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  • Choose from dolphin cruises, cycling, and paragliding in Swakopmund.
  • Scenic drive along the famed Skeleton Coast.
  • Explore the desert dunes of Sossusvlei.
  • Search for the Big 5 during game drives in Etosha.
  • Featuring premium lodges.
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The fresh sea breeze whispers through your hair as you sip Champagne and feast on fresh oysters on one of Namibia’s most stunning deserted beaches.

You’ll arrive at this magical place via a cruise from Swakopmund that will whisk you through colonies of inquisitive seals, pods of playful dolphins and plentiful populations of wild flamingos, pelicans and penguins. Such is the unexpected grandeur of Namibia’s coastline that teems with abundant aquatic life. You’ll also explore the country’s vast desert vistas and soaring sand dunes in Sossusvlei; inspect a shipwreck in Skeleton Coast Park; take in the ragged valleys of the Damaraland highlands; and spot the roaming wildlife at renowned Etosha National Park.

From the vibrant coastline to desert moonscapes and the abundant wildlife of Etosha National Park, the many faces of Namibia will surprise and delight you. Expert local tour guides reveal all the country’s most prized scenery and native wildlife, while you experience Namibia’s finest accommodation in a hand-selected collection of desert lodges, heritage hotels, remote homesteads and luxury safari camps. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Windhoek
    Windhoek
    • Transfer - Private - International Airport - Vehicle/Driver(6)
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Windhoek to Sossusvlei
    Windhoek to Sossusvlei
    • Windhoek - Sossusvlei [5 Hours] - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Sossus Dune Lodge - Optional Activities + - Sunset & Nature Drives
  • Day 3 Sossusvlei
    Sossusvlei
    • Tour - Private - Dunes and Sesriem Canyon - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Sossus Dune Lodge - Optional Activities - Sesriem & Stargazing Dinner
  • Day 4 Sossusvlei to Swakopmund
    Sossusvlei to Swakopmund
    • Sossusvlei - Swakopmund [6 Hours] - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Optional Activities
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Swakopmund
    Swakopmund
    • Tour - Shared - Marine Dune Day - Dolphin Cruise and Sandwich Harbor with lunch - Vehicle/Driver/Guide(5)
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Swakopmund to Twyfelfontein
    Swakopmund to Twyfelfontein
    • Swakopmund - Twyfelfontein [7 hours via the Skeleton Coast and Cape Cross] - 4X4/Guide(5)
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7 Twyfelfontein
    Twyfelfontein
    • Mowani Mountain Camp Activities
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 8 Twyfelfontein to Etosha
    Twyfelfontein to Etosha
    • Twyfelfontein - Etosha Park - South Gate [5 Hours via The Petrified Forest] - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Park Fees - Vehicle/Guide(5)
    • Private - Afternoon Game Drive - 4X4/Guide(5)
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 9 Etosha
    Etosha
    • Tour - Private - Full Day Game Drive - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Park Fees - Vehicle/Guide(5)
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 10 Etosha Park - South Gate
    Etosha Park - South Gate
    • Etosha Park - South Gate - Windhoek [6 hours] - 4X4/Guide(5)
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Day 1: Windhoek

Enjoy your private transfer to or from Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport.

Accommodation: Villa Violet

Villa Violet is tucked away in the heart of Windhoek. All rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, TV, WiFi and a safe. You can enjoy a healthy breakfast each morning in the breakfast room. The garden around the pool, the deck or the lounge are there to make you feel comfortable.

Windhoek
Windhoek
Villa Violet
Villa Violet

Day 2: Windhoek - Sossusvlei

This morning you will meet your guide and depart from Windhoek and drive to Sossusvlei. This drive will take approximately five hours.

Guest staying at the Sossus Dune Lodge are providing with a variety of exciting and culturally inspired activities to choose from (additional fees may apply).  During the daylight hours, guests can hop aboard a privately driven vehicle for a guided nature drive.  Explore the many diverse Namibian landscapes whilst trying to catch a glimpse of the local wildlife including Oryx and Springbok.  In the evening hours guests can head out on a sunset drive across the flowing sand dunes.  You will return back to the lodge just in time to marvel at the starlit heavens.

Accommodation: Sossus Dune Lodge

Sossus Dune Lodge lies just 4km from the Sesriem gate, at the base of a mountain. With magnificent views of the distant dunes to the west. It is the first, and currently only, lodge to be built in the Namib-Naukluft National Park. Guests can walk directly from the lodge into the nearby Sesriem Canyon. 

Sossussvlei
Sossussvlei
Sossus Dune Lodges
Sossus Dune Lodges

Day 3: Sossusvlei

Early morning visit to Sossusvlei. It is surrounded by possibly the highest dunes in the world and is filled only with water in years when exceptionally good rainfall is received. After spending time in the dunes you will visit the Sesriem Canyon. It is said that the canyon got its name during the time of the ox wagon, when a person had to use six harness straps to haul water from the bottom of the canyon. Please note that if you're not using a 4X4 throughout the trip you will take a 4X4 shuttle into the dunes.

