A Complete Namibian Safari

Duration 10 days
Price guide
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Gemsbok with orange sand dune evening sunset.
Portrait of a big male lion lying in the grass, Etosha National Park, Namibia.
Heard of elephants gathered at a waterhole
Small animal tracks in the sand
A truly remarkable trip that takes you on a luxury safari to Namibia‘s surreal desert landscapes, finest wildlife experiences and quirky towns. From its tiny capital, Windhoek, head to the endless dunes of the Namib Desert to find Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. Follow the coast to Swakopmund, a German town squeezed between the Atlantic and endless sands, and on to the rugged mountains and plains of Damaraland for ancient rock art, black rhinos and long-legged desert elephants. End at Etosha whose waters draw a wonderful array of wildlife from far and wide.

Trip highlights

  • Set off on private tours over the dunes of the Namib
  • Explore Damaraland and Etosha National Park
  • Enjoy a Walvis Bay Sea and Dolphin cruise
  • Explore Swakopmund and Windhoek on city tours

Bespoke safaris with Jacada

We design one-of-a-kind journeys incorporating luxury in all its forms. Our bespoke luxury safaris in Namibia include:

  • Exclusive luxury safari lodges, camps and hotels
  • Curated and private experiences
  • Skilled guides and local wildlife experts
  • Decades of combined safari expertise from our team
  • Full support from your concierge in Africa
  • Days 1–2 Windhoek
  • Days 2–4 Sossusvlei
  • Days 4–6 Swakopmund
  • Days 6–8 Damaraland
  • Days 8–10 Etosha
A Complete Namibian Safari
Price guide
  • Days 1–2 Windhoek
  • Days 2–4 Sossusvlei
  • Days 4–6 Swakopmund
  • Days 6–8 Damaraland
  • Days 8–10 Etosha

Itinerary in detail

Every Jacada trip is tailored to your personal preferences and interests. Below you’ll find a sample itinerary to inspire your own custom-designed journey.

Days 1–2

Overnight in Windhoek

Windhoek is one of the smallest capital cities in the world with a population of just 234,000, but it is home to some fascinating buildings with typical German architecture. You could also visit the National Botanical Gardens featuring mountain aloes, a large evergreen succulent with a dense rosette of fleshy, green leaves and striking orange flowers.

Days 2–4

Two nights exploring the Namib Desert

The towering terracotta sand dunes and clay pans that belong to the Sossusvlei form the signature landscape of Namibia. Located in the Namib-Naukluft National Park in the southern Namib Desert, this rippling sand sea of huge dunes has been shaped by the winds and the underground Tsauchab River.

Enjoy your time in the world’s oldest desert with your guides here taking you on walking safaris, scenic drives and perhaps a photography lesson or two. Your travel designer will be able to talk you through the various activities available depending on which accommodation you choose to stay at.

Explore the desert

Excursion to the Sossusvlei dunes

Embark on an excursion of the incredible Sossusvlei dunes, to admire the incredible views and experience the magical silence of the desert. Hike the high peaks, wander the petrified deserts, look out for desert wildlife and marvel at the other-wordly landscapes.

Days 4–6

Two nights in Swakopmund

Enjoy time exploring Swakopmund, a small German coastal resort nestled between the desert and the sea. This charming town boasts a charming combination of German architecture blended with good hotels, shops, restaurants,museums, craft centres, galleries and cafés for you to enjoy. Alternatively you may like to partake in any of the adventure activities on offer including quad-biking in the dunes, sky diving and scenic flights, which your travel designer will be able to advise you about.

Explore the rugged coastline

Walvis Bay sea and dolphin cruise

From Walvis Bay embark on a sea and dolphin cruise where you’ll spot Cape fur seals, Heaviside and bottlenose dolphins, pelicans, flamingos and a wide variety of other sea birds. Whales, leatherback turtles and sunfish also frequent these waters. In the afternoon, explore Walvis Bay lagoon and the salt pans. The lagoon and surrounding wetlands are a RAMSAR wetland site of international importance and an important feeding area for many migratory birds: a prime location to spot coastal species.

Days 6–8

Two nights exploring Damaraland

One of the most scenic parts of Namibia, with plenty of scope for adventure, Damaraland encompasses the expanses of rugged wilderness in Namibia’s northwest between the Skeleton Coast, Kaokoland and Etosha. It is home to just a handful of people, wandering herds of desert-adapted elephants and black rhino, plains dotted with surreal rock formation decorated with ancient San rock art, petrified forests, the imposing Spitzkoppe mountain, and the Brandberg Massif (Namibia’s highest mountain).

Though there are no national parks here, there are a collection of game reserves and concessions instead with remote safari lodges where wildlife including lion, cheetah, giraffe and more can be spotted in captivating surrounds.

Days 8–10

Two nights by Etosha National Park

Etosha’s most distinguishing feature is its horizon-less silvery salt pan that covers 6,133 square kilometres, as well as the variety and concentration of game that crowd its surrounding spring-fed waterholes. Nicknamed the “Place of Mirages”, the terrain is extraordinary especially when a pride of lions, herds of blue wildebeest or desert elephant stand against this stark backdrop.

The remains of an ancient inland lake, the Etosha Pan, takes up about a quarter of the park’s land and there is a variety of habitats within the park’s borders from mopane woodland to treeless plains, open savannah, becoming more hilly the further west you go.

Why book with Jacada

Personalised design

We’ll plan your trip around your personal interests, tastes and preferences, providing honest advice based on first-hand knowledge.

Authentic experiences

Our expert guides and brilliant Concierges are hand-picked for their ability to bring your destination to life with care and passion.

Positive Impact

We seek out unforgettable experiences that benefit both local communities and the environment.