Extension to Namibia: Adventures in the Desert (Pre-Tour)

Explore what the Namibian desert has to offer with an excursion to Namib-Naukluft National Park. See towering sand dunes and find an abundance of flora and fauna, including baboons, leopards and more than 200 bird species. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the desert and admire the colors of the landscape before connecting to Cape Town for your South Africa Luxury Small Group Journey.

  • Day 1
    Arrive in Windhoek, Namibia

    Welcome to Namibia, renowned for the haunting beauty of its stark, diverse landscapes. Arrive at Windhoek airport where you are met an escorted to your hotel.

    Arrive in Windhoek

    Welcome to Namibia, renowned for the haunting beauty of its stark, diverse landscapes.

    Unwind at your hotel

    Arrive at Windhoek airport where you are met an escorted to your hotel.

    • Meals Dinner
  • Day 2
    Windhoek - Sossusvlei

    Fly from Windhoek to Sossusvlei, in the heart of the Namib Desert and surrounded by rocky outcrops and endless sand dunes.

    Fly from Windhoek to Sossusvlei

    Fly from Windhoek to Sossusvlei, in the heart of the Namib Desert and surrounded by rocky outcrops and endless sand dunes.

    Sojourn through the Namibian desert

    This afternoon, explore Namib-Naukluft National Park, famous for its towering apricot-colored sand dunes that follow the Tsauchab River Valley. Your game drive reveals a fascinating variety of flora and fauna, including baboon, steenbok, kudu, and the rare leopard. There are also more than 200 bird species such as Ruppell's parrot and the rosy-faced lovebirds. View Sesriem Canyon, a narrow mile-long, 100-foot deep gorge formed through river erosion. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and admire the colors of the landscape. Tonight, relax with a sundowner, or perhaps a guided nature walk.

    • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3
    Sossusvlei

    Explore the petrified dunes of the Namib desert

    Today savor an exhilarating desert and dunes experience in the Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world. Explore the petrified dunes, up to 985 feet above the surrounding plains and the highest free-standing sand dunes in the world.

    Enjoy game drives and view a myriad of native vegetation

    Discover the colossal boulders of Bushman's Koppies, haphazardly piled on top of each other as your local guide gives insight on the formation of the Namib Desert, and its myriad of fascinating creatures and plants. Keep a look out for, zebra, springbok, aardwolf, jackal and more. After dinner, why not enjoy some stargazing - wonderful in this remote location.

    • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4
    Sossusvlei - Windhoek - Cape Town, South Africa

    Bid farewell to exotic Namibia and fly south to Cape Town in South Africa.

    Fly from Namibia to Cape Town

    Bid farewell to exotic Namibia and fly south to Cape Town in South Africa.

    Begin your South Africa Luxury Small Group Journey

    Tonight, begin your South Africa group tour with a Welcome Dinner.

    • Meals Breakfast
  • Accommodation on double / twin sharing basis and meals as specified in the itinerary.
  • All transfers, sightseeing tours and excursions as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees as listed in the enclosed itinerary.
  • Services of a local guide.
  • Porterage at hotels.
  • Any other services not mentioned under 'Package Inclusions'.
  • Domestic & international  airfares.
  • Tips for drivers and guides.
  • Expenses of a personal nature like laundry, telephone / fax calls, alcoholic, beverages, still camera / video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, etc.
  • Any other services not mentioned under 'Package Inclusions’
  • Visa fee & insurance fee.
  • Any other services not mentioned under 'Package Inclusions'
  • Visa fee & insurance fee.
  • Domestic & International  airfares
  • Tips for Driver and Guide
  • Gratuities to Tour leader
  • Expenses of a personal nature like laundry, telephone / fax calls, alcoholic, beverages, still camera / video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc.
  • Windhoek

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    The Olive Exclusive Boutique Hotel - 1 Night 5 Star Deluxe
    • Air Conditioned
    • Pool
    • Wifi
    • Internet
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Room Service
    • Parking

