Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 18, Avg 14
Meals Included: 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners
Accommodations: Hotels (5 nts), guesthouse (1 nt), lodge (1 nt), participating camping (4 nts)
Marvel at Fish River Canyon, climb Dune 45, get your adrenaline going with adventure activities in Swakopmund, spot wildlife in beautiful Etosha National Park.
From desert scenery to white-sand beaches and the cosmopolitan streets of Cape Town, witness the diversity of southwestern Africa on this 12-day nature adventure. Leave footprints on some of the worlds highest sand dunes, peer deep into the heart of Africa's largest canyon, and experience incredible wildlife safari drives through Etosha National Park. Your knowledgeable CEO will take care of the planning while you recharge in a combination of hotels, camping, and guesthouses for a cultural experience you'll treasure forever. Have your breath taken away by incredible scenery and marvel at amazing wildlife - this is truly an African experience!
Call (608) 221-4791 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13731576
- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 3/31/2018
- 12 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Windhoek||Day 1 Windhoek|
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Etosha National Park||Day 2 Windhoek/Etosha National Park (1B)|
Leave Windhoek and head north through the Namibian countryside to Etosha National Park. Visit Etosha National Park on a wildlife safari drive in our touring vehicle. Keep an eye out for lions, giraffes, elephants, rhinos, and antelopes. After sunset, some animals may head to the watering holes near the campground. Opt to head out for more wildlife safari drives in an open safari vehicle to make the most of your time here. Included Activities: Etosha National Park Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: Private Vehicle (5.50 hour(s), 450km)
|Day 3||Etosha National Park||Day 3 Etosha National Park|
Enjoy another wildlife safari drive in our touring vehicle and keep your eyes peeled for some of the famous wildlife. Included Activities: Etosha National Park Wildlife Safari Drive
|Day 4||Swakopmund||Day 4 Etosha National Park/Swakopmund|
Watch the beautiful desert landscape go by en route to western Namibia. Spend two nights in the area exploring this historical town or trying some of the numerous activities available, such as sandboarding or a skydiving. Swakopmund has bizarre lunar landscapes, unforgettable sunsets, and prehistoric Welwitchia plants. Transport: On this route, we pass through a moon landscape and see the imposing Spitzkoppe, also known as the "Matterhorn" of Namibia in the distance. Private Vehicle (7.50 hour(s), 610km)
|Day 5||Swakopmund||Day 5 Swakopmund|
Spend a day exploring all the area has to offer. Optional activities include sandboarding, skydiving, quad biking and a township tour.
|Day 6||Namib Desert||Day 6 Swakopmund/Namib Desert (1D)|
Get a real feel for the Namib Desert as we spend hours crossing this empty region. En route, take a coffee break in Solitaire, a mystical village consisting of a filling station, a general dealer/coffee shop, and a small mechanical workshop. Drive through Walvis Bay, the only town on the Namibian coastline that boasts a deep sea harbor. Arrive in the area in the late afternoon, where the towering red sand dunes of Sossusvlei form the gateway into the Namib Desert. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.50 hour(s), 260km)
|Day 7||Namib Desert||Day 7 Namib Desert (1B, 1D)|
Enjoy a visit to Sossusvlei, a clay pan enclosed by the world's largest sand dunes, up to 300m (984 ft) high. Here, use some free time to enjoy the sand dunes on your own. Visit the Sesriem Canyon, a small canyon typical of the area. Included Activities: Sossusvlei Dunes Visit Sesriem Canyon Visit
|Day 8||Fish River Canyon||Day 8 Namib Desert/Fish River Canyon (1B)|
Continue on to the Fish River Canyon area. Opt to relax in the hotels pool while enjoying the beautiful scenery Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 500km)
|Day 9||Orange River||Day 9 Fish River Canyon/Orange River (1B)|
Visit Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa, and take in its majestic beauty. Continue on to the banks of the Gariep River with time to swim or just relax. Enjoy the beautiful scenery in this part of the country. Included Activities: Fish River Canyon Visit Fish River Canyon Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 250km)
|Day 10||Lamberts Bay||Day 10 Orange River/Lamberts Bay (1B)|
We head towards the coast again and on to Lambert's Bay, a picturesque town on the west coast of South Africa. In the afternoon, opt to visit the well known Bird Island where you can find more than 25,000 blue-eyed gannets at certain times of the year. Penguins also gather on this island for breeding between August and October. Opt to stroll through this lovely town, visiting unique artisan shops and boutiques. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Namibia - South Africa) Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 450km)
|Day 11||Cape Town||Day 11 Lamberts Bay/Cape Town (1B)|
While travelling towards Cape Town, through Namaqualand, keep an eye out for fields of Namaqualand daisies (in season August and September). Stop along the way at a wine farm and opt to taste the local vintage. Cape Town has many different options should you arrive early or book extra time to explore after the tour. Visit Table Mountain, explore Cape Point (Cape of Good Hope), or join a wine tour in and around Stellenbosch (45 min drive). Visit the old French Huguenot town of Franschoek and surroundings (1 hr drive). For the truly adventurous, try skydiving, abseiling, or even cage diving, for a close encounter with the great white sharks. Opt to wander through the city centre, which has some of the oldest buildings and gardens in South Africa (Botanical Gardens and Parliament Gardens), or visit the Cultural Historical Museum, Planetarium, and numerous other small museums and theaters. Transport: Travelling from Lamberts Bay, stop along the way at a wine farm for the opportunity to enjoy a wine tasting. Private Vehicle (5.50 hour(s), 350km)
|Day 12||Cape Town||Day 12 Cape Town|
We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully enjoy this city.
Local Flights: N/A
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