Namibia Comfort Safari
Day of Arrival / Windhoek
You will touch down in Namibia at Hosea Kutako International Airport. After passing through immigration and collecting your luggage, we will meet you as you enter the arrivals hall. Here you can change money, if necessary before we proceed to collect your rental vehicle. After completing the rental paperwork and checking the car - you are ready to start your Namibian safari adventure. Overnight in Windhoek.
Windhoek to Etosha
After enjoying a generous breakfast, you are ready to head north to the famous Etosha National Park. Remember to stock up on snacks and water. Today's route follows well-maintained, tar roads and you will travel through the small towns of Okahandja, Otjiwarongo, and Outjo. Arrive at your lodge on the edge of the Etosha National Park in the afternoon with enough time for a sundowner drive inside the park.
Toshari Lodge (2 nights)
Nestled on an outcrop of dolomite rocks, under a forest of Mopane and white Seringa trees, Toshari Lodge offers affordable but enchanting accommodation close to Etosha National Park. Absorb the peace and tranquillity of the natural African bush as you stroll through a blend of manicured lawns and rustic bush gardens to your private room. The lodge has its own solar plant which generates 50% of its electricity as well as a vegetable garden that supplies our kitchen. Toshari Lodge is a perfect base for day visits into Etosha National Park, on your own or with our expertly guided tours into the park. The lodge also has a lovely 20 minute walking trail through our Mopane woodland.
Etosha National Park
This morning you join a guided game drive from the lodge to explore the vast Etosha National Park. The park’s main feature is the enormous, white clay pan and you are guaranteed to see hundreds of animals move between the many waterholes and natural springs that dot the landscape around the pan. Just sit and wait at one of the waterholes and the animals will come to you. Return to the lodge for lunch and then enjoy the afternoon at leisure and return to the park in your own vehicle to enjoy more game viewing once the day has cooled off.
Etosha - Damaraland
Leave the white dust of Etosha behind and travel into the dramatic landscapes of Damaraland. The gravel road winds south via Khorixas and on to the former mining town of Uis. The massive hulk of Namibia's highest mountain, the Brandberg, rises dramatically in the distance. Check-in at Uis Guesthouse and join a guided drive to find the elusive and fascinating desert-adapted elephant herds that roam the dry Ugab riverbed. Return to the guesthouse and enjoy a dip in the pool and refreshing sundowner to cool off before dinner.
Uis Guesthouse (1 night)
You'll find Uis Elephant Guesthouse in the heart of Uis – the old mining settlement, a mere 30min drive away from the famous Brandberg Mountain, Namibia's highest mountain. We offer four standard and five luxury rooms, as well as three double-storey suites for guests wanting to indulge in a comfortable stay-over close to Brandberg. The rooms are en-suite and equipped with twin beds, a dressing table, air conditioning, and mosquito nets. Their interior design boasts of a rustic farmers flair with a modern and clean touch, combining stylish luxury and elegant cuisine. Our Guesthouse and its surroundings invite you to explore the beautiful nature of Damaraland and the majestic Brandberg. We offer full-day Brandberg excursions, sundowner and elephant drives, sleep-outs, and for the more active traveller, e-Fatbiking and tours up to Königstein, the summit of Brandberg, the highest mountain in Namibia.
Damaraland - Cape Cross
Wake to the gentle bird call of a Damaraland morning. After breakfast, you drive west in the direction of the Atlantic Ocean. You will see the hulk of the massive Brandberg Mountain from the road between Uis and Hentiesbay. The Brandberg is Namibia's highest mountain, with its highest point, Konigstein, standing at 2573m above sea level. Check-in at Cape Cross Lodge. The cool, moisture-rich Atlantic sea air feels very refreshing after the drier inland climate. Take a stroll on the vast, empty beach at sundown before sitting down for a delicious dinner.
Cape Cross Lodge (1 night)
Literally metres from the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Cross Lodge presents a unique and serene stop for travellers along this vast untamed and seldom explored wilderness on the Skeleton Coast. Around this idyllic oasis lies infinite ocean and desert, littered with the eerie remains of man’s past endeavours. Nearby, rocky outcrops provide a perfect playground for a large colony of Cape Fur Seals. Visitors can self-drive or even walk to the colony.
