Namibia Discovery

Namibia
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Travel to Namibia and discover one of the most sparsely populated countries on earth. Crossing the border from South Africa, you’ll travel along Namibia's beautiful coastline, to sand dunes, moonscapes and savanna grasslands teeming with wildlife. Namibia is a country of contrasts and a paradise for wilderness lovers! Canoe down Orange River, scale dunes, walk through the desert, savour local dishes and relax on seldom-visited beaches. Soak up African sunsets, birdwatch, go on game drives through Etosha National Park and do it all with a local leader armed with all the fasincating insights.

Availability

From 16/03/2024 to 24/12/2026

Departure dates & prices

Dates Availability Price
  • Mar Sat 16 2024 to Mar Thu 28 2024
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    $5,080*
  • Apr Sat 13 2024 to Apr Thu 25 2024
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    $5,774*
  • May Sat 04 2024 to May Thu 16 2024
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    $6,415*
  • May Sat 11 2024 to May Thu 23 2024
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    $6,350*
  • May Sat 18 2024 to May Thu 30 2024
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    $6,350*
  • Jun Sat 01 2024 to Jun Thu 13 2024
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    $6,600*
  • Jun Sat 15 2024 to Jun Thu 27 2024
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    $6,600*
  • Jun Sat 29 2024 to Jul Thu 11 2024
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    $6,270*
  • Jul Sat 06 2024 to Jul Thu 18 2024
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    $6,270*
  • Jul Sat 13 2024 to Jul Thu 25 2024
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    $6,995*
  • Aug Sat 03 2024 to Aug Thu 15 2024
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    $6,860*
  • Aug Sat 10 2024 to Aug Thu 22 2024
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    $6,517*
  • Aug Sat 24 2024 to Sep Thu 05 2024
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    $6,925*
  • Sep Sat 07 2024 to Sep Thu 19 2024
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    $7,065*
  • Sep Sat 14 2024 to Sep Thu 26 2024
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    $6,860*
  • Sep Sat 21 2024 to Oct Thu 03 2024
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    $6,860*
  • Oct Sat 05 2024 to Oct Thu 17 2024
    Limited Availability
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    $7,260*
  • Oct Sat 26 2024 to Nov Thu 07 2024
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    $6,600*
  • Nov Sat 02 2024 to Nov Thu 14 2024
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    $6,350*
  • Dec Sat 14 2024 to Dec Thu 26 2024
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    $6,350*
  • Jan Sat 25 2025 to Feb Thu 06 2025
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    $6,665*

What's included

Dine in Lambert's Bay in open-air restaurant, Muisbosskerm.
This amazing spot was rated by National Geographic as having one of the 'Top Ten Sea Views to Dine For'.
Take a canoe adventure down South Africa's longest stream – the picturesque Orange River – winding through the ancient Richtersveld Mountains with a local guide.
Go birdwatching along Fish River Canyon and watch the African sunset that makes this place so much more than just one of the world's largest gorges.
Enjoy plenty of time for seaside leisure in Swakopmund, amid the dramatic breakers of the Atlantic Ocean.
Maybe visit the local markets or chill out on the beach.
Etosha National Park is one of the best places in the world for wildlife-spotting, and you'll enjoy a full day of game drives here, both in closed trucks and open-air 4WDs.
Breakfasts Included: 12.
Lunches Included: 11.
Dinners Included: 9.
Lodge (6 nights),Hotel (4 nights),Desert Camp (2 nights).
Overland vehicle,Canoe.
Age: min 15.
Group Size: 1 - 13.
Complimentary Arrival Transfer.
Lamberts Bay - Cape Gannet Island.
Fish River Canyon - Canyon entrance.
Orange River - Canoe trip.
Sesriem - Sesriem Canyon Visit.
Sossusvlei - Dune 45.
Damaraland - Petrified Forest.
Damaraland - Twyfelfontein Bushman Paintings.
Etosha National Park - Overland Vehicle Game drives.
Etosha National Park - 4x4 Vehicle Game Drive.
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Itinerary

