Go see all the highlights of Namibia as your guide takes you to the Kalahari, Fish River Canyon, the giant sand dunes and endless expanse of Sossusvlei, quaint coastal towns on the Skeleton Coast; Damaraland and remote Kaokoland to meet the nomadic Himba people; and Etosha National Park - the spot for excellent wildlife in Namibia, one of Africa’s finest.
Kalahari, Fish River Canyon, Luderitz, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Kaokoland, Etosha, Waterberg
- Discover the ochre sands of the Kalahari and giant sand dunes of the Namib Desert
- Take in the grandeur of the Fish River Canyon at sunset
- Tour the old mining town of Kolmanskop near Luderitz
- Adventure on activities from Swakopmund
- Go cultural. Meet the local Himba people of the north
- Explore the wonder of Epupa Falls
- Wildlife. Wildlife. Wildlife in Etosha National Park.
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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)
Start as you mean to go on; day one of this phenomenal guided safari adventure truly sets the tone. As you arrive in the capital, Windhoek, brimming with excitement, you are met by a friendly SecretNamibia representative who warmly welcomes you to this beautiful country. They hand you a meticulously prepared travel package, filled with all the information and details you need for the safari holiday ahead.
If you’re not too jet-lagged, Windhoek offers a range of captivating activities to get stuck into. You can visit the National Museum of Namibia and delve into the country’s rich heritage, or take a stroll through the colourful markets to immerse yourself in the local arts and crafts. For those seeking culinary delights, sampling some local ingredients at one of the city’s renowned restaurants is a must.
After a day of discovery, you retire for the night at the elegant Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel. Nestled in a tranquil setting, this luxurious accommodation provides a perfect retreat to relax and rejuvenate before embarking on your guided safari expedition. The hotel offers exquisite amenities, including comfortable rooms, a delightful garden, a whole breakfast floor and a serene spa for ultimate indulgence.
Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel Website
DAY 2: KALAHARI (1 NIGHT)
After devouring a delicious breakfast it’s time to depart for the next incredible destination: the majestic Kalahari. As you journey deep into this unspoilt desert wilderness, a sense of awe washes over you. The Kalahari unveils its secrets, revealing a world teeming with natural wonders and intriguing wildlife.
At Camelthorn Kalahari Lodge, your home for the night, you are enveloped by the serene beauty of the surroundings. The lodge blends seamlessly with the landscape, offering an idyllic integration of comfort and nature. Your plush accommodation overlooks the rolling red sand dunes, providing a front-row seat to the ever-changing colours of the desert sky.
The Kalahari offers a multitude of attractions and sights to explore. Embark on a thrilling game drive, guided by experienced trackers who lift the lid on the mysteries of this unique ecosystem. Witness the enchanting dance of the meerkats as they forage for food, or catch a glimpse of the glorious gemsbok gracefully traversing the dunes.
As the sun sets, painting the sky in a collage of gold and crimson, a traditional African boma awaits you. Gather around the crackling fire, as the sounds of traditional music fill the air and delectable local cuisine is savoured. Immerse yourself in the rich traditions and stories shared by the local San people, who have called this extraordinary place home for centuries.
As the day draws to a close, you retire to the comforts of your intimate bedroom, the sounds of the Kalahari lulling you into a peaceful slumber.
Camelthorn Kalahari Lodge Website
DAY 3: FISH RIVER CANYON (1 NIGHT)
Embarking on the next leg of your ultimate Namibian guided safari, get set to be beguiled by the grandeur of Fish River Canyon. Nature’s masterpiece unfolds before your eyes as you approach this vast expanse of endless beauty. The canyon’s ancient rocks and deep chasms create a truly awe-inspiring spectacle.
At Fish River Canyon, there are countless activities to engage in and unimaginable sights to behold. Begin by setting off on an exhilarating hike along the canyon rim, marveling at the breath-taking panoramas that stretch out before you. Venture down to the canyon floor and discover hidden wonders, where ancient rock formations whisper tales of time gone by.
