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Our guided Best of Namibia Luxury Tours are fully inclusive and take you to some of the country's wildest locations, where you will stay in a variety of comfortable and stylish accommodations. Spend your first night in Windhoek in luxury before heading into the Namib, the world's oldest desert, where you can experience the towering, red dunes at Sossusvlei. Explore the charming town of Swakopmund before entering the beautiful desert landscapes of Damaraland. Meet the nomadic Himba and visit Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO World Heritage site featuring hundreds of ancient rock paintings and engravings. Discover the wonders of the world-reknowned Etosha National Park, while staying at various private reserves bordering the game park. End your journey at Okonjima, home of the AfriCat Foundation and refuge for rehabilitated predators, including cheetah, leopard, spotted hyena and African wild dog. Your experienced guide will ensure that you are well cared for every step of the way on this exciting journey.

Departures:
See dates below.
Schedule:
Day Destination Accommodation  
1 Windhoek The Weinberg B&B
2 Sossusvlei, Namib Desert Wilderness Little Kulala FB+
3 Sossusvlei, Namib Desert Wilderness Little Kulala FB+
4 Swakopmund Strand Hotel Swakopmund FB
5 Swakopmund Strand Hotel Swakopmund FB
6 Twyfelfontein Mowani Mountain Camp FB+
7 Twyfelfontein Mowani Mountain Camp FB+
8 Ongava Private Game Reserve Ongava Tented Camp FI
9 Onguma Game Reserve Onguma Bush Camp FB+
10 Onguma Game Reserve Onguma Bush Camp FB+
11 Okonjima Nature Reserve Okonjima Luxury Bush Suite FB+
12 Windhoek   B/L

B = Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner
B,B&L = Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
FB+ (Full Board Plus) = Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Activities

Cost:

Rates up to 31 Oct 2024
Price per person from: N$ 133 550
Single supplement: N$14 150
Min: 2pax | Max: 6pax

(Prices valid until 31 Oct 2024)

Rates up to 31 Oct 2025
Price per person from: N$ 138 550
Single supplement: N$16 150
Min: 2pax | Max: 6pax

(Prices valid until 31 Oct 2025)

Tour Dates:

Up to 31 Oct 2024

12, 26 Jan 2024 | 09, 23 Feb 2024 | 08, 22 March 2024 | 12, 26 April 2024 | 10, 24 May 2024 | 07, 21 June 2024 | 12, 26 July 2024 | 09, 23 Aug 2024 | 13, 27 Sept 2024 | 11, 25 Oct 2025

Up to 31 Oct 2025

08, 22 Nov 2024 | 13, 27 Dec 2024 | 10, 24 Jan 2025 | 14, 28 Feb 2025 | 14, 28 March 2025 | 11, 25 April 2025 | 09, 23 May 2025 | 13 , 27 June 2025 | 11, 25 July 2025 | 08, 22 Aug 2025 | 12, 26 Sept 2025 | 10, 24 Oct 2025

Included:

Meet and greet in Windhoek.

Transport in a custom-built, air-conditioned 4x4 safari vehicle.

A registered and experienced English-speaking safari guide

Entrance fees and excursions as described in the itinerary.

Return airport transfers.

Mineral water on the vehicle and at the lodges.

Local drinks while staying at Little Kulala and Ongava.

Accommodation as described in the itinerary or similar.

Emergency medical evacuation insurance

Excluded:

Premium brand drinks.

Any items of a personal nature.

Gratuities.

Personal medical insurance.

International flights.

Any additional meals not described in the itinerary.

ROUTE

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ITINERARY

DETAILED Itinerary (offsite)

Day 1: Windhoek
(The Weinberg)

On your arrival in Namibia, you will be met by your guide at the airport and be transferred to your accommodation. Spend the afternoon and evening relaxing after your flight.

Your elegant hotel wraps around a historical heritage building. It offers spectacular views, modern amenities and various facilities including a day spa, salon and five upmarket restaurants.

Included: Dinner and Airport Transfer

Day 2: Sossusvlei, Namib Desert
(Wilderness Little Kulala)

This morning you will depart Windhoek with your guide and drive southwest through the scenic Khomas Hochland highlands before you head down the escarpment into the Namib Desert. A picnic lunch will be served at a scenic location on route. You will arrive at Little Kulala in the late afternoon. If there is still time, your guide will take you to visit Sesriem Canyon, or you can choose to relax and soak in the scenery and beautiful surroundings. You will stay here for two nights while you explore the remarkable sights of the Namib Desert with your guide.

Wilderness Little Kulala is located close to the Sossusvlei dunes. Its luxury desert suites each boast a private plunge pool and rooftop area for stargazing and sundowners.

