular sunset. This area is also known as the home of feral horses. You return to the lodge and freshen up for your dinner.

Overnight at: Klein Aus Vista Lodge – Desert Horse Inn Meal Basis: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

Day 6 Klein Aus, Kolmaskop & Ludereitz to Klein Aus

After an early breakfast we head the road to visit Kolmanskop which is located about 15km from the port town of Luderitz. We drive out on to the Luderitz peninsula and enjoy the scenery on way to the historical monument at Diaz Point. As at Cape Cross. We drive from Kolmanskop Ghost town to Luderitz to have our lunch and also for some historical sittings.
We head back to our accommodation at Klein Aus Vista. We arriving in time for a sundowner at Klein Aus Vista. You return in time for dinner.
Kolmanskop Ghost Town:
Kolmanskop Ghost Town is one of Namibia’s Most popular Ghost Town. The new residents built the village in German architectural style and the village included a hospital, power station, school, ballroom, and many more amenities including the first tram in Africa – which went into Lüderitz. This small mining town also boasted a skittle-alley, theatre and sport-hall, casino, ice factory and the first x-ray-station in the southern hemisphere. Life was made as comfortable as possible for the German inhabitants and their families. The town was soon a bustling little town. The town development reached its peak by the 1920’s with many German families as well as some 800 Owambo contract workers living in town during the height of the diamond rush. Kolmanskop thrived for about 40 years and then sadly went into decline after World War 1.

Overnight at: Klein Aus Vista Lodge – Desert Horse Inn Meal Basis: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

Day 7 Klein Aus via Fish River Canyon to Quiver Tree Forest

Today after earlier wake-up call and having a nice scrumptious breakfast you are heading east but we will soon turn south again to complete our traverse of Namibia’s southern region, to Fish River Canyon located in the /Ai-/Ais Richtersveldt Transfrontier National Park. Upon arrival you meet with your guide will accompanying you with the local guide for half day fish river canyon excursion. You enter the park at the Hobas gate and from there it is only a short drive to the main lookout point over the Fish River Canyon. Your guide will help you navigate throughout the gorge from the upper part to the canyon below. Due to the temperatures down in the gorge you will return to the Lodge for your Light Lunch. It is hard to leave such an impressive sight but your journey but you still continue onwards to Quiver Tree Forest. You arrive late afternoon at your overnight camp at the Quiver Tree Forest Camp. Afternoon is spent on exploring the Quiver Tree Forest and Giant Play Ground. You return to the camp and the dinner is prepared on the open fire. You are at your leisure enjoying some cold refreshments and snack whilst they busy preparing the dinner
Fish River Canyon:
The Fish River Canyon, is located in a dry, arid of south Namibia. It is the largest canyon in Africa, as well as the second most visited tourist attraction in Namibia. It features a gigantic ravine, in total about 160 kilometres long up to 27km wide and in places almost 550 meters deep. Therefore, the best time for hiking is between May – September. Because of the temperatures which drops during that period.

Quiver Tree Camp & Giant Play Ground:
The Quiver Tree Forest (Kokerboom Woud in Afrikaans) is a forest and tourist attraction of southern Namibia. It is located about 14 km north-east of Keetmanshoop, on the road to Koës, on the Gariganus farm. It comprises about 250 specimens of Aloidendron dichotomum, a species that is also locally known as the quiver tree (Afrikaans: kokerboom) because San people traditionally used its branches to make quivers. The forest is spontaneous; the tallest quiver trees are two to three centuries old. The forest was declared a national monument of Namibia in 1995. The quiver tree is also known for looking upside down because the “leaves” look somewhat similar to roots. This tree has a long history of beliefs that it will bring good luck to anybody that worships a tree and nurtures it. Since diamonds are very rich in Namibia, people say that if one of these trees is dug up, one will get diamonds in their lifetime, but since these trees are blessed nobody wants to dig them up.
Near the forest, there is another site of natural interest (itself a tourist attraction) for its geology, the Giant’s Playground, a vast pile of large dolerite rocks.

