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A Namibian Journey

Picturesque towns, prolific wildlife and stunning landscapes reveal the beauty and variety of Namibia. Ancient petroglyphs, local crafts and long-held customs uncover the culture, from Sossusvlei’s dunes to the Skeleton Coast, Damaraland, and Etosha National Park

An enthralling blend of extraordinary landscapes, heritage sites, colonial towns and a conservation ethos, Namibia counter-balances its sparsely spread population with an abundance of wildlife; not only in the National Parks but also in the unfenced miles between them, where local conservancies form pockets of sanctuary on public and private land. This tour is a journey through all the country’s aspects, from eye-opening cultural sites to jaw-dropping scenery. It starts in the strollable streets of Windhoek, the cosmopolitan capital, before a stark change of scene and tempo in Sossusvlei. This is the Namib Desert, its other-worldly topography teaming bleached-white saltpans with rust-red sand dunes, and a dome of bright blue sky. From here the tour traverses lunar landscapes along the Gaub Pass, twisting around the rock formations of Kuiseb Canyon, enroute to Swakopmund, where German colonial houses meet Atlantic surfing beaches on the Skeleton Coast. Mountains hem Damaraland, the site of the world’s oldest rock-art, and still home to the animal species depicted in the carvings; and the waterholes of Etosha Reserve bring birds and beasts in abundance, to deliver a feast of up-close wildlife-watching.

Overview

  • Flight  - 1 night
  • Windhoek  - 1 night
  • Sossusvlei area  - 2 nights
  • Swakopmund  - 2 nights
  • Damaraland  - 1 night
  • Etosha National Park  - 2 nights
  • Okahandja  - 1 night
  • Return flight  - 1 night
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Tour Highlights

  • Climb the Iconic Red Dunes at Sossusvlei
  • Discover the Photogenic Deadvlei White Clay Pan
  • Walvis Bay Cruise & Flight Over the Skeleton Coast
  • Damaraland's Twyfelfontein Valley & Petrified Forest
  • Etosha National Park Game Drive 
  • AfriCat Foundation Nature Reserve

Picturesque towns, prolific wildlife and stunning landscapes reveal the beauty and variety of Namibia. Ancient petroglyphs, local crafts and long-held customs uncover the culture, from Sossusvlei’s dunes to the Skeleton Coast, Damaraland, and Etosha National Park

Notes:

Optional excursions are bookable locally (except Walvis Bay cruise).
On occasion, alternative hotels of the same standard may be used.
Open vehicle game viewing is included as indicated.

Accommodation

Windhoek Luxury Suites - Windhoek

A 3-star lodge within close distance from the centre of Windhoek. Bar, Restaurant, Pool and WiFi (free). 40 air-conditioned rooms with TV, hairdryer and minibar.

Windhoek Gardens Boutique Hotel - Windhoek

A 3-star lodge within close distance from the center of Windhoek. Bar, restaurant, pool and WiFi (free). 28 air-conditioned rooms with safe and TV.

Hammerstein Lodge - Sossusvlei

Situated in the Namib Desert area, 60 kms from the gate to the Namib-Naukluft Park. Restaurant, bar, pool and WiFi (free). 56 air-conditioned rooms.

Swakopmund Hotel - Swakopmund

Originally the old station building, this landmark hotel has a Victorian Platform 1 restaurant, pool, gardens, gym, spa and WiFi (free). Air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.

Damara Mopane Lodge – Damaraland

A 3-star safari lodge at the gates of Damaraland. Restaurant, bar, pool and WiFi (free). 60 air-conditioned chalets with safe and tea/coffee making facilities.

Toshari Lodge (Etosha Gateway) – Etosha National Park

Nestled on an outcrop of dolomite rocks, under a forest of Mopane and white Seringa trees, this lodge offers enchanting accommodation close to Etosha National Park. Restaurant, bar, pool and WiFi (free). 38 air-conditioned rooms with mosquito nets and tea/coffee making facilities.

Okahandja Country Hotel – Okahandja

A 3-star hotel in a quiet area just outside of Okahandja and a 5 minute drive to the popular Okahandja Woodcarver Market. Restaurant, bar, pool and WiFi (free). 22 air-conditioned rooms with TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Extension Options

Cape Town Extension

Rarely can one city offer such a variety of experiences as Cape Town. From the Winelands to the Cape of Good Hope, from the historic Mount Nelson and Company Gardens to townships, Robben Island and the waterfront, all presided over by the iconic Table Mountain. Explore colonial and African history along with a varied and unique flora and fauna at the ‘fairest cape’ on this 5 nights extension including sightseeing and wine tasting.

2025

Protea Hotel Waterfront Breakwater - Cape Town

A 3-star hotel situated right next to the city's fantastic V&A Waterfront, a minute from restaurants, shops and theatres; with restaurant, bar, pool, gym and WiFi (free). 191 air-conditioned rooms with safe, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer and satellite TV.
2024

Pepper Club Hotel - Cape Town

A 5-star hotel situated at the foot of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head in the centre of town and 5 minutes from the waterfront. Facilities include Sinatra’s restaurant, Paparazzi bar, pool, Cayenne spa and WiFi (free). Complimentary shuttle to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and to beach club facilities at Camps Bay. 210 air-conditioned rooms with safe and satellite TV.

Extra Nights

Stay in Windhoek before you start your tour or before flying back to the UK

Extra nights are on request, please call to discuss your requirements

Windhoek Luxury Suites (per night) £45
Single supplement £20

Windhoek Luxury Suites - Windhoek

A 3-star lodge within close distance from the centre of Windhoek. Bar, Restaurant, Pool and WiFi (free). 40 air-conditioned rooms with TV, hairdryer and minibar.

Dates & Prices

per person in a twin/double room
Ethiopian Airlines from Heathrow

September
September 10 (Tuesday)
Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, transfers, 9 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 7 dinners itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included:

Travel insurance, overseas airport taxes, optional excursions, visa procurement, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • 2024: Sep 10
  • £295
  • 2025: Jun, Sep, Nov
  • £205
Flight Options
  • Lufthansa from Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow
  • On request, please call
Privately Guided
  • Privately guided options available, £995 per person (based on 2 people)
  • On request, please call
Tour Only
  • Arrival or departure transfer
  • £65
Extension Options
  • Cape Town Extension (5 nights)
  • 2024: Sep 20
  • £1695
  • 2025: Apr, Jun, Aug, Nov
  • £1845
  • Single Supplement
  • 2024: Sep 20
  • £275
  • 2025: Apr, Jun, Aug, Nov
  • £355

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