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Windhoek: City and Township Tour

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 English & German)

Namibia Self-Driving Audio Guide (in English & German)

After booking you receive a separate Email from us with the instructions on how to install the app and the guide! You can ignore the "Ticket" Email from Get Your Guide. Please also check your spam-folder for our Email and please get in touch with us if something does not work! 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 around 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

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

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.

City tour

City tour

Our first stop will be at Christuskirche, Windhoek Namibia, which is Windhoek's most recognizable landmark. Take a look inside (if it's open) and learn about this uniquely designed church in the centre of the city. We will spend an approximately 15 minutes. After the visit at the church, our next stop is Parliament Gardens, named for it's proximity to Parliament house. Here, we learn all about Namibia's rich history and the people that fought for Namibia's independence. We will spend an approximately 15 minutes, and we will passby the National Museum of Namibia. Here we get to know about the Namibia's founding father, Dr. Sam Nuyoma and the struggle for Namibia's Independence as well as where we are currently, some 30 years post independence. We will pass by: Alte Feste where further information on the history of Namibia including the role of the Germans and South Africans pre independence. From Windhoek city, we head into the Katutura Township to experience how more than 50% of Windhoek residents live. Katutura itself is a huge area, and made up of all different suburbs of all different socio-economic levels. We will spent close to 1 hour. We will stop Stop At: Oshetu Community Market, where we will explore the local market and try some local delacacies from Kapana (bbq meat) to Mopane worms, to mealie pap and more. We will spend around 30 minutes at the market. Our last stop will be at Penduka Village, which is at Goreangab Dam Reservoir. This is a wonderful womens project set up to give women work opportunities. We will explore their workshop and see how they handcraft beautiful local curios from batik style fabrics to embroidery and more. We will spend an approximate 30 minutes.

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

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.

City Tour of Windhoek Namibia

City Tour of Windhoek Namibia

Welcome to Windhoek, the vibrant capital city of Namibia, a captivating blend of modernity and cultural richness nestled amidst the striking landscapes of this beautiful country. A city tour of Windhoek invites you to explore its diverse tapestry, where colonial history meets contemporary vibrancy. As you navigate through its streets, you'll encounter a harmonious fusion of heritage, architecture, and the warm hospitality of its people. Begin your journey at the historic Christuskirche, a symbol of the city's colonial past, before delving into the heart of Windhoek's bustling city center. Wander through Independence Avenue, adorned with shops, cafes, and vibrant markets offering an eclectic mix of local crafts and souvenirs. Discover the intriguing blend of African and European influences at Tintenpalast, the seat of Namibia's parliament, and Alte Feste, a former fortress turned museum showcasing the nation's history. Indulge in the city's culinary delights at vibrant restaurants offering a mix of local delicacies and international cuisines, providing a taste of Namibian culture. With its captivating history, cultural diversity, and modern charm, Windhoek invites you to explore and unravel its unique tapestry on a city tour that promises to delight every traveler.

Okapuka Safari Lodge Day Trip

Okapuka Safari Lodge Day Trip

Okapuka Safari Lodge is an oasis of lush green lawns under ancient camel thorn trees against the backdrop of a towering mountain range. Enjoy the peace and quiet from the verandah of your cosy holiday home watching an array of warthogs passing by accompanied by antelopes, peacefully grazing side by side. Okapuka, meaning “small animal” in Herero lives up to its name already at first glance. The iconic game drive, however, will take your breath away as you might encounter most of Namibia’s beautiful and diverse wildlife right here. Just out of town yet deep in the African bushveld, you are almost guaranteed sightings of all indigenous antelope species, giraffe, ostriches and, most importantly, white rhino. Okapuka Safari Lodge takes you on a nostalgic African journey, reflecting both the majestic tranquility of our mysterious continent and the exciting wildlife.

