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


A comprehensive tour of one of the world’s least populated countries, 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 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 Sossusvlei.

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. Discover Damaraland, famous for its desert adapted elephant and rhino, as well as the rock paintings of Twyfelfontein.

The wildlife is impressive 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.

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

Key Features

Wildlife & Natural Wonders
Jules Verne Sightseeing
2 UNESCO Heritage Sites
No Single Supplement
Local Expert Guide

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.

Day 1 Fly overnight from London Heathrow 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 Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, 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 a Gondwana Collection Lodge, 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, 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 Braai (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, a government run lodge inside Etosha National Park famed for its floodlit waterhole. Enjoy the lodge’s unique location and observe at close quarters a spectacle of wildlife congregating and interacting around the waterhole. Braai dinner. (B, D)

Day 13 Open-vehicle game drive. Two nights at the Etosha King Nehale Lodge near the north eastern gate. (B)

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

Day 15 Travel to Okonjima (6 hrs) and visit AfriCat Foundation Day Care Centre. Two nights at Otjiwa Safari Lodge. (B, D)

Day 16 Morning 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


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.


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

Date Price
October 6 £3795
October 20 £4395
December 1 £4195


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

Date Price
January 19 £4845
April 13 £5045
June 15 £4845
July 20 £5145
August 10 £5145
September 7 £5045
September 21 £5045
October 5 £4995
October 19 £4995
November 2 £4895
No Single Supplement

(limited dates/availability)

Regional Flight Options

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

(limited dates/availability)
2022: 1 Dec

Single supplement £495 (Jan-Apr 2023 £395)

Flight Options

Lufthansa from Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow from £250

Optional Excursions

Walvis Bay Excursion £45

Extension Options

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

Privately Guided

Add £1995 per person

Tour Only

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

Price Includes
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.

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

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