14 Day Namibia: Hiking & Wildlife Wonders

Comfort
Small Group

Tour Details

Tour Style Comfort Small Group
Length 14 days
Countries Visited Namibia
Starts Windhoek
Ends Windhoek
Group Size Min 2 Max 10
Age Range 10 - 65 Years and older
Tour SKU ACM4611
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What You'll Experience

  • Windhoek
  • Waterberg Area
  • Etosha National Park
  • Ugab Valley
  • Brandberg Region
  • Erongo Mountains
  • Swakopmund
  • Namib Desert
  • Namib-Naukluft
  • Small Group Hiking Tour
  • Scenic Hikes
  • Game Drives
  • Wildlife Sightings
  • Damaraland
  • Desert Elephant Tracking
  • Herero Women's Craft Market
  • Moon Landscapes

Why You'll Love this Tour

During this 14 day hiking trek, you may explore Namibia's majesty and stretch your legs. Hiking through pristine landscapes, over desert dunes, and down river gorges with a qualified guide by your side will give you a unique view of Namibia's natural splendor. Experience some of Namibia's most breathtaking natural settings while hiking with a qualified guide at your side. Ideal for any hiking enthusiast, this 14 day tour to Namibia offers an abundance of unforgettable experiences. Traveling through tiny, cozy guest farms along the route creates a homey, welcoming feeling wherever you go. This tour will offer you an authentic experience of Namibia, featuring walks through breathtaking scenery, numerous sundowners, and wildlife drives in Etosha.

Tour Price

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Dates Tour Length: 14 days


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Included

  • Transport in a tour vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • 12 Nights’ stay in lodges, rest camps and guesthouses
  • 1 Night in a dome tent (equipped with loungers, bed rolls and pillows)
  • Camping equipment
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • All national park fees
  • Small Group Hiking Tour
  • Scenic Hikes
  • Game Drives
  • Wildlife Sightings
  • Damaraland
  • Desert Elephant Tracking
  • Herero Women's Craft Market
  • Moon Landscapes

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  • Flights (International and Domestic)
  • Meals not indicated
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Passports
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money
  • Travel insurance (Get Adventure Travel Insurance)

Activities

Some of the activities you can take part in on this tour.

Included in Tour Price:

  • Small Group Hiking Tour
  • Scenic Hikes
  • Game Drives
  • Wildlife Sightings
  • Damaraland
  • Desert Elephant Tracking
  • Herero Women's Craft Market
  • Moon Landscapes


Other Activities

Optional Activities available on this tour at your own expense.

Itinerary

Day 1: Windhoek – Waterberg Area, Namibia

The arrival time at Windhoek International Airport is 9am. Your guide meets you at the airport with a friendly grin, and following a quick tour briefing, your hiking journey through Namibia can start. After departing from Windhoek, you travel north, passing via the tiny community of Okahandja. Today you’re going to the quaint Waterberg Guest Farm. Following some downtime, you and your guide embark on your first hike. You trek to the summit of Small Waterberg Mountain via one of the guest farm’s nature pathways. A breathtaking vista of the Waterberg Plateau awaits you here. You may look forward to a delectable dinner in the evening.

Accommodation: Waterberg Guest Farm
Meals: Dinner
Distance: ± 260 km
Driving Time: ± 3 hours
Hiking Distance: ± 4 km
Hiking Time: ± 2 hours
Hiking Elevation: ± 200 m

Day 2: Waterberg Area – Etosha National Park, Namibia

Following breakfast, you go on a leisurely hike with your guide through the Omumborombonga Forest. Because it is the world’s heaviest wood, the Omumborombonga tree is also known as leadwood. Local Herero tradition holds that the first humans emerged from the first Omumborombonga tree. You have the opportunity to recover after your hike through this enchanted forest before continuing on to the Etosha National Park, the safari’s high point on your hiking vacation across Namibia. With good cause, Namibia’s most well-known national park is Etosha. You have the chance to see some of the area’s numerous wild residents when you go on a wildlife drive in the afternoon. You spend the next two nights at the Etosha Safari Camp, which is located just outside of the Etosha National Park, following your game drive.

