Travel to Namibia and discover one of the most sparsely populated countries on earth. Crossing the border from South Africa, encounter Namibia's treacherously beautiful coastline, its soaring sand dunes, incredible moonscapes and savanna grasslands teeming with wildlife. Namibia is a country of contrasts and a paradise for wilderness lovers. See the best of this spectacular region by canoeing down rivers, scaling sand dunes, walking through the desert, savouring local dishes and relaxing in quaint towns and cities. Travel from Cape Town to Windhoek and get ready for an unforgettable adventure.
Your dining experience in Lambert's Bay will be one to remember. This open-air restaurant, Muisbosskerm, was rated by National Geographic as having one of the 'Top Ten Sea Views to Dine For'
Take a canoe adventure down South Africa's longest stream, the picturesque Orange River
The scale of Fish River Canyon is staggering, but stunning African birdlife and a colour-changing sunset makes it so much more than one of the world's largest gorges
As eerie as they are fascinating, the sand dunes of the Sossusvlei can be seen in all their blazing glory from the top of Dune 45
Enjoy plenty of time for seaside leisure in Swakopmund, amid the dramatic breakers of the Atlantic Ocean
Etosha National Park is one of the best places in the world for wildlife-spotting, and you'll enjoy a full day of game drives here
You'll travel in purpose-built overland vehicles for the duration of this trip. While our vehicles are not air-conditioned, all windows do open to allow fresh air flow.
Road travel in Africa comes with its fair share of dust, so while curtains are fitted to minimise the sunshine, it can get hot and windy.
There are some long travel days, which can be exacerbated by bumpy African roads.
You don't need to be a super-fit athlete to go on an overland safari, but you will need a good level of physical resilience and movement, especially for entering and exiting the vehicles, and for taking long trips on bumpy roads. There's also a half-day canoe trip along the Orange River.
Namibia summer ( Nov-Mar ) can be very hot and humid with maximum temperatures around 30-35°C and peaks of over 40°C in the desert.
As the early bird catches the worm, the early camper sights the animals. There will be many early starts either to make use of the better safari time or to beat the morning traffic on long travel days.
1. A single supplement is available on this trip. Please speak to your booking agent for more information.
2. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking, or at a minimum 15 days prior to travel.
3. This trip finishes on arrival in Windhoek on Day 13. Please do not book any flights out this evening. The Airport is located 1hr drive out of Windhoek and although we generally make it back to the hotel in Windhoek by 5:00pm, it can be difficult to get to the airport in time for flights.
Our Namibia Discovery trips score an average of 4.5 out of 5 based on 66 reviews in the last year.
We are attracted to Intrepid because of the smaller groups, the good interaction with local people and opportunities to learn about different cultures, well chosen features to see and the feeling of adventure always paramount...truly amazing.
Review submitted 30 Apr 2018
This is a great trip for anyone who wants to see Africa. Some days have a lot of "sitting in the truck" and you spend that time looking out for animals. Some days include short walks on rocky terrain or soft sand so you need a reasonable level of fitness especially because the heat drains your energy.
Review submitted 26 Apr 2018