Extraordinary Namibia

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Extraordinary Namibia

Discover a land of contrasts on this tour of Namibia. From the highest sand dunes to safaris in beautiful National Parks - Namibia has something to offer everybody.

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  • Sossusvlei desert Sossusvlei desert
  • Giraffe, Etosha National Park Giraffe, Etosha National Park
  • Stone carvings, Damarland Stone carvings, Damarland
  • Zebra, Etosha National Park Zebra, Etosha National Park
  • Impalas, Etosha National Park Impalas, Etosha National Park
  • Twyfelfontein, Damaraland Twyfelfontein, Damaraland
  • Stone carvings, Damarland Stone carvings, Damarland
  • Damaraland Damaraland
  • Organ Pipes, Damaraland Organ Pipes, Damaraland
  • Namib desert Namib desert

Itinerary Map

DAY 1 : Depart UK.

DAY 2 : Arrive Windhoek.

On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city and its German influenced architecture, a lasting reminder of Namibia's Colonial past. Windhoek lies in a valley surrounded by four mountain ranges and is centrally located in Namibia. The city centre enjoys a European cafe culture during the day and a lively atmosphere in the evenings with many restaurants available to sample the Germanic influenced cuisine.

DAY 3 : Windhoek - Namib Desert.

You will be collected later this morning travelling via Solitaire to your lodge bordering the Namib Desert, the oldest living desert on earth. The rest of the day is at leisure during which, experience the unique atmosphere that the miles of desolate desert around exudes. Includes Dinner

DAY 4 : Sossusvlei.

Today there is the opportunity to climb some of the highest sand dunes in the world, a salt and clay pan surrounded by the high red dunes. The scenery is spectacular and the varied flora and fauna ideally adapted to the harsh environment of the Namib Desert will surprise you. There is a visit to the rugged Sesriem Canyon before returning to the lodge for lunch. Later, there is a guided nature drive to the 'marble mountain'. Its long ridge is broken into three places of pure white and pale pink marble. On top of the ridge the marble has been eroded into breeze block sized rectangles. Enjoy the panoramic views of the desert or simply relax on the veranda of your lodge to admire the stunning sunset. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5 : Namib Desert - Swakopmund.

Travel via Kuiseb Pass to Swakopmund. The rest of the day is at leisure. Includes Breakfast

DAY 6 : Swakopmund.

There are many optional activities to participate in, perhaps a full day tour in Swakopmund and tour through the historical town or the Mondesa township. Why not try quad-biking, sand-boarding or experience a scenic flight over Skeleton coast or enjoy a cruise at Walvis Bay? Of course you can spend the day relaxing around your lodge but there is a wide variety of excursions to choose from. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7 : Swakopmund - Damaraland.

Depart early this morning on the salt road towards Henties Bay. Keep your eye out for the array of bird life along the way. First stop this morning is to see up-close the famous rock art of Twyfelfontein. The region of Damaraland is world-famous for the large number of Stone Age engravings in the area, as well as incredible rock formations. Two of the most significant are 'Burnt Mountain', created by a curious process of hot lava combining with limestone, giving it a distinctive orange hue and the 'Organ Pipes', a series of spectacular pillars set in a riverbed that were formed around 120 million years ago. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8 : Damaraland.

This morning is at leisure. In the afternoon join a sun downer drive in the Aba Huab River and possibly encounter the desert dwelling elephants. (B,L,D) NOTE: There is no guarantee of seeing the elephants.

DAY 9 : Damaraland - Etosha National Park.

Leaving Damaraland there is a visit to a local village near Twyfelfontein to learn more about the culture and tradition of this half nomadic people. Continue on via the small town of Outjo before arriving at the Etosha National Park. Early this afternoon experience your first closed vehicle game drive into the park. The game present in Etosha National Park include impala, lions, zebra, antelope and giraffe. The park is unique for being one of the last wild sanctuaries of the endangered black rhino, as well as home to what is said to be the tallest elephants in Africa. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10 : Etosha National Park.

Etosha's animals are dependent on artificial waterholes and natural springs. On your excursion into the park explore the various waterholes along the enormous saltpan, which is called the "white place of dry water" in the local language. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11 : Etosha National Park.

The whole day is spent game viewing from your closed vehicles in the park. The guide will introduce you to the complexities of managing such an enormous reserve. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12 : Etosha National Park - Windhoek.

After departing Etosha travel south towards Otjiwarongo, home to a large and exquisite wood carving market, enjoy browsing through and purchasing the unique souvenirs and gifts. Transfer to Windhoek for your overnight stay. Includes Breakfast

DAY 13 : Windhoek.

Transfer to the airport in time for your flight home to the UK. Includes Breakfast

DAY 14 : Home landing in the UK.

Hotels on Tour

  • Damaraland:Twyfelfontein Lodge
  • Etosha National ParkNear Etosha National Park - Etosha Safari Camp. <note>
  • NOTE:Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.</note>
  • Windhoek:Safari Court
  • Namib Desert:Naukluft Lodge
  • Swakopmund:Brigadoon Swakopmund

Travel Insurance for just £9

Book by 18 December 2015 and receive our recommended Travel Insurance with Rock Insurance for just £9 per person. This offer is open to all ages although some customers with pre-existing medical conditions may need to pay an extra fee. Please call us for full details or see our FAQ's pages.

What's Included

  • VIP Private Home Pick-up Service to take you to and from your UK departure point (Terms & Conditions apply)
  • Flights
  • Accommodation on tour
  • Meals on tour - 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 8 dinners
  • Services of a tour director
  • Transfers
  • All airport taxes/service charges excluding locally paid departure tax where applicable

Holiday Highlights

  • Windhoek at leisure
  • Namib Desert
  • Sossusvlei sand dunes
  • Swakopmund at leisure
  • Damaraland rock art
  • Etosha National Park game viewing

Why Book With Archers Holidays?

  • We've been part of the same family-owned company for 85 years
  • Great value holidays with no hidden costs
  • We have more touring holidays in North America and Europe than any other operator
  • Our expert Tour Directors have a 96% customer satisfaction score
  • Your holiday is fully protected through ABTA and ATOL
  • Private airport transfer included in your holiday
  • Great for single travellers
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This was an excellent trip with so many highlights. Fantastic scenery with incredible and varied landscapes. Great food and accommodation. Friendly guides and staff Free wifi was available though not always in the rooms. Good itinerary with plenty ...


An excellent trip but there was a lack of communication from the agents in Namibia and they couldn't be contacted.

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