This circling of Namibia takes you from the deserts and dunes of the Kalahari & Namib deserts through Fish River Canyon to the coast at Swakopmund and bountiful wildlife in Etosha reserve
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
Otjiwarongo - 2 nights
Flight - 1 night
One of the world’s least populated countries, with some of Africa’s most abundant wildlife; one of Africa’s youngest nations, with the world’s oldest rock art; Namibia offers extraordinary landscapes, heritage sites, and conservation ethos. This tour reveals the streets of Windhoek and many animal species of the Kalahari Desert, far from ‘deserted’ here. Fish River is Africa’s largest canyon, twisting through 160kms of spectacular scenery. Sossusvlei’s amazing topography is unrivalled. With German colonial buildings and Atlantic surfing beaches, Swakopmund is a breath of fresh air on the Skeleton Coast. Damaraland’s ancient rock carvings of animals proof that it was ever thus. Etosha reserve is a feast of wildlife watching, where birds and beasts meet en-masse at waterholes.
Wildlife & Natural Wonders
Jules Verne Sightseeing
2 UNESCO Heritage Sites
No Single Supplement
Local Expert Guide
Day 1 Fly overnight from London Heathrow to Windhoek.
Day 2 Transfer to the 5-star Hilton for an overnight stay. Windhoek tour. Special dinner at the Hotel Heinitzburg. (D)
Day 3 Travel to the Kalahari (5 hrs) via Rehoboth. Nature drive at the Kalahari Desert. Overnight at the 3-star Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch. (B, D)
Day 4 Continue (6 hrs) to Quiver Tree Forest, a rare cluster of the weird-looking aloe trees. Two nights at the Gondwana Collection Lodge, within Gondwana Canyon Park, approx. 20km from Fish River Canyon. Afternoon optional sundowner drive. (B, D)
Day 5 Visit Fish River Canyon’s viewpoint. Optional nature drive. (B, D)
Day 6 Travel (8 hrs) to Sossusvlei, its landscape is a huge, gleaming ‘vlei’, a clay and salt pan, encircled by enormous wind-sculpted ‘star dunes’. Two nights at the 4-star Desert Quiver Camp (Desert Camp for 13 Apr, 15 Jun & 10 Aug). (B, D)
Day 7 Drive to Namib National Park and take a 4x4 vehicle to ‘Dune 45’; continue to Dead Vlei. Visit Sesriem Canyon. Enjoy a desert ‘braai’ (barbecue). (B, D)
Day 8 Travel (6 hrs) through lunar landscapes along the Gaub Pass, twisting around the rock formations of Kuiseb Canyon, enroute to coastal Swakopmund. Two nights at the landmark Swakopmund Hotel. (B)
Day 9 Day at leisure or optional morning cruise at Walvis Bay (£45), and optional flight over Skeleton Coast. (B)
Day 10 Travel (7 hrs) to Twyfelfontein valley to visit a gallery of ancient rock art. Visit the Damara Living Museum to experience their traditional way of life. Two nights at the 3-star Twyfelfontein Lodge (Damara Mopane Lodge for 19 Oct & 2 Nov). (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 within Etosha National Park at the government managed Okaukuejo camp, overlooking a floodlit waterhole. Enjoy a ‘braai’ dinner. (B, D)
Day 13 Open vehicle game drive. Two nights at the Etosha King Nehale Lodge. (B)
Day 14 Full-day open-vehicle game drive in abundant Etosha. (B)
Day 15 Travel to Okonjima (6 hrs), and visit the AfriCat Foundation, dedicated to ‘conservation through education’. Two nights at Otjiwa Safari Lodge, an idyllic retreat at a protected reserve. (Old Traders Lodge - Erindi for 19 Oct). (B, D)
Day 16 Morning Rhino trekking. Afternoon at leisure. (B, D)
Day 17 Transfer to Windhoek airport for the return overnight flight to London. (B)
Day 18 Arrival at London Heathrow.
Optional excursions/activites 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.
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 hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and TV.
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/limited) and 17 air-conditioned rooms with mini-fridge and tea/coffee making facilities.
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/limited). 42 air-conditioned cottages in Cape Dutch style with safe and tea/coffee making facilities.
The Desert Quiver Camp is just 5 km from Sossusvlei gate with bar, pool, waterhole and WiFi (free), 24 eco-friendly units with patio. Jules Verne guests will enjoy 1 dinner at the nearby Sossusvlei Lodge and 1 BBQ dinner at the Desert Quiver Camp.
The Desert Camp is just 5 km from Sossusvlei gate with bar, pool, waterhole and WiFi (free), 28 eco-friendly units with patio. 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 WiFi (free). Air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.
Twyfelfontein Country Lodge is situated in the ancient Huab valley, in the Kunene region of Namibia, with a restaurant, bar, pool and WiFi (free) and 56 air-conditioned rooms.
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.
Okaukuejo Camp is a government run lodge with standards slightly lower than lodges outside Etosha National Park. However, its unique location allow visitors to observe at close quarters a spectacle of wildlife congregating and interacting around the waterhole. Restaurant, bar, WiFi (chargeable), pool and 104 air-conditioned rooms with tea/coffee making facilities.
Strikingly set on the Andoni plains, one kilometre from Etosha National Park’s King Nehale gate and with its private access to a secluded waterhole reserved for Etosha King Nehale guests. Restaurants, bar, pool and WiFi (free). 40 air-conditioned rooms with private plunge pool, hairdryer, safe and tea/coffee making facilities.
An idyllic retreat at a protected reserve in central Namibia with a wide range of game species and and abundance of bird life. Restaurant, bar, pool, WiFi (free). 51 air-conditioned rooms with balcony, mini-fridge and tea/coffee making facilities.
An idyllic retreat at a protected reserve in central Namibia with a prolific amount of endemic species and multiple conservation projects. Restaurant, bar, pool, WiFi (free). 51 air-conditioned rooms with balcony, safe, mini-fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.
per person in a twin room/double room
Ethiopian Airlines from Heathrow
Supplements per person
Single supplement £545
Lufthansa from Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow - On request
Walvis Bay Excursion £45
Hilton Windhoek (per night) £115
Single supplement £85
Add £1995 per person
Arrival transfer add £50
Departure transfer add £115
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 15 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 11 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.
Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
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