Accommodation: Etosha Safari Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Distance: ± 250 km
Driving Time: ± 2-3 hours
Hiking Distance: ± 6 km
Hiking Time: ± 2 – 3 hours

Day 3: Etosha National Park, Namibia

Those that rise early will likely be rewarded greatly because the Etosha National Park is renowned for its breathtaking sunrises. You should begin your game drive as early as possible because the animals are most active in the cold morning hours. This full-day game drive offers you the opportunity to see lions, giraffes, zebras, elephants, and several antelope species. Even a black rhino and, in very lucky circumstances, a leopard hiding in the underbrush could be visible to you. Although you can never be sure what to expect on a safari, your knowledgeable guide will point out species that you might have missed otherwise. With many new safari impressions in tow, you make your way back to the Etosha Safari Camp for another night.

Accommodation: Etosha Safari Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Etosha Area – Ugab Valley, Namibia

For once, have a calm start to the day! You should take advantage of the fact that you are on vacation by sleeping in and enjoying a lavish breakfast in a laid-back setting. After that, you travel to the Vingerklip Lodge, where you will spend the next two nights. You are welcome to lounge by the pool for a while after a light lunch (optional), and then head out for a lovely afternoon hike. You trek across the Eagles Nest Plateau with your guide in the direction of the Vingerklip, a rock formation that looks like a finger pointing up into the sky. The breathtaking 360-degree panorama of the breathtaking Ugab Valley below is the reward for the short climb up to the Vingerklip. After a while, you take a short cut back to the lodge, where you can spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing. After a delectable dinner in the evening, cozy up in your chalet and enjoy another peaceful night.

Accommodation: Vingerklip Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Distance: ± 190 km
Time: ± 2 – 3 hours
Hiking Distance: ± 3½ km
Hiking Time: ±1 hour
Hiking Elevation: ±100 m

Day 5: Ugab Valley, Namibia

Today, go on an amazing hike once more. You trek to the southern terrace and then around it, beginning at your lodge. You will stop at a number of sites along the route that provide breathtaking views of the Ugab Valley. Your knowledgeable guide is happy to impart his extensive local knowledge to you and educate you on the local flora, wildlife, and distinctive geological characteristics. The hike comes to a close with a delicious meal and a vista atop the Eagles Nest Plateau. After that, you can either head back down to the lodge and cool off in the pool or you can kick back and enjoy your amazing vantage position. You should go to the lookout platform, which has a view of the nearby waterhole, once the shadows lengthen. Here’s where you may enjoy a nice, refreshing beverage while taking in the lovely sunset. You stay at the Vingerklip Lodge for an additional night.

Accommodation: Vingerklip Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hiking Distance: ± 7 km
Hiking Time: ± 3 – 4 hours
Hiking Elevation: ± 250 m

Day 6: Ugab Valley – Brandberg Region, Namibia

Enjoy a substantial breakfast before entering Damaraland. You can buy some locally made trinkets at the Herero Women’s Craft Market while you travel through the area. Today’s destination is the distantly visible Brandberg region, which is Namibia’s highest peak. The reddish granite boulder of Brandberg is known for its dazzling red light in the evening sun. It is widely recognized for the rock art that is seen across the mountain range. You will see the most well-known rock painting, “White Lady,” with the assistance of a local guide. It’s a quick climb uphill to the Tsisab Gorge. Along the way are large boulders, sheer cliffs, and striking rock formations. Your trek to Uis then continues. Awaiting you is an extraordinary journey that begins with a late-afternoon sundowner drive. At your camp, which has been prepared for you in the middle of nowhere, you will arrive after a breathtaking sunset in a lovely location. Take a seat by the fireplace, sip a refreshing welcome drink, and watch while a delectable dinner is prepared for you over an open flame. Once you’re satisfied, you can relax by the flickering fire, take in the sounds of nature, and gaze up at the amazing starry sky. Alternatively, you might spend a memorable night in one of the most remote locations ever by sleeping in your tent.

Accommodation: Camp in Brandberg Region
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: ± 250 km
Driving Time: ± 3-4 hours
Hiking Distance: ± 5 km
Hiking Time: ± 2 hours
Hiking Elevation: ± 120 m

Day 7: Brandberg Region – Erongo Mountains, Namibia

You begin each new day as soon as the sun rises. Finally, savor the splendor of your idyllic surroundings, sip a hot cup of tea or coffee, munch on a rusk, and experience a sense of oneness with the natural world. You will eventually return to Uis, where a sumptuous meal will be waiting for you. Eventually, your adventure will take you to the primitive Omandumba Bush Camp, where you will spend the next two nights, at the foot of the majestic Erongo Mountains. You can go on another hike in the afternoon to get some fresh air and see more of your surroundings. A drive at sunset to an amazing vantage point is the ideal way to cap off the day. Savor a cool beverage as you perch on a hilltop to witness Namibia’s next breathtaking sunset. Dinner will be ready for you when you return to the camp. It will be really tasty.

