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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.

Namibia Self-Driving Audio Guide in German Language

2. Namibia Self-Driving Audio Guide in German Language

Discover the beauty of Namibia on a self-guided and driving tour. Explore Etosha National Park, Windhoek, Swakopmund, Fish River Canyon and so much more natural and cultural highlights along the way with this audio guide. You will receive the download instructions after booking. Download the app and start the tour with your mobile phone as your guide. Beside the highlights and unknown treasures along the way, this guide contains background information about nature, wildlife, history and culture of Namibia. This audio-guide is full of information and interesting facts for all parts of Namibia - from the Kaokoland in the North until the Fish River Canyon in the South. With 225 audio-files and over 10 hours of content, this guide will be your personal tour guide to give you all the information you need along the way at your self-driving journey.

Windhoek City & Township Tour

3. Windhoek City & Township Tour

Uncover Windhoek's Vibrant History & Culture Dive deep into Windhoek's rich past and lively present. Start at the city's heart, exploring iconic landmarks and absorbing tales of Namibia's birth to its contemporary era. Experience the City Centre: Explore landmarks like Christ Church, Ink Palace, Parliament Gardens, and the Old Fort. Immerse yourself in the stories that shaped Namibia, from its inception to the current social and political landscape. Journey to Katutura: Feel the pulse of Katutura, home to over half of Windhoek's residents. Venture into the 'Single Quarters' market, savoring local delicacies from mopane worms to kapana. Experience the township's depth and vibrancy, supporting the transformative Penduka women's initiative along the way. Concluding the Adventure: As our journey winds down, we traverse diverse Katutura areas, culminating in a convenient drop-off at your city centre accommodation.

Windhoek: Scenic Game Drive Activity

4. Windhoek: Scenic Game Drive Activity

Dive deep into the heart of Namibia with our signature excursion to Durstenbrook Game Farm, a short drive from Windhoek. This unparalleled journey brings you face-to-face with iconic wildlife, including giraffes, antelopes, and the seldom-seen hippos of the region. The highlight? A serene sundowner atop a mountain, basking in panoramic views of the sprawling landscapes. Itinerary & Main Activity Features: Pick-Up: We begin with a comfortable pick-up from Windhoek, setting the stage for your adventure. Game Drive at Durstenbrook: Experience the thrill of the wild at Durstenbrook Game Farm. With our expert guides leading the way, explore the vastness and marvel at the diverse wildlife in their natural abode. Mountaintop Sundowner: As the African sun casts its golden hues, ascend a scenic vantage point. Relish a tranquil sundowner, embracing the serene beauty of a Namibian sunset. Conclusion: Once the evening draws to a close, we prioritize your convenience with a safe return journey to Windhoek. Whether you wish to retire to your accommodation or explore the city's nocturnal charms, we've got you covered.

Windhoek: Discover the Routes of N/a’an ku sê.

5. Windhoek: Discover the Routes of N/a’an ku sê.

Experience the awe-inspiring journey through N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary. Just an hour's drive from Windhoek, immerse yourself in the natural habitat of esteemed creatures like lions, cheetahs, African wild dogs, and more. Beyond the thrill of the safari, embrace the tales from our knowledgeable guides and our dedication to conservation. Main Features: Explore: Embark on a thrilling drive through our sanctuary. Spot baboons, caracals, lions, cheetahs, African wild dogs, and leopards in their natural habitat. Learn: Engage with our expert guides during feeding sessions. Delve deep into captivating tales of these majestic creatures and our conservation initiatives. Witness: As you navigate the scenic route, keep a lookout for other splendid wildlife freely gracing the vast landscapes of the reserve. Conclusion: Your adventure culminates back at the starting point, positioning you perfectly to either explore the nearby attractions of Windhoek or retire to your accommodation. With the memories of an exceptional introduction to N/a’an ku sê's conservation vision, you're bound to leave with stories that last a lifetime.

Namibias Best 4 Day Etosha Safari Private Guide Tour

6. 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.

Windhoek - Swakopmund: Etosha Express Safari

7. Windhoek - Swakopmund: Etosha Express Safari

Embark on a 3-day journey through the stunning landscapes of Namibia. From the vast plains of Etosha National Park, home to diverse wildlife, to the haunting beauty of the Skeleton Coast and the historical charm of Swakopmund. Discover the captivating tales of the land, interact with local tribes, and experience Namibia's breathtaking natural beauty. Day 1: Etosha National Park Exploration Start Fresh: Kick off your adventure at 07:00 from Windhoek. Join us for a short pre-departure meeting before setting forth. Into the Wild: Venture to Etosha National Park, spanning over 22,000 square km and home to 114 species of mammals, 350 birds, and more. Game drive your way to Halali Camp, and savor the mesmerizing waterholes. Halali Camp: Reach Halali Camp before sunset, nestled within the protected bounds of Etosha. Named after the bugle refrain signifying the end of a hunt, here the hunt is over forever. As night falls, witness the play of wildlife at the Moringa waterhole, a favorite of elephants and black rhinos. Day 2: Sunrise to Sunset in Etosha Sunrise Safari: Embrace the golden hours, perfect for spotting big cats. Return to Halali for breakfast, reloading for another round of exploration. Waterhole Wonders: Traverse through the park, hopping between waterholes. Quench your curiosity as animals gather for a drink. Etosha Pan: Marvel at the vastness of the Etosha Pan, a brilliant white expanse stretching over 4,700 square km. Night's Rest: Exit the park and rest your head in a cozy twin-share room. Relish a delicious dinner prepared by our guide. Day 3: From Damaraland to Swakopmund Scenic Route: Depart by 07:30, heading for the Skeleton Coast through the picturesque Damaraland. Witness tall koppies, open grasslands, and the impressive Brandberg Mountain. Local Interaction: Meet and interact with members from the Himba, Herero, and Damara tribes, and support the local economy by purchasing handcrafted souvenirs. Skeleton Coast's Mystique: Explore shipwrecks, including the stranded fishing trawler, The Zeila. Uncover tales of mariners lost to the unforgiving environment. Swakopmund's Charm: Drop-off at Swakopmund, a city echoing German colonial influence. Discover its architecture, languages, and mouth-watering eateries. Conclusion: Conclude your 3-day odyssey with a myriad of memories, from the vivid landscapes of Etosha to the misty allure of the Skeleton Coast. Whether it's the thrill of wildlife sightings, cultural interactions, or the haunting beauty of shipwrecks, this journey promises an experience like no other.

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based on 42 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 ;)

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!

Our guide Petrus got to know us Windhoek in a very pleasant and instructive way. His enthusiasm and his historical knowledge provided us with an unforgettable morning. The visit to Katuturu was also surprisingly pleasant. A top guide to this city!!!

Windhoek doesn't have that many highlights, but our wonderful guide by the name of Rüdiger, Sebastian Meyer, showed us a lot of great and contradictory things.