Itinerary #1: Namibia North to South: Etosha, Sossusvlei & More
On this two-week highlights tour of Namibia, you'll explore the famous Fish River Canyon, walk among the massive dunes of Sossusvlei, and search for black rhinos, elephants, and more at Etosha National Park. First-time visitors will love the freedom of self-driving, mixed with guided tours perfect for learning about Namibia's wildlife, culture, and history.
|Day 1||Arrive in Windhoek, Transfer to Mariental||Mariental|
|Day 2||Transfer to Fish River Canyon||Hobas|
|Day 3||Fish River Canyon Tour, Transfer to Luderitz||Luderitz|
|Day 4||Tour Luderitz, Transfer to Aus||Aus|
|Day 5||Tour Aus, Transfer to Sossusvlei||Sossusvlei|
|Day 6||Tour Namib-Naukluft National Park||Sesriem|
|Day 7||Transfer to Swakopmund||Swakopmund|
|Day 8||Explore Swakopmund||Swakopmund|
|Day 9||Tour Henties Bay, Transfer to Damaraland||Damaraland|
|Day 10||Transfer to Grootberg||Grootberg|
|Day 11||Explore Etosha National Park||Etosha National Park|
|Day 12||Transfer to Etosha Northeastern Region||Etosha National Park|
|Day 13||Transfer to Okonjima||Otjiwarongo|
|Day 14||Transfer to Windhoek, Depart|
Welcome to Namibia! Hop into your rental car in Windhoek and begin your drive south through the Kalahari Desert to the second-largest canyon in the world, Fish River Canyon, where you'll get your first taste of Africa's dramatic landscapes. After a short visit to the coastal town of Luderitz, you'll continue to Aus, home to wild horses and World War I monuments. Next up, explore the highest dunes in the world in Namib-Naukluft National Park and walk into the magnificent Sossusvlei Dune belt, alive with vibrant shades of orange and red.
The second week of your trip starts with two nights in the German-inspired town of Swakopmund. Explore the nearby Welwitschia Plains, check out the National Marine Aquarium, and visit one of the town's museums before driving to Damaraland, home to 2,500 ancient engravings and rock art. Next, head northeast to Etosha National Park for a full day of game drives, keeping your eye out for black rhinos, lions, elephants, leopards, and many unique species of birds. Finish up your Namibia adventure with a stay in the bustling city of Okonjima, and then it's back to Windhoek to catch your flight home. Learn more
Itinerary #2: Off-the-Beaten-Track Namibia Adventure
Complete with a six-day camping trip in Kunene and game drives in Spitzkoppe and Etosha National Park, you'll get deep into Namibia's desert plains and grasslands on this off-the-beaten-track itinerary. Wildlife enthusiasts will love watching big game in their natural habitat as expert guides bring you to remote villages and rich salt pans along seasonal rivers.
|Day 1||Arrive in Windhoek, Drive to Spitzkoppe||Spitzkoppe National Park|
|Day 2||Drive to Damaraland, Afternoon Game Drive in Palmwag||Damaraland|
|Day 3||Half-Day Rhino Tracking||Damaraland|
|Day 4||Drive to Kunene||Kunene|
|Day 5||Explore Epupa Falls||Epupa|
|Day 6||Drive to Van Zyl's Pass||Kunene|
|Day 7||Drive into Marienfluss Valley||Marienfluss Valley|
|Day 8||Drive to Khumib River||Khumib River|
|Day 9||Drive to Purros||Purros|
|Day 10||Drive to Khowarib||Khowarib|
|Day 11||Drive to Etosha South||Etosha South|
|Day 12||Game Drives & Walking Tour in Etosha South||Etosha South|
|Day 13||Drive to Okonjima, Leopard Conservation Drive||Okonjima Nature Reserve|
|Day 14||Visit the AfriCat Foundation, Transfer to Windhoek & Depart|
Spend your first day driving from Windhoek to Spitzkoppe, famous for its towering granite mountains and picture-perfect rock arch, then continue to Damaraland. Here, you'll embark on your first game drive, spotting elephants, hyenas, and giraffes before trying your hand at tracking the critically-endangered black rhino. Next, your adventure ramps up with a six-night camping adventure in Kunene. Expert local guides lead the way as you visit the 200-foot (60-m) Epupa Falls, learn about the nomadic culture of Himba, and traverse Van Zyl's Pass.
