Discover Namibia - Lodges

Start: Windhoek Finish: Windhoek

Visiting: Windhoek, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Brandberg Mountain, Fingerklippe, Etosha National Park, Etosha Pan, Waterberg Plateau, Namib Naukluft, Etosha


Duration: 12 Nights

Physical rating: Leisurely / Moderate

Special diets catered: Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements

Tour Operator: Exodus

Group size: 4 - 12

Age range: 16 to 99

Tour operated in: English


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Tour Overview

The scenic beauty of Namibia is only matched by its diversity. Deep canyons, towering sand dunes, otherworldly rock formations and vast salt pans seamlessly merge into each other in an endlessly shifting landscape. The sky seems particularly big here with spectacular sunsets and, at night, the sight of billions of stars twinkling overhead. This is the backdrop for healthy wildlife populations and a melting pot of different communities.

Highlights

  • iconTwo full days in Etosha National Park
  • iconBrandberg, Namibia's highest mountain
  • iconWorld's highest sand dunes
  • iconThe spectacular Namib-Naukluft Park Desert

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Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Start Windhoek.

Location: Windhoek

Accommodation: Arebbusch Lodge or similar

Meals: No Meals

The tour starts at the Arebbusch Lodge in Windhoek. Those on group flights will be picked up at the airport and we will drive into town for an hour or so. In town everyone will have a chance to change money and pick up any supplies they may need; this is also an opportunity for our guides to buy fresh food. We will then drive to our lodge. The afternoon can be spent exploring or relaxing.

icon Day 2 : Drive through Namib Nuakluft to Sesriem.

Location: Namib-Naukluft National Park

Accommodation: Solitaire Guest Farm or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today we head southwest through the spectacular scenery of the Namib-Naukluft Park towards the Sesriem/Solitaire area. This national park, one of the largest in the world, is home to one of the driest and oldest deserts on earth. It contains the finest desert scenery in Africa, if not in the world, with towering jagged rock formations and an incredible lunar landscape so be prepared for some great photo stops. (driving 300-350kms/7hrs)

icon Day 3 : Sossusvlei and the Namib Carnivore Conservation Centre

Location: Sossusvlei

Accommodation: Solitaire Guest Farm or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today we spend much of today in the Namib Desert. Rising early we catch the tallest sand dunes in the world in the morning light and have the opportunity to climb one of the dunes for fantastic views. We can either walk to Hiddenvlei or catch a transfer (optional extra) to Deadvlei where ancient acacia trees in the desert form an eerie scene. If we’re lucky we may see gemsbok or ostrich among the sand dunes. In the afternoon we visit Sesriem Canyon before joining a guide to see the cheetahs at the Namib Carnivore Conservation Centre (please see Responsible Travel section) - depending on time we may go tomorrow morning. (driving 200kms/3hrs)

icon Day 4 : To Swakopmund via Walvis Bay.

Location: Swakopmund

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Prost Hotel or similar

Meals: Breakfast

A long but very scenic drive through the Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund. En route we visit Walvis Bay for lunch and to see local flamingos. Swakopmund is a small German colonial resort town with quaint cake shops and coffee houses and a centre for adrenaline activities. (driving 300kms /5.5hrs).

icon Day 5 : Free day for optional activities.

Location: Swakopmund

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Prost Hotel or similar

Meals: Breakfast

Today is a free day to enjoy one of the many optional activities on offer in and around town. At sea you can go deep-sea fishing, in the desert you can go sand-boarding and quad-biking and in the sky you can fly over the skeleton coast. Or if none of these appeal you can spend the day enjoying the fantastic Viennese style cakes, walk along the beach or in the nearby dunes or just enjoy watching the world go-by in this town which seems strangely out of place in Africa.

icon Day 6 : Brandberg

Location: Brandberg Mountain

Accommodation: Brandberg Whilte Lady Lodge or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a relaxing start we leave the cool breeze of the Atlantic Ocean behind and head inland towards Namibia’s highest mountain, Brandberg, in Damaraland. The Damaraland area is famous for the desert elephants which roam in the Ugab River. Star gazing is normally spectacular from this remote area (240kms / 3.5hrs).

