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17 Day Desert and Bush Safari

16 Night / 17 Day Adventure (Lodge)

The Adventure

This Mobile Safari is covering the unique Desert and Bush part of Namibia, with its first impression of wide open space, red sand dunes, magical sky, the Nama and Koi Sun people, a Bushman Community and the wild life. 

This impression, however, is very deceiving, as Namibia is full of surprises, with a rich treasure of discovery for those fascinated by its unique beauty and wild life.

With the Unbounded Namibia Safari team, you will experience the Desert and Bush of Namibia and its beauty like never before, conducted in a safe and environmentally sensitive manner.

 

Highlights:

  • Sossuvlei
  • Swakopmund
  • Brandberg/Twyfelfontein
  • Desert Elephants
  • Cape Cross
  • Epupa Falls
  • Etosha National Park
  • Cheetah Conservation Farm

The Team

Your tour leader is an experienced nature conservationist and adventure guide. He will impart a wealth of biological, cultural and historic knowledge.

Three meals a day will be prepared by our experienced bush chef in his mobile kitchen, with fresh salads, potjiekos, braais and many other surprises appearing on the menu. The good old “koffie pot” will be on the fire from six till late.

Though this self-drive adventure can get “exciting” and is sometimes not a “walk in the park”, we will at all times practice safe off-road driving techniques and should you experience any difficulty, the Unbounded crew have the “know how” and recovery equipment to assist with off-road problems.

Some of our overnight stops will be rustic and unusual, but you will never the less at all times be safe, the crew will spare no effort to make you comfortable, provide you with good wholesome food and, most importantly, see that you have a good time.

Adventure Itinerary

Day 1: Windhoek

You will meet your crew at the airport and make our way to our Accommodation in Windhoek. We will go to the famous Joes Beer House/Garden for dinner, whilst being treated to a good meal; your tour guide will elaborate on what lies ahead over the next few days. (***)

Day 2, 3: Sossusvlei

An essential safety briefing follows an early breakfast. This is not intended to intimidate, but rather to ensure that everyone is comfortable with the challenges that lie ahead.

We will make our way to the highest sand dunes in the world, Sossusvlei, with a few surprises. Our Lodge for the next two nights is on the edge of the Desert. We will have an early start the next morning to have a sun rise on one of the dunes in the Desert, where we will have breakfast before we make our way to the famous (B.*.D)

Day 4, 5: Swakopmund

Sadly, after breakfast, we have to leave the Desert behind and drive to a Coastal town called Swakopmund. We will spend two nights in Swakopmund where you will have the opportunity to take part in some of the best adventure activities that Namibia can offer, from Sand boarding to Quad Bike in the dunes, Sky diving in the Desert or a dolphin cruise. Our accommodation for the next 2 nights will be walking distance from town. (B**)

Day 6: Cape Cross

Then it’s time to begin our incredible Northern Namibian journey. We will drive up the coast and visit the seal colony at Cape Cross before we go to our overnight place. (B.*.D)

Day 7: Mowani Mountain Camp/ Twyfelfontein

After breakfast we will drive north East through Messum Crater, around the Brandberg mountain and visit the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein We will explore more of Damaraland to possibly see desert lions and elephants. (B.*.D)

 

Day 8: Palmwag

We will have an early start to see if we can’t take part in tracking down some Desert rhinos before we go to Palmwag lodge where we will stay for the night. We will arrive round about lunch time and will have the afternoon to relax. (B.*.D)

Day 9, 10: Epupa Falls

We will drive further north to the Kunene River which forms the border between Namibia and Angola. We camp next to the river at the falls, where we will view the falls and be able to visit a Himba village. Learn about the culture and way of life of this tribe, one of the last in Africa to live as they did hundreds of years ago. (B.*.D)

Day 11, 12, 13: Etosha

We will now start to make our way down to Etosha National Park where we will spend the next 3 days doing game drives. We undertake an early morning and later afternoon game drives through the park as we gaze in awe at the vast expanse of the Etosha Pan, itself shimmering in the midday heat. Ostrich appear like moving black dots as they wander around miles out on the salt pan. The afternoon we have time to relax at the swimming pool or view animals drinking water at the camps waterhole.  (B.*.D)

Day 14: Cheetah conservation Farm

Sadly we have to say goodbye to the Bushman people and heading back to Windhoek. We will drive to the Cheetah conservation Farm, where we will have time to take part in some of the activities on the farm. (B.*.D) Optional Activity: If you want to do another Cheetah Activity the next morning…..

Day 15, 16: Windhoek

We will leave Waterberg Game reserve and its beauty behind and make our way back to Windhoek where we will have our last dinner together as a group! On our way to Windhoek we will stop at a graft market outside Windhoek where you will have the opportunity to buy your last souvenirs of Namibia. (B.L.*)

Day 17: Home

Sadly after breakfast we have to say our good buys and make our way back to the airport until a next time!

  • Meals: B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner; * Own meals

 

Accommodation

  • 3 to 4 Star Lodges
  • All accommodation are subject to availability
  • Our lodges will be based on a Dinner, Bed and Breakfast base.

What is included?

  • All accommodation and meals stated above
  • All game drives & park fees
  • Guide
  • 3 to 4 Star Lodges
  • 4x4 Safari Vehicle

What is not included?

  • Optional activities on route
  • Own Drinks
  • Flights to and from Windhoek
  • Transfers to and from Airport

Optional Activities

  • Night game drives in Etosha
  • All activities in Swakopmund

Departure point: Will be confirmed

Departure Time: 8:00 am from departure point