In 16 days, The Classic Namibia Guided Safari visits most of the highlights of Namibia: Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert, with its great sand sea, the charming town of Swakopmund and the Skeleton Coast; Damaraland, with its fascinating rock formations, Bushman rock art and desert-adapted wildlife; Kaokoland, the last frontier of true wilderness and the realm of the nomadic Himba people; Etosha National Park - one of Africa’s great game parks; and the Waterberg Plateau, a scenic haven for Namibia’s rare and endangered species.
Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Kaokoland, Etosha, Waterberg
- Let your guide show you Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei and the secrets of the Namib Desert
- Explore on activities in Swakopmund and Walvis Bay. This is the Skeleton Coast
- Rock engravings, geological formations and desert-adapted elephants in Damaraland
- In the north, meet the local Himba people and learn of their fascinating ways
- The great white pan of Etosha and exceptional game viewing with your guide in your converted safari vehicle with a pop-up roof
- Cheetahs and big cats on the private Okonjima Reserve
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- Meals (details on request)
- Vehicle and all vehicle costs including fuel
- Professional guide and all guide costs
- Drinking water in the vehicle at all times
- All activities as indicated and as can be done with guide and vehicle
- Park entry fees
- Meet and Greet
- Airport transfers
- 24/7 in-country support
- Comprehensive travel diary with detailed itinerary
What's NOT included?
- International flights
- Personal travel insurance
- Visas and visa applications
- Staff gratuities
DAY 1: WINDHOEK (1 NIGHT)
On day one of your classic Namibian guided safari, your adventure begins in the vibrant city of Windhoek. After arriving at Hosea Kutako International Airport, a friendly SecretNamibia representative warmly welcomes you. They hand you a meticulously crafted tour package, brimming with exciting experiences, and are eager to answer any questions you may have, ensuring your journey is off to a seamless start.
After completing the formalities Windhoek, the pulsating heart of Namibia, beckons with its blend of contemporary allure and authentic African charisma. Marvel at the architectural wonder that is Christuskirche, a neo-Gothic Lutheran church standing tall, radiating an aura of history and spirituality. The city center invites you to wander through vibrant streets adorned with colourful markets, boutique stores, and delectable restaurants offering tantalising Namibian flavours.
Delve deeper into Namibia’s captivating past by immersing yourself in the National Museum of Namibia and the charming Owela Museum. Unearth the rich tapestry of Namibia’s cultural heritage, from ancient archaeological marvels to geological wonders that will leave you awestruck.
As dusk descends, find respite at the exquisite Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel. Nestled amidst tranquil surroundings, this opulent retreat provides a haven of comfort and rejuvenation. Allow yourself to be lulled into a state of serenity, preparing you for the awe-inspiring adventures that await you as your safari unfolds.
Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel Website
DAY 2 & 3: SOSSUSVLEI (2 NIGHTS)
After enjoying an incredible first day in Windhoek, the next destination on this epic guided safari tour is the majestic Sossusvlei, where you will spend two enchanting nights. Situated within the Namib-Naukluft National Park, this iconic desert destination boasts surreal landscapes and captivating natural wonders that will leave you in awe.
Sossusvlei is renowned for its towering red sand dunes, some of the highest in the world, creating an mystical playground for photographers and adventurers alike. One of the must-visit attractions is the famous Dune 45, known for its breath-taking sunrise vistas. Ascend this gigantic dune and witness the ever-changing colours of the desert as the sun gracefully paints the sky with hues of gold and crimson.
Another must-see highlight is the ethereal Dead Vlei, a dried-up clay pan adorned with hauntingly beautiful camelthorn trees. The stark contrast between the bleached white clay, the dark shadows of the trees, and the vibrant orange dunes creates a surreal and spellbinding spectacle.
To further immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Sossusvlei, embark on a scenic nature walk or a thrilling quad biking excursion through the desert. Marvel at the vast expanse of the rolling sand, and keep an eye out for the fascinating desert-adapted flora and fauna that thrive in this harsh environment.
