13 Day Namibia Guided Tour (Comfort) – Small Group

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DAYS

13

Accommodated Lodges Small Group

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R47,900

+ Single Supplement 6500

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  • wildlife at the waterhole
  • san rock art
  • petrified forest
  • namibia guided tour
  • namibia dunes
  • lions
  • etosha national park
  • Erongo Mountains
  • dunes in namibia
  • deadvlei
  • Namibia Guided Tour

Highlights

  • Windhoek - City tour
  • Kalahari - Red dunes
  • Namib Desert - Dunes of Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei, Sesriem Canyon
  • Swakopmund - Trip to seal colony, German architecture
  • Erongo Mountains - Rock art at Spitzkoppe, unique geology, farm drive
  • Damaraland - Twyfelfontein World Heritage Site, Petrified Forest, Grootberg Pass, desert elephant tracking
  • Etosha National Park - Game drives
  • Waterberg Plateau - Hiking
  • Okahandja - Curio market
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  • Starts: Windhoek
  • Ends: Windhoek

Countries Visited

Namibia

Why You'll Love this Tour

Explore the highlights of Namibia on this 13 day lodge safari. Climb the sand dunes of the Namib Desert, get your adrenaline flowing on adventure activities in Swakopmund and enjoy exhilarating game drives in Etosha National Park. Visit curio markets and experience the German colonial influence along with vast open spaces and other worldly scenery. Adventure mixed in with unique cultural experiences and Wildlife highlights make this an unforgettable trip of a lifetime!


Tour Style Accommodated Lodges Small Group
Countries Visited Namibia
Starts Windhoek
Ends Windhoek
Group Size Min 2 Max 6
Age Range 10 - 65 Years and older
Length 13 days
Tour SKU ACM4603

Tour Price

Currency conversion estimated. Base currency is South African Rand (ZAR)


FROM

R47,900

+ Single Supplement 6500

Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced at view 2020 seasons. Currency fluctuations may occur


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From: 46400

+ Single Supplement 7000

Dates Tour Length: 13 days

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Included

  • Accommodation in various guesthouse, chalets, bungalows and lodges (12 nights)
  • Meals as indicated
  • Guaranteed window seat
  • Transport in a 4x4 safari vehicle
  • All national park fees
  • Windhoek City tour
  • Visit to the Kalahari Red dunes
  • Namib Desert, Dunes of Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei, Sesriem Canyon
  • Swakopmund, Trip to seal colony, German architecture
  • Erongo Mountains, Rock art at Spitzkoppe, unique geology, farm drive
  • Damaraland, Twyfelfontein World Heritage Site, Petrified Forest, Grootberg Pass, desert elephant tracking
  • Etosha National Park Game drives
  • Waterberg Plateau Hiking
  • Okahandja Curio market

Excluded

  • Flights (international & domestic)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Beverages (alcohol and soft drinks)
  • Optional activities
  • Visa
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

Activities

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

Included in the Namibia Guided Tour

  • Windhoek City tour
  • Visit to the Kalahari Red dunes
  • Namib Desert, Dunes of Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei, Sesriem Canyon
  • Swakopmund, Trip to seal colony, German architecture
  • Erongo Mountains, Rock art at Spitzkoppe, unique geology, farm drive
  • Damaraland, Twyfelfontein World Heritage Site, Petrified Forest, Grootberg Pass, Desert Elephant tracking
  • Etosha National Park Game drives
  • Waterberg Plateau Hiking
  • Okahandja Curio market


Other Activities

  • Kalahari San Bushmen Morning Walk
  • Namib Desert Scenic Drive
  • Walking Trails of Rostock Ritz
  • Swakopmund Quad Bike Tour
  • Swakopmund Catamaran Trip
  • Swakopmund Desert Safari
  • Etosha National Park Night Game Drive
  • Waterberg Rhino Drive

Itinerary

Day 1: Windhoek, Namibia

Upon your midday arrival at Windhoek International Airport you will be transferred to your accommodation, Casa Piccolo, with some time to settle in and freshen up before meeting your guide for a short city tour. Explore the capital city while visiting Christ Church and Tintenpalast (House of Parliament). Tonight you can enjoy dinner at Joe’s Beerhouse for your own expense.

Accommodation: Casa Piccolo
Distance: 50 km (1 hour travelling time)

Day 2: Windhoek – Kalahari, Namibia

After a short safari briefing we head off south passing through the small town of Rehoboth as we travel towards Mariental. Arriving at the Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, you will be taken aback by the striking red sand dunes of the southern Kalahari. This is the ideal location to relax and appreciate the peaceful landscapes of the desert. There is a fantastic (optional) San Bushmen walk tomorrow morning, allowing you the opportunity to learn more about the regions flora and fauna as well as the traditional lifestyle of the San.

Accommodation: Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Distance: 300 km (4-5 hours travelling time)

Day 3: Kalahari – Namib Desert, Namibia

This morning we enjoy a relaxed breakfast before continuing our adventure toward Sesriem – the gateway to the kaleidoscopic sand dunes of the Namib Desert at Sossusvlei. After arriving at our accommodation in the afternoon, you have time to relax and explore the property.  You also have the option of booking a scenic drive (optional). Tonight, we enjoy an indulging 3-course meal.

