Explore Namibia on a wild nature tour, starting off in Windhoek, one of the smallest and cleanest capital cities in the world.

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Explore Namibia on a wild nature tour, starting off in Windhoek, one of the smallest and cleanest capital cities in the world.

Then journey over the Namib desert with its splendid red dunes and go on safari in Etosha National Park. Meet one of the last semi-nomadic and capture that perfect moment where you feel a true connection with Africa.

Travel to Sesriem and Sossusvlei in the oldest desert in the world before returning to Windhoek. A group tour that is bound to remain impressed in your memory forever, always escorted by professional local guides. 

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Trip offered by Colet Spoken languages: English Travel expert in Namibia

Trip summary

  • Travel style Group departure
  • Departure Windhoek
  • End Windhoek
  • Countries
    • Namibia
  • City
    • Windhoek
    • Etosha
    • Kamanjab
    • Brandberg
    • Swakopmund
    • Sesriem
  • Theme Safari and Natural Parks
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Windhoek
    Day 1

    Explore Windhoek during the day and meet your group and your Tour Leader in the evening at 18:00 to get acquainted and review your trip details. Windhoek is the capital city with loads of interesting things to offer.  One of the most famous is the display of 33 meteorites, the Gibeon Meteorites in the Post Street Mall. Here you can take pictures of and touch these extra-terrestrial bodies that are corrosive resistant due to the high amount of nickel in them.

    Shopping opportunities abound and for the historically inclined there are many museums and historical buildings all within walking distance in the town centre. One of the most widely photographed and a historical landmark is the Christ Church, a Lutheran church, built in the Gothic revival style.

    • Meals: N/A                       
    • Transport: N/A
    • Travel Time: N/A
    • Accommodation: Comfort Hotel
    • Activities Included:  Welcome Meeting at 18:00
    • Activities Optional:Explore City, Craft Market & Museums
    • Entrance Fees Included: N/A
    Visited places:
    • Windhoek
  • 2
    Windhoek to Etosha Region
    Day 2 Transfer by car

    Depart after breakfast for the Etosha region, an area dominated by the famous Etosha National Park. This region is divided into 8 different main vegetation zones. On your way, experience the biome change as Mopanie Trees starts to join the Thorn trees creating the unique feeling of this region. More and more termite hills start to greet you travelling north towards Etosha National Park, one of Southern Africa’s best-loved wildlife sanctuaries.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    • Transport:Premium Overland Safari Vehicle
    • Travel Time: 6 hrs. Drive
    • Accommodation: Bungalows/Lodge
    • Activities Included:  N/A
    • Activities Optional:  N/A
    • Entrance Fees Included: N/A
    Visited places:
    • Windhoek
    • Etosha
  • 3
    Etosha National Park
    Day 3 Transfer by car

    Enjoy a full day’s game drive in your Premium Overland Safari Truck. Gather memories of unique sights that you will not likely experience again. Watch how ghostly grey-white elephants bathe themselves in the white dust of the area or zoom in on the magnificent sight of giraffes etched against a wide and open horizon. Overnight at another beautiful camp inside Etosha National Park and maybe you are just lucky enough to fall asleep with the haunting call of a hyena or a lion roaring in the distance.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    • Transport:  Premium Overland Safari Vehicle
    • Travel Time: Morning and Afternoon Game Drives
    • Accommodation: Bungalows/Lodge
    • Activities Included: Game Drives in Premium Overland Safari Truck
    • Activities Optional: Night Game Drive
    • Entrance Fees Included: Etosha National Park
    Visited places:
    • Etosha
  • 4
    Etosha Region to Kamanjab
    Day 4 Transfer by car

    We overnight about 20 km outside Kamanjab on a family farm. This extraordinary place offers guided tours around an authentic Himba village.  Experience in depth the life and ways of living of the last traditional tribe in Namibia.  Ever heard of the milking ceremony and a smoke bath?  Learn about their beliefs in their ancestors and herbal medicine, their hairstyles and jewellery imitating the status of each tribe member as well as their close relationship with nature, their cattle and children.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    • Transport: Premium Overland Safari Vehicle
    • Travel Time:  4 hrs. Drive
    • Accommodation:  Bungalows/Lodge
    • Activities Included: Himba Settlement Experience
    • Activities Optional: N/A
    • Entrance Fees Included: N/A
    Visited places:
    • Etosha
    • Kamanjab
  • 5
    Kamanjab to Brandberg
    Day 5 Transfer by car

    We travel south to Brandberg which is home to Königstein, at 2,573m above sea level the highest peak in Namibia. We visit the famous White Lady Bushmen painting in the Brandberg on a guided self-drive tour with our Polaris Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV).  The walk to the painting is not strenuous and takes about 2 hours in a very hot environment so be sure to be armed with a hat, sunglasses, comfortable closed shoes and plenty water and sunscreen. Enjoy the breath-taking scenery along the riverbed on the way to the famous "lady", with multicoloured rocks that take on various shades of flaming orange in the late afternoon, giving the mountain its name. Around the lodge area, there is a good chance to see the famous desert elephant, sometimes casually wandering into the lodge premises.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.
    • Travel time: 4 hrs
    • Accommodation: Bungalows/Lodge.
    • Activities Included: Afternoon White Lady Painting Hike
    • Activities Optional: Various Optional Activities
    • Entrance fees included: White Lady Painting
    • Lodge / Bungalow: Uis White Lady B&B or similar
    Visited places:
    • Kamanjab
    • Brandberg
  • 6
    Brandberg to Swakopmund
    Day 6 Transfer by car

    We continue to Swakopmund with its distinct German influence and cooler Atlantic sea air. Named by the Nama people as “Tsoakhaub – excrement opening” describing the Swakop River at the time of floods emptying into the ocean Experience well preserved German buildings while you visit The Mole, an artificial harbour completed in 1900 that was blocked in the winter of 1906 by a sandbank making it an unsuccessful attempt. Visit the lighthouse who together with the mole, is the specific locations since 1892 symbolizing the laying of the foundation stone of the town. Near the museum, you can see the most beautiful building completed in 1905 called the Woermann House. Book numerous activities and make most of your stay in this historic town.

