Erythrina decora / Korallenbaum

Erythrina decora / Korallenbaum

Fahrzeug für Pirschfahrten auf Hobatere

Fahrzeug für Pirschfahrten auf Hobatere

Fairy Circles von oben in den Dünen der Namib

Fairy Circles von oben in den Dünen der Namib

Aloe namibensis in Blüte an der Blutkuppe

Aloe namibensis in Blüte an der Blutkuppe

Leaflove Safari Mietwagen mit Landschaft in den Kiesflächen der

Leaflove Safari Mietwagen mit Landschaft in den Kiesflächen der

Welwitschia mirabilis oder bainesii in der Namib

Welwitschia mirabilis oder bainesii in der Namib

Versteinerter Wald

Versteinerter Wald

Landschaft an der Spitzkoppe

Landschaft an der Spitzkoppe

Kudu hinter einem Termitenhügel

Kudu hinter einem Termitenhügel

Klippspringer im Erongo

Klippspringer im Erongo

Giraffen in der Namib Wüste

Giraffen in der Namib Wüste

Blick aus dem Fenster auf Giraffen

Blick aus dem Fenster auf Giraffen

Wolwedans Dunes Lodge - Dünenfahrten in den Namib Rand

Elefantenbaby an der Wasserstelle

Elefantenbaby an der Wasserstelle

Elefantenbeobachtung am Moringa Wasserloch

Elefantenbeobachtung am Moringa Wasserloch

Spitzmaulnashorn bei Tsumkor im Etoscha Nationalpark

Spitzmaulnashorn bei Tsumkor im Etoscha Nationalpark

Diverse Namibia – July 2025

Embark on an extensive Namibia 15 day round trip, where you'll immerse yourself in the abundant wildlife and flora, as well as encounter numerous highlights of this remarkable country.

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Duration

15 days
15 - 29.7.2025

Type

Guided tour in a small group

Group size

2 - 7 Participants

Languages

English & German
trilingual guide

Overview

Discover Namibia with thoughtful planning, meticulous logistics, and diverse design. Immerse yourself in a rich variety of wildlife and plant landscapes in breathtaking surroundings, experience the highest dunes on Earth, encounter fascinating cultures of different ethnic groups and their historically significant past engraved in the rocky formations. Gain insights into Namibia’s history, encounter various big cats, and embark on enriching hikes.
This journey intentionally traverses different habitats in Namibia, visiting specific wildlife hotspots, allowing you to admire not only numerous but also diverse animal species. In essence, it is a journey comprised of carefully selected highlights of Namibia, serving as a comprehensive “all-in-one” experience.
In selecting our accommodations, we prioritize good quality with an optimal price-performance ratio and advantageous locations. You will stay in simple lodges as well as in luxurious ones—a well-balanced mix.

Highlights

Remarks

Our Land Cruisers, specially converted for game viewing, have wide window seats and the lever roof is opened at the water points. So you can comfortably take photos sitting and standing up.

Map

Overview

Days 1 & 2
15 & 16.7.2025

Linear Dunes of the Kalahari
The Kalahari is an endless sea of red sand, carved up by ephemeral rivers with high camelthorn trees - beautiful!

Days 3 & 4
17 & 18.7.2025

Dune landscapes at Sossusvlei, the Sesriem Canyon, and stunning desert vistas
Sossusvlei, nestled at the end of the Tsauchab River, is a unique floral paradise in the heart of the arid Namib Desert, surrounded by dunes that can soar up to 300 meters high.

Days 5 & 6
19 & 20.7.2025

The road to Swakopmund..Oldest desert to the majestic Atlantic Ocean...
Swakopmund, a charming coastal town, provides opportunities for leisurely strolls, sunbathing (weather permitting), exploration of both modern and colonial landmarks, and indulging in coffee. .. a kayak trip through thousands of seals?

Day 7
21.7.2025

Spitzkoppe & the mighty Erongo
Granite boulders, rock paintings, endemic birds, changing landscape splendour.

Days 8 & 9
22 & 23.7.2025

Desert dwelling elephants in phantastic landscapes; Twyfelfontein and the 'Burnt' Mountain
Desert dwelling elephants, rock-engravings, organ pipes, petrified forest and friendly local Damara people.

