12 DAYS SOUTHERN BIRDS

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Overview

  • DEPARTURE : This tour departs from Windhoek
  • COUNTRY(‘S) : Namibia
  • DESTINATIONS : Sossusvlei and Etosha
  • RETURN : Back to Windhoek in the Afternoon
  • PASSENGERS : Minimum 1 Traveler and a Maximum of 14 Travelers per group
  • STYLE : Camping Safari with all Equipment
  • MEALS : BB: Breakfast / L: Lunch / D: Dinner
  • VEHICLE : 2-3: Double Cab 4×4/ SUV
  • 4 – 7 guests: Toyota Quantum/Landcruiser with a purpose built trailer
  • 8-14 guests: Toyota Dyna truck (a modified safari vehicle) / Iveco Daily 24 Seater
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Day 1
DAY 1: CASA PICCOLO, WINDHOEK

Windhoek

Windhoek is Namibia’s capital, home to an international airport and a plethora of restaurants, shops, entertainment venues and accommodation options. The city is clean, safe and well-organised, with a colonial legacy that is reflected in its many German eateries and shops, and the widespread use of the German language. Windhoek has an interesting mix of historical architecture and modern buildings, many of which are worth a look, including the Alte Feste (Old Fort), the 1896 Christuskirche (Christ Church), and the more contemporary Supreme Court.

Overnight: Casa Piccolo

Situated in the suburb of Klein Windhoek, Casa Piccolo is a small, tastefully furnished guest house, only a short walk from the nearest facilities or 5min drive from the Windhoek city centre. The modern shopping malls, restaurants, pubs and clubs, and medical and banking facilities, make this an ideal place to stay at either the beginning or end of a visit to Namibia.

The quiet and peaceful garden is an excellent spot to relax and unwind after a hectic day in the city, or a long, dusty day behind the wheel. A dip in the swimming pool on a hot, summer’s afternoon, is also a favourite alternative.

Accommodation in this Pension is in 9 large, tastefully furnished single or double rooms, each with an en-suite shower and toilet, air conditioning, mini-bar, television (3 channels) and secure parking. A triple room, only for parents with children under 15, or 3 children, not older than 15 years of age, can be arranged.

A healthy and scrumptious breakfast is served between 07h00 and 10h00 by their friendly and efficient staff. There is also a laundry service, and a shuttle to Windhoek International Airport, can also be organized.

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Day 2
DAY 2: KALAHARI RED DUNES LODGE, KALAHARI NAMIBIA

Kalahari Namibia

The Kalahari is an exceptionally beautiful living desert a large semi-arid sandy savannah draped over a gently rolling inland sea of sand covering most of Botswana and large parts of Namibia and South Africa. It is also the last bastion of the San people with the modern world having enveloped all the other areas they once roamed. Here in Namibia it is typically red sands covered in thin, wispy, mostly golden grass and dotted with acacia trees and wide ranging wildlife including gemsbok, impala, jackals and cheetah.

Overnight: Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge

KALAHARI RED DUNES LODGE,

a lodge designed with a lot of passion for details, is located in the impressive Kalahari landscape characterized by red sand dunes and camel thorn trees. Its “Luxury of Solitude”, offers ample space and privacy.

The main house, consisting of reception, lobby, restaurant and bar, pool and shaded deck is situated in a dry lake (vlei). A 120 meter long boardwalk connects the main building with the chalets which are nestled around the ‘vlei’, where often animals can be observed. Each chalet has a thatched roofed tented and a stoned section as well as a private terrace. During the Nature/ Game Drives and nature walks guests can experience the breathtaking beauty of the Kalahari with it’s up to 30 m high red dunes and a huge variety of game.

While staying with us you will also experience purest nature, of course. The 170 km² farm boasts an extraordinary abundance of game, including White and Black Rhino, Black Wildebeest and Hartebeest. We take you game-viewing on sundowner drives. For active holidaymakers we have laid out trails which meander through the bush savannah and lead onto a hill with a magnificent look-out point.

Experience the vastness of the African Savannah on the 2-day TRANS KALAHARI WALK. This guided hike leads through desert-like sceneries and their habitat of giraffes, zebras and antelopes and offers one overnight stay in a luxury tented camp in the dunes.

