Namibia Getaway

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Discover the magic, the spirit and the wonder of Namibia on this 15-day adventure through dramatic landscapes and charismatic cities. Meander around historic Windhoek, be awestruck by the unique Quivertree Forest, marvel at Fish River Canyon, step back in time in the ghost town of Kolmanskop and look for black rhinos in Etosha National Park. Abounding with im...

Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

    • Explore the ancient forest of Quivertree
    • Visit Sperrgebiet - Namibia’s newest national park
    • Tour an abandoned diamond mining town
    • Stare up in wonder at the Sossusvlei sand dunes
    • Admire ancient rock paintings at Twyfelfontein
    • Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife in Etosha National Park
    • Discover the market town of Grootfontein

What's this trip about?

    Discover the magic, the spirit and the wonder of Namibia on this 15-day adventure through dramatic landscapes and charismatic cities. Meander around historic Windhoek, be awestruck by the unique Quivertree Forest, marvel at Fish River Canyon, step back in time in the ghost town of Kolmanskop and look for black rhinos in Etosha National Park. Abounding with impressive scenery, entrancing wildlife, hidden natural gems and quaint townships, this is a journey that will intrigue, inspire and leave you yearning to explore the rest of this great country.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - max of 12 people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityWindhoek
End CityWindhoek

Travel Themes

  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Safari

Destinations

  • Africa
  • Namibia

Activities

  • Safari

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Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1 Windhoek

Located deep in the heart of Namibia, Windhoek offers a blend of old and new. Explore the capital's plethora of historic buildings, stroll through the modern malls or sit and rest your feet at one of the chilled-out street cafes.

Day 2 Keetmanshoop

Rise with the sun and travel out to the picturesque Quivertree Forest Rest Camp. Not far from the old German town of Keetmanshoop, the camp is situated within a stunning farm setting. Spend the evening exploring the nearby Quivertree Forest, where – incredibly – not one tree has been planted by man.

Day 3 Fish River Canyon

Admire Fish River Canyon as it comes into view. Over 160 km long and 500 metres deep, the canyon is a natural spectacle of epic proportions. Watch the sun set over this striking landmark and as dusk settles in, keep your eyes peeled for antelopes and baboons.

Day 4-5 Luderitz

Journey west to the harbour town of Luderitz, best known for its seal and penguin colonies, its thriving flamingo population and colourful colonial architecture. Visit the country’s newest national park, Sperrgebiet National Park. Later, take a tour of the former mining town of Kolmanskop to learn about the history of the industry and the current diamond trade.

Day 6-7 Sossusvlei

Watch elegant oryx wander around at the foot of the enormous sand dunes of Sossusvlei. The highest in the world, these red-hued dunes are one of Namibia’s most spectacular natural wonders.

Day 8-9 Swakopmund

Flanked by Namib Desert on three sides and the Atlantic Ocean on the fourth, it’s no wonder that the town of Swakopmund is considered the adventure capital of the region. Adrenaline junkies will want to try their hand at sandboarding, quad biking, skydiving or deep-sea fishing. Those partial to less extreme activities will delight in Swakopmund‘s excellent shopping opportunities.

Day 10-11 Twyfelfontein

Venture out into the heart of Damaraland and discover the many natural delights in the area. Take in stunning views of the Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain; see ancient rock paintings at Twyfelfontein; watch Cape fur seals frolic at Cape Cross; and be entranced by rare geological formations in the petrified forest.

Day 12-13 Etosha National Park

Thanks to protection from poaching, Etosha National Park is home to some of southern Africa’s most endangered species. Admire the surreal landscape and watch for black rhinos, zebras, black-faced impala, elephants, antelopes and the tiny Damara dik-dik on a game drive through the park.

Day 14 Grootfontein

Explore the marvellous market town of Grootfontein. Walk tree-lined streets, admire historic limestone buildings and spend the night in the vicinity of a traditional Bushmen homestead.

Day 15 Windhoek

Leave pretty Grootfontein behind and return to the city streets of Windhoek, where this African adventure comes to an end.

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Last Updated: 2/23/2024

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Accommodation

Hotel (5 nts), Camping (with shared facilities) (5 nts), Camping (with facilities) (2 nts), Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nts),
Requirements
Some easy physical activities included in your trip. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the journey. ,
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Meals Included

Meals

14 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 9 Dinners

Age Requirements
No age restrictions
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Original trips are classic Intrepid adventures. With a mix of included activities and free time, they offer plenty of opportunities to explore at your own pace and take part in activities that really get beneath the skin of a destination. While the occasional meal may be included, you'll have the freedom to seek out your own culinary adventures. Accommodation is generally budget or tourist class (2-3 star), but you're as likely to find yourself as a guest of a local family as staying in a hotel or camping. Transport will vary as well. Depending on the destination and the itinerary you could find yourself travelling on anything from a camel to a train or a private safari vehicle. It's all part of the adventure! Original travellers have a desire to make the most of their travel time and really get to know a place, its people and cultures.

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  • For trips departing on the following dates, use this finish point.
  • 19 Sep 2015 (UBSN150919), 24 Oct 2015 (UBSN151024), 28 Nov 2015 (UBSN151128), 19 Dec 2015 (UBSN151219), 16 Jan 2016 (UBSN160116), 19 Mar 2016 (UBSN160319), 07 May 2016 (UBSN160507), 18 Jun 2016 (UBSN160618), 02 Jul 2016 (UBSN160702), 23 Jul 2016 (UBSN160723), 13 Aug 2016 (UBSN160813), 03 Sep 2016 (UBSN160903), 17 Sep 2016 (UBSN160917), 22 Oct 2016 (UBSN161022), 26 Nov 2016 (UBSN161126), 17 Dec 2016 (UBSN161217)
  • Windhoek
  • Windhoek
  • NAMIBIA
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