12-day Classic Namibia

Explore the bare plains of the Namib Desert, the apricot coloured dunes of Sossusvlei, the romantic coastal town of Swakopmund nestled between the Ocean and the Desert, the rough terrain of Damaraland and the abundant wildlife in the world renowned Etosha National Park on this classic Namibia tour.


  • Windhoek
  • Etosha East
  • Etosha South
  • Mariental
  • Palmwag Concession
  • Sesriem
  • Swakopmund
  • Kalahari, Namibia
  • Twyfelfontein
  • Onguma Game Reserve
  • Etosha National Park
  • Namibia

Tour Summary

Full Day by Day Itinerary


Day 1 : Windhoek

Arrival at Hosea Kutako (Windhoek International) Airport, where you will be met by your guide. Subsequent transfer to the capital of Namibia for check-in at a guesthouse. After check-in at the accommodation establishment, you will be taken on a city tour. Windhoek is a city of many contrasts. Modern skyscrapers blend with historic buildings dating from the turn of the century. Several buildings from the German colonial era have been preserved and restored to fulfill useful functions in the community today. Some of the sights you will see on your tour are the Parliament Building, also known as the “Ink Place”, the Lutheran Church and the Railway Station.



Day 2 : Kalahari, Namibia

After breakfast departure from Windhoek and drive via Rehoboth into the red dunes of the Kalahari Desert. In the late afternoon you will participate in a guided game drive to learn about the flora and fauna of the Kalahari Desert.



Day 3 : Sesriem

The routing takes you further south via Maltahöhe into the low plains of the Namib Desert to Desert Camp, which is located nearby the entrance gate to the Sossusvlei dunes.  Spend the afternoon at leisure.



Day 4 : Sesriem

Very early departure today into the Namib Naukluft Park to witness one of Namibia’s most scenic attractions - the Sossusvlei and the highest dunes of the world. Visit the nearby Deadvlei, a dried out natural water pan with its dead acacia tree trunks rising to the blue sky. The Sesriem Canyon is another attraction worthwhile seeing en route back to the lodge. A relaxing sundowner on top of the nearby ridge ends off an unforgettable day in the desert.


Day 5 : Swakopmund

The route takes you north via the Kuiseb Canyon to Swakopmund. This quaint desert town with its old-world charm and relaxed atmosphere hedged by desert and sea, is enhanced by lush green lawns and palm trees.  Spend the afternoon at leisure.



Day 6 : Swakopmund

A marine cruise has been booked for you today. You will be picked up at your accommodation and driven to the nearby town of Walvis Bay, from where your marine cruise departs.  To round the trip off you will be spoilt with fresh Walvis Bay oysters, snacks and cold sparkling wine on board as you make your way back to the docking station and then back to Swakopmund.


Day 7 : Twyfelfontein

Departure from Swakopmund along the Atlantic Coast towards the North. Visit the lichen fields near Wlotzka’s Baken before continuing to Henties Bay, a small holiday resort. Onwards to the seal colony at Cape Cross. After visiting the seals, the journey continues via Uis towards Twyfelfontein.


Day 8 : Twyfelfontein

Experience the desert-adapted elephants in the Huab and Aba-Huab dry riverbeds this morning with your guide.  In the afternoon pay a visit to the Twyfelfontein Rock engraving, a world heritage site.


Day 9 : Etosha National Park

Leaving Malansrus we travel to Kamanjab and further to the Etosha National Park. The Etosha National Park presents to its guests a wilderness experience that is unmatched in terms of privacy and landscape viewing.  If time permits, your guide will drive into the National Park with you already this afternoon for a game drive.


Day 10 : Etosha National Park

Discover the mysteries of the African bush in Etosha National Park whilst travelling in an eastern direction through the park. We spend the day doing game drives in the park and visit the numerous waterholes that attract a large diversity of animal and bird species, many of these being endemic to the country.


Day 11 : Onguma Game Reserve

Another day to discover the mysteries of the African bush in Etosha National Park whilst travel in an easterly direction via Halali and Namutoni to Onguma Bushcamp.


Day 12 : Departure

Return journey via Okahandja to Windhoek. Okahandja is an important centre for woodcarvers from the north. This is a good place to pick a last souvenir. Arrival in Windhoek will be around 17h00 with transfer to Hosea Kutako Airport for check-in on your outbound flight.


Travelling costs as per itinerary; activities, entrance- and park fees as specified;
Accommodation on a shared basis;
Meals as per itinerary;
Mineral water en route;
Experienced guiding in English or German;
VAT and bed levy.


International flights
Travel Insurance
Additional activities
Alcoholic beverages and all drinks.
​​​​​​​Expenses of a personal nature, i.e. laundry, telephone, gratuities, souvenirs