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    Sossusvlei’s spectacular sand dunes

Namibian Discovery

Namibia

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Witness the world’s largest sand dunes on an extraordinary African adventure

In places starkly beautiful, in places packed with colourful life, Namibia is always ruled by Mother Nature. On this tour you’ll traverse the ever-changing ‘dune sea’ of the Namib desert.

You’ll marvel at the fascinating planetary quirk that created the ‘Organ Pipes’ rock formation. You’ll get up close to the intriguing (possibly 1,000-year-old) Welwitschia Mirabilis plant.

You’ll experience African safari thrills with giraffes, lions and zebras, and spot native birdlife from a champagne cruise off the Skeleton Coast. The best Namibia holidays offer an insider's insight, so you'll have an expert local tour manager with you throughout.

Including...

A car with a tickVIP door-to-door travel service

A suitcase with a tick Included travel insurance

A bed 12 nights in hotels/lodges and 2 in flight

A plate with a knife and fork 26 meals: 12 breakfasts (days 3-14) 2 lunches (days 7 and 9) 12 dinners (days 2-13)

A person Local tour manager

Plus...

  • International flights
  • Travel in destination by coach
  • Porterage

A camera Excursions and visits

  • Nature drive in the Kalahari
  • 4WD adventure in Sossusvlei sand dune region, including Sesriem Canyon
  • Touring in Swakopmund
  • Marine cruise in Walvis Bay
  • Visits to Henties Bay and Cape Cross seal colony; Burnt Mountain, Organ Pipes and Petrified Forest, Twyfelfontein
  • 2 days’ game viewing in Etosha National Park

Prices are based on return flights with South African Airways or British Airways from London Heathrow via Johannesburg. Supplements may apply from other airports

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Day 1 UK to Johannesburg

Our VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flights to Windhoek.


Day 2 Johannesburg to Windhoek

On arrival in Windhoek, we’ll transfer to our hotel. Lying in a fertile valley and surrounded by the spectacular mountain ranges of Eros and Auas, this city has a vibrant and cosmopolitan feel.


Day 3 Kalahari Basin

As we wend our way south of the city through some of the most picturesque ranching land, you might have your first sightings of yellow-billed hornbills or troops of baboons foraging in the undergrowth before arriving at the town of Rehoboth.

Heading inland we arrive at our lodge for the night in the Kalahari Basin, close to the edge of the Kalahari Desert. Late this afternoon we embark on our exciting nature drive.


Day 4 Sossusvlei

We make our way to the Namib Desert, an area sometimes referred to as the ‘dune sea’ for its ever-moving and changing scenery. As you approach this almost otherworldly landscape you’ll be amazed at the size of some of the dunes.


Day 5 Sesriem to Sossusvlei

This morning calls for an early departure by coach for our Sossusvlei excursion - a highlight of our Namibia tours. After a short drive, we’ll board 4WD vehicles and embark on an unforgettable experience exploring the dunes, some of which are said to be the world’s highest.

We continue to Sesriem Canyon, a fascinating geological feature before returning to our lodge for a relaxed afternoon.


Day 6 Swakopmund

This morning we move on to Namibia’s premier coastal resort, the colonial town of Swakopmund. The bizarre Moon Valley flanks the Swakop River. These vast gravel plains are home to the unique welwitschia mirabilis plants, some of which are more than 500 years old.


Day 7 Swakopmund

This morning we head to Walvis Bay for our exciting marine cruise. Keep watch for bird and sealife whilst enjoying oysters and champagne.

This afternoon, take a leisurely amble around this delightful seaside town, feasting your eyes on the fine colonial architecture.


Day 8 Twyfelfontein

We embark on our journey north along the windswept coast to Henties Bay and Cape Cross for a visit to the seal colony.

We then continue along the Desert Highway into the heart of Damaraland.


Day 9 Twyfelfontein

Today, we’ll pay a visit to Burnt Mountain, set at the foot of a volcanic ridge. The formation and colour is a phenomenon that has caused much speculation.

We also see the Organ Pipes, a mass of basalt slabs in a ravine gouged out by a river; and visit some rock art sites around the lodge, before a free afternoon.


Day 10 Twyfelfontein to Etosha Region

This morning we visit the Petrified Forest. The remains of tree trunks here are estimated to be about 200 million years old.

We continue to the Epacha Game Reserve, south of the renowned Etosha National Park.

Our afternoon is at leisure.


Day 11 Etosha National Park

We make our way into Etosha National Park for a full day’s game viewing from our coach. Throughout the day we’ll visit various water holes, where you can watch the animals in their natural environment.

The park has large herds of wildlife, some of which are unique to Southern Africa, such as the black rhino, zebra, lion, giraffe and a variety of antelope species to name but a few.


Day 12 Etosha National Park

As another exciting day unfolds we have a further opportunity to explore Etosha, the ‘Great White Place’.

Holidays to Namibia are fantastic for photography, and there’s plenty of time for both the professional and amateur photographer as we wait in anticipation for the ‘bold’ and ‘timid’ to make an appearance. This is truly a magical experience.


Day 13 Otjiwarongo to Okahandja to Windhoek

Leaving Etosha behind today we head back to Windhoek.

We’ll make stops at Otjiwarongo, and Okahandja, where we might see the ancient skills of the local craftsmen as they proficiently hand-carve a hippo or giraffe.

We arrive in Windhoek early evening.


Day 14 Windhoek to Johannesburg to UK

We transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.


Day 15 UK

Upon arrival, your vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.


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