Namibia - Tribes and Natural Wonders

Classic Touring

14 Days from £3,994

Was from £3,039

May 2019 - Oct 2019 Departures

Watch out for lions, rhinos and elephants on thrilling game drives, search for rock art on ancient basalt mountains and discover the traditions of the Damara people. This unique country offers natural gems from plunging canyons to towering sand dunes.

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Your holiday at a glance

CLASSIC TOURING
HALF BOARD

What's included

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • Return flights from Heathrow with South African Airways
  • Use of an airport lounge in the UK
  • 11 nights half board in 3-star hotels plus 2 nights in flight
  • 22 meals: 11 breakfasts, 11 dinners

PLUS…

  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome drink & farewell get-together
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports

Included excursions

  • ​Dune drive out to the 'petrified dunes'
  • Visit to Sossusvlei & Sesriem Canyon with a drive into the heart of Sossusvlei
  • Drive through Kuiseb & Canyon Pass to Swakopmund, start of the Skeleton Coast
  • Visit to Moonlandscape & see 'Welwitschia Mirabilis' plants
  • Petrified forest & Twyfelfontein rock carvings
  • Living museum of Damara people
  • Game drives in specially designed open safari vehicle in Etosha National Park​

Optional excursions

  • ​Dolphin & seal cruise – Walvis Bay
  • Living Desert Tour - Swakopmund

Your itinerary

​You'll fly to Windhoek via Johannesburg today

​Windhoek is a surprisingly modern, cosmopolitan city where German-style buildings tell stories of Namibia's early colonial history. This evening, we'll get to know each other better over dinner.​

​The Sossusvlei area sits in the heart of Namibia. As we head here today we'll see incredible scenery including towering red dunes and parched landscapes. After some time to freshen up in the lodge, we'll embark on a drive to the petrified dunes, ancient red sand dunes that have solidified to rock.​

​Today we discover more of the unique landscape of Sossusvlei in the company of a tour guide. We will rise early to enjoy a scenic drive into the heart of Sossusvlei. Here we'll admire the deep red tones of this dramatic landscape that has been shaped by the elements over millions of years as the sun rises above the soaring dunes. We will climb some of the highest sand dunes on earth, a real once-in-a lifetime experience. 

Sesriem Canyon was formed two million years ago by the Tsauchab River and plunges deep into the parched earth. We'll take in this memorable sight before returning to the lodge, where the afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps gather with some of your fellow travellers, relax by the pool and enjoy the spectacular desert views.

​The coastal area of Namibia awaits our discovery today. We drive via the Kuiseb and Gaub mountain passes to the coast, where we'll stay for the next two nights. The Moon Landscape is a fascinating area where the eroded remains of a mountain range create an incredible sight. Explore this unique landscape, a hit with the film industry, and see one of the world's biggest Welwitschia Mirabilis plants.
We will stay for two nights at Dolphin Bay, located at the beginning of the Skeleton Coast. Dinner tonight will be in Swakopmund.

​Today is free to you to spend relaxing at your oceanfront resort or spend some time in nearby German-influenced Swakopmund. Alternatively, why not join our optional dolphin and seal catamaran cruise from the nearby town of Walvis Bay – sure to be a truly memorable experience. You will also have the chance to join a Living Desert Tour, a unique 4x4 adventure drive through the nearby dunes to introduce you to the flora and fauna that survives in this inhospitable landscape.
Back at the hotel, we'll gather together to enjoy a barbecue dinner with fantastic ocean views also on the menu.

Today we head north to the Damaraland area, where we can spend the rest of the day relaxing. Take advantage of your lodge's facilities which include a viewing point from which you can admire your beautiful surroundings. This is also an ideal place for star gazing, which you may choose to experience during your time here.

This evening we'll gather for a meal made using fresh ingredients from the lodge's gardens.​




The Twyfelfontein area is rich in fascinating geology and culture. Highlights include the petrified forest, a collection of fossilised trees that exist within an old river channel, as well as ancient rock carvings and the Damara Living Museum, where you'll learn about some of Namibia's oldest inhabitants. Discover a Damara village, watch traditional performances and perhaps even buy hand-crafted jewellery during your visit.

