Overview

On this small group tour, you will get to know the fascinating desert country in all its facets. Explore the picturesque dune landscapes of the Kalahari and the extraordinary quiver tree forest, the impressive Fish River Canyon and the vast sea of dunes of the Namib Desert. You experience endless horizons, fascinating landscapes and bizarre rock formations in the Erongo Mountains as well as the Damaraland. In Etosha National Park, we focus on wildlife sightings while panoramic views await you at the Waterberg Plateau. On top of it all, the cities of Windhoek, Lüderitz, and Swakopmund invite you for days of discovery. We not only show you the highlights of Namibia. We take you to hidden gems in nature, show you our favourite places and share our passion for Namibia.

Advertised rates are  in Namibian Dollars.

21 Nights 22 Days 27 Sep, 22 Nov, and 20 Dec Namibia
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

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

What is NOT included in the tour

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

Day 1-22 | Namibia

  • Windhoek: city tour
  • Kalahari: red dunes
  • Keetmanshoop: fossils, ancient quiver trees
  • Fish River Canyon: unique views across the canyon
  • Aus: wild horses, day trip to Lüderitz and Kolmanskop
  • Tiras Mountains: breath-taking scenery
  • NamibRand Nature Reserve: remote desert landscapes, scenic sunset drive
  • Namib Naukluft Park: Sesriem Canyon, Sossusvlei, Deadvlei
  • Swakopmund: Welwitschia Drive, Moon Landscape, city tour, optional activities
  • Erongo Mountains: ancient rock art at Spitzkoppe, visit to the San Living Museum
  • Damaraland: Ugab Valley, Vingerklip, Petrified Forest, Twyfelfontein
  • Grootberg: desert elephant tracking
  • Etosha National Park: game drives, night game drive (optional)
  • Waterberg Plateau: incredible views, hiking
  • Okahandja: visit to the souvenir market, farmstead stay
Itinerary

Day 1 | Windhoek

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

Upon arrival at Windhoek International Airport, your transfer driver welcomes you to Namibia and takes you to your guesthouse. Here, you can relax and slowly arrive in the country where you will spend the next three weeks. In the afternoon, you meet your guide and together go on a city tour around Windhoek: visit the Christ Church, the parliament known as ink palace and Independence Avenue. End the day with dinner at Joe’s Beerhouse (own expense) together with your fellow travellers. You spend the night at Vondelhof Guesthouse.

Day 2 | Windhoek – Kalahari

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

After breakfast, you head out to explore Namibia. Leaving Windhoek to the south, you drive to the Kalahari. This crossing-border desert forms the largest continuous sand surface on earth. The dunes of the Kalahari are covered in different vegetation such as grass, bushes and acacias. Along the way, you stop at the small village of Hoachanas to see one of the oldest churches in Namibia. Here live the people of the Nama, once nomadic cattle breeders in the south-west of Africa. It is now time to drive to your accommodation for the night, beautifully situated amongst the red dunes. Enjoy the play of colours at sunset across the Kalahari. You overnight at Gondwana Kalahari Anib Lodge.
Breakfast | Dinner

Day 3 | Kalahari – Keetmanshoop

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

In the morning, you can take a walk on your own or join a guided walk, accompanied by a local guide (optional). Afterwards, you continue to Keetmanshoop. Take a rest at the guesthouse, before you visit the Mesosaurus Fossil Site as well as the Quiver Tree Dolerite Park in the afternoon. The more than 3,000 prehistoric quiver trees with their golden bark and yellow blossoms shimmer in the setting sun. For dinner, visit a restaurant in Keetmanshoop (own expense). You overnight at Quiver Inn Guesthouse.
Breakfast

Day 4 | Keetmanshoop – Naute Dam – Fish River Canyon

Distance approx. 230 km; driving time approx. 3-4 hours

After breakfast, you drive to Naute Dam and stop at Naute Kristall Distillery for a light lunch snack. Here, you learn about the distillery and can join a gin or brandy tasting (optional). In the early afternoon, you make your way to Fish River Canyon – at 160 kilometres long and 27 kilometres wide, it is the second largest canyon in the world. Your home for the night is Fish River Lodge, nestled up to the rim of the canyon. Be enchanted by the magnificent views and enjoy this impressive natural scenery.
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 – 6 | Fish River Canyon – Aus

Distance on day 5: approx. 260 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours
Distance on day 6: approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 3 hours

Enjoy once more the unique views across the canyon, before you make your way on rough roads towards Aus. With a little luck, you may be able to spot wild horses at Garub in the afternoon – until this day, no one is certain about their origin. You spend the next two nights at Desert Horse Inn on the farm Klein Aus Vista. On a day trip, learn about the colonial history and visit the coastal town of Luderitz with its monolithic church and Goerke House. Another excursion takes you to Kolmanskop, former home and place of work to about 400 people during the diamond rush. Today, it is an open-air museum with a mystique flair, slowly being covered by desert sand.
Breakfast | Dinner

