Namibia is one of the world’s last great
wilderness countries. This tour visits the
magnificent sand dunes of the Namib
desert and the German colonial town
of Swakopmund. Travelling inland,
experience the wildlife of Damaraland
and Etosha National Park, before ending
your journey at Okonjima, home of the
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Overnight flight from London (regional
connections available) to Windhoek, via
Johannesburg, with Virgin Atlantic. (N)
Early afternoon arrival. Transfer to Villa Vista (or
similar) for 1 night. Day at leisure or optional
township excursion. (N)
Morning drive to the Namib desert. Stay 2
nights at Desert Homestead (or similar) in an
incredible desert location. (B, D)
Early morning drive to Sossusvlei to explore the
giant sand dunes with a stop at the 30-metre deep
Sesriem canyon. Afternoon at leisure. (B, D)
Early morning optional balloon safari (from
£325). Morning drive to Swakopmund on
the west coast, a seaside resort with German
architectural and cultural influences. Stay 2
nights at Hotel Pension Rapmund (or similar). (B)
Day at leisure or optional excursion such as a
catamaran cruise (from £38) or Living Desert
tour (from £40). (B)
Travel inland, to the heart of Damaraland,
passing Brandberg, the highest mountain in
Namibia. Continue to Grootberg Lodge* (or
similar) for 2 nights and en route, visit the
prehistoric rock art at Twyfelfontein. (B, D)
Morning drive in 4x4 vehicles in search of rare
desert-adapted elephants. You may also see
Hartman’s mountain zebras, giraffes, oryx,
springbok and kudus. Afternoon optional excursion to see the Himba tribes or relax by the
pool and take in this magical setting. (B, L, D)
Drive north and enter Etosha via the Galton
Gate. Drive through the remote western sector,
stopping at waterholes en route. A vast white
saltpan dominates the centre of the park and
wildlife concentrates around the waterholes.
Continue to Okaukuejo Rest Camp (or similar),
famous for its floodlit waterhole, for a 2-night
stay. (B, L, D)
Full-day wildlife drive in Etosha National Park,
home to elephants, reputed to be the largest in
Africa, as well as rare black rhinos. (B, D)
Drive south to Okonjima, home to a variety of
animals rescued by the AfriCat Foundation.
Afternoon leopard tracking in a 4x4 vehicle
and a chance to learn more about the AfriCat
Foundation’s work. Overnight at The Plains
Camp. (B, D)
Morning activity tracking cheetah in a 4x4
vehicle. Drive to Windhoek and fly to London
Heathrow, via Johannesburg, with Virgin
Morning arrival. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is fully escorted
throughout by a local tour manager from arrival
This tour is based in 3- and
On days 7 & 8 some tour departures may stay
at Hobatere Lodge. This lodge is of a similar
standard to Grootberg Lodge but, instead of
the desert elephant drive and optional Himba
experience, a 4x4 wildlife drive and bush walk in
the Khoadi //Hoas Conservancy is included. An
optional night drive is also available.
This tour involves some long
drives over some rough terrain and is better
suited to the hardier traveller.
This itinerary can be taken privately, either on a guided or
self-drive basis, for which guideline prices are
shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your
exact requirements. Please call 020 7808 6780 or email email@example.com
The Desert Homestead lies 35km south-east of Sesriem. The wide grassy valley is sheltered by the Nubib, Tsaris and Naukluft mountains with a view reaching the distant dunes of the Namib desert in the west. In this exquisite position, accommodation is simple but stylish in stone chalets, which were designed in an environmentally friendly way, using the local rock and wind and solar generated power. The Desert Homestead will ensure an unrivalled respite from the desert extremes. Tranquil surroundings, alfresco dining, fresh farm cuisine, an outdoor pool, and stunning sunsets and sunrises are the basic pleasures at this...
Grootberg Lodge, owned by the local community, is located in a private reserve in north-west Namibia. Set on the rim of the Grootberg plateau, the lodge has breathtaking panoramic views over the Klip river valley. Explore the pristine wilderness around Grootberg Lodge on foot or by vehicle. Elephant and / or rhino tracking activities are available and visits to a local Himba village are also possible. Cox & Kings guests staying at Grootberg Lodge for 2 nights or more enjoy a guided walk on top of the plateau. Highlights of the walk include local flora, the rock formations of the Etendeka mountains and various shy inhabitants of the plateau, such as klipspringers or jackals.
Features: 16 chalets, restaurant, lounge, bar, swimming pool, spacious veranda, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Shower, lavatory, washbasin, writing desk, hot water flasks, coffee and tea...
