Contact Us
Springbok Atlas Partners
Find us on Facebook
Namibia Northern Odyssey

Namibia Northern Odyssey

Tour Code: SWN7
7 Days/6 Nights

01/11/2018 - 30/06/2019

From N$ 23 000.00
Rate is per person sharing
Single Rate N$ 25 640.00

01/07/2019 - 31/10/2019

From N$ 24 500.00
Rate is per person sharing
Single Rate N$ 27 140.00
Current Season Talk to an Agent

Namibia Northern Odyssey

Venture into Namibia’s Wild Heartland
There’s an astonishing amount of diverse life in Namibia’s dry landscapes. Plants and animals, people and their cultures have uniquely adapted to succeed in the remote, arid reaches of the country. Travel from the desert coast on a route north into the Kunene region, also known Damaraland, where you could possibly encounter desert elephant. Explore the world-famous Etosha National Park with its abundance of animal and bird life.

Highlights

  • Extraordinary and highly photogenic geological marvels of Damaraland, one of the least populated and geologically diverse areas in Africa
  • Ancient and traditional African culture preserved in mountain Rock Art galleries and a present-day Damara village
  • Exceptional Big 5 game viewing in the picturesque African savannah around the vast, shimmering Etosha salt pan

Tour Departs:

Selected Friday departures

Tour Notes:

  • Minimum 2 guests, Maximum 20 guests
  • Dual language German/English commentary
  • Selected departure dates on Special Discount (5% discount off the Standard Rack Rate). Please enquire.
  • No single supplement payable on selected departures. Please enquire.

Tour Includes

  • 6 breakfasts
  • Accommodation
  • Bottled water on board
  • Porterage
  • Transport & sightseeing as specified

Day One - Depart Windhoek

A transfer takes you to the coastal town of Swakopmund.

Day One

Upon your arrival in the early afternoon you check into your hotel. With palm-lined streets and seaside promenades, Swakopmund is a popular holiday destination in Namibia. For the international guest, Swakopmund is a bohemian mix of German architecture and African rhythms, a laid back attitude with adrenalin activities. It is colourful, it is vibrant, but most of all, it is pure fun.

Day Two

Swakopmund is often fondly referred to as the “playground of Namibia”, it has numerous activities ranging from, adventure to exploring the fascinating features of the Namib Desert and the animals and plants that occur and survive here. Embrace the relaxed pace of this idyllic coastal town whilst enjoying coffee and freshly baked pastries in one of the many café’s. Alternatively explore the rugged, sweltering desert on a day tour, or view this awesome, environment from the air on a scenic flight. [B]

Day Three

On long yet interesting and scenic roads we head further north into the Damaraland, one of the least populated and geologically diverse areas in Africa. This harsh, rocky environment is home to the elusive desert elephant, the black rhino and free-roaming antelope species. Accompanied by a local Damara guide we visit Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO heritage site with over 2.500 bushman rock engravings. After a visit to the nearby Living Museum of the Damara we proceed to the Petrified Forest - a geological phenomenon depicting the creation and metamorphosis of wood into stone and the Welwitschia mirabilis – the oldest living desert plant. [B]

Day Four

After a relaxed breakfast, we travel towards the Etosha National Park, famous for its vast amount of wildlife. After we have reached our camp located just outside of the National Park, we explore the various waterholes located close to Okaukuejo and the Anderson gate for our first park wildlife encounters. Optional and time permitting open vehicle game drives can be booked with the lodge. [B]

Day Five

The day is devoted purely to the abundant wildlife found in the Etosha National Park, which surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan. The park is home to 4 of the Big Five - elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. Game viewing in the park is largely focussed around the waterholes, some of which are spring fed and some supplied from a borehole, ideal places to sit and watch over 114 different game species, or for an avid birder, in excess of 340 bird species. Popular game species such as giraffe, blue wildebeest, plains and mountain zebra, hyena, lion, leopard, antelopes such as kudu, oryx, eland, as well as some of the endangered species such as Black rhino, cheetah and the black-faced impala are all found here. [B]

Day Six

Today your guide again takes you on a game drive in the Etosha National Park, or optionally you can book an open game drive park drive with the lodge. We may encounter animal species we have not seen the previous day and look forward to any new surprises at the different waterholes visited. In the afternoon we travel back to our lodge, where we enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure or experience the wellness centre. [B]

Day Seven

After breakfast we travel back through the centre of the country to the capital, Windhoek. Time permitting, en-route we may stop at the famous wood carvers market in Okahandja or the craft market in the main street in Windhoek to pick up a last few souvenirs. Windhoek is a cosmopolitan melting pot of European architecture with African culture, with a variety of good restaurants to choose from. You will be dropped off at your accommodation of choice, or transferred to the airport for your outward flight. [B]

Day One - Depart Windhoek

Departing Windhoek, a transfer takes you to the coastal town of Swakopmund.

Day One - Depart Windhoek

Day One - Depart Windhoek

Departing Windhoek, a transfer takes you to the coastal town of Swakopmund.

Day One Day Two Accommodation

Day One - Swakopmund

A Transfer takes you to the coastal town of Swakopmund. With palm-lined streets and seaside promenades, Swakopmund is a popular holiday destination in Namibia.

Day Two - Swakopmund

Swakopmund is often fondly referred to as the “playground of Namibia”, it has numerous activities ranging from, adventure to exploring the fascinating features of the Namib Desert and the animals and plants that occur and survive here.

Swakopmund Plaza Hotel

Swakopmund Plaza Hotel

aha Swakopmund Plaza Hotel is in a prime location in the heart of Swakopmund, a short walk from the beach. You can expect a contemporary hotel with inspiring décor and a welcome feel.

