A comprehensive tour travelling from the deserts of the Kalahari & Namib through Fish River Canyon to Damaraland, Etosha National Park and the Atlantic coast
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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
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.
Wildlife & Natural Wonders
Jules Verne Sightseeing
2 UNESCO Heritage Sites
Local Expert Guide
Group Size: 4 - 25
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.
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.
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/limited) and 55 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities and safe.
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) 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, WiFi (free) pool, gardens, gym, spa and air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, 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). 56 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities.
Okaukuejo Rest Camp is located inside Etosha National Park and famous for its flood-lit waterhole, where visitors can observe at close quarters a spectacle of wildlife congregating and interacting. Restaurant, bar, WiFi (chargeable), pool and 104 air-conditioned 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.
Located within the secluded wilderness area of Okonjima Nature Reserve, home of AfriCat Foundation, a Namibian organisation promoting the conservation of large carnivores, offering the opportunity to learn more about these incredible animals and enjoy majestic sunset views. Restaurant, bar, pool and WiFi (free). 24 air-conditioned rooms with mini-fridge, safe and tea/coffee making facilities.
Cape Town - Extension
Rarely can one city offer such a variety of experiences as Cape Town. From the Winelands to the Cape of Good Hope, from the historic Mount Nelson and Company Gardens to townships, Robben Island and the waterfront, all presided over by the iconic Table Mountain. Explore colonial and African history along with a varied and unique flora and fauna at the ‘fairest cape’ on this 5 nights extension including sightseeing and wine tasting. Cape Town extension only available with BA flights due to flight schedule.
Day 1 Fly from Windhoek to Cape Town for five nights at the 4-star Pepper Club Hotel.
Day 2 Cape Town sightseeing including the SA Museum, Cape Castle and Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. Enjoy afternoon tea at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, an icon of Cape Town and nestled on a lush garden estate in the heart of the city. (B)
Day 3 Full-day Cape Point excursion via the breath-taking Chapman’s Peak Drive including Hout Bay, Cape Point, the Good Hope Nature Reserve and Boulders Beach, to see the penguins. The tour ends at the V&A Waterfront with a sunset cruise and amazing views of Table Mountain. (B)
Day 4 At the heart of the South African wine industry, Stellenbosch, visit the Village Museum. Continue to visit the Huguenot Memorial. Enjoy a wine tasting and cellar tour at Vergenoegd Low wine estate followed by a light lunch. (B, L)
Day 5 Day at leisure or perhaps visit Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years in prison. (B)
Day 6 Transfer to the airport for the return flight to London. (B)
A 5-star hotel situated at the foot of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head in the centre of town and 5 minutes from the waterfront. Facilities include Sinatra’s restaurant, Paparazzi bar, pool, Cayenne spa and WiFi (free). Complimentary shuttle to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and to beach club facilities at Camps Bay. 210 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, safe and satellite TV.
per person in a twin room/double room
South African Airways from Heathrow
per person in a twin room/double room
South African Airways from Heathrow
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Supplements per person
Single supplement £495
British Airways from Heathrow £195
South African Airways Business from £3595
British Airways Club World from £3995
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)
Hilton Windhoek (per night) £95
Single supplement £85
Arrival transfer add £39
Departure transfer with group included
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.
Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
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