Essential Namibia

Namib Desert, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Skeleton Coast, Damaraland, Etosha

Starting from USD 1800 per person | Min 4 pax

8 Day private tour

Stunning Scenery

Big Five

Herds of Elephants

Safari Drives

Bird Watching

African culture

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Why we love this tour

  • A lovely privately guided tour that takes you through the essential landscapes of Namibia
  • Fabulous price for such a rich itinerary of the highlights packed into a convenient 8 day tour
  • Explore the beautiful Sossusvlei dunes in the Namib Desert as the rising sun hits the dunes of the world’s oldest desert
  • Take in the breathtaking scenery of the million years old Sesriem Canyon
  • Enjoy the old-world charm of Swakopmund, a quaint desert town
  • Stunning photography as you drive to the eroded hills of the ‘Moon Landscape’ akin to the surface of mars. See the ancient desert plant, ‘Welwitschia mirabilis’
  • Visit the lichen fields near Wlotzka’s Baken and travel to the Cape Cross Seal reserve where the largest colony of fur-seals exist in Southern Africa
  • Explore those unique shipwrecks at Skeleton coast park
  • Be awed by the rugged landscapes in Damaraland and search for desert adapted elephants, black rhinos and plains game
  • The views over Grootberg Pass enroute to the game rich Etosha National Park and exciting safaris especially near the vast shallow depression of the Etosha Pans
  • Predators at dawn and dusk, the largest population of free-roaming cheetah, incredible birdlife
  • Meet and greet, all park fees, a professional guide, water and a lovely selection of accommodation included
  • Best time to visit would be from May – November
  • If you love this tour – fill up the enquiry form below or enquire for a tailor-made tour of Namibia

Itinerary at a glance

Day 1, 2 : Essential Sossusvlei | 2 Nights

Namib Desert Sossusvlei


Meet and greet at Hosea Kutako (Windhoek) Airport by the Guide and transfer to your lodge located close to the entrance to Sossusvlei Dunes in the Namib Desert. Early morning on day 2 visit the famous Sossusvlei dunes and the Sesriem Canyon. Accommodation on Half Board basis.


Desert Quiver Camp or similar – Standard en-suite room.

Day 3 : Essential Swakopmund | 1 Night



Breakfast. Drive north via the Kuiseb Canyon to Swakopmund. Highlights en route include a drive to the “Moon Landscape” and the ancient desert plant, “Welwitschia mirabilis”. This quaint desert town with its old-world charm and relaxed atmosphere hedged by desert and sea, is enhanced by lush green lawns and palm trees. Accommodation Half Board.


Namib Guest House or similar – Standard en-suite Room

Day 4, 5 : Skeleton Coast & Damaraland| 2 Nights



Breakfast. Leave Swakopmund along the Atlantic Coast towards the North. Visit the lichen fields near Wlotzka’s Baken before continuing to Henties Bay, a small holiday resort. Onwards to the seal colony at Cape Cross. After visiting the seals, the journey continues via Ugabmund to the southern Skeleton Coast Park to inspect a shipwreck. You leave the Skeleton Coast Park in the early afternoon via Springbok Water and can experience the harsh transition from the Namib Desert to the Damaraland highlands with its impressive landscape and rugged valleys. On day 5 explore the area with the Professional Guide in the touring vehicle in search of rhino and the famous desert elephants, as well as various plains game. Accommodation Half Board


Grootberg Lodge or similar. Standard en-suite room.

Day 6, 7 : Essential Etosha | 2 Nights

Etosha National Park


Breakfast. Travel via the Grootberg Pass to Kamanjab and further to Etosha. The Etosha National Park presents to its guests a wilderness experience that is unmatched in terms of landscape and game viewing. On day 7 spend the day doing game drives in Etosha and visiting its many water holes where animals congregate. Accommodation Half Board.


Taleni Etosha Village or similar. Standard en-suite room.

Day 8 : Departure after breakfast

Windhoek Airport


Breakfast, return to Windhoek via Okahandja, an important centre for woodcarvers from the north. Transfer to Hosea Kutako (Windhoek) Airport for your outbound flight.

Prices will depend on high/low seasons

Exchange rate fluctuations will apply at the time of booking

If you love this tour – fill up the enquiry below

Tour Code: ABANAM1

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Love to spend even more time in Namibia? Check out our tour that Travel Deeper in Namibia. We could also curate a Self-Drive Tour.

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