Namibia Highlights Tour
Namibia, Discovery, 14 days - from £1,695 (land only) - from €2,075 (land only) - from $2,825 (land only)
Day 1: Airport transfers are provided for clients arriving on this day. Cape Town is one of the most picturesque cities in the world. This is a free day for you to explore the beauty of the Cape!
Day 2: Departing Cape Town at 8.00am, we head for Cape Point Nature Reserve visiting an African Penguin Colony en-route. Spending the rest of the afternoon relaxing on Hout Bay Beach, the wonderful waterfront of Hout Bay provides some of Cape Town's best culinary delights for us to try.
Day 3: Heading North to the Cederberg Mountains, we explore this raw and dramatic landscape on foot before driving onto our chalets to relax and unwind with the tradition of an African sundowner.
Day 4: Crossing into Namibia, we drive to our lodge on the banks of the Gariep River. Although an arid region, the Gariep River provides an opportunity to cool off and relax. Clean, clear and very inviting, there is free time for swimming or an optional canoe adventure down the river at own expense.
Day 5: Fish River Canyon is one of the most impressive natural sites in Namibia. With towering rock faces and deep ravines of up to 550m, the Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world. Making our way to one of the outstanding vantage points, we watch the dramatic change of colours as the sun plunges behind the canyon's rim.
Day 6: Sand shifting winds create the iconic sharp-ridged Sossusveli Dunes of the Namib Desert. Argued to be the highest dunes in the world, their ever-changing colours make for wonderful photographic opportunities from sunrise to sunset! Having spent our first day in the desert, we head for our tented lodge where there is an opportunity to cool off with a swim.
Day 7: Depending on conditions we make take a dune walk and if we haven't already, visit Sesriem Canyon. Carved out by the Tsauchab River, Sesriem is Afrikaan for six belts, which was given by the settlers who had to knot six belt lengths to reach water from the bottom of the canyon. A place of arid beauty, we return again to our tented lodge for the beauty of African nightskies.
Day 8: Leaving our desert tracks behind, we head for the popular seaside resort of Swakpomund. Cool coastal breezes, palm-lined streets and an ambiance reminiscent of a small German village, Swakopmund offers a distinct and refreshing Namibian experience for us to explore.
Day 9: Known as the adventure capital of Namibia, Swakopmund offers countless adventurous activities, which you may wish to try at your expense. If you prefer to spend your free day at a more leisurely pace, the architecture of this former German colony provides a real flavour of German South West Africa.
Day 10: Continuing our journey through Namibia, this land of great contrasts presents us with stark plains, petrified forests and the peaks of the Brandenberg Massif. Damaraland is ruggedly beautiful, untamed and gives us a real taste of a prehistoric land. Stopping at Twynfelfontein, we walk to view ancient rock engravings before heading to our accommodation.
Day 11: A vast, unforgiving expanse that stretches 4800km, Etosha National Park is by far Africa's most distinct National Park. During the course of the day we seek out elephants, lions and herds of antelope around the waterholes before returning to our accommodation on the outskirts of the national park to our very own waterhole!
Day 12: A full day of game viewing today, we head off into Etosha seeking out game throughout the course of the day. With time to relax and unwind during the day, the timings of your game drives will depend upon local conditions.
Day 13: Winding our way down to the capital of Namibia, Windhoek is located in a basin between the Khomas Highlands and Eros Mountains. More of a charming town than a bustling city, we have time to experience the African and European cultures which gives Windhoek its cosmopolitan twist.
Day 14: KE services, finish after breakfast. Airport transfers can be arranged on request.