For a refreshing respite, take a dip in the natural pools nestled along the river’s edge, surrounded by the canyon’s towering cliffs. Allow the cool water to invigorate your senses as you bask in the serenity of your surroundings. As the sun begins to set, find a quiet spot to witness the canyon come alive with splashes of gold and amber, painting a mesmerising tapestry in the sky.
With each passing moment, Fish River Canyon reveals new layers of its enigmatic beauty. As the day winds down, you retire to Canyon Roadhouse, a sanctuary of luxury and playful charm, where you can indulge in fine dining and unwind in style. Let the whimsical ambiance and warm hospitality rejuvenate your spirit, preparing you for the next thrilling chapter of your Namibian adventure.
Canyon Roadhouse Website
DAY 4 & 5: LUDERITZ (2 NIGHTS)
Continuing your extraordinary journey through Namibia, you arrive in the charming coastal town of Luderitz. Stepping onto its shores, you are transported to a bygone era, where German colonial architecture and rugged landscapes blend effortlessly. Luderitz offers a spectacular array of attractions and sights, promising two unforgettable nights.
One of the highlights of Luderitz is the hauntingly beautiful Kolmanskop ghost town. This abandoned diamond mining settlement tells a fascinating story of past prosperity and subsequent decline. Explore the decaying buildings, half-buried in the shifting sands, and let your imagination wander amidst the echoes of a an era long gone.
To further immerse yourself in the wonders of Luderitz, set sail on a thrilling marine safari. Cruise along the coastline, witnessing playful seals, marine birds, and if you’re lucky, majestic dolphins and whales. Feel the fresh ocean breeze on your face as you soak in the ethereal beauty of the Atlantic.
For an extraordinary wildlife encounter, venture to Halifax Island, a breeding ground for thousands of charismatic African penguins. Observe these endearing creatures in their natural habitat, as they waddle along the sandy shores and dive into the crystal-clear waters.
During your stay in Luderitz, you will find respite at the exquisite Alte Villa Boutique Guest House. This charming haven seamlessly combines modern comfort with a touch of old-world charm. The elegant rooms provide a tranquil sanctuary, and the guest house’s attentive service ensures a truly memorable stay.
DAY 6 & 7: SOSSUSVLEI (2 NIGHTS)
In the heart of Namibia’s vast desert, your next destination beckons with a sense of surreal beauty. Welcome to Sossusvlei, a place where towering sand dunes and boundless horizons reign supreme. As you arrive in this enchanting setting, prepare for two unforgettable nights that will etch themselves into your memory forever.
Sossusvlei offers a symphony of attractions and sights that will sweep you off your feet. Rise early to witness the mmagical sunrise casting golden shadows upon the colossal dunes. Venture into the ancient Deadvlei, where the skeletal remains of camelthorn trees stand as a stark contrast against the vibrant blue sky.
Indulge in a dreamy hot air balloon ride, floating like a bird above the rolling desert landscape. As you soar higher, witness the ever-changing colours of the desert as the sun bathes it in warm, inviting light.
For a touch of adventure, embark on a thrilling quad bike safari, navigating the undulating dunes together with your travelling party. Feel the adrenaline rush as you conquer the sandy peaks and valleys, creating lifelong memories in the heart of this breath-taking wilderness.
As the day transitions into twilight, savour a delightful sundowner experience. Raise a glass of champagne to loves ones as the sun dips below the horizon, casting a kaleidoscope of rays across the desert.
At the end of each unforgettable day, you will find solace at Desert Homestead, a haven of serenity and comfort amidst the arid land. The lodge embraces the spirit of the African savannah, tastefully decorated throughout.
As the night sky twinkles with countless stars, casting a gentle glow upon the desert, sample some incredible food or take a dip in the sparkling pool knowing that more breathless adventures awaits.
Desert Homestead Lodge Website
DAY 8 & 9: SWAKOPMUND (2 NIGHTS)
As this ultimate safari experience continues swiftly onwards, you journey further north to the sprightly coastal town of Swakopmund. Nestled between the desert dunes and the sparkling Atlantic Ocean, Swakopmund offers the perfect blend of excitement and relaxation.