Accommodation: Elegant Desert Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Distance: 450 km (5-6 hours travelling time)

Day 4: Namib Desert – Rostock Ritz, Namibia

We have an early start today as we make our way into Sossusvlei within the Namib Naukluft Park. Depending on time and your fitness level, feel free to climb one of the dunes for a spectacular 360 degree view of the landscape. We travel to Sossusvlei in a 4×4 vehicle and explore the dry salt pan which only fills with water in years with an abundance of rain. We then continue our journey to the Sesriem Canyon which, over millions of years, has been formed by the Tsauchab River. We arrive at our lodge accommodation where you are free to relax and enjoy the endless views of the Namib Desert or adventure on walking trails of Rostock Ritz (optional).

Accommodation: Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Distance: 250 km (3 – 4 hours travelling time)

Day 5: Rostock Ritz – Swakopmund, Namibia

Today we explore the German colonial influence on our visit to Swakopmund. Swakopmund hosts some of the most beautiful colonial buildings and cafes with authentic German hospitality and food. For dinner, Swakopmund offers a variety of restaurants for your choosing (own expense) – the seafood is not to be missed! Your accommodation for the next 2 nights is perfectly situated just five minutes walk from the Atlantic Ocean.

Accommodation: Swakopmund Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast
Distance: 250 km (3 hours travelling time)

Day 6: Swakopmund – Cape Cross – Swakopmund, Namibia

This morning we enjoy a scrumptious breakfast after which, the rest of the morning is for you to spend as you please. There are a variety of optional activities available from quad biking and catamaran trips to a desert safaris (all optional). We reconvene in the afternoon for a drive to the seal colony at Cape Cross. Thereafter, it’s back to Swakopmund for a delicious dinner at one of the restaurants (own expense).

Accommodation: Swakopmund Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast
Distance: 250 km (3 hours travelling time)

Day 7: Swakopmund – Erongo Mountains, Namibia

Saying farewell to the Atlantic seaboard, we travel inland to the 700 million years old Spitzkoppe know for it’s granite dome-like peaks. These natural structures can be seen from a distance as they rise up 1730 metres above sea level. We continue our adventure towards the Erongo Mountains and arrive at our destination, Otjohotozu Guestfarm. We embark on a sundowner drive capturing the spectacular scenery and learning more about the indigenous fauna and ecosystem. On return we enjoy dinner together at the guestfarm.

Accommodation: Otjohotozu Guest Farm
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Disttance: 250 km (3 hours travelling time)

Day 8: Erongo Mountains – Grootberg, Namibia

A long day lies ahead as we journey to the Petrified Forest passing the Brandberg Mountain – Namibia’s highest mountain, rising over 2500 meters. We explore the 260 million year old tree trunks of the Petrified Forest before heading to Twyfelfontein which is famous for its rock engravings and paintings. Our accommodation for the next two nights is situated on top of a plateau offering incredible views over the Klip River Valley. Dinner is served at the lodge.

Accommodation: Grootberg Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Distance: 500 km (6 – 7 hours travelling time)

Day 9 : Grootberg, Namibia – Elephant Tracking

We begin the day with a delicious meal early this morning before heading out with a qualified guide and tracker as we go in search of rare desert elephants and black rhinos. Take a moment to appreciate the exceptional scenery of Damaraland and learn about the unique cultures and living conditions of the locals. Later we head back to the accommodation where we enjoy dinner and spend the rest of the evening reflecting on the day.

Accommodation: Grootberg Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 : Grootberg – Etosha National Park, Namibia

Toady we travel to Etosha National Park where we spend the day exploring this popular Southern African national park. Relish the game viewing as we visit waterholes where all walks of wildlife come for a refreshing drink. Be sure to keep an eye out for the lions and leopards in the park. An (optional) night game drive with a park ranger allows you to experience the nocturnal animals at the parks floodlight waterhole. Dinner is at your own expense and can be enjoyed at the camps restaurant.

Accommodation: Okaukuejo Camp
Meals: Breakfast
Distance: 350 km (4 – 5 hours travelling time excluding game drives)

Day 11 : Etosha National Park – Mushara Bush Camp, Namibia

Our day begins after daybreak with a hearty breakfast, before preparing ourselves for more game viewing. We drive along the salt pan that spans nearly a fourth of the whole park and is Etosha’s most unique feature. You will most likely spot herds of zebra, gnus, oryx and impalas that roam the Etosha National Park. We leave the park in the evening at the Van Lindequist Gate and head to our luxury en-suite tents for an indulgent overnight stay.

Accommodation: Mushara Bush Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12 : Etosha Area – Waterberg, Namibia

After another delicious breakfast we leave camp and make our way to our next destination, Otjiwarongo. We pass Lake Otjikoto, where German soldiers sank their weapons during the First World War. Near Grootfontein you will see the Hoba meteorite, which is the biggest known intact meteor on the planet. By the afternoon we arrive at the private nature reserve Waterberg Wilderness and spend the evening at the Waterberg Plateau Lodge. Enjoy a stroll along one of the well marked trails or you can choose to take part in an (optional) rhino drive.

Accommodation: Waterberg Plateau Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Distance: 400 km (5 – 6 hours travelling time)

Day 13 : Waterberg – Windhoek, Namibia

After much adventure, we make our way back to Windhoek where the journey began. Briefly stopping in Okahandja at the market where you can purchase a few hand crafted souvenirs, baskets or jewellery. Depending on the road conditions, we arrive in Windhoek around mid afternoon and you will be taken to the airport or your choice of accommodation.

Meals: Breakfast
Distance: 300 km (4 hours travelling time)

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

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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