Be inspired by the vistas and return with too many photos!
At a Glance
|Price||Dates||N°· of nights||N°· of pax||Holiday type||Weather||Price includes|
|From £5,275 per person based on twin share; single supp £395||14 – 30 May 2023||14 nights in country and 2 nights of air travel||6 – 12 people||Group holiday||A temperature range of 10 – 28 C||Flights from UK, all transfers, accommodation, meals where stated and backup service.|
The Elegant Guesthouse - Windhoek
Located in Namibia’s capital city, on a quiet street in the heart of Windhoek’s oldest suburb lies the sophisticated yet simple and modern Elegant Guesthouse. It’s a friendly and comfortable setting in which to relax and recover from your travels. This stylish guesthouse is within walking distance of the city centre where you can explore the many historic sights Windhoek has to offer, as well as shops and restaurants of the city. It is a great place to start your Namibia journey.
Accommodation: stylish en-suite rooms to ensure that you are ready for your trip into the vast expanse of Namibia. All rooms have modern amenities. The guesthouse has lovely communal areas; the perfect place to relax.
Suricate Tented Lodge - Kalahari Desert
Suricate Kalahari Tented Camp is located in the 100km2 Intu Afrika Kalahari Game Reserve in the Namibian Kalahari. Towering over the pans of the Auob wetlands and built on top of a majestic red dune. Designed to induce pure respite from the tensions of modern-day life, guests can watch the variety of animals make their way through the pan during the day. Enjoy the sense of being close to nature and being tantalised by the sound of the lion’s roar in the distant valleys.
Accommodation: there are 12 tents, which combine the ultimate African safari experience with the comforts and luxuries of modern-day living, with the added benefit of an open-air en-suite bathroom and a deck.
Days 3 - 4
Desert Homestead - the spectacular dunes
Desert Homestead Lodge is a beautifully decorated and friendly establishment with a bar, restaurant and pool. The lodge is designed in a rustic, farm style where you can enjoy home cooked meals and a friendly service. There is optional horse riding and nature drives within this spectacular area. Located just 27km from the world-famous Sesriem and Sossusvlei, there is the opportunity to explore the wondrous spectacle of the mighty dunes and walk amongst stark, sketeletal trees.
Accommodation: the bungalows look out over the desert and are set in beautiful surroundings. The rooms are en-suite and have double doors opening up onto your own small veranda. The lodge’s pool is perfect after a hot day in the desert.
Days 5 - 6
The Delight - dolphin and seal cruise
The ideal location of The Delight Swakopmund Hotel is that it is within walking distance from the Atlantic Ocean and to also the centre of Swakopmund; a fascinating and intriguing resort town. It allows you to experience the flavour of this charming town, while providing you the opportunity to explore the surrounding areas. Experience some exhilarating dune activities or take a catamaran trip to explore the coast and see ocean bound wildlife.
Accommodation: these modern and somewhat quirky rooms are fresh and uplifting with thoughtful touches and locally inspired reasons to smile. All the rooms have en-suite facilities, modern amenities and also excellent service.
Days 7 - 8
Grootberg Lodge - elephant tracking
Perched on the lip of the Grootberg Plateau, with an infinite view down the stunning Klip River Valley, lies Grootberg Lodge. The community own the lodge so that the benefits go directly to helping the community become self sustainable. Experience the true wilderness that is Damaraland. The exclusive use area that the lodge encompasses, boasts a myriad of flora and fauna. Here is the chance to track desert elephants, go on nature walks and visit the community.
Accommodation: the lodge consists of 11 thatched en-suite chalets, built from natural materials, with small hardwood private verandas that project you into the impossible view. Perfect after a morning of elephant tracking.
Okaukuejo Rest Camp - see Etosha at night
Etosha, meaning “Great White Place”, is dominated by a massive mineral pan. The pan is part of the Kalahari Basin, the floor of which was formed around 1000 million years ago. The Etosha Pan covers around 25% of the National Park. Enjoy an array of wildlife at the Okaukuejo waterhole. At night the waterhole is floodlit but the light doesn’t penetrate into the surrouding bush. It creates something of a stage, focusing the attention on the animals that come to drink.
Accommodation: the bush chalets are a few minutes’ walk away from the famous waterhole of Etosha. The rooms are tastefully decorated and well thought out with lovely en-suite facilities.
Days 10 - 11
Mushara Bush Camp - explore Etosha fully
The drive across Etosha is something else. Take it at your own pace and explore the vastness of Etosha. The Mushara Bush Camp offers a down-to-earth tented bush camp experience which is well suited as an exceptional affordable base for families exploring the magical Etosha Pan National Park. The main Bush Camp House is thatched and has a true bush camp feel to it. Meals are served on the thatched veranda with the bush being a mere step away.
Accommodation: each of the 16 custom made en-suite tents are built from canvas, wood and local limestone. With an 8 m2 private veranda and windows from floor to ceiling, these tents are spacious and airy.
Days 12 - 13
Okonjima Plains Camp - track leopard
West of the Waterberg Plateau, nestled among the Omboroko Mountains lies Okonjima Plains Camp – a Herero name meaning Place of the Baboons. This is much more than just a lodge. Okonjima is also home to The AfriCat Foundation. A project working with educating farmers and the public to conserve the big cat species of Namibia. Activities include trips to track leopard and wild dog. A unique experience and wonderful memories.
Accommodation: luxurious rooms that look over the spectacular, natural veldt. The rooms are quirkily modern with lots of unusual features yet weirdly blend into the environment. A wonderful night in the bush.
The Elegant Guesthouse - Windhoek city
We slowly make our way back to Windhoek, taking in different sights and travelling through the desert. With a vision encompassing conservation, the Elegant Guesthouse has created a drought resistant garden with open spaces, spacious seating areas, a refreshing pool with a wooden deck, a comfortable lounge, and an African fire pit to end the day, combining to ensure a unique experience, creating memories of your stay.
Accommodation: 17 light, stylish and contemporary en-suite rooms. All rooms have the modern amenities you’d expect. It is a great place to end your Namibia journey.