Best of Namibia Tour (Inclusive/Comfort)

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DAYS

16

Accommodated Small Group

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R49,500

+ Single Supplement (Optional)

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Highlights

  • Skeleton Coast
  • Windhoek City Tour
  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park – Game Drive
  • Luderitz
  • Ais Ais Hot Springs
  • Orange River
  • Kolmanskop Ghost Town
  • Private Namib Desert Reserve
  • Waterberg National Park
  • Sesriem Canyon
  • Windhoek City Tour
  • Open-vehicle Desert Drive
  • Desert Horses
  • Brandberg and Mt Brandberg Nature Reserve
  • Desert Walk
  • Desert Night Drive
  • Walvis Bay
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Swakopmund
  • Cape Cross Seal Colony
  • Etosha National Park
  • 4x4 trip to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei Dunes
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  • Starts: Windhoek
  • Ends: Windhoek

Countries Visited

Namibia, South Africa

Tour Price

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FROM

R49,500

+ Single Supplement (Optional)

Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced at EUR 2995. Currency fluctuations may occur


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From: EUR 3075

Why You'll Love this Tour

Our 16 Day Best of Namibia safari (Inclusive) starts and ends in the capital city of Windhoek and heads south to the Namib Desert, before following an "off the beaten track" route to the desolate Skeleton Coast, complemented with a few days game viewing in the wildlife rich Etosha National Park. This accommodated tour provides bedding for all the nights. Accommodation may vary from tour depending on availability, similar standard properties will be provided. The tour requires participation from all group members. This entails assisting with the food preparation, washing of dishes and keeping the truck clean. Please keep in mind that flexibility and an open mind is needed on the trip.  The guide is registered with the Field Guide Association of Southern Africa (FGASA). The tour has been designed to include all highlights in the price and thus avoid any hidden surprises. On the accommodated trip all equipment is provided including linen including towels.


Tour Style Accommodated Small Group
Countries Visited Namibia, South Africa
Starts Windhoek
Ends Windhoek
Group Size Max 12
Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
Length 16 days
Tour SKU ACS0311

Dates Tour Length: 16 days

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Included

  • Transport
  • Coffee, teas and fruit juice at breakfast
  • A professional guide
  • Group equipment
  • Accommodation, permits and park entry fees
  • Windhoek city Tour
  • Scenic drive through the Kalahari Desert
  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Extensive Game viewing experience
  • Keetmanshoop
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Ais Ais Hot springs
  • Scenic drive along Orange River
  • Ghost Town of Kolmanskop
  • Luderitz
  • Wild desert horses
  • Namib Desert, Private Desert Lodge
  • Namib Private Desert Reserve
  • Open Vehicle Desert Drive
  • Desert Walk
  • Private Desert Reserve
  • Sesriem Canyon
  • Sossusvlei
  • Deadvlei
  • 4x4 Transfer into these areas
  • Dune climbing
  • Scenic Drive through Namib Naukluft National Park
  • Welwitschia desert plants
  • Swakopmund
  • Cape Cross Seal Colony
  • Brandberg and Mt Brandberg Nature Reserve
  • White Lady Bushman Paintings
  • Etosha National Park, Two Days within the Park
  • Etosha Extensive Game Viewing Opportunity
  • Etosha Short Morning Game Drive
  • Hike at Waterberg

Excluded

  • International airfares
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal spending money
  • Visa costs
  • Border taxes
  • Passports
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
  • All optional activities, unscheduled or optional national / game parks and other activities
  • Gratuities
  • Sleeping bag if needed
  • Restaurant meals (other than those listed)
  • All drinks
  • Tips
  • Laundry and other items of a personal nature

Activities

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

Included highlights:

  • Skeleton Coast
  • Windhoek City Tour
  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park – Game Drive
  • Luderitz
  • Ais Ais Hot Springs
  • Orange River
  • Kolmanskop Ghost Town
  • Private Namib Desert Reserve
  • Waterberg National Park
  • Sesriem Canyon
  • Windhoek City Tour
  • Open-vehicle Desert Drive
  • Desert Horses
  • Brandberg and Mt Brandberg Nature Reserve
  • Desert Walk
  • Desert Night Drive
  • Walvis Bay
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Swakopmund
  • Cape Cross Seal Colony
  • Etosha National Park
  • 4x4 trip to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei Dunes


Other Activities

  • Sky Diving
  • Quad Biking - 1 hour ZAR 400 per person
  • Sand Boarding ZAR 400 - 500 per person
  • Living desert Tour ZAR 600 per person
  • Dolphin Tour ZAR 500  per person
Please Note: Optional Activities can be booked on arrival and subject to availability and weather conditions. No bookings are made in advance.  Rates are subject to change without notice

Itinerary

Day 1: Windhoek, Namibia

A short tour briefing will be conducted at 14h00 at the hotel before we set off for Windhoek on a tour of this bustling city. We will visit the local museum before enjoying a drink or two at Joe’s Beerhouse or a similar restaurant where we will continue our tour briefing and enjoy warm hospitality and an own expense dinner.