    This intimate boutique hotel in a tranquil corner of Windhoek embodies the very essence of chic comfort. The Olive Exclusive - the first ultra-luxurious sanctuary of its kind in the Namibian capital - is cool, contemporary and stylish but with a warm heart and authentic African soul. Its sleek, modern lines are complemented by organic textures, natural furnishings, an eco-friendly approach and dedicated personal service. Simple elegance is key, from the organic rough-hewn wooden benches and side tables, through the sculpted chunk of granite that serves as a coffee table in the guest lounge, to walls clad in abstract Namibian landscapes by well-known South African photographer Micky Hoyle. The seven suites are individually decorated so each reflects a different region in Namibia, and each has its own lounge area with fireplace and dining room, for private dining. Wide glass doors open onto spacious decks where you can relax on a shady daybed, enjoy al fresco lunches or, if yours is a premium suite, take a dip in your own private plunge pool. Such are the creature comforts that you may find it hard to leave: sink into an extra-length bed dressed in crisp, pure-cotton linen, or indulge in a bubble bath in a freestanding tub with sweeping mountain views. Air-conditioning, satellite TV and iPod docking stations are standard, as is a computer with Wi-Fi access. Then there's a fully stocked mini bar, complete with a premium wine selection, so you can toast the setting sun in fine style. The Olive Exclusive boasts a quality restaurant featuring a seasonal menu, with inventive signature dishes. The fully stocked bar also features a classic selection of fine whisky.

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    Hilton Hotel Windhoek - 1 Night 5 Star Deluxe
    • Air Conditioned
    • Pool
    • Gym
    • Wifi
    • Internet
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Room Service
    • Parking
    • Shopping
    • Forex
    • Travel Desk
    • Business Center

    Set in the heart of Namibia’s capital city, Windhoek, the contemporary Hilton Windhoek hotel is conveniently close to a variety of business corporations and historical and tourist attractions. All of the modern Guest Rooms and Suites at this Windhoek hotel are decorated in a warm, contemporary African style and feature spacious work areas and high-speed internet access.

  • Sossusvlei

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    Little Kulala - 2 Nights 5 Star Deluxe
    • Pool
    • Bar
    • Parking

    Little Kulala is a luxurious desert retreat situated in the private 37000 hectare Kulala Wilderness Reserve, the gateway to Namibia's Sand Sea with its towering dunes and clear starry skies. Accommodation at Little Kulala consists of 11 climate controlled, thatched "kulalas" (the word means 'to sleep') which merge impeccably into the timeless desert landscape, with exquisite fittings and fixtures, and innovative bleached decks - each with a private plunge pool. Each kulala has a rooftop 'skybed' for romantic stargazing.

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    Sossusvlei Desert Lodge - 2 Nights 5 Star Deluxe
    • Air Conditioned
    • Pool
    • Gym
    • Wifi
    • Internet
    • Room Service
    • Parking
    • Shopping

    Take a breather from your hectic schedule and reconnect with yourself and with nature at &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge. Surrounded by the mountains and sand dunes of the Namib Desert, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is an escape to the world as it should be. Sheer silence, total tranquillity and romantic luxury. From stargazing to intimate picnics in the desert, this is an extraordinary desert wilderness. Nestled deep in the heart of Namibia's ancient Namib Desert in Southern Africa, the lodge is a secluded and serene oasis that overlooks awe-inspiring dunes and stony outcrops. A world of vast spaces, endless horizons and rugged mountain heights, the utter tranquillity and extraordinary clarity of light make this area one of Africa's most compelling landscapes. In this spectacularly beautiful location, spacious and serene suites envelope guests in pure indulgence, complete with an outdoor shower and a dramatic skylight over the bed for late night star gazing. If you're up for something more active, quad biking adventures, hikes and walks will let you explore the surrounding scenery and satisfy your sense of adventure.

  • Windhoek

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    Hilton Hotel Windhoek - 1 Night 4 Star First Class
    • Air Conditioned
    • Pool
    • Gym
    • Wifi
    • Internet
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Room Service
    • Parking
    • Shopping
    • Forex
    • Travel Desk
    • Business Center

    Set in the heart of Namibia’s capital city, Windhoek, the contemporary Hilton Windhoek hotel is conveniently close to a variety of business corporations and historical and tourist attractions. All of the modern Guest Rooms and Suites at this Windhoek hotel are decorated in a warm, contemporary African style and feature spacious work areas and high-speed internet access.

  • Sossusvlei

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    Kulala Desert Lodge - 2 Nights 4 Star First Class
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Parking

    Kulala Desert Lodge situated on over 46,000 acres of the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve, bordering the Namib Naukluft Park, Kulala Desert Lodge lies in the heart of the Namib. It offers magnificent views of the famous red dunes of Sossusvlei as well as spectacular mountain scenery and vast open plains. Kulala Desert Lodge is owned and operated by Wilderness Safaris.

  • *Final hotel selection based on availability. If primary property is not available, one of a similar standard will be provided.
Trip price per person
Departure Date(s) Category Double Occupancy
Jul 01, 2019 To Dec 31, 2019 5 Star Deluxe $4,772