THE GOLDEN CIRCLE EXPERIENCE

The best of the North and South Namibia

14 days – 13 nights

From 26.700 NAD (Namibian Dollars) per person sharing
(possible extension: 10 days Delta and Vic Falls Tour on request).
Camping accommodation, upgrade is possibile.
Minimum 2 passengers – Maximum 14 passengers.
Recommended program from April to October.

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This itinerary includes the best of the North and South Namibia. The Southern part of Namibia is a pure magic experience in which you will visit the true heart of Namibia and see unique landscapes that will remain for a lifetime.
The North of Namibia will be your chance to view felines in their personal Eden in Etosha National Park, then majestic mountainous vistas and finally the elaborate carvings of Africa’s eldest human inhabitants.

1st day
Breakfast at the hotel
Early morning departure (between 7.30 and 8.00) from Windhoek to the Kalahari fossil desert located in the south eastern part of Namibia
Arrival at the camping – lodge and accommodation where you can have a first look to the animals in the pond of the structure
Lunch
Afternoon game drive on the dunes to discover rhino, Black Impala, Golden and White Oryx, Springbok Black & White, White Blesbok, Njala, Giraffe, Cheetah, Kudu, Gemsbok, Zebra and many more animals.
Dinner
Overnight stay

2nd day
Breakfast
Early morning departure to the Fish River Canyon (400 Km). Stop in Mariental and in Keetmanshoop to visit the site where it is preserved Fossil Mesosaurus and Quiver Tree Forest
Lunch
Arrival in the southern part of the Fish River Canyon where you will stay in the Ai-Ais Hot Springs Resort & Spa, with spa and heated swimming pool with sulphurous water
Dinner
Overnight stay

3rd day
Breakfast
Visit to the Fish River Canyon, the 2nd largest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon, formed with starting erosion about 500 million years ago. Back to the Resort and departure for Aus (350 Km)
Lunch on the way
Arrival in the region of Aus Huib-Hoch-Plateau with accommodation in a lodge or in tents at Klein Aus Vista
Group dinner
Overnight stay

4th day
Breakfast
Departing early to Luderitz (125 km).
You can watch the wild horses along the way. These are horses that have adapted to an environment almost free of water.
Arrival in Luderitz where you can have an optional excursion on a catamaran to see Halifaz Island where there are penguins Jackass. After the excursion or the shopping tour in Luderitz, you will visit Kolmanskop, a desert ghost town about 20 km out of Luderitz.
Back to Luderitz for free lunch
Visit to the Diaz Point
Return to Aus with sunset views
Group dinner
Overnight stay

5th day
Breakfast
Early morning departure to Sesriem (350 km). During the trip you can see the change of views from those barren desert to the red dunes
Lunch on the way
Arrival at Sesriem in the late afternoon
Accommodation in tents or in lodge
Dinner
Overnight stay

6th day
Breakfast
Starting before dawn to Sossusvlei and enjoy the first rays of the sun on the dunes of the Namib Desert. You will walk along the last 5 km of road.
Visit the dead Vlei
A walking on the dune 45 and then back to Sesreim
Packed camping or lodge
In the late afternoon, with better climate, you will visit the Sesreim Canyon
Dinner
Overnight stay
7th day
Breakfast
Drive to Windhoek (350 km) through the Naukluft Mountain and the Khomas Hochland Range
Lunch
Arrival by 16.00 in Windhoek in the hotel or facility chosen
Free dinner
Overnight stay

8th day
Breakfast
Departure around 8:30 to 9:00 to Okahandja where we will visit the largest market of wood carving of Namibia, the best way to shop for souvenirs.
Lunch
Departure to Okonjima, home to Africat, a private foundation located in an extensive reserve created for the conservation of animal species at risk of extinction, such as leopards and cheetahs.
Arrival and accommodation in tent or in lodge
Afternoon game drive to discover the animals in the reserve, saved from desperate situations and waiting to be released into the wild nature
Dinner under the stars
Overnight stay

