Overview

Flight - 1 night
Windhoek - 1 night
Kalahari area - 1 night
Fish River Canyon - 2 nights
Sossusvlei area - 2 nights
Swakopmund - 2 nights
Damaraland - 2 nights
Etosha NP - 3 nights
Mount Etjo - 2 nights
Flight - 1 night

GRAND TOUR OF NAMIBIA

A comprehensive tour travelling from the deserts of the Kalahari & Namib through Fish River Canyon to Damaraland, Etosha National Park and the Atlantic coast

The Namib is the world's oldest and possibly most beautiful desert, its fascination derives from its seas of multi-toned wind-sculpted dunes and the exoticism of the plants and animals that have adapted to life there. Much of Namibia is covered by the Kalahari, a fossil desert with golden grass and small red dunes.

Fish River Canyon, in places up to 17 miles wide, is surpassed in size only by the Grand Canyon. Swakopmund lies between the dramatic Atlantic coastline and desert dunes, with elaborate Germanic architecture.

Travel through Etosha National Park, one of Southern Africa's finest game reserves, established in 1907 and dominated by a massive mineral pan. Discover Damaraland, famous for its desert adapted elephant and rhino, as well as the rock paintings of Twyfelfontein.

Stay at characteristic accommodations including an Etosha rest camp with floodlit waterhole and fine hotels and country/safari lodges.

Key Features

Wildlife & Natural Wonders
Jules Verne Sightseeing
2 UNESCO Heritage Sites
12 Dinners
Local Guide Throughout
Group Size: 4 - 25

 

Special Event

A Castle in Africa

A special dinner with wine tasting at the castle Hotel Heinitzburg, built in 1914 and overlooking Windhoek.

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

Day 2 Overnight at the 5-star Hilton. Tour of Windhoek. Dinner at Heinitzburg castle. (D)

Day 3 Travel towards the Kalahari (5 hrs) via Rehoboth. Overnight at the 3-star Kalahari Anib Lodge. Nature drive. (B, D)

Day 4 Continue to Fish River Canyon viewpoint via Quiver Tree forest (6hrs). Optional sundowner driver. Two nights at the 3-star Canyon Village. (B, D)

Day 5 Visit Fish River Canyon viewpoint. Optional nature drive or walk. (B, D)

Day 6 Travel to the Sossusvlei area of the Namib desert (8hrs). Two nights at the 4-star Desert Quiver Camp. (B, D)

Day 7 Drive to Namib National Park, then by 4x4 into the 'vlei' and 'Dune 45'. Visit Sesriem Canyon. Desert Barbeque. (B, D)

Day 8 Travel to Swakopmund through the Gaub and Kuiseb canyons (6hrs). Two nights at the 4-star Swakopmund Hotel. (B)

Day 9 Optional morning cruise at Walvis Bay (£45, pre-booking essential). Optional Skeleton Coast flight (bookable locally). (B)

Day 10 Travel to Twyfelfontein (7hrs). Visit rock art sites and engravings. Damara Living Museum and the Petrified Forest. Two nights at the 3-star Palmwag Lodge. (B, D)

Day 11 Morning open vehicle game drive in search of desert elephant and rhino. Optional afternoon game drive. (B,D)

Day 12 Travel into western Etosha with game viewing en route (8hrs). Overnight at Okaukuejo rest camp famous for its floodlit waterhole. (B)

Day 13 Open-vehicle game drive through Etosha. Two nights at the 4-star Mokuti Lodge, near the eastern park gate. (B, D)

Day 14 Full-day open-vehicle game drive. (B, D)

Day 15 Travel via Tsumeb Museum and Okonjima Day Care Centre, home of Africat and then to the 3-star Mount Etjo Safari Lodge for two nights (6hrs). (B, D)

Day 16 Morning open-vehicle game drive. Optional afternoon game drive. (B, D)

Day 17 Visit Okahandja or Old Brewery Craft Market, Windhoek (British Airways only). Travel to Windhoek for the return overnight flight via Doha or Johannesburg. (B)

Day 18 Arrive London.

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

Notes

Optional excursions are bookable locally, except Walvis Bay cruise.

Some travel is on unmade, bumpy roads and it is sometimes necessary to ‘climb’ into a safari vehicle.

