The Classic Namibia Circuit With Private Guide

# Tailor-Made Tour

The Classic Namibia Circuit With Private Guide

15 Days from £5908 per adult. All trip details below can be tailored just for you
15 Days
Tailor-Made Tour
Big Cat Safari

Designated a classic Namibia tour and rightly so, this expertly guided itinerary shows off the breathtaking beauty and diversity of landscapes in Namibia, with its desert-adapted animals and flora, the towering dunes of the Namib Desert, bountiful marine life, extraordinary Damaraland and the exceptional wildlife of Etosha National Park and Okonjima. Your private driver-guide will enhance your experiences immeasurably while at the various locations, ending at the exemplary AfriCat project based at Okonjima. This makes for a fantastic all-round  tour of Namibia’s major highlights which will reveal a great deal about this beguiling and scenic country.


Price from £5908 per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms

Day 1 - Depart London

Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 2 - Windhoek

Met on arrival in Windhoek. There will be a short city tour if desired or alternatively transfer straight to the hotel.

Staying at Galton House. Includes Breakfast.

Day 3 - Namib Desert

Guided scenic drive over the Khomas Hochland to the Namib Desert. Visit the impressive Sesriem Canyon created two million years ago by the power of the Tsauchab River.

Staying at Sossus Dune Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 4 - Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei

Morning excursion in the dunes, with Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei. These two natural clay pans offer outstanding photographic opportunities. The moon-like landscape includes sand dunes over 300 metres high and trees over 500 years old. Optional excursions: hot air ballooning, horse riding, guided walks and sundowner drive.

Staying at Sossus Dune Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 5 - Swakopmund

Drive via Gaub and Kuiseb canyons and welwitchias to Swakopmund. On arrival there will be time to explore this German colonial seaside town.

Staying at Cornerstone Guesthouse. Includes Breakfast.

Day 6 - Walvis Bay

In the morning take the short drive to Walvis Bay. Take a catamaran cruise for dolphins, seals and other marine wildlife and then return to Swakopmund. In the afternoon there will be optional excursions such as: a scenic flight over the Namib Desert and coast (highly recommended), quad biking in the dunes, and visits to a museum.

Staying at Cornerstone Guesthouse. Includes Breakfast.

Day 7 - Damaraland

Scenic drive to Damaraland past the Brandberg Mountain. Afternoon visit to the Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings (World Heritage Site). Later marvel at the Burnt Mountain and Organ Pipes.

Staying at Camp Kipwe. Includes All Meals.

Day 8 - Damaraland

Morning spent in stunning Damaraland looking for desert-adapted elephant herds in the Aba-Huab River. Afternoon guided walk or relax at the lodge in beautiful surroundings.

Staying at Camp Kipwe. Includes All Meals.

Day 9 - Etosha National Park

Today drive to Etosha National Park. Afternoon game viewing in the park by vehicle or enjoy animals coming to you at the camp's famous waterhole.

Staying at Okaukuejo Camp. Includes Breakfast.

Day 10 - Etosha National Park

Day on safari heading east across Etosha National Park, game viewing along the way. The Etosha saltpan is a large pan formed by wind action and supports a great diversity of flora and fauna. The park is known for its large concentrations of game, particularly around waterholes, the attractive endemic race of black-faced impala and its important population of black and white rhino.

Staying at Mushara Outpost Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 11 - Etosha National Park

Day of exciting game viewing in Etosha National Park. Some of the key species that could be seen include black rhino, elephant, lion, leopard, spotted hyena, as well as large herds of gemsbok, zebra, springbok, hartebeest and a wide selection of birds including 10 endemic species.

Staying at Mushara Outpost Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 12 - Okonjima

Today drive to Okonjima via Lake Otjikoto. Afternoon with the AfriCat project for activities such as visits to the leopard and cheetah rehabilitation projects, and later tracking of leopard, cheetah, wild dog and hyena, or guided walking of local trails.

Staying at Okonjima Bush Camp. Includes All Meals.

Day 13 - Okonjima

Morning and afternoon excursions with the AfriCat team. After nightfall perhaps visit the hide for sightings of elusive nocturnal animals such as honey badgers and Cape porcupines.

Staying at Okonjima Bush Camp. Includes All Meals.

Day 14 - Windhoek

There will be time for a pre-breakfast excursion with the AfriCat team from Okonjima. After breakfast return to Windhoek, and take flight back to the UK.

Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 15 - Arrive London

Includes In-flight Meals.

Travel Info

Are International Flights Included?
No. Please contact us for a quote if required.

Flight Info:
Fly from London to Windhoek

Best Visited:
January to January

Area Specialist

Alan Godwin

Try the scenic flight over the Skelton Coast

If you have any queries about this tour please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

This was our second visit to Namibia in just over 12 months, with Reef and Rainforest and our seventh consecutive wildlife trip with them. I think that speaks for itself. This year we were particularly keen to try and observe some desert adapted Lions. The Lions found in ‘The Namib Desert’ are genetically identical to those found in the rest of Southern Africa but have adapted to live in one of the harshest environments on earth. They number around 150 and have a huge range, and are rarely seen. They came to prominence in the outstanding documentary film ‘Vanishing Kings’. The best chance of observing members of this subset of Lions is during a stay at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, although sightings cannot be guaranteed and weeks can pass by without any success. Therefore a stay at this camp was at the heart of our itinerary and we were very lucky to spend time with a Lioness and her niece who had killed an Oryx in the conservancy. The camp itself is absolutely outstanding in every respect and the location is just spectacular.

Visitors should be aware that this is not ‘The Serengeti’ and that the wildlife is quite thin on the ground. However you would have to be very unlucky not to see Elephant, Giraffe and several other species. Whilst we were out in the desert we were lucky to bump in to Dr P. Stander who has dedicated the whole of his adult life to the conservation of The Desert Lion, what a thrill. The day trip out to the coast was pretty special as well.

The rest of the itinerary worked very well and we were very pleased to have three full days in Etosha N.P. where we recorded 25 mammal species, including 32 individual Lions, observed the aftermath of 4 zebra kills, 11 Rhinoceros (both Black & White), an African Wildcat and the rarely seen in Etosha, elusive Leopard.

So a big thank you to ALL at Reef and Rainforest, another highly successful trip, you certainly delivered again.

Mr JW - Scottish Borders

Route Map

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Sossus Dune Lodge: -24.506597, 15.788963
Galton House: -22.532462, 17.091390
Camp Kipwe: -20.537560, 14.429590
Cornerstone Guesthouse: -22.682203, 14.527293
Okonjima Bush Camp & Plains Camp: -20.856509, 16.645007
Mushara Outpost Lodge: -19.058018, 17.190761
Okaukuejo Camp: -19.181319, 15.917583