At your arrival in Windhoek, we suggest that you directly take the road after a short city tour. You will spend the night in the small city of Otjiwarongo, before proceeding to Etosha. On your way to Otjiwarongo, we suggest a stop at the very popular Okahandja art market.
On the second day, we suggest a stop at Otjiwarongo’s Cheetah conservation Fund, the world's leading organization dedicated to saving the cheetah in the wild. You will spend the night either near Namutoni Rest Camp or in the Okaukuejo section of the park.
We suggest a full day safari in Etosha. It is possible to do it by yourself in your vehicle or we can organise a safari in an open 4x4. The 3rd option is to spend your night in a private game reserve, with all your meals and 2 guided safaris included.
You will be leaving Etosha for the Damaraland, where you will start with the discovery of the Himba’s culture, Namibia's most photographed indigenous tribe. The women are famous for rubbing their bodies with otjize, a mixture of butter fat and ochre, believed to protect their skin against the harsh climate. The red mixture is said to symbolize earth's rich red colour and the blood that symbolizes life.
We recommend a visit of the Petrified Forest and the rock art engravings and paintings in Twyfelfontein. You will then depart for Swakopmund, Namibia’s vibrant coastal town, where you will spend two nights.
From sandboarding to coastal marine cruises, Swakopmund offers a variety of thrilling activities. Established by German colonists in 1892, the city’s colonial landmarks also include the Swakopmund Lighthouse and the Mole, an old sea wall.
On your way to the Namib Naukluft region, we suggest the visits of the moon landscape and Welwitschia Mirabilis (plants indigenous to the Namib area), followed by the Kuiseb canyon. It was in Kuiseb Canyon that the famous geologists Henno Martin and Hermann Korn went into hiding for more than two years during WWII, as recounted in Martin’s book The Sheltering Desert.
The Namib Desert stretches along the Namibian coast all the way up to Angola. It is estimated that the area has been dry for at least 55 million years, making it the oldest desert in the world. You will definitely enjoy the dunes of Sossusvlei and the white clay pan of Dead Vlei.
Before heading towards the airport, why not take a closer look at Windhoek? Windhoek is the biggest city in Namibia and was officially founded in 1890 when the Germans built a fort and started to occupy the area permanently. With its unique blend of European and African architecture, history and culture, the tranquil city has a slightly vintage feel.