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Where Deserts Meet

Namibia, Africa

from £3,399 per person
2 passengers 15 nights
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £71 if not required
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Discover Namibia, a land of striking contrasts

From the surreal beauty of the Namib Desert to the sandy peaks and valleys of the Kalahari, discover this land of striking contrasts and diversity on this exciting tour.


Hands shaking Included travel insurance

Bed3 nights in hotels, 10 in lodges and 2 in flight

Dinner plate30 meals: 13 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L) and 13 dinners (D)

PersonLocal expert guide

Plus all this...

  • Return flights and transfers
  • Welcome drink
  • Drink reception
  • Farewell dinner
  • Sundowner drink at a memorable location
  • Porterage at all hotels

MapExcursions and visits

  • City tour of Windhoek
  • Rehoboth Museum
  • Kalahari game drive
  • Visit the Fish River Canyon area
  • Scenic drive through Namib Naukluft Park
  • Sossusvlei dunes
  • Sunset drive through the desert
  • Cape Cross Seal Reserve
  • Walvis Bay cruise

HeadphonesUse of audio headsets on guided tours

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Day 1 UK-Windhoek

After taking Saga's included UK door-to-door travel service to the airport, depart for your overnight flight to Windhoek.

Windhoek Namibia Africa

Day 2 Windhoek


Travel to the locally rated 4-star Windhoek Country Club Resort and Casino (4Q).

Facilities include two restaurants and bars, a swimming pool, fitness centre and complimentary Wi-Fi. There is also an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, casino and foreign exchange facility. All 152 rooms have a television, telephone and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Later this evening you'll be able to meet fellow guests at a special welcome dinner. D

Day 3 Windhoek-Kalahari Desert

The Christuskirche

The capital of Namibia is a city of many contrasts, both architecturally and in a cultural sense.

On a morning tour see the State House, now home to the President, and the Christuskirche, built for the German Evangelical Lutheran settlers in 1907. Leaving the city behind, travel to Rehoboth and visit the Rehoboth Museum, to discover the history, culture, architecture, and special character of the original settlers.

Afterwards, continue to the locally rated 3-star Lapa Lange Lodge (4Q) for the next two nights. Built around a waterhole this lodge features 12 tents, each with its own private deck and bathroom with hot and cold running water, a flush toilet and shower. The lodge's comfortable African-style lounge is the perfect setting for your meals and drinks. B, D

Windhoek Namibia Africa Rehoboth

Day 4 Kalahari Desert

Kalahari Private Game Reserve

After breakfast at the lodge, walk in the Kalahari with a bushman tracker to learn his desert survival secrets and hear the history of the ancient San people. After this fascinating walk, enjoy lunch (at your own expense) before spending the rest of the day at leisure. Alternatively, you may wish to join an optional game drive through the Kalahari Private Game Reserve. B, D

Kalahari Desert Namibia Africa

Optional excursions

Price available in resort. Drive through the Kalahari Private Game Reserve. The 10,000 hectare reserve is characterised by ancient red-hued sand dunes and grassy plains peppered with centuries-old camelthorn trees. The valleys between the dunes are known as 'dune streets' and provide a home for the indigenous animal and birdlife.

Experience Game Drives
Kalahari Desert Namibia Africa

Day 5 Kalahari Desert-Fish River Canyon

Fish River Canyon

Set off towards the second largest canyon in the world, Fish River Canyon, pausing for a packed lunch en route. This journey will take approximately six hours. Fish River is the longest interior river in Namibia, but its flow is now a small trickle compared with the immense volume of water that once poured down its length. The canyon itself is 550 metres deep and up to 27 kilometres wide, and you'll be able to take plenty of photos of the dramatic landscape.

Later, you arrive at the locally rated 3-star+ Fish River Lodge (3Q) where you stay for the next two nights. Perched directly on the rim of the Fish River Canyon the lodge offers breathtaking views of the canyon from sunrise to sunset. Each chalet has a separate shower, dressing facility, double basins, toilet and fan, while an additional outdoor shower offers a chance to cool down under the stars on warm nights. B, L, D

Fish River Canyon Namibia Africa

Day 6 Fish River Canyon

Sesriem Gate

This morning look forward to a Canyon Rim Walk in the company of a guide, when you can discover more about this extraordinary landscape. After lunch (at your own expense) enjoy the afternoon at leisure. B, D 

Day 7 Fish River Canyon-Sesriem

Sesriem Canyon

Rise early for the long journey to Sesriem, a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, pausing for a packed lunch en route.

Tonight you stay at the locally rated 4-star Sossusvlei Lodge (4Q), a resort whose adobe-style rooms with canvas roofs blend in with their desert surroundings. Each of the 45 rooms has air conditioning, tea and coffee-making facilities, a safe and bathroom (shower only). The lodge also has a restaurant which serves international cuisine, plus a bar, lounge, pool and small gift shop. B, L, D

Naukluft Namib National Park Namibia Africa

Day 8 Sesriem

Namib Desert

This morning enjoy a guided visit to Sesriem, as well as famous Sossusvlei and Sesreim Canyon.

