6 Days of Dunes and Safaris

From R 20000

DURATION:

6 DAYS

STARTING POINT:

WINDHOEK

ENDING POINT:

WINDHOEK

TOUR TYPE:

Budget Safari

TOUR CODE:

ACSDW6

6 Days of Dunes and Safaris

This overland tour departs every Tuesday and combines adventure, budget safaris and beautiful landscape.

Starting in Windhoek you will head North into Etosha National Park in search of the its abundant wildlife. You will make your way down the Skeleton Coast to Swakopmund for some adventure activities before heading to solitaire and Sossusvlei to witness the mighty Namib Desert in its finest. Finally heading back to Windhoek where your tour ends.

This 6 day adventure and budget safari tour is a combination of our 3 day Sossusvlei and our 3 day Etosha tour. Giving you the best of both worlds and an all round great trip through Namibia.

6 Days of Dunes and Safaris

Day 1

Halali, Etosha National Park

Be ready at 07h30 as the group meets for a pre-departure talk before we depart. We stop briefly at Otjiwarongo to
gather some last minute supplies before continuing on to Etosha with a light lunch pack whilst “on the move”. We
enjoy an afternoon game drive through the park visiting waterholes looking for predators as well as zebra, giraffe,
elephant, rhino and many different species of antelope. We arrive at our lodge just before sunset and settle into our
rooms, with en-suite bathroom and tea/coffee facilities. A visit to the floodlit waterhole is highly recommended
while dinner is prepared by your guide over an open fire.

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2

Etosha Village Outside The Anderson Gate

 

We start our first game drive at sunrise to catch the predators while they are still active, visiting many waterholes.
Our second game drive mid morning takes us to the impressive Etosha Pan “great white place” where we can get out
of the vehicle and experience this 4500 sq km “saline desert” before continuing our game drive to look for the Big 4.
We arrive back at Halali where our guide will prepare a delicious lunch whilst we have a dip in the pool or relax by
the camp waterhole. After lunch we begin our final game drive across the park towards Okaukuejo calling into some
well-known waterholes and leave the park prior to sunset. We will stay just outside the park on this night.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Etosha National Park

Enjoy an early morning breakfast and departure from the camp is at 07h30. The route today takes us into the
dramatic and beautiful scenery of Damaraland. We have the chance to meet the wonderful Herero ladies who sell
their handmade arts and crafts to support their rural families. A light roadside lunch is served en-route in the shadow of Namibia’s tallest mountain, the Brandberg, and we can interact with some of the colorful local characters who live in this harsh environment. On the drive down the Skeleton Coast we explore the remains of a small shipwreck. Arrive in Swakopmund late afternoon where, depending on the season, we will have the chance to explore this quaint seaside town on foot and enjoy a coffee and cake in one of the many cafes. Tonight dinner is at our own expense.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Desert Camp or Similar in the Namib Desert

A free morning to explore the town centre of Swakopmund or for the adrenaline junkies, join the 2 hour sand
boarding trip into the sand dunes. We will be picked up from our guesthouse/hotel in Swakopmund from 11h15
before leaving Swakopmund and driving via the Kuiseb Canyon and Solitaire. We arrive at our camp late afternoon
and have a chance to relax and enjoy the views before taking a short walk to watch the sunset over the Naukluft Mountains. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 5

Desert Camp or Similar in the Namib Desert

Dawn departure from our lodge to arrive at the park gate for sunrise. We drive down an ancient river bed surrounded by towering dunes to the 2×4 parking (around 55kms) and take a 4×4 shuttle into the Sossusvlei area to
see its beauty in early morning light and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the region. We explore this unique area on foot before heading into Dead Vlei with its large expanse of bleached cracked clay andskeletal camel thorn trees, contrasting with a backdrop of huge dunes with their ever changing colours. We then take the 4×4 shuttle back to our vehicle. As we drive back to our accommodation we will stop at the famous Dune 45 and climb this dune if we wish or just wander around the base. We return to Sesriem and visit the nearby Sesriem Canyon, one of the few permanent water sources before arriving back at our lodge late afternoon to watch the sunset over this spectacular desert.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Windhoek – End of Services

Early morning breakfast before heading to Solitaire where we jump onto an open vehicle and visit the local
conservation project. Here they have a number of cheetahs that are unable to be released for different reasons. This
1hour activity allows us the chance to learn all about the cheetah, the work done by local conservation projects, and
get some incredible photos of the world's fastest land mammal. We return to Windhoek via Bullsport and Rehoboth. On arrival in Windhoek, mid afternoon, we will be dropped at our accommodation of choice or transferred directly to the International Airport for our onward flight or to the bus terminal for our overnight bus. (B,L)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

This tour includes:

  • Transport in a custom built safari vehicle with pop up roof (no air-conditioning)
  • Services of a professional English speaking driver/guide
  • 5 nights’ accommodation in twin share rooms with en-suite bathrooms as above
  • Meals as above
  • National park entry fees (2 days Etosha & 1 day Sossusvlei)
  • Game drives as above
  • Sossusvlei excursion (including 4×4 shuttle) and cheetah tracking activity at Solitaire
  • Pick up and drop off within Windhoek city limits

Accommodated tour – R20,000 on a willing to share basis
Single supplement – R 3,800



  • *Single supplement only applicable to single travelers that request their own room, otherwise single travelers will be matched with another traveler of the same sex on a twin share basis
  • **Between the 1st January and the 31st March there is a National Park Supplement Fee of R510 on all accommodated tours.

