Namibia Tour

Tour Date

This tour is available throughout the year, please contact us for booking information.

Departing from Windhoek

The tour price varies according to group size, accommodation and activities. Remember, all our tours can be combined to create a personal itinerary for your own dream holiday. Please contact us for a quotation.

Tour Overview

A 13 day leisurely tour that allows the time to experience the magnificence of Namibia, its breathtaking landscapes, wildlife and fascinating history. INCLUDED:  Transport, Registered Guides, Meals as mentioned, Entrance Fees, Accommodation.  Transport in a 14 Seater Quantum with 8 participants.

Tour Summary
Day 1 Arrive Windhoek

Day 2 Keetmanshoop

Day 3 To Aus via Fish River Canyon

Day 4 Luderitz and Kolamanskop

Day 5 Towards Sossusvlei

Day 6 Sossusvlei and Sesriem

Day 7 Walvisbay and Swakopmund

Day 8 Swakopmund

Day 9 Twyfelfontein

Day 10 Etosha National Park

Day 11 Etosha National Park

Day 12 To Windhoek

Day 13 Depart


Detailed Daily Tour Plan

Day 1:

Arrive at Windhoek International Airport.  Your Guide will meet you and transfer you to Windhoek. After check-in at the hotel a City tour of Windhoek.

Overnight in Windhoek or similar.  Meals included: Dinner

Day 2:

A long drive south via Rehoboth, Mariental and Keetmanshoop to overnight  in the vicinity of the Fish River Canyon.

Lunch (for own account) at the Kalahari Lodge, Mariental.

We visit the Quiver Tree forest and Giant’s Play Ground.  The Quiver Tree (Aloe dichotoma) is not a tree but a succulent belonging to the aloe family.  In this ‘forest’ there is a collection of about 300 trees, some of them between 200 and 300 years old.  The name was derived from the San people who used the ‘branches’ of the Quiver Trees to carry their arrows.

The dolorite from the Quiver Tree Forest and Giants Playground is volcanic rock which cooled down just below the surface. With time the surface and softer parts of the rocks eroded which exposed the dolorite.  This dolorite is between 160 and 180 million years old and covers and area of 180 000 sq. km.

Overnight  in Keetmanshoop.  Meals included: Breakfast and dinner.

Day 3:

After breakfast  we travel to the spectacular Fish River Canyon.  The canyon, situated in the lower reaches of the Fish River, is one of the most impressive natural beauties in the southern part of Namibia. With a depth of up to 550 metres, the Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world.  The enormous gorge meanders along a distance of approx. 160 kilometres through the fissured Koubis massif all the way down to Ai-Ais.

After lunch (for own account) at the famous Canyon Roadhouse, we continue to Aus.

Overnight in Klein Aus Vista.  Meals Included: Breakfast and dinner.

Day 4:

In the southern part of the Naukluft National Park there is a possibility to see the famous wild horses.

We visit Kolmanskop which was ‘n prosperous mining community but is now a ghost town fighting against the sand dunes of the Namib Desert.  Built on rocks in a small enclave within the Sperrgebiet (restricted Diamond Area) is the quaint harbour town of Luderitz with its curious array of historical German style buildings, built during the diamond rush.

Overnight in Klein Aus Vista. Meals Included: Breakfast and dinner.

Day 5:

We travel towards the spectacular Sossusvlei, a salt and clay pan surrounded by high red dunes, situated in the southern part of the Namib Desert.

The desert regions of Namibia are described as vast desert and mountain landscapes with stark simplicity of rock and sand, magical light and colour effects over immense distance

Overnight.  Meals included:  Breakfast and dinner. 

Day 6:

We head into the Sossusvlei dunes with 4 x 4 safari vehicles.  Sossusvlei is possibly the highest sand dunes in the world, covering an area of almost 500 square kilometres of the mighty Namib Desert and considered to be one of the oldest deserts.

Visit Sesriem Canyon. Walking through the canyon takes you on a journey 10 – 20 million years back when sedimentary layers of gravel and sand were deposited and cemented together by lime.

Wonderful hiking opportunities at our unique desert lodge where we overnight.

Optional (for own account) Jeep safari available.

Overnight. Meals included:  Breakfast and dinner. 

Day 7:

Depart for Swakopmund via Walvis Bay which is the principal port of Namibia and the centre of the countries fishing industry.  A beautiful route taking us through mountain landscapes and desert.

The Walvis Bay Wetlands are internationally known for large concentrations of waders, flamingos and shore birds. Between the ice cold Atlantic ocean and some magnificent sand dunes to Swakopmund.

Overnight. Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 8:

After breakfast we depart on an excursion to the Welwitchia Drive, a fascinating  gravel plain and moon landscape with one of the world’s botanical curiosities, the Welwitchia mirabilis.  The drive provides an interesting insight into the desert environment.

Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the lovely coastal resort town.

Overnight.  Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9:

Depart for Brandberg region.  This is an exciting route taking us via Henties Bay, the fisherman’s haven.

The Brandberg with its highest peak Königstein (2 606 m above sea level) is the highest mountain in Namibia, a National Monument and known for its rock paints and carvings of which the “White Lady” is the best known.

We visit Twyfelfontein, the site of ancient rock engravings.  The site has been inhabited for 6 000 years, first by hunter-gatherers and later by Khoikhoi herders.  Both ethnic groups used it as a place of worship and rituals.  In the process of the rituals at least 2 500 items of rock carvings have been created, as well as a few rock paintings.  Twyfelfontein was approved as Namibia’s first World heritage Site in 2007.

The Petrified Forest, a national monument,  is not a forest but an accumulation of enormous fossilized tree trunks about 280 million years old. Scientist found that these trunks did not grow in today’s Namibia but were washed down a river in ancient times when one of the many Ice Ages ended on the Gondwana continent.  There must have been a huge flood that carried along the trunks to where they lie today.

Overnight. Meals included: Breakfast, tea and dinner.

Day 10:

Depart for Etosha National  Park.

We travel via Kamanjab and Otjivasandu where we will come across some of the people from the nomadic Ovahimba tribe.

In the vast arid space of Northern Namibia lies one of Southern Africa’s best loved wildlife sanctuaries.  Etosha National Park offers excellent game viewing in one of Africa’s most accessible venues.  Zebra and springbok are scattered across the endless horizon, while the many waterholes attract endangered black rhinoceros, lion, elephant and large numbers of antelope.

Overnight.  Meals included: Breakfast and dinner.

Day 11:

Full day to enjoy game viewing and the tranquillity of Etosha National Park.

Etosha, meaning ‘place of dry water’,  encloses a huge, flat calcrete depression (or pan) of about 5 000 km².  The ‘Pan’ provides a great, parched, silver-white backdrop of shimmering mirages to an area of semi-arid savannah grassland and thorn scrub.  The pan itself contains water only after very good rains and sometimes for only a few days each year, but is enough to stimulate the growth of a blue-green algae which lures thousands of flamingos.

Overnight. Meals included: Breakfast and dinner.

Day 12:

Depart for Windhoek via Otjiwarongo and Okahandja.

Overnight in Windhoek. Meals included: Breakfast and dinner.

Day 13:

Transfer to the airport for your return flight.

All tours can be combined in any combination to create a personal itinerary for your own dream holiday.

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