For budding photographers or wildlife lovers, you simply must head to the stunning Walvis Bay, renowned for its abundant marine life. Embark on a charming boat cruise and witness playful seals, dolphins, and even the majestic humpback whales if you’re fortunate! Drink in panoramic views of the coastline and indulge in fresh oysters, a local delicacy, as you sail the shimmering waters.
For an exhilarating desert experience, head out on a pulsating dune quad biking excursion. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you conquer the towering dunes, marveling at the astonishing vistas that stretch out before you. Alternatively, try sandboarding and glide down the steep slopes, crying with laugher along the way!
Venturing to Sandwich Harbour, a pristine coastal lagoon surrounded by imposing sand dunes, is a true highlight. Explore this magnificent natural sanctuary on a 4x4 safari, pausing to appreciate the diverse birdlife and the convergence of desert and ocean.
After a day filled with thrills, find comfort and luxury at Swakopmund Luxury Suites. This lavish abode offers a tranquil retreat, blending elegance and sophistication. Savour tempting local cuisine and enjoy exceptional service. A couple of nights here and you will feel totally rejuvenated for the magical escapages that lie ahead.
Swakopmund Luxury Suites Website
DAY 10: DAMARALAND (1 NIGHT)
Your remarkable Namibian odyssey leads you to the enchanting landscapes of Damaraland next, where ancient geological formations and desolate beauty await your discovery. This one-night stopover is a true gem, offering a unique blend of peaceful isolation and wild adventure amidst stunning surroundings.
Damaraland unveils a host of attractions and sights that will leave you in awe. Explore the fascinating Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO World Heritage Site adorned with ancient rock engravings, capturing the stories of the past in its intricate details. Marvel at the iconic Organ Pipes, towering basalt columns that stand as a testament to the forces of nature.
Immerse yourself in the rich wildlife of the region by embarking on a desert-adapted elephant trek, a truly humbling experience. Observe these magnificent creatures as they traverse the arid landscape, their resilience shining through in this harsh environment. Encounter unique desert-adapted endangered species, such as the rare black rhino, on a guided nature drive, or set out on a scenic hike to witness the beauty of the rugged terrain up close.
Your retreat for the night is the exceptional Camp Kipwe, tucked away within the rocky outcrops. This secluded oasis offers opulent rooms complemented by impeccable hospitality and luxury amenities.
As the sun sets, take a moment to realise Damaraland is a place where time stands still and nature’s wonders unfold. Tomorrow, your guided tour of a lifetime continues, promising more extraordinary encounters.
Camp Kipwe Website
DAY 11: KAOKOLAND (1 NIGHT)
After spending this much time exploring Namibia’s natural wonders you might think you’ve seen it all: we promise you that you haven’t, not by a long way!
Next stop its the untamed beauty of Kaokoland where you will enjoy a magical one-night stopover before reaching the magnificent Epupa Falls.
Charecterised by precipitous landscapes, make the most of your time in Kaokoland by immersing yourself in the cultural richness and spectacular vistas of the region. Encounter the Himba people, guardians of ancient traditions and customs. Engage in meaningful interactions, gaining insight into their way of life and discovering the deep spiritual connection they share with the land.
Get set for another unforgettable nature drive, venturing into the vast wilderness that surrounds you. Discover hidden oases teeming with life, as desert-adapted wildlife emerges from the shadows. Witness graceful giraffes effortlessly navigating the rugged terrain, and admire the elegance of antelopes as they graze in the golden twilight.
As the sun sets, casting a golden glow over this wild land, you’ll find peace and comfort at Opuwo Country Hotel. Tomorrow, as you journey to the incredible Epupa Falls, be brace yourself for an experience like no other.
Opuwo Country Hotel Website
DAY 12 & 13: KAOKOLAND (2 NIGHTS)
With a spring in your step next, as promised, you discover the awe-inspiring beauty of Kunene.