Activity: Little Kulala - Afternoon sundowner drive

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks at the lodge, and Activities at the lodge

Day 3: Sossusvlei
(Wilderness Little Kulala)

You will visit Sossusvlei at dawn as well as take a short walk to Dead Vlei.

Sossusvlei is located in the scenic Namib-Naukluft National Park. This iconic landscape is made up of white plains and red dunes which tower majestically against a deep blue sky and are among the highest in the world, rising to almost 400 metres. They come alive in the morning and evening light and draw photography enthusiasts from around the globe. It is home to a variety of desert wildlife including oryx, springbok, ostrich and a variety of reptiles.

We will stop at the famous Dune 45, a beautiful star dune which reaches over 170 metres in height. Those who feel fit enough to climb the dune will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding Namibian desert.

Dead Vlei is a white clay pan which lies between towering orange dunes and is dotted with the skeletal remains of hundreds of dead camelthorn trees, making it a striking vista and photographer's dream.

As the day cools down we will enjoy a short excursion to Sesriem Canyon before heading back.

Activities: Sossusvlei, Dune 45, Dead Vlei, Sesriem Canyon excursion

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks at the lodge, Park Fees and Activities

Day 4: Swakopmund
(Strand Hotel)

After breakfast you and your guide will head north west on an incredibly scenic drive through the Namib Naukluft National Park, traversing the Gaub and Kuiseb canyons. We will reach the coast at the port town of Walvis Bay, where we will stop over to visit the lagoon.

The Walvis Bay lagoon is one of the richest and most important wetlands in southern Africa. It is home to many water birds including Great and Lesser flamingos, Damara terns, pelicans and avocets.

We continue to Swakopmund along the scenic coastal road, with dunes on one side and the cold Atlantic on the other.

The Strand Hotel is perched right over the water. Enjoy this small and quaint town for the next two nights. In the afternoon there will be time to wander around town and along the waterfront on foot if you wish before heading off to dinner at the popular Tug Restaurant by the jetty, which specializes in fresh seafood.

Your stay here includes all meals, some of which may be taken outside of the hotel.

Activities: Gaub and Kuiseb Passes, Tropic of Capricorn, Walvis Bay Lagoon

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Activities

Day 5: Swakopmund
(Strand Hotel)

Swakopmund is a charming seaside town characterised by German colonial architecture, palm-lined streets, great restaurants, plenty of shops and beautiful beaches. Today, you will be free to explore. The town offers plenty to do including a good museum and aquarium. Various optional activities can also be arranged. These include a boat tour (with oysters and champagne), scenic flights and micro-light flights over the desert, fishing trips (either from the beach or a boat), desert tours, quad-biking in the desert, sandboarding and skydiving. Your guide will discuss all your options and offer to make pre-bookings. Note that all extra activities in Swakopmund are subject to availability and are made at the client's own risk and expense.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Twyfelfontein
(Mowani Mountain Camp)

After breakfast, we head to Damaraland along the Skeleton Coast. We will drive inland, passing Namibia's highest mountain, the Brandberg, at over 2600 metres, and make our way towards Twyfelfontein.

Damaraland offers some of the most breathtaking scenery on your safari. The geology here has been crafted by wind and water erosion over millions of years. It is typified by stunning displays of colour, table-topped mountains, rock formations and peculiar looking vegetation. It is the variety and desolation of the area, as well as its scenic splendour, that will captivate you.

If time allows this afternoon, your guide will take you to visit the nearby Twyfelfontein UNESCO World Heritage site. It features one of the largest and most important concentrations of rock art in Africa. Visitors can view some 2500 Stone Age rock engravings at 17 rock art sites. There are an additional 13 sites displaying rock paintings. We will also visit Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes. If there is not sufficient time they can be done the following day.

Return to your accommodation in time for a sunset walk.

Mowani Mountain Camp offers luxury tented accommodation with magnificent desert views. Open air en-suite bathrooms and private decks give you great views of Damaraland.

Your stay includes full board and activities.

Activities: Twyfelfontein rock art

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Park Fees and Activity

Day 7: Twyfelfontein
(Mowani Mountain Camp)

The breathtaking mountain region of Damaraland is situated on the eastern side of the Skeleton Coast National Park and south west of Etosha National Park. An assortment of desert adapted wildlife including elephant, rhino, zebra and lion live in this near-barren landscape.

In the morning you will have a guided tour with your guide in search of desert adapted elephants.

