12 Day Southern Namibia - Deserts & Coast - Self Drive
DAY 1: WINDHOEK
On arrival at Windhoek Airport you will be met our representative for the vehicle and welcome pack handover.
Your welcome pack includes your itinerary, Tracks 4 Africa map, travel vouchers and driving notes.
The day can be spent at your leisure in Windhoek to recover from your journey. Alternatively we can organise an afternoon excursion for you.
Windhoek excursions include a city and township tour, horse trails and a visit to a game farm for big cat feeding.
DAY 2 & 3: SOUTHERN KALAHARI
The Kalahari – green acacias and yellow grass on the red sand of dunes which extend over hundreds of kilometres.
The Kalahari provides unforgettable impressions of the largest continuous stretch of sand on earth.
Animals like Springbok, Gemsbok and Ostrich as well as Jackal, Hare and Porcupine inhabit the dunes and dune valleys, referred to as 'streets'.
Guided walks with the local Kalahari Bushmen are highly informative and interesting.
DAY 4 & 5: FISH RIVER CANYON
Fish River Canyon is the second oldest canyon in the world and the largest in Africa.
The viewpoints to the canyon offer spectacular views across outstanding scenery.
The canyon is particularly pretty at sunset, so sundowners at the viewpoint are highly recommended!
Activities in the area include:- canyon drives and hikes, nature drives.
DAY 6 & 7: AUS & LUDERITZ
The next 2 days you will stay at Klein Aus Vista, 1400m above sea level at Klein Aus Vista located in the Gondwana Sperrgebriet Rand Park.
Gondwana Sperrgebiet Rand Park near Aus is part of one of the 20 biologically most valuable areas in the world.
Three different biomes merge in this 510 km² park, resulting in a unique flora.
The nature reserve borders on the Nama Karoo and on the dune-sea of the Namib.The landscape is characterised by the granite mountains of the Great Escarpment, rock-strewn dry riverbeds and sweeping plains.
8 & 9: SOSSUSVLEI
Today you have a beautiful scenic drive to reach Sesriem where you will stay for the next 2 days.
Activities in the area include driving into the towering red sand dunes of the Namib Desert, guided walks to Deadvlei and Sossusvlei, scenic flights, hot air ballooning, hiking and much more.
The Sossusvlei and Sesriem area possesess a wide variation of accommodation from camping sites and budget accommodation to guest farms and luxury lodges.
DAY 10 & 11 : SWAKOPMUND
The adventure capital of Namibia.
Your tour consultant can organise the following activities for you whilst you are in Swakopmund : -
Quad biking and sand boarding on the dunes, seal and dolphin cruise, day tour to Sandwich Harbour, skydiving, scenic flights over the Namib Desert.
Swakopmund is a quaint German town which has a great craft market and curio shops. A visit to Karakulia Weavers is highly recommended.
Day 12: END OF TOUR
You can fly out from Walvis Bay Airport, or Windhoek.
Available tour formats:-
Self Drive, Guided Tour or Fly In Safari
Camping / Budget Accommodation
Days can be added or removed from this itinerary to suit your requirements.