Trip to Namibia

7 Day Taste of Namibia

Ref: NAM07CH


Combine a visit to the wonderful N/a'ankuse Wildlife Sanctuary with a 6 day adventure through Namibia, with game drives, a visit to the Skeleton Coast, Namib Desert and the famous dunes.

  • 6 Breakfast
  • 5 Lunch / 5 Dinner
  • Departures every Monday
  • 1 English Guide
  • Custom Built Safari Vehicle
  • Namibia
  • Starting & Ending in Windhoek






Single Supplement



Day 1 – N/A’Ankuse Lodge

We are collected from the airport on arrival and transferred to N/a’ankuse Lodge where we will stay overnight in beautiful thatch bungalows with en-suite facilities.  This afternoon we will have the opportunity to join the Ancient San Skills activity where we learn about the skills used by the world’s oldest cultural group to survive life in the bush. We can then enjoy a sundowner drinks before returning to the lodge for dinner. Our stay here supports the ongoing work in conservation of wildlife as well as for the San people. Overnight twin share bungalows with en-suite facilities.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 – Halali and Etosha National Park

We will be collected from N/a’ankuse Lodge at 06h15 and transferred to the Backpackers Lodge for the pre-departure talk and to meet the rest of the group. After the departure from Windhoek, we stop briefly at Otjiwarongo and eat a light lunch pack “on the move” before entering Etosha National Park through the Anderson Gate. We enjoy an afternoon game drive through the park visiting waterholes looking for predators as well as zebra, giraffe, elephant, rhino and many different species of antelope.  We arrive at our lodge just before sunset and settle into our rooms, with en-suite bathroom and tea/coffee facilities. A visit to the flood lit waterhole is highly recommended while dinner is prepared by your guide over an open fire.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3- Taleni Etosha Village

We start our first game drive at sunrise to catch the predators while they are still active, visiting many waterholes.  Our second game drive mid-morning takes us to the impressive Etosha Pan “great white place” where we can get out of the vehicle and experience this 4500sq km “saline desert” before continuing our game drive to look for the Big 4.  We arrive back at Halali where our guide will prepare a delicious lunch whilst we have a dip in the pool or relax by the camp waterhole.  After lunch we begin our final game drive across the park towards Okaukuejo calling into some well-known waterholes and leave the park prior to sunset. Accommodation tonight is just outside the park in a comfortable spacious twin share rooms with en-suite bathroom, creating an ideal space to sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you. Fantastic dinner is prepared by our guide and another early night is recommended.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 – Swakopmund

Enjoy an early morning breakfast and departure from our lodge is at 07h30. The route today takes us into the dramatic and beautiful scenery of Damaraland. We have the chance to meet the wonderful Herero, Himba & Damara ladies who sell their handmade arts and crafts to support their rural families. A light roadside lunch is served en-route in the shadow of Namibia’s tallest mountain, the Brandberg, and we can interact with some of the colourful local characters who live in this harsh environment.  On the drive down the Skeleton Coast we explore the remains of a small shipwreck. Arrive in Swakopmund late afternoon where we have the chance to explore this quaint seaside town on foot and enjoy a coffee and cake in one of the many cafes (depending on the season). Overnight accommodation at Hotel A La Mer (or similar) in en-suite rooms on a twin share basis.  Dinner tonight is at own expense in one of the many restaurants.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 – Desert Camp and Near Sesriem

Leisurely breakfast and the option to join one of the many optional activities available here such as: quad biking, sand boarding, scenic flight over the shipwrecks just to name a few. We will be picked up from our guesthouse/hotel in Swakopmund at 11:15, (wintertime 10h15) for a brief pre-departure talk. Afterwards we travel through the Namib Desert via the Kuiseb Canyon and Solitaire, we arrive at our camp late afternoon.  There is a chance to relax and enjoy the views before taking a short walk for sunset looking over the Naukluft Mountain range. Overnight in twin rooms with en-suite bathroom facilities. Pool and bar available. Dinner prepared by our guide.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 – Desert Camp and Near Sesriem

Dawn departure from camp/lodge to arrive at the park gate for sunrise. We drive down an ancient river bed surrounded by towering dunes to the 2×4 parking (around 55kms) and take a 4×4 shuttle into the Sossusvlei area to appreciate the beauty of this place in early morning light and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the region.  We explore this unique area on foot before heading into Dead Vlei with its large expanse of bleached cracked clay and skeletal camel thorn trees, contrasting with a backdrop of huge dunes with their ever-changing colors. We take the 4×4 shuttle back to our vehicle and then head back to our accommodation stopping at the famous Dune 45 and climb this dune or just wander around the base.  We return to Sesriem and visit the nearby Sesriem Canyon, one of the few permanent water sources before arriving back at our lodge late afternoon to watch the sunset over this spectacular desert. Overnight in twin share rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Dinner prepared by our guide.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 – Windhoek – End of Safari

Early morning breakfast before heading to Solitaire where we jump onto an open vehicle and visit the local conservation project. Here they have a number of cheetah that are unable to be released for different reasons. This 1hour activity allows us the chance to learn all about the cheetah, the work done by local conservations projects, and get some incredible photos of the world’s fastest land mammal. We return to Windhoek via Bullsport and Rehoboth. On arrival in Windhoek, mid-afternoon, we will be dropped at our accommodation of choice or transferred directly to the International Airport for our onward flight, or to the bus terminal for your overnight bus.

For those flying today NO FLIGHTS DEPARTING PRIOR TO 17H00 in case there are unexpected delays returning from safari.  Outbound airport transfer is included, should it be for today or a later date.

Meals: Breakfast



  • Transport in a custom built safari vehicle with pop up roof & USB charging capabilities (no air-conditioning)
  • Services of a professional English speaking driver/guide
  • 6 nights’ accommodation in twin share rooms with en-suite bathrooms as above
  • Meals as above
  • National park entry fees (2 days Etosha & 1 day Sossusvlei)
  • Ancient San Skills activity @ N/a’ankuse Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Game drives as above
  • Sossusvlei excursion (including 4×4 shuttle) and cheetah activity at Solitaire
  • Transfers: Airport to N/a’ankuse Lodge (day 1); N/a’ankuse Lodge to the Backpackers Lodge (day 2); Backpackers Lodge to Airport (day 7)

Single supplement only applicable to single travelers that request their own room. For any client that is willing to share, this will apply to days 2 -7 only, and a reduced single supplement of R1200 will be charged for day 1.

This safari is semi-participation and assistance with light kitchen duties is required.



Price per person - Terrestrial


Season Room type Value
until 31/03/2020 Twin Share R 24000
Single R 28200
from 01/04/2020 to 31/03/2021 Twin Share R 22500
Single R 26700

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