From the deserts of the Kalahari and the Namib to Fish River Canyon. Damaraland, Etosha National Park and game reserves
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
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.
Wildlife & Natural Wonders
Jules Verne Sightseeing
Local Guide Throughout
Group Size: 4 - 25
Day 1 Fly overnight from London Heathrow via Doha or Johannesburg to Windhoek.
Day 2 Transfer to the 5-star Hilton Hotel in Windhoek for overnight. Tour including Christuskirche and Tintenpalast. Dinner and wine tasting at the castle Heinitzburg. (D)
Day 3 Travel via Rehoboth, home of the Baster people to the margins of the Kalahari Desert (5hrs) for 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.
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.
A 5-star hotel in the heart of Namibia's capital with restaurant, bar, gym, plunge pool and WiFi (chargeable). 150 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, mini-bar, hairdryer, safe, TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
In the midst of the red dunes of the Kalahari in eastern Namibia, Kalahari Anib Lodge rises like a plush green oasis. Restaurant, bar, pool, WiFi (free) and 55 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities and safe.
Canyon Village lies at the foot of a sweeping rock face in Gondwana Canyon Park, 20 km from Fish River Canyon. The thatched main building is built right into the massive granite boulders. Restaurant, bar, pool, WiFi (free) and 42 air-conditioned cottages in Cape Dutch style with private facilities, safe and tea/coffee making facilities.
The Desert Quiver Camp, just 5 km from Sossusvlei gate, includes a bar, pool, waterhole and 24 eco-friendly units with private facilities and patio. Free WiFi. Jules Verne guests will enjoy 1 dinner at the nearby Sossusvlei Lodge and 1 BBQ dinner at the Desert Quiver Camp.
Originally the old station building, this landmark hotel has a Victorian Platform 1 restaurant, pool, gardens, gym, spa and air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.
Located on the Uniab River in northwest Damaraland. Restaurants, bar, pool and 20 rooms with private facilities and tea/coffee making facilities.
As the closest lodge to Etosha National Park, Mokuti is five minutes drive from the eastern Von Lindequist Gate near the historical Namutoni Fort and lies on its own private nature reserve with a common border with the park. Restaurants, bar, gym, sauna and WiFi (free).106 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
Mount Etjo Safari Lodge in the heart of the Okonjati wildlife sanctuary offers the opportunity to engage with the African wildlife and the pristine beauty of the African wilderness. Restaurant, bar, pool and WiFi (free). 22 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, mini-fridge, safe and tea/coffee making facilities.
per person in a twin room/double room
Qatar Airways from Heathrow
(Mar 22, Jul 19 & Nov 1 British Airways from Heathrow)
Supplements per person
Single supplement £345
Qatar Airways from Manchester £50
Qatar Airways Business Class from £2495
British Airways £400
British Airways World Traveller Plus from £795
British Airways Club World from £2495
Walvis Bay Excursion £45
Arrival transfer add £39
Departure transfer with group included
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 15 nights' accommodation, breakfast daily, 12 dinners, itinerary as described, services of driver/guide and local representatives.
Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
Optional excursions are bookable locally (except Walvis Bay cruise).
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