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  • Embark on day and night game drives at the Ongava Game Reserve.
  • Enjoy mountain biking and nature walks at Damaraland Camp.
  • Cruise along the Atlantic Ocean in search of dolphins and seals.
  • Explore the larger than life dunes of Sossussvlei with expert guide.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Climb the highest sand dunes in the world, descend to the floor of the deepest canyon in Africa and watch wildlife shimmer against one of the most spectacular pans on earth. Short, scenic flights maximize the sights you will explore across the country.

A photographer’s delight, Namibia offers dramatic seascapes, majestic mountains, vast deserts, a profusion of wildlife and colonial cities that charm travelers of all ages. Experience the harsh beauty of the Namib Desert, with its endemic wildlife and ever-changing colors; cruise quaint harbors and blue lagoons in search of seals and Bottlenose dolphins that play more than swim; and track the magnificent white rhino on foot through Etosha National Park. In the evenings, relax in a mix of charming hotels, traditional tented camps and stylish game lodges that offer the opportunity to commune with the natural world around you.

Entering through a private gate into famed Sossusveli Reserve, explore the giant red dunes that have been continually forming for millions of years and discover the oldest, driest desert in the world. Head for the idyllic coastal town of Swakopmund and stroll the pristine beaches, try paragliding, take a dolphin cruise, or just relax in a quaint coffee shop and watch the world go by. Visit the Torra Conservancy in Damaraland and roam the picturesque hills and valleys for a chance to glimpse zebra, giraffe, cheetah, springbok and black rhino. Continue on to Etosha National Park where games drives will get you up close and personal with elephants, lions and gemsbok. ... 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
    • Transfer - Private - International Airport - Vehicle/Driver(6)
    • Windhoek - Sossusvlei [Direct 1hr] - Wilderness Air
    • Shared - Kulala Activities
    All Inclusive
  • Day 3 Sossusvlei
    Sossusvlei
    • Transfer - Shared - Kulala Lodge Morning Dunes Excursion
    • Shared - Kulala Lodge Afternoon Activities
    All Inclusive
  • Day 4 Sossusvlei to Swakopmund
    Sossusvlei to Swakopmund
    • Sossusvlei - Swakopmund [Direct 1 hr] - Wilderness Air
    • Transfer - Private - Swakopmund Airport - Vehicle/Driver(6)
    • Swakopmund Optional Activities - Optional
    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 Palmwag
    Swakopmund to Palmwag
    • Transfer - Private - Swakopmund Airport - Vehicle/Driver(6)
    • Swakopmund - Palmwag [Direct] - Scenic Air
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, All Inclusive
  • Day 7 Palmwag
    Palmwag
    • Desert Rhino Camp - Rhino Tracking - Guide(0)
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, All Inclusive
  • Day 8 Palmwag to Etosha
    Palmwag to Etosha
    • Palmwag - Etosha Park - South Gate [Direct] - Circuit Charter- 14:30
    • Ongava Game Reserve Activities
    • Park Fees - Vehicle/Guide(5)
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9 Etosha
    Etosha
    • Shared - Ongava Game Viewing
    • Park Fees - Vehicle/Guide(5)
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10 Etosha Park - South Gate to Windhoek
    Etosha Park - South Gate to Windhoek
    • Etosha Park - South Gate - Windhoek [Direct ] - Wilderness Air
    • Transfer - Private - International Airport - Vehicle/Driver(6)
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Day 1: Windhoek

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

Accommodation: Olive Grove

Olive Grove is an upmarket establishment, situated close to the city centre in a quiet, peaceful area. It is the place to stay in Windhoek and whilst each room caters for every need of the most discerning traveller, their emphasis is one of simplicity and elegance. The inside lounge is tastefully decorated, with comfortable chairs and a welcoming fireplace. Each room has a large veranda with tables and chairs for al fresco dining. The open-air lounge, spa bath, plunge pool and tranquil garden all invite the visitor to unwind and relax under Namibia’s open skies.

Windhoek
Windhoek
Olive Grove Guesthouse
Olive Grove Guesthouse

Day 2: Windhoek - Sossusvlei

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

Catch your flight today from Windhoek to Sossusvlei. Luggage is restricted to 20kg per person, soft bags only.

Activities at  Kulala start with morning guided drives to the spectacular towering dunes of Sossusvlei, through a private gate into the reserve. Sossusvlei is situated within the Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world, which itself is part of the Namib Naukluft National Park that stretches 400km south of Walvis Bay and is sandwiched between the west coast and the escarpment that runs parallel more than 100km inland. Its huge dunes and flat valley floors make up the archetypical view of the Namib that is world famous.

