'Ghost' elephants in Etosha National Park, Namibia

Namibia Adventure Itinerary

A small group trip combining safaris, adventure & culture, travelling through deserts and valleys to the coast.

15 days from £6,180pp plus international flights.

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Cheetah at Okonjima, Namibia © Okonjima Plains Camp

Day 1

To Okonjima Nature Reserve

When you arrive at the international airport in Windhoek, you will be met by your guide and the rest of your group. The tour departs at 0900 (so you might need the previous night in Windhoek).
From here you are driven north to Okonjima, a journey of around three hours. Okonjima is the HQ of the AfriCat Foundation, committed to the conservation of wild cats in Namibia, especially cheetah and leopard, and you should have time to see some of these beautiful creatures for yourself as you enjoy an afternoon activity. Tonight you have dinner and stay at Okonjima Plains Camp.

Dinner

Leopard at Okonjima, Namibia © PBay,Shutterstock

Day 2

Okonjima

Okonjima Nature Reserve is a protected area covering 200 square kilometres with varied terrain and is ideally suited to leopard which thrive here and form a vital part of the reserve's predator research programme. You can choose two activities today.
Each day morning and afternoon game drives and guided walks take place offering visitors the chance to observe not just the carnivores but other animals such as zebra, giraffe and oryx plus a variety of birds in their natural habitats. Those lucky enough to stay here have the chance to enjoy nocturnal game drives with excellent opportunities to see bat-eared foxes, aardwolves and owls which you might not otherwise spot.

Breakfast, dinner

Springboks in Etosha, Namibia © MGallet,Shutterstock

Day 3

Okonjima to Ongava

After breakfast your journey continues north, via the towns of Otjiwarongo and Outjo, to Ongava Lodge in a private reserve on the southern side of Etosha National Park. This afternoon you'll spend your time on a game drive in the Ongava Reserve, an exciting experience. Zebra, giraffe, kudu, oryx and impala are frequently seen, and attract lion, leopard and cheetah. The skill and expert knowledge of your guide soon become apparent, and will play a large part in your overall enjoyment of this holiday.

Breakfast, dinner

'Ghost' elephants in Etosha National Park, Namibia © EAnna,Shutterstock

Day 4

Ongava

You have a morning game drive in Etosha today. You will be getting into the safari spirit and learning for yourself how addictive this experience can become! Etosha is known for its plentiful wildlife and waterholes, where a wide range of animals can be seen. Watching them as they drink and interact with one another is fascinating, and you should be able to capture some excellent photographs. This afternoon embark on another guided safari in the Ongava Reserve

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Oryx in Etosha National Park, Namibia © ArCalu,Shutterstock

Day 5

Ongava to Etosha Heights

Whilst staying in the area, you will be moving on today to Etosha Heights Private Game Reserve which borders Etosha to the west. The reserve is 60,000 hectares of classic Etosha landscape. the vast flat savannah is interspersed with riverine forest and mopane woodlands, with saltpans dotted about.
Home for the next two nights will be Etosha Mountain Lodge

Breakfast, dinner

Rhino and calf, Etosha, Namibia © AGMarks

Day 6

Etosha Heights

An early start with a game drive, makes the most of the cooler temperatures when the animals are more active. Return to the lodge for a late breakfast and the chance to have a siesta. You have the afternoon free here.
Out on the sunken deck, there's a small swimming pool, or you may choose to relax on the balcony with a drink in hand taking in the stunning vistas.

Breakfast, dinner

Three Herero women, Namibia © Redjem,Shutterstock

Day 7

Etosha to Kaokoland

Leaving Etosha behind you head onward into Kaokoland. Watch the scenery change as you travel. The landscape is starkly beautiful and lends itself to photography. You'll arrive at Pitch Perfect luxury mobile camp where you will spend the next two nights. This is a luxury camping adventure, everything is done for you. Enjoy a nightcap by the fire before turning in for a good night's sleep in your comfortable tent.

