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Spitzkoppe Namibia sunset
Small Group Lodge Tour

Magnificent Namibia

22 Days from NAD 86,500 per person

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Magnificent Namibia – 22 Day Small Group Lodge Tour

In 22 days, you will get to know Namibia up close and personal: from the Kalahari, the Fish River Canyon and the Namib Naukluft Park in the South to the Damaraland, Etosha National Park, and Waterberg Plateau in the North.

Accommodation type

Lodges & guest houses

Accommodation style

Tour price

From 86,500 NAD

Starting price per person

Travellers

2-10

Travellers (window seat guaranteed)

Departure date

Sundays (April – December)

Departure dates

Highlights

Day 1-22 Namibia

Stunning red dunes of the Kalahari, diverse flora and fauna

Kalahari
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Stunning red dunes of the Kalahari, diverse flora and fauna

The largest canyon in Africa

Fish River Canyon
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The largest canyon in Africa

Daytrip to this coastal town and the nearby diamond ghost town Kolmanskop

Luderitz
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Daytrip to this coastal town and the nearby diamond ghost town Kolmanskop

NamibRand Nature Reserve, Naukluft Mountains, Namib Sand Sea, Sossusvlei & Deadvlei

Namib Desert
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NamibRand Nature Reserve, Naukluft Mountains, Namib Sand Sea, Sossusvlei & Deadvlei

Quaint coastal town offering many activities such as boat cruises, desert safaris and scenic flights

Swakopmund
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Quaint coastal town offering many activities such as boat cruises, desert safaris and scenic flights

Imposing granite rock formations at the Spitzkoppe, impressive San rock art, Living Museum of the San

Erongo Mountains
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Imposing granite rock formations at the Spitzkoppe, impressive San rock art, Living Museum of the San

Famous rock engravings at Twyfelfonein, desert elephant tracking

Damaraland
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Famous rock engravings at Twyfelfonein, desert elephant tracking

Game drives and great wildlife sightings, Etosha salt pan

Etosha National Park
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Game drives and great wildlife sightings, Etosha salt pan

Great hiking trails with a view

Waterberg Plateau

Great hiking trails with a view

Who Should Go

If you want to get an in-depth understanding of Namibia and its natural wonders, taking your time and experiencing more than just ticking the most famous sites off your list, then this is your tour. From the north to the south, you will visit Namibia’s highlights but also hidden gems off the beaten track. You can travel at a more relaxed pace and enjoy big and small moments in nature without being in a rush, taking it all in. This 22-day Namibia tour from Windhoek is the best way to truly get an insight into Namibia and all its uniqueness.

Nature lovers

Nature Lovers

Serenity Seekers

Serenity Seekers

Namibia Newbies

Namibia Newbies

Photographers

Photographers

“We are absolutely awed by the beauty and diversity of Namibia.”
Elke and Hans-Uwe | Germany

Accommodation

17 lodges over 22 days/21 nights
Gondwana Kalahari Anib Lodge
Day 2
Kalahari
Gondwana Kalahari Anib Lodge
1 night half-board
Day 2
Fish River Lodge Namibia
Day 4
Fish River Canyon
Fish River Lodge
1 night half-board
Day 4
The Elegant Desert Eco Camp Namib Desert
Day 8
Namib Desert
The Elegant Desert Camp
1 night half-board
Day 8
Swakopmund Guesthouse
Day 10-11
Swakopmund
Swakopmund Guesthouse
2 nights bed&breakfast
Day 10-11
Gondwana Damara Mopane Lodge
Day 14
Damaraland
Damara Mopane Lodge
1 night half-board
Day 14
Grootberg Lodge Cottage
Day 15-16
Damaraland
Grootberg Lodge
2 nights half-board
Day 15-16
Common area at Mushara Bush Camp
Day 19
Etosha Area
Mushara Bush Camp
1 night half-board
Day 19
Cottage at Waterberg Guestfarm
Day 20
Waterberg Plateau
Waterberg Guest Farm
1 night half-board
Day 20

