Guided Safari Holidays in Namibia

13 Days Namibian Explorer Tour

Join our 13 Day Namibian Explorer Tour and take in all the treasures of this expansive country and thrill your senses with a full-circle tour of Namibia from canyons & deserts of the South to wildlife of the North.

Discover Namibia's best safari and wilderness attractions on the 13 Day Namibian Explorer Tour, all in one guided tour. Visiting all major highlights of this vast and beautiful country, there is a lot on offer!! You could spend a lifetime exploring Namibia, here we have assembled the highlights in a 13 day journey, including the Kalahari, Fish River Canyon, Lüderitz, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland and Etosha National Park.

The Namibian Explorer Tour is ideal for travelers looking tour Namibia's greatest sights.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Enjoy a nature drive through the Kalahari Desert and learn how wildlife has adapted in this desert environment
  • Visit the unique quiver tree forest nestled among huge dolerite boulders
  • Gaze into the Fish River Canyon, second only to the Grand Canyon
  • Travel to the Succulent Karoo, the most specie diverse desert on Earth
  • Take a trip down to the Kolmanskop ghost town & other attractions in the area
  • Early morning excursion into Sossusvlei
  • View the most beautiful sunrise, painting the dunes with deep reds, apricot & purple
  • Oryx's can be spotted wandering the reserve
  • Short drive & walking excursion into the Dead Vlei
  • Visit the gaping Sesriem Canyon
  • Visit the shallow lagoon near the Atlantic Ocean, a feeding ground for thousands of African Flamingos
  • Leisure time in Swakopmund to partake in some of the many activities on offer
  • Meet the Damara people in one of the least populated and geologically diverse areas in Africa
  • Twyfelfontein, home to over 2,500 Bushman painting over 6,000 years old
  • Burnt Mountain & the Organ Pipes
  • Visit the age-old Petrified Forest & marvel at the oldest desert plant on Earth
  • Traverse the Etosha National Park in search of fascinating animal species

Summary

Most Meals Included

13 Day
Small Bus Tour

Namibia

Day 1 - Kalahari Desert
We depart Windhoek and travel into the largest sand mass on Earth, the Kalahari Desert, referred to as the “Soul of the World” by the Bushman! With deep red sand dunes & endless grass plains dotted with acacia’s and shrubs, it is the only form of survival for the specially adapted wildlife that call it home. We have an opportunity to experience the red dunes with its unique fauna and flora that has survived this desert environment.
Classic Version: Stay at Intu Africa Camelthorn Lodge
Superior Version: Stay at Intu Africa Zebra Lodge. On the Superior version a nature drive is also included.

Day 2 - Fish River Canyon
As we travel south through the rocky plains, we visit the unique quiver tree forest, nestled among huge dolerite boulders, stacked in a mysterious way, known as “Giant’s Playground”. We end out day at our lodge, situated close to the Fish River Canyon, with the option to explore the area on foot or on a guided afternoon nature drive.
Classic Version: Stay at Canyon Village
Superior Version: Stay at Canyon Lodge

Day 3 to 4 - Lüderitz
After a fresh start, we travel to the edge of the Fish River Canyon and gaze 550 meters into this magnificent geological phenomenon, second largest of its kind on Earth. After taking in some amazing views we continue to travel past the Naute dam where we will have a short visit at the Kristall Cellar and Distillery. Here an opportunity is given to taste on some unique liquors or simply indulge in a delicious cup of coffee. Enroute to the coastal town of Lüderitz we have one more stop at Garub to view the wild horses of the Namib Desert.

The following morning starts with a visit to Kolmanskop, a deserted ghost town, which was once an opulent and decadent town. Offering visitors unique photo motives and captivating of what was once a thriving diamond mining town, we carry on with our next visit at Diaz Point with its padrao on a cliff that overlooks the harsh waters of the Atlantic Ocean. After spending some time here we head back to Lüderitz and explore this small historic town.
Classic Version: Stay at Nest Hotel
Superior Version: Stay at Nest Hotel (superior room)

Day 5 - Namib Desert
After an early breakfast, we travel north to the Namib Desert and making our way to the lodge where we will be spending the next two nights in the desert. The Namib Desert is the gateway to Sesriem Canyon, Deadvlei and Sossusvlei, with some of the highest sand dunes on Earth towering over the white desert plains. Sossusvlei. The afternoon is spent at leisure where you can chill by the sparkling pool or participate in the optional activities offered at the lodge.
Classic Version: Stay at The Elegant Desert Lodge
Superior Version: Stay at Sossusvlei Lodge

Day 6 - Namib Desert
Starting the day bright and early we enter the Namib Naukluft National Park with sunrise. Capture this awe-inspiring landscape as the first rays of sunlight paint the mountain and desert sands with an array of orange and reds, contrasting against the crisp blue skies. Take the opportunity to walk up one of these dunes to admire the desert landscape for unforgettable views. Thereafter we will also visit the Sesriem Canyon, a natural phenomenon in the heart of the Namib Desert.
Classic Version: Stay at The Elegant Desert Lodge
Superior Version: Stay at Sossusvlei Lodge

