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Namibia Adventure

Operated by: Trafalgar

13 Days from $5,795 per person
JAN - DEC 2022
Oryx on sand duen in Naukluft National Park, Namibia

Countries Visited

Namibia ...more Namibia

Locations Visited

Windhoek, Mariental, Fish River Canyon, Aus, Solitaire, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Twyfelfontein, Etosha National Park ...more Windhoek, Mariental, Fish River Canyon, Aus, Solitaire, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Twyfelfontein, Etosha National Park
  1. Day 1 Welcome to Windhoek

    Your epic small group encounter with Namibia kicks off in its capital, Windhoek. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy time at leisure - play a round of golf on the 18-hole golf course or relax in the swimming pool before meeting your Driver Guide and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and dinner.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Windhoek Country Club Resort
  2. Day 2 Depart for the Desert

    Embrace the freedom of the open road as we venture into the Kalahari Desert - Namibia's boundless, sandy beauty. We'll 'Connect With Locals' en route, joining the third generation Seifart family on their agriculture and livestock farm. Head out on a farm tour, meeting some of the resident cattle, goats and sheep and learn about Namibian farm life along the way, before tucking in to a delicious buffet lunch of homemade specialities during this 'Be My Guest' experience.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest, Dinner
    hotel Kalahari Anib Lodge
  3. Day 3 Onwards through the Kalahari Desert to Fish River Canyon

    See the iconic forest of Quiver Trees - the towering aloes from which the San people fashion their quivers to this day. After a short stop in Keetmanshoop with free time for lunch, travel to Naute Dam before arriving at your motor-themed lodge to savour a spectacular Namibian sunset.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Canyon Roadhouse
  4. Day 4 Admire Fish River Canyon and on to Aus

    Peer over the ancient chasm carved by the Fish River to form Africa's largest canyon. Carved over millennia, the Fish River Canyon's gigantic ravine provides sanctuary to klipspringer, zebra and even wild horses. We continue our journey to the spectacular Aus Mountains where you'll spend the afternoon getting close to nature.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Desert Horse Inn
  5. Day 5 Off to the Solitaire Region

    Immerse yourself in the Southern Namib region admiring desert vistas and expansive skies as we conquer the open road. We pay a visit to Baron von Wolf's Duwisib Castle to learn about its history as a gift of love for his American wife. Settle in to the comfort of your lodge and spend the afternoon relaxing, before embarking on a nature drive into the desert.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Namib Desert Lodge
  6. Day 6 Sand Dunes of Sossusvlei and Landscapes of Deadvlei

    In a country renowned for its epic landscapes, competition for the top spot is tough. But it is Sossusvlei and Deadvlei that rightly deserve this crown and it is where we begin our adventure today. Gaze up at the towering Dune 45, then meander into the eerie but beautiful photographers' paradise of Deadvlei, to snap iconic photos of dead camel thorn trees on a bed of white clay pans, perfectly framed by towering sand dunes and clear blue skies. Your early morning adventure in Sossusvlei complete, travel on to explore the ravine walls of the Sesriem Canyon, carved out by the Tsauchab River.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
  7. Day 7 Head to Coastal Swakopmund

    After breakfast, we drive to the German-inspired seaside town of Swakopmund with its colonial buildings and encroaching desert.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel The Delight
  8. Day 8 Swakopmund Your Way

    During your free time perhaps consider joining an Optional Experience catamaran wildlife cruise in Walvis Bay in search of the marine 'Big 5'. Or make the most of your free time by sampling Black Forest cake and Florentiners at one of the town's quaint German Bäckerei or indulge in some locally brewed Windhoek Lager.

    meals Breakfast
  9. Day 9 Venture to Damaraland

    Follow Namibia's salt route en route to Damaraland, a place where mysterious flat-topped lava mountains and petrified trees cast shadows across the terracotta-coloured terrain.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Damara Mopane Lodge
  10. Day 10 Continue to Etosha National Park Area

    We make an important stop at Twyfelfontein to admire its ancient rock engravings, then explore the rocky-red Organ Pipes carved into the face of the mountain. As we journey north, we visit the Petrified Forest and its unique fossilised tree trunks. Meet members of the OvaHimba tribe with whom we'll Dive Into Culture to gain insights into their hunter-gatherer traditions that have spanned thousands of years. Your visit is a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience and contributes to funds used for food and other necessities.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Etosha Safari Lodge
  11. Day 11 Explore Etosha National Park

    Explore one of the world's great wildlife sanctuaries on a full-day safari. Climb aboard your safari vehicle and join your expert guide as you travel between watering holes, renowned as the best spots to view the parks' plentiful wildlife. Track herds of elephants as the matriarch slowly and purposefully leads them to the nearest waterhole, and look out for the big cats seeking refuge in the shade from the heat of the day. After a full day of wildlife spotting you'll return to your accommodation in time to watch a beautiful sunset and perhaps toast to a successful day on safari.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
  12. Day 12 Journey Back to Windhoek

