Starting from Cape Town, crossing the beautiful Namibia, famous for the contrasts of its landscape, paradise of nature inhabited by elephants, rhinos, giraffes, buffaloes, lions and leopards. The Namib desert, unique in its desolation, with its tall dunes and the feeling of immense open space, is the oldest desert in the world. The central plateau, with savannah-like rocks and rugged mountains rising abruptly from the plains, ends south of the majestic Fishriver Canyon. The lush Kunene region with Himba people and Etosha Park a top game viewing destination.
1° day: CAPE TOWN
2° day: CAPE TOWN – CAPE PENINSULA – CAPE TOWN
3° day: CAPE TOWN
4° day: CAPE TOWN – SPRINGBOK – VIOOLSDRIF
5° day: VIOOLSDRIF (Namibia Border) – FISH RIVER CANYON – SEEHEIM
8° day: SWAKOPMUND – WALVIS BAY- DUNE 7 – SPITZKOPPE
9° day: SPITZKOPPE (trekking)- CAPE CROSS – SKELETON COAST – PALMWAG
10° day: PALMWAG – OPUWO – EPUPA FALLS
11° day: EPUPA FALLS (Himba village)
12° day: EPUPA FALLS – OPUWO – ETOSHA N.P. (Okaukejo camp)
13° day: ETOSHA N.P. (Halali camp)
14° day: ETOSHAN N.P (Namutoni camp)
15° day: ETOSHA N.P. – RUNDU
16° day: RUNDU – (Botswana Border) MAUN
17° day: MAUN (Moremi N.P. game drive)
18° day: MAUN (flight)– PLANET BAOBAB – ELEPHANT SAND
19° day: ELEPHANT SAND (game drive)- KASANE (Chobe N.P. game drive)
20° day: KASANE (Chobe NP game drive – boat cruise )
22° day: VICTORIA FALLS – TRANSFER TO VIC FALLS AIRPORT
Visited: June 2017;
Traveler’s health: click here;
Mean of transport: 4wd vehicle with driver/guide rented through a local agency;
Accommodations: medium range; average expense for a double room 30 US$. We mostly used our tent and the average price was 10 US$.
Food: restaurants of our accommodations. We mostly cooked on our own since the local agency provided a gas cylinder and pots; We did grocery shopping when possible at the market of the cities (Swakopmund – Opuwo – Rundu) for lunch.
Currency exchange: we changed our currency in SA Rand at Cape Town international airport. In Namibia you can use SA Rand as well since they change it 1 to 1.
When to go: during the dry season from June to October.
Other itinerary: obiously you can do a shorter itinerary starting from Windhoek and rent your own car at Windhoek international airport.
Namibia is the scene of serious accidents every year. Be careful and drive safe respecting the speed limit (max 90 km/h) to prevent skidding because the routes around the country are long and straight gravel road so it’s very easy to go overspeed without realizing it and have a car crash.