Run by: The Great Projects
Reference number: 4 Day Etosha Safari and Swakopmund Adventure
Take a walk on the wild side on this four-day tour where you’ll visit the world renowned Etosha National Park. This incredible and important ecological park is home to the critically endangered rhino and the diversity of the wildlife here is something to truly behold. Keep your eyes open on four safaris with the chance to see some of Africa’s best-loved wildlife. Enjoy sunrise expeditions and an evening camping by a popular waterhole!
Travelling through the scenic and untamed Damaraland you’ll have the opportunity to head into the rural communities to meet the Herero women, all before having lunch with Brandberg Mountain (Namibia’s tallest mountain) as a backdrop. Next, you’ll explore a shipwreck remains along the Skeleton Coast before making your way to Swakopmund.
Swakopmund may be a quaint seaside town but it is home to adventure-packed activities to satisfy your daring-side! Quad biking, sand boarding, skydiving and flights over the shipwrecks are all available here. You may decide to take a trip to Walvis Bay Lagoon which is a protected RAMSAR site and home to thousands of flamingos and a variety of other bird species. Finally, you’ll make your way back to Windhoek, stopping at a traditional wood carving market, bringing to a close your incredible four-day journey.
Day 1: Halali, Etosha National Park
Your journey begins at Chameleon Backpackers Lodge in Windhoek, where you’ll receive a pre-departure talk before you start your action-packed four-day tour. You’ll stop at Otjiwarongo for lunch before entering through the Anderson Gate to the world-renowned Etosha National Park. Your afternoon will consist of a thrilling game drive through the park, where you’ll visit watering holes to see a whole host of incredible animals quenching their afternoon thirst! Before sunset, you’ll arrive at the lodge and settle in before having a dinner prepared over an open fire by a floodlit watering hole.
Day 2: Etosha Village, Near Etosha National Park
Today you’ll embark on a sunrise expedition in search of the park’s predators including lions, cheetahs and hyenas! After breakfast back at Halali Camp, you’ll head out for your second game drive to Etosha Pan, known as the ‘great white place’. Here you’ll jump out of the vehicle for some great snaps of the ‘saline desert’ before returning back to camp for lunch and a chance to relax by the waterhole or in the pool. In the afternoon you’ll be out on safari again, this time, heading towards Okaukuejo.
Day 3: Damaraland, Shipwrecks and Swakopmund
Travelling through the expanse of the dramatic landscapes known as Damaraland, you’ll have the opportunity to meet the Herero ladies who will be selling their handmade art to support their families in their rural settings. Lunch, followed shortly after, will take place in front of Namibia’s impressive and highest mountain, Brandberg. Heading down the Skeleton Coast, you’ll stop at the remains of a small shipwreck that you’re free to explore. Then, it’s on to Swakopmund where you’ll be able to explore the seaside town for the rest of the afternoon.
Day 4: Swakopmund/Walvis Bay Exploration, Craft Market and Windhoek
Today you’ll have the chance to visit a protected RAMSAR site for birds, known as Walvis Bay Lagoon, which is home to thousands of flamingos and other bird species. You’ll also take a trip to Dune 7, the highest sand dune in Namibia. In the afternoon, you’ll return to Windhoek and stop at an Okahandja Wood Carving Market on the way before turning in to your overnight accommodation.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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