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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
Johannesburg, with Virgin Atlantic. (N)
Early afternoon arrival. Transfer to Villa Vista
Guesthouse (or similar) for 1 night. (N)
Depart early in the morning for a long drive
down the escarpment to the Namib desert.
Stay 2 nights at Sossus Dune Lodge. Optional
afternoon visit to Elim Dune or Sesriem
Canyon. (B, L, D)
Early morning excursion to the Namib Naukluft
Park. Enjoy a 4x4 shuttle to the giant Sossusvlei
sand dunes and Deadvlei. Return to your lodge
for a late lunch. Afternoon at leisure. (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. Refreshments will be served.
Return to your guesthouse for an afternoon at
leisure. (B, L, D)
Travel inland to Damaraland visiting
Twyfelfontein rock engravings. Continue to
Camp Kipwe (or similar) for 2 nights. (B, L, D)
Morning drive along the ephemeral Aba Huab
and Huab river valleys in search of rare desertadapted
elephants. Picnic lunch in the shade of
an ana tree. 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 southern Etosha where you
will overnight at Etosha Mountain Lodge
(or similar). (B, L, D)
Full-day wildlife viewing, making your way
from Andersson’s Gate to Halali in the central
section of the park. After lunch at Halali
continue east towards Namutoni, exit the park
before dusk and stay 2 nights at Onguma Tree
Top Camp 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 drive
and tour of the wildlife sanctuary. Continue
to Windhoek for an overnight stay at the Villa
Vista Guesthouse. (B, L)
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 has
multiple monthly departures departing from
London on a Sunday evening. Guided group
safari starts on Day 3 (Tuesday). This is a nonexclusive
tour, therefore other passengers may
or may not be Cox & Kings clients.
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
There will be no tracking of wild cats at
Okonjima – should this be required, an
overnight extension must be booked.
This tour involves some long,
dusty drives over some rough terrain and
is better suited to the hardier traveller.
We recommend extending your stay to relax
after your busy group tour.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
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