Accommodation: Kulala Desert Lodge

Kulala Desert Lodge is located within the arid Namib Desert on the 37 000-hectare private Kulala Wilderness Reserve, and is closest to the iconic dunes of the Sossusvlei.  Kulala Desert Lodge has a main area, lounge, bar, dining area, plunge pool, and wrap-around veranda overlooking the waterhole, which is a perfect location to view and photograph the desert vista. The overall setting is a true delight to the senses, bringing together the rhythm of Namibia, wholesome meals and intimacy. A waterhole in front of camp attracts a number of local wildlife (such as gemsbok, springbok, ostrich and jackal) and provides a perfect location to view and photograph the desert scenery.  The staff and environment will ensure you get the true Namib Desert experience, with excellent service and stay you imagined. 

Sossussvlei
Sossussvlei
Kulala Desert Lodge
Kulala Desert Lodge

Day 3: Sossusvlei

Early this morning you'll meet up with other guests at the lodge for guided nature drive to the spectacular dunes of Sossusvlei. You'll go through a private gate on the Tsauchab River. World-famous Sossusvlei is an enormous clay pan, flanked by the famous red sand dunes that stand out starkly against the blue sky. These dunes have developed over millions of years, the wind continuously transforming the contours of this red sand sea. The 'vlei' itself only fills after rare heavy rainfall when, in a complete turn-around, it becomes a spectacular turquoise lake.

This afternoon you'll join others from the lodge for activities including nature walks, drives to scenic viewpoints and marveling at the unique Namib fauna and flora in the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve.

Accommodation: Kulala Desert Lodge
Dead Vlei
Dead Vlei

Day 4: Sossusvlei - Swakopmund

Enjoy your flight today from Sossusvlei to Swakopmund. Luggage is restricted to 20kg per person, soft bags only.

Enjoy your private transfer to or from the airport.

From harbor cruises with bottlenose dolphins to a living desert tour, Swakopmund has an incredible amount of activities to do. These can either be prebooked with your trip specialist or arranged by your guide upon arrival. Activities include, flightseeing, quadbiking, township tours, catamaran cruises, birding, sandboarding, horseback riding, skydiving, fishing, kayaking and much more.

Accommodation: Strand Hotel

The Strand Hotel is located in Swakopmund, Namibia, surrounded on three sides by the Southern Atlantic Ocean. Its rooms and suites offer the finest uninterrupted sea views available anywhere in this quaint historic town. The Strand Hotel offers its guests exciting restaurants, bars and sea facing terraces, as well as a spa and fitness centre. Strand Hotel Swakopmund provides guests a warm Namibian welcome and stay.

Swakopmund
Swakopmund
Strand Hotel
Strand Hotel

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: Strand Hotel
Bottlenosen Dolphins
Bottlenosen Dolphins

Day 6: Swakopmund - Palmwag

Enjoy your private transfer to or from the airport.

Enjoy your flight today from Swakopmund to Palmwag. Luggage is restricted to 20kg per person, soft bags only.

Accommodation: Desert Rhino Camp

The Desert Rhino Camp offers one of the most thrilling adventures to the intrepid explorer - an encounter with the astonishing desert-adapted black rhino.  Set in the 450,000 hectare Palmwag Concession, which boasts the largest free-ranging population of black rhino in Africa, Desert Rhino Camp is a truly original and exclusive experience. Set amongst rolling, rocky hills with scattered euphorbia, ancient welwitschia plants, scrubby vegetation and isolated clumps of trees of the 450,000 hectare Palmwag Concession. This region is marked for its tranquil, minimalist beauty, surprising wealth of arid-adapted wildlife and the largest free roaming black rhino population in Africa. 

Desert Rhino Camp
Desert Rhino Camp

Day 7: Palmwag

Included during your stay at Desert Rhino Camp, you will have the opportunity to go Rhino tracking on foot and by vehicle with an expert guide.


You will typically set out in the morning on game drive vehicles, behind the Save the Rhino trackers, in the direction of kept sighting records of where and when previous rhino were seen. This enables guides to track the rhino, although due to the vast terrain guides sometimes drive long distances to view them. Once you have located an animal, tracking by foot can take place depending on the position or location of the rhino.

Accommodation: Desert Rhino Camp
Rhino Tracking
Rhino Tracking

Day 8: Palmwag - Etosha

Today you'll fly from Damaraland to Etosha Park.

