Guided Enchanting Namibia
Your Africa safari in Namibia starts and ends in Windhoek.
Our guided Enchanting Namibia tour is a fully inclusive tour that explores some of the wildest places of this desert country. From the bustle of the capital Windhoek into the vast and desolate landscapes of the North and South West. Your experienced guide will lead you through the entire journey and ensure you are completely cared for every step of the way.
Your first night is a chance to relax in the enchanting city of Windhoek after your long flight and get acclimatised. The next morning you are taken straight into the wild deserts and enjoy Sossusvlei, Sesriem Canyon, Deadvlei and the highest sand dunes in the world. You will be immersed into the sands and mountains, discover the ancient traditions and civilisations that once existed here. Rock art, weird geological features and petrified trees that floated all the way from Angola.
Visit the quaint town of Swakopmund and explore the old German colonial architecture, walk on the beach and enjoy a cappuccino in one of the small sidewalk cafes in the heart of the town.
Heading back into the desert after the brief foray at the coast and you will discover the beauty of Damaraland and the Herero peoples. The Himba are a nomadic tribe that means “beggar” and you will see them often in towns and the deserts of the country. Fascinating rocks, plants, desert adapted animals and interesting people will all mix to make your African safari in Namibia both memorable and enlightening.
Come and explore Namibia with an experienced Namibia guide who will lead you across this country in style and comfort.
Read our Country Information for travel in Namibia.
To truly understand the historical importance of the rock art at Twyfelfontein read the UNESCO information.
If you would rather drive yourself at your own pace look at our 14 day standard Self Drive package. We also have a 10 day Dunes and Seaside tour that may be worth exploring. For an affordable desert experience look at Desert Quiver Camp.
How to Get There
Fly into Windhoek the capital of Namibia with Lufthansa, Qatar, KLM, British Airways, Ethiopian Airlines or South African Airways.
On your arrival in Windhoek you will be met by your safari representative who will drive you to your overnight accommodation at Galton House.
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Day 1 – Windhoek : Galton House
On arriving in Windhoek you will be me by your private guide. An hours’ drive will see you at Galton House in Windhoek. The rest of the afternoon is available for you to relax and settle into your accommodation, with the option to explore Windhoek’s shops and craft markets. That evening, enjoy dinner with your guide as you discuss the itinerary for your upcoming safari.
Your stay here includes breakfast and dinner.
Day 2 & 3 – Sossusvlei : Sossusvlei Lodge
This morning you will depart Windhoek Your destination is Sossusvlei and en route you will drive through the scenic Khomas Hochland highlands before descending the escarpment into the Namib Desert. A picnic lunch will be served at a scenic location on route.
You will arrive at Sossusvlei Lodge in the late afternoon and will stay for two nights while you explore the remarkable sights of the Namib Desert with your guide. Sesriem Canyon, Deadvlei and the incredible sand dunes of this area will leave you in awe of mother nature.
Your stay here includes dinner, breakfasts and activities.
Day 4 & 5 – Swakopmund
Today you will be driving North through the Namib Naukluft National Park. This drive is absolutely spectacular for the small and twisting passes, the impressive geology and stunning sceneries en route. Gaub and Kuiseb canyons are small yet very pretty. Namibia may seem dry but the majority of her water is subterranean. Reaching the coast at Walvis Bay you will drive past the lagoon and the varied bird life there.
A short distance further North is Swakopmund. This is a delightful small town on the coast with interesting architecture and small coffee shops. take a walk on the beach, enjoy the sunsets over the sea and relax in the comfort of your guest house.
Your two night stay here includes all your meals.
Day 6 & 7 – Twyfelfontein : Doro Nawas
After breakfast you will leave Swakopmund and head into Damaraland of north-western Namibia. You route takes you inland, passing Namibia’s highest mountain, the Brandberg at over 2600 meters high. Twyfelfontein is your destination, the name means “doubtful fountain”
If time allows this afternoon, your guide will take you to visit the nearby attractions of the Twyfelfontein rock engravings (recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes. The rock art is particularly interesting and the geology of this area is very unique.
Your two night stay includes all meals and activities.
Day 8 – Ongava Lodge
Today’s route takes you northeast towards Etosha National Park, travelling via the farming centres of Khorixas and Outjo, with a stop at the fascinating Petrified Forest along the way. Just south of the Etosha National Park you will enter the private Ongava Game Reserve and enjoy wildlife sightings as you drive way through the reserve to your accommodation.
This afternoon will be your first adventure game drive into Etosha National Park. You will return to the lodge in time to freshen up before dinner.
Your stay here includes meals and activities.
Day 9 & 10 – Mushara Bush Camp
Today is spent game-viewing in the Etosha National Park from your private safari vehicle. You will make your way through the breadth of the park, entering at Andersson’s gate on the southern boundary. You will then make your way across the park via Okaukuejo, Halali, and Namutoni, stopping at selected waterholes along the way to observe the game gathered there. You will leave the park through the eastern Von Lindquist Gate before it closes at sunset, arriving at Mushara Bush Camp in good time to freshen up for dinner.
Your two night stay includes breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as all activities.
Day 11 – Okonjima Plains Camp
After breakfast you make your way to the AfriCat Foundation, visiting Lake Otjikoto en route. You will arrive in time to enjoy lunch at Okonjima, which is located at the base of the Omboroko mountains near Waterberg. Here you can enjoy the welcoming atmosphere, superb accommodation and fantastic activities, starting with a guided afternoon excursion.
Created as a refuge for rehabilitated predators, the reserve is a haven for cheetah, leopard, spotted hyena and African wild dog, as well as several species of antelope. Among the carnivores being researched and rehabilitated at AFRICAT are cheetah, leopard, lion, caracal, wild dog and hyena. Visitors to the area can embark on interpretive tours of the Foundation as well as enjoying breathtaking nature drives.
Your stay here includes breakfast / brunch and dinner.
Day 12 – Departure
After a leisurely breakfast, you will depart for Windhoek in the late morning. The drive will take you through the town of Okahandja, where you can stop at the craft market. On arrival in Windhoek you will be driven to Windhoek International Airport to check in for your flight home (departure flight must be no earlier than 16h00 to allow for drive back to Windhoek).
Seasons and Costs
All prices below are in Namibian Dollars (NAD).
11 Jan – 31 May 2019
2 guests travelling NAD 93 306-00
4 guests travelling NAD 70 751-00
1 June – 31 Oct 2019
2 guests travelling NAD 99 944-00
4 guests travelling NAD 76 674-00