This privately guided journey encompasses the highlights of Namibia in a way that will inspire your imagination and capture your soul. From the stark but hauntingly beautiful Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert, you travel to Swakopmund on the edge of the Skeleton Coast before venturing into Damaraland in search of iconic desert-adapted elephants and rhinos. Discovering ancient rock art and the Himba tribe along the way, the journey though this landscape of epic grandeur brings you to the vastness...
Windhoek - Welcome to Namibia
Your private guide will meet you on arrival at Windhoek International Airport and take you to your hotel where you will spend the night. After a long plane journey, this tranquil and intimate guesthouse is the ideal place to relax and rest up in preparation for the adventures that lie ahead. You can relax in the pool garden and soak up the sunshine or take in a short tour of the city with your guide. Windhoek was established by the German colonial administration and is situated in the highlands where temperatures are much cooler than in the rest of the country. It is a vibrant African city where Victorian-era German architecture rubs shoulders with modern high-rise buildings, and where Herero women dressed in their voluminous finery and headdresses walk the streets alongside sharp-suited executives.
You have a choice of many interesting venues for dinner in the city, from traditional African fare to German dishes such as eisbein and sauerkraut. Windhoek’s most famous restaurant is a five-minute stroll away from your hotel. This lively establishment serves hearty Namibian dishes including a selection of game meats, and the collection of antique décor items is a fitting introduction to Namibian culture.
Sossusvlei - South to Sossusvlei
Sossusvlei - Into the Dunes of Sossusvlei
Swakopmund - Sossusvlei to Swakopmund
Walvis Bay - Experience Namibia's Wild Shores
Damaraland - Up the Coast
Grootberg - From Ocean to Valley
Etosha National Park - Traditional Life in Namibia
Etosha National Park - Across Etosha
Etosha National Park - The Etosha Pan
Etosha National Park - Return to Windhoek & Depart
- Experience the vast landscape and big game adventures of Etosha National Park
- Take an ocean safari in search of dolphins, seals, seabirds, whales and turtles
- Explore Namib Naukluft National Park and Sesriem Canyon
- Seek out the famous desert elephants of Damaraland
- Photograph the iconic dunes and landscape of Sossusvlei
- Discover unique desert-adapted flora and fauna
- Explore the seaside town of Swakopmund with its historic German character
- Visit the ancient rock art sites of Brandberg and Twyfelfontein
- Visit the nomadic Himba tribe and discover their way of life
Namibia is a land of awe-inspiring landscapes, diverse cultures, amazing wildlife and incredible scenery. From the Namib Desert in the south where the largest dunes in the world tower over a surreal landscape, to the vastness of Etosha National Park where big game roams wild and free. It is where the statuesque Himba tribe still lives as pastoral nomads wandering the desert and where rock art carved by the hands of ancient hunters speaks to you across the mists of time. Namibia is a country that will capture your soul and give you a Namibia vacation that you will never forget.
Beginning your journey in Windhoek, where your private guide meets you, you travel south to Sossusvlei, surrounded by the Namib Desert and the largest sand dunes in the world. Here you find landscapes of stunningly harsh beauty and discover an amazing plethora of life that survives here. Journey on to Swakopmund, a quaint Germanic town wedged between the shifting sands of the desert and the icy Atlantic Ocean, where you set off on an ocean safari to experience a host of marine life and seabirds. Enjoy a variety of adrenaline activities, explorations, and the best seafood in Namibia before moving on into the vastness of Damaraland, where ancient rock art, petrified forests and surreal mountainscapes will leave you in a state of wonder.
Continue onward as your guide leads you in search of desert elephants, rhinos and plains game in the riverbeds near Grootberg Lodge. Next, you visit the remote and enigmatic Himba tribe who give you an insight into their ancient, pastoral and nomadic way of life before you cross the Kaokoveld to Etosha National Park. Here you spend three nights traversing the park from Dolomite Camp in the west to Okaukuejo Camp in the east in search of big game, from elephants and rhinos to prides of lions. Encompassing all of Namibia’s highlights in stylish comfort and in the company of an expert guide, this journey is the ideal way to captivate your imagination.
$6,430 per person (excluding international flights)
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