A Touch of Namibia
6 days, 5 nights
Price Range: $6,559 – $11,146
(all-inclusive price per person, depending on dates & camps selected)
A Touch of Namibia is just that: a sampler of the most impressive highlights of one of Africa’s truly unique safari destinations. From phenomenal wildlife viewing around the waterholes of Etosha National Park to the towering sand dunes of Sossusvlei, Namibia’s greatest wonders are front and center on this compact itinerary. The capital city of Windhoek, where your trip begins and ends, provides a genteel contrast to the raw wilderness.
Our Expert Says
The moment I first saw the sand dunes of Sossusvlei, I was truly awestruck. Combining a visit to this remarkable landscape with the prolific wildlife of Etosha National Park is an incredible way to get a taste of the spectacular beauty and diversity of Namibia.
– Court Whelan
Day 1: Windhoek
Windhoek is Namibia’s capital and largest city. Surrounded by rolling mountains, Windhoek was the former colonial capital of German South-West Africa. While its population today is a diverse and cosmopolitan blend of cultures, Windhoek still retains much of its German heritage evidenced in language, architecture and cuisine. The city center has a European café-culture feel, relaxed and eclectic, with a pedestrian precinct, bustling shops and market stalls.
Days 2-3: Etosha Nat'l Park
One of Africa’s premier wildlife sanctuaries, the Etosha salt pan is the remnant of an enormous prehistoric lake. Bare and dry today except for seasonal springs, the depression offers Namibia’s best animal viewing. Elephant, black and white rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, hartebeest, springbok, oryx, kudu and dik-dik are drawn to its life-sustaining waterholes during the dry season. Birdlife is abundant, with ostrich and raptors frequently observed.
Days 4-5: Sossusvlei
A vast clay pan surrounded by the world's tallest sand dunes, Sossusvlei is one of the most striking vistas in all Africa. The dunes soar a thousand feet high in the lonely Namib Desert, shape-shifting mountains of golden sand framed by intense blue skies. Sunrise and sunset are magical, when the dunes appear burnt orange and deep carnelian red. Surprisingly, Sossusvlei is home to a variety of desert-adapted wildlife.
Day 6: Windhoek/Home
Your safari adventure ends today in Windhoek, Namibia.