Namibia Guided Walking Holiday

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Duration: 16 nights
Type: Worldwide Multi-Centre
Walking Grade: 2
from £4,499pp with flights

Seek out wildlife in the desert and rock landscapes of the Namib Desert where rich red sand dunes roll up from the floor. Etosha National Park gives you the chance to see an abundance of game in their natural habitat, while the beautiful Walvis Bay provides a haven for the big marine five (Cape fur seal, leatherback turtle, Benguela dolphin, sunfish (common mola) and whales - Southern right and Humpback). Ancient rock art dating back 6,000 years at Twyfelfontein and the Erongo Mountains gives a glimpse into stone age life.

Holiday Highlights

  • Experience the mighty Sossusvlei dunes in the Namib Desert
  • See pelicans and flamingos at Walvis Bay Lagoon
  • Take a boat ride from Swakopmund and search for the marine 'big five'
  • Walk through the ‘Boulder Forest’ in the Erongo Mountains
  • See ancient rock art at Twyfelfontein
  • Enjoy game drives in Etosha National Park

What’s included

  • 12 nights en-suite accommodation, plus 2 nights in wilderness camps
  • Full board from dinner on day 2 to breakfast on day 16
  • A full holiday programme of walks, sightseeing and game drives led by local guides and a specialist local leader.
  • All national park entry fees, and transport.
  • Tips

Trip Notes

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Arrive in Windhoek (1nt) after our overnight flight, followed by a city tour and dinner at Joe’s Beerhouse.

Safari Court Hotel, Windhoek - Namibia

One of the most well-known 4-star hotels in Namibia, it caters for the holiday maker, the family, the businessman and conference delegate alike. 215 luxuriously appointed rooms, and guests also have the free use of the hotel sauna and steamroom. Spa treatments available on request.


After further time in Windhoek we'll set off for our 3 hour drive to the Namib desert. This is a vast stretch of land and the world’s oldest desert. This spectacular landscape is home to flora and fauna which don’t exist anywhere else in the world, which can be appreciated on our sundowner drive. We spend 2 nights at Sossusvlei (1 lodge, 1 wilderness camp) in Sossusvlei.

The following morning we can walk on the impressive sand dunes and visit the Sesriem Canyon.

Namib Desert Lodge, Namib - Namibia

The main building and the chalets of Namib Desert Lodge are spread out along the foot of the fossilised dunes of the ancient Namib desert. A comfortable stay is guaranteed by 65 en suite rooms with air conditioning. A restaurant and bar, an inviting terrace with views of the fossilised dunes and two swimming pools beckon you to linger and relax. Oryx antelope and springbok make frequent appearances at the illuminated watering hole.

Namib Dune Star Camp, Namib - Namibia

Escape from the world. Enjoy the vast desert wilderness and magnificent night skies. 9 wooden chalets offer comfortable accommodation, with the dining room and bar in a central chalet with far reaching views. After the dunes have transformed to gold and the distant mountains glow purple, it’s time to wheel beds onto balconies for a night under the glittering sky of the Namib. An early morning walk will take you back to the Namib Desert Lodge.


Drive through spectacular scenery to our next overnight accommodation, the Rostock Ritz lodge (1nt). Relax by the pool and watch the sun go down, or join the guide for another 2 hour sundowner drive. Here you’re likely to see mountain zebra, ostrich as well as oryx.

Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge & Spa, Namib - Namibia

The Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge, located on a 12,000-hectare property on the edge of the Namib Desert, consists of unique, semi-subterranean rock “igloos” aesthetically integrated with the natural surroundings. Accommodation consists of 16 fully equipped standard double rooms and 3 suites with views over the desert. There is a pleasant dining room, bar and reception area. Relax by the outdoor swimming pool or enjoy the sundowner drive operated by the lodge.


Take a pre-breakfast walk on the plains in search of wildlife, before driving to the coast for time at Swakopmund (2nts). Enjoy a night dune experience to see the night time creatures which inhabit the dunes.

The next day we visit Walvis Bay Lagoon and join one of the catamarans for a marine cruise, with opportunities to see dolphins, whales, turtles, seals and Mola Mola (sunfish).

Beach Hotel, Swakpomund - Namibia

Beach Hotel Swakpomund is just 50m from the Atlantic Ocean.

