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Oshili Southern Namibia Tour

8-9 Days

Tour Description

Highlights of this trip is definitely visiting the 2nd biggest canyon in the world, Fish River Canyon, taking some beautiful action pictures of the Wild Horses of the desert, before we go back into history, visiting the coastal town of the South Lüderitzbucht and finishing off climbing the highest dunes in the world at Sossusvlei.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Welcome to Namibia, land of the Brave!!

We are travelling south, taking the B1 towards Rehoboth. We turn left onto C21 towards Camelthorn lodge, situated in the centre of the Kalahari Desert where we will spend the night
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Meals: breakfast, dinner.
Accommodation: 1 night at Camelthorn Lodge.
Distance: +/- 250km
Duration: around 3 hours with the stop-over. 

Activity:
We will take a walk with the Bushmen and enjoy a sundowner on the Red Dunes. 

Day 2 & 3

Early morning, after breakfast, we travel to Fish River Canyon, second largest canyon in the World, breathtakingly spectacular; it is one of the African Continent’s most wondrous geological features. A Unique place for spectacular landscape photography! We also visit Ai/Ais, natural hot water springs and beautiful lodge.

Meals: breakfast, dinner

Accommodation: 2 nights at the safari lodge near the Fish River Canyon.

Distance: around 465 km 4hrs drive with stops, on tar and gravel roads.


Day 4
We make our way towards the small town called Aus. Here we can visit the the Wild Horses. These horses incredibly adjusted to the harsh, dry and dangers of the desert conditions. Recently they are also threatened by Hyenas, but on any given day they are truly a beautiful site to see.

You will spend 1 night at the safari lodge
Meals: breakfast, dinner.
Distance: around 300 km (tarred and gravel roads).
Duration: about 5 hours with stop-over’s 

Day 5 

After breakfast, make our way to the small coastal town of Luderitz, named after the German trader, Adolf Lüderitz, situated on the Atlantic Coast. We make a quick stop around 10 km from Lüderitz, at the historical ‘Ghost Town’ of Kolmanskop, a town that started with the diamond rush, when diamonds were discovered near Lüderitz but became a “ghost town” when the diamond rush ended leaving behind only empty buildings.

Short visit to the historical monument, granite cross, known as the Diaz Cross, set in the sands of the Namib by Portuguese sailor Bartholomeus Diaz, when he first landed at the Namibian coast centuries ago.

Meals: breakfast, dinner.

Accommodation: 1 night at the hotel in Luderitz.

Distance: around 250 km (tarred roads).

Duration: around 3 hours with the stop-over.


Day 6

Shortly after breakfast we travel to world-famous Sossusvlei on the way admiring picturesque vistas and incredible, desert landscape. After the long day’s drive, you are comfortably settled for an appetizing dinner and deserved rest at the stylish lodge near the Sossusvlei.


Meals: dinner.

Distance: 350 km on gravel road

Duration: +/- 5 to 6 hours including stops

Accommodation: 2 nights at any one of the beautiful lodges in and around Sossusvlei


Day 7/8
We leave early in the morning, just before sunrise for Sossusvlei. We start off by climbing Dune 45, this is a must do and we recommend this to everyone. After Dune 45 it is off to the surreal Dead Vlei, a place of vast desert pan where dried-up, ancient acacias stand silent in the open-air gallery. If you are up for it, you can take on climbing one of the highest dunes on Earth, the “Big Daddy”’ or “Big Mama”. Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei are considered to be one of the most photogenic and some of the most photographed places on Earth and make for beautiful memories! During the 2 Days visit we also visit the Sesriem Canyon.

Be on the lookout, you may just see the occasional wildlife: ostriches, Oryx, bat-eared foxes, springboks, possibly cheetah and various birds inhabiting the desert.
Optional activity in the afternoon: Hot Air Ballooning.

Accommodation: 2 nights at a lodge near Sossusvlei
Meals: breakfast, dinner 

Day 9 

In the morning depart for Windhoek, vibrant capital of Namibia. En route, plenty of time for the last curio shopping, visit at the local, open-air craft market and taking last photographs of the African savanna. We arrive in Windhoek just in time for lunch at your hotel. Afternoon optional activities:

- Visit to the Christuskirche

- Visit to Katatura and introduce you to one of the traditional hang out places and foods.

- Parliament building

Accommodation: In a hotel in Windhoek

Meals: breakfast, dinner

Distance: 400 km gravel roads.

Duration: around 6 hours with the stop-over’s

Accommodation

- Beautiful lodges and hotels

- Double rooms and family rooms with an option of a single supplement.

- Air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms.

Included/Not Included

Included in the tour’s price:

- Transportation/fuel (in case of self drive fuel is not included),

- Accommodation,

- meals as per itinerary,

- national park entrance fee,

- tour guide for the entire tour,

- transfer ‚to and from’ the airport,

- Pick-up in Windhoek and guests’ transfer to the lodge/hotel after the tour.


Not included in the tour’s price:

- Flights (bus tickets) to and from’ Namibia

- Flights from Zimbabwe or Zambia back home

- extended accommodation or additional transfers,

- sleeping bags on camping tours,

- compulsory travel insurance,

- water and drinks,

- alcoholic beverages,

- optional activities/attractions,

- snacks,

- gratuities and tips,

- trip extensions,

- personal shopping,

- Visa to Namibia

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