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Wildlife & Dunes of Namibia

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Duration: 14 nights
Type: Worldwide walking holidays
Walking Grade: 2
from £4,249pp £4,049pp

Exceptional wildlife, photogenic deserts, and beautiful coastline makes Namibia a must-see destination for first-timers or returning visitors. Stand atop sky-high sand dunes in the Namib Desert, seek out big game with an Etosha National Park safari, and keep your eyes peeled for whales, dolphins, seals, turtles, and sunfish during a boat trip in beautiful Walvis Bay. Equally standout is granite landscape of the Erongo mountain range for a wealth of bird life, reptiles, mammals, and plants that are endemic or near endemic.

What you’ll love

  • Experiencing the Sossusvlei dunes in the Namib Desert
  • Spotting pelicans and flamingos at Walvis Bay Lagoon
  • Taking a boat ride from Swakopmund in search of the ‘Marine Big 5’
  • Walking through ‘Boulder Forest’ in the Erongo Mountains
  • Admiring ancient rock art at Twyfelfontein
  • Enjoying game drives at Etosha National Park

What’s included

  • Full programme of walks, sightseeing, and game drives
  • Comfortable accommodation, including one night in a wilderness camp
  • Full board from dinner on day 2 to breakfast on day 16
  • All sightseeing and national park entrance fees (as per itinerary)
  • Air-conditioned transport
  • Return flights from the UK including hold baggage and airport transfers

Trip Notes

Easy to download as a PDF, our trip notes provide detailed information for every holiday. Please click below to find the trip notes for your departure date.

All our carefully-curated itineraries are designed by our experts. While we make every effort to adhere to the described itinerary, we may take alternative routes or adapt the running order for weather and/or operational reasons.

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

Avani Hotel, Windhoek - Namibia

One of Windhoek’s standout landmarks is also one of its most stylish hotels. The Avani Windhoek Hotel & Casino offers comfortable modern rooms to rest and relax in, plus a rooftop pool area complete with a restaurant and bar that serve up outstanding views over the city. Location-wise it’s only a few hundred metres from the city’s main monuments and attractions, as well as a cluster of shops and a craft market.


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 two nights 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. After dinner, enjoy a night walk experience to see the nocturnal insects which inhabit the desert.

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). En route we stop to see Welwitschias, a plant often referred to as living fossils, and the Moon Landscape.  

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).

Swakopmund Plaza Hotel - Namibia

Ideally located in the heart of Swakopmund, this hotel puts you in strolling distance of the town’s historic centre and a cluster of shops, bars, and restaurants. Spacious rooms in neutral tones come with little splashes of colour and all the modern comforts and conveniences you’d expect. As for facilities, there’s a rooftop terrace with views over the coast, plus a small bistro-style restaurant where breakfast is served.


Drive to the Erongo mountain region for 2 nights. 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 lodge.

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. 

(June, September & October 2024 departures)


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.

Ondjamba Hills, Damaraland - Namibia

A stay at Ondjamba Hills is sure to spark a sense of romance for travelling through Africa. Sitting in the majestic Ugab River Valley, this fully off-grid camp puts untouched wilderness on your doorstep. Meru-style safari tents come with en-suite bathrooms and outside verandas that offer spectacular views over the Brandberg – Namibia’s tallest mountain. The camp is powered by solar energy and water is heated using traditional “donkies” (geysers heated by fire) allowing the smell of woodsmoke to add to the sense of adventure in the great outdoors. Facilities-wise, you can make use of the swimming pool, and enjoy evening meals in a restaurant designed to make the most of Namibia’s starry night skies. 

(March & June 2024 departures)

Palmwag Lodge, Damaraland - Namibia

Located on the Uniab River in Damaraland, an area that is home to a wide range of wildlife such as Black Rhino, Giraffe, Zebra and Gemsbok. Facilities include a pool, fully licensed bar and restaurant. 

(September & October 2024 departures)


This morning we visit 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 we travel to 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.

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.


After a final morning to enjoy Etosha National Park, drive on to our final lodge at Otjiwa (2nts). On arrival we discover the secrets of Namibian wildlife on foot with our expert guide (approx. 2 hours walking). 

The following day we visit the Cheetah Conservation Fund at Otjiwarongo. There are optional game drives or rhino tracking, or join your guide for a walk around the local dam to spot wildlife and birdlife.

Otjiwa 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 flight to UK.


Itinerary map for Namibia

Avani Hotel, Windhoek - Namibia

One of Windhoek’s standout landmarks is also one of its most stylish hotels. The Avani Windhoek Hotel & Casino offers comfortable modern rooms to rest and relax in, plus a rooftop pool area complete with a restaurant and bar that serve up outstanding views over the city. Location-wise it’s only a few hundred metres from the city’s main monuments and attractions, as well as a cluster of shops and a craft market.

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.

Swakopmund Plaza Hotel - Namibia

Ideally located in the heart of Swakopmund, this hotel puts you in strolling distance of the town’s historic centre and a cluster of shops, bars, and restaurants. Spacious rooms in neutral tones come with little splashes of colour and all the modern comforts and conveniences you’d expect. As for facilities, there’s a rooftop terrace with views over the coast, plus a small bistro-style restaurant where breakfast is served.

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.  (June, September & October 2024 departures)

Ondjamba Hills, Damaraland - Namibia

A stay at Ondjamba Hills is sure to spark a sense of romance for travelling through Africa. Sitting in the majestic Ugab River Valley, this fully off-grid camp puts untouched wilderness on your doorstep. Meru-style safari tents come with en-suite bathrooms and outside verandas that offer spectacular views over the Brandberg – Namibia’s tallest mountain. The camp is powered by solar energy and water is heated using traditional “donkies” (geysers heated by fire) allowing the smell of woodsmoke to add to the sense of adventure in the great outdoors. Facilities-wise, you can make use of the swimming pool, and enjoy evening meals in a restaurant designed to make the most of Namibia’s starry night skies.  (March & June 2024 departures)

Palmwag Lodge, Damaraland - Namibia

Located on the Uniab River in Damaraland, an area that is home to a wide range of wildlife such as Black Rhino, Giraffe, Zebra and Gemsbok. Facilities include a pool, fully licensed bar and restaurant.  (September & October 2024 departures)

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.

Otjiwa 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.

Essential information

It's best to be prepared for all weather conditions. To make it easier, here is a list of items you should consider packing.   

Essentials  

  • Walking boots 
  • Waterproof jacket 
  • Waterproof trousers 
  • Insulated jacket/top 
  • Walking clothing  
  • Walking socks (plus spares)  
  • Sunhat 
  • Gloves/mitts and warm hat
  • Water bottle (minimum 2 litre capacity)  
  • Headtorch 
  • High-factor sunscreen (minimum SPF 30)  
  • Sunglasses with a dark lens 
  • Rucksack (15-30 litres)  
  • Mobile phone 
  • Personal first aid kit (containing your medication, blister plasters, etc.) 
  • Passport 
  • Visa (if applicable) 
  • Copy of your travel insurance policy 
  • UK Global Health Insurance Card (formerly known as EHIC

Recommended

  • Collapsible walking poles 
  • Swimwear and travel towel
  • Snacks
  • Dry bags
  • Rubbish bags
  • Insect repellent

Optional extras

  • Camera 
  • Sit mat
  • Flask for hot drinks 
  • Durable lunch box
  • Gaiters 
  • GPS device 

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04 Jun - 19 Jun 2024

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02 Jun - 18 Jun 2025

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06 Oct - 22 Oct 2025

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Duration:
14 nights
Type:
Worldwide walking holidays
Walking Grade:
2

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