Accommodation: Omandumba Bush Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Distance: ± 100 km
Driving Time: ±1 – 2 hours
Hiking Distance: ± 3 – 4 km
Hiking Time: ± 1 – 2 hours
Hiking Elevation: ± 50 m

Day 8: Erongo Mountains, Namibia

You’re in for another exciting day. Following breakfast and a quick drive, you set out on a hike that takes you into the towering Erongo Mountains granite rock formations. The ancient San people formerly lived in this stunning region. Some of the well-preserved and concealed rock art left by these ancient hunter-gatherers will be shown to you by your guide. You will return to the camp after the hike and be rewarded with a hot lunch. Before visiting the nearby Living Museum of the Ju/’Hoansi-San/Bushmen, you might take some time to unwind. Here you can embark on a bushwalk with a San guide and discover which plants are good for medicinal uses as well as traditional hunting techniques and religious beliefs. Your second night at Omandumba Bush Camp is about to start. What a fantastic way to end another amazing day in Namibia.

Accommodation: Malansrun Tented Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hiking Distance: ± 6 ½ km
Hiking Time: ± 3 – 4 hours
Hiking Elevation: ± 150 m

Day 9 : Ergo Mountains – Swakopmund, Namibia

Enjoy a leisurely start to the day before proceeding with your travels. The Spitzkoppe Mountains, looming over the surrounding terrain, will soon come into view. Following a quick photo op at the Spitzkoppe Bridge, you drive into Namibia’s backcountry until you feel the crisp air of the Atlantic Ocean and a nice sea breeze. This coastline has seen numerous shipgrounds, and en route you’ll stop at one of the shipwrecks that you can see from the shore. Today you are going to the quaint coastal village of Swakopmund. Before you get to the Swakopmund Guesthouse, your guide will take you to some of the town’s top sights. The remainder of the afternoon is yours to do as you like. There are many different supper alternatives in Swakopmund, and your guide can recommend the best eateries.

Accommodation: Swakopmund Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast
Distance: ± 280 km
Driving Time: ± 4 hours

Day 10: Swakopmund – Moon Landscapes – Swakopmund, Namibia

Start your day early in the morning to get ready for an exciting hike into the Moon Landscape today. Hiking chances are some of the most breathtaking in this nearly otherworldly location. From a distance, the area appears barren and unpopulated. However, during your journey, your guide can point out to you different plants and possibly even some critters that have evolved clever strategies to survive this hostile environment. There isn’t a more well-known plant than Welwitschia mirabilis. This intriguing plant, which may reach a height of more than a millennium, is scattered across the terrain. You head to the Goanikontes Oasis to finish your climb and treat yourself to lunch (optional) or ice cream as the midday sun begins to show its face. You have the remainder of the afternoon to do as you wish once you’re back in Swakopmund. Once more, you spend the night at the Swakopmund Guesthouse, which is close to the beach.

Accommodation: Swakopmund Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast
Distance: ± 90km
Driving Time: ± 1½ hours excluding game drives
Hiking Distance: ± 5 – 6 km
Hiking Time: ±3 – 4 hours
Hiking Elevation: ±100 m

Day 11 : Swakopmund, Namibia

It’s time to head back inland and away from the coast. You pass via the Kuiseb and Gaub passes, going over dry riverbeds in your path. Sometimes, following prolonged downpours, the rivers briefly fill with water, creating an amazing spectacle. You pause in the tiny town of Solitaire, where you are welcome to have a light meal (optional). After getting back on the road, you travel deeper into the Namib-Naukluft area and reach the Elegant Desert Camp, where you will spend the night. You are free to stroll around the neighborhood or spend the remainder of the afternoon relaxing by the pool. We’re having a great dinner outside beneath the stars.

