Namibia Destinations: Holiday & Travel Guide

August 10, 2015

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See majestic sand dunes, salt pans and moonscapes, absolutely out of this world

~$3500, 15 days
BUDGET:
The amount stated here in our tour is an appoximate estimate for a comfortable trip with midrange accomodation, resturants and a few additional activities. This budget can be customised to meet your needs.

SCHEDULE:
This travel guide details a relatively comfortable pace to see the best Namibia destinations on your holiday. Namibia is a coutry where distances are huge and much time is spent on travelling. You can pick the dates and customise the pace of your holiday.

Day 1-3: Capetown
Cape Town is one of the most iconic cities in the world and the second largest city in South Africa. Located in the south-west corner of the country near the Cape of Good Hope, it is the most southern city in the continent of Africa. Take a stroll through the V&A Waterfront, visit the African penguin colony at Boulders and Cape Point. If you are feeling adventurous, climb Table Mountain and Lion’s Head for spectacular views of the city.

Day 4: Cederberg Mountain Region
Cederberg is home to a variety of well-known and impressive rock formations as well as San bushman paintings. The area is rich in fauna and flora with a variety of animals like springboks, rock hyrax and antelopes. Do some hiking and explore the caves.

Day 5: Orange River
The Orange River is the longest in South Africa, starting in the Drakensberg in Lesotho, it flows westward towards the Atlantic ocean. Enjoy a day on the river, canoeing and enjoying the views. Do some bird watching, there are 142 different species of birds that can be seen on this area.

Day 6: Fish River Canyon
Leave South Africa behind and make your way to Namibia destination. Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world, second only to Grand Canyon in the United States, and it is the largest canyon on the continent of Africa. It is one of the most impressive natural beauties in the southern part of Namibia and the immensity of this magnificent landscape is truly breathtaking.

Day 7-8: Namib-Naukluft National Park – Sossusvlei Dunes
Namib means ‘open space’, the national park is bigger than Switzerland at 49,768km2, and is made up of fiery desert, burnt orange dunes and hills formed by strong winds. Unlike most national parks around Africa that are filled with typical wild African, the Namib-Naukluft National Park is filled with animals of a different kind – snakes, scorpions and never before strange-looking insects.

Day 9-10: Swakopmund
Enroute to Swakopmund , visit Walvis Bay, where hundreds of flamingos can be seen feeding on the algae-rich lagoon. Swakopmund is known as the adventure capital of Namibia, go sky-diving, quad biking and sand boarding in the sand dunes. Alternatively, go on nature walks or even a dolphin cruise. Stroll through the town and enjoy the German-styled architecture, remnants of Swaopmund’s colonial history – don’t forget to visit many of the quaint shops and destinations in the town.

Day 11: Spitzkoppe
The extra-terrestrial landscape of Spitzkoppe feels out of this world. The granite peaks stand out dramatically on the flat desolate landscape, and they are over 700 million years old. Explore the area on a guided nature walk, see the rock paintings done by the Khoi San tribes that inhabited the area of the area.

Day 12: Himba Tribe
Himba are an ancient semi-nomadic tribe of tall and statuesque herders living in one of the most extreme environments on earth. Since the 16th century they have lived in scattered settlements, leading a life that has remained largely unchanged. Interact with the Himbas in the village and understand better their lifestyle and traditions, they could be your guides for the day and give a tour.

Day 13-14: Etosha National Park
Etosha is one of the most unique venues for game viewing in Africa, the sparse grasslands allow great opportunities to see animals normally hidden in dense vegetation. Visit the salt pans and go on game drives to spot lions, elephants, rhinos and other game. Spend your evenings at the abundant waterholes with a glass of wine, now that’s a great holiday!

Day 15: Windhoek
Windhoek is not only the Capital city of Namibia, it is also the cultural, social and economic centre of Namibia. Visit the serene National Botanical Gardens, or the delightful Zoo Park. Take a walk through the city and visit historically significant sites.

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