Namibian Family Adventurer

Start: Windhoek Finish: Windhoek

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


Duration: 12 Nights

Physical rating: Moderate

Special diets catered: Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements

Tour Operator: Exodus

Group size: 4 - 12

Age range: 9 to 99

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $2506

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Tour Overview

The sun is rising and we are sat atop one of the highest dunes in the world. A burst of orange and red explodes on the surrounding landscape as warm rays caress the shifting sand. We are in Sossusvlei. Over the coming days we explore the country’s amazing diversity, sit by watering holes watching wildlife, hike through rock formations to ancient engravings, enjoy Viennese style cake shops and discover a country where the desert scenery changes with every turn and the night sky sparkles with countless stars.

Highlights

  • iconOptional quad-biking and sandboarding at Swakopmund
  • iconFantastic wildlife viewing at Etosha National Park
  • iconFull service camping - no need to lift a finger!
  • iconClimb the highest sand dunes in the world

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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 starting point for this trip is the Arebbusch Lodge. For those on the group transfer, we spend sometime in the capital city to change money and collect supplies and then drive to the Arebbush Lodge on the outskirts of the city.

icon Day 2 : Drive through Namib-Naukluft Park to Sesriem.

Location: Namib-Naukluft National Park

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: NWR Sesriem Campsite or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today we embark on our longest drive of the trip as we head southwest through the spectacular scenery of the Namib-Naukluft Park to our first campsite at Sesriem. 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 incredible lunar landscapes. (350kms / 7hrs)

icon Day 3 : Sossusvlei Dunes and the Namib Carnivore Conservation Centre

Location: Sossusvlei

Accommodation: Solitaire Guest Farm or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today we spend all day in the Namib Desert. Rising early we catch the tallest sand dunes in the world in the best light and have the opportunity to climb one of the dunes as the sun rises, truly one of Africa's greatest sights. 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. (200kms / 3hrs).

icon Day 4 : Travel through Namib Desert 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. (300kms / 5.5hrs)

icon Day 5 : Full day in Swakopmund with optional activities.

Location: Swakopmund

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Prost Hotel or similar

Meals: No Meals

Today is spent in and around Swakopmund. There is time to go fishing, relax on the beach, or enjoy a cream tea and a seafood dinner along the front. If you're keen for some action, there are enough options for the whole family such as experiencing the thrill of quad biking over sand dunes or try the popular new sport of sandboarding.

icon Day 6 : Drive to Brandberg, Namibia's highest mountain.

Location: Brandberg Mountain

Accommodation: Bradberg Whilte Lady Lodge (camping) 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 (250kms / 4.5hrs).

icon Day 7 : White Lady Painting & Vingerklip

Location: Fingerklippe

Accommodation: Khorias Lodge or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, 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 230kms / 4hrs).

icon Day 8 : To Etosha National Park.

Location: Etosha National Park

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Okaukujo Camp or similar

Meals: Breakfast

The first day is spent with a scenic drive to Etosha. We should arrive in time to do a late afternoon game drive before setting up at our camp. Our itinerary allows plenty of time to really enjoy this fabulous game park. (240kms / 3.5hrs)

icon Day 9 -10 : Two days on game drives in Etosha.

Location: Etosha National Park

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Namutoni Camp or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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 Day 10 meals included: Breakfast

icon Day 11 : To Otjiwarongwe

Location: Otjiwarongo

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Otjiwa Safari Camp or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After a relaxing start to the morning, we drive via Tsumeb and Otavi where we can stretch our legs before stopping at Otjiwarongo for lunch. We then spend our final night of camping under the African night sky on a private farm. (380kms / 6hrs).

icon Day 12 : Trek at Waterberg Plateau.

Location: Waterberg Plateau

Accommodation: NWR Waterberg Lodge or simila

Meals: Breakfast

This morning we drive to the Waterberg Plateau, a 200 metre high gigantic flat-topped plateau covered with bushveld. It is one of the more fertile areas in Namibia and very colourful especially after the rains. Here there are several walking trails, including one leading to a spectacular viewpoint near the top of the plateau for a great view. In addition to a guided walk, there are many smaller walks that can be explored without a guide. (120kms / 2hrs)

icon Day 13 : Transfer to Windhoek; depart Windhoek.

Location: Windhoek

Meals: Breakfast

A drive of three and a half hours or so brings us back to Windhoek. Those not travelling with the group to London will leave us during the day. (320kms / 3.5hrs) **

What's Included

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    All accommodation (see below)

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    Tour leader throughout

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    All breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners included

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    Arrival & departure transfers

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    Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)

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    All transport and listed activities

What's Not Included

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    Single accommodation (available on request)

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    Travel insurance

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    Visas or vaccinations

Food

All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners. Please allow approximately GBP10 per meal per person for meals not included. Camp meals will be wholesome and plentiful, but do not expect cordon bleu cuisine and please note it is not always easy to get a wide range of fresh vegetables. However, generally the standard of food is good. Vegetarians are well catered for but please inform us before departure of any special dietary requests. Please note that the availability of certain products can be minimal or non-existent, for example wheat or dairy-free. Please be prepared for this - you may be best advised to bring these items from home.

