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7 Days Namibia Southern Odyssey - [STS7]

Route:

Namibia - Windhoek - Kalahari - Namibia - Fish River Canyon - Namib Naukluft Park - Swakopmund - Windhoek

Namibia Southern Odyssey

Adventure Through the Wildly Beautiful Desert Landscapes of Southern Namibia

You have to experience Namibia’s evocative semi-arid and desert landscapes for yourself to truly appreciate the extraordinary beauty and soulfulness of this fascinating, wide-open country. You can sit back and relax in the luxury coach as you range from the Kalahari Desert with its antique red sands to the gigantic 100-mile long ravine of the Fish River Canyon. Experience the Namib, a vast and picturesque coastal desert stretching 1200 miles along the Atlantic Ocean.

Highlights:
- Scenic sunset game viewing in open vehicles in the Kalahari Desert
- Walking along the spectacular rim of the world’s second largest chasm, the dramatic Fish River Canyon
-Exploring the Namib Desert from the vast southern sand seas with their towering dunes to unusual granite              outcrops of Moon Valley.

- Combine Namibia Northern Odyssey with Namibia Southern Odyssey to form 14day Classic Namibia

 

Itinerary:

Day One - Departing Windhoek

Depart Windhoek and drive via Rehoboth into Kalahari Desert for overnight.

Day One

A scenic drive will be undertaken towards sunset (in open vehicles). [D]
 
Day Two

Drive through Kalahari and visit the Quiver tree forest near Keetmanshoop. Lunch in Keetmanshoop (for own account) and from there continue to Naute Dam for a quick stop. Stretch your legs on an easy walk to a nearby mountain and enjoy a complimentary drink as you watch the sun go down. [BD]

Day Three
 
After breakfast, travel to the Hobas Campsite, an entrance to the Fish River Canyon to view the Canyons’ most spectacular northern fringes. Continue to Aus and stop for lunch (for own account). See desert adapted horses on entering Namib Desert. Enjoy spectacular scenery of the Aus Mountains on an unguided walk. Scenic sun downer drive included in the afternoon (for own account). [BD]

Day Four

Optional excursion to Kolmanskop possible – enquire with your guide regarding the rate (min 4 guests). See the ever-changing vistas of the desert landscapes when driving along the most beautiful district road in Namibia, the D707 (road conditions permitting). Visit Duwiseb Castle before arriving at the Lodge in the late afternoon. [BD]
 
Day Five

Early start to visit Sossusvlei where we will undertake a 4x4 vehicle drive into the heart of the Namib Desert. Climb into the gorge of Sesriem Canyon before you travel past the impressive Namib Naukluft Mountains to your Lodge. [BD]

Day Six
 
Drive through Kuiseb Canyon and continue towards Walvis Bay at the coast. Lunch in Walvis Bay (for own account). Visit Walvis Bay Lagoon to view seabirds. Travel to Swakopmund. Enjoy a complimentary sundowner at the Moon Landscape. [BD]

Day Seven

Explore lovely Swakopmund (unguided) in the morning. After an early lunch (for own account), continue inland towards the towns of Usakos and Karibib. A short visit to a craft market in Okahandja is made. Tour ends on arrival in Windhoek during the late afternoon. Alternatively stay two additional nights in Swakopmund and join the Northern Namibia & Etosha Tour. [B]

Day 1 - Kalahari Anib Lodge

Relax in a lush green oasis in the midst of vibrant red Kalahari sand dunes. Begin the day with a hearty buffet-style breakfast and then relax in the shaded courtyard and take a dip in the swimming pool. Alternatively, while away the time in the restaurant or bar, spend it watching vultures and marabou storks, or explore the Kalahari on foot by following one of the hiking trails.

Day 2 - Canon Roadhouse

20 kilometres before the main viewpoint of the Fish River Canyon, you’ll find the Caňon Roadhouse, a characterful, comfortable and caring establishment with a charming cult-car theme. The individually-decorated en-suite rooms are gathered around an inner courtyard, creating an ambiance of tranquil homeliness. The theme à la Carte restaurant and bar are innovatively decorated with old car parts found in the area, and this unusual creativity seems to inspire a fantastic atmosphere for the sharing and telling of traveller’s yarns. A large terrace accommodates summer-night dining under a dazzling array of stars. The large swimming pool and sun deck surrounded by indigenous succulent gardens offers welcome relaxation and respite from the desert heat.

Day 3 - Desert Horse Inn, AUS

Situated in the spectacular Aus Mountains on the private Klein Aus Nature Reserve, this lodge offers comfortable, safari-style accommodation, caring service and great dining, as well as stunning southern Namibia vistas you will never forget. Relax with a sundowner on the wooden deck and watch the extraordinary changing colours of a Namibian sunset, before enjoying an excellent dinner in the restaurant and perhaps a night-cap in the bar or lounge. The rooms are spacious with private bathrooms, exceptional views, ceiling fans, mosquito nets and other modern conveniences. The legendary wild horses of Namibia are regularly sighted in the vicinity.

Day 4 - Hammerstein Lodge & Rest Camp

Halfway between the Namib Desert seaside towns of Lüderitz and Swakopmund, the Hammerstein Lodge & Rest Camp nestles between the scenic Nubib and Tsaris Mountains. Accommodation is in comfortable en suite rooms and the lodge offers dining, a bar and relaxation around a sparkling swimming pool.

Day 5 - Namib Naukluft Lodge, Namib Naukluft Park

Set in a stunning 25 000 hectare private nature reserve bordering the world-renowned Namib Naukluft Park, this lodge offers a great desert experience that is unique, peaceful and nature-loving. Tucked against the impressive granite hills, every room offers spectacular views across the open desert plains. All rooms are en suite, with air conditioning, private verandas and fridges. Traditional meals are served on the scenic veranda or in the open-air lapa. Guests can relax in the local African craft-inspired lounge or the friendly bar, or cool off in the sparkling swimming pool.

Day 6 - Brigadoon Guest House, Swakopmund

Situated just 200 metres from Swakopmund’s main beach, this guesthouse offers stylish en suite rooms with all modern conveniences and a private patio overlooking a peaceful, lush garden. Excellent restaurants, a heated swimming pool and many places of interest in the town are within easy walking distance.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Departs: Saturday

Note: Minimum 2 guests

Tour Includes:

- 6 breakfasts, 6 dinners, 6 nights accommodation, porterage, transportation and sightseeing as specified

Tour Excludes:

- Any additional personal expenses and purchases
- Any activities and meals not mentioned in the itinerary

 

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