Etosha, Sossusvlei, Windhoek
Destination
16 Days
Duration

Important Information

Namibia is a destination unlike any other in Africa. With its almost otherworldly dune landscapes, ancient deserts and incredible game viewing opportunities, Namibia is the ultimate African road trip destination for intrepid explorers.

COST & VALIDITY From ZAR 37 050,00
1st January 2022 – 31st October 2022
WHAT TO BRING Comfortable shoes
Warm jackets
Sunhat and sunglasses
Sun cream
Cameras
Personal belongings
Personal medication
IMPORTANT NOTE  Namibia emergency number: +264 81 127 0564
INCLUDED Accommodation and meals according to the itinerary
2 safaris at Düsternbrook as indicated in the itinerary
Transfer from Hosea Kutako to the guest farm Düsternbrook
Return transfer from Düsternbrook to Windhoek
Rental car automatic/manual, camping equipment: 4×4 with roof tent and one bed with a length of 1.80m, with a bed width of 1.50m or two beds = 1x across the loading area or fold-out side tent (subject to availability).
Zero Excess insurance
The price includes a service fee for the preparation of your requested total package or services.
NOT INCLUDED Meals and drinks not listed in the itinerary
Optional activities and entrance fees and excursions not listed in the itinerary
Flights
Petrol
Park entrance fees
Vehicle parking fees
Personal expenses and Travel insurance
Gratuities/Tips
Visa fees
Airport taxes

Please note

Our proposal is subject to availability of the relevant accommodation establishments, pilot and aircraft.

1

Day 1

Windhoek to Düsternbrook Guestfarm

Arrive at Windhoek International Airport and transfer to Düsternbrook Guest Farm.

This historic old Namibian guest farm, built in colonial style and natural stone, is situated at the foot of the Khomas Highlands and the surrounding African savannah. Definitely a perfect place to start your camping safari where you can get in close contact with the cats unlimited like leopard and cheetah. Afternoon feeding of the leopard and cheetah (included).

Camping without meals – Düsternbrook Guest Farm.

Travel distance: 84.5 km

2

Day 2

Düsternbrook Guestfarm

After an early breakfast, there is the option of a hike on the property. Well-marked trails, game viewing horse rides and abundant birdlife are just some of the attractions you can partake in. Can you imagine seeing a giraffe from horseback, from 10 or 20 metres or even closer?

In the afternoon you go on a game drive (included).

Camping without meals – Düsternbrook Guest Farm.

3

Day 3

Düsternbrook Guestfarm to Windhoek

Breakfast and transfer back to Windhoek. Pick up the rental car and drive to your accommodation. Depending on the time of arrival you have time to explore Windhoek.

Windhoek is a modern city, but there are also many monuments and old venerable buildings that remind us of the German colonial era a hundred years ago. The Old Fortress, built in 1890, is the oldest building in the city and is right next to the newly built Independence Museum. Nearby is the Ink Palace, so named for the countless edicts and reports written in it during the German colonial period. A few skyscrapers tower over a thriving city of about 350’000 inhabitants. The Germans, who made the place the capital of their protectorate in 1891, left behind many old colonial houses that have been lovingly restored. Despite its name (windy corner), Windhoek is rarely stormy. Most of the year the weather is dry, clear and pleasantly warm. Temperatures range from 16 to 34 degrees in summer and 6 to 22 degrees in winter. The city is surrounded by the Auas Mountains in the south, Eros in the north and the mountains of the Khomas Highlands in the west.

Camping without meals – Urban Camp.

Travel distance: 41.2 km

4

Day 4

Windhoek to Stampriet

You leave the capital and drive south via Rehoboth and Kalkrand towards Mariental. Our destination today is Kalahari Farmhouse. Kalahari Farm House is situated in Stampriet and is built in the Cape Dutch style; the restaurant and bar are in the manor house. Kalahari Farm House has a swimming pool and a campsite. It also has a large vegetable garden and a cheese dairy. This is situated in the middle of the Kalahari Desert.

It forms a large part of eastern Namibia and stretches about 500 km from north to south. The Kalahari is commonly called a desert because of its porous and sandy soil, which does not allow water to be absorbed. But in reality it is quite a lively wilderness and on its sparsely vegetated grassy plains graze huge herds of antelope and other animals.

Later in the afternoon you can take an open jeep drive over the red sand dunes with typical flora and fauna of the Kalahari Desert (optional – not included in the price). Enjoy the sunset with a drink.

