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Namibia at a Glance

Namibia

8 days and 7 nights

Private group

Namibia at a Glance

What You'll Do

Join this spectacular 8-day tour of Namibia and experience some of Namibia’s most incredible natural masterpieces. These include the world’s highest sand dunes in Sossusvlei and the charming coastal town of Swakopmund. Of course, no African trip is complete without a wildlife safari experience in Erindi Private Game Reserve.

Few countries in Africa can match Namibia’s sheer natural beauty. The country’s name derives from its (and the world’s) oldest desert, the Namib, and there are few more incredible desert expanses on planet earth. From the sand sea and perfect dead-tree valleys at Sossusvlei, to your own David Attenborough safari wildlife moments.

Erindi Private Game Reserve is a protected reserve in central Namibia. With over 700 sq. km of savannah grasslands and rocky mountains, Erindi lacks the zoo-like feel of many smaller private reserves in the country and lacks for nothing when it comes to wildlife – you can reliably expect to see elephants and giraffe, lion, leopard, cheetah, African wild dog, and black rhino.

Appropriate for this vast country with its epic landscapes, Sossusvlei still manages to feel isolated. The dunes appear other-worldly at times, especially when the light hits them near sunrise or sunset. They cover 32,000-sq-km of sand sea which covers much of the region and tower as high as 325m, forming part of one of the oldest and driest ecosystems on earth.

But let us not forget about the charming cities of Swakopmund with its quirky mix of German and Namibian influences, adventure options, laid-back feel and cool sea breeze. Or Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, which is encircled by magnificent mountains, expansive valleys, fertile farmlands, lodges, and luxury guest farms. Namibia it the perfect bucket-list destination for photographers, animal lover and adventures paradise.

This tour can be booked as either self-guided or fully guided, and you can choose premium or luxury accommodation depending on your preference.

Experience
Highlights

Tick off the Big Five animals in Erindi Private Game Reserve, and have your own David Attenborough moment

Walk up one of the world's largest sand dunes in Sossusvlei

Explore the petrified forest in Deadvlei - truly a sight to behold

Get active and adventurous in Swakopmund; a city that is more German than Germany

Explore the city of Windhoek

Your Local Host:

Rannveig

"Well I was born in Iceland, I am Icelandic, but I was raised in Namibia, in Africa. I lived there with my family for 6 years as a child before travelling extensively around Africa. My Father then decided to return to Iceland the long way so for 8 months as a family we drove south to the southern most part of Africa, before continuing through the entire continent, then Europe, and finally back to Iceland."

"Throughout the entire 8 months we did not board one plane and I would say was the main reason I got into the travel industry. That was my main inspiration for starting my company based out of Namibia."

Experience Itinerary

Windhoek

Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, is encircled by magnificent mountains, expansive valleys, fertile farmlands, lodges, and luxury guest farms. The larger Windhoek area is surrounded by vast valleys, thick scrub, rocky hills, and blanketed in golden savannah. This is an arrivals day only although you will be picked up from the airport, however, and we recommend exploring the city on foot to get a feel for the place before setting off on your African adventure.

Windhoek Airport to Windhoek: 40 – 50 km / 1 hour

Premium accommodation: River Crossing Lodge – HB

The lodge is located on a pristine reserve which is home to 19 different species of game, only a 5-minute drive from the heart of Windhoek. This is the featured accommodation.

River Crossing Lodge

Luxury accommodation: Olive Exclusive – HB

The first ultra-luxurious sanctuary of its kind in the Namibian capital –contemporary and stylish but with a warm heart and authentic African soul.

Sossusvlei

Located in the scenic Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei is where you will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib. The clear blue skies contrast with the giant red dunes to make this one of the most scenic natural wonders of Africa and a photographer’s heaven. This awe-inspiring destination is possibly Namibia’s premier attraction, with its unique dunes rising to almost 400 metres these are some of the highest in the world. These iconic dunes come alive in morning and evening light and draw photography enthusiasts from around the globe. Sossusvlei is home to a variety desert wildlife including oryx, springbok, ostrich, and a variety of reptiles. Visitors can climb ‘Big Daddy’ or Dune 45 (depending on the day), one of Sossusvlei’s tallest dunes; explore Deadvlei, a white, salt, claypan dotted with ancient trees: or for the more extravagant, you can opt for a scenic flight or hot air balloon ride (at own expense), followed by a once-in-a-lifetime champagne breakfast amidst these majestic dunes.

