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Sunset Damaraland on 7 day Namibia tour
Private Lodge Tour

Namibian Explorer

7 Days from NAD 25,700 per person

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Namibian Explorer – 7 Day Private Lodge Tour

Journey through Namibia and discover the reasons why it is so unique. Touch the sand at Sossusvlei, feel the isolation of the Skeleton Coast, gaze upon the open spaces of the Damaraland and view the wildlife of the Etosha National Park on this 7-day Namibia tour.

Accommodation type

Tented camps & guest houses

Accommodation style

Tour price

From 25,700 NAD

Starting price per person

Travellers

Private tour

Travellers (window seat guaranteed)

Departure date

Any day of your choice

Departure dates

Highlights

Day 1-7 Namibia

Sossusvlei, Deadvlei, Sesriem Canyon

Namib Desert
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Sossusvlei, Deadvlei, Sesriem Canyon

Photo stop at Walvis Bay lagoon, optional activities

Swakopmund
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Photo stop at Walvis Bay lagoon, optional activities

Cape Cross, shipwreck, untamed coastline

Skeleton Coast

Cape Cross, shipwreck, untamed coastline

Twyfelfontein World Heritage Site or Petrified Forest

Damaraland
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Twyfelfontein World Heritage Site or Petrified Forest

Game drives, beautiful landscapes

Etosha National Park
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Game drives, beautiful landscapes

Souvenir market

Okahandja

Souvenir market

Who Should Go

This private lodge tour is designed for those who don’t have a lot of time but still want to see some of the best-known highlights of Namibia. If this is your first trip to Namibia, you will get a very good first impression of what makes Namibia so special: from the desert to the ocean, the bush and the wide open valleys. Since you are travelling with an experienced guide, you can lean back and relax and benefit from their local knowledge and driving skills.

Namibia Newbies

Namibia Newbies

Nature lovers

Nature Lovers

“Sossusvlei, Etosha, Swakopmund, Damaraland and even the Skeleton Coast – if you don’t have a lot of time, this 7-day Namibia tour will show you the best-known highlights and make you curious to return for more.”
Marlene | Namibia Travel Expert

Accommodation

4 accommodations over 7 days/6 nights
View at Elegant Desert Camp
Day 1-2
Namib Desert
The Elegant Desert Camp
2 nights half-board
Day 1-2
Brigadoon Guesthouse Swakopmund
Day 3
Swakopmund
Brigadoon Guesthouse
1 night bed&breakfast
Day 3
Night sky at Malansrus Tented Camp
Day 4
Damaraland
Malansrus Tented Camp
1 night half-board
Day 4
Etosha Safari Camp main area
Day 5-6
Etosha Area
Etosha Safari Camp
2 nights half-board
Day 5-6

Tour Itinerary

Private lodge tour

Explore Namibia and all of its uniqueness. On this 7-day Namibia tour, you wander amongst the giant dunes of Sossusvlei, in the oldest desert in the world. You visit the town of Swakopmund, nestled between the desert and the ocean. Driving along the Skeleton Coast, you realise how apt its name really is and the Damaraland offers you a glimpse into prehistoric times. Your safari in the Etosha National Park crowns your journey, as you revel in the park’s stunning wildlife and beautiful landscapes. All of this while accompanied by one of our local and experienced guides will let you discover what makes Namibia so special.

Optional: You have the option to go on game drives in the Etosha National Park on Day 5 and Day 6 in an open, game view vehicle of your lodge. Should you be interested in this, please contact us for additional costs.

Namibian Explorer tour map

Start Windhoek

Ends Windhoek

Swimming Pool Elegant Desert Camp

Day 1 | Windhoek – Namib Desert

Distance approx. 340 km; driving time approx. 4 hours

Windhoek – Namib Desert

Distance approx. 340 km; driving time approx. 4 hours

You start the day full of excitement for the adventure that lies ahead. Your guide greets you with a warm smile and soon you are on the road, driving through the hilly landscape south of Windhoek. Time permitting, you will navigate one of the beautiful passes leading to the Namib-Naukluft region. A lunch stop is can be taken at the tiny settlement of Solitaire, where you can taste the delicious, local apple pie (both optional). From here, it is not far to your accommodation for the next two nights, the Elegant Desert Camp. Feel free to explore the area on foot or go on the camp’s sundowner drive in the late afternoon (optional). In the evening, a three-course dinner awaits you.

Dinner
Man running down Big Daddy dune on 7 day Namibia tour

Day 2 | Namib Desert

Distance approx. 200 km; driving time approx. 3 hours

Namib Desert

Distance approx. 200 km; driving time approx. 3 hours

Namibia is a country that rewards those who rise early: Once you arrive in the Namib-Naukluft Park in the early morning, your guide will take you to a secluded dune where you can revel in the beautiful morning sun lighting up the desert around you. It is a sight you are not likely to forget anytime soon. After a breakfast picnic in the dunes, you continue on to the Deadvlei/Sossusvlei region. Only 4×4 vehicles can manage the last section of the track, but this challenge is confidently met by your vehicle and guide. Once inside the Deadvlei, you will be awed by its surreal beauty. The white clay pan, with its long-ago dried camelthorn trees and dune backdrop is a sight to behold. You also visit the Sesriem canyon and can wonder through the gorge created by the Tsauchab River millions of years ago. After this eventful day, you return to your accommodation, where you can leisurely enjoy the rest of the afternoon. Dinner can be savoured under the Namibian night sky.

