This 9 day tour of Namibia brings you to some of the highlights of the country. Spot animals on a safari in Etosha National Park, climb the dunes in the Namib desert and view the fascinating landscape of Dead Vlei. Packed with variety and adventure, this group tour is the best introduction to Namibia.
Etosha National Park
Welcome to Namibia and the start of your tour. You are free to arrive today at your leisure. Please note that you will meet your tour leader and the rest of your group tomorrow.
Windhoek is the capital and largest city in Namibia. The territory was colonised by Germany in the 1890's and still retains German influence throughout - as seen in the architecture and many beer houses. Spend time wandering the city and relaxing before your journey tomorrow.
Accommodation: Roof of Africa Hotel or similar
Etosha National Park
Etosha National Park is one of the most memorable places you will visit on this trip with huge amounts of wildlife visiting the waterholes to drink. We have a full game drive to make the most of the fantastic wildlife-spotting opportunities.
Today is a full day of driving to reach Etosha where you will enjoy a game drive tomorrow.
Accommodation: Mokuti Lodge or similar - Breakfast; Lunch & Dinner
Etosha National Park
Etosha National Park is one of the best places in Africa to spot cheetahs and the endangered black rhino. Keep your camera lens ready for rare antelope species; the Burchell's zebra and black-faced impala's which roam the wild savannah. You may spot the odd giraffe or two chewing through thorny acacia trees in the woodland areas. Etosha National Park is a bird watcher's paradise with some 340 species inhabiting the park at different times of the year. For a short period after seasonal rains Etosha's vast salt pan is covered by a layer of water which attracts massive flocks of pelicans; flamingoes and other wading birds. While the pan is dry it is notable for the way it dramatically changes colour during the early morning and late afternoon sun.
Accommodation: Etosha Safari Camp or similar - Breakfast; Lunch & Dinner
Otjiwarongo & The Cheetah Sanctuary
This morning we leave the Etosha National Park area and make our way towards Otjiwarongo. We travel through the Namibian landscape for around four hours to reach the Cheetah Sanctuary where we will stop for a few hours. After arrival to the sanctuary we will enjoy an introduction to the centre and the work that they do; including a tour of the centre; museum; clinic and creamery. You will witness the cheetahs being fed and also meet the other livestock that live in the centre.
Following this you can enjoy an optional Cheetah drive excursion where you have the opportunity to witness these beautiful creatures up close.
Later in the afternoon we have a short drive to our final destination for the night; Otjiwarongo.
Accommodation: C'est Si Bon Lodge or similar - Breakfast & Lunch
Our next stop will be the charming coastal town of Swakopmund; a historic colonial German town surrounded by desert and sweeping sand dunes which meet with the Atlantic Ocean. It is Namibia's most popular holiday destination. We spend two nights here; so you can wander around town viewing the colonial architecture or perhaps enjoy a cold locally brewed beer or two. If you would prefer to fuel your thirst for adrenaline then there is a wide range of optional excursions available. The town also has a good selection of bars and restaurants to cater for every taste. The seafood here is great!
Accommodation: Amanpuri Hotel or similar - Breakfast
Today you are free to enjoy more of Swakopmund.
Optional Excursions - final cost to be advised when booking
Sunset Boat Cruise – From US$15
Quad Bike Tour – From US$35
Tandem Skydiving- US$210
Sandboarding – From US$30
Sesriem & The Tropic of Capricorn
Departing the coast we drive towards the Tropic of Capricorn where we make a stop so that you can get that obligatory picture with the sign. From here we continue on to Solitaire; a small settlement in the Khomas Region of Central Namibia; close to the Namib-Naukluft National Park. This small desert community has only a gas station; post office; bakery and general store. As you step off the truck you will feel as though you have stepped back in time onto a movie set; surrounded by cacti and old vehicle carcasses partially submerged in the sand.
Accommodation: 1 night in lodges - Breakfast; Lunch & Dinner
Windhoek ? Sossusvlei & Dead Vlei
An early start this morning as we make for our excursion into Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei - home of the iconic sand dunes in Namibia. After our excursion we will make our way towards Windhoek.
At an elevation of 1650 metres; Windhoek lies in a beautiful valley and is surrounded by the Eros Mountains in the north and the Auas mountains to the south. This is the only city in Namibia and is home to a population of over 250;000 inhabitants. Like in Swakopmund there is a noticeable German influence here. German is still widely spoken and it is common to find traditional breads; sausage; and other delicacies; they even hold annual beer festivals.
No tourist's visit to Windhoek is complete without paying a visit to Joe’s Beer house; a bar and restaurant providing a mix of warm Namibian and German hospitality. This place is full of old relics from ‘Joe’s’ travels and creates a great atmosphere for socialising and reminiscing about your journey so far. Here you can also opt to sample some delicious game meats or try out one of the many craft beers on offer.
Accommodation: Roof of Africa Hotel or similar - Breakfast & Lunch
Your adventure of a lifetime comes to an end today. If you have a late flight or have lengthened your stay by adding post tour accommodation you will have more time to explore the sights.
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Price per person sharing
Selected departure dates from 14 May - 10 December 2021
Accommodation - 5 nights in hotels, 3 nights in lodges
Transportation: Overland Truck, 4WD
Meals- 8 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Full Day Game Drive in Etosha National Park
Guided tour of Cheetah Conservation Centre
Visit to the town of Solitaire and the Tropic of Capricorn
Visit to Sossusvlei & Dead Vlei
What's Not Included
Visas and travel insurance
Spending money – budget for meals, snacks, drinks, limited souvenirs, laundry, tips and any extras
International flights to/from the start/end of your tour and departure taxes
Tips on excursions, visas, travel insurance, personal items and single rooms.
Optional excursions - On each trip, you may find there are some excursions that are not included.