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Wonders of Namibia
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10 days

from $3,299 AUD

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Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.

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Travelers should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include walking tours, visits to sites, safari drives, and easy hikes; and some days will have more physical activities such as longer hikes, kayaking, snorkeling, or biking.

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Casual trips offer immersive travel experiences at an unbeatable value with free time and plenty of choices built into the itineraries. Accommodations are comfortable, well-located, and modest. Trips are led by dynamic local guides, some meals and activities are included, and transportation is provided for included excursions.

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EXPEDITION OVERVIEW
  • Visit the Cheetah Conservation Fund for a lecture and a game drive.
  • Meet the residents of Mondesa Township and enjoy dinner and entertainment in a family home.
  • Explore the dunes of Namib-Naukluft National Park.
Itinerary

Embark on a Namibian adventure rich in wildlife and culture. Set out on wildlife drives in Etosha National Park in search of elephants, giraffes, and lions; visit the Cheetah Conservation Fund to get up close to these vulnerable cats; and gaze at one of Africa’s most dramatic desert landscapes. Like the shifting sand dunes that reshape its horizon, this incredible place will transform you.

Day 1: Windhoek

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2: Windhoek/Sesriem

Enjoy the dramatic Namibian landscapes as we drive to the desert area of Sesriem, gateway to Namib-Naukluft National Park. Settle in to our desert lodge, relax at the pool, or enjoy a cool drink watching the stunning sunset over the desertscape.

Day 3: Sesriem

Embark on a scenic excursion into the national park to explore the Namib Desert. Visit Sossusvlei and Deadvlei — clay pans covered in a crust of salt-rich sand surrounded by burnt orange and red towering dunes. It's considered one of the most stunning desert landscapes in Africa. After, visit Sesriem Canyon, a natural gorge carved out by the Tsauchab River.

Day 4: Sesriem/Swakopmund

Continue through changing desert landscapes, keeping an eye out for free-roaming zebra, kudu, springbok, and oryx. Stop in the quirky town of Solitaire for a break before heading out into the countryside. Here we meet a local to this remote region who takes us on a drive and talks about the survival strategies of ancient bushmen who lived in the area. We also search out smaller animal life that manages to survive in these harsh conditions such as snakes, geckos, spiders, and insects to learn how they have adapted to this arid region. After, continue to Swakopmund on the Atlantic coast.

Day 5: Swakopmund

Enjoy a free morning. Opt to go sandboarding, or just take a walk in town. This afternoon, explore the township of Mondesa with a local guide, learning about its people and history. Visit the local market for an introduction to traditional food including wild spinach, mopane worms, and dried kapenta fish. Also visit an art and craft shop, meet with some locals, then visit a family-run establishment for dinner and local entertainment.

Day 6: Swakopmund/Palmwag

Continue on to Twyfelfontein where we visit the ancient petroglyphs which were named Namibia's first UNESCO World Heritage Site. The site is thought to hold the largest concentrations of Bushman engravings in Africa, with over 2500 figures, ranging from 2000-5000 years old. Finish the day on the Palmwag Concession, in northwest Damaraland.

Day 7: Palmwag/Etosha National Park

Enjoy a relaxed morning at the lodge, or opt for a guided nature walk in the Palmwag Concession. In the afternoon we continue to our lodge located in the Etosha National Park area, considered the greatest wildlife sanctuary in Namibia.

Day 8: Etosha National Park

Embark on a full day open vehicle safari drive in the national park with a local guide. There is abundant wildlife that congregate around the waterholes, so keep your cameras at the ready for elephants, lions, endangered black rhinos, and even leopards. Over lunch, you have time to relax at one of the rest camps, take a swim, or sit back and watch the animals as the come to the waterhole.

Day 9: Etosha National Park/Windhoek

After breakfast, visit the Cheetah Conservation Fund, a global field research and education facility founded by Dr. Laurie Marker whose research has been supported by National Geographic. Tour the facility to learn about the important research, conservation, and community outreach work they do as one of the world’s leading organizations dedicated to saving the cheetah in the wild. Meet with a researcher for a lecture to learn about the various projects in the works, then enjoy a cheetah drive to view some of these amazing creatures up close. After, enjoy lunch on the veranda overlooking the magnificent Waterberg Plateau. Continue on to Windhoek for our final evening.

Day 10: Windhoek

Depart at any time.

PRICES & DATES

  • date 25 Sep 2019 - 04 Oct 2019
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  • date 02 Oct 2019 - 11 Oct 2019
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  • date 23 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019
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  • date 30 Oct 2019 - 08 Nov 2019
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  • date 06 Nov 2019 - 15 Nov 2019
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  • date 13 Nov 2019 - 22 Nov 2019
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    $4,948 AUD Per Person

  • date 20 Nov 2019 - 29 Nov 2019
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  • date 27 Nov 2019 - 06 Dec 2019
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  • date 18 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019
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  • date 25 Dec 2019 - 03 Jan 2020
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  • date 08 Jan 2020 - 17 Jan 2020
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  • date 29 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020
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  • date 26 Feb 2020 - 06 Mar 2020
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  • date 04 Mar 2020 - 13 Mar 2020
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  • date 18 Mar 2020 - 27 Mar 2020
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  • date 01 Apr 2020 - 10 Apr 2020
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  • date 15 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020
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  • date 29 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020
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  • date 13 May 2020 - 22 May 2020
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  • date 27 May 2020 - 05 Jun 2020
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  • date 17 Jun 2020 - 26 Jun 2020
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  • date 24 Jun 2020 - 03 Jul 2020
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  • date 01 Jul 2020 - 10 Jul 2020
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  • date 08 Jul 2020 - 17 Jul 2020
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  • date 22 Jul 2020 - 31 Jul 2020
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  • date 05 Aug 2020 - 14 Aug 2020
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  • date 19 Aug 2020 - 28 Aug 2020
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  • date 26 Aug 2020 - 04 Sep 2020
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  • date 07 Oct 2020 - 16 Oct 2020
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  • date 14 Oct 2020 - 23 Oct 2020
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  • date 28 Oct 2020 - 06 Nov 2020
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  • date 04 Nov 2020 - 13 Nov 2020
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  • date 18 Nov 2020 - 27 Nov 2020
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  • date 25 Nov 2020 - 04 Dec 2020
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  • date 23 Dec 2020 - 01 Jan 2021
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  • date 30 Dec 2020 - 08 Jan 2021
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  • date 06 Jan 2021 - 15 Jan 2021
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All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy or single occupancy unless otherwise noted, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. Optional activities are at an additional cost.

  • Accommodation: Hotels/lodges (9 nts)
  • Meals: 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Transport: Air-conditioned touring vehicle, 4x4, open safari vehicle
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Mondesa Township Walk, Swakopmund
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Cheetah Conservation Experience, Windhoek
  • Arrival transfer
  • Sossusvlei desert excursion
  • Desert excursion with a local
  • View the Twyfelfontein ancient petroglyphs
  • Full-day open-vehicle wildlife safari drive
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
ABOUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS

Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.

Age Requirement:12+

All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.