Highlights of Namibia

Travel by road and discover this magnificent and memorable destination during a ‘True African Safari’. The highlights include climbing some of the world’s highest freestanding sand dunes, sea-kayaking with seals and dolphins on the Skeleton Coast, tracking desert adapted elephants, staying in Africa’s 4th largest National Park, visiting the UNESCO World Heritage site at Twyfelfontein and remote Himba settlements, game viewing in Etosha National Park, and experiencing the world renowned AfriCat Foundation.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Windhoek

On arrival at Windhoek Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Hotel: Galton House

Day 2: Namib Naukluft National Park

This morning depart Windhoek and travel southwest through the scenic Khomas Highlands into the Namib Desert with a picnic lunch enroute. Visit the Sesriem Canyon and Sossusvlei from your lodge which is situated within the Namib Naukluft Park, providing sweeping vistas of the dunes. Enjoy the benefit of being able to reach Sossusvlei before sunrise, or to stay until after sunset.

Hotel: Sossus Dune Lodge, 2 nights
Day 3: Sossusvlei

An early morning start to capture this awesome landscape and explore the dune fields, enjoy a picnic brunch. Your afternoon is at leisure after an exhilarating morning in the dunes.

Day 4: Swakopmund

Please note: Option to include a sunrise balloon flight or scenic light aircraft flight over the Namib Naukluft National Park before you depart for Swakopmund (at own expense). Please note that if making use of this offer, it will need to be booked exclusively with Ultimate Safaris in order to fit in with other timings for this day.

The fascinating drive northwest today takes in the ever changing landscapes of the Gaub and Kuiseb canyons. You will meet the coast at Walvis Bay and arrive into the historic town of Swakopmund.

Please note: As an alternative to the drive from Sossus Dune Lodge to Swakopmund you may like to take a scenic light aircraft flight over Sossusvlei and along the Diamond Coast (at own expense), allowing you a bird’s eye view over the dune sea, abandoned mining camps, shipwrecks, Sandwich Harbour and salt pans before you land at Swakopmund Airport. Your guide will drive to meet up with you in Swakopmund later in the day. Please note that if making use of this offer, flights will need to be booked exclusively with Ultimate Safaris for absolute logistical reasons.

Hotel: Local Guesthouse, 2 nights
Day 5: Swakopmund

Today either enjoy a memorable kayaking adventure or motorised boat trip within the outer lagoon of Walvis Bay, an ideal way of seeing Cape fur seals, dolphins, pelicans and flamingos. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure.

Day 6: Damaraland

The journey continues north into the wonderful region of Damaraland. Pass the Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain, in one of the least populated and geologically diverse areas in Africa. The harsh, rocky environment is home to the desert adapted elephant. Spend two nights at Camp Kipwe, nestled amongst giant granite boulders. A refreshing swimming pool and sunset lookout with lovely views also complement the camp.

Hotel: Camp Kipwe, 2 nights
Day 7: Damaraland

Spend the day on an exciting 4X4 excursion in this remarkable region in search of wildlife, a visit to Twyfelfontein and other nearby attractions, and a guided walk.

Day 8: Etosha National Park

Today you set off on your journey to the Etosha National Park, travelling via the regional centre of Khorixas and the settlement at Kamanjab. Soon after the latter, your guide will take you to visit a Himba ‘Living Museum’ where you will be able to meet some of the local community who will be happy to demonstrate elements of their traditional lifestyle. The Himba are one of the last truly traditional peoples of Namibia and they are normally nomadic, but those that have settled here are now firmly established and unlikely to move on. They have little time for conventional practices but welcome visitors who want to learn about the customs and traditions of this very proud nation, and they are very willing to offer insight into their beliefs, way of life and everyday routine. Once you have seen all you want, and you have enjoyed your picnic lunch which may be served here or elsewhere along the way, you will head north east to tonight’s destination at the Etosha Mountain Lodge, which is situated on the south western border of Etosha National Park.