Drive through Sesriem Gate into Namib Naukluft Park. Travel 65 kilometres though the national park and then transfer to a 4x4 vehicle which will take you the last five kilometres to see the famous dunes of Sossusvlei – a huge clay pan surrounded by massive dunes of up to 250 metres high! Enjoy the amazing views and changing shadows and colours of the sand then head back, stopping to view Sesriem Canyon. The name Sesriem is Afrikaans and means 'six belts', since the early settlers had to join six belts together in order to lower buckets into the canyon to scoop up water.

After lunch (at your own expense) take time out this afternoon. Dinner is at your lodge this evening. B, D

Namib Desert Namibia Africa

Day 9 Namib Desert-Swakopmund

Namib Naukluft Park

Leave the desert behind as you make your way to the coast.

En route you'll visit the canyons and surreal lunar-like landscapes of Namib Naukluft Park where you'll see the endemic welwitschia mirabilis, a plant with only two leaves but which can live for over a thousand years. This afternoon take a city tour of Swakopmund which has a distinctly German influence, with attractive old buildings, seafront promenade and palm-lined streets.

You'll spend the next two nights at the modern, locally rated 3-star Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre (3Q), a modern hotel situated in the heart of Swakopmund. All 90 rooms have a television, telephone, tea and coffee-making facilities and and Wi-Fi (free of charge). There’s also a restaurant, bar, casino, swimming pool and gym. B, D

Naukluft Namib National Park Namibia Africa Swakopmund

Day 10 Swakopmund

Walvis Bay pelican

Enjoy a morning cruise around Walvis Bay – with sparkling wine and fresh oysters included! From your vantage point on deck, look out for seals, dolphins and sea birds including pelicans and cormorants. This afternoon is at leisure. B, D  

Cape Cross Skeleton Coast Namibia Africa Swakopmund

Day 11 Cape Cross Seal Reserve and Damaraland

Cape Cross Seals Namibia

This morning head for Damaraland, a huge, untamed, ruggedly beautiful region of Namibia.

Stop en route for an included trip to Cape Cross to visit the seal reserve, where these endearing animals thrive on the abundant fish and undisturbed surroundings. The fur seals found here differ from other seals and are distinguished by their little external ears. After lunch at the Cape Cross Lodge continue to Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its rock engravings and paintings.

Stay overnight at the locally rated 3-star Damara Mopane Lodge (3Q), built in the style of an African village. All 55 air-conditioned chalets have their own garden and are connected by walkways to a central area. Designed to blend into the environment, the lodge facilities include a lounge, restaurant, bar and swimming pool. Each of the 56 rooms has a ceiling fan, and tea and coffee-making facilities. B, L, D

Day 12 Etosha

Twyfelfontein rock paintings

Depart this morning and head towards Etosha National Park, visiting the Twyfelfontein rock paintings en route.

In Afrikaans, Twyfelfontein means 'fountain of doubt', referring to the inconsistent water supply of the area. Here is the richest archaeological site in Namibia – approximately 2,500 rock engravings and rock paintings.

There will be time for lunch (at your own expense) before continuing to the locally rated 3-star+ Epacha Game Lodge (4Q) where you will stay for the next two nights. Epacha Game Lodge lies on a hilltop location in Epacha Wildlife Reserve. All 18 luxury air-conditioned chalets surround the main lodge and overlook the private game reserve. The main lodge has a restaurant, bar, library, cognac and cigar room. Other facilities include an infinity pool and spa (charges apply). B, D

Day 13 Etosha

Black Rhino

After breakfast set off for a full-day visit to the Etosha National Park, the third largest game park in Africa, covering more than 22,000 square kilometres.

The Park was first established in 1907, when Namibia was a German colony known as South West Africa. The park supports up to 114 different mammal species, including the endangered black rhinoceros and endemic black-nosed impala, as well as some 300 different bird species. The Etosha Pan dominates the park. This salt pan is roughly 130 kilometres long and as wide as 50 kilometres in places. The pan is usually dry, but fills with water briefly in the summer, when it attracts pelicans and flamingos. Return to your lodge in time for dinner. B, L, D

Day 14 Etosha-Midgard

Look out for wildlife

After an early start, set off for a game drive on Epacha Lodge property, looking out for wildlife.

Later, travel to the locally rated 4-star Midgard Country Lodge (3Q), stopping en route for lunch (at your own expense). Stay overnight at the Lodge, set on a private nature reserve at the foot of the Otjihavera mountain range. All 46 air-conditioned rooms have television, free Wi-Fi, safe, hairdryer and tea and coffee-making facilities. There is a dining room with terrace, a bar and lounge, swimming pool and pool bar. B, D

Day 15 Midgard-Windhoek-UK

Relax at your lodge this morning. After lunch (at your own expense) travel by road to Windhoek for your overnight return flight to the UK, arriving the next day for your door-to-door travel service home. B

Day 16 UK

Arrive this morning for your included door-to-door travel service home.

Where Deserts Meet

Namibia, Africa

from £3,399 per person
2 passengers
15 nights
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £71 if not required
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Where Deserts Meet

Namibia, Africa

from £3,399 per person
2 passengers
15 nights
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £71 if not required