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Atlantic Villa
Swakopmund & Walvis Bay

Atlantic Villa is situated just 6km from Swakopmund town centre. The Villa has breathtaking sea views and is only a short walk away from the Atlantic Ocean. Atlantic Villa offers three types of...

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Cornerstone Guesthouse
Swakopmund & Walvis Bay

Cornerstone Guesthouse is a small and peaceful bed and breakfast an easy walk to the sea and the town centre of Swakopmund. Occupying a quiet corner of Swakopmund's old town near the marine museum...

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Hansa Hotel
Swakopmund & Walvis Bay

The Hansa Hotel is situated in the centre of Swakopmund and offers easy access to everything Swakopmund has to offer. The Hansa has 58 twin/family rooms including 5 luxury suites, all with en suit...

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Lagoon Lodge
Swakopmund & Walvis Bay

With a view of Walvis Bay lagoon, Lagoon Lodge has just 8 spacious and comfortable rooms. Original d├ęcor, a warm and friendly atmosphere, and delicious breakfasts make this lodge a wonderful...

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Pelican Bay Hotel
Swakopmund & Walvis Bay

Protea Hotel Pelican Bay overlooks one of the most important wetland areas on the African Coastline, the Walvis Bay Lagoon, declared a Ramsar site to ensure that its protection is guaranteed by...

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Sam's Giardino
Swakopmund & Walvis Bay

Sam's Giardino is a small, comfortable guest house in Swakopmund. There are 2 double and 6 twin-bedded rooms all of which have en-suite bathrooms, a telephone, an in-room safe and a hair-dryer. Ro...

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The Stiltz
Swakopmund & Walvis Bay

The Stiltz in Swakopmund consists of luxury wooden cabins built on stilts, ensuring spectacular views of the nearby Atlantic Ocean, Swakop river bed, the lagoon with its rich variety of birds, and...

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Villa Margherita
Swakopmund & Walvis Bay

Opened after extensive refurbishment in 2008, Villa Margherita is a boutique guest house in the heart of Swakopmund. The decor is a fusion of Italian charm and the historic colonial building. With...

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BullsPort Guest Farm
Sossusvlei & Namib Rand

BullsPort Guest Farm is one of the oldest farms in Namibia. It is rich in history, wild and bird life, flora and fauna. The fascinating Naukluft Mountain range invites you to discover the hidden...

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Desert Homestead
Sossusvlei & Namib Rand

The Desert Homestead is situated approximately 32km southeast of Sesriem. The wide grassy valley is sheltered by the Nubib, Tsaris and Naukluft Mountains with a view reaching the distant dunes of ...

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Kulala Desert Lodge
Sossusvlei & Namib Rand

Kulala Desert Lodge is located within the arid Namib Desert on the 37,000-hectare private Kulala Wilderness Reserve, and is the closest lodge to the iconic dunes of the Sossusvlei...

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Kulala Wilderness Camp
Sossusvlei & Namib Rand

Kulala Wilderness Camp, in the 37,000-hectare private Kulala Wilderness Reserve, commands a panoramic view of the valley and mountains beyond. Accommodation at Kulala Wilderness Camp consists...

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Little Kulala
Sossusvlei & Namib Rand

Little Kulala is a luxurious desert retreat situated in the private 37,000-hectare Kulala Wilderness Reserve - the gateway to Namibia's Sand Sea with its towering dunes and starry skies...

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Sossus Dune Lodge
Sossusvlei & Namib Rand

Sossus Dune Lodge is the only lodge actually within the Namib-Naukluft Park, opening in 2007. Built in an environmentally sensitive manner, primarily from wood, canvas and thatch, the lodge has 23...

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Wolwedans Boulders Camp
Sossusvlei & Namib Rand

Wolwedans nestles into the dunes and is set against a backdrop of extraordinary natural beauty. Located in the heart of NamibRand Nature Reserve, Wolwedans camps provide the perfect base from...

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Wolwedans Dune Camp
Sossusvlei & Namib Rand

Wolwedans nestles into the dunes and is set against a backdrop of extraordinary natural beauty. Located in the heart of NamibRand Nature Reserve, Wolwedans camps provide the perfect base from...

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Wolwedans Private Camp
Sossusvlei & Namib Rand

Wolwedans nestles into the dunes and is set against a backdrop of extraordinary natural beauty. Located in the heart of NamibRand Nature Reserve, Wolwedans camps provide the perfect base from whic...

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Wolwedans Dunes Lodge
Sossusvlei & Namib Rand

Wolwedans nestles into the dunes and is set against a backdrop of extraordinary natural beauty. Located in the heart of NamibRand Nature Reserve, Wolwedans camps provide the perfect base from...

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Andersson's Camp
Etosha National Park

Set against the backdrop of the low Ondundozonanandana Mountains, Andersson's Camp is surrounded by scrub-covered plains and white calcrete soils. This former farmstead has been tastefully rebu...

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Epacha Game Lodge
Etosha National Park

Epacha Game Lodge & Spa is situated on the 21,000 hectare Epacha Game Reserve. There are 18 individually decorated en suite chalets and each has its own private balcony, complete with a breath...

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Little Ongava
Etosha National Park

Little Ongava is one Namibia's most luxurious and exclusive safari destinations. Perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking a waterhole, the camp has panoramic views of the surrounding African savanna...

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Mushara Bush Camp
Etosha National Park

Mushara Bush Camp is situated 10 kms from the Von Lindequist gate of Etosha National Park. The Bush Camp accommodates 32 guests and 8 children in custom-made tent like structures...

