Namibia Highlights Tour
Day 1: Rendezvous at Windhoek Airport. KE Land Only package services begin with a group transfer to downtown Windhoek where we have time to look around the Namibian capital, before driving for approximately 1 hour into the Khomas Hochland region, where we check in at our fixed camp accommodation on a wildlife farm. Time to chill at the pool or to do a bit of exploring, looking out for wildlife.
Day 2: We drive through a colourful landscape of rolling hills covered by scrubby forest. We cross the Gamsberg Pass and then Gaub Pass to the Solitaire area where we take lunch. After lunch we drive for a further hour and a half to our camp at Sesriem.
Day 3: This morning we will visit Sossusvlei and the famous 'red dunes' including Dune 45. We have a pre-dawn start and drive into the Namib Naukluft Park, then climb the dune for a spectacular sunrise view. We have breakfast at the foot of the dune, then walk in to Hiddenvlei, before returning to the camp at Sesriem. The afternoon is free to relax.
Day 4: We drive via the Kuiseb Pass to the lagoon at Walvis Bay, where we stop off to watch flamingoes feeding. Continuing our drive northwards, beside the chill waters of the Atlantic, we reach the former German colonial town of Swakopmund and check in at our hotel.
Day 5: We spend the day at leisure in Swakopmund. There is lots to see and do in and around the town, which is well known for its distinctive architecture. You can take it easy, visiting the Crystal Gallery or the Aquarium. Or, try one of the many available activities, such as sand boarding and dolphin spotting. A second night at our Swakopmund hotel.
Day 6: We drive along the Skeleton Coast, then cut inland into the region of Damaraland. In this part of Namibia, we could spot the rare desert elephant or a family of manic meerkats. We set up camp beside the Ugab River, in sight of Brandberg, Namibia's highest peak.
Day 7: Heading north again to the town of Kamanjab in the part of Damaraland to the west of Etosha, we find ourselves in the homeland of the Himba, one of the last of the nomandic tribes of Namibia. We set up our camp close to a Himba settlement and spend some time with these colourful people.
Day 8: Today, we journey to the Etosha National Park, which is home to a wide variety of wildlife. We spend 2 nights in Etosha and one of the highlights of our stay will be visiting a floodlit waterhole. Elephant and black rhinoceros are seen daily during the dry winter months and numerous other game species are also found here including big cats. We stay at a fixed camp in the park.
Day 9: A full day in the Etosha National Park, with morning and evening game drives. Etosha means 'the great white place of dry water' and the central feature of the park is a salt pan desert. This evening we have another chance to observe nocturnal activity at the waterhole. Overnight at our fixed camp.
Day 10: We have a morning drive to the Waterberg National Park with its red sandstone table mountain formation. The park is home to various game animals including the black rhino and more than 200 bird species. In the afternoon we can take a walk up onto the plateau. We stay overnight at a fixed camp in the park.
Day 11: After breakfast, we head back to Windhoek, stopping en-route at the handicraft market in Okahandja - a good place to buy any last minute souvenirs. Our final transfer is to Windhoek Airport where KE Land Only package services end.