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    Day 1: Namib Desert

    Stop At: Namib-Naukluft National Park, C27, Sesriem Namibia
    We leave Windhoek at 9h00 to allow us enough time to get to our destination before sunset. From Windhoek, we are heading south west, first through the Khomas Hochland Mountains before descending onto the plains of the Namib Desert. The Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world, stretches some 2000kms along the west coast of Namibia, with varying types of terrain, but it is here, in the Sossusvlei region that is known for its enormous sand dunes, and breathtaking photographic opportunities. On arrival at our lodge, we can enjoy a walk and prepare for a relaxing sundowner drink before dinner.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner: Enjoy a delicious buffet at the nearby Sossusvlei Lodge, famous for it's incredible smorgasbord in the Namib Desert
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Desert Quiver Camp in twin rooms with en-suite bathroom with views over the Namib Desert

    Day 2: Explore Sossusvlei & Deadvlei in the Namib Desest

    Stop At: Deadvlei, Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park Namibia
    A very early start this morning for our Sossusvlei guided excursion. We aim to leave our lodge well before sunrise to ensure that we are one of the first to enter the national park. From Sesriem, we drive further into the desert area, where the early morning light provides excellent opportunities for photography. Once we arrive in the 4x4 car park, we can then explore this area on foot, with a walk around Dead Vlei and Sossusvlei, and for the adventurous, a hike up Big Daddy, the tallest dune in the region, offering breathtaking views of the sand sea that is the Namib Desert. By midday, we make our way back towards Sesriem with a stop at Sesriem Canyon, a small but important landmark for both the human and animal residents of the area. We then make our way back towards our accommodation where we’ll have time to rest and relax before dinner.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: An early buffet breakfast at the nearby Sossusvlei Lodge
    • Dinner: Enjoy a delicious dinner under the stars at Sossusvlei Lodge
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Desert Quiver Camp in twin rooms with en-suite bathroom with views over the Namib Desert

    Day 3: Swakopmund on the Skeleton Coast

    Stop At: Solitaire, Solitaire, Khomas Region
    Our drive today takes us through to Swakopmund via the Gaub and Kuiseb passes. Our first official stop is Solitaire, a small but important outpost for tourists and locals alike, and a popular place to stop and enjoy some more unusual photographic opportunities.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Tropic of Capricorn Sign, C14 Road, Solitaire Namibia
    From Solitaire, we continue through the ever changing desert landscapes before arriving in Walvis Bay, the main harbor in Namibia.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Walvis Bay, Walvis Bay, Erongo Region
    Here we have the opportunity to visit the Walvis Bay Lagoon, a RAMSAR listed wetland site, famous as the feeding ground for many bird species including the Greater & Lesser Flamingos, as well as the endemic Damara Tern amongst others making it an ornithologist paradise.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Swakopmund, Swakopmund, Erongo Region
    From Walvis Bay it’s just a short drive to Swakopmund where we will spend the next two nights.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: A final breakfast in the Namib Desert, a delicious buffet in the open air restaurant.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Swakopmund Sands Hotel in twin rooms with en-suite bathroom, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

    Day 4: A free day to explore the Skeleton Coast

    Stop At: Swakopmund, Swakopmund, Erongo Region
    Today is a free day, and the chance to explore at your own pace. For some, this will mean joining a boat cruise in Walvis Bay, where you have a good chance to see some seals and dolphins, for others, this will mean a morning of sandboarding before exploring the dunes on a quad bike, or enjoying an scenic flight before skydiving, and for others, it might be something a little more calm as a leisurely breakfast, a visit to the aquarium before an afternoon scenic flight along the Skeleton Coast.
    Swakopmund is the adventure capital of Namibia and there is certainly something to satisfy everyone. The town itself, an unusual mix of German and Namibian culture offers a relaxed and walkable town centre to enjoy at our own pace. There are good restaurants in both towns, with seafood of course being a specialty.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Enjoy breakfast before heading out to explore the day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Swakopmund Sands Hotel in twin rooms with en-suite bathroom, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

