Namibian Highlights

Namibia is a vast and beautiful country, rich in natural beauty and cultural heritage. The country has an enormous amount to offer every traveller. This tour starts just outside Windhoek, at Okahandja. You’ll travel from there to the Etosha National Park, taking two days to explore the salt pans and watch animals meet and greet around the waterholes.

Next, you’ll explore Swakopmund, with its quirky mix of old and new, slotted between the Atlantic Ocean and the Namib Desert. From there you’ll find Walvis Bay, where thousands of sea birds congregate around the huge natural lagoon. Take a drive out to Welwitscha Drive, home of the living fossil Welwitscha plant, or to visit the seals in the harbour.

Sossusvlei is your next – and possibly most spectacular – stop on this itinerary. By day you’ll be surrounded by giant sand dunes that fade to darkened silhouettes under the huge starlit sky by night. Your trip of a lifetime ends in Windhoek, where you’ll be surrounded by style, comfort and warm Namibian hospitality.
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Highlights
  • Okahandja
  • Etosha National Park
  • Swakopmund
  • Sossusvlei
  • Windhoek

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Description
Okahandja Surrounds
Day 1

Start your journey here, an old farmstead that has been elegantly fitted to suit even the most discerning traveller’s taste. It’s located north of Windhoek, close enough to reach the capital and its airport, but far enough away for you to shake off the hustle and bustle of city life. The farmstead overlooks a waterhole where game gathers to slake their thirst, while guests enjoy delicious dinners and cellar wines.

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Bars / RestaurantsChild FriendlyWifiSwimming PoolAirport ShuttleOffice / Conference FacilitiesHotel / LodgeGame Viewing
The Elegant Farmsted
1
Bed & Breakfast
Location Map
Etosha National Park
Day 2 AND 3

With its vast shallow salt pan and abundant game, the Etosha National Park has put Namibia on the global bucket list map. Depending on the time of year, you may get to see an incredible parade of wildlife, featuring wildebeest, giraffe, springbok, impala and eland, elephant and jackal. If you’re lucky, you may even see lions and the desert dwelling oryx and other antelope including kudu and impala. The park is a haven for bird-watchers too.

Accommodation option 1 – Etosha Safari Camp

This is a wonderfully relaxing and competitively priced lodge to come back to after a day of game viewing and sightseeing. Set on the first hill of the Ondundozonanandana mountain range, the lodge features 50 tastefully decorated safari bungalows that each have a private verandah, ideal for sipping sundowners or taking big gulps of fresh morning air. The restaurant serves good food at breakfast, lunch and dinner at the foot of the hill. If you’re travelling on a budget, then the Etosha Safari Camp is the perfect place to rest your head without breaking the bank.

Accommodation option 2 – Etosha Safari Lodge

Located just 9km away from the Andersson Gate, the Etosha Safari Lodge is the ideal starting point to visit the world-famous National Park. Etosha has around 114 species of animal that graze, prowl, hunt and mate in and around the pan. You can see much of this action from the lodge, which features a restaurant, bar, guest lounge, three swimming pools and 60 air-conditioned, en-suite chalets each with a private verandah.

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Bars / RestaurantsChild FriendlySwimming PoolAirconHotel / LodgeGame Viewing
Etosha Safari Camp / Etosha Safari Lodge
2
Half Board
Location Map
Swakopmund
Day 4 AND 5

We love Swakopmund. It’s quirky and artistic, colonial and contemporary, a surfer’s paradise and a quad-biker’s dream. The old-world charm is enchanting and its unique location between sea and sand introduces you to craggy coastlines and lunar-like desert landscape.

Walvis Bay is just 35kms away, and well worth a visit. The natural lagoon attracts abundant marine bird-life. The towering dunes are perfect for quad-biking and 4×4 excursions. The Living Desert tour is not to be missed, where you’ll see the spectacle of life in a seemingly dead world. And the township tour will show you a vibrant side of Swakopmund culture, with shebeens and craft markets, Ovambo style and culinary discoveries.

Central Guest House is located in the heart of Swakopmund, making it easy for you to get to know the town and all its idiosyncratic ways. Two double, four twin and a family room are available, each en-suite is stylishly furnished with extra length beds and top quality linen that promises a good night’s sleep every time. Huddle round a roaring fire in the winter, or relax in the garden on warmer days. The breakfasts are delicious, and the staff will be happy to make packed lunches for your excursions, before recommending the perfect dinner venue for you in the town centre.

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Bars / RestaurantsChild FriendlyLand SportsOff Road / 4x4Ocean TripsCultural Experience
Central Guest House
2
Bed & Breakfast
Location Map
Sossusvlei Surrounds
Day 6 AND 7

The famous dunes rise 300 metres into the sky in the heart of the Namib Desert. Created over millions of years, the dunes are constantly reshaped by the wind, forming steep asymmetrical peaks of sand that glow rust-red against the rich blue sky. The Sesriem Canyon is no less spectacular. It starts out as a deep, yet almost imperceptible cleft in the ground and widens and flattens out into the plain. The canyon holds water well into the dry season, creating a refreshing contrast in such a barren environment.

Accommodation option 1 – Sossusvlei Desert Camp

Located in the 40 000 hectare Taleni Africa private reserve, the Sossusvlei Desert Camp is a delight for travellers who have a richer budget. The camp lies under centuries-old thorn trees and offers 360° views of the surrounding desert. Animals wander freely outside its perimeter while guests relax in the bar, swimming pool, or around the braai in one of 20 self-catering accommodation units.

Accommodation option 2 – Sossusvlei Lodge

The Sossusvlei Lodge is located just outside Sesriem and near the entrance to the Namib Naukluft Park, making it an ideal place to start your Sossusvlei adventures. Its restaurant serves delicious meals in the morning, afternoon and evening, and the flat roof of the main building is a perfect viewing deck to take in the spectacular surroundings. The accommodation comprises 45 en-suite rooms with private verandahs.

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Bars / RestaurantsChild FriendlySwimming PoolHotel / LodgeGame ViewingOff Road / 4x4
Sossusvlei Desert Camp / Sossusvlei Lodge
2
Half Board
Location Map
Windhoek
Day 8

Return to Windhoek after the tour of a lifetime, and spend your last night there in the comfort of some of the city’s most delightful establishments.

Accommodation option 1 – The Elegant Guest House

The Elegant Guest House is just that: an elegant guest house. It is close enough to the centre to find a good restaurant, but also has the comforts you need to unwind after your tour. A splash pool, lounge, laundry service, airport transfers and tastefully furnished air-conditioned rooms make this guest house perfect base in the nation’s capital city.

Accommodation option 2 – Olive Grove Guest House

This upmarket guest house caters for every need of the most discerning traveller. You’ll find an open-air lounge, spa bath, plunge pool and tranquil garden, as well as a wellness room where you can choose from a menu of wonderful relaxation treatments. The Olive Grove Guesthouse is a Namibian highlight in itself.

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Bars / RestaurantsChild FriendlySpa / WellnessSwimming PoolAirconLaundry ServiceHotel / LodgeCultural Experience
The Elegant Guest House / Olive Grove Guest House
1
Bed & Breakfast
Location Map
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  • Prices are per person sharing, depending on the season
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  • All accommodation, as specified on a sharing basis
  • Meals as specified
  • Car Hire – Nissan xTrail or similar
  • Activities as specified
  • Accommodation taxes, applicable Tourism Levies and Value Added Tax

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  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Any meals not specified
  • Any activities not specified
  • Unspecified park and entrance fees
  • Any scheduled flights
  • Cancellation, baggage, medical and evacuation insurance
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