One Day Safaris
We take you on day excursions to some of the most iconic destinations within Namibia. Hop on and experience Namibia with us making Swakopmund your base.
Let us take you to some of the most amazing places in Namibia with one of our One Day Excursions. We leave Swakopmund early in the morning on a Scenic flight towards our Destination for the day. Once at our location we enjoy an Activity and a Lunch there, giving you a better idea of the surroundings. Once we are all set and ready to go, we take off again and arrive in Swakopmund later afternoon, after another stunning scenic flight. These one day Excursions are definitely worth your money and time and you can make Swakopmund your base, branching out to the different regions in Namibia from the coast.
Fish River Canyon Excursion
When the continent Gondwana separated from the supercontinent Pangaea, the African continent lifted and resulted in erosion of which the deepest point measures 549 metres deep today. Welcome to the Fish River Canyon – the result of mesmerising geological formations over billions of years.
Today it is famous for being the largest canyon in Africa, and the second largest in the world after the Grand Canyon in Arizona. If you are an avid hiker, this is the place to be. Hiking is a major drawcard in the cooler months from April to September. The canyon is part of the Ai-Ais Richtersveld Transfontier Park that stretches into South Africa.
As the largest conservation area in Africa, the Namib-Naukluft National Park has many highlights – the ultimate of which, for many travellers, is Sossusvlei. Renowned for its swirls of burnt-orange sands that form some of the highest dunes in the world, Sossusvlei is also home to Deadvlei. Scorched camel-thorn trees against towering dunes and an immaculate blue sky, make for splendid photographic opportunities.
Sossusvlei is a combination of the Nama word “Sossus” meaning dead-end, and the Afrikaans word “vlei” meaning marsh. This used to be the end destination of the Tsauchab River some millions of years ago until the life-giving source changed its course and left the marsh to dry up and turn into a salt and clay pan.
Long before travel was a leisure activity, before cars, planes and other convenient means of transport, large parts of the world remained undiscovered. Today, one of the world’s last untouched wilderness landscapes with its nomadic people is found in the Kaokoland in Namibia. No Namibian adventure is complete without a visit to a Himba village. This gives tourists the opportunity to become acquainted with the semi-nomadic tribe’s fascinating lifestyle.
The Himba culture is one of the world’s last semi-nomadic cultures. Although their lifestyle is challenged by the lack of space in a modern world, the Ochre People – slender, graceful and mesmerising – still migrate after seasonal rains and green pastures following the pattern of their ancestors since time immemorial.
The enigmatic and rugged Damaraland is a treasure trove that boasts a variety of desert-adapted wildlife species, geological wonders and the open-air art museum that gives a glimpse into Namibia’s anthropological past – Twyfelfontein. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is so special because it is home to rock paintings and rock engravings (petroglyphs) of the San people who first roamed these vast and undiscovered terrains as hunter-gatherers who have left traces that reveal a deeper understanding of the past. The fauna and flora of this area are also of great interest, such as the desert-adapted rhino and elephants, or the very fascinating Welwitschia mirabilis plant.
First leg to Neuras via Kuiseb canyon scenic Kuiseb canyon carved by the kuiseb river, It was in Kuiseb Canyon that the famous geologists Henno Martin and Hermann Korn went into hiding for more than two years during WWII, as recounted in Martin’s book The Sheltering Desert. The canyon was formed within an estimated period of 20 million years ago and can reach depths of 500ft at certain points, there are also possibilities to see zebra and Oryx along the kuiseb canyon banks if you are lucky.
Lüderitz & Kolmanskop Excursion
A trip to the quirky and historic town of Lüderitz goes hand in hand with a trip to Kolmanskop. When the first Europeans set foot here, they realised that a main harbour for large ships will not be possible due to the rocks. However, the town enjoyed short-lived fame and prosperity when diamonds were discovered nearby in Kolmanskop. Kolmanskop was established and became a little community of its own. But the resources were depleted, and the town soon was forgotten. Today you can visit the remains of this ghost town with its fantastic photographic features.
Namibia is a prime safari destination due to its magnificent wildlife. With conservation being one of the country’s cornerstones, Namibia was the first African country to incorporate the protection of the environment into its constitution. Erindi Private Game Reserve prides itself on being a custodian of the most prolific number of species. And they also put their money where their mouths are, as can be seen by the numerous conservation projects they have launched over the years. These projects are funded by tourism.