Express says it all. You are the kind of traveller who yearns to see it all, yet your schedule restricts your freedom. This 5-day trip will live up to all your expectations – from the must-do safari introducing you to Namibia’s wildlife to exploring the desert dunes.
Day 1- Windhoek (Arrival)
Day 2 Erindi
Day 3 Erindi/ Swakopmund
Day 4 Swakopmund
Day 5 Windhoek (departure)
After the plane has touched down at Hosea Kutako International Airport and you have collected your 4×4 vehicle, a short drive will lead you to Windhoek. Windhoek is the capital of Namibia and will give you a glimpse into colonial history through its architecture intertwined with the modern. Experience the warm hospitality, cuisine and culture that will leave a lasting impression. In the city centre, you can visit the historic Christuskirche, Zoo Park, and Tintenpalast. Stock up on Namibian gifts and souvenirs at the Craft Centre.
As you depart to the north, the savannahs become your highway. It leads you all the way to your bushveld haven called Erindi.
An absolute must at the top of any safari destination list is Erindi Private Game Reserve. A visit to Erindi will bring your wildest safari expectations to life. Erindi means “place of water” in the Herero language. Its sprawling 70,719 hectares located just southeast of Omaruru in the central plateau of the country is a safari dream come true. Aside from unlimited wildlife sighting opportunities, Erindi hosts over 20 exciting activities. Numerous conservation projects have come to life here, including projects on the aardvark, the cheetah and the elephant. While Erindi boasts prolific numbers of endemic and indigenous wildlife species, the reserve is also an avid birdwatchers’ paradise with over 300 bird species. There are three different accommodation types ranging from all-inclusive suites to self-catering chalets, all of which imbue comfort in the bush.
After a mind-blowing morning safari in Erindi where you will encounter more animals than you can count, head west towards the wild Atlantic coast.
You will become the witness to the fascinating transformation of the landscape as savannahs turn into desert. As you travel into the desert, stop by Spitzkoppe (the Matterhorn of Namibia) before continuing to the quaint coastal town of Swakopmund.
As a main witness of German colonial Africa and therefore resonating its lingering taste, Swakopmund lies between the embrace of the mighty Atlantic Ocean and the rolling dunes of the Namib Desert. This spectacular seaside-town holds an old-world charm that can be best enjoyed while relaxing in the various cafés to choose from, sampling appetising local cuisine with an international flavour in a cornucopia of excellent restaurants or witnessing scintillating sunsets on the ocean while sipping sundowners on the dunes. Labelled as Namibia’s activity hub, Swakopmund also offers heart-racing activities and family adventures, as well as day excursions to the desert. This colourful coastal town acts as the gateway to the otherworldly Skeleton Coast, best known for the shipwrecks it has claimed.
Day 5 Departure for Windhoek and final destination