Namibia Southern Sands

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Duration

14 day tour – This tour runs the whole year, just give us your dates and we will make it happen.

Price

€3250 per person sharing
€320 extra for your own room

Highlights

Kalahari, Fish River Canyon, Luderitz, Namib Desert, Swakopmund, Windhoek

Group sizes

Min - 1 per group
Max - 12 per group

Pick up & Drop off

Pick up: Windhoek Int Airport
Drop off: Windhoek Int Airport

Physical Rating 3/5

On this tour we will be doing some game walks.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Introduction:
On this day you will be picked up from the Windhoek airport and taken to your accommodation. This day is a day of leisure, either to relax or to go and explore the capital of Namibia, you will only need to be ready for your brief that will taking place at 18h at your guest house.

You will be introduced to your guide before he/she starts explaining in detail the itinerary of the tour and also answer all of your questions. Dinner will be at the guest house at your own expense.

Driving distance: 20 km
Lunch: Own expense
Dinner: Own expense
Included activities: N/A
Optional activities: N/A

Day 2 – 3 – 4 Kalahari:

We start our adventure by heading towards the famous Kalahari Desert, where we will be staying for 3 nights near the town of Mariental. Our days will be full with activities in order to enjoy at its fullest what the Kalahari has to offer. We will go on 4×4 game drives and hiking trails to try and spot the famous animals that roam this land.

Between activities you can either enjoy the glorious scenery from your room, or take a swim in the beautiful pool of the lodge.

Driving distance: 220 km for the day
Breakfast: Included
Lunch: Included
Dinner: Included
Included activities: 4×4 game drives, Kalahari walks
Optional activities: N/A

Day 5 – 6 Fish River Canyon:

We leave the Kalahari dunes to make our way towards the second largest canyon on earth, the Fish River canyon. Stretching for 160 km, up to 27 km wide and 550 meters deep it makes it the biggest canyon in Africa and one of the main attractions of Namibia. The Fish River cuts deep into the plateau which is today very dry, stony and sparsely covered with hardy drought-resistant plants offering spectacular views. We will go to the two major lookout points along the Canyon and enjoy a sun-downer drive in Gondwana Canyon Park.

Driving distance: 450 km for the day
Breakfast:
Included
Lunch: Included
Dinner: Included
Included activities: Look out points, Afternoon Game Drive in Gondwana Canyon Park
Optional activities: N/A

Day 7 – 8 Lüderitz: 

Today we head towards the coastline town of Lüderitz known for its colonial architecture and wildlife. We will have the opportunity to embark on a catamaran ride the following day where you may encounter the Heaviside Dolphin (unique to this coastline), a colony of Cape Fur Seals and a host of birdlife including the African Penguin.

We will then continue to explore the famous ghost town of Kolmanskop, the most unique and well preserved diamond ghost town in Africa, which is being swallowed by the mighty dunes of the Namib Desert.

Driving distance: 430 km for the day
Breakfast: Included
Lunch: Included
Dinner: Included
Included activities: Catamaran ride, Kolmanskop Ghost town (on day 8)
Optional activities: N/A

Day 9 – 10 Namib Desert: 

We leave the Atlantic shores to go deep into the soul of Namibia, the Namib Desert. The oldest desert in the world and home to the most magnificent dunes in Africa. We will take the time to explore this area on our second day where we will first climb the famous Dune 45 and watch the sunrise, followed by a walk between the trees of the famous Deathvlei and admire the biggest dune of the Namib desert Big Daddy, ending our adventure at the Sesriem Canyon. You will have the option to do a scenic flight over the desert on our day of arrival and a hot air balloon ride on day 10.

Driving distance:  400 km for the day
Breakfast: Included
Lunch: Included
Dinner: Included
Included activities: Visit Dune 45, Deadvlei, Sesriem Canyon
Optional activities: Scenic flight over the desert

Day 11 – 12 Swakopmund:
We make our way towards the little town of Swakopmund, known for being the adventure capital of Namibia. After enjoying a nice lunch at a local restaurant you will have the opportunity to book your optional activities for the following day. The rest of the day will be at leisure, either to relax by the sea, or by admiring the shops in the city center. Dinner will be in a local restaurant in town. Please note that the lunch and dinner for day 12 will be at your own expense.

Driving distance: 360 km for the day
Breakfast: Included
Lunch: Own expense
Dinner: Own expense
Included activities: N/A
Optional activities: Check DESERT EXPLORERS activity sheet

Day 13 Windhoek:
Today we leave the eastern coastline to go back to the capital of the country. We will have lunch in town and we will visit the Omba Art center where you will be able to appreciate the local hand work of many communities in Namibia.

Buying local products helps to provide and sustain for these Namibian communities. We will then check into our guesthouse where you will have time to relax before going out for dinner and enjoying our last meal as a group.

Driving distance: 360 km for the day
Breakfast: Included
Lunch: Own expense
Dinner: Own expense
Included activities: N/A
Optional activities: N/A

Day 14 Airport:
On day 14 your guide will be taking you to the airport of Windhoek Hosea Kutako Int.

Driving distance: 35 km
Breakfast: included

Included & Not Included

Tour include:
3 – 4 Star accommodation
Meals shown on itinerary
All activities shown on the itinerary
All entry fees
Vehicle, toll gates and fuel
Professional guide/driver
Pick up and drop off at airport/hotel

Tour don’t include:
International flights
Own expense meals & drinks
Entry visas for Namibia
Optional activities
Gratuities
Travel insurance

 

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