Wonders of Namibia

Enjoy what Namibia is famous for. See the well kept wonders of Wildlife in Etosha and Waterberg. Explore nature and be amazed about the endemic Desert Elephant and Welwichia tree, both nature wonders adapted to the desert climates.
Hike the mountains and see 8000 year old engravings and rockpaintings, a heritage so well kept its still there for us to enjoy. This route is given in two options;  in a sedan car, staying in accommodation facilities or in a 4×4 with a rooftop tent. Depending on your choice of luxury we can organize both.


Wonders of Namibia

Day 1 Windhoek – Waterberg

Arriving in the morning at Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek,  one of our representatives will meet you and assist you with your documents. Depending of the type of  tour chosen, you can pick up your car at the airport or are transferred to the car rental office. You begin your self-drive journey into Namibia – a land full of wildlife, history and nature.

Drive to Okahandja for groceries  or stop at one of the craft shops along the road. Continue your way to Waterberg Plateau.  Waterberg nature Conservancy is beautiful for hikers, various hiking trails (nine on the plateau and a three day guided hiking trail) available. The Waterberg mountain has a different biotope and is lush in vegetation. Many birds and smaller mammals.

Overnight: Waterberg Nature Reserve, camp or lodge

Day 2 Waterberg – Etosha – Namutoni

Enjoy a early morning walk on the plateau, accompanied by many birds. Explore a route discovering fig trees.  After a refreshing swim at the swimmingpool you can leave and drive to well renown Etosha. Register at Etosha / Lindequist gate, continue to Namutoni. Etosha means  ‘place of dry water’, is centred around a huge, flat calcrete depression (or pan) of about 5,000 square kms in extent in far north Namibia. Etosha National Park is one of Africa’s major wildlife sanctuaries, being proclaimed a game reserve in 1907 and covering an area of more than 22 750sq kms. During the drier months of June to November the water points exert a magnetic pull on the big game herds, and forms the centrepiece for visitors looking to see the nearly 150 mammal species to found in the Park, including several rare and endangered species such as the black rhino, black-faced impala, tssesebe and gemsbok. Served by three well established rest camps (Okaukuejo, Halali and Namutoni) within the Park and a host of private lodges on its borders, Etosha offers visitors a wide choice of safari options. The floodlit waterhole at Okaukuejo and Fort Namutoni, previously the northernmost German outpost and now a rest camp, are just some of the charms of this place called Etosha. Namutoni has an old fort, restored and now restaurant and shop,  from which on the top waterhole can be seen as well as from a separate small deck. Be back before sunset as the gates of the camp close!

Overnight: Namutoni camp or lodge

Day 3 Etosha – Namutoni – Halali – Okakuejo

Rise early with the sun and enjoy a morning of game drives. Make your way to Okakuejo along one of the paths leading through Etosha. You can stop over at Halali for a swim and lunch break. Relax in the hotter hours when animals are hiding from the sun. On Tuesday and Thursday evening the Okaukuejo Primary School Choir gives a performance ( summer time 19h30, winter time 18h30).

Overnight: Okakuejo camp or lodge

Day 4Petrified forest Twijfelfontein area

Have an early game drive in search for the big five. You can drive Spookiesbos or go to Leeubron for good look out points. Before you leave look at the registers to see where animals have been found. Leave the park via the Anderson Gate and drive via Outjo and Khorixas to the petrified Forest. The National heritage site has a picnic site, a little kiosk selling cool drinks and a craft shop. A guided non strenuous walk along the branches approx 30 min, seeing petrified wood logs of over 8m as well as endemic welwichia trees.

If time permits, visit one of the local petrified forests, set up by the local community along the road who happily show you their findings of petrified wood in the area they live.

