Namibia small group holiday, sand dunes & safari

This Namibia tour reveals what makes the country so special, from vast empty desert to diverse wildlife to ancient local cultures
Etosha National Park Damaraland meeting Herero and Himba people Skeleton Coast Swakopmund Soussusvlei Namib Conservation Centre
Price
£1685 excluding flights
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Duration
8 Days
Type
Small group
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The price of the trip is £1,685 per person sharing.
A single supplement applies. The price includes all tours, drivers and activities listed in the itinerary.
Tailor-made options available too.
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Description of Namibia small group holiday, sand dunes & safari

This 8-day Namibia small group sand dunes and safari holiday will take you on an adventure through Namibia’s raw landscapes, visiting charming towns and viewing diverse wildlife along the way.

After leaving the capital, Windhoek, you’ll drive deep into Etosha National Park, a desolate pan of silvery white sand where big cats, elephants, rhinos and giraffes can all be viewed from a safe distance. Next, you’ll visit the open plains and grasslands of Damaraland, where you’ll meet members of both the Herero and the Himba tribes, before heading through the Namib Desert to the windswept Skeleton coast. Here you’ll stay in Swakopmund, a charming town full of half timbered German colonial architecture, known as the country’s adventure capital. If you want to jump out of a plane or try out a quad bike, now’s the time to do it.

Sleeping in a tented camp in the Namib Desert is another highlight of your trip. You'll watch the sunset over the Naukluft mountain range before rising early to head for Sossusvlei, a white salt and clay pan surrounded by sweeping red dunes.

On your way back to Windhoek, you’ll have just enough time to join a biologist and track wild cheetahs at the Namib Conservation Centre.

Price information

£1685 excluding flights
Convert currency:
The price of the trip is £1,685 per person sharing.
A single supplement applies. The price includes all tours, drivers and activities listed in the itinerary.
Tailor-made options available too.
Please enquire.
Make enquiry

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2021: 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 26 Oct, 2 Nov

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Reviewed on 13 Mar 2019 by

I would definitely tell guests to make sure they stay at the Halali Camp waterhole in the evening! I just chanced it, being very tired and wanting to retire to bed. But luckily we said, "Let's just go for a half hour" and we saw 30+ elephants and 4 Black rhinos. Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Sep 2019 by

Itinerary was well thought and operated on time, both guides were professional and knowledgeable, the local operator was very supportive every time needed and the extra tour very interesting Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2018 by

Excellent! Will recommend it to anyone who isn't stuck up. It is a combination of luxury and also getting close to nature. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Jul 2018 by

The wildlife at Etosha, especially seeing rhinos around the watering hole in the Halali camp after dark. Second to that would be seeing the sunset in the Namib desert. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2018 by

Viewing animals in the wild and the dunes was my highlight. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Sep 2018 by

The Sossusvlei sand dunes was the most memorable. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Jul 2017 by

The highlight was climbing the dunes at sussusvlei with our fantastic guide Gabriel. Just driving through such a diverse landscape. Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Dec 2017 by

The highlight was meeting new friends and enjoying the beautiful landscapes of Namibia. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

As a company: We strive to operate as a paperless company as far as possible, and recycle wherever facilities are available. We use toxic-free fair trade products whenever we can.

Our clients’ requirements are of primary importance to us at all times, as we know that our growth and success depend on their continued support. Having travelled extensively ourselves and witnessed first-hand how tourism can have either positive or negative effects on local communities; we vowed to always endeavor to leave a positive mark on all places we visit and send clients.

On the road: Many of the resorts and operators we work with offer our clients free drinking water refills to minimise wastage of plastic bottles through out the trips; and ask clients if they want items laundered before simply washing towels and linens unnecessarily, to conserve water.

At the game reserve all the guides and trackers are local to the area and have been trained by the reserve management, bettering their communities. When visiting Estosha National Park for example, you’ll be accompanied by a local guide who is knowledgeable about not only the local culture and history of the area, but also of the flora and fauna around the sanctuary. The guide will ensure that the group understand all the do’s and don’ts while visiting this National Park.
A portion of the reserve fees go to their conservation efforts. Guests are told of this campaign and educated about the conservation issues in an attempt to encourage awareness, and action.

The accommodation is focused on responsible travel, 80% of the staff are from the local community and sources products and produce from local suppliers wherever possible.

People

This tour has been designed to both operate in a way that minimises our impact on the environment that we visit and to maximise the benefit that our clients can have on the host community.

We endeavour to follow responsible guidelines, as with all trips. Here the group goes to a local craft market to purchase items directly from the local artisans.

We encourage interaction with local communities, however we keep our group sizes small and provide advice during the trip to ensure our impact on the indigenous way of live is minimised. We encourage our clients to have a truly immersive experience as well as support the livelihood of the local community.

When visiting Estosha National Park, you’ll be accompanied by a local guide who is knowledgeable about not only the local culture and history of the area, but also of the flora and fauna around the sanctuary. The guide will ensure that the group understand all the do’s and don’ts while visiting this National Park.

We use local guides and drivers to support the local community.

Where possible we have choosen to stay in privately owned boutique accommodation where possible to support the local community

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