6-Day Namibia Wildlife, Dunes & Sea Safari
This Mammal and Birding adventure is the dream safari in every sense. You will explore the hotspots in Namibia with our expert-guide , getting the chance to experience the fantastic wildlife and birding of our beautiful country.
This Namibia Safari is a Private Guided Safari, customized for you by our expert team.
Any element can be tailored , starting with your planned tour dates, activities, accommodation etc.
Should you prefer to join a Group Safari with a set departure date, our next Group Safari group departure date is:
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Full Itinerary – Namibia Wildlife, Dunes & Sea Safari
Arrival and Windhoek Nature Reserve
Welcome to Namibia! Your Nature Travel Namibia guide will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall of the airport with your name on a signboard. After loading your luggage into the vehicle, we will have a short 45 minute drive to our first lodge, located close to the airport. If we are lucky we will encounter our first wildlife along the road to the lodge. Depending on the time of your arrival we will enjoy a sundowner game drive on the neighbouring Reserve. Sunset game drives reveal the elusive beauty of the nocturnal savannah. If we are lucky we will see a great variety of wildlife including Rhino, African Elephant, Giraffe, Cheetah, Leopard, Ostrich, Black-backed Jackal, Warthog and various antelopes and birdlife.
We will enjoy our first dinner together and discuss the afternoon’s sightings and rest up for our adventure to come!
This morning we will meet up for breakfast at 8am and discuss our plans for the day. After enjoying a hearty Namibian breakfast we will make our way to our next destination. We will make regular stops along the way to take photographs of the beautiful landscape. Mid-morning we will stop for a coffee break at a perfect lookout point and enjoy the vast beauty of the Namibian vista.
If time allows we will stop for the “famous Apple Pie” in Solitaire, a true Namibian tradition that cannot be missed. This journey will take approximately 4 to 5 hours and we will arrive at our lodge located close to the entrance gate of Sesriem in time for watching the beautiful sunset and enjoying some drinks while we discuss the plans for tomorrow’s early start.
Situated in the largest conservation area in Africa (the Namib-Naukluft National Park), Sossusvlei is possibly Namibia’s most spectacular and best-known attraction.
We will be up before the sun rises to get ready for our Sossusvlei visit. We will enjoy a quick cup of coffee/tea and then wait for the entrance gates of the park to open. (The gates open at sunrise) We will drive for about 30 minutes while appreciating the beauty of the sun that is rising over the amazing red dunes. The dunes in this area are some of the highest in the world, reaching almost 400 meters, and provides opportunity to capture wonderful images in the beautiful morning and evening light.
For the adventurous you have the option of climbing the dunes, sliding down them or enjoy a brisk walk to Dead Vlei. You will have plenty of time to enjoy the many highlights that surrounds Sossusvlei itself.
• Dune 45, the most photographed dune on earth (situated 45 km past Sesriem on the road to Sossusvlei)
• Hiddenvlei, perfect if you are looking for solitude in the desert
• The magnificently tall Big Daddy dune
• Deadvlei, a paradise for photographers, as it is punctuated by blackened, dead acacia trees, in vivid contrast to the shiny white of the salty floor of the pan and the intense orange of the dunes
We will take a break halfway and enjoy a picnic breakfast while enjoying the surrounding landscape.
After a full morning’s activity we will return to the lodge for lunch and some free time. Late afternoon we will join the lodge on a sundowner drive. Another perfect end to our day on safari in Namibia.
Sossusvlei to Swakopmund
This morning we can enjoy a relaxed breakfast and for those that are interested there is the option to do an early morning Balloon Ride (please enquire about this option).
We will slowly make our way to our next destination, Swakopmund. We will again stop along the way for a coffee break as well as taking photographs of the ever-changing landscape.
Swakopmund has made a name for itself as the activity and sport capital of Namibia, but this town offers so much more. Sandwiched between the hot, arid desert and the cold waters of the Atlantic, Swakop (as the locals call it) is one of the most fascinating colonial towns in all of Africa. It is a heady mix of South African, Namibian and German cultures, architecture, languages and cuisine. It is also the most popular tourist town in the country, with both locals and foreigners loving the laid-back atmosphere, good restaurants, many activities and the temperate climate.
We will arrive in Swakopmund late afternoon and have time to settle in before we all meet up for sundowner drinks and enjoy dinner at one of the many wonderful restaurants in town. (Please note that dinner is for you own account, we can arrange all bookings beforehand)
Living Desert Adventure and Walvis Bay
We wake up to another Namibian sunrise and enjoy our coffee while getting ready for our adventure this morning. After breakfast you will be picked up for your Living Desert Adventure.
We will encounter and learn more about the fascinating wildlife of the Namib Desert with the help of a local expert. We will look for geckos, scorpions, snakes, lizards, birds and beetles as well as the incredible plant life that survives in this harsh and seemingly inhospitable environment. Some of the special creatures we might see include Namib Sand Gecko, Namaqua Chameleon, Shovel-snouted Lizard, Tractrac Chat and even Peringuey’s Adder.
Once we are back in Swakopmund we will enjoy lunch and explore the town with optional activities like quad-biking or sandboarding.
You will return to the hotel at around 13h00 and after enjoying lunch we will make our way to Walvis Bay where we will marvel at the thousands of waterbirds that call the Walvis Bay Lagoon their home. We will head back to Swakopmund where will enjoy our last Namibia sunset and enjoy dinner at one of the restaurants in town.
There are various optional activities you can partake in while you are in Swakopmund. These range from scenic flights, quad-biking, fatbike tours, horse riding, skydiving and Catamaran Cruises. Please enquire should you be interested in any of these options.
Return to Windhoek and Departure
This morning, after a relaxed breakfast and maybe some last minute shopping, we make our way back to Windhoek where you will be dropped at Hosea Kutako International Airport for your onwards flight home. There is also an option to depart from Walvis Bay Airport, where flights departs to Cape Town and Johannesburg daily.
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