Ultimate Namibian Hiking Tour – 18 Days

Experience the Ultimate Namibian Hiking Tour! A thrilling 18-day journey through Namibia’s most breathtaking landscapes. This adventure combines challenging hikes with stunning scenery, from the vast depths of Fish River Canyon to the iconic red dunes of Sossusvlei. Trek through the rugged Tiras Mountains and explore the rich wildlife and cultural heritage of Damaraland. Each day brings discoveries, offering guided treks, serene campsites, and close encounters with Namibia’s natural wonders. Perfect for avid hikers and adventure seekers, this tour promises an unforgettable exploration of Namibia’s diverse beauty.

Accommodation
Bed & Breakfast
Campsite
Lodge
Mid-range Lodges
Day Summary
  • DAY 1 - Windhoek
  • DAY 2 - Kalahari Desert, Namibia
  • DAY 3 - Kalahari Desert, Namibia
  • DAY 4 - Fish River Canyon
  • Day 5 to 7 - Fish River Canyon Hike
  • DAY 8 - Tiras Mountains
  • DAY 9 & 10 - Sossusvlei
  • DAY 11 - Swakopmund
  • DAY 12 - Swakopmund
  • DAY 13 - Damaraland
  • DAY 14 to 16 - Damaraland Hike
  • DAY 17 - Waterberg Region
  • DAY 18 - Return to Windhoek
Included
  • Airport Transfers
  • Air-conditioned 4x4 vehicle
  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
  • Accommodation & Campsites
Excluded
  • Personal Visa Fees
  • International Airline Fees
  • Non-included Activities
  • Non-included Alcoholic Beverages
  • Items of personal nature
  • Gratuities & Tips