Tour Itinerary

Small group lodge tour | minimum 2, maximum 10 travellers | guaranteed window-seat

On this 22-day Namibia tour from Windhoek, you will get to know the fascinating desert country in all its facets. Explore the picturesque dune landscapes of the Kalahari and the extraordinary quiver tree forest, the impressive Fish River Canyon and the vast sea of dunes of the Namib Desert. You experience endless horizons, fascinating landscapes and bizarre rock formations in the Erongo Mountains as well as the Damaraland. In Etosha National Park, we focus on wildlife sightings while panoramic views await you at the Waterberg Plateau. On top of it all, the cities of Windhoek, Lüderitz, and Swakopmund invite you for days of discovery. We not only show you the highlights of Namibia. We take you to hidden gems in nature, show you our favourite places and share our passion for Namibia.

Magnificant Namibia tour map

Start Windhoek

Ends Windhoek

Windhoek freedom monument

Day 1 | Windhoek

Distance approx. 50 km; driving time approx. 1 hour

Windhoek

Distance approx. 50 km; driving time approx. 1 hour

Upon arrival at Windhoek International Airport, your transfer driver welcomes you to Namibia and takes you to your guesthouse. Here, you can relax and slowly arrive in the country where you will spend the next three weeks. In the afternoon, you meet your guide and together go on a city tour around Windhoek – your first activity on this 22-day Namibia tour from Windhoek: visit the Christ Church, the parliament known as ink palace and Independence Avenue. End the day with dinner at Joe’s Beerhouse (own expense) together with your fellow travellers. You spend the night at the Elegant Guesthouse.

Red dunes Kalahari on 22-day tour of Namibia from Windhoek

Day 2 | Windhoek – Kalahari

Distance approx. 300 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours

Windhoek – Kalahari

Distance approx. 300 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours

After breakfast, you head out to explore Namibia. Leaving Windhoek to the south, you drive to the Kalahari. This crossing-border desert forms the largest continuous sand surface on earth. The dunes of the Kalahari are covered in different vegetation such as grass, bushes and acacias. During the course of the afternoon, you reach your accommodation for the night, beautifully situated amongst the red dunes. Enjoy the play of colours at sunset across the Kalahari. You overnight at Gondwana Kalahari Anib Lodge.

Breakfast Dinner
Quiver tree forest Keetmanshoop

Day 3 | Kalahari – Keetmanshoop

Distance approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 3-4 hours

Kalahari – Keetmanshoop

Distance approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 3-4 hours

In the morning, you can take a walk on your own or join a guided walk, accompanied by a local guide (optional). Afterwards, you continue to Keetmanshoop. Take a rest at the guesthouse, before you visit the Mesosaurus Fossil Site as well as the Quiver Tree Dolerite Park in the afternoon. The more than 3,000 prehistoric quiver trees with their golden bark and yellow blossoms shimmer in the setting sun. For dinner, visit a restaurant in Keetmanshoop (own expense). You overnight at Quiver Inn Guesthouse.

Breakfast
Person sitting and overlooking Fish River Canyon

Day 4 | Keetmanshoop – Naute Dam – Fish River Canyon

Distance approx. 230 km; driving time approx. 3-4 hours

Keetmanshoop – Naute Dam – Fish River Canyon

Distance approx. 230 km; driving time approx. 3-4 hours

After breakfast, you drive to Naute Dam and stop at Naute Kristall Distillery. Here, you learn about the distillery and can join a gin or brandy tasting (optional). In the early afternoon, you make your way to Fish River Canyon – at 160 kilometres long and 27 kilometres wide, it is the second largest canyon in the world. Your home for the night is Fish River Lodge, nestled up to the rim of the canyon. Be enchanted by the magnificent views and enjoy this impressive natural scenery.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Kolmanskop ghost town on 22-day tour of Namibia from Windhoek

Day 5-6 | Fish River Canyon – Aus

Distance on day 5: approx. 260 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours | Distance on day 6: approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 3 hours

Fish River Canyon – Aus

Distance on day 5: approx. 260 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours | Distance on day 6: approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 3 hours

Enjoy once more the unique views across the canyon, before you make your way on rough roads towards Aus. With a little luck, you may be able to spot wild horses at Garub in the afternoon – until this day, no one is certain about their origin. You spend the next two nights at Desert Horse Inn on the farm Klein Aus Vista. On a day trip, learn about the colonial history and visit the coastal town of Luderitz with its monolithic church and Goerke House. Another excursion takes you to Kolmanskop, former home and place of work to about 400 people during the diamond rush. Today, it is an open-air museum with a mystique flair, slowly being covered by desert sand.

