Day 1 WindhoekMake your own way to Windhoek where you can meet us for the scheduled group transfers to your hotel. Windhoek is a surprisingly modern, cosmopolitan city where German-style buildings tell stories of Namibia’s early colonial history. This evening, we’ll get to know each other better over dinner. Meals included: D
Day 2 Windhoek - Sossusvlei
The Sossusvlei area sits in the heart of Namibia. As we head here today we’ll see incredible scenery including towering red dunes and parched landscapes. After some time to freshen up at the lodge, we’ll embark on a drive to the petrified dunes - ancient red sand dunes that have solidified to rock.
Day 3 Sossusvlei
Today we discover more of the unique landscape of Sossusvlei in the company of a Tour Guide. We will rise early to enjoy a scenic drive into the heart of Sossusvlei. Here, we’ll admire the deep red tones of this dramatic landscape that has been shaped by the elements over millions of years. As the sun rises above the soaring dunes, admire the view as you eat your breakfast. We will also climb some of the highest sand dunes on Earth, a real once-in-a-lifetime experience. Sesriem Canyon was formed two million years ago by the Tsauchab River and plunges deep into the parched Earth. We’ll take in this memorable sight before returning to the lodge, where the afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps gather with some of your fellow travellers, relax by the pool and enjoy the spectacular desert views.Meals included: B,D
Day 4 Sossusvlei - Moon Landscape & Dolphin Bay
The coastal area of Namibia awaits our discovery today. We drive via the Kuiseb and Gaub Passes to the coast. The Moon Landscape is a fascinating area where the eroded remains of a mountain range create an incredible sight. Explore this unique landscape, a hit with the film industry, and see one of the world’s biggest Welwitschia Mirabilis plants. We stay for two nights at Dolphin Bay, located at the beginning of Skeleton Coast. Dinner tonight will be in Swakopmund, where we’ll enjoy warm hospitality and fresh seafood as we dine in this unique setting overlooking the ocean - aboard an original oil-fired Danie Hugo Tug boat which was constructed in the shipyards of Port Glasgow Scotland.Meals included: B,D
Day 5 Swakopmund - at Leisure
Today is free to you to relax at your oceanfront resort or spend some time in nearby German-influenced Swakopmund. Alternatively, why not join our optional dolphin and seal catamaran cruise from the nearby town of Walvis Bay – sure to be a truly memorable experience. You will also have the chance to join a Living Desert Tour, a unique 4x4 adventure drive through the nearby dunes to introduce you to the flora and fauna that survives in this inhospitable landscape. Back at the hotel, we’ll gather together to enjoy a barbecue dinner, with fantastic ocean views also on the menu.
Day 6 Damaraland
Today we head north to the Damaraland area, where we can spend the rest of the day relaxing. Take advantage of your lodge’s facilities which include a viewing point from which you can admire your beautiful surroundings. This is also an ideal place for stargazing, which you may choose to experience during your time here. This evening we’ll gather for a meal made using fresh ingredients from the lodge’s gardens.
Day 7 Damaraland
The Twyfelfontein area is rich in fascinating geology and culture. Highlights include the petrified forest, a collection of fossilized trees that exist within an old river channel, as well as ancient rock carvings and the Damara Living Museum, where you’ll learn about some of Namibia’s oldest inhabitants. Discover a Damara village, watch traditional performances and perhaps even buy hand-crafted jewellery during your visit. We will return to the lodge and spend the afternoon at leisure. Perhaps relax by the pool before enjoying another delicious meal here.
Day 8 Damaraland - Etosha National Park
The Etosha National Park is a vast game reserve which hosts an incredible array of mammals, reptiles and birds. We head here, making a stop for lunch at Outjo on the way before experiencing our first game drive this afternoon. We are one of the few tour operators to include game drives in 4x4 safari vehicles within Etosha National Park, so you will have great views of the wildlife that resides here, including endangered species such as black rhinos. This evening at the lodge we’ll enjoy a drink on the idyllic deck before gathering for dinner.
Day 9 Etosha National Park
Today we’ll board safari vehicles for a full-day game drive in the park, with plenty of chances to tick more fascinating wildlife off the list. We’ll return to the lodge for dinner together this evening.
Day 10 Etosha National Park
This morning we’ll head to the eastern border of Etosha National Park, where our next lodge is situated. On the way, there will be even more opportunities to watch the animals as they gather around the waterholes and roam freely around the park – incredible sights that you’ll surely never forget. Once we have arrived, the rest of the day is free for you to relax. Enjoy dinner at the lodge this evening.
Day 11 Etosha National Park - Windhoek
Tonight we get together for a farewell dinner in a restaurant inspired by the fascinating character of Namibia and its people - where a love for adventure, stories and living to the fullest, comes vibrantly to life. Through the unique combination of delicious and authentic food, heartfelt hospitality, and a one-of-a-kind atmosphere, we will feed both the mouth and soul, and share stories of our trip, all with an ice-cold Namibian beer in hand.
Day 12 Windhoek - Departure
Your tour comes to an end today. Scheduled group transfers are available to the airport, please see www.justyou.com/transfersMeals included: B
Namibia is a unique and vast country which means long days driving and travelling.