Quiver Tree Forest Camp: Quivertree Forest Rest Camp is set on an active working farm. The units are self-catering. There are not a’ la Carte restaurant facilities available, but food can be served from the farm kitchen for clients that book in advance for dinner, bed and breakfast. If you are into photography, Quivertree Rest Camp will inspire you. The semi desert landscape and beautiful star-studded night sky are a sight to behold. The name Quivertree was derived from a specific species of aloe that is also locally known as the “quiver tree” because the bushmen used its branches to make quivers for their arrows.
Quivertree Rest Camp offers a choice of accommodation. There are 2 guest houses with a lounge with minibar, fully equipped kitchen, 2 x bedrooms with single beds, 1 x bedroom with a double bed. The houses have a shower and toilet and the units are air conditioned. There are also 9 x self-catering igloo bungalows. 8 of these bungalows can accommodate 3 people and 1 is a family room fitted with 1 x double bed and 3 single beds. All units have a shower, toilet and are air conditioned. Lastly, but not the least, there are camp sites equipped with barbeque facilities. Ablution blocks have hot showers, toilets and electricity.
Overnight at: Quiver Tree Forest Camp Meal Basis: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast+ PM Nature Drive

Day 8 Quivertree Forest to Kalahari Desert

After having most tasty breakfast at Elegant Guesthouse your guide will meet you at the lobby. You head the road to the South/east towards the Kalahari Desert to Kalahari Anib Lodge. You arrive at the lodge in time for lunch. The late afternoon is spent on nature drive in an open game drive vehicle to explore the breath taking air and the red dunes. You return to the lodge after the sundowner for dinner.
Kalahari Desert:
Kalahari Desert, large basin like plain of the interior plateau of Southern Africa. It occupies almost all of Botswana, the eastern third of Namibia, and the northern most part of Northern Cape province in South Africa.
Kalahari Anib Lodge:
Kalahari Anib Lodge is situated in the Kalahari Desert on the Eastern fringes of Namibia, the Red sands of the Kalahari beckon. Easily accessible 30 km from Mariental, This Kalahari Anib Lodge is a good overnight stop if travelling between Windhoek and the south or continuing to the Kgalagadi. There’s nothing like feeling the good earth underfoot, so stretch legs on the trails around the lodge. Keeping eyes open for springbok, zebra and wildebeest and take the chance to breathe in the character and energy of this distinctive area, feeling closet to the land.
Explore the Gondwana Kalahari Park on the sunset drive and celebrate life atop Kalahari dune. Drink in the beauty of the Kalahari where Gemsbok flourish and sociable weavers build gargantuan nests atop of camelthorn trees. The optimum time to experience the Kalahari colors is when the sun dips in the late afternoon and lights up the sand as if glowing from an inner fire. Don’t miss this time of the day when the Earth seems to pause for Kalahari magic. Providing an oasis in the desert for groups, individual travelers and campers, Kalahari Anib Lodge is relaxed and down to earth stopover for a taste of Kalahari.
Overnight at: Kalahari Anib Lodge Meal Basis: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner + PM Nature Drive

Day 9 Kalahari Desert to Naankuse Wildlife Sanctuary

Today after an early breakfast you head the road back to Windhoek were you proceed through to Naankuse Wildlife Sanctuary. Lunch is had en route. You arrive late afternoon at the Lodge in time for your afternoon carnivore feeding activity. After the most awesome experience you can be spend at your relaxation at the pool. Dinner will be serve at the Lapa. And the rest of the night is at your siesta.
Naankuse Lodge:
Naankuse Lodge is located only 30-minutes from Hosea Kutako International Airport, the award-winning Naankuse Lodge offers stunning accommodation amidst a 3,200-hectare nature reserve. Our lodge is a not-for-profit eco-tourism establishment, where all profits are plowed back into supporting our charitable projects under the Naankuse Foundation.
Carnivore Feeding – as you can see the big cats are on their way for their meal. Very excited and you will have the most remarkable time.
Overnight at: Naankuse Lodge Meal Basis: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 Departure

This morning after your scrumptious breakfast your guide will head the road back to Hosea Kutako International Airport from Naankuse Lodge. You need to be at the airport approximately 3 hours before your International flight departure. You also say your goodbyes to your guide.

