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Cox & Kings Namibia - Untouched Wilderness
from £3995 pp
USEFUL INFO
  • Location
    Namibia, Africa
  • Board Basis
    Selected Meals Included
  • Duration
    13 Days
  • Holiday Type
    Escorted Tours
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Namibia is one of the world's last countries with a vast and untouched wilderness. On this self-drive, group tour you will visit magnificent sand dunes, colonial towns and incredible wildlife.
On your Cox & Kings tour, you will wander around the pretty town of Swakopmund, travel inland to gaze at the wildlife of Etosha National Park and then end your journey with a visit to the Cheetah Conservation Fund.

What’s Included
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3- & 4-star accommodation
Flexible - extensions, room & flight upgrades available
Average group size - 6 people (max 8)
International flights via Johannesburg
Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
Experienced local tour manager
10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners
Welcome drink to meet the group and guide
Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
Porterage at airports & stations

Signature Experiences
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Desert stay to explore Namibia’s vast sand dunes
Search for desert-adapted elephants in Damaraland
Drive through Etosha’s less-explored, remote western sector
Wildlife drive in Erindi Private Game Reserve*
Stay in 3- & 4-star accommodation
Small group size - average 6 people (max 8)

Tour Itinerary
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Day 1: Fly to Windhoek via Johannesburg

Overnight flight from London (regional connections available) to Windhoek, via Johannesburg, with Virgin Atlantic. (N)

Day 2: Windhoek

Early afternoon arrival. Transfer to Villa Vista (or similar) for 1 night. Day at leisure or optional township excursion. (N)

Day 3: Namib desert

Morning drive to the Namib desert. Stay 2 nights at Desert Homestead (or similar) in an incredible desert location. (B, D)

Day 4: Sossusvlei

Early morning drive to Sossusvlei to explore the giant sand dunes with a stop at the 30-metredeep Sesriem canyon. Afternoon at leisure. (B, D)

Day 5: Swakopmund

Early morning optional balloon safari (from £435). Morning drive to Swakopmund on the west coast, a seaside resort with German architectural and cultural influences. Stay 2 nights at Hotel Pension Rapmund / Swakopmund Plaza Hotel (or similar). (B)

Day 6: Swakopmund

Day at leisure or optional excursion such as a catamaran cruise (from £50) or Living Desert tour (from £50). (B)

Day 7: Twyfelfontein • Damaraland

Travel inland, to the heart of Damaraland, passing Brandberg, the highest mountain in Namibia. Continue to Grootberg Lodge* (or similar) for 2 nights and en route, visit the prehistoric rock art at Twyfelfontein. (B, D)

Day 8: Damaraland

Morning drive in 4x4 vehicles in search of rare desert-adapted elephants. You may also see Hartman’s mountain zebras, giraffes, oryx, springbok and kudus. Afternoon optional excursion to see the Himba tribes or relax by the pool and take in this magical setting. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Etosha National Park

Drive north and enter Etosha via the Galton Gate. Drive through the remote western sector, stopping at waterholes en route. A vast white saltpan dominates the centre of the park and wildlife concentrates around the waterholes. Continue to Okutala Etosha Lodge / Okaukuejo Rest Camp (or similar), famous for its floodlit waterhole, for a 2-night stay. (B, L, D)

Day 10: Etosha National Park

Full-day wildlife drive in Etosha National Park, home to elephants, reputed to be the largest in Africa, as well as rare black rhinos. (B, D)

Day 11: Cheetah Conservation Fund • Erindi Private Game Reserve

Drive south to the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), home to orphaned and injured cheetahs. Afternoon introductory tour showcasing the work of the CCF including the education centre, the Cheetah Museum and the Creamery, followed by a short cheetah drive. Continue to Erindi Private Game Reserve and overnight at Erindi Old Traders Lodge*. (B, D)

Days 12-13: Fly to London via Johannesburg

Morning wildlife drive in a 4x4 vehicle with opportunities to spot lions, elephants, hippos, rhinos and wild dogs. Drive to Windhoek and fly to London, via Johannesburg, with Virgin Atlantic, arriving the next day. (B) (N)

Meal basis

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Accommodation
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Desert Homestead Lodge, Sossusvlei 
The Desert Homestead lies 35km south-east of Sesriem. The wide grassy valley is sheltered by the Nubib, Tsaris and Naukluft mountains with a view reaching the distant dunes of the Namib desert in the west.

Erindi Old Traders Lodge, Erindi Private Game Reserve 
Erindi Old Traders Lodge has 35 suites (with views of the waterhole) and 10 luxury units. All rooms are equipped with an air-conditioning system, indoor shower and bath, safe, television, hairdryer, fridge and kettle. The lodge has a swimming pool. Activities include morning and afternoon safari drives.

