Namibia Guided Tour Canyons & Deserts 9 day trip
Discover Namibia’s four deserts – the Kalahari, the Namib, the Nama Karoo, the Succulent Karoo. Visit the second largest canyon on earth, the Fish River Canyon. A giant ravine stretching 160 kms long, 27 kms wide and 550 metres deep.
See the wild horses at Aus, the ghost town of Kolmanskop, the fishing harbour of Luderitz and Namiba’s coastal playground – Swakopmund.
Spend time at Sossusvlei and the ancient clay pan of Dead Vlei.
Namibia Tours Canyons & Deserts
In Namibia it is known as the Kalahari and in Botswana the Kgalagadi. The Kalahari is actually not a true desert but a fossil desert.
Nevertheless the landscape is stunning with its golden waving grasses and red dunes.
The magnitude of the dunes at Sossusvlei is just stunning. Star dunes stretch across the horizon beckoning you to climb them.
The Fish River Canyon forms part of the Ai-Ais conservation area and is the second largest canyon in the world. Breath taking views of towering rock faces and deep ravines measuring some 160kms in length, 27 kms wide and 550m deep.
We journey onto the harbour town of Luderitz and the ghost mining town of Kolmanskop.
At Luderitz you will visit Kiaz Point to see the replica of the original cross that Bartholemeu Diaz planted.
Further along the coast visit Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. The town Swakopmund reflects its Germanic history in the architecture and buildings such as Swakopmund Prison, the Hohenzollern Building.
In a nutshell
■ visit the world’s largest sand mass – Kalahari Desert with its undulating and vegetated dunes
■ at Sossusvlei climb the ochre coloured sand dunes and take a walk into Dead Vlei
■ Dead vlei is famous for its dried white clay pan with ancient camel thorn trees appearing like ghosts
■ next stop on our tour is the world’s second largest canyon – the Fish River Canyon
■ en route to Luderitz we visit the diamond ghost town of Kolmanskop. Deserted now except for the sand – Kolmanskop was once a thriving diamond centre
■ the stone cross at Dias Point Luderitz was built by Bartolomeu Dias in 1488 on his return to Portugal after rounding the Cape of Good Hope
■ travelling via the Kuiseb Moon Valley towards the Atlantic Ocean and Walvis Bay – an important wetland and RAMSAR world heritage site
■ Swakopmund is our final stop on our tour. Meander through the town with its many historic buildings – museum and arcades
Rates per person valid to 31 October 2018
US$ 1, 995 per person per tour
9 Days/ 8 Nights : Saturdays
Minimum/maximum passengers: 2 / 20 (Classic) – 2 / 6 (Superior)
Collection & Drop off point : Windhoek – Namibia
Languages: English and German