· Join us on a journey through the wild landscapes of Southern Africa. Learn about the culture, animal life, and stunning landscapes of Namibia, one of Africa's most beautiful countries.
Trip Summary: Namibia | 8 Days
Trip Dates: Year Round
Group Size: Max 12 participants
Price From: $3400 per person
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All inclusive package including accommodation for all nights, in-country transport by private bus, train, or flight, lecture and instruction materials from our expert guides, all activities, and meals as listed on the itinerary. *International Airfare and Visa Fees are not included.
This Acanela Expedition © is the perfect fusion between comfort & adventure. Embark on this small group exploration and have hands-on encounters with local peoples and cultures, while experiencing all the historical & culinary highlights along the way.
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- Embark on safari game-drives for up-close encounters with exotic animals
- Climb to the top of Dune 45, the tallest sand dune in the world
- Visit the abandoned skeleton coast
- Trek through the mesmerizing Namib desert
- Get to know various local tribes and learn about their cultures
- Sleep under the stars
- Experience the beauty of Africa like never before
Itinerary | 8 Days
Day 1 Windhoek: Welcome to Namibia! After you arrive to Windhoek International Airport, you’ll be shuttled to your hotel. Spend the afternoon getting to know our professional guide, with an introduction to Southern Africa and the experiences we’ll have throughout the course of the next week. We’ll spend some time exploring the bustling city of Windhoek before settling down for a traditional Namibian welcome dinner.
Day 2 Sossusvlei: After a delicious breakfast, depart for our private tour of Namib-Naukluft National Park and the towering Sossusvlei sand dunes. We’ll travel over the breathtaking Eros Mountains and along the scenic roads leading southeast into the desert. Highlights of the journey include the Naukluft Mountains, Central Plateau, Remhoogte Pass, and tiny settlement of Solitaire. We’ll arrive at the staggering, fiery sand dunes of the Namib just as the afternoon sun reflects dancing colors on the distant mountains to the east. In the evening, we’ll travel to our incredible safari camp, allowing us to be one with nature as we enjoy some traditional food and marvel at the star-filled sky. Accommodation: safari camp
Day 3 Sossuvlei: A pre-dawn start is essential this morning to catch the quiet splendor of a desert sunrise. After passing through Sesriem, the gateway to Namib-Naukluft National Park, we’ll head into the heart of the dune field, reaching Sossusvlei. There’ll be landscape and wildlife photo opportunities abound in the morning breeze, with dawn’s soft light first illuminating the dunes from the crest down the back slope before blazing orange everywhere, creating a powerful contrasting scene across the whole desert. Ancient mineral pans, stunted camel thorn trees, and the possibility of seeing a gemsbok or ostrich make every moment enthralling. We’ll spend the morning in and around Sossusvlei, climbing the famed Dune 45. As the day wears on, we’ll escape the midday heat with lunch in Sesriem. Temperatures typically cool off in the late afternoon, and we’ll go on a short excursion to Sesriem Canyon. Another stunning sunset in the vibrant desert followed by a night under the shining stars of the southern hemisphere is the ideal way to finish off the day. Accommodation: safari camp
Days 4-5 Skeleton Coast & Damaraland: After breakfast, we’ll continue our journey north through the Namib Desert, along the eerie Skeleton Coast, scattered with the wreckage of ships that got caught in the fog. We’ll travel further into arid Damaraland, in the Kunene Region, passing communal lands and stopping at the Ugab River to observe the striking Herero ladies selling handmade goods to support their families. We’ll stop for lunch at the foot of Brandberg Mountain, Namibia's tallest mountain. Here, we’ll meet the indigenous Himba people, engaging with them and learning about their tribal culture. Accommodation: safari camp
Days 6-7 Etosha National Park: It’s time to leave behind coastal dunes for the Namibian savanna. Watch from comfortable private safari Jeeps as we drop into the wilderness and embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. We’ll spend the next 2 days exploring the unfathomable beauty of Etosha National Park, one the most renowned wildlife parks on the planet. You’ll be mesmerized by glorious landscapes as we search numerous waterholes and plains for wildlife, including lions, cheetahs, elephants, hyenas, and giraffes. We’ll also travel to Etosha pan, Namibia's largest salt pan, and visit with tribes deep in the heart of the remote savanna to learn about their centuries-old way of life and the current struggles they face in an evolving world. We’ll enjoy delicious meals cooked by the camp chef and fall asleep to the sounds of lions and elephants in the distance. Accommodation: safari camp
Day 8 Windhoek : Goodbye Namibia! After an incredible week exploring all of the wonders the country has to offer, we’ll return to Windhoek by private bus to catch our flights home.