15 Days


Enjoy the highlights of Namibia at your own pace. This suggested itinerary offers insight into the wonders of Namibia. Experience Etosha National Park, rock-art at Spitzkoppe, the old German town of Swakopmund and finally the red sand dunes of the Namib Desert.


Day 1


Depart from New York (JFK) or Washington Dulles (IAD) for your South African Airways flight to South Africa.

Day 2


On arrival in Johannesburg, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, where you can spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Peermont Mondior Hotel at Emperors Palace

Day 3


After breakfast you will be transferred to Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport for your flight to Namibia. On arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport in Namibia’s capital, Windhoek, please proceed to the Avis Car Hire depot to collect your hire car and drive to your accommodation. The rest of the afternoon is yours to spend at leisure.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Vondelhof Guest House or similar

Day 4


After breakfast leave Windhoek and drive north to your first destination, Okonjima Game Reserve in the Otjozondjupa Region. Okonjima is nestled among the “Omboroko Mountains” and roughly translated means “Place of the baboons”. In the afternoon you have the option to visit the Cheetah Project and learn more about these endangered animals.

Overnight on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis at Okonjima Plains Camp or similar

Day 5-7


Today you will travel to Namibia’s well-known Highlight of the North – Etosha National Park. Etosha Game park was declared a National Park in 1907, it is home to approx. 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and, surprisingly, one species of fish. Your accommodation is just outside Etosha Park. You will be able to embark on optional game drives through the park hopefully spotting a variety of wildlife during your stay. The resorts also offer fabulous floodlit waterholes, which provide excellent game viewing at night.

Overnight for 3 nights on a bed and breakfast basis at Etosha Okaukuejo Rest Camp or similar

Day 8


This morning bid farewell to the wild animals of Etosha and head to Kamanjab where you have the opportunity to visit a local Himba village to find out more about their traditions & lifestyle. Experience the milking ceremony and the smoke bath. Learn about their beliefs around the holy fire, ancestors, and herbal medicine. Continue on to the town of Omaruru where you overnight. Once a mission station, the settlement has great historic significance and has evolved into an artistic hub for local crafts and small industries.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Omaruru Guesthouse or similar

Day 9-10


After breakfast continue to Spitzkoppe, an iconic group of curved granite mountains with vivid colours. After a walk amongst the boulders to view the ancient Bushmen paintings and engravings, you continue southwest out of the dry interior of Namibia to the charming coastal town of Swakopmund. Here you will have the opportunity to partake in a few of the many optional activities that are offered. Alternatively you can just soak up the atmosphere of this little German Town and enjoy its beauty and beaches. This evening why not enjoy a typical Namibian meal in one of the many restaurants (own expense).

Overnight for 2 nights on a bed and breakfast basis at The Stiltz Hotel or similar

Day 11-12


An early morning start takes you from Swakopmund south through Walvis Bay on your way to the Namib Naukluft National Park, which is considered to be the oldest desert in the world. On the way there why not make a stop at the small settlement of Solitaire where you will have a chance to sample their world renowned Apple Crumble – only served without cream! That evening you have the opportunity to embark on a wild cat walk at the lodge. The next morning it is advisable to wake up early in order to visit the world’s highest sand dunes at Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. At sunrise and sunset these dunes, which can reach heights of over 300 m, are absolutely spectacular and provide for a fantastic photo opportunity. With luck, there may even be water in the vlei (lake). We also recommend a stop to view the Sesriem Canyon, which was carved millions of years ago by the Tsauchab River.

Overnight for 2 nights on a bed and breakfast basis at Sossus Dune Lodge or similar

Day 13


Today you leave the desert behind you and travel back to Windhoek, through the beautiful countryside. Once you arrive the rest of the afternoon can be spent at leisure, and dinner can be enjoyed in one of the many fabulous restaurants in the city.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Vondelhof Guest House or similar

Day 14


This morning after breakfast, drive to Windhoek International Airport to drop off your hire car in time for your departure flight to Johannesburg and onward to the U.S

Day 15


Arrival in the United States at New York (JFK) or Washington Dulles (IAD) airports


Round trip coach air on South African Airways from New York (JFK) or Washington (IAD) Airport to South Africa OR Tambo International Airport; Regional coach air (Johannesburg - Windhoek - Johannesburg); Accommodation as per the itinerary; Meals as per the itinerary (12 x breakfast, 1 x dinner); Car Hire of a VW Polo Hatch or similar


Add on air from other US cities; Any meals or services not mentioned above; Any items of personal expense - i.e. drinks, telephone calls, laundry etc; Gratuities for rangers/guides/drivers; Fuel and Car Hire contract fee