Southern Namibia Fully Guided Safari – 17 Days

Set about on a captivating journey through Namibia, beginning in the lively capital, Windhoek. Traverse the mesmerizing Kalahari Desert, explore the surreal Quiver Tree Forest in Keetmanshoop, and stand in awe of the immense Fish River Canyon. From the wild horses of Aus to the coastal charm of Luderitz, each stop unfolds a unique chapter of Namibia’s diverse landscapes.

Venture through the Tiras Mountains, marvel at the iconic dunes of Sossusvlei and savour the renowned apple pie in Solitaire. Your tour culminates in the coastal allure of Swakopmund, offering a perfect blend of natural wonders and cultural treasures.

Activities offered
Accommodation
Bed & Breakfast
Lodge
Hotel
Mid-range Lodges
Day Summary
  • DAY 1 - Arrival in Windhoek
  • DAY 2 - Kalahari
  • DAY 3 - Kalahari
  • DAY 4 - Quiver Tree Forest
  • DAY 5 - Fish River Canyon
  • DAY 6 - Fish River Canyon
  • DAY 7 - Aus
  • DAY 8 - Lüderitz
  • DAY 9 - Lüderitz
  • DAY 10 - Tiras Mountains
  • DAY 11 - Namib Desert
  • DAY 12 - Namib Desert
  • DAY 13 - Swakopmund
  • DAY 14 - Swakopmund
  • DAY 15 - Return to Windhoek
Included
  • Airport Transfers
  • Air-conditioned 4x4 vehicle or minibus
  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
  • Park Entry Fees & Permits
  • Fuel & Insurance
  • Qualified Guide
Excluded
  • Personal Visa Fees
  • International Airline Fees
  • Non-included Alcoholic Beverages
  • Non-included Activities
  • Items of personal nature
  • Gratuities & Tips

