Namibia is a giant outdoor playground, packed with novel experiences and framed against some of the planet's most surreal landscapes. Ever since Bushmen settled here 40,000 years ago, an insatiable appetite for excitement and adventure has been essential to the local psyche. This unique itinerary builds on the local perspective, packing a myriad of inimitable adventure into just 11 days. The experiences you can have here, you won't find anywhere else on the planet.
Windhoek - A Warm Welcome
Keep your eyes to the window as you fly over Namibia, your first glimpses of wilderness providing shots of anticipation. This landscape awaits intrepid footsteps, laying out its bounty from all angles. Even capital city Windhoek delivers panoramas of beauty, mountains snaking in the distance, desert yellow extending beyond the horizon, and rolling hills unveiling a cozy local atmosphere. Namibia runs on a laid-back rhythm and Windhoek epitomizes the languid pace of a nation. Nothing is rushed. And nothing should be rushed when you’re surrounded by so much natural beauty. So rest, relax and get ready for the adventure to kick off.
Swakopmund - Sand Boarding Down the World’s Highest Sand Dune
Swakopmund - Kayaking with Cape Fur Seals and Exploring the Skeleton Coast
Swakopmund - A Micro Flight over Namib-Naukluft and Sossusvlei
Damaraland - Admiring the Endless Beauty
Damaraland - Mountain Bike Adventures through Surreal Landscapes
Damaraland - Sharing Hiking Trails with Elephants and Rock Art
Ongava Game Reserve - Tracking White Rhinos on Foot
Ongava Game Reserve - Spectacular Game Drives in Etosha National Park
Ongava Game Reserve - Tracking Wild Game with Bushmen
Windhoek - Departure from Namibia
- Spend three days on a fully immersed safari in Etosha National Park, a thrilling assortment of characters unveiled with every turn including lions, leopards, Black and White rhinos, and over 100 more mammal species
- Feel the heartbeat rise as you track white rhinos on foot, your apprehensive footsteps bringing unfathomable proximity to these endangered greats
- Sand board down the world’s highest sand dune, then take an ATV back up to the summit, and then repeat…
- Kayak with a huge colony of Cape fur seals, rubbing your eyes in amazement as you discover their antics on the Skeleton Coast
- Spend two days hiking and mountain biking through the phantasmal landscapes of Damaraland, only sharing the trail with nomadic elephants and antelope herds
- Board a tiny Cessna light aircraft and cruise over the smoldering sand dunes of the Namib-Naukluft, Africa’s largest national park
- Go on walking safari with barefoot Bushmen guides, learning authentic game tracking and all the clues for survival in the wild
- Enjoy a surreal collection of secluded camps, each canvas home offering absolute natural immersion along with the perfect blend of luxury and the wild
Outdoor adventure has been integral to the Namibian psyche since the first Bushmen settled here 40,000 years ago. Tracking wild game on foot was part of daily life, along with hiking through the mountains to the best lookout points. An insatiable appetite for exploration and excitement has been passed down from the ancestors, and this itinerary blends traditional bushman adventure with inimitable new experiences. Seeking outdoor adventures? Not only does Namibia rarely have anything indoors, its landscape redesigns definitions of the natural world we inhabit. Otherworldly settings offer unrivaled hiking and mountain biking. The world’s highest sand dunes offer a playground of exhilaration and tranquil beauty. The country has epic open spaces that rarely see human eyes, your adventure instead shared with Cape fur seals, rhinos, and a smorgasbord of nature’s great mammals.
This unique itinerary revolves around three very different bases. Start in the coastal oasis of Swakopmond, lose yourself in the ethereal landscapes of Damaraland, and explore surreal wonders from the safari base of Ongava Game Reserve. Each day is action packed, yet each evening provides the serene antidote. Luxury camps nestle into the wilderness, imbuing new impressions of silence and offering inexhaustible panoramas onto Namibia’s rugged landscapes. From Swakopmund you spend a day exploring the Skeleton Coast, kayaking with Cape fur seals and ogling at mystical shipwrecks in the sand. The dunes rise almost 400 meters high and you’ll be sand boarding down them, before taking a micro flight over the enduring ridges and shimmering kaleidoscope of Namib-Naukluft National Park.
From burning reds comes the lunar-like landscapes of Damaraland, a celestial collection of rock formations that brings three days of hiking and mountain bike escapades. Sharing the trails are desert elephants and scattered antelope herds, further enchantment to intensify your immersion in nature. These wildlife encounters are the core of your final stop in Ongava, a private reserve that shares unfenced boundaries with epic Etosha National Park. Take game drives into Etosha and admire the big cats that lounge in the woodland and migrate across the salt pans. Spend a day with indigenous Bushmen, learning the art of animal tracking and increasing the intimacy with Namibia’s stunning array of mammals. On day eight you’ll be tracking endangered White rhinos, wandering through the savannah until there’s barely breathing space between you and these majestic two-ton greats.
This is a private and customizable itinerary so each day of adventure is tailored to your interests and fitness levels. In a country like Namibia the options are endless. Just as an example, in Damaraland there’s hardly a trail to follow; you’ll be following the leftover hoof prints. It’s easy to shorten an activity and increase the leisurely indulgence at camp. Those with an unstoppable appetite can be outdoors all day long, taking a picnic beside hippo pools and continuing the adventure until the sun burns red on the horizon. So get ready for a journey into achingly authentic Namibia, one that bristles with exhilaration and is liberally coated in tranquility.
Zicasso offers a variety of safaris. See the safari tour reviews to Namibia to explore what travelers experienced on their customized trips.
$6,430 per person (excluding international flights)
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