Namibia Desert Experience

7 Days

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Namibia Desert Experience, the oldest true desert in the World. In a desert where in many years it hardly rains, discover the abundance of life in this vast land. The driest country in Southern Africa, Namibia has a huge area more than 825 600 sq km. It lies between the Namib desert and the Kalahari desert and that makes its annual rainfall quite insignificant.

The desert however is very attractive in different ways than one especially the everchanging landscape, something impressive about Namibia. In the Central Plateau area between the Skeleton Coast and the Kalahari desert, there is a broad expense of hyper-arid gravel plains and dunes. Colorful orange-red dunes in Sossusvlei are as high as 300 metres. The red color is due to oxidation of iron filings evidence of existence of iron ore. Fish river canyon which drops to a depth of 500 metres shows the crust structure of the earth below.

Namibia Desert experience

The Great Escarpment rises to altitude above 2 000 metres; temperature suddenly swells up and fogy and mist from the Atlantic waters disappears. Although the area is rocky with poorly developed soils it is way more productive. Moving further north to the Caprivi and Rundu, the bushveld appears with significantly high rainfall. The area is generally flat with sandy soil that does not retain water.

As for the climate; Namibia is arid descending from sub-humid through semi-arid as you move to the Kalahari. Its temperature rises to as much as 40 degrees mostly in the low lying areas like Ais-Ais.

What to do in Namibia

Etosha National Park – The abundance of wildlife in Namibia is somewhat unexpected for such a driest region, common and rarest species. Etosha elephants are among the biggest in Africa. The endangered black rhino, leopards and lions are in sufficiently good numbers in the thick vegetation region.

During the rain season, the Etosha Pan fills with water attracting a cloud of flamingos. There are over 340 species of birds and interesting ones like the ostrich, kori-bustered, secretary bird and vultures.

Orange River canoeing – The canoeing lap is 10 km downstream in the Orange river in the company of experienced River Guides.

Fish River Canyon – Its a gigantic ravine spanning 160 km and up to 27 km at its widest. This is the biggest canyon in Africa.

Dune 45 – The red dunes of Namibia are the main feature of the Namib Desert displaying the rust color of oxidation that takes place when fine particles of iron reacts with water. As the seasonal Benguela wind current changes direction the dust and fine sand keep building up the Dunes.

Overview

Discover the mesmerizing beauty and rich diversity of Namibia on our action-packed 7-day adventure tour. This immersive journey takes you through iconic destinations and natural wonders, offering a unique blend of thrilling activities, stunning landscapes, and cultural encounters. From the vast Fish River Canyon to the ever-shifting dunes of Sossusvlei, and from the tranquil Orange River to the charming coastal towns of Walvis Bay and Swakopmund, each day promises unforgettable experiences. Our tour is carefully crafted to provide you with an authentic and captivating exploration of Namibia’s best highlights.

Tour Highlights

  • Karoo Desert
  • Orange River canoe
  • Fishriver Canyon
  • Red Dunes
  • Walvis Bay

Itinerary

You will meet your Guides and truck at Holiday Inn Hotel in St Gorges street just behind Long street in Cape Town central business district. You then proceed to Paarl Wine region established in 1652. You enjoy the scenery of the Western Cape as you drive through the mountain range to Citrusdal

Lunch, Dinner

Morning: Embark on a picturesque journey as we depart from the breathtaking Cederberg mountains. Sit back and enjoy the scenic drive through the Olifants River valley, surrounded by majestic landscapes and verdant beauty. Let the stunning vistas fill you with wonder as we gradually make our way towards the mystical Karoo desert.

As we traverse the landscape, you’ll notice a striking contrast in the scenery. The lush greenery of the wine lands transforms into a rugged terrain of bare, weathered rocks adorned with resilient shrubs and grasses typical of the Karoo region. Capture the essence of this unique transformation with your camera and soak in the serenity of the changing landscapes.