Breakfast Dinner
Tiras Mountains landscape in Namibia

Day 7 | Aus – NamibRand Nature Reserve

Distance approx. 280 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours

Aus – NamibRand Nature Reserve

Distance approx. 280 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours

Today takes you across the picturesque region of the Tiras Mountains along the road D707, known as one of the most beautiful roads in the country. The fascinating desert landscapes invite for multiple photo stops. On your way towards the NamibRand Nature Reserve, you take a quick detour to Duwisib Castle. The castle built of red sandstone and formerly owned by a German colonialist is now a museum and national monument. Find out about the curious story of this desert castle! In the course of the afternoon, you will reach the Greenfire Desert Lodge. Enjoy the peaceful and secluded ambience. When the shadows grow longer, you head out on a nature drive through the stunning scenery. Enjoy a magical sunset before returning to the lodge. After dinner, make yourself comfortable on the terrace, tilt you head back and marvel at the incredible night sky.

Breakfast Dinner
Person at rock pools in Naukluft Mountains

Day 8 | NamibRand Nature Reserve – Naukluft Mountains

Distance approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours

NamibRand Nature Reserve – Naukluft Mountains

Distance approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours

In the early morning, the rising sun colours your surroundings in its magical golden light. Your journey today takes you north to the Naukluft Mountains. The scenery chances dramatically; rugged cliffs, deep gorges and mountain peaks up to 2000 metres now dominate the landscape. Get ready for a walk! The path winds along a small river and leads you to a natural crystal-clear rock pool – a perfect spot to have a picnic and to take a refreshing plunge! Back at the vehicle, treat yourself to an ice-cold drink before heading to the Elegant Desert Camp. Here, between the Naukluft Mountains and the dunes of the Namib Desert, your day full of contrasts slowly comes to an end.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Oryx sunset Namib desert on 22-day tour of Namibia from Windhoek

Day 9 | Namib Desert

Distance approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 4 hours

Namib Desert

Distance approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 4 hours

Look forward to visiting the oldest desert in the world. A magical highlight on your 22-day Namibia tour from Windhoek. It’s an early start to the day, heading to the Namib Naukluft Park, where you can hike up one of the great dunes. The somewhat tough ascend on soft sand is rewarded with magnificent views across a sea of dunes. You visit the Sossusvlei, a clay pan circled by dunes, as well as the Deadvlei. The contrast between the white clay ground, dark camel thorn trees, rust-red dunes, and the clear blue sky is impressive. You also explore the Sesriem Canyon. This roughly one kilometre long and 30-metre wide canyon was formed millions of years ago by the Tsauchab River. During the dry season, you can take a walk through the canyon, watching the sunlight reflect between the steep canyon walls. Leaving the Namib Naukluft Park, you head north to the Moon Mountain Lodge – the perfect place to take a break from the rest of the world.

Breakfast Dinner
Gecko seen on Little Five Living Desert Tour

Day 10-11 | Namib Desert – Swakopmund

Distance on day 10: approx. 300 km; driving time approx. 4 hours

Namib Desert – Swakopmund

Distance on day 10: approx. 300 km; driving time approx. 4 hours

Today your 22-day Namibia tour from Windhoek takes you north-west across the rugged landscapes of the Gaub Pass and Kuiseb Pass. Take a turn off the main road and onto a lesser frequented road across the remote northern part of the Namib Naukluft Park. You reach the Welwitschia Drive, lined by ancient plants of the same name. Take in the bizarre looking Moon Landscape with its rugged rocks, before you stop for a break at the Goanikontes Oasis at the Swakop River. In the afternoon, you reach Swakopmund. On a city tour, you get to know this charming coastal town. You can spend the following day at your leisure: stroll through town or participate in one of the many activities (optional), such as boat tours or desert safaris tracking the Little Five. There are many restaurants in town you can choose from and give a try over dinner together with your fellow travellers (own expense). You spend two nights at the Swakopmund Guesthouse.

