Namibia is known to be the introductory country to Africa. It has almost everything that Africa has.
- Natural beauty – few countries can match Namibia’s natural beauty. Namibia comes from the country’s oldest desert, the Namib. Here lies some of the most beautiful deserts scapes like the dead tree valley at Soussuvlei and the Quivertree Forest.
- Remote wilderness – At some point during your stay in Namibia, you may well look around and wonder if you’ve fallen off the end of the earth. This tends to happen most often along the country’s barren, sand-swept coastline. From Walvis Bay to Lüderitz, the desert that forms the Sperrgebiet National Park is almost a truly trackless waste for much of its territory.
- Traditional Tribes – here you can meet the Himba Tribes in the country’s far northwest and the San Tribe in the east.
Accommodation standards along the route are reasonable and clean with attached toilets/baths.
Only breakfast is provided. As we will be on a road trip, food quality and preferences differ from place to place. We feel it is best to take lunch and dinner on your own.
The climate around October is usually cool to warm with temperatures ranging from 19-30 degC. This is one of the best times to watch the wildlife.
Difficulty of trip
Easy to moderate, We will have a 4×4 vehicle to bring you to the places of photography
How to get there?
There are a number of airlines flying from Kuala Lumpur to Windhoek
Day 1 – 4th Oct
After we arrive and receive our luggage we’ll go to our hotel in the centre of Windhoek. We’re not in a hurry today having a rest after the flight, shopping around in the capital malls and shops and enjoying heart-to-heart talks about the coming two-week journey accompanied by a glass of Chablis.
Day 2 – 5th Oct
Windhoek – Quiver Tree Forest (~500km / 5hrs)
Overnight at Quiver Tree Forest
Early in the morning we shall put our things into the cars and set out south, in the direction of the red Kalahari sands. We shall have to overcome almost 500 km to the destination point. A night photo session of the mysterious Quiver Trees. From time immemorial, local aborigines have made quivers for their sniper arrows from the branches of these trees. A night photo session of the Milky Way at the background of the sprawling tree crowns.
Day 3 – 6th Oct
Quiver Forest – Luderitz/ Kolmanskop (350km/ 3hr 30min)
After breakfast, we’re going towards the ocean to find our hotel right on the coast. In the afternoon we’ll set off for the wonderful and mysterious Kolmanskop. Views of the abandoned and forever forgotten city being gradually swallowed by the greedy desert sand waves won’t leave anyone indifferent. Returning to the hotel to have a rest after the evening photo session.
Day 4 – 7th Oct
Luderitz / Kolmanskop – Sossusvlei (~500km / 7hrs)
Overnight Sossus Dune Lodge
After breakfast we’ll set out for the ancient Namib Desert which appeared more than 80 million years ago (Sossusvlei). It is “inhabited” by the red dunes, the highest on the planet. Some of them are as high as 350 m! We’ll check into our hotel and leave for the night photo session of the red dunes at once.
Day 5 – 8th Oct
Deadvlei – Sesriem Canyon (~70km / 1hr)
Overnight Sesriem Canyon
Long before dawn we’ll set out for one of the most wonderful places in the park, Dead Valley (Deadvlei)! Long ago there was a picturesque oasis and the sprawling crowns of the trees were stretching out their branches towards the sun, giving the shade to the scarce travellers. But nothing can last forever in this world! The water was gone or vaporized, and the dried mummies of trees are still there like haunted fairy tale characters, stretching out their hands towards the heated and merciless sun. Dead Valley will give us some of her magic fairy tale views. Next comes breakfast in the desert. After that we’ll go to Sesriem Canyon. A night photo session of the Milky Way in Dead Valley.
Day 6 – 9th Oct
Sossusvlei – Walvis Bay (~ 330km / 4hr 30mins)
Today we shall have another morning photo session in Dead Valley. This place is worth. Moving to Walvis Bay after the breakfast. Our hotel will be situated on the bank of a cozy harbour where a colony of pink flamingos is living. A photo session of the gracious birds in the last sunset rays.
Day 7 – 10th Oct
Extra Day at Walvis Bay
Today we will go on a boat ride to see the seals, whales, pelicans, and other sea life.
Day 8 – 11th Oct
Walvis Bay – Spitzkoppe National Park (440km/ 4hrs 30 mon)
The Spitzkoppe mountain range’s granite is dated at more than 700 million years old. The mountain’s distinctive shape has earned it the nickname the Matterhorn of Namibia. Made up of a number of large distinctive peaks that jut up in different areas on the landscape, the main peak is known as Gross Spitzkoppe.
Day 9 – 12th Oct
Spitzcoppe National Park to Etosha (450km / 5 hours)
Etosha National Park is unique in Africa. The park’s main characteristic is a salt pan so large it can be seen from space. Yet there is abundant wildlife that congregates around the waterholes, giving you almost guaranteed game sightings. At the same time Etosha National Park is one of the most accessible game reserves in Namibia and Southern Africa.
Check-in to Toshari Lodge
Day 10 – 13th Oct
Extra Day at Etosha National Park
We will spend the whole day in the park photographing wild animals.
Day 11 – 14th Oct
Etosha National Park to Roys Camp, Grootfonrein (350km / 5 hours)
We drive from Etosha National Park to Roys Camp. Roys Camp in Grootfonrein is the place to visit the Bushman of Namibia.
Day 12 – 15th Oct
Roys Camp and visit to the Bushmen
Today we visit the Bushman of Namibia.
The Bushman are the indigenous people of Southern Africa. They have lived there for tens of thousands of years. There are possibly just 100,000 Bushman remaining, living mostly in Botswana, and Namibia, with some communities in South Africa and Angola
Day 13 – 16th Oct
Roys Camp to Omaruru Game Lodge (560km / 7 hours)
Omaruru Game Lodge is famous for its abundance of game. 13 guest chalets are situated around a big waterhole, which is frequently visited by white rhino, giraffe, zebra, eland, ostriches and many more game species.
Day 14 – 17th Oct
Omaruru Game Lodge to Windhoek (460km / 4hrs 30min)
In the morning, we drive around the park to photograph the elephant herds. In the afternoon we drive to Windhoek and check into a hotel in Windhoek. Last minute look around Windhoek.
Day 15 – 18th Oct
End of trip and transfer to Airport
- Breakfast in hotel
- Transfer to Airport.
Notes to this itinerary
This itinerary is not set in stone. The organisers reserve the right to modify the itinerary to improve the experience and also take into account of any unforeseen circumstances that may occur on location.
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