Lunch Stop in Springbok: Our adventure takes us to the charming town of Springbok, a perfect oasis in the remote desert. Enjoy a well-deserved break and replenish your necessities for the upcoming week of exploration. Stroll through the town’s quaint streets and perhaps savor some local delicacies before we continue our desert journey. As we venture further into the heart of the Karoo desert, be captivated by the vastness of the arid terrain and the sense of tranquility it exudes. Feel a connection to the untouched wilderness as we drive through this remote region, far from the hustle and bustle of modern life. As the day draws to a close, we reach our destination in the Karoo desert, where you can unwind and revel in the peace and solitude of this remote landscape. Prepare to be dazzled by the star-studded night sky, unblemished by city lights, creating a celestial canopy like no other.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning: Kickstart your day with an exhilarating adventure as we embark on a thrilling 10km downstream canoeing experience on the enchanting Orange River. The journey promises both excitement and serenity as you paddle through the scenic waterways. Don’t worry; the paddling is generally downstream and not too challenging, but it’s always good to be prepared with basic swimming skills. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the surrounding landscapes and relish the tranquility of the river.

Mid-Morning: Leaving South Africa behind, we proceed to the Vioosdrift Border Post, where the excitement of exploring Namibia begins. Prepare to embrace the allure of this unique country, home to one of the world’s oldest true deserts.

Afternoon: Arriving at the Hobas campsite in the early afternoon, we set up camp amidst the striking landscapes of the Namib Desert. As you settle in, you’ll be in awe of the remarkable surroundings that showcase the rugged beauty of this ancient desert.

Evening: With camp set up, we venture to the edge of the Fish River Canyon, the second-largest canyon on the planet. As the sun begins its descent, witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of a captivating sunset over the canyon’s rim. The play of colors against the rocky landscape creates a breathtaking moment that will stay with you forever.

Tour Highlights:

  • Experience the thrill of 10km canoeing on the Orange River, surrounded by stunning scenery.
  • Begin your exploration of Namibia at the Vioosdrift Border Post.
  • Discover the captivating landscapes of the Namib Desert, one of the oldest true deserts in the world.
  • Set up camp at Hobas campsite and soak in the tranquility of the desert surroundings.
  • Witness the magical sunset at the Fish River Canyon, a truly unforgettable experience.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 :
Sossusvlei

Morning: Leaving behind the dazzling wonders of Fish River Canyon, we venture deeper into the heart of the Namib Desert. Buckle up for an extraordinary journey along gravel and dusty roads that wind through the mesmerizing landscape of bare mountains and sand dunes, revealing new marvels at every turn. Embrace the spirit of adventure as we traverse the vastness of the desert, a day that promises to immerse you in the true beauty of Namibia’s untouched wilderness.

Midday: As we continue our desert expedition, take the time to absorb the enchanting scenery that surrounds us. The rugged terrain and the ever-changing hues of the desert landscape will leave you in awe of nature’s grandeur. Along the way, we’ll pass through the towns of Bethanien and Helmeringhausen, where you can catch glimpses of local life and the unique culture of the region.

Afternoon: As the day progresses, we draw nearer to our destination, Sossusvlei. Arriving in the late afternoon, we are treated to the spectacular sight of the setting sun casting its warm glow over the dramatic dunes. Your anticipation will heighten as you prepare for a memorable exploration of this iconic desert paradise.

Evening: With the sun gently descending over the horizon, we set up camp in the heart of the desert. The tranquility of the night envelops us as we settle into our campsite, surrounded by the captivating beauty of Sossusvlei. Under the vast expanse of the starlit sky, you’ll be enchanted by the silence and solitude of this remote desert landscape.

