Imagine Namibia

Kalahari, Fish River Canyon, Aus, Sossusvlei, Naukluft, Swakopmund

From £3600 per person in low season
From £3900 per person in high season

based on 16 nights inc. flights

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  • International economy flights and taxes from the UK

  • Accommodation

  • Car rental

  • Selected experiences

  • Specified meals

Price based on 2 people sharing

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At a Glance

  • Explore the towering sand dunes of Sossusvlei that Namibia is so famed for.

  • Stay at Fish River Lodge, with a spectacular position on the rim of the Fish River Canyon.

  • Feel the eerie atmosphere of Kolmanskop, a deserted ghost town that has been absorbed by the encroaching desert.

  • Glide down the dunes on a sandboard or go kayaking amongst seals in Swakopmund.

  • Enjoy game-viewing in Etosha National Park with vast arid salt pans and grassy savannahs in the backdrop.

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The best time to visit Namibia is between May and November when it's cool and dry. Summer (December to March) is hot with sometimes very heavy rains that sometimes make the gravel roads to the Namib completely impassable.

With Sossusvlei, the best thing to do is avoid the summer, which is extremely hot. Therefore, the best time to visit southern Namibia is in winter (May and September) but bear in mind that the desert regions can be bitterly cold at this time of year. The climate of the southern coast is hospitable from February to May, but quite cool and misty year-round, and particularly windy in August.

The best time to visit Etosha is from April to September as the temperature is tolerably cool, especially at night. From May to September the increasingly thirsty animals gather at waterholes, making it the best time to go to Etosha for game viewing. Summer is best time to travel to Etosha for bird watching as migratory birds (both intra-African and Palaearctic) flock into the park's many habitats after the summer rains. 

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. To start planning your holiday

Itinerary

Let us take you on a journey through Namibia. This trip explores this mystifying country in depth, from the far reaches of the south and the other-worldly views of Fish River Canyon, to the eerie ghost town of the diamond settlement Kolmanskop, to the towering orange dunes at Sossusvlei. This is an adventure brimming with staggering landscapes, exhilarating activities and is topped off with some phenomenal wildlife sightings in Etosha National Park.

  1. Fly to Windhoek

  2. Days 1-2: Windhoek

    On arriving into Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, you will collect your rental car along with a Namibia road map, driving directions, a detailed itinerary with contact numbers and 24-hour assistance in Namibia and the UK. You will drive to the leafy suburb of Klein to check into Villa Violet Guesthouse, your base for the night. Unwind by the pool and get some rest after your long-haul flight. In the evening, head down to Joe’s Beer Garden for authentic Namibian cuisine and a buzzing atmosphere, building your excitement for the trip ahead!

    Accommodation: Villa Violet (1 night)

  3. Days 2-3: Kalahari

    This morning you will drive to the edge of the Kalahari Desert, admiring the changing scenery along the way. You will check in at Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge, which is a one-night stop to break up the journey to the Fish River Canyon. This remote and beautifully desolate area is a haven in the desert with spectacular views of the dunes. This afternoon, stretch your legs and head out on a nature walk amongst the terracotta desert, admiring zebra, wildebeest and maybe even a tower of giraffe curiously looking over at you. In the evening, enjoy a sundown game drive; sip on an ice-cold beer in the wilderness looking out at giraffes silhouetted against the vivid orange sky as the sun beings to set. 

    Accommodation: Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge (1 night)

  4. Days 3-5: Fish River Canyon, Namibia

    The beauty of Namibia is in the other-worldly landscapes and this is really highlighted as you continue driving to the southern-most reaches of Namibia, to the magnificent Fish River Canyon. Second only in size to the Grand Canyon, this is Namibian scenery at its most awe-inspiring. Your base for the next 2 nights is Fish River Lodge, set on the on the rim of the canyon. You will enjoy panoramic views from your glass fronted cottage as you settle in. Feel your excitement build as you head out on an exhilarating walk on the crater rim, feeling the magnitude of the space around you. This evening enjoy a delicious meal before retiring to your private terrace, with a glass of wine in hand, gazing up at the midnight sky, brimming with star constellations.  

    The next day you can really venture out and immerse yourself in this wilderness. Enjoy a half day or full day trek down into the canyon. Traversing rock-strewn slopes, on a full day hike you can be rewarded with a refreshing swim through the craggy gorge, in the heart of the canyon. You can also enjoy game drives and take to the crater rim on a fat-tire bike, ending with the most scenic sundown drink you will ever experience.

