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  • Explore from the air and ground on walking safaris and balloon rides.
  • Head into the dunes of Sossusvlei and visit the Sesriem Canyon.
  • Experience Namibian farm life at Namtib Desert Lodge.
  • Sip sundowners as you journey into the Kalahari with expert guide.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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To observe Namibia from the road is an awe-inspiring experience: there are some long drives but the vast expanses of moving, rippling sands, the great blue skies and grey of the ocean extending to the horizon are worth the time. You'll also have your own driver so you can still go a your own pace. This safari explores most of th distinct regions of the country: The Fish River Canyon, the sands and red dunes of Sossusvlei and the Kalhari, the south is an area of the country that is very seldom explored.

Kensington Tours offers local support in each region you visit, another reason we deliver unbeatable value. Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Windhoek
    Windhoek
    • Transfer - Private - International Airport - Vehicle/Driver(6)
  • Day 2 Windhoek to Kalahari/Marientel
    Windhoek to Kalahari/Marientel
    • Windhoek - Kalahari/Marientel [3 hours] - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Bagatelle Ranch Nature Scenic Drive & Sundowners - Drive/Sundowner
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3 Kalahari/Marientel to Fish River Canyon
    Kalahari/Marientel to Fish River Canyon
    • Kalahari/Marientel - Fish River Canyon [7 hours via The Quiver Tree Forest and Giant's Playground] - 4X4/Guide(5)
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 Fish River Canyon
    Fish River Canyon
    • Private - Fish River Canyon Excurson - 4X4/Guide(5)
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 Fish River Canyon to Lüderitz
    Fish River Canyon to Lüderitz
    • Fish River Canyon - Lüderitz [5 hours via Aus and the Desert Horses] - 4X4/Guide(5)
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Lüderitz
    Lüderitz
    • Tour - Private - Kolmonskop Ghost Town and Diaz Cross - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Lüderitz to Namtib Biosphere Reserve
    Lüderitz to Namtib Biosphere Reserve
    • Lüderitz - Namtib Biosphere Reserve [6 Hours ] - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Namtib Desert Lodge Optional Activities - Optional Activities
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 8 Namtib Biosphere Reserve to Sossusvlei
    Namtib Biosphere Reserve to Sossusvlei
    • Namtib Biosphere Reserve - Sossusvlei [4 Hours via Duwsib Castle] - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Wolwedans Activities
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 9 Sossusvlei
    Sossusvlei
    • Tour - Private - Dunes and Sesriem Canyon - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Hoodia Desert Lodge Optional Activities
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 10 Sossusvlei
    Sossusvlei
    • Sossusvlei - Windhoek [5 Hours] - 4X4/Guide(5)
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Day 1: Windhoek

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

Accommodation: Elegant Guesthouse

The Elegant Guesthouse is situated in the up-market residential area of Klein Windhoek. This modern, up-market Guesthouse consists of 6 luxurious en-suite double rooms and a fully equipped boardroom.  The guests can indulge in the contemporary flair and stylish surroundings of The Elegant Guesthouse. During your time at The Elegant Guesthouse, they will endeavor to make your stay as comfortable as possible and to provide you with personalized service and genuine hospitality.  This Guest House is sure to impress as it holds the "Elegant Guesthouse: HAN Silver Award for 2012".  Enjoy several amenities including 24 hour wireless internet, the beautiful garden swimming pool and various others.  During your time at The Elegant Guesthouse, guests will endeavor to make your stay as comfortable as possible and to provide you with personalized service and genuine hospitality.

Windhoek
Windhoek
Exterior
Exterior

Day 2: Windhoek - Kalahari/Marientel

After breakfast departure from Windhoek and drive via Rehoboth, the centre of Namibia’s Baster community. From here you will head into the red dunes of the Kalahari Desert.