Facilities on site include a restaurant, gym, roof terrace and swimming pool. Rooms are furnished with minibar, tea/coffee making facilities, safe, TV and Wi-Fi available throughout. 


Drive to the Erongo mountain region for 2 nights (1 lodge, 1 camp). We'll walk up through the Boulder Forest and enjoy a morning hike in this stunning region followed by an afternoon walk to visit rock formations and thousand year old rock paintings. Enjoy a traditional braii at the wilderness camp.

The next day we’ll walk the circular Kudu trail; a great walk for seeing giraffe, springbok and eagles.

Hohenstein Lodge, Erongo - Namibia

The Hohenstein Lodge is located at the foot of the Hohenstein, the highest peak of the Erongo mountains. The Hohenstein Lodge offers accommodation in 14 spacious rooms with en-suite shower/WC and in-room safe. A shady terrace belongs to each room.  Facilities: Reception and restaurant are located in the main building which is connected by comfortably paved walkways with swimming pool and bungalows.

Etemba Wilderness Camp, Erongo - Namibia

The legendary Etemba. Even the drive to the lodge is a unique experience, leading through one of the most beautiful landscapes of Namibia, the Erongo mountains in the north west. Charming sandy meadows, wild canyons, mighty dry rivers, bizarre rock formations and granite boulders, Namibia’s national monument with rock and cave paintings, home of the threatened black rhino are just some of the catchwords of the area. The tented camp offers twin bedded tented accommodation with proper beds and duvets. Each tent has its own outdoor private flush toilet and shower area (cold showers). There is a separate facilities block with hot outdoor showers and indoor toilets. The evening meal at this accommodation will be a traditional braii (BBQ). 


Our longest drive takes us to Twyfelfontein; a World heritage site, boasting one of Africa’s richest concentrations of ancient rock art. We'll also visit the Damara Living Museum and a petrified forest before arriving at your lodge (Huab lodge) for 2 nights. Enjoy a sunrise walk with a further optional walk after breakfast and take a game drive in search of desert elephant.

Huab Lodge, Damaraland - Namibia

Huab Lodge lies in an 8,000 hectare nature reserve of pristine wilderness on the Huab River in Damaraland, Namibia. Breathtaking mountainous scenery, naturally occurring wild creatures and perfect peace and balmy weather combine to make this a place to recover from the stresses of your day-to-day lives and for total relaxation. Huab Lodge was created in 1993 using local materials and already then the focus on environmental considerations making use of solar energy and taking care with waste products found approving recognition. The spacious 45qm bungalows have large private patios and are tastefully furnished. They include a separate en-suite toilet, two hand-wash basins, even the shower has a view. Due to the small intimate nature of this lodge, the owners, managers and staff and all guests will sit together and have meals at one sitting.


We travel to the Etosha National Park (2nts). We have a couple of days for game drives through one of the best wildlife viewing areas in the world. Hopefully you’ll be lucky and see elephant, cheetah, giraffe, wildebeest, rhino as well as a whole host of springbok and gemsbok. Our final night here is at Mokuti Lodge (1nt) on the eastern edge of the park.

Etosha Safari Lodge, Etosha National Park - Namibia

Guests rave about the view: the restaurant and chalets, situated on a hillock, offer magnificent views of the African bush savannah. All of the 65 double room chalets have air conditioners and mosquito nets, and a choice of three swimming pools between them. Apart from the restaurant and bar there is a wooden platform for sundowners high above the Mopani bush.

Mokuti Lodge, Etosha National Park - Namibia

Upon arrival, guests are welcomed by a cool, green, tropical oasis. Charming thatched buildings and two sparkling pools nestle among the vast indigenous gardens give credence to the name “Mokuti”, which in Ovambo means “In the forest”. Mokuti Etosha Lodge promises guests a warm Namibian welcome, and a stay during which they will be hosted in a relaxed, uncomplicated manner. This intimate lodge has 90 rooms and 16 luxury rooms. Recently refurbished, they are all air conditioned and come equipped with satellite TV, a mini-fridge, safe, free Internet Wi-Fi access, tea/coffee-making facilities and en-suite bathrooms with showers. Mokuti Etosha Lodge offers the Tambuti Dining Room & Marula Bar, the Pool Bar & Terrace and the only open air African Boma in the area. Meals are typical Namibian feasts, featuring many local products and the famous local choices of both beef and game, all lovingly prepared according to home-style recipes. 


