Explore Namibia safari

From €2420
14 Days / 13 Nights

Windhoek – Kalahari – Sossusvlei  – Swakopmund – Damaraland  – Etosha – Spitzkoppe  – Windhoek

Welcome aboard our small group tour through the stunning landscapes of Namibia, where every experience is personal and unique. We will take you to some of the most iconic destinations in the country, including historical Windhoek, the semi-arid Kalahari desert, Sossusvlei’s towering sand dunes, the charming seaside town of Swakopmund, the rugged landscapes of Damaraland, the magnificent wildlife of Etosha National Park, and the ancient granite peaks of Spitzkoppe. Along the way, we will experience Namibia’s unique blend of cultures and traditions of authentic tribes, sample African delicious cuisine, and create unforgettable life-lasting memories together. Book your spot today and experience one of Africa’s most captivating countries.

Your day-by-day itinerary to Explore Namibia:

Day 1: Windhoek

  • Driving distance: 45 km 
  • Driving time: 1 hr
  • Activities: Half-day Windhoek City Tour; Dinner at Joe’s Beerhouse

Welcome to Namibia! Upon arrival at the airport, our friendly guide will take you to your hotel where you can relax before diving into the city’s rich culture. Windhoek’s neat and orderly streets reflect a strong German influence, evident in the city’s restaurants and cuisine. A pub lunch and ice-cold beer at the legendary Joe’s Beerhouse is absolutely a must. 

Visit the historical Lutheran Church and the Independence Museum, featuring three floors of exhibits showcasing Namibia’s anti-colonial struggle and road to independence, and don’t miss the glass elevator with stunning city views. Enjoy a leisurely dinner with your guide at Joe’s Beerhouse at 19:00 PM before departing to your hotel for a rest before tomorrow’s adventures.

  • Overnight: Safari Court Hotel
  • Meal plan: dinner

Day 2: Windhoek – Kalahari Desert

  • Driving distance: 275 km 
  • Driving time: 4.5 hr
  • Activities: Sunset Game Drive

Explore the vastness of Kalahari Desert.  This awe-inspiring destination covers Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa, with endless stretches of red sand dunes and an absence of permanent surface water that earned it the name “the great thirst.”

Discover dry valleys, seasonal pans, and the Okavango River delta, home to a diverse range of wildlife. Enjoy a guided afternoon drive in an open vehicle, experiencing the thrill of spotting wildlife, including white rhinos, among the red dunes. End your adventure with a cool sundowner while taking in the panoramic views. 

  • Overnight: Kalahari Lodge
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3: Kalahari Desert

  • Activities: Khoi-San Experience (Bushmen)

At 8:00 AM, after your breakfast, we will embark on a cultural journey through the heart of Africa’s Kalahari Desert with a walk alongside the indigenous Bushmen (San) tribe. You will immerse yourself in their ancient traditions and secrets passed down through generations.

Feel a true connection with the Bushmen people as they teach you their survival skills, reveal how to collect water in ostrich eggs, set traps for prey, identify plants suitable for medicine, and even make a pearl and ostrich jewelry. African culture to touch!

  • Overnight: Kalahari Lodge
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4: Kalahari Desert – Sossusvlei, Namib Naukluft

  • Driving distance: 323 km 
  • Driving time: 7 hr
  • Activities: Sunset Game Drive

After early breakfast, we depart at 7:30 AM for an unforgettable adventure to explore Sesriem and Sossusvlei. Witness the scenic beauty of the highest inland sand dunes in the world and capture stunning photos at Deadvlei and Sossusvlei.

Located in the Namib Naukluft Park, the fourth largest conservation area in the world, Sossusvlei is one of the most spectacular natural wonders, that cannot be missed while traveling in Namibia. In the late afternoon, enjoy a guided sundowner drive to Elim Dune, one of the most photographed dunes in the area. It’s an easy climb and covered with a few tufts of grass, making it the perfect location to take in the beauty of the sunset.

  • Overnight: Sossusvlei Lodge, Sesriem Canyon
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5: Sossusvlei, Deadvlei, Namib Naukluft 

  • Activities: Sossusvlei Hot Air Ballon Safari (optionally); Sossusvlei and Deadvlei Trip

Optional Sossusvlei Hot Air Balloon Safari. Start your day at 5:00 AM to soar high above the majestic Namib Desert as the sun rises on this unforgettable Hot Air Balloon safari. As you ascend silently into the sky, witness the vast, breathtaking expanse of red dunes beneath you. After an hour of a breathtaking flight, the magic continues with an “Out of Africa” style champagne breakfast in the midst of a natural scenery. It’s an experience like no other, one that will keep you floating for days.

Enjoy a full-day guided excursion of Sossusvlei and Deadvlei, where you’ll witness some of the most iconic and breathtaking landscapes of Namibia. Marvel at the vivid pink-to-orange sand dunes, reaching some of the highest in the world, including the famous Big Daddy, towering over 380 m high. 

