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7-Day Northern Namibia Wildlife Explorer Guided Tour

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7 Days
Hosea Kutako International Airport
Min Age : 8 years
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Tour Description

7 Day Northern Namibia Wildlife Explorer

What to expect

A place of fascinating contrasts, Namibia is a country that calls out to be explored. Named after the Namib Desert, one of the oldest deserts in the world, Namibia’s abundant wildlife, astonishing landscapes and ancient peoples should earn it a place on every explorer’s bucket list.

This 7-Day Northern Namibia Wildlife Explorer Guided Tour takes in some of Namibia’s northern highlights. From the coastal town of Swakopmund where the Namib Desert meets the ocean to the Omandumba SAN Living Museum Village, from the Erongo Mountains region to game viewing in the iconic Etosha National Park, the tour concludes in the Waterberg region where the impressive Waterberg Plateau looms over the plains of the Kalahari of Eastern Namibia.


7-Day Northern Namibia Wildlife Explorer Guided Tour

  • Departs every FRIDAY from Windhoek
  • Minimum 2 pax required for tour to take place
  • Maximum 6 pax for tour
  • Customizable departure dates for a party of 4 or more people
  •  English-speaking guide for the duration of the tour
  • Many optional activities to choose from (rates on request)

Please note

Guests are picked up in Windhoek early on Day 1 and dropped off in Windhoek in the afternoon of Day 7. Accommodation in Windhoek is not included in the price of this tour, but we would be happy to help you book accommodation in Windhoek for the Thursday night before tour departure on Friday morning. Outward bound flights on Day 7 should be booked for departure after 15h00.

Route details

Windhoek > Swakopmund > Erongo Mountain Region / Kalkfeld > Etosha National Park Region > Waterberg Region > Hosea Kutako International Airport


Cost and validity

1 November 2020 to 1 October 2021

  • R 20,950 pp sharing
  • R 1,750 single supplement


Please note

Approx. 85% of Namibian roads are untarred. We strongly advise you to rent a four by four. Also, Hosea Kutako International Airport in Namibia is 45 km east of Windhoek where most rental car companies are located. Please arrange with your rental car company to be collected from the airport and transferred to Windhoek where you can pick up your rental car. We would be happy to arrange a rental car for your convenience if you prefer. Rates on request.

Price Includes

6 nights’ accommodation (2 nights in Swakopmund, 1 night in the Kalkveld region, 2 nights in Etosha West and 1 night in the Waterberg region
6 breakfasts
4 dinners (dinners at Swakopmund not included)
Early morning road transfer from Windhoek to Swakopmund on Day 1
Air-conditioned vehicle suitable for Namibian terrain plus fuel
Accommodation and meals for your tour guide driver or tour guide and driver
Guided Life in the Village Excursion with the SAN Community
2 guided game drives in Etosha National Park (1 full-day and 1 half-day in the tour vehicle)
Etosha National Park and Waterberg National Park entry fees
Tourism levy
15% VAT

Excluded from Price

Entrances and optional activities and excursions not specified in the itinerary (rates on request)
Meals not specified in includes
Beverages for own account
Gratuities for guides, drivers, and hospitality staff
Travel insurance
Expenses of a personal nature
Visa fees (where applicable
Airport taxes

What to Bring

Comfortable shoes
Warm jackets
Sunhat and sunglasses
Sun cream
Personal belongings
Personal medication



Namibia emergency number: +264 81 127 0564

Day 1 & Day 2

Swakopmund | Hansa Hotel Swakopmund | 2 Nights Bed & Breakfast

Day 1 sees you transferring from Namibia’s capital city, Windhoek, to the seaside retreat of Swakopmund. After checking in to Hansa Hotel Swakopmund, your accommodation for the following two nights, you will have the opportunity to discuss your itinerary for the next 7 days with your English-speaking tour guide. Your guide will assist with booking any optional activities and excursions you might be interested in and advise on how those activities may impact on the logistics of departure times.

After the briefing with your tour guide, you have the option of booking a sightseeing city tour or you can strike out on your own and wander around Swakopmund on foot. Founded in 1892, Swakopmund’s quaint architecture reflects its strong German colonial heritage and highlights includes:

  • The 1905 headquarters of the German trading company, Woermannhaus
  • Altes Gefängnis, a national historic landmark from 1909 that still functions as a prison today
  • The old engineer corps troops barracks, Alte Kaserne
  • Haus Hohenzollern, built as an Art Nouveau luxury hotel in 1906
  • The old Railway Station

Hansa Hotel Swakopmund, one of Namibia’s oldest hotels, is situated within walking distance of the shops, restaurants, and the beach. Breakfasts and dinners are served in the hotel’s restaurant. For an exceptional dining experience, ask your guide to book you a table at the Jetty 1905 Restaurant on the Swakopmund Jetty which is prized for its incredible ocean views and delicious seafood.