Day by day

Departure/Return Location:
Hosea Kutako International Airport
  • DAY 1 - Arrival in Windhoek
    Welcome to Windhoek, the vibrant capital of Namibia! Your adventure begins with a warm reception at Hosea Kutako International Airport. Once you collect your luggage, you'll be transferred to your accommodation, where you can settle in and unwind.
    In the evening, get ready for a delightful dinner experience at any of the renowned establishments in Windhoek. Immerse yourself in the welcoming atmosphere and savour delicious meals, providing a perfect start to your Namibian safari.
  • DAY 2 - Kalahari
    On the second day of your fully guided safari, you'll journey from the lively streets of Windhoek to the tranquil beauty of the Kalahari Desert. As you travel, the landscape transforms into a stunning vista of red dunes, grasslands, and acacia trees. In the Kalahari, you'll explore on a guided drive, spotting desert-adapted wildlife like springbok, oryx, and meerkats, and enjoy bird watching. The day concludes with a mesmerizing Kalahari sunset and a delightful dinner under the stars at your lodge, capturing the essence of this captivating desert landscape.
  • DAY 3 - Kalahari
    Today begins with an immersive morning walk with the San Bushmen, the indigenous people of the Kalahari. Led by experienced guides, you'll step into their ancient way of life, learning survival skills, tracking wildlife, and discovering the secrets of the desert. As you walk, the San will share their deep knowledge of the land, plants, and animals, offering insights into their rich culture and traditions.
    This intimate experience offers a unique perspective on the Kalahari's delicate ecosystem and the resilience of its people, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
  • DAY 4 - Quiver Tree Forest
    Continuing from the Kalahari Desert, your safari journey leads you to the enchanting Quiver Tree Forest. Located in southern Namibia, this unique forest is characterized by its towering quiver trees, aloe plants that have adapted to survive in arid conditions. As you explore this otherworldly landscape, you'll be surrounded by these iconic trees, which stand like sentinels against the vast desert backdrop. The Quiver Tree Forest is not only a photographer's paradise but also a haven for wildlife, with birds and small mammals thriving amidst the ancient trees. Take a leisurely stroll through this natural wonder, marveling at the intricate beauty of the desert flora and the tranquil atmosphere of this remote wilderness.
  • DAY 5 - Fish River Canyon
    From the Quiver Tree Forest, your journey winds its way to the majestic Fish River Canyon, a natural wonder that stands as one of Namibia's most awe-inspiring landscapes. As you travel along the scenic route, the rugged beauty of the Namibian countryside unfolds before you, with sweeping vistas of rocky plains and distant horizons. Upon arrival at Fish River Canyon, prepare to be mesmerized by the sheer magnitude of this geological marvel. Carved over millions of years by the forces of nature, the canyon stretches for over 100 miles, plunging to depths of nearly 2,300 feet at its lowest point. Take in panoramic views from various vantage points along the canyon rim, where the ever-changing light casts dramatic shadows across the rugged terrain. Whether you're capturing the perfect photograph or simply soaking in the grandeur of this natural wonder, a visit to Fish River Canyon promises to be a highlight of your safari adventure.
  • DAY 6 - Fish River Canyon
    Today we embark on a guided nature and game drive to spot diverse wildlife against the canyon backdrop. Later, enjoy a scenic walk along the rim, capturing stunning canyon views and unique photo opportunities.
  • DAY 7 - Aus
    Continuing from Fish River Canyon, your safari journey leads you to Aus. Along the way, you'll make a stopover to admire the iconic desert horses of Aus. These majestic creatures roam freely in the vast desert landscape, offering a unique and captivating sight for you to behold. The desert horses of Aus are a fascinating and iconic sight in the Namib Desert. Believed to be descendants of horses abandoned by German troops during World War I, these hardy animals have adapted remarkably well to the harsh desert environment. They roam freely in small herds across the arid plains, surviving on sparse vegetation and water sources scattered throughout the desert. Their resilience and ability to thrive in such challenging conditions make them a symbol of endurance and survival in the desert wilderness.
  • DAY 8 - Lüderitz
    Today, your safari adventure continues as you journey from Aus to Lüderitz. Along the way, you'll make a fascinating stop at Kolmanskop ghost town. As you explore this eerie yet intriguing site, you'll step back in time to the early 20th century when Kolmanskop was a bustling diamond mining town. Now reclaimed by the desert sands, the dilapidated buildings and abandoned streets offer a haunting glimpse into the town's past. Wander through the deserted houses, where furniture and belongings remain frozen in time, and marvel at the contrast between the crumbling structures and the surrounding desert landscape. Make sure your camera battery is charged so you can capture the eerie beauty of this ghost town, where nature and history intertwine in a captivating tableau.
  • DAY 9 - Lüderitz
    Today, you'll embark on an intriguing guided tour of Pomona Ghost Town and Bogenfels. Exploring Pomona Ghost Town offers a glimpse into the region's rich mining history, with abandoned buildings and remnants of past industrial activity scattered across the landscape. As you wander through the eerie remains, your guide will share stories of the town's heyday and its subsequent decline. Next, you'll venture to Bogenfels, a dramatic natural rock arch towering over the rugged coastline. Marvel at the sheer beauty of this geological wonder as you learn about its formation and significance. Don't forget your camera – the juxtaposition of ancient rock formations against the endless expanse of the Atlantic Ocean creates a truly mesmerizing scene.
  • DAY 10 - Tiras Mountains
    As your safari adventure continues from Lüderitz to the Tiras Mountains, you'll embark on a journey through ever-changing landscapes and captivating vistas. En route, soak in the scenic beauty of Namibia's southern region, where towering cliffs and rugged mountains dominate the horizon. The Tiras Mountains, with their dramatic rocky outcrops and golden plains, offer a serene and captivating escape amidst the vast Namib Desert. Prepare to be enchanted by the resilient flora and fauna that thrive in this rugged landscape, from the iconic Hartmann's mountain zebra to the majestic oryx. The Tiras Mountains promise an unforgettable experience for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.
  • DAY 11 - Namib Desert
    As your journey continues from the Tiras Mountains to Sossusvlei, prepare for a breathtaking transition from rugged mountains to towering sand dunes. Sossusvlei is renowned for its surreal landscapes, characterized by towering red sand dunes that rise majestically against the deep blue sky. Here, you'll have the opportunity to explore one of the world's most iconic desert destinations, where every dune tells a story of wind and time. Marvel at the ever-changing shapes and shades of the dunes as you venture into this otherworldly terrain. Don't miss the chance to climb the famous Dune 45 for panoramic views of the surrounding desert, or explore the ancient clay pans dotted with camel thorn trees at Deadvlei. Whether you're an avid photographer, a nature enthusiast, or simply seeking solitude in the heart of the desert, Sossusvlei promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you in awe of nature's grandeur.
  • DAY 12 - Namib Desert
    On your second day in Sossusvlei, get ready for an early start as your guide takes you on a thrilling adventure.
    Climb Dune 45 for sunrise vistas, conquer Big Daddy for panoramic views, explore Deadvlei's surreal landscape, and wander Sesriem Canyon's geological wonders.
    Indulge in a picturesque picnic lunch nestled under the shade of ancient acacia trees in Sossusvlei. Savor delicious bites amidst the serene desert landscape, with towering dunes as your backdrop and the whisper of the wind as your soundtrack. It's a moment of tranquility and nourishment amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of Namibia's iconic desert.
  • DAY 13 - Swakopmund
    Today we embark on a scenic journey from the captivating dunes of Sossusvlei to the charming coastal town of Swakopmund. As you leave the desert behind, prepare for a visual feast as the landscape transitions from golden sands to rugged mountains and eventually, the sparkling shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Along the way, keep your eyes peeled for wildlife sightings amidst the desert terrain, adding an element of adventure to your journey.
  • DAY 14 - Swakopmund
    In Swakopmund, the adventure never ends! From exhilarating desert excursions to adrenaline-pumping water sports, there's something for every thrill-seeker. Sandboarding down towering dunes offers an adrenaline rush like no other, while quad biking adventures allow you to explore the vast desert landscapes at high speeds. For a more laid-back experience, take a leisurely stroll along the town's charming promenade, dotted with quaint cafes and artisanal shops. Don't miss the chance to embark on a boat tour to observe playful seals and dolphins frolicking in the Atlantic Ocean, or explore the eerie shipwrecks along the Skeleton Coast. With so many exciting activities to choose from, Swakopmund promises an unforgettable adventure for every traveler.
  • DAY 15 - Return to Windhoek
    As we bid farewell to Swakopmund, your guide will accompany you back to the airport for your onward journey. Along the way, we'll make a stopover at the Okahandja Mbangura Woodcarvers Craft Market, where you can indulge in some souvenir shopping. Your guide will ensure you have plenty of time to browse for treasures and check in at the airport, ensuring a seamless end to your Namibian safari adventure.

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