The three best things about Namibia: scenery, photography and safari.
Sossusvlei is a photographer’s dream (make sure you catch that first morning light!). Then there’s safari...the camps in Damaraland are relatively simple yet they offer amazing opportunities to track rhino and Etosha with its private reserves is a wildlife utopia.
Convinced by Namibia? The sample itinerary below shows you the highlights of this incredible country but please remember - everything can be tailor-made for you to create the perfect trip.
DAYS ONE & TWO
After an overnight in Johannesburg, you'll fly on to Windhoek and transfer to your hotel.
Stay: Olive Exclusive Boutique Hotel
DAYS THREE & FOUR
Meet with your driver & guide and head off into the Namib Desert. A day trip to the dunes is a must; otherwise, relax and enjoy the desert scenery.
Stay: andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
DAYS FIVE & SIX
Drive up to Swakopmund, a coastal town with a host of activities, from catamaran trips to spot dolphins and seals to quad biking or sand boarding on the dunes.
Stay: The Strand Hotel
DAYS SEVEN & EIGHT
Your guide will take you along the seemingly endless Atlantic coastline before heading inland for what is a truly special experience – the opportunity to track desert rhino on foot with a member of the dedicated Save the Rhino team.
Stay: Desert Rhino Camp
DAYS NINE & TEN
Drive further north to Ongava Game Reserve for game drives both in the reserve and in neighbouring Etosha National Park.
Stay: Ongava Tented Camp
Fly home after your trip of a lifetime.
When is the best time to visit?
May to October are often the drier months, so travelling at this time you're almost guaranteed the dry landscapes and dusty scenes that you picture when thinking of Namibia. With the added bonus that animals tend to congregate around the waterholes at this time.
How much would this trip cost?
A 12 day trip like this starts from £5500 per person based on 2 adults travelling.
How to get there?
Fly into Johannesburg or Cape Town and connect onto Windhoek. A night in Windhoek is usually unavoidable, but it means you can recover in comfort from the long international flight and make and early start the following morning.
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