6 Days Namibia Safari

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6 Days Namibia Safari Overview

This 6 Days Namibia Safari might be short but it is action-packed and stuffed full of many of Namibia’s Best. The world’s sand dunes in the world’s oldest desert await & welcome us. We spend time in the historic coastal town of Swakopmund, sampling the delights of the excellent restaurants & having the chance to take part in activities in & around the area. Game viewing in the world-renowned Etosha National Park, bringing us back to Windhoek at the journey’s end of one of our most popular safaris.

Day 1: Windhoek to Sesriem

You’ll be picked up at your accommodation within city limits or at the airport by 7.00 am for a pre-departure meeting. There is lovely mountain scenery on your drive to Sesriem. You’ll stop at Rehoboth for essential supplies and get back on the road passing by the small community at BűellsPort. From here, you’ll continue through the desert landscape, aiming to arrive at Sesriem at around lunchtime and make your campsite under an ancient camelthorn tree from where you can glimpse the red dunes of the world’s oldest desert. Enjoy a late afternoon picnic-style lunch after.

In the late afternoon, there is the option for a short drive will take you to Elim Dune, for the best golden light before sunset. It is a relatively short walk back, through the desert, to your camp. Note: Single travellers can be matched with another traveller of the same sex on a twin-share basis or pay a single supplement. Sleeping bag and small pillow can be rented for NAD 30 per day. Driving time: ~4-5 hours.

Main Destination: Sesriem (Town)
Accommodation: Budget camping
Meals & Drinks: Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
6 Days Namibia Safari

Day 2: Sossusvlei

Sunrise in the Dunes is the game’s name this morning, which means a pre-dawn start. Your first stop will be at Dune 45. The best time to photograph the dunes is at sunrise and sunset. After a quick breakfast, you’ll carry on for the last few kilometers before entering the ancient Tsauchab Riverbed. The Tsauchab River is ephemeral, it only flows seasonally when there is enough rain, and for the most part, the riverbed is dry.

There is a 4×4 shuttle service that will transport you through the sandy terrain of the riverbed. You will visit Dead Vlei, an ancient pan entirely surrounded by sand, strikingly populated with dead, skeletal camelthorn trees. You will have time to explore the area on foot and to climb one of the highest dunes in the world, some towering 300 m above us, the views are breathtaking. You will drive back to Sesriem for lunch and perhaps a dip in the swimming pool. In the afternoon, you’ll take a short excursion to see the Sesriem Canyon.

Main Destination: Namib-Naukluft National Park (Namib Desert)
Accommodation: Budget camping
Just outside Namib-Naukluft NP (Namib Desert)
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
6 Days Namibia Safari

Day 3: Sesriem to Swakopmund

After an early breakfast, you will depart into the desert. Cross the Namib gravel plains. Your first stop is the tiny town of Solitaire. Sample the apple pie that has made this homestead famous. You will cross the Tropic of Capricorn at 23.5 south degrees. You have two mountain passes to traverse this morning. You’ll have lunch at Walvis Bay Lagoon and complete the final leg of your journey into Swakopmund. You will be dropped off at your accommodation anywhere within the city limits.

We recommend Amanpuri Travellers Lodge, where your guide stays tonight. Swakopmund offers many opportunities to keep you busy. Scenic flights over the desert are very popular and for the more adventurous, perhaps you can try skydiving or quad biking over and in the Namib dunes. Your guide will discuss all the options with you in advance and will be able to facilitate any bookings that you would like to make. Dinner tonight is for your own account. Driving time: ~5 hours.

Main Destination: Swakopmund (City)
Accommodation: Amanpuri Travellers Lodge
Mid-range guest house located in Swakopmund (City)
Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
6 Days Namibia Safari

Day 4: Swakopmund to Etosha National Park

After breakfast, we aim to be on the road from 09h00 today. Heading on the main scenic road, passing the small town of Outjo, and onwards to Etosha National Park. You will be introduced to the park with a short game drive between the main entrance gate and Okaukuejo Camp with a good chance to spot big game from the very start. Etosha is just over 22,000 square km in size and home to 114 species of mammals and 350 bird species of bird.

After setting up the campsite (time permitting), we will head out for a short afternoon game drive in search of big game. Elephant, rhino, giraffe and the big cats are often seen in the area. All visitors must be back in camp at sunset, but the ‘game show’ doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Okaukuejo is famous for its flood-lit waterhole where we are afforded the chance to see all of Etosha’s treasures. Driving time: ~6 hours.