Camping without meals, Kalahari Farmhouse.

Travel distance: 311.5 km

5

Day 5

Stampriet & Kalahari Desert

Take part in activities offered by the lodge, such as sundowners on the red dunes of the Kalahari, game drives, etc.

Camping without meals, Kalahari Farmhouse.

6

Day 6

Stampriet to Sesriem

Today you leave Kalahari for the Namib Desert.  On the way, the beautiful landscapes along the Namib rim give us an idea of what awaits us in the next few days: the incredible expanses of the Namib Desert with isolated inselbergs and dune landscapes.

Arrival and check-in at the Sesriem campsite, which is surrounded by huge camel thorn trees and offers well-shaded sites.

Camping – Sesriem Campsite or similar.

Travel distance: 335.0 km

7

Day 7

Sesriem & Sossusvlei

Early in the morning you drive to the sand dunes of Sossusvlei. On foot you climb up to the 350 m high dunes, the ‘natural wonder Sossusvlei’.

Sossusvlei is a large, drain-less clay soil depression enclosed by dunes, some of which are over 300 metres high. Most of the time the depression is dried out, but in good rainy years, when there is enough water in the Tsauch drainage, it reaches the depression and creates a lake. From the dunes you have an almost unreal view over the sea of dunes of the Namib Desert.

The Sesriem Canyon is particularly impressive. Here, the Tsauch River has carved a bed up to 30 m deep through layers of boulders that were deposited here 15 to 18 million years ago during a wetter phase of the Namib. The formation of the canyon dates back 2 to 4 million years.

Later, relax at the pool and let these great experience sink in again.

Camping – Sesriem campsite or similar.

8

Day 8

Sesriem to Gamsberg

Early breakfast and drive to Rooisand Desert Ranch. During your stay at Rooisand Desert Ranch at the foot of the Gamsberg you will have access to a 16m swimming pool. Rooisand also offers two floodlit tennis courts. Or simply enjoy one of the fantastic sunsets and watch the southern starry sky slowly become visible in all its glory.

Camping without board at Rooisand Desert Ranch.

Travel distance: 187.6 km

9

Day 9

Gamsberg to Swakopmund

After a leisurely breakfast, you drive via the Gaub Pass and Kuiseb Canyon into the Namib Naukluft Park via Walvis Bay to Swakopmund. In the afternoon you reach Swakopmund.

The small, pretty coastal town of Swakopmund has many beautiful buildings from the German colonial period. You will see the Hohenzollern House, the Woermann Tower, the landing stage, the pier with the lighthouse and the Naval Monument as well as other Art Nouveau buildings. Many inhabitants speak German and numerous promenades, palm avenues and parks give the small coastal town a quiet, relaxed atmosphere. We enjoy a walk along the kilometer-long, secluded Atlantic beach or stroll through the woodcarvers’ market near the lighthouse. Optionally, we could visit the maritime museum or the crystal gallery.

The Old Bridge resort is 200 m from the beach, in the older part of Swakopmund, 1.2 km from the town centre and within walking distance of many popular restaurants, pubs, local shops and attractions. They also have their own very popular Old Steamer Restaurant on site. Each campsite has its own en-suite bathroom, built-in barbecue, 220V power point and sink. Wifi is also available at the campsite.

Camping without meals at the Alte Bruecke Resort.

Travel distance: 221.7 km

10

Day 10

Swakopmund

You spend the day at the coast.  In the morning you can participate in different activities (optional). In the afternoon you have time to get to know Walvis Bay if you wish, 30 km away.

A visit to the museum in Swakopmund, where the history and the different cultures of Namibia are vividly presented, is certainly worthwhile. The marine aquarium and the snake park are also interesting.

Camping without meals at the Alte Bruecke Resort.

11

Day 11

Swakopmund to Etosha South

It’s off to the realm of wild animals, to Etosha National Park. Inside the western entrance of Etosha National Park lies the most famous and popular resort. The night-lit waterhole offers superb game viewing opportunities of many animals and  birds, including elephants and rhinos.

Camping – Okakuekujo Campsite.

Travel distance: 519.3 km

12

Day 12

Etosha South

You spend the whole day on game drives in Etosha National Park.

Etosha National Park in northern Namibia is one of the most beautiful nature reserves in Africa. As early as 1907, Governor von Lindequist declared Etosha a nature reserve on an area five times larger than today’s national park. The current size of Etosha National Park is 22 270 square kilometres. The national park is home to large herds of springbok, impala, zebra and wildebeest, as well as elephant, giraffe, lion, leopard, cheetah and black rhino, and several species of birds and reptiles.

