Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
1 night canyon lodge, 1 night Sossusviei, 1 night Swakopmund, 1 night Damaraland, 2 nights Etosha National Park
Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland and
Etosha National Park
Day 1 - Fish River Canyon
Leaving Windhoek, we fly in a south-westerly direction and along the edge of the Kalahari Desert to the spectacular Nama Karoo. Our lodge for the night is set amidst huge granite boulder in close vicinity to the Fish River Canyon, the second largest of its kind on Earth.
DAY 2 - Sossusvlei
This morning we visit the Fish River Canyon, a 550-meter deep chasm created by the shifting of tectonic plates and erosion. Thereafter we fly west towards the coastal Namib Desert and can enjoy a bird’s eye view of the canyon. The Namib is the oldest desert on Earth, accentuated by silent giants of gleaming sand. These star dunes, whose shapes can best be admired from the air, twist like tendrils towards the world’s highest dunes that form the magnificent Sossusvlei.
Day 3 - Swakopmund
An open vehicle excursion takes us to Sossusvlei, a symphony of sand turning into an orchestra of burnished colours as the gigantic desert waves are painted from red through orange by the rising sun. After visiting the Sesriem Canyon, our journey proceeds along the Atlantic coastline to Swakopmund.
Hotel Zum Kaiser
Day 4 - Damaraland
We travel to Walvis Bay to enjoy a marine cruise. Fur seals and aquatic birds will join us on board whilst we enjoy some sparkling wine and oysters, but we may also see dolphins, leather backed turtles or even a seasonal whale. Our journey proceeds into Damaraland, an area marked by steep mountain massifs that tower over meandering riverbeds.
Twyfelfontein Country Lodge
Day 4 - Etosha National Park
Today we visit one of the most spectacular outdoor art exhibitions in the world at the World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein. Our visit is followed by a short flight to our next lodge, situated at the entrance of the Etosha National Park.
Day 5 - Etosha National Park
In the early morning we travel by open vehicle into the Etosha National Park, one of the most diverse game sanctuaries in Africa. We may encounter 4 of the Big Five species as well as rare and endangered animals such as cheetah, sable and the Damara dik-dik.
Day 6 - Return to Windhoek
After breakfast we fly back to Windhoek. Upon our arrival, we will be transferred to our hotel from the Eros airport.
Dates Available/ best time of year: All year round.
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