Main Destination: Etosha National Park
Accommodation: Budget camping
Inside Etosha NP
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
6 Days Namibia Safari

Day 5: Etosha National Park

We have the whole day to explore Etosha. The park gates open at sunrise and after a quick coffee and snack we will aim to be on our way as the sun breaches the horizon. Early morning is usually a productive time for game viewing and first thing in the morning is a good time to catch big cats returning from the hunt. On our way back to Okaukuejo we will stop to have a closer look at the Etosha Pan.

The name Etosha translates as ‘great white space’ but this name does not do justice to the immensity of the pan. Over 4,700 square km of the dazzling white mineral pan, is so big that it can be seen from space. Keeping a sharp lookout for game as we wind our way back to Okaukuejo, we aim to arrive back at our campsite just before sunset and just in time for the best hour of the day at the Okaukuejo waterhole.

Main Destination: Etosha National Park
Accommodation: Budget camping
Inside Etosha NP
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
6 Days Namibia Safari

Day 6: Etosha National Park to Windhoek

After leaving camp, we will game drive to the park exit, hoping to catch sight of some magnificent predators and plains game before heading south to Windhoek, we stop briefly at the small town of Okahandja to refuel our vehicle. This is also where we will find Namibia’s largest wood carving market. Craftsmen from all over Namibia come here to showcase a wide variety of items both large and small.

Here we have the opportunity to collect a truly Namibian souvenir and at the same time to support the local artists and communities. We aim to be back in Windhoek in the late afternoon. There will be a shuttle service to take you to your accommodation within the Windhoek City limits or drop you at the airport. We recommend Chameleon Backpackers for a great value, centrally located accommodation. Note: We recommend that departure flights are not scheduled for today. Driving time: ~4-5 hours.

Main Destination: Windhoek (City)
Accommodation: No accommodation

End of 6 Days Namibia Safari


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: All visitors to Namibia must have a valid passport with at least 4 consecutive blanks pages.  Any applicable visa and/or relevant documentation are the responsibility of the traveller.  For further information on Visa requirements visitors are advised to contact their nearest Namibian African Embassy or Consulate.
VOLTAGE: 220 Volts/AC50Hz. Sockets are UK style, 3 pin square plugs. Power is from the government in the city/major towns and generator with inverter back up in the Safari Lodges and Camps.
CURRENCY: Foreign currency must be changed at the Bank, Bureau de Change, and Hotel/Safari lodge/Camp/Resort.   Major Credit Cards, Master card, Visa, American Express, are usually accepted throughout the country.  Where credit cards are accepted, the payment will normally be recorded in US$ regardless of the card’s default currency.
CLOTHING: Dress is mainly informal and should be comfortable as well as practical. Something warm should be brought along for early morning and evenings. Safari clothes are available from hotels/lodges/camps.
BAGGAGE: Where possible, travel light. Baggage space on safari is limited to medium suitcase or soft bag per person plus reasonable amount of hand luggage. There is 15 Kilogram per person limit on all flights to the wildlife sanctuaries. Excess luggage must be stored in your arrival hotel.
WATER: You will find many different of opinion of what is safe and what is not. We recommend for peace of mind, to drink local Bottled Mineral water. It is important to drink plenty of water especially during the hotter months. We would recommend that guests drink at least 2 to 3 liters of water per day to limit the effects of dehydration.
HEALTH; East Africa is a safe and secure destination; however, it is a good idea to take a few precautions.  Kindly consult your GP or local doctor at least 6 weeks before you travel, with regards: Malaria prophylactics. East Africa is a known malaria area and preventive measures are essential. You are advised to take one of the recommended anti-malarial drugs.  Be sure to wear long sleeved shorts and trousers after sunset and spray the exposed parts of your body with a mosquito repellent spray Remember to protect yourself from direct sun rays with sunscreen cream or safari hat.
DIETARY REQUIREMENTS: For those guests with specific dietary requirement, please ensure we are notified prior to travel
GRATUITIES: As a guideline and dependent on how happy you are, we would suggest the following: The General Hotel/Lodge/Camp Staff – Approximately U$ 10.00 per person per day Driver Guides – Approximately US$ 15.00 to US$ 20.00 per person per day.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Please be careful when photographing public buildings, airports, bridges, the national flag and people in uniform.  Ensure that you have sought permission before photographing local people and their villages.  If in doubt, please check with your guide.

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  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • Camping equipment
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water(On all days)
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Sleeping bag
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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