Planning a trip to a desert country like Namibia can be tough, especially when places to visit are much more than the duration of your trip. You must have all of the red sand, high dunes, gorgeous dead trees, and of course, Namibia's wildlife on your checklist. Tourists can walk across Deadvlei to spot the dead yet gorgeous trees in the white clay pan. They can also walk through the Quiver Tree Forest to spot the unique quivers. Consider this 8-day luxury tour of Namibia to assist you with the best options.
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Meet your private guide at Windhoek airport, who will transfer you to your hotel. Set off with your guide on an introductory tour of Sossusvlei. The dunes in this part of the desert are the highest and hence cannot be missed from any camera lens. These fascinating dunes will make you yearn to explore every section of it during your full-day guided tour to Sossusvlei. Witnessing these dunes in person, especially at sunset and sunrise, is incredible.
Watch the sunrise at Dune 45. It is not the highest dune in the desert but it is definitely the most popular one. Many things make it popular among travelers, of which the location is one. It is located nearby to the road, which makes it quite accessible to reach. Plan to stay overnight in one of the nearby camps. Become one of the camp members who will be allowed to enter the gate much before sunrise. In the morning, enter the Namib-Naukluft to witness the gorgeous sunrise.
Today, visit Deadvlei, which is next to Sossusvlei. As per its name, Deadvlei is a hub of dead marsh, which has resulted in an array of dead plants standing tall in the desert's white clay sand. The climatic conditions and drought separated these trees from the water long ago. Nevertheless, they are still beautiful. And, above the photogenic trees, you get an incredible backdrop of some of the tallest dunes, which can do wonders for your pictures.
Your next destination is none other than the Quiver Tree Forest. Located 14 km northeast of the town of Keetmanshoop, the Quiver Tree Forest boasts more than 300 unique quiver trees that are dead gorgeous. Though you might have spotted a few during the first three days of the trip, they are available in large numbers in the forest. Witnessing so many unique quivers in one space is truly overwhelming, and you could not miss clicking pictures with them. However, make sure not to touch the pointed end of the trees as they are said to release the poisonous substance.
Trees and dunes are fine, but could you imagine a safari without the wilds? Of course, not. That is why we have kept the most fun and adventurous part of the trip at the end. The remaining days of your Namibia safari vacation will be spent doing an amazing yet affordable safari in the famous Etosha National Park. Unlike other trips, you won't have to leave heavy-heartedly from Africa. Since the most exciting part awaits you at the end of the trip, you will find yourself excited even on the last day, which makes the difference. Enjoy the scenic drive to the Etosha National Park.
Today, enjoy an early breakfast before your guide drives you in a private vehicle to taste wild Africa. In the park, you will see rhinos, lions, giraffes, jackals, and so much more. The roads in the park are not terrible; hence, you can think of self-driving for an intimate game drive. Following that, retire to your resort for the night.
Another thing that makes Etosha stand out is the water scarcity in the park. Since the number of water holes is sparse, the animals residing are forced to quench their thirst in the little water holes. This means you can sit at any water hole and see animals coming from kilometers away for water. You can easily explore the park for two days and keep experiencing new things to see.
Today, your private guide will transfer you to the airport for your international departure.