icon Day 7 : White Lady Painting & Vingerklip

Location: Fingerklippe

Accommodation: Outjo Lodge or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

We begin our day with a short drive to Brandberg, where we will enjoy a walk through valley 45 for approximately 1.5 hours. Along the way we will view beautiful, granite rock formations and a variety of birdlife. The valley takes us to the famous ‘White Lady’ rock painting which, along with a number of other small paintings and engravings, are thought to have been left by Bushmen at least 2000 years ago. Afterwards we will drive towards the Khorixas area where we should pass various Himba and Herero women selling crafts from the roadside. There is also the possibility of spotting Desert elephants and meerkats on the way. We will arrive at our accommodation after lunch and then in the afternoon we can view Vingerklip, a striking pinnacle of rock balancing vertically on its own (driving 250kms / 4.5hrs).

icon Day 8 : To Etosha N.P.

Location: Etosha National Park

Accommodation: Okaukuejo or similar

Meals: Breakfast

Today we begin with a short drive to Etosha. We should arrive at Etosha in time for a late afternoon game drive before arriving at our accommodation for the night. The itinerary allows plenty of time to really enjoy this fabulous game park. (driving 200kms / 3hrs)

icon Day 9 -10 : Two days gameviewing in Etosha.

Location: Etosha Pan

Accommodation: Namutoni or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Etosha is a huge park of mixed forest and grassland centred around a large salt pan. Etosha is home to a great variety species, which are generally easy to find as the animals congregate at different times around the waterholes. Wildebeest, zebra, impala, springbuck, kudu, elephant, giraffe, lion and even rhino are all common sights here. Take plenty of camera memory and lots of patience and you will be rewarded by one of the greatest game spectacles in Southern Africa. Etosha is also a good place for birds, with plenty of water birds on the lakes (when filled with water), and weaverbirds and hornbills in the trees. While in Etosha we typically stay within the park on some or all of the nights (subject to availability) and some of these are located next to waterholes. These camps also offer optional night drives which you can book and pay for on arrival. **Meals included*: *Breakfast (x2), Lunch (x1)

icon Day 11 : On to the Waterberg Plateau. Optional 4x4 game drive.

Location: Waterberg Plateau

Accommodation: Waterberg or similar

Meals: Breakfast

Leaving Etosha behind, we head towards the Waterberg Plateau. This 200 metre high gigantic flat-topped plateau with bushveld on top is one of Namibia’s most fertile areas. There are several walking trails, including one leading to a spectacular viewpoint near the top of the plateau offering a great view of the surrounding area. It is also possible to do an optional 4x4 game drive. (driving 300kms / 5hrs)

icon Day 12 : Waterberg Plateau and on to Windhoek

Location: Windhoek

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Utopia Boutique Hotel or similar

Meals: No Meals

We have some free time this morning to relax or explore the Waterberg Plateau a little further. Later we head back to Windhoek stopping at a crafts market on the way. (driving 320kms / 4.5hrs).

icon Day 13 : End Windhoek.

Location: Windhoek

Meals: Breakfast

The trip ends after breakfast. Those on the group flights will be taken to the airport in time for their flight home. Free time can be spent relaxing at the accommodation or exploring Windhoek where there are museum and shopping opportunities. Alternatively, a township tour of Windhoek can be arranged and Daan Viljoen game reserve is close by (see Optional Excursions section).

What's Included

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    Arrival and departure transfers (from Windhoek)

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    All breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners.

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    Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)

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    All transport and listed activities

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    Tour leader throughout

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    All accommodation

What's Not Included

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    Travel insurance

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    Single accommodation (available on request)

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    Visas or vaccinations

Food

All breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners included. In the itinerary we state which meals are included on which day. Please allow approximately £10/US$15 per meal per person for meals not included. Some meals are in restaurants whilst others will be prepared by the tour leader and assistants. Camp meals are freshly cooked over the camp fire. They are wholesome and plentiful, but do not expect cordon bleu cuisine and please note it is not always easy to get fresh meat. However, the standard of food is generally good. Breakfast - cereals, coffee, yoghurt, muesli, fresh fruit or the occasional fried breakfast. Lunch - cheese, cold meats, pasta, salads, bread or rolls. Dinner - potjie (stew), braai (BBQ) or stir fries. Vegetarians are well catered for on this trip though sometimes options might be more limited.