    Day 5: Damaraland

    Stop At: Damaraland, Damaraland
    We start our day early as our drive takes us north east into Damaraland. Today, we head north up to Henties Bay where we can spot the most recent shipwreck to fall victim to the Benguela current, before heading inland, across the gravel plains for the Namib and north from Uis, with the chance to meet the local people, the Himba, Damara and Herero that call these areas home. Either way, if time allows, in the afternoon we will visit Twyfelfontein (literally translated means ‘doubtful spring’), a UNESCO World Heritage site that is home to over 2500 rock etchings, making it one of the worlds largest collections of rock petroglyphs (alternatively we explore Twyfelfontein tomorrow after elephant tracking).
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: An early morning breakfast before hitting the road.
    • Dinner: Enjoy a 3 course dinner with views over Damaraland
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Twyfelfontein Adventure Camp in twin share tented rooms with en-suite bathroom.

    Day 6: Exploring Damaraland and searching for elephants

    Stop At: Damaraland, Damaraland
    We start the morning with a big breakfast before heading out on an excursion along the ephemeral rivers to explore this remarkable area and search for some animals including the elusive and amazing desert adapted elephants. These animals have amazingly found a way to become accustomed to this semi arid area, and this opportunity to find free roaming desert elephant is a unique one, with these incredible creatures only being found in Namibia and Mali. In addition to the desert elephants, this unique environment offers breathtaking landscapes and with a local guide, we will have the have some incredible landscape photographic opportunities. A chance to relax this afternoon by the pool.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: Twyfelfontein, Namibia
    Heading out late afternoon, we take a local expert guide to explore the UNESCO world heritage site of Twyfelfontein, home to the worlds largest collection of SAN rock art.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: An early breakfast before heading off into the desert.
    • Dinner: A delicious 3 course dinner after a busy day exploring the desert.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Twyfelfontein Adventure Camp in twin share tented rooms with en-suite bathroom.

    Day 7: Off to safari in Etosha National Park

    Stop At: Etosha National Park, Etosha National Park, Oshikoto Region
    After breakfast, we say goodbye to Damaraland and head north east for Etosha National Park, one of Southern Africa’s premier game parks and wildlife enthusiasts paradise. We enter the park via the Andersson’s gate, on the southern boundary of Etosha and spend the next 3 days exploring. The park itself covers 22,270 kms², and gets its name from the salt pan that makes up approx 23% of the park. Once a massive lake, the Etosha Pan is now mostly dry, with the exception of good rainfall years when the pan fills up enough to become a breeding ground for flamingos that migrate between Walvis Bay and Sua Pan in Botswana.
    This afternoon we enjoy a game drive from the park gate, stopping at some popular (animal) waterholes, before arriving late afternoon at our lodge. Tonight we can relax by the floodlit waterhole, an excellent chance to view those creatures that prefer to be active during the cool of the night.

    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: A final breakfast in Damaraland before departing.
    • Dinner: A buffet dinner at Okaukuejo restaurant.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Okaukuejo Resort in double rooms with en-suite bathroom. Spend some time at the floodlit waterhole!

    Day 8: Safari time in Etosha National Park

    Stop At: Etosha National Park, Etosha National Park, Oshikoto Region
    Today will be devoted to exploring the park and maximising our chances for amazing wildlife sightings. We start with an early morning game drive before breakfast. We will then return to the lodge for breakfast. From there, we will continue our search and drive from waterhole to waterhole (especially in the winter months), as they support a rich diversity of animals. These waterholes are one of the most unique aspects of Etosha National Park, and a major attraction for wildlife photographers and animal behaviour experts as the different species of animals, both predator and prey alike, can often be captured (on camera) drinking at the same waterhole.
    Depending on our route, we will return to our lodge, to relax by the lodge waterhole and pool during the hottest part of the day, before continuing our game drives late afternoon to try our luck some more.

    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: An early (pre sunrise) buffet breakfast at the restaurant before heading out into the park.
    • Dinner: Enjoy a buffet dinner in the restaurant before retreating to the waterhole for some night time viewing.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Okaukuejo Resort in double rooms with en-suite bathroom. Spend some time at the floodlit waterhole!