Accommodation: The Elegant Desert Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Distance: ± 360 km
Driving Time: ± 4 hours

Day 12: Namib Desert – Namib-Naukluft, Namibia

This morning, you should get up early—before the sun even rises. This is due to the fact that the Namib-Naukluft Park’s gates are only a short drive away. Your guide will lead you to a solitary dune, away from the bustling people, where you can take in the breathtaking dawn light sweeping across the world’s oldest desert. After having a picnic for breakfast, you continue your journey into the desert. Following your visit to Sossusvlei, you and your guide will begin your stroll. You travel through another secret “vlei” and over sand dunes to reach the iconic Deadvlei. A dreamlike scene is created by the white clay pan, desiccated camelthorn trees, and the blue sky overhead. You also proceed to the Sesriem Canyon, where you can stroll along the gorge’s dried-out riverbed. Around midday, full of fresh experiences to relish, you leave the park and head for Büllsport Lodge & Farm. A filling dinner and a restful night’s sleep are in store for you this evening.

Accommodation: Büllsport  Lodge and Farm
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Distance: ± 300 km
Driving Time: ± 4 hours
Hiking Distance: ± 4 – 5 km
Hiking Time: ± 4 hours
Hiking Elevation: ± 150 m

Day 13: Namib Naukluft, Namibia

Rising early will come naturally to you by this point. You load up an open 4×4 and head up the neighboring alpine plateau after breakfast. There is breathtaking scenery to enjoy during the two-hour drive. On your drive, you might even spot some oryx, kudu, or mountain zebra. After reaching the summit of the mountain, you start your journey and make your way down into the Quiver Tree Gorge. You will see breathtaking views and landscapes on this lovely hike. Your guide will interpret any animal traces you may come across. Keep an eye out for them. Additionally, you’ll come across pools with crystal-clear water, and you might feel like taking a little swim. We’ll have a picnic for lunch in the gorge under a tree’s shade. Once the hike is over, you’ll be rewarded with a cold, refreshing drink and driven back to your lodging in an off-road vehicle. You can spend the remainder of the afternoon lounging by the pool.

Accommodation: Büllsport  Lodge and Farm
Meals
: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hiking Distance: ± 6 km
Hiking Time: ± 3 hours
Hiking Elevation: ± 550 m

Day 14 : Namib Naukluft – Windhoek, Namibia

After a leisurely breakfast, you depart for Windhoek once more. If you’re interested, your guide can give you a recommendation for a nice place to have lunch or coffee along the way (both optional). Between 1:00 and 2:00 pm, you will go past the little hamlet of Rehoboth and arrive in the capital city. Then it’s time to bid adieu. You can choose to be dropped off at the airport or at a guesthouse in the city by your guide. We hope to see you again soon, buckle up your hiking boots, and wish you safe travels. We also extend a warm welcome to Namibia.

Meals: Breakfast
Distance: ± 230 km
Driving Time: ± 3 hours

Onward Travel Plans

Due to circumstances beyond our control while on tour (such as border crossings, traffic, breakdowns and delays, etc), the end time on the last day cannot be guaranteed. Therefore we strongly recommend you stay the night and fly out the next day. Please consult with your booking consultant.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is meant by Lodge Safari?

Your lodge safari will travel the remote and popular regions of Namibia on both tar and gravel roads. Enroute you will see diverse landscapes and experience Namibia's unique highlights, history and cultures. You will also enjoy game drives in renown national parks. Namibia is a vast country and for this reason there will be many long driving distances to explore it's length and breadth. Your Namibia lodge safari will accommodate you in comfortable rooms with en-suites and friendly service. Your group will consist of min 2 and maximum 6 people who could be couples, friends or solo travelers. You will enjoy the trip if you maintain a flexible mindset as unexpected hundles may arise along the tour which require patience and an open mind along with a dash of humour. You can expect to have breakfast around 8am and dinners will generally be at 8pm in the evening. Your guide will determine the time to leave based on the day's itinerary and your needs.

What is the crew like on tour?

You will be travelling with a qualified and registered guide who will double as your diver. Their in-depth knowledge of the region due to their many years of experience ensure your guide will be engaging and interesting while ensuring your safety on tour.

What is the transport on a lodge safari?

Expect to travel in custom designed Toyota Land Cruisers which have large sliding windows and pop-up roof for optimal game viewing. Your passenger compartment will comprise 6 comfortable window seats.  

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