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Day 3
DAY 3-DAY 4 FISH RIVER LODGE, FISH RIVER CANYON

Fish River Canyon

The intermittent Fish River has created Africa’s largest and the world’s second largest canyon. Hot, dry and stony the 160 km long, at times 27 km wide and 550m deep canyon is awe inspiring. At the southern end are the renowned hot springs of Ai-Ais.

Overnight: Fish River Lodge

Fish River Lodge in southern Namibia is the only lodge perched directly on the rim of the Fish River Canyon offering guests breathtaking views of the canyon from sunrise to sunset. Experience first hand the geological forces that unfolded 300 million years ago, when the Fish River began to etch its way through hard quartzite forming a Canyon 90 kilometres long, 549 metres deep and 28 kilometres wide in some places, making it the world’s second largest Canyon. The 45 000 hectare Canyon Nature Park is a natural sanctuary for Karoo succulent flora and endemic wildlife.

Incredible hiking trails meander down into the heart of the canyon affording guests spectacular scenery combined with 75 km river frontage made up of permanent water holes and rock pools that attract Hartmans Zebra, Kudu, Oryx, Springbok and many other smaller wildlife species and endemic birdlife.

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Day 4
DAY 5-DAY 6 ALTE LOGE HISTORISCHES GÄSTEHAUS, LUDERITZ

Luderitz

This seaside town is something of an anomaly – a piece of 19th century Bavaria bordering the pinkish sand dunes of the Namib Desert. Lutheran churches, German bakeries and colonial buildings are dotted about the settlement, while its windswept beaches are home to flamingos, ostriches, seals and penguins. The nearby ghost town of Kolmanskop is one of the most fascinating area attractions, located approximately 10 kilometres from Luderitz central.

Overnight: Alte Loge Historisches Gästehaus

Alte Loge Historisches Gästehaus is housed in an old mansion from the colonial period that has been completely renovated. The guest house offers individually decorated guest rooms in Luderitz, Namibia. High speed WI-FI internet access is available throughout the property.

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Day 5
DAY 7: HOODIA DESERT LODGE, SOSSUSVLEI

Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei is where you will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib. The clear blue skies contrast with the giant red sand dunes to make this one of the natural wonders of Africa and a photographers heaven. Aside from the attractions at Sossusvlei – Dune 45, Hiddenvlei, Big Daddy and Deadvlei – other attractions in the area include the Sesriem Canyon and Namib-Naukluft National Park, where the mountains of the Namib meet its plains.

Overnight: Hoodia Desert Lodge

We invite you to experience the beauty and tranquility of Hoodia Desert Lodge, surrounded by majestic mountains on the banks of the Tsauchab River. Only a 20 minute drive will bring you to the Sesriem Gate, entrance of the world famous red sand-dunes of Sossusvlei.

You will meet enthusiastic people, keen to share your adventures and the friendliness and personal attention of our staff will make your stay memorable. We love to share our knowledge about the region with its secrets and our guided tours are an ideal entrance to the magical world of the desert.

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Day 6
DAY 8: NAMIB GUESTHOUSE, SWAKOPMUND

Swakopmund

Founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South West Africa, Swakopmund is often described as being more German than Germany. Now a seaside resort, Swakopmund is the capital of the Skeleton Coast tourism area and has plenty to keep visitors happy. The quirky mix of German and Namibian influences, colonial-era buildings and the cool sea breeze make it very popular.

Overnight: Namib Guesthouse

Namib Guesthouse offers stylish and tranquil accommodation in Namibia’s premiere holiday destination, Swakopmund. All the creature comforts of modern living, spacious and sunny rooms, scrumptious breakfasts, and warm hospitality are on offer. Each of the rooms are elegantly furnished; Flat-screen Television with DSTV channels, Tea / Coffee station, Wifi and a hairdryer.

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Day 7
DAY 9-DAY 10 NAMIB GUESTHOUSE, SWAKOPMUND

Swakopmund

Founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South West Africa, Swakopmund is often described as being more German than Germany. Now a seaside resort, Swakopmund is the capital of the Skeleton Coast tourism area and has plenty to keep visitors happy. The quirky mix of German and Namibian influences, colonial-era buildings and the cool sea breeze make it very popular.