    • Meals: Breakfast.
    • Travel time: 4 hrs
    • Accommodation: Comfort Hotel.
    • Activities Included: N/A
    • Activities Optional: Quad Biking, Sand Boarding, Skydiving Scenic Flight.
    • Entrance Fees included: N/A
    • Hotel: Prost or similar

     

     

     

    Visited places:
    • Brandberg
    • Swakopmund
  • 7
    Swakopmund
    Day 7

    Swakopmund’s big variety of things to see and do caters for a wide scope of tastes and styles. You can take a walk along the beach and dip your toes in the icy Atlantic Ocean, or visit the Krystal Galerie which boasts with the largest Quartz Crystal Cluster on display in the World, weighing in at 14 100 kilogrammes. Browse the many excellent bookshops and curio shops and spoil yourself with a unique gift from the area. If adrenalin and outdoors is your thing then you can enjoy optional activities like quad biking, sand boarding, 4x4 safaris, skydiving (weather permitting) and more.

    • Meals:  Breakfast
    • Accommodation:  Comfort Hotel
    • Activities Optional:  Quad Biking, Sand Boarding, Skydiving.
    • Entrance Fees Included: N/A
    Visited places:
    • Swakopmund
  • 8
    Swakopmund to Naukluft Region
    Day 8 Transfer by car

    Today is an early departure and a long drive north to the Namib Desert. You will be surrounded mostly by the wide-open Namibian landscape with spectacular scenery.  En-route we visit the flamingo coligny of Walvis Bay the Tropic of Capricorn and stop at Solitaire to taste their world renown Apple Crumble Pie in your way to Naukluft region.

    • Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
    • Transport:   Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle
    • Travel Time: 6 hrs. Drive
    • Accommodation:  Bungalows/Lodge
    • Activities Included:  N/A
    • Activities Optional:   N/A
    • Entrance Fees Included: N/A
    Visited places:
    • Swakopmund
    • Sesriem
  • 9
    Sesriem / Sossusvlei
    Day 9 Transfer by car

    We stay in Sesriem but make use of the opportunity to experience the ever so beautiful desert sunrise over the dunes. We visit the Sesriem Canyon to admire the lofty red sand dunes in the distance that form a gateway into the Namib Desert, which means "vast place."  Climb the majestic Dune 45 and enjoy your included  4x4 transfer to Sossusvlei/Deadvlei, a seemingly endless expanse of sand dunes.

    • Meals: Breakfast,  Dinner
    • Transport: Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle
    • Travel Time:  5 hrs. Drive
    • Accommodation: Bungalows/Lodge
    • Activities Included: Dune 45, Transfer to Sossusvlei / Deadvlei
    • Entrance Fees Included: Namib Naukluft National Park – Sesriem & Sossusvlei

     

    Visited places:
    • Sesriem
  • 10
    Naukluft Region to Windhoek
    Day 10 Transfer by car

    Travel to Windhoek, Namibia’s capital. Arrive in Windhoek, after lunch. This will be our last goodbye, and the end of another incredible tour. Please ensure that you departure flight is booked for after 8PM. Book an additional day or two in Windhoek to make the most of your stay. One of the most famous is the display of 33 meteorites, the Gibeon Meteorites in the Post Street Mall. Take pictures of and touch these extra-terrestrial bodies that are corrosive resistant due to the high amount of nickel the bodies contain. Shopping opportunities abound and for the historically inclined there are many museums and historical buildings within walking distance in the town centre. One of the most widely photographed and a historical landmark is the Christ Church, a Lutheran church, built in the Gothic revival style.

    • Meals:Breakfast
    • Travel time: 6 hrs.
    Visited places:
    • Sesriem
    • Windhoek
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • Transport: Premium Overland Safari Truck
    • Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners
    • Accommodation:  Hotel (3 nts), Bungalow/Lodge (6 nts)
    • Entrance fees: Etosha National Park, White Lady Bushmen Painting, Namib Naukluft Park - Sesriem & Sossusvlei. 
    • Activities: Game Drives in Etosha National Park, Himba Settlement Experience, White Lady Bushmen Painting Hike, Sesriem Canyon Visit, Visit Dune 45, 4x4 Transfer to Sossusvlei/Deadvlei
    • Airport transfer included upon arrival
    • Crew:  1 Tour Leader, 1 Driver for the duration of the tour, local guides as per activities included
    Price does not include
    • Flights
    • Visas
    • Travel and medical insurance
    • Optional Activites
    • Victoria Falls entry ticket
    • Drinks
    • Tips
    • Pre and post night accommodation
    • Items of personal nature
    • Everything not mentioned under "the price includes" section