Dag 1: Windhoek

After arrival at the airport Windhoek you will have a meet & greet where you already will get more information about Namibia and support to pick-up your rental car. 

Afterwards you drive to your first accommodation where you can relax or discover Windhoek by yourself. Depending on arrival time you can book a guided township tour to learn more about the community of Katutura. (Alternative the next morning before leaving for Mariental) (no costs incl.)

"Experience the lively streets of Katutura in a new exciting and environmentally friendly way. Katutours offers guided tours by bike through the culturally and historically rich township of Katutura, Windhoek's former "blacks only" suburb during Apartheid rule. Experience the vibrant soul of Windhoek from the immediacy and intimacy of a bicycle and get a taste of Namibia that you could never have from a car."


Dag 2: Kalahari Namibia

After arrival in your accommodation you have the opportunity to go on a scenic 4 x 4 drive to discover the  Khalahari red dunes or learn more about the Bushmen culture with a guided walk. (no costs incl.)

Distance Windhoek - Mariental: ca. 270 km

Dag 3: Fish River Canyon

After breakfast you are leaving for the known Fish River Canyon. After arrival at the lodge you have the option to book different excursions, below please find one example. (no costs incl.) Alternative you can discover the fascinating Fish River Canyon on your own.

Afternoon Canyon Drive

Especially for guests who want a break from the wheel or those on a fly-in safari. You are taken to the two major lookout points along the Fish River Canyon. Our guide will tell you all about the canyon's fascinating geology. Refreshments, light snacks and park entrance fees are included. (Approx. 3 hours)

Distance: Mariental -  Fish River Canyon ca. 400 km


Dag 4: Aus

Today you continue your way to Aus, a railway town in the south of Namibia. Close to Aus you can visit the Namibia wild horse foundation in Garub ca. 35 km behind Aus.

The Namib's, as the free horses of the Namib Desert are called, hold a powerful fascination. Living on the barren plains around Garub on the eastern fringe of the Namib Desert, their origin is shrouded in mystery.  

A group, ‘Friends of the Wild Horses’, was founded in 2012 as a non-profit foundation and called the ‘Namibia Wild Horses Foundation’. To allow visitors an opportunity to appreciate and to view the Wild Horses in greater comfort, a rock-gabion hide has been constructed at Garub  and a new waterhole has also replaced the old troughs, allowing easier access for other game.

Distance: Fish River Canyon - Aus: ca. 290 km

Dag 5: Aus

Enjoy a day trip to Luderitz  which lies next to an open, natural ocean bay, one of very few along the so-called Diamond Coast. On the way visit Kolmanskop and learn more about the  history of the desert ghost town. (no entrance fee incl.)

In the dry, barren stretches on the edge of the Namib Desert lie the bones of a grand town - Kolmanskop. It is a ghost town ten kilometres inland from the port town of Luderitz. It was named after a transport driver named Johnny Coleman who, during a sand storm, abandoned his ox wagon on a small incline opposite the settlement. 

Distance Aus - Lüderitz: ca. 125 km


Entrance of the ghost town


Dag 6: Sossusvlei

After breakfast you will travel further to Sesriem, a small settlement located in the Namib Desert close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains.

In the afternoon you have time to relax at the accommodation to get ready for an early morning.

Distance Aus - Sesriem: ca. 380 km

Dag 7: Sossusvlei

Early morning with the sunrise you start for a day trip to discover Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei and the famous dune 45. (no entrance costs incl.)

Alternative you can book a guided day tour. (no costs incl.)

An early start from Sossusvlei Lodge to enter the Namib-Naukluft Park at sunrise. You will travel in one of our all-terrain URI gameviewer vehicles, with your own specially trained guide who will share all his knowledge of the area, animals, plant life and much more with you.

Regular stops are made on the spectacular ±60 kilometre drive through the dune corridor down to the Vlei to gain information or take in the vistas. At dune 45, we make a stop to view the the world's most photographed dune. Further along, a gradual 2,6 km round-trip guided walk up to Dead Vlei is a must for the healthy visitors. The more energetic have the opportunity to climb to the upper ridge of Big Daddy Dune, one of the highest dunes in this area! We spend time exploring Sossusvlei before returning to the Lodge approximately 5½ hours later in time for lunch.

Dead vlei

Dag 8: Swakopmund

Today you continue your way to Swakopmund, a city on the coast of western Namibia. Discover the history of the town which is an example of German colonial architecture.

Distance Sesriem - Swakopmund: ca. 345 km

Dag 9: Swakopmund

Today you have a free day to explore the area - visit Walvis Bay or do a Living Desert Tour.

Alternative you can book the following half day activity in Walvis Bay. (no costs incl.)

Sandwich Harbour, part of the Namib Naukluft Park, is a place many have heard of but very few have ever visited. The lagoon, salt pans and the bird sanctuary, which form the Walvis Bay Wetlands, are rightly heralded as the single most important coastal wetlands of Southern Africa. Giant sand dunes run straight into the ocean, creating breathtaking sceneries and unique landscapes, just waiting to be discovered!

The tours start every morning at 08h30 or in the afternoon at 13h00  at the Waterfront in Walvis Bay.  After a short break at the Walvis Bay Lagoon to see masses of flamingoes,  we proceed to the Kuiseb river delta, a dry riverbed where the odd springbok may be seen.  Beautiful dunes have to be crossed to get to Sandwich Harbour. 

Flamingos Lizard Pelican in Flight

Dag 10: Twyfelfontein

Today the way leads you to Twyfelfontein where you can discover bushman paintings and learn about their history. (no costs incl.)

Rock engravings: The engravings have very few depictions of humans; by far the majority of the engravings at Twyfelfontein depict animals and their spoor. The rock engravings at Twyfelfontein revealed a deeper understanding of the world to the hunters and the gatherers that lived there in the past.

Distance Swakopmund - Twyfelfontein: ca. 335 km


Dag 11: Ongava Private Game Reserve

Another exciting day and you continue  your way to the famous Etosha National Park. On the way to the camp you already have the opportunity to spot some of the wonderful wildlife.

Dominated by the white salt flats of Etosha Pan, Etosha National Park is one of southern Africa’s great safari destinations. This 22 700 square kilometre wilderness area is home to nearly 115 species of mammals, including four of the Big Five (no buffalo)

Distance Twyfelfontein - Opuwo: ca. 350 km


Dag 12: Ongava Private Game Reserve

Today you have the opportunity to discover more of Namibia's stunning animals in your own vehicle.

Alternative you can book a guided 4 x 4 safari where a professional ranger will show you the best spots to find the animals and teach you about their history and behavior. (no costs incl.)


Dag 13: Etosha East

Enjoy a last day in the Etosha National Park. On the way to your next accommodation you have the chance to discover more of the fascinating wildlife.

Distance Okaukuejo - Etosha East: ca. 165 km

Dag 14: Einde van de Reis

It's time to say goodbye and travel back to Windhoek where you will get a late afternoon or evening flight. We recommend an early start as it is a long distance. (If you have a morning or midday flight we recommend to add another night closer to Windhoek)

Distance Etosha East - Windhoek: ca. 520 km

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