We will return to the lodge and spend the afternoon at leisure. Perhaps spend some time by the pool before enjoying another delicious meal here.​

​The Etosha National Park is a vast game reserve which hosts an incredible array of mammals, reptiles and birds. We head here today, making a stop for lunch at Outjo on the way before experiencing our first game drive this afternoon. We are one of the few tour operators to include game drives in specially designed open safari vehicles in Etosha National Park, so you will have great views of the wildlife that inhabits the park, including endangered species such as black rhinos. This evening at the lodge we'll enjoy a drink on the deck before gathering for dinner.​

​Today we'll board our safari vehicles once more for a full-day game drive in the park, with plenty of chances to tick more fascinating wildlife off the list. We'll return to the lodge for dinner together this evening.​

​This morning we'll head to the eastern border of the Etosha National Park, where our next lodge is situated. On the way, there will be even more opportunities to watch the animals as they gather around the waterholes and roam freely around the park – incredible sights that you'll surely never forget. Once we have arrived, the rest of the day is free for you to relax. Enjoy dinner at the lodge this evening.​

​We return to Windhoek today, where you can relax and take advantage of your hotel's facilities. Perhaps enjoy an ice-cold Nambian beer in the bar or a snack on the patio and reflect on your wonderful experiences​. 

​Today we'll transfer you to the airport for your return flight to the UK via Johannesburg.

​You'll arrive back in the UK today.

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Dolphin and Seal Catamaran Cruise

Dolphin and Seal Catamaran Cruise

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Depart Walvis Bay Yacht Club and head out into the beautiful bay area, which holds more splendour than can at first be seen – a shipwreck, lighthouse, oyster platforms, different bird species, seals and an abundance of marine life. In the bay area, the catamaran will move alongside the oyster platforms and your guide will share more information with you about locally cultivated Walvis Bay oysters – a tasting is included. Proceed to the Pelican Point to achieve a closer look at the lighthouse. It is here that you will hopefully see three different types of dolphins, namely the heaviside dolphins – endemic to the Namibian coast, dusky dolphins and Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. In season (July-November), the larger mammals like the southern right whale and the humpback whales may be spotted and with a bit of extra luck, the mighty killer whales (orcas) might make an appearance. All this can be experienced while comfortably relaxing in the saloon or on the deck whilst enjoying a glass of sparkling wine and delicious snacks.

Accommodation

The Safari Court Hotel is well located in the southern part of Windhoek, benefitting from a restaurant and bar, as well as a large swimming pool in a lush garden. Other facilities include a spa and fitness centre. The spacious hotel rooms have ensuite, air conditioning and satellite TV.
The Sossusvlei Lodge is situated at the entrance gate to the Namib Naukluft Park with views over the surrounding landscape and the nearby flood lit waterhole. Facilities include a swimming pool, bar, beer garden, restaurant with outdoor terrace and sundowner deck - designed to make the most of the inspiring views of the ridges of the Nauluft Mountains.
At the Bay View all rooms offer spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean, as well as en-suite, TV, safe, mini-bar and complimentary Wi-Fi. The resort itself benefits from a sky bar with views of the dunes and the sea, a restaurant and heated splash pool, as well as being situated right on the beach.
Located in the Huab Valley, Twyfelfontein has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for the rock engravings and paintings, a testimony to the first hunter-gathers and inhabitants of 6000 years ago. Facilities include a popular restaurant, lounge and bar with views of your surroundings, and it is possible to enjoy a cocktail by the poolside. It is not unheard of to spot elephants and giraffe roaming past the lodge. Rooms have en-suite facilities, a fan and benefit from views of either the mountain or the plains.
Situated on the edge of Etosha National Park, the Toshari Lodge offers facilities including a garden bar, bush gardens and swimming pools. Each room is equipped with en-suite, air-conditioning and tea/coffee making facilities.
As the closest lodge to Etosha National Park, Mokuti is only 4 minutes’ drive from the eastern Von Lindequist Gate near the historical Namutoni Fort and is located on its own private 4.000 hectare nature reserve, which shares a common border with this fascinating wildlife reserve. Our rooms are available as standard, luxury and luxury family rooms.