Optionally, you can join a guided game drive from the camp.

Camping – Okaukuejo Campsite.

13

Day 13

Etosha South to Etosha East

You haven’t been able to photograph enough animals yet? Today you have another chance to complete your photo collection. You drive across the park and stop at the various waterholes to observe animals.

Camping – Namutoni Campsite.

Travel distance: 133.7 km

14

Day 14

Etosha East

Today you have the last chance to photograph the last animals. Optional game drives in four-wheel drive vehicles can be booked.

Camping – Namutoni Campsite.

15

Day 15

Etosha East to Windhoek

Breakfast and drive via Tsumeb, Otavi, Otjiwarongo and Okahandja to Windhoek. Arrive and check-in at the beautiful lodge and enjoy nature on your last day in Africa.

Windhoek Game Camp offers guests luxurious self-catering accommodation surrounded by nature. The camp is located in Brakwater, about 20 minutes drive from Namibia’s capital. This game farm just outside the city has free-ranging giraffe, oryx, springbok, water-buck, impala, nyala, warthog etc. etc.

You can also take a short drive into Windhoek and enjoy your last dinner at Joe’s Beerhouse or any other good restaurant in town.

Bed and breakfast, Windhoek Game Camp.

Travel distance: 526.5 km

16

Day 16

Departure

After breakfast end of services. You will drop off your rental car in Windhoek, where you may still have time for some last-minute souvenir shopping. In Windhoek, African crafts are on sale everywhere. A visit to the Arts and Craft Centre located on Talstrasse is very nice, here you will find a large selection of local arts and crafts.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Namibia soon!

Travel distance: 64.6 km

Düsternbrook Guest Farm

Düsternbrook Guest Farm is nestled at the foot of the Khomas Highland Mountains. Accommodation consists of spacious guest rooms, each equipped with a comfortable double bed and ensuite bathroom with solar-heated showers. The farm also offers guest houses, chalets, safari tents and two different camping options. Overlooking the riverbed, guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at the onsite restaurant. There is also a large swimming pool with palm trees and a thatched Lapa with a small bar, where guests can unwind with a refreshing drink. Additional amenities include Wi-Fi access, a visitor centre and a conference room with air-conditioning. The guest farm also offers an attractive, varied, and exciting combination of activities such as organised safari drives, scenic early mountain drives or horse riding.  Furthermore, there are several walking trails and tours to see the cheetahs and leopards in their natural surroundings.

Urban Camp

Urban Camp is a centrally located comfortable camping ground situated in the heart of Windhoek. It is the perfect get away with all the convenience of being in town. Big shady trees, Wi-Fi internet, nice bathrooms and a sparkling pool – will get you WINDHOOKED. It is a mere 5 min walk to the legendary Joe’s Beerhouse or a good Portuguese restaurant. For added convenience, you will find a small shopping centre with a bank, ATM, post office, supermarket, pharmacy, 24 hr fuel station, car wash, butchery, café etc. – all just around the corner. And if you really are in a sightseeing mood – its easy from these grounds, as it is just a stone-throw away from the city centre and most attractions.

Kalahari Farm Campsite

Eight camping sites on clean, cool lawn shaded by palm trees offer an idyllic rural ambience to those who are looking for peace and seclusion in the open air. There are connections to the mains and grilling facilities, and campers are also welcome to make use of the swimming pool and restaurant at the Kalahari Farmhouse, just 500 m away from the camping site.

As for activities, there is the Self-Sufficiency Centre to visit on the same grounds, and the opportunity to join a scenic drive through Gondwana Kalahari Park, which is 25 km away.

Sesriem Campsite

Located perfectly at the entry to Sossusvlei inside the park gate is Sesriem Camping,  right beside the gate into the desert and just a short drive from Sesriem Canyon where centuries of erosion have incised a narrow gorge about 1 km in length. It is perfect for campers who want to experience the beauty of the Namib Desert with the sun setting over the Elim dune then the stars emerging until they fill the sky above you and the clicking of the desert barking Geckos and distant howl of the Jackal. Sit by the fire and imagine what you will. After a good nights rest it’s up early (one hour before sunrise) for a drive to Sossusvlei where you can climb a sand dune and watch the colours change as the sun rises over the horizon, slipping its morning warmth over the Namib desert dunes. Sesriem derives its name from the time when earlier pioneers tied six lengths of rawhide thongs (riem) together to draw water from the pools. At Sesriem there are 24 campsites and facilities include a petrol station, convenience store and a secure parking area.

