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Ultimate Namibia

Group Tour | Non-exclusive | Wildlife 14 Days & 11 Nights Lead-in price: £3595 Current prices from: £3595
Namibia is a vast country, even by Africa's standards, covering an area approximately four times the size of the United Kingdom, but with a population of only 2 million. This tour encompasses the towering red dunes of the Namib Desert, the German colonial town of Swakopmund and the remarkable wildlife of Etosha National Park.

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Caprivi Strip

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3188 3188 3086 2882 2679 2679 2984 3493 3493 3391 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 1966 1966 1864 1559 1050 643 541 846 1355 1864 1966 1966
Sunshine hours 6 8 8 9 10 9 10 10 10 9 8 7
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1626 1526 883 201 20 10 0 0 20 231 713 1456
Rainy Days 15 13 9 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 10 13
Humidity E E E E VH H VH VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 7/H 8/VH 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Damaraland

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2781 2679 2679 2679 2475 2272 2170 2475 2679 2882 2882 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 1559 1559 1559 1457 1050 745 745 846 1152 1355 1457 1457
Sunshine hours 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 542 643 813 251 30 0 0 0 20 100 201 171
Rainy Days 8 8 7 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 4 5
Humidity E E E VH VH H H VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Etosha National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3391 3188 3086 3086 2882 2679 2679 2984 3391 3595 3493 3595
Min temp (C)(F) 1966 1966 1864 1559 1050 745 643 948 1355 1763 1864 1864
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 9 10 10 10 11 10 10 9 9
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 954 1134 793 261 30 10 0 0 20 80 432 562
Rainy Days 14 13 9 4 2 2 0 0 1 3 7 8
Humidity H H H M L N N L H H H H
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 7/H 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Kalahari Desert (Namibia)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3595 3391 3290 2984 2679 2272 2373 2577 2984 3290 3493 3595
Min temp (C)(F) 2068 1966 1763 1254 643 236 134 337 846 1355 1661 1864
Sunshine hours 10 10 9 10 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 12
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 392 472 502 241 70 30 0 10 30 110 191 191
Rainy Days 8 8 7 5 2 1 1 1 1 3 4 6
Humidity E E E VH H M H H VH E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 7/H 5/M 6/H 7/H 9/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1763 1661 1559 1559 1457 1457 1457 1457 1559 1763

Luderitz

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2373 2272 2272 2170 2068 1966 1966 1864 1864 1966 2068 2272
Min temp (C)(F) 1457 1457 1457 1355 1152 1152 1050 1050 1050 1152 1254 1355
Sunshine hours 11 10 10 9 9 8 9 9 9 10 11 12
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 11 10 11 11 12 13 13 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 20 20 40 30 20 30 20 20 10 10 0 10
Rainy Days 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Humidity E E E VH H M M H VH VH E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 6/H 4/M 5/M 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1661 1763 1661 1559 1457 1355 1355 1254 1355 1355 1457 1661

Okahandja

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3188 3086 2882 2577 2373 2373 2679 3086 3188 3290 331628
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1763 1763 1457 1050 745 745 948 1254 1559 1661 1763
Sunshine hours 10 8 8 9 10 10 10 11 11 10 10 10
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 783 1004 873 301 40 10 0 10 30 120 301 331
Rainy Days 12 11 10 5 2 1 1 1 2 4 6 7
Humidity E E E VH H H H VH VH E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 7/H 6/H 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1763 1661 1559 1457 1457 1457 1457 1457 1559 1661

Okonjima

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3086 2984 2882 2679 2373 2475 2679 3086 3290 3290 3391
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1661 1559 1355 948 643 643 745 1152 1355 1559 1661
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 9 10 10 11 11 11 10 10 10
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 964 1185 873 381 50 10 0 20 30 110 351 452
Rainy Days 14 13 10 5 2 3 0 1 2 4 7 9
Humidity E E E VH VH H H VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1763 1661 1559 1457 1457 1457 1457 1457 1559 1661

Omaruru

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3188 3086 2984 2679 2475 2475 2679 3086 3188 3290 3391
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1763 1559 1152 948 846 948 1254 1457 1661 1661
Sunshine hours 9 8 8 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 703 823 723 271 30 20 0 10 10 40 201 201
Rainy Days 11 10 8 4 2 2 0 1 1 3 6 6
Humidity E E E VH VH H H VH VH E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 6/H 7/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1763 1661 1559 1457 1457 1457 1457 1457 1559 1661

