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Namibia is Southern Africa's most westerly nation and is home to endless seas of red sand, golden grass, rugged gorges and rubble plains. This abruptly ends where the desert meets the ocean and as the elements earth and water are hugged in constant battle. As one of the largest countries in Africa, Namibia’s landscape is very different to its neighbours Angola, South Africa and Botswana.

Our ten day Discover Namibia tour will take you on a journey through beautiful and dramatic scenery, exploring the very best that Namibia has to offer. Experience the sunrise over the desert dunes; see African wildlife roam the plains of Etosha; visit the Bushman rock art at Twyfelfontein and watch thousands of Cape Fur Seals at Cape Cross.

Duration

10 Days

Guide Price

£5,199 pp

Recommended For

Adventure, Culture, Safari, Wildlife

Best Time to Go

July to October

Options

Private basis

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Trip Highlights

  • Discover the beauty of Namibia’s unspoiled nature travelling through its varied landscapes
  • Visit the red dunes of the Namib, the oldest desert in the world and enjoy a picnic lunch looking out at panoramic views
  • Admire the fascinating rock formations of Burnt Mountain and the ancient rock art of Twyfelfontein in Damaraland
  • Explore the awe-inspiring beauty of Etosha Salt pan and enjoy premier game viewing experiences through Etosha National Park

Start your Journey

Day 1

Central Namibia

Upon arrival to Windhoek International Airport, a driver will be waiting to take you on a 45-minute journey to Auas Safari Lodge. The Auas Lodge is situated in the heart of Namibia’s unspoiled nature, thus making it an ideal starting point to your Discover Namibia tour.

After check in, you’ll have the opportunity of an afternoon game drive. The Auas mountain range hugs the southern fringes of the capital, but here the city seems far off, giving way to bush savannah prolific in game, bird life and plant diversity. An expert guide will take you on a journey to see herds of antelope, as well as zebras, gnus, giraffes, baboons, ostriches, jackals and with a bit of luck, cheetah or leopard, all in their natural habitat.

Alternatively, enjoy a relaxing hike on your own or request a guided walk and take advantage of the many worthwhile photo opportunities in this location.

  • Meals Breakfast & Dinner
  • Suggested Accommodation Auas Safari Lodge
Day 2

Namib Desert

Early morning, after some breakfast, a transfer will be ready to take you on a four-five hour journey to the Namib desert. The Namib is the world’s oldest desert, stretching along the entire length of Namibia’s coastline. For a desert of sand, the scenery is remarkably varied, with the giant red dunes of Sossusvlei being the most famous part.

You’ll arrive at the Desert Quiver Camp, conveniently located 5km from the entrance gate to Sossusvlei where the spectacular views and roaming wildlife will leave you spellbound. For lunch, you’ll be taken to Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate. Here, you can unwind and enjoy some wine tasting paired with a cheese platter before an optional Sossusvlei Lodge Sundowner Drive (surcharge applies).

The optional sundowner drive will take you on a journey up into the mountains with a guide who will provide information about the desert fauna and flora. The tour will finish on the mountain top, watching the spectacular sunset while enjoying sundowner drinks and snacks.

  • Meals Breakfast & Dinner
  • Suggested Accommodation Desert Quiver Camp
Day 3

Namib

This morning you’ll be collected from the lodge and taken to Sossusvlei for a morning picnic. Here you will discover the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib. On this day a guided visit to Sossusvlei, Deadvlei and Sesriem Canyon is included.

  • Meals Breakfast & Dinner
  • Suggested Accommodation Desert Quiver Camp
Day 4

Swakopmund

After breakfast, a transfer will collect you from the hotel to take you to the town of Swakopmund, stopping for lunch en-rout in a small town called Solitaire. Swakopmund’s palm-lined streets, seaside promenades and wild beaches provide countless pursuits to keep you busy. Arriving to Hotel Zum Kaiser, you’ll enjoy some time to explore the hotel facilities.

In the afternoon, together with your tour guide, you will drive through Namib Naukluft Park, where the mysterious and endemic “Welwitschia mirabilis” can be found. You will then move on to see Moon-Landscape, a fascinating group of Damara Granites pushed upwards through the earth's crust some 500 to 460 million years ago.

  • Meals Breakfast
  • Suggested Accommodation Hotel Zum Kaiser
Day 5

Swakopmund

With another day to enjoy Swakopmund, take some time to explore the town centre and enjoy the variety of book shops and galleries on offer. For those feeling active, there are a variety of optional experiences on offer at an additional cost.

Spend the morning looking for wildlife on a Dolphin Cruise or a Living Desert Tour.