Your camping trip continues into Harmann Valley, alive with oryx and springbok, then on to the seasonal rivers of Khumib River and Joanib River. Enjoy an evening of luxury in Ongava Private Game Reserve, then wake up bright and early to discover the wildlife-rich salt pan in Etosha National Park. Take time to learn about the AfriCat Foundation in Okonjima before returning to Windhoek to catch your flight home. Learn more
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Itinerary #3: Namibia Self-Drive Luxury Safari
Delight in the finer things in life with stays at lavish lodges in the Tiras Mountains, NamibRand Nature Reserve, and Ongava Private Game Reserve while embarking on guided game drives and star gazing tours on this luxury two-week safari. A perfect mix of creature comforts and life-changing adventures will leave you in awe of Namibia's desert landscapes and legendary African wildlife.
|Day 1||Arrive in Windhoek, Drive to the Tiras Mountains||Tiras Mountains|
|Day 2||Desert Yoga, Explore the Tiras Mountains||Tiras Mountains|
|Day 3||Drive to NamibRand Nature Reserve||NamibRand Nature Reserve|
|Day 4||Guided Sossusvlei Tour||NamibRand Nature Reserve|
|Day 5||Drive to Swakopmund||Swakopmund|
|Day 6||4WD Skeleton Coast Adventure||Swakopmund|
|Day 7||Drive to Damaraland||Damaraland|
|Day 8||Guided Nature Drive & Twyfelfontein Tour||Damaraland|
|Day 9||Drive to Etosha South||Etosha South|
|Day 10||Explore Etosha South on Safari||Etosha South|
|Day 11||Drive to Etosha East||Etosha East|
|Day 12||Explore Etosha East on Safari||Etosha East|
|Day 13||Drive to Okonjima Nature Reserve & Leopard Conservation||Okonjima Nature Reserve|
|Day 14||Visit the AfriCat Foundation, Drive to Windhoek & Depart|
Your Namibia safari begins in the utmost style with a two-night stay at a luxury lodge in the Tiras Mountains. Embark by foot, 4WD, horseback, or hot air balloon to discover the beauty of the Namib Desert while keeping watch for leopards, eagles, and hyenas. Well rested, you'll continue to NamibRand Nature Reserve for a guided tour through the impressive Sossusvlei Dune belt and an evening pondering the Milky Way at your accommodation's on-site observatory. Next, enjoy a scenic drive along the Skeleton Coast, through Kuiseb Canyon, and onto Swakopmund–a former German port rich with German culture.
Wake up to another brilliant adventure ahead of you, where you'll explore Damaraland's wind-carved geological formations, alive with prehistoric rock paintings and unique desert wildlife. After another drive to Etosha National Park, famous for its massive salt pan, you'll check into your luxury lodge in Ongave Private Game Reserve. Spend the next three days between guided walks, rhino tracking, night game drives, and private bush dinners. Before you say your goodbyes back in Windhoek, learn about the impressive conservation work of the AfriCat Foundation on a guided tour. Learn more
Itinerary #4: An Epic African Road Trip: Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls
On this two-week African trip, you'll embark on self-drive safaris through Etosha National Park, Zambezi, and Chobe National Park, spotting everything from elephants and giraffes to petrified forests and massive dunes. As you drive from Namibia to Botswana and Zimbabwe, you'll take in massively diverse landscapes while exploring on your own time.
|Day 1||Arrive in Windhoek & Drive to Sossusvlei||Sossusvlei|
|Day 2||Tour Sossusvlei & Drive to Swakopmund||Swakopmund|
|Day 3||Drive to Damaraland & Explore||Damaraland|
|Day 4||Drive to Etosha National Park||Etosha National Park|
|Day 5||Etosha Self-Drive Safari||Etosha National Park|
|Day 6||Explore Etosha National Park||Etosha National Park|
|Day 7||Etosha Full-Day Safari||Etosha National Park|
|Day 8||Drive to the Zambezi Region||Caprivi|
|Day 9-10||Zambezi Safari Adventures||Caprivi|
|Day 11||Drive to Botswana||Chobe National Park|
|Day 12||Chobe National Park Safari||Chobe National Park|
|Day 13||Visit Victoria Falls||Victoria Falls|
|Day 14||Depart Victoria Falls|
Your African adventure begins as soon as you arrive at Windhoek airport, where you'll pick up your rental car and drive to Sossusvlei, part of the Namib Desert famous for its dune-surrounded salt pan. After an overnight in the former German port town of Swakopmund, you'll continue along the Skeleton Coast to Damaraland, home to a Petrified Forest and Beandberg, Namibia's tallest peak. Over the next three days, you'll set up camp in Etosha National Park, watching for zebras, elephants, impalas, oryx, and fascinating birds on self-drive safaris and sunrise game drives.
Settle in for a full-day drive to the Zambezi Region, and spend the next two days exploring the lush landscapes along the Zambezi River and Okavango River on self-drive and water safaris. The flourishing flood plains and papyrus forests contrast the endless salt pan of Etosha National Park you've just left. Your final days bring you into Botswana, where you'll spend two days exploring along rivers and through wildlife-rich swamps in Chobe National Park. After a visit to Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls, you'll transfer to Victoria Falls International Airport for your flight home. Learn more
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