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Namibia is full of opportunities for unique experiences that set it apart from the rest of Africa.
Discover Namibia's diverse beauty with this excellent value self-drive trip taking in the dunes at Sossusvlei, activities galore in Swakopmund, desert-adapted wildlife and tribes in Damaraland, exceptional game viewing in Etosha and big cats at Okonjima.
Join our exclusive Imagine Africa Small Group Tour, fully escorted by a local Tour Leader to experience the very best of Namibia's prolific wildlife and spectacular landscapes. Witness the majesty of the giant sand dunes at Sossusvlei, search for desert adapted wildlife in Damaraland, track big cats at the AfriCat Foundation, and head out on game drives through Etosha National Park.
The range of activities on offer in Namibia matches the diversity of its landscapes with something to suit everyone whether you’re a wildlife fanatic, adrenaline junkie, stargazer or culture vulture. So many of the experiences are unique to Namibia and an essential aspect of any trip there – here are our top 10...
Experience off-the-beaten-track Namibia and some incredible wilderness landscapes that few others head to. Track desert-adapted animals in Damaraland, explore the remote and rugged Skeleton Coast, connect with the Himba in Kaokoland and go on safari in Etosha.
Deciding on how to travel around Namibia is primarily down to time and cost. Those short on time should opt for scheduled light aircraft flights. Most remote accommodation has its own airstrip or one very close by – and one real positive is that the views on these flights are spectacular. The most popular way to travel around Namibia though is a self-drive holiday; a more adventurous and more affordable option than flying - it is a hugely rewarding way to travel. Also worth considering is a combination of internal flights and driving.
Namibia is a fantastic destination for birders, with over 630 bird species on record. Here, we’ve whittled down our top five places throughout the country to go in search of these nimble creatures of the air…
Passionate about the wilderness and only 16 years old, here Zeki Basan shares tales of his unique experiences with Namibia’s Bushmen. He and his mother Ghillie travelled to Namibia with Imagine Africa on what was the first of many trips to this fascinating country for Zeki. He has since returned a number of times and has built a good relationship with the Bushmen.
Swakopmund is a small coastal town with a strong Germanic feel, nestled between the dunes of the Namib Desert and the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean.
Here are our favourite walking routes in Namibia...
Here is a list with wildlife you can spot in Namibia...
Namibia continues to be one of the hottest destinations to head to in Africa and we are constantly looking for new ways to experience this diverse country. We believe a helicopter safari is a very worthwhile experience, giving you a different perspective as well as access to some of the most remote parts of the country.
The Himba are a tribe of nomadic pastoralists who inhabit the Kunene region of Namibia. There are approximately 10,000 Himba people living in the northern part of Namibia and despite their turbulent history, they have managed to retain most of their ethnic individuality and culture. The tribe are cattle and goat farmers, and families live together in a circular homestead surrounding their livestock enclosure and okoruwo (ancestral fire), the two most important parts of their ancestor worship.
Damaraland is of one of the most unique environments that Namibia has to offer and it’s the perfect place to go in search of rare desert-adapted wildlife. Two of the most common species that can be spotted here are elephants and rhino. Here’s our lowdown on going in search of Damaraland’s giants…
Having fallen in love with Namibia for its ever-changing scenery, spectacular views and sense of adventure on offer, our Namibia specialist Matt set off to find something more remote. Searching for a true African wilderness experience led him to the Damaraland and Kunene regions in the north of the country and a unique mobile safari. Here are Matt’s highlights…
Desert, Delta and Waterfalls
Windhoek, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Okavango Delta & Victoria Falls
Best for: Highlights, Safari, Spectacular scenery
Taking in some of Southern Africa's biggest highlights - Namibia's desert, the Okavango Delta and mighty Victoria Falls - this is the perfect adventure guaranteeing a memorable trip marked by breath-taking landscapes and outstanding safari experiences.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8870
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If you're looking for a spectacular Southern African adventure to some of the most exciting and memorable highlights in the region then look no further. Combining a self-drive trip around Namibia taking in the stunning dunes at Sossusvlei and activities galore in Swakopmund, exceptional game viewing in the Okavango Delta with the chance to take to the water in a mokoro and the thundering beauty of Victoria Falls this is a wonderful trip for those looking for exceptional experiences and long-lasting memories!