    Accommodation: Fish River Lodge (2 nights)

  5. Days 5-7: Fish River Canyon & Aus

    Today you will begin your journey northwards to Aus, home of the wild-roaming desert horses. You will stay at Eagle’ Nest at Klein-Aus Vista for the next two nights. Surrounded by sweeping vistas, enjoy the freedom to explore this great expanse at your own pace, on foot, on an exhilarating bike ride or canter through the wild on horseback.  On your full day we recommend a visit to the eerie ghost town of Kolmanskop, in which the sand filled buildings of this diamond settlement are becoming ever-more absorbed by the encroaching desert. 

    Accommodation: Eagles Nest, Klein Aus Vista (2 nights)

  6. Days 7-9: Sossusvlei

    Continuing your exploration of Namibia, you will visit the iconic, vivid orange sand dunes of Sossusvlei. Your base for the next two nights is Desert Homestead, situated a little way from the dunes in a peaceful, grassy valley, encased by the Nubib, Tsaris and Naukluft mountains, but still within reach of the wonders of Sossusvlei. This afternoon enjoy this stylish lodge, sinking into tranquillity by the pool with the most epic views surrounding you. Head out on a sundowner game drive and witness the most spectacular golden hour, as the warm glow of the sun blankets the savannah. In the morning, venture out to the brilliant orange sand dunes and look up in admiration at “Big Daddy”, the largest of the dunes before clambering to the top for a truly unearthly, panoramic view point.

    Accommodation: Desert Homestead (2 nights)

  7. Days 9-11: Swakopmund

    The seaside town of Swakopmund awaits, as you continue further north. Whilst this may appear to be a sleepy town, it is actually a playground for adventure seekers. You will check in at Swakopmund Guesthouse. For a contrast to the arid scenery you have seen so far, take the short walk down to the beach and meander through this curious old-world town. The following day there are a number of exhilarating activities we recommend. Take to the water on kayak and paddle out to Walvis Bay to observe the seals and abundant birdlife such as flamingos. Feel the thrill of a 4x4 drive to Sandwich Harbour, driving over the sand dunes where they meet the Atlantic Ocean. For real adrenaline junkies, glide down the dunes on a sand board or go skydiving.

    Accommodation: Swakopmund Guesthouse (2 nights)

  8. Days 11-13: Damaraland

    Venture north to the undeniably stunning wilderness area of Damaraland. You will arrive at the architecturally striking Doro Nawas set on a rocky outcrop, your wilderness home for the next two nights. The focus for your time here is to go in search of desert-adapted animals, with particularly impressive sightings of elephant and rhino. If you’d rather not spend your day in a vehicle, feel your senses awaken as you track these majestic animals on foot, paying attention to every minute detail in the wilderness. On one of your nights, you will have a very special experience of sleeping under the stars amongst spellbinding landscapes. Your king size bed in your chalet can be wheeled out onto your veranda and you will fall asleep whilst gazing up at a net of stat constellations across the midnight sky.

    Accommodation: Doro Nawas (2 nights)

  9. Days 13-15: Etosha National Park

    Your safari awaits you. Today, journey across Namibia to Etosha National Park. You will stay just inside the park at the Okaukuejo Restcamp for the next couple of nights. With an incredible location overlooking a waterhole, you can enjoy game viewing from the comfort of your camp. After relishing on a hearty lunch, head out on your first game drive. Drive to one of the waterholes and watch in awe at the dazzling zebras against the white, arid backdrop of the salt pan. Admire a jovial herd of elephants playfully interacting in the water. During your time here you can also encounter other animals such as a pride of lions, a clan of hyena, wildebeests and much more.

    Accommodation: Okaukuejo Restcamp (2 nights)

  10. Days 15-16: Onguma Private Game Reserve

    This morning you will game drive across Etosha to stay at Onguma Bush Camp, set on a private concession. Arriving at the lodge in time for an afternoon sundowner drive, you will be on the lookout for more wildlife, with 30 species to be spotted on this concession. After enjoying a gin and tonic whilst watching a herd of elephants ambling along in the horizon, keep your eyes peeled for leopard, as the sky beings to darken and this elusive animal begins to look for prey. 

    Accommodation: Onguma Bush Camp (1 night)

  11. Days 16-17: Central Highlands

    You will have a truly incredible final night in Namibia. You will head to the Central Highlands, to Okonjima Nature Reserve and stay at Okonjima Plains Camp, set amidst plains and rolling hills. Home to the AfriCat Foundation you will learn the conservation and rehabilitation efforts of leopards. You will also have the ultimate encounter as you venture out on foot to track these strikingly beautiful animals. If you’re very lucky you may come across brown hyena and even pangolin! Spend your evening around a crackling campfire reflecting on your spectacular journey through Namibia, listening to the sound of lions gently roaring in the distance.

    Accommodation: Okonjima Plains Camp (1 night)

  12. Fly Home

    This morning you will drive the short distance back to Windhoek before catching your flight back to the UK.

Location

Kalahari, Fish River Canyon, Aus, Sossusvlei, Naukluft, Swakopmund

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