Scheduled Tour from Windhoek

7 Day Northern Namibia Group Tour

On the 7 Day Northern Namibia Group Tour you will discover the haunting landscapes of the Skeleton coastline and some of the last, open, wilderness areas in Damaraland. Be amazed by the desert-adapted wildlife and the contrast of the variety and amount of species in Etosha. This tour is a classic kaleidoscope of landscapes and wildlife, making Namibia the unforgettable African destination.

The Northern Namibia Group Tour starts in Windhoek and takes you to the coastal resort town of Swakopmund. Swakopmund is a popular holiday destination in Namibia offering a multitude of activities.

Next, you will proceed to Damaraland, where you will visit Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO heritage site where Bushman communities engraved and painted over 2.500 pictures some 6.000 years ago! You also visit Petrified Forest to view the Welwitschia mirabilis plant – the oldest living desert plant on Earth.

The final destination on your tour is 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 Park was proclaimed as Namibia's first conservation area in 1907 by the then Governor, von Lindequist. Despite the size of the Etosha National Park, only the southern edge of the pan is accessible to visitors. 

This tour is available in a Classic & Superior Version
Classic Tour Maximum Group Size - 16 People
Superior Tour Maximum Group Size - 6 People

Highlights:

  • 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

See also our 13 Day Explore Namibia Tour

Summary

Meals Vary

7 Day / 6 Nights
Minbus or Coach

Namibia

Day 1 Swakopmund
After being picked up at your hotel or at the international airport a transfer takes you to the coastal town of Swakopmund, where you meet up with the rest of the group and your safari guide. Upon your arrival in the early afternoon and checking into your hotel, you have the rest of the day at your own disposal. With palm-lined streets and seaside promenades, Swakopmund is a popular holiday destination in Namibia. Its pleasant summer climate and long stretched beaches attract anglers and surfers from all over Southern Africa. 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 pure fun.
Classic Version Accommodation: Europa Hof Hotel
Superior Version Accommodation: Strand Hotel

Day 2 Swakopmund
Swakopmund is often fondly referred to as the "playground of Namibia", 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. Alternatively explore the rugged, sweltering desert on a day tour, or view this awesome, 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 colour and the bohemian lifestyle.
Classic Version Accommodation: Europa Hof Hotel (Breakfast)
Superior Version Accommodation: Strand Hotel (Breakfast + Marine Cruise)

Day 3 Damaraland
Today we head further north, travelling along the skeleton coastline towards the Fisherman’s town of Hentisbay before turning east and heading back inland past the Brandberg, Namibia's highest mountain (2.579m), into 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. Accompanied by a local Damara guide, we visit Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO heritage site where Bushman communities engraved and painted over 2.500 pictures some 6.000 years ago! After a visit to the nearby Living Museum of the Damara, we proceed to the Petrified Forest - a geological phenomenon depicting the creation and metamorphosis of wood into stone amongst some of the oldest landmasses on Earth. Here we also see the Welwitschia mirabilis plant – the oldest living desert plant on Earth.
Guests travelling on the Superior tour continue, after their visits to the local attractions, to their lodge located in the vicinity of Twyfelfontein. Here guests have the remaining afternoon at leisure to relax at the refreshing pool or terrace overlooking a wide-open plain, with rocky outcrops lining the horizon.
Classic Version Accommodation: Damara Mopane Lodge or similar (Breakfast)
Superior Version Accommodation: Twyfelfontein Country Lodge (Breakfast, light lunch, Dinner (incl. selection of local drinks))

Day 4 Etosha National Park
Our destination today is the wildlife heaven of Namibia - the Etosha National Park. Guests travelling on the Superior tour today visit the Petrified Forest. The geological phenomenon found here depicts the creation and metamorphosis of wood into stone amongst some of the oldest landmasses on Earth. Here we also see the Welwitschia mirabilis plant – the oldest living desert plant on Earth. Before continuing to the Etosha National Park where we check into our lodge located on the border of the Etosha National Park, we today already enter the park for our first game viewing excursion. Together with our guide, we explore the various waterholes located close to Okaukuejo and the Anderson gate.
Classic Version Accommodation: Etosha Safari Camp (Breakfast)
Superior Version Accommodation: Etosha Oberland (Breakfast, light lunch, Dinner (incl. selection of local drinks))

Day 5 Etosha National Park
The day is devoted 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 Park was proclaimed as Namibia's first conservation area in 1907 by the then Governor, von Lindequist. Despite the size of the Etosha National Park, only the southern edge of the pan is accessible to visitors. Game viewing in the park is primarily focussed 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 link the over 30 water holes allowing visitors the opportunity of a comprehensive game viewing safari throughout the park as each different area will provide various encounters.
Classic Version Accommodation: Mokuti Etosha Lodge (Breakfast)
Superior Version Accommodation: Onguma Collection (Breakfast, light lunch, Dinner (incl. selection of local drinks))

Day 6 Etosha National Park
Today your guide takes you on a game drive in the Etosha National Park, or optionally you can book an open game drive park drive with the lodge. We may encounter animal species we have not seen the previous day and look forward to any new surprises at the different waterholes visited. The Etosha Pan dominates the park. This salt pan desert, which is nearly completely enclosed by the park and is lined by numerous watering holes, is roughly 130 km long and as wide as 50 km in places. During Etosha’s notorious dry spells the pan is a deathly place, lying parched and cracked under the molten 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 new green shrubs and grasses create a pleasing green oasis. In the afternoon we travel back to our lodge, where we enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure. An optional open vehicle game drive can be booked with the lodge.
Classic Version Accommodation: Mokuti Etosha Lodge (Breakfast)
Superior Version Accommodation: Onguma Collection (Breakfast, light lunch, Dinner (incl. selection of local drinks))

Day 7 Departure
After breakfast, we travel back through the centre of the country exposing bushland savannah to the capital in the centre of the country. Time permitting, en-route we may stop at the famous wood carvers market in Okahandja or the craft market in the main street in Windhoek to pick up the last few souvenirs. 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.
(Breakfast)
(Breakfast, light lunch)

Northern Namibia Group Tour

Classic Tour Version
Rates in SA Rand Adults Sharing Adults Single
01 Nov - 30 Jun'21 R 19,780 pp sharing R 22,185 pp
01 Jul - 31 Oct'21 R 21,525 pp sharing R 23,930 pp
Superior Tour Version
01 Nov - 30 Jun'21 R 43,055 pp sharing R 47,735 pp
01 Jul - 31 Oct'21 R 47,315 pp sharing R 52,305 pp

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*This Tour is Bilingual (English & German)
Classic Tour Group Size:
Min 2 / Max 16
Superior Tour Group Size:
Min 2 / Max 6

Included:

  • Accommodation used as per Classic and Superior Version (Refer to the itinerary for accommodation used)
  • Transportation and sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary (Classic: 6 breakfasts) / (Superior: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners & selected drinks)
  • Entrance Fees: 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.

 

Departure Dates
Special Discount, No Single Supplement, English Only
  Classic Version 2021 Superior Version 2021
January 2021 15, 29 15, 29
February 2021 12, 26 12, 26
March 2021 12, 26 12, 26
April 2021 05, 09, 23 09, 23
May 2021 07, 17, 21 07, 21
June 2021 04, 18 04, 18
July 2021 02, 16, 19, 30 02, 16, 30
August 2021 02, 06, 13, 16, 20, 27 06, 13, 20, 27
September 2021 03, 10, 13, 17, 24, 27 03, 10, 17, 24
October 2021 01, 08, 11, 15, 22, 25, 29 01, 08, 15, 22, 29

 

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