Sightseeing Safaris & Tours in Southern Africa

9 Day Namibia Deserts & Canyons

A guided tour from the Kalahari to the Namib Desert, we take you on a fascinating tour of Namibia's most treasured landscapes and German influenced heritage.Visit the Kalahari desert, known by the Bushman simply as the "Soul of the World", marvel at endless canyons & vistas in the south of Namibia, visit old ghost towns in Luderitz, capture astounding landscapes in the Namib Desert, Sossusvlei & Dead Vlei and explore the German influenced coastal town of Swakopmund to name a few. Each day is filled with exciting experiences to take any enthusiastic traveller's breath away!TOUR DEPARTS WINDHOEK AT 08H00 RETURNS TO WINDHOEK MID DAY HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Enjoy a nature drive through the Kalahari Desert and learn how wildlife has adapted in this desert environment
  • Visit the unique quiver tree forest nestled among huge dolerite boulders
  • Gaze into the Fish River Canyon, second only to the Grand Canyon
  • Travel to the Succulent Karoo, the most specie diverse desert on Earth
  • Take a trip down to the Kolmanskop ghost town & other attractions in the area
  • Early morning excursion into Sossusvlei
  • View the most beautiful sunrise, painting the dunes with deep reds, apricot & purple
  • Oryx's can be spotted wandering the reserve
  • Short drive & walking excursion into the Dead Vlei
  • Visit the gaping Sesriem Canyon
  • Visit the shallow lagoon near the Atlantic Ocean, a feeding ground for thousands of African Flamingos
  • Leisure time in Swakopmund to partake in some of the many activities on offer

Summary

Most Meals Included

9 Days
Small Bus Tour

Day 1 - Kalahari Desert 280km We depart Windhoek and travel into the largest sand mass on Earth, the Kalahari Desert, refered to as the “Soul of the World” by the Bushman! With deep red sand dunes & endless grass plains dotted with acacia’s and shrubs, it is the only form of survival for the specially adapted wildlife that call it home. We have an opportunity to experience the fauna and flora that has survived this desert environment. Budget Version: Kalahari Anib Lodge Comfort Version: Intu Afrika Zebra Lodge (D & Nature Drive in the Kalahari)Day 2 - Fish River Canyon 480km As we travel south through the rocky plains, we visit the unique quiver tree forest, nestled among huge dolerite boulders, stacked in a mysterious way, known as “Giant’s Playground”. We end out day at our lodge, situated close to the Fish River Canyon, with the option to explore the area on foot or on a guided afternoon nature drive. Budget Version:Canyon Roadhouse / Village (B) Comfort Version: Canyon Lodge (B, D & sundowner walk )Day 3-4 - Aus 345km After a fresh start, we travel to the edge of the Fish River Canyon and gaze 550 meters into this magnificent geological phenomenon, second largest of its kind on Earth. We travel to the Succulent Karoo, the most specie diverse desert on Earth. On the 2nd day we travel to Lüderitz and visit the Kolmanskop ghost town. We also visit the wild horses of the Namib Desert, Diaz Point and the coastal town of Lüderitz. Budget Version:Klein Aus Vista, Desert Horse Inn (B) Comfort Version: Klein Aus Vista, Eagle’s Nest (B, D)Day 5 - Namib Desert 295km Traveling north through the pre-Namib we arrive at our lodge in the Namib Desert, the gateway to Sesriem Canyon and Sossusvlei, with some of the highest sand dunes on Earth towering over the white desert plains. The afternoon is at your own leisure to spend relaxing at the pool or take part in optional activities offered at the lodge. Budget Version: Hammerstein Lodge (B) Comfort Version: Sossusvlei Lodge (B, D)Day 6 - Namib Desert 280km After an early start, we enter the Sossusvlei. The morning rays of sunrise paint the sand dunes into colors of apricot, red and orange, contrasted against a crisp blue skyline, with an opportunity to capture amazing landscapes on film. Sossusvlei sees us walking up one of these dunes to admire the desert landscape for unforgettable views. We also visit the Sesriem Canyon, natural phenomenon in the heart of the Namib Desert. Budget Version: Namib Desert Lodge (B) Comfort Version: Sossusvlei Lodge (B, D)Day 7 - Swakopmund 290km After breakfast we travel through the desolate, rolling hills of Kuiseb Moon Valley towards the Atlantic Ocean. We visit a shallow lagoon in Walvis Bay, one of the most important wetland heritage sites on in Africa feeding over 80% of the African flamingoes. It present a breathtaking picture when they appear in groups of a few hundred thousand. Arriving in Swakopmund, the rest of the day is spent at leisure. Budget Version: Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment (B) Comfort Version: Hotel Zum Kaiser (B, D)Day 8 - Swakopmund Perfect for walking tours, shopping, relaxing at one of the coffee shops or a stroll along the sandy beach. It offers a wide variety of activities from dolphin cruises, desert tours and scenic flights to quad biking, paragliding, parachuting and kite surfing. Budget Version: Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment (B) Comfort Version: Hotel Zum Kaiser (B, D & Marine Cruise)Day 9 - End of tour 380km After breakfast we return to Windhoek to your hotel or to the international airport for your onward flight. (B)
Rates quoted per person sharing

9 Day Namiba Deserts & Canyons

IN ZAR01 Nov - 30 Jun '1501 Jul - 31 Oct '15
Budget Version (max 20 clients per vehicle)R19,530R21,180
Comfort Version (max 6 clients per vehicle)R38,130R40,270
Single supplements applicable to single travellers
TOURS DEPART ON SATURDAYS
Departure dates
January 201510,24
February 201514,28
March 201514,28
April 201511,25
May 20159,23
June 20156,20
July 20154,18
August 20151,8,15,22,29
September 20155,12,19,26
October 20153,10,17,24
Included:
  • All accommodation
  • Transportation and sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Services of an experienced driver/guide
  • Dual Language (English/German)
  • Bottled water for the duration of the journey
Excluded
  • International Flights
  • Drinks
  • Personal insurances
  • Tips
  • Personal items
Prices are subject to change due to airfare increases, currency exchange, fluctuations and any unforeseen circumstances, without prior notice.
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