Namibian Highlights
14 days from £1,504* per person Saving you £279 per person*

This itinerary isn’t set in stone. Pick, mix, swap however you like – your trip will be totally tailor made for you.

Day 1

On arrival at Hosea Kutako Airport you will be met by your driver and taken to your guesthouse in Windhoek. Sort out travel documentation for your self-drive holiday ahead of departure the next morning.

Day 2
Kalahari Desert

After breakfast head south to the Kalahari Desert, a wilderness of harsh, unyielding red sand dunes. Spend the night in a game lodge nestled between the dunes, where you can see a variety of wildlife such as gemsbok, kudu, eland, blue wildebeest and springbok.

Day 3
Namib Naukluft National Park

Head west towards the Namib Naukluft National Park, where you will be spending two nights. The park is the largest game reserve in Africa, and a surprising collection of creatures survives in the hyper-arid region, including snakes, geckos, unusual insects, hyenas, and jackals.

Day 4
Namib Naukluft National Park

Leave before dawn for an early morning excursion to the dunes at Sossusvlei. These dunes are the tallest in the world, in places rising more than 300 meters (almost 1000 feet) above the desert floor.

The best time to view Sossusvlei is close to sunrise and sunset; the colours are strong and constantly changing, allowing for wonderful photographic opportunities. Finish the day with a visit to the stunning rock formations of Sesriem Canyon.

Day 5

Today you travel in a northerly direction, through the spectacular Gaub and Kuiseb Canyons, to the coastal town of Swakopmund.

Along the way, discover the eerie landscapes of ‘Moon Valley’, a vista of lunar hills and valleys eroded by the Swakop River. This is an excellent place to see Weltwischias, the extraordinary desert plants endemic to Namibia.

On arrival in Swakopmund take time to explore on foot and discover the vibrant street life, quaint architecture, and fine dining which make this such a popular destination.

Day 6

On your second day take a trip to see the flamingos of Walvis Bay. Adventure seekers may also wish to book a number of activities, from quad biking and dune boarding in the surrounding desert, to dolphin cruises or fishing trips in the cold ocean waters.

Day 7

Early morning departure from Swakopmund to visit the Cape Fur Seal Colony at Cape Cross.

Continue to Damaraland, a huge, untamed, ruggedly beautiful region. See the geography change dramatically with endless sandy wastes, that incredibly are able to sustain small, but wide-ranging, populations of desert-adapted elephant, black rhino, giraffe, ostrich and springbok.

Day 8

After breakfast pay a visit to the spectacular rock engravings at Twyfelfontein, and see impressive geological formations such as the Burnt Mountain, “Organ Pipes”, and the Petrified Forest.

Depart in a northerly direction towards Opuwo, through the Kunene (or Kaokoland) region. See the landscape shift from dry dolomite hills in the south, to towering peaks with deep gorges and chasms in the central region.

Arrive at your hotel near the bustling town of Opuwo, an ideal base from which to explore Kaokoland.

Day 9

Today you can participate in an optional activity to a local Himba Village. Take a guided excursion to traditional Ovahimba villages to experience their way of life first hand.

Day 10
Etosha National Park

Early departure and travel towards the renowned Etosha National Park. Consisting of saline desert, savannah and woodlands, its definitive feature is the Etosha Pan, a bleak expanse of white, cracked mud which, on most days, shimmers with mirages. Seeing vast herds of game against this eerie backdrop, referred to in the local vernacular as the ‘great white place of dry water’, makes the Etosha game-viewing a unique experience.

Day 11
Etosha National Park

Discover the waterholes of the expansive Etosha Park as you drive in search of wildlife.

Day 12
Etosha National Park

Make your way to the eastern side of the park, where you will spend one night in a game lodge inspired by African traditions and the wildlife of the bush. Relax after a long day of safari with drinks around the fireplace.

Day 13

After an early breakfast head south to the Okonjima Private Game Reserve. On the way you could visit Lake Otjikoto, an emerald green sinkhole located near Tsumeb, or Hoba, the largest discovered meteorite on earth, located near Grootfontein.

Arrive at your lodge in time to take part in an afternoon activity. Okonjima is home to The AfriCat Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the long-term conservation of Namibia’s large carnivores, notably cheetahs & leopards. A visit to Okonjima gives visitors the opportunity to see these beautiful carnivores in their natural environment.

Day 14
Back to Windhoek for International Flight

Today you return to Windhoek International Airport for your departure flight. Return your vehicle at the airport.

From £1,504pp* for this tour as described above.
  • *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

  • * Savings are per person and based on a comparison with the most competitive price we found offered by a UK based tour operator or travel agent, for a private tour of comparable standard.
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