Duration
12 Days Itinerary
From
USD $3,695 Dates/Prices
Visiting

Namibia

Transportation

4WD, Catamaran, Coach, Cruise

Discover what makes Namibia so unique. Our small group tour traverses this great country through its rugged and vast land, picturesque scenery, natural attractions and amazing wildlife. Journey through the world’s highest sand dunes, the coastal town of Swakopmund, the ancient lands of Damaraland and the vast plains of Etosha National Park.

Tour highlights

Namibia’s second largest city, Swakopmund, is a coastal delight. Colonial style architecture lines the city streets that lead to the picturesque white sandy beach. Water and land-based activities are a plenty as are local boutique shops, cafes and restaurants.

Tour Etosha National Park and explore the abundance of wildlife with over 100 different game species and 340 bird species calling the park home. Game drives here traverse through the park’s waterholes offering amazing opportunities to experience the wonder of these animals.

A unique opportunity awaits at Sossusvlei National Park. Home to the world’s highest sand dunes, this natural phenomenon is truly incredible. Climb the dunes to understand just how big they are and marvel at the view of endless sand dunes that lie s before you when you reach the top.

Itinerary (12 Days)

Curated destinations, lifetime memories.

Day
Day 1
1

Windhoek

Welcome to Namibia! After arrival into Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport we are transferred to Windhoek, the country’s lively capital city. Surrounded by rolling hills, Windhoek is well known for its colonial German architecture and is the gateway to Namibia’s finest attractions.

We meet our small group this evening for a welcome dinner at Joe’s Beerhouse, considered Namibia’s best-known restaurant.

Note

Roads in Africa, particularly in the reserves and national parks, are comprised of dirt or gravel and as a result can be bumpy.

[Dinner]

Day 2
2

Windhoek to Sossusvlei

Our small group spends the morning exploring Windhoek on a city tour. We visit the Penduka Foundation and the Diamond Works at the Old Brewery Craft Centre - a great place for souvenirs. 

We then depart Windhoek and journey through the Namib Desert, the oldest desert on Earth, before arriving in Sossusvlei. Arguably Namibia’s most outstanding natural attraction, Sossusvlei is home to the world’s highest sand dunes. 

[Breakfast and Dinner]

Day 3
3

Sossusvlei

We rise before the sun this morning and enter Sossusvlei National Park at sunrise. A 4WD vehicle takes us through the park towards the highest sand dunes on Earth. Reaching the sand dunes, the sheer size of them will take your breath away. Visually stunning and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, we take part in a 1.5 kilometre walk across the dunes before making our way to the intriguing Dead Vlei.  A white clay pan surrounded by monumental dunes and dotted with age-old Camelthorn tree skeletons, Dead Vlei, or Death Valley, is a striking arid landscape and an incredible place to enjoy our breakfast this morning. After our feast we return to our lodge for a well-earned rest.

In the afternoon we venture to Sesriem Canyon to walk through its incredible rock formations, before enjoying a sundowner at Elim Dune. A photographer’s dream, we’ll witness the vivid contrast of colours between the changing sky, the red sand and the Naukluft mountains in the distance.

This evening we enjoy dinner served in the bush, surrounded by stunning nature and under the Namibian night sky.

[Breakfast and Dinner]

Day 4
4

Sossusvlei to Swakopmund

Swakopmund, where colonial-style architecture meets the coast. This friendly seaside resort city is a coastal playground with a range of sand and water-based activities, a wide choice of local boutique shopping, and a variety of cafes and restaurants.

We depart Sossusvlei this morning and journey on to Swakopmund. We cross through two geologically fascinating canyons, the Gaub and the Kuiseb, and the rolling hills of the Kuiseb Moon Valley as we make our way towards the Atlantic Ocean. We arrive in Swakopmund in the early afternoon and have the rest of the day to explore the city at our leisure.

Note

You may wish to take a scenic flight over the Skeleton Coast during your free time in Swakopmund. It is at an additional cost and requires separate organisation. We suggest you discuss your intentions with your tour guide.

[Breakfast]

Day 5
5

Swakopmund

Special Experience

This morning we take to the water on a half-day marine cruise on board a catamaran. The relaxed cruise will take us across the shallow waters of Walvis Bay lagoon as we spot marine life and enjoy a light lunch aboard the catamaran.

Spend the afternoon at leisure, exploring more of Swakopmund at your own pace.

[Breakfast and Lunch]

Day 6
6

Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe

We journey through the Namib desert today until we reach Spitzkoppe – the large granite rock formations that dramatically stand tall in the flat desert landscape. This afternoon we enjoy a sundowner and take in the incredible views of Spitzkoppe.

[Breakfast and Dinner]

Day 7
7

Spitzkoppe to Twyfelfontein (Damaraland)

Today we head further east into the heart of the Damaraland. Home to the rare desert elephant, the black rhino and free-roaming antelope species, this harsh, rocky environment is a sight to behold. Damaraland’s dramatic scenery isn’t short of spectacular, its plains are vast and wide with large mountains serving as the backdrop of this desert landscape.

