8 days from $3,680 per person*
  • Search for the Big 5 in Etosha National Park with expert guide.
  • Waddle with penguins and search for other birdlife at Bird Island.
  • Led by expert guide, explore the lunar landscapes of Swakopmund.
  • Soar over Sossusvlei’s dunes on hot air balloon and helicopter rides.
  • Expert selection of hotels.
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Explore the bare plains of the Namib Desert, the apricot colored dunes of Sossusvlei, the romantic coastal town of Swakopmund nestled between the Ocean and the Desert, and the abundant wildlife in the world renowned Etosha National Park with your private guide. Namibia is known for its contrasting landscapes: from the world’s largest sand dunes to ocean to big game. Sossusvlei, Namibia's famous highlight in the heart of the Namib Desert, is a huge clay pan, enclosed by giant sand dunes. Some of the spectacular hills of sand are, at a height of 300 meters, the highest in the world. The best time to view Sossusvlei is close to sunrise and sunset; the colors are strong and constantly changing, allowing for wonderful photographic opportunities. You can also enjoy exhilarating game drives and wilderness walks exploring the grass plains, the red sand dune belts of the NamibRand Nature Reserve, or stargazing under the magnificent desert skies. From the Mars-like dunes, feel the spray of the ocean as you spot inquisitive seals, pelicans and playful dolphins aboard your boat as you cruise the waters, samplings oysters, snacks and sparkling wine. Etosha National Park is where you'll search for the Big 5, your guide will take you to all of the great waterholes. At night relax in a selection of handpicked lodges, hotels and camps as you explore etherial Namibia with your private vehicle and expert guide. ... 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)
    • Moon Mountain Sundowner Drive - Sundowner
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3 Sossusvlei
    Sossusvlei
    • Tour - Private - Dunes and Sesriem Canyon - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Moon Mountain Optional Activities - Optional
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 Sossusvlei to Swakopmund
    Sossusvlei to Swakopmund
    • Sossusvlei - Swakopmund [6 Hours] - 4X4/Guide(5)
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Swakopmund
    Swakopmund
    • Tour - Shared - Harbor Dolphin Cruise - Cruise
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Swakopmund to Etosha
    Swakopmund to Etosha
    • Swakopmund - Etosha [8 hours ] - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Park Fees - Vehicle/Guide(5)
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Etosha
    Etosha
    • Tour - Private - Full Day Game Drive - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Park Fees - Vehicle/Guide(5)
    • Private - Afternoon Game Drive - 4X4/Guide(5)
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Etosha to Etosha Park - South Gate
    Etosha to Etosha Park - South Gate
    • Park Fees - Vehicle/Guide(5)
    • Etosha Park - South Gate - Windhoek [6 hours] - 4X4/Guide(5)
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Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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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.

This afternoon you'll meet up with others from the lodge and enjoy a nature drive and have sundowners and witness the spectacular beauty of this region.  

Accommodation: Moon Mountain Lodge

Moon Mountain Lodge is a tented lodge ideally located in the Naukluft Mountains. Enjoy sheer luxury with exquisite views from your bed or private splash pool. The lodge’s Nebula Restaurant offers seating for 46 people and traditional Namibian Cuisine.

Sossussvlei
Sossussvlei
Moon Mountain Lodge
Moon Mountain Lodge

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.

While at Moon Mountain there are a lot of activties to choose from. Activities available in the area include serene hot air balloon flights, scenic flights with airplane or helicopters, dune drives, sun-downer drives, game drives, mountain trails and a lot of photo opportunities. These can either be booked and paid for direct at the lodge or arranged prior to your departure with your trip specialist.

Accommodation: Moon Mountain Lodge
Dead Vlei
Dead Vlei

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.

Accommodation: Central Guesthouse

The Swakopmund Central Guesthouse is located on a quiet side street just five minutes from downtown Swakopmund and a ten minutes walk from the beach and offers great and affordable room accommodation in Swakopmund. Hotel offers seven clean and spacious guest rooms with private en-suite bathrooms furnished with exquisite mahogany and modern decor. Each hotel guest room is fitted with high-quality extra-long beds, premium bedding, modern flat screen televisions and a private safe to make your stay as comfortable and secure as possible.  The elegant and aesthetically furnished and open fireplace highlight the personal and luxurious character.

Swakopmund
Swakopmund
Central Guesthouse
Central Guesthouse

Day 5: Swakopmund

Cruise departs Walvis Bay Yacht club at 09h00 and takes you through the harbour to Bird Island, you then cut across the lagoon to the moored Russian trawlers where inquisitive seals will swim up to the boats looking for something to eat. From there you will head to Pelican Point where entertainment is provided by a large seal colony and pods of Heavyside and Bottlenose Dolphins swimming alongside the boats. For bird lovers, apart from seeing flamingoes, cormorants and pelicans, there are common sightings of the White Chinned Petrel, Wilson’s Storm Petrel, Black Oystercatcher and even the Jackass Penguin. To round off the trip you will be spoilt with fresh Walvis Bay oysters, snacks and cold sparkling wine served on board the boat. Please note that transfers are private but you may be joined by other guests on the boat.

Accommodation: Central Guesthouse
Penguin
Penguin

Day 6: Swakopmund - Etosha

This morning you will meet your guide and depart from Swakopmund and drive to Etosha.   This drive will take approximately 8 hours but is on tarred roads. It takes you via Karibib, Omaruru and Outjo.

