Overview

Namibia is certainly one of the most fascinating countries in Southern Africa. When on safari through its unique landscapes, you experience the vastness and solitude of Namibia. In addition to the picturesque Kalahari, Namib Desert, Swakopmund and Etosha National Park, Namibia offers great hospitality, very good value for money and excellent cuisine. It is an interesting and varied travel destination combining the country’s German colonial history with wildlife, spectacular landscapes and friendly people. A guided safari is certainly the perfect alternative to a self-drive tour in Namibia.

 

Advertised rates are  in Namibian Dollars.

12 Nights 13 Days 27 Sep, 02 Oct, 09 Oct, and more Windhoek, Namibia
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Guided lodge safari as per the itinerary
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • 12 nights’ accommodation in guesthouses, chalets, bungalows and lodges as indicated in the itinerary (depending on availability, accommodation of a similar standard will be booked)
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All national park fees

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Flights (international & domestic)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Beverages (alcohol and soft drinks)
  • Optional activities
  • Visa, tips, personal expenses, travel insurance
Highlights

Day 1-6 | Namibia

  • Windhoek: City tour
  • Kalahari: Red dunes
  • Namib Desert: Dunes of Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei, Sesriem Canyon
  • Swakopmund: Trip to seal colony, German architecture, adventure activities (optional)

Day 7-13 | Namibia

  • Erongo Mountains: Rock art at Spitzkoppe, unique geology, farm drive
  • Damaraland: Twyfelfontein World Heritage Site, Petrified Forest, Grootberg Pass, desert elephant tracking
  • Etosha National Park: Game drives, night game drive (optional)
  • Waterberg Plateau: Hiking, rhino drive (optional)
  • Okahandja: Curio market
Itinerary

Day 1 | Windhoek

Distance approx. 50 km; driving time approx. 1 hour

Arrival at Windhoek International Airport no later than midday. You will be picked up by a driver and taken to the Elegant Guesthouse. After check-in you will have some time to freshen up before meeting your guide and leaving on a short city tour through Windhoek. There is plenty to see and explore such as the Christ Church and Tintenpalast (House of Parliament). In the evening, you will go for dinner at Joe’s Beerhouse (own expense) before returning to the Elegant Guesthouse where you will spend the night.

Day 2 | Windhoek – Kalahari

Distance approx. 300 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours

After a quick safari briefing and after your luggage has been stored safely in the vehicle, you will leave Windhoek and travel southwards via Rehoboth in the direction of Mariental. The destination for the day is Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, a farm situated in the imposing red sand dunes of the southern Kalahari. Enjoy the peace of the desert, relax and take in the endless views of the dunes. We encourage you to start the next morning with a “Bushmen Walk” with the San, the original inhabitants of Namibia, where you can learn more about the area’s flora and fauna and their traditional way of life (optional and not included in the tour price).
Breakfast | Dinner

Day 3 | Kalahari – Namib Desert

Distance approx. 450 km; driving time approx. 5-6 hours

After a leisurely breakfast you head in the direction of Sesriem via Mariental and Maltahöhe. Sesriem is the gateway to see the shifting sand dunes of the Namib Desert at Sossusvlei. In the afternoon you will have time to relax at the Elegant Desert Lodge or to explore the property on foot. There is the option of booking a scenic drive. Dinner is a 3-course affair…
Breakfast | Dinner

Day 4 | Namib Desert – Rostock Ritz

Distance approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 3-4 hours

At sunrise the gates of the Namib Naukluft Park open and you make your way into the Sossusvlei area. If you are early and fit enough you can even climb one of the dunes and enjoy the impressive view of the entire landscape. You will drive with the 4×4 vehicle to the Sossusvlei, which is a dry clay pan that only fills with water in years with a lot of rain. Thereafter you will continue to the Sesriem Canyon, formed by the Tsauchab River over millions of years. The destination of the day is Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge. Relax at the lodge, enjoy the endless views across the Namib Desert or explore the walking trails of Rostock Ritz (optional).
Breakfast | Dinner

Day 5 | Rostock Ritz – Swakopmund

Distance approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 3 hours

Today’s journey takes you to Swakopmund. This town is still home to many descendants of the late colonists and state officials of the German colonial era. Beautiful old German colonial buildings, cafés where you can enjoy not only the German hospitality, but also famous German cakes are found in the town centre. In the evening you will try one of the many restaurants Swakopmund has to offer (own expense) – do not miss the seafood! You will stay for two nights at Organic Square Guesthouse, just five minutes’ walk from the Atlantic Ocean.
Breakfast