Special Experience

Driving through one of the region’s many dry riverbeds, this afternoon we embark on a desert elephant drive. We explore the region’s dramatic scenery whilst keeping a look out for the incredible and rare desert elephant.

[Breakfast and Dinner]

Day 8
8

Twyfelfontein to Etosha West

We uncover the history of Damaraland this morning visiting Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where more than 2,500 ancient rock engravings are located. These fascinating 6,000-year-old engravings were made by the local Bushman communities of the time. We discover these ancient engravings, learning more about the history of the area. After our visit to Twyfelfontein we stop at the Damara Living Museum. Here, we gain further insight into the traditional Damara culture and way of life. We continue to the Petrified Forest, made up of over 50 fossilised trees thought to be 260 million years old.

Special Experience

We visit Himba Village this afternoon. Here, we mix with the local people and learn about their culture, traditions and way of life.

Next, our small group departs for Etosha. We enjoy dinner this evening at our lodge.

[Breakfast and Dinner]

Day 9
9

Etosha National Park

Famous for the variety of wildlife that fill its vast and unique landscape, Etosha National Park is Africa’s third largest game park. Giraffes, elephants, rhinos, lions and more call Etosha home and can be found lazing the day away throughout the park. The park’s landscape is made up of a large saltpan and low-lying scrubland, creating perfect conditions to spot large herds of local wildlife.  Locals refer to Etosha as ‘the great white place of dry water’.

Today is all about wildlife as we embark on a full day of game viewing throughout the park. We rise before the sun and spend our day in 4WD safari vehicles aiming to spot a variety of different animals, including 4 of the ‘Big Five’ – elephant, lion, leopard and rhino.

We visit the many waterholes in the park where more than 100 different game species and more than 340 bird species can be spotted. We marvel at the wonders of the park and experience the magic of witnessing some of the world’s most spectacular wildlife in their natural habitat

[Breakfast and Dinner]

Day 10
10

Etosha National Park

We rise early this morning for our first game drive of the day. We explore more of Etosha National Park and watch as the animals wake for the day. Our game drive continues throughout the day and we enjoy lunch in the national park. We arrive at our lodge and enjoy dinner together this evening.

[Breakfast and Dinner]

Day 11
11

Etosha East to Okapuka

We make our way to Okapuka today stopping along the way at the Tsumeb Museum. Housed in a colonial building built in 1915, we learn about the Tsumeb mine and the history of the building itself that once served as a school and hospital for German soldiers.

We arrive at our lodge this afternoon and enjoy a game drive on the ranch.

[Breakfast and Dinner]

Day 12
12

Okapuka to Windhoek

Our tour concludes after breakfast this morning. We drive back to Windhoek, bidding farewell to our new friends and to the untamed wilds of Namibia.

[Breakfast]

Inclusions

No last minute surprises, these are all part of your trip.

Travel

  • Travel in a small group of 4 to 12 passengers
  • All touring conducted in air-conditioned vehicles (excluding open safari 4WD)
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • 5 game drives
  • 1 catamaran cruise

Stays

  • 3 nights in superior hotel accommodation
  • 8 nights in African lodges
  • Hotel highlight, Twyfelfontein. Built from natural stone with carefully selected paint colors and thatched roofs, the Twyfelfontein Country Lodge blends seamlessly with its surrounding landscape of vast plains and the red sandstone mountains of Damaraland

Meals

  • 21 meals, including 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 9 dinners
  • Food highlight, Sossusvlei. Enjoy a bush dinner in Sossusvlei, surrounded by stunning nature and under the Namibian night sky

Guides

  • A small group tour local driver/guide accompanies the group on the entire tour
  • Specialist local guides join the small group tour in selected locations

Special Experiences

  • Cruise the lagoon of Walvis Bay on board a catamaran
  • Spot the rare desert elephant on a game drive
  • Mix with the locals in Himba village

Sightseeing

  • Windhoek City Tour 
  • Penduka Foundation
  • The Diamond Works
  • Sossusvlei nature drive 
  • Dead Vlei Sand Dunes with breakfast
  • Sesriem Canyon with sundowner and bush dinner
  • Marine cruise at Walvis Bay
  • Sundowner with views of Spitzkoppe
  • Desert Elephant Drive
  • UNESCO Heritage site Twyfelfontein Rock Art
  • Damara cultural museum
  • Petrified Forest
  • Otjikandero Himba village
  • Etosha National Park game drives
  • Tsumeb Museum
  • Okapuka game drive

Accommodation

Accommodation, a superior and safe retreat.

Namibia flag Windhoek Namibia

Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel

4-star

Modern luxury awaits at the Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel conveniently located in the heart of Windhoek. Spacious rooms feature elegant styling and are equipped with free wifi, air-conditioning, a safe deposit box, a coffee maker and more to ensure guests have a comfortable stay. The hotel boasts a wine lounge, sky lounge with views over the city, and two onsite restaurants.