Meals included: None (Dinner own expense)
Accommodation: Windhoek (Hotel Safari) or similar
Distance: ± 30 km
Highlight: Windhoek City Tour
Safari-Court-Hotel-Pool

Day 2: Windhoek – Kgalagadi, Botswana

We leave the city life behind us and head for the wide open plains of the vast Kalahari Desert. We journey through remote farming towns where we will have time to mingle with the locals. We will arrive at our accommodation in the Kgalagadi in the late afternoon.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Kgalagadi or similar
Distance: 560 km
Highlight: Scenic drive through the Kalahari Desert

Day 3: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Botswana

After a hearty breakfast, we head off on our game drive through the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. This Park spans both South Africa and Botswana. There is a large population of predators here and perhaps you will have the chance to see some of these animals in action. For those of you who have a knowledge of African birdlife, there will be plenty of opportunities to test your knowledge. After a long day of driving you can rest your weary heads at a the accommodation in the park that is situated amongst the Camel Thorn trees.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Kgalagadi (Mata Mata) or Similar
Distance: ± 100 km on game drive
Highlights: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Extensive Game Experience

Day 4: Kgalagadi – Fish River Canyon, Namibia (Multiple entry visa needed)

An early morning rise will allow us to see the incredible sunrise over the red dunes. We will pack up camp (your help here is always greatly appreciated) and set off on a scenic route across the Kalahari driving over numerous high dunes. We are heading to Keetmanshoop, then Fish River Canyon – the second largest canyon in the world. We will spend some time here before another highlight of the day – the hot springs in Ais-Ais located in the depths of the canyon. We will rest at the hot springs for the night.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Fish River Canyon (Ais Ais) or Similar
Distance: 470 km
Highlight: Fish River Canyon, Keetmanshoop, Ais Ais Hot Springs

Day 5: Fish River Canyon – Aus, Namibia

In the morning we will take a quick walk around the canyon before taking a trip on the remote roads to the southernmost point of our journey – the gushing Orange River. This area forms the border with South Africa and has a narrow band of green vegetation that gives life to the animals that frequent this area. We stop here for lunch and possibly a refreshing dip in the river. Then it is off to the Namib Desert to the quaint town of Aus where we will rest for the night.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Aus (Klein Aus Vista/Bahnhof) or Similar
Distance: 335 km
Highlight: Scenic drive along Orange River

Day 6: Aus – Lüderitz – Kolmanskop – Aus, Namibia

We arise early to cross the open desert plains that will lead us to the Atlantic Ocean and our first stop of the day at the Ghost Town of Kolmanskop. This area used to be a working Diamond mine, but now the town is slowly being reclaimed by the ever-shifting desert sands. We enjoy an entertaining tour that leads us through the historical sites of the town. Next on the agenda is the small harbour town of Luderitz, a very inhospitable coast. We take a trip to the cross planted by Dias in 1487 and learn more about this town. In the afternoon we head back to the desert with a stop-over where we spend time with a colony of wild desert horses. We enjoy a lunch which will be at your own expense.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Aus (Klein Aus Vista/Bahnhof) or Similar
Distance: 250 km
Highlight: Kolmanskop, Luderitz, Wild Desert Horses

Day 7: Namib Desert Reserve, Namibia

An exciting day awaits us after a delicious breakfast we continue to the dry interior in the north. We travel into the heart of the Namib with its wide open plains, red dunes and huge mountains of stone. Over the following two nights we stay in a desert lodge nestled against a rocky outcrop. This is a conservancy that is part of the Namib Rand Nature Reserve. We will have plenty of time to see the variety of desert-adapted ecology and wildlife as we go on various day and night game drives.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Greenfire Desert Lodge or Similar
Distance: 230 km
Highlights: Private Desert Lodge, Private Desert Reserve

Day 8: Desert Reserve, Namibia

Waking up to the stillness of the desert that surrounds us is a wonderful way to begin the day. This is a protected wilderness that is subsidised by the tourism industry where animals roam freely over an area of 22 000 ha. Today our qualified guide will take you on an educational walk teaching you more about the animals that survive here in these natural surroundings.  The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore the rest of the area. We embark on a desert drive later in the afternoon, stopping on the way to enjoy a sundowner while enjoying the sun setting. After sunset we make our way back to accommodation this evening.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Greenfire Desert Lodge or Similar
Distance: Desert Drive
Highlight: Open Vehicle Desert Drive, Desert Walk, Private Desert Reserve