You will meet up with others at the lodge for a scenic drive and sundowner. ‘Nature drives’ during the early morning and late afternoon will enable you not only to view the diversified animal and bird life, but also the unique dune topography and vegetation. After an afternoon drive enjoy a traditional sundowner on a red Kalahari sand dune. It is the perfect way to watch the sun sink away into the distant dune.

Accommodation: Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

The Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch combines design and décor, materials and furnishings, gardens and natural settings, to ensure guests live their dream of an African Safari. The lodge lies on the edge of the Southern Kalahari in the mixed tree and shrub Savanna.  The ranch is characterized by huge red sands dunes running parallel, and in a northern-westernly to south-easternly direction. The valleys in between the parallel dunes are commonly known as ‘streets’.  A rambling old farmhouse was extensively altered, upgraded and renovated to not only serve as a residence, but also as the main center of the Lodge. An entrance hall leads to the reception, lounge, dining room, library, bar and cellar at the Game Ranch.  The Spirit of the African atmosphere, coupled with service delivered with graciousness and charm, in a luxurious setting, providing excellent value and unforgettable memories for the discerning traveler.

Kalahari
Kalahari
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

Day 3: Kalahari/Marientel - Fish River Canyon

This morning you will depart the red sands of the Kalhari and head south to one of the largest canyons in the world, the Fish River Canyon.The Fish River is the longest interior river in Namibia. It cuts deep into the plateau which is today dry, stony and sparsely covered with hardy drought-resistant plants. The river flows intermittently, usually flooding in late summer; the rest of the year it becomes a chain of long narrow pools. At the lower end of the Fish River Canyon, the hot springs resort of Ai-Ais is situated. On your way to the canyon you'll stop to see the famous quiver trees along with Giant's Playground.

Accommodation: Cañon Lodge

Canon Lodge is situated on the 520 square kilometer, privately owned Gondwana Canyon Park.  It is only 20kms from the main viewpoint of Fish River Canyon and is built from natural materials, including local rock and thatch roofs.  The lodge is an ideal starting point for visits to the Fish River Canyon.  The Canon Lodge's main area lies in the shelter of a granite hilltop, and the lodge itself has been built amongst enormous boulders, designed to blend in with the natural environment. The reception, an indoor restaurant and the bar area can be found here. There is a safe in reception for the safekeeping of valuables if necessary. As the building has been constructed by using mostly local stone, the interior is cool, but lacks natural sunlight.  An old farmhouse, originally built in 1908 by three Bavarian brothers, has been restored to serve as the Canon Lodge Restaurant.  It has a magnificent view of the canyon landscape, which makes dining in the restaurant a truly unforgettable experience.  Spaced evenly amongst the tall weather-beaten granite boulders are 25 thatched, wooden bungalows.  All units are equipped with comfortable beds, en-suite bathrooms, a fan and mosquito nets.  Be sure to enjoy the various activities to participate in including unguided morning hikes, Canyon and scenic drives, horse-riding and a guided sunset walk. Take in the superb scenery in this haunting, arid landscape.

Fish River Canyon
Fish River Canyon
Canon Lodge
Canon Lodge

Day 4: Fish River Canyon

Today you'll meet up with your guide to explore the Fish River Canyon.You will be able to view the spectacular northern fringes of the Fish River Canyon from various vantage points. Here the impressive surrounding rock formation provides many interesting hours for enthusiastic nature lovers. There are some great walking trails around the lodge that your guide can take you on later on in the afternoon.

Accommodation: Cañon Lodge
Fish River Canyon
Fish River Canyon

Day 5: Fish River Canyon - Lüderitz

The next leg of the journey takes us via the small historic village of Aus and through the vast barren expanse of the Prohibited Diamond Area, to Luderitz. En route you may also get to see the wild horses as they roam the sparsely vegetated plains of the Namib Desert in small groups. Over the decades they have conquered the desert as their habitat. They come to drink from the trough at Garub, some 20 km west of Aus. From a hide you can watch the horses and take pictures. We'll continue on to Luderitz which is renowned for its old-world charm and distinctly German colonial architecture. Set around the bay, with their original gables, winding stairwells, verandas, turrets and bay- and bow windows still intact, these buildings have a unique character.