Day 6 | Swakopmund – Cape Cross – Swakopmund

Distance approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 3 hours

After breakfast you have the morning free. Take a stroll through town, book a quad bike tour, a catamaran trip or a desert safari to follow the footsteps of the “Little Five” (all optional). In the afternoon you meet up with your guide and drive to the seal colony at Cape Cross. After a visit to the Cão Cross you will drive back to Swakopmund where you will enjoy dinner at one of the restaurants (own expense).
Breakfast

Day 7 | Swakopmund – Erongo Mountains

Distance approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 3 hours

Today you leave the Atlantic seaboard and travel inland. You will visit the 700 million years old Spitzkoppe; its granite dome-like peaks (1,730 metres) can be seen from a distance. From here you continue to the Erongo Mountains. Your destination is the Otjohotozu Guestfarm. On a guided sundowner drive you will enjoy the beautiful scenery and learn more about Namibia’s fauna and ecosystem. Enjoy a delicious dinner and spend the night at the guestfarm.
Breakfast | Dinner

Day 8 | Erongo Mountains – Grootberg

Distance approx. 500 km; driving time approx. 6-7 hours

A long day is ahead of you, so getting an early start is needed. You travel past the Brandberg Mountain, Namibia’s highest mountain with a height of 2580 metres, to the Petrified Forest. Here you will stop to explore the 260 million year old fossilized tree trunks. Afterwards you visit the famous rock engravings and paintings of Twyfelfontein. You continue your journey to the Grootberg Lodge which is situated at the top of a plateau and offers spectacular views over the Klip River Valley. Dinner and overnight at Grootberg Lodge.
Breakfast | Dinner

Day 9 | Grootberg, Elephant Tracking

After an early morning breakfast you will leave the lodge with a guide and tracker in search of the rare desert elephants, which are known to be slightly smaller in comparison to the elephants found in Etosha. During the drive you will enjoy the unique landscape of Damaraland and learn more about the local people and their living conditions. With a bit of luck, you might see desert-adapted elephant and even black rhinos. In the afternoon you will return to Grootberg Lodge where you will have dinner and spend another night.
Breakfast | Dinner

Day 10 | Grootberg – Etosha National Park

Distance approx. 350 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours

Today’s journey takes you to the Etosha National Park, which was founded in 1907 and is one of the most famous national parks in Southern Africa. You will spend most of your time game viewing around the waterholes where elephants, rhinos, giraffes and different species of antelope come to drink. With a bit of luck you might even be able to spot lions and leopards. To experience nocturnal animals, join a night game drive with a park ranger (optional) or wait for animals that come to drink at the camp’s floodlit waterhole. Dinner will be for your account at the camp’s restaurant. You will overnight in a chalet at Okaukuejo Camp.
Breakfast

Day 11 | Etosha National Park

After sunrise and a hearty breakfast you get ready for more game viewing. You drive along the vast salt pan that covers almost a quarter of the entire park and is Etosha’s most distinctive and dramatic feature. You will be able to spot herds of impalas, gnus, oryx and zebras that traverse the Etosha National Park. In the evening you exit the park at the Von Lindequist Gate and make your way to the Mushara Bush Camp where you will overnight in a permanent luxury tent with en-suite bathroom.
Breakfast | Dinner

Day 12 | Etosha Area – Waterberg

Distance approx. 400 km; driving time approx. 5-6 hours

After a leisurely breakfast you leave the camp and drive to Otjiwarongo. On your way you will pass the deep Lake Otjikoto, where German soldiers sank their weapons during the First World War. Close to Grootfontein you will see the Hoba meteorite, the largest known intact meteorite in the world. In the afternoon, you will arrive at the private nature reserve Waterberg Wilderness where you will spend the night at Waterberg Plateau Lodge. Take a walk along one of the well-marked trails and explore the surroundings, join a rhino drive (optional) or enjoy the breathtaking view over the endless bush savannah below.
Breakfast | Dinner

Day 13 | Waterberg – Windhoek

Distance approx. 300 km; driving time approx. 4 hours

Today’s journey takes you back to the starting point of your tour, Windhoek, where you will arrive between 2pm and 3pm. On the way there you can stop in Okahandja to buy some hand-carved souvenirs, baskets and jewellery at the big handcraft market. You will be dropped off at the airport or at a lodge of your choice in Windhoek.
Breakfast

Note | Our guided safaris depart with a minimum of two and a maximum of six guests. A window seat for each guest is guaranteed. In order to design your own tailor-made safari through Namibia, please contact us

 

Applicable rates to this itinerary are below;