At the end of each exciting day, you will find solace and comfort at the stunning Desert Homestead Lodge. Nestled in the heart of the desert, this luxury accommodation offers a peaceful retreat where you can relax, rejuvenate, and appreciate the serenity of your surroundings, preparing you for the next leg of your Namibian adventure.
Desert Homestead Lodge Website
DAY 4 & 5: SWAKOPMUND (2 NIGHTS)
Continuing your incredible Namibian guided safari, the next destination that awaits you for two captivating nights is the charming coastal town of Swakopmund. Nestled between the vast Namib Desert and the Atlantic Ocean, Swakopmund offers a unique blend of natural beauty, adventure, and cultural experiences.
One of the must-do activities in Swakopmund is a visit to Sandwich Harbour. Embark on an exhilarating 4x4 excursion to this remote coastal area, where towering sand dunes meet the crashing waves of the Atlantic. Marvel at the dramatic scenery, spot diverse birdlife, and capture unforgettable moments surrounded by the untouched beauty of this pristine landscape.
For a different perspective, take to the skies on a scenic flight over the Skeleton Coast. Admire the rugged coastline, shipwrecks, and stunning aerial views of the Namib Desert. This thrilling adventure provides an unforgettable bird’s-eye view of the breathtaking plains below.
Back in Swakopmund, delve into the town’s rich history and cultural heritage. Explore the vibrant local markets, where you can discover unique arts, crafts, and souvenirs. Indulge in a delectable seafood feast at one of the town’s renowned restaurants, savouring the fresh flavors of the Atlantic.
During your stay in Swakopmund, you will enjoy the luxurious comforts of Swakopmund Luxury Suites. Immerse yourself in elegance as you unwind in beautifully appointed rooms, featuring modern amenities and stylish decor. Swakopmund Luxury Suites is located just 1km from Palm Beach so you’ll never be too far from a sun lounger either!
Swakopmund Luxury Suites Website
DAY 6: DAMARALAND (1 NIGHT)
As your safari holiday of a lifetime continues, you will spend a magical day/night in the rugged beauty of Damaraland. The journey from Swakopmund to Damaraland is a feast for the eyes, with breath-taking landscapes unfolding before you. Traverse scenic routes, winding through dramatic canyons and rocky outcrops, as you soak in the untouched splendor of this remote region.
Damaraland is famed for its unique geological formations and extraordinary wildlife. Amongst the standout attractions is the iconic Brandberg Mountain, home to the famous White Lady rock art. Embark on a guided hike to witness these ancient paintings, depicting the rich cultural heritage of the area.
Venture further into Damaraland and be rewarded with the opportunity to encounter desert-adapted elephants. Witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat, roaming freely through the arid landscapes, an awe-inspiring sight that will leave a lasting impression.
Immerse yourself in the local culture by visiting the traditional villages of the Damara people. Engage with the community, learn about their customs, and witness their craftsmanship, including their intricate beadwork and pottery.
During your one-night stay in Damaraland, experience the warm hospitality of Camp Kipwe. Tucked away amongst the granite boulders, this enchanting camp offers a truly unique and eco-friendly accommodation experience. Relax in your comfortable chalet, marveling at the panoramic views of the surrounding plains. Unwind in the natural rock pool, indulge in delicious cuisine, and bask in the tranquility of this remote wilderness setting.
Camp Kipwe Website
DAY 7 & 8: DAMARALAND - REMOTE AREAS (2 NIGHTS)
As your exhilarating classic Namibia safari continues, you will embark on a relatively short trip to the remote and untouched areas of Damaraland, where you will spend two nights immersing yourself in the serene wilderness. The comforts of civilization will seem a world away as you venture deep into this rugged landscape, ready to embrace the extraordinary experiences that await.
Damaraland’s remote areas offer a haven for nature enthusiasts. Lace up your hiking boots and set off on a thrilling nature hike, traversing ancient valleys and rocky terrain. As you explore this pristine wilderness, keep your eyes peeled for a chance to spot the elusive desert-adapted wildlife that call this area home. With a bit of luck, you may catch a glimpse of the majestic desert-adapted rhinos, a rare and awe-inspiring sight.
