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7-Day Namibia Safari – Etosha National Park and Beyond

This 7-Day Namibia Safari to Etosha National Park and Beyond adventure offers travelers endless opportunities to explore the popular historic colonial towns of Namibia and have wildlife encounters in the beautiful outback of Etosha National Park.

Travelers on this safari will also enjoy the opportunity to view marine wildlife species in Swakopmund and experience the sandy beaches in Namibia facing the gigantic Atlantic Ocean.

Exploration through the town will also provide visitors with the opportunity to tour the colonial monuments within the towns of Namibia, aiding imaginations of what life looked like in those historic times.

Guides at the destinations will provide deeper insights into the monuments, providing a clearer understanding of the country’s beauty.

See detailed of this Namibia safari itinerary below.

10-Day Namibia Safari - Etosha National Park & Beyond

7-Day Etosha National Park & Namibia Historical Safari Highlights

  • Day 1: Pick-up from Windhoek to Sossusvlei
  • Day 2: Explore Sossusvlei (Desert walk, excursion to Sesriem Canyon)
  • Day 3: Sossusvlei to Swakopmund (National Marine Aquarium)
  • Day 4: Swakopmund Full-Day Exploration. Swakopmund Museum and Camel Rides
  • Day 5: Swakopmund to Etosha National Park, Southern Sector
  • Day 6: Explore Etosha National Park
  • Day 7: Exit Etosha National Park, Return to Windhoek

Detailed 7-Day Etosha National Park & Namibia Historical Safari Itinerary

Detailed 7-Day Etosha National Park & Namibia Historical Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Pick-up from Windhoek to Sossusvlei

You will be picked up from Windhoek airport by a guide who will drive you through Sossusvlei while providing information about the country en route.

Check in at the lodging facility upon arrival, where a team of professional staff will serve you a delectable dinner.

Enjoy lunch while marveling at the beauty of the park, enhancing your appreciation of its endowments.

A sightseeing tour will be conducted in the evening through the desert plains.

During this activity, visitors will engage in photography sessions supported by the beautiful desert scenery.

Transfer to the lodge at eventide for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 2: Explore Sossusvlei (Desert walk, excursion to Sesriem Canyon)

Visitors will be served a delicious breakfast at sunrise at the lodge.

Afterward, you will undertake an exploration desert walk in the dry plains.

While in the plains, you will have the chance to spot various wildlife species endemic to the semi-desert, including aardvark, gemsbok, springbok, Oryx, meerkart ardwolf, Oribi, bat-eared fox, Namaqua chameleons, and leopard turtles.

Continue enjoying the views of the animals throughout the morning, and around high noon, when it gets hotter, transfer back to the lodge for relaxation and enjoy a delicious lunch served by the hospitality team there.

Undertake an excursion to Sesriem Canyon.

The Canyon is a stunning area that supports sightseeing activities, photography, and videography, which the guests will gladly indulge in.

Enjoy the views of the historic canyon and the sedimentary rocks that were formed by the Tsachaub river a million years ago.

Transfer to the lodge at sunset, relax in your units as you enjoy the views of the desert from the balconies while sipping on your preferred drinks.

A delicious dinner will be served later at sundown, and you will stay overnight.

Day 3: Sossusvlei to Swakopmund (National Marine Aquarium)

Get served breakfast at dawn at the lodge, after which you will pack and check out of the lodge.

Undertake the journey to Swakopmund to have additional explorations to make the most of your trip.

The journey will take approximately 5 hours and 21 minutes, and on arrival in Swakopmund, you will continue and transfer to the hotel.

Relax and enjoy the views of the town, and later at noon, you will be served a delicious lunch.

After lunch, undertake a visit to the national marine aquarium, a celebrated area for photography and a golden opportunity to observe marine life and rare creatures endemic to the Atlantic Ocean.

Take beautiful photographs in the aquarium with the creatures which will act as great memoirs of this unforgettable time well spent.

Drive back to the hotel at sunset for relaxation, enjoy the nightlife in Swakopmund, and later have an overnight stay.

Day 4: Swakopmund Full-Day Exploration. Swakopmund Museum and Camel Rides

At sunrise, you will be served a delicious breakfast. Afterward, you will proceed on a transfer to Swakopmund museum.

At the museum, you will have a deep exploration of the remains of the ancient inhabitants of Namibia.

The site guides will provide information about each artifact, making the trip more exciting and worthwhile.

Enjoy the exploration, photography with the famous artifacts, and later at noon, head to the restaurant for a delicious meal.

After lunch, embark on a drive to Swakopmund camel farm, which will help you experience a good time in the area.

While at the farm, you will engage in exciting camelback rides, making the trip more rewarding.

Take pictures of yourselves on the rides and enjoy the sights of Swakopmund.

Drive back to the hotel at sundown to relax as you enjoy the sunset and the view of the town from the balconies.

A delicious dinner will be served at twilight, and you will be accommodated overnight.

Day 5: Swakopmund to Etosha National Park, Southern Sector

Begin your day with a delightful morning meal served at the hotel.

Afterward, check out and embark on a drive to Etosha National Park in the southern sector.

This journey will take approximately 5 hours and 10 minutes.

Upon arrival, you will drive gently through the National Park to view some of the animals inhabiting it, especially the big 5.

Continue and head to the lodge at high noon to enjoy a scrumptious lunch and relax in your accommodations.

An evening walking safari will be conducted not far from the lodge, allowing you to observe rare bird species, plants, and animals within the park.

Guests will have the chance to view leopard turtles, bat-eared foxes, meerkart aardwolves, Oribis, and Springboks.

Enjoy photography moments in the flat savanna grasslands, and later, at dusk, drive back to the lodge for a delicious dinner and overnight accommodation.

Day 6: Explore Etosha National Park

Your day begins with a mouthwatering breakfast at sunrise at the lodge.

Afterward, embark on a morning guided game drive that will provide further opportunities to view more animals within the park, especially the big 5 animals and other indigenous hunters, including servals, genets, spotted hyenas, and snakes.

Transfer to the lodge at midday to relax and enjoy an afternoon meal.

Continue with the game drive in the afternoon to further explore and observe the flora and fauna scattered throughout the National Park.

As the sun sets, you will then drive back to the lodge, have dinner, and rest overnight.

Day 7: Exit Etosha National Park, Return to Windhoek

Begin this beautiful day with a delicious meal, after which you will check out of the lodge and undertake the drive back to Windhoek.

The journey will take approximately 3 hours and 50 minutes.

Upon arriving in Windhoek, you will board a flight back home, marking the end of this exhilarating safari adventure.


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