Guided Sightseeing Tours in Namibia

13 Day Untamed Namibia Tour

The 13 Day Untamed Namibia Tour is a breathtaking journey where you get to experience Namibia's diverse cultures in the regions whilst visiting the many highlights of the country. Whether it be taking a walk to stretch your legs in some remarkable landscapes and environments, following a 4x4 trail off the beaten track through spectacular geological formations, or seeing wildlife up close and personal. This is a safari that takes you into the heart of Namibia, its people, its wildlife, and its land.

Join in on a timeless adventure on this 13 Day Untamed Namibia Group Tour, filled with awesome contrasting landscapes, spectacular vistas & abundant wildlife. Namibia has sights, sounds, aromas, tastes, and emotions waiting for you to be explored.

The Untamed Namibia Group runs on scheduled departures throughout the year and is sure to leave a lasting impression of Namibia. This tour is ideal for travelers looking to join an extended tour in Namibia which also visits some of the local cultural areas.

For a shorter journey, we recommend our 9 Day Namibia Deserts & Canyons Tour

This tour is available in English, French & German

Tour Highlights:

  • Traverse the Etosha National Park in search of fascinating animal species
  • Visit a local homestead of the Oshiwambo tribe and learn about local life & culture
  • Visit a traditional Ovahima Village, one of the last surviving communities that have lived according to their ancestral cultures for hundreds of years
  • Damaraland, home to unique desert elephants & free-roaming rhinos
  • Visit the age-old Petrified Forest & marvel at the oldest desert plant on Earth
  • Twyfelfontein, home to over 2,500 Bushman painting over 6,000 years old
  • Visit the traditional “living museum” of the Damara people
  • Leisure time in Swakopmund to partake in activities in this idyllic coastal town
  • View an amazing sunrise over the Namib Desert
  • Early morning excursion into Sossusvlei
  • Walking excursion to Dead Vlei
  • Visit the Sesriem Canyon, a 30-meter deep gauge incised into the desert floor


