DESERTS, GOLF COURSES, AND SAFARIS OF NAMIBIA

In Namibia, a golf safari blends desert vistas, wildlife, and remarkable golf. The Rossmund Desert Golf Course in Swakopmund, a jewel amidst rolling dunes, offers the distant Atlantic as your canvas. Watch for springbok and jackals on the fairway. Windhoek Golf and Country Club, set in the capital, melds lush fairways with rugged desert terrain. Wildlife, like springbok and oryx, can surprise golfers next to the nature reserve. Further south, Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis incorporates rocky outcrops and native greenery, delighting serious golfers. Rössmund Golf Resort, along the Swakop River’s banks, lets golfers feel the warmth of the Namib Desert and the Atlantic breeze. Docile springbok wander nearby. In Namibia, golf and safari merge. Play among towering dunes, spot wildlife, then delve into the wild. Etosha National Park offers elephants, lions, and rhinos, while Namib-Naukluft National Park reveals the enchanting Sossusvlei dunes. Combine golf with guided safari adventures in these mesmerizing settings.
Duration
15 Days
rounds of golf
4
stops
6

Trip Highlights

  • Full-day Windhoek historical and cultural tour
  • Game drives, nature walks, and sundowners in the Sossusvlei Desert
  • Living Desert Tour in search of the small creatures that thrive in this environment
  • Game drives in search of the Big Five
  • Birdwatching excursions in search of a variety of exotic birds

Trip Overview

Day 1
Welcome to Windhoek, Namibia! Upon your arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport, you’ll be warmly greeted and transferred to The Olive Exclusive All Suite Hotel, where luxury awaits. Check-in and relax in your opulent suite, soaking in the city’s ambiance.

Day 2
Enjoy a hearty breakfast before heading to the Windhoek Country Club Resort. This exceptional golf course combines lush fairways with rugged desert scenery. It’s not uncommon to spot local wildlife like springbok and oryx as you tee off. Spend the day perfecting your game amidst the striking landscapes.

Day 3
Today, you’ll venture south of Windhoek to the Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, part of a tranquil residential estate. Designed to incorporate natural features like rocky outcrops and native vegetation, this challenging yet fair course is a favorite among serious golfers. Tee off in the midst of nature’s beauty.

Day 4
Take a break from golf to explore Windhoek’s history and culture on a guided city tour. Wander along Independence Avenue, visit the iconic Christuskirche, and peruse the bustling local markets. Immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant atmosphere.

Day 5
Leave the city behind and journey to Desert Homestead Lodge, a haven in the desert. Check-in for a two-night stay and savor the tranquility. This lodge offers breathtaking desert views and is the perfect base for exploring the arid landscapes.After check-in, take some time to settle into your room and soak in the breathtaking desert vistas from your private veranda. The lodge’s location provides uninterrupted views of the iconic red dunes and rocky outcrops that characterize the Namib Desert.

In the late afternoon, head to the main lodge area for a sundowner, where you can enjoy a refreshing drink while watching the sun dip below the horizon, casting a warm glow over the desert. The lodge’s staff will be happy to share insights about the desert’s unique ecosystem and its flora and fauna.

As the day turns to night, indulge in a delicious dinner served at the lodge’s restaurant. You can savor a mix of local and international flavors, accompanied by fine wines. After dinner, unwind under the starlit African sky, taking in the breathtaking display of constellations rarely visible in urban settings.

Day 6
Begin your day with a hearty breakfast at the lodge, setting the tone for a day of desert exploration. Desert Homestead Lodge offers a variety of activities to choose from, including guided nature drives, horseback riding, and guided walks. These activities provide a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the desert’s rugged beauty while learning about its fascinating geology, flora, and wildlife.

In the afternoon, you can choose to relax by the refreshing pool or indulge in a spa treatment to rejuvenate your senses. Desert Homestead Lodge’s spa offers a range of massages and therapies to enhance your relaxation.

Day 7
Travel to Walvis Bay and check in at The Flamingo Villas Boutique Hotel for a two-night stay. This coastal town is known for its stunning lagoon and birdlife. Enjoy the boutique hotel’s comforts and the proximity to the ocean.

Day 8
Explore Walvis Bay’s picturesque surroundings, with a focus on birdwatching and a visit to the lagoon. Enjoy the cool Atlantic breeze and the sight of docile springbok wandering across the fairways.

Play golf at Walvis Bay GC

Day 9
Check out from Flamingo Villas and move to Swartkopmund to the Desert Breeze Lodge where you’ll be greeted by the serene beauty of the Namib Desert. Nestled amidst the arid landscape, this unique lodge offers an oasis of comfort and tranquility. The welcoming staff will ensure a smooth check-in, and you’ll be escorted to your well-appointed accommodation.

The lodge’s architecture blends seamlessly with its surroundings, creating a harmonious desert retreat. You can choose to stay in a comfortable chalet or a spacious bungalow, both designed to provide modern comforts while embracing the natural environment.

After settling in, take a moment to relax on your private deck and absorb the breathtaking views of the desert’s vastness. The lodge’s peaceful ambiance invites you to unwind and disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Day 10
Start your day with a hearty breakfast, energizing yourself for a round of golf at the Rossmund Desert Golf Course. This unique golf course is situated on the banks of the ephemeral Swakop River, providing a striking contrast between the green fairways and the surrounding desert landscape.

As you tee off at Rossmund, you’ll experience the cool Atlantic breeze on your skin, the warmth of the desert sun, and the occasional company of docile springbok wandering across the fairways. The course’s challenging layout and picturesque setting make it a golfer’s paradise.

After your round of golf, return to Desert Breeze Lodge, where you can refresh and relax in your accommodation or by the lodge’s pool.

Day 11
Your journey to Safarihoek Lodge begins with a scenic drive through the untamed landscapes of Namibia. As you approach the lodge, nestled in a pristine wilderness, you’ll sense the untouched beauty of this remote safari destination.

Upon arrival, you’ll be warmly welcomed by the lodge’s friendly staff and guided to your well-appointed accommodation. The lodge’s design seamlessly integrates with its natural surroundings, offering you a luxurious yet immersive safari experience. Whether you stay in a spacious chalet or a charming tented suite, you’ll find comfort and elegance in every detail.

After settling in, you can unwind on your private veranda, gazing out at the expansive wilderness and taking in the sights and sounds of the African bush. As the sun sets, join fellow guests in the lodge’s communal areas for a delectable dinner, where you can share stories of your adventures in Namibia’s wild heart.

Day 12
Start your day with an early breakfast, prepared to fuel you for an exciting birdwatching excursion. Namibia is home to a rich diversity of bird species, and your birding adventure will be led by expert guides from Namibia Birding Tours.

Venturing into the surrounding wilderness with your knowledgeable guides, you’ll have the opportunity to spot a wide variety of birdlife. Keep your binoculars and cameras ready as you observe and identify colorful and unique species against the backdrop of Namibia’s striking landscapes. From raptors soaring overhead to songbirds serenading the morning, each moment is a delight for bird enthusiasts.

During your excursion, you may also encounter other wildlife indigenous to the area, further enhancing your safari experience. Your guides will provide insights into the behavior, habits, and conservation efforts related to the birds and animals you encounter.

After a morning of immersive birdwatching, return to Safarihoek Lodge for a well-deserved lunch. Spend the afternoon at your leisure, perhaps relaxing by the lodge’s pool or indulging in a spa treatment.

Day 13
On your final morning at Safarihoek Lodge, take one last opportunity to savor the sights and sounds of the wilderness before your journey home

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