Rooisand Campsite

Nestled in tranquil desert surroundings, Rooisand Campsite offers a lovely camping experience in the Gamsberg, It features five spacious campsites equipped with barbecue facilities, power points and shared ablutions. Activities include game drives, farm drives, rock climbing, sundowner drives, hunting, bird watching, and day trips to surrounding attractions.

Alte Brucke Resort

Surrounded by tranquil surroundings and overlooking the ocean, Alte Brücke offers accommodation located in Swakopmund. The establishment features self-catering chalets which come equipped with kitchens, living rooms, TVs, telephones, minibars, barbecuing facilities and verandas where guests can relax and enjoy the spectacular surrounding view. A camping and caravan site is available as well with conveniences such as private bathrooms, private barbecue areas and electricity.

Guests are provided with a scrumptious buffet breakfast and other meals can be cooked in the fully equipped chalet kitchens or using the barbecuing facilitates. Activities guests can enjoy include swimming at the beach, taking leisurely strolls, exploring the surroundings, quad biking, boating and much more.

Okaukuejo Resort

Okaukuejo is located 17 km from the southern entrance of the park and is famous for its flood-lit waterhole, where visitors can observe at close quarters a spectacle of wildlife congregating and interacting. Accommodation is provided to suit every need, in premier bush chalets overlooking the waterhole, bush chalets and double rooms or family chalets. Other facilities include a restaurant, bar, shop, swimming pool, kiosk and camping facilities.

Namutoni Resort

The lodge centres on an old German Fort overlooking the King Nehale waterhole; an elevated decked walkway provides excellent opportunities for enjoying the surrounding scenery, wildlife and the spectacular sunsets. The Fort has been developed into a hub of activity, offering two restaurants, a relaxation lounge, a bar, crafts boutique, curio shop, jewellers and bookstore. Accommodation is provided in comfortable double rooms or bush chalets. Camping is also available.

Windhoek Game Camp

At Windhoek Game Camp guests are offered luxury accommodation in the middle of nature. The camp is situated at Brakwater, about 20 minutes from the City of Windhoek. Safety is paramount and the Luxury Tents are situated in a electrified fenced enclosure, only accessible from the radio controlled main gate. With this accommodation guests have the exclusivity that they will not share their stay with day visitors. Windhoek Game Camp is family owned, in the middle of nature, surrounded by birds and wildlife, yet very close to the pulse of Windhoek for those who would like to have the best of both worlds. From the moment you arrive you will be spoiled with the services and attention of excellent staff, who will go that extra mile to make your stay an unforgettable experience.

Banking Details

Account holder: Africa Focus Tours Namibia (Pty) ltd
Bank: Nedbank Namibia
Account number: 110 000 707 52
Branch code: 461 696
Swift code: NEDSNANX

Payment Terms

  • 20% Prepayment at time of booking.
  • Balance to be paid 60 days prior to travel.

Cancellation Terms

  • 90 – 45 days prior to travel: 20% (forfeit the deposit paid)
  • 44 – 30 days prior to travel: 30%
  • 29 – 15 days prior to travel: 40%
  • 14 – 08 days prior to travel: 60%
  • 07 days to No Show prior to travel: 100%

Special cancellation terms may apply for certain products and services.

Terms & Conditions

General Terms

  • The hotels mentioned in the itinerary will depend on availability at the time of making the booking. Should alternatives be used it would be of similar standard.

Health

See your doctor for advice in regards to vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis.

Travelling with Children

  • Parents travelling with children will be requested to provide an unabridged birth certificate (including the details of the child’s father as well as the mother) of all travelling children. This applies even when both parents are travelling with their children.
  • When children are travelling with guardians, these adults are required to produce affidavits from parents proving permission for the children to travel.
  • The above applies to foreigners and South Africans travelling to or from South Africa as well as travelers in transit.
  • Please note that the child must be the appropriate age (according to accommodation stipulated) at the time of travel
  • Unless otherwise specified, children under 12 years of age qualify as a child rate and over 12 years of age as an adult rate.

Disclaimer

Travel and safety information and advice is based on information received from the various Southern African tourism boards of the countries we trade and operate in, and is deemed as correct and up to date at the time of publish. A guarantee of accurate and complete information, as well as a liability for any occurring damages and / or changes cannot be applied.