    Day 9: End of safari - return to Windhoek

    Stop At: Etosha National Park, Etosha National Park, Oshikoto Region
    Today signals the end of our journey. After an early morning breakfast and a final game drive out of the park, we head back towards Windhoek mid morning.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Okahandja, Okahandja, Otjozondjupa Region
    If time allows we will stop in the small town of Okahandja at one of Namibia’s largest wood carving markets, a chance to support small local business and collect some last minute souvenirs.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Windhoek, Windhoek, Khomas Region
    Continuing on to Windhoek where we will be dropped at our accommodation and say goodbye to our guide.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: A final buffet breakfast in Etosha National Park.
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    9 days
    Return Details
    Windhoek Hotels/Guesthouses
    Inclusions
    • 8x Breakfast
    • 6x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 8 nights
    • Accommodation in twin share rooms with en-suite bathroom
    • English speaking guide
    • Game drives in Etosha National Park
    • Guided excursion to Sossusvlei, Deadvlei, Dune 45, Sesriem Canyon
    • Guided tour of Twyfelfontein
    • Mineral water
    • Morning drive tracking desert elephants
    • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle
    • Visit to Walvis Bay Lagoon
    • Entry/Admission - Namib-Naukluft National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Deadvlei
    • Entry/Admission - Twyfelfontein
    Exclusions
    • Dinner x2
    • Drinks other than water
    • Lunch x9
    • Optional activities
    • Travel Insurance (required)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A minimum of 2 Adults per booking is required
    • Single supplement to be charged when not sharing a room.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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    By: Lark Journeys
    21 reviews
    SimoneGadi
    Jerusalem, Israel
    9055
    Excellent company to plan and book a trip through Namibia
    We planned our 22 days trip to Namibia with Greg and Claire from Lark Journeys. They were kind, knowledgeable,
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    GeorgianaSMP
    London, United Kingdom
    3617
    Very helpful and responsive
    Would recommend them and use them again should (when) we return to Namibia. We left booking our trip around
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    Simon_AdeleJ
    Huntingdon, United Kingdom
    10
    A fantastic trip with the perfect host
    We had the great good fortune to have Greg of Lark Journeys as our driver and guide on our tour around Namibia. He
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    IvanHK100
    Brussels, Belgium
    20
    Great tour through the city!
    Lark Journeys took me and a friend on multiple tours to enjoy the city buzz. From cultural tour seeing local
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    398lylef
    Okaukuejo, Namibia
    17579
    Very Happy
    Worked with them for about 3-4 months to plan my Namibian Safari. They are friendly and professional and offer
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    Amandaems
    Canberra, Australia
    143
    Personalised informative city tour
    We had a fantastic tour with Benjamin who made sure our tour was personal and very flexible. He was professional
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    funkycherrycola
    Singapore, Singapore
    8264
    Great from start to finish.
    I was travelling solo to Namibia, and decided to book a 3-day Etosha trip with Lark Journeys as an opener for my
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    Christophe S
    10
    Perfect organization of a beautiful trip!
    My friends and I had an excellent experience with Mark Journeys! Our trip was tailored based on our input and met
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    IvanHK100
    Brussels, Belgium
    20
    All taken care of from the airport to the wonders of Namibia
    Lark Journeys was probably the best choice to explore the wonders of Namibia. The friendly team prepared a great
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    Viktoria S
    Antwerpen, Belgium
    10
    Highly recommend Lark Journeys to book your trip through beautiful Namibia
    We booked our 2 weeks trip to Namibia with Lark Journeys and the trip was perfectly organized.The itinerary they
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    Wauters B
    Antwerp, Belgium
    10
    Great Service, awesome experience!
    We left Gregory free to create an awesome itinerary that would cover most of Namibia's Highlights and he did
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    zakarikh
    Singapore, Singapore
    14031
    Would recommend to my friends.
    My first correspondence with Gregory of Lark Journeys left me a good impression because he was prompt in providing
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    Michael P
    10
    Amazing trip with a great guide
    Gregory was our guide during an amazing trip in July/August 2017. I believe one of the reasons it turned out so
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    Tracy Ann G
    Nice, France
    32
    Great service
    A group of 12 of us needed assistance with Transfers and transport at the end of our Namibia trek, Gregs guides
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    RV429
    Sosua, Dominican Republic
    13
    Excellent Private Tour of Etosha
    My 13 y/o daughter and I visited Namibia (Zim & Zam too) in June. Researching the trip I read page upon page of
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