10-Day Namibia Highlights Private Guided Safari

10 Day Namibia Highlights Safari a perfect way to fit most of the best places in Namibia,in a short time period. Add a few nights to make this lovely itinerary even better!

Itinerary

Day 1 and 2 - Namib Desert

  • You will be met by your guide when you arrive in Windhoek
  • From here, drive south from Windhoek to your lodge for the evening the route, if time available, will go via the beautiful Spreetshoogte Pass where the view from the top of the escarpment is stunning.
  • Your guide will wake you up early for breakfast and then head to the entrance to Sossusvlei, the Sesriem Gate check at reception what time the gate opens andthey will arrange a wake-up call early morning is the very best time to visit Sossusvlei and surrounds
  • Normally we would spend the morning in the beautiful area and return to the lodge for lunch. However, you can arrange a lunch pack to enjoy in the dunes area

Day 3 and 4 - Swakopmund/Walvis Bay

  • Depart after breakfast and head north to Solitaire, then west crossing the Tropic of Capricorn, through the Gaub and Kuiseb Canyons via the Namib Gravel Plains to the coast the Skeleton Coast
  • Either via Walvis Bay to Swakopmund, or (recommended) detour via Ganab to the Welwitschia Plains and Moon Landscape
  • The Namibian coastline is generally known as The Skeleton Coast due to the barren areas, ship wrecks and, in days goneby, whale skeletons left on the beach 1 full day is set aside for this lovely area where Swakopmund and Walvis Bay offer a wide range of activities such as:
    • Dolphin Cruise
    • Sandwich harbour excursion a real Skeleton Coast experience
    • Dune quad biking and dune boarding
    • Sea kayaking
    • Scenic flights
    • Fun fishing and lots more

Day 5 and 6 - Damaraland

  • Head north along the Skeleton Coast, via Henties Bay to visit the Cape Cross seal colony along the way, stop at the Lichen Fields as well as the ship wreck between the colourful small town of Vlotskasbaken and Henties Bay.
  • Backtrack to Henties Bay and head inland through wide open plains to Uis, then north to the Twyfelfontein area
  • Late afternoon (or tomorrow morning) visit to Namibia’s Open Air Museum, the Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings as well as the interesting Organ Pipes rock formations and Burnt Mountain
  • Take a drive (4X4 needed), or arrange with the lodge to go with their vehicle and guide (optional extra) for a drive west to the Huab River to look for the desert adapted elephants as well as other game such as oryx, springbok, ostrich and lots more

Day 7 - Etosha National Park

  • After breakfast, driveeast towards Khorixas stopping at the Petrified Forest along the way
  • From Khorixashead east along the tar road to Outjo and then north to your lodge which is situated very close to the southern entrance of Etosha, the Anderson Gate
  • If time permits, enter Etosha for an afternoon game drive depending on how often you stop today, you should arrive at your lodge in time for lunch

Day 8 and 9 - Etosha National Park

  • A full day game drive as you drive slowly east through the Etosha Park stopping at numerous waterholes along the way
  • The first stop would be Okaukuejo where you pay your entry fee and I suggest you pop in at the local shop to purchase some drinks and snacks and most importantly, a map of Etosha which will show you all the waterholes along the way
  • Take a slow drive in the morning and ending for lunch at the Halali Resort which is half way between Okaukuejo and the eastern exit gate
  • On the way to Halali, I suggest the following water holes
    • Nebrownii
    • Gemsbokvlakte
    • Olifantsbad
    • Homob
    • Salvadora
    • Rietfontein
  • Between Halali and the eastern exit gate, the Von Lindequist Gate:
    • Ganab
    • Okerfontein
    • Kalkheuvel
    • Rietfontein
    • Chuddop
    • Klein Namutoni (great late afternoon)
  • The 9th day is set aside for game viewing, either all day or AM and PM these are self-drive drives but you can arrange at the lodge to go with their open safari vehicle and guide (extra). Good places to visit in the eastern side:
    • Fischer’s Pan
    • Tsumcor
    • Andoni Plains
    • Klein Okevi
    • Chuddop
    • Klein Namutoni

Day 10 - Windhoek

  • Head back to Windhoek today (about 4 hours) where the vehicle is dropped off and this 10-Day excursion ends