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10-Day Namibia Safari – Etosha National Park & Beyond

This 10-Day Namibia Safari to Etosha National Park & Beyond offers you a lifetime opportunity to explore some of the finest destinations that make Namibia one of Africa’s leading destinations.

From the towering red dunes of Sossusvlei, the lonely stretches of beach along the Skeleton Coast to abundant wildlife in Etosha National Park, this Namibia safari package is indeed worth taking up.

What to expect on this unforgettable 10-Day Etosha & Namibia Wilderness Safari includes game viewing/game drives in Etosha National Park, Kayak with seals and dolphins off the Skeleton Coast, embark on a search for the popular desert-adapted elephants and more.

10-Day Etosha & Namibia Wilderness Safari Highlights
Damaraland, Namibia

10-Day Etosha & Namibia Wilderness Safari Highlights

  • Day 1: Transfer from Windhoek to Sossusvlei
  • Day 2: Sossusvlei excursion
  • Day 3: Hot air balloon safari & transfer to Swakopmund
  • Day 4: Explore Swakopmund – adventure capital of Namibia
  • Day 5: To Damaraland
  • Day 6: Day excursion in Damaraland
  • Day 7: To Southern Etosha National Park
  • Day 8-9: Explore Etosha National Park
  • Day 10: Transfer to Windhoek

Detailed 10-Day Etosha & Namibia Wilderness Safari Itinerary

Detailed 10-Day Etosha & Namibia Wilderness Safari Itinerary
The Etosha National Park Plains

Day 1: Transfer from Windhoek to Sossusvlei

Pick up at the hotel or Windhoek International Airport and set off for Sossusvlei.

You will navigate via the stunning Khomas Hochland highlands, descend down the breathtaking escarpments to the extensive Namib Desert.

Have a brief stopover for a picnic lunch, and by mid-afternoon, you would be at the lodge to check in.

Expected activities to do today include visiting the Centuries-old Sesriem Canyon and towering red Sossusvlei dunes.

You will be accompanied by a well-trained guide.

Alternatively, you can just have a relaxed moment while enjoying the beautiful desert views at the lodge.

Day 2: Sossusvlei excursion

Start your day with a hefty breakfast, and after, transfer to Namib Naukluft National Park with a well-trained guide from Namibia.

With your well-trained guide, set off safely before the sunrise and expect to experience the dunes in the soft, shadowy morning light. Namib Desert features some of the world’s highest free-standing dunes.

With your experienced guide, you will have deep insight into the desert and how they formed, as well as learn how different species are adapted to the desert’s conditions, including plants and wildlife.

Enjoy a picnic brunch under one of the shady camel-thorn trees, and you will proceed with exploring some of Namib Naukluft NP features like Sossusvlei, Elim Dune, Dead Vlei, and others.

After, get back to the lodge for relaxation and preparation for the next day’s activities.

Day 3: Hot air balloon safari & transfer to Swakopmund

Enjoy the sunrise hot air balloon excursion over Namib-Naukluft and Sossusvlei dunes.

After, head to Swakopmund, and en-route, expect the captivating views of the Gaub and Kuiseb Canyons.

Navigate via coastal Walvis Bay as you head northwards to Swakopmund.

While you will have a good moment exploring the town and waterfront prior to having your dinner at one of the finest restaurants where you will have a taste of seafood.

Day 4: Explore Swakopmund – adventure capital of Namibia

With your trained guide, set off to Walvis Bay for a memorable kayaking experience and also have a chance to witness the Cape fur seals, pelicans, dolphins, flamingos, several seabirds, etc.

Get the best of a short drive to Pelican Point and not to miss the lighthouse.

Alternatively, you may embark on a motorized boat and enjoy savor snacks of fresh oysters which you will wash down with local sparkling wine.

You will explore Walvis Bay’s waterfront area prior to getting back to Swakopmund for the afternoon relaxation at your accommodation.

Other exciting experiences worth including on your Swakopmund excursion; quad-biking, camel rides, and solo skydiving, etc.

Day 5: To Damaraland

Leave Swakopmund for Damaraland, one of the spectacular and diverse sites in Namibia.

Navigate via the country’s tallest mountain – Brandberg (2573m), a spot where you can enjoy a clear view of wildlife and extensive scenery.

If time allows, there is an option to visit the prehistoric Twyfelfontein rock engravings – UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Namibia.

You will have a night stay in one of the best accommodations in the Damaraland area.

Day 6: Day excursion in Damaraland

Embark on an unforgettable game drive, and your insights will include exploring the river valleys and also look out for diverse wildlife, especially the desert-adapted elephants.

A picnic lunch will be enjoyed en-route, and then proceed with your exploration to some of the local attractions.

After, get back to the lodge/camp and undertake a guided nature walk.

Day 7: To Southern Etosha National Park

Today, set off from Damaraland to Southern Etosha NP.

Get here early enough so that you have an exciting afternoon game drive in your comfortable safari car.

Day 8-9: Explore Etosha National Park

Spend 2 days full of ultimate guided game-viewing experience in Etosha National Park, home to over 114 mammals, 340 species of birds, and others.

Your expected sightings at Etosha include cheetahs, warthogs, zebras, hyenas, Kudus, elands, gemsbok, black-faced impalas, leopards, honey badgers, and others.

Your game viewing includes the morning and afternoon session inclusive of lunch in the wilderness.

Day 10: Transfer to Windhoek

Depart from Etosha National Park, about 4-5 hours’ drive.

Arrive early in the afternoon and you will fly back home which marks the end of the 10-day memorable African safari holiday in Namibia.

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