Accommodation: The Nest Hotel

The Nest Hotel is situated directly on Lüderitz bay with its own private beach. All rooms are sea facing. A variety of fresh seafood, including the famous Lüderitz oyster and lobster, is served in the Penguin Restaurant. Outstanding and personalised service is a matter of course at this four star Hotel.

Lüderitz
Lüderitz
Nest Hotel
Nest Hotel

Day 6: Lüderitz

After breakfast you will visit Kolmanskop, a ghost town that was abandoned over 40 years ago and now gives a fascinating insight into the area's great diamond boom. A few of the buildings have been restored, but many are left exactly as they were, and now the surrounding dunes are gradually burying them. Return to Lüderitz. After a short sightseeing tour of Lüderitz, you will go on an afternoon excursion to the Diaz cross where the daring Portuguese sailors erected a stone pillar in the 1480’s.

Accommodation: The Nest Hotel
Diaz Cross
Diaz Cross

Day 7: Lüderitz - Namtib Biosphere Reserve

After breakfast your journey leads once more through the Diamond Prohibited Area via Aus and Helmeringhausen to Farm Namtib. Experience the daily life of a farmer in the south.

Through close personal contact with the family at Namtib Desert Lodge, you get to now experience the typical Namibian farm life and you will find out a lot of interesting information about the famous Namib Desert, the fascinating Tiras Mountains and the fauna and flora of Southern Namibia. You'll have the option of going on nature walks, scenic drives on the property, birdwatching and amazing star gazing.

Accommodation: Namtib Desert Lodge

At Namtib Desert Lodge you will find your genuine Namibian experience in typical Namibian farmstyle accomodations in the middle of the vast Namib desert.

Luderitz
Luderitz
Namtib Desert Lodge
Namtib Desert Lodge

Day 8: Namtib Biosphere Reserve - Sossusvlei

Today you travel through some of Namibia’s most spectacular sceneries. Vast expanses of yellow savannah are dotted with bushes and solitary camelthorn trees. Distant mountain ranges take on different nuances of purple and blue as the day progresses. En route you visit the Duwisib Castle, which was built by Baron von Wolff for his American wife Jayta in 1909. The furnishings and paintings were imported from Germany. Your destination is Sossusvlei.

Soar the desert skies in a hot air balloon, embark on a fly-in day safari to some of the most remote natural wonders in Namibia or experience the true magnitude of NamibRand on a walking safari…

Whether you discover nature’s miracles on foot, by land rover or from the air you will be astounded by the multi-faceted desert habitat, home to the most intriguing desert-adapted flora and fauna. Scenic drives and/or flights and nature walks with resident field guides reveal the fascinating wonders of the NamibRand Nature Reserve as do picnics in the wild, sundowners on the dunes and dinners by candlelight.

Accommodation: Desert Homestead

The Desert Homestead lies approximately 32km's southeast of Sesriem. The wide grassy valley is sheltered by the Nubib, Tsaris and Naukluft mountains with a view reaching the distant dunes of the Namib Desert in the west.  In this exuisite position, we offer simple but stylish accomodation in thatched chalets which were designed with the fragile beauty of this remarkable environment in mind. The Desert Homestead will ensure you an unrivalled experience in the desert extremes, tranquil surroundings, Alfresco dining, delectably fresh farm cuisine, refreshing dips in the pool, stunning sunsets and sunrises are basic pleasures at the Lodge.

Sossussvlei
Sossussvlei
Desert Homestead Lodge
Desert Homestead Lodge

Day 9: 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.

During your stay you can add any of the following activities. Book them in advance or during your stay at Hoodia Desert Lodge.

