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Explore the stunning landscapes, harsh deserts, sprawling horizons, and remarkable wildlife while traversing Namibia by land, sea, and air. This once in a life time Safari will take you from the Dunes of Sossusvlei to the Salt Pans of Etosha National Park; from the vestiges of the Skeleton Coast to the hidden villages of tribal people. Land transfers are in place to facilitate game viewing, otherwise you take to the air by way of light aircraft to cross the immense expanse found in Namibia. Enjoy comfortable accommodations, good food, and amazing guides as you explore this vast country in search of game, culture, and solace.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive Windhoek, Namibia
Day 2 : Sossusvlei
Days 3-4 : Swakopmund
Day 5 : Skeleton Coast
Day 6 : Damaraland
Days 7-8 : Palmwag Concession
Days 9-11 : Etosha National Park
Day 12 : Depart

Places Visited

  • Africa
  • Namibia
  • Anderson's Camp
  • Desert Rhino Camp
  • Etosha National Park
  • Kulala Desert Lodge
  • Palmwag Concession
  • Sossusvlei
  • Swakopmund
  • Walvis Bay
  • Windhoek


Trip Type

  • Independent

Trip Snapshots

Rhino in Namibia The beautiful red sands of the NamibRand Nature Reserve An oryx wanders at the edge of the desert. Damaraland Landscape Cheetahs rest an the dirt in the sunset On a game drive in Namibia Zebra in Namibia Zebras feed on the lush green grass.

Day 1 Arrive Windhoek, Namibia

Meet your safari guide after clearing customs and start your exploration with a drive through the Khomas Hochland Mountains. Reach the Sossusvlei region after approximately 5-6 hours, keeping watch for interesting game and scenery along the way. Enjoy lunch en route and arrive to camp in time to freshen up before enjoying dinner under a canvas of stars.

*Flight must arrive to Windhoek by 9:00 AM or pre night hotel is required

Day 2 Sossusvlei

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Experience the unique dawn lighting over some of the world's tallest freestanding sand dunes this morning as you start your adventure in the Kulala Private Reserve. The rich reds of the sand and dramatic shadow lines make for stunning photo opportunities. Explore the area as much or as little as you would like before returning to camp for lunch. This afternoon discover the Sossusvlei region by foot on a guided walking tour, or visit nearby viewpoints keeping watch for gemsbok, zebra, and maybe even a cat or two.

Day 3-4 Swakopmund

  • Hotel
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner
Take to the air on a scenic flight to historic Swakopmund. After arriving the day is yours to explore this lively coastal town with its German influence and vibrant African markets before returning to your iconic hotel for the night.

Your second day in Swakopmund starts off with a private boat cruise on the ice-blue Atlantic Ocean in search of seals, dolphins, & interesting bird life. A seafood lunch awaits you on shore in Walvis Bay, and the rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Choose one of the many local restaurants tonight for a dinner on your own.

Day 5 Skeleton Coast

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Set off this morning along the Skeleton Coast, named for the innumerable shipwrecks the shores have taken over the years, and travel past the Brandberg Mountain, the highest in Namibia. Drive 175 miles (around 5 hours) of the back roads of the Ugab riverbed on this all day excursion, keeping watch for the desert-adapted elephants, sprikbok, oryx and even ostrich.

Day 6 Damaraland

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Damaraland, an expanse of stark beauty, boasts a varied assortment of desert-adapted wildlife and incredible geological formations. Visit the Twyfelfontein rock engravings (recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Burnt Mountain, and the Organ Pipes while exploring the area. Other optional activities include cultural visits, game tracking on foot, by bike, or 4x4 vehicle. Return to camp for dinner and star gazing.

Day 7-8 Palmwag Concession

  • Hotel
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Continue your journey into the Huab riverbed in search of the desert adapted elephants then move north through the mountainous and rocky paradise of the massive Palmwag Concession. With numerous fresh water springs supporting large populations of zebra, giraffe, springbok, and kudu, wildlife viewing is captivating and varied. The specialty of the area is the large concentration of the rare desert-adapted black rhino. The predator populations are the largest outside of Etosha and include lion, leopard and hyena. Activities include day and night game drives as well as tracking the animals on foot.

Day 9-11 Etosha National Park

  • Hotel
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Move east from the Palmwag Concession to Estosha National Park in your private safari vehicle on a combination game drive and road transfer (Approximately 6 hours). Etosha, the 'Land of Dry Water', houses huge salt pans leftover from a shallow lake that existed there three million years ago. Morning game drive activities are focused within Etosha National Park with visits to several springs and waterholes where numerous diverse species can often be seen at the same time. Highlights include lion, leopard, elephant, and black rhino sightings. Afternoons and evenings offer the opportunity to enjoy walks, hides and night drives within the Ongava Reserve, just south of the park - activities not possible within Etosha due to strict park regulations.

Day 12 Depart

  • 1 Breakfast, 2 Lunches
Your tour ends with a charter flight to Windhoek International Airport arriving at approximately 4 PM., onward flights should not depart prior to 6 PM.

Damaraland Camp

Desert Rhino Camp

Hansa Hotel

Kulala Desert Lodge

Ongava Tented Camp

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  • 11 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches, 10 Dinners
  • 11 Nights Accommodations
    • 2 Nights Hotel
    • 9 Nights Lodge
  • 12 Days Private Guide Service
  • Park Entrance Fee
  • Local Brand Beverages
  • Laundry Service
    • Excluded at Hansa Hotel
  • Internal Flights as noted


  • International Flights
  • Required Visas
  • Requited Travel Insurance

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