Head out on a captivating game drives led by expert guides who have an intimate knowledge of the land. Navigate the rocky plains, discovering hidden waterholes and witnessing the fascinating interactions of wildlife in their natural habitat. Marvel at the unique plant species that have adapted to survive in this arid environment, showcasing the resilience of nature.
For your two-night stay, you will find yourself at the enchanting Etendeka Mountain Camp. Located deep within the rugged mountains, this eco-friendly camp is perfectly positioned to offer jaw-dropping views of the surrounding landscapes. Enjoy delicious meals prepared with locally sourced ingredients and disconnect from the outside world as you admire with the raw beauty of Damaraland’s remote areas.
Etendeka Mountain Camp Website
DAY 9: KAOKOLAND (1 NIGHT)
As we head into day 9 of this once-in-a-lifetime safari tour, you’ll journey to Kaokoland, another remote and rugged region, known for its dramatic landscapes and rich cultural heritage.
During your visit, immerse yourself in the unique traditions of the Himba people, one of Namibia’s indigenous tribes. Engage with the local community, gaining fascinating insights into their way of life, customs, and intricate beauty rituals.
Explore the striking landscapes of Kaokoland on guided nature walks, discovering hidden waterfalls, breath-taking canyons, and ancient rock formations. Witness the desert-adapted wildlife that thrives in this arid environment, including the endangered desert elephants.
For a taste of even more adventure, embark on a scenic 4x4 excursion through wild terrain, crossing rugged mountain passes and traversing dry riverbeds. Capture panoramic vistas and encounter a myriad of mammals and bird species along the way.
Nestled in this remote wilderness, your accommodation for the night is the Opuwo Country Hotel. This stylish retreat offers a warm and inviting atmosphere, providing a peaceful respite after a day of exploration. Relax in well-appointed rooms, enjoy authentic local cuisine, and soak in the tranquility of the surroundings. Opuwo Country Hotel serves as a gateway to the wonders of Kaokoland, leaving you with indelible memories of this extraordinary region.
Opuwo Country Hotel Website
DAY 10: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK - WEST (1 NIGHT)
Leaving desolate Kaokoland behind, excitement builds as you journey towards the magnificent western region of Etosha National Park. This part of the park offers a unique wildlife experience and stunning landscapes that will leave you astonished.
Explore the diverse habitats of the western region on thrilling game drives. Encounter a plethora of intiguing wildlife, including majestic elephants, graceful giraffes, and agile predators such as lions and cheetahs. Keep your binoculars ready to spot an array of bird species that call Etosha home.
The iconic Etosha Pan is a sight to behold. Stretching across the horizon, this vast salt pan is a haven for flamingos and other waterbirds. Witness the mesmerising mirages that dance upon the shimmering surface, creating a surreal and ethereal atmosphere.
Take advantage of the numerous waterholes scattered throughout the park, where wildlife congregate to quench their thirst. Witness the dynamic interactions between species as they gather at these vital watering spots, offering exceptional opportunities for wildlife photography and observation.
To complement your time here, indulge in the comfort of Hobatere Lodge, situated in a private concession bordering Etosha National Park. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surrounding wilderness and relish the splendid hospitality offered by this world-class lodge.
Hobatere Lodge Website
DAY 11 & 12: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK - SOUTH (2 NIGHTS)
As your magical Namibia guided safari marches onwards, next you will experience a two-day adventure in the southern region of Etosha National Park. Prepare to be immersed in the unparalleled beauty and wildlife encounters this area has to offer.
One of the highlights of Etosha National Park South is the Olifantsrus hide, a hidden gem for wildlife enthusiasts. Spend time observing and photographing a plethora of animals as they visit the nearby waterhole, including elephants, lions, zebras, and a variety of bird species. Witness the circle of life unfold before your eyes as predator-prey interactions unfold in this natural setting.
Venture on exhilarating game drives through the diverse landscapes of the park, where open plains and Mopane woodlands provide a picturesque backdrop for your wildlife encounters. Keep your camera at the ready for the iconic Big Five, as well as the endangered black rhinos that find refuge in this protected sanctuary.
