Namibia Highlights Tour

A discovery safari holiday in the African wonderland of Namibia




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Holiday Overview


  • See the sunrise at Sossusvlei and hike to the top of Dune 45
  • Travel through Damaraland and the Brandberg Mountains
  • World-class game-viewing at the pans of Etosha National Park
  • Chill-out time on the Atlantic coast in Swakopmund

With towering sand dunes, a wild Atlantic coastline, first-class game parks, a diverse cultural heritage and 300 days of sunshine a year, Namibia is an outstanding adventure travel destination. The journey to Namibia begins with an opportunity to explore one of the most picturesque and iconic African cities, Cape Town. On departure from Cape Town we head northwards across the Cederberg Mountains and into the dreamscape land of Namibia. On this classic discovery holiday circuit, we visit many of the major attractions, such as the striking dunes at Sossusvlei, the and the charming coastal town of Swakopmund with its German colonial architecture. After a free day at Swakopmund with optional activities, we continue our journey northwards beside the Skeleton Coast and beneath Brandberg (2573m), the country's highest peak. We spend time with the nomadic people of the Damaraland and enjoy 2 days at Etosha National Park with a chance to spot elephant, black rhino, lion and many other resident species of this world-famous park, before rounding this African adventure off in the laid back capital of Windhoek. If you are looking for an unforgettable adventure holiday in Namibia, this is definitely one you should consider!

This itinerary is the first section of our longer Cape Town to Vic Falls which includes Botswana and the Okavango Delta.

Is this holiday for you?

Everything in Africa is on a big scale, and to cover the ground necessary your journey across Southern Africa includes several long drives accompanied by Africa's spectacular scenery. Such drives, including your game drives, can often be on dirt tracks, graded roads and also tar highways. Included in the itinerary are a variety of walks. These walks can be on paved surfaces, uneven sandy dunes or rocky terrain and are always accompanied by your experienced guide. Each walk is paced with time for your guide to interpret the environment around you. On some walks, it is vital to keep within the group in case of an animal encounter. This is an accommodated journey. The accommodation will range from chalet style through to permanent tented lodges with en-suite facilities. There may be a bar/restaurant available and some lodges may have a swimming pool. However, some participation on ‘camp chores' will be expected throughout your holiday. This journey is suitable for the adventure traveller looking to experience some the best of Namibia.


Brief Itinerary

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  • Meet at Cape Town Airport. Transfers to the group hotel are provided. Rest of day at leisure.
  • Cape Peninsula day tour of Hout Bay Beach, African Penguin Colony and Cape Point Nature Reserve.
  • Drive to the Cederberg Mountains for exploration on foot.
  • Cross into Namibia and to Gariep riverside lodge accommodation. Free afternoon.
  • Drive to Fish River Canyon for exploration of weird and wonderful rock formations.
  • Exploration of the Namib Desert and the sharp edged dunes of Sossusvlei.
  • Day of further Namib Desert exploration with a visit to Sesriem Canyon, shaped by the Tsauchab River.
  • Drive to the laid back Atlantic coastal resort of Swakpomund.
  • Free day to chill out or try out one of the many adventure activities Swakopmund has to offer.
  • Drive under the peaks of the Brandenberg Massif to Damaraland.
  • Drive through the wilds of Northern Namibia to the sublime experience of Etosha National Park.
  • Day of safari game drives across the pans and waterholes of Etosha National Park.
  • Drive to Namibia’s cosmopolitan city of Windhoek. Free afternoon.
  • Departure day.
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Map & Itinerary

The Route

  • airport
  • point
  • peaks
  • trip direction
  • transfer

Holiday Itinerary

  • Meet at Cape Town Airport. Transfers to the group hotel are provided. Rest of day at leisure.

    Arrival into Cape Town airport. Complimentary 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! You may wish to walk the waterfront or admire the world-famous table mountain. Although dinner is not included today, the hotel reception staff will be able to advise on local places to dine.

    • Accommodation Guesthouse

  • Cape Peninsula day tour of Hout Bay Beach, African Penguin Colony and Cape Point Nature Reserve.

    After meeting our fellow group members and local KE leaders, we take a scenic drive to the African penguin colony en-route to Cape Point Nature Reserve. These hardy penguins, also known as Jackass’s, provide a light-hearted introduction to South Africa, with their hilarious braying call and quirky behaviour. Continuing our day tour of Cape Town, we head for the heart of the Cape, Hout Bay Beach. Returning later, we can sample some of Cape Town’s finest culinary wonders located in the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, before returning to overnight at our guesthouse.

    • Accommodation Guesthouse

    • Meals b

  • Drive to the Cederberg Mountains for exploration on foot.

