A land of contrasts & dramatic beauty revealing awe-inspiring landscapes, prolific wildlife and fascinating cultural heritage in a boutique bucket list destination
Flight - 1 night
Windhoek - 1 night
Sossusvlei area - 2 nights
Swakopmund - 2 nights
Damaraland - 1 night
Etosha National Park - 2 nights
Okahandja - 1 night
Flight - 1 night
In south western Africa lies a land of compelling fascination. A land for those who worship at the shrine of Africa at its most resplendent, but also at its most unconventional. Namibia’s appeal lies in its dramatic mix of spectacular landscapes, iconic cultures and African wildlife.
One of the world’s newest nations is home to the world’s oldest and possibly most beautiful desert, the Namib with its star shaped dunes and the surreal Deadvlei and its white clay pans, red dunes and blue skies.
Etosha is one of Southern Africa’s finest game reserves, home to around 550 species of mammal, reptile, bird and amphibian. A limited rain supply supports the Etosha Pan which, particularly during their winter months, concentrates the wildlife into specific areas, thus improving game viewing.
Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, lying between the Atlantic and desert dunes, offer an interesting contrast, the former reveals elaborate Germanic architecture, whilst the latter was once a British port and still has a cricket pitch! The awe-inspiring mountain ranges of some of the last true wilderness areas lie in Damaraland and the forlorn, windswept Skeleton Coast.
Namibia has abundant wildlife in the national parks as well as the large tracts of land which lie unfenced to traverse. Much has been made available to the local communities, and both these, as well as private land of many farmers have been declared as local conservancies. Namibia is a melting pot of sights, sounds, aromas, tastes and emotions in abundance, just waiting to be experienced.
Due to customers requests, dinners are now included in 2020 at lodges on remote locations or where options are not available.
Wildlife & Natural Wonders
Jules Verne Sightseeing
2 UNESCO Heritage Sites
Local Expert Guide
Group Size: 4 – 18
Day 1 Fly overnight from London Heathrow to Windhoek via Johannesburg.
Day 2 Tour of Windhoek including Christuskirche and Tintenpalast. Overnight at the 3-star Hotel Windhoek Luxury Suites. Enjoy a tapas style braai. (D)
Day 3 Drive to Sossusvlei area (5 hrs), in the Namib Desert, for two nights at Hammerstein Lodge. Afternoon free. (B, D)
Day 4 Drive into the Namib National Park to visit ‘Dune 45’ and the surreal ‘Dead Vlei’, which is surrounded by some of the highest dunes on earth. Visit Sesriem Canyon, a life sustaining natural phenomenon in the Namib Desert. (B, D)
Day 5 Travel via the Namib desert, Kuiseb Canyon and Walvis Bay to Swakopmund (5 hrs). Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the palm-lined streets and seaside promenade of the quaint and charming town of Swakopmund. Two nights at the centrally located Swakopmund Plaza Hotel. (B)
Day 6 Optional morning cruise at Walvis Bay, to view the marine and birdlife (£45, pre-booking essential). Optional Skeleton Coast scenic flight to view from the air the jaw dropping Namib Desert, the hostile Skeleton Coast and its famous shipwrecks (bookable locally, weather permitting). (B)
Day 7 Travel to UNESCO Heritage Site Twyfelfontein (5 hrs). Visit rock art sites and engravings, Damara Living Museum and the Petrified Forest. Overnight at the 3-star Damara Mopane Lodge. (B, D)
Day 8 Travel to Etosha National Park (4 hrs), famous for its vast amount of wildlife for an open-vehicle game drive. Two nights at the 3-star Etosha Toshari Lodge. (B, D)
Day 9 Full-day open-vehicle game drive in Etosha National Park. (B, D)
Day 10 Visit Okonjima Day Care Centre, home of Africat and then travel to Okahandja (3 hrs) and visit its famous wood carvers market. Overnight at the 3-star Okahandja Country Hotel. (B, D)
Day 11 Travel to Windhoek for the return overnight flight via Johannesburg. (B)
Day 12 Arrive Heathrow.
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.
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.
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.
A central 3-star hotel a short walk away from the beach and surrounded by historic buildings and restaurants. Restaurant, bar and WiFi (free). 40 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
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.
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.
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.
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. Cape Town extension only available with BA flights due to flight schedule.
Day 1 Fly from Windhoek to Cape Town for five nights at the 4-star Pepper Club Hotel.
Day 2 Cape Town sightseeing including the SA Museum, Cape Castle and Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. Enjoy afternoon tea at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, an icon of Cape Town and nestled on a lush garden estate in the heart of the city. (B)
Day 3 Full-day Cape Point excursion via the breath-taking Chapman’s Peak Drive including Hout Bay, Cape Point, the Good Hope Nature Reserve and Boulders Beach, to see the penguins. The tour ends at the V&A Waterfront with a sunset cruise and amazing views of Table Mountain. (B)
Day 4 At the heart of the South African wine industry, Stellenbosch, visit the Village Museum. Continue to visit the Huguenot Memorial. Enjoy a wine tasting and cellar tour at Vergenoegd Low wine estate followed by a light lunch. (B, L)
Day 5 Day at leisure or perhaps visit Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years in prison. (B)
Day 6 Transfer to the airport for the return flight to London. (B)
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 private facilities, safe and satellite TV.
per person in a twin/double room
British Airways from Heathrow
per person in a twin/double room
British Airways from Heathrow
Supplements per person
NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
2022: Jan 25
Single supplement £175 (22 Feb & 19 Apr £155)
British Airways World Traveller Plus from £1695
British Airways Club World from £3495
Walvis Bay £45
Extension – Cape Town
(BA flights only)
5 nights £1295
Single supplement £245
Windhoek Gardens Boutique (per night) £45
Single supplement £20
Add £995 per person
Arrival transfer add £39
Departure transfer with group included
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.
Travel insurance, overseas airport taxes, optional excursions, visa procurement, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
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