  • Sossusvlei Tour - Join us at sunrise on our professional guided tour to Sossusvlei, discover the world of dunes, vlei's and photographic beauty of the desert. As a highlight enjoy an exclusive dune lunch with fine wines, delicious food and ice cold beverages. End this life time experience with a hike in the Sesriem Canyon and head back to Hoodia Desert Lodge in the 4X4 safari vehicle in the late afternoon.
  • Sun Downer - Experience the tranquility and magic of the Namibian sunset. We'd love to spoil you with fine wines, traditional sundowner drinks and snacks at a private set up on one of our selected outlook points overlooking the Namib Desert.
  • Extra Activities - On request we can arrange a Balloon Safari over Sossusvlei, Horse Trails in the Namib Desert, Scenic & Helicopter Flights over Sossusvlei and Quad Bike Adventures in the area.

Accommodation: Desert Homestead
Dead Vlei
Dead Vlei
Walking Dune 'Safari'
Walking Dune 'Safari'

Day 10: Sossusvlei

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

Accommodation:
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.

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.

Elegant Guesthouse : Windhoek

The Elegant Guesthouse is situated in the up-market residential area of Klein Windhoek. This modern, up-market Guesthouse consists of 6 luxurious en-suite double rooms and a fully equipped boardroom.  The guests can indulge in the contemporary flair and stylish surroundings of The Elegant Guesthouse. During your time at The Elegant Guesthouse, they will endeavor to make your stay as comfortable as possible and to provide you with personalized service and genuine hospitality.  This Guest House is sure to impress as it holds the "Elegant Guesthouse: HAN Silver Award for 2012".  Enjoy several amenities including 24 hour wireless internet, the beautiful garden swimming pool and various others.  During your time at The Elegant Guesthouse, guests will endeavor to make your stay as comfortable as possible and to provide you with personalized service and genuine hospitality.

Exterior
Exterior
The Elegant Guesthouse Pool
The Elegant Guesthouse Pool

Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch: Kalahari/Marientel

The Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch combines design and décor, materials and furnishings, gardens and natural settings, to ensure guests live their dream of an African Safari. The lodge lies on the edge of the Southern Kalahari in the mixed tree and shrub Savanna.  The ranch is characterized by huge red sands dunes running parallel, and in a northern-westernly to south-easternly direction. The valleys in between the parallel dunes are commonly known as ‘streets’.  A rambling old farmhouse was extensively altered, upgraded and renovated to not only serve as a residence, but also as the main center of the Lodge. An entrance hall leads to the reception, lounge, dining room, library, bar and cellar at the Game Ranch.  The Spirit of the African atmosphere, coupled with service delivered with graciousness and charm, in a luxurious setting, providing excellent value and unforgettable memories for the discerning traveler.

Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch
Garden Court Room
Garden Court Room

Cañon Lodge: Fish River Canyon

Canon Lodge is situated on the 520 square kilometer, privately owned Gondwana Canyon Park.  It is only 20kms from the main viewpoint of Fish River Canyon and is built from natural materials, including local rock and thatch roofs.  The lodge is an ideal starting point for visits to the Fish River Canyon.  The Canon Lodge's main area lies in the shelter of a granite hilltop, and the lodge itself has been built amongst enormous boulders, designed to blend in with the natural environment. The reception, an indoor restaurant and the bar area can be found here. There is a safe in reception for the safekeeping of valuables if necessary. As the building has been constructed by using mostly local stone, the interior is cool, but lacks natural sunlight.  An old farmhouse, originally built in 1908 by three Bavarian brothers, has been restored to serve as the Canon Lodge Restaurant.  It has a magnificent view of the canyon landscape, which makes dining in the restaurant a truly unforgettable experience.  Spaced evenly amongst the tall weather-beaten granite boulders are 25 thatched, wooden bungalows.  All units are equipped with comfortable beds, en-suite bathrooms, a fan and mosquito nets.  Be sure to enjoy the various activities to participate in including unguided morning hikes, Canyon and scenic drives, horse-riding and a guided sunset walk. Take in the superb scenery in this haunting, arid landscape.

