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TQ-EXD-406173
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£1,569
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At a glance
Experience Namibian desert wilderness, wildlife and culture
Trip Highlights
Start Destination
Windhoek
End Destination
Windhoek
What's included
  • All breakfasts
  • 8 lunches
  • 8 dinners
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • Arrival & departure transfers

All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners Please allow approx. GBP10 per meal pp for meals not included. Camp meals will be wholesome and plentiful, but do not expect cordon bleu cuisine and please note it is not always easy to get a wide range of fresh vegetables. However, generally the standard of food is good. Vegetarians are well catered for but please inform us before departure of any special dietary requests. Please note that the availability of certain products can be minimal or non-existent, for example wheat or dairy-free. Please be prepared for this - you may be best advised to bring these items from home.

Itinerary
1
Day 1
Depart London
Depart London.
2
Day 2
Arrive Windhoek
Arrive in Windhoek in the morning before spending an hour in the capital city to change money and collect supplies and then drive to the Arebbush Lodge on the outskirts of the city.
3
Day 3
Drive through Namib-Naukluft Park to Sesriem.
Today we head southwest through the spectacular scenery of the Namib-Naukluft Park to our first campsite at Sesriem. This National Park, one of the largest in the world, is home to one of the driest and oldest deserts on earth. It contains the finest desert scenery in Africa, if not in the world, with towering jagged rock formations and incredible lunar landscapes. (300-350kms / 6-7hrs)
4
Day 4
Explore highest sand dunes in the world at Sossusvlei.
Today we spend all day in the Namib Desert. Rising early we catch the tallest sand dunes in the world in the best light and have the opportunity to climb one of the dunes as the sun rises, truly one of Africa’s greatest sights. We can then catch a transfer (optional extra) to Deadvlei where ancient acacia trees in the desert form an eerie scene or for those feeling very fit it is possible to walk to Hiddenvlei. If we’re lucky we may see gemsbok or ostrich among the sand dunes. We then return to Sesriem and in the afternoon we visit Sesriem Canyon before continuing onto our camp an hour away. We visit the Namib Carnivore Conservation Centre where we can join biologists working on a cheetah tracking and conservation project (depending on time we may go cheetah tracking tomorrow morning). (200kms / 3hrs)
5
Day 5
Travel through Namib Desert to Swakopmund via Walvis Bay.
A long, but very scenic, drive through the Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund. En route we visit Walvis Bay for lunch and to see local flamingos. Swakopmund is a small German colonial resort town with quaint cake shops and coffee houses and a centre for adrenaline activities. (300kms / 5.5hrs)
6
Day 6
Full day in Swakopmund with optional activities.
Today is spent in and around Swakopmund. There is time to go fishing, relax on the beach, or enjoy a cream tea and a seafood dinner along the front. If you're keen for some action, there are enough options for the whole family - take an optional dolphin watching cruise, experience the thrill of quad biking over the sand dunes or try the popular new sport of sand boarding. (200kms / 6hrs)
7
Day 7
Drive to Brandberg
After a relaxing start we leave the cool breeze of the Atlantic Ocean behind and head inland towards Namibia's highest mountain, Brandberg, in Damaraland. The Damaraland area is famous for the desert elephants which roam in the Ugab River. Star gazing is normally spectacular from this remote area. (240kms / 3.5hrs)
8
Day 8
Through Damaraland to ancient engravings at Twyfelfontein.
We travel a further into Damaraland to Twyfelfontein. This rocky country is remarkable and makes for spectacular driving. It's here that we'll find ancient and well-preserved rock-paintings, as we take a walk among the most extensive collection of San engravings in Southern Africa. We then take a scenic drive to the Petrified Forest (260 million years old) to see how the wood has been metamorphosed into stone. From here we take a drive of about an hour to lodge in the town of Khorixas for the night. (300hrs / 6hrs)
9
Day 9
To famous Etosha National Park.
Today is spent with a scenic drive to Etosha. We should arrive in time to do a late afternoon game drive before setting up at our camp, which has an excellent waterhole for viewing game at night! Our itinerary allows plenty of time to really enjoy this fabulous game park. (240kms / 3.5hrs)
10
Day 10
Etosha N. P.
Etosha is a huge park with a mix of forest and grassland surrounding a large saltpan. Etosha is home to a great variety and number of game, which is easy to find as the animals congregate at different times around the waterholes. There are waterholes near the camps, and it is not uncommon for us to spend many hours watching a gala performance of animals: wildebeest, zebra, impala, springbok, kudu, elephant, giraffe, lion and even rhino are all common sights here. Those with patience are frequently rewarded by one of the greatest game spectacles in Southern Africa. Etosha is also a good place for birds, with plenty of water birds on the lakes and weaverbirds and hornbills in the trees. While in Etosha we move from Okakuejo to a camp in either Namutoni or Halali (they both have waterholes). These camps now offer optional night drives which you can book and pay for on arrival.
11
Day 11
Etosha N. P.
Game viewing in Etosha N. P.
12
Day 12
To Otjiwarongwe
Relaxing start in the morning. We then drive to Otjiwarongwe area to camp on a private farm. (430kms / 7hrs)
13
Day 13
Drive south to Waterberg Plateau Park.
This morning we drive to the Waterberg Plateau, a 200 metre high gigantic flat-topped plateau covered with bushveld. It is one of the more fertile areas in Namibia and very colourful especially after the rains. Here there are several walking trails, including one leading to a spectacular viewpoint near the top of the plateau for a great view. (120kms / 2hrs)
14
Day 14
Depart Windhoek
Transfer to Windhoek via Okahandja; depart Windhoek.
15
Day 15
Arrive London
Arrive London.
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