Wonderland Namibia 2018-01-22T12:29:02+00:00

Wonderland Namibia – Self-Drive Tour 17 Days | Windhoek to Windhoek

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Experience Namibia’s entirety from the world’s largest sand mass in the Kalahari Desert to the 2nd largest Canyon on earth.
Get drawn back in time by visiting the ghost town of Kolmanskop and let yourself be captivated by the surreal dunes at Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei. Discover UNESCO and RAMSAR World Heritage Sites and the ancient San and Damara cultures.
Encounter the rich and diverse wildlife of the Etosha National Park.

Highlights

    • World’s largest sand mass – Kalahari desert
    • World’s highest dunes at Sossusvlei & Dead Vlei
    • World’s 2nd largest canyon
    • Diamond ghost town of kolmanskuppe
    • 2 UNESCO & 1 RAMSAR World Heritage Sites
    • Experience the Damara culture
    • Wildlife discovery in the Etosha National Park

Digital Itinerary

DIGITAL ITINERARY – CLASSIC

 

DIGITAL ITINERARY – SUPERIOR

 

DIGITAL ITINERARY – GUESTFARM

Tour Information

Days / Nights  17 / 16
Stars/Ends  Windhoek
Categories Classic, Superior and Guest farm
Recommended vehicle(Not included) SUV or 4×4 Double Cab
Combinations  EZ

 

The following flights are sold as circuit packages only and cannot be booked as individual flights. Guests have 3 different circuit variations to choose from (Southern Circuit, Northern Circuit or the Full Circuit), the direction of each routing being strictly fixed.

Passengers are permitted one sports kit bag type of 40lbs or 20 kg maximum. Limitations are strictly adhered to for safety reasons. Safe storage for the leftover luggage is provided for in Windhoek on request.

 

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Day 1 | 50 km

WINDHOEK

After arrival at the international airport, you proceed via mountainous terrain to Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia, which has an afro-European flair and peaceful atmosphere. In the evening enjoy typical Namibian cuisine in one of the numerous restaurants in the city.
Classic: Capbon Guest house
Superior: Olive Grove Guest house
Guestfarm: Haus Sonneneck

Day 2 | 260 km

KALAHARI DESERT

Traveling south after breakfast, you will soon see the red sand of the Kalahari interspersed with yellow grasses, shepherd’s trees and acacia’s. Your lodge is situated on a private game reserve where oryx, springbok, zebra, and a variety of smaller game species abound. In the late afternoon experience the Kalahari and its symbiotic components on a sundowner / nature drive (optional).
Classic: Intu Africa Camelthorn Lodge – Breakfast
Superior: Kanaan Desert Lodge – Breakfast and Dinner
Guestfarm: Stampriet Historical Guest house – Breakfast

Day 3 | 430 km

FISH RIVER CANYON
This morning you travel further south into endless plains dotted with dolerite hills and desert-adapted vegetation. Visit the quiver tree forest at Keetmanshoop, before arriving at your lodge, situated close to the Fish River Canyon.
Classic: Canyon Village – Breakfast
Superior: Canyon Lodge – Breakfast and Dinner
Guestfarm: Canyon Roadhouse – Breakfast

Day 4 | 40 km

FISH RIVER CANYON

After breakfast, travel a short distance to the magnificent Fish River Canyon. Enjoy this natural phenomenon, the second largest of its kind on earth, with its awesome splendour and adapted fauna and flora on a scenic walk along the ridge of the canyon. After the visit travel back to your lodge, where you can enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Classic: Canyon Village – Breakfast
Superior: Canyon Lodge – Breakfast and Dinner
Guest farm: Canyon Roadhouse – Breakfast

Day 5 | 420 km

LÜDERITZ

Your journey continues past Aus and down the open plains of the Great Escarpment to Lüderitz. En-route see if you can spot the wild horses of the Namib, and, once in Lüderitz, enjoy a scenic drive to Diaz Point, site of Bartholomew Dias’ landing in 1488.
Classic: Zur Waterkant Guest house – Breakfast
Superior: Nest Hotel – Breakfast and Dinner
Guestfarm: Zur Waterkant Guest house – Breakfast

Day 6 | 270 km

HELMERINGHAUSEN

This morning visit the “ghost town” Kolmanskop, the remnant of a bustling diamond town that flourished here from 1908 to 1950. Traveling north, your next stop is situated in a more densely vegetated area along the foot of the stunning Tiras Mountains.
Classic: Helmeringhausen Hotel – Breakfast
Superior: WeKebi Lodge – Breakfast and Dinner
Guestfarm: Namtib Guest Farm – Breakfast

