Namibia of Essential

Trip description

We offer an extraordinary expedition back to the sources of life. In wild landscapes, you will discover a flora and fauna rich in diversity. From Etosha National Park to the Sossusvlei Dunes, via the Skeleton Coast, this route is ideal for traveling without missing the essentials of Namibia.

Of course, your trip being made entirely to measure, it is you who decide the services you want to include according to your desires.

A safe, welcoming, colorful and structured country, where life is good!

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Rafiki Tours and Safaris

14 days

From : €1,750*

Maximum recommended reservation date

Joseph Kafunda

Rafiki Tours and Safaris we offer you several circuits in Namibia, travel with Guide or without Guide, of travel of high range and low range but a circuit which allows you to discover the essence of Namibia with a guide to help you know the country better and for you talk about the history of the country.

Namibia is mainly renowned for its lush and unspoiled nature: go on safari in various national parks, such as that of Waterberg or Etosha. You will be able to observe numerous species of savannah animals: the famous big four (lions, leopards, elephants, rhinoceros), but also zebras, giraffes or even springboks.

This trip to Namibia also includes a spectacular getaway and discovery of the forgotten track in Namibia in Damaraland and observe the engravings and cave paintings in Twyfelfontein with a sunset in the beautiful landscape of Damaraland. Then take the direction of Cote. Climb the dunes of the Namib Desert and discover the sumptuous site of Sossusvlei.

Day 1: Aeroport - Windhoek

Day 2: Windhoek - Waterberg plateau

Day 3: Waterberg - Etosha

Day 4: Etosha

Day 5: Etosha

Day 6: Etosha - Palmwag

Day 7: Palmwag - Twyfelfontein

Day 8: Twyfelfontein - Swakopmund

Day 9: Swakopmund - Kayak - Walvis bay

Day 10: Swakopmund - Namib Desert

Day 11: Sesriem - Sossusvlei - Deadvlei

Day 12: Namib - Mariental

Day 13: Mariental - Windhoek

Day 14: Windhoek - Aeroport

Day 1 : Aeroport - Windhoek

Arrival at Windhoek, passage of police and customs formalities, recovery of your luggage. Reception from our French-speaking Guide and departure in the direction of Windhoek to pick up your vehicle and delivery of the trip file by your guide. route with your guide for your Guesthouse. The weather will allow us a tour of the city. Dinner and Overnight at Londiningi Guesthouse 

Day 2 : Windhoek - Waterberg plateau

breakfast and departure for the town of Okahandja with a stop at the okahandja market to visit the market, continuation to the Otjiwarongo region then to the Waterberg. Installation in our Lodge. Free lunch and after noon, you can take a long walk to the Waterberg plateau. Dinner and Overnight at Waterberg NWR Resort 

Day 3 : Waterberg - Etosha

The Etosha National Park undoubtedly offers one of the most beautiful pictures of wildlife in the world. It covers more than 22,000 km² in total where 114 species of mammals and 340 varieties of birds live.

Breakfast and drive to Etosha National Park. en Route possibility of visiting the Meteorite of Hobas which is one of the largest metoerite in the world, after continue towards the par of Etosha for a Safari in the park with your vehicle. Dinner and Overnight at Mokuti Lodge 

Day 4 : Etosha

The Etosha National Park undoubtedly offers one of the most beautiful pictures of wildlife in the world. It covers more than 22,000 km² in total where 114 species of mammals and 340 varieties of birds live. full day of game drives in the park. Dinner and Overnight at Mokuti Lodge 

Day 5 : Etosha

Breakfast, then departure to the plains of Etosha for a full day of safari with your vehicle. Etosha, the "great white space", takes its name from the depression of Etosha Pan (which means dry water point). Free lunch and afternoon game drives in the Park towards the Anderson gate. the Etosha Safaris Camp lodge is located 5 km from the Anderson gate. Dinner and Overnight at Etosha Safaris Camp 