Breakfast
Spitzkoppe sunset seen on 22-day tour of Namibia from Windhoek

Day 12 | Swakopmund – Erongo Mountains

Distance approx. 300 km; driving time approx. 4 hours

Swakopmund – Erongo Mountains

Distance approx. 300 km; driving time approx. 4 hours

Along the coast, you make your way to the Zeila wreck this morning – one of the many shipwrecks at this stretch of Atlantic coast. After a photo stop, you leave the ocean behind, continuing inland. Your next destination: Spitzkoppe. Explore and experience these impressive and gigantic formations of granite rocks, covered in ancient rock art. Your journey now continues along the foot of the impressive Erongo Mountains to the Otjohotozu Guest Farm, situated on the banks of the Omaruru River.

Breakfast Dinner
People making camp fire

Day 13 | Erongo Mountains

Distance approx. 70 km; driving time approx. 1-2 hours

Erongo Mountains

Distance approx. 70 km; driving time approx. 1-2 hours

Look forward to exploring the beautiful Erongo Mountains today. Thousands of prehistoric rock paintings show that a long time ago the San people, who are among the indigenous population of Namibia, called this area their home. A Living Museum gives you an interesting insight into their original way of life and their ancient traditions. Accompanied by the San, you go on a walk to see fascinating rock art and learn about their hunter-gatherer culture. Don’t forget about the beautiful scenery during your walk, magnificent views are guaranteed. Back at the farm, there is time to relax and unwind. You spend one more night at the Otjohotozu Guest Farm.

Breakfast Dinner
Sunset across Damaraland at Mopane Lodge

Day 14 | Erongo Mountains – Damaraland

Distance approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 4 hours

Erongo Mountains – Damaraland

Distance approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 4 hours

The morning starts with a tasty breakfast before you head north. Your guide takes you through vast farmland, off the normal tourist routes. You will hardly meet other tourists on your way. Instead, animals will occasionally cross your path. You get to the Ugab Valley with its high terraces. Discover and visit the Vingerklip, a curious rock formation resembling a finger. During the afternoon, you finally reach the Damara Mopane Lodge.

Breakfast Dinner
Twyfelfontein UNESCO rock engravings

Day 15 | Damaraland – Twyfelfontein – Grootberg

Distance approx. 300 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours

Damaraland – Twyfelfontein – Grootberg

Distance approx. 300 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours

After an early departure, you drive west to explore the Petrified Forest with its mineralised tree trunks, millions of years old. You also visit the UNESCO world heritage site Twyfelfontein with its numerous rock engravings and make a stop at the organ pipes, ancient basalt columns. Afterwards, you travel to the Grootberg Lodge, spectacularly situated on top of a high plateau. Settle in and enjoy the incredible views across the Klip River Valley.

Breakfast Dinner
Desert elephant seen on 22-day tour of Namibia from Windhoek

Day 16 | Grootberg, Elephant Tracking

Grootberg, Elephant Tracking

Accompanied by an experienced tracker, you search for the rare desert elephants. Experience an exciting safari through unique landscapes and find out more about flora and fauna of the Damaraland. With a little luck and patience, your tracker will find the comparably smaller desert elephants. Afterwards, you return to your lodge where you can spend the afternoon at your leisure. You spend another night at Grootberg Lodge.

