10 Days Namibia Explorer Safari

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Overview of the 10 Days Namibia Explorer Safari

The 10 Days Namibia Explorer Safari is one of the extensive Safari packages in Namibia that allows one to explore verdant wild game, amazing scenery, ancient African culture and traditions not forgetting recreation. The Safari commences and ends in Windhoek Namibia’s capital. The featured destinations include; Etosha National Park, Okonjima’s Africat Foundation, Himba Village, Skeleton Coast National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site at Twyfelfontein in Damara land and the Sossusvlei and Sesriem in Namib Desert known as the tallest dunes in the world thriving in the oldest desert in the same.

Safari Highlight of the 10 Days Namibia Explorer Safari

Day 1 of the 10 Days Namibia Explorer Safari: Transfer from Windhoek to Okonjima / Africat & tour the Africat Foundation

Day 2 of the 10 Days Namibia Explorer Safari: Transfer from Okonjima to Etosha National Park and do an evening game drive

Day 3 of the 10 Days Namibia Explorer Safari: Explore the extensive wild life and beautiful landscapes of Etosha National Park

Day 4 of the 10 Days Namibia Explorer Safari: Drive from Etosha to Grootberg Area & visit the Himba Village

Day 5 of the 10 Days Namibia Explorer Safari: Transfer from Grootberg area –to the Twyfelfontein in Damara land – Explore the beauty of Damara Land

Day 6 of the 10 Days Namibia Explorer Safari:  Transfer to Skeleton Coast with Sightseeing enroute & tour the Cape Seal Colony upon arrival

Day 7 of the 10 Days Namibia Explorer Safari:  Explore the Skeleton Coast National Park and Swakopmund

Day 8 of the 10 Days Namibia Explorer Safari: Transfer from Swakopmund to Sesriem. Tour Walvis Bay en route

Day 9 of the 10 Days Namibia Explorer Safari: Explore the amazing landscapes of Sossusvlei

Day 10 of the 10 Days Namibia Explorer Safari: Transfer from Sesriem back to Windhoek

Detailed Safari Itinerary of the 10 Days Namibia Explorer Safari

Day 1 of the 10 Days Namibia Explorer Safari: Transfer from Windhoek to Okonjima / Africat & tour the Africat Foundation

Windhoek to Okonjima

After breakfast at your place of stay in Windhoek at 08am, you set off to the north of the country making stops in the en route small towns including Okahandja – the largest wood carving market in Namibia where souvenirs can be purchased.  You arrive at Okonjima in the early afternoon for relaxation and lunch. The afternoon is dedicated to touring the place. The place is a center of the Africat Foundation which has special interest in African Big cats especially Cheetah. The afternoon tour involves a close up with the wild game especially cheetah that are undergoing rehabilitation at the centre. The animals at the centre are victims of traps or they are orphans and the sole interest is to organise them and then re-introduce them back to the wild.

 Accommodation: 

Luxury / Upmarket: Grand African Villa

Midrange / Standard: Plains Camp

Budget / Basic: The Omboroko Campsite

Day 2 of the 10 Days Namibia Explorer Safari: Transfer from Okonjima to Etosha National Park and do an evening game drive

After an early breakfast, you proceed on the drive to the north of Namibia to the famous Etosha National Park driving through small town as you make stops for fuel and fresh supplies.  You arrive in the park at the time for lunch and relaxation before undertaking an evening game drive to explore the beautiful stretches of Etosha at the sun set including the wild game like elephants which gathering round the water holes.

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Dolomite Camp

Midrange / Standard: Okaukuejo Camp

Budget / Basic: Etosha Village Lodge

Day 3 of the 10 Days Namibia Explorer Safari: Explore the extensive wild life and beautiful landscapes of Etosha National Park

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This is dedicated for intense exploration of the Namibia’s premier park – the Etosha National Park. The day tour exposes you to the famous Etosha Salt Pan that covers 23% of the park stretching to 5,000km2. The encounter also offers wildlife viewing possibilities including counts of African Bush elephant, Angolan Giraffe, Southern White Rhinos, South west African Lion, South African Cheetah, African leopard, Black-footed cat, Black-backed jackal, Cape fox, Brown and spotted Hyena, Aardwolf, Plains Zebra, common warthog, Black-faced Impala, Gemsbok,  Greater Kudu, Plains and Mountain Zebra. You visit the Ecological institute at Etosha to tap into in-depth information regarding the conservation of the park.

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Dolomite Camp

Midrange / Standard: Okaukuejo Camp

Budget / Basic: Etosha Village Lodge

Day 4 of the 10 Days Namibia Explorer Safari: Drive from Etosha to Grootberg Area & visit the Himba Village

After breakfast, you embark on the drive to Grootberg. Upon arrival, you undertake the tour of the Himba Village noted to be the single functioning traditional Himba Community outside the Namibia’s far north Kaokoland region. The featured tribes have migrated here and their customs and lifestyle are still intact. You learn into their marriage practices, food preparation methods and the Holy Fire religion mystery.