In the afternoon explore the city on a bike or visit a Township (additional charges apply).

After a busy day of exploring, you’ll meet with one of our guides on the beach for sunset snacks and drinks.

  • Meals Breakfast
  • Suggested Accommodation Hotel Zum Kaiser
Day 6

Damaraland

Huge, untamed and ruggedly beautiful Damaraland is an exceptionally scenic landscape of open plains and spectacular rock formations. The major attractions are Spitzkoppe, Brandberg, Twyfelfontein, Vingerklip and the Petrified Forest, offering plenty to see and do.

After a light lunch, you’ll Head to Burnt Mountain, a small hill located near Twyfelfontein, just a kilometre from the Organ Pipes in Damaraland, Namibia. This national monument displays an intense variety of colours formed by volcanic activity interacting with organic material that transformed into a sedimentary bed over 125 million years ago. You’ll then move on to Twyfelfontein, a World Heritage Site boasting one of the richest rock art concentrations in Africa and home to 17 rock art sites.

Arrive to your accommodation, the Damara Mopane Lodge. Built in the wattle and daub style under Mopane trees and connected by a labyrinth of paths, the main building and chalets of the lodge add a traditional touch.

  • Meals Breakfast & Dinner
  • Suggested Accommodation Damara Mopane Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia
Day 7

Etosha National Park

After breakfast, you will be picked up and taken you to your next destination; Etosha National Park. Situated in the northwest of Namibia, this area is well known for its wildlife. Arriving at Etosha Village, located directly across from the Etosha National Park.

Explore Namibia’s animal kingdom with morning, afternoon or full day guided game drives to Etosha National Park. Alternatively, you may prefer the Walking Trails where various small game can be spotted from the lookout decks and hides.

Sundowner Drives and Stargazing Sessions allow guests to experience the magic of sunsets and star studded skies. Finish your evening in the Mopane Forest, under the stars, with a magnificent Boma Dinner Experience (additional costs apply).

  • Meals Breakfast & Dinner
  • Suggested Accommodation Taleni Etosha Village
Day 8

Etosha National Park

In the morning, following breakfast, you will be collected from the lodge for a morning game drive through Etosha National Park. The Etosha pan takes centre-stage, as the largest salt pan in Africa this is the park’s most distinct and dramatic feature. What was once a lake, has now dried up and left a vast void of white, alkaline clay. Only the oryx antelope dares to venture far onto the sun-baked, desolate ground. Yet, when rains abound and the pan fills up it teems with migratory birds frolicking in the nourishing waters.

You’ll return to the lodge for lunch before heading out for another afternoon game drive. Alternatively, spend the afternoon at leisure, enjoying the lodge facilities.

  • Meals Breakfast & Dinner
  • Suggested Accommodation Taleni Etosha Village
Day 9

Windhoek

After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll head to Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. Located in a basin between the Khomas Highland, Auas and the Eros Mountains. En route from Etosha to Windhoek before the check in at Utopia, you’ll be taken to an authentic farm, about 111km from Omaruru, a perfect spot for lunch en route to Windhoek.

You’ll be staying at the Utopia Boutique Hotel, which is conveniently located in the tranquil suburb of Klein Windhoek.

  • Meals Breakfast
  • Suggested Accommodation The Utopia Boutique Hotel
Day 10

Katutura

Following breakfast, a transfer will take you to the airport in time for your scheduled flight. Your ten day Discover Namibia Tour ends here.

  • Meals Breakfast

Includes

  • International flights and airfare taxes
  • Board basis is Half Board: breakfast, and dinner at Aquas Safari Lodge, Central Namibia; Desert Quiver Camp, Namib; Damara Mopane Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia, Damaraland; Talent Etosha Village, Etosha National Park
  • Board basis is Breakfast only at Hotel Zum Kaiser, Swakopmund; The Utopia Boutique Hotel, Windhose
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per person per day
  • Cost of accommodation (double room based on two people sharing) for a total of 9 nights (alternative but similar accommodation may be used at certain times of the year)
  • Private/small group (air-conditioned) transport / transfers
  • Assistance and porterage: meeting and assistance on arrival/departure at airports and hotels
  • English-speaking local guides for all guided excursions as illustrated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees (excluding video camera fee) and park fees for all guided excursions as illustrated in the itinerary

Excludes

  • Visa arrangements and fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages, telephone calls, laundry, camera fees, spa and business facilities in the hotel
  • Video and professional still camera fees during excursions
  • Gratuities for drivers, tour directors, local guides, naturalists and hotel staff
  • Meals (unless specified)
  • Optional attractions and excursions (unless specified)

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