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Mushara Lodge
Etosha National Park

Mushara Lodge is located just 8kms from the Von Lindequist Gate on the eastern outskirts of Etosha National Park. The lodge consists of ten spacious chalets, one family unit, a triple room and two...

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Mushara Outpost
Etosha National Park

The Mushara Outpost is another addition to the Mushara Collection of accommodation, situated 10 kms from the Von Lindequist gate of Etosha National Park. The Mushara Outpost accommodates 16 guests...

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Ongava Lodge
Etosha National Park

Ongava Lodge is cleverly constructed on a small hill in the Ongava Game Reserve against the southern boundary of Etosha National Park. From up here guests can enjoy a host of wildlife congregating...

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Ongava Tented Camp
Etosha National Park

Ongava Tented Camp is one of Namibia's best kept secrets. Located in the Ongava Game Reserve to the south of the Etosha National Park, it overlooks a nearby waterhole to which a plethora of...

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Onguma Bush Camp
Etosha National Park

Situated on the eastern side of Etosha, Onguma Game Reserve has more than 20,000 hectares of protected land and wildlife. The reserve boasts over 30 different animal species consisting of plains...

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Onguma Tented Camp
Etosha National Park

Situated on the eastern side of Etosha, Onguma Game Reserve has more than 20,000 hectares of protected land and wildlife. The reserve boasts over 30 different animal species consisting of plains...

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Onguma The Fort
Etosha National Park

Onguma The Fort is one of a kind in Namibia. It is built in exactly the right spot to give guests possibly one of the best sunset views in all of Namibia - overlooking the Etosha Pans...

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Villa Mushara
Etosha National Park

Villa Mushara is located just 8kms from the Von Lindequist Gate on the eastern outskirts of Etosha National Park. With seclusion in mind, only two exclusive villas have been designed to create an ...

ITINERARY IDEA

Day 1: Windhoek

Meal Basis: Bed & Breakfast

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

Day 2 - 3: Sossusvlei & Namib Rand

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

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.

Day 4 - 5: Swakopmund & Walvis Bay

Meal Basis: Bed & Breakfast

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

Day 6 - 8: Damaraland

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Remarkably this area is seemingly inhabitable, however is home to superbly adapted wildlife that has evolved over time to survive in this arid environment. Herds of nomadic elephant are found traversing the dried seasonal riverbeds in search of water and vegetation. These small oases also provide sustenance to a wide range of superbly adapted species including springbok, gemsbok, giraffe and a variety of other species, as well as lion and cheetah. This is also home to the largest free roaming population of black rhino as well as several endemic Namibian species of bird. Nomadic Himba tribesmen still live their traditional nomadic lifestyle and Africa's largest collection of prehistoric rock engravings and San rock art can be found at Twyfelfontein, Namibia's first World Heritage Site.

Day 9 - 11: Etosha National Park

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

The Etosha National Park is Namibia's premiere game viewing experience, situated in the northwest of Namibia and is an area well known for its wildlife. Vegetation ranges from dense bush to open plains attracting a diversity of wildlife. In the heart of the Park is The Etosha Pan - a shallow depression that covers an area of 5000sq kilometres. Dry and shimmering for most of the year, the pans fill up with water after good rains to a depth which is seldom deeper than 1m. In the dry season wildlife is attracted to perennial springs and waterholes that makes for excellent game viewing.
Within the park are three large public rest camps catering for the more budget orientated traveller. There are several smaller establishments on the outskirts of the park on private land offering a more intimate and comprehensive experience. All of these establishments offer excellent value for money.

This itinerary is a guideline, Africa & Beyond tailor every trip to your individual specifications including all accommodation, flights, transfers & activities, please contact us to discuss your ideas.

ABOUT NAMIBIA

Namibia is located in southwest Africa. It is a large and mainly arid country sharing borders with Angola to the north, Botswana to the east, South Africa to the south and, in the Caprivi Strip, a narrow panhandle of Namibian territory jutting from the northeast corner of the country, with Zambia and Zimbabwe. To the west is 795 miles of some of the most desolate and striking coastline in the world.

Along its entire length, the vast shifting sand dunes of the Namib Desert spread inland for 50 to 80 miles. In the interior, the escarpment of a north–south plateau slopes away to the east and north into the vast interior sand basin of the Kalahari. In the far northwest, the 25,500 sq miles of the Kaokoland mountains run along the coast, while further inland lies the Etosha Pan (a dried-out saline lake), surrounded by grasslands and bush which support a large and varied wildlife. The Etosha National Park & Game Reserve is one of the finest in Africa, in that it remains, to a large extent, free of human influence.

WHERE TO GO AND WHEN

A year round destination; in the cooler winter months there is no rain and days are clear and sunny

The summer months from Dec – Mar could see rainfall in certain areas which can make driving difficult, but visitors can be rewarded when the desert blooms and ancient dry river beds flow

Day time temperatures are always warm, but in winter temperatures plummet in the desert

WHAT TO DO

Watch the colours and shadows create illusions over mile after mile of some of the highest sand dunes in the world. Track desert-adapted elephant and the largest population of free roaming black rhino in Africa.

Try exploring the eerie Skeleton Coast, littered with ship wrecks and home to an unbelievable wealth of wildlife or hike the Fish River Canyon, the second largest in the world, after the Grand Canyon of Nevada.

Or finally see the Big 5 in the famous Etosha National Park and its neighbouring game reserves.

We had an amazing time, Wolwedans was amazing, loved Desert Rhino, we just loved everything, the attention to detail in preparing the safari, everything!(Mr & Mrs G, Namibia)

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