Classic Namibia with Tourcan Vacations

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    Classic Namibia with Tourcan

    SAVINGS: $200CAD per couple, when you book up to 2-months prior to departure

    Land Costs:

    January 15, 2021 - June 30, 2021

    July 1, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021


    $5,215 CAD*

    *Land Costs Only Per Person Based on a Minimum of Two People Travelling. 
    Inquire about Single Supplement. International Airfare Available Upon Request.

    Photo: Game drive spotting a giraffe

    VISITING: Windhoek, Kalahari Desert, Fish River Canyon, Luderitz, Swakopmund, Namib Desert, Damaraland & Etosha National Park


    • Windhoek: Olive Grove Guest House
    • Kalahari Desert: Intu Africa Camelthorn Lodge
    • Sundowner Drive
    • Fish River Canyon: Cañon Village
    • Garas quiver tree forest
    • Lüderitz: Nest Hotel
    • Kolmanskop Ghost Town
    • Namib Desert: Elegant Desert Lodge 
    • Dune visits and Sesriem Canyon
    • Swakopmund: Europahof Hotel 
    • Marine Cruise
    • Damaraland: Damara Mopane Lodge 
    • Twyfelfontein, Bushman rock paintings & petrified forest
    • Etosha National Park: Mokuti Etosha Lodge   
    • Game viewing activities


    • Accommodation as per itinerary or similar
    • Meals per itinerary
    • Bottled water
    • Porterage
    • Entrance fees
    • Sightseeing per itinerary
    • Transport in air-conditioned vehicles



    Welcome to Namibia! Upon arrival at the airport our representative will meet you with a welcome sign with you name on the board and transfer you to your Hotel. On arrival you will check in and the rest of the day is at leisure.

    Overnight: Olive Grove Guest House or similar

    Photo: Namibia Windhoek Church


    Leaving Windhoek, we travel into the largest sand mass on Earth, the Kalahari Desert. The Kalahari is a vast semi desert of wind-blown sand held by a sparse mantle of thorn scrub making it the largest continuous stretch of sand covering 9-African countries. Unlike other true deserts, the Kalahari does receive erratic rainfall. For many therefor “thirstland” is a more fitting description. Lacking permanent surface water, the Kalahari is a challenging place to live except for those who have adapted to not only survive but flourish here. The Bushmen refer to it as the “Soul of the World”, an emotive description for this area! With its deep red sand dunes and endless grass plains interspersed with acacia’s and shrubs, it is still home to a surprising large amount of specially adapted wildlife. Enjoy the opportunity to experience the red dunes, wildlife and plants, in this desert environment on a Sundowner nature drive.

    Overnight: Intu Africa Camelthorn Lodge or similar

    Meal: Breakfast & Dinner


    We continue south through arid and extensive rocky plains. Visiting the unique Garas quiver tree forest you are welcomed by quirky man-made sculptures of scrap metal which set a contrast to this serene, timeless space with Quiver trees and aloes nestled amongst huge dolerite boulders, stacked in a mysterious way, the area is also aptly referred to as “Giant’s Playground”. We continue to our lodge, situated in close vicinity to the Fish River Canyon. Here we can explore the area on foot or on an optional guided nature drive in the later afternoon highlighting the Quiver trees, rugged landscape and impressive sweeping rock formations.

    Overnight: Cañon Village or similar

    Meal: Breakfast & Dinner

    Photo: Visiting the Unique Garas Quiver Tree Forest


    Our morning starts on the edge of the Fish River Canyon where we gaze into this magnificent geological phenomenon. The Fish River Canyon is located in the northern part of the Nama Karoo and is the second largest canyon on earth, featuring a gigantic ravine that measures in total about 160 km long, up to 27 km wide and in places almost 550 meters deep. The Fish River is the longest interior river found in Namibia, but its current flow is just a drop compared with the immense volume of water that poured down its length in ages past. 

    We continue our journey past the Naute Dam, where we shortly stop at the Naute Kristall Cellar and Distillery, (optional Liquor Tasting) or simply enjoy a delicious cup of coffee. Proceeding onwards we head towards the coastal town of Lüderitz. On the way to Lüderitz we stop at Garub, viewing point for the Wild Horses of the Namib Desert. 

    Overnight: Nest Hotel or similar

    Meal: Breakfast & Dinner

    Photo: Namibia View of Fish River Canyon 


    Our morning starts with a visit to Kolmanskop ghost town. Kolmanskop is a deserted Diamond Mining Town in the Sperrgebiet National Park. Once an opulent and decadent town, a monument to the Diamond boom and built to last…until the diamonds ran out. Today Kolmanskop stands as a haunting monument to the thriving past, offering visitor’s unique photo motives into a bygone era. 

    On our return to town, we visit Diaz Point with its Padrao on a cliff overlooking the harsh Atlantic Ocean commemorating the initial Portuguese explorers and explore the forlorn coast. Arriving back in Lüderitz we explore this small, historic town.  

    Overnight: Nest Hotel or similar

    Meal: Breakfast & Dinner


    After an early breakfast we travel across wide open plains north along the Tiras Mountain range to our lodge in the Namib Desert. We are located in close proximity to Sesriem the gateway to Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei and Sesriem Canyon, with some of the highest sand dunes on Earth towering over the white desert plains. The afternoon can be spent relaxing at the sparkling pool, enjoying the vast open desert plains, or taking part in optional activities offered at the lodge.

