Namibia - Tribes and Natural Wonders

From $5,749
Duration 12 Days
Departures from May 2020 - Oct 2020
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From $5,749
Duration 12 Days
Departures from May 2020 - Oct 2020
Tour Overview

​Explore Namibia’s unique landscape of plunging canyons and towering sand dunes and set your sights on its national parks to discover thrilling wildlife.

  • Classic Touring
  • Half Board
  • Flight Choices

Your Holiday Includes

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host Specialist Local Guides
  • 11 nights in great quality hotels & lodges
  • 22 meals: 11 breakfasts, 11 dinners Welcome dinner & farewell get-together
  • Free scheduled group transfers are available on arrival & departure from Windhoek airport, other transportation & porterage included

Included Holiday Highlights

  • ​Dune drive out to the 'petrified dunes'
  • Visit to Sossusvlei & Sesriem Canyon with a drive into the heart of Sossusvlei
  • Drive through Kuiseb & Canyon Pass to Swakopmund, start of the Skeleton Coast
  • Visit The Moon Landscape & see 'Welwitschia Mirabilis' plants
  • Petrified forest & Twyfelfontein rock carvings
  • Living museum of Damara people
  • Game drives in specially designed open safari vehicle in Etosha National Park​
  • Breakfast in the Sossuvlei dunes
  • Enjoy fresh seafood in a converted tug boat

Itinerary

Day 1 Windhoek

Make your own way to Windhoek where you can meet us for the scheduled group transfers to your hotel. Windhoek is a surprisingly modern, cosmopolitan city where German-style buildings tell stories of Namibia’s early colonial history. This evening, we’ll get to know each other better over dinner. Meals included: D

Day 2 Windhoek - Sossusvlei

The Sossusvlei area sits in the heart of Namibia. As we head here today we’ll see incredible scenery including towering red dunes and parched landscapes. After some time to freshen up at the lodge, we’ll embark on a drive to the petrified dunes - ancient red sand dunes that have solidified to rock.

Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Sossusvlei

Today we discover more of the unique landscape of Sossusvlei in the company of a Tour Guide. We will rise early to enjoy a scenic drive into the heart of Sossusvlei. Here, we’ll admire the deep red tones of this dramatic landscape that has been shaped by the elements over millions of years. As the sun rises above the soaring dunes, admire the view as you eat your breakfast. We will also climb some of the highest sand dunes on earth, a real once-in-alifetime experience. Sesriem Canyon was formed two million years ago by the Tsauchab River and plunges deep into the parched earth. We’ll take in this memorable sight before returning to the lodge, where the afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps gather with some of your fellow travellers, relax by the pool and enjoy the spectacular desert views.

Meals included: B,D

Day 4 Sossusvlei - Moon Landscape & Dolphin Bay

The coastal area of Namibia awaits our discovery today. We drive via the Kuiseb and Gaub Passes to the coast. The Moon Landscape is a fascinating area where the eroded remains of a mountain range create an incredible sight. Explore this unique landscape, a hit with the film industry, and see one of the world’s biggest Welwitschia Mirabilis plants. We stay for two nights at Dolphin Bay, located at the beginning of Skeleton Coast. Dinner tonight will be in Swakopmund, where we’ll enjoy warm hospitality and fresh seafood as we dine in this unique setting overlooking the ocean - aboard an original oil-fired Danie Hugo Tug boat which was constructed in the shipyards of Port Glasgow Scotland.

Meals included: B,D

Day 5 Swakopmund - at Leisure

Today is free to you to spend relaxing at your oceanfront resort or spend some time in nearby German-influenced Swakopmund. Alternatively, why not join our optional dolphin and seal catamaran cruise from the nearby town of Walvis Bay – sure to be a truly memorable experience. You will also have the chance to join a Living Desert Tour, a unique 4x4 adventure drive through the nearby dunes to introduce you to the flora and fauna that survives in this inhospitable landscape. Back at the hotel, we’ll gather together to enjoy a barbecue dinner with fantastic ocean views also on the menu.

Meals included: B,D

Day 6 Damaraland

Today we head north to the Damaraland area, where we can spend the rest of the day relaxing. Take advantage of your lodge’s facilities which include a viewing point from which you can admire your beautiful surroundings. This is also an ideal place for stargazing, which you may choose to experience during your time here. This evening we’ll gather for a meal made using fresh ingredients from the lodge’s gardens.