Tour Highlights:

  • Traverse through the awe-inspiring desert terrain, revealing the raw beauty of Namibia’s wilderness.
  • Witness the changing landscapes and bare mountains that epitomize the essence of the Namib Desert.
  • Experience the rich culture and ambiance of Bethanien and Helmeringhausen, unique towns along the route.
  • Arrive in Sossusvlei just before sunset, setting the stage for a magical evening in the heart of the desert.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 :
The Dunes

Morning: Leaving behind the dazzling wonders of Fish River Canyon, we venture deeper into the heart of the Namib Desert. Buckle up for an extraordinary journey along gravel and dusty roads that wind through the mesmerizing landscape of bare mountains and sand dunes, revealing new marvels at every turn. Embrace the spirit of adventure as we traverse the vastness of the desert, a day that promises to immerse you in the true beauty of Namibia’s untouched wilderness.

Midday: As we continue our desert expedition, take the time to absorb the enchanting scenery that surrounds us. The rugged terrain and the ever-changing hues of the desert landscape will leave you in awe of nature’s grandeur. Along the way, we’ll pass through the towns of Bethanien and Helmeringhausen, where you can catch glimpses of local life and the unique culture of the region.

Afternoon: As the day progresses, we draw nearer to our destination, Sossusvlei. Arriving in the late afternoon, we are treated to the spectacular sight of the setting sun casting its warm glow over the dramatic dunes. Your anticipation will heighten as you prepare for a memorable exploration of this iconic desert paradise.

Evening: With the sun gently descending over the horizon, we set up camp in the heart of the desert. The tranquility of the night envelops us as we settle into our campsite, surrounded by the captivating beauty of Sossusvlei. Under the vast expanse of the starlit sky, you’ll be enchanted by the silence and solitude of this remote desert landscape.

Tour Highlights:

  • Traverse through the awe-inspiring desert terrain, revealing the raw beauty of Namibia’s wilderness.
  • Witness the changing landscapes and bare mountains that epitomize the essence of the Namib Desert.
  • Experience the rich culture and ambiance of Bethanien and Helmeringhausen, unique towns along the route.
  • Arrive in Sossusvlei just before sunset, setting the stage for a magical evening in the heart of the desert.

Note: This day’s itinerary is designed to immerse you in the unparalleled beauty of the Namib Desert. As you continue your journey, the adventure will unfold with exploration of the iconic Sossusvlei sand dunes, encounters with unique desert flora and fauna, and the chance to witness breathtaking sunrises over the desert landscape. Each moment will be an opportunity to create lasting memories of your Namibian desert expedition.

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improve the following itinerary for a day on the Dunes; ‘The gates to Sossusvlei park opens before sunrise. You aim to drive 45km to Dune 45 and hike 300m to the top of the dune. Enjoy the colours of the sun rays as the beam on the dunes at sunrise. Magnificent place to be on early morning as the cool dawn weather and the breeze in the desert welcomes you to another day in the desert. Possibly have you breakfast by the foot of Dune 45 before heading to sossusvlei for more adventure on the dunes. You hike up ‘Big Daddy’ one of the highest dunes in the world overlooking the once great lake called Deadvlei. By now it should be scotching hot and always remembe to carry your bottle of water, light clothing and shoes. You lunch break will be by the dunes again. You drive back to your camp and just outside the Sossusvlei camp there is Sesriem Canyon; one of the smallest canyons in Namibia.  ‘
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Day Itinerary: Dune Adventure at Sossusvlei

Before Sunrise: An early start awaits as the gates to Sossusvlei park open before the break of dawn. The excitement builds as we set off on a 45km drive to Dune 45, one of the most iconic dunes in the Namib Desert. Prepare for an invigorating hike of 300m to the summit, where you’ll witness a breathtaking spectacle – the sunrise casting its golden hues upon the vast dunes. As the colors of the sun’s rays dance on the sand, you’ll be captivated by the magic of this moment, creating unforgettable memories.

Morning: Embrace the cool and refreshing dawn weather as a gentle breeze welcomes you to another extraordinary day in the desert. After descending Dune 45, enjoy a delightful breakfast at the foot of the dune, savoring the tranquil ambiance of the desert landscape.

