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Namibia - Tribes and Natural Wonders

From £5,424
Duration 14 Days
Departures from: May 2024 - Sept 2025
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From £5,424
Duration 14 Days
Departures from: May 2024 - Sept 2025
Tour Overview
Explore Namibia’s unique landscape of plunging canyons and towering sand dunes and set your sights on its national parks to discover thrilling wildlife.
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Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Hotel Director as your host & Specialist Local Guide
  • Return flights from London
  • Use of an airport lounge in the UK
  • 11 nights in great quality hotels & lodges plus 2 nights in flight
  • A guaranteed twin or double room of your own
  • 21 meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 dinners including welcome drink & farewell dinner
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Windhoek city orientation tour
  • Visit to Sossusvlei & Sesriem Canyon with a 4x4 drive into the heart of the Sossusvlei
  • Drive through Kuiseb & Canyon Pass to Swakopmund, on the edge of the Skeleton Coast
  • Visit to The Moon Landscape & see 'Welwitschia Mirabilis' plants
  • Enjoy fresh seafood in a converted tug boat
  • Twyfelfontein Heritage site, Organ Pipes, Burnt Mountain and Petrified forest
  • Visit the Damara Living Museum
  • Game drives in specially designed open safari vehicle in Etosha National Park
  • Himba Village Excursion

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Windhoek

Today 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 - Sossusvlei

Today, 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 Sossusvlei

An 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 - Swakopmund

After 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 Leisure

Today 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 Damaraland

The 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 Region

This 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 Park

Today 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 Park

This 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 - Windhoek

This 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 - UK

Today 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.

Additional Information

Namibia is a unique and vast country which means long days driving and travelling.
  1. Memorable Moment

    See the amazing game at Etosha National Park from your open top safari vehicle.

Accommodation (as specified or similar)

Safari Court Hotel

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.

Sossusvlei Lodge

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.

Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre

The Swakopmund Hotel is located in the old station building, an excellent example of the local German architecture, but with all modern comforts. Facilities include a swimming pool, gift shop, restaurants, bar and fitness centre. Guest rooms have air-conditioning, TV, tea and coffee making facilities, en-suites and hair dryer.

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

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.

Etosha Safari Lodge

Etosha Village is a prime destination for nature lovers combined with excellent service and cuisine. Etosha Village uniquely combines affordability with comfort and delivers the perfect safari style experience in a private and protected reserve directly adjacent to the Etosha National Park near Okaukuejo.

At Etosha Village nature and luxury are in perfect harmony through design and comfort. The individual luxurious units offer a spacious air-conditioned bedroom and a modern en-suite bathroom with shower. The patio and outside seating area create an ideal space to sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you.

Mokuti Etosha Lodge

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.

Midgard Country Estate

The Midguard Country Estate is situated at the foot of the Otjihavera Mountains and set in lush gardens. Facilities include a gym, sauna, skittle alley, tennis courts, dining room and bar, and an outdoor pool. Guest rooms are spacious with en-suite, TV, tea and coffee making facilities and hair dryer.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour.

Dolphin and Seal Catamaran Cruise

Dolphin and Seal Catamaran Cruise

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 (occasionally this tour may be operated by a slightly smaller vessel) 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. We'll then head to Pelican Point for 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 humpback whales may be spotted. With a bit of luck, the mighty killer whales (orcas) might make an appearance. All this can be experienced comfortably, whilst relaxing in the saloon or on the deck, enjoying a glass of sparkling wine and delicious snacks.

Please note: This excursion cannot be combined with the Living Desert 4x4 Dune Adventure optional excursion
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 b...

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Namibia - Living Desert 4x4 Dune Adventure

Namibia - Living Desert 4x4 Dune Adventure

This is an exciting and educational tour which explores the local dunes between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, and the abundance of life therein. Geckos, rolling spiders, scorpions, lizards, snakes, chameleons and skinks are just some of the creatures to be found on this exciting tour. A scenic panorama drive across the dunes allows you to absorb and enjoy a variety of the beautiful dune landscapes.

Please note: this excursion cannot be combined with the Dolphin and Seal Catamaran Cruise
This is an exciting and educational tour which explores the local dunes between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, and the abundance of life therein. Geckos, rolling spiders, scorpions, li...

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