Explore Deadvlei, a once-thriving oasis now a surrealistic landscape with blackened, dead acacia trees that contrasts with the white salty floor of the pan and the intense orange of the dunes. You’ll also indulge in a delicious picnic lunch, heartily prepared by our guides. Don’t miss out on the incredible photo opportunities that have made this area world-famous.

  • Overnight: Sossusvlei Lodge, Sesriem Canyon
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6: Sesriem – Walvis Bay – Swakopmund

  • Driving distance: 347 km 
  • Driving time: 7 hr
  • Activities: Pink Flamingos; Quad Biking in the Desert

After an early breakfast at 7:30 AM, we’ll kick off the today’s adventure with a scenic drive through the breathtaking Naukluft Desert. We will have a brief stop at Solitaire to buy a take-away lunch as there are no other restaurants en route.

Our destination is Swakopmund, the premier holiday resort in Namibia. The town boasts palm-lined streets, seaside promenades, fine accommodations, and beautiful beaches. It’s the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun. Swakopmund is also known for its thrilling adventure activities, catering to all age groups. You don’t want to miss out on the adrenaline rush!

On the way to Swakopmund, we’ll make a pit stop at Walvis Bay, where we’ll drive along the lagoon marine to take stunning pictures. You might spot Greater and Lesser Flamingo, Great White Pelican, and many more – the diversity of bird species in the region is unmatched.

At 16:00 PM, it’s time to switch gears and hop on a quad bike to explore the Namib Desert’s sandy terrain, as you ride through the dunes. Whether you prefer a leisurely ride or an adrenaline-filled dash, our quad bike tour has something for everyone.

  • Overnight: Swakopmund Hotel
  • Meal plan: breakfast, dinner

Day 7: Swakopmund, Welwitschia

  • Activities: Living Desert Tour; Moon Landscape & Welwitschia Nature Drive

Experience the wonders of the Namib Desert like never before on our Living Desert Tour! Our expert guides will show you the surprising variety of life that thrives in this seemingly barren landscape. You’ll witness how desert-adapted animals survive on the life-giving fog that rolls in from the Atlantic Ocean. This is a must-see for nature lovers!

Another stunning stop on our tour is the Moon Landscape, located on the Welwitschia Plains in Namib-Naukluft National Park. This area boasts moon-like colors. Although it looks like nothing can grow here, this valley is home to unique plants like lichens and dollar bushes. You’ll also see WW1 scrap metal, old ox-wagon trails, and the largest and oldest endemic Welwitschia mirabilis. 

  • Overnight: Swakopmund Hotel
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8: Swakopmund – Khorixas, Damaraland

  • Driving distance: 323 km 
  • Driving time: 6.5 hr
  • Activities: Skeleton Coast Drive; Cape Cross Seal Reserve

Welcome on a journey to the rugged lands of Damaraland, home to the resilient Himba and Damara tribes who have adapted to thrive in challenging conditions. Explore the area’s fascinating natural landmarks, including the Petrified Forest, Burnt Mountain, and Organ Pipes, a peculiar geological feature comprising numerous dolerite columns. The area also incorporates the Spitzkoppe and is renowned for its incredible prehistoric rock paintings and engravings. 

Our full-day drive will take you to Cape Cross, located on the Skeleton Coast of Namibia, which is home to a massive colony of Cape fur seals. You can witness thousands of seals lounging on the beach, barking and playing in the waves, and feeding their young. The sight, sound, and smell of these animals is an unforgettable experience, and the nearby museum provides information on the history and conservation of this unique ecosystem.

  • Overnight: Damaraland/Khorixas Lodge
  • Meal plan: breakfast, dinner

Day 9: Twyfelfontein, Damaraland

  • Activities: Damara Living Museum; Twyfelfontein Bushmen Paintings

Discover the rich cultural heritage and ancient history of Namibia on this extraordinary excursion  to Twyfelfontein site. Experience the traditional Damara culture at the Living Museum of the Damara, the first of its kind in Namibia, offering a unique insight into the lives of the Damara people. 

On the next excursion, starting at 14:30, visit the remarkable Twyfelfontein valley, renowned for its stunning rock paintings and engravings of the Bushmen (San) people. Marvel at over 2500 petroglyphs, including hunting scenes, animal depictions, and even a seal engraving, despite being 100 km from the ocean. The valley was declared a national monument in 1952 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.  

  • Overnight: Damaraland/Khorixas Lodge
  • Meal plan: breakfast, dinner

Day 10: Damaraland

  • Activities: Desert Elephants Drive

Get ready to witness the wonder of the desert elephants in their natural habitat on our Elephant Drive, starting any time from as early as 6:00 AM. These majestic animals have adapted to the challenging conditions of the desert, walking up to 70 km per day in search of food and water. Despite scarce surface water, they possess an incredible ability to remember the location of the nearest water source, even if it means tipping over a farmer’s water tank! 