Mid-Morning: Fuel up with energy and embark on more dune adventures at Sossusvlei. Our next challenge awaits – the ascent of ‘Big Daddy,’ one of the tallest dunes in the world. From its summit, marvel at the surreal sight of Deadvlei, a once-great lake now adorned with the haunting remains of ancient trees. As the sun climbs higher, the temperature may rise, so be sure to carry your water bottle, wear light clothing, and comfortable shoes.

Lunch Break: Take a well-deserved break and savor a delicious lunch amidst the dunes. Let the serene atmosphere of the desert soothe your soul as you relish in the magic of the moment.

Afternoon: Journey back to your camp, and just outside the Sossusvlei camp, you’ll discover Sesriem Canyon, a hidden gem among the dunes. Explore the narrow crevices of this intriguing canyon, marveling at the forces of nature that have shaped its unique formations.

Tour Highlights:

  • Witness the awe-inspiring sunrise from the summit of Dune 45, a breathtaking spectacle.
  • Embrace the cool and refreshing desert dawn, setting the tone for a day of adventure.
  • Conquer the challenge of ascending ‘Big Daddy,’ offering a stunning view of Deadvlei.
  • Enjoy a delightful breakfast and lunch amidst the tranquil dune landscape.
  • Explore the captivating Sesriem Canyon, a hidden gem in the heart of the desert.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 :
Walvis Bay

Morning: Embark on a scenic 200km drive to the charming coastal town of Walvis Bay. This small, smart town of Namibia holds a fascinating history, introduced as a port by the English years ago due to its natural deep waters. As you arrive, you’ll be captivated by the town’s beauty, with villas and grand houses gracefully lining the shore. The streets adorned with majestic palm trees create a picture-perfect setting for your day of exploration.

Mid-Morning: Walvis Bay is a haven for diverse marine life, and you may be fortunate enough to witness the majestic presence of whales during the right season and day. If not, you’ll still have the pleasure of observing the graceful flamingos that often grace the shores. Keep your camera ready to capture these beautiful moments in this enchanting coastal town.

Afternoon: Later in the day, we travel 40km to the neighboring town of Swakopmund. As we drive, you’ll notice the striking white dunes bordering the sea, offering a stunning contrast of colors. Swakopmund, with its German-inspired architecture, is a town full of character and adventure, ready to captivate your senses.

Late Afternoon: Upon arriving in Swakopmund, take the time to explore its charming streets, boutique shops, and delightful cafes. The town’s unique blend of German colonial heritage and Namibian culture creates a fascinating atmosphere.

Evening: Enjoy a leisurely evening in Swakopmund, with the option to indulge in delicious seafood at one of the town’s renowned restaurants. Savor the flavors of the local cuisine as you soak in the town’s vibrant ambiance.

Tour Highlights:

  • Drive through picturesque landscapes on your way to Walvis Bay, a charming coastal town.
  • Explore the beauty of Walvis Bay, with its elegant villas and palm-lined streets.
  • Observe diverse marine life, including the possibility of encountering whales and flamingos.
  • Travel to neighboring Swakopmund, a town rich in character and German colonial heritage.
  • Discover the captivating charm of Swakopmund’s streets, shops, and culinary delights.