Overnight: Namib Guesthouse

Namib Guesthouse offers stylish and tranquil accommodation in Namibia’s premiere holiday destination, Swakopmund. All the creature comforts of modern living, spacious and sunny rooms, scrumptious breakfasts, and warm hospitality are on offer. Each of the rooms are elegantly furnished; Flat-screen Television with DSTV channels, Tea / Coffee station, Wifi and a hairdryer.

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Day 8
DAY 11: ERONGO WILDERNESS LODGE, ERONGO MOUNTAINS

Erongo Mountains

Conveniently located only a few hour’s drive from Namibia’s capital city of Windhoek, the Erongo Mountain range stretches across the plains between the towns of Omaruru and Karibib, and is home to a remarkably rich natural heritage. This expanse of rugged wilderness serves as one of Namibia’s most popular tourist drawcards, attracting visitors with its spectacularly scenic landscapes; magnificent caves and rock painting sites; and its impressive array of wildlife species. These include, among others: rhino, elephant, cheetah, leopard, giraffe, wildebeest, impala, blesbok, waterbuck, kudu, warthog, mountain zebra, oryx, eland, springbok and over 200 species of bird. Visitors can look forward to enjoying a variety of adventurous activities such as hiking, rock climbing, games drives, horseback safaris and mountain biking.

Overnight: Erongo Wilderness Lodge View iBrochure

Erongo Wilderness Lodge

The Natural Place to Stay

There is a special wilderness area, encircled by the Erongo Mountains,where the desert, mountain, and bushveld ecosystems combine. Here, in a secluded valley, you will find twelve luxury tented chalets in a dramatic setting of granite boulders and breathtaking views.

Nature provides the compelling reasons for visiting this unique environment. Many rare, endemic, and special species of animal, bird, and plant life thrive here, making this one of Namibia’s most diverse and wildlife-rich areas. This wealth of natural and cultural history can be enjoyed by joining a guided nature drive, visiting one of the Bushman rock art sites, or walking among the mountains with one of our knowledgeable guides. Or make the experience a more personal one by simply exploring on your own, or just soaking up the atmosphere from the private deck of your tent.

Luxuriate in this richness of nature!

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Day 9
DAY 12: DEPARTURE

Departure

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CASA PICCOLO

    

Situated in the suburb of Klein Windhoek, Casa Piccolo is a small, tastefully furnished guest house, only a short walk from the nearest facilities or 5min drive from the Windhoek city centre.

Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge

KALAHARI RED DUNES LODGE

    

A lodge designed with a lot of passion for details, is located in the impressive Kalahari landscape characterized by red sand dunes and camel thorn trees. Its “Luxury of Solitude”, offers ample space and privacy.

Fish River Lodge

FISH RIVER LODGE

    

Fish River Lodge in southern Namibia is the only lodge perched directly on the rim of the Fish River Canyon offering guests breathtaking views of the canyon from sunrise to sunset.

Alte Loge Historisches Gästehaus

ALTE LOGE HISTORISCHES GÄSTEHAUS

    

Alte Loge Historisches Gästehaus is housed in an old mansion from the colonial period that has been completely renovated.

Hoodia Desert Lodge

HOODIA DESERT LODGE

    

We invite you to experience the beauty and tranquility of Hoodia Desert Lodge, surrounded by majestic mountains on the banks of the Tsauchab River.

Namib Guesthouse

NAMIB GUESTHOUSE

    

Namib Guesthouse offers stylish and tranquil accommodation in Namibia’s premiere holiday destination, Swakopmund.

Erongo Wilderness Lodge

ERONGO WILDERNESS LODGE

    

There is a special wilderness area, encircled by the Erongo Mountains,where the desert, mountain, and bushveld ecosystems combine. Here, in a secluded valley.

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  • Accommodation:
    1. Casa Piccolo
    2. Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge
    3. Fish River Lodge
    4. Alte Loge Historisches Gästehaus
    5. Hoodia Desert Lodge
    6. Namib Guesthouse
    7. Erongo Wilderness Lodge
  • Destination:
    1. Windhoek
    2. Kalahari Namibia
    3. Fish River Canyon
    4. Luderitz
    5. Sossusvlei
    6. Swakopmund
    7. Erongo Mountains
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12 DAYS SOUTHERN BIRDS