Photographic Safari Itinerary
This is an itinerary for a 6 day photographic safari in Namibia with African Twilight Safaris.
Day 1: After your stay at the African Twilight Safaris luxury lodge and a good hunt, we leave for Sossusvlei. This is one of the world's most striking, well preserved and easily accessible desert landscapes. Sossusvlei is actually a huge pan surrounded by towering sand dunes, reputed to be the highest in the world. Here you can take the most beautiful landscape pictures while enjoying the day in the Namib Desert. We will enjoy a packed lunch in the dunes or at the Sesriem Canyon and you'll spend the night at Solitaire Country Lodge.
Day 2: From Solitaire we drive to the coastal town of Swakopmund. We travel through the Namib Desert and will also cross the Tropic of Capricorn. En route you will have the opportunity to experience the desert on a quad bike tour and learn a little bit more about the oldest desert in the world. We stop for lunch at Dune 7 which is the highest dune in the area. We may even have time to do some shopping in Swakopmund in the afternoon. We'll overnight at Pension Rupmund where you'll experience typical German accommodation, and which has a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean.
Day 3: Today you get to choose between a morning ocean cruise or, for the fishermen, the chance to do some offshore fishing. During the ocean cruise (which is a very popular choice) you'll see dolphins, sea turtles, seals and, if you're lucky, you may even spot a whale. The area also offers a large variety of seabird species. A fresh seafood lunch enjoyed on board is included with both activities. The afternoon is yours to enjoy at leisure; take in some of the local sights, do some shopping, walk along the beach or just chill. Dinner is at the local well-renowned Light House Restaurant.
Day 4: We leave Swakopmund for Etosha National Park. We'll spend most of the day driving but we will stop at some of the popular attractions along the way, such as the ancient volcano, Spitzkoppe, a pointed hill that rises 700 metres above the surrounding plain. The area is rich in semi-precious stones. We'll stop at the local rock market for some shopping so you get to take a little piece of the desert home with you. We'll stop at one of the many picnic sites along the road to enjoy a pre-packed lunch and we'll stop at the African Root Carving Shop which is always a delight. We spend the night at Camp Okaukuejo in Etosha National Park. We'll visit a waterhole that is lit up at night, one of the highlights of the park. Here you may see gemsbok, springbok and zebra in large numbers and if you're lucky you may even see rhino, elephant and lion.
Day 5: We spend a large part of the day on a game drive and should see most of the Big Five as well as a number of other species, all in their natural habitat. There will be plenty of photo opportunities during the day. We'll stop at one of waterholes for lunch while watching the comings and goings, then proceed to Camp Namatoni on the northern side of the park where we will spend the night.
Day 6: Sadly, all good things come to an end. We leave Namatoni and make our way to Windhoek for your flight home. En route we pass the Hoba Meteorite, the largest known single meteorite in the world, weighing 60 tonnes.
Note: If this not enough for you, you can extend your safari by an additional seven days and travel from Etosha via the Okavango and through the Caprivi Strip to Chobe National Park in Botswana, and then on to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. You'll see plenty of game and you'll have the opportunity to do some tiger fishing.