WindhoekEtosha National ParkSwakopmund Sesriem

This itinerary is perfect for the first-time visitor to Namibia, incorporating the north of the country’s highlights and one or two off-beat Oasis ideas. Travel to Etosha, which means ‘huge white area’ or ‘place of dry water’; the National Park certainly lives up to this description. It’s a vast shallow pan that shines brightly in the African sun due to crystallized salt on the ground’s surface. Explore Swakopmund, from sandboarding to quad biking, fishing to beach angling and diving to hot air ballooning. Finally, witness the vistas of the Naukluft mountain range and visit Sossusvlei and the amazing sand dunes.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Daily Safaris in Etosha National Park
  • Day of Adventure in Swakopmund
  • Hike some of the world’s largest sand dunes.

What’s included

  • Private tours for most included activities
  • Meet & greet airport service
  • Luxury or boutique accommodation at your chosen level
  • Expert guides in each destination


This is an example itinerary. It is fully flexible; you can add or detract days and include hotels at your chosen budget. It departs daily.



Price Guide

$3750 – $6500 pp

Our quotes are bespoke for your customised trip. The prices displayed are indicative only, read more

Day 1

Fly to Windhoek

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Day 2-3

Etosha National Park

Today you’ll be transferred by private vehicle to Etosha National Park. You’ll reach your accommodation just before the sun sets. The next day, you can choose from a number of activities including a game drive, walking and photography safaris.

Day 4


This morning journey through the communal plains of Damaraland. You can choose to make a stopover at the Ugab River Bridge to pay a visit to the stunning Herero women who sell their lovely artworks to support their families. Then make your way through the Namib Desert and make a stopover at the latest shipwreck on the Skeleton Coast before reaching Swakopmund in the early evening.

Exploring this coastal town on foot at midday is a wonderful way to spend the afternoon and you are encouraged to visit the jetty for sundowners overlooking the cold Atlantic Ocean or choose different day tours around the city. In the evening you can visit one of the lovely local restaurants for a delicious dinner.

Day 5-6


Today travel through the Namib Desert through the Kuiseb Canyon and Solitaire. Reaching your camp in the early evening. Here you can relax at camp or choose a sunset walk or evening witness the vistas of the Naukluft mountain range. The next day visit you can visit Sossusvlei and the amazing sand dunes, for the more adventurous you can walk to the top of the dunes for amazing views.

Day 7


Today you can head straight back to Windhoek to catch your early flight or take the scenic route through the Naukluft Mountain Pass to return to Windhoek.

Day 8

Fly home

A note on price

The prices outlined above are a rough guide to give you an idea of costs and enable you to budget for your trip.

Guide prices are generally for private arrangements based on twin share, in well located, good quality accommodation (excluding international flights).

Please note costs are indicative and may vary due to a number of factors such as; travel date, hotel choice, room category, number of people travelling and prevailing exchange rates.

Price Guide $3700 – $5500 per person

When to travel

jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec

Namibia has a subtropical desert climate with very hot summers and mild winters. Summer temperatures can reach over 40 degrees Celsius. The rainy season runs from late October to April, with most of the rain falling in the months of January and February. During the winter months, temperatures drop to an average of 15-20 degrees Celsius.

Add on’s

There are a multitude of add-on holiday options to this Highlights of Namibia itinerary; for example, you could head South and explore Fish River Canyon, one of the world’s largest canyons or canoe on the Orange River.

South Africa and Botswana make perfect inclusions to this Namibia Itinerary.

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