Multi-day trip

From Windhoek: Namib Desert and Etosha National Park Tour

Activity provider: People Tours and Safari cc

From Windhoek: Namib Desert and Etosha National Park Tour

Activity provider: People Tours and Safari cc

From US$ 2,548.23 per person

Adventure to the Namib Desert and Etosha National Park on this tour from Windhoek with accommodation and meals included. Visit incredible landscapes and take part in exciting game rides.

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Duration 6 days
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Be ready 15 minutes prior to your tour pickup time. Your driver will be holding a sign with your last name on it.
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Venture to the enchanting Namib Desert and be humbled by towering sand dunes
  • Witness the persuading mirage and shimmering effects of the Etosha salt pan
  • Take a game drive to get up-close to animals like zebras, impalas, or giraffes
  • Enjoy captivating sunrises and calming sunsets over Namibia's desert landscape
  • Relax at the poolside of your accommodation after a day of exciting adventures
Full description

Explore the Namib Desert and Etosha National Park on a multi-day tour adventure from Windhoek with accommodation and meals included. Be impressed by the Sossusvlei dunes, have a mesmerizing experience at the Etosha Pan, and get up-close to animals on exciting game drives.

Day 1: Windhoek to Sossusvlei

Depart from your Windhoek accommodation in the morning and drive through the surrounding mountains. Pass over the Eros Mountains and through the Khomas Highland region to a grassy desert savannah landscape.

Stop at Solitaire for gas and a break before continuing on to your lodging in the southern part of the Namib Desert, near Sossusvlei, for an early afternoon arrival. Be greeted by a glamping-style tent camp, situated on a hillside with breathtaking views across the desert, and also have lunch.

Enjoy use of the swimming pool, dining area, and a stocked bar during your stay. Explore the area around the camp before sunset, when the colors glow and change on the distant mountains to the east. Then have dinner served in the lodge.

Day 2: Sossusvlei

Have an early start to catch the soft light of a desert sunrise. Depart the camp and pass through Sesriem to continue towards Sossusvlei. Watch as the sand dunes rise along both sides of the road and be impressed by towering red dunes, some of which are the highest in the world, over white plains.

Stop at the famous Dune 45, a star dune that is over 170 meters tall. Those who feel fit enough to climb the dune will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding Namibian desert.

Afterward, eat breakfast and take a desert walk with the chance to see gemsboks, springboks, black-backed jackals, and ostriches. Visit the Deadvlei, a white clay pan located between orange dunes and dotted with the remains of hundreds of baren camelthorn trees. As the day cools down, take a short excursion to Sesriem Canyon before spending the rest of the day back at camp with lunch and dinner. Day 3: Sossusvlei to Windhoek

Have breakfast and make your return from the desert to civilization on scenic roads through the Khomas Highlands. Arrive back in Windhoek in the afternoon where you will be dropped off at your guesthouse (included with the tour). Also, enjoy lunch before having time on your own. Day 4: Windhoek to Etosha National Park (Southside)

Your adventure continues with a morning pickup. Leave Windhoek via the B1 road heading north. Delight in a picnic lunch on the way to Etosha National Park. Arrive in the afternoon and enter the south side of Etosha through the Andersson Gate and proceed to your Okaukuejo resort accommodations.

Have time to explore your surroundings and enjoy the swimming pool before a late afternoon game drive. After dinner, a visit to the floodlit waterhole is strongly recommended as there is a good chance of seeing rhinos and lions coming to drink. Day 5: Etosha National Park (Eastside) Today, spend most of the day searching for animals, as you make your way through the game reserve towards Namutoni, your next rest camp. Visit a number of waterholes and stop to view the Etosha Pan.

Be hypnotized by the expansive salt pan and witness shimmering mirages. Have the chance to see large herds of game in this unique setting. Afterward, stop at Halali to have lunch and continue on to Namutoni.

At Namutoni, relax at the swimming pool or waterhole before a late afternoon game drive. Be prepared for an exciting experience with a likelihood of getting up-close views of springboks, zebras, impalas, giraffes, gemsboks, and plenty of birds. You might also see elephants and lions.

In the evening unwind with a glass of wine and sunset from the tower of the old Namibian German fort before dinner.

Day 6: Etosha National Park to Windhoek

After a morning game drive and the opportunity to take some more pictures of Etosha's wildlife in the morning light, head back to Windhoek. On your drive, pass through farmland and small towns.

Just before reaching Windhoek, stopover in the small town of Okahandja to visit Namibia's largest wood-carving market. Arrive back in Windhoek in the late afternoon to conclude your tour.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals a day
  • Park fees
  • Itinerary-listed activities
  • Mineral water
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People over 287 lbs (130 kg)
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • Masks are optional but are strongly recommended while indoors
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are optional for this activity
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants 12 and older must present physical or digital proof that they've been fully vaccinated with a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine administered at least 14 days before the performance date. Children between 5-11 years old must present proof that they've received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine and be accompanied by a vaccinated adult meeting the theater's entry requirements. Guests whose last vaccine dose (excluding boosters) was fewer than 14 days before the performance date must also present either a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the performance starts or a negative antigen test taken no more than 6 hours before the performance starts
  • All participants 5 and older must present proof that they have received two vaccine doses of an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc). Participants under 18 may also use a school photo ID. Participants under 12 must be accompanied by an adult who meets the above requirements. Participants who do not comply with these requirements will be denied entry or asked to leave the theater
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are strongly recommended for anyone indoors regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated participants are required to wear a mask while indoors
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present proof of full vaccination. Participants aged 6-17 must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of Covid-19 infection in the past 9 months, or a negative PCR or lateral flow Covid-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts. All participants between 6-11 years old must present either proof of full vaccination proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts.
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)
  • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc)
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must present proof of full vaccination or lawful exemption. All participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult from their household
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present either QR-code proof of full vaccination, QR-code proof of a Covid-19 infection in the last 6 months, or a document confirming medical contraindications for vaccination with a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 3 months. All participants who are under 18 years old must present a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must present either a valid EU/Swiss Covid-19 certificate consisting of either: proof of full vaccination (only Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, Johnson&Johnson, or AstraZeneca vaccines are accepted), proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, or a negative rapid test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts. Non-EU/Swiss proofs of vaccination or Covid-19 infection must be exchanged by an official body in Switzerland. Only EU/Swiss certificates will be accepted.
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must also bring a valid form of government-issued photo ID
  • All participants who are over 5 years and 3 months old must present proof of full vaccination and a valid form of ID. Participants with proof of valid religious or medical exemptions and children under five years and three months are exempt. All participants over 2 years old must wear a mask

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  • Change of clothes

Not allowed

  • Bikes
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security

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