Visit the Cheetah Conservation Fund at Otjiwarongo before arriving at our final lodge at Otjiwa. Optional game drive or rhino tracking or join your guide for a walk around the local dam to spot wildlife and birdlife.

Otijwa Lodge, Waterberg Region - Namibia

Set amidst the unspoilt beauty of Namibia’s oldest game farm, Otjiwa Safari Lodge is the ultimate holiday destination for those in search of an authentic African experience that meets the very best in international tourism standards. All the chalets overlook the water hole, and offer spacious bedrooms with traditional African decor, and large modern bathrooms with shower. True Namibian hospitality and personal service go without saying.


Return to Windhoek for our lunchtime flight to UK.


Namibia Itinerary Map

Safari Court Hotel, Windhoek - Namibia

One of the most well-known 4-star hotels in Namibia, it caters for the holiday maker, the family, the businessman and conference delegate alike. 215 luxuriously appointed rooms, and guests also have the free use of the hotel sauna and steamroom. Spa treatments available on request.

Namib Desert Lodge, Namib - Namibia

The main building and the chalets of Namib Desert Lodge are spread out along the foot of the fossilised dunes of the ancient Namib desert. A comfortable stay is guaranteed by 65 en suite rooms with air conditioning. A restaurant and bar, an inviting terrace with views of the fossilised dunes and two swimming pools beckon you to linger and relax. Oryx antelope and springbok make frequent appearances at the illuminated watering hole.

Namib Dune Star Camp, Namib - Namibia

Escape from the world. Enjoy the vast desert wilderness and magnificent night skies. 9 wooden chalets offer comfortable accommodation, with the dining room and bar in a central chalet with far reaching views. After the dunes have transformed to gold and the distant mountains glow purple, it’s time to wheel beds onto balconies for a night under the glittering sky of the Namib. An early morning walk will take you back to the Namib Desert Lodge.

Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge & Spa, Namib - Namibia

The Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge, located on a 12,000-hectare property on the edge of the Namib Desert, consists of unique, semi-subterranean rock “igloos” aesthetically integrated with the natural surroundings. Accommodation consists of 16 fully equipped standard double rooms and 3 suites with views over the desert. There is a pleasant dining room, bar and reception area. Relax by the outdoor swimming pool or enjoy the sundowner drive operated by the lodge.

Beach Hotel, Swakpomund - Namibia

Beach Hotel Swakpomund is just 50m from the Atlantic Ocean. Facilities on site include a restaurant, gym, roof terrace and swimming pool. Rooms are furnished with minibar, tea/coffee making facilities, safe, TV and Wi-Fi available throughout. 

Hohenstein Lodge, Erongo - Namibia

The Hohenstein Lodge is located at the foot of the Hohenstein, the highest peak of the Erongo mountains. The Hohenstein Lodge offers accommodation in 14 spacious rooms with en-suite shower/WC and in-room safe. A shady terrace belongs to each room.  Facilities: Reception and restaurant are located in the main building which is connected by comfortably paved walkways with swimming pool and bungalows.

Etemba Wilderness Camp, Erongo - Namibia

The legendary Etemba. Even the drive to the lodge is a unique experience, leading through one of the most beautiful landscapes of Namibia, the Erongo mountains in the north west. Charming sandy meadows, wild canyons, mighty dry rivers, bizarre rock formations and granite boulders, Namibia’s national monument with rock and cave paintings, home of the threatened black rhino are just some of the catchwords of the area. The tented camp offers twin bedded tented accommodation with proper beds and duvets. Each tent has its own outdoor private flush toilet and shower area (cold showers). There is a separate facilities block with hot outdoor showers and indoor toilets. The evening meal at this accommodation will be a traditional braii (BBQ). 

Huab Lodge, Damaraland - Namibia

Huab Lodge lies in an 8,000 hectare nature reserve of pristine wilderness on the Huab River in Damaraland, Namibia. Breathtaking mountainous scenery, naturally occurring wild creatures and perfect peace and balmy weather combine to make this a place to recover from the stresses of your day-to-day lives and for total relaxation. Huab Lodge was created in 1993 using local materials and already then the focus on environmental considerations making use of solar energy and taking care with waste products found approving recognition. The spacious 45qm bungalows have large private patios and are tastefully furnished. They include a separate en-suite toilet, two hand-wash basins, even the shower has a view. Due to the small intimate nature of this lodge, the owners, managers and staff and all guests will sit together and have meals at one sitting.

