Namibia Beyond

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Duration

15 day tour – This tour runs the whole year, just give us your dates and we will make it happen.

Highlights

Namib Desert, Swakopmund, Brandberg, Palmwag Conservancy, Epupa Falls, Etosha National Park, Cape Cross, Deadvlei

Price

€3350 per person sharing
€330 extra for your own room

Group sizes

Min - 1 per group
Max - 12 per group

Pick up & Drop off

Pick up: Windhoek Int Airport
Drop off: Windhoek Int Airport

Physical Rating 3/5

On this tour we will be doing some hiking.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Introduction:
On this day you will be picked up from the Windhoek airport and taken to your accommodation. This day is a day of leisure, either to relax or to go and explore the capital of Namibia, you will only need to be ready for your brief that will taking place at 18h at your guest house.
You will be introduced to your guide before he/she starts explaining in detail the itinerary of the tour and also answer all of your questions. Dinner will be at the guest house at your own expense.

Driving distance: N/A
Lunch: Own expense
Dinner: Own expense
Included activities: N/A
Optional activities: N/A

Days 2 – 3 Namib Desert:
We leave the capital to go deep into the soul of Namibia, the Namib Desert. The oldest desert in the world and home to the most magnificent dunes in Africa. We will take the time to explore this area on our second day where we will first climb the famous Dune 45 and enjoy the sunrise, followed by a walk between the trees of the famous Deadvlei while admiring the biggest dune of the Namib desert Big Daddy, continuing afterwards towards Sossusvlei and ending our adventure at the Sesriem Canyon.

You will have the option to do a scenic flight over the desert on our day of arrival (day 2) and an air balloon ride early in the morning on day 4

Driving distance: 340 km for the day
Breakfast: Included
Lunch: Included
Dinner: Included
Included activities: Visit Dune 45, Deathvlei and Sossusvlei, Sesriem Canyon
Optional activities: Scenic flight over the desert, either Helicopter or Plane (on day 2) and air balloon ride on day 4

Days 4 – 5 Swakopmund:
We make our way towards the cute little town of Swakopmund, known for being the adventure capital of Namibia. Upon our arrival you will have the opportunity to book your optional activities for the following day.
The rest of the day will be at leisure, either to relax by the sea, or by taking a walk in the city center. Dinner will be in a local restaurant in town at your own expense.

Driving distance: 360 km for the day
Breakfast: Included
Lunch: Included
Dinner: Own expense
Included activities: N/A
Optional activities: Check DESERT EXPLORER activity list. (Click on link)

Day 6 Brandberg:
Today we leave the coastline to head towards the highest mountain in Namibia, the Brandberg Mountain. But before, we will be making a stop at Cape Cross to see the famous seal colony on our way.
Brandberg Mountain, meaning the mountain of fire, which it’s the highest mountain of country, with its highest point, the Königstein at 2,573 m.
Our accommodation for one night will be at the edge of this majestic mountain, in the region of Damaraland, home to the elusive desert elephants. If we are lucky we might see them roaming free along the dry Ugab River bed near our lodge.
After lunch and after checking in, we will embark into our afternoon walk to go and admire the famous bushman painting of the White Lady.

Driving distance: 340 km for the day
Breakfast: Included
Lunch: Included
Dinner: Included
Included activities: Seal colony visit, White lady rock art painting walk
Optional activities: N/A

Days 7 – 8 Palmwag:
We continue towards the North of the country, making our first stop at Twyfelfointein, where we will take a short walk to admire these famous rock engravings dating back almost to 2000 years. We will then head towards the Palmwag conservancy, a magnificent area in the north west of Damaraland, where the predator population is the largest outside of the Etosha National Park. The following day we will leave on a full day excursion, hoping to see some of the many wild animals that roam in this area.

Driving distance: 310 km for the day
Breakfast: Included
Lunch: Included
Dinner: Included
Included activities: Twyfelfontein Rock engravings, Damaraland wildlife excursion full day (on day 8)
Optional activities: N/A

Days 9 – 10 Epupa Falls:
We head to the Northern part of Namibia next to the border with Angola, to the famous Epupa Falls in the Kunene valley. “Epupa” means in the language of the Himba “falling water”. An amazing scenery surrounded with Lala palms and baobab trees lining in the riverbed. On our arrival you will have the opportunity to do a sundowner overlooking the Falls.
The following day we will visit a local Himba village, where you will get the chance to interact and learn from this interesting ethnic group. In the afternoon we will embark into a guided walk around the area to enjoy the landscape and if we are lucky we will get to spot some of the wildlife that surrounds the area. 

Driving distance: 415 km for the day
Breakfast: Included
Lunch: Included
Dinner: Included
Included activities: Epupa Falls visit, Guided walk, Himba village visit
Optional activities: N/A

Day 11 Kamanjab:
Today is a transit day before reaching Etosha National Park.
We will stop on the way and have the rest of the day at leisure.

Driving distance: 420 km for the day
Breakfast: Included
Lunch: Included
Dinner: Included
Included activities: N/A
Optional activities: N/A

Days 12 – 13 – 14 Etosha National Park:
We then continue towards the biggest park of Namibia, the Etosha National Park. In the language of the Ovambo tribe, Etosha means ‘great white place’, with its dry pan that’s 130 km’s long and up to 50km’s wide in places, it is comfortably the largest salt pan in Africa and is the park’s most distinctive and dramatic feature, visible even from space.
We will be spending our next three days doing game drives, finding the best wildlife sighting and watching the most dramatic sunsets.

Driving distance: 210 km for the day
Breakfast: Included
Lunches: Included
Dinners: Included
Included activities: Morning, afternoon 4×4 game drives, and game drives with our vehicle
Optional activities: N/A

Day 15 Windhoek:
After our last morning game drive in the park we will head back towards the capital of the country. Along the way we will stop at the famous Okahandja Mbangura Woodcarvers Craft Market. Buying local products helps to provide and sustain local artists and Namibian communities.
We will then check into our guesthouse where you will have time to relax before going out for dinner and enjoying our last meal as a group at the famous restaurant Joe’s Beer House.

Driving distance: 380 km for the day
Breakfast: Included
Lunch: Own expense
Dinner: Own expense
Included activities: Visit of Mbangura craft market
Optional activities: N/A

Day 16 Airport:
On day 16 your guide will be taking the group to the airport of Windhoek Hosea Kutako Int. End of our services.

Driving distance: 35 km
Breakfast: Included
Lunch: Own expense

Included & Not Included

Tour include:
3 – 4 Star accommodation
All camping material
Meals shown on itinerary
All activities shown on the itinerary
All entry fees to the parks
Vehicle, toll gates and fuel
Professional guide/driver
Pick up and drop off at airport/hotel
Flights shown on the itinerary

Tour don’t include:
International flights
Some own expense meals
Entry visas for Botswana and Zimbabwe
Optional activities
Souvenirs
Gratuities
Drinks
Travel insurance
Airport taxes

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