Days 10, 11, 12 & 13
24, 25, 26 & 27.7.2025

Game viewing in infamous Etosha National Park
Etosha's primary allure lies in its remarkable variety of habitats and the exceptional opportunities it offers for capturing photographs and observing wildlife

Day 14
28.7.2025

Leopards at the Africat Foundation.
Leopard search, brown hyenas in the twilight, very good information and opportunities to photograph wild predators on educational game drives.

Day 15

Windhoek & Departure
We will definitely reunite soon, and I can assure you, once you've experienced Africa, it will always hold a special place in your heart, beckoning you to return!
Detailed itinerary

Days 1 & 2

15 & 16.7.2025


  • 2 nights at a selected top-notch lodge in the heart of the linear dune landscape of the Kalahari.

    Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge

inclusive:

  • Dinner, bed and breakfast
  • 2 x locally guided game drives into the linear dunes, where you can see some animals as well as beautiful landscapes and diverse bird life.

 

Linear Dunes of the Kalahari

After a long flight, the desire for the feeling of “arrival” and the pleasure of basking in the warming sun are always top priorities. We welcome you directly at the airport and take you to a charming lodge amidst the fascinating orange dune landscape of the Kalahari.

The Kalahari stretches in its waterless, impressive expanse, and perhaps that is precisely why only the Bushmen dared to settle here.
Our journey takes us through the camel thorn savannah of the central plateau until we reach the various linear dune landscapes, white limestone ridges, and extensive salt pans of the Kalahari.

What makes the Kalahari so fascinating is, above all, its colours! The dark orange dune landscapes and the brown-green camel thorn forests make it a true paradise for photographers. On the way, we encounter gigantic sociable weaver nests in ancient camel thorn acacias – with a bit of luck, you might even spot a Cape cobra, as it tends to raid the nests of the communal Sociable Weaver birds.

Days 3 & 4

17 & 18.7.2025


  • 1 night at a high-quality lodge WITHIN the Namib Naukluft Park. We take advantage of the exclusive privilege of this lodge, allowing us to be in the dunes before sunrise and after sunset. This unique opportunity provides landscape photographers with an invaluable advantage!

    Dead Valley Lodge

     

  • 1 night at a beautiful lodge situated amidst the landscape interplay of dunes, petrified dunes, linear oases, and expansive gravel plains of the Namib.

    Tsondab Valley Scenic Reserve.


 

inclusive:

  • Dinner, bed and breakfast

 

Dune landscapes at Sossusvlei, the Sesriem Canyon, and stunning desert vistas

A dune landscape bathed in morning light, especially the tallest of its kind worldwide, presents an unforgettable scenic view. The path of the Tsauchab River to the ocean has been cut off by wandering dunes, giving rise to a clay pan depression known as “Sossusvlei.” Surrounded by ancient camel thorn acacias and vibrant thorny !Nara plants, Sossusvlei is encircled by stunning tall red star and crescent dunes.

Once at the top, undertaking the vigorous hike is rewarded with a fantastic panoramic view.

The Tsauchab Riverbed also features another geological erosion attraction. Ox wagon drivers had to bind six thongs together to draw water from this gorge, naming the place “Sesriem Canyon.” Take some time for a short hike into the canyon; it’s well worth it.

 

Days 5 & 6

19 & 20.7.2025


inclusive:

  • Bed and breakfast

not included:

  • Dinner (there are several restaurants in Swakopmund, you will be happy to advise you and reserve a table for you…) While there are several excellent establishments in the area offering a diverse range of freshly caught fish and delectable seafood, don’t overlook the exceptional roast pork available here.

 

Activities around Swakopmund:

Explore Walvis Bay, just 30 km south of Swakopmund, with its stunning 11,000 ha lagoon—a natural wonderland. Witness thousands of seabirds, seals, dolphins, and occasional whales and sunfish at this World Heritage Site.

  • For an indulgent experience, embark on a boat cruise, often on spacious catamarans, where you can savour fresh oysters, snacks, and champagne. Watch seals playfully jumping onto the boat while pelicans feed from your hand.
  • To get even closer to nature, consider a kayak tour on the lagoon.
  • Explore Swakopmund’s history with a knowledgeable local on a guided town stroll—a highly recommended activity.
  • Take in breathtaking sights on a sightseeing flight over Namibia’s dune and desert landscapes, with a 2 to 2.5-hour option.
  • Dive deeper into the desert’s wonders with an informative dune drive focusing on the “Little Five”—a collection of desert creatures including reptiles, insects, spiders, and birds.
  • For an exhilarating but rewarding adventure, try a fatbike ride with Swakop Fatbike Tours. Enjoy a comfortable ride through the captivating dune landscape.