Hotel: Estosha Mountain Lodge, 3 nights
Day 9: Etosha National Park

Today enjoy a full day of game driving through the central part of the Park via selected waterholes. Leaving the Park at sunset you will spend this evening at a floodlit waterhole on the Onguma Game Reserve and the next two nights at Onguma Tree Top Camp. Onguma is a small and intimate camp, especially designed for those looking to truly experience the bush in all its raw splendour, and overlooking one of the most beautiful watering holes on the Reserve.

Day 10: Etosha National Park

Enjoy game drives in the National Park and in the private reserve.

Day 11: Windhoek

Your early departure will take you south from Onguma Tree Top via Tsumeb, Otavi and Otjiwarongo to reach Okonjima’s AfriCat Day Centre, a wonderful highlight with which to conclude your safari. Okonjima is home to the AfriCat Foundation, a wildlife sanctuary which focuses on the research and rehabilitation of Africa’s big cats, especially injured or captured leopard and cheetah. You will arrive in time for lunch before embarking on an exciting and informative game drive and tour of the centre. Here you will learn about the function and vision of the AfriCat Foundation and will also get to meet some of the Foundation’s special captive carnivore ambassadors.

After the excursion and freshening up, the journey continues further south to arrive back in Windhoek in the late afternoon, just as the sun is setting. On your arrival in Windhoek you will be transferred to your hotel.

Hotel: Galton House

Day 12: Windhoek

Today our tour comes to an end after breakfast. Take the day to explore the city or relax at the lodge until your departure flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
February: 17, 24$6,570.00$7,955.00
March: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30$6,570.00$7,955.00
April: 06, 13, 20, 27$6,570.00$7,955.00
May: 04, 11, 18 25$6,570.00$7,955.00
June: 01, 08, 15$7,440.00$8,890.00
June: 22, 29$7,440.00$8,900.00
July: 06, 13, 20, 27$7,440.00$8,915.00
August: 03, 10, 17, 24, 31$7,440.00$8,915.00
September: 07, 14, 21, 28$7,440.00$8,915.00
October: 05, 12, 19, 26$7,440.00$8,915.00
November: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30$7,440.00$8,915.00
2021 Dates & Prices
February: 15, 22$7,525.00$9,110.00
March: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29$7,525.00$9,110.00
Meals:11 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 9 Dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & 4x4 Safari Vehicle
Accommodation:11 nights Guesthouse, Lodge, Tented Camps
Guide:English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Namibia Adventure

During your 13 Day Namibia Adventure peer into the depths of Africa’s largest canyon, admire the stark beauty of Sossusvlei’s ancient backdrops and see the shimmering expanse of the Etosha Pan on this expedition through Namibia’s surreal landscapes.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Windhoek

Your epic encounter with Namibia kicks off in its capital, Windhoek. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy time at leisure – play a round of golf on the 18-hole golf course or relax in the swimming pool before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and dinner.

Hotel: Windhoek Country Club Resort

Day 2: Windhoek – Rehoboth – Kalahari Desert

Embrace the freedom of the open road as we venture into the Kalahari Desert – Namibia’s boundless, sandy beauty. We make our way through the historic town of Rehoboth, a former mission station just north of the Tropic of Capricorn, then take our front-row seats on a scenic nature drive through this ‘thirst land’, where trees loom and rocky shadows stretch out on the horizon against the setting sun.

Hotel: Zebra Kalahari LodgeKalahari Anib Lodge

Day 3: Kalahari Desert – Keetmanshoop – Fish River Canyon

See the iconic forest of Quiver Trees – the towering aloes from which the San people fashion their quivers to this day. After a short stop in Keetmanshoop with free time for lunch, travel to Naute Dam before arriving at your motor-themed lodge to savour a spectacular Namibian sunset.