Those staying at the Sossus Dune Lodge are provided with a variety of exciting and culturally inspired activities to choose from (additional fees may apply).  Guest can experience the true natural beauty of the Sossuslvei Desert during a guided walk to the Sesriem Canyon.  Explore this extensive Namibian basin during the daylight hours before heading out on an outdoor dinner under the stars.  The remoteness of this area provides the ideal conditions for stargazing and constellation searches.

Accommodation: Sossus Dune Lodge
Dead Vlei
Dead Vlei
Sesriem Canyon
Sesriem Canyon

Day 4: Sossusvlei - Swakopmund

Meet with your guide and head off to Swakopmund today. The route takes you north via the Kuiseb Canyon to Swakopmund. Highlights en route include a drive to the “Moon Landscape” and the ancient desert plant, “Welwitschia mirabilis”. Swakopmund is a quaint desert town with old-world charm and relaxed atmosphere, hedged by desert and sea, its beauty is enhanced by lush green lawns and palm trees.

This idyllic coastal town is the perfect location for walking tours, shopping, relaxing at a quaint coffee shop or along the sandy beaches. This being Namibia’s playground, we also have a wide variety of activities on offer, ranging from dolphin cruises, desert tours and scenic flights to quad biking, paragliding, parachuting and kite surfing to mention but a few. 

Accommodation: Villa Margherita

Family-run Villa Margherita is a fabulous retreat located in the heart of Swakopmund, the city is sandwiched between Atlantic rollers and the Namib Desert. Villa Margherita is an upmarket colonial-style B&B, featuring panoramic sun terrace. The rooms are individually designed, decorated with large paintings, and stylishly furnished with a mix of antique, contemporary and modern pieces. Villa Margherita displays a unique charm of an old house, but tastefully peppered with modern amenities and personalized service.

Swakopmund
Swakopmund
Villa Margherita
Villa Margherita

Day 5: Swakopmund

This marine dune day gives you the ultimate combination of a leisure cruise on the Atlantic Ocean, a delicious lunch on the beach or in the dunes and a 4x4 ride in the breathtaking Sandwich Harbour area of the Namib Naukluft Park. The day starts with a marine cruise in the morning at 09h00. You get a chance to see flying pelicans, seals, the Walvis Bay Harbour, old boat wrecks, dolphins and during season even whales and turtles. Around 11h30, your skipper will drop you off at a deserted beach at the Jetty at Pelican Point, where your Sandwich Harbour 4x4 guide will meet you with a Land Rover. You will see the Kuiseb River Delta, flamingoes, the saltpans and the wetlands just north of the Sandwich Harbour Lagoon. If weather and tides allow, the drive goes right to the Sandwich Harbour Lagoon, one of Southern Africa’s richest and unique wetlands. If vehicles cannot make it there due to tides, you will have the time to walk 4 – 5 kms. Alternatively, you will get a chance to see the Lagoon area from one of the many beautiful lookout spots. You will have plenty of time to take photos, when the big dunes in Sandwich Harbour are crossed. En route, a light meal with snacks and salads as well as oysters and sparkling wine are dished up. The oysters here are amongst the best in the world. On the return drive to Walvis Bay, more giant dunes are crossed, including the big roaring dunes. Arrive in Walvis Bay at app 16h30.

Accommodation: Villa Margherita
Bottlenosen Dolphins
Bottlenosen Dolphins

Day 6: Swakopmund - 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 Ugabmund to the southern Skeleton Coast Park to inspect a shipwreck. You leave the Skeleton Coast Park in the early afternoon via Springbokwasser and can experience the harsh transition from the Namib Desert to the Damaraland highlands with its impressive landscape and ragged valleys.

Accommodation: Mowani Mountain Camp

Between the Ugab and the huab River in southern Damaraland lies a vast, beautiful unspoilt wilderness and unsurpassed desert scenery, unusual geological formations, archaelogical sites and a unique variety of fauna & flora lies Mowani Mountain Camp - meaning “Place of God”.

Twyfelfontein
Twyfelfontein
Mowani Mountain Main Camp
Mowani Mountain Main Camp

Day 7: Twyfelfontein

Adventures and activities available at Mowani include guided nature drives in search of the elusive desert elephant and hiking through magnificent scenery. Guides from the local tribes compliment day-time game drives to track mountain zebra, kudu, springbok, klipspringer and if you are fortunate enough... the leopard! Days are filled with game drives, champagne breakfasts and al fresco meals amidst the dusky landscape beneath Mopani trees.

Accommodation: Mowani Mountain Camp
Desert Elephant
Desert Elephant

Day 8: Twyfelfontein - Etosha

This morning you will depart for Etosha National Park via the Petrified Forest. The trees of the Petrified Forest were uprooted some 200 million years ago and were swept along by rivers in flood, covered by sediments and then subsequently uncovered by erosion. Afternoon arrival at your lodge in the southern end of the Etosha National Park. At the heart of this National Park is the Etosha Pan, a vast dry shallow depression. Perennial springs feed the waterholes along the southern verge, which attract a myriad of animal species.

This afternoon you'll head out for a game drive in Etosha National Park.