Ongava Private Game Reserve

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3188 3086 3086 2781 2577 2577 2882 3290 3391 3391 3493
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1864 1763 1457 1050 745 643 948 1355 1661 1763 1763
Sunshine hours 8 7 8 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 9
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 803 1004 773 241 20 0 0 0 20 50 321 462
Rainy Days 12 12 9 4 2 2 0 0 1 3 6 7
Humidity E E E E VH H H VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 7/H 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1966 1966 1966 1864 1763 1661 1559 1559 1559 1559 1661 1864

Sossusvlei

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 2984 2984 2781 2577 2373 2373 2373 2577 2679 2882 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1559 1355 1050 846 745 846 948 1152 1254 1457
Sunshine hours 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 10 10 10 11 11
Daylight hours 13 13 12 11 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 90 110 151 40 10 10 0 10 10 0 10 0
Rainy Days 2 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Humidity L L L N N N N N N N N N
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 6/H 5/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Swakopmund

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2272 2373 2272 2170 2170 2068 2068 1864 1864 1966 2068 2272
Min temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1661 1457 1254 1152 1050 1050 1152 1254 1457 1559
Sunshine hours 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 6 6 7 7 7
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 20 30 60 20 10 10 0 0 10 0 10 10
Rainy Days 2 2 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 1
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 7/H 6/H 6/H 7/H 10/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1763 1661 1559 1457 1457 1457 1457 1457 1559 1661

Windhoek

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 2984 2781 2679 2373 2068 2170 2373 2781 2984 3086 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1661 1355 948 745 643 846 1254 1457 1661 1763
Sunshine hours 9 8 8 9 10 10 10 11 10 10 10 10
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 733 853 853 331 60 10 10 10 30 120 251 341
Rainy Days 13 12 11 6 3 1 1 1 2 3 6 7
Humidity M M L L N N N N L M M M
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 7/H 6/H 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A
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Superior Group Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Windhoek via Johannesburg

Overnight flight from London (regional connections available) to Windhoek, via Johannesburg. (N)

Day 2: Windhoek

Early afternoon arrival. Transfer to Galton House (or similar) for 1 night. (N)

Day 3: Windhoek • Sossusvlei

Meet your group and guide this morning and depart for a long drive down the escarpment to the Namib desert. Then, if time allows, visit either Elim Dune or Sesriem Canyon. Stay 2 nights at Sossus Dune Lodge (or similar). (B, L, D)

Day 4: Sossusvlei

Early morning excursion to the Namib Naukluft Park. Enjoy a 4×4 shuttle to the giant Sossusvlei sand dunes and the stark but photogenic Deadvlei. Return to your lodge for a late lunch. Afternoon at leisure, or visit Sesriem Canyon. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Swakopmund

Optional sunrise balloon flight (from £455). Drive via Kuiseb Canyon to the coastal town of Swakopmund. Stroll through this seaside resort town or along the beachfront before dinner in a seafood restaurant. Stay 2 nights at Cornerstone Guesthouse (or similar). (B, L, D)

Day 6: Swakopmund

Drive to Walvis Bay where you have the choice of a kayak activity or a boat cruise near Pelican Point. Both offer exceptional wildlife viewing opportunities with whales, dolphins, seals, penguins and pelicans all often sighted. Return to your guesthouse for an afternoon at leisure. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Twyfelfontein • Damaraland

Travel inland to Damaraland visiting the prehistoric Twyfelfontein rock art. Continue to Camp Kipwe (or similar) for 2 nights. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Damaraland

Morning 4×4 drive along the ephemeral Aba Huab and Huab river valleys in search of rare desert-adapted elephants as well as giraffes and black rhinos. Afternoon nature-walk with your guide or time at leisure. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Etosha National Park

Early departure via the Grootberg Pass to visit a local semi-nomadic Himba settlement. Continue on to Etosha National Park, a huge salt pan famed for its abundant and diverse wildlife, where you will overnight at Etosha Mountain Lodge (or similar). (B, L, D)

Day 10: Etosha National Park

Full-day wildlife viewing, making your way from Anderson’s Gate to Halali in the central section of the park. After lunch continue east towards Namutoni, exit the park before dusk and stay 2 nights at Onguma Tree Top Camp (or similar) where you can enjoy wildlife at the floodlit waterhole. (B, L, D)

Day 11: Otjiwarongo

Morning drive in the eastern sector of Etosha with a good chance to spot cheetahs. Return to the lodge for lunch before enjoying a drive on the private reserve in the afternoon, with a sunset drink overlooking Fischer’s Pan. (B, L, D)

Day 12: Okonjima • Windhoek

An early departure via Tsumeb to Okonjima’s AfriCat Foundation’s day centre*. Arrive in time for lunch before an informative game drive and tour of the wildlife sanctuary. Continue to Windhoek where you will bid farewell to the group and guide and overnight at Galton House. (B, L)

Days 13-14: Fly to London via Johannesburg

Fly to London, via Johannesburg, arriving the following day. (B) (N)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Extensions

You can extend your safari for an additional night or two at Okonjima. Gain a more in-depth insight into the work of the AfriCat Foundation, and observe leopards and other big cats in the wild. Contact our team of travel consultants for details.