Day 7 | Aus – NamibRand Nature Reserve

Distance approx. 280 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours

Today takes you across the picturesque region of the Tiras Mountains along the road D707, known as one of the most beautiful roads in the country. The fascinating desert landscapes invite for multiple photo stops. On your way towards the NamibRand Nature Reserve, you take a quick detour to Duwisib Castle. The castle built of red sandstone and formerly owned by a German colonialist is now a museum and national monument. Find out about the curious story of this desert castle! In the course of the afternoon, you will reach the Greenfire Desert Lodge. Enjoy the peaceful and secluded ambience. When the shadows grow longer, you head out on a nature drive through the stunning scenery. Enjoy a magical sunset before returning to the lodge. After dinner, make yourself comfortable on the terrace, tilt you head back and marvel at the incredible night sky.
Breakfast | Dinner

Day 8 | NamibRand Nature Reserve – Naukluft Mountains

Distance approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours

In the early morning, the rising sun colours your surroundings in its magical golden light. Your journey today takes you north to the Naukluft Mountains. The scenery chances dramatically; rugged cliffs, deep gorges and mountain peaks up to 2000 metres now dominate the landscape. Get ready for a walk! The path winds along a small river and leads you to a natural crystal-clear rock pool – a perfect spot to have a picnic and to take a refreshing plunge! Back at the vehicle, treat yourself to an ice-cold drink before heading to The Elegant Desert Eco Camp. Here, between the Naukluft Mountains and the dunes of the Namib Desert, your day full of contrasts slowly comes to an end.
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9 | Namib Desert

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

Look forward to visiting the Namib, the oldest desert in the world. It’s an early start to the day, heading to the Namib Naukluft Park, where you can hike up one of the great dunes. The somewhat tough ascend on soft sand is rewarded with magnificent views across a sea of dunes. You visit the Sossusvlei, a clay pan circled by dunes, as well as the Deadvlei. The contrast between the white clay ground, dark camel thorn trees, rust-red dunes, and the clear blue sky is impressive. You also explore the Sesriem Canyon. This roughly one kilometre long and 30-metre wide canyon was formed millions of years ago by the Tsauchab River. During the dry season, you can take a walk through the canyon, watching the sunlight reflect between the steep canyon walls. Leaving the Namib Naukluft Park, you head north to the Moon Mountain Lodge – the perfect place to take a break from the rest of the world.
Breakfast | Dinner

Day 10 – 11 | Namib Desert – Swakopmund

Distance on day 10: approx. 300 km; driving time approx. 4 hours

Today takes you north-west across the rugged landscapes of the Gaub Pass and Kuiseb Pass. Take a turn off the main road and onto a lesser frequented road across the remote northern part of the Namib Naukluft Park. You reach the Welwitschia Drive, lined by ancient plants of the same name. Take in the bizarre looking Moon Landscape with its rugged rocks, before you stop for a break at the Goanikontes Oasis at the Swakop River. In the afternoon, you reach Swakopmund. On a city tour, you get to know this charming coastal town. You can spend the following day at your leisure: stroll through town or participate in one of the many activities (optional), such as boat tours or desert safaris tracking the Little Five. There are many restaurants in town you can choose from and give a try over dinner together with your fellow travellers (own expense). You spend two nights at the Swakopmund Guesthouse.
Breakfast

Day 12 | Swakopmund – Erongo Mountains

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

Along the coast, you make your way to the Zeila wreck this morning – one of the many shipwrecks at this stretch of Atlantic coast. After a photo stop, you leave the ocean behind, continuing inland. Your next destination: Spitzkoppe. Explore and experience these impressive and gigantic formations of granite rocks, covered in ancient rock art. Your journey now continues along the foot of the impressive Erongo Mountains to the Camp Mara, situated on the banks of the Omaruru River.
Breakfast | Dinner

Day 13 | Erongo Mountains

Distance approx. 70 km; driving time approx. 1-2 hours

Look forward to exploring the beautiful Erongo Mountains today. Thousands of prehistoric rock paintings show that a long time ago the San people, who are among the indigenous population of Namibia, called this area their home. A Living Museum gives you an interesting insight into their original way of life and their ancient traditions. Accompanied by the San, you go on a walk to see fascinating rock art and learn about their hunter-gatherer culture. Don’t forget about the beautiful scenery during your walk, magnificent views are guaranteed. Back at the camp, there is time to relax and unwind. You spend one more night at the Camp Mara.
Breakfast | Dinner

Day 14 | Erongo Mountains – Damaraland

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

The morning starts with a tasty breakfast before you head north. Your guide takes you through vast farmland, off the normal tourist routes. You will hardly meet other tourists on your way. Instead, animals will occasionally cross your path. You get to the Ugab Valley with its high terraces. Discover and visit the Vingerklip, a curious rock formation resembling a finger. During the afternoon, you finally reach the Damara Mopane Lodge.
Breakfast | Dinner

