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Etosha National Park

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Immerse yourself in grandiose landscapes combined with leisurely towns shaped by German hand. Exotic wildlife, contrasting photo motifs in the impressive sand sea of the Namib Desert. The adventure Namibia calls!



Day 1 (Fri): Windhoek - Outjo (approx. 450 km). Arrival with an early flight at Windhoek International Airport (Air Namibia clients). Direct onward journey via Windhoek, Okahandja, Otjiwarongo to Outjo to your first accommodation in Namibia.

2nd day (Sat)Outjo - Etosha National Park - Outjo (approx. 460 km). Today we start early! After an invigorating breakfast, you will go on a game drive to Etosha National Park in northern Namibia - with wildlife viewing from the tour vehicle. As everywhere else, water stocks and grazing areas determine the respective whereabouts of the animals in this park. The whole day until sunset you are on the way in the varied park. The park is one of the most beautiful nature reserves in Africa. Already in 1907 Governor von Lindequist had declared Etosha a nature reserve on an area five times bigger than today's national park is. The current size of Etosha National Park is 22 270 square kilometers. The national park is home to large herds of springbok, impala, zebra and wildebeest, as well as elephant, giraffe, lion, leopard, cheetah and black rhino, and several species of birds and various reptiles. The camera should always be ready - with a bit of luck, interesting encounters are in store for you. You will return to your lodge in the late afternoon. (F)

Day 3 (Sun)Outjo - Swakopmund (approx. 450 km). Today the tour leads via Omaruru, Karibib and Usakos to Swakopmund, where you can collect beautiful impressions during a city tour. This small pretty coastal town shines with beautiful buildings from the German colonial period. You will see the Hohenzollern House, the Woermann Tower, the Landing Bridge, the pier with the lighthouse and the Marine Monument as well as other Art Nouveau buildings. Many inhabitants speak German and you can stroll along Kaiser-Wilhelm-Strasse or along the Atlantic Ocean on Strandstrasse. Your accommodation today is about 6 km outside Swakopmund. (F)

Day 4 (Mon)Swakopmund (approx. 200 km). This day is at your free disposal. You can participate on your own in one of the many activities offered in and around Swakopmund and Walvis Bay (not included). Our recommendation to really enjoy and relax: A 3-hour spectacular boat trip with champagne and fresh oysters will definitely remain in your memory! The excursion to the Walvis Bay lagoon will take you to another world, maybe you will see dolphins - for sure seals will swim around the boat, also pelicans will pass by. Some seals will even venture onto the boat to be fed here. Around noon our captain will head for a nice spot in the lagoon - for lunch you can expect fresh oysters and champagne as well as snacks. (F)

Day 5 (Tue)Sossusvlei - Namib - Maltahöhe (450 km). You will enjoy a leisurely breakfast and then drive through the endless stone desert of the Vornamib - over two passes, the Gaub and the spectacular Kuiseb Pass with bizarre rock formations. For desired photo stops please let your tour guide know, souvenir photos should of course not come too short. The Namib Desert stretches long and narrow over 1900 km from the South African Cape Province up to Angola. It is considered one of the oldest deserts on earth. Two year-round water-bearing rivers cut through the Namib, with the Kunene forming the northern border and the Orange River the southern border of Namibia. In the driest areas the desert reaches up to 200 km inland. (F)

Day 6 (Wed)Sossusvlei (approx. 300 km). Today is a day of intense impressions! Early in the morning before sunrise you will leave the lodge to visit Sossusvlei - the famous and fascinating dune world of Namibia! On foot you will go up to the 350 m high dunes, which you will explore on a short hike. Sossusvlei is a large, drainless clay soil depression enclosed by dunes, some of which are over 300 meters high. Most of the time the depression is dried up, in good rainy years, when the Tsauch drainage carries enough water, it reaches the depression and creates a lake. From the dunes you have an almost unreal view over the sea of dunes of the Namib Desert. The next stop is for the Sesriem Canyon. The Sesriem Canyon is particularly impressive. Here, the Tsauch River has carved a bed up to 30 meters deep through layers of boulders that were deposited here 15 to 18 million years ago during a wetter phase of the Namib. The formation of the canyon dates back 2 to 4 million years. Immerse yourself in this world of natural wonders! (F)

Day 7 (Thu)Namib - Windhoek (approx. 320 km). You drive back to Windhoek, where you collect first impressions during a short city tour. The following sights should not be missed: the Christ Church, the Old Fortress and the gardens of the Ink Palace. The tour also takes you along Windhoek's "boulevard", Independence Avenue, formerly known as Emperor's Street. Windhoek is the largest city in the country with almost 300,000 inhabitants and is the political, economic and cultural center. The city is situated at an altitude of 1650 meters, nestled between the Auas Mountains in the south, the Eros Mountains in the northeast and the Khomas Highlands in the west. (F)

Day 8 (Fri): Windhoek (approx. 80 km). Today your tour ends with transfer to a booked city hotel in Windhoek (WDH10) or to Windhoek Airport at departure times of South African Airways (SA0077) and Air Namibia (SW285).

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