Taste of Namibia tour – 6 Days (WH 6)

The 6 day Taste of Namibia is a combination of our 3 day Etosha Link and our 3 day Sossusvlei Link safaris and is designed to offer a quick wildlife snapshot to Namibia’s premier Big Game location, Etosha National Park and a quick landscape snapshot of the world’s highest dunes at Sossusvlei.

Namib desert , southern Namibia

Rocky outcrops contrast the silky sands – Southern Namibia

Price per person: 2017
N$ 11100
Day 1 (Saturday): Windhoek – Etosha National Park (450 km) (LD) (camping)
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So many Zebras in Etosha

A long drive this morning, we will travel north passing through farmland and stopping at small towns along the way, we aim to arrive at the main camp in Etosha, Okaukuejo, Etosha in the middle afternoon. After entering Etosha we game drive our way through to the Okaukuejo camp where we will check in and make camp.
After your evening meal there are still more chances to see Etosha’s big game at Okaukuejo’s floodlit waterhole, situated on the boundary of our camp and easily reachable on foot.
Okaukuejo is famous for its waterhole, which has been described as one of the best game viewing opportunities in Southern Africa. Situated on the doorstep of our camp, black rhino, elephant, lion and numerous species of antelope are usually seen.
Day 2 (Sunday): Etosha National Park (Full Day Game Drive) (BLD) (camping)
A full day’s game driving today and we leave early to enjoy the cool morning air as we game drive our way through Etosha to Halali camp, situated in the middle of the park.
Along the way we visit several waterholes and are afforded splendid views of the massive Etosha Pan. The game viewing is usually excellent and we have the chance to tick off a few new species that are not normally seen on the Okaukuejo side of the park.
We stop at Halali camp for a rest and a leisurely lunch and there is time to visit the Halali waterhole and to make use of the swimming pool and bar facilities before continuing on to the eastern side of the park and our camp in the Namutoni region.
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Lion on tour in Etosha Park

Day 3 (Monday): Etosha National Park  Windhoek (500km) (BL)
A long transit back to Windhoek, we are travelling on the main road, passing through towns and rural areas and we will make time to make a stop in the small town of Okahandja, the home of Namibia’s largest wood carving market. The stalls operated on a local co-operative basis and are one of the best places to shop for truly Namibian souvenirs.
We are due back into the city around 16:00 and you will be dropped off at your accommodation on our return. This night’s accommodation is included in the price of the safari but dinner tonight will be for the client’s own account in a local restaurant.
Day 4 (Tuesday): Windhoek - Sesriem (350 km) (LD) (camping)
You will be collected between 08:00 & 08:30.
We travel out over the Eros Mountains and along scenic roads, on our way south-west to the desert. We also pass over part of the Naukluft Mountains the Khomas Hochland range on our journey today and head down from Namibia’s central plateau by way of the beautiful Remhoogte Pass.
Coming out of the mountains we reach open plains and from here it is only a short distance to our next stop, the tiny town of Solitaire. We will stop here for some refreshments before continuing on through desert scenery.
We cross some open grass savannah and farmlands before the terrain begins to give way to the immense red sand dune desert of the Namib.
We aim to arrive at our camp during the late afternoon and watch the colours glow and change on distant mountains to the east.
Day 5 (Wednesday): Sesriem – Agama (220km) (BLD) (Camping)
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Sesriem canyon near Sossusvlei – Namib Desert

A pre dawn start is essential this morning as we want to catch the soft light of the sunrise on the desert as we drive in. We will arrive at the entrance to the dunes on sunrise and then travel through the dune field as the sun is coming up. The light casts strong contrasts of colour on the edges of the dunes and offers stunning views from the dry river bed you travel through.
We reach Sossusvlei itself by walking the last 5 km through the dunes. The walk is like nothing else, enjoying the changing light and coolness of the morning. Ancient mineral pans, stunted camel thorn trees and the chance of seeing a gemsbok or maybe an ostrich make the photo opportunities perfect.
We spend the morning in and around Sossusvlei, also visiting dune 45, and as the day wears on we return to Sesriem for lunch to escape the heat of the afternoon. As the day cools off in the late afternoon we will take a short excursion to the Sesriem Canyon.
Day 6 (Thursday): Agama – Windhoek (450 km) (BL)
After breakfast we begin our journey, over the mountains and along scenic roads, back to Windhoek. We will travel back by different roads, this time climbing up to Windhoek and travelling by way of the massive Gamsberg Pass in the Khomas Hochland Mountain Range on our way back to civilization.
Price per person: 2017
 
 N$ 14400
Truly Africa Tours offers  you this tour through our local operators.
Safari Tour Details
Departs: Every Saturday of the year with collection time from within the city limits between 08.00 & 08.30
Returns: On Thursday around 16.00
Minimum number of people: Two
Maximum number of people: Fourteen
Single supplement: None
The style is limited participation, assisted camping with the participation limited to only helping with the tents.
The price is virtually fully inclusive of everything you will need whilst travelling with us.
The following vehicle types may be used on safari:
2 - 3 guests - double cabin vehicle
4 - 5 guests -Toyota Quantum / Hi-Ace with purpose built trailer
6 - 14 guests -Toyota Dyna truck