Prepare to be mesmerised by the splendor of the cascading Epupa Falls, where the Kunene River performs a dramatic display of nature’s power. Witness the shimmering waters plunge over rocky cliffs, creating a mist-filled oasis surrounded by lush vegetation. Take in the symphony of sounds and feel the refreshing spray on your skin as you stand in awe of this natural wonder.
Aside from admiring the falls, immerse yourself in the cultural tapestry of the area by visiting nearby Himba villages. Interact with the local community, gaining a deeper understanding of their traditional way of life and the rich heritage they carry.
For a touch of luxury, hop aboard a comfy vessel and navigate the Kunene River’s gentle currents. Witness the diverse wildlife that thrives in this pristine ecosystem, from crocodiles sunning themselves on the riverbanks to a myriad of bird species gracefully soaring above.
For the daredevils amongst your group, experience a guided hike, exploring the remote landscapes and unveiling hidden gems. Trek through rocky terrain, traversing ancient paths that lead to surreal panoramic viewpoints.
Your sanctuary for the next two nights is Epupa Camp, ideally located on the banks of the Kunene River. This eco-friendly camp offers luxurious tented accommodation, blending seamlessly with the natural surroundings. Delight in the camp’s open-air dining area, where you can sample delicious meals and sip on your favourite tipple while being serenaded by the gentle flow of the river.
When night falls, experience a once in a lifetime starry sleep out as you drift off under the blanket of a million stars.
Epupa Camp & Campsite Website
DAY 14: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK - WEST (1 NIGHT)
On day 14 of this unforgettable guided safari tour, you find yourself in the captivating realm of Etosha National Park West. This one-night stopover promises an unforgettable wildlife experience in one of Africa’s premier national parks.
Etosha National Park West is renowned for its abundant wildlife and sweeping landscapes. Head out on adrenaline-inducing game drives, traversing the vast savannahs in search of the Big Five and other remarkable species that call this park home. Witness herds of elephants as they gracefully roam the plains, marvel at the grace and power of lions on the prowl, and spot elusive leopards camouflaged amidst the bush.
For a unique experience, partake in a guided nature walk, accompanied by knowledgeable guides who will unveil the secrets of the bush. Learn about the smaller wonders of the park, from fascinating insect life to the delicate beauty of the flora.
Your accommodation for the night is the enchanting Hobatere Lodge, hidden within a private concession bordering the western region of the park. Immerse yourself in the camp’s warm and inviting atmosphere, enjoy delicious meals, and unwind with a refreshing drink while admire panoramic views in this wildlife paradise.
Hobatere Lodge Website
DAY 15: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK - SOUTH (1 NIGHT)
As your journey through this magical land continues, you arrive at the spectacular Etosha National Park South for a one-night stay. This region of the park unveils its own unique treasures and promises unforgettable wildlife encounters.
Etosha National Park South is renowned for its expansive salt pans and diverse wildlife, lending itself perfectly to thrilling game drives, including nocturnal adventures. Traverse the arid landscapes with a guide, stopping to appreciate the graceful stride of giraffes as they forage on the acacia trees. Spot herds of springbok bounding across the plains, and admire the regal presence of zebras against the backdrop of the shimmering salt pan.
During your time here explore numerous waterholes that punctuate the savannah, serving as a lifeline for wildlife in this arid region. Observe as elephants gather for a refreshing drink, while lions stealthily observe their surroundings, waiting for the perfect moment to strike.
For an even more immersive experience, join a guided walking safari, led by knowledgeable guides who unravel the secrets of the bush. Learn about the smaller inhabitants of the park, from colourful birds to fascinating insects, and gain a deeper appreciation for the delicate balance of nature.
Your accommodation for the night is the exquisite Etosha Village, a charming camp situated on the outskirts of the park. Experience the perfect blend of comfort and adventure here as you unwind in your spacious chalet, featuring modern amenities and a private veranda overlooking the surrounding bush.
