This small-group tour visits Namibia's top highlights - Etosha, Damaraland, Swakopmund and Sossusvlei - staying in comfortable guest houses / small hotels and lodges with en suite facilities. Eleven days are spent in country with pre and post nights in Windhoek. It will operate with a minimum of 2 and maximum of 8 persons.
The tour includes:
World-class game viewing at Etosha National Park.
Highlights of Damaraland including scenic landscapes and Damara villages, the Petrified Forest, the Twyfelfontein rock engravings, the Organ Pipes and Burnt Mountain.
Lunch at Henties Bay, with an optional harbour cruise at coastal resort of Swakopmund, or simply explore the town and its shops.
Visit to Walvis Bay and on to the Namib Desert, the Namib Naukluft Park and the Kuiseb Canyon.
Spectacular dunes at Sossusvlei, probably the highest dunes in the world and quite a climb!
Day 1 Depart early evening on your overnight flight from London Heathrow to Johannesburg.
Day 2 On arrival in Johannesburg, take connecting flight to Windhoek. Arriving about lunch time, you will be collected and transferred to Olive Grove Guest House or similar for a 1 night stay in a luxury room with breakfast included. Afternoon at leisure to prepare for your journey or time to explore this capital city.
Day 3 After breakfast this morning, you will be collected from your guest house by your professional guide who will accompany you for the duration of your journey. Drive to Sossusvlei, where you will spend 2 nights at Kulala Adventurer Camp, with all meals, local drinks and 2 daily activities included. From here you can explore the towering bright orange dunes at Sossusvlei, walk across the quiet and ghostly Dead Vlei, or even try your hand at ascending one of the dunes -the views are simply spectacular. There will be the opportunity for an optional early morning ballooning, horse riding or quad biking. Accommodation is in five maxi dome tents under shade with single beds with crisp bed linen and en-suite shower and loo.
Day 5 Today you will depart early to Swakopmund, a picturesque seaside town that has some beautiful guest houses. This makes for a great stop to take advantage of some of the activities on offer and the amazing seafood. You will be arriving late in the afternoon so enough time to freshen up for a well deserved dinner which is included the first night. Spend 2 nights at the Hansa hotel or similar which has a central location with breakfast included .
Day 6 Today you will embark on a catamaran for excursion from Walvis bay to see the Dolphins and Seals. Enjoy some snacks and a glass of sparkling wine.
Day 7 Travel North for a 3 night stay at Damaraland Adventurer Camp, all meals, local drinks and activities included. Damaraland is a land of stark desert beauty. Morning mists, created by the clash between the icy Atlantic Ocean air and the warm desert air of the Skeleton Coast, glide inland along the canyons, giving sustenance to the flora and fauna of the region. Damaraland Adventurer Camp offers guided nature drives to find the elusive desert-adapted elephant which seasonally frequent the dry bed of the Huab River. There is also a chance of spotting black rhino, cheetah and the shy brown hyena. Accommodation is in five maxi dome tents under shade with single beds with crisp bed linen and en-suite shower and loo.
Day 10 Early start again and depart towards western Etosha to Anderssons Camp, here you will spend 2 nights with all meals and local drinks included as well as your game activities. The Ongava Reserve, a wildlife reserve which borders Etosha National Park, offers the opportunity for nature drives and walks, including tracking both black and white rhino on foot. The rhino were reintroduced to Ongava and are very relaxed.
Day 12 Early morning departure back to Windhoek. Enjoy the mesmerising mountains and scenery along the way. Here your guide bids you farewell. Overnight at the Olive Grove Guest House or similar with breakfast included. Relax and enjoy your last night before you return home.
Day 13 You will be met and transferred to Windhoek Airport for your afternoon flight to Johannesburg. On arrival check in for your onward early evening flight to London.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website