Hotel: Canyon Roadhouse

Day 4: Fish River Canyon – Aus

Peer over the ancient chasm carved by the Fish River to form Africa’s largest canyon. Carved over millennia, the Fish River Canyon’s gigantic ravine provides sanctuary to klipspringer, zebra and even wild horses. We continue our journey to the spectacular Aus Mountains where you’ll spend the afternoon getting close to nature.

Hotel: Desert Horse Inn

Day 5: Aus – Solitaire

Immerse yourself in the Southern Namib region admiring desert vistas and expansive skies as we conquer the open road. We pay a visit to Baron von Wolf’s Duwisib Castle to learn about its history as a gift of love for his American wife. Settle in to the comfort of your lodge and spend the afternoon relaxing, before embarking on a nature drive into the desert.

Hotel: Namib Desert Lodge, 2 nights

Day 6: Sossusvlei and Deadvlei Excursion

In a country renowned for its epic landscapes, competition for the top spot is tough. But it is Sossusvlei and Deadvlei that rightly deserve this crown and it is where we begin our adventure today. Gaze up at the towering Dune 45, then meander into the eerie but beautiful photographers’ paradise of Deadvlei, to snap iconic photos of dead camel thorn trees on a bed of white clay pans, perfectly framed by towering sand dunes and clear blue skies. Your early morning adventure in Sossusvlei complete, travel on to explore the ravine walls of the Sesriem Canyon, carved out by the Tsauchab River.

Day 7: Solitaire – Swakopmund

After breakfast, we drive to the German-inspired seaside town of Swakopmund with its colonial buildings and encroaching desert.

Hotel: The Delight, 2 nights

Day 8: Swakopmund At Leisure

During your free time perhaps consider joining an Optional Experience catamaran wildlife cruise in Walvis Bay in search of the marine ‘Big 5’. Or make the most of your free time by sampling Black Forest cake and Florentiners at one of the town’s quaint German Bäckerei or indulge in some locally brewed Windhoek Lager. Then it’s time to ‘Connect With Locals’ and savour some hearty vetkoek with a Damara family in Swakopmund’s Mondesa Township during our ‘Be My Guest ‘experience, where you’ll learn about life in the township.

Day 9: Swakopmund – Damaraland

Follow Namibia’s salt route en route to Damaraland, a place where mysterious flat-topped lava mountains and petrified trees cast shadows across the terracotta-coloured terrain. We make an important stop at Twyfelfontein to admire its ancient rock engravings, then explore the rocky-red Organ Pipes carved into the face of the mountain before arriving at our lodge – one of Trafalgar’s ‘Stays With Stories’. After settling in to our accommodation, we’ll embark on a nature drive on the property.

Hotel: Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Day 10: Damaraland – Etosha National Park Area

As we journey north, we make a brief stop to visit the Petrified Forest and its unique fossilised tree trunks. Meet the OvaHimba tribe with whom we’ll ‘Dive Into Culture’ to gain insights into their hunter-gatherer traditions that have spanned thousands of years. Your visit will ‘Make A Difference’ by contributing to funds used for food and other necessities. Despite vast desolate landscapes, Namibia is renowned for its wildlife and there’s no better place to encounter the array of animal and birdlife that live within its borders than Etosha National Park.

Hotel: Etosha Safari Lodge, 2 nights

Day 11: Etosha National Park Full Day Safari

Explore one of the world’s great wildlife sanctuaries on a full-day safari to gain an understanding of its diverse eco-system. Enjoy a deep connection with your natural surrounds, joining a guide who will uncover the secrets of the bush and maximise your game viewing chances.

Day 12: Etosha National Park Area – Windhoek

We bid farewell to Etosha and travel south back to Windhoek. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner at one of the city’s most famous and lively beer houses to celebrate the end of a magical journey through Namibia.

