Jewels of Namibia
- Namib Desert
- Sossusvlei Dunes
- Flora & Fauna
- Burnt Mountains
- Organ Pipes
- AFRICAT Foundation
Namibia offers an undiscovered face of Africa. Here’s a land of vast quietness, of endless horizons, wide star-studded skies, unending stretches of honey-coloured dunes and untouched landscapes. The red sand dunes of the Namib Sand Sea in which Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei will amaze every adventurer. Discover unique UNESCO and RAMSAR World Heritage sites and the ancient Damara culture. Experience great Wildlife encounters in the Etosha National Park.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||London, Heathrow|
Passports – Please ensure that your passport has at least six months’ validity from the date of your return to the UK and at least two blank pages
Driver’s License – You must hold either the new British License with your photograph or an International driver’s license.
As there are so many routes; airlines and offers available, we have not included the cost of flights. We will update the cost of our holidays to include your preferred airline and route at the time of your enquiry. As an indication, you can expect to pay in the region of £500.00 per person upwards for economy class International flights. (excludes any local flights)
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This itinerary is a suggestion only!
All our holiday suggestion can be amended in any shape or form to meet your expectations.
Should time allow, and in particular where distances between locations involves a longer driving time, we recommend that you enjoy an extra night or two where only one night has been allocated in the itinerary.
Please contact us to discuss your very own personalised holiday.
NAMIB RAND NATURE RESERVE - Day 1 (370km)
Having taken delivery of your hire vehicle, depart Windhoek traveling west down the Namibian escarpment to the Namib Desert, the oldest desert on Earth. Your lodge nestles on the dunes in the heart of the 200’000 hectare NamibRand nature reserve, set against a backdrop of unparalleled beauty and provides the perfect base from which to explore vast stretches of awe-inspiring nature.
Namib Rand Nature Reserve, located south of Sossusvlei, is synonymous with some of Africa’s most breath-taking locations. The special attraction of the reserve is the diversity of landscape.
Imagine the colourful magnificence of the Sossusvlei dunes, the aura and subtle beauty of the Skeleton Coast and the legendary red sands of the Kalahari synthesized into one multifaceted desert reserve and you have NamibRand.
Wolwedans Dune Lodge
NAMIB RAND NATURE RESERVE - Day 2
Whether you discover nature’s miracles on foot, by vehicle or from the air you will be astounded by the multi-faceted desert habitat, home to the most captivating desert-adapted flora and fauna. Scenic drives and/or flights and nature walks with resident field guides reveal the fascinating wonders of the NamibRand Nature Reserve as do picnics in the wild, sundowners on the dunes and dinners by candlelight.
Wolwedans Dune Lodge
SOSSUSVLEI - Day 3 (90km)
Enjoy an early morning hot-air ballooning experience over the breath-taking landscape of the Namib Desert, before driving the short distance to your next destination, situated directly on the border of the Namib Naukluft Park. This is the closest point of access to the iconic dunes of Sossusvlei. The majestic red sand dunes are often referred to as the highest in the world, and the best time to view Sossusvlei is close to sunrise and sunset when the colours are strong and constantly changing. Spend the night on the star bed of your unit and enjoy one of the clearest skies in the world.
Kulala Desert Lodge
SWAKOPMUND - Day 4 (450km)
A glorious sunrise at Sossusvlei is a sight few experience in their lifetime, and it is not to be missed. The first rays of sunrise paint the mountains of sand into a variety of apricot, red and orange, contrasted against a bright blue skyline, captivating your senses and offering the most extraordinary photographic opportunities. You will be astonished by the dreamlike Deadvlei, surrounded by the highest dunes and Sossusvlei, where the mostly dry Tsauchab River ends abruptly amongst majestic dunes. Take the opportunity to walk up one of these dunes to admire the desert landscape beneath.
Leaving the majestic dune landscape behind, travel via towering mountain ranges, rugged canyons, endless desert plains and the Welwitschia Plains to Swakopmund. Visit the Welwitschia plains and the aptly named Moonlandscape, two of the attractions on route.
Swakopmund represents the optimal place in Namibia for both relaxation and adventure and is often fondly referred to as the “playground of Namibia”.
SWAKOPMUND - Day 5
This day promises both relaxation and adventure. Enjoy a marine cruise on the calm waters of the Walvis Bay peninsula, where you enjoy interaction with cape fur seals, dolphins, leather back turtles and maybe even whales and orka’s, whilst sipping cold sparkling wine and savouring the taste of fresh oysters and snacks.
Enjoy the afternoon at leisure or explore the city’s colonial landmarks, including the Swakopmund Lighthouse and the Mole, an old sea wall. Next to the lighthouse, the Swakopmund Museum documents Namibian history.
DAMARALAND - Day 6 (440km)
Departing northwards along the Atlantic Ocean, you have the option of enjoying a visit to the Cape Cross Seal Reserve, home to some 100 000 Cape Fur Seals or alternatively proceeding directly inland past the majestic Brandberg Mountain (Namibia’s highest peak) into Damaraland. This beautiful and desolate region has three distinct features: some of the most diverse geological wonders on the African continent, the richest rock art sites and several endemic, highly adapted wildlife species such as the elusive desert elephant and the rare and endangered black rhino.
Your luxurious lodge (translated meaning “The place of God”) is situated in the midst of huge granite boulders with awesome views of the surrounding terrain.
Mowani Mountain Camp
ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK - Day 7 (380km)
After breakfast, visit Twyfelfontein, a world heritage site and an “open air art gallery” that has more than 2500 different Bushman rock engravings and rock paintings. On the way to the Etosha National Park visit the Petrified Forest where pre-historic tree trunks jut out between patches of Welwitschia. Continue traveling north towards the Etosha National Park and the Ongava Game Reserve, which features all the characteristic wildlife of the area, with both desert-adapted black rhino and white rhino to be seen, as well as lion.