Grootberg Lodge, Damaraland 
Grootberg Lodge, owned by the local community, is located in a private reserve in north-west Namibia. Set on the rim of the Grootberg plateau, the lodge has breathtaking panoramic views over the Klip river valley.

Okaukuejo Rest Camp, Etosha National Park 
Okaukuejo is located 17km from the southern entrance of Etosha National Park and famous for its floodlit waterhole, where you can observe a spectacle of wildlife congregating and interacting at close quarters. 

Okonjima Plains Camp, Okonjima 
Okonjima Lodge (Main Camp) has 16 en-suite double rooms and a secluded swimming pool surrounded by beautiful gardens where a variety of birds and animals may be encountered. This is the best place in Namibia (and probably the world) to view and learn about the conservation of cheetah and leopard.

Okatala Etosha Lodge, Etosha National Park 
Located 25km from the Anderson Gate of Etosha National Park, Okutala Etosha Lodge is set on a hillside and offers luxury lodging. 

Pension Rapmund, Swakopmund 
Located within walking distance of the beach, the small Pension Rapmund provides a welcoming atmosphere in the centre of Swakopmund.

Swakopmund Plaza Hotel
Swakopmund Plaza Hotel is surrounded by historic sites and restaurants in the heart of Swakopmund town.

Villa Vista Guesthouse, Windhoek 
This Guesthouse is set in quiet neighbourhood not far from Windhoek's central business district, with several bars and restaurants nearby. 

Tour Extensions
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Gocheganas Nature Reserve & Wellness Village
2 Nights from £450
Gocheganas is a luxury lodge just 29km south-east of Windhoek, offering a combined wildlife, nature and wellness experience. There are 16 private chalets with uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside, 11 spa treatment rooms and heated indoor and outdoor pools. There are various treatment baths, a granite cave sauna, a gym, yoga sessions, facial and beauty treatments, and a fruit and juice bar. Also on offer are a range of outdoor massages, detox sessions, personal training and nutritional consultations.
Days 12-13: Gocheganas
Drive south to Gocheganas and stay 2 nights. Visitors can book a wildlife safari and treatments can also be arranged at the lodge’s wellness village. (B, D)
Day 14: Fly to London via Johannesburg
Afternoon transfer to Windhoek and fly to London Heathrow, via Johannesburg, with Virgin Atlantic. (B)
Day 15: London
Early morning arrival. (N)

Cape Town
3 Nights from £660
On day 12, fly from Windhoek to Cape Town with Air Namibia. Stay 3 nights at Four Rosmead, an exclusive guesthouse. Explore the city (see p16 for excursions) or relax in the hotel’s pool and spa. If adding this extension, the outbound and inbound international flights will be with British Airways.

Okonjima Extension to Namibia: Untouched Wilderness
Okonjima
2 Nights from £895
Extend your stay to Okonjima Plains Camp for an insight into the AfriCat Foundation and its work. The 22,000-hectare Okonjima Nature Reserve is situated halfway between Windhoek and Etosha National Park. AfriCat Foundation is dedicated to the protection and long-term conservation of all large carnivores in Namibia. Since 1993 they have managed to rescue, rehabilitate and release over 1,000 cheetahs into the wild. Guests have the opportunity to interact closely with cheetahs, leopards and hyenas.
Days 12-13: Okonjima
Stay 2 more nights at The Plains Camp. Activities include radio-tracking leopards and cheetahs in 4x4 vehicles, radio-tracking of rehabilitated spotted hyenas on foot, walking Bushman trails, and the chance to learn more about the AfriCat Foundation’s crucial work. (B, L, D)
Day 14: Fly to London via Johannesburg
Afternoon transfer to Windhoek and fly to London, via Johannesburg, with Virgin Atlantic. (B)
Day 15: London
Early morning arrival. (N)


Okavango Delta Extension to Namibia: Untouched Wilderness
Okavango delta
4 Nights from £2995
The Okavango delta in northern Botswana is the perfect contrast to the dry desert of Namibia. The myriad waterways and vast floodplains are home to an array of wildlife.
Day 12: Fly to Johannesburg
Travel to Windhoek, with the group tour, and fly to Johannesburg with British Airways. Transfer to Peermont Mondior for an overnight stay. (B)
Day 13: Fly to the Okavango delta
Transfer to the airport. Fly to Maun and take a light aircraft transfer to Shinde Camp* (closed from 5 Jan – 28 Feb). Stay for 3 nights. (B, D)
Days 14-15: Okavango delta
Wildlife viewing on foot, by vehicle and mokoro (canoe). (B, L, D)
Days 16-17: Fly to London via Maun & Johannesburg
Morning wildlife activities before a light aircraft transfer to Maun. Fly to London, via Johannesburg, with Virgin Atlantic, arriving the next day. (B) (N)
*Optional upgrades:
Upgrades we recommend in the Okavango delta are Baines Camp (Luxury) and Little Vumbura (Luxury).

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