Hotel: Windhoek Country Club Resort

Day 13: Depart Windhoek

With our journey at its close, we say goodbye to our new-found friends and transfer to Windhoek airport.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 11$6,950.00$7,760.00
February: 08$6,950.00$7,760.00
March: 14$6,950.00$7,760.00
April: 18$6,950.00$7,760.00
May: 02$7,150.00$7,960.00
June: 13$7,150.00$7,960.00
July: 11$7,150.00$7,960.00
August: 15$7,150.00$7,960.00
September 19$7,150.00$7,960.00
October: 17$7,150.00$7,960.00
November: 14$7,695.00$8,575.00
December 19$7,795.00$8,675.00

Meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 dinners
Transport: Transportation by air conditioned vehicle & 4x4 Safari
Accommodation:12 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director, Driver Guide or Trafalgar Representative
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Ultimate Namibia Adventure

Discover Ultimate Namibia on this exciting tour visiting the Namib desert, Damaraland, game viewing in Etosha and more.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Days 1 & 2: Sossusvlei – Namib Desert

Depart Windhoek towards the Great Escarpment into the Namib Desert. Arrive at Sossus Dune Lodge mid-afternoon for two nights to explore the Namib Desert with your guide. On day 2, rise early to visit Namib Naukluft National Park. Sossusvlei sand dunes and Sesriem Canyon.

Hotel: Sossus Dune Lodge, 2 nights

Days 3 & 4: Swakopmund

Head through the Namib Naukluft National Park to Walvis Bay then to Swakopmund. On day 4, drive to Walvis Bay for a kayaking adventure. This is the ideal way to see Cape fur seals, bottlenose dolphins, pelicans, flamingos and a variety of other seabirds.

Hotel: Swakopmund Guesthouse, 2 nights

Days 5 & 6: Damaraland

Travel to Damaraland passing Namibia’s highest mountain, the Brandberg, which peaks at 2,573m above sea level. The Damaraland landscape has been formed by the erosion of wind, water and geological forces which have formed rolling hills, dunes, gravel plains and ancient river terraces. On day 6, depart on a 4×4 excursion along the ephemeral Aba Huab
and Huab River valleys to explore this remarkable region in search of the elusive desert adapted elephants other wildlife. Visit the pre-historic Twyfelfontein rock engravings (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).

Hotel: Camp Kipwe, 2 nights

Day 7: Etosha National Park

Set off for Etosha National Park, travelling via the scenic Grootberg Pass. Visit a Himba settlement to discover the culture of the semi-nomadic Himba people. You may also visit a School (subject to school holidays/semesters). Continue to Etosha Mountain Lodge, on the border of Etosha National Park. Enjoy game viewing at the camp’s floodlit waterhole and elevated hides.

Hotel: Etosha Mountain Lodge

Days 8 & 9: Etosha & Onguma Game Reserve

Enjoy game viewing within Etosha National Park in your safari vehicle, leaving the park before sunset. On day 9, enjoy another day of game drives in Etosha and an afternoon game drive in the private Onguma Game Reserve.

Hotel: Onguma Tree Top Camp, 2 nights

Day 10: AfriCat – Windhoek

Depart for Okonjima’s AfriCat Centre, home to the AfriCat Foundation, a wildlife sanctuary which focuses on the research and rehabilitation of Africa’s big cats, especially injured leopard and cheetah. Continue back to Windhoek to end the tour.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
February: 18, 25$5,915.00Price on Application
March: 03, 10, 17, 24, 31$5,915.00Price on Application
April: 07, 14, 21, 28$5,915.00Price on Application
May: 05, 12, 19, 26$5,915.00Price on Application
June: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30$6,740.00Price on Application
July: 07, 14, 21, 28$6,740.00Price on Application
August: 04, 11, 18, 25$6,740.00Price on Application
September: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29$6,740.00Price on Application
October: 06, 13, 20, 27$6,740.00Price on Application
November: 03, 10, 17, 24$6,740.00Price on Application
December: 01$6,740.00Price on Application

Meals: 09 breakfasts, 9, lunches, 8 dinners
Transport: Transportation in a luxury air-conditioned safari vehicle
Accommodation:09 nights accommodation
Guide: English Speaking Driver/Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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