Important information

Due to the possibility of flight schedule variations in response to ever changing travel demands, alterations may be required to the order, content and/or duration of individual departures.

Non-exclusive group tour:

This tour has multiple monthly departures departing from London. Guided group safari starts on day 3 and ends on day 12. This is a non-exclusive tour, therefore other passengers may or may not be Cox & Kings clients.

*Okonjima

There will be no tracking of wild cats at Okonjima – should this be desired, an overnight extension must be booked.

Accessibility:

This tour involves some long, dusty drives over rough terrain and is better suited to the hardier traveller.

Superior tour

This tour is based in 3- to 5-star accommodation.

Single supplement

From £445pp.

Private & tailor-made travel

This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior group tour accommodation

  • Sossus Dune Lodge
    Sossus Dune Lodge

    Sossus Dune Lodge, situated within the Namib Naukluft Park and close to the Sesriem Canyon, is built primarily from wood, canvas and thatch, in an attractive 'afro-village' style. As well as enjoying sweeping vistas of the dunes to the west, guests benefit from being close enough to reach Sossusvlei before sunrise and/or to stay until after the sun has set. Accommodation units are interlinked by elevated wooden walkways, and consist of 25 en suite desert chalets, equipped with all the modern amenities you would expect from a high quality eco-lodge. The lodge also houses a large restaurant and scenic pool area.Features: 25 rooms, restaurant, bar/lounge, outdoor pool, free parking.<br>Room amenities: Private bathroom facilities, safety deposit box, hairdryer, toiletries, mosquito nets.

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  • Onguma Tree Top Lodge
    Onguma Tree Top Lodge

    Onguma Tree top lodge is a small lodge raised on stilts amongst the tree tops, offering excellent views over the nearby waterhole where many different wildlife including giraffe, zebra and lion come to drink. The main part of the lodge also opens up towards the main waterhole and the lodge has an open plan kitchen to encourage guests to interact with the chef. With just four thatched roof rooms, the lodge offers a real air of intimacy to the lodge and activities include wildlife drives, both morning and evening and interpretive bush walks.Features: 4 rooms, Wi-Fi, lounge, restaurant, open air dining and kitchen. <br>Room amenities: Mosquito net, tea &amp; coffee making facilities, safe and en suite bathroom with open air shower.

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  • Etosha Mountain Lodge
    Etosha Mountain Lodge

    Etosha Mountain Lodge is situated on the southern border of the Etosha National Park. Although it is on the boundary with Etosha, the nearest entrance to the park is around 150 km away. The lodge is situated amongst dolomite hills and offers a combination of luxury, wilderness and cuisine. The private reserve on which the Etosha Mountain Lodge is situated is well stocked and you can hope to encounter both black and white rhino as well as giraffe, eland, mountain zebra, kudu, oryx, cheetah, leopard, springbok, blue wildebeest, black-faced impala, sable, hartebeest and other wildlife endemic to the area.

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  • Cornerstone Guest House
    Cornerstone Guest House

    Cornerstone Guesthouse is a small, peaceful bed and breakfast, located in Swakopmund's old town near the marine museum and the old brewery, and within easy walking distance of the sea and the town centre. It offers the charm and intimacy of a family-run B&B combined with the modern amenities of a luxury hotel. Whilst the property only offers breakfast, a number of cafés, restaurants and pubs are within a few minutes of the guesthouse. There are 5 rooms, which can be configured as a double or twin, each with its own private entrance and patio with table and chairs. Inside, the rooms are light and spacious and all have an en suite bathroom with shower. Two of the rooms can be connected, creating a family room if necessary. Room facilities include an LCD flat-screen satellite television, mini fridge, complimentary tea & coffee facilities, a safe and wireless internet access.

