Welcome to Windhoek

If Namibia is Africa for beginners, then Windhoek is very much its capital in more than name only. It's the sort of place that divides travellers, with those who love it for the respite it offers from the rigours of life on the African road facing off against those who find it a little too 'Western' for their African tastes. And they're both right: Windhoek is a modern, well-groomed city where office workers lounge... Read More

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$493.47 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Night Namibia Sossusvlei Desert Adventure

Explore Namibia’s top desert attraction of Sossusvlei, located in the middle of Namib-Naukluft National Park. A salt and clay pan more than 186 miles (300 km) long and 87 miles (140 km) wide, Sossusvlei resembles an amphitheater surrounded by soaring red sand dunes that reach as high as 984 feet (300 meters). On your tour, also visit nearby Deadvlei, a famous clay pan, and enjoy a myriad of scenic pleasures along the way.See the Itinerary for details on each day’s activities.

$410.57 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Sossusvlei Tour from Windhoek

Day 1Windhoek – Sesriem area (350 km) (LD) (camping)You will be collected at your Windhoek accommodation between 08:00 & 08:30We travel out over the Eros Mountains and along scenic roads on our way south-west to the desert. Passing the Namib Naukluft Mountains and visiting the small settlement of Solitaire. Arrive at the campsite in the afternoon in time for sunset over the dunes. Day 2Sesriem area– Sossusvlei – Sesriem area (camping) (BLD)Early morning start to catch the sunrise at Dune 45. After breakfast continue to the 4x4 parking area where you trek the last 5km to Deadvlei and Sossusvlei on foot. Landscape photo opportunities abound in the cool of the morning, with dawn’s soft light first illuminating the dunes from crest down the back slope, then blazing orange everywhere, creating a powerful contrasting vista across the whole desert. Ancient mineral pans, stunted camel thorn trees and the chance of seeing a gemsbok or ostrich makes it essential to remember your camera!We spend the morning in and around Sossusvlei, also visiting dune 45. Return to the campsite around lunch time. Some time for relaxation before we will take a short excursion to the Sesriem Canyon.Day 3Sesriem area – Windhoek (450 km) (BL)After your last breakfast at the campsite, your journey back to Windhoek begins. Travel via the scenic Gamsberg Mountain Pass, and arrive back in Windhoek in the late afternoon. You will be dropped of at your accommodation in Windhoek op your return. The style is limited participation, assisted camping with the participation limited to only helping with the tents.The price is virtually fully inclusive of everything you will need whilst travelling with us.

$749 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Day Etosha National Park on a Budget Tour from Windhoek

Day 1: Windhoek Arrival and pick up at airport and transfer to your 3 star accommodation. Here your ground agent will meet with you and run through your trip.Day 2: Etosha National ParkAfter a long drive this morning, we will travel north passing through farmlands, grasslands and stopping at small towns along the way, we aim to arrive at the main camp in Etosha in the middle afternoon. After entering Etosha we game drive our way through the camp where we will check in and make camp. Day 3: Etosha National ParkEtosha National Park -Full Day Game Drive (camping)A full day’s game driving today and we leave early to enjoy the cool morning air as we game drive our way through Etosha to Halali camp, situated in the middle of the park. Along the way we visit several waterholes and are afforded splendid views of the massive Etosha Pan. The game viewing is usually excellent. We stop at Halali camp for a rest and a leisurely lunch and there is time to visit the Halali waterhole and to make use of the swimming pool and bar facilities before continuing to the western side of the park and our camp at Okaukuejo. After your evening meal there are still more chances to see Etosha’s big game at Okaukuejo’s floodlit waterhole, situated on the boundary of our camp and easily reachable on foot. Okaukuejo is famous for its waterhole, which has been described as one of the “best game viewing opportunities in Southern Africa”. Situated on the doorstep of our camp, black rhino, elephant, lion and numerous species of antelope are usually seen. Day 4: Swakopmund We rise for a pre-sunrise breakfast and then game drive until mid morning when we will stop for lunch. After lunch we head directly via Omaruru to the coast before arriving late afternoon in Swakopmund. We recommend exploring this seaside town on foot this afternoon and perhaps visiting the jetty for sundowners overlooking the cold Atlantic Ocean. Your guide will be happy to recommend a good restaurant for your evening meal. Accommodation is in bungalows. Day 5: Swakopmund From early morning after a sumptuous breakfast, many adventures await to be enjoyed: sky diving / hot air ballooning / sandboarding / quadbike riding/ seal and dolphin tour and tour of crafts markets. Lunch is enjoyed and all return to Windhoek.