Breakfast & Dinner as specified

13 Days / 12 Nights
Minibus or Coach


Day 1 - Central Namibia (D)
Meet your guide at the Airport or upon collection at your pre-booked hotel in Windhoek. He will be your first contact during the forthcoming safari and unforgettable safari to some of the most spectacular places in Namibia. We depart to Windhoek where we check into our centrally located Hotel, Early in the afternoon we are met by a local guide and head out to Katutura, where we mingle with locals at a traditional market and savour “Kapana”, a traditional spicy meat dish prepared over an open fire. Wash down the delicacy at a local “Shebeen” with an ice-cold Namibian beer while appreciating the beat of African music in the background. Bidding farewell to Katutura, we travel to a privately owned craft beer brewery at Roof of Africa to taste a selection of their local beers. Here the day ends with a tasteful dinner.
Overnight at AVANI Windhoek Hotel
Included Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Etosha National Park (B, D)
Our first Safari is awaiting us! We travel to the border of the famous and well-renowned wildlife haven - Etosha National Park. The afternoon is devoted to the abundant wildlife found in the National Park, which surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan. Despite the size of the Etosha National Park, only the edges of the pan are accessible to visitors. Game viewing in the park is primarily focused around the waterholes, some of which are spring-fed and some supplied from a borehole, ideal places to sit and watch over 114 different game species, or for an avid birder, more than 340 bird species. Popular game species such as giraffe, blue wildebeest, plains and mountain zebra, hyena, lion, leopard, antelopes such as kudu, oryx, eland, as well as some of the endangered species such as Black rhino, cheetah and the black-faced impala are all found here. An extensive network of roads links the over 30 water holes allowing the visitor an opportunity to do a real game viewing safari throughout the park as each different area will provide various encounters. Late afternoon we will exit the park for our accommodation located outside the Park.
Overnight at Taleni Etosha Village
Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3 Etosha National Park (B, D)
Today your guide takes you on a game drive exploring the Etosha National Park. We may encounter wildlife we have not seen the previous day. Dominating the Etosha National Park is the endless saltpan desert, which is nearly completely enclosed by the park. It is roughly 130 km long and as wide as 50 km in places. During Etosha’s notorious dry spells, the pan is an eerie place, lying parched and cracked under the unforgiving African sun. It is claimed that game viewing is best during the dry periods as animals will then congregate closer to water. But even in the rainy season, the park remains an abundant wildlife haven. You then have the pleasure of experiencing the rebirth of life as the young foals, cubs and chicks are seen frolicking with their parents, and the sprouting of new green shrubs and grasses create a pleasing green oasis. In the afternoon we travel back to our camp, where we enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure recalling the sightings of the last two days. It is possible to optionally book a game drive with an open game drive, your guide will be of assistance to you with making a booking.
Overnight at Taleni Etosha Village
Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4 Kaokoland (B, D)
We cross the park towards the Galton Gate to explore the north-western parts of the park. We continue travelling north towards the Kaokoland, where we reach our country lodge situated on a hilltop just outside of Opuwo, the bustling capital of Kaokoland, providing comfortable accommodation and endless views across the mountainous bushland of northern Namibia. Enjoy the vista from the terrace of your room or from the edge of the pool.
Overnight at Opuwo Country Lodge
Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5 Kaokoland (B, D)
After waking up to the sounds of untouched nature the day will take you exploring the local Himba culture. Your Hotel is in exclusive agreement with the Local Authority and Himba Chief to visit his traditional homestead. There are about 11 traditional villages in the vicinity of Opuwo. Here you are able to meet and greet the Himba people with your guide/interpreter. You will have ample time to ask questions; and interact and photograph one of the last remaining nomadic tribes of Africa, while our guide answers and explains the Himbas' intricate traditions, customs and beliefs. The Himba have managed to maintain much of their traditional lifestyle, perhaps since the land they inhabit is extraordinarily harsh and unyielding that the colonialists and commercial farmers have rarely covered it. Today the Himba live as they have for centuries. We then proceed back to modern comforts at our hotel to enjoy the remaining day cooling off in the sparkling swimming pool.
Overnight at Opuwo Country Lodge
Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6 Damaraland (B, D)
After an early breakfast and the cultural highlight, we travel further south past the western border of the Etosha National Park to the #Khoadi/Hoas Conservancy. The lodge is situated within this concession area of 8 808 hectares, which is home to a rich diversity of game, including elephants and lions. With conservation in mind, the Conservancy is actively involved in promoting the peaceful co-existence of man and nature. Here thatched roofs and well-appointed chalets cool and offer shade against the heat of the African savannah. During the afternoon we have the option to join one of the knowledgeable rangers on an afternoon game drive to explore the concession area, learn more about the plant and bird life, and admire the amazing termite mound structures among big mopane trees. If you are lucky, you might even spot a herd of elephants or our local pride of lions, while birding enthusiasts will appreciate the large variety of species.
Overnight at Hobatere Lodge
Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 7 Damaraland (B, D)
We depart the clay terraces lining the Ugab River, which we will meet again further downstream in a completely different setting later in the afternoon. On route, our stops today include the Petrified Forest and a stop at the Twyfelfontein UNESCO Heritage sight, before visiting the Living Museum of the Damara. After a short journey, we arrive on the banks of the Ugab River, meandering its way through Damaraland, one of the least populated and most geologically diverse areas in Africa. This harsh, rocky environment is home to the elusive desert elephant, the black rhino and free-roaming antelope species. We arrive at our lodge in the afternoon, where we have the remaining day at leisure.
Overnight at Ondjamba Hills
Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 8 Damaraland (B, L, D)
On an early morning scenic nature drive through, at times untouched wilderness area of the Otjimboyo Concession, we head out towards the Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain. This is the best time to capture the perfect light of sunrise and catch the last mist engulfing the mountain. We continue down into the dry Ugab riverbed, which we follow back towards the camp. Stopping under one of the majestic camelthorn trees we enjoy a light picnic lunch. On our drive along the meandering river, we might encounter the elusive desert elephant that roams the dry riverbeds of the Damaraland, feeding on the nutritious pods of the trees lining the riverbanks. Arriving back at the camp we have enough time left to enjoy the scenery or follow one of the walking trails. A highlight is the sundowner drive that offers you unforgettable photo opportunities of the Brandberg and the surrounding landscape.
Overnight at  Ondjamba Hills
Included Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 Spitzkoppe & Swakopmund (B)
An early departure takes us through Uis, past the Erongo Mountain range and towards the Matterhorn of Namibia - the Spitzkoppe. Here we explore the spectacular scenery of the Spitzkoppe and its magnificent boulders, setting the perfect scenery for unforgettable landscape photos. Departing the greater Erongo region we continue traveling west towards the Atlantic Ocean. Reaching the coast, we arrive in Swakopmund where the rest of the day is spent at leisure. With palm-lined streets and seaside promenades, Swakopmund is a popular holiday destination in Namibia. Its pleasant climate and long-stretched beaches attract anglers and surfers from all over. For the international guest, Swakopmund is a bohemian mix of German architecture and African rhythms, a laid-back attitude with adrenalin activities, misty mornings and desert heat. It is colourful, it is vibrant, but most of all, it is fun.
Overnight at Swakopmund Plaza Hotel
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 Swakopmund (B)
Swakopmund is often fondly referred to as the "playground of Namibia", as it has numerous activities ranging from adventure to exploring the fascinating features of the Namib Desert and the animals and plants that occur and survive here. Embrace the relaxed pace of this idyllic coastal town while enjoying coffee and freshly baked pastries in one of the many café's. During the cooler morning hours, we explore the undulating dunes and expanse of the desert on a living desert tour. The afternoon is open for an array of optional activities,  you can view this exceptional, environment from the air on a scenic flight. Find your inner child and push adrenaline to its limits with extreme adventures such as skydiving over the desert or quad-biking and sandboarding on the dunes. Take time to get the feel of this quaint town with its historic buildings, museums, shopping arcades and beach bar that has transformed into its personality by the vibrant use of natural materials.
Overnight at Swakopmund Plaza Hotel
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 Namib Desert (B, D)
Today we continue south into the heart of the Namib Desert, the seas of sand of which have also been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Our journey takes us via two geologically interesting canyons (Kuiseb and Ghaub) and endless desert plains into the vicinity of Sossusvlei. Our Eco Camp, in harmony with its surroundings, is located close to Sesriem, the gateway to Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei and Sesriem Canyon, offering genuine Namibian hospitality within the magnificent desert vistas.
Overnight at The Elegant Desert Camp / Lodge
Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 12 Sossusvlei / Namib Desert (B, D)
The morning demands an early start. Entering the Namib Naukluft National Park at sunrise, the first rays of sunlight paint the mountains of sand into a variety of apricots, red and orange, contrasted against a crisp blue skyline, enrapturing our senses, and providing an opportunity to capture this awesome landscape on film. You will be captivated by the surreal Deadvlei surrounded by some of the highest dunes on earth and Sossusvlei, where the dry Tsauchab River ends abruptly amongst dunes. Take the opportunity to walk up one of these majestic dunes to admire the desert landscape beneath. Enjoying our breakfast snack in the shade of one of the ancient camelthorn trees we visit the Sesriem Canyon, a life-sustaining natural phenomenon in the heart of the Namib Desert. We then return to our desert hideaway and enjoy stunning views of the wide-open plains during sunset. The evening and tour is concluded with an exceptional dinner experience. Set not far from the lodge we meet for dinner under the open starlit sky and enjoy a traditional “Namibian braai dinner”
Overnight at The Elegant Desert Camp / Lodge
Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 13 Departure
After breakfast, we travel back through an ever-changing landscape of the Naukluft Mountain range, from white gravel plains to shrub bush vegetation to bushland savannah, until we reach the capital in the centre of the country. Windhoek is a cosmopolitan melting pot of European architecture with African culture, with a variety of excellent restaurants to choose from. You will be dropped off at your accommodation of choice, or transferred to the airport for your outward flight.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Same-day flight departures out of Windhoek International are only possible after 19h00

