Spanning a vast region in western Southern Africa, Namibia is a country which will appeal to any true nature lover for a variety of reasons, ranging from the unique plant life such as the Welwitschia to spectacular arid scenery, unbeatable open spaces and a wealth of wildlife. This wildlife ranges from the unique Tenebrionid beetles of the Namib Desert to the Elephants of Etosha, which on average are the largest Elephants on the planet. The habitat diversity is also unique, ranging from Tropical Savannah along the Caprivi Strip to the dry Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world. During this tour we’ll have the opportunity to explore the fascinating central region of the country, initially crossing over the mountains on our way to the world renowned Sossusvlei, land of the famous towering sand dunes, before moving to the Atlantic coast and the quaint old German towns of Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. From here the coastal road will take us up the Skeleton Coast past Cape Cross with its massive Cape Fur Seal colony and onwards through the interior past Twyfelfontein, one of the cultural centres of this country and home to magnificent Desert Elephants, before entering the legendary Etosha National Park for some of Africa’s best game viewing. Finally we move on to the Erongo Mountains and Spitzkoppe, one of the most scenic regions to be found anywhere in Southern Africa, before ending off in Windhoek. There can be little doubt that what this country has to offer will be a highlight on any traveller’s schedule.Read more about the wildlife of Namibia.
5 – 17 October 2020 (12 nights / 13 days)
8 – 20 October 2021
Starts in Windhoek on the morning of the 5th October 2020 / 8th October 2021 from late morning arrival flights. Tour ends in Windhoek on the afternoon of the 17th October 2020 / 20th October 2021 in time for afternoon flights back to Johannesburg (and evening transcontinental flights). Please check with us before booking any flights.
2020: ZAR 69 550 per person sharing, ZAR 5 100 single supplement
2021: ZAR 74 725 per person sharing, ZAR 5 400 single supplement
Price may be subject to change based on factors beyond our control.
• All meals
• Ground transport
• Bottled water in Lawson’s vehicle whilst travelling
• Entrance fees
• Personalised checklists
• Specialist guide fees
• All airfares
• Travel and medical insurance
• All drinks
• Optional excursions where applicable
• Items of a personal nature
• This itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions at the time and other factors beyond our control.
• The species mentioned in the itinerary represent only some of the possible ones we may see on the tour, however, none of these can be guaranteed even though every effort will be made where possible to locate them. A full list of possibles appears on your checklist.
*Immerse yourself in the incredible desert scenery of the Namib Naukluft National Park.
*Walk among the giant sand dunes of Sossusvlei.
*Learn about desert life on a Living Desert excursion from Swakopmund.
*Search for desert-adapted Elephants in the remoteness of Damaraland.
*Enjoy some of Southern Africa’s best dry-season game viewing in Etosha.
*Wind down the tour with a final light in the stunning Erongo Wilderness Lodge.
Group size: maximum of 12 participants; one guide per 6 participants.
Areas visited: Windhoek, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Twyfelfontein, Etosha, Erongo.
Expected weather conditions: variable, but mainly hot and dry, though it can be cool at the coast.
Tour tempo: medium-plus; multiple nights at most destinations to allow for some rest periods during the heat of the day.
Accommodation standards: medium plus: lodges and guest houses and National Park’s camps.
Mammal viewing: good all-round and excellent in Etosha, where big game occurs. Highlights may include Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra, Black Rhino, Lion, Cheetah, African Wild Cat, Brown Hyena, Cape Fox, Bat-eared Fox, Aardwolf, Damara Dik-Dik and Black-faced Impala, among others.
Other wildlife and attractions: interesting botany, superb scenery and photographic opportunities. Photographers will need a range of lenses to make the most of the opportunities.
Add-ons: this tour can be combined with the Kruger National Park, Victoria Falls or Cape Town.