7-Day Northern Namibian Adventure Tour

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Okapuka, meaning “small animal” in Herero lives up to its name already at first glance. The iconic game drive, however, will take your breath away as you might encounter most of Namibia’s beautiful and diverse wildlife right here. Just out of town yet deep in the African bushveld, you are almost guaranteed sightings of all indigenous antelope species, giraffe, ostriches and, most importantly, white rhino. Okapuka Safari Lodge takes you on a nostalgic African journey, reflecting both the majestic tranquility of our mysterious continent and the exciting wildlife.

Day 1: Windhoek – Swakopmund

Guests will meet with a representative from their accommodation in Windhoek to start the journey to the coast. Swakopmund, a quaint village nestled between the roaring Atlantic Ocean and the Namib Desert, awaits. Known for its cool, misty climate, Swakopmund boasts old German architecture, spacious streets, and an abundance of restaurants, cafes, and souvenir shops. The Delight Hotel, a breath of fresh air amidst the desert landscape, offers a delightful retreat for your stay in Swakopmund.

Day 2: Swakopmund

One of the standout features of The Delight is its delectable breakfast selection. Indulge in a glass of champagne and freshly squeezed orange juice, along with savoury Walvis Bay oysters, before embarking on your day's adventures. Whether you opt to explore the town or partake in an exciting activity, Swakopmund offers a plethora of options. From Living Desert tours to kayaking in the Walvis Bay lagoon, dolphin cruises, sandboarding, quad-biking, and even skydiving, there's something for everyone. After a day of exploration, unwind at one of Swakopmund's popular restaurants, or simply relax and soak in the serene ambience.

  • Accommodation: The Delight
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • There is a wide range of optional extra activities

Day 3: Swakopmund - Damaraland

Following a day filled with fun and exploration, our journey continues northwards towards Henties Bay along the scenic coast, before turning inland towards Uis and the majestic Brandberg massif. Keep an eye out for the vibrant Herero women and their colorful stalls as you near the Ugab River. Our next destination is the Petrified Forest, a fascinating testament to the Earth's geological history.

Our overnight stop awaits at Damara Mopane Lodge, situated 30km east of Khorixas. Nestled amidst the landscape in a semi-circular labyrinth design, the lodge surprises with its tranquil ambiance. Each chalet boasts its own garden adorned with fresh vegetables, sunflowers, and the occasional scarecrow. Take a leisurely stroll up the koppie in the late afternoon to witness the sunset and soak in the expansive views over the mopane woodland, before returning to the lodge to indulge in the tantalizing aromas of dinner.

Day 4: Damaraland

Today's itinerary includes a captivating visit to Twyfelfontein, renowned for its remarkable collection of ancient rock engravings. This area was once frequented by groups of hunters and gatherers who gathered at the rock pools during the dry season. Their shamans would carve prayers into the sandstone rock, seeking rain, healing, and luck for their hunts. Thanks to the desert environment, these engravings have been preserved for millennia. Additionally, we'll explore geological wonders like the Organ Pipes and the Burnt Mountain. To immerse ourselves in local culture, we'll visit the Damara Living Museum. Be sure not to miss the sunset walk to the deck for a refreshing sundowner drink and breathtaking views of the landscape.

  • Accommodation: Damara Mopane Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5: Damaraland - Etosha National Park

Today, our journey takes us deep into the heart of the country as we head towards Etosha National Park via Outjo, ensuring we arrive in time for an afternoon game drive. Before reaching Etosha, we'll make a stop at a Himba village to immerse ourselves in the local culture. Once in Etosha National Park, we'll have the opportunity to witness the abundant wildlife that thrives in this natural haven. After our adventure, we'll return to Etosha Safari Camp for dinner. This relaxed and welcoming camp features a unique restaurant inspired by traditional shebeens, where guests can enjoy live music and local cuisine. Join in the lively atmosphere before retiring to your comfortable room under the starlit sky of Etosha.

Day 6: Etosha National Park

Discover the wonders of Etosha and its numerous waterholes, where wildlife congregates to quench their thirst. Each season unveils its unique beauty in this extraordinary conservation area. Embark on a full-day drive to witness the diverse African wildlife thriving in their natural habitat. As the day draws to a close, return to the warm hospitality of Etosha Safari Camp for your final night of the tour.

  • Accommodation: Etosha Safari Camp
  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 7: Etosha National Park - Windhoek

Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the camp before embarking on a scenic drive southwards towards Windhoek. Along the way, we'll make a stop at Okahandja's renowned woodcarver's market, where you can browse and shop for unique souvenirs. Finally, your guide will accompany you to your chosen accommodation in the capital city of Windhoek, ensuring a smooth and comfortable end to your journey.

  • Breakfast

Additional Information:

Should the group require a guide in a different language, a supplement will be charged.

Windhoek Departures: First and third Thursday of every month
Child Policy: No children under the age of 10 years
Minimum number of Travellers: 1 (4 adults on non-scheduled departures)
Maximum number of Travellers: 7 persons per vehicle (larger groups on request)
Departure from Windhoek: 08:00 AM, it is highly recommended to have a pre-night in Windhoek to join the tour on time.
Arrival in Windhoek: After 03:00 PM, it is highly recommended to have a post-night in Windhoek

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Inclusions

2 Nights at The Delight, Swakopmund
Petrified Forest Excursions included at The Delight
2 Nights at Damara Mopane Lodge, Damaraland
Twyfelfontein Rock Enravings Excursion included at Damara Mopane Lodge
Damara Living Museum Excursion included at Damara Mopane Lodge
Organ Pipes & Burnt Mountain Excursion included at Damara Mopane Lodge
2 Nights at Etosha Safari Camp, Etosha National Park
Himba visit en route Excursion included at Etosha Safari Camp
Afternoon Etosha Game Drive included at Etosha Safari Camp
Full-Day Etosha Game Drive included at Etosha Safari Camp
Transfer from Windhoek to The Delight, Swakopmund
Transfer from Etosha Safari Camp to Windhoek
Local English speaking tour guide, Vehicle & Fuel
Breakfast, dinner and water on the vehicle included

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