Cape Cross to Walvis Bay
Cape Cross has the largest Cape Fur Seal colony - 200 000 seals frequent this part of the coast. Visit the colony this morning before continuing your journey south to Walvis Bay. Travel through the fishing town of Henties Bay and then Swakopmund before reaching Namibia's commercial port Walvis Bay. Check-in at Oyster Box Guesthouse on the beautiful lagoon. Enjoy a stroll on the lagoon promenade to stretch your legs after the day's journey. Enjoy an excellent seafood dinner at one of the nearby restaurants - Anchors @ The Jetty / The Raft.
Oyster Box Guesthouse (2 nights)
Oysterbox Guesthouse is located right by Walvis Bay's beautiful Lagoon and offers a subtle blend of modern day comfort and warm Namibian hospitality. Take a stroll to one of the fantastic seafood restaurants right on our doorstep. The Lagoon is a RAMSAR site and indeed the most important coastal wetland in southern Africa. It is home to a large numbers of resident species and way station for African and Palearctic migrant birds. It is also famous for its thousands of Lesser and Greater Flamingo, and has been listed by RAMSAR as a natural heritage site.
Dolphin + Seal Cruise with Sandwich Harbour 4x4 Adventure
An early start this morning to get to Walvisbay for a morning on the water followed by a 4x4 adventure in the dunes. Dolphin + Seal Cruise: This adventurous and educational catamaran cruise is guided by our friendly staff, departing every morning from Walvis Bay Waterfront and sailing along the beautiful lagoon area, passing by the oyster farms, shipwreck, Pelican Point, the seal colony and the lighthouse. Sandwich Harbour 4x4 Adventure: Lying in the Naukluft national park, south of Walvis Bay, Sandwich Harbour is a truly pristine natural highlight of Namibian landmark attractions. Massive dunes engulfed by Atlantic tides; the reed-lined lagoon fed by freshwater springs is a haven for many wetland birds. Desert ostrich, jackal, springbok etc are often spotted on the way into Sandwich Harbour. Dune driving in 4x4 vehicles.
Walvis Bay to Sesriem
Today you leave the Atlantic waters behind and travel deep into the ancient Namib Desert. You'll drive along gravel roads with dramatic landscapes unfolding around every corner. Marvel at the rock formations around the Gaub and Kuiseb Canyons. These ephemeral riverbeds were once home to elephants, rhinos and lions. Their petrified footprints are still visible in the clay today - preserved by the shifting sands that cover them. Stop at Rostock Ritz Lodge for a lovely lunch and then at the tiny settlement of Solitaire for their famous Apple Pie and to refuel. Arrive at your destination in the late afternoon. Your lodge enjoys stunning views over gravel plains, and sunsets are spectacular. Relax and enjoy the facilities.
Sossusvlei Lodge (2 nights)
Situated at the Entrance Gate to the Namib Naukluft Park, Sossusvlei Lodge offers direct access to the towering red sand dunes, the famous pan of Sossusvlei, the scorched black trees of Dead Vlei and the remarkable depths of the Sesriem Canyon.
Sesriem - Windhoek
Indulge in a hearty breakfast before starting your journey back to Namibia's capital city, Windhoek. The route passes the desert outpost of Solitaire again before winding up the spectacular Spreetshoogte Pass. Make sure to stop at the lookout point at the top of the pass. The views over the escarpment to the desert below are breathtaking. Arrive in Windhoek in the afternoon and check-in at your hotel before enjoying dinner at a nearby restaurant.
Tenbergen Pension Hotel (1 night)
Situated in Windhoek, Tenbergen Pension Hotel features 17 luxury rooms furnished with air-conditioning, a TV, kitchenette, crockery, microwave and complimentary bathroom amenities. The hotel is centrally located, with the closest shopping centre being less than one kilometre away. Guests can enjoy a scrumptious breakfast next door at Krisjans Bistro.
Day of Departure
Today is the day of your departure after an unforgettable journey through Namibia. Enjoy a lovely breakfast, and depending on the time of your flight, you may have time explore Windhoek and do some souvenir shopping at the Old Brewery Craft Centre. It is essential to arrive at the airport with enough time to check-in and pass through passport control before the departure of your flight. We look forward to welcoming you back to Namibia soon!