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
Flight - 1 night

A Namibian Journey

A land of contrasts & dramatic beauty revealing awe-inspiring landscapes, prolific wildlife and fascinating cultural heritage in a boutique bucket list destination

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.

Key Features

Wildlife & Natural Wonders
Jules Verne Sightseeing 
2 UNESCO Heritage Sites
7 Dinners Included (2020)
Local Expert Guide 
Group Size: 4 – 25

Special Event

Traditional Namibian Braai

Braai is a traditional barbecue and a social custom in Namibia. Enjoy a tapas style Braai in Windhoek and a traditional Braai at Etosha. (2020 only).

Day 1 Fly overnight from London Heathrow to Windhoek via Addis Ababa or Johannesburg.

Day 2 Tour of Windhoek including its highlights Christuskirche and Tintenpalast. Overnight at the 3-star Hotel Windhoek Gardens.

Day 3 Drive to the Sossusvlei area of the Namib Desert (5 hrs) for two nights at the Elegant Desert Lodge. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 4 Drive into the Namib National Park to visit ‘Dune 45’ and 'Dead Vlei'. Visit Sesriem Canyon, a life sustaining natural phenomenon in the heart of the Namib Desert. (B)

Day 5 Travel via the Namib desert, Kuiseb Canyon and Walvis Bay to Swakopmund (4 hrs). Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the palm-lined streets and seaside promenade of Swakopmund. Two nights at the centrally located 3-star 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 flight (bookable locally, weather permitting). (B)

Day 7 Travel to 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)

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 Safari, Braai dinner in 2020. (B)

Day 9 Full-day open-vehicle game drive. (B)

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)

Day 11 Travel to Windhoek for the return overnight flight via Addis Ababa or Johannesburg. (B)

Day 12 Arrive Heathrow.

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
 

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. 
Cape Town extension only available for 2020.

Day 1 Fly overnight London Heathrow to Windhoek via Addis Ababa or Johannesburg.

Day 2 Tour of Windhoek including Christuskirche and Tintenpalast. Overnight at the 3-star Hotel Windhoek Gardens Boutique Hotel. 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 Safari Camp. Braai dinner. (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 Addis Ababa or Johannesburg. (B)

Day 12 Arrive Heathrow.

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
 

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. 
Cape Town extension only available for 2020.

2019

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

Date Price
September 17 £2395
October 15 £2495
November 12 £2395

2020

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

Date Price
January 21 £2395
February 11 £2445
April 7 £2495
May 5 £2395
May 19 £2445
June 9 £2495
June 23 £2595
July 21 £2695
August 25 £2645
September 15 £2695
September 29 £2695
October 13 £2645
October 27 £2595
November 10 £2545

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £175

Flight Options

Ethiopian Airlines Business Class from £1995
British Airways from Heathrow £195
British Airways World Traveller Plus
from £1695
British Airways Club World from £3495

Optional Excursions

Walvis Bay £45

Extension Options

Extra nights 
Windhoek Courtyard (per night) £45
Single supplement £20

Extension – Cape Town (BA flights only)
5 nights (2020) £795
(Jan-Feb; Sep-Nov £895)
Single supp. £195
(Jan-Feb; Sep-Nov £245)

Independent Arrival

Save £800
Arrival transfer add £39
Departure transfer with group included

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 9 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 7 dinners (2020) 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.

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