7-Day Erindi, Coast and Desert Explorer
This is what I believe would be a great tour for you, and can help you experience some of the highlights of Namibia, while taking into account your time constrains. An Erindi safari is a perfect getaway for an authentic safari experience, and the coast will help you relive some interesting history while you’ll explore nature at its best when in the Namib desert.
|Departures:||Any day of the week.|
|Price:||Starting from as low as N$30,500 pp sharing.|
We embark on our journey north to the Erindi Private Game Reserve, one of Africa’s largest privately owned game reserves. This will be approximately a 2h30min drive from Windhoek. We plan to arrive just after noon and enjoy a wonderful lunch upon arrival, after which we will give our guests some time to relax waterhole-side at our lodge. The late afternoon game drive is booked and you will experience incredible views of this area, be familiarized with its fauna and flora, as well as have an opportunity to see the wide selection of Wildlife which call Erindi their home. A lovely buffet dinner is on the cards for tonight.
We will wake up quite early morning for a light breakfast before going on the game drive starting at 06:30, and then be back at our accommodation with plenty of time to unwind before lunch and finally go on our afternoon game drive which starts at 16:30. This will give us another opportunity to catch a glimpse of what we might have missed on the previous game drive(s). Erindi Private Game Reserve houses a large population of wildlife, including crocodile, hippopotamus, Black Wildebeests and many more which are not found in the famous Etosha National Park, and the endangered African wild dog which are not a common sighting in some of the big wildlife parks too.
We will also hope to see some lion prides, elephants, antelopes and other carnivores. Since 1998, careful management of the Erindi Private Game Reserve has ensured the recovery of the ecological balance between vegetation, herbivores, and predators, so that the numbers and diversity of the species here lead to sustainable land utilization and socio-economic benefits for all in the area. After learning so much about the Erindi Game Reserve, we head back to our lodge for another fabulous dinner!
Today we continue our journey with a scenic drive to the cosy town of Swakopmund on the mighty Atlantic Ocean. On this drive, we will pass the famous Spitzkoppe area, as well as the Erongo mountain ranges. On 4 of August 1892 the crew of gunboat called ”Hyena” erected two beacons to mark the landing site which symbolized the laying of the foundation stone of Swakopmund.
We will arrive in time for a little tour around the town to acquaint ourselves with, and book a few activities that you might want to enjoy, i.e. living desert tour, skydiving, sandboarding, paragliding, scenic flights and much more, after which we can enjoy a fine seafood dinner overlooking the ocean.
This coastal town is known for its variety of activities that it offers to travellers, and we have taken the liberty in arranging a dolphin cruise for you this morning on the catamaran in the town of Walvis Bay. This lovely experience on the still waters affords our guests a chance to learn about the marine life on the Namibian Atlantic coast and a possibility of seeing the various species of dolphins that we have in Namibia, whales, Cape fur seals and much more. The afternoon is a relaxed one, where our guests can do some curio shopping or just wonder the lively markets of this unique city.
We have our final dinner at the coast this evening, as we look forward to our time in the Sossusvlei area the follow day.
We start our journey with a drive south-west to the Namib Naukluft Park, one of the most scenic landscapes in Namibia. In 1966 “Game Reserve No. 3” was de-proclaimed, and the Namib Desert Park was established in its stead. The Namib Desert Park included a small area north of the Swakop River where the Welwitschia grow, as well as the Moon Landscape east of Swakopmund. In 1979 two more large areas were added. The Naukluft Mountain Zebra Park was included such that the Naukluft Mountains now formed part of the protected area. It previously comprised 14 commercial farms that were bought by government to protect the Hartmann mountain zebra.
On route to the Sesriem area, which is the gateway to the mighty dunes of Sossusvlei, we will pass Kuiseb and Gaub mountain passes, where will also have brief stops to take more of Namibia’s beauty in.
Solitaire is a great stopover for a lunchtime snack and houses one of the most famous bakeries in the country, which is situated in the heart of the Namib Desert. We will arrive in the late afternoon at our lodge, and so you will have a chance to recover from the long drive before we enjoy a lovely dinner in the Namib Desert.
This morning we will head into the Sosusvlei National Park, as we depart quite early and drive into this great sand sea this morning. We embark on a short journey in discovering the famous Deadvlei and Sossusvlei areas, but before we get there, our stopover is dune 45 where our guests will have a chance to climb this 80m (263ft) high dune. We will walk amongst the great dunes and photograph this captivating landscape. We may also decide to climb one of the World’s highest climbable dunes, the ‘Big Daddy’. In the afternoon when the temperatures have subsided, we will visit the Sesriem canyon, another amazing geological feature in the area before our wonderful buffet dinner.
Today we have reached the end of our journey and head back to the capital city Windhoek via a few small settlements in the southern part, and the town of Rehoboth. We stop in Klein-Aub for a unique coffee tasting experience around noon, before transiting to Windhoek, as we hope for a late afternoon arrival.
|Day 1||Erindi Game Reserve||Lodge ★★★||FB|
|Day 2||Erindi Game Reserve||Lodge ★★★||FB|
|Day 3||Swakopmund||Lodge ★★★★||B|
|Day 4||Swakopmund||Lodge ★★★★||B, L|
|Day 5||Sossusvlei National Park||Lodge ★★★||B, D|
|Day 6||Sossusvlei National Park||Lodge ★★★||B, D|
B – Breakfast
L – Lunch
D – Dinner
SC – Self Catering
FB – Full Board
Prices Effective From:
Nov 1, 2020 – Oct 31, 2023