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-metredeep
Sesriem canyon. Afternoon at leisure. (B, D)
Early morning optional balloon safari (from £435).
Morning drive to Swakopmund on the west coast,
a seaside resort with German architectural and
cultural influences. Stay 2 nights at Hotel Pension
Rapmund / Swakopmund Plaza Hotel (or similar). (B)
Day at leisure or optional excursion such as a
catamaran cruise (from £50) or Living Desert tour
(from £50). (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 Okutala Etosha Lodge / 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 the Cheetah Conservation Fund
(CCF), home to orphaned and injured cheetahs.
Afternoon introductory tour showcasing the work
of the CCF including the education centre, the
Cheetah Museum and the Creamery, followed by
a short cheetah drive. Continue to Erindi Private
Game Reserve and overnight at Erindi Old Traders
Lodge*. (B, D)
Morning wildlife drive in a 4x4 vehicle with
opportunities to spot lions, elephants, hippos,
rhinos and wild dogs. Drive to Windhoek and fly
to London, via Johannesburg, with Virgin Atlantic,
arriving the next day. (B) (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 day 11, the 17 Feb and 12
May 2018 departures stay at Okonjima, home of
the AfriCat Foundation. Activities include leopard
tracking and cheetah tracking.
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 3930 5008 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk
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...
Erindi Old Traders Lodge has 35 suites (with views of the waterhole) and 10 luxury units. All rooms are equipped with an air-conditioning system, indoor shower and bath, safe, television, hairdryer, fridge and kettle. The lodge has a swimming pool. Activities include morning and afternoon safari...
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 25km from the Anderson Gate of Etosha National Park, Okutala Etosha Lodge is set on a hillside and offers luxury lodging. Each room is different to the next in terms of style and decoration and all feature a thatched roof, providing a pleasant room climate. From the lodge it is possible to take part in wildlife drives into Etosha National Park as well as horse riding, mountain biking and hiking excursions around the area.
Features: 11 rooms, Wi-Fi, swimming pool, restaurant, bar, kiosk.
Room amenities: Mosquito nets, thatched roof, en suite...
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...
Swakopmund Plaza Hotel is surrounded by historic sites and restaurants in the heart of Swakopmund town. Offering a variety of room types including some family units and suites, all are stylishly decorated and offer modern amenities. The hotel has a small bistro serving breakfast and lunch. Guests are also welcome to use the facilities at a sister hotel nearby including a massage room, gym, roof terrace swimming pool and lounge.
Features: 38 rooms, Wi-Fi, restaurant. Clients can also use facilities at a nearby hotel.
Room amenities: Air-conditioning, heating, minibar, safe, television, tea & coffee facilities,...
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.
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 outdoor pools. There are various treatment baths, a granite cave sauna, a gym, yoga sessions, facial and beauty treatments, and a fruit and juice bar. Also on offer are a range of outdoor massages, detox sessions, personal training and nutritional consultations.
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 Atlantic. (B)
Early morning arrival. (N)
Extend your stay to Okonjima Plains Camp for an insight into the AfriCat Foundation and its work. The 22,000-hectare Okonjima 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. Since 1993 they have managed to rescue, rehabilitate and release over 1,000 cheetahs into the wild. Guests have the opportunity to interact closely with cheetahs, leopards and hyenas.
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)
Afternoon transfer to Windhoek and fly to London, via Johannesburg, with Virgin Atlantic. (B)
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)
Transfer to the airport. Fly to Maun and take a light aircraft transfer to Shinde Camp* (closed from 5 Jan – 28 Feb). 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, via Johannesburg, with Virgin Atlantic, arriving the next day. (B) (N)
Upgrades we recommend in the Okavango delta are Baines Camp (Luxury) and Little Vumbura (Luxury).
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
NAM2018: 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
Namibia is a land of great contrasts and Damaraland demonstrates this with...
A vast area on Namibia's central plateau, a haven for 93 mammal species and 34...
Okonjima lies in the Omboroko Mountains in the Waterberg Plateau of...
The classic desert scenery around Sossusvlei is the stuff that postcards...
Swakopmund is the premier holiday resort in Namibia. The architecture and general feelin...
Windhoek is a small but bustling city with a continental atmosphere. It is...