Namibia: Untouched Wilderness

Resort: Namibia: Untouched Wilderness
Operator: Cox and Kings
Destination: Africa
Price From: £3895.00


Namibia is one of the worlds last great wilderness countries. This tour visits the magnificent sand dunes of the Namib desert and the German colonial town of Swakopmund before travelling inland to the national parks to spot rare and
exotic wildlife.


Day 1: Fly to Windhoek via Johannesburg

Overnight flight from London (regional
connections available) to Windhoek, via
Johannesburg. (N)

Day 2: Windhoek

Early afternoon arrival. Take an orientation
city tour to see Alte Feste (old fort) and
Christuskirche. Transfer to Am Weinberg
(or similar) for overnight stay. (D)

Day 3: Namib desert

Depart in the morning for a long drive to the
Namib desert. Stay 2 nights at The Desert
Grace (or similar). Optional afternoon nature
drive. (B, D)

Day 4: Sossusvlei

Early morning departure to Sossusvlei for an
enjoyable 4×4 shuttle to the giant sand dunes
and the photogenic Deadvlei clay pan. Return
to your lodge via the 30-metre-deep Sesriem
Canyon. Afternoon at leisure. (B, D)

Day 5: Swakopmund

Drive via Namib Naukluft Park and Lunar
Landscape to Swakopmund on the west
coast, a seaside resort town with German
architectural and cultural influences. Stay 2
nights at Bay View Resort (or similar). (B)

Day 6: Swakopmund

Day at leisure or optional excursion such as
an incredible catamaran cruise to search for
whales, dolphins, seals, penguins and pelicans
or an equally fascinating Living Desert tour
to discover the tiny creatures that inhabit the
dunes (both from approx. £50). This evening
enjoy a Namibian braai (barbecue). (B, D)

Day 7: Twyfelfontein Damaraland

Travel inland to the heart of Damaraland,
passing Brandberg, the highest mountain in
Namibia. Continue to Grootberg Lodge (or
similar) for a 2-night stay. En route, visit the
prehistoric rock art at Twyfelfontein. (B, D)

Day 8: Damaraland

Morning drive in 4×4 vehicles in search of rare
desert-adapted elephants. You may also see
Hartmans mountain zebras, giraffes, oryx and
kudus. Afternoon at leisure to relax by the
pool. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Etosha National Park

Drive to Etosha via the Galton Gate. Journey
through the remote western sector towards
the white saltpan that dominates the centre
of the park. Waterholes dot the landscape and
are prime locations for viewing lions, leopards,
cheetahs and other wildlife. Continue to Toshari
Lodge (or similar), for a 2-night stay. (B, L, D)

Day 10: Etosha National Park

Full-day wildlife drive in Etosha National Park,
home to elephants, reputed to be the largest in
Africa, as well as rare black rhinos. (B, D)

Day 11: Otjiwarongo AfriCat Foundation

Drive south towards Otjiwarongo and continue
to Okonjima Plains Camp (or similar*)
where you will overnight and visit the AfriCat Foundation, home to several ground-breaking
big cat conservation projects. Afternoon leopard
viewing activity. There is an optional night drive
on the reserve (payable locally). (B, D)

Day 12: Windhoek

Visit the welfare centre and learn about some
of the remarkable conservation work being
carried out at the site, before enjoying a final
game drive and transferring back to Windhoek
in the late afternoon. Overnight at the AM
Weinburg. (B, D)

Day 13-14: Fly to London

Transfer to the airport and fly overnight to
London, via Johannesburg. (B) (N)

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