Etosha National Park South is also renowned for its fascinating cultural heritage. Visit the historical Namutoni Fort, a well-preserved German fortification that serves as a reminder of Namibia’s colonial past. Discover the fascinating traditions and customs of the Ovambo people in nearby villages, gaining insights into their way of life and rich cultural heritage.
To elevate your experience, enjoy two nights at the stylish Etosha Village. Constructed amidst Mopane trees, this luxurious lodge offers well-appointed chalets, each with its own private patio. Indulge in delectable cuisine around the clock and unwind by the sparkling swimming pool after a day of thrilling wildlife encounters.
Etosha Village Website
DAY 13 & 14: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK - EAST (2 NIGHTS)
For your final stop on the epic Etosha leg of your tour, travel the short distance to the park’s glorious eastern region where more beauty and epic wildlife encounters await.
As the sun rises over the vast grasslands, the eastern region of Etosha National Park comes alive with a symphony of wildlife. Set out on exhilarating bush walks led by experienced guides, allowing you to intimately connect with nature and witness the smaller wonders of the wilderness. Feel the earth beneath your feet, breathe in the crisp morning air, and listen to the whispers of the wild as you tread upon ancient paths.
Eastern Etosha is known for its abundant birdlife, painting the skies with vibrant hues. Marvel at the elegant flight of the lilac-breasted roller or the majestic swoop of a martial eagle. Capture the perfect photograph as you spot rare and endemic species that call this region home.
While exploring the grassy plains, be prepared for heart-stopping encounters with the iconic predators that roam these lands. Watch in awe as lions prowl gracefully and cheetahs unleash lightning-fast pursuits. Every step holds the potential for untamed wonders and spine-tingling moments of wildlife drama.
To conclude your time in Etosha, you will discover solace and luxury at Mushara Bush Camp. Located within the wilderness, this top camp offers spacious rooms adorned with African-inspired d cor. Immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere, lounging on your private veranda or indulging in delectable cuisine infused with tasty local ingredients.
Mushara Bush Camp Website
DAY 15: WATERBERG (1 NIGHT)
As your epic Namibia guided safari with draws to a close, you will find yourself in the awe-inspiring wilderness of Waterberg for a final night of exploration and reflection. Waterberg is a land of stunning beauty and abundant wildlife, offering a perfect finale to your Namibian adventure.
Embark on thrilling safari activities, including guided game drives and nature walks, allowing you to immerse yourself in the pristine landscapes and encounter the remarkable wildlife that thrives here. Waterberg is home to a diverse array of species, including rare and endangered animals such as the black rhino and sable antelope. Keep your binoculars handy to spot the majestic birdlife that grace the skies above.
Waterberg is also famed for its imposing red sandstone plateau that dominates the area. The rugged cliffs and lush vegetation create a dramatic backdrop against which the wildlife roams freely. Capture the stunning vistas and feel a deep connection to the ancient geological forces that shaped this remarkable landscape.
For your final night, settle into the tranquility of Okonjima Lodge Plains Camp. Situated amidst the expansive grasslands, this secluded camp offers an exclusive experience with breath-taking views of the surrounding plains guarunteed. The camp’s location, nestled at the foothills of the Waterberg Plateau, provides an extraordinary setting to witness the beauty of the African sunset and savour the serenity of the wilderness one last time.
Okonjima Lodge Plains Camp Website
DAY 16: WINDHOEK (DEPARTURE / END OF TOUR)
On the final day of your unfogettable safari holiday, it’s time to embark on the journey back to Windhoek, where your adventure began.
From the breathtaking dunes of Sossusvlei to the cultural encounters in Kaokoland, the wildlife spectacles in Etosha, and the untamed beauty of Waterberg, each destination has left an indelible mark on your heart and soul.
With a mix of bittersweet nostalgia and a sense of fulfillment, you board your flight home, taking with you not just photographs and souvenirs, but a wealth of precious moments and stories to share.
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