17 nights/18 days itinerary in Namibia
Beautiful Namibia: Explore Art, Nature and Wild Animals
for 2 adults
A truly amazing vacation through the national parks of Namibia, this 18-day journey will leave you with unforgettable memories. Begin in busy Windhoek, a pretty colonial town where old meets new in the form of towering skyscrapers dotted between the German style buildings of its historic past. After a day exploring, your safari vacation will truly begin. Over the course of the expedition, you will encounter countless stunning landscapes and attractions, including the Kalahari Desert, Fish River Canyon and the Giant’s Playground of massive boulders. Sand dunes and glistening coastlines are also to be expected as you travel across this diverse country. Finish with exciting game drives through the National Parks of Etosha and witness the majestic Big 5 in their natural habitat. Be at one with nature on this journey through Namibia’s most picturesque locations.
- Explore the German colonial towns of Windhoek and Lüderitz
- Discover the Duwisib Castle, built in 1909 with antique artwork from Germany
- Marvel at the ancient rock engravings at Twyfelfontein
- Visit Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa
- See the picturesque, prehistoric trees in Quiver Tree Forest
- Behold the beauty of the Sossusvlei sand dunes and the Sesriem Canyon
- Explore the Skeleton Coast Park, the site of a hauntingly beautiful shipwreck
- Enjoy game drives through national parks, searching for elephants, lions and giraffes
- Take a guided tour to learn of the flora and fauna of the Kalahari Desert
- Make friends with the seal colony at Cape Cross
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek
B&B Basis | 2 nights
Nestled deep into an olive tree plantation, The Olive Exclusive is a boutique hotel that provides a quiet oasis in the middle of Windhoek. With panoramic views of the Eros Mountains and the plantation, the suites are opulent and peaceful. Holding on to its African roots, the hotel has Namibian charm throughout its modern décor. Offering an impressive selection of fine whiskeys, the hotel bar is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day of exploring.
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, Kalahari
HB Basis | 1 night
Surrounded by the deep red Kalahari dunes, this hotel is a transformed cattle ranch south of Windhoek. Complimenting the rich tones of its surroundings, the stilted chalets are decorated in warm colours and authentic African art. Meals are served on the outside terrace with unsurpassed views of the dunes and local wildlife. Under the guidance of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, the Ranch also rehabilitates cheetahs that could not be released into the wild, giving them a high quality of life.
Fish River Lodge, Fish River Canyon
HB Basis | 2 nights
The only lodge to be situated on the edge of the Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world, staying at the Fish River Lodge is an unforgettable experience. Simple and comfortable, the lodge has been designed to blend in seamlessly with its surroundings whilst still being luxurious. A private terrace overlooking the canyon is the perfect spot for a yoga session, or a mid-afternoon cocktail. Live life on the edge at Fish River Lodge.
The Nest Hotel, Lüderitz
B&B Basis | 1 night
Located directly on the Lüderitz Bay, the Nest Hotel has uninterrupted views of the sea from every room. With lush gardens and a glistening pool, the hotel has many secluded areas where you can relax and take in the scenery. The in-house restaurant is well known for its locally caught seafood – expect oysters, lobster and cocktails in abundance – and the bar is unrivalled for its views of the sea and desert.
Wolwedans Lodge, Sossusvlei
HB Basis | 1 night
The wooden lodges at Wolwedans have canvas blinds that can be opened up to give the opportunity to sleep under the beauty of the African stars and to wake up to the view of the untouched sands of desert. With conservation of the environment at its core, the Wolwedans Lodge is more than a hotel. Each camp is designed to minimise environmental impact, so you can expect natural décor and muted tones that blend seamlessly into the desert.
Moon Mountain Lodge, Sossusvlei
HB Basis | 2 nights
As its name suggests, the Moon Mountain Lodge has unrivalled views of the Naukluft Mountain from the private deck of each room. Without televisions to distract, guests can fully enjoy the stunning vistas from their own plunge pool, or head to the main deck that overlooks the desert. The in-house restaurant serves local dishes in an al-fresco setting. Wherever you choose to enjoy your evening, you are guaranteed to witness the Namibian sunset in style and comfort.
The Stiltz, Swakopmund
B& B Basis | 2 nights
Titled after the stilts that each bungalow rests on, The Stiltz looks out on to Atlantic Ocean and the sand dunes. The bungalows are adorned with natural décor, including a traditional thatched roof, making guests feel they are completely at one with the African savannah. Wooden walkways connect the rustic, yet luxurious, private bungalows to the main dining room. Only a short walk away is Swakopmund, known for its restaurants and bars, making the hotel’s location even more desirable.
Mowani Mountain Camp, Twyfelfontein
Superior Room | HB Basis | 3 nights
With luxury tents and panoramic views of the African landscape, guests can release their inner Robinson Crusoe during their stay of the Mowani Mountain Camp. Surrounded by boulders and commiphora trees, each tent is perfectly placed to ensure privacy and picturesque views. Shaded by the boulders, the swimming pool is the perfect place to escape from the hot African sun. Enjoy the sunrise above the landscape on your private deck with breakfast.
Okutala Etosha Lodge, Twyfelfontein
HB Basis | 1 night
Sharing the hotel with the guests are giraffes, mongooses and ostriches, giving your stay a unique edge, The Okutala Etosha Lodge is as luxurious as it is peaceful, with muted tones and splashes of bright colour adorning the rooms. The neighbouring wildlife is the biggest draw though, with al-fresco dining areas allowing guests to observe the animals whilst tucking into a delicious meal, or a shaded swimming pool often frequented by graceful giraffes – have your camera ready.
Mushara Outpost, Mushara Bush
HB Basis | 1 night
Styled after a traditional African farmhouse, the Mushara Outpost is stylish and comfortable. Each tent has floor to ceiling windows featuring views of the Etosha National Park; perfect for watching the wild animals in their natural habitat from the comfort of your bed. With only the noise of the National Park surrounding you, let the sounds of the desert sing you to sleep. The large veranda of the main house provides the perfect spot for dinner under the stars.
Okonjima Luxury Bush Camp, Okonjima
FB Basis | 1 night
Home to the AfriCat Foundation, the hotel shares the land with leopards and cheetahs that often make appearances on the grounds. The cottages have a tented front, which can be opened as much, or as little, as you like to reveal the views of the landscape whilst still maintaining optimum privacy. Close by, and seen from the dining area, is a waterhole well known to the local animals. Enjoy your morning coffee whilst watching the animals enjoying their morning drink.
*Price shown does not include flights