Namibia - Tribes and Natural Wonders
Watch out for lions, rhinos and elephants on thrilling game drives, search for rock art on ancient basalt mountains and discover the traditions of the Damara people. This unique country offers natural gems from plunging canyons to towering sand dunes.
13 nights from £4099pp
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Namibia - Tribes and Natural Wonders Itinerary
Day 1 UK to Windhoek
You'll fly to Windhoek via Johannesburg today
DAY 2 Windhoek
Windhoek is a surprisingly modern, cosmopolitan city where German-style buildings tell stories of Namibia's early colonial history. This evening, we'll get to know each other better over dinner.
Day 3 Sossusvlei
The Sossusvlei area sits in the heart of Namibia. As we head here today we'll see incredible scenery including towering red dunes and parched landscapes. After some time to freshen up in the lodge, we'll embark on a drive to the petrified dunes, ancient red sand dunes that have solidified to rock.
DAY 4 Sossusvlei
Today we discover more of the unique landscape of Sossusvlei in the company of a tour guide. We will rise early to enjoy a scenic drive into the heart of Sossusvlei. Here we'll admire the deep red tones of this dramatic landscape that has been shaped by the elements over millions of years as the sun rises above the soaring dunes. We will climb some of the highest sand dunes on earth, a real once-in-a lifetime experience. Sesriem Canyon was formed two million years ago by the Tsauchab River and plunges deep into the parched earth. We'll take in this memorable sight before returning to the lodge, where the afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps gather with some of your fellow travellers, relax by the pool and enjoy the spectacular desert views.
Day 5 Moon Landscape and Dolphin Bay
The coastal area of Namibia awaits our discovery today. We drive via the Kuiseb and Gaub mountain passes to the coast, where we'll stay for the next two nights. The Moon Landscape is a fascinating area where the eroded remains of a mountain range create an incredible sight. Explore this unique landscape, a hit with the film industry, and see one of the world's biggest Welwitschia Mirabilis plants.We will stay for two nights at Dolphin Bay, located at the beginning of the Skeleton Coast. Dinner tonight will be in Swakopmund.
DAY 6 Walvis Bay & Swakopmund
Today is free to you to spend relaxing at your oceanfront resort or spend some time in nearby German-influenced Swakopmund. Alternatively, why not join our optional dolphin and seal catamaran cruise from the nearby town of Walvis Bay – sure to be a truly memorable experience. You will also have the chance to join a Living Desert Tour, a unique 4x4 adventure drive through the nearby dunes to introduce you to the flora and fauna that survives in this inhospitable landscape.Back at the hotel, we'll gather together to enjoy a barbecue dinner with fantastic ocean views also on the menu.
Day 7 Damaraland
Today we head north to the Damaraland area, where we can spend the rest of the day relaxing. Take advantage of your lodge's facilities which include a viewing point from which you can admire your beautiful surroundings. This is also an ideal place for star gazing, which you may choose to experience during your time here.This evening we'll gather for a meal made using fresh ingredients from the lodge's gardens.
DAY 8 Damaraland
The Twyfelfontein area is rich in fascinating geology and culture. Highlights include the petrified forest, a collection of fossilised trees that exist within an old river channel, as well as ancient rock carvings and the Damara Living Museum, where you'll learn about some of Namibia's oldest inhabitants. Discover a Damara village, watch traditional performances and perhaps even buy hand-crafted jewellery during your visit.We will return to the lodge and spend the afternoon at leisure. Perhaps spend some time by the pool before enjoying another delicious meal here.
Day 9 Etosha National Park
The Etosha National Park is a vast game reserve which hosts an incredible array of mammals, reptiles and birds. We head here today, making a stop for lunch at Outjo on the way before experiencing our first game drive this afternoon. We are one of the few tour operators to include game drives in specially designed open safari vehicles in Etosha National Park, so you will have great views of the wildlife that inhabits the park, including endangered species such as black rhinos. This evening at the lodge we'll enjoy a drink on the deck before gathering for dinner.
DAY 10 Etosha National Park
Today we'll board our safari vehicles once more for a full-day game drive in the park, with plenty of chances to tick more fascinating wildlife off the list. We'll return to the lodge for dinner together this evening.
DAY 11 Etosha National Park
This morning we'll head to the eastern border of the Etosha National Park, where our next lodge is situated. On the way, there will be even more opportunities to watch the animals as they gather around the waterholes and roam freely around the park – incredible sights that you'll surely never forget. Once we have arrived, the rest of the day is free for you to relax. Enjoy dinner at the lodge this evening.
DAY 12 Windhoek
We return to Windhoek today, where you can relax and take advantage of your hotel's facilities. Perhaps enjoy an ice-cold Nambian beer in the bar or a snack on the patio and reflect on your wonderful experiences.
DAYS 13 Windhoek to UK
Today we'll transfer you to the airport for your return flight to the UK via Johannesburg.
Day 14 UK
You'll arrive back in the UK today.
- Just You Tour Manager as your host
- Return flights from Heathrow with South AfricanÂ Airways
- Use of an airport lounge in the UK
- 11 nights half board in 3-star hotels plus 2 nights inÂ flight
- 22Â meals: 11 breakfasts, 11Â dinners
- Specialist Local Guide
- Welcome drink & farewell get-together
- Overseas transfers & other transportation
- Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports
Dates and Prices
2021 Departures £ prices per person based on 2 people sharing
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