Your Total Amount for the 10 days’ safari:
Per Person Sharing = NAD/ZAR 48 367.00
– Accommodations
– Vehicle
– Tour Guide
– Activities & Entrance Fees as stated
– Meals as stated
– Local and International flights
– All expenses of a personal nature
– Visa Fees
– Tips and Gratuities
– Personal insurance
Travel Info
Namibia is situated in the South – Western corner of Africa and is a land of remarkable contrasts. Despite its size (four times the size of Great Britain), It is sparsely populated with an estimated population of 2.1 Million people. The small population is largely due to the arid conditions, with a national average rainfall of 270mm per year.
Visa: It is advisable to double –check visa requirements for your country of origin prior to travelling Visas are valid for up to three months from date of entry.
Time Zone: GMT+-2 in the summer (the first Sunday in September to the first Sunday in April);
GMT+-1 in the winter (the first Sunday in April to the first Sunday in September)
Electricity: 220volts AC50hz
Mobile Phones: Mobile communication system is GSM, roaming agreements exist with most international mobile phone operators. Coverage is limited areas.
Internet: There are internet cafes situated throughout the country and most hospitality establishments offer an internet service.
Shopping: Windhoek and Swakopmund offer a selection of stylish shops. Local crafts are sold in specialised, shops, as well as at street markets, most shops are open from Monday to Saturday, with selected shops and street markets open daily.
Money: The Namibian Dollar (NAD: symbol N$) is the country’s official is equivalent to the South African Rand which is also legal tender in Namibia.
Currency Exchange: Traveller’s cheques can be exchanged during normal banking hours at any of the commercial banks, or at bureau de change offices.
Credit Cards: American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are accepted. Check with your credit/debit card company for details of merchant acceptability and other services which may be available. Credit cards are not usually accepted at petrol station. ATM’s for cash withdrawal are readily available in all towns.
Air Travel: The National airline is Air Namibia, offering daily flights from Frankfurt to Windhoek. British Airways, South African Airways, Air Berlin and TAAG also fly to Namibia. Flying time from Frankfurt to Windhoek is 11 hours and flying time between Windhoek and Johannesburg/Cape Town is 2 hours. Departure taxes are levied but included in the ticket price.
Air Charter: Visitors pressed for time may opt to travel from A to B by air. Planes can be chartered from several reputable charter companies.
Travelling by Road: Namibia has approximately 5 450km of well-maintained tarred roads and 37 000km of gravel roads which differ in condition. Vehicles travel on the left-hand side of road. Self-drive visitors should exercise caution when driving on gravel roads. Do not exceed 80km/h.
Car Hire: All major international can rentals are represented in Namibia. Vehicles are available at the Airport and Windhoek city centre, as well as some of the other major centres. An International Driving Permit is required.
What to Pack: Namibia has typical semi-desert climate with hot days and cool nights. It is therefore advisable to include both summer and winter clothing.
Checklist: A small first aid kit, sunglasses, sun protection cream, a hat, moisturizing lotion and lip balm, comfortable walking shoes, a swimsuit, binoculars, toiletries, a small torch, travel insurance documents, and a telephone list (of family/friends/medical practitioner back home to contact in case of emergency) are recommended.
Health: Private medical care in major towns and cities is good, especially in Windhoek. There are several private clinics which maintain international standards. Most remote towns have a modest hospital or clinic.
Vaccinations: Take the usual precautions and consult your doctor. There are no mandatory vaccinations for travelers from Europe. The risk of contracting malaria is restricted mainly to thee northern parts of the country and is usually limited to the wet summer months.
Insurance: It is advisable to take out foreign travel health insurance which includes cover for repatriation. When signing for insurance, ensure that the cost for emergency flights within Namibia is covered, as well as repatriation to your home country. Emergency air evacuation is generally reliable if all paperwork is available and in order. Ensure your contract and passport are easily accessible in case of an emergency.
Weather: The Namib Desert coastline is usually cool with a thick coastal fog. The country has summer rainfall. Summer temperatures are high while the nights are cool. Winter nights can be very cold, but days are generally pleasant. In summer (September to April) the average interior temperature ranges from 20-34C during the day. Temperatures above 40C are often recorded in the extreme north and south of the country. The coast has a relatively stable range of 15-25C. In Winter (April-September) temperatures in the interior range from18-25C during the day and can drop to below freezing at night.