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Namibia with Charly Savely Adventure

Windhoek - Etosha - Swakopmund - Sesriem

2021: Jul 11 - Jul 19

Travel to a land of deserts and animals on this incredible 9 day journey to Namibia! With desolate dunes, elephants abound, and cities filled with culture, Namibia is a one of a kind destination.

  • 9 days

  • 10 - 12 spots

  • Double occupancy in 3-star hotels & campsites (single rooms available)

  • 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 6 dinners included

  • Fly into Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH). TrovaTrip provide 3 transfers between 8am and 5pm.

  • Fly out of Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH). TrovaTrip provide two transfers on the final morning.

Activities Included

  • Wood Carving Market Tour
  • Etosha National Park Safari
  • Sunrise Dune Hike
  • Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei & Dune 45 Visit
  • Sesriem Canyon Tour
  • Namib Carnivore Research Centre Visit
  • Sandwich Harbour Tour

Other Inclusions

  • Double Occupancy in 3-star Hotels & campsites
  • Local Guide throughout Trip
  • All City Transfers
  • Arrival Airport Transfer (until 5pm on first day)
  • Departure Airport Transfer (morning of last day)
  • 8 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches & 6 Dinners

Exclusions

  • International Flights
  • Food & Alcohol (except as noted)
  • Visas & Travel Insurance
  • Airport Transfers Outside of Designated Times

Your Host

Charly Savely

Charly Savely was born & raised in Bristol, England, but has lived the majority of her life on the West Coast of the USA & now calls Alaska home. She has moved around, & traveled her whole life with camera in hand. She is a jack-of-all-trades & received her Bachelor’s Degree in Photography, Graphic Design, & Scientific Illustration at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Charly is a full-time freelance Professional Photographer, who combines her thirst for adventure with her love for photography to capture unique personal experiences. She specializes in adventure travel, wildlife, & commercial photography. Check out her Instagram & website!

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Namibia! TrovaTrip will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel in Windhoek.

Meet the crew for dinner to celebrate the adventure ahead!

Overnight in Windhoek

Arrival: Fly into Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH). TrovaTrip provide 3 transfers between 8am and 5pm.

Included: Airport Transfer, Welcome Dinner


Day 2

Rise and shine! It’s time to head north on the way to your first campsite. Along the way, stop at the village of Okahandja, home to Namibia’s largest wood carving market. After a few scenic stops and lunch, you’ll arrive on the Eastern side of Etosha in Namutoni where you'll then set up camp, and (time permitting) enjoy a late afternoon safari! Then it's time to settle into your campsite and gather for dinner under the stars.

Approximately 6 hours of driving.

Overnight camping in Etosha

Included: Breakfast, Wood Carving Market Tour, Lunch, Dinner


Day 3

Get ready for one of the best days of your life as you embark on your first safari here in Namibia. This guided safari in Etosha National Park will take you from the Von Lindquist Gate into the deep bush. With over 114 mammals in the park, keep your eyes on the lookout for some of the more endangered ones, including black rhinos and cheetahs!

Break for lunch along the way before continuing on to the other side of the park to view incredible views of watering holes, the expansive Etosha Pan, and even more wildlife. Hello rhinos!

Swap stories of animals spotted over a group dinner before falling asleep under the stars in your campsite.

Overnight camping in Etosha

Included: Breakfast, Etosha National Park Safari, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4

You'll kick today off with a short game drive from the resort to the National Park gates, then it's off to the coast! A gorgeous drive with many scenic viewpoints along the way, you’ll surely want your camera ready for this journey. A highlight of the drive will be seeing the Spitzkoppe, an extraordinary granite mass, referred to as the Matterhorn of Namibia. If you look closely you might spot climbers scrambling up the rock.

You’ll arrive in the coastal town of Swakopmund and check into your hotel before free time to relax by the beach or explore the area.

Approximately 7 hours of driving.

Overnight in Swakopmund

Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 5

The morning is free for you to enjoy! Spend your time exploring the old town surrounded by desert terrain or sign up for the optional ocean kayaking adventure!

Experience a scenic 4x4 ride out to Pelican Point before hopping into your kayaks and hitting the water! For the next two hours keep an eye out for seals, dolphins, and more as you get to know Namibia by sea.

Next head to the Kuiseb River Delta to view the gorgeous wetlands of Sandwich Harbour Lagoon. A stark contrast to the arid Namib desert, this lagoon is teeming with life! After exploring the area, enjoy a scenic lunch in nature atop a high dune. With views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this will be a meal to remember. Make your way back to the vans before returning to your hotel.

Overnight in Swakopmund

Included: Breakfast, Sandwich Harbour Tour

Optional: Ocean Kayaking Adventure


Day 6

Off you go! It's back towards the desert as you drive your way towards Namib Naukluft Park! Along the way, you will stop at the Walvis Bay Lagoon and later on enjoy a picnic lunch with a view.

Once you arrive in Namib, get settled into your new campsite in time to catch the glowing sunset fade across the distant mountains to the east at Elim Dune. Then it's back to camp to enjoy a group dinner.

Approximately 6 hours of driving.

Overnight camping in Sesriem

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 7

Early bird gets the sunrise! Wake before the sun comes up to ensure you capture first light in the red desert. The first leg of this sunrise-hunting journey passes through Sesriem, the gateway to the dunes. Next, you're headed into the heart of the dune field, reaching Sossusvlei on foot, trekking the last 3 miles through the dunes. Ready your cameras for some incredible photos of this desert waking up.

Head back down to the cars before heading off to Sossusvlei and a visit to Dune 45, the famously large dune.

As the sun gets higher along with the temperature, head back to camp for lunch.

With the cooling afternoon, you’ll head out for a short excursion to Sesriem Canyon. Back at camp, enjoy your last night camping under the stars with another group meal.

Overnight camping in Sesriem

Included: Breakfast, Sunrise Dune Hike, Sossusvlei and Dune 45 Visit, Lunch, Sesriem Canyon Tour


Day 8

Today you will make your way back to Windhoek with some stops along the way. The highlight of today will be a stop at the Namib Carnivore Research Centre, where you will learn all about the conservation efforts in this area for large carnivores like cheetahs!

After a lunch stop, you’ll finish out the drive to Windhoek and then check into your final hotel.

Wrap your adventures up with one final meal together.

Approximately 6 hours of driving.

Overnight in Windhoek

Included: Breakfast, Namib Carnivore Research Centre Visit, Lunch, Farewell Dinner


Day 9

Until next time!

Included: Breakfast, Airport Transfer

Departure: Fly out of Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH). TrovaTrip provide two transfers on the final morning.

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