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10 Day Classic Namibia Safari

An excellent introduction to Namibia, which visits the highlights. This is the guided option, but you can request a self-drive quote too.

Day 1 Windhoek/ Kalahari Desert

From Windhoek, head south through desert shrub savannah to a lodge in the Kalahari Desert for the first evening.  A beautiful site where the lodge is close to the red desert dunes of the Kalahari!

You will stay at Bagatelle Lodge, set amid the huge red sand dunes of the southern Kalahari where a true African spirit coupled with unashamed luxury and style is reflected, creating timeless memories for the discerning traveller.  Wooden chalets on stilts on the crown of a Kalahari dune or constructed bungalows in the valley below. Accommodation is on a dinner, bed and breakfast.


Day 2 Maltahohe/ Namib Desert

After breakfast, travel west via Malthöhe to the Namib Desert for the next two nights.  This is a lovely drive from the one desert to the other passing through desert type savannah, open plains and rolling hills.  This drive takes about 4 hours so one can enjoy the Kalahari area in the morning and an early departure is not necessary. A late afternoon nature drive or walk at the lodge is recommended, especially at sunset!

Adjacent to the Namib Desert, Sossusvlei Lodge is situated at the entrance gate to the Sesriem Canyon and Sossusvlei, renowned for the highest dunes in the world.  Luxury accommodation under canvas with adobe-style plaster walls and facilities that include a restaurant, al fresco terrace, car, floodlit waterhole and swimming pool.  The adventure centre offers various activities such as ballooning, nature drives, quad-biking, scenic flights and many more. Accommodation is on a dinner, bed and breakfast

Day 3 Sossusvlei/ Dead Pan/ Sesriem Gorge

A whole day is set aside in this beautiful area with an early morning rise to drive to the beautiful Sossusvlei area where most of the morning will be spent on dune climbing, photography and to visit the amazing Dead Pan.  A stunning area, especially early morning!  The afternoon is free to relax after the early morning rise and/or to go on a drive or a short hike in the area. The dunes of the Namib Desert have developed over a period of many millions of years. It is thought that the vast quantities of sand were deposited into the Atlantic Ocean by the Orange River. This material was subsequently moved northwards by the Benguela current to be dumped back onto the land by the surf.

Days 4 and 5 Kuiseb Canyon/ Swakopmund

Head west to the gravel plains of the Namib to visit the amazing prehistoric Welwitschia plants and Moonlandscape before arriving at the German colonial style town of Swakopmund. The first morning is set aside for an excursion to the Walvis Bay lagoon where a wide range of birds such as flamingos, pelicans and waders can be seen.  The afternoon is free to spend in Swakopmund.
Optional extra activities:
 - Scenic flights over the Skeleton Coast (recommended)
 - Dolphin boat cruise at Walvis Bay (recommended)
 - Dune 4X4 quad biking etc

The Hansa Hotel is a timeless classic, which forms part of Swakopmund’s architectural culture, and dates back to 1905.  Being centrally situated, the hotel is a doorway to all tourist amenities which Swakopmund has to offer.  Not only is it renowned for its outstanding cuisine, but also comparable with the most prestigious addresses encountered abroad.  Accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.


Day 6 Cape Cross/ Damaraland

From Swakopmund, head north along a section of the Skeleton Coast to Cape Cross to visit the breeding colony of Cape Fur seals before heading inland to Uis, the centre of Damaraland.  From here, head north through this semi-desert are, beautiful with eroded granite hills and dolerite dykes to the Twyfelfontein area.  If time permits, visit the “open air museum” of Twyfelfontein this afternoon, or tomorrow morning.

The ultimate retreat - Mowani Mountain Camp is situated at the heart of Damaraland near Twyfelfontein.  Offering luxury tent and suite accommodation, you will be comfortably hidden in your own private hide-away.  Extra optional activities include ballooning, swimming, game drives and hiking trails, exploring Twyfelfontein’s historical archaeological site of fine Bushmen engravings. Accommodation is on a dinner, bed and breakfast

Days 7, 8 and 9 Twyfelfontein/ Etosha

A visit to the Etosha National Park is one of the highlights of travelling Namibia.  Etosha, which was declared a game reserve by the German colonial administration in 1907, covers an area of more than 22 000 square kilometres. In its centre lies a vast saltpan surrounded by grass and thorn savannah, Mopane forest in the west and dry forest in the north-east. About two million years ago, this area was an enormous lake, fed by the Kunene River. However the lake slowly dried up because over time, the river changed its course.

There are numerous water-holes in the southern parts of the Park, which attract a good variety of wildlife, year round. In years of good rain, sections of the pan itself flood and become home to many birds species, a speciality being flamingos that come to breed.

There is an estimated number of 250 lions in the park, 300 rhinos, 2 500 giraffes, 6 000 zebras and more than 2 000 elephants. The dainty springbok are especially numerous; at least 20 000 of them roam the reserve. Often, they can be observed in enormous herds of several hundred animals.

The Etosha National Park has a good infrastructure. Well-maintained gravel roads lead to the waterholes, where game viewing is at its best. In the three rest camps Okaukuejo, Halali and Namutoni, chalets and camping sites are available as well as restaurants, shops and swimming pools.

Two full days (three nights) are set aside to spend on game drives and game viewing at various waterholes in the beautiful game reserve.  View numerous species of animals drinking at the same waterhole, not often seen in other African parks!

Overnight at superb lodges next to the Etosha National Park.

Onguma is one of Namibia’s best kept secrets.  The Lodge is luxury accommodation, situated around a water-hole which is frequented by rhino, lion and various antelope.  Guests are afforded the opportunity of a truly unique safari experience. Accommodation is on a dinner, bed and breakfast



Day 10 Windhoek

Exit Etosha today and head south via Otjiwarongo and the wood carvers market ending in Windhoek in the afternoon.

Priced from ZAR 6 900 per person sharing (minimum of 2 participants required). Single traveller supplement ZAR 1 240


  • Guide and vehicle related costs
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary. Generally, all breakfasts are included as well as dinners.  Lunches or meals in restaurants are not included
  • Game drives in all national parks – not included on private concessions or reserves – unless specified in the itinerary
  • Park and other entry fees relating
  • Mineral water in vehicle
  • First Aid Kit – includes items and medical equipment to treat bruises, cuts and stings.  Guides are NOT qualified to carry out medical duties and clients are advised to bring their own personal medicines for allergies etc.

Not included:

  • Alcoholic beverages or any drinks unless this is specified in the quote
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature, laundry, gratuities
  • Visa costs

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