Because they walk such great distances in a day too, their legs appear to be slimmer than their National Park cousins, which has also given rise to the ‘myth’ that desert elephants have bigger feet – this isn’t actually the case, their feet just look bigger against their narrower legs. They are now a protected species, following extensive poaching in the early 1980s, which drastically reduced their numbers. It is estimated that their population today is approximately 600.

Call it a day and retire for a night a little earlier to start the next day early and to explore even more wonders that Namibia has to offer. 

  • Overnight: Damaraland/Khorixas Lodge
  • Meal plan: breakfast, dinner

Day 11: Damaraland – Etosha National Park

  • Driving distance: 341 km 
  • Driving time: 8 hr
  • Activities: Himba Tribe Visit

Starting at 7:30 AM, we’ll embark on a journey to the Otjikandero Himba Orphan Village. This fascinating place offers an immersive cultural experience, allowing you to explore the heritage of the Himba Tribe. As one of the last tribes in Namibia that still practice ancient traditions and customs, the Himba Tribe has a rich history that is sure to captivate you. 

Not only will you have the opportunity to take stunning photographs and collect amazing souvenirs, but your visit also supports a great cause. The funds generated from these tours are used to care for the orphans and families in the village, making your experience even more fulfilling with a positive impact in the lives of those who call it home.

Then you will be taken for overnight in the camp into mesmerizing Etosha National Park, a renowned game-viewing destination that’s sure to leave you in awe. The park’s name originates from the Etosha Pan, a vast, flat, saline desert that transforms into a shallow lagoon during the rainy season. This remarkable oasis attracts a diverse range of wildlife to its watering holes. Tomorrow one of the brightest safari experiences awaits! 

  • Overnight: Okaukuejo Camp, Etosha National Park
  • Meal plan: breakfast, dinner

Day 12: Etosha National Park

  • Activities: Game Drive; Game Viewing at Okaukeujo Waterhole

Welcome to Etosha National Park, the ultimate game-viewing destination in Namibia. Witness the captivating beauty of nature, as you drive through stunning landscapes and come face-to-face with some of the world’s most magnificent creatures, including the majestic black rhino, elephant, lion, cheetah, and leopard. Etosha is also home to the protected, black-faced impala and black rhino. Here you are also likely to encounter springbok, red hartebeest, blue wildebeest, gemsbok, eland, kudu, roan, jackals, and hyena. 80% of Etosha National Park is covered by mopane woodland, with scrubby savannah, umbrella thorn acacias, and other trees enjoyed by browsers also part of Etosha’s stunning landscape. 

The Okaukuejo camp is the perfect base to experience the incredible animal interactions that take place around Okaukeujo Waterhole. The viewing platform is just a stone’s throw away, offering you a front-row seat to the exciting activities that unfold. Watch as animals come in droves to quench their thirst at dawn, observe how the waterhole turns into a bustling scene in the early evenings, with black rhino, elephant, and lion all taking turns to drink. Game viewing at the waterhole is available at any time, as you relax in your accommodation.

  • Overnight: Okaukuejo Camp, Etosha National Park
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 13: Spitzkoppe Walk

  • Driving distance: 350 km 
  • Driving time: 7 hr
  • Activities: Spitzkoppe Walk and Drive

Today we will have another early start at 7:30 AM and make our way to Spitzkoppe, one of Namibia’s most popular mountain motifs, that has been described as one of the most impressive landforms of this type on Earth. 

On arrival, in the late afternoon, we will embark on a thrilling Spitzkoppe walk and drive. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Namib desert as we venture towards the group of bald granite peaks situated between Usakos and Swakopmund. This natural wonder is home to granite that’s over 120 million years old, with the highest outcrop reaching an incredible 1,784m above sea level. 

  • Overnight: Tented Camp, Spitzkoppe
  • Meal plan: breakfast, dinner

Day 14: Spitzkoppe – Windhoek International Airport

  • Driving distance: 320 km 
  • Driving time: 4.5 hr

We leave early in the morning to arrive to Windhoek airport in time for check-in for your international flight back home.

  • Meal plan: breakfast

Good bye! Thank you for traveling with us!

What’s included:

  • All transfers according to the itinerary in a comfortable, luxury, air-con vehicle
  • Full-time services of a professional English-speaking driver-guide
  • Accommodation in lodges according to the itinerary
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • All activities according to the itinerary
  • All entrance fees to the national park and conservation areas
  • All government taxes and fees
  • Hardcopy maps, area, and accommodation information (full itinerary)
  • 24/7 information support from your travel manager and safari coordinator
  • All reservation, travel consultation & admin fees

What’s not included:

  • Additional meals and drinks that are not included
  • Tipping for the driver guide (at your own discretion)
  • Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride in Sossusvlei (around €400 per person, based on the rate of Namibian dollar at the time of a booking)
  • Single supplement, if necessary, is calculated depending on the group size
  • Medical insurance

Please note that these items are not included in the package. However, we can assist you with arranging them if needed.
Tipping your driver guide is a common practice and shows appreciation for their hard work and dedication.
Finally, obtaining a medical insurance is your responsibility, but we are happy to guide you also through these processes, and make it as smooth as possible.

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