Overnight: Aba-Huab campsite (Nacobta) or in Twijfelfontein lodge

Day 5 Twijfelfontein rock engravings, Burnt Mountain, Organ Pipes

En route to Twyfelfontein, it is possible to see desert elephant. Their huge pad marks often seen on the road indicate their presence. Further, along the route, discover 6000-year-old Khoi-San (Bushmen) paintings and engravings in the World Heritage Site Twyfelfontein. There are two well-marked walks; the shorter is about one hour and the longer about 90 minutes A small entry fee is charged and a local guide accompanies you to explain the engravings. Early morning or late afternoon is best, as the midday heat can be fierce. Kiosk selling cooldrinks, toilets and little craft shop on great set up visitors centre. Remember your water! Close by you also find the interesting dolerite columns that exposed by erosion have taken on an odd shape and are now referred to as the Organ Pipes. When the wind blows, the Pipes play music. The Burnt Mountain with its strange colouring is also just a couple of hundred meters away. Continue your way back via Khorixas or inland over upaved roads in direction of Brandberg.

Overnight: camping at Ugab Wilderness Camp (nacobta), White Lady Lodge Camp or White Lady lodge accommodation

Day 6 Spitzkoppe

In the cool morning drive to nearby Brandberg National Heritage,  famous for the White Lady rock painting. Brandberg Intrusion is a dome-shaped plateau in Namibia. It is in the northwestern Namib Desert, near the coast, and covers an area of approximately 650 km2. The highest point is 2573m. Over 8000 significant cave paintings are located on its cliffs, Brandberg recently applied for World Heritage status. Join the Duareb Mountain guides (Nacobta supported) for a hike to see the White Lady (actually a man..) and Giraffe rock paintings. The Guides can add local knowledge and insight to your experience of the rock art and the flora and fauna of the mountain. For those keen longer day  treks or 4 day hike can be arranged with guides and overnight on the mountain.

Continue your way to Uis and have lunch at the Uis Information Centre run by Nacobta. Here there is internet available as well as various locally made craft, you can visit the nearby craft factory.  Continue to the Spitzkoppe massif. The sunsets here are not to be missed. Sunset at this spectacular and rugged desert mountain is a memory that will stay with you forever.

Overnight: Spitzkoppe Restcamp (Nacobta) campsite or tatched bungalows

Day 7  Windhoek  (ca. 250 km)

The Spitzkoppe Mountain is a unique and spectacular landmark in Namibia, it provides an opportunity to really get close to the nature of this amazing mountain; its rock art, flora and fauna. The camp site offers a local craft shop and guides are available for hikes or for those keen to organize donkey rides.  Continue your way to Hosekau International airport to Drop off your car and continue with your onwards travels. Please enquire about possible extensions.

INCLUSIVE / EXCLUSIVE

Includes:

  • Meet and Greet in Windhoek
  • extended route descriptions

Accommodated:

  • 1 night Room Only at Spitzkoppe
  • 4 night’s Bed and Breakfast
  • 3 nights on basis of  Dinner, Bed and Breakfast (Okonjima and White Lady Lodge)
  • one guided activity at Okonjima

Camping:

  • 8  nights Camping
  • One guided activity at Okonjima

Excludes:

  • Car Hire
  • Flights
  • Entry and/or conservation fees for National Parks and Toll ways
  • luggage service/portage
  • optional excursions and tours and extra meals

This itinerary can realistically be completed in a sedan car we would recommend either a 4×4 or Pick-Up Truck (Bakkie), as the added ground clearance makes driving much safer. These 4×4 can be rented with a roof top tent or build in accommodation.

What makes this trip different?

Sustainable tourism is one of the few means available to ensure that the rural and traditional living peoples of Namibia can continue to live on their ancestral lands. Where applicable and available we have included NACOBTA supported destinations, excursions and accommodations and include community based projects. In this way we can help skills to be enhanced and the continuation and expansion of these sustainable community projects.

We promote visiting National and World Heritage Sites: Cultural and natural heritage are irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration and these sites ensure Protection of natural and cultural heritage. On this trip you have the opportunity to visit World Heritage Site Twyfelfontein and National heritage sites Brandberg and the Petrified Forest.

On this trip you have the choice to experience the Okaukuejo Primary School Choir perform, Nacobta Nacobta supported Petrified Forest guides, Twyfelfontein guides, Brandberg (Duareb) Mountain guides, Uis Information Centre. Your visits benefits the people you meet!

This itinerary is designed so that it is possible to camp almost every day, it is also possible to camp on some days and spend others in lodges or do the whole route accommodated. We will be glad to advise you as to what we feel will suit your needs best.

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Kindly note that the prices and accommodation are subject to change based on date, availability and special requests.

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