  • Includes:

  • Transport in a custom built safari vehicle with pop up roof
  • USB charging capabilities
  • Air-conditioning
  • Professional English speaking driver/guide
  • Five nights accommodation in twin share rooms with en-suite bathrooms
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • National park entry fees (2 days Etosha & 1 day Sossusvlei)
  • Game drives as above
  • Sossusvlei excursion (including 4x4 shuttle) and cheetah activity at Solitaire
  • Pick up and drop off within Windhoek city limits

    Excludes:

  • Drinks
  • Items of personal nature
  • Optional Activities
  • Please note that maps shown are a rough guide. Exact locations and routes might differ slightly to what is shown. Please refer to the tour itinerary for a more precise route.

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    6 Days of Dunes and Safaris

    R20,000.00

    This overland tour departs every Tuesday and combines adventure, budget safaris and beautiful landscape.

    Starting in Windhoek you will head North into Etosha National Park in search of the its abundant wildlife. You will make your way down the Skeleton Coast to Swakopmund for some adventure activities before heading to solitaire and Sossusvlei to witness the mighty Namib Desert in its finest. Finally heading back to Windhoek where your tour ends.

    This 6 day adventure and budget safari tour is a combination of our 3 day Sossusvlei and our 3 day Etosha tour. Giving you the best of both worlds and an all round great trip through Namibia.

    Description

    Day 1

    Halali, Etosha National Park

    Be ready at 07h30 as the group meets for a pre-departure talk before we depart. We stop briefly at Otjiwarongo to
    gather some last minute supplies before continuing on to Etosha with a light lunch pack whilst “on the move”. We
    enjoy an afternoon game drive through the park visiting waterholes looking for predators as well as zebra, giraffe,
    elephant, rhino and many different species of antelope. We arrive at our lodge just before sunset and settle into our
    rooms, with en-suite bathroom and tea/coffee facilities. A visit to the floodlit waterhole is highly recommended
    while dinner is prepared by your guide over an open fire.

    Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

    Day 2

    Etosha Village Outside The Anderson Gate

     

    We start our first game drive at sunrise to catch the predators while they are still active, visiting many waterholes.
    Our second game drive mid morning takes us to the impressive Etosha Pan “great white place” where we can get out
    of the vehicle and experience this 4500 sq km “saline desert” before continuing our game drive to look for the Big 4.
    We arrive back at Halali where our guide will prepare a delicious lunch whilst we have a dip in the pool or relax by
    the camp waterhole. After lunch we begin our final game drive across the park towards Okaukuejo calling into some
    well-known waterholes and leave the park prior to sunset. We will stay just outside the park on this night.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 3

    Etosha National Park

    Enjoy an early morning breakfast and departure from the camp is at 07h30. The route today takes us into the
    dramatic and beautiful scenery of Damaraland. We have the chance to meet the wonderful Herero ladies who sell
    their handmade arts and crafts to support their rural families. A light roadside lunch is served en-route in the shadow of Namibia’s tallest mountain, the Brandberg, and we can interact with some of the colorful local characters who live in this harsh environment. On the drive down the Skeleton Coast we explore the remains of a small shipwreck. Arrive in Swakopmund late afternoon where, depending on the season, we will have the chance to explore this quaint seaside town on foot and enjoy a coffee and cake in one of the many cafes. Tonight dinner is at our own expense.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

    Day 4

    Desert Camp or Similar in the Namib Desert

    A free morning to explore the town centre of Swakopmund or for the adrenaline junkies, join the 2 hour sand
    boarding trip into the sand dunes. We will be picked up from our guesthouse/hotel in Swakopmund from 11h15
    before leaving Swakopmund and driving via the Kuiseb Canyon and Solitaire. We arrive at our camp late afternoon
    and have a chance to relax and enjoy the views before taking a short walk to watch the sunset over the Naukluft Mountains. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

     

    Day 5

    Desert Camp or Similar in the Namib Desert

    Dawn departure from our lodge to arrive at the park gate for sunrise. We drive down an ancient river bed surrounded by towering dunes to the 2×4 parking (around 55kms) and take a 4×4 shuttle into the Sossusvlei area to
    see its beauty in early morning light and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the region. We explore this unique area on foot before heading into Dead Vlei with its large expanse of bleached cracked clay andskeletal camel thorn trees, contrasting with a backdrop of huge dunes with their ever changing colours. We then take the 4×4 shuttle back to our vehicle. As we drive back to our accommodation we will stop at the famous Dune 45 and climb this dune if we wish or just wander around the base. We return to Sesriem and visit the nearby Sesriem Canyon, one of the few permanent water sources before arriving back at our lodge late afternoon to watch the sunset over this spectacular desert.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 6

    Windhoek – End of Services

    Early morning breakfast before heading to Solitaire where we jump onto an open vehicle and visit the local
    conservation project. Here they have a number of cheetahs that are unable to be released for different reasons. This
    1hour activity allows us the chance to learn all about the cheetah, the work done by local conservation projects, and
    get some incredible photos of the world's fastest land mammal. We return to Windhoek via Bullsport and Rehoboth. On arrival in Windhoek, mid afternoon, we will be dropped at our accommodation of choice or transferred directly to the International Airport for our onward flight or to the bus terminal for our overnight bus. (B,L)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

    This tour includes:

    • Transport in a custom built safari vehicle with pop up roof (no air-conditioning)
    • Services of a professional English speaking driver/guide
    • 5 nights’ accommodation in twin share rooms with en-suite bathrooms as above
    • Meals as above
    • National park entry fees (2 days Etosha & 1 day Sossusvlei)
    • Game drives as above
    • Sossusvlei excursion (including 4×4 shuttle) and cheetah tracking activity at Solitaire
    • Pick up and drop off within Windhoek city limits

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