    Leaving behind laid-back city life, we drive northwards to the Cederberg Massif. Deriving its name from the endemic Cedar tree, the San and Khoi people that inhabited the area, left behind a rich legacy of rock art, within this distinct range of mountains. Taking a short walk from our chalets we explore this raw and dramatic landscape, sculpted by the wind and rain. Depending on the local conditions we will walk for two to three hours to either a local viewpoint or waterfall. Overnight Chalets. Approx drive time: 3 - 4 hours.

    • Accommodation Chalet

    • Meals bld

  • Cross into Namibia and to Gariep riverside lodge accommodation. Free afternoon.

    Arriving at the land-border with Namibia, we head to the welcoming banks of the Gariep River. Rising from the Drakensberg Mountains, the Gariep (also known as the Orange River), is the longest river in South Africa and has never failed to impress! Well documented by explorers of a by-gone era, the Gariep River continues to provide a tranquil and picturesque refuge for travellers passing through. Our perfectly placed lodge is a wonderful place to relax and chill out for the afternoon, before enjoy a group dinner in the evening. Approx drive time: 7 hours.

    • Accommodation Lodge

    • Meals bld

  • Drive to Fish River Canyon for exploration of weird and wonderful rock formations.

    Before departing our lodge, there is the option to take a guided canoe journey down the river at your own expense. Situated along the lower reaches of the Fish River, The Fish River Canyon is one of the most impressive natural sites in Southern Africa. With towering rock faces and deep ravines of up to 550m (making it the worlds second largest canyon), we spend the morning driving to this geological wonderland, before heading into the canyon for the afternoon. Making our way, by vehicle, to one of the outstanding vantage points, we watch the dramatic change of colours as the sun plunges behind the canyon's rim. Approx drive time: 4 hours.

    • Accommodation Lodge

    • Meals bld

  • Exploration of the Namib Desert and the sharp edged dunes of Sossusvlei.

    Moving through the ever changing landscapes we make our long drive north to the edge of the Namib-Naukluft National Park, the largest game park in Africa, with a total area of just under 50000 km2. With plenty of photograph opportunities en-route we arrive at our tented lodge and have a swim to cool off and discover the true meaning of being ‘star-struck’ under African desert skies. Approx drive time: 7 hours.

    • Accommodation Tented Lodge

    • Meals bld

  • Day of further Namib Desert exploration with a visit to Sesriem Canyon, shaped by the Tsauchab River.

    The outstanding highlights of this part of the Namib Desert are the dunes. Argued to be the highest dunes in the world, their ever-changing colours make for wonderful photographic opportunities from sunrise to sunset! Upon entering the Namib Naukluft Park, we have great views of the sharp-ridged Sossusveli Dunes including Dune 45 and will no doubt stop several times to take photographs. The ‘Vlei’ or marsh marks the end of the Tsauchab River and from here it is now an unbroken enormity of dunes which reach all the way to the Atlantic coast and if we’re lucky we may spot an ostrich or even a jackal. Climbing up the biggest of the dunes is an experience not to be missed and provides us with superb views up and down the canyon of the Tsauchab River that forms the valley between the dunes. Depending on conditions we may 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 the dreamscape of Sesriem, stretches from towering lunar rock formations through to a natural sphinx formation close to the canyon mouth. Under the guidance of our leader, we aim to seek out the weird and the wonderful which makes Sesriem one of the most unique natural wonders of Southern Africa. With ample time to catch the ever-changing colours of a Namib Desert sunset, we return to our tented lodge for a second night of desert skies.

    • Accommodation Tented Lodge

    • Meals bl

  • Drive to the laid back Atlantic coastal resort of Swakpomund.

    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 on our free day tomorrow. Approx drive time: 5 hours.

    • Accommodation Hotel

    • Meals ld

  • Free day to chill out or try out one of the many adventure activities Swakopmund has to offer.

    Arguably Namibia’s premier holiday resort, the town of Swakopmund was founded in the last decade of the nineteenth century, as the principal deepwater port of German South West Africa. Today Swakopmund is a rather unusual place, with a quaint and atmospheric feel, sandwiched as it is between the Namib Desert and the cold Atlantic Ocean. It is as if a piece of 1950’s Bavaria has somehow been cast ashore on the harsh Skeleton Coast. Amongst the distinctly Germanic architecture, an eclectic community have made Swakopmund their own from artists to world travellers and big-game fishermen to stately African tribesmen, all contribute to Swakopmunds’ distinct character. We spend the day at leisure in this wild and whacky port-town. There are lots of activities that can be arranged locally, such as boat trips in search of dolphins, or to visit a nearby seal colony, dune-boarding and even scenic flights over the Namib and along the Skeleton Coast – these are entirely optional and payable directly. Alternatively, you may choose to take it easy, visit the Crystal Galley, the aquarium, or stroll along the beach. We spend a second night at our Swakopmund Guesthouse.