 

Start Finish Price per person sharing Single supplement Tour Language  
31 Jan 20 12 Feb 20 47,900 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

14 Feb 20 26 Feb 20 47,900 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

16 Feb 20 28 Feb 20 46,400 NAD 7,000 NAD English

 

28 Feb 20 11 Mar 20 47,900 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

05 Mar 20 17 Mar 20 47,900 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

13 Mar 20 25 Mar 20 47,900 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

15 Mar 20 27 Mar 20 46,400 NAD 7,000 NAD English

 

20 Mar 20 01 Apr 20 47,900 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

27 Mar 20 08 Apr 20 47,900 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

29 Mar 20 10 Apr 20 46,400 NAD 7,000 NAD English

 

03 Apr 20 15 Apr 20 47,900 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

10 Apr 20 22 Apr 20 47,900 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

12 Apr 20 24 Apr 20 46,400 NAD 7,000 NAD English

 

17 Apr 20 29 Apr 20 47,900 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

24 Apr 20 06 May 20 47,900 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

26 Apr 20 08 May 20 46,400 NAD 7,000 NAD English

 

01 May 20 13 May 20 47,900 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

08 May 20 20 May 20 47,900 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

10 May 20 22 May 20 46,400 NAD 7,000 NAD English

 

22 May 20 03 Jun 20 47,900 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

29 May 20 10 Jun 20 47,900 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

05 Jun 20 17 Jun 20 47,900 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

07 Jun 20 19 Jun 20 46,400 NAD 7,000 NAD English

 

12 Jun 20 24 Jun 20 47,900 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

19 Jun 20 01 Jul 20 47,900 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

21 Jun 20 03 Jul 20 46,400 NAD 7,000 NAD English

 

26 Jun 20 08 Jul 20 47,900 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

03 Jul 20 15 Jul 20 49,500 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

05 Jul 20 17 Jul 20 48,000 NAD 7,000 NAD English

 

10 Jul 20 22 Jul 20 49,500 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

17 Jul 20 29 Jul 20 49,500 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

19 Jul 20 31 Jul 20 48,000 NAD 7,000 NAD English

 

24 Jul 20 05 Aug 20 49,500 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

31 Jul 20 12 Aug 20 49,500 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

02 Aug 20 14 Aug 20 48,000 NAD 7,000 NAD English

 

07 Aug 20 19 Aug 20 49,500 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

14 Aug 20 26 Aug 20 49,500 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

16 Aug 20 28 Aug 20 48,000 NAD 7,000 NAD English

 

21 Aug 20 02 Sep 20 49,500 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

28 Aug 20 09 Sep 20 49,500 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

30 Aug 20 11 Sep 20 48,000 NAD 7,000 NAD English

 

04 Sep 20 16 Sep 20 49,500 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

11 Sep 20 23 Sep 20 49,500 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

18 Sep 20 30 Sep 20 49,500 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

25 Sep 20 07 Oct 20 49,500 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

27 Sep 20 09 Oct 20 48,000 NAD 7,000 NAD English

 

02 Oct 20 14 Oct 20 49,500 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

09 Oct 20 21 Oct 20 49,500 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

11 Oct 20 23 Oct 20 48,000 NAD 7,000 NAD English

 

16 Oct 20 28 Oct 20 49,500 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

23 Oct 20 04 Nov 20 49,500 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

25 Oct 20 06 Nov 20 48,000 NAD 7,000 NAD English

 

30 Oct 20 11 Nov 20 49,500 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

06 Nov 20 18 Nov 20 49,500 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

08 Nov 20 20 Nov 20 48,000 NAD 7,000 NAD English

 

13 Nov 20 25 Nov 20 49,500 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

20 Nov 20 02 Dec 20 49,500 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

22 Nov 20 04 Dec 20 48,000 NAD 7,000 NAD English

 

27 Nov 20 09 Dec 20 47,900 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

04 Dec 20 16 Dec 20 47,900 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

06 Dec 20 18 Dec 20 46,400 NAD 7,000 NAD English

 

11 Dec 20 23 Dec 20 47,900 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

18 Dec 20 30 Dec 20 49,500 NAD 7,000 NAD German

 

20 Dec 20 01 Jan 21 48,000 NAD 7,000 NAD English

 

25 Dec 20 06 Jan 21 49,500 NAD 7,000 NAD German


 

 

Min number to guarantee tour: 2
Max number of participants: 8
Departure day: every Friday & every second Sunday
Price: from 46,400 NAD
Single Supplement: 7,000 NAD

Pickup point
Windhoek, Namibia View on Map