Activity: Desert adapted elephant tour with your guide and tour vehicle

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Park Fees and Activity

Day 8: Ongava Private Game Reserve
(Ongava Tented Camp)

Today we will continue north east towards the Etosha National Park. Just south of the park, you will enter the private Ongava Game Reserve, enjoying wildlife sightings as you travel to Ongava Tented Camp. If time allows, in the afternoon, your guide will take you on your first game drive in the Ongava Private Game Reserve.

Ongava Game Reserve is considered one of the top private game reserves in the region. One of its main attractions is its rhino population and guests can experience the thrill of getting up close to these majestic creatures.

Your accommodation is situated at the foot of a dolomite hill. It consists of large Meru-style tents with en-suite facilities, open air showers and private verandahs. The main area fronts a much-frequented waterhole.

Your one night stay includes all meals and activities.

Activities: Ongava Game Reserve afternoon game drive

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Park Fees, Drinks at the lodge, and Activities

Day 9: Onguma Game Reserve
(Onguma Bush Camp)

Today will be spent game viewing in the Etosha National Park. We drive the breadth of the park, entering at the Andersson gate in the South and making our way past Okaukuejo, Halali, and Namutoni. We will stop at selected waterholes, known to be popular with wildlife for the best possible sightings. We depart the park at the eastern Von Lindquist Gate before closing time at sunset, and arrive at Onguma Bush Camp with time to relax before dinner.

The Onguma Game Reserve features over 34000 hectares of protected land and a variety of wildlife including plains game, black rhino, kudu, giraffe, zebra, lion, cheetah, leopard and more than 300 bird species. It borders the Fisher's Pan wetland area where seasonal rains attract thousands of migrating birds.

Your accommodation at Onguma Bush Camp is private and exclusive. The water-level Onkolo hide provides hours of game viewing opportunities for guests.

Your stay is on a Full Board basis including activities.

Activity: Full Day Etosha Game Drive

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Park Fees and Activities

Day 10: Onguma Game Reserve
(Onguma Bush Camp)

We return to Etosha National Park in the morning. The park is one of Namibia's prime wildlife conservation areas. Spanning a vast 22 300 kmĀ² (8 610 square miles), it consists mostly of grassy plains around a huge salt pan, which becomes a beautiful lake after heavy rains and attracts large flocks of pink flamingos. Etosha hosts a vast array of animals, including lion, elephant, hyena, rhino, leopard, giraffe and rare and unusual species like the black-faced impala, Hartmann's mountain zebra and the smallest antelope in the world, the Damara dik-dik. Large herds of elephant can also be seen, while predators range from lion to black-backed jackal. The wildlife in Etosha congregates around the watering holes, making for exciting and productive game viewing.

In the afternoon, you will enjoy a guided sunset game drive in the Onguma Game Reserve.

Activity : Morning Etosha Game Drive, Afternoon Onguma Game Reserve Sundowner Drive

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Park Fees and Activities

Day 11: Okonjima Nature Reserve
(Okonjima Luxury Bush Camp)

After breakfast you will travel south, visiting Lake Otjikoto and touring the AfriCat Foundation en route. You will arrive in time to enjoy lunch at Okonjima, which is located at the base of the Omboroko mountains near Waterberg. Here you will enjoy a welcoming atmosphere and superb accommodation in an Okonjima Bush Suite.

‘Okonjima’ is a Herero name meaning ‘place of the baboons’. This spectacular area is home to the world's largest free-ranging population of cheetah and Namibia's wildcat population. Created as a refuge for rehabilitated predators, the reserve is a haven for cheetah, leopard, spotted hyena and African wild dog, as well as several species of antelope.

There are fantastic activities on offer. You will start with a guided afternoon excursion. Other activities include tracking cheetah and leopard on foot, bird watching and the opportunity to embark on the Bushmen Trail, during which guests can experience a day in the life of a San Bushman.

Night drives set off after dinner, providing a glimpse into the nocturnal life of predators, as well as magnificent viewing of the star-studded skies. Keen hikers can set off into the majestic solitude of the desert on a selection of nature trails, while bird watchers will be sure to spot and photograph a number of colourful species.

Your stay includes a private guide, private vehicle, chef, all meals, activities, drinks (excluding premium and imported brands), wi-fi and park fees.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Park Fees and Activities with the Lodge

Day 12: Windhoek

After a leisurely breakfast, we will depart for Windhoek in the late morning. The drive will take us through the town of Okahandja, where you can stop at the craft market. On arrival in Windhoek you will be driven to Windhoek International Airport to check in for your flight home (departure flight must be no earlier than 16h00 to allow for drive back to Windhoek).

Arrival back in Windhoek is around 12H30.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Airport transfer

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