Day 1 - 2 : Home - Windhoek
Today your holiday begins as you leave home and begin your journey to Windhoek in Namibia.
Day 2 - 3 : Windhoek, Namibia
Stay at Olive Grove for 1 night
On arrival into Windhoek you will collect your rental car along with a Namibia road map, driving directions, a detailed itinerary with contact numbers and 24 hour assistance in Namibia and the UK. You will spend your first night in Windhoek at Olive Grove with breakfast included. Spend this afternoon at your leisure relaxing by the pool or exploring Windhoek - we recommend stopping off at Joes' Beer Garden.
Days 3 - 5 : Sossusvlei, Namibia
Stay at Kulala Desert Lodge for 2 nights
Today you will drive south to the Namib Desert at Sossusvlei - noted for its iconic dunes and picture-perfect landscapes. You will spend two nights at Kulala Desert Lodge with all meals, house drinks and activities included. There is plenty to do at Sossusvlei with Kulala offering a guided tour of the dunes, a visit to Seriem Canyon, nature drives, bush walks and stargazing - you also have the chance to spend a night under the night sky on their star beds. Additional activities include quad biking, horse riding and a hot air balloon flight over Sossusvlei.
Days 5 - 7 : Swakopmund, Namibia
Stay at Cornerstone Guesthouse for 2 nights
You will drive north west to the seaside town of Swakopmund - make sure you stop off en route at Solitaire Bakery for a refreshment stop and the best patiserrie in Southern Africa! Swakopmund is a charming little town with lots of Germanic architecture and is where the dunes of the Namib Desert meet the Atlantic Ocean. You will stay at Central Guesthouse for two nights on a bed and breakfast. Your time in Swakopmund is to spend how you wish. Known as the adrenaline capital of Namibia there are plenty of activities to choose from including sandboarding, desert tours, township experiences and quad biking. We recommend spending the morning kayaking with seals at Walvis Bay before enjoying a 4x4 tour to Sandwich Harbour. For a romantic meal you can't beat The Tug with fantastic views over the ocean.
Day 7 - 8 : Windhoek, Namibia
Stay at Olive Grove for 1 night
Make your way back to Windhoek today where you will spend the night once more at Olive Grove with breakfast included.
Days 8 - 11 : Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana
Stay at Pom Pom Camp for 3 nights
Today you will return your hire car at Windhoek International Airport before flying to Maun in Botswana via Johannesburg (price of this flight is not included). Upon arrival you will be met and assisted to your scenic light aircraft flight over the Okavango Delta to Pom Pom Camp where you will stay for three night in a luxury tent with all meals, house drinks, park fees and game viewing activities included. Pom Pom Camp is situated on an island in a private concession which lies to the west of the Moremi Game Reserve. A stay here offers an authentic Delta experience with both wet and dry activities including game drives, fishing and mokoro trips in an area known for very good game viewing and with exceptionally beautiful scenery. In between game viewing you can cool off in the camp's pool and tents come with an outdoor bath, which is a real highlight with fantastic views over the lagoon - this is the archetypal delta experience.
Days 11 - 13 : Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Stay at Ilala Lodge for 2 nights
After a final game drive this morning you will be flown by light aircraft to Kasane from where you will be privately transferred over the border into Zimbabwe to stay at Victoria Falls. You will spend two nights at Ilala Lodge on a bed and breakfast basis. The lodge has a fabulous location close to the mighty Victoria Falls on the border with the Victoria Falls National Park (when in full flood you will be able to see the spray from the hotel!). As well as visiting the Falls themselves there are plenty of other activities to keep you busy including helicopter and microlight flights over the Falls, bungee jumping, elephant interaction experiences and white water rafting to name just a few...
Day 13 : Victoria Falls - Home
Today you will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport by private transfer in time for your onward international flights. This marks the end of your southern African adventure!
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8870
From $4029 per person
Activities as per the itinerary
Car hire -Hyundai IX35 or similar - on a super cover basis
Internal light aircraft flights
Ask our specialists for prices excluding flights from the UK. This price is as a guide only. The actual price is influenced by fluctuations in exchange rate, time of year, travel class of flights and the use of private versus shared excursions. Single supplements are likely to apply.