Canon Lodge
Canon Lodge
bedroom
bedroom

The Nest Hotel: Lüderitz

The Nest Hotel is situated directly on Lüderitz bay with its own private beach. All rooms are sea facing. A variety of fresh seafood, including the famous Lüderitz oyster and lobster, is served in the Penguin Restaurant. Outstanding and personalised service is a matter of course at this four star Hotel.

Nest Hotel
Nest Hotel

Namtib Desert Lodge: Namtib Biosphere Reserve

At Namtib Desert Lodge you will find your genuine Namibian experience in typical Namibian farmstyle accomodations in the middle of the vast Namib desert.

Namtib Desert Lodge
Namtib Desert Lodge

Desert Homestead : Sossusvlei

The Desert Homestead lies approximately 32km's southeast of Sesriem. The wide grassy valley is sheltered by the Nubib, Tsaris and Naukluft mountains with a view reaching the distant dunes of the Namib Desert in the west.  In this exuisite position, we offer simple but stylish accomodation in thatched chalets which were designed with the fragile beauty of this remarkable environment in mind. The Desert Homestead will ensure you an unrivalled experience in the desert extremes, tranquil surroundings, Alfresco dining, delectably fresh farm cuisine, refreshing dips in the pool, stunning sunsets and sunrises are basic pleasures at the Lodge.

Desert Homestead Lodge
Desert Homestead 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.
  • Janet M. — June 15, 2016 — Africa

    My experience with Kensington Tours for my Safari was the best planned trip I have ever taken. The coordination, experience and knowledge of personnel during our visits excelled. I had high expectations but it exceeded all my thoughts!

  • Padma P. — June 15, 2016 — Africa

    We were very happy with all the arrangements that were made for us. We will always use you for all our future trips.

  • Eve T. — June 15, 2016 — Africa

    We cannot emphasize enough how amazing our guide was, both in personality and knowledge, and how much he added to our trip. We truly enjoyed spending time with him, which is a very good thing since much of that time included some very long car rides! We also loved how most accommodations had so much personality and life to them. We much prefer unique smaller accommodations that almost feel hand-crafted over a more standard experience you can get almost anywhere.

  • Beth N. — June 15, 2016 — Africa

    THE TOUR WAS EXTREMELY WELL ORGANIZED. VERY PROFESSIONAL AND KNOWLEDGEABLE GUIDES. Customer service throughout out South Africa was awesome!

  • Toni L. — June 15, 2016 — Africa

    Truly one of the most incredible experiences of my life's travels! Kensington guides were extremely knowledgeable and personable. I could only address them as guides for a few hours as they quickly became my friends. You customize every aspect of my trip to Rwanda and Tanzania to my liking. I could not have asked for more. Grateful for the professionalism and attention to detail as I traveled by myself as a female, always feeling safe. I wish I could find the words for accolades that adequately describe my journey.

  • Joel G. — June 08, 2016 — Africa

    Our guide, Fidelis was phenomenal. Not only a skilled tracker but a walking encyclopedia of history, geology, geography, animal behavior etc. Marc, our trip planner, was patient, understanding and pro-active in suggesting trip elements that he felt would meet our needs. Fantastic.

  • Nikhita D. — June 08, 2016 — Africa

    Our guide Steve was absolutely amazing. Have highly recommended the trip to many family and friends

  • David C. — May 19, 2016 — Africa

    We were very pleased with the accommodation, our tour guide, the tour bus and all other aspects of Kensington's tour in Morocco. Well done!

  • Kristin S. — May 19, 2016 — Africa

    It was an awesome trip to Africa! Seamless! Lovely people from the moment of booking until I arrive home. Have recommended you to everyone I know. Thank you for two back to back vacations to South America & Africa ??

  • George L. — May 19, 2016 — Africa

    The service at Kanana Camp was outstanding, in fact the best I've received anywhere. What a wonderful group of warm, friendly and helpful people. Staff at Islands of Siankoba, Ngoma Safari Lodge, and Kirkman's Kamp were all excellent.

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