SA 16: 11 Nights/ 12 Days Tok-Tokkie Overland Safari Namibia
Day 1: Windhoek-Namib Desert
Depart Windhoek early for the Namib Desert by road. Check in at Kulala Tented Camp for the full Namib Desert experience.
Day 2: Namib Desert
Breakfast is enjoyed in the midst of this dramatic and stunning scenery. Travel along the Tsauchab River bed to see the towering “star" dunes surrounding Sossusvlei. Guests have the opportunity to climb Big Daddy, one of the longest sand dunes in the world.
Day 3: Swakopmund
Leaving after breakfast, we travel north west via the Kuiseb Canyon to Swakopmund. We visit Moon Landscape and the Welwitschia plants, and arrival will be late in the afternoon. This charming town has a distinctive old world German atmosphere. Accommodation will usually be at the Hansa Hotel.
Day 4-5: Skeleton Coast & Damaraland
Leaving Swakopmund, we travel north up the infamous Skeleton Coast. We visit the Cape Cross seal colony, home to thousands of Cape fur seals. Continuing up the coast past any remaining shipwreck sites, we cross the windswept plains between the icy Atlantic Ocean and the endless desert vistas. Leaving the coast, we travel inland to Damaraland Camp where we have an opportunity to track Desert Elephant.
Day 6-7: Etosha – Ongava Tented Camp
From Damaraland, we continue to Twyfelfontein and the rock engravings before heading on to Ongava Tented Camp. Etosha, covering an area of 22,000 square kilometres, offers excellent game viewing opportunities and Ongava will be our only chance to see White Rhino.
Day 8-9: Mushara Lodge – Etosha
We travel east through Etosha toward Fort Namutoni gate and Mushara Lodge where we spend the next 2 nights. En route, we stop at the numerous perennial springs found along the edge of the pan looking for Lion, Leopard, Elephant and Black Rhino. Mushara Lodge is located on the eastern boundary of Etosha National Park, offering a completely different experience to that of Ongava.
Day 10-11: Okonjima
We travel south to Okonjima Guest Farm, situated in the western reaches of the Waterberg Mountains. It is an excellent finish to the safari. Activities here centre on game viewing, bird watching, walks and learning about the AFRICATS project that they have started. For the keen photographer there are excellent opportunities to photograph cheetah and leopard.
Day 12: Windhoek
We depart Okonjima and return to Windhoek by mid afternoon.