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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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Overnight flight from London (regional
connections available) to Windhoek, via
Early afternoon arrival. Transfer to Galton
House (or similar) for 1 night. (N)
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)
Early morning excursion to the Namib Naukluft
Park. Enjoy a 4x4 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)
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)
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)
Travel inland to Damaraland visiting the prehistoric
Twyfelfontein rock art. Continue to
Camp Kipwe (or similar) for 2 nights. (B, L, D)
Morning 4x4 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Fly to London, via Johannesburg, arriving the
following day. (B) (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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
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.
There will be no tracking of wild cats at
Okonjima – should this be desired, an
overnight extension must be booked.
This tour involves some long,
dusty drives over rough terrain and is better
suited to the hardier traveller.
This tour is based in 3- to 5-star accommodation.
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
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