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One of Africa's most beautiful countries, Namibia is one of the world’s best wildlife destinations and this 2-week adventure will provide families with a combination of varied landscapes and superb wildlife viewing possibilities.

  • Watch elephants, lions & rhinos
  • Go dolphin-watching
  • Sleep in the Namib Desert
  • Visit a cheetah sanctuary
  • Play in Namibia’s biggest sandpit
  • Enjoy comfortable camps with excellent facilities

This exceptional family activity holiday includes plenty of contrast between the wild Skeleton Coast and the dry desert interior, from the salt pans of Etosha to the acacia savannah and lush, green, sub-tropical woodlands of the Waterberg Plateau. Spend time with cheetahs, watch marine life from a catamaran and see the seal colony at Cape Cross. This is a great African adventure for families.

Typical Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart UK

    Fly from London via Frankfurt or Johannesburg to Windhoek on an overnight flight.

  2. Day 2: Arrive Windhoek

    Arrive at Windhoek International Airport and meet at the group hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax or explore the town.

  3. Day 3: Namib Desert via Solitaire village

    Head out over the Khomas Hochland mountain range and along scenic roads towards the desert, with stops en route. After the mountains, reach open plains and stop at the tiny town of Solitare, from where it is a short distance to your camp. Arrive in time for a dip in the pool and watch the sun set over the Naukluft Mountains.

  4. Day 4: Sossusvlei, explore the dunes

    Drive into the heart of the dune field and take a walk through the last five kilometres through the dunes to reach Sossusvlei itself, where you’ll spend the rest of the morning. Then visit the Sesriem Canyon before returning to camp.

  5. Day 5: Swakopmund, Skeleton Coast

    Head towards the seaside town of Swakopmund on the Skeleton Coast. Drive through the dry river bed at the bottom of the canyon watching the desert landscape unfold before you. Stop at Walvis Bay lagoon to see flamingos and birdlife. Rest of day at leisure in Swakopmund.

  6. Day 6: Cruise with dolphins at Walvis Bay

    Board your catamaran from Walvis Bay Waterfont and learn about the Walvis Bay cultivated oysters, which you’ll be able to taste during the tour. As you sail around Pelican Point you can look out for three different types of dolphins as well as leatherback turtles. The afternoon is free for you to participate in a range of optional activities, or explore this pleasant seaside town.

  7. Day 7: Visit seal colony at Cape Cross

    Visit the seal colony at Cape Cross where it is possible to see throusands of Cape fur seals in the water and on the surrounding rocks and beaches. Travel inland to the small town of Uis, a small mining town and one of the best places to buy semi-precious stones. Then drive to Namibia’s highest mountain - The Brandberg - and through Namibia’s beautiful desert region of Damaraland where you overnight under the stars.

  8. Day 8: Trek through Twyfelfontein

    Visit the ancient Bushman rock engravings at Twyfelfontein and the famous ‘White Lady’ rock painting, believed by some to be over 20,000 years old. Then travel to Etosha’s premier resort, Okaukeujo, stopping at Outjo along the way.

  9. Days 9-10 : Wildlife viewing in Etosha National Park

    Go on wildlife safaris, visiting some of the numerous waterholes in the area to spot some of Etosha’s wildlife and enjoy great views of the massive Etosha Pan. Visit Okaukeujo’s famous waterhole, described as one of the best game viewing opportunities in Southern Africa, for ‘after hours’ wildlife watching, where lion, elephant, black rhino and antelope are often seen.

  10. Day 11: Visit to Cheetah Conservation Fund

    Drive south to Otjiwarongo, stopping along the way to visit the Cheetah Conservation Fund where you’ll have the opportunity to watch feeding time. Visit the Waterberg Plateau, declared a nature reserve in 1972 and home to 25 mammal and over 200 bird species.

  11. Day 12: Transfer to Windhoek & fly back to the UK

    Depart after breakfast and travel south, stopping at Okahandja where there is time to visit Namibia’s largest wood carving market. Continue to Windhoek and depart on an overnight flight to London.

  12. Day 13: Arrive UK

You should note: It is possible to break up your journey with a few nights in Cape Town on the way home. Spend three nights in Cape Town where you will be able to take a cable car up Table Mountain, see the famous penguins of Boulder’s Beach and learn about South Africa’s fascinating history on a visit to Robben Island.

Guide prices

  • Prices from (exc. international flights): £1,799 per adult, £999 per child
  • Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK): £2,679 per adult, £1,689 per child

Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.

Other information

  • Duration: 13 days
  • Ideal for ages: 5+
  • Itinerary type: Small group

Departure Guide

View dates and prices
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  • Easter
  • Summer
  • Oct
  • Xmas

What’s Included

All prices are per person and include:

  • Accommodation

    On this tour we spend one night in a comfortable guesthouse, two nights in a hotel, and the rest of the time (seven nights) is spent camping. Tents are dome type which are easy to assemble, mattresses are provided (approximately 5cm thick) and everyone has a camp chair with a backrest. Tents have mosquito netting on the windows and doors. There is limited participation on the trip – you are expected to put up and take down your own tent, however the tour leader and assistant are there to handle most of the other jobs. You do require a sleeping bag (which can be hired locally; please request at the time of booking). The campsites do have facilities, however are usually not to the same standard as you would find in western countries. Evening meals in the camp are cooked on an open fire by the guide, with a strong emphasis on bush cuisine. Tap water throughout the areas you will visit is clean to drink; drinking water is available from the vehicle.
  • Meals

    10 breakfasts, 9 lunches & 7 dinners
  • Activities

    • Boat trip

    • Camping

    • Desert safari

    • Hiking

    • Safari

    • Swimming

Flights

You can typically expect to pay from £880 for an adult, and from £690 for a child aged 11 and under.

Flight prices are subject to change, and prices tend to be higher during peak periods or when booking late.

For peace of mind, we recommend that you book your flights with us. If you choose your own flights, please ask us to confirm all arrangements first.

Next Steps

Departures

Choose your preferred departure date from the 12 options below, then make a no obligation booking request, or enquire if you would like to ask us a question.

Our small group holidays require a minimum of just four participants to operate. Most of our holidays are also available on a private basis or can be tailored to meet your requirements.

Itinerary Dates Prices Per Person From (Exc. Flights)
Year Starts Ends Adult price, excluding flights, from Child price, excluding flights, from Holiday Status Options
* Available: this holiday is available to book. ** Guaranteed: this holiday is available to book and has reached a minimum of four participants, so is guaranteed to run.
2018 21 Dec 31 Dec £1,799 £999 Available* Book or Enquire
2019 8 Feb 18 Feb £1,799 £999 Available* Book or Enquire
2019 8 Mar 18 Mar £1,799 £999 Available* Book or Enquire
2019 18 Apr 28 Apr £1,799 £999 Available* Book or Enquire
2019 28 Jun 8 Jul £1,799 £999 Available* Book or Enquire
2019 19 Jul 29 Jul £1,799 £999 Available* Book or Enquire
2019 2 Aug 12 Aug £1,799 £999 Available* Book or Enquire
2019 16 Aug 26 Aug £1,799 £999 Available* Book or Enquire
2019 18 Oct 28 Oct £1,799 £999 Available* Book or Enquire
2019 20 Dec 30 Dec £1,799 £999 Available* Book or Enquire
2020 10 Jan 20 Jan £1,799 £999 Available* Book or Enquire
2020 7 Feb 17 Feb £1,799 £999 Available* Book or Enquire