Day 7 & 8 |

240 km SOSSUSVLEI

After breakfast you travel along stretches of grass plains interspersed with huge mountain ranges into the area of Sossusvlei, where you lodge is situated. En-route you may choose to visit Duwisib. The following morning calls for an early rise, as you will forever remember the picture of a sunrise over mighty dunes in the Namib Desert. Gaze at the bright splash of sun baked sand combined with the mighty play of shadows cast onto the layside of dunes. After taking a walk along or even up some of the majestic dunes, travel back to your lodge. Stop at the Sesriem Canyon, a 30-meter deep gauge eroded into the desert floor by the forces of the mighty Tsauchab River.
Classic: The Elegant Desert Lodge – Breakfast
Superior: Sossusvlei Lodge – Breakfast and Dinner
Guestfarm: Ababis Guest Farm – Breakfast and Dinner

Day 9 & 10 | 350 km

SWAKOPMUND

After breakfast, travel through two rugged passes and via the Welwitschia plains and the Moon landscape to Swakopmund. Better known as Namibia’s playground, this idyllic town is wedged between the sweltering Namib Desert and the cold Atlantic Ocean, and enjoys a distinct German architecture and atmosphere. Swakopmund has numerous activities to offer.
Classic: Swakopmund Sands Hotel – Breakfast
Superior: Strand Hotel – Breakfast
Guestfarm: Orange House – Breakfast

Day 11 | 340 km

ERONGO REGION

Departing the coastal town of Swakopmund you travel east towards the picturesque Erongo Mountain Range. Travelling past the Spitzkoppe you have the exceptional opportunity of visiting an authentic village of the San community living here. At the lodge you have enough time to spend at leisure along the sparkling pool, or explore the small town of Omaruru and its surrounds. Experience the magical sunset around a fireplace and marvel at the African sky whilst sipping your favourite Namibian sundowner.
Classic: Omaruru Guest House – Breakfast
Superior: Erongo Wilderness Lodge – Breakfast and Dinner
Guestfarm: Omandumba Guestfarm – Breakfast

Day 12 | 340 km

DAMARALAND

You continue into Damaraland where you visit Twyfelfontein, a World Heritage Site and an “open air art gallery” that boasts over 2500 different Bushman rock engravings and rock paintings. Close to Twyfelfontein, you can also visit a traditional Damara village, the original inhabitants of the Damaraland. Furthermore visit the Petrified Forest where pre-historic tree trunks jut out between patches of Welwitschia.
Classic: Twyfelfontein Lodge – Breakfast
Superior: Doro Nawas – Breakfast and Dinner
Guestfarm: Bambatsi Guestfarm – Breakfast

Day 13 | 210 km

ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

After a relaxed breakfast you can visit a traditional Himba village and meet these proud and statuesque people. The Himba still adhere to their traditional values and cultures and are one of the last truly nomadic tribes on earth. Travel further north to the Etosha National Park, which, with its numerous water holes, is home to the array of 114 different animal and 340 different bird species that thrive here.
Classic: Okaukuejo Camp or Toshari Lodge – Breakfast
Superior: Ongava Lodge – Breakfast and Dinner
Guestfarm: Vreugde Guest Farm – Breakfast and Dinner

Day 14 & 15 | 300 km

ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

The following two days are spent in the Etosha National Park. Shortly before sunset you travel out of the park to your lodge. The dense stands of Mopani forests support a large variety of browsers and specialized predators such as leopards, while it offers a variety of migratory and non-migratory bird species safe cover and nesting sites.
Classic: Etosha Aoba Lodge – Breakfast
Superior: Mushara Outpost – Breakfast and Dinner
Guestfarm: NWR Rest Camp – Breakfast

Day 16 | 380 km

CENTRAL NAMIBIA

Departing the Etosha National Park, travel through the main agricultural and cattle farming region of Namibia. In Tsumeb you are able to visit the local museum depicting the mining history of this town as well as a few artefacts from the souring areas depicting the colonial past of this region. At the lodge you have time to explore the diverse wildlife on an optional guided nature drive or on numerous scenic walking trails.
Classic: The Elegant Farmstead – Breakfast
Superior: Okonjima Plains Camp – Breakfast and Dinner
Guestfarm: WABI Guestfarm – Breakfast

Day 17 | 275 km

DEPARTURE

Enjoy a pre-breakfast walk along one of the scenic mountain trails before travelling south towards Windhoek. After strolling through one of the large craft markets in Okahandja, your route takes you between high mountain ranges back to the capital city, Windhoek, where your tour ends.

Product

 

Validity

NETTO RATES

From

To

p/Person

Sgl Supp

Wonderland Namibia – Classic

Low Season

01-Nov-17

30-Jun-18

16,410

4,825

High Season

01-Jul-18

31-Oct-18

17,140

5,055

Wonderland Namibia – Superior

Low Season

01-Nov-17

30-Jun-18

39,915

9,935

High Season

01-Jul-18

31-Oct-18

42,900

10,430

Wonderland Namibia – Guestfarm

Low Season

01-Nov-17

30-Jun-18

17,315

3,220

High Season

01-Jul-18

31-Oct-17

18,255

3,535