The Best of Namibia | Sense Africa

The Best of Namibia

Highlights

  • Dunes of Sossusvlei
  • Namib Desert
  • Wildlife Extravaganza
  • The pans of Etosha
  • Spectacular scenery

Join a small group guided tour (max 7) to Namibia and be guided through the best sights and sounds that Namibia has got to offer.

Marvel at the famous dunes of Sossusvlei, experience the Namib Desert and watch wildlife shimmer against the salt pan in the world famous Etosha National Park. Immerse yourself in the past at one of Africa’s richest rock art sites and explore the oldest, driest desert in the world, all whilst listening to the silence and your soul.

Namibia has some of the darkest night skies due to very low cloud cover and virtually no pollution as well as being home to a wide range of diverse wildlife, including a significant cheetah population.

Get ready for an incredible holiday!

Find out more about Namibia – visit our About Namibia page, contact us to discuss further, or visit Namibia’s tourism board.

    At a Glance

  • Price: £5,850 pp, single supp £655.
  • Dates: 14th – 24th Jun 2020, 12th – 22nd July 2020, 9th – 19th Aug 2020, 13th – 23rd Sept 2020, 11th – 21st Oct 2020
  • Group size: max 7 people.
  • Duration: 10 nights in Namibia.
  • Accommodation : luxury and unique accommodation.
  • Weather: temperature range of 20 – 24 ºC
  • Price includes: flights to and from Namibia, accommodation, most meals, safaris, leopard, tracking,  all transport in-country, back up and park fees.

Itinerary

Day 1: Explore Windhoek
Free time to explore the capital of Namibia. Windhoek is home to approximately three hundred and fifty thousand people, an extremely small capital by global standards.  The city centre is characterised by a proliferation of German style buildings, a lasting reminder of Namibia’s early colonial history.

Accommodation: Rivendale – a friendly lodge in the capital. 

Days 2 – 3: Sossusvlei
Big DaddyEnjoy the amazing scenery of the desert, and maybe take a short walk to Deadvlei, a bizarre collection of ancient camelthorn trees, or climb the nearby dunes. Return to Sesriem and perhaps take a look at Sesriem Canyon before returning to the lodge.

Accommodation: Sossusvlei Lodge – 45 adobe style rooms and each has its own patio from where the views are stunning.

Days 4 – 5: Swakopmund
Visit this fascinating and intriguing coastal town complete with German architecture, monuments, historic buildings and great coffee bars and restaurants. Enjoy a luxury and stylish catamaran cruise on the Walvis bay Lagoon – learn about the scallop and oyster industries. Look out for dolphins (Heavyside, Dusky and Atlantic Bottlenose), and whales (Southern Right, Humpback and if you’re lucky Killer Whales/Orcas).

Accommodation: Hansa Hotel – nestling in the very centre of the small town of Swakopmund, is located in a timelessly classical building dating from 1905, and is an integral part of Swakopmund’s architectural heritage.

Days 6 – 7: Damaraland

Enjoy the dramatic Damaraland landscape where this seemingly stark environment is amazingly home to a range of wildlife including desert-adapted elephants and rhinos. Head out on a fascinating trip to the local rock art site at nearby Twyfelfontein, with some of the most renowned San art engravings in Namibia.

Accommodation: Doro Nawas – spacious chalets built from a combination of a stone base and canvas walls and with endless and spectacular views of the Etendeka Mountains, and the red sandstone cliffs of Twyfelfontein.

Days 8 – 9: Etosha National park

Etosha National Park is a major sanctuary for a variety of animal species in Africa, protecting the largest concentration of game in the country. Spend time watching the floodlit water holes on your Namibia safari, creating a natural theatrical spectacle for you to sit back and enjoy. Morning safaris and a night drive maximise your opportunities to see wildlife.

Accommodation: Eagle Tented Lodge – spacious Hemingway tents which are like sleeping under canvas without leaving any luxury behind. Watch the sun set from your room with a view.

Day 10: Okonjima Plains Camp
The Okonjima Experience: an opportunity  for leopard tracking – search for the rare & endangered species rarely seen, even by locals! This activity offers guests the opportunity to be part of the 28 year study, aiming to provide insights into a sustainable future for the leopard populations.

Accommodation: Plains Camp – luxurious camp with quirky and modern rooms  that blend beautifully into the environment.  Look out at a stunning view of the natural veldt.

Day 11: Flight home
Return to Windhoek with some amazing memories.

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