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The stunning sights and pristine sceneries of the sublime landscapes in Etosha National Park will make you feel like you are in some other world. Being a blockbuster combination of some of the best wildlife and captivating desert-adapted plants, it is full of jaw-dropping wonders that will amaze you to the core! Be it the extensive wildlife and stunning landscapes of the Etosha National Park, or the swampy lands of the remarkable Okavango delta, or the lush vegetation and various birds and animals surrounding the Chobe River in the Chobe National Park, or the striking waters of the Victoria Falls; an exploration tour of the Namibia wildlife sanctuary at Etosha National Park covers the best of South Africa for you!
Arrive in Windhoek
After having a pleasant flight, you will arrive at Windhoek Airport from where you will go to your hotel. After your check-in at your hotel, you can rest or go out and explore Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia. After spending your afternoon exploring the city, you will come back to the hotel, have dinner and spend a peaceful night at your hotel.
Being a well-groomed and lively city, Windhoek has a german twist to it. The city is full of marvellous museums, german architecture, delightful food, and some of the best breweries in the country.
|Days 2 - 3
Drive to Sossusvlei and explore the beautiful desert
After having breakfast, you will drive to Sossusvlei from Windhoek.
Known to be Namibia's best-known attraction, Sossusvlei is a white, huge, salt and clay pan surrounded by large red dunes. The meaning of Sossusvlei is “dead-end marsh" because it is the area where the dunes prevent the Tsauchab River from flowing any further. Despite the harsh and dry desert conditions, it is home to an extensive variety of plants and animals.
You will get to explore the towering dunes and other stunning geographical formations, such as Sesriem Canyon during your tour.
After having an early breakfast on the third day, you will go out to explore the Namib Desert with your guide. You will get to see the world's most photographed dune, then you will go on a walk to see the Dead Vlei. You will also climb Big Daddy Dune's upper ridge, and explore the beauty of Sossusvlei.
If you are an adventure enthusiast, then you can try activities like sandboarding, horse riding, quad bike excursion, and go on a nature drive for spotting wildlife.
After your exploration is over, you will head back to the hotel, have dinner, and spend the night there.
|Days 4 - 5
Explore the beauty of Swakopmund
After having a delicious breakfast, you will begin your drive towards Swakopmund on the skeleton coast. On your way, you will get to observe the beautiful canyons and impressive scenery of South Africa.
Namibia's biggest coastal town, Swakopmund is very famous for its German culture and architecture. The old German colonial buildings inside the city make a stark contrast for this city as it sits at the northern edge of the Namib Desert.
During your two days stay in Swakopmund, you will have a living desert tour where you will get to learn about the formation, structure, and geology of the desert. You will also get to admire the enormous and stunning landscapes during a spectacular dune drive. Apart from that, you will go on a Mola Mola Marine Dolphin Cruise where you will get to see dolphins, pelicans, whales, seals, and enjoy the sparkling wine along with fresh oysters.
Drive to Damaraland
After having a healthy breakfast, you will resume your tour by driving north towards Damaraland from the Skeleton Coast. On your way, you will take a quick stop at Henties Bay to explore the Cape Cross seal colony. You will take another halt at Durissa Bay to see the shipwreck of MS Winston.
After arriving at your hotel, you can relax during the afternoon or go and explore the beautiful landscapes of Damaraland. You can also choose to take an elephant nature drive in Damaraland. After having dinner, you will relax overnight at your hotel and prepare yourself to visit the Namibia wildlife sanctuary at Etosha National Park.
|Days 7 - 8
Explore the Etosha National Park
On the seventh and eighth day of your tour, you will explore the stunning Namibia wildlife sanctuary at the Etosha National Park.
Consisting of a huge salt pan and grassy plains, Etosha National Park is home to numerous wildlife such as the big five, giraffes, black-faced impala, Hartmann’s mountain zebra, and Damara dik-dik.
During your exploration of the Namibia wildlife sanctuary at Etosha National Park, you will visit different waterholes where large herds of animals meet, namely Okondeka and Halali. You will also see the Etosha Pan where flamingoes meet for mass breeding. During the sunset of the seventh and the sunrise of the eighth day, you will experience thrilling game drives.
Experience the wildlife at Okaukuejo Camp
After having breakfast, you will drive to the Okaukuejo Camp. Famous for its massive flood-lit waterhole, you get to see the wildlife from a very close angle. Apart from this, you can drive to Aus waterhole where you will get to see elephants, black-faced impala, kudu, gemsbok, springbok, rhino, and zebra. If you want to have a close look at lions and elephants, then you should visit the Gemsbok Vlakte waterhole. You can also visit the Okondeka, Ombika, and Olifantsbad water holes to spot different types of wildlife.
Back to Windhoek
After having a delicious breakfast, you will head back to Windhoek Airport and carry back all the good memories of the stunning moments of Namibia wildlife sanctuary and the scenic views of the Etosha National Park with you!