Namibia, Africa

Unique Safari Experience in Namibia: A Small-Group Discovery Tour

Embark on an exciting journey through the plains and deserts of Namibia, on an 10-day, small-group (max. 14 travellers) safari taking you to some of Africa’s best national parks, including Etosha National Park and the Namib Naukluft National Park. Travel with an experienced naturalist guide and venture on exciting guided game drives - tracking desert elephants, large cats and other incredible African wildlife, climb some of the world’s highest free-standing sand dunes and visit a remote Himba tribe settlement. Relax in deluxe accommodation and feature stays throughout, including the stunning Desert Grace Lodge and more. Includes nightly accommodation, daily breakfast, selected lunches and dinners plus additional dining experiences such as a picnic amid the Namib Desert, game drives in air conditioned 4x4s with pop roofs, private airport transfers and transportation throughout the tour, the services of expert local naturalist guides and more.

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Earn 4,499 Qantas Points
10 Days
LOW SEASON - TWIN SHARE
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Package valid for one person (twin share - you must purchase two packages)

  • Nine nights of deluxe accommodation, including safari camps and lodges throughout the tour
  • Delicious daily breakfasts, selected lunches and dinners
  • Additional dining experiences such as a picnic amid the Namib Desert
  • Travel with specialist naturalist guides
  • Visit to the world renowned AfriCat Foundation and learn more about conservation initiatives involving Africa’s large cats
  • Memorable and exciting guided game drives within the renowned Etosha National Park, from the vantage point of specially modified, air conditioned 4x4s with pop tops
  • Visit to an authentic and remote Himba settlement
  • Track for desert-adapted elephants in ephemeral river systems
  • Visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Twyfelfontein
  • Climb some of the world’s highest free-standing sand dunes
  • Transfers to and from each camp
Earn 4,999 Qantas Points
10 Days
LOW SEASON - SINGLE TRAVELLER
Sold out

Package valid for one person

  • Nine nights of deluxe accommodation, including safari camps and lodges throughout the tour
  • Delicious daily breakfasts, selected lunches and dinners
  • Additional dining experiences such as a picnic amid the Namib Desert
  • Travel with specialist naturalist guides
  • Visit to the world renowned AfriCat Foundation and learn more about conservation initiatives involving Africa’s large cats
  • Memorable and exciting guided game drives within the renowned Etosha National Park, from the vantage point of specially modified, air conditioned 4x4s with pop tops
  • Visit to an authentic and remote Himba settlement
  • Track for desert-adapted elephants in ephemeral river systems
  • Visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Twyfelfontein
  • Climb some of the world’s highest free-standing sand dunes
  • Transfers to and from each camp
Earn 4,999 Qantas Points
10 Days
HIGH SEASON - TWIN SHARE
Sold out

Package valid for one person (twin share - you must purchase two packages)

  • Nine nights of deluxe accommodation, including safari camps and lodges throughout the tour
  • Delicious daily breakfasts, selected lunches and dinners
  • Additional dining experiences such as a picnic amid the Namib Desert
  • Travel with specialist naturalist guides
  • Visit to the world renowned AfriCat Foundation and learn more about conservation initiatives involving Africa’s large cats
  • Memorable and exciting guided game drives within the renowned Etosha National Park, from the vantage point of specially modified, air conditioned 4x4s with pop tops
  • Visit to an authentic and remote Himba settlement
  • Track for desert-adapted elephants in ephemeral river systems
  • Visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Twyfelfontein
  • Climb some of the world’s highest free-standing sand dunes
  • Transfers to and from each camp
Earn 5,499 Qantas Points
10 Days
HIGH SEASON - SINGLE TRAVELLER
Sold out

Package valid for one person

  • Nine nights of deluxe accommodation, including safari camps and lodges throughout the tour
  • Delicious daily breakfasts, selected lunches and dinners
  • Additional dining experiences such as a picnic amid the Namib Desert
  • Travel with specialist naturalist guides
  • Visit to the world renowned AfriCat Foundation and learn more about conservation initiatives involving Africa’s large cats
  • Memorable and exciting guided game drives within the renowned Etosha National Park, from the vantage point of specially modified, air conditioned 4x4s with pop tops
  • Visit to an authentic and remote Himba settlement
  • Track for desert-adapted elephants in ephemeral river systems
  • Visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Twyfelfontein
  • Climb some of the world’s highest free-standing sand dunes
  • Transfers to and from each camp
Earn 5,499 Qantas Points
10 Days
PEAK SEASON - TWIN SHARE
Sold out