Breakfast Dinner
Swakopmund desert and ocean

Day 3 | Namib Desert – Swakopmund

Distance approx. 370 km; driving time approx. 4 hours

Namib Desert – Swakopmund

Distance approx. 370 km; driving time approx. 4 hours

A wholesome breakfast awaits you, before you drive through the Gaub and the Kuiseb canyons. The rivers you cross usually run dry, but if you are lucky you might witness them flowing due to recent rains in the inland. After winding your way through the canyons, you eventually see a welcome sight on the horizon. Before you lies the Atlantic Ocean. Along the way you make a stop at the Walvis Bay lagoon to spot some flamingos up close. Next the road leads to Swakopmund, flanked by the ocean to your left, and the desert to your right. The town of Swakopmund is your end destination for today and the rest of the afternoon can be spent as you please. Speak to your guide, as there is plenty that can be seen and done here. The town also offers a number of good restaurants, so hopefully the fresh ocean air has given you a healthy appetite (optional). You spend the night at the Brigadoon Guesthouse.

Breakfast
Damaraland hill landscape sunset

Day 4 | Swakopmund – Skeleton Coast – Damaraland

Distance approx. 470 km; driving time approx. 6 hours

Swakopmund – Skeleton Coast – Damaraland

Distance approx. 470 km; driving time approx. 6 hours

You begin your day by driving up the ominously named Skeleton Coast. Along the way, you can view one of the many shipwrecks run aground near the coast. Soon thereafter you arrive at Cape Cross, home to an enormous seal colony and the Cão Cross. You continue along the Skeleton Coast and soon realise why the San/Bushman called this stretch of coastline “The Land God Made in Anger”. It is a desolate, hostile and yet strangely beautiful land. As you near the settlement of Torra Bay, you leave the coastal road and make your way inland, towards the Damaraland and your camp for the night, the Malansrus Tented Camp.

Breakfast Dinner
Giraffe in Etosha National Park seen on 7 day Namibia tour

Day 5 | Damaraland – Etosha National Park

Distance approx. 370 km; driving time approx. 4.5 hours

Damaraland – Etosha National Park

Distance approx. 370 km; driving time approx. 4.5 hours

The Damaraland offers you many sights and experiences and you get to decide which you most would like to see. A visit of Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is possible. Here you can observe rock-engravings made by hunter-gatherers who inhabited the area between 6000 and 2000 years ago. Your guide can show them to you, away from the main tourist masses. If it is geology which interests you more, then a visit to the Petrified Forest would be recommendable. Here you will find approximately 260 million-year-old fossilised tree trunks and learn how they got there to begin with. Also at the Petrified Forest, you can even see the Welwitschia mirabilis, a truly unique and fascinating plant that can live well over one thousand years. Your next accommodation is the Etosha Safari Camp, just south of the Etosha entrance gate – the wildlife highlight on your 7 day Namibia tour. Soon after arrival, you enter the park and start your safari game drive. You spend the afternoon, exploring the park and observing the wildlife around you. As the sun starts getting low, you return to your camp for a relaxing supper.

Breakfast Dinner
Great White Place Etosha National Park

Day 6 | Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park

You can look forward to an exciting day, so you will want to get up early to begin your safari in the Etosha National Park. The Etosha is huge and you will have the whole day to get to know it and its many inhabitants. Elephants, lions, wildebeest, giraffe, hyena, many different antelope are just some of the animals you may encounter. If you are lucky, you may even see a cheetah or a leopard. They can be difficult to find, but your guide has well trained eyes and will help you spot animals you did not even know were there. You might also want to make a stop at the Etosha Pan, meaning ‘Great White Place’ in Oshiwambo. One can easily see why, as the pan stretches out into the horizon. The silence is deafening. After plenty of game viewing and many new impressions, you return to the Etosha Safari Camp for another delicious dinner and a good night’s rest.

Breakfast Dinner
Road from Etosha to Windhoek Namibia

Day 7 | Etosha – Windhoek

Distance approx. 450 km; driving time approx. 4.5 hours

Etosha – Windhoek

Distance approx. 450 km; driving time approx. 4.5 hours

A relaxed start to the day awaits you and after a hearty breakfast, you begin your return journey to Windhoek. Enjoy the wide-open spaces of Namibia once more, as you drive through the changing landscapes. Along the way, you can stop for lunch at Otjiwarongo or perhaps you want to snack on some ‘biltong’, a local favourite (both optional). At Okahandja you can get some last souvenirs from the local woodcarvers’ market. As you enter Windhoek your 7 day Namibia tour comes to an end; your guide will bring you to either your next lodge or the Windhoek airport for the end of your tour. Namibia will be sure to remain fondly in your thoughts for many years to come.

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Included

  • transport in a 4x4 vehicle
  • professional, English-speaking guide
  • 6 nights’ stay in lodges, rest camps and guesthouses
  • meals according to the itinerary
  • activities and transfers 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

Upcoming Departures

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01.01.2022-
31.10.2022
63,000 NAD 37,700 NAD 33,800 NAD 30,500 NAD 27,600 NAD 25,700 NAD English

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