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Windhoek: City and Township Tour

1. Windhoek: City and Township Tour

After pickup from your accommodation in Windhoek, set off first on the city tour. Look forward to seeing places like the Houses of Parliament-National Assembly, Parliament Gardens, the old railway station, the Namibia Craft Center, Christuskirche (Christ Church), and Alte Feste (Old Fort). Make a stop at the old cemetery in Hochland Park, a highlight for history enthusiasts, too. From the city center, head to the Katutura Township to catch a glimpse of life in Windhoek's largest suburb. Boasting people from a number of different cultural groups, Katutura is the place to be if you want to mix with the lively and varied cultures of Namibia. In Katatura, visit the “Single Quarters,” a local market where you can enjoy a taste of the Namibian specialty Kapana — Namibian beef cooked by the local vendors. Also included is a stop at a local community empowerment project. After the tour, you will be dropped back to your accommodation.

From Windhoek: 3-Day Etosha with Lodge Accommodation

2. From Windhoek: 3-Day Etosha with Lodge Accommodation

Begin your 3-day, 2-night tour to Etosha National Park with pickup in Windhoek between 8–8:30 AM. Then, drive approximately 450 kilometers (around 280 miles) to the national park that covers an area of more than 22,000 square kilometers (8,494 square miles). After arrival, enjoy a 2-hour afternoon game drive with your guide around Etosha Pan, a vast salt pan at the center of the park surrounded by grass, savannah, and bushland. Later that evening, spend another 2 hours spotting wildlife at the Okaukuejo waterhole before sleeping overnight in the Okaukuejo Lodge. Lunch and dinner are included on the first day. On the second day, delight in a full-day game drive with your guide, lasting approximately 6 hours in East Etosha. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife like lions, elephants, hyenas, and elusive leopards. Sleep overnight at Namutoni Lodge, and enjoy included breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the day. On the third day, savor an included breakfast, then leave the Etosha National Park and begin your journey back to Windhoek. On the way, stop for 30 minutes at the biggest woodcarvers' market in Namibia, Okahandja Mbangura Woodcarvers Craft Market. The tour concludes with drop-off at your accommodation in Windhoek.

Namibias Best 4 Day Etosha Safari Private Guide Tour

3. Namibias Best 4 Day Etosha Safari Private Guide Tour

Depart from Windhoek and stop briefly at Otjiwarongo to enjoy a light lunch before entering Etosha National Park through the Anderson Gate. Enjoy a game drive across the park visiting waterholes and looking for predators as well as zebra, giraffe, elephants, and rhino. Arrive at your accommodation just before sunset. The accommodation is located inside Etosha National Park and has a floodlit waterhole next to the camp. Rise for a pre-sunrise snack with tea/coffee and then game drive until mid morning when you return to camp for breakfast before heading out for another game drive. Head back to Halali for a picnic lunch. After lunch, you will visit the mighty Etosha Pan (the largest salt pan in Namibia) before game driving across the park in your quest to find the big 4. Visit one last waterhole to worship the African sunset before you head back for a dinner prepared by your guide over the campfire, where you can compare photos and stories of the animals seen today. Have an early morning breakfast before departing for a drive to the communal lands of Damaraland where you will see the communal farmers in this arid region. You stop at the Ugab River bridge to visit with the beautiful Herero ladies who sell their small art and craft items to support their families. Have lunch in the shadow of the Brandberg Mountain and go on a short visit with a Himba group who have moved into this area to sell their jewellery and other items (dependent on Himba tribespeople). After lunch, you head directly through the Namib Desert and stop at the latest shipwreck on the Skeleton Coast before arriving late afternoon in Swakopmund. Explore this seaside town on foot and visit the jetty for sunset. Have dinner locally (own expense). On the last day you can ask to take part in optional additional activities before you return to Windhoek.

From Windhoek: 10-Day Namibia Highlights Tour with Lodging

4. From Windhoek: 10-Day Namibia Highlights Tour with Lodging

DAY 1 MONDAY Pick up accommodation in Windhoek (or at the airport on request) Tranfer to Kalahari Anib Lodge Dinner @ Kalahari Anib Lodge Overnight @ Kalahari Anib Lodge DAY 2 TUESDAY Breakfast @ Kalahari Anib Lodge Transfer to Namib Desert Lodge Dinner @ Namib Desert Lodge Overnight @ Namib Desert Lodge DAY 3 WEDNESDAY Sossusvlei Excursion (brunch packs) Sundowner dune drive Dinner @ Namib Desert Lodge Overnight @ Namib Desert Lodge DAY 4 THURSDAY Breakfast @ Namib Desert Lodge Transfer to The Delight Swakopmund Overnight @ The Delight Swakopmund DAY 5 FRIDAYBreakfast @ The Delight Swakopmund Overnight @ The Delight Swakopmund DAY 6 SATURDAY Breakfast @ The Delight Swakopmund/ breakfast pack Transfer to Damata Mopane Lodge Excursion to Petrified Forest Dinner @ Damara Mopane Lodge Overnight @ Damara Mopane Lodge DAY 7 SUNDAY Breakfast @ Damara Mopane Lodge Excursion to Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings Excursion to Damara Living Museum Excursion to Organ Pipes & Burnt Mountain Dinner @ Damara Mopane Lodge Overnight @ Damara Mopane Lodge DAY 8 MONDAY Breakfast @ Damara Mopane Lodge / breakfast pack Visit at a Himba Village Transfer to Etosha Safari Camp Afternoon Etosha Game Drive Dinner @ Etosha Safari Camp Overnight Etosha Safari Camp DAY 9 TUESDAY Breakfast packs Full Day Etosha Game Drive Dinner @ Etosha Safari Camp Overnight Etosha Safari Camp DAY 10 WEDNESDAY Breakfast @ Etosha Safari Camp Transfer to Windhoek Drop-off at accommodation in Windhoek

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 39 reviews

We booked the city and township tour at very short notice and are very happy that we decided to do it. With Petrus we had the perfect guide. He has an impressive wealth of knowledge and knows how to share his knowledge. Sometimes we really hung on his every word, because he told us the history of Windhoek in such an exciting and lively way. The township tour including a visit to the market was at least as exciting and interesting. We felt very comfortable with Petrus and had a great time together. We would do this tour with Petrus again at any time and can recommend it 100%! Thank you Petrus for the great day, you made our stay in Windhoek very special and not just because of the hail ;)

We can highly recommend the tour! We booked at short notice for the last few hours in Namibia before we left. We learned a lot about the interesting and complex history of the origins and history of the city at the main sights. We particularly liked the tour and the insights into the township and the visit to the market including the delicious lunch stop, where we felt very welcome. Petrus is a wonderful and loving guide who is happy to answer any questions. Any time! Petrus, thank you very much for this lovely and interesting tour through this beautiful city! :-)

The tour was a unique experience. Our guide Petrus was just fantastic! Told us a lot about the history, showed the city and answered all questions. Visiting the township was an exceptional experience and we really enjoyed lunch at the market. We can definitely recommend the tour!

Had Petrus as a guide can only recommend him to everyone. He knows a lot, is very motivated and always has a positive attitude. Really great

Three perfect days in the impressive national park! Thanks to our guide Zakaria!