Namibia – Seals, Pans and Bushmen
13 days from £1,105* per person Saving you £181 per person*
This itinerary isn’t set in stone. Pick, mix, swap however you like – your trip will be totally tailor made for you.
You will be met on arrival by your driver for the road transfer to your guesthouse in Windhoek, where you can relax after your international flight.
You will be met by your driver after breakfast for the road transfer to the Britz Depot, where you will pick up your camping equipped vehicle.
After the handover, make your way to the Namibian coastline where the popular town of Swakopmund is located.
Explore Swakopmund and the nearby harbour town of Walvis Bay or take part in some of the activities on offer, such as a dolphin cruise, Sandwich Harbour tour, quad biking, sand boarding, fishing, or sky diving.
There are spectacular sand dunes near Langstrand, south of the Swakop River.
Bid Swakopmund farewell as you travel further north along the coastline and onto the famous Skeleton Coast with its shipwrecks and haunting views.
Stay in a seaside lodge surrounded by infinite ocean and desert, littered with the eerie remains of man’s past endeavours. Nearby, rocky outcrops provide a perfect playground for a large colony of Cape Fur Seals.
Continue along the northern salt road of the Skeleton Coast Park before heading inland to the Kunene area of Namibia. Spend the night amongst the heat, dust and stunning landscapes that the area is known for, dwarfed by massive ochre boulders, framed by the jagged landscape.
Rare, desert dwelling elephants, springbok, gemsbok and jackal roam these plains, while their images are found etched in the rocks at Twyfelfontein, Namibia’s first World Heritage Site.
Day 6 & 7
Etosha National Park
Set off for the famous Etosha National Park, known for its characteristic large salt pan that can even be seen from space.
Contrary to its desert landscape, the Park has abundant wildlife that congregates around waterholes making for excellent game viewing. Rugged roads fringe the vast salt flat of Etosha Pan, which becomes a breeding ground for flocks of flamingos in the wet season.
Stay at Okaukuejo, the oldest tourist camp in Etosha. The main attraction of this camp is a permanent waterhole which is floodlit at night. The spectacle starts at dawn, with animals coming in large numbers to quench their thirst. The activity continues throughout the day until late at night. In the early evenings, it is not uncommon to have black rhino, elephant, and lion all drinking at the same time.
Day 8 & 9
Etosha National Park
Continue exploring Etosha National Park as you make your way to the next rest camp, Halali Camp.
In an otherwise flat area Halali Camp is perched between a few hills and koppies. Thicker vegetation makes this popular with leopard, rhino and elephant.
Today you will depart Etosha National Park and make your way to the Grootfontein area located amongst the sand dunes of the Kalahari Desert.
Discover the local Bushman / San community in the company of a guide who has lived with the local tribes and understands the culture and language. You will be shown their fire lighting skills, how to create bows and arrows, as well as making traditional jewellery and dancing around the fire.
Leave the Bushmanland behind as you make your way back south to Windhoek. On your last night in the capital have dinner at Joe’s Beer House, a legendary, authentic Namibian restaurant is known for its old-fashioned hospitality, generous portions and cold beer. It’s a great venue to enjoy your last dinner in Namibia as you reminisce about your holiday.
International Flight back
Drop off your rental car at the Britz Depot before checking in for your homeward bound flight.
*Prices are based on private arrangements (not lower priced escorted tours with set dates). Quality three star accommodation is quoted here (unless mentioned otherwise), with breakfast included and other meals where mentioned. Mostly private transfers with an English speaking driver/guide and all activities mentioned, with top guides, are included. Domestic flights and transport all included from Day 1 to end point. Can be tailored to your needs, so prices could be lower for budget arrangements or higher for luxury.
International flight is not included