Breakfast, Lunch

Today is your free day of Activities in Swakopmund and here are my recommendations;

  1. Living Desert Tour: Start the day with an exciting Living Desert Tour, which takes you into the spectacular dune landscape of the Namib Desert. An expert guide will lead you on a thrilling journey to explore the desert’s fascinating flora, fauna, and geological formations. You’ll have the opportunity to spot unique desert-adapted wildlife like the famous “dancing” white lady spider and sidewinder snakes.
  2. Dolphin and Seal Catamaran Cruise: Embark on a memorable catamaran cruise along the coast of Swakopmund. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean while encountering playful dolphins swimming alongside the boat. You’ll also visit Cape Fur Seal colonies and have a chance to observe these charismatic creatures up close.
  3. Quad Biking/Sandboarding Adventure: For some adrenaline-pumping fun, head out to the dunes for a quad biking or sandboarding adventure. Explore the vast desert landscapes on a thrilling quad bike ride, experiencing the thrill of speeding over the sand. Alternatively, try sandboarding down the steep dunes, either standing up or lying down for an unforgettable experience.
  4. Swakopmund Museum: Immerse yourself in the rich cultural and historical heritage of the area by visiting the Swakopmund Museum. Learn about the town’s German colonial past, indigenous cultures, and the diverse flora and fauna of the region. The museum offers insightful exhibits, artifacts, and displays that provide a deeper understanding of Namibia’s history and natural wonders.
  5. Swakopmund City Tour: Take a guided walking tour through the charming streets of Swakopmund. Marvel at the well-preserved German colonial architecture, visit the iconic Swakopmund Lighthouse, and explore local markets and shops. The tour can also include visits to notable landmarks such as the Kristall Galerie (Crystal Gallery) or the National Marine Aquarium to get a closer look at the marine life of the region.

Tour Ends!!!

Breakfast

Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea)
  • Accommodations during the trip in lodges and campsites with family environment.
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Tents and equipment for camping

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare Visa Charges
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.
  • International vaccinations and inoculations
  • Personal Items Optional Activities unless specified

Available Dates

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March 2, 2024 - March 8, 2024 Guaranteed $1,200
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March 16, 2024 - March 22, 2024 Guaranteed $1,200
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March 30, 2024 - April 5, 2024 Guaranteed $1,200
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April 6, 2024 - April 12, 2024 Guaranteed $1,200
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April 20, 2024 - April 26, 2024 Guaranteed $1,200
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May 18, 2024 - May 24, 2024 Guaranteed $1,200
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June 1, 2024 - June 7, 2024 Guaranteed $1,200
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June 15, 2024 - June 21, 2024 Guaranteed $1,200
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June 29, 2024 - July 5, 2024 Guaranteed $1,200
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How fit do I need to be to do this Tour?

You don’t need to. Anyone can go on this tour and all age groups are welcome. However you just need to be able to walk on rocky surface for just about 2 km. For the river canoeing you just need basic swimming skills.

What is the climate like ?

The altitude of Namibia ranges from 0m to 2 500 metres. In summer it tends to be hot and humid with max temperatures in the range of 30-35 degrees Celsius. In the desert it can go up to 40 degrees Celsius. Summer season is from |September to January. However in winter it can be cold at night but still warm during the day. Winter is usually from February to August

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

On most of the campsites there is electricity for charging as well as hot showers. The campers will have a shared ablution with other like campers from other groups. At Hobas Campsite, electricity goes off at 10 p.m and will be switched on the following morning at 05h00.

Are there ATM's to withdraw cash along the way?

Yes there are ATMs and shopping malls along the way. In most places though card payments for services and purchase of goods is available. You may need to carry a bit of cash for tips and other small items that you could buy from the locals.

Is there internet connection during the Tour ?

Once in a while we get connection usually when we get to campsites. Most of the way during our travels there won’t be connection all the way. However you can buy a local sim card and register it with the local providers to stay connected most of the time.

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Namibia Desert Experience
Group Discount Available 14% Off
From $1,400 $1,200
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  • Camping on mobile tents and you can upgrade to lodges
  • Cape Town South Africa
  • Windhoek Namibia
  • All Tours includes local Guides
  • You have transfer from your hotel in Cape Town. And transfer from your hotel in Windhoek to the airport.
  • English speaking Guides but on request you can have Dutch, German or French speaking Guides
  • As indicated on the itinerary
  • Customized Tour bus
  • Sometimes available on some Campsites