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  • 12 days/11 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From $5,798 / person
  • ($880 single supplement)

The Great Namibian Journey explores the dunes of Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert, the stark beauty and diversity of the Skeleton Coast, amazing marine life just off Swakopmund, the volcanic rock-strewn landscape of Damaraland and the game-filled savannah

  • Cultural
  • Hiking
  • Paddling
  • Safari / Wildlife

Activity Level: Easy

This Tour

This epic, 11-day expedition encompasses the best that Namibia has to offer: barren deserts, rugged mountains, endless skies, and prolific wildlife.


  • tep into a sea of red, mountain-high sand dunes and crisp cobalt sky in Sossusvlei
  • Lunch at Walvis Bay alongside a flock of flamingos
  • Cruise Namibia’s Atlantic coast, getting up close with Cape fur seals and dolphins
  • Drive along the game-rich Ugab riverbed past the second largest monolith on earth to Damaraland
  • Track desert-adapted black rhinos, elephants, zebra, giraffes, and kudu, and predators such as leopards, lions, cheetahs, and spotted hyena on walking and jeep safaris in the Palmwag Reserve
  • Marvel at Etosha National Park’s massive moon-like mineral plane while on the hunt for impala, springbrook, elephants and zebra


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The guides were experienced and enthusiastic, the accommodations and food were excellent, and all the logistics and details were well-organized. We truly enjoyed the entire experience!

Lynda McCoy Pawtucket, RI

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Tour Itinerary

12 days/11 nights

Windhoek, Namibia (WDH)

Day 1: Windhoek/Sossusvlei
Day 2: Sossusvlei
Day 3: Kuiseb Canyon/Swakopmund
Day 4: Swakopmund
Day 5: Damaraland
Day 6: Damaraland
Day 7: Damaraland/Palmwag Concession
Day 8: Damaraland/Palmwag Concession
Day 9: Etosha National Park
Day 10: Etosha National Park
Day 11: Etosha National Park
Day 12: Windhoek

Nights 1 & 2: Kulala Desert Lodge

Located in the 37,000-hectare private Kulala Wilderness Reserve, this camp provides a panoramic view of the valley and mountains beyond.

Nights 3 & 4: Hansa Hotel

Nestled in the very center of the charming little town of Swakopmund, wrapped in the shape of a timelessly classical building dating from 1905, and integral part of Swakopmund's architectural heritage, the Hansa Hotel envelopes you in luxurious and sophisticated hospitality with a satisfying blend of both classic atmosphere and truly elegant interior, matched with friendly and personalized service.

Nights 5 & 6: Damaraland Adventurer Camp

Situated in the Huab River Valley, arguably the most pristine wilderness area in Namibia, 90km from Torra Bay in the Torra Conservancy, Damaraland Adventurer Camp is lauded as one of the country's best camps, with sensational views of the surrounding desert plains, ancient valleys and soaring peaks of the Brandberg Mountains.

Nights 7 & 8: Desert Rhino Camp

Desert Rhino Camp lies amongst rolling, rocky hills with scattered euphorbia, ancient welwitschia plants, scrubby vegetation and isolated clumps of trees of the 450,000-hectare Palmwag Concession. This region is marked for its tranquil, minimalist beauty, surprising wealth of arid-adapted wildlife and the largest free roaming black rhino population in Africa.

Nights 9-11: Ongava Tented Camp

Ongava Tented Camp is one of Namibia's best kept secrets. Located in the much-lauded Ongava Game Reserve to the south of the Etosha National Park, it overlooks a nearby waterhole to which a plethora of wildlife congregates to drink. Constructed from stone, canvas and thatch, Ongava Tented Camp accommodates 16 guests in eight large comfortable Meru-style tents - all with en-suite facilities, open air showers and private verandas.

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  • 12 days/11 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From $5,798 / person
  • ($880 single supplement)

Departure Dates

    A few more reasons why you've gotta go…

    • 1. An exceptionally diverse variety of activities, including day and night, sea- to land-based wildlife viewing, flying, driving, and boating.
    • 2. Damaraland has the highest concentrations of desert elephants and black rhinos.
    • 3. Brandberg Mountains, in Damaraland, offers its guests endless vistas and one of the best wilderness areas in Namibia.

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