Discover the vast plains and the diversity of Namibias deserts on this tour. Explore the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park with its impressive landscape and diverse animal life on game drives, visit the picturesque Quiver Tree Forest and admire the deep gorges of the Fish River Canyon. Relax on the riverbanks of the Oranje River in the Aussenkehr Nature Reserve, experience the fascinating flora and fauna of the harsh Namib Desert, be enchanted by the magic of the coastal towns Lüderitz and Swakopmund and climb on top of the highest dunes in the world in the Sossusvlei area.
Depart Windhoek early morning and continue via the towns of Rehoboth, Uhlenhorst, Stampriet and Aranos to Kalahari Game Lodge. It is a long day's drive, but all worth it. Kalahari Game Lodge lies in the heart of the Kalahari desert adjacent to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. The Kalahari Game Lodge is a genuine desert biome providing a habitat to 55 mammal-, 58 reptile and amphibia-, 105 bird- and 185 plant species. The Lodge has undergone comprehensive renovations and restorations. The Kalahari Game Lodge lies amid red sand dunes where a true African spirit coupled with unashamed luxury and style is reflected. Enjoy the unique dune topography and the diverse bird and animal life of this area on a late afternoon nature drive. Overnight in en- suite chalets of the lodge - fullboard.
Today we are out to track the lions on the 23 000 hectare lion camp which forms part of the 43 000 hectare reserve of Kalahari Game Lodge. There are eighteen lions in the lion camp of the Kalahari Game Lodge. An abundance of game ensures that they can hunt / feed in their natural habitat. The lions are tracked by the radio signal from the collar-transmitter. Every stalk is crowned with success and visitors can watch these impressive animals in the wild. Overnight in en- suite chalets of the lodge - fullboard.
The route today takes us further into the Kalahari and into the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park situated on the western boundary of the Republic of South Africa bordering Namibia. After the completion of the usual border crossing formalities at Mata Mata, continue to one of the Wilderness Cammp in the southern area of the Park. Late afternoon game viewing drive in the nearby vicinity with good opportunity to experience the abundance of game inclusive of predators in this endless infinity of acacia and grass overgrown red sand dunes. Overnight in chalets of a Kgalagadi Wilderness Camp - fullboard
Early morning game viewing drive into the park in search of the Kalahari predators and plains game. Numerous herds of springbuck, gemsbok, eland as well as the blue wildebeest roam the plains of this unique park and imposing camel thorn trees provide the necessary shade and vantage points for lion, leopard and many raptors. Excellent photographic- and game viewing in the central parts of the park during the various game viewing drives. Two overnight stays in chalets of a Kgalagadi Wilderness Camp - fullboard
Leave the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park via Mata Mata in a full day's journey through the desert-dominated landscapes to a picturesque Quiver Tree Forest. This prehistoric tree reaches skyward with graphically forked branches, their trunks peel and form intricate patterns as the tree matures, and these are rewarding subjects to photograph. Giant's Playground is an impressive jumble of massive boulders; a virtual maze where time can be spent wandering through the extensive rocky labyrinth. Overnight in the rustic bungalows of the Mesosaurus Fossil Camp - fullboard.
Today's journey leads you through the town of Keetmannshoop to the spectacular northern fringes of the Fish River Canyon. Experience this unique landmark of Namibia with breathtaking views from various vantage points. Here the impressive surrounding rock formation provides many interesting hours for enthusiastic nature lovers. Overnight in en suite chalets of the Canon Lodge or similar - fullboard.
Enjoy the beauty and rapid change in scenery and landscapes of Namibia's deep south on the journey to the Orange river forming the boundary between the Republic of South Africa and Namibia. The route follows the winding course of the Orange River with its stark contrast rich landscapes between sky, water and sand to the village of Aussenkehr on the banks of the river. Enjoy an unforgettable sundowner on a sundowner trip on the floating raft of this special retreat. Overnight in the chalets on the banks of the river at Norotshama in the Aussenkehr Nature Park - fullboard.
A sea of bright flowers in the vast plains of the southern Namib after the soft winter rains is a unique attraction in the Gondwana Sperrgebiet Rand Park in the vicinity of Aus. Experience the most bio-diverse desert of the world inclusive of the wild horses of the Namib during one of the scenic drives into this nature park. A day excursion to the coastal town of Luderitz with visit to the famous Kolmanskop ghost town and surrounding area will form part of the highlights of the visit to this region. Overnight in the chalets of Klein-Aus Vista's Eagles Nest - fullboard.
Half way between Aus and Sesriem, amidst the scenic Tiras Mountains on the edge of the Namib Desert lies the Koiimasis Ranch . Koiimasis means "meeting place " and originates from the San people who made a living on the deserts edge in former times. The scenery varies from red sand dunes to quiver tree forests between red granite boulders. Overnight stay in bungalows at Koiimasis Ranch with excellent opportunity for a relaxing nature walk and perfect star gazing at night - fullboard.
Today we travel through some of Namibia's most spectacular sceneries along the western escarpment of the Rooisand ridge. Vast expanses of yellow savannah are dotted with shrubs and solitary camelthorn trees. Distant mountain ranges take on different nuances of purple and blue as the day progresses. Overnight at Hoodia Desert Lodge - dinner, bed & breakfast.
Very early departure into the Namib Naukluft Park to witness one of Namibia's most scenic attractions - a sunrise in the Sossusvlei area on top of the highest dunes of the world. Experience the dramatic change of colors of the surrounding and dunes as the sun rises towards its zenith. Visit the nearby Dead Vlei, a dried out natural water pan with its dead acacia tree trunks rising to the blue sky. The Sesriem Canyon is another attraction worthwhile seeing en route back to the campsite. A relaxing sundowner on top of the nearby ridge ends off an unforgettable day in the desert. Overnight at Hoodia Desert Lodge - dinner, bed & breakfast.
The return journey to Windhoek via the scenic Remhoogte pass and the spectacular Naukluft mountain range with lunch stop at the Oanob Resort and dam near Rehoboth ends this adventure packed tour. End of tour.
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