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Etosha National Park, Namibia

Explore Namibia

Etosha National Park, Namibia

Explore Namibia

Etosha National Park, Namibia

Explore Namibia

Etosha National Park, Namibia

Explore Namibia

Etosha National Park, Namibia

Explore Namibia

Etosha National Park, Namibia

Explore Namibia

Etosha National Park, Namibia

Explore Namibia

Etosha National Park, Namibia

Explore Namibia
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This tour takes you from Cape Town to Windhoek in 12 days. PDFGrab the Tour Dossier PDF .

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12 days


Accommodated Tours,


Lodge, hostel, chalet or permanent tents

Tour Summary

Journey through Namibia exploring stunning landscapes, Himba culture, piles of adventure plus amazing wildlife in Etosha National Park.


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A day-by-day breakdown of what to expect and where you'll be staying.

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Day 1, Cape Town to Cedarberg

This morning we make our way northward out of Cape Town, passing through the beautiful wine lands. We set camp tonight in the shadow of the Cederberg Mountains.

Day 2, Cedarberg to Orange River - Namibia

Today we journey to a region that is renown for its wildflower display in the Spring, Namaqualand. We make a quick pit stop in Springbok for supplies before journeying on to the Orange River. We cross the border into Namibia and tonight we sleep on the Orange Rivers edge.

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Day 3, Orange River - Namibia to Fish River Canyon

An optional canoe trip on the calm Orange River is available here before we travel further into Namibia. Our campsite is Hobas, which is only a short drive away from the Fish River Canyon.

Day 4, Fish River Canyon to Namib Naukluft Park

Every overland journey has some long travelling days and today is one of those as we venture deeper into the Namib Desert. Our destination is the dune fields that cover the western reaches of the desert. Long dusty roads and sparsely populated farmlands offer us an insight into the vastness
of rural Namibia. 

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Day 5, Namib Naukluft Park to Namib Naukluft Park via (Sossusvlei)

We start the day early and enjoy a brisk climb up Dune 45, this landmark dune offers the perfect vantage point to marvel at the endless sea of red sand.  We then continue deeper into the dune fields, where a 4x4 transfer takes us to the
pans of Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. Our final stop for the day is a late afternoon visit to the Sesriem Canyon, where we explore evidence of a wetter period in the history of this dry land. 

Day 6, Namib Naukluft Park to Swakopmund

Today we continue west and make our way to the coastal town of Swakopmund, where adventure and a dose of civilisation await. We make a brief stop at  the Walvis Bay lagoon,  hoping to  catch a glimpse  of  the Flamingo’s  that  feed in  the  shallows. On arriving in Swakopmund we  have  the opportunity to book some of the many adventures on offer and enjoy dinner out at a local restaurant.

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Day 7, Swakopmund

A leisure day today to get the feel of this quaint German town sandwiched between the edge of a massive dune field and the ocean. Take on some adventure activities or relax in a cafe on the beachfront.

Day 8, Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe

This morning we travel a section of the famous Skeleton Coast road, passing the Salt Works we head north for a photo opportunity in the colourful town of Wlotskasbaken. We  will  have  the  opportunity  to  view  these  fascinating  desert  inhabitants  before  turning  east  towards
Spitzkoppe.  These  massive  granite  formations  tower  700  metres  above  the  desert  plains  below  and  the  presence  of  rock  art  indicates  their significance  to  the  San  people  who  lived  here  many  years  ago. We  join  a  local  guide  for  an  exploration  of  these  fascinating  landforms  before
completing the journey to our overnight stop at Khorixas

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Day 9, Spitzkoppe to

We head inland and travel towards Kamanjab and a local Himba Village. A perfect chance to see how other cultures live.

Day 10, Himba Village to Etosha National Park

Northbound we pass some barren but stunning scenery on our way to the jewel of Namibian wildlife parks - Etosha National Park.

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Day 11, Etosha National Park

Today we enjoy a full day of game driving, making our way east along the length of the park. After dinner make your way to another floodlit water hole to see what animals arrive at the water to drink, or relax at the campsite.

Day 12, Etosha National Park to Windhoek

We leave the wildlife to head to the capital city of Windhoek. You may wish to explore this city steeped in German atmosphere or choose to enjoy a flagon of ale at one of the local taverns.

Meals included in your tour cost

11 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 8 Dinners

Highlights included in your tour cost

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Sossusvlei Guided Walk

Stunning scenery
Knowledgeable Guides
Sand dune environment
Interesting, entertaining and educational
Worlds oldest desert


This tour goes through: Cape Town, Swakopmund, Spitzkoppe, Himba Village, Etosha National Park & 4 other destination(s) in Africa.


Crew: 2 crew (including cook)
Vehicle: Overland Truck
Other: Sleeping mat included

Recent Feedback

Left quoteThe highlight of my trip had to be Gweru in Zimbabwe, it was my idea of paradise. So much to do there with the animals and the location of it was just beautiful!Right quote

Anne B (27) from Ireland

Left quoteThe trip was great! A very relaxed ride in a mokoro, followed by camping in the Okavango Delta and watching the animals on the islands was awesome!Right quote

Michael & Silke from Germany

Left quoteI loved every millisecond of the entire trip... Guess what I did in Swakopmund? I skydived out of a plane - woohoo was that AWESOME :-)Right quote

JoJo E (61) from Switzerland

Left quoteFinally home and had a great time…. I loved the shark diving, Sossusvlei and Himba people. Saw Lions, a Leopard, Elephants, Giraffes, everything really! Thanks for…Right quote

John E from Canada

Left quoteI did not believe in god till i visited Chobe National Park.Right quote

Juca from Uruguay

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