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.
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.
Fly from London via Frankfurt or Johannesburg to Windhoek on an overnight flight.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Days 9-10 :
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
Flight prices are subject to change, and prices tend to be higher during peak periods.
Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.
- Duration: 13 days
- Ideal for ages: 5+
- Itinerary type: Small group
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|2019||8 Mar||18 Mar||£1,799||£999||Available*||Book or Enquire|
|2019||19 Apr||29 Apr||£1,799||£999||Guaranteed**||Book or Enquire|
|2019||28 Jun||8 Jul||£1,799||£999||Available*||Book or Enquire|
|2019||19 Jul||29 Jul||£1,799||£999||Guaranteed**||Book or Enquire|
|2019||2 Aug||12 Aug||£1,799||£999||Guaranteed**||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|