Day 15 | Damaraland – Twyfelfontein – Grootberg

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

After an early departure, you drive west to explore the Petrified Forest with its mineralised tree trunks, millions of years old. You also visit the UNESCO world heritage site Twyfelfontein with its numerous rock engravings and make a stop at the organ pipes, ancient basalt columns. Afterwards, you travel to the Grootberg Lodge, spectacularly situated on top of a high plateau. Settle in and enjoy the incredible views across the Klip River Valley.
Breakfast | Dinner

Day 16 | Grootberg, Elephant Tracking

Accompanied by an experienced tracker, you search for the rare desert elephants. Experience an exciting safari through unique landscapes and find out more about flora and fauna of the Damaraland. With a little luck and patience, your tracker will find the comparably smaller desert elephants. Afterwards, you return to your lodge where you can spend the afternoon at your leisure. You spend another night at Grootberg Lodge.
Breakfast | Dinner

Day 17 | Grootberg – Etosha Area

Distance approx. 130 km; driving time approx. 2-3 hours

Have a gentle start to the day for a change! As you are on holidays, you should use this opportunity to have a lie-in and enjoy the stunning views from your room. Early birds can join a guided walk (optional). Your local guide will help you to spot the shy inhabitants of the plateau and discover the local flora. Late in the morning, it’s time to move on. You make a quick shopping stop at Kamanjab before heading towards your next accommodation. You have dinner and spend the night at Toko Lodge.
Breakfast | Dinner

Day 18 | Etosha National Park

Your morning starts early as you enter the famous Etosha National Park today. It’s all about ‘safari’ in the coming days in one of Southern Africa’s most popular national parks. Slowly you make your way east. Along the way, stop to look for elephants, rhinos, giraffes, antelopes, lions, and leopards. Your guide will share their in-depth knowledge about the fascinating world of wildlife with you. You reach Okaukuejo Camp in the afternoon. Tonight, you enjoy a traditional braai – a BBQ – together with your guide. At the floodlit waterhole, you can watch wildlife throughout the night. If you’d like to observe nocturnal animals in the park, we recommend a guided night game drive (optional).
Breakfast | Dinner

Day 19 | Etosha National Park

Today starts with a hearty breakfast, followed by another game drive. No day on safari is the same so you can look forward to unique moments in nature. Herds of impalas, wildebeest, oryx, and zebras cross the salt pan, which stretches east for kilometres on end. Make a stop at some of the waterholes to watch animals drinking from up close. In the late afternoon, you leave Etosha National Park and after only a short drive, you reach Mokuti Etosha Lodge, your home for the night.
Breakfast | Dinner

Day 20 | Etosha Area – Waterberg Plateau

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

Many magical safari moments on your mind, you continue your journey south. On your way to the Waterberg Plateau, you stop at the Lake Otjikoto and also at the Hoba Meteorite. You can spot the Waterberg and its steep, red cliffs from afar. On a high plateau, at the slopes of this gigantic table mountain, is Waterberg Plateau Lodge. Enjoy incredible views across the seemingly endless bush savannah. In the afternoon, you can go on a hike, exploring the beautiful surroundings, or join a Rhino Drive (optional). You spend the night at Waterberg Plateau Lodge.
Breakfast | Dinner

Day 21 | Waterberg Plateau – Okahandja

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

After breakfast, you can hike up the plateau (optional) – your efforts will be rewarded with breathtakingly beautiful views! Your next destination is Okahandja. Here, you can stroll across the large souvenir market, browsing through hand-made wood carvings, basketwork or jewellery. In the course of the afternoon, you arrive at the charming Elegant Farmstead. Enjoy a delicious dinner, before your last night under the Namibian sky sets in.
Breakfast | Dinner

Day 22 | Okahandja – Windhoek

Distance 150 km; driving time approx. 2 hours

Today, you drive back to Windhoek, where your journey of discovery comes to an end. Your guide takes you either to the airport or an accommodation of your choice. It is time to say our goodbyes. Totsiens – until next time!

 

Rates applicable to this itinerary are the following: 

Start Finish Price per person sharing Single supplement Tour Language  
12 Apr 20 03 May 20 75,500 NAD 11,500 NAD German

 

07 Jun 20 28 Jun 20 75,500 NAD 11,500 NAD German

 

19 Jul 20 09 Aug 20 77,000 NAD 11,500 NAD German

 

16 Aug 20 06 Sep 20 77,000 NAD 11,500 NAD German

 

27 Sep 20 18 Oct 20 77,000 NAD 11,500 NAD German

 

22 Nov 20 13 Dec 20 75,500 NAD 11,500 NAD German

 

20 Dec 20 10 Jan 21 75,500 NAD 11,500 NAD German

 

Min number to guarantee tour: 2
Max number of participants:
10 (window seat guaranteed)
Departure day: Sunday
Price: from 75,500 NAD
Single Supplement: 11,500 NAD

Pickup point
Windhoek, Namibia View on Map