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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 before travelling inland to the
national parks to spot rare and exotic wildlife.
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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, L, 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 based in 3- and
This tour involves some long
drives over some rough terrain and is better
suited to the hardier traveller.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3930 5008 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk
Many thanks for arranging a brilliant itinerary in Namibia – we had an extraordinary time.Ms Iles
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