Okaukuejo is located 17km from the southern entrance of Etosha National Park and famous for its floodlit waterhole, where you can observe a spectacle of wildlife congregating and interacting at close quarters. Accommodation comprises premier bush chalets overlooking the waterhole, bush chalets and double rooms. Other facilities include a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, kiosk and camping facilities. The camp is operated by the park authorities and facilities are generally of a lower standard than those of a privately run...
Okonjima Lodge (Main Camp) has 16 en-suite double rooms and a secluded swimming pool surrounded by beautiful gardens where a variety of birds and animals may be encountered. This is the best place in Namibia (and probably the world) to view and learn about the conservation of cheetah and leopard. Additional facilities include a swimming pool, outside fire-place and a restaurant and bar.
Okonjima activities include visiting the AfriCat Welfare Project and tracking leopard in the 4,500 ha private nature park. There is also a guided Bushman Trail. Birding and game drives are offered on request if you are staying longer than 2 days. For those staying 2 nights or more it may also be possible to track hyena on foot. At the present time the cheetah tracking is suspended until the enclosure can be enlarged as the predators are becoming too dominant, however, it may be possible to search...
Located within walking distance of the beach, the small Pension Rapmund provides a welcoming atmosphere in the centre of Swakopmund. The hotel features 20 comfortable rooms and a small dining room which serves up hearty breakfasts with views of the ocean.
Features: 20 rooms, breakfast room, terrace.
Room amenities: En suite facilities and seating area. Some of the rooms feature a small balcony with ocean...
Villa Vista Guesthouse is set in quiet neighbourhood not far from Windhoek's central business district, with several bars and restaurants nearby. Family owned, managed and designed, the rooms are decorated individually combining the use of wood, glass, candles and other natural elements. The hotel's terrace looks out over the garden, town and the mountain, offering great sunsets in a peaceful setting. Breakfast at the hotel offers something slightly different every day, adding an element of surprise to the...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
Cape Town has one of the most spectacular city locations in the world, between the imposing Table Mountain and the vast Atlantic Ocean. Spend 2 nights at Pepperclub Hotel before the tour to explore the city’s many cafes, galleries, shops and restaurants.
Gocheganas is a luxury lodge just 29km
south-east of Windhoek, offering a combined
wildlife, nature and wellness experience. There
are 16 private chalets with uninterrupted
views of the surrounding countryside, 11 spa
treatment rooms and heated indoor and
Drive south to Gocheganas and stay 2 nights.
Visitors can book a wildlife safari and treatments
can also be arranged at the lodge’s wellness
village. (B, D)
Afternoon transfer to Windhoek and fly to
London Heathrow, via Johannesburg, with Virgin
Early morning arrival. (N)
The Okavango delta in northern Botswana is the
perfect contrast to the dry desert of Namibia.
The myriad waterways and vast floodplains are
home to an array of wildlife.
Travel to Windhoek, with the group tour, and fly
to Johannesburg with British Airways. Transfer to
Peermont Mondior* for an overnight stay. (B)
Morning transfer to the airport. Fly to Maun and
take a light aircraft transfer to Shinde Camp.*
Stay for 3 nights. (B, D)
Wildlife viewing on foot, by vehicle and mokoro
(canoe). (B, L, D)
Morning wildlife activities before a light aircraft
transfer to Maun. Fly to London Heathrow, via
Johannesburg, with Virgin Atlantic. (B) Early
morning arrival the next day. (N)
Upgrades we recommend
in the Okavango delta are Baines Camp (Luxury)
and Little Vumbura (Luxury).
Extend your stay at Okonjima Plains Camp
to allow for greater insight into the AfriCat
Foundation and its work. The 22,000-hectare
Okinjima Nature Reserve is situated halfway
between Windhoek and Etosha National
Park. AfriCat Foundation is dedicated to the
protection and long-term conservation of all
large carnivores in Namibia.
Stay 2 more nights at The Plains Camp. Activities
include radio-tracking leopards and cheetahs
in 4x4 vehicles, radio-tracking of rehabilitated
spotted hyenas on foot, walking Bushman trails,
and the chance to learn more about the AfriCat
Foundation’s crucial work. (B, L, D)
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
NAM2017: 10 Nights
The landscapes of Namibia were more than I had imagined and the people so friendly. All your hotels and lodges were perfect. Once again, many thanks for a wonderful holiday. We will certainly use Cox & Kings again!Ms. Canning
Difficult to choose between the tracking and finding of desert elephants in Damaraland, and the safari drive in Erindi, where we saw a host of different animals and witnessed a kill (two cheetahs on a springbok). Both expeditions were enhanced by the jeep drivers who showed enthusiasm, persistence and knowledge.Ms Sarah Dearman
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