Namibia: Outline Itinerary

DAY 1: Leaving London to Windhoek 

DAY 2: On our arrival in Windhoek we will pick up our vehicles and stop overnight to rest in a 6500 reserve home to 19 different species of game.

DAY 3: With the sun rising over the Moltkebuck mountains we set off through the ever changing scenery to Sossusvlei ready to photograph the iconic Dead Vlei.

DAY 4: A very early start for the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib Desert. Photographing Oryx which roam these majestic, warm red, star shaped dunes contesting against the stark white floor of the pan will be our aim. Resting during the heat of the day we will return to the dunes for the evening sunset.

DAY 5: Another early start to a different location in the dunes and resting at lunchtime. The evening will be spent at a vulture feeding station.

DAY 6: Heading North we will spend 2 nights in the Skeleton coast capital Swakopmund. The first morning we will visit Walvis Bay to photograph the flamingoes and Pelicans feeding around the bay. The afternoon will be in the sand dunes hunting the Little 5 on a private tour. Close up shots of palmarto gheko, chameleons and adders hiding in the sands with hand-standing beetles collecting water from the sea fog. The evening will be spent resting and discussing the next days activities.

DAY 7: We will either return to Walvis Bay, The sand dunes for the LITTLE 5 or nip up the coast for the Seal colony at Hermanties? Bay.

DAY 8: Taking our time to travel up the Skeleton coast we will stop off at the seal colony and stay as long as our noses can put up with the smell and spot the remains of ships wrecked on the dangerous rocks all along this coast.

DAY 9: We will spend one night in Twyfelfontein where we will take an exclusive excursion in search of desert elephants - one of only 2 places in the world to see them.

DAY10:2 hours drive brings us to Palmwag where we will spend 2 nights in the idyllically situated nature reserve along a palm lined tributary of the Union river. With water scarce in this area the elephants venture closer to the camp. This reserve is notable for being the home of the largest population of south-western black rhinos in Africa. Also found are the elusive leopard, lion, cheetah, mountain zebra, Angolan giraffe, springbok, kudu and African Bush elephant.

Day11:As day 10.

Day12:As we are so close to Kaokoland we will make the journey over to Opuwo to visit the Himba tribe with their culturally rich heritage. The Himba chief has given permission for us to enter their environment. The Himba are one of the last remaining nomadic tripes of Africa.

DAY13:We will spend the net 2 days in Hobatere which is hoe to a rich diversity of game, including elephant and lion. A paradise for nature photographers.

DAY14:As day 13

DAY15:We will enter Etosha South today and spend the net 5 nights exploring the National Park. With 2 nights on the South side and 2 nights on the East Side giving us a whole Etosha experience. Both lodges have waterholes.

DAY16:Located in the heart of the park is the Etosha Pan - a shallow depression that covers an area of 5000 sq. kilometres. The pans fill up with water after seasonal rains, making it the perfect habitat for wildlife. In the dry season the wildlife is attracted to the perennial springs and waterholes where world class game viewing including a variety of large mammals such as lion, elephants, leopard, zebra, rhino, giraffe and a diversity of bird life.

Day17:Driving through Etosha we will experience many game viewing opportunities where we can sit for as long as we want ensuring that we get the most out of the experience and the photographs we have dreamed of.

DAY18:As day 17

DAY19:Just outside the Park we will stay at a private lodge with the option of returning into Etosha if necessary.

DAY20:As our safari begins to come to a close we will travel from Etosha and break off at Okonjima Nature Reserve. A 22000 ha nature reserve is home to AfriCAT, a caringore sanctauary which gives cats a second chance to be released back into the wild and become completely independent hunters in a protected area.

DAY21:A short drive back to Windhoek to drop off the cars and catch our flights home.

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