Day Three Accommodation

Day Three - Damaraland

On long yet interesting and scenic roads we head further north into the Damaraland, one of the least populated and geologically diverse areas in Africa. This harsh, rocky environment is home to the elusive desert elephant, the black rhino and free-roaming antelope species.

Damara Mopane Lodge

Damara Mopane Lodge

Just east of the town of Khorixas lies the unique Damara Mopane Lodge. Its wattle and daub style chalets are laid out in a village format, each with its own vegetable and herb garden and the inside walls decorated with copies of the famous Twyfelfontein rock engravings. Shaded by Mopane trees, the chalets are linked to the main lodge building by paths. A viewing point, a bit out of the camp, allows views of the expansive plains and is a great spot for stargazing.

Day Four Accommodation

Day Four - Etosha National Park

After a relaxed breakfast, we travel towards the Etosha National Park, famous for its vast amount of wildlife.

Etosha Safari Camp

Etosha Safari Camp

Etosha Safari Camp is conveniently situated just 10 kilometres from world-renowned Etosha National Park

Day Five Day Six Accommodation

Day Five - Etosha National Park

The day is devoted purely to the abundant wildlife found in the Etosha National Park, which surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan. The park is home to 4 of the Big Five - elephant, lion, leopard and rhino.

Day Six - Etosha National Park

Today your guide again takes you on a game drive in the Etosha National Park, or optionally you can book an open game drive park drive with the lodge.

Mokuti Etosha Lodge

Mokuti Etosha Lodge

This luxury safari lodge is just 2 kilometres from the Eastern entrance of Etosha National Park and is set in its own adjoining private reserve.

Day Seven

Day Seven - Windhoek

After breakfast we travel back through the centre of the country to the capital, Windhoek. Time permitting, en-route we may stop at the famous wood carvers market in Okahandja or the craft market in the main street in Windhoek to pick up a last few souvenirs.

Day One, 

Day Two

Swakopmund Plaza Hotel

aha Swakopmund Plaza Hotel is in a prime location in the heart of Swakopmund, putting the local attractions and restaurants at your fingertips. The hotel is also a short walk from the beach. You can expect a contemporary hotel with inspiring décor and a welcome feel. Staying at the hotel opens up a range of adventure activities that includes quad biking, desert tours, dolphin cruises and much more.


Day Three

Damara Mopane Lodge

Just east of the town of Khorixas providing an ideal stopover between Swakopmund and Etosha National Park is the unique Damara Mopane Lodge. The wattle and daub style chalets are laid out in a village format, each with its own vegetable and herb garden and the inside walls decorated with copies of the famous Twyfelfontein rock engravings. Shaded by Mopane trees, the chalets are linked to the main lodge building by paths. A viewing point, a bit out of the camp, allows views of the expansive plains and is a great spot for stargazing. Less than two hours drive away is the World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein with its 2 000-odd rock engravings and art, the surreal Petrified Forest and the impressive Vingerklip Rock. A highlight of any stay here is a sighting of the desert-adapted elephants.


Day Four

Etosha Safari Camp

Etosha Safari Camp is conveniently situated just 10 kilometres from world-renowned Etosha National Park. Perched on a small hill, each uniquely designed en-suite safari-bungalow promises comfort at all times. Beds are covered with spacious mosquito nets and the gauzed windows provide optimal air circulation. Meals are served in a rustic farm style restaurant at the foot of the hill and here you can also refresh yourself in the swimming pool, make use of the internet cafe or enjoy one of the walking trails that surround the camp.


Day Five, 

Day Six

Mokuti Etosha Lodge

This luxury safari lodge is just 2 kilometres from the Eastern entrance of Etosha National Park and is set in its own adjoining private reserve. Accommodation is in spacious rooms with African-inspired décor, en suite facilities, a sitting room, private veranda and modern conveniences. The lodge offers excellent dining experiences in both the restaurant and under the stars in the boma. There are two bars where you can enjoy sundowners or a nightcap. Relax around the sparkling swimming pool or get some exercise on one of the 2 floodlit Tennis courts situated in the bush. The lodge also offers a Fitness Centre and luxury Spa.


Africa – Explored, Experienced & Enjoyed

Southern Africa is well-known as one of the world’s best destinations for guided tours and safaris. The area is vast, and there are so many diverse attractions that you can get the most out of your holiday by accessing professional and trusted advice, itinerary design, planning, logistics and expert guidance. Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris’ guided holidays are also sociable and fun, enabling you to connect with people while enjoying all the enthralling adventure, magnificent beauty and amazing variety that southern Africa has to offer.

The many advantages of a guided holiday include that you are guaranteed high standards of safety, reliability and quality. Each hassle-free Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris guided holiday experience takes in top destination highlights; and offers you safe luxury transport, excellent accommodation and fine dining, fully supported by professional, caring service.

There’s no better way to encounter the best of Africa than to sit back and take it easy, knowing that all the details that make for a relaxing memorable holiday are completely taken care of. You are free to have fun - to fully explore, experience and enjoy a continent so rich in culture and heritage, peoples and places, astonishing wildlife and spectacular scenery.

Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris tracks its origins back to 1946 – that’s more than 70 years of enthusiasm and expertise invested in engaging travelling and touring in Africa, the world’s most adventurous, evocative and beautiful continent! Today, we take pride in being one of Southern Africa’s most well-established and best-known quality tour operations. When it comes to safety and logistics, planning and execution, we leave nothing to chance. When it comes to exploration and experience, engagement and enjoyment we make everything possible!

Ask Us a Question Talk to an Agent