This program is aimed for nature lovers who want to explore breathtaking landscapes (note: no safari included). Focusing on the South part of Namibia, visit the world’s 2nd largest Canyon, visit the impressive red sand dunes of Sossusvlei and visit the coastal town of Swakopmund.

DAY 1    ARRIVAL – KALAHARI

DAY 2    FISH RIVER CANYON

DAY 3    FISH RIVER CANYON

DAY 4    LUDERITZ

DAY 5    AUS

DAY 6    SOSSUSVLEI

DAY 7    SOSSUSVLEI

DAY 8    SWAKOPMUND

DAY 9    SWAKOPMUND

DAY 10  SPITZKOPPE

DAY 11   DEPARTURE


Day 1

Kalahari

Upon arrival pick up your rental car OR meet your local driver guide.

Transfer South bound, into the magnificent Kalahari Desert. Upon arrival at your lodge - hopefully in time to enjoy a breathtaking sunset and amazing views - relax after a long flight and a long drive tomorrow.

Accommodation Destination Basis
Kalahari Red Dune Lodge Kalahari HB
Distance Travelled Activites
245 km | 3 - 3.5 hrs None

Day 2

Fish River Canyon

Transfer from your lodge further south to Fish River Canyon.

The largest canyon in the Southern Hemisphere and probably the 2nd largest to the Arizona Grand Canyon, rocky landscapes break into spectacular cliffs formed by the Fish River. The river is seasonal and generally the rainy season is from January to April. Luxury lodge accommodation and camping is available with spectacular sundowner views over the canyon.  For a few lucky travelers, rare sightings of Namibia’s wild horses await.

Accommodation Destination Basis
Fish River Lodge Fish River Canyon HB
Distance Travelled Activites
525 km | 7 - 8 hrs None

Day 3

Fish River Canyon

Enjoy a morning guided Canyon drive from your lodge

Speak to your lodge reception, and check any further optional guided excursions around the area for you to book on spot if interested.

Accommodation Destination Basis
Fish River Lodge Fish River Canyon HB
Distance Travelled Activites
N/A Canyon Drive

Day 4

Luderitz

From Fish River Canyon transfer to the quirky coastal town Luderitz

It started as a trading post, fishing and guano-harvesting town, however when diamonds were discovered in 1909 in at Kolmanskop, Lüderitz enjoyed a sudden surge of prosperity. However, diamond mining came to a halt and diamonds are now only found offshore. Very little has changed since the early 20th century and you will find many historic buildings in Lüderitz.

The main attraction in Lüderitz is the Kolmanskop Ghost Town.  Kolmanskop is a ghost town located 10 kilometers inland from the port town of Lüderitz. The stately homes have been nearly demolished by the wind, and are gradually becoming enveloped by encroaching sand dunes. In 1980, the mining company De Beers, restored a number of buildings, and established an interesting museum, which has now become a tourist attraction.  Tours to Kolmanskop Ghost Town are done every morning.

When the wind blows, which is quite frequently, the final 10km of road into Lüderitz may be covered by low sand dunes. The drifts can pile quite high before the road crews clean them off, and conditions do get hazardous, especially if it’s foggy and visibility is restricted, so care is advised.

Accommodation Destination Basis
Nest Hotel Luderitz Luderitz HB
Distance Travelled Activites
345 km | 4.5 - 5 hrs None

Day 5

Aus

Transfer to Aus

The lodge, nestled in the rocky Aus Mountains, is famed for its extensive and lovely vistas, best seen from one of the mountain bike or hiking trails, a viewpoint above the Klein-Aus Vista campsite or from the secluded Eagle’s Nest Chalets. Contributing to the scenery, the Wild Horses of the Namib remind us of untethered freedom and appeal to our soul to embrace the wonderful adventure of life in its entirety.

Accommodation Destination Basis
Klein Aus Vista Aus HB
Distance Travelled Activites
125 km | 1.5 - 2 hrs None

Day 6

Sossusvlei

From Aus transfer to Sossusvlei.

Subtle shifting sand dunes sculpted by the wind, Sossusvlei is often referred to as the “Dune Sea”.  Located in the heart of the Namib Naukluft Park, Sossusvlei facets an air of isolation and tranquility where one can find perspective and serenity amongst the orange dunes and ‘cracked white floor’ of the vlei (dried up saltpan).  Upon arrival in Sossusvlei enjoy the rest of the day relaxing, where you will experience a true African accommodation experience

Accommodation Destination Basis
Le Mirage Lodge Sossusvlei HB
Distance Travelled Activites
325 km | 4.5 - 5 hrs None

Day 7

Sossusvlei

You will start very early this morning to catch the beautiful sunrise in Sossusvlei, and to avoid the most heat. Morning guided excursion into Sossusvlei & Deadvlei where guests have the option of climbing the world’s highest sand dune, or simply stroll around the breathtaking Deadvlei area.

To experience the full magnitude of this ancient 32000 square kilometers sand sea, one has to climb the dunes.  The highest dune being Big Daddy at 325 meters is the most accessible but toughest to take on. The reward however is a panoramic view of the Dead Vlei with the 900-year-old Camelthorn trees.  The contrasts of the shadows on the dunes, the clear blue sky and blackened dead trees against the orange dunes is a must see when visiting Namibia.

Accommodation Destination Basis
Le Mirage Lodge Sossusvlei HB
Distance Travelled Activites
140 km | 2 hrs Sossusvlei & Deadvlei

Day 8

Swakopmund

Transfer to Swakopmund.

Situated between the Atlantic Ocean and Namib Dunes you will find a jewel of a town filled with historic buildings and landmarks creating the ambience of a small German town.  Travelers can expect to dine at some of the finest restaurants overlooking the Atlantic, and enjoy luxury accommodation, often a stone throw away from the beach.  Various activities are offered in and around the coastal town and you’ll the get the opportunity to experience whatever suits you.  Being one of Namibia’s main tourist towns visitors are welcomed by the locals and guaranteed friendly service and a memorable stay.

Accommodation Destination Basis
Strand Hotel Swakopmund BB
Distance Travelled Activites
370 km | 5 - 5.5 hrs None

Day 9

Swakopmund

You have today free at leisure, where you can stroll through the beautiful town of Swakopmund and/or join some excellent guided tours in the area. There is enough to choose from and something to suit everyone’s interests. For example you can Camel ride or Quad bike in the Namib Desert, experience Sandwich Harbor where the sand dunes meet the Atlantic Ocean, sail on a Dolphin Cruise, Skydive, visit Spitzkoppe and so much more.

Accommodation Destination Basis
Strand Hotel Swakopmund BB
Distance Travelled Activites
N/A Optional

Day 10

Spitzkoppe

From Swakopmund transfer to Spitzkoppe

It is one of Namibia’s most recognizable landmarks located in the Namib desert. Spitzkoppe consist of two mountain peaks.  The summit of this granite rock formation stands 1728m above sea level and its shape inspired its nickname, The Matterhorn of Africa.  This is a hiker and mountaineer’s paradise.  Beginners can practice here and for professionals the ascent of the peak is a real challenge as it is difficult.

Around Spitzkoppe there are hundreds of rock paintings.

The Rock Arch is also a well-known formation and has featured as backdrop in numerous films.  Needless to say, that this landmark is definitely a photographer’s paradise.

Accommodation Destination Basis
Spitzkoppe Lodge Spitzkoppe HB
Distance Travelled Activites
160 km | 2 - 2.5 hrs None

Day 11

Departure

Transfer to Windhoek airport for your departure flight

Accommodation Destination Basis
N/A WDH BB
Distance Travelled Activites
320 km | 3.5 - 4 hrs None