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Oshili Highlights of Namibia Tour

10 Days

Tour Description

Join us on a 10 day Namibia Highlights Tour that will take your breath away. We start off with visiting picture perfect Sossusvlei, taking on the highest dunes in the world. Then we move to the coast where we enjoy a relaxed couple of days, going on a Boat cruise viewing Pelicans, Dolphins, Seals and if we lucky we can spot Whales. From here we move to the “Brandberg” to meet the “white lady”. We also have a meet with the Himba people and from there it is off to Etosha, one of the biggest Game Parks in the world.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Shortly after breakfast at any hotel/lodge situated in Windhoek we travel south to world-famous Sossusvlei via Spreetshoogte Pass. We make a quick stop at the view point to admire the beauty of the Namib. The activities in the afternoon include a visit to the fascinating rock formation of the Sesriem Canyon and in the late afternoon we climb Elim Dune.

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 2 

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 up for it, you can take on climbing one of the highest dunes in the World, 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!

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.

Meals: breakfast, dinner.

Day 3 

After breakfast, make our way to the north-west, to Swakopmund, set on the Atlantic coast. En route there is a good chance of spotting ostriches, springboks, mountain zebras and Oryx grazing in their natural habitat, so be on the look out!

Meals: breakfast, dinner at Swakopmund.

Distance: around 320 km on gravel roads.

Duration of travel: around +/- 6 hrs with stops for lunch and pictures.

Accommodation: 2 nights at hotel in Swakopmund

Day 4
In the morning, just after breakfast, we make our way to Walvisbay where we will take a boat cruise to view pink Flamingos and fur seals and Dolphins. If we are lucky we might see Whales. The Boat Cruise usually takes 3 hours. We make our way back to Swakopmund just around lunch. In the afternoon you have a relaxed time off to take in and explore Swakopmund or do one of the below optional activities:

Optional attractions, not included in the tour’s price:

- Quad bike tour into the desert dunes. EUR 50.00 p/p
- Camel riding EUR 50.00 p/p
- Visit at fascinating Crystal Gallery – exhibition of magnificent, Namibian crystals, some of the biggest specimen in the World, as well as rich selection of semi-precious stones. Entrance: EUR 5.00 p/p
- Visit at the Snake Park – Entrance: EUR 3.00.

Meals: breakfast, dinner.
Distance: 100 km on gravel and tar roads. 

Day 5 

Just after breakfast we make our way to Brandberg. On the way, visit to the Cape Cross well known for its more than 250 000 Cape fur Seals, the biggest colony of seals in Namibia. Hundreds of years ago, Portuguese seafarers sailed southwards down the west coast of Africa on voyagers of discovery. To mark their progress they erected wooden crosses that served as navigational aid to other ships and also to mark their territory. These wooden crosses were in later years replaced with limestone pillars called ‘padraos’.

The impressive Brandberg with its highest peak, Konigsberg, towering 2573m above sea level, was actually 1000 meters higher in the past. The area is known for its more than 30 000 examples of rock art. Arrival at the lodge, in the afternoon.

Meals: breakfast, dinner.

Accommodation: 1 night at one of Namibia’s beautiful lodges

Distance: about 300 km on salt and gravel roads.

Duration: around +/-8 hours including sight-seeing.

Day 6

Early in the morning, en route to scenic Damaraland and to visit Twyfelfontein – The San people roamed The Etjo sandstone hills as there were a source of water and shelter, and food as animals usually come have a drink at the spring. It is here where the San artists carved and etched on the rocks-faces hundreds of works of art, creating one of the world’s most amazing art galleries. We also make time to visit the local school called “Blydskap” the Lord’s Mission School.

Optional activities:

- Ethnic visit at the ‚Living Museum’ presenting Damara culture. EUR 30.00 p/p

- Visit to the ‚Petrified Forrest’.

Meals: breakfast, dinner.

Accommodation: 1 night at a Lodge near Twyfelfontein.

Distance: around 300 km on gravel roads.

Duration: around 8 hours including sightseeing and lunch.

Day 7
After breakfast, we are making our way to Kamanjab, an area well known for its Himba people to get the Himba experience with an unforgettable visit to a Himba village, learning about their nomadic way of life. This is a unique opportunity to observe their exotic culture and customs. They have clung to their traditions, and the beautiful Himba women are noted for their red-coloured skin, intricate hairstyles and traditional jewelry. Himba men and women wear few clothes, apart from a loin cloth or goat-skin mini-skirt, they rub their bodies with mixture of red ochre and animal fat to protect themselves against sun, insects and to condition their skin. It gives the Himba skin a characteristic rich, red colour. Himba jewelry is made from iron, animal skin or shell, and due to the intricate designs, has become very popular among the visiting tourists. Visit at the Himba village creates superb opportunity for spectacular ethnic photography! After the morning adventure it is time for lunch and afternoon rest.
Meals: breakfast, dinner.
Distance: around 250 km on gravel roads.
Duration: around 3 to 4 hrs including breaks for picture-taking.
Accommodation: 1 night at a Lodge in the area

Day 8 

After breakfast on our way to Namibia’s premier tourist attraction – Etosha National Park! Etosha is one of the world’s largest Game Parks, extending more than 350km from east to west. The wide-open plains, numerous waterholes and large number of game (estimates: 200 Lions, 16000 Zebras, 7000 Oryx/Gemsbok, 2500 Elephants, 3000 Giraffes, 600 Black Rhino, and many more other species) makes visits to Etosha very rewarding. We make time for an afternoon game drive.

Meals: breakfast, dinner.

Distance: around 200 km on tarred and gravel roads.

Duration: around 3 to 4 hours with stops for sight-seeing and lunch.

Accommodation: 2 nights at lodges in and around Etosha

Day 9
Another day of endless game viewing, we will spend these days on game drives that will hopefully give you lasting memories and endless photos to cherish a lifetime. Etosha is also very popular for bird viewing, the large variety of birds and the ease with which they may be observed has made Etosha a popular birding venue for bird viewing lovers.

Meals: breakfast, dinner.
Distance: about 200 km on gravel roads. 

Day 10 

We visit Waterberg as we make our back to central parts of Namibia. Waterberg Plateau Park is a national park in central Namibia on the Waterberg Plateau, 68 kilometres south-east of Otjiwarongo. The plateau and the national park are named after the prominent table mountain that rises from the plateau, the Waterberg

Leaving Waterberg early in the morning the next day, after two weeks filled with unforgettable adventures, we are heading to the international airport. We say our goodbyes and wish you a safe journey, till we see you again on a safari in Africa – with Oshili Namibia Travel and Tours cc!

Accommodation: 1 night at Waterberg

Meals: Dinner and Breakfast.

Distance: around 450 km on tarred roads.

Duration: 6 hrs including stop over for shopping and lunch.


- 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