Breakfast Dinner
View from Grootberg Lodge Namibia

Day 17 | Grootberg – Etosha Area

Distance approx. 130 km; driving time approx. 2-3 hours

Grootberg – Etosha Area

Distance approx. 130 km; driving time approx. 2-3 hours

Have a gentle start to the day for a change! As you are on holidays, you should use this opportunity to have a lie-in and enjoy the stunning views from your room. Early birds can join a guided walk (optional). Your local guide will help you to spot the shy inhabitants of the plateau and discover the local flora. Late in the morning, it’s time to move on. You make a quick shopping stop at Kamanjab before heading towards your next accommodation. You have dinner and spend the night at Toko Lodge.

Breakfast Dinner
Zebra in Etosha National Park

Day 18 | Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park

Your morning starts early as you enter the famous Etosha National Park today – the wildlife highlight of your 22-day Namibia tour from Windhoek. It’s all about ‘safari’ in the coming days in one of Southern Africa’s most popular national parks. Slowly you make your way east. Along the way, stop to look for elephants, rhinos, giraffes, antelopes, lions, and leopards. Your guide will share their in-depth knowledge about the fascinating world of wildlife with you. You reach Okaukuejo Camp in the afternoon. Tonight, you enjoy a traditional braai – a BBQ – together with your guide. At the floodlit waterhole, you can watch wildlife throughout the night. If you’d like to observe nocturnal animals in the park, we recommend a guided night game drive (optional).

Breakfast Dinner
Hartebeest antelope in Etosha National Park

Day 19 | Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park

Today starts with a hearty breakfast, followed by another game drive. No day on safari is the same so you can look forward to unique moments in nature. Watch out for herds of impalas, wildebeest, oryx, and zebras that roam the plains and marvel at the vast Etosha Pan which stretches east for kilometres on end. Make a stop at some of the waterholes to watch animals drinking from up close. In the late afternoon, you leave Etosha National Park and after only a short drive, you reach the Mushara Bush Camp, your home for the night.

Breakfast Dinner
Waterberg cliffs seen on 22-day tour of Namibia from Windhoek

Day 20 | Etosha Area – Waterberg Plateau

Distance 300 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours

Etosha Area – Waterberg Plateau

Distance 300 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours

Many magical safari moments on your mind, you continue your journey south. On your way to the Waterberg Plateau, you stop at the Lake Otjikoto and also at the Hoba Meteorite. You can spot the Waterberg and its steep, red cliffs from afar. Right at the slopes of Klein-Waterberg is Waterberg Guest Farm. In the afternoon, you can go on a hike, exploring the beautiful surroundings, or make yourself comfortable by the pool, relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of nature. You spend the night at the Waterberg Guest Farm.

Breakfast Dinner
Immanuel Wilderness Lodge terrace

Day 21 | Waterberg Plateau – Greater Windhoek

Distance approx. 280 km; driving time approx. 3-4 hours

Waterberg Plateau – Greater Windhoek

Distance approx. 280 km; driving time approx. 3-4 hours

After breakfast, you can hike up the plateau (optional) – your efforts will be rewarded with breathtakingly beautiful views! Your next destination is Okahandja. Here, you can stroll across the large souvenir market, browsing through hand-made wood carvings, basketwork or jewellery. In the course of the afternoon, you arrive at the Immanuel Wilderness Lodge. Enjoy a delicious dinner, before your last night under the Namibian sky sets in.

Breakfast Dinner
Chameleon crossing road on last day of 22-day tour of Namibia from Windhoek

Day 22 | Greater Windhoek – Windhoek

Distance 70 km; driving time approx. 1-2 hours

Greater Windhoek – Windhoek

Distance 70 km; driving time approx. 1-2 hours

Today, you drive back to Windhoek, where your journey of discovery, your 22-day Namibia tour from Windhoek, comes to an end. Your guide takes you either to the airport or an accommodation of your choice. It is time to say our goodbyes. Totsiens – until next time!

Breakfast

Included

  • transport in a 4x4 safari vehicle
  • professional, English-speaking guide
  • 21 nights’ stay in lodges and tented camps
  • meals according to the itinerary
  • activities as per itinerary
  • all national park fees

Excluded

  • flights (international and domestic)
  • meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • alcoholic and soft drinks
  • optional activities
  • tips
  • personal expenses, visa fees, travel insurance

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