Accommodation: Okaukuejo

Okaukuejo is located 17 km from the southern entrance of the park, and famous for its flood-lit waterhole, where visitors can observe at close quarters as spectacle of wildlife congregating and interacting.  The main attraction of this camp is that it overlooks a permanent waterhole, which is floodlit at night. Here a wide diversity of wildlife congregates and interacts. The spectacle starts at dawn, with animals coming in large numbers to quench their thirst. The excitement continues throughout the day and deep into the night. In the early evenings, it is not uncommon to have black rhinoceros, elephant and lion, all drinking at the same time.

Etosha
Etosha
Okaukuejo
Okaukuejo

Day 7: Etosha

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

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

Accommodation: Okaukuejo
Cheetah in Etosha
Cheetah in Etosha
Etosha
Etosha

Day 8: Etosha - 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:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
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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.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

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

Moon Mountain Lodge : Sossusvlei

Moon Mountain Lodge is a tented lodge ideally located in the Naukluft Mountains. Enjoy sheer luxury with exquisite views from your bed or private splash pool. The lodge’s Nebula Restaurant offers seating for 46 people and traditional Namibian Cuisine.

Moon Mountain Lodge
Moon Mountain Lodge

Central Guesthouse: Swakopmund

The Swakopmund Central Guesthouse is located on a quiet side street just five minutes from downtown Swakopmund and a ten minutes walk from the beach and offers great and affordable room accommodation in Swakopmund. Hotel offers seven clean and spacious guest rooms with private en-suite bathrooms furnished with exquisite mahogany and modern decor. Each hotel guest room is fitted with high-quality extra-long beds, premium bedding, modern flat screen televisions and a private safe to make your stay as comfortable and secure as possible.  The elegant and aesthetically furnished and open fireplace highlight the personal and luxurious character.

Central Guesthouse
Central Guesthouse

Okaukuejo: Etosha

Okaukuejo is located 17 km from the southern entrance of the park, and famous for its flood-lit waterhole, where visitors can observe at close quarters as spectacle of wildlife congregating and interacting.  The main attraction of this camp is that it overlooks a permanent waterhole, which is floodlit at night. Here a wide diversity of wildlife congregates and interacts. The spectacle starts at dawn, with animals coming in large numbers to quench their thirst. The excitement continues throughout the day and deep into the night. In the early evenings, it is not uncommon to have black rhinoceros, elephant and lion, all drinking at the same time.

Okaukuejo
Okaukuejo
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.
  • Mary R. — July 20, 2016 — Africa

    Going with Kensington Tours was a great decision. The transfers between resorts was handled very professionally and extremely smooth. I will plan my next trip to South Africa with Kensington. Money well spent!

  • Julie C. — July 20, 2016 — Africa

    I cannot stress enough how perfectly everybody and everything came together to provide us with a world class vacation!! Start to finish, so much more than we expected or anticipated!! We will definitely be contacting again to book another trip!

  • Susan B. — July 15, 2016 — Africa

    The Elewana was wonderful - awesome staff & guides, gorgeous setting! All flights and drives were on time & we had no problems at all.

  • Ulises C. — July 15, 2016 — Africa

    Our Africa trip was epic! The real test of such an eight country adventure is the logistics at transfer points. FLAWLESS. Thank you to Andrew Drummond and Kensington for guiding us.

  • Jose M. — July 15, 2016 — Africa

    Great service from the planning to the selection of options. Roudayna Hanna helped us to design one of the best trips of our life. The tour guides, Tracy in Cape Town and Mathias in Namibia, were excellent and customer-oriented.

  • Cathy C. — July 15, 2016 — Africa

    Special thanks to Augustine, our guide. He was beyond our expectations. I recommend that Kensington provides guides with a balloon ride over the Serengeti as a bonus. Thank you to everyone involved in my safari trip; I felt safe and well cared for and will recommend KT to all my friends and family.

  • Douglas H. — July 15, 2016 — Africa

    Excellent / easy family trip on very short notice. The team was awesome.

  • Philip M. — July 15, 2016 — Africa

    Our guide and driver made this a fantastic trip. We highly recommend them.

  • Alicia H. — June 30, 2016 — Africa

    Riad Salam! I cannot say enough good things about our accommodation in Fes! We loved our room with its stunning Moroccan tile work and brass chandeliers and we marveled at the gorgeous interior courtyard while enjoying breakfast each morning and relaxing by the pool each evening. Our guide in Fes, Omar, was magnificent. He knew everyone and negotiated zealously for us with each vendor. Our cooking class at Maison Bleu with Chef Zohar was very fun! We loved following Zohor around the souks, collecting ingredients and she was an excellent teacher in the kitchen. In Marrakech, we had the best time at Kasbah du Toubkal. Our guide was incredibly patient and let us lounge in the mountain sun and air for hours!

  • Patrick P. — June 30, 2016 — Africa

    Charlie, our guide, was absolutely the best! We had my wife's mom (74) and dad (75) along, and he helped them thru the rain forest and every obstacle that we encountered. Barry, our guide in the rain forest, spotted so many lemurs and chameleons, and he also helped Charlie with mom and dad. Both were a wealth of information about the animals and the island. We all really enjoyed Lemur Island, where the lemurs would hop on your shoulders. I was amazed how poor the people of Madagascar were, and how poor the roads were; but Charlie navigated thru Tana and the road to the rain forest like a pro. The hotel and lodge we stayed at were first rate, and the service from the staff was excellent! Thanks to all connected to Kensington Tours for putting together such a wonderful trip!

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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