9th day
Breakfast
Departure to Namutoni (300 Km), eastern entrance of the Etosha National Park.
Lunch in Namutoni after short stops to refuel in the towns you will cross
Afternoon game drive in Etosha
Dinner
Overnight stay
10th day
Breakfast
Departure to Okaukuejo (150 km)
Full day dedicated to the game drive in the Etosha National Park, to discover the animals that inhabit the park
Lunch at Halali where you can also swim in the pool and enjoy the local bar
Departure for Okaukejo always with the opportunity to observe the animals in the park
Arrival at the camp or at the lodge
Dinner under the stars with a chance to observe animals that are drinking at night the pool of water next to the field, inside the park.
Overnight stay

11th day
Breakfast
Departure to Grootberg (310 Km) and visit a Himba village near Kamajab. You will be explained about the uses and customs of this population that inhabits the territories of Kaokoland
Lunch
Departure to the Community Hoada, in a beautiful area with granite hills and Mopani trees.
Arrival and accommodation in tent with hot shower or il lodge
Dinner under the stars
Overnight stay

12th day
Breakfast
Departure to Twyfelfontein (190 km) through the Damaraland, one of the most beautiful regions of the desert of Namibia.
Lunch
Arrive at Twyfelfontein where you will visit the ancient petroglyphs of the Bushmen with a local guide
Accommodation in tent or lodge
Dinner under the stars
Overnight stay

13th day
Breakfast
Drive to the Brandberg, the highest mountain in Namibia (2573 m), located in Damaraland
Visit the town of Uis where if you want you can buy good price semi precious stones and minerals
Lunch
Departure to the Skeleton Coast and meeting with the Atlantic Ocean to Henties Bay, before arriving at Cape Cross, and visit the famous seal colony.
Arrive late afternoon in Swakopmund and accommodation in tent or lodge.
Short walk before sunset
Fish dinner at a restaurant in Swakopmund. Optional choice not included in the tour price.
Overnight stay
14th day
Breakfast
Morning free to relax with the opportunity to do some shopping or to book activities organized by local agencies (in the schedule which will be provided when booking the tour)
Lunch
Drive to Windhoek (350 km – 4h 30 ‘)
Arrival in Windhoek at the chosen accommodation

The trip includes the following accommodation

Day Destinations Accommodations Meals
Friday Windhoek – Kalahari Camping L, D
Saturday Kalahari – Fish River Canyon Camping B, L, D
Sunday Aus Camping B, L, D
Monday Aus – Luderitz – Aus Camping B, D
Tuesday Aus – Namib Desert Camping B, L, D
Wednesday Namib Desert Camping B, L, D
Thursday Namib – Windhoek Accommodation B, L
Friday Windhoek – Okonjima/Africat Camping L, D
Saturday Okonjima/Africat – Etosha National Park Camping B, L, D
Sunday Etosha National Park Camping B, L, D
Monday Etosha National Park – Grootberg Camping B, L, D
Tuesday Grootberg – Damaraland Camping B, L, D
Wednesday Twyfelfontein/Damaraland – Swakopmund Accommodation B, L
Thursday Swakopmund – Windhoek B, L

* B Breakfast; L Lunch; D Dinner
On the southern section of the tour lunches & dinners are taken at the respective campsite.  The northern section of the tour lunches and dinners are also taken with the group at their respective campsite apart from at Okonjima, Grootberg Lodge and Twyfelfontein where dinner will be taken at the lodge.

This safari can also be combined with another 10 days Delta and Vic Falls Tour (on request)
Maximum group size is 14 people, with a minimum of 2 participants. Transport for up to 5 people will be in a minibus and for 6 people and more in a specialized vehicle
Unless otherwise specified, all safaris will be conducted in English
Clients are limited to one soft, barrel type bag per person with maximum weight of 15kg, one medium sized hand luggage bag, one medium sized camera bag and a sleeping bag
We suggest a sleeping bag range of “3 – 4 season”.  Sleeping bags can be hired by prior arrangement
Airport transfers and pre-and-post safari accommodation can be arranged on request

Email us for the departure date (every Friday with a minimum of two people)

Overview itinerary – tours are run as a camping tour however, an upgrade can be made to turn this into an accommodated option. Enquire upon booking as this is subject to availability

To upgrade the tour and to have a single room accommodation email us
What is included: accommodation and meals as in the table, transports.
What is not included: international flights, meals not specified, tips and entrance fees to the parks, any not specified.

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