Windhoek Airport Shuttle | Namibia

Windhoek Airport Shuttle | Namibia

Experience seamless travel between Hosea Kutako International Airport and your destination in Windhoek with our unparalleled airport shuttle service, OR vice versa. Arriving at Hosea Kutako International Airport? Let us take the stress out of your journey. Our professional drivers will be waiting to greet you at the terminal, ready to provide a smooth and comfortable ride to your desired destination in Windhoek with a bottle of water provided. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the convenience of a hassle-free transfer after your flight. Heading back to the airport from your hotel or accommodation in Windhoek? Trust us to ensure you arrive punctually and stress-free for your departure. Our reliable service guarantees timely pickups, allowing you to focus on enjoying the last moments of your stay without worrying about transport. With our commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction, your airport transfers become more than just a ride—they become a seamless part of your travel experience. Book with us for reliable, comfortable, and efficient shuttle services between Hosea Kutako International Airport and Windhoek, ensuring a smooth start or end to your journey."

Windhoek To Etosha National Park: 3 Day Safari

Windhoek To Etosha National Park: 3 Day Safari

Day 1: Windhoek To Etosha We will pick you up at any hotel/lodge situated in Windhoek around 8am, departure from Windhoek at 8:30am. Traveling 450 km north, to nature and wildlife sanctuary – Etosha National Park ’treasure of Namibia’. In the afternoon game drive in Etosha on the safari trails in search for wildlife: Elephants, Rhino, Zebras, various game, Oryx, Kudu, Wildebeest, Impala, Springbok, Sable, Giraffes, Hyenas and big cats of Africa: Lion, Leopard and Cheetah inhabiting the vast savannas. Return to the camp before sunset and closing of the gates. Meals: None today Accommodation: 2 nights at Halali Resort or similar. Distance: 450 km. Day 2: Game Drive in Etosha Today after sunrise, full day unlimited game drive from sunrise until sunset in Etosha National Park, close encounter with African wildlife! We are exploring eastern and western trails of Etosha, visiting waterholes on the way, excellent opportunity for wildlife photography. Return to the camp before the sunset and before closing of the gates. After dinner, nature spectacle at the waterhole. Live ‚theater of nature’…till late at night, where thirsty wildlife gather for a sip of water! Be it a Lion or an Elephant, a Giraffe or a Zebra; almost all African animal species are represented in this huge nature reserve. Inhabiting a ginormous area of 22,912 square kilometers, there is an estimated number of 250 Lions in the park, 300 Rhinos, 2 500 Giraffes, 6 000 Zebras and more than 2 000 Elephants. Variety of antelope species: Oryx, Kudu, Eland, Wildebeast and Black-faced Impala live in Etosha. The dainty Springbok are especially numerous; at least 20 000 of them roam the reserve. Often, they can be observed in enormous herds of several hundred animals. In Etosha, 114 mammal species are found, several are rare and endangered e.g. Black Rhino (largest number in the world), Cheetah, Hyena and Leopard. Etosha’s Elephants are the largest in Africa, measuring up to 4m. About 340 bird species, as well as various species of reptiles, rodents and snakes are also found in the area. Meals: Breakfast Distance: around 200 km on gravel routes of Etosha. Day 3: End of the Tour After breakfast, last visit to the waterhole and return to Windhoek. Arrival at the capital around lunch. We will drop you at the hotel/lodge of your choice. Meals: Breakfast Distance: around 450 km on tarred road.

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What people are saying about Windhoek

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(42 reviews)

I could see no improvement necessary. Pedros (Peter) is an excellent guide. We learned sbout the history from German settlement through to recent independence. Architecture and the growth of Windhoek. About the country under apartheid. We visited a food market, the three different types of settlement and, a highlight, The Women's Project. Pedros also helped us find some needed items after my suitcase was damaged and rifled at JNB Tambo in transit to Winhoek.

There were two of us on the tour today. Thelma gave us a very good and well-founded insight into the history of Namibia and its different tribes. The visit to the Oshetu Community Market in the former township of Katutura was a real highlight. We can only recommend the tour.

A great insight into the history of Namibia and specifically Windhoek; a real tale of 2 cities. Shaka and Anton were excellent guides, very engaging and able to answer all our questions! A highlight was the kapana at the market in Katatura! Thank you.

Petrus was a great host and tour guide and we liked every minute of the experience. I can highly recommend this guided tour in Windhoek where we learned a lot about the city and history of Namibia.

Simon was an excellent guide. He is very knowledgeable about the history of Namibia and the districts and culture of Windhoek. He communicates very well and is a good companion.