    Overnight: Elegant Desert Lodge or similar

    Meal: Breakfast & Dinner


    The morning demands an early start. Entering the Namib Naukluft National Park with sunrise, the first rays of sunlight paint the mountains of sand into a variety of apricot, red and orange, contrasted against a crisp blue skyline, enrapturing our senses, and providing an opportunity to capture this awesome landscape on film. You will be captivated by the surreal Deadvlei surrounded by some of the highest dunes on earth and Sossusvlei, where the dry Tsauchab River ends abruptly amongst dunes. Take the opportunity to walk up one of these majestic dunes to admire the desert landscape beneath. Thereafter we visit the Sesriem Canyon, a life sustaining natural phenomenon in the heart of the Namib Desert.

    Overnight: Elegant Desert Lodge or similar

    Meal: Breakfast & Dinner        


    After breakfast we continue our journey approaching the little settlement of Solitaire on the edge of the Namib Naukluft National Park, feeling like you have arrived in the middle of nowhere. Here it is worthwhile to enjoy a cup of coffee with the delightful apple-pie written about in so many travel books before travelling via the desolate, rolling hills of the Kuiseb Valley towards the Atlantic Ocean. Reaching the coastal harbour town of Walvis Bay, we visit the shallow lagoon, one of the most important wetland areas on the African continent and a RAMSAR World Heritage Site. Over 80% of the African flamingos feed in this lagoon and present a breath-taking picture when they appear in groups. Continuing along the scenic route between the dune belt and the Atlantic Ocean we reach Swakopmund, where the rest of the day is spent at leisure. With palm-lined streets and seaside promenades, Swakopmund is a popular holiday destination in Namibia.

    Overnight: Europahof Hotel or similar

    Meal: Breakfast        


    Today you will be picked from your hotel for the Marine Cruise.

    This tour via catamaran cruise takes you along the enigmatic shores of the Atlantic Ocean near Walvis Bay. You see Pelican Point, the tip of the sandbank that forms the bay that inspired German, British and South African occupation. Cape Fur Seals from a nearby colony play around the boats and pelicans fly alongside, offering great photographic opportunities.

    Depart from the Walvis Bay Yacht Club and continue into the beautiful bay area, which holds more splendour than can at first is seen – a shipwreck, lighthouse, oyster platforms, different bird species, seals and an abundance of marine life. In the Bay Area, the catamaran will move alongside the oyster platforms. Your guide will share more information with you about locally cultivated Walvis Bay oysters. Included in the tour is the tasting of these delicacies.

    The journey proceeds to the Pelican Point to get a closer look at the lighthouse. The old supply railway spoors can still be seen from the years when the lighthouse was occupied by the coast guards. Three different types of dolphins may be encountered, namely the heavy side dolphins (endemic to the Namibian coast), dusky dolphins and Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. In season (July-November), the larger mammals, like the southern right whale and the humpback whales, may be spotted, and with a bit of extra-special luck, the mighty killer whales (orcas) might make an appearance. Look out for sightings of the mola mola (sunfish) and the leatherback turtles. All this can be experienced while comfortably relaxing in the saloon, on the trampolines or on deck, whilst enjoying a glass of Sparkling Wine and delicious snacks. Return to your hotel this afternoon.

    Overnight: Europahof Hotel or similar

    Meal: Breakfast               


    On long yet interesting and scenic roads we head further north, travelling past the Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain (2.579m), 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 where Bushman communities engraved and painted over 2.500 pictures some 6.000 years ago! 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 amongst some of the oldest landmasses on Earth. Here we also see the Welwitschia Mirabilis plant – the oldest living desert plant on Earth.

    Overnight: Damara Mopane Lodge

    Meal: Breakfast & Dinner

    Photo: Desert, Dunes, Petrified Forests in Namibia 


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

    Overnight: Etosha Safari Camp or similar

    Meal: Breakfast & Dinner


    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. The Park was proclaimed as Namibia’s first conservation area in 1907 by the then Governor, von Lindequist. Despite the size of the Etosha National Park, only the southern edge of the pan is accessible to visitors. 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. An extensive network of roads link the over 30-water holes allowing visitors the opportunity of an extensive game viewing safari over the stretch of the park as each different area will provide different encounters.

    Overnight: Mokuti Etosha Lodge or similar

    Meal: Breakfast & Dinner


    Today your guide again takes you on a game drive in the Etosha National Park for exhilarating an open Vehicle game drive in the park. We may encounter animal species we have not seen the previous day and look forward to any new surprises at the different waterholes visited. The Etosha Pan dominates the park. This salt pan desert, which is nearly completely enclosed by the park and is lined by numerous watering holes, is roughly 130 km long and as wide as 50 km in places. During Etosha’s notorious dry spells the pan is a deathly place, lying parched and cracked under the molten African sun. It is claimed that game viewing is best during the dry spells as animals will then congregate closer to water. But even in the rainy season the park remains an abundant wildlife haven. You then have the pleasure of experiencing the rebirth of life as the young foals, cubs and chicks are seen frolicking with their parents and the sprouting new green shrubs and grasses create a pleasing green oasis. In the afternoon we travel back to our lodge, where we enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.

    Overnight: Mokuti Etosha Lodge or similar

    Meal: Breakfast & Dinner


    After breakfast we travel back through the centre of the country exposing bushland savannah to the capital in the centre of the country. 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 Hotel for Dinner and overnight.

    Overnight: Olive Grove Guest House

    Meal: Breakfast 

    Photo: Etosha National Park Game View of SpringBok 


    After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight home. 

    Meal: Breakfast


    • International airfare
    • Visa and visa fees
    • Travel insurance
    • Sightseeing and meals not included
    • Items of a personal nature such as baggage portage at airports and hotels, gratuities/tips, laundry, telephone calls, etc.
    • Any item not listed under included

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