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Reviews

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NAMIBIAN ADVENTURER
A family holiday providing varied experiences and great fun for all ages. A family holiday providing varied experiences and great fun for all ages.

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NAMIBIAN ADVENTURER FAMILY HOLIDAY
Brilliant family holiday with lots of variety and something for everyone. We travelled as our last big family holiday before our eldest son- 18 went to uni, we also have ....more Brilliant family holiday with lots of variety and something for everyone.

We travelled as our last big family holiday before our eldest son- 18 went to uni, we also have a 15 year old son and we all agreed it was probably our best holiday yet.

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Sand, Stars, Sunsets and Safari!
This was a wonderful trip for so many reasons - the adventure, the scenery, the food, the company, the organisation and the animals to name a few. Three families and ....more This was a wonderful trip for so many reasons - the adventure, the scenery, the food, the company, the organisation and the animals to name a few.

Three families and two guides who had never met before the trip soon melded into a happy group.

The trip starts in the desert and the early rise to climb Dune 45 was blooming' cold! However, it was worth it and Jonas' porridge soon warmed us up.

Swapokmund was a short re-entry into civilisation and gave the opportunity for a variety of trips.

We did the seal colony boat trip and the flight over the desert.

Both great (although the latter made some passengers feel extremely queasy).

The bush men drawings were really interesting and then the trip to Etosha was just wonderful - particularly sitting by the waterhole in the evening watching rhinos wander in and out.

The campsites were great.

The Etosha ones very busy and the others very quiet.

Food cooked by Jonas was great.

As another reviewer has said it's amazing to see what he could knock up on a camp fire.

Stews, steaks, cakes and bread.

The lodges came at welcome intervals.

One was a little like a deserted military camp but the beds were comfy.

That and the lunchtime food at the NWR resorts (the Etosha campsites) are the only negatives I think.

The whole trip passed quickly but it felt like we'd been away from home for a month.

It was wonderful mental relaxation.

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Our best ever holiday
Namibia is beautiful and we loved all the activities. The desert was stunning. It was my favourite part and the sandboarding was so fun. We saw so much wildlife, ....more Namibia is beautiful and we loved all the activities.

The desert was stunning.

It was my favourite part and the sandboarding was so fun.

We saw so much wildlife, including 21 lions in just three days!; ....less
NAMIBIAN ADVENTURER
A family trip of a lifetime.  Everything worked - the Exodus description of the trip was accurate giving us a good sense of what we could expect and the reality ....more A family trip of a lifetime.

 Everything worked - the Exodus description of the trip was accurate giving us a good sense of what we could expect and the reality exceeded our expectations.

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Namibian Adventurer FAN
Six of us went on this trip - parents and offspring aged 14, 18, 21 and 23, and we all agree that it is one of the best experiences we ....more Six of us went on this trip - parents and offspring aged 14, 18, 21 and 23, and we all agree that it is one of the best experiences we have ever had.

The Itinerary is well thought out and there is a good distribution of camping and non-camping days.

All the campsites were interesting and all toilet and washing facilities were at least acceptable but usually excellent and spotless.

Most of the campsites had swimming pools which were, um, refreshing! The Lodges were clean and comfortable and there were good facilities for charging electrical equipment at Lodges, campsites and even in the Van.

These factors were not, of course, the highlights of the holiday but they helped to make it run smoothly as we are by no means hardened campers - we like our bit of adventure, but we like our warm showers as well!; ....less
NAMIBIAN ADVENTURER
This trip exceeded our expectations. There was never a dull moment and always something different to see or do. This trip exceeded our expectations.

There was never a dull moment and always something different to see or do.

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Red sand dunes, game drives, new friends
African adventure with something for all family members: climbing the sand dunes in the early hours to sit and watch the sun come up, desert colour palatte, sand-boarding at speed, ....more African adventure with something for all family members: climbing the sand dunes in the early hours to sit and watch the sun come up, desert colour palatte, sand-boarding at speed, the contrasts of colonial Swakopmund, township tour and an education in Herero history, game drives in Etosha - hearing jackals howling whilst in your tent at night, sitting through dark hours watching the animals at the water hole, searching for those elusive leopards, closing windows at Waterberg lodge to stop the baboons climbing in and sharing a terrace with the warthogs, watching an orphaned baby oryx being fed from a bottle.

And of course Jonas' famous BBQ dinners - with stories around the fire from Jack afterwards! Hundreds of photos and a travel diary to try and store the memories in a more organised fashion.

Thank you again for a fantastic holiday!; ....less

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Sunday Aug 01, 2021

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12

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Sunday Aug 08, 2021

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Sunday Aug 15, 2021

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12

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Saturday Dec 18, 2021

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Sunday Jul 03, 2022

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Sunday Dec 18, 2022

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