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Cape Cross reserve, Damaraland, Etosha National Park

DAY 1: Windhoek
Arrive Windhoek from South Africa. Check into your hotel and overnight in Windhoek.

DAY 2: Swakopmund
We meet out guide at our accommodation in Windhoek and travel to Swakopmund. Upon our arrival in the early afternoon we check into our hotel, after which we have the rest of the afternoon at our own disposal. In the evening we can enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants that Swakopmund has to offer. Overnight Swakopmund. (B)

DAY 3: Swakopmund, Damaraland
Heading further north, we travel to Cape Cross, a fur seal reserve where at times over 80 000 animals frolic in the waves of the Atlantic! We drive via the Brandberg, Namibia's highest mountain , into the Damaraland, one of the least populated and geologically diverse areas in Africa. This harsh, rocky environment is home to the rare Desert Elephant, the Black Rhino and an array of free-roaming antelope species. Overnight Damaraland area. (B)

DAY 4: Damaraland, Etosha National Park
We start the morning with a visit to Twyfelfontein, a heritage site where bushman communities engraved and painted over 2500 pictures some 6000 years ago! We also visit the Burnt Mountain, Petrified Forest and the Organ Pipes all geological phenomena depicting the creation and evolution of some of the oldest landmasses on earth. We proceed on to our lodge close to the world renowned Etosha National Park. Overnight Etosha area. (B)

DAY 5: Etosha National Park
The following two days are devoted purely to the abundant wildlife found in the Etosha National Park, which surrounds a parched salt desert known as Etosha Pan. The park is home to 4 of the Big Five Elephant, Lion,

Leopard and Rhino its waterholes supporting a rich diversity of birds and mammals, including rare species such as black-faced impala, roan, cheetah and Namibia's smallest antelope,the Damara Dik-Dik. Overnight Etosha area. (B)

DAY 6: Etosha National Park
After breakfast we travel into the park, visiting a wide variety of waterholes along the way. The eastern part of the park is typically more vegetated than the western part and therefore have better chances of seeing bush-dwelling animals such as eland, kudu and also sable antelope. In the afternoon we travel out of the park to our lodge. Overnight Etosha area. (B)

DAY 7: Etosha, Okahandja, Johannesburg
After leaving Etosha we head south to Namibia's mining centre, where we have the option of visiting Lake Otjikoto, one of only two natural lakes found in Namibia. Optionally, we can also visit the Tsumeb museum to learn more about the areas minerals, as well as the cultural diversity found in Namibia. We continue southwards via the African craft market in Okahandja to Windhoek. Here our tour ends. Fly back to South Africa. (B)


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