The road to Swakopmund…oldest desert to the majestic Atlantic Ocean…

The gravel plains of the Namib stretch out before us, occasionally interrupted by distant mountain peaks or a shimmering horizon. On the long, straight roads, occasionally accompanied by a small dust cloud, we deliberately traverse and explore, away from the main routes, the granitic sculptural landscapes, ancient erosion valleys, and dried riverbeds.

An almost eerily silent environment, yet often home to giraffes, zebras, and antelopes, and with a bit of luck, even cheetahs. We embark on foot to visit the cave of two geologists, whose story is recounted in the book “Wenn es Krieg gibt, gehen wir in die Wüste” – so please lace up your hiking boots.

We explain and showcase the world-famous “Welwitschia mirabilis” (1500 years old), lichen fields, and the erosion valley of the dry Swakop River, also known as the “Moon Landscape.”
Swakopmund, a charming coastal town, invites you to a leisurely stroll, sunbathing in good weather, sightseeing modern and colonial landmarks, and enjoying coffee. Private coffee roasteries, a renowned gin distillery, various artists, and a noticeably relaxed atmosphere tempt you to linger longer. The city also houses the best-managed private museum in the country, an oceanarium, a crystal gallery, and an idyllic bathing bay named “Mole.”

 

Day 7

21.7.2025


  • 1 night in a fairytale landscape, surrounded by monstrous granite spheres in a selected tented lodge

    Omandumba Bushcamp

inclusive:

  • Dinner, bed and breakfast

 

Spitzkoppe & the mighty Erongo

Even from a distance, Namibia’s most famous “inselberg,” the Spitzkoppe, stands out like a natural monument emerging from the flat gravel plains of the Namib.

Indigenous people have painted clearly visible scenes of hunting and wildlife on the smooth granite walls. The landscape appears enchanting, offering beautiful photo opportunities.

The gigantic granite spheres of the Erongo make a striking impression, as visitors feel almost “dwarfed” between the towering rock walls of these magma mountains. Some legendary rock paintings, semi-endemic bird species, and a remarkable semi-desert flora await hikers or strollers.

Bushman Walk (optional): Here, we encounter authentic Bushmen who are eager to open your eyes through a short hike. You’ll learn how to set traps, use herbal remedies, and go hunting. Additionally, you’ll see how a fire can be easily ignited and how beautiful jewellery can be crafted from ostrich eggs.

 

Days 8 & 9

22 & 23.7.2025


  • 2 nights amidst marvellously gigantic granite bubbles at a specially chosen lodge.

    Twyfelfontein Adventure Camp – Standard Lazy Tent Chalet

inclusive:

  • Dinner, bed and breakfast
  • Guided tour to the petroglyphs at Twyfelfontein
  • Guided (you know your way around) four-wheel drive game drive into the dry river Awa-Huab to look for desert elephants.

 

Desert Elephants & Twyfelfontein

The Huab Dry River and its tributary Awa-Huab traverse the fascinating desert region in the picturesque west. The banks of the Huab are lined with impressive Ana trees, also known as “Winter Thorn Acacias,” whose red pods are gladly consumed by desert-dwelling elephants. Equipped with all-wheel drive, as navigation in this challenging landscape is demanding, we are well acquainted. We navigate through deep sand, follow the tracks of the pachyderms, admire ostrich and springbok herds, explore fascinating succulents, and hope to encounter the sought-after desert elephants. The encounter with such nature in this semi-desert is unforgettable.

In the “Roadside” program, you will experience additional highlights: 4000-6000-year-old petroglyphs at “Twyfelfontein,” the “burnt mountain,” and basaltic “organ pipes.” About 200 million years ago, huge, prehistoric “Cordaites” trees were washed here in large mud floods from Central Africa, and through petrification, they now present themselves as remarkably peculiar geological formations.

 

Days 10, 11, 12 & 13

24, 25, 26 & 27.7.2025


  • 2 nights in the central area of the national park at a good private lodge outside the park or in a semi-state Waterhole Chalet directly at the world-famous Okaukuejo waterhole.

    Okaukuejo Chalet @ Waterhole


    2 nights at a good lodge located in the eastern part, directly adjacent to the park.

    Onguma Bush Camp

inclusive:

  • Dinner, bed and breakfast

 

 

Why choose a safari with us?

