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Canyons & Red Deserts – Namibia

Day 1 Windhoek

Depart Johannesburg (Friday) around midday on a flight to Windhoek. On arrival transfer to your Windhoek Hotel.

  • Overnight: Kalahari Sands Hotel or similar

Day 2 Kalahari

After breakfast travel south through the rugged mountain ranges surrounding the capital, following the green Auob River valley to the vegetated red dunes of the Kalahari Desert. Enjoy the fauna and flora that has survived this desert environment for thousands of years.

Optional game drives and walks are available.

  • Includes: Breakfast
  • Overnight: Kalahari Anib Lodge or similar

Day 3 Namib

Travel into the Nama Karoo, through rocky plains and dolerite hills, the preferred habitat of the Quiver Tree.  Wander around the extensive rocky labyrinth of Giant’s Playground, an impressive jumble of massive boulders.

Your lodge is near to the Fish River Canyon. After arrival, enjoy a sundowner walk.

  • Overnight: Canon Roadhouse / Village or similar

Day 4 & 5 Fish River Canyon

Visit the winding gorges of the Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world – some 161km long, 27km wide and about 550m deep.

Travel to the succulent Karoo, one of the 20 most important biomes on earth. On the second day, continue visit the ghost town of Kolmanskop, Diaz Point, see the wild horses of the Namib Desert and on to the quaint harbour town of Luderitz. This quaint town with it’s German colonial buildings, serves as a good base from which to view colonies of aquatic birds, seals and penguins.

  • Includes: Breakfast
  • Overnight: Klein Aus Vista Desert Horse Inn or similar

Day 6 Sossusvlei

After breakfast, you travel north through the pre-Namib, heading into the heart of the Southern Namib Desert, gateway to the Sesreim Canyon and Sossusvlei. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure or participate in optional activities.

  • Includes: Breakfast
  • Overnight: Hammerstein Lodge or similar

Day 7 Sossusvlei

After an early start, enjoy the Sossusvlei mountains of sand, the variety of colours contrasting against the crisp blue skyline. Visit the Sesriem Canyon, a life sustaining natural phenomenon in the heart of the Namib Desert.

  • Includes: Breakfast
  • Overnight: Namib Desert Lodge or similar

Day 8 Swakopmund

After breakfast, travel via the hills of the Kuiseb Moon Valley towards the Atlantic Ocean. In Walvis Bay, you visit the shallow lagoon, an important wetland area and a RAMSAR heritage site inhabited by thousands of African  Flamingoes.  On arrival at your hotel in Swakopmund the rest of the day at leisure.

  • Includes: Breakfast
  • Overnight: Swakopmund Hotel or similar

Day 9 Swakopmund

The whole day is free for independent exploration in the coastal town of Swakopmund. There are a great many activities available such as a marine cruise, a desert tour or scenic flight, to name a few.

  • Includes: Breakfast
  • Overnight: Swakopmund Hotel or similar

Day 10 Windhoek

After breakfast return to your hotel in Windhoek, with the rest of the day art leisure.

  • Includes: Breakfast
  • Overnight: Kalahari Sands or similar

Day 11 Depart

Morning at leisure until your midday transfer to the airport for the return flight back to Johannesburg.

  • Includes: Breakfast

Canyons and Red Deserts – RATES in CA$

VALIDITY

per person sharing

Single supplement

NOV 01 – JUN

2000.00

275.00

JUL 01 – OCT 31

2085.00

290.00

N.B. Rate excludes all airport/departure tax and air passenger tax which will be added to tour costs

 

Please note: Prices and dates are subject to change at any time. Please call (647) 231-0067 or email us (info@africaonsafari.com) for current pricing.