Ongava Lodge is situated along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park in the privately owned Ongava Game Reserve. From its beautiful vantage point overlooking a waterhole and the plains beyond, enjoy a plethora of game that arrives to drink. The rooms of your lodge have glass-fronted doors which lead out onto a private, covered veranda, overlooking the plains.
ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK - Day 8 (200km)
After breakfast, enjoy a full day self-drive game viewing in the Etosha National Park, travelling from west to east. The park belongs to the world’s most diverse wildlife parks, and promises to be an unforgettable game experience. Etosha National Park, a vast oasis in the semi-desert, offers the most extraordinary game-viewing experiences. The abundance of game in Etosha National Park is somewhat unexpected, showcasing some of the most common and rarest wildlife species. The areas with thicker vegetation are home to elephant (some of the largest in Africa due to the vitamins and nutrients found in the ground), the endangered black rhino and even leopard. Lions are camouflaged in the pale- golden colour of the grasslands, while giraffes rise- high above most of the dry vegetation. If you enjoy wildlife, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
Your lodge, built like a huge fortress into the midst of the African Bush borders onto the park with views onto the frequented Fisher’s Pan from the deck.
Onguma Game Reserve, Tented Camp
ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK - Day 9 (200km)
Optional activities include morning & afternoon game drives into the Etosha National Park and are guided by expert guides in open-sided vehicles. Morning game drives are devoted purely to the abundant wildlife found in the Etosha National Park, which surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan.
Birders will love the rainy season in Etosha. After good rains the salt pan fills with water attracting a cloud of flamingos. More than 340 bird species have been counted in Etosha National Park. Among the migratory species, the European bee-eater is possibly the most popular sighting.
In the afternoon, enjoy an optional guided Sundowner game drive on the Onguma Game Reserve. Situated on the eastern side of Etosha, bordering Fisher’s Pan, Onguma Game Reserve is one of Namibia’s best kept secrets! Here you will be afforded the opportunity of experiencing Africa in all her beauty and diversity. Onguma Game Reserve has more than 34,000 hectares of protected land and wildlife. Over thirty different animal species consisting of plains game including black rhinos, kudu, giraffe, eland, oryx, hartebeest, zebra, impala and many more roam freely as well as predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, being common residents of the area.
During the Namibian summer months, the nature reserve becomes a bird-watcher’s paradise with thousands of species migrating to the wetlands created by the seasonal rains and ephemeral river systems.
Onguma Game Reserve, Tented Camp
AFRICAT FOUNDATION - Day 10 (360km)
After breakfast, we proceed south to the home of the AfriCat Foundation. You can witness some of the foundations work, which is committed to researching and rehabilitating Namibia’s threatened wild cat populations. With the abundance of animal and bird life and spectacular scenery, Okonjima is a photographer’s paradise. Activities include cheetah or leopard tracking, a leopard feed, a bushman walk or the night feeds of nocturnal wildlife.
Okonjima Bush Camp
DEPARTURE - Day 11 (220km)
Start the day with a scenic morning walk, and, after a leisurely breakfast, return to Windhoek where you will arrive in the early afternoon.
Please note the following up-grades & extensions can be booked at a surcharge:
1) Day 7 – Serra Cafema Extension ( 2 Day Package )
Pick-up / Drop-off: Mowani Mountain Camp
This camp is in an amazing location on the banks of the Kunene River. Explore the remote Hartmann’s Valley and Marienfluss by 4×4, and one of Africa’s most remote areas rivers by boat, with expert guides from the Camp.
2) Day 7 – Okahirongo River Camp Extension ( 2 Day Package)
Pick-up / Drop-off: Mowani Mountain Camp
Okahirongo River Camp is an eco-friendly lodge build on a sweeping ridge and opening up to breath-taking views of the Kunene River. Excellent service, delicious African-Italian cuisine and exquisite South-African wines will around your stay and make Okahirongo River Camp a most memorable safari experience.
3) Day 7 – Optional Upgrade to Little Ongava
|1||Wolwedans Dune Lodge||Lunch, Dinner||Sundowner activity with the lodge||370|
|2||Wolwedans Dune Lodge||Fully Inclusive||Nature drive on Namib Rand Nature Reserve|
|3||Kulala Desert Lodge||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner||Optional hot-air ballooning in the morning, PM Nature Drive with the lodge||90|
|4||Strand Hotel||Breakfast||AM Sossusvlei excursion with the lodge|
Welwitschia Plains & Moon Landscape ( Optional )
|5||Strand Hotel||Breakfast,||Marine Cruise in the waters off Walvis Bay||75|
|6||Mowani Mountain Camp||Full Board||Optional visit to the Cape Cross seal reserve, Visit to Twyfelfontein, Organ pipes, Burnt Mountain||440|
|7||Ongava Lodge||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner||Game drive in the afternoon on the Ongava Reserve||380|
|8||Onguma Game Reserve – Tented Camp||Breakfast, Dinner||PM Sundowner Drive on Onguma Reserve||300|
|9||Onguma Game Reserve – Tented Camp||Fully Inclusive||AM game drive into Etosha National Park Afternoon sundowner drive on the property of Onguma.||300|
|10||Okonjima Bush Camp||Fully Inclusive||Big cat activities as offered at the lodge||360|
|11||Tour ends in Windhoek||Breakfast||Optional morning walk||220|
*Alternative accommodation may be used