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Namibia - Tribes and Natural Wonders

From $5,899
Duration 12 Days
Departures from: May 2022 - Sep 2022
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From $5,899
Duration 12 Days
Departures from: May 2022 - Sep 2022
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
  • Max Group Size 24

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guide 
  • 11 nights in great quality hotels & lodges 
  • A guaranteed twin or double room of your own
  • 22 meals: 11 breakfasts, 11 dinners including welcome drink & farewell dinner 
  • Transportation excluding overseas transfers to and from the airport * & porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Visit to Sossusvlei & Sesriem Canyon with a 4x4 drive into the heart of the dunes
  • Breakfast in the Soussusvlei Dunes
  • Drive through Kuiseb & Canyon Pass to Swakopmund, start of the Skeleton Coast
  • Visit to The Moon Landscape & see 'Welwitschia Mirabilis' plants
  • Enjoy fresh seafood in a converted tug boat
  • Petrified forest & Twyfelfontein rock carvings
  • Living museum of Damara people
  • Game drives in 4x4 open safari vehicle in Etosha National Park

Itinerary

Day 1 Windhoek

Make your own way to the hotel where your Tour Manager will meet you for your welcome meeting that evening. 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. Our desert lodge for the next two nights has views over the Nakluft Mountains, and is perfectly positioned to witness the amazing sunsets and the night sky.

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 views as we eat our breakfast in these wonderful surroundings. We will get chance to climb some of the highest sand dunes on earth, a real once-in-a lifetime 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 & Swakopmund

The coastal area of Namibia awaits our discovery today. We drive via the Kuiseb and Gaub mountain passes to the coast, where we'll stay for the next two nights. 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 will stay for two nights at Swakopmund, located at the beginning of the Skeleton Coast. For dinner tonight enjoy warm hospitality and fresh seafood as you dine in this unique setting overlooking the ocean from aboard an original oil-fired Danie Hugo Tug boat, constructed in the ship yards 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.

Meals included: B,D

Day 6 Damaraland

Heading north along the coast today we call at Henties Bay, a popular Holiday resort for the locals, before moving inland towards Damaraland, a seemingly lifeless part of the country, but home to the desert adapted rhino and elephant. Prehistoric water courses with open plains and grassland, massive granite hills and deep gorges make up what is without doubt one of Namibia’s most scenic areas. Spend the rest of the day relaxing at your lodge.

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 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

​This morning we will visit the petrified forest, a collection of fossilised trees that exist within an old river channel, en route to Etosha National Park, a vast game reserve which hosts an incredible array of mammals, reptiles and birds. Here, we experience our first game drive this afternoon. We are one of the few tour operators to include game drives in specially designed open safari vehicles in 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 deck before gathering for dinner.​


Meals included: B,D

Day 9 Etosha National Park

This morning we'll head to the eastern border of the Etosha National Park in our touring vehicle, 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 10 Etosha National Park

Today we'll board our 4x4 safari vehicles once more 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 11 Etosha National Park - Windhoek

Today we make our way towards Windhoek, stopping at a crocodile farm and Okahandja, home of the Herero people of Namibia. Our final hotel is an old country estate outside of the city where we will enjoy a farewell dinner. Enjoy delicious, authentic food and heartfelt hospitality as you share stories of your adventures, all with an ice-cold Namibian beer in hand.

Meals included: B,D

Day 12 Departure

Today it's time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers as your holiday comes to an end. Meals included: B

Additional Information

Namibia is a unique and vast country which means long days driving and travelling.   The 2023 itinerary will differ from shown. On day 6 dinner will not be included to allow for time at leisure exploring Swakopmund. On day 8 the visit to the Damara Living Museum will be an optional activity. On day 9 the afternoon game drive will be replaced by an included visit to an authentic Himba village. 

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.

Strand Hotel Swakopmund

The Strand Hotel Swakopmund is located just a short walk from the beach, on the promenade, with beautiful ocean views. Facilities include a choice of restaurants and bars, fitness centre, garden and private beach. Hotel rooms are equipped with air conditioning, minibar, hairdryer and TV.

Damara Mopane Lodge

Damara Mopane Lodge is the perfect hotel to begin exploring Damaraland in north-western Namibia. The main building and chalets of the lodge have been designed to look similar in style to those of an African Village, and are built under the shade of Mopane trees.

Etosha Safari Lodge

Etosha Village is a prime destination for nature lovers combined with excellent service and cuisine. Etosha Village uniquely combines affordability with comfort and delivers the perfect safari style experience in a private and protected reserve directly adjacent to the Etosha National Park near Okaukuejo.

At Etosha Village nature and luxury are in perfect harmony through design and comfort. The individual luxurious units offer a spacious air-conditioned bedroom and a modern en-suite bathroom with shower. The patio and outside seating area create an ideal space to sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you.

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.

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.