9 days from $7,308 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
    • Private Transfer - International Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Windhoek to Sossusvlei
    Windhoek to Sossusvlei
    • Private Transfer - Windhoek - Sossusvlei [5 Hours] - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3 Sossusvlei
    Sossusvlei
    • Vehicle and Guide - Vehicle/Guide
    • Shared Tour - Sossusvlei Desert Lodge - Dunes Excursion - Guide
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 Sossusvlei to Swakopmund
    Sossusvlei to Swakopmund
    • Private Transfer - Sossusvlei - Swakopmund [6 Hours] - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Swakopmund
    Swakopmund
    • Shared Tour - Marine Dune Day - Dolphin Cruise and Sandwich Harbor with lunch - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Swakopmund to Etosha
    Swakopmund to Etosha
    • Private Transfer - Swakopmund - Etosha [8 hours ] - Vehicle/Guide
    • Park Fees - Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7 Etosha
    Etosha
    • Private Tour - Full Day Game Drive - Vehicle/Guide
    • Park Fees - Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 8 Etosha to Etosha Park - South Gate to Windhoek
    Etosha to Etosha Park - South Gate to Windhoek
    • Park Fees - Included
    • Private Transfer - Etosha Park - South Gate - Windhoek [6 hours] - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 9 Windhoek
    Windhoek
    • Private Transfer - International Airport - Vehicle/Driver
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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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.

Namibia Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Namibia Windhoek
Namibia Windhoek
Namibia Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Olive Grove Guesthouse
Olive Grove Guesthouse

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.

Accommodation: Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Cradled against ancient mountains, looking out onto a broad rocky plain that rises towards distant dunes of fiery sand, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge boasts a location that is at once dramatic and serene. Fantastically formed rock formations vie for attention with massive sand dunes as the shifting rays of the sun bring the landscape to life.

Namibia Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sossusvlei
Sossusvlei
Namibia Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Namibia Sossussvlei
Namibia Sossussvlei

Day 3: Sossusvlei

Today you'll join other guests to go deep into the Namib Desert to Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei. You'll have the chance to climb the shifting sands of some of the world’s highest dunes at Sossusvle. You'll also have the chance to admire the dramatic landscape of Deadvlei, where the fantastically twisted skeletons of dried trees indicate the site of an ancient lake. You'll return to the lodge for lunch.

Accommodation: Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

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: 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.

Namibia Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Swakopmund
Swakopmund
Namibia Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Namibia Swakopmund
Namibia Swakopmund

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
Namibia Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Bottlenosen Dolphins
Bottlenosen Dolphins

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: 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.

Namibia Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Namibia Etosha
Namibia Etosha
Namibia Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Ongava Lodge
Ongava Lodge

Day 7: Etosha

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

Accommodation: Ongava Lodge
Namibia Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cheetah in Etosha
Cheetah in Etosha

Day 8: Etosha - Etosha Park - South Gate - Windhoek

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: Olive Grove

Day 9: Windhoek

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.
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.

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.

Namibia Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Olive Grove Guesthouse
Olive Grove Guesthouse

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge: Sossusvlei

Cradled against ancient mountains, looking out onto a broad rocky plain that rises towards distant dunes of fiery sand, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge boasts a location that is at once dramatic and serene. Fantastically formed rock formations vie for attention with massive sand dunes as the shifting rays of the sun bring the landscape to life.

Namibia Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Desert Lodge
Desert Lodge

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.

Namibia Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Villa Margherita
Villa Margherita

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.

Namibia Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  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.
  • Thomas S — June 14, 2019 — Africa

    Karen Johnson was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was incredibly knowledgeable, professional, and very friendly. Karen was readily available during the planning process and took the time to talk with and listen to us to find out about our wants and needs and ultimately designed our perfect vacation. We can not speak highly enough about her abilities.

  • Michael S — June 13, 2019 — Africa

    The trip was the best thing we have ever done. The people we dealt with were professional and made sure every part of our trip was trouble free.

  • Raymond D — March 22, 2019 — Africa

    The guides were friendly and very accommodating throughout my trip. One of the guides took me to the oldest tea house as a bonus on my tour. It was great being with the people and enjoying a cup of tea. My driver invited me to have Turkish coffee which was a very nice touch to my trip. The accommodations were phenomenal, being near the pyramids was outside of this world. The Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City Cairo was a wonderful hotel as well. Gesa was great to work with! She was so nice and accommodating throughout the whole planning process. Especially during for the first part of my trip which had nothing to do with my tours with Kensington Tours. She planned everything out perfectly on my trip.

  • Donna M — June 02, 2019 — Africa

    The Kensington Kenya and Tanzania African Safari itinerary and experience exceeded all expectations. From the moment we were met at the airport, we were completely cared for. Our Destination Expert, Erin Cotton, even checked in on us during the trip. Our guides were excellent; Albert and Steve were exceptionally knowledgeable, organized and considerate. The accommodations were all fantastic with friendly staff, comfortable rooms for the family, and great food. Although the balloon trip over the Mara River was a highlight, each game drive was a memorable adventure as or guides toured Amboseli, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and the Masai Mara. We got to spend some time in the local villages and dine with some of the other tourists in the middle of the bush and on a spectacular cliff overlooking the plains of Kenya and Tanzania. Most of all, every morning we looked forward to spending time with our guides searching for animals and learning more about the whole ecosystem.

  • Catherine L — May 05, 2019 — Africa

    Everything was absolutely wonderful - from the planning to the execution. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Will definitely work with Kensington on my next trip! (I'm headed to Hong Kong this December and think I should probably do some exploring while I'm there!)

  • Jennifer W — December 04, 2018 — Africa

    Our trip was amazing! The accommodations were lovely. Our safari guide made the experience memorable! Our only job was to relax and enjoy. The guide for our day in Sawato and to visit the Apartheid museum was extremely knowledgeable. This is our second trip with Kensington Tours. We will definitely use again.

  • Tanya R — February 20, 2019 — Africa

    We left everything to our tour rep, Louise Baer. She did a fantastic job. We had no expectations at all but were absolutely overwhelmed with our accommodations. We were treated so well by everyone. It was an unbelievable trip of a lifetime. Our drivers were fantastic. I felt so safe. Brilliant holiday. Thank you, Kensington!

  • Nina P — February 15, 2019 — Africa

    We had a truly amazing trip. Gesa was responsive, accommodating and thoughtful in our planning process. We can’t say enough amazing things about Zuzu and Amin. Zuzu gave us a history of the country that was more authentic than anything we could read in a book. We felt completely safe and secure with Amin at the wheel. They were a great team.

  • Sharon M. — December 16, 2018 — Africa

    This was the trip of a lifetime. I would not have gotten as much out of the trip if it were not for Evan, Kensington’s accommodations, and the guides! I had an amazing time on Safari, at Victoria Falls, and in Cape Town. I can’t remember all of the names of my guides but they were all knowledgeable and passionate not only about their respective countries, but passionate about their field. I felt safe and received the best education from all of them which is one of the main goals of my trips. Thank you Kensington!

  • Norah G. — September 05, 2018 — Africa

    I thought the tour was so well planned, the accommodations were amazing, and the guides were so knowledgeable. I just want to go back!

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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