Namibia:- The Full Works! (12 Days)
A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING
If you like your Namibia safaris
with an added dose of adventure and a few extra thrills and
spills, then we may have found the perfect itinerary for
you. This 12-day guided safari combines the iconic
highlights of northern Namibia, with three nights under the
watchful eyes of the towering dunes and crystal-clear skies
at Sossusvlei, before ending at the coastal town of
This is an itinerary that’s as
diverse as the country is, and there’s something different
around every corner. You’ll go from tracking white rhino in
the private Etosha Heights Reserve to searching for desert
elephant in the Hoanib Valley. Then you’ll jump from the
towering dunes of Sossusvlei, to the pretty, palm-lined
streets of Swakopmund, before rounding off with a day of
quad biking, parasailing and dune boarding. And that’s just
This itinerary is a fly-in safari,
but it can also be done with a private guide, or as a
self-drive safari (albeit, a bit longer!)
- Experience the
different wildlife, terrain and activities of four
unique and diverse parts of Namibia.
- Stop off in Namibia’s
two main cities, Swakopmund and Windhoek. They may both
be cities, but that’s where the similarities end!
- Enjoy a traditional
safari experience with all the benefits of a private
reserve, with walking safaris, game drives and night
drives at Etosha Heights.
- Track white rhino in
Etosha, and search for black rhino and the incredible
desert-adapted species in the harsh but beautiful
- Wake up at dawn to
watch the sunlight peep over the iconic dunes of
Sossusvlei, before climbing to the top of the towering
massifs for the best view of the blood-red landscape.
- Ramp up the adventure
with quad biking and parasailing in Swakopmund, or take
some time out and wander the pretty, palm-lined streets.
In Etosha Heights, cool and
comfortable Safarihoek Lodge will be your home. Perched high
on a ridge, the 11 thatch chalets have camera-loving vistas
across the reserve and all have ensuite bathrooms with
private loos and indoor showers. At the main area, there’s a
wine cellar, indoor lounge and outdoor bar, as well as a
swimming pool for the hot summer days and a large deck with
a fireplace for chilly winter evenings.
Hoanib Valley Camp is tucked deep
into the dry riverbeds and towering dunes of Kaokoland. A
joint venture between the local communities and Dr Julian
Fennessy, Africa’s foremost giraffe expert, the camp is an
elegant, intimate affair that immerses you into the wilds of
At Sossusvlei and Swakopmund,
we’ll help you choose from a variety of camps and lodges
that suit your safari-style. But rest assured, all camps
that we use meet our own, very high standards.
When you’re not being knocked off
your feet by Namibia’s epic scenery, there’s plenty of
animals to be spotted too. First up, Etosha Heights Private
Reserve is a gem in Namibia’s wildlife-watching crown.
Crowds of eland, zebra, gemsbok and kudu jostle for space
with elephant and buffalo, and there are plenty of predators
around too. But the sparkliest of the gems is, of course,
the white rhino, an iconic symbol of the reserve. Tracking
the prehistoric creatures through the scrub, and watching as
they pause to drink at the waterholes is a memory that’s not
For the mysterious desert-adapted
elephant, you can’t do much better than the Hoanib Valley,
where breeding herds roam the sandy riverbeds, digging deep
holes for the last vestiges of water. Sossusvlei will reveal
oryx and springbok dancing across the red sand, and at
Swakopmund you’ve got an excellent chance of seeing Cape fur
seals, and even dolphin in the Walvis Bay Lagoon.
Day 1: Arrive at Hosea Kutako
(Windhoek International) Airport and transfer to Etosha
Heights Private Reserve
Your first night on safari will be
spent in the exclusive Etosha Heights Reserve on the edge of
the infamous Etosha National Park. Settle in with a
sundowner and dinner under the star-spangled skies.
Days 2 & 3: Etosha Heights
Over the next two days you’ll
track white rhino on 4×4 drives, walk across the plains
learning about the finer details of the bush, and experience
Namibia’s nightlife on after-dark game drives.
Day 4: Transfer to Hoanib Valley
Today, you’ll transfer to the
Hoanib Valley in Kaokoland, a rugged corner of Namibia
characterised by sandy riverbeds and rolling valleys as far
as they eye can see.
Days 5 & 6: Hoanib Valley
This vast, arid landscapes of
Kaokoland may be remote but there’s plenty to discover,
including large populations of black rhino and the majestic
desert-adapted elephant. You’ll also have the chance to meet
and spend time with the nomadic Himba people.
Day 7: Transfer to Sossusvlei
One of Namibia’s most iconic
scenes has to be the apricot dunes of Sossusvlei in the
Namib Desert, and now’s the time to see them for yourself.
Cameras at the ready!
Days 8 & 9: Sossusvlei
You’ve got two full days to get to
grips with all that Sossusvlei has to offer, from the tree
skeletons at Deadvlei to the fascinating Sesriem canyon, and
all the activities in between.
Day 10: Transfer to Swakopmund
Today, you’ll head back north to
Swakopmund, where the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean
are a welcome sight after all that sand.
Day 11: Swakopmund
There’s plenty to do in
Swakopmund. Spend the day paragliding, quad biking or
sandboarding on the dunes, or, if a little R&R is called
for, wander around the quirky shops and boutiques in the
Day 12: Depart Swakopmund
Epic adventure over, it’s time to
bid farewell to Namibia and begin your journey home.
Pricing Information: From N$58,500.00 per person sharing.
(Approx. USD5,850 - Subject to currency fluctuations)
A single supplement applies to
single travellers. The price is dependent on actual travel
Travelling costs as per itinerary;
activities (most!); entrance and park fees; accommodation as
specified on a sharing basis; all meals and local drinks;
road transfers; applicable tourism levies, taxes, and all
Expenses of a personal nature,
such as telephone expenses & shopping; premium brand drinks;
tips and gratuities; additional activities; scheduled
flights and related taxes; Visa fees where relevant;
cancellation, baggage, medical, and evacuation insurance.
Child Policy: Please enquire with
Disabled Access: Please enquire with
Wifi: Wifi is available at Safarihoek
Lodge and Hoanib Valley Camp.
Can this itinerary be customised?
Yes, this itinerary can be fully customised.
Extension ideas: Experience a part
of Namibia that few ever get the chance to, and add two or
three nights at the eerily beautiful Skeleton Coast.