$5880 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Day Exclusive Namibia Tour from Windhoek

Day 1: ArrivalArrival, pick-up and transfer to exclusive 5* accommodation. Here your ground agent will meet with you and run through your trip.Day 2: ErindiEarly rise and leave for Erindi game farm. At 10.30am take a Game drive and enjoy lunch at Erindi’s restaurant. Leave through Omaruru gate to Etosha passing vast farmlands and arrive at Epacha Game farm.Day 3: Damaraland | Twyfelfontein’s EngravingsExplore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein, seeing its footprints and remarkable rock engravings (petroglyphs) of wild animals — rhinos, elephants, giraffes and zebras, among others. It is thought they were made over a period of 2,000 years by local San hunter-gatherers, offering insight into their ritual and belief systems.Day 4: Ongava Private Game Reserve | Pastoral PeopleTake a scenic drive to Kamanjab to the Otjikandero Himba village, home to the last traditional tribe in Namibia. Witness Himba rituals, such as the milking ceremony and smoke bath, and learn about their beliefs regarding holy fire, ancestors and herbal medicine. Continue to the private Ongava Game Reserve bordering Etosha National Park. Then, discover it differently during night game drives, when hungry predators dare out to hunt. After lunch we head directly through the Namib Desert, Skeleton Coast before arriving late afternoon in Swakopmund. We recommend exploring this seaside town on foot this afternoon and perhaps visiting the jetty for sundowners overlooking the cold Atlantic Ocean. Your guide will be happy to recommend a good restaurant for your evening meal. Day 5: Depart Windhoek From early morning after breakfast, many adventures await to be enjoyed: sky diving/ hotair ballooning/sandboarding/quadbike riding/seal dolphin tour and tour of crafts markets.

$1920 Family Friendly

5-Day Family Friendly Tour of Etosha from Windhoek

Day 1: Arrival Pick-up at airport and transfer to your 4 star accommodation. Here your ground agent will meet with you and run through your trip Day 2: Lodge inside Etosha National Park We depart from your accommodation in Windhoek at 7.45am. We stop at Erindi Game Farm for a early morning game drive. We enjoy lunch at Erindi before entering Etosha National Park through the Namutoni Gate. We game drive across the park visiting waterholes looking for predators as well as zebra, giraffe, elephant and rhino. We arrive at our accommodation just before sunset located inside Etosha National Park and has a floodlit waterhole next to the camp. Dinner is served in a restaurant and an early night is recommended. Day 3: Permanent Tented Camp outside Etosha National Park We rise for a pre-sunrise breakfast and then game drive until mid morning when we will stop for a light snack on the largest salt pan in Namibia, the mighty Etosha Pan (seasonal). We have lunch at halali and then westwards to Okaukuejo, where we can watch animals at a floodlit waterhole Day 4: Swakopmund Early morning breakfast before departing at 8am for our drive via the communal lands of Damaraland (Kunene Region) where we see the communal farmers in this dry arid region. We stop at the Ugab River bridge to visit with the beautiful Herero ladies who sell their small art and craft items to support their families. After lunch we head directly through the Namib Desert and stop at the latest shipwreck on the Skeleton Coast before arriving late afternoon in Swakopmund. We recommend exploring this seaside town on foot this afternoon and perhaps visiting the jetty for sundowners overlooking the cold Atlantic Ocean. Your guide will be happy to recommend a good restaurant for your evening meal. You will be dropped at your accommodation and later taken to that restaurant of your choice by your guide. Day 5: WindhoekFrom early morning after a sumptuous breakfast, many adventures - halfday desert tour/seal and dolphin cruise/ Mondesa tour or quadbike riding -await to be enjoyed. Lunch is enjoyed and all return to Windhoek by 2pm to arrive at 6pm.

$3609 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Day Luxury Tour of Etosha National Park from Windhoek

Day 1: Arrival Pick-up at airport and transfer to luxury 5 star accommodation. Here your ground agent will meet with you and run through your trip. Day 2: Lodge on the edge of the Etosha National Park - Namutoni Gate We depart from your luxury accommodation in Windhoek at 7.45am. We stop briefly at Otjiwarongo and enjoy lunch before entering Etosha National Park through the Namutoni Gate. We arrive at our accommodation just before lunch. We game drive across the park visiting waterholes Elephant’s rest, Klein Namutoni and Chudob, looking for predators as well as zebra, giraffe, elephant and rhino. At sunset, we watch animals located inside Etosha National Park which has a floodlit waterhole next to the camp. Double rooms with en-suite bathroom facilities. An early night is recommended. Day 3: Luxury Lodge outside Etosha National Park – Anderson Gate We rise for a pre-sunrise breakfast at your private game lodge and then game drive until mid morning when we will stop for a light snack on the largest salt pan in Namibia, the mighty Etosha Pan (seasonal).Along the way we visit several waterholes and are afforded splendid views of the massive Etosha Pan. The game viewing is usually excellent. We stop at Halali camp for a rest and a leisurely lunch and there is time to visit the Halali waterhole and to make use of the swimming pool and bar facilities before continuing to the western side of the park and our accommodation at Epacha Game Ranch. We arrive at Okaukuejo late afternoon and leave the park prior to sunset, visiting one last waterhole to worship another African sunset. Accommodation is luxury accommodation with en-suite bathroom facilities located just outside the park. Another early night is recommended. Day 4: SwakopmundAfter lunch we head directly through the Namib Desert or Omaruru and stop at the last shipwreck on the Skeleton Coast before arriving late afternoon in Swakopmund. We recommend exploring this seaside town on foot this afternoon and perhaps visiting the jetty for sundowners overlooking the cold Atlantic Ocean. Your guide will be happy to recommend a good restaurant for your evening meal. You will be dropped at your accommodation.Day 5: Windhoek After morning activities in Swakopmund -choice of halfday desert tour/seal and dolphin cruise/Mondesa tour or crafts market tour-our return trip to Windhoek commences after lunch.