Accommodation: Ongava Lodge

Stylish Ongava Lodge is situated along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park in the privately-owned Ongava Game Reserve. From its beautiful vantage point overlooking a waterhole and the plains beyond, one can enjoy a plethora of game that arrives to drink. Its proximity to the National Park makes it the ideal base for exploring Etosha's kaleidoscope of wildlife.

Etosha
Etosha
Ongava Lodge
Ongava Lodge

Day 9: Etosha

Today you'll spend the day searching for the Big 5 in Etosha National Park.

Accommodation: Ongava Lodge
Cheetah in Etosha
Cheetah in Etosha

Day 10: Etosha Park - South Gate

This morning you will meet your guide and depart from Etosha Park - Von Lindequist Gate and drive to Windhoek. This drive will take approximately six hours.

Accommodation:
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Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
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Villa Violet : Windhoek

Villa Violet is tucked away in the heart of Windhoek. All rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, TV, WiFi and a safe. You can enjoy a healthy breakfast each morning in the breakfast room. The garden around the pool, the deck or the lounge are there to make you feel comfortable.

Villa Violet
Villa Violet

Sossus Dune Lodge : Sossusvlei

Sossus Dune Lodge lies just 4km from the Sesriem gate, at the base of a mountain. With magnificent views of the distant dunes to the west. It is the first, and currently only, lodge to be built in the Namib-Naukluft National Park. Guests can walk directly from the lodge into the nearby Sesriem Canyon. 

Sossus Dune Lodges
Sossus Dune Lodges

Villa Margherita: Swakopmund

Family-run Villa Margherita is a fabulous retreat located in the heart of Swakopmund, the city is sandwiched between Atlantic rollers and the Namib Desert. Villa Margherita is an upmarket colonial-style B&B, featuring panoramic sun terrace. The rooms are individually designed, decorated with large paintings, and stylishly furnished with a mix of antique, contemporary and modern pieces. Villa Margherita displays a unique charm of an old house, but tastefully peppered with modern amenities and personalized service.

Villa Margherita
Villa Margherita

Mowani Mountain Camp: Twyfelfontein

Between the Ugab and the huab River in southern Damaraland lies a vast, beautiful unspoilt wilderness and unsurpassed desert scenery, unusual geological formations, archaelogical sites and a unique variety of fauna & flora lies Mowani Mountain Camp - meaning “Place of God”.

Mowani Mountain Main Camp
Mowani Mountain Main Camp

Ongava Lodge: Etosha

Stylish Ongava Lodge is situated along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park in the privately-owned Ongava Game Reserve. From its beautiful vantage point overlooking a waterhole and the plains beyond, one can enjoy a plethora of game that arrives to drink. Its proximity to the National Park makes it the ideal base for exploring Etosha's kaleidoscope of wildlife.

Ongava Lodge
Ongava Lodge
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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    Kensington Tours gave us a wonderful trip with the best guide and accommodations. They helped us book flights to avoid long drives and answered all of our questions going above and beyond. Thank you for all your help giving my family and I a trip of a lifetime! We cannot wait to go back to Africa and do it again using Kensington!

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    We wanted the full safari experience and Kensington was able to deliver it. We had the perfect mix of tents and lodges and honestly can say we saw about everything we could have in our time there. Our Kensington guide Elijah was very knowledgeable and friendly. He was basically a member of the family by the end of the trip. The entire trip was planned out perfectly. Thanks to Kensington and we hope to travel with them again in the future.

  • Sarah M. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    We had such a tremendous trip! We covered a lot of geography, plants and animals - both aquatic and land based. Every guide we had was knowledgeable and very personable. When Grootbos and then Madikwe found out it was my husband's birthday - our guide at Grootbos "Nita" arranged a private party for him (and us) and our chef and butler at Little Madikwe, Violet and Patience, baked cupcakes and got a small group together to sing happy birthday - in English and Afrikaans! We could never have seen so much on our own. The knowledge we gained about South African people, places, animals and history made this our trip of a lifetime! Thank you!

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    We had the most amazing time on our trip. Very grateful to Kensington for organizing all the pick ups and details so we didn't have to think or worry - we could just enjoy ourselves. Will absolutely recommend this trip to family and friends and hope to use Kensington again in the future for our next adventure. Thanks so much!

  • Kristin C. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    From the minute we landed, everything was taken care of. Every driver and guide we had were very friendly and efficient. The highlight of our trip was our stay at Kapama Southern Camp, everything about this place was amazing. We were all sad to leave and would love to return there in the future. Would highly recommend booking as many people there as possible.

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    Madagascar is a very poor country with spotty infrastructure. We used Kensington for their knowledge of the area and their resources and we are very pleased. Our driver for the trip was very professional and knowledgeable of the area and the guide that we used for the rainforest walks was equally knowledgeable and professional. Bari, our guide, had a passion for the area and wanted to make sure we were able to get the best picture of each sighting. Franco, our driver, had a passion for his country and the sights and he was a definite asset on our trip.

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    Guides were incredibly well-informed and taught my wife and I about the environment, animals, and culture. Our tour would have just been commonplace, without them.

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