Package valid for one person (twin share - you must purchase two packages)

  • Nine nights of deluxe accommodation, including safari camps and lodges throughout the tour
  • Delicious daily breakfasts, selected lunches and dinners
  • Additional dining experiences such as a picnic amid the Namib Desert
  • Travel with specialist naturalist guides
  • Visit to the world renowned AfriCat Foundation and learn more about conservation initiatives involving Africa’s large cats
  • Memorable and exciting guided game drives within the renowned Etosha National Park, from the vantage point of specially modified, air conditioned 4x4s with pop tops
  • Visit to an authentic and remote Himba settlement
  • Track for desert-adapted elephants in ephemeral river systems
  • Visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Twyfelfontein
  • Climb some of the world’s highest free-standing sand dunes
  • Transfers to and from each camp
Earn 6,199 Qantas Points
10 Days
PEAK SEASON - SINGLE TRAVELLER
Sold out

Package valid for one person

  • Nine nights of deluxe accommodation, including safari camps and lodges throughout the tour
  • Delicious daily breakfasts, selected lunches and dinners
  • Additional dining experiences such as a picnic amid the Namib Desert
  • Travel with specialist naturalist guides
  • Visit to the world renowned AfriCat Foundation and learn more about conservation initiatives involving Africa’s large cats
  • Memorable and exciting guided game drives within the renowned Etosha National Park, from the vantage point of specially modified, air conditioned 4x4s with pop tops
  • Visit to an authentic and remote Himba settlement
  • Track for desert-adapted elephants in ephemeral river systems
  • Visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Twyfelfontein
  • Climb some of the world’s highest free-standing sand dunes
  • Transfers to and from each camp

Journey to Namibia and discover the numerous landscapes of this vast country, where the red sands of the oldest desert in the world, the Namib, meet the blue waters of the ocean and clear skies. Stand in awe as Namibia’s natural beauty unfolds in front of your eyes through haunting deserts, incredible national parks and impressive sand dunes plunging into the sea, meet proud people and vibrant tribes and experience the best this country has to offer on an unforgettable 10-day adventure.

What You’ll Love...

The Experiences – Venture on intimate safaris, meet the Himba tribespeople and travel through some of the country’s best National Parks

Leave Windhoek, Namibia’s capital city, behind to visit the world-famous wildlife sanctuary of AfriCat to learn more about its role and rescue program, and to meet some of its resident big cats. Founded in 1991, the main focus of this sanctuary is the big cats' welfare: AfriCat runs the largest cheetah and leopard rescue and release program in the world, having rescued over 1000 animals from predators in the last 17 years.

Take an exciting game drive in the southern and central section of the Etosha National Park, stretching for over 20,000 sq km, one of the world’s greatest wildlife-viewing venues and also home to one of Africa's largest salt pans, visible from space. A mesmerising mix of grassland, woodlands and savannahs, the park boasts a remarkable number of mammals and bird species, including lions, giraffes, wildebeest, kudu, zebras and the elusive desert adapted elephants.

Offering the most dramatic collection of landscapes in the country, varying from magnificent table-top mountains to gorgeous rock formations and stunning vegetation, Damaraland might well be Africa’s hidden gem – a magical place giving the word 'wilderness' a new meaning. As you travel through this incredible landscape, you will meet one of the last truly traditional tribespeople of Namibia: the Himba people. As you visit a local settlement, your guides will tell you all the secrets behind these proud people, allowing you to understand their beliefs and way of life.

One of the most extensive rock-art galleries in the continent, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein will be your next stop on this fascinating journey through Namibia. Strewn over a hillside amongst flat-topped mountains of red sandstone, Twyfelfontein’s boulders and slabs of red sandstone hold some 2,500 prehistoric engravings that depict wildlife, animal spoor and abstract motifs.

