Namibia – Endless Horizons
Namibia - Endless Horizons
Namibia is a vast country and an expensive tourist destination. We need eight travellers to secure our trip as we have it. Book the trip with confidence; 100% refundable, and we will connect with you and make a “go/no-go” decision at least a month before the trip.
Accommodation in Namibia
We will be staying in excellent accommodation throughout the trip and will not be skipping out on comforts. We will be staying at the following properties or alternative hotels of the same standard.
- Desert Quiver Camp
- Swakopmund Sands Hotel
- Ethithiya Boutique
- Okaukuejo Resort
Cost – Twin / Double Sharing – 7,200 AED / USD 1,960 per person
The price includes:
- Meals as per the itinerary
- All transportation (comfortable air-conditioned)
- Professional English-speaking guide
- All entrance fees and activities as per the itinerary
The price excludes:
- International Flights & Visas (see Flights & Visas section)
- PCR test in Namibia ($50)
Day 1 – Friday, November 26th – Hello Namibia!
Welcome to Windhoek. The country’s capital is clean, safe and well-organized, with a colonial legacy reflected in its many German eateries and shops and the widespread use of the German language. Windhoek has an exciting mix of historical architecture and modern buildings, which we will take in during our afternoon tour.
Day 2 (B, L, D) – Saturday, November 27th – Big Red
Today we will travel to scenic Namib-Naukluft National Park, home to the iconic red dunes of the Namib, possibly Namibia’s premier attraction.
Our journey will take us over the Eros Mountains and along scenic roads passing through the country’s central plateau, crossing grass savannah and farmlands before the terrain gives way to the immense red dune desert of the Namib.
The clear blue skies contrast with the giant red dunes to make this one of Africa’s most scenic natural wonders and a photographer’s heaven. With its unique dunes rising to almost 400 metres-some of the highest in the world. The area is best explored with an open game viewer vehicle and sundowner drinks over the dunes to wrap up this incredible day.
Day 3 (B, L, D) – Sunday, November 28th – Dunes & Canyons
A pre-dawn start is essential this morning as we want to catch the soft light of the sunrise in the desert.
Our action-packed day will include Sesriem Canyon, Dune 45 and Dead Vlei, the ancient clay pan once an oasis, studded with acacias and fed by a river that suddenly changed course, leaving the earth to dry up along with the trees it previously supported.
Our final stop will be at Big Daddy, the tallest dune in the Sossusvlei area. Should you want the ultimate bragging rights, take a lot of water and trek to the top of Big Daddy, where you can look down onto Deadvlei.
After a long day, it is back to our fantastic camp with its sparkling swimming pool to relax before dinner.
Day 4 (B, L) – Monday, November 29th – The Skeleton Coast
Our next destination is Swakopmund, following the Skeleton Coast into Namibia’s premier seaside town. We will be leaving behind the beautiful Namib Desert, making our way to a coastal town aiming to arrive late afternoon, giving us time to explore the town on foot before sunset.
On-route passing the Tropic of Capricorn, we will visit Walvis Bay (Whale Bay), Namibia’s principal harbour and one of the country’s most popular tourist centres. Located just outside town is Dune 7, the largest dune in the world, offering fantastic views from the crest for those with the energy to climb it.
Walvis Bay’s calm natural lagoon is a twitcher’s paradise, teeming with roughly 50 species of seabirds, including vivid flocks of flamingos, bulk-billed pelicans and glossy black cormorants.
Tonight, we take the chance to sample one of the excellent restaurants. The seafood in Swakopmund is superb.
Day 5 (B) – Tuesday, November 30th – Action in Swakopmund
Today is spent as a free day at leisure, allowing everyone time to do their own thing. Swakopmund is a charming seaside town with lots of shops, a good stretch of beach and an open-air curio market. There is also an excellent museum, and the Namibian National Marine Aquarium is located here.
For those looking to get active, Swakopmund is the perfect jump-off point to adventure, and here are some options on offer:
- Aeroplane and microlight flights over the Skeleton Coast
- Catamaran sailing and fishing trips
- Motorcycle and quad bike trips into the desert.
- Skydiving, surfing and lots in between!
Day 6 (B, L, D) – Wednesday, December 1st – North Bound Namibia
Today we are headed to northern Namibia to Etosha National Park. We aim to arrive in Etosha late afternoon. After an intro game drive, we will return to our resort, where there are still more chances to see Etosha’s big game at a floodlit waterhole, situated on the boundary of our camp and easily reachable within a minute or two on foot. The waterhole has been described as one of the “best game viewing opportunities in Southern Africa” and the ideal venue to witness peculiar animal politics.
Day 7 (B, L) – Thursday, December 2nd – Wildlife Wonders
Today, we will spend an entire day in Etosha searching for predators, plains game, reptiles, & birds. On route back to the resort, we will stop by the Okahandja Market. This market is the best-known attraction in the area. Woodcarvers from all over, and as far as the Kavango Region of north-eastern Namibia, who practice their ancient skills come here to sell their goods.
Day 8 (B, L) – Friday, December 3rd – Meet & Greet
Today we will make our way back to Windhoek and get a chance to visit an Omapha Himba village en route to the capital.
Our visit will introduce us to the everyday lifestyle of the Ovahimba Tribe. A great chance to learn about their history and their present life, an authentic cultural experience.
Once in Windhoek, we will have our PCR tests and enjoy a final night in Namibia with all the comforts and options of the big city.
Day 9 (B) – Saturday, December 4th – Departure Day
Our last morning in Namibia is enjoyed at leisure; everyone will be transferred to the airport in time for our flights back home.
Visa & PCR Test Requirements
Many nationalities either do not need a visa or can obtain the visa upon arrival or online (see map above). If you need to pre-arrange a visa, we can assist you with all the necessary documents.
As for the PCR, you will need a negative PCR test done 72 hours before boarding your flights. Escape will be arranging a PCR test for all our travellers in Namibia.
Flights & Visas:
We will wait until we have confirmed 8 travellers before asking you to book your flights.