Day 6 : Etosha - Palmwag

Breakfast and road to Damaraland with the possibility of visiting a Himba village in the small town of Kamanjab before leaving for a day exploring this Damaraland area. It may be the most interesting day of the trip in search of the endemic fauna of the Desert… most of the time meeting with Rhino, Giraffe, Oryx and Springbok. Dinner and Overnight at Palmwag Lodge 

Day 7 : Palmwag - Twyfelfontein

In the heart of Damaraland, within a vast mountainous circus dominated by a chaos of smooth, red rocks, as if fallen from the sky. This day will probably be the most emblematic of your stay

Breakfast and road to Twyfelfontein, visit to a living museum of the Damara people and after noon departure for the Huab river in search of elephants to adapt to the Desert.  Dinner and Overnight at Twyfelfontein Country Lodge 

Day 8 : Twyfelfontein - Swakopmund

Breakfast then departure to visit the famous site of "Twyfelfontein" to discover engravings and cave paintings six thousand years old

Then departure to the Namibian coast. Arrival in Swakopmund, a small seaside town in Namibia located north of the Namib Desert. Free Dinner and Night at Organic Square Guesthouse 

Day 9 : Swakopmund - Kayak - Walvis bay

Morning devoted to the discovery of this famous bay populated by flamingos and several colonies of fur seals. In this period of births, it is essential to approach them in the best possible way: by sea, while cruising. So we don't scare them, and we graze them very closely. This excursion is for all levels, even if you have never kayaked and you can not swim! Indeed excellent supervision, good equipment, life jacket, and especially no current or wave because you are inside the lagoon. At noon you will have free time to visit Swakopmund and free lunch wherever you want.

The afternoon is also free. You can therefore take the opportunity to take an optional excursion (own expense): Flying over the coast (breathtaking scenery), or a 4x4 tour to Sandwich Harbor. You can also simply stroll through Swakopmund (remarkable mineral museum), or along the banks of the lagoon. Free dinner and overnight at Organic Square Guesthouse 

Day 10 : Swakopmund - Namib Desert

Breakfast, then departure to Walvis Bay and continuation to the Namib Desert with a stop at the Kuiseb canyon, a very important river in Namibia since it stops the progression of the dunes to the north. Crossing the Tropic of Capricorn. a compulsory passage to Soitaire, a stattion service a thousand from nowhere which looks like Baghdad Coffee in Namibia. Dinner and Overnight at Namib Desert Lodge 

Day 11 : Sesriem - Sossusvlei - Deadvlei

This day will probably be the most emblematic of your stay Breakfast then departure before dawn to witness the morning colors in the Namib Desert which is among the highest dunes in the world. Discovery of the Sossusvlei and Deadvlei site. Discovery of the Sesriem Canyon, formed by the Tsauchab river, which has dug a 30 m gorge deeper. Return to the lodge in the afternoon and free time to enjoy the lodge and the swimming pool. Dinner and Overnight at Namib Desert Lodge

Day 12 : Namib - Mariental

Breakfast and Direction south and the foothills of the Kalahari where you will spend the night in the Kalahari desert. Afternoon stroll in the reserve to see the Kalahari desert and these dunes, and animals (ostriches, oryx ... and maybe meerkats, it's their region). Dinner and Overnight at Anib Lodge 

Day 13 : Mariental - Windhoek

Breakfast, then departure to Windhoek. Free time to visit the capital.

Depending on the time of arrival, visit the city center of Windhoek, the administrative, judicial, economic capital and also the heart of Namibia. The city has kept a very important Germanic imprint that can be found along the streets and avenues. Mainly at the architectural level. Windhoek offers a friendly atmosphere with its modern hotels and welcoming guesthouses. You will find there a mixture of races and cultures which represents the image of Namibia today. Small town in comparison to other African megalopolises, Windhoek surprises by its cleanliness, its calm and its character of provincial town. Dinner and Overnight at Londiningi Guesthouse 

Day 14 : Windhoek - Aeroport

Flamants roses à Walvis Bay. ©JurgaR

Depending on your flights, Free morning before your transfer to the airport. Flight to Paris. NB: the route can be carried out in reverse direction on certain dates

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