8 nights/9 days from £3,545 per person (excluding international flights)
Day 1 – Arrival Windhoek
On arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport you will be met by your Avventura representative and taken to collect your rental car for your journey to your hotel.
The rest of your day is at leisure.
Accommodation: AM Weinberg Hotel
Meal Plan – Breakfast
Days 2 & 3 – Etosha
After breakfast at the hotel, you will travel north to Etosha, a journey of approximately four and a half hours for a two night stay at the Ongava Lodge.
The well-established Ongava Lodge is situated in the privately owned Ongava Game Reserve along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park. Located close to the top of a hill in the foothills of the Ondundozonanandana range, the vantage point is beautiful and overlooks a well-frequented waterhole and the plains beyond.
The Etosha National Park provides one of Namibia’s premium game viewing opportunities. Guests may catch a glimpse of a variety of wildlife including lion, giraffe, elephant, white and black rhino, and a multitude of plains game.
During your two day stay you will have a choice of full or half-day guided game drives in the Etosha National Park, Namibia’s prime savannah wilderness area. See the massive saltpan as well as the perennial springs that provide the water required by the Park’s high-density big game population, including its elephant population.
In addition, you may choose to take part in other activities such as tracking rhino on foot and guided nature walks.
You will also be able to immerse in the world of natural history and science at the Ongava Visitor Centre. With dozens of in-depth displays that feature information on the geology, animals, plants and the ecological functioning of this fascinating region, guests can meander through the self-guided exhibition area at their leisure.
In the evenings you will be able to relax and watch the sunset over this magnificent landscape before dining on your private deck.
Accommodation: Ongava Lodge.
Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Days 4 & 5 – Twyfelfontein
After breakfast at the lodge, you will travel south west to Twyfelfontein, a journey of approximately four hours for a two night stay at Damaraland Camp.
Twyfelfontein is home to one of the largest collections of rock-art engravings found in Southern Africa. Not only did the Khoi-San and tribes of ancient years leave us with a true cultural heritage, but the whole area is characterised by natural wonders such as Doros Crater, Burnt Mountain, Organ Pipes, Petrified Forest and desert-adapted animals – of which the desert-adapted elephant is probably the most well-known species.
Over your two day stay in the heart of one of the world’s most magnificent wilderness regions you will have access to a number of activities including a guided drive along the ephemeral river where you can marvel at the rich vegetation with the possibility to encounter desert-adapted elephants in the dry Aba-Huab River valley. Be on the lookout to spot birds of prey, antelope, fairy circles, the Welwitchia Mirabilis endemic plant and many other interesting geological formations. For the more daring, a night walk to seek scorpions and other Namib nocturnal critters and creatures is a must.
A visit to the rock engravings and paintings, The Burnt Mountain and The Organ Pipes accompanied by a resident guide is also not to be missed. Many of the rock formations are the products of prehistoric volcanic action.
You will have the opportunity to learn about the unique heritage of the local people, which include Nama-Damara, Herero, Owambo, and the displaced Riemvasmaakers of South Africa. You will be able to respectfully engage with these communities including a visit to the local Bergsig School.
Accommodation: Damaraland Camp.
Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Days 6 & 7 – Erongo Mountains
After breakfast, you will travel south east to the Erongo Mountains, a journey of approximately four hours for a two night stay at the Erongo Wilderness Lodge.
The Erongo Mountain Range stretches across the plains between the towns of Omaruru and Karibib and is home to a remarkably rich natural heritage. This expanse of rugged wilderness serves as one of Namibia’s most popular tourist drawcards, with its spectacularly scenic landscapes, magnificent caves and rock painting sites, and its impressive array of wildlife species. These include, among others: rhino, elephant, cheetah, leopard, giraffe, wildebeest, impala, blesbok, waterbuck, kudu, warthog, mountain zebra, oryx, eland, springbok and over 200 species of bird.
Walking the area surrounding the lodge is highly recommended as the best way to experience the beauty of the Erongo Mountains. Your expert guides will explain the interesting flora and fauna of the area and will adapt each walk to suit individual groups’ fitness levels.
Various options are available from early morning walks to see the beauty of the Erongo Mountains during the stunning early morning light to sundowner walks where you will be guided up a granite hill where you can enjoy a cold sundowner drink while watching the sun set over spectacular views of the Erongo and Brandberg Mountains.
You can of course make the experience a more personal one by simply exploring on your own or just soaking up the atmosphere from the private deck of your tent.
Accommodation: Erongo Wilderness Lodge.
Meal Plan – Breakfast & Dinner.
Day 8 – Windhoek
Following breakfast, you will have the morning to enjoy the activities and facilities at the lodge before setting out for your return journey to Windhoek for your last night in this wonderful country. The journey will take approximately two and a half hours.
On arrival in Windhoek, your afternoon and evening are at leisure.
Accommodation: AM Weinberg Boutique Hotel.
Meal Plan – Breakfast
Day 9 – Departure
Unfortunately, it is time to leave this marvellous country. After breakfast, you will drive to Hosea Kutako International Airport to drop off your rental car and check-in for your international flight home.