 

Meals included: B,D

Day 7 Damaraland

The Twyfelfontein area is rich in fascinating geology and culture. Highlights include the petrified forest, a collection of fossilized trees that exist within an old river channel, as well as ancient rock carvings and the Damara Living Museum, where you’ll learn about some of Namibia’s oldest inhabitants. Discover a Damara village, watch traditional performances and perhaps even buy hand-crafted jewellery during your visit. We will return to the lodge and spend the afternoon at leisure. Perhaps spend some time by the pool before enjoying another delicious meal here.

Meals included: B,D

Day 8 Damaraland - Etosha National Park

The Etosha National Park is a vast game reserve which hosts an incredible array of mammals, reptiles and birds. We head here, making a stop for lunch at Outjo on the way before experiencing our first game drive this afternoon. We are one of the few tour operators to include game drives in 4x4 safari vehicles within Etosha National Park, so you will have great views of the wildlife that inhabits the park, including endangered species such as black rhinos. This evening at the lodge we’ll enjoy a drink on the idyllic deck before gathering for dinner.

Meals included: B,D

Day 9 Etosha National Park

Today we’ll board safari vehicles for a full-day game drive in the park, with plenty of chances to tick more fascinating wildlife off the list. We’ll return to the lodge for dinner together this evening.

Meals included: B,D

Day 10 Etosha National Park

This morning we’ll head to the eastern border of Etosha National Park, where our next lodge is situated. On the way, there will be even more opportunities to watch the animals as they gather around the waterholes and roam freely around the park – incredible sights that you’ll surely never forget. Once we have arrived, the rest of the day is free for you to relax. Enjoy dinner at the lodge this evening.

Meals included: B,D

Day 11 Etosha National Park - Windhoek

Tonight we get together for a farewell dinner a local restaurant inspired by the fascinating character of Namibia and its people - where a love for adventure, stories and living to the fullest, comes to vibrant life. Through the unique combination of delicious and authentic food, heartfelt hospitality, and a one-of-its kind atmosphere, we will be sure to feed the mouth and soul, and share stories of our trip, all with an ice-cold Nambian beer in hand.

Meals included: B,D

Day 12 Windhoek - Departure

Your tour comes to an end today. Scheduled group transfers are available to the airport, please see www.justyou.com/transfers

Meals included: B

Additional Information

Namibia is a unique and vast country which means long days driving and travelling.

Accommodation

Safari Court Hotel

The Safari Court Hotel is well located in the southern part of Windhoek, benefitting from a restaurant and bar, as well as a large swimming pool in a lush garden. Other facilities include a spa and fitness centre. The spacious hotel rooms have ensuite, air conditioning and satellite TV.

Sossusvlei Lodge

The Sossusvlei Lodge is situated at the entrance gate to the Namib Naukluft Park with views over the surrounding landscape and the nearby flood lit waterhole. Facilities include a swimming pool, bar, beer garden, restaurant with outdoor terrace and sundowner deck - designed to make the most of the inspiring views of the ridges of the Nauluft Mountains.

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Located in the Huab Valley, Twyfelfontein has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for the rock engravings and paintings, a testimony to the first hunter-gathers and inhabitants of 6000 years ago. Facilities include a popular restaurant, lounge and bar with views of your surroundings, and it is possible to enjoy a cocktail by the poolside. It is not unheard of to spot elephants and giraffe roaming past the lodge. Rooms have en-suite facilities, a fan and benefit from views of either the mountain or the plains.

Toshari Lodge

Situated on the edge of Etosha National Park, the Toshari Lodge offers facilities including a garden bar, bush gardens and swimming pools. Each room is equipped with en-suite, air-conditioning and tea/coffee making facilities.

Mokuti Lodge Etosha

As the closest lodge to Etosha National Park, Mokuti is only 4 minutes’ drive from the eastern Von Lindequist Gate near the historical Namutoni Fort and is located on its own private 4.000 hectare nature reserve, which shares a common border with this fascinating wildlife reserve. Our rooms are available as standard, luxury and luxury family rooms.

This intimate lodge has 82 rooms, 8 luxury rooms and 8 luxury family rooms. Recently refurbished, they are all air-conditioned and come equipped with satellite TV, minifridge, safe, free Wi-Fi, tea/coffee-making facilities and en-suite bathrooms with showers.