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Grand Tour of Namibia

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This superb circling of Namibia takes you from the deserts and dunes of the Kalahari & Namib deserts through Fish River Canyon to the coast at Swakopmund, ancient rock carvings in Damaraland, and bountiful wildlife in Etosha reserve

One of the world’s least densely populated countries, with some of Africa’s most abundant wildlife; one of Africa’s youngest nations, with the world’s oldest rock art; Namibia enthrals, entertains, and educates with its extraordinary landscapes, heritage sites, and conservation ethos. This tour reveals its diversity, from the strollable streets of Windhoek to the scrub and many animal species of the Kalahari Desert, far from ‘deserted’ in its Namibian reaches, where rainfall is reliable. Fish River is Africa’s largest canyon, twisting through 160kms of spectacular scenery. Sossusvlei’s amazing topography is unrivalled, its huge salt pan staying dry, sometimes for years, until heavy rains fill the Tsauchab River to flow into the pan, turning it into a mirror lake that lasts for magical months. With German colonial buildings and Atlantic surfing beaches, Swakopmund is a breath of fresh air on the Skeleton Coast. Damaraland’s mountains and savannah are home to herds of plains game, with ancient rock carvings of animals proof that it was ever thus. Etosha reserve is a feast of wildlife watching, where birds and beasts in abundance meet en-masse at waterholes.

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 National Park  - 3 nights
  • Otjiwarongo  - 2 nights
  • Flight  - 1 night
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Tour Highlights

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

This superb circling of Namibia takes you from the deserts and dunes of the Kalahari & Namib deserts through Fish River Canyon to the coast at Swakopmund, ancient rock carvings in Damaraland, and bountiful wildlife in Etosha reserve

Notes:

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.

Accommodation

Hilton - Windhoek

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.

Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch - Kalahari

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 - Fish River Canyon

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.

Desert Quiver Camp - Sossusvlei

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.

Swakopmund Hotel - Swakopmund

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 Lodge - Damaraland

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.

Etosha King Nehale - Etosha National Park

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.

Okaukuejo Rest Camp - Etosha National Park

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.

Otjiwa Safari Lodge - Otjiwarongo

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.

Extra Nights

Stay in Windhoek before you start your tour or before flying back to the UK

Extra nights are on request, please call to discuss your requirements

Hilton Windhoek (per night) £115 (2025 £65)
Single supplement £85

Hilton - Windhoek

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.

Optional Excursions

Walvis Bay Excursion

From meeting with pelicans to observing seals, and if luck permits, leaping dolphins and shy turtles - all this and more on the Walvis Bay excursion.
Go past oyster farms as you approach Pelican Point with its landmark lighthouse and 60,000 resident cape fur seals. In season (July to November), larger mammals such as the Southern Right Whale and Humpback Whales are often spotted, while other whale species, such as the Gray whale and the Pygmy Right whale have made appearances. Bottlenose, Heaviside and Dusky dolphins are regularly seen, as are Mola Molas and Leatherback Turtles. Accompanying the catamaran throughout are a variety of seabirds, such as the Kelp Gull, Hartlaub’s Gull, Pelicans and Cape Cormorant.
The journey from Pelican Point takes us past some of the more interesting ships and oil rigs in the bay as fresh oysters with sparkling wine, savoury snacks and desserts together with light drinks, cool drinks and water are served. 

Departures & Prices

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

September
September 19 (Thursday)
  • 1 Place Remaining
October
October 3 (Thursday)
October 17 (Thursday)
November
November 7 (Thursday)
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.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • 2024: Sep, Oct, Nov
  • £695
  • 2025: Jan, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct, Nov
  • £585
Flight Options
  • Lufthansa from Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow
  • On request, please call
Privately Guided
  • Privately guided options available, £1995 per person (based on 2 people)
  • On request, please call
Optional Excursions
  • Walvis Bay Excursion (2024, 2025)
  • £75
Tour Only
  • Save
  • £800
  • Arrival transfer
  • £65
  • Departure transfer
  • £155

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