    • Accommodation Hotel

    • Meals b

  • Drive under the peaks of the Brandenberg Massif to Damaraland.

    Heading through stark plains petrified forests and the peaks of the Brandenberg Massif the ever-changing landscape of Namibia is ruggedly beautiful, untamed and gives us a real taste of a prehistoric land. The name Brandberg means “fire mountain” which refers to the glowing red colour of the rocks, seen at sunset. With a dense concentration of San Bush art, dating back several thousand years, we undertake a walk with a local guide to view the “white lady” rock painting. Approx drive time: 6 hours.

    • Accommodation Lodge

    • Meals bld

  • Drive through the wilds of Northern Namibia to the sublime experience of Etosha National Park.

    The central feature of the Park is the Etosha Pan, a 6000 square kilometre salt-flat, once an inland sea, which can manifest itself either as a parched white desert or as a lush green land of plenty according to the season. Many rare animal species manage to survive here, such as the black rhino, roan antelope and black-faced impala, which we may be fortunate to see en-route to tented camp. Making our way to the outskirts of the national park to our accommodation, Etosha is without doubt, Africa’s most distinct National Park. Approx drive time: 5 - 6 hours.

    • Accommodation Farmstay

    • Meals bld

  • Day of safari game drives across the pans and waterholes of Etosha National Park.

    During infrequent flooding, the pan attracts thousands of flamingoes and other wading birds, although the water is so mineral-rich that it is undrinkable. The key to life here is the occurrence of underground springs which form waterholes on the edge of the pan. Together with the savannah grassland that they nourish, these springs enable more than 110 species of mammals to exist in an otherwise forbidding environment. One of the highlights in dry season will be the chance to view big cats and game gathering at one of the many waterholes. The rainy season at Etosha extends from November into March and April. This is a season of plenty, when grazing animals and their predators are widespread across the park as they seek out better grazing. Regardless of the season, your experienced local leader, will endeavour to seek out the best of Etosha’s wildlife during your game drives.

    • Accommodation Farmstay

    • Meals bld

  • Drive to Namibia’s cosmopolitan city of Windhoek. Free afternoon.

    Located in a basin between the Khomas Highlands and Eros Mountains, Windhoek’s charm is it’s fusion of African and European cultures. With a cosmopolitan atmosphere, we drive from African bush into the heart of a Germanic colonial era. More of a town than a bustling capital city, Windhoek’s friendly centre makes for easy exploration of this unique town. With the opportunity to spend some time hunting out traditional souvenirs, or to simple admire the city’s Neo-Baroque cathedral spires and colonial architecture, Windhoek is a wonderful city break within this safari adventure. Approx drive time: 7 hours.

    • Accommodation Guesthouse

    • Meals bl

  • Departure day.

    KE land only services finish after breakfast. Although transfers are not included on this day they can be arranged on request.

    • Meals b

Holiday Information

  • English speaking local guide
  • Airport transfer as described in day 1 of the land only itinerary
  • All accommodation as described in the itinerary
  • National Park Entry fees
  • Excursions mentioned in the itinerary

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Airport taxes
  • Airport transfer on day 14 of the itinerary
  • Some meals as detailed in the meal plan
  • Extra activities of excursions
  • Tips for local staff
  • Miscellaneous personal expenses

This holiday has 13 nights staying at guesthouses and lodges. The facilities will vary from shared to private and whilst some of the accommodation usually has a bar and a swimming pool others may not. Accommodation throughout is based on 2 persons sharing and if you are travelling on your own you will be paired up with another group member of the same sex. Single room occupancy can be arranged at additional cost and extra hotel nights in Cape Town at the start of the holiday or at the end of your holiday in Windhoek can also be booked.

Years of safari experience have been put into the design of the trucks. They are built to comply with the latest South African transport and safety regulations. Your comfort is catered for with individual seats (with safety belts), ample legroom and large vertical sliding windows for unobstructed viewing and photography. They have 12 forward facing seats (the roof rack and a trailer is used for equipment and baggage). The trucks either have pull-out steps or a single rung of steps and grab handles to climb on/off the vehicles.