Day 9: Sossusvlei Dunes, Namibia

Another early start as we head off across the endless desert plains on to Sesriem Canyon and the Sossusvlei dunes – the highest in the world. We will explore the canyon on foot for most of our journey, but will then use a 4×4 to cover the remaining area. We will climb awe-inspiring dunes before we end the day off at our accommodation in the desert.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Agama River Lodge or Similar
Distance: 200 km
Highlight: Sesriem Canyon, Sossusvlei, Deadvlei, 4×4 Transfer into these areas, Dune climbing

Day 10 – 11: Swakopmund, Namibia

After crossing the Namib Naukluft Park we reach the dramatic Lunar Landscape peppered with ancient Welwitschia plants. Then it is off to Walvis Bay, a coastal town where we can spend some time by the Lagoon. Our journey continues as we head to Swakopmund where we will spend the following two nights in a comfortable lodge. There is plenty of time to explore this holiday town before sitting together and enjoying an evening meal at your own expense. There are optional activities here such as quad biking, sand boarding and sky diving. Both evening meals can be enjoyed at a local restaurant which will be for your own expense.

Meals included: Breakfast x2, Lunch
Accommodation: Amanpuri Lodge or Similar
Distance: 290 km
Highlight: Scenic Drive through Namib Naukluft National Park, Welwitschia desert plants, Swakopmund

Day 12: Skeleton Coast – Brandberg Mountain, Namibia

On the cards today is a trip to the barren Skeleton Coast – a scene of shipwrecks that washed up here years ago. Then we enjoy some time with a large Seal Colony at Cape Cross before setting off through the desert to see the bushman paintings in Brandberg. We also hope to see the rare desert elephants. We will sleep tonight at the foot of the mountain.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Brandberg White Lady or Similar
Distance: 330 km
Highlight: Cape Cross Seal Colony, Brandberg and Mt Brandberg Nature Reserve, White Lady Bushman Paintings

Day 13 – 14: Etosha National Park, Namibia

One of the highlights of our trip – Etosha National Park awaits us. Here we will spend two nights game viewing as there are so many animals to spot and things to learn about this Park. On one of the evenings we will go to a floodlit waterhole where the animals flock for a cool evening drink. On both nights we will stay in one of the comfortable rest camps. During these days we embark on extensive game drives, paying a visit to the waterholes within the park during the heat of the day and spending the entire time within the park.

Meals included: Breakfast x2, Lunch x2, Dinner x2
Accommodation: Etosha (Okaukuejo)  and Etosha (Namutoni) or Similar
Distance: 330 km  (Day 13) and ± 138 km (Day 14)
Highlight: Two days within the park, Extensive Game Viewing Opportunity
Okaukuejo-Camp

Day 15: Etosha – Waterberg, Namibia

Another early morning game drive where new wildlife encounters await us. We will then exit the park and travel down to the Waterberg Plateau National Park with its ecologically diverse ecosystem with over 200 bird species and perhaps a sighting of the rare small antelope. An afternoon hike will allow us to enjoy the views of the Kalahari from the summit. We take shelter at the base tonight.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Waterberg NWR Rest Camp or Similar
Distance: 350 km
Highlight: Waterberg Hike, Short Morning Game Drive

Day 16: Windhoek, Namibia

We pack up this morning and head back to civilization in Windhoek. The drive will take us approximately 5 hours and we should arrive by 13h00. You are welcome to book a post tour night through us. If you are leaving in the afternoon, please allow for a check in time and an hour for the airport transfer.

Meals included: Breakfast
Distance: 290 km

Please note the distances might change and might take longer than expected as travelling in a truck generally takes longer.

Onward Travel Plans

Due to on the road variable beyond our control (such as border crossings, traffic, delays, etc) on the tours. The end time on the last day can’t be guaranteed and therefore we strongly recommend you stay the night and fly out the next day. Please consult with your booking consultant.

Frequently Asked Questions

This tour involves a fair amount of walking, so a small daypack is advisable. A sleeping bag, towel and pillow are required for this tour, but all linen is provided. Seasonal Malaria precautions are advisable and are locally obtainable. During winter the nighttime temperatures can fall below zero and during summer the daytime temperatures can reach the forties, so be prepared for this. Most major currencies can be exchanged on arrival in Windhoek and other centres, but banking hours do apply. Credit cards are generally accepted. Our price includes transport, food, coffee, tea, and fruit juice at breakfast, as well as a professional guide, group equipment, accommodation, permits and park entry fees. The price does not include alcohol and soft drinks, tips, curios and optional extras. Before departure clients will be required to enter into an agreement regarding our booking conditions and general information. Clients are required to have their own comprehensive personal travel insurance. Tipping In Africa it is customary to tip, however, this is not compulsory in any way. It is seen as a common courtesy that if you receive good service, you reward the service provider (guide, waitron etc.) with a tip. The amount you decide on is for your own discretion.

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