The group is led by a driver/guide and while distances are long, road conditions are a little bumpy and dusty but generally good.

Open vehicle game viewing is included as indicated. ‘En route’ game viewing is in the touring vehicle.

On occasion, alternative hotels/lodges of the same standard may be substituted.

Hotels/lodges have restaurant, bar, pool and rooms with private facilities and fans or air-conditioning.

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

Day 2 Overnight at the 5-star Hilton. Tour of Windhoek. Dinner at Heinitzburg castle. (D)

Day  3 Travel towards the Kalahari (5 hrs) via Rehoboth. Overnight at the 3-star Kalahari Anib Lodge. Nature drive. (B, D)

Day 4 Continue to Fish River Canyon via Quiver Tree forest (6 hrs). Optional sundowner drive. Two nights at the 3-star Canyon Village or Canyon Roadhouse. (B, D)

Day 5 Visit Fish River Canyon viewpoint. Optional nature drive or walk. (B, D)

Day 6 Travel to Sossusvlei area (8 hrs). Two nights at the 4-star Desert Quiver Camp or The Elegant Desert Lodge. (B, D)

Day 7 Drive to Namib National Park, then by 4x4 into the ‘vlei’, ‘Dune 45’ and ‘Dead Vlei’. Visit Sesriem Canyon. Desert barbecue. (B, D)

Day 8 Travel to Swakopmund through the Gaub and Kuiseb canyons (6 hrs). Two nights at the 4-star Swakopmund Hotel. (B)

Day 9 Optional morning cruise at Walvis Bay (£45, pre-booking essential). Optional Skeleton Coast flight. (B)

Day 10 Travel to Twyfelfontein (7 hrs). Visit rock art site and Damara Living Museum. Two nights at the 3-star Twyfelfontein Lodge. (B, D)

Day 11 Morning open vehicle game drive in search of desert elephant and rhino. Optional afternoon game drive. (B, D)

Day 12 Drive to Etosha via the Petrified Forest with game viewing en route (8 hrs). Overnight at Okaukuejo camp famed for its floodlit waterhole. (B)

Day 13 Open-vehicle game drive. Two nights at the 4-star Mokuti Lodge near the east gate. (B, D)

Day 14 Full-day open-vehicle game drive. (B, D)

Day 15 Travel via Tsumeb Museum and Okonjima, home of Africat. Two nights at the 3-star Mount Etjo Safari Lodge (6 hrs). (B, D)

Day 16 Morning open-vehicle game drive. Optional afternoon game drive. (B, D)

Day 17 Travel to Windhoek for the return flight. (B)

Day 18 Arrive London.

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

Notes

Optional excursions are bookable locally, except Walvis Bay cruise.

Some travel is on unmade, bumpy roads and it is sometimes necessary to ‘climb’ into a safari vehicle.

The group is led by a driver/guide and while distances are long, road conditions are a little bumpy and dusty but generally good.

Open vehicle game viewing is included as indicated. ‘En route’ game viewing is in the touring vehicle.

On occasion, alternative hotels/lodges of the same standard may be substituted.

Hotels/lodges have restaurant, bar, pool and rooms with private facilities and fans or air-conditioning.

2018

Thursdays
per person in a twin room/double room
Qatar Airways from Heathrow

2019

Thursdays
per person in a twin room/double room
Virgin Atlantic from Heathrow

Date Price
January 17 £3695
February 14 £3795
March 7 £3795
April 11 £3595
May 9 £3695
June 20 £3795
July 18 £3995
August 15 £3995
August 29 £3945
September 12 £3895
September 26 £3895
October 10 £3995
October 24 £3995
November 7 £3895

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £345
(Jul-Nov £395)

Flight Options

South African Airlines from Heathrow £95
British Airways from Heathrow £195

London/Johannesburg/London
Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy from £1195
British Airways World Traveller Plus from £1195

London/Windhoek/London
Virgin Atlantic Upper Classfrom £3195
South African Airways Business  from £3595
British Airways Club World from £3995 

Optional Excursions

Walvis Bay Excursion £45

Extension Options

Extra nights
Hilton Windhoek (per night) £95
Single supplement £85

Independent Arrival

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

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 15 nights' accommodation, breakfast daily, 12 dinners, itinerary as described, services of driver/guide and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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