    We bid farewell to Etosha and travel south back to Windhoek. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner at one of the city's most famous and lively beer houses to celebrate the end of a magical journey through Namibia.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel Windhoek Country Club Resort
  13. Day 13 Farewell Windhoek

    With our journey at its close, we say goodbye to our new-found friends and transfer to Windhoek airport.
    Please Note: This Namibia Adventure trip is run on a small group basis. The vehicle operating it will be smaller than a standard coach, relative to the number of guests, and it is standard tour operator practise in Namibia for trips of this group size to have a Driver Guide. Roads in Namibia are a combination of tarmac roads and dirt/gravel roads where dust levels can be higher than in other parts of the world. The Namibian government implements a road maintenance programme but their condition can vary and sometimes journeys can feel less than smooth and rougher than on the tarmac roads.

    meals Breakfast
Namibia Adventure
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 12 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch (including Be My Guest)
  • 10 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Air conditioned coach, mini coach or safari vehicle transportation
  • Cherry-picked hotels and lodges all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver, or Driver Guide
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • VISIT Kalahari Desert, Keetmanshoop, Quivertree Forest, Fish River Canyon, Duwisib Castle, Sossusvlei, Dune 45 & Deadvlei, Namib Naukluft National Park, Twyfelfontein ancient Rock Art, the Petrified Forest, Etosha National Park
  • VIEW Naute Dam, Sesriem Canyon, the Moon Landscape valley near Swakopmund
  • SEE the Namib Naukluft Mountains
  • Connect with Locals Meet members of the third generation Seifart family on their livestock and agricultural farm, who'll share stories of Namibian farm life over a lunch of home made specialities. (Day 2)
  • Dive into Culture Meet members of the OvaHimba tribe, considered the last semi-nomadic people of Namibia (Day 10)
  • Local Specialist Join experienced guides for safari game drives
  • Make a Difference With your visit to the Otjikandero Himba Orphan Village Project in Namibia's Kaokaland, which uses the funding received from tours for food and other necessities. (Day 10)

Dates & Prices

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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Fish River Canyon

Sundowner Drive - Canyon Roadhouse

Starting at Canyon Lodge or Canyon Village, this three-hour drive is the perfect opportunity for you to acquaint yourself with Gondwana Canyon Park. You will learn useful and fascinating facts about the geology and the adaptability of flora and fauna in Gondwana Canyon Park.
Adult Price: N$550

Swakopmund

Living Desert Tour

The desert has so much more to offer than just sand and you’ll learn the incredible secrets and surprising hidden life of the Namib Desert on this unique tour. The Namib is the oldest desert in the world and a seemingly inhospitable part of the planet, yet you’ll find all kinds of life from a transparent gecko to the sidewinder and the Namaqua Chameleon. Discover how these animals have adapted and survived in this harsh land from a local expert, who will share their passion and knowledge of this fascinating ecosystem.
Adult Price: N$800

Walvis Bay Catamaran Cruise

Join this marine educational sightseeing tour in the Walvis Bay area in search of the marine big 5: Whales, Dolphins, Mola, Leatherback turtle and seals. Our initial route takes us past oyster farms as we approach Pelican Point with its landmark lighthouse and 60,000 resident Cape Fur Seals. In season (July to November), larger mammals such as the Southern Right Whale and Humpback Whales are often spotted, while other whale species, such as the Gray whale and the Pygmy Right whale have made appearances. Bottlenose, Heaviside and Dusky dolphins are regularly seen, as are Mola Molas and Leatherback Turtles.
Adult Price: N$870

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Gail Glen
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
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GET provided a whole lot of documentation with very little explanation of what it was for.
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In a word it was terrible. I filled out the Trafalgar comments form while I was there and meant to go into detail in a report to them when I got back. But I'm too busy with moving into a new house to do that right now. Suffice it to say that the van was totally inadequate for 8 people and luggage, no big windows for viewing, no big tires or heavy duty shock absorbers. The roads were unbelieveably bad!! All day long every day of the trip. The guide was very nice and knowlegeable but totally unorganized especially about lunches. And when Trafalgar changed the itinerary mid trip he didn't even let us know that until 9 pm the night before when we were expecting to stay another night in the hotel and do game viewing around that area. He also dragged us to another site to see the petroglyphs even the World Heritage site place for them was right at the lodge. The
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are terribly sorry to hear about your disappointing experience. We will be sharing this information with our team at Trafalgar and a member of our Guest Relations team will be in touch with you directly. Thank you for bringing this to out attention.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
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