Namibia flag Sossusvlei Namibia

Sossusvlei Lodge

4-star

Situated at the Entrance Gate to the Namib Naukluft Park the Sossusvlei Lodge offers luxurious accommodation in an unparalleled landscape. Here, your room is its own unit, featuring a spacious desert escape including air-conditioning, coffee and tea making facilities, and a patio with views of the landscape around you. The lodge boasts a sparkling swimming pool, restaurant, bar and beer garden.

Namibia flag Swakopmund Namibia

Strand Hotel Swakopmund

4-star

The Strand Hotel Swakopmund is the perfect place to stay and play in Namibia’s coastal city. Located directly on the beach, the hotel offers a spa, gym and five restaurants and bars with stunning resort-style décor. Rooms feature garden or sea views equipped with wifi, air-conditioning and tea and coffee facilities.

Namibia flag Spitzkoppe Namibia

Spitzkoppen Lodge

4.5-star

In the heart of the Namib desert and surrounded by incredible granite boulders, the Spitzkoppen Lodge offers superior accommodation. Each chalet at the lodge are spacious and equipped with modern day amenities to ensure a comfortable stay for guests. The lodge boasts a tranquil outdoor swimming pool and an onsite restaurant and bar.

Namibia flag Twyfelfontein Namibia

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

3-star

Boasting views over the plains and of the red sandstone mountains of Damaraland, Twyfelfontein Country Lodge offers a resort-style lodge surrounded by stunning natural beauty. Built using natural stone, carefully selected paint colors and thatched roofs, the lodge features an impressive dining deck, swimming pool and relaxing atmosphere. Decorated with natural materials, the rooms are equipped with ceiling fans, mosquito nets and a safe deposit box.

Namibia flag Etosha West Namibia

Etosha Village

4.5-star

Surrounded by the forest, the Etosha Village offers tranquil and comfortable accommodation in Etosha National Park. Each guest room features air-conditioning, a coffee maker and more, while the hotel boasts two outdoor swimming pools and an onsite restaurant to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

Namibia flag Etosha East Namibia

!Uris Safari Lodge

4-star

Once houses for mineworkers in the early 1900s, the Uris Safari Lodge offers a unique stay in Etosha National Park. Spacious chalets are equipped with comfortable styling and modern amenities while the lodge’s facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, picturesque gardens and an onsite restaurant.

Namibia flag Okapuka Namibia

Okapuka Ranch

4-star

Designed to blend seamlessly with the surrounding landscape, Okapuka Ranch offers comfortable accommodation for guests. Rooms feature comfortable furnishings and are equipped with amenities to ensure guests have an enjoyable stay. The hotel boasts an onsite restaurant, wine cellar, a lounge and bar, set in a beautiful natural landscape.

Information

Details for your small group tour.

01

Currency

Namibia

The official currency in Namibia is the Namibian Dollar, although the recommended currency to take on your tour is the US Dollar. When you arrive in Namibia you will be able to change your US Dollars into the Namibian Dollar. Ensure you change a small amount into small denominations.

Currency
Namibian Dollar (NAD)
02

Fitness Level

Africa

To get the most out of your Small Group Touring Co. tour, you will need a good level of fitness. Our Africa tours require you to be able to walk at least 2-3 hours on uneven ground and climb several flights of stairs. It’s not every day that you come face to face with Africa’s natural beauty, local wildlife and bustling city centers in the continent’s harsh environment. We want you to be able to soak up every moment of your tour and create lasting, fond memories of your time in Africa. If you are affected by dusty conditions, please ensure that you come prepared and are fit enough to cope with the conditions.

Walking Ability
2-3hrs
03

Arrival Time

Arrival Time

We don’t want you to miss out on any aspect of your Small Group Touring Co. tour. To ensure that you don’t, we recommend you arrive at your starting destination by 14:00h in order to take part in your welcome dinner.

04

Luggage

Luggage

Because of the limited storage space in light aircraft and safari vehicles in Africa, please note the following luggage restrictions for this tour.

·        A soft bag is required

Dates and Prices

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*Prices shown are in USD.

Start Date   End Date Tour Price Offer Price Savings Status  
05 Apr 20
16 Apr 20
$3,895
$3,895
Available
17 May 20
28 May 20
$3,895
$3,895
Available
12 Jul 20
23 Jul 20
$4,295
$4,295
Available
18 Aug 20
29 Aug 20
$4,295
$4,295
Available
13 Sep 20
24 Sep 20
$4,295
$4,295
Available
11 Oct 20
22 Oct 20
$4,295
$4,295
Available
22 Nov 20
03 Dec 20
$3,695
$3,695
Available

Additional Info

Single Supplement

The above pricing is based on twin share per person. If you are interested in single pricing please contact one of our tour consultants and they would be glad to assist in providing a detailed proposal including pricing.

Tipping

Tipping has been included in your tour price for driver/guides, porters, waiters and any specialist local guide/s.

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