Day 1-3: Windhoek Arrival & City Exploration
- Day 1: Arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek. Transfer to your accommodation.
- Day 2: Morning city tour of Windhoek, visiting landmarks like the Christuskirche, Tintenpalast (Parliament Building), and the Old Breweries Craft Market. Afternoon visit to the National Museum and the Owela Museum.
Day 3-5: Namib-Naukluft National Park & Sossusvlei
- Day 3: Drive to Kalahari Desert to begin your epic journey.
- Day 4: Drive to Namib-Naukluft National Park, arriving at your lodge. Leisure time to relax and enjoy the stunning desert views.
- Day 5: Early morning excursion to Sossusvlei to witness the sunrise over the towering red sand dunes. Visit Deadvlei, a surreal white clay pan dotted with ancient dead camelthorn trees. Stop at Sesriem Canyon for a short hike and explore the unique rock formations.
Day 6-7: Swakopmund & Skeleton Coast
- Day 6: Journey to Swakopmund, a coastal town known for its German colonial architecture. Visit the Swakopmund Museum and the Crystal Gallery, showcasing Namibia’s minerals.
- Day 7: Choose from various activities: dune quad biking, sandboarding, a marine cruise to see seals and dolphins, or exploring the town’s craft markets. Optional visit to the nearby Walvis Bay for birdwatching.
Day 8-10: Damaraland & Twyfelfontein
- Day 8: Drive to Damaraland. En route, stop at the Brandberg Mountain to view ancient Bushman rock paintings.
- Day 9: Explore Twyfelfontein’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to thousands of ancient rock engravings. Visit the Organ Pipes and Burnt Mountain.
- Day 10: Guided nature walks to track the elusive desert-adapted elephants and other wildlife. Explore the Petrified Forest, showcasing ancient fossilized tree trunks.
Day 11-13: Etosha National Park
- Day 11: Transfer to Etosha National Park. Check into your lodge or camp within the park.
- Day 12: Full-day game drive in Etosha, visiting various waterholes and lookout points. Keep an eye out for elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, and an array of antelope species.
- Day 13: Morning and evening game drives. Enjoy the tranquility of the bush and watch the sunset over the expansive salt pans.
Day 14-16: Caprivi Strip & Zambezi Region
- Day 14: Travel northeast towards the Caprivi Strip. En route, visit the Hoba Meteorite, the largest known meteorite on Earth.
- Day 15: Explore the lush Zambezi Region. Take a boat safari along the Zambezi River, observing hippos, crocodiles, and diverse birdlife. Visit local villages for cultural experiences.
- Day 16: Venture to Mahango Game Reserve and Popa Falls for wildlife viewing opportunities. Enjoy nature walks and birdwatching along the riverbanks.
Day 17-18: Return to Windhoek & Departure
- Day 17: Depart from the Zambezi Region and travel back to Windhoek, passing through picturesque landscapes.
- Day 18: Last-minute exploration of Windhoek, souvenir shopping, or relaxing at a local café before departure from Hosea Kutako International Airport.
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