Join us on the most noteworthy photo Expedition to Sossusvlei – Damaraland, Namibia. Leave behind the hectic everyday life, and explore this untamed part of Africa. For that reason, we have assembled the highlights in a ten-day guided journey. It is filled with the fascinating discovery of the Namib, the Skeleton Coast, Damaraland, as well as Etosha National Park.
Hosea Kutako International Airport,Namibia
3 Hours Before Flight Time
The Namib Desert covers the entire 1,500km Namibian coastline. It also sweeps up to 200km inland. Furthermore, for over 20 million years, it has been the planet’s oldest desert. It has an astonishing diversity of landscapes as well as habitats.
Etosha National Park is certainly unique. Its waterhole culture forces the plain’s game to drink during the day when predators are most lethargic. Consequently, it is not uncommon to see several species in the same frame. Lions, elephants, and several endemic species of antelope can be seen. Similarly, birds including 46 raptors add to the game viewing excitement.
Welcome to Namibia! Touch down at Hosea Kutako international airport. It is situated 40km from the capital Windhoek. Our representative will pick you up from the airport. After a brief meet and greet, you will be dropped off at your lodge for the night. The diver will later pick you up for dinner at Joe’s Beerhouse.
Overnight Stay at Windhoek.
Accommodation: Hilton Hotel, Tamboti Guesthouse, Camelthorn Lodge
Meals and Drinks: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After breakfast, head to Sossusvlei. It is probably one of the most amazing and fascinating desert attraction. The Namib seems like the oldest desert in the World. Furthermore, the “Sea of Sand” was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list recently. It is certainly a sheer feast for passionate photographers. Capture nature with the eye of the camera!
Good chance of spotting ostriches, antelopes, baboon, as well as zebras. Finally, enjoy the lunch at a small oasis Solitaire. Taste the famous Solitaire apple pie served at the Desert bakery. Arrive at the lodge late afternoon. Relaxation after the day’s trip.
Overnight stay at Namib.
Accommodation : Agama River Lodge, Namib Desert Lodge, Sossulvei Lodge
Meals & Drinks: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Namibia is a country of contrast. Today swap desert for the sea. Cross the Tropic of Capricorn and traverse both the Gaub and Kuiseb Canyon passes. Drive down to the dry river bed at the bottom Kuiseb Canyon before climbing up the other side. Watch the spectacular desert landscape.
Stop in Walvis Bay to enjoy the view of Flamingos as well as other birds in the lagoons and visit the salt works. Dinner will be at one of the local restaurants in town.
Overnight Stay at Swakopmund.
Accommodation: Stay at Swakop, Atlantic Villa Guesthouse
Today is an adventure day. Coastal adventure at the Moon Valley! Enjoy the lunar landscape and discover the botanic attractions. Welwitschia mirabilis, known as the living fossil is probably one of the oldest and most original plants on earth. It seems like it has been around since the time of Christ.
Overnight stay at Swakopmund.
Head off to Damaraland along the Skeleton Coast. Stop at the seal colony at Cape Cross. Enjoy a close encounter with thousands of fur seals. After observing the huge family of these aquatic mammals, turn east into the desert region of Damaraland. Travel towards mountainous Brandberg Massif. It is probably one of the most magnificent and majestic places of Namibia.
Overnight stay at Damaraland
Accommodation : White lady Lodge, Twyfelfontein , Damaraland Mopane Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, Dinner
Drive on one of the gravel roads that connects many of the places in the Kunene region. Pass by the village of Bergsig and proceed for another 45 kilometers to Palmwag. This part of the world is certainly blessed with table mountains as well as spectacular scenery. Dinner will be served at the propitious Palmwag Lodge.
Overnight stay at Palmwag.
Accommodation: Palmwag Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Wildlife Sanctuary and treasure of Namibia! After breakfast, head off to Etosha National Park. It is probably one of the most loved and most visited game parks of Africa! We are welcomed by wild animals and white sands.
Morning and afternoon game viewing will be conducted on this unique game park and evenings meals will be served in the thrilling atmosphere of the wild. At the waterhole, thirsty animals gather for the drink of water, while you are invited to watch the ever-changing theater of nature till late! We will spend the next two days on trails of Etosha, searching for wild animals of the savanna.
Overnight Stay at Etosha.
Accommodation: Okaukuejo or Halali
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After breakfast, Farewell Etosha and travel south to Windhoek, capital of Namibia. Enough time to go last shopping for gifts, souvenirs and curious at the local, open craft market. Ttake the last photos of the beautiful African landscape. Transfer to the airport.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
What an awesome way to experience Namibia! Each new city was better than the last. I wish we would have more time in Namibia –one day was not enough! Thanks, Jai tours, and travels.