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A great country to visit!
I've always heard great things about Namibia and it didn't disappoint, so much to see and do. Very friendly people, great weather and plenty of wildlife! I've always heard great things about Namibia and it didn't disappoint, so much to see and do.

Very friendly people, great weather and plenty of wildlife!;
Brilliant
Certainly the way to see Namibia - early starts frequently and rough roads but all fades into significance when put into perspective. If your're considering it, but are ....more Certainly the way to see Namibia - early starts frequently and rough roads but all fades into significance when put into perspective.

If your're considering it, but are uncertain, just book it and enjoy.

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DISCOVER NAMIBIA
A fabulous way to see the main highlights of Namibia, from the beautiful desert (even in the rain!) to the incredible seal colony (can't forget that smell), the animals of Etosha ....more A fabulous way to see the main highlights of Namibia, from the beautiful desert (even in the rain!) to the incredible seal colony (can't forget that smell), the animals of Etosha (especially that lion up close) and some amazing scenery (including the scramble up the Waterberg plateau).

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Action packed
Very good ,well organised holiday.Enjoyed the hotel and camping food .No day was boring. Very good ,well organised holiday.

Enjoyed the hotel and camping food .

No day was boring.

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It was a very varied tour, during which we experienced very versatile landscapes, ranging from desert to the coast, plateaus and gorges. We saw lots of wild life during these ....more It was a very varied tour, during which we experienced very versatile landscapes, ranging from desert to the coast, plateaus and gorges.

We saw lots of wild life during these days, which culminated in 3 days in Etosha National Park.

Definitely worth it and highly recommendable.

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Fantastic holiday
The crew were fantastic. Group leader Ronney Kavari was a great leader, explaining the plans for each day and telling us what to expect with plenty of local tips. ....more The crew were fantastic.

Group leader Ronney Kavari was a great leader, explaining the plans for each day and telling us what to expect with plenty of local tips.

He was an exceptional spotter of wildlife and we saw large numbers of a huge variety of animals and birds.

He was also very knowledgeable about the animals, birds and plants as well as the country.

There was plenty of opportunities to see and photograph.

Benson was the main driver and Jonas the main cook and the food was very good.

All the crew were very friendly with a good sense of humour.

The tents went up and came down very efficiently.

The optional trips were also good-at least the ones we did: Visit to the Township was very interesting and enjoyable but quite thought provoking as well.

We also went on the flight over the desert and although we enjoyed it, it was quite long and expensive and there was no commentary and the plane was very old-I don't think we would recommend this at the price.

We would thoroughly recommend this trip, esp with the crew we had!; ....less
Absolutely amazing!!!
A brilliant trip. So much diversity, so many animals, this is right up there as one of the trips I am recommending! A brilliant trip.

So much diversity, so many animals, this is right up there as one of the trips I am recommending!;
Excellent Trip
A very busy schedule, with lots of early starts, lots of dust and sand and quite a bit of travel over rough roads. But, it was all worth it. I ....more A very busy schedule, with lots of early starts, lots of dust and sand and quite a bit of travel over rough roads.

But, it was all worth it.

I would do it again.

You see a wide variety of landscape and wildlife that could not be encountered any other way in two weeks.

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DISCOVER NAMIBIA
A superb trip covering nearly all the places you could possibly want to visit in one trip to Namibia.  The Namibians were really friendly and cheerful and the guiding of ....more A superb trip covering nearly all the places you could possibly want to visit in one trip to Namibia.

  The Namibians were really friendly and cheerful and the guiding of the tour and group was excellent, made it even better.

  The scenery, landscape and animals were brilliant.

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Excellent Trip
Good company, good leaders, good food, good experiences. Good company, good leaders, good food, good experiences.

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