Day 7 - Swakopmund
After breakfast we travel through the desolate, rolling hills of Kuiseb Moon Valley towards the Atlantic Ocean. We visit a shallow lagoon in Walvis Bay, one of the most important wetland heritage sites on in Africa feeding over 80% of the African flamingos. It present a breathtaking picture when they appear in groups of a few hundred thousand. Arriving in Swakopmund, the rest of the day is spent at leisure.
Classic Version:  Stay at Swakopmund Plaza / Beach Hotel
Superior Version: Stay at Strand Hotel

Day 8 - Swakopmund
Perfect for walking tours, shopping, relaxing at one of the coffee shops or a stroll along the sandy beach. It offers a wide variety of activities from dolphin cruises, desert tours and scenic flights to quad biking, paragliding, parachuting and kite surfing.
Classic Version:  Stay at Swakopmund Plaza / Beach Hotel
Superior Version: Stay at Strand Hotel

Day 9 - Damaraland
Today we travel via the Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain into the Damaraland, one of the least populated and geologically diverse areas in Africa. This harsh, rocky environment is home to the rare desert elephants, black rhinos and many antelope species. Accompanied by a local Damara guide we visit Twyfelfontein, a heritage site where Bushman communities painted over 2500 pictures some 6000 years ago! After a visit to the nearby Living Museum of the Damara we proceed to the Petrified Forest and also get to see the Welwitschia mirabilis plant – the oldest living desert plant on Earth!
Classic Version: Damara Mopane Lodge (or similar camp)
Superior Version: Vingerklip Lodge

Day 10 - Etosha National Park
After a relaxed breakfast, we travel towards the Etosha National Park, famous for its vast amount of wildlife. Upon arrival at our camp located just outside the National Park, we head onto our first safari game drive. Here we get to visit the various waterholes close to Okaukuejo and the Anderson gate. Optional game drives can also be booked with the lodge.
Classic Version: Etosha Safari Camp
Superior Version: Etosha Village

Day 11 - Etosha National Park
We devote the day purely to the abundant wildlife found in the Etosha National Park, which surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan. The park is home to 4 of the Big Five - elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. The waterholes are supporting a rich diversity of birds and mammals, including rare species such as black-faced impala, roan, cheetah, and Namibia’s smallest antelope, the Damara dik-dik.
Classic Version: Mokuti Etosha Lodge
Superior Version: Onguma Collection

Day 12 - Etosha National Park
Today we again game drive in the Etosha National Park. We may encounter animal species we have not seen the previous day and look forward to any new surprises at the different waterholes visited. In the afternoon we travel to our lodge, where we enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.
Classic Version: Mokuti Etosha Lodge
Superior Version: Onguma Collection

Day 13 - Return to Windhoek
After breakfast we continue southwards to Windhoek, where we visit the craft markets in the main street of the capital city, where after we are dropped off at our hotel or at the international airport for our return flight.

Rates quoted per person sharing

13 Day Namibian Explorer

IN ZAR 01 Nov -
30 Jun'19
01 Jul -
31 Oct'19
Classic Version
Breakfast Daily
(max 20 clients per vehicle)
R37,000 R40,000
Superior Version
Breakfast & Dinner Daily
(max 6 clients per vehicle)
R77,700 R84,000
Single supplements applicable to single travellers
*This Tour is available in English & German *Departures on selected Saturdays
Note: Departure Dates (Special Discount / No Single Supplement, English Departures)
Departure Dates
Mar 2019 9,23
April 2019 6,20
May 2019 4,18
June 2019 1,15,29
July 2019 13,27
August 2019 3,10,17,24,31
September 2019 7,14,21,28
October 2019 5,12,19,26
Note: Arrival flights on day of tour departure to be no later than 09h00.
Same day flight departures out of Windhoek International are only possible after 19h00.

Included:

  • Accommodation used as per Classic and Superior Version
  • Transportation and sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary (Classic: 12 breakfasts) / (Superior: 12 breakfasts & 12 dinners)
  • Entrance Fees: Fish River Canyon; Namib Naukluft National Park; Twyfelfontein; Petrified Forest; Living Museum of the Damara; Etosha National Park
  • Activities as specified
  • Services of an experienced driver/guide
  • Bottled water for the duration of the journey
  • Portages
  • Tourism levy & Government Taxes where applicable
  • 24hrs Medical Evacuation Insurance

Excluded

  • International Flights / domestic flights & Taxes
  • Visas
  • Drinks and meals not mentioned
  • Excursions / Activities not specified
  • Gratuities
  • Personal insurances
  • Personal items
Prices are subject to change due to airfare increases, currency exchange, fluctuations and any unforeseen circumstances, without prior notice.
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