Day 1 UK - WindhoekToday you will fly to Namibia's capital, Windhoek.
Day 2 Windhoek
Upon arrival and en-route to our first hotel, we will admire some of Windhoek's most iconic sights including an interesting mix historical architecture and modern buildings. This evening will be a chance to get to know your travelling companions over a welcome drink and dinner.Meals included: D
Day 3 Windhoek - SossusvleiToday, we take the snaking roads through mountains and via the town of Rehoboth, home to Namibia’s Baster community, before heading for one of Namibia’s top touristic attractions, Sossusvlei with its red dunes, and our lodge for the next two nights. Dinner is served under the Namibian Sky. Meals included: B,D
Day 4 SossusvleiAn early rise this morning for an exciting day exploring Sossusvlei. Considered some of the tallest dunes in the world, these monumentally high star shaped dunes are a sought-after destination. The hues constantly change with the sun rising from deep apricot to warm red and all shades in between. You will have the opportunity to climb these awesome dunes and explore the Deadvlei before we continue towards Sesriem Canyon and return to the lodge for an afternoon of relaxation. Meals included: B,D
Day 5 Sossusvlei - SwakopmundAfter the desert, we’re heading towards the coast, travelling through the northern edges of the Namib Naukluft Park where we will be able to view the incredible Welwitschia Mirabilis, a plant said to produce only two leaves in its entire 2000 year lifespan. The last stretch of our journey then takes us to Swakopmund and its elegant Swakopmund Railway Station, now a stately hotel and our home for the next two nights. Dinner this evening will be at the converted oil-fired Hugo tug boat restaurant, aptly named The Tug. Meals included: B,D
Day 6 Swakopmund - at LeisureToday is free for you to spend relaxing. 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. Or, choose to join the optional 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. Meals included: B
Day 7 Damaraland
Heading north along the coast today via Henties Bay, a popular locals holiday resort, before moving inland towards Damaraland, a seemingly lifeless part of the country, but home to the desert adapted rhino and elephant and without doubt one of Namibia's most scenic areas.
This evening we'll gather for a meal at our hotel.Meals included: B,D
Day 8 DamaralandThe Twyfelfontein area is rich in fascinating geology and culture. Today we call at one of the largest collections of ancient rock paintings and engravings in Africa. The formation and colour of the nearby Burnt Mountain is a phenomenon that has caused much speculation, and the Organ Pipes, a mass of basalt slabs in a ravine gouged out by a river, is another geological curiosity in the area. Later you will visit 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. Meals included: B,D
Day 9 Damaraland - Etosha RegionThis morning we visit the Petrified Forest where you will find the remains of tree trunks, estimated to be about 200 million years old, scattered over a small enclosed area. We then proceed towards Etosha National Park and visit an authentic Himba Village before enjoying the sunset from the deck of our lodge this evening. PLEASE NOTE that plastic bags are not permitted into Etosha National Park Meals included: B,D
Day 10 Etosha National ParkToday we’ll board our 4x4 safari vehicles for a full-day game drive in the park. The Park is home to hundreds of species of mammals, birds and reptiles, including several threatened and endangered species such as the black rhinoceros. We’ll return to the lodge for dinner together this evening. PLEASE NOTE that plastic bags are not permitted into Etosha National Park Meals included: B,D
Day 11 Etosha National ParkThis morning we’ll head to the eastern border of the Etosha National Park in our touring vehicle, 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.
PLEASE NOTE that plastic bags are not permitted into Etosha National Park
Meals included: B,D
Day 12 Etosha National Park - WindhoekThis morning we make our way toward Windhoek, stopping at Okahandja, the traditional home of the Herero people of Namibia. Our final hotel is an old country estate outside of the city where we will enjoy a farewell dinner. Enjoy delicious, authentic food and heartfelt hospitality as you share stories of your adventures, all with an ice-cold Namibian beer in hand. Meals included: B,D
Day 13 Windhoek - UKToday we'll transfer you to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Meals included: B
Day 14 Arrive in the UK
You'll arrive back in the UK today.