There are roof hatches for excellent 'open' views and an integral cab and passenger compartment so contact with the driver is easy. Each truck also has large packing compartments, a built in kitchen, freezer, drinking water tank, interior lights and a gas stove (to minimise use of wood and destruction of forest areas). There is a USB point to charge cameras as well. A cool box is on the truck so we have access to cool drinks during the drives. We also use minibuses for some small group safaris. All of our vehicles are bought new and serviced by Mercedes and Toyota agents, thus ensuring trouble free touring with backup support in practically every town in Southern Africa.

View the gallery below for images of the style of accommodation used

All breakfasts, 10 lunches and 8 dinners are included in the price of your holiday.

Where we are staying at fixed camps and visiting areas where there are no restaurants, all meals are provided. The tour guide will prepare these meals, often working, at least in part, over an open fire. Our local guides pride themselves in being able to cater for a variety of tastes. Breakfasts include; cereals and milk with bread/toast, jam, yogurt, muesli and fruit with coffee and tea or the occasional cooked breakfast. Lunches are generally picnic-style, with cheeses, cold meats, tuna, fruit, pasta, salads and bread or rolls. Dinners tend to be potjies (stews), braais (barbecue), stir fries, curries etc. prepared either on an open fire or on a gas stove. Bottled water is not provided, however it is readily available to purchase.

Transfers are included for clients travelling on the group flight that arrives into Cape Town airport. If you are arranging your own flight, complementary transfers are provided on day 1 of the land only itinerary. Should you be arriving before day 1 of the land only itinerary we can also arrange an airport transfer at an additional cost. Clients MUST provide the KE office with full details of their flight. Hotel contact details and an emergency number will be provided with your booking confirmation.

Group leaders are the key to any successful safari. On this adventure safari, you will travel with two qualified and experienced, registered field guides (FGASA). Two guides as crew, not a guide and a driver, adds up to an informative and interesting small group holiday. Our guides have a passion for Africa, her people and wildlife, and they love nothing more than sharing their knowledge with you.

We estimate that a total of around £250 per person (or equivalent in euros/dollars) should be allowed for personal spending. This amount should be sufficient to cover non-included meals and miscellaneous expenses, including tips to local staff. If you are intending to buy expensive souvenirs or undertake any additional activities or excursions, you should budget accordingly (credit cards can be useful in this respect). If you expect to buy considerable quantities of soft drinks or beer, you should make an allowance for this. You can choose to take your money in pounds Sterling, dollars or euros. There will be the opportunity to change money into local currency on arrival at the airport and your local leader will advise the best places to change money en-route and at borders. Additionally, you will be able to get currency from bank ATMs in many of the towns that we will visit. Credit cards are often accepted but if you intend to bring your travel money with you, we recommend that you bring this in the form of cash. Sterling, US Dollars and Euros are readily exchanged. There are many optional activities which you can take part in along this trip. All optional activities should be booked on arrival with your leader and paid for locally. All optional activities taken outside the KE holiday are at your own risk.

Your tour leader also works extremely hard to ensure that your holiday runs smoothly and that you are happy. We suggest that a tip of 2–5 € per client per day for your tour leader is reasonable. When it comes to tipping the guides that we sometimes use for various activities (e.g. game walks) we suggest that a tip of 1-3 € per client per ½ day activity, or the local currency equivalent, is acceptable. As in all cases with tipping, the final decision of the amount tipped is up to the individual. It is up to you to decide if you thought the service was poor, or exceptional, and the amount tipped should reflect that. The amounts quoted above are guidelines for you to get an idea of what to tip.

There is no weight limit on this trip other than that imposed by your international carrier (normally 20kg). However, we do politely ask you to restrict your luggage to one trek bag weighing around 15kgs and one small daypack per person.

Our holidays are normally designed with minimal 'down time' at the start of the trip, but having a day or two at the beginning will have the additional benefit of allowing you time to get over the stress of travelling across time zones, leaving you refreshed and ready for your holiday. We can easily arrange for you to have additional nights and airport transfers.

All KE clients will receive a FREE KE trek bag.  These have been specially made to stand up to the rigours of adventure travel.  Your KE bag will be posted to you when your trip is guaranteed to run or on receipt of your booking if the trip is already guaranteed.  If you have travelled with us before and already have a KE trek bag you can select an alternative free gift in the booking process.

This holiday does not involve any significant ascent to altitude and we would not expect any altitude issues with this trip.

The following checklist is a guideline and should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your luggage to a minimum. Space on the safari vehicles is limited, so we ask that the packed weight of your trek bag should be no more than 12kg. A KE trek bag is suitable for this trip, rather than backpacks or hard suitcases.