Witness the sun rising from the highest sand dunes in the world, in the spectacular apricot coloured world of Sossusvlei - the most popular section of the Namib Naukluft National Park, one of the driest and oldest ecosystems on earth. Discover how the myriad of fascinating creatures and plants have adapted to survive this harsh environment as you enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime picnic in the shade of one of the majestic camel thorn trees that dot the park.

The Accommodation – Hand-picked deluxe safari camps in the best locations

Rest easy after exciting days amid the natural beauty of Namibia in deluxe safari camps, hand-picked for their style and exceptional facilities, including the stunning Desert Grace Lodge in Sossusvlei and Doro Nawas in Damarland.

Graceful spaces and outstanding hospitality imbue the modern lodge of Desert Grace, with its elegance of yesteryear, spirited character and refreshingly stylish interior. Take in the expansive desert scenery from your bungalow, equipped with a private plunge pool.

Doro Nawas Lodge lies on a small hill overlooking ancient plains, with unspoilt panoramic views of the Damarland’s landscape. Natural walled units have a unique design and décor that complement the surrounding scenery, with attention to comfort and luxury in the semi- arid desert conditions. The private bedrooms lead out onto a veranda, and en-suite facilities feature both indoor and outdoor showers.

Your Package Includes:

  • Nine nights of deluxe accommodation, and feature stays in safari camps and lodges throughout the tour. Enjoy two nights in Windhoek, two nights at the Etosha Safari Lodge, two nights at Doro Nawas Lodge in Damaraland, one night in Swakopmund and two nights at the brand new Desert Grace, located close to the Namib Naukluft National Park.
  • Delicious daily breakfasts, selected lunches and dinners
  • Additional dining experiences such as a picnic amid the Namib Desert
  • Travel with specialist naturalist guides
  • Visit to the world renowned AfriCat Foundation and learn more about conservation initiatives involving Africa’s large cats
  • Memorable and exciting guided game drives within the renowned Etosha National Park, from the vantage point of specially modified, air conditioned 4x4s with pop tops
  • Visit to an authentic and remote Himba settlement
  • Track for desert-adapted elephants in ephemeral river systems
  • Visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Twyfelfontein
  • Climb some of the world’s highest free-standing sand dunes
  • Transfers to and from each camp

The '7 day change of mind guarantee' does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Refund Policy applies.

After you have made your booking, please follow the instructions on your confirmation email and ensure you complete your traveller information details within 48 hours.

DEPARTURE DATES:

Low Season

10 February 2019

1 March 2019

High Season

21 May 2019

31 May 2019

Peak Season

14 September 2019

Important: Please allow for travelling time from Australia. International flights are not included in your package and must be purchased separately. It is your responsibility to make your own travel arrangements and ensure that you arrive in Windhoek on your chosen tour start date.

Instant Booking: To secure your dates at purchase, click 'Instant Booking' and select your preferred package. Once your preferred package is selected you'll click through to 'Choose Your Dates of Travel' and will be able to enter in your preferred tour commencement date.

Twin-share package: The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 18 years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise, an additional single traveller surcharge will apply. Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.

Guests must be aged 18 years or older.

This tour is guaranteed to depart with a minimum number of 2 guests. Each safari vehicle carries a maximum of 7 guests, so everybody gets a guaranteed window seat.

Tour includes accommodation at the following Hotels, Lodges and camps:

Villa Vista Guest House Windhoek (Standard Room)

Galton House Windhoek (Standard Room)

Etosha Safari Lodge (Standard Bungalow)

Doro Nawas Damaraland (Tent)

Hansa Hotel Swakopmund (Standard Room)

Desert Breeze Lodge Swakopmund (Standard Bungalow)

The Delight Swakopmund (Standard Room)

The Desert Grace Sossusvlei (Standard Room)

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two adults.

Please note: Disability access is limited during the tour, please consider this when making your booking.

Packages do not include international flights to and from Africa, visa fees, travel insurance, additional activities and upgrades and anything else not listed in the itinerary

Travel insurance is compulsory. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package.

Strictly no refunds for this package for amendments and change of date.

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations.

Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash.

Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) flights are not included with this package.

Package cannot be split.

Multiple packages cannot be purchased or combined.

Offer only available for consecutive nightly stays.

Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas.

A visa may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa.

The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving

Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time.

Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion (as a guide, approx. US$10-15 per person, per day is the industry standard).

All activities and services are subject to availability.

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