Etosha Village Website
DAY 16 & 17: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK - EAST (2 NIGHTS)
Your guided journey through Etosha National Park reaches its epic conclusion as you arrive at the marvellous realm of Etosha National Park East, where you will spend two unforgettable nights. This region of Namibia’s iconic National Park boasts its own unique wonders and promises unrvialled thrills.
Renowned as haven for photographers, Etosha East is home to expansive open plains and striking landscapes providing the perfect canvas for capturing stunning shots of wildlife and natural beauty. From the majestic elephants roaming the savannah to the silhouettes of acacia trees against the setting sun, every moment presents a photographic opportunity not to be missed.
Aside from photo ops, whilst you are here revel in the timeless African tradition of sundowners as you witness the sun descending on the horizon, painting the sky in vibrant splashes of orange and pink. Sip a refreshing drink while immersed in the tranquility of the bush, forging an unspeakable bond with the earth around year.
Birding enthusiasts will delight in the diverse avian species that inhabit this region. Embark on a fascinating birding tour, guided by experts who will help you identify and appreciate the incredible variety of winged wonders that call Etosha National Park East home. From graceful raptors soaring above to vibrant lilac-breasted rollers perched on branches, every sighting is a testament to the park’s rich birdlife.
Your sanctuary for the next two nights is the extraordinary Mushara Bush Camp, burrowed harmoniously within the untouched wilderness. This intimate camp not only offers plush beds and al the mod-cons but also provides the perfect setting for reconnecting with nature. Spend leisurely evenings capturing special sunsets, listening to the symphony of birdcalls, and reveling in the serenity of this humble land.
Mushara Bush Camp Website
DAY 18: WATERBERG (1 NIGHT)
Your grand Namibian expedition is about to reach its climax, but not before you arrive at the final destination: the awe-inspiring Waterberg Plateau. This exceptional region, famed for its rugged mountains and lush greenery, beckons you to embrace its splendor for one more unforgettable night.
Immerse yourself in the cultural heritage of the region with a guided visit to a local village, where you can interact with the friendly inhabitants and gain insight into their traditional way of life. Engage in storytelling sessions, witness traditional dances, and savour the flavours of authentic Namibia cuisine.
To satisfy any lingering thirst for adventure, try a thrilling horseback safari, traversing the sprawling plains while trotting in harmony with nature. Let your steed carry you to hidden corners, allowing you to appreciate the subtle nuances of the plateau’s flora and fauna from a unique vantage point.
Join a guided hiking expedition, navigating trails that wind through towering valleys and offer panoramic views of the surrounding peaks. Pause to glare at intricate rock formations, discover hidden waterfalls, and breathe in the crisp air that fills this untouched wilderness.
Cap this trip to end all trips by indulging in a rejuvenating spa experience, where skilled therapists pamper you with revitalising treatments amidst the tranquil ambiance of the plateau. Let the stresses of your journey melt away as you find solace and renewal in the embrace of Waterberg’s serenity.
As the sun sets over this corner of the planet, casting a golden glow across the land, you will spend a final night at the splendid Okonjima Lodge Plains Camp. Here you can unwind on your private deck and enjoy the last moments of your Namibian escapade in pure bliss.
Okonjima Lodge Plains Camp Website
DAY 19: WINDHOEK (DEPARTURE / END OF TOUR)
As your once-in-a-lifetime Namibian odyssey draws to a reluctant close, you return to Windhoek on the final day, ensuring you have ample time to catch your departing flight home. Reflect on the incredible journey you’ve undertaken during this enriching trip; from Windhoek to Sossusvlei, Damaraland to Etosha, you’ve experience the very best the Soul of Africa has to offer.
As you bid farewell to Namibia, SecretNamibia hopes that your experience has been nothing short of magical. May the memories of the diverse landscapes, the awe-inspiring wildlife, and the warm hospitality of the Namibian people linger with you, forever reminding you of the wonders that unfolded during your ultimate guided safari.
Until we meet again, safe onward travels and thank you for putting your faith in us!
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