Breakfast, dinner

Elephant in Damaraland, Namibia © AGMarks

Day 8

Kaokoland

Today you will take a scenic drive with your guide to explore this vast and interesting area. You'll drive through the valleys of this amazing area in search of desert adapted wildlife. It is not just the elephant that has adapted to the habitat and climate, but also giraffe, springbok and gemsbok, plus predators such as lion and hyena, and your guide can help you spot some of these creatures during today's safari. Later you'll return to camp where dinner will be served. You're camping again tonight.

Full board, lunch, dinner

Twyfelfontein rock art, Namibia © EfimovaA,Shuttersotck

Day 9

Kaokoland to Twyfelfontein

An undoubted highlight of the trip is Twyfelfontein which you visit today. This site holds around 2,000 ancient San rock paintings and engravings and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Most depict rhinos, with others of elephant, ostrich and giraffe, and some show hunting scenes including humans.
Following a guided tour of this fascinating site you continue, via the colourful rocks of Burnt Mountain and the bizarre Organ Pipes formation of basalt columns. You will be staying at Malansrus Tented Camp.

Breakfast, dinner

Aerial view of Swakopmund, Namibia © OZnamenskiy,Shutterstock

Day 10

Twyfelfontein to Swakopmund

After breakfast you will board the vehicle, bound for the coast and the town of Swakopmund. This quaint town is filled with old-world charm and has a relaxed, laid back atmosphere. This is a town with desert on one side and the sea on the other. Once you arrive, check-in to the Hansa Hotel and spend the afternoon at leisure. There are plenty of shops to browse and restaurants to visit.

Breakfast

Walvis Bay pelican, Namibia © VPetrakov,Shutterstock

Day 11

In Swakopmund

You have a treat in store this morning! You are taken down to the dock where you board a boat for the morning cruise into the Walvis Bay Lagoon, where bottlenose and Heaviside's dolphins are often seen. You cannot fail to be entranced by the sight of these creatures swimming alongside the boat and jumping out of the water. There are also good chances of spotting pelicans by the shore. The cruise is rounded off with fresh oysters, snacks and bubbly.
On your return to dry land you have the rest of your day to do as you please. Swakopmund is known as Namibia's playground and you have a wide range of activities to choose from including 4x4 rides in the Namib Desert, sand boarding, ecological tours of the dunes, strolling along the promenade, browsing among the art galleries and enjoying refreshments at the many restaurants and cafes.

Breakfast

Namib Desert from the air, Namibia © Mfranceschini,Shutterstoc

Day 12

To Sossusvlei

You are travelling south today, through the Namib Naukluft Park via the Kuiseb and Gaub passes into the Namib Desert. The scenery is breath taking and there are stops en-route to take photos and simply admire all that you see. Total driving time is around five hours plus stops. Your destination is Desert Hills Glamping Camp where you stay in a twin tents with en-suite facilities where you can enjoy the seemingly endless desert vistas.

Breakfast, dinner

Sossusvlei dunes, Namib-Naukluft, Namibia © JaySi,Shutterstock

Day 13

Sossusvlei and Sesriem

Rise early this morning to appreciate the beauty of dawn in the Namib Desert. Soon you are heading off to the vast red-orange sand dunes, some of the highest in the world at almost 400 metres. You also visit Sesriem Canyon, equally majestic in scale, formed over millions of years by the Tsauchab River. Both destinations offer plenty of photo opportunities, so be sure to take your camera. After a long day in the open you'll be happy to return to camp to shower away the dust and prepare for dinner.

Breakfast, dinner

Empty road on the Remhoogte Pass in central Namibia, Africa © Photeaud,Shutterstock

Day 14

To the Kalahari

Enjoy breakfast at the lodge before packing your bags in readiness for the drive east to the Kalahari. This afternoon you will enjoy a guided game drive where you can learn about the flora and fauna of this vast desert. The journey takes around four hours.
Tonight you stay at Kalahari Farmhouse

Breakfast, dinner

Aerial view of Windhoek at sunset, Namibia © Nate Hovee,Shutterstock

Day 15

Depart Windhoek

Having had breakfast, depending on your departure time, you are free to explore Windhoek until it's time to head to the airport to check in for your homebound flight.

Breakfast

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