Namibia South Tour

Namibia South Tour

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8 Days/ 7 Nights: Guided Tour or Self-drive Tour : departure daily, itinerary can be changed upon request

The Namibia South Tour combines the highlights of the desert areas of southern Namibia in one grand tour which can be easily combined with with other Namibia Tour building blocks offered to you by Touraco Travel Services!

Highlights:

Windhoek – Auob Valley/Kalahari – Fish River Cayon – Luderitz – Sossusvlei – Windhoek

 

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Kolmanskop

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Itinerary


8 Days/ 7 Nights

HIGHLIGHTS:
Windhoek – Auob Valley/Kalahari – Fish River Canyon – Luderitz – Sossusvlei – Windhoek

Day 1: Windhoek City
Arrive Windhoek International Airport, pick up your rental car and drive to Windhoek. Windhoek is Namibia’s capital city, and its charm lies in the harmonious blend of African and European cultures and the friendliness of its people. The city is considerably enhanced by stately historic buildings in the German architectural style of the turn of the century. Old buildings which lend a singular charm to the city include the historic seat of government which is known as the “Tintenpalast” and the “Christuskirche” with its graceful spire. The white-walled “Alte Feste” which was once a fort and now a museum reflects the history of the country. (BB Windhoek).approx. 40 km.

Day 2: Drive South
Depart for Mariental, situated approximately 260 kilometres south from Windhoek. It is surrounded by a sheep farming area and is near to the Hardap irrigation scheme and the Hardap Dam Resort. Ostrich farms are also found nearby. It has services such as shopping, banking and medical facilities available. Discover the mystique of one of the most unusual landscapes of Namibia – the Kalahari: parallel ridges of red sand dunes covered with golden grass, centuries old camelthorn trees which act as pillars to huge social weaver nests, herds of graceful springbok and proud oryx and an abundance of varied birdlife. (BB ouside Mariental) approx. 290 km

Day 3: Travel along the Auob River to the Fish River Canyon
Today your journey takes you to the Fish River Canyon. The Fish River Canyon is situated in the far south of Namibia, almost on the border with South Africa. The Canyon is huge, approximately 160 km long, 500 m deep in places and 27 km across at its widest. It is the largest canyon system in Africa and the second largest in the world after the Grand Canyon in Colorado. In early times the Fish River Canyon was a haven for the local inhabitants of Namibia. The area is extremely arid with virtually no rainfall and the river provided food and water for human and animals alike. (BB Fish River Canyon).approx. 530 km

Day 4: ish River Canyon & Luderitz
Enjoy a morning visit to the edge of the Fish River Canyon, where one has magnificent views of the surrounds. From here proceed to Luderitz. Luderitz was named after a German merchant, Adolf Luderitz (from Bremen), who began trading operations in the harbour in 1883. Built on rocks in a small enclave within the Sperrgebiet (restricted Diamond Area) is the quaint harbour town of Luderitz with its curious array of historical German–style buildings built during the diamond rush. (BB Luderitz).approx. 410 km

Day 5: Ghost Town Kolmanskop
Namibia’s most famous ghost town, Kolmanskop, is situated in the Sperrgebiet about 10 km inland from Luderitz and was built in 1908. However, when richer diamond deposits were discovered further south, operations were moved. Within a span of 40 years, Kolmanskop lived, flourished and died. Today the ghost town’s crumbling ruins bear little resemblance to its former glory. The stately homes, their grandeur now scoured and demolished by the wind, are gradually becoming enveloped by encroaching sand dunes. (BB Luderitz)

Day 6: Travel on to Sossusvlei
Depart for Sossusvlei. This area offers fantastic photographic opportunities not only of the majestic and pristine dunes but also the unique animal and plant life. On the way you can visit the historical “Fort Duwisib”, about 170 km north of Aus. (BB Sossusvlei) approx. 520 km.

Day 7: Sossusvlei & Sesriem Canyon
Today’s journey takes you to famous Sossusvlei with its star shaped dunes, some of which measures up to 325 metres. Visit Sesriem Canyon, the name derives from the time of the first settlers when six thongs made of ox leather (Afrikaans: riem) were required to pull up buckets of water from the pool in the gorge. The Tsauchab River has cut a 50m deep gorge into the schist layers of metamorphic rock. Optional guided nature drives in a comfortable all-terrain game viewing vehicles are offered. (BB Sossusvlei)

Day 8: Return to Windhoek
Today’s journey takes you back to Windhoek Airport. Drop off your rental car and depart. Approx. 380 km

Self-drive Tour in rented car:  Prices per person, sharing (calculated for 2 persons travelling together)

departure daily, itinerary can be changed upon request

This tour can be adapted to suit customer needs & can also be booked as Guided Tour!

 

Further Tour information:

8 Days/ 7 Nights: Self-drive Tour in rented car:

departure daily, itinerary can be changed upon request

Self-drive Tours: (Prices are “Per person sharing”, based on 2 participants traveling together. Prices for more or fewer participants are available on request)

Included: Accommodation, breakfast, Car rental (Gr.B) Tourism Levy, VAT

Excluded: All Flight costs, all Entrance fees & meals other than those specified above, Park Entrance fees, all Gratuities, Medical Aid or Travel Insurance

 

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