This intimate lodge has 82 rooms, 8 luxury rooms and 8 luxury family rooms. Recently refurbished, they are all air-conditioned and come equipped with satellite TV, minifridge, safe, free Wi-Fi, tea/coffee-making facilities and en-suite bathrooms with showers.
The Safari Court Hotel is well located in the southern part of Windhoek, benefitting from a restaurant and bar, as well as a large swimming pool in a lush garden. Other facilities include a spa and fitness centre. The spacious hotel rooms have ensuite, air conditioning and satellite TV.

Safari Court Hotel

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Dates and Prices

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TOUR DURATION

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12 days

Thursday 09 May 2019

GUARANTEED

£3,034

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12 days

Thursday 01 August 2019

GUARANTEED

£3,334

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12 days

Thursday 10 October 2019

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£3,334

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DEPARTING FROM

DEPARTURE DATE

DEPARTURE

PRICE FROM

STATUS

 

London (Heathrow)

Wednesday 08 May 2019

GUARANTEED

£3,994

Available

Outbound
South African Airways

Wednesday 08 May 2019

Departs

18:00 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

06:05 Johannesburg (O R Tambo)

Operated by

South African Airways

South African Airways

Thursday 09 May 2019

Departs

08:30 Johannesburg (O R Tambo)

Arrives

09:25 Windhoek (Hosea Kutako)

Operated by

South African Airways

Inbound
Com Air - MN

Monday 20 May 2019

Departs

13:55 Windhoek (Hosea Kutako)

Arrives

15:45 Johannesburg (O R Tambo)

Operated by

Com Air

South African Airways - SA

Monday 20 May 2019

Departs

18:10 Johannesburg (O R Tambo)

Arrives

05:25 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

South African Airways

London (Heathrow)

Wednesday 31 July 2019

GUARANTEED

£4,294

Available

Outbound
South African Airways

Wednesday 31 July 2019

Departs

18:00 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

06:05 Johannesburg (O R Tambo)

Operated by

South African Airways

South African Airways

Thursday 01 August 2019

Departs

08:30 Johannesburg (O R Tambo)

Arrives

09:25 Windhoek (Hosea Kutako)

Operated by

South African Airways

Inbound
Com Air - MN

Monday 12 August 2019

Departs

13:55 Windhoek (Hosea Kutako)

Arrives

15:45 Johannesburg (O R Tambo)

Operated by

Com Air

South African Airways - SA

Monday 12 August 2019

Departs

18:10 Johannesburg (O R Tambo)

Arrives

05:25 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

South African Airways

London (Heathrow)

Wednesday 09 October 2019

GUARANTEED

£4,294

Available

Outbound
South African Airways

Wednesday 09 October 2019

Departs

18:00 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

06:05 Johannesburg (O R Tambo)

Operated by

South African Airways

South African Airways

Thursday 10 October 2019

Departs

08:30 Johannesburg (O R Tambo)

Arrives

09:25 Windhoek (Hosea Kutako)

Operated by

South African Airways

Inbound
South African Airways - SA

Monday 21 October 2019

Departs

14:00 Windhoek (Hosea Kutako)

Arrives

16:45 Johannesburg (O R Tambo)

Operated by

South African Airways

South African Airways - SA

Monday 21 October 2019

Departs

18:10 Johannesburg (O R Tambo)

Arrives

05:25 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

South African Airways

Local Knowledge

The rare desert elephant has adapted to the parched surroundings and can survive for up to three days without water.
I love this tour because it is a wonderful African experience, full of impressive scenery and amazing wildlife.
Lynne Maskell - Tour Manager
 
Namibia - Tribes and Natural Wonders
I love this tour because of the outstanding open space and natural beauty, it is a place that feeds the soul.
Karylin Sempers - Tour Manager
 
Namibia - Tribes and Natural Wonders

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Make Your Own Way

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