Accommodation: Hoada Campsite

Day 5 of the 10 Days Namibia Explorer Safari: Transfer from Grootberg area –to the Twyfelfontein in Damara land – Explore the beauty of Damara Land

After breakfast, you transfer from the Grootberg area to Twyfelfontein in Damara Land about 190km traversing the westwards through the Grootberg Pass before taking a detour to explore the Bushman engravings of rock at Twyfelfontein. The guided walk around the site is very rewarding before settling for overnight

 Accommodation:

Upmarket / Luxury: Mowani Mountain Camp

Midrange / Standard:   Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Budget / Basic:  Camp Kipwe

Day 6 of the 10 Days Namibia Explorer Safari:  Transfer to Skeleton Coast with Sightseeing enroute & tour the Cape Seal Colony upon arrival

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You transfer to Skeleton Coast National Park 420km entering into the deep layers of the desert enjoying the view of Mount Brandberg standing as the highest Mountain in Namibia at 2,573m above sea level and the amazing scenery of Damara Land. The stop will be made at Uis a historical small mining town which is among the few locations where precious stones can be secured.  A visit to the world’s largest seal colony at Cape cross is also rewarding to explore. You eventually arrive at Swakopmund in the late afternoon and a town walk in the evening can be exciting as well.

Accommodation:

Upmarket / Luxury:  Sand Castle Apartments

Midrange / Standard:    Cornerstone Guesthouse  

Budget / Basic:   Sand Fields Guest house

Day 7 of the 10 Days Namibia Explorer Safari: Free day. Optional exploration of the Skeleton Coast National Park and Swakopmund

This a free day dedicated to own exploration of Swakopmund and entire Skeleton Coast National Park. The town features impressive sea shops and open air curio market where you can go for shopping, the extended beach line suitable for recreation, the Namibian National Marine Aquarium also presents good opportune to spend your time.  Besides the town, the vast expanse of the Skeleton Coast lies in front of you awaiting exploration. The flying safari over it allows you to explore the ecologically sensitive area north of the Terrace bay viewing the range of ship wrecks and the skeletons of humans that lost their lives in the ancient times. Other activities include; fishing trips at the beach and on boat, surfing, skydiving, and sand boarding trips among others

Accommodation:

Upmarket / Luxury:  Sand Castle Apartments

Midrange / Standard:    Cornerstone Guesthouse  

Budget / Basic:   Sand Fields Guest house

Day 8 of the 10 Days Namibia Explorer Safari: Transfer from Swakopmund to Sesriem. Tour Walvis Bay en route

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Sesriem about 300km. A stop will be made at the Walvis Bay located at 40km south of Swakopmund standing as an expanse marine lagoon featuring a count of bird life including flamingos before proceeding on the drive across the Namib gravel plains and the Mountain desert.  The en route Sightseeing of Kuiseb and Guab passes, the river beds at the canyons’ bottom not forgetting the winding roads through the fronting steep landscapes make the journey memorable. You are eventually welcomed by the dense red sand dunes of the typical Namib Desert as you connect to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Luxury / Upmarket: Sossuvlei Desert Lodge

Midrange / Standard: La Mirage Desert Lodge

Budget / Basic: A little Sossus Lodge

Day 9 of the 10 Days Namibia Explorer Safari: Explore the amazing landscapes of Sossusvlei 

Sesriem area– Sossusvlei 

You wake up very early to catch up with the sunrise the over the desert. You drive through Sesriem the main gateway to the famous dunes enjoying the views of the dune field before reaching Sossusvlei on foot allowing yourself to trek the remaining 5km through the magical dunes.  The photo opportunities of the Landscape are remarkable in the morning where the sun rise soft light illuminates the dunes from the crest down the back slope with an orange blaze all over generating a powerful contrasting vista throughout the desert.

The views of the ancient mineral pans, camel thorn tress, and possibility of viewing gemsbok along with Ostriches are magical. This exploration is taken in the morning hours inside and around the area of Sossusvlei including the visit to dune 45. You retreat to Sesriem for lunch avoiding the afternoon heat. In the evening, you take an excursion to the famous Sesriem Canyon.

Accommodation

Luxury / Upmarket: Sossuvlei Desert Lodge

Midrange / Standard: La Mirage Desert Lodge

Budget / Basic: A little Sossus Lodge

Day 10 of the 10 Days Namibia Explorer Safari: Transfer from Sesriem back to Windhoek

After a relaxed breakfast, you embark on the transfer back to Windhoek 450km using a different route that ascends to Gemsberg Pass in the Mountain range of Khomas Hochland as you head back to civilisation.

End of the 10 Days Namibia Explorer Safari