  • 1 - Cape Town Welkom! Welcome to Cape Town. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm tonight. If you arrive early, it's recommended that you catch the cable car up to the top of Table Mountain, taking the ferry across to Robben Island (where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years). Alternatively, those with more time can take a day trip down to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope Peninsula. Tonight, get to know your new travel group over an optional dinner with your local leader.
  • 2 - Trawal Depart Cape Town and travel along the west coast to the small seaside town of Lamberts Bay. The bay's white beaches, lobsters and incredible wildlife earned it's nickname 'the diamond of west coast'. When you arrive, you'll visit Cape Gannet Island. At the right time of the year, you might be lucky enough to see the flocks of gannet that breed here in August and September. For birdwatchers, the colony at Lambert's Bay is the most accessible of the six gannet colonies in South Africa and Namibia. Tonight, sit down to a delicious feast at a local open-air restaurant, where the amazing ocean views will make for the perfect dinner setting. After your seaside lunch, you'll head to Trawal to relax and soak in the views of wine farms and Cedarberg mountain range.
  • 3 - Orange River Say farewell to South Africa as you cross the border into Namibia. You should reach your destination on the banks of the Orange River by mid-afternoon. The border crossing and a few photo stops along the way can delay this arrival time. Orange River is the longest river in South Africa, running from high up in the Drakensberg Mountain range and into the Atlantic Ocean. The river is significant for its role in transporting diamonds, which in turn leaves deposits that are found along the Namibian coastline.
  • 4 - Fish River Canyon Kick things off today with a half-day canoe adventure along the Orange River. You'll wind through the ancient Richtersveld Mountains in 2-man canoes with a local guide. This is a slow-paced trip covering approximately 10 km and you'll mostly be travelling downstream. After, venture to the Fish River Canyon - one of the biggest canyons in the world. Along the way, you'll stop at various lookouts - all great opportunities to catch this gigantic gorge on camera. Look out for some exotic birdlife while you're here, including plovers, wagtails, hammerkops and herons. You might even catch a glimpse of a baboon or an antelope at dusk!
  • 5 - Sesriem Today is a long travel day, so grab a window seat if you can or play some roadtrip games with your fellow travellers. You're heading to the eastern edge of the Namib Desert today - this region of the world's oldest desert is known for its array of geological features. Take in the diversity and sprawling beauty of the scenery as you drive and when you arrive, relax at your desert lodge.
  • 6 - Sesriem - Sossusvlei Today, you'll make an early morning visit to Sossusvlei, which lies at the end of an ancient riverbed. If you find yourself in the mood, a climb to the top of Dune 45 will reward with unparalleled views. After breakfast head to Dead Vlei - a clay pan, well known for the iconic postcard-like images taken here by many. The pan is surrounded by some of the highest dunes in the world, including 'Big Daddy' and 'Crazy Dune'. If you'd like to avoid a long walk in the sun, you can opt to pay extra for a 4WD transfer out to the entrance point. In the afternoon, visit Sesriem Gorge - a tranquil natural corridor you can walk through and explore. The canyon was caused by water erosion over thousands of years and the people who lived in the area used to pull buckets of water up from the depths with six knotted belts. Therefore, the canyon was named after the Afrikaans word 'sesriem' meaning 'six belts'.
  • 7 - Swakopmund Depart your desert lodge and travel across the Namib Desert today, ending up on the gorgeous Atlantic Ocean coastline. The drive goes through a diverse and colourful landscape, so keep your eyes on the windows and soak up the scenery. You'll see the awesome Kuiseb Canyon along the way, before arriving at the beachside town of Swakopmund, located on the Skeleton Coast.
  • 8 - Swakopmund Enjoy some free time in this gorgeous coastal oasis. Your accommodation is within walking distance of town, making optional activities easy to access. Maybe go for a stroll along the beach, explore the open-air markets or visit the local museum. Your local leader will take you to the local activity centre, if you're not quite sure how you'd like to spend your day.
  • 9 - Damaraland Get off the beaten track and head into the heart of Damaraland (330km approximately 6hrs). You should arrive at your lodge this afternoon. The ancient landscapes of the Kunene Region are ruggedly spectacular, awesome sunsets and night skies filled with a multitude of dazzling stars await you. This part of Namibia is also known as Damaraland, as it is the ancestral home land of the enigmatic Damara people whose exact origins remain unclear. Also home to the small population of hardy desert adapted elephant as well as a host of other unique flora and fauna.
  • 10 - Damaraland Spend the morning visiting the surrounding sights such as Twyfelfontein Heritage Site and the Petrified Forest. Twyfelfontein has one of the largest concentrations of ancient rock engraving in southern Africa and is a fascinating insight into the past. The Petrified Forest looks back into nature's history, where 280-million-year-old fossilised tree trunks lie. You'll be accompanied by local guides at both sites. It can get hot at this time of day so be sure to have a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water with you. Spend the rest of the day back at the lodge, maybe by the pool or reading a book in the shade.
  • 11 - Etosha National Park Depart your lodge this morning and head towards Etosha National Park. Namibia has protected its game reserves against poaching, so there are large herds of elephants, antelope and other herbivores here. When you arrive, you'll head out on a short afternoon game drive in your truck. Keep your eyes peeled for the resident wildlife!
  • 12 - Etosha National Park Today, you'll enjoy two game drives through Etosha National Park - one in the morning in your overland truck and a second in the afternoon in open 4WD vehicles. Keep your eyes peeled for black rhino, Hartmann's mountain zebra, black-faced impala, roan antelope and the tiny Damara dik-dik. Game viewing in the park is relatively easy due to the man-made waterholes and the large, sparsely vegetated pans. The bushland surrounding the pans is hard to see through, but there are enough clearings, pans and waterholes to allow for some sightings. Head back to the lodge this evening for a free evening.
  • 13 - Windhoek From Etosha National Park, you'll head to Windhoek - an old German town that's now a cosmopolitan centre. The Germanic colonial architecture of this city contributes to its charming feel. You'll arrive in the late afternoon or early evening. Your trip comes to an end here, so no accommodation is included tonight. If you're staying in the area, the Tintenpalast (Ink Palace), the Christuskirche (church), the gymnasium and the Genossenschaftshaus are all well worth visiting. If you need to organise extra accommodation, speak to your booking agent ahead of time.
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