Windhoek to Sossusvlei: 310 – 340 km / 5 – 5,5 hours

Premium – Le Mirage Resort & Spa – HB

A unique establishment in the Sossusvlei area. Enjoy the luxurious feel with spacious rooms, beautiful swimming pool and spa facilities. This is the featured accommodation. This is the featured accommodation.

Luxury – Little Kulala – FI

Inspired by the Dead Vlei, the thatched kulalas have a private plunge pool and merges seamlessly into the timeless desert setting.

Swakopmund

Set along Namibia’s spectacularly scenic coast, the seaside town of Swakopmund is known for its spacious avenues, colonial architecture, and otherworldly surrounding desert terrain. Founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South West Africa, Swakopmund is often described as being more German than Germany. Now a seaside resort town, Swakopmund is the capital of the Skeleton Coast tourism area and has plenty to amuse visitors. The quirky mix of German and Namibian influences, adventure options, laid-back atmosphere and cool sea breeze make it a popular Namibian destination. Visitors have the option to experience several exciting activities (at own expense) including quad biking, horse riding, skydiving, sightseeing and fascinating desert tours. No activities are included during your time in Swakopmund, instead you are free to enjoy the host of activities which the area is famous for, mainly of the adventurous variety.

Sossusvlei to Swakopmund: 360 – 380 km / 5.5 – 6 hours

Premium – Hansa Hotel – BB

Namibia’s finest and oldest hotel, Hana Hotel is an integral part of Swakopmund’s architectural heritage. Luxurious and sophisticated hospitality, classic atmosphere, and elegant interior. This is the featured accommodation.

Luxury – Strand Hotel – BB

Set on the Mole, a historic and iconic site surrounded by Ocean on three sides, the Strand Hotel is ideally located to enjoy the beachfront and explore the city centre on foot.

Erindi Private Game Reserve

Located southeast of Omaruru, the Erindi Game Reserve is a spectacularly scenic protected reserve in north-western Namibia. ‘Erindi’, meaning the place of water boasts incredible lush scenery. Stretching over 79000 hectares, this natural wonderland features comfortable accommodation options and magnificent landscapes encompassing grasslands, savannah, and rugged mountains inhabited by an abundance of diverse wildlife. This idyllic retreat is also known for its ecotourism, rich cultural heritage, and community involvement. Visitors can look forward to a cultural village tour, San rock art, guided bush walk and a thrilling game drive to view elephant, giraffe, rhino, lion, hyena, zebra, kudu, wildebeest, and many other animals.

Swakopmund to Erindi: 280 – 310 km / 3.5 – 4 hours

Premium – Old Traders Lodge – HB

Luxury suites tucked between indigenous trees and soft green lawns. The colonial style restaurant and viewing deck boast magnificent views across a busy waterhole.

Old Traders Lodge

Luxury – Old Traders Superior – FB

Luxury suites tucked between indigenous trees and soft green lawns. The colonial style restaurant and viewing deck boast magnificent views across a busy waterhole.

Windhoek - departure

Today if your final day on tour in Namibia so we drive from Erindi back to Windhoek where your tour ends upon arrival at the hotel (not included this evening). The drive typically takes 3.5 hours so if you intend to fly home today, it is advisable to book an afternoon flight.

Location Information

If you want to get the best of one exotic place – rich in history, exotic animals, diverse culture, adventure-packed excursions and massive deserts – this is the holiday of a lifetime. Namibia is a fantastic destination for the traveler who wants to experience something new and exciting, with the freedom to self drive, or have the guidance of a knowledgeable, professional local guide. Don’t forget your camera!

Your exact itinerary and details will be sent to you upon booking.

  • 8 day vehicle hire (fuel included)
  • 8 days private driver/guide including all fees (self-drive option without driver/guide during drive days)
  • Park fees listed as part of the itinerary
  • 7 nights accommodation as per program (premium or luxury)
  • Breakfast daily and 5 dinners
  • Guided Sossusvlei & Deadvlei Drive
  • 1 guided game drive in Erindi Private Game Reserve

FAQs

Yes, as per the daily itinerary, you have the choice of opting for the mid-range accommodation standard, or upgrading to luxury accommodation for an additional cost.

Yes, you have the option of self-guided or fully guided depending on your preference.

If interested, please drop us a line or call, and we can make sure to personalise everything to your needs.