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/Okonjima - 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

Elephants and lions patrol Etosha, Namibia’s greatest national park, but tour this beautiful land and you’ll discover so much more – magnificent sand dunes, raw scrub desert, surprising German architecture and the thrillingly named Skeleton Coast.

This may be Africa’s youngest independent country but it can more than hold its own in terms of attractions and adventure. This incredible country will reveal the stunning sand dunes of Sossusveli.

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, 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.

The wildlife is impressive – you’ll find a significant cheetah and leopard population and we could all quite easily lose ourselves for hours in the presence of the animals of 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
Local Expert Guide
Group Size: 4 - 25

 

Special Event

A Castle in Africa

A special dinner with wine tasting at the fine restaurant of castle Hotel Heinitzburg, built in 1914 by Count von Schwerin with excellent views over Windhoek town.

The wildlife is everywhere, but be prepared for early starts in order to see things at their best. 

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

Day 2 Overnight at the 5-star Hilton. Tour of Windhoek. Enjoy a special dinner with wine tasting at the castle Hotel Heinitzburg, built in 1914 and overlooking Windhoek. (D)

Day 3 Travel towards the Kalahari (5 hrs) via Rehoboth. Overnight at the 3-star Kalahari Anib Lodge (2019) or Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch (2020), located in the midst of the red dunes of the Kalahari in eastern Namibia. 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, inside the Gondwana Canyon Park, 20km from Fish River Canyon. (B, D)

Day 5 Visit the 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, just 5km from Sossusvlei gate. (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 landmark 4-star Swakopmund Hotel, originally the old station building. (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, located in the ancient Huab valley. (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)

Day 14 Full-day open-vehicle game drive in Etosha National Park. (B)

Day 15 Travel via Tsumeb Museum and Okonjima, home of Africat (6 hrs). Two nights at the 3-star Mount Etjo Safari Lodge (2019) in the heart of the Okonjati wildlife sanctuary or Okonjima Plains Camp (2020). (B, D)

Day 16 Morning open-vehicle game drive (2019) or leopard tracking at Okonjima (2020). Optional afternoon nature or 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 on the same standard maybe substituted. Hotels/lodges have restaurant, bar, pool and rooms with private facilities and fans or air-conditioning.

 

2020

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

Date Price
January 16 £3995
February 13 £3995
March 5 £3995
April 9 £3995
May 7 £3995
May 21 £4095
June 11 £4095
June 25 £4195
July 16 £4395
August 13 £4495
August 27 £4495
September 3 £4495
September 17 £4395
October 1 £4395
October 15 £4395
October 29 £4295
November 12 £4195
Prices Reduced

Save up to £200

 

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £495

Flight Options

British Airways from Heathrow £195

London/Windhoek/London
South African Airways Business  from £3595
British Airways Club World from £3995 

Optional Excursions

Walvis Bay Excursion £45

Extension – Cape Town (BA flights only)
5 nights £795
(Jan-Mar; Sep-Nov £895)
Single supplement £195
(Jan-Mar; Sep-Nov £245) 

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 in 2019 or 10 dinners in 2020, 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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