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  • Camp Kipwe
    Camp Kipwe

    Kipwe, meaning blessed in Swahili, is nestled among boulders, facing out to superb scenery. Its eight rooms are round in shape, with large outside decks to admire the view. The outside, partially open bathrooms adjoining the bedrooms, have boulder, cement and rock walls, and roofs of rough mopane branches. The central area of the camp is raised and comprises four thatched domes. An outside boma area is an additional venue for fine-cooked meals. Activities at the camp include nature drives with the possibility of seeing the desert-adapted elephants in the dry season, Twyfelfontein excursions to the rock engravings and guided walks with Kipwe's experienced guides in front of the camp.

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Dates & prices

UTN2021

Main Costs
Departure-Return date Original Price Special Offer(£) Single Supplement Click to Book
14 Feb 2021 - 27 Feb 2021 £3,595 £0 £465 On Request
21 Feb 2021 - 6 Mar 2021 £3,595 £0 £465 On Request
28 Feb 2021 - 13 Mar 2021 £3,595 £0 £465 Reserve
14 Mar 2021 - 27 Mar 2021 £3,595 £0 £465 Reserve
21 Mar 2021 - 3 Apr 2021 £3,595 £0 £465 Reserve
4 Apr 2021 - 17 Apr 2021 £3,845 £0 £515 Reserve
11 Apr 2021 - 24 Apr 2021 £3,845 £0 £515 Reserve
18 Apr 2021 - 1 May 2021 £3,845 £0 £515 Reserve
6 May 2021 - 19 May 2021 £3,845 £0 £515 Reserve
9 May 2021 - 22 May 2021 £3,845 £0 £515 Reserve
13 May 2021 - 26 May 2021 £3,845 £0 £515 Reserve
16 May 2021 - 29 May 2021 £3,845 £0 £515 Reserve
20 May 2021 - 2 Jun 2021 £3,845 £0 £515 Reserve
30 May 2021 - 12 Jun 2021 £4,245 £0 £565 Reserve
6 Jun 2021 - 19 Jun 2021 £4,245 £0 £565 Reserve
13 Jun 2021 - 26 Jun 2021 £4,245 £0 £565 Reserve
27 Jun 2021 - 10 Jul 2021 £4,245 £0 £595 Reserve
4 Jul 2021 - 17 Jul 2021 £4,245 £0 £595 Reserve
11 Jul 2021 - 24 Jul 2021 £4,245 £0 £595 Reserve
18 Jul 2021 - 31 Jul 2021 £4,245 £0 £595 Reserve
25 Jul 2021 - 7 Aug 2021 £4,245 £0 £595 Reserve
1 Aug 2021 - 14 Aug 2021 £4,245 £0 £595 Reserve
8 Aug 2021 - 21 Aug 2021 £4,245 £0 £595 Reserve
15 Aug 2021 - 28 Aug 2021 £4,245 £0 £595 Reserve
22 Aug 2021 - 4 Sep 2021 £4,245 £0 £595 Reserve
29 Aug 2021 - 11 Sep 2021 £4,245 £0 £595 Reserve
2 Sep 2021 - 15 Sep 2021 £4,325 £0 £595 Reserve
5 Sep 2021 - 18 Sep 2021 £4,325 £0 £595 Reserve
9 Sep 2021 - 22 Sep 2021 £4,325 £0 £595 Reserve
12 Sep 2021 - 25 Sep 2021 £4,325 £0 £595 Reserve
16 Sep 2021 - 29 Sep 2021 £4,325 £0 £595 Reserve
19 Sep 2021 - 2 Oct 2021 £4,325 £0 £595 Reserve
26 Sep 2021 - 9 Oct 2021 £4,325 £0 £595 Reserve
3 Oct 2021 - 16 Oct 2021 £4,325 £0 £595 Reserve
7 Oct 2021 - 20 Oct 2021 £4,325 £0 £595 Reserve
10 Oct 2021 - 23 Oct 2021 £4,325 £0 £595 Reserve
14 Oct 2021 - 27 Oct 2021 £4,325 £0 £595 Reserve
17 Oct 2021 - 30 Oct 2021 £4,325 £0 £595 Reserve
24 Oct 2021 - 6 Nov 2021 £4,325 £0 £595 Reserve
31 Oct 2021 - 13 Nov 2021 £4,325 £0 £595 Reserve
7 Nov 2021 - 20 Nov 2021 £4,325 £0 £595 Reserve
14 Nov 2021 - 27 Nov 2021 £4,325 £0 £595 Reserve
21 Nov 2021 - 4 Dec 2021 £4,325 £0 £595 Reserve
19 Dec 2021 - 1 Jan 2022 £4,395 £0 £595 Reserve
26 Dec 2021 - 8 Jan 2022 £4,395 £0 £595 Reserve
 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 

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