Game drives and daytrips into the easily accessible Okaukuejo area of Etosha National Park are rewarding, with sightings of lion, elephant, gemsbok, springbok, red hartebeest, and white and black rhino. Guests at Ongava Lodge share a dedicated guide and Land Rover, ensuring the best possible nature experience at one of Africa's great wildlife destinations. The Ongava Game Reserve is unique in that it is one of the few private game reserves in southern Africa where there is a chance of seeing both black and white rhino. For those who enjoy close wildlife encounters, tracking white rhino on foot with a guide is a highlight not to be missed.

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

Activities at Ongava Camp revolve around day and night wildlife-viewing drives, visiting hides that overlook waterholes and walks with experienced guides. A hide at the camp waterhole provides superb photographic opportunities. The Ongava Game Reserve features all the characteristic wildlife of the area, with both desert-adapted black and white rhino to be seen as well as lion.

Accommodation: Ongava Lodge
Oryx, Zebra and Impala
Oryx, Zebra and Impala

Day 10: Etosha Park - South Gate - Windhoek

Enjoy your flight today from Etosha Ongava to Windhoek. Luggage is restricted to 20kg per person, soft bags only.

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

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.

Olive Grove: Windhoek

Olive Grove is an upmarket establishment, situated close to the city centre in a quiet, peaceful area. It is the place to stay in Windhoek and whilst each room caters for every need of the most discerning traveller, their emphasis is one of simplicity and elegance. The inside lounge is tastefully decorated, with comfortable chairs and a welcoming fireplace. Each room has a large veranda with tables and chairs for al fresco dining. The open-air lounge, spa bath, plunge pool and tranquil garden all invite the visitor to unwind and relax under Namibia’s open skies.

Olive Grove Guesthouse
Olive Grove Guesthouse

Kulala Desert Lodge: Sossusvlei

Kulala Desert Lodge is located within the arid Namib Desert on the 37 000-hectare private Kulala Wilderness Reserve, and is closest to the iconic dunes of the Sossusvlei.  Kulala Desert Lodge has a main area, lounge, bar, dining area, plunge pool, and wrap-around veranda overlooking the waterhole, which is a perfect location to view and photograph the desert vista. The overall setting is a true delight to the senses, bringing together the rhythm of Namibia, wholesome meals and intimacy. A waterhole in front of camp attracts a number of local wildlife (such as gemsbok, springbok, ostrich and jackal) and provides a perfect location to view and photograph the desert scenery.  The staff and environment will ensure you get the true Namib Desert experience, with excellent service and stay you imagined. 

Kulala Desert Lodge
Kulala Desert Lodge
Kulala Desert Lodge - Guest Room
Kulala Desert Lodge - Guest Room

Strand Hotel: Swakopmund

The Strand Hotel is located in Swakopmund, Namibia, surrounded on three sides by the Southern Atlantic Ocean. Its rooms and suites offer the finest uninterrupted sea views available anywhere in this quaint historic town. The Strand Hotel offers its guests exciting restaurants, bars and sea facing terraces, as well as a spa and fitness centre. Strand Hotel Swakopmund provides guests a warm Namibian welcome and stay.

Strand Hotel
Strand Hotel

Desert Rhino Camp: Palmwag

The Desert Rhino Camp offers one of the most thrilling adventures to the intrepid explorer - an encounter with the astonishing desert-adapted black rhino.  Set in the 450,000 hectare Palmwag Concession, which boasts the largest free-ranging population of black rhino in Africa, Desert Rhino Camp is a truly original and exclusive experience. Set amongst rolling, rocky hills with scattered euphorbia, ancient welwitschia plants, scrubby vegetation and isolated clumps of trees of the 450,000 hectare Palmwag Concession. This region is marked for its tranquil, minimalist beauty, surprising wealth of arid-adapted wildlife and the largest free roaming black rhino population in Africa. 

Desert Rhino Camp
Desert Rhino 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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    Our Kensington Tour to Tanzania was excellent. All of our accommodations were top-notch, our flights were fantastic, and every single detail was taken care of. We were extremely impressed with how welcoming and knowledgeable our guides were.

  • Neal F. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    Best trip ever. Sarah was a delight to work with and answered all of our questions and concerns professionally and courteously. It was a trip of a lifetime and everything was fantastic. Thank u Sarah and thank you Kensington

  • Rachel F. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    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!

  • Jeffrey L. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    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!

  • Sasha T. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    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.

  • Eric W. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    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.

  • Tom B. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    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.

  • 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!

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