Day by day

Departure/Return Location:
Hosea Kutako International Airport
  • DAY 1 - Windhoek
    Welcome to Namibia! Embark on your Windhoek journey, where modern vibrant meets African tradition. From touchdown at Hosea Kutako International Airport, immerse yourself in cosmopolitan energy and warm Namibian hospitality.
    Nestled amidst rolling hills, Windhoek blends colonial charm with contemporary allure. Wander Independence Avenue's mix of colonial architecture and bustling markets, showcasing Namibia’s crafts. Don’t miss the iconic Christuskirche, a serene Lutheran church from the early 20th century.
    Windhoek's culinary scene beckons with diverse flavours, from succulent game meats to fusion delights. History buffs will find intrigue at the Alte Feste, a former military HQ turned museum. Dive deeper into city life with the Windhoek City and Township Tour, uncovering hidden gems with local guides.
  • DAY 2 - Kalahari Desert, Namibia
    The road takes you south, to the Kalahari Desert, a vast wilderness spanning Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa, offering captivating landscapes and rich biodiversity.
    Contrary to traditional deserts, the Kalahari surprises with its red dunes, grasslands, and acacia woodlands, dotted with seasonal rivers and fossilized valleys.
    Encounter a diverse wildlife population, from iconic African species like lions and elephants to desert-adapted gemsbok, springbok, and meerkats.
  • DAY 3 - Kalahari Desert, Namibia
    The Kalahari is also home to the San people, who have inhabited the region for thousands of years. These communities have a deep understanding of the desert environment and maintain traditional lifestyles centered around hunting and gathering.
    After a scrumptious breakfast, you will head out and join a guided early morning walk with the San Bushman.
  • DAY 4 - Fish River Canyon
    The road takes you from the Kalahari to the world-famous Fish River Canyon, get ready for an adventure brimming with stunning landscapes and unforgettable experiences.
    Enjoy a splendid scenic drive, wildlife sightings and breathtaking canyon views, your journey from the Kalahari to Fish River Canyon promises to be an unforgettable exploration of Namibia's natural wonders.
  • Day 5 to 7 - Fish River Canyon Hike
    Today you will embark on a captivating three-day hike through the breathtaking terrain of Fish River Canyon, immersing yourself in nature's grandeur. As you traverse the rugged landscape, each day promises new discoveries and unforgettable experiences.
    Throughout the journey, all your meals are meticulously prepared and included, ensuring you're energized for the adventure ahead. While you focus on the trail, our lodge's logistics team will handle the transportation of your luggage, leaving you free to carry only your snacks and drinking water.
    At the end of each day's hike, rest awaits at our well-equipped campsites, where comfortable tented accommodation and bush washrooms are set up for your convenience. Gather around the campfire under the vast African sky as hearty meals are served, sharing stories and marvelling at the beauty of your surroundings. As the night falls, find serenity in the wilderness and prepare for another day of exploration along the majestic Fish River Canyon.
  • DAY 8 - Tiras Mountains
    Leaving behind the majestic vistas of Fish River Canyon, you'll embark on a scenic drive towards the Tiras Mountains. Along the way, immerse yourself in the rugged beauty of Namibia's southern landscape, where towering cliffs and rocky outcrops dominate the horizon.
    As you travel the winding roads, keep your eyes peeled for wildlife sightings amidst the arid terrain. From graceful antelopes to elusive desert-dwelling creatures, the region is home to a diverse array of species adapted to its harsh environment.
    Take the opportunity to explore the foothills of the Tiras Mountains on foot, embarking on a hike or nature walk to immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the natural surroundings. Keep your camera ready to capture panoramic views of the rugged terrain and vibrant flora that thrives in this arid environment.
  • DAY 9 & 10 - Sossusvlei
    Today you leave the rugged beauty of the Tiras Mountains behind and prepare for a captivating journey to the iconic Sossusvlei.
    Setting out from the tranquil foothills, you'll embark on a scenic drive through Namibia's vast desert landscapes. Along the way, marvel at the ever-changing scenery, from expansive plains to towering dunes that stretch as far as the eye can see.
    Take the opportunity to explore the unique flora and fauna that call Sossusvlei home, from hardy desert-adapted plants to elusive desert-dwelling creatures. Keep an eye out for the iconic oryx and ostriches that roam the dunes, adding to the surreal beauty of the landscape.
  • DAY 11 - Swakopmund
    As you journey toward Swakopmund, Solitaire emerges as a crucial pit stop. This unassuming settlement, strategically positioned between Sossusvlei's dunes and Walvis Bay's coastal allure, serves as a practical hub.
    Solitaire proudly houses the region's only gasoline station, post office, bakery, and general store, offering essential provisions for travellers. It's a convenient oasis in the midst of the desert, providing necessary respite and supplies.
    Culinary Temptations: Indulge in the renowned Apfel Strudel from the local bakery—an unmissable treat that captures the essence of Solitaire. Before continuing your journey, remember to refuel, ensuring a seamless trip as you delve deeper into Namibia's enchanting landscapes.
  • DAY 12 - Swakopmund
    Swakopmund, the pulse of Namibia's adventure scene, invites thrill-seekers of all ages to indulge in a myriad of heart-pounding activities. Whether you're young or young at heart, our experts curate bespoke day excursions tailored to your preferences. From exhilarating desert safaris and sand-boarding down iconic dunes to tranquil beach walks and gourmet dining experiences, every moment in Swakopmund is designed for excitement and exploration. Let the coastal winds carry you to unforgettable adventures in this vibrant Namibian gem.
  • DAY 13 - Damaraland
    Leaving Swakopmund, your journey unveils Namibia's wonders. The Skeleton Coast greets you with its dunes meeting the ocean, a surreal sight. In Damaraland, rugged cliffs and ancient rock formations create a dramatic backdrop. Keep an eye out for desert-adapted wildlife like elephants.
    Stop at the Petrified Forest, a prehistoric marvel, and reach Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO site. Explore ancient rock engravings, telling stories of Namibia's past. Your route weaves tales of nature and heritage, painting a vivid Namibian picture.
  • DAY 14 to 16 - Damaraland Hike
    05H30 AM: Rise and shine! Guests will receive a wake-up call and hand over their luggage to the logistics team. They will only need to carry their day backpack.
    06H00 AM: Enjoy a refreshing cup of coffee and Rusks before embarking on the day's adventure. Brunch will be served along the route to keep hikers energized.
    06H30 AM: The hiking trail begins, spanning approximately 12 kilometers. Hikers will traverse the farm and venture into a dry riverine within the Namib Naukluft Park, passing by breathtaking rock formations. Keep an eye out for wildlife sightings, including Oryx, Zebra, Springbok, and if luck is on our side, some nocturnal creatures. Don't miss the opportunity for stargazing on this unique farm—it's an unforgettable experience!
  • DAY 17 - Waterberg Region
    Your self-drive adventure continues from Damaraland to the Waterberg region, prepare for a journey filled with captivating landscapes and unique experiences.
    Driving through Damaraland, you'll be treated to stunning vistas of rugged mountains, expansive plains, and ancient rock formations. Watch for the region's famous desert-adapted wildlife, including elephants, giraffes, and oryx, as they roam freely in their natural habitat.
    For history enthusiasts, a visit to the Waterberg Plateau Park offers insight into Namibia's rich cultural heritage. Learn about the region's significance as a sanctuary for wildlife and its role in the country's conservation efforts.
    Don't miss the chance to embark on a game drive or guided nature walk, where you can encounter a variety of animal species, including rhinos, buffalo, and antelopes. The Waterberg region is renowned for its diverse wildlife, making it a must-visit destination for nature lovers.
  • DAY 18 - Return to Windhoek
    As your 18-day self-drive adventure concludes today, it's time to return to Windhoek. Ensure the rental vehicle is returned to the depot by 16:00 for check-in. Once the vehicle is processed, you'll be promptly transferred to the airport for your onward journey. To avoid any rush, we suggest arriving at the airport at least 2 hours before your scheduled departure flight.

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