Day 1: Arrival in Namibia, Windhoek

Est. driving time: +- 45 Minutes
Est. total km: 50 km
Situated in Central Namibia, the cosmopolitan city of Windhoek functions as the capital of the country. It is home to an international airport and a plethora of restaurants, shops, entertainment venues and accommodation options. The city is clean, safe and well-organised, with a colonial legacy that is reflected in its many German eateries and shops, and the widespread use of the German language. Windhoek has an interesting mix of historical architecture and modern buildings, many of which are worth a look, including the Alte Feste an old fort, the 1896 Christuskirche Christ Church, and the more contemporary Supreme Court.

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Welcome to Namibia. Upon arrival at Windhoek International Airport, you will find your driver from Melbic Car Rentals there to pick you up and transfer you to the rental office in the Windhoek city. There you will pick up your vehicle as well as all the necessary travel documents that you will need on your tour.

Day 2+3: Kalahari Namibia

Est. driving time: +- 3 Hours
Est. total km: 270 km
Kalahari Namibia
Spreading across Botswana, South Africa and Namibia, the Kalahari meaning 'the great thirst' is an exceptionally beautiful living desert. The landscape is characterised by a large semi-arid sandy savannah draped over a gently rolling inland sea of sand covering most of Botswana and large parts of Namibia and South Africa. It is also the last bastion of the indigenous San people with the modern world having enveloped all the other areas they once roamed. The Namibian portion is made up of red sands covered in thin, wispy, mostly golden grass and dotted with acacia trees and wide-ranging wildlife including gemsbok, impala, jackals and cheetah.

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For your first morning in Namibia, enjoy a relaxed morning in Windhoek. Today you will travel to one of Namibia's most popular destinations, the Kalahari Desert. Enjoy a magnificent sundowner in this region as you enjoy a sip of some of Africa’s great wines.

Day 4+5: Sossusvlei

Est. driving time: +- 5 Hours
Est. total km: 330 km
Located in the scenic Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei is where you will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib. The clear blue skies contrast with the giant red dunes to make this one of the most scenic natural wonders of Africa and a photographer's heaven. This awe-inspiring destination is possibly Namibia's premier attraction, with its unique dunes rising to almost 400 metres-some of the highest in the world. These iconic dunes come alive in morning and evening light and draw photography enthusiasts from around the globe. Sossusvlei is home to a variety desert wildlife including Oryx, springbok, ostrich and a variety of reptiles. Visitors can climb 'Big Daddy', one of Sossusvlei’s tallest dunes; explore Deadvlei, a white, salt, claypan dotted with ancient trees.

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From the Kalahari, you will drive to the Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world. Enjoy the drive towards the sea of some of the highest dunes in the world. Your destination is situated close to the Sossusvlei, take part in a self-drive to the Sossusvlei early in the morning and enjoy sunrise and breakfast in the dunes.

Day 6+7: Swakopmund

Est. driving time: +- 5 Hours
Est. total km: 370 km
Set along Namibia's spectacularly scenic coast, the seaside town of Swakopmund is known for its wide-open avenues, colonial architecture, and is surrounded by otherworldly desert terrain. Founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South West Africa, Swakopmund is often described as being more German like Germany. Now a seaside resort town, Swakopmund is the capital of the Skeleton Coast tourism region and has am abundance to keep visitors happy. The quirky mix of German and Namibian influences, adventure options, laidback atmosphere and cool sea breeze make it very popular Namibian destination for both tourists and locals. Visitors can look forward to a number of exciting activities including: quad biking, horse riding, paragliding, fishing, sightseeing, ocean cruising and fascinating desert tours.

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You will make your way to the coastal city of Swakopmund. Along the way keep a lookout for the ever changing landscape as you drive from the inland to the coast.

Day 8+9: Twyfelfontein

Est. driving time: +- 4 Hours
Est. total km: 290 km
Set in the Kunene Region of north-western Namibia, Twyfelfontein is a spectacularly scenic area, featuring one of the largest and most important concentrations of rock art forwaded to your email.'); } else if(data == 'Not human') { $('#errormsg1').show(); $('#errormsg1').html('Sorry, only humans can submit an enquiry!'); } else if(data == 'Invalid CAPTCHA') { $('#errormsg1').show(); $('#errormsg1').html('The CAPTCHA is invalid. Please try again.'); } else if(data == 'failed') { $('#errormsg1').show(); $('#errormsg1').html('Error with sending the email. Please make sure all required fields are filled in and try again.'); } else { $('#errormsg1').show(); $('#errormsg1').html(data); } } }); }); }); }); function swipeHeight(){ $('.gallery').each(function(){ var thisFlickity = $(this); var swipeHeight = $(this).find('.gallery-cell').height(); thisFlickity.find('.flickity-viewport').height(swipeHeight); }); } function show_body(){ $(function (){ $("#pre_load").fadeOut(500); swipeHeight(); //setTimeout(function(){ init_fb(); }, 5000); init_fb(); }); } function init_fb() { var fb = '
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