You must bring the following items:

  • Lightweight walking boots/shoes or sturdy trainers
  • Sandals
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Long lightweight trousers / pants
  • Shorts
  • Lightweight waterproof jacket & trousers
  • T-shirts
  • Casual shirts with sleeves
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper
  • Sunhat
  • Sunglasses
  • Small padlock (to lock your KE trek bag)
  • Several strong plastic bags to keep items separate and dry
  • Daypack 20-25 litres
  • Headtorch / headlamp with spare batteries
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 litre / 1 quart (x2)
  • Washbag and toiletries (biodegradable soap is preferred)
  • Antibacterial handwash
  • Small towel/Travel towel
  • Insect repellent
  • Basic First Aid Kit including: A broad spectrum antibiotic, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).

The following items are optional:

  • Travel clothes
  • Light cotton dress or sarong for the ladies
  • Spare laces
  • Swimwear
  • Penknife (remember to pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
  • Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
  • Camera and batteries
  • Binoculars (highly recommended)


  • Please be aware than in the Southern African the winter months, June-September, the nights can be cold with an average of between 0-5 Degrees Celsius in some places, and the days can be warm between 20-30 degrees Celsius.
  • Bright bold colours and white are not suitable for game viewing or bush wear as they attract insects and the attention of animals. Please do not bring camouflage or military style clothes as they can cause problems with local authorities.
  • Please dress appropriately for border crossings, village and market visits – ie: no bare feet, no bare chests, no bikinis and no hats. A few restaurants are also not keen on T-shirts and jeans either.

For each holiday there is a minimum number of participants required to enable it to go ahead. Once the minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from 'Available' to 'Guaranteed to run'. You can check the trip status for each departure in ‘Dates and Prices’ table. Other than in exceptional circumstances, we will not cancel a trip once it has achieved this guaranteed to run status and so you are free to proceed with your international flight booking and other travel arrangements.

A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required. The information that we provide is for UK passport holders. Please check the relevant embassy or consulate for other nationalities. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Visa requirements and charges are subject to change without notice. If you are travelling outside the EU you should have at least 2 blank pages in your passport.

Visa South Africa

UK and USA passport holders do not require a visa for short stays. You must have 2 blank pages in your passport.

Travelling with children under 18yrs

Parents travelling with children under 18 years will be asked to show the child’s full unabridged birth certificate and where one parent is accompanying, proof of parental or legal authority. Please note that they are very strict and they do not accept photocopies of birth certificates. For further details please see the South Africa High Commission in your country. For the UK

NOTE: This is also required if you are transiting through South Africa (e.g. Johannesburg).

Visa Namibia

UK and USA passport holders do not require a visa for short stays.

You should contact your GP or travel clinic to check whether you specific require any vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended in the UK e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella), along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis are required. A certificate of yellow fever vaccination is required if travelling from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited for more than 12 hrs through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission. On holidays to more remote areas you should also have a dentist check up. A good online resource is Travel Health Pro.

The unit of currency in South Africa is the South African Rand.

The unit of currency in Namibia is the Namibian Dollar.

We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at:

It is a good idea to make sure you are in reasonable shape, before taking part in an active holiday. The fitter you are, after all, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. We suggest that you adopt a weekly exercise regime. Hiking, jogging, squash and swimming are good for developing better stamina. Before departure, we suggest that you try to fit in a number of long walks in hilly country.

As a reputable tour operator, KE supports the British Foreign & Commonwealth Offices ‘Know before you go’ campaign to enable British citizens to prepare for their journeys overseas, and we recommend that all KE travellers take a look at the FCO Travel Advice for their chosen destination on the official FCO website: North Americans can also check out the U.S. Department of State website: for essential travel advice and tips.

KE treat the safety and security of all clients as the most important aspect of any trip we organise. We would not run any trip that we did not consider reasonably safe.  Should the FCO advise against travel for any reason, we will contact everyone booked to travel to discuss the situation.  We receive regular updates direct from the FCO and are in constant touch with our contacts on the ground.  If you have any questions about government travel advice, please call our office.

Namibia's climate is typical of semi-desert terrain, hot days and cool nights. Daytime temperatures are likely to range between 20 and 30 degrees centigrade. The coastal regions are cooled by the cold Benguela current, causing fog and some rainfall. With 300 days of sunshine on average per year, Namibia is truly a sunny place. Only during the summer months from November to the end of March does rain occur, mostly as heavy thunderstorms. Winter is from May to September with wonderful warm days which are contrasted by very cold nights, when temperatures can drop close to freezing.

Namibia: Reise Know-How Verlag 1:1,250,000

Double sided road map (divided into north and south sections). Relief is indicated by contours and altitude tinting. Intermediate distances are shown for most roads. Tourist and other information (saltflats, regional boundaries (and names), national parks, antiquities, viewpoints, hot springs etc.) The map legend is in English and German.

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