Windhoek, Kalaharl Desert, Fish River Canyon, Luderitz, Namib Desert, Swakopmund, Damaraland & Etosha National Park
Namibia is home to a vast variety of unique landscapes. Explore the rugged deserts and sweeping rock formations, visit the beautiful coastal areas with stunning clifftops, and see wide open plains with no end in sight. The safaris on this tour will let you get up close and personal with 4 of the Big 5, as well as giraffes, zebras, hyenas, antelopes, and many more native animals.
Day 01: Arrive Namibia (-/-/-)
Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your accommodation for overnight.
Day 02: Windhoek – Kalahari Desert (B/-/-)
Depart Windhoek and drive to the Kalahari Desert, The Kalahari Desert is not a desert in the strictest sense of the word, as it receives too much rainfall. Enjoy an optional scenic nature drive.
Day 03: Kalahari Desert – Fish River Canyon (B/-/-)
Visiting the unique Garas quiver tree forest you are welcomed by quirky man-made sculptures of scrap metal which set a contrast to this serene, timeless space with Quiver trees and aloes nestled amongst huge dolerite boulders, stacked in a mysterious way, the area is also aptly referred to as “Giant’s Playground”. We continue to our lodge where we can explore the area on foot or on an optional guided nature drive in the later afternoon highlighting the Quiver trees, rugged landscape and impressive sweeping rock formations.
Day 04: Fish River Canyon – Luderitz (B/-/-)
Our morning starts on the edge of the Fish River Canyon which located in the northern part of the Nama Karoo and is the second largest canyon on earth. We continue our journey past the Naute dam then proceeding onwards we head towards the coastal town of Lüderitz and stop at the viewing point for the Wild Horses of the Namib Desert.
Day 05: Luderitz (B/-/-)
Our morning starts with a visit to Kolmanskop ghost town, a deserted Diamond Mining Town in the Sperrgebiet National Park. Also Diaz Point with its Padrao on a cliff overlooking the harsh Atlantic Ocean. Arriving back in Lüderitz we explore this small, historic town.
Day 06: Luderitz – Namib Desert (B/-/-)
Today we travel across wide open plains north along the Tiras Mountain range to our lodge in the Namib Desert. The afternoon is all yours to relax at the sparkling pool, enjoy the vast open desert plains, or take part in optional activities.
Day 07: Namib Desert (B/-/-)
Entering the Namib Naukluft National Park with sunrise, You will be captivated by the surreal Deadvlei surrounded by some of the highest dunes on earth and Sossusvlei, where the dry Tsauchab River ends abruptly amongst dunes. Take the opportunity to walk up one of these majestic dunes to admire the desert landscape beneath. Thereafter we visit the Sesriem Canyon, a life-sustaining natural phenomenon in the heart of the Namib Desert.
Day 08: Swakopmund (B/-/-)
After breakfast, we continue to Walvis Bay to view thousands of African flamingos at the world heritage site. Continuing along the scenic route between the dune belt and the Atlantic Ocean we reach Swakopmund, where the rest of the day is spent at leisure.
Day 09: Swakopmund (B/-/-)
After breakfast, enjoy the relaxed pace of Swakopmund known as the “playground of Namibia”.
Day 10: Swakopmund – Damaraland (B/-/-)
Head to Damaraland, one of the least populated and geologically diverse areas in Africa. This harsh, rocky environment is home to the elusive desert elephant, the black rhino and free-roaming antelope species. We visit Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO heritage site then we proceed to the Petrified Forest where we also see the Welwitschia mirabilis plant – the oldest living desert plant on Earth.
Day 11: Damaraland – Etosha National Park (B/-/-)
We travel towards the Etosha National Park, famous for its vast amount of wildlife. Once we have reached our camp located just outside of the National Park and explore on a guided safari with open vehicle game drives.
Day 12: Etosha National Park (B/-/-)
Spend the day seeking out wildlife with closed vehicle. The park is home to 4 of the Big Five – elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. Popular game species such as giraffe, blue wildebeest, plains and mountain zebra, hyena, lion, leopard, antelopes such as kudu, oryx, eland, as well as some of the endangered species such as Black rhino, cheetah and the black-faced impala are all found here.
Day 13: Etosha National Park (B/-/-)
Today your guide again takes you on a game drive in the National Park. We may encounter animal species we have not seen the previous day and look forward to any new surprises at the different waterholes visited. In the afternoon we travel back to our lodge, where we enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.
Day 14: Etosha – Depart Namibia (B/-/-)
Travel towards Windhoek via Okahandja where we will visit a local handicraft market. Arrive Windhoek airport in the late afternoon for your flight back to Australia.
Day 15: Arrive Australia (-/-/-)
Number of Days 15
Price From $6680
Price based on travel from November 2018 – June 2019, surcharges may apply.
International flights with Qantas or South African Airways
13 nights Superior accommodation with daily breakfast
Transfers, sightseeing & admission fees as specified
Porterage at hotels
Tipping at own discretion
Meals (excluding Breakfast, as indicated)
Peak season surcharges may apply
$ Price (Twin Share)
From $6,680 per person (air & land) departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth flying South African Airways or Qantas.
From $4,780 per person (land only)