Etosha Safari Lodge, Etosha National Park - Namibia

Guests rave about the view: the restaurant and chalets, situated on a hillock, offer magnificent views of the African bush savannah. All of the 65 double room chalets have air conditioners and mosquito nets, and a choice of three swimming pools between them. Apart from the restaurant and bar there is a wooden platform for sundowners high above the Mopani bush.

Mokuti Lodge, Etosha National Park - Namibia

Upon arrival, guests are welcomed by a cool, green, tropical oasis. Charming thatched buildings and two sparkling pools nestle among the vast indigenous gardens give credence to the name “Mokuti”, which in Ovambo means “In the forest”. Mokuti Etosha Lodge promises guests a warm Namibian welcome, and a stay during which they will be hosted in a relaxed, uncomplicated manner. This intimate lodge has 90 rooms and 16 luxury rooms. Recently refurbished, they are all air conditioned and come equipped with satellite TV, a mini-fridge, safe, free Internet Wi-Fi access, tea/coffee-making facilities and en-suite bathrooms with showers. Mokuti Etosha Lodge offers the Tambuti Dining Room & Marula Bar, the Pool Bar & Terrace and the only open air African Boma in the area. Meals are typical Namibian feasts, featuring many local products and the famous local choices of both beef and game, all lovingly prepared according to home-style recipes. 

Otijwa Lodge, Waterberg Region - Namibia

Set amidst the unspoilt beauty of Namibia’s oldest game farm, Otjiwa Safari Lodge is the ultimate holiday destination for those in search of an authentic African experience that meets the very best in international tourism standards. All the chalets overlook the water hole, and offer spacious bedrooms with traditional African decor, and large modern bathrooms with shower. True Namibian hospitality and personal service go without saying.

What to Bring

Essential Equipment

As you’ll be carrying your own luggage at airports and between your transport and hotels we recommend you try to keep your luggage to a minimum. These items are a general suggestion of what to pack for an active outdoor and walking holiday; depending on your destination, you may need more of some things and less – or none! – of others. You’ll know best what you prefer to wear when out walking or while taking part in other outdoor activities.

  • Please ensure you have access to emergency funds should you need them; carrying a credit card is probably the most convenient method.
  • Passport (and copies); booking confirmation; insurance cover note; HF Holidays’ registration form.
  • Walking boots (worn in), with good ankle support and spare bootlaces
  • Walking socks
  • Walking sandals
  • Lightweight fleece, waterproof trousers and jacket
  • Shorts and short-sleeved t-shirts
  • Long trousers and long-sleeved lightcoloured shirts with collars to protect from the sun. Your clothing should ideally be pre-treated with insect repellent and in-built sun protection (available from specialist clothing stores such as Rohan, Cotswold Outdoor).
  • Warm fleece, scarf/buff hat and gloves
  • Torch
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes for evenings and sightseeing
  • Sun protection – sun hat, sunglasses, high factor sunscreen and lip protection
  • Water bottle – at least 2-litre capacity
  • Lightweight survival bag
  • Small/medium rucksack (30 litre) and a liner or cover to keep contents dry
  • Insect repellent
  • Universal travel plug
  • Personal first aid kit including: personal medication, tissues, plasters, blister kit, painkillers, antiseptic wipes, Imodium, rehydration sachets
  • camera;
  • umbrella;
  • binoculars;
  • Trekking poles (especially if you find these useful for descents); camera; umbrella; binoculars; high energy food bars. Please note that the HF

Holidays’ leader reserves the right to refuse to take any guest on a walk should they consider that a lack of suitable clothing/footwear may affect safety

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These departure dates can be booked with flights or as land only holiday options. All packages that include flights are ATOL protected. Advertised flight prices are based on UK flights departing from London. Regional departures and/or connections to London, if available, can be requested. Cabin upgrades may also be available on request.

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2019
09 Oct - 06 Nov 2020 Itinerary £7,398 Unavailable
2020
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Important Information

  • Single room supplement: £349
Duration:
16 nights
Type:
Worldwide Multi-Centre
Walking Grade:
2

16 nights from £4,499pp with flights

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