Untamed Namibia Tour

  South African Rand
(Subject to ROE)
(Subject to ROE)
01 Nov 2022 -
31 Oct 2023
R 53,230 pp sharing
R 58,570 pp single
US$ 2,795 pp sharing
US$ 3,075 pp single
€ 2,640 pp sharing
€ 2,905 pp single
01 Nov 2023 -
31 Oct 2024
R 58,900 pp sharing
R 67,660 pp single
US$ 3,090 pp sharing
US$ 3,550 pp single
€ 2,920 pp sharing
€ 3,355 pp single


Rates in South African Rand are fixed. Rates in US$ and Euro are subject to exchange rates.
Private Tours available on request

The tour is available in English & German 


  • Collection from Windhoek Airport (arrivals before 09h00) or Windhoek Hotel/Guesthouse
  • Transport by Minibus or Coach
  • Registered driver guide
  • Entrance Fees: Etosha National Park; Himba Village; Twyfelfontein; Living Museum of the Damara; Namib Naukluft National Park
  • Portages
  • Still Mineral Water on the bus
  • Activities as specified
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (12 x Breakfast; 10 x Dinner, 1x Picnic Lunch)
  • Tourism levy and government Taxes where applicable
  • 24hrs Medical Evacuation Insurance

Social Support: With this tour, you donate to the Bishop Kameeta (Orphan Kindergarten)


  • All International / Domestic Flights
  • Visas
  • Drinks
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Personal insurances
  • Excursions/activities not specified
  • Personal items
  • Gratuities
  • Travel & personal accident insurance
Prices are subject to change due to airfare increases, currency exchange, fluctuations, and any unforeseen circumstances, without prior notice.


Departure Dates
  2023 2024
January   3
February   7
March   6
April   3
May   1
June   5
July   3, 17, 31
August   14, 28
September   11, 25
October 11, 25 9, 23
November 1, 15, 29  

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