Our Land Cruisers have been specially modified for wildlife observation, providing spacious window seats. Additionally, the rooftop can be opened at watering holes, allowing you to comfortably take photographs while sitting or standing.

Leaflove Cruiser Safarifahrzeug 9 Seater 5 CR3

 

Etosha National Park

The Etosha National Park is one of Africa’s richest wildlife reserves, despite its dry nature. The impressive 4000km² salt-pan on the southern shore generates artesian springs, known as “contact springs,” and particularly attracts a variety of wildlife, especially in drier and warmer seasons. The central area of the park is open and dotted with acacias, the central part features a dense mopane forest, while the east extends into a dry forest. Each vegetation zone hosts different species of animals.

During your journey through the park, you will be able to observe many animals, and with luck, you may achieve optimal sightings of elephants and predators. Patience and early rising are often rewarded.

As we know many of our guests specifically come to Namibia for wildlife observation, we have also planned two overnight stays in the eastern part of Etosha Park. Here, the lush vegetation and numerous springs guarantee a higher density of animals, and the chance to see lions is particularly high. Encounters with dwarf mongoose, paradise cranes, and not uncommonly rhinos make this area particularly interesting.

Day 14

28.7.2025


  • 1 night at a lodge of the Africat Foundation. All lodges here are comfortable and tastefully furnished.

    Okonjima Plains Camp

inclusive:

  • Dinner, bed and breakfast
  • 1x game drive in open game vehicle guided by well-trained rangers.

Africat Foundation – Leopards, Cheetahs & Brown Hyenas

In Okonjima, the home of the “Africat Foundation,” significant efforts are dedicated to the conservation and research of various wildcats, primarily cheetahs and leopards. A successful observation of wild leopards is almost guaranteed here, and other cats such as cheetahs and lions can also be seen.

During a safari with local guides/experts in open all-terrain safari vehicles, photographers can fully indulge in their passion, as consideration is given to their needs. Well-guided walks and safaris provide visitors with insights into the nature and workings of the project.

 

Day 15

29.7.2025

Would you like to fly today or tomorrow?!

Many of your guests opt to combine the final leg of their journey with the airport transfer and check-in during the afternoon. However, recognizing that some prefer to explore the city further or minimize the last-day stress, you arrange an extra night in Windhoek or a stylish accommodation near the airport upon request.
Namibia boasts excellent connectivity, with various airlines departing from either Windhoek, the capital, or Walvis Bay, providing flexibility for your travel preferences.
Additionally, some guests choose to enhance their experience with an added component, such as a fly-in to the Caprivi, a visit to the Okavango Delta, or a few days in Cape Town. The choice is entirely yours, and you’re here to accommodate your preferences.

a sad farewell…

Today, as we journey along the north-south connecting route, our pace is brisk, allowing for ample time in the capital. You can use this time to shop for Namibian handicrafts as souvenirs or indulge in a final delicious game steak paired with Namibian beer.
In the afternoon, we’ll provide transportation to either the airport or a recommended accommodation. We’re here to assist with booking transfers and any additional logistics you may require, ensuring a seamless experience for your onward journey.

 

Inclusions:

Exclusions:

Indicative prices for 2025

Participantsper Person
2 Persons9.566'00 $
3 Persons7.790'00 $
4 Persons6.902'00 $
5 Persons6.369'00 $
6 Persons6.013'00 $
7 Persons5.760'00 $
single supplement757'00 $

We are happy to answer frequently asked questions in advance

We have incorporated a healthy mix of “regular” and extremely high-quality lodges. However, all accommodations, even if they are tented chalets, are safe, comfortable, and equipped with private bathrooms.

Please remember that it can get quite chilly in July. Expect sunny days, clear air, cold nights, and warm days. An excellent time for wildlife observation in Etosha Park!

 
 

Usually at Hosea Kutako International Airport in the capital Windhoek. However, Walvis Bay is served daily from Johannesburg and Cape Town and is an excellent starting and ending point, as many of our guests allow themselves a few days of relaxation in Cape Town or Swakopmund after the trip.

If you would like to book the flights including seat reservations through a travel agency, we would be happy to recommend Ms Natalie Hirt from Passage Reisen. Otherwise, please book the flights on the internet. We will be happy to advise you on which flights would be suitable.

I would love to talk to you about this personally, since we would have to find something which suits your interest, budget and timeframe…

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