Recommendations for Day 2

Swakopmund and nearby Walvis Bay are well-known for their adventure activities. The scenic journey between the two towns is worth the trip, especially in the early morning when the cold sea air transforms into a swirling mist when it meets the dunes of the Namib Desert flanking the coastline.

Optional activities in the area include:

  • oysters and sparkling wine Catamaran Cruise in Walvis Bay
  • a guided Living Desert Tour of the Namib
  • an adventurous dune quad-bike excursion
  • a visit to the Crystal Gallery to see the largest cluster of quartz crystals in the world a guided Fat Bike Historical City or Dune Landscape tour

Day 1 & Day 2

Swakopmund | 2 Nights Bed & Breakfast

Hansa Hotel Swakopmund

Dating back to 1905, Hansa Hotel Swakopmund is one of Namibia’s oldest hotels. Situated a few blocks away from the beach, Hansa Hotel Swakopmund is within walking distance of shops, restaurants and some of the town’s most famous landmarks. The en-suite Standard Rooms have air-conditioning, flatscreen TVs, a coffee station, minibar, safe and WiFi.

Other facilities include

  • a restaurant, a lunch terrace and a bar
  • a garden
  • free WiFi

Day 3

Kalkveld | 1 Night Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Mount Etjo Safari Lodge

Located in the heart of the Okonjati Game Reserve, one of Namibia’s first private game reserves and home to over 8,000 animals and bird species, Mount Etjo Safari Lodge is well-known for its relaxed atmosphere and friendly service. The swimming pool and garden at the main lodge overlook a waterhole which sees regular visits from hippo, nyala and porcupine. The Rooms have large beds, a tea- and coffee-making station, safe, fridge, ceiling fan, air-conditioner and en-suite bathrooms with a shower.

Other facilities include:

  • an outdoor swimming pool overlooking a waterhole
  • a restaurant, bar and shared lounge
  • free WiFi in public areas
  • a souvenir shop
  • Mount Etjo Museum

Day 4 & Day 5

Etosha West | 2 Nights Bed & Breakfast

Toshari Lodge

Situated a mere 25 km away from the Andersons Gate entry into Etosha National Park, famous for the iconic game viewing opportunities it provides, Toshari Lodge is perfectly positioned for day trips into Etosha. The spacious and comfortable African-inspired en-suite Rooms look onto the beautiful, lush gardens surrounding the lodge.

Other facilities include:

  • a swimming pool and sun terrace
  • WiFi
  • a guest lounge
  • a bar
  • a restaurant
  • a gift shop

Day 6

Waterberg Plateau Park Region | 1 Night Dinner, Bed & Breakfas

Waterberg Guest Farm Namibia

Surrounded by 42,000 hectares of untamed Africa savannah, Waterberg Guest Farm Namibia stands at the foot of the Waterberg Plateau in Northern Central Namibia. Each en-suite Room has a private entrance leading onto a veranda, a safe, a fan and a tea- and coffee-making facility.

Other facilities include

  • a dining room
  • a guest lounge
  • a library
  • an outdoor pool and sun terrace
  • a traditional lapa and bar
  • WiFi in public areas
  • wellness treatments

Accommodation is subject to availability. If we are unable to book accommodation as stated, we will look for a similar alternative and advise you accordingly.

Payment Terms

20% pre-payment at time of booking.
Balance to be settled 60 days prior to travel.
Payment to be made in ZAR (South African Rands).
The customer is liable for any bank charges.

Banking Details

Account holder: Africa Focus Tours Namibia (Pty) ltd
Bank: Nedbank Namibia
Account number: 011500012252
Branch code: 96167200
Swift code: NEDSNANX

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations 32 to 22 days prior to travel forfeit 60% of the full booking amount.
Cancellations 21 to 15 days prior to travel forfeit 70% of the full booking amount.
Cancellations 15 to 8 days prior to travel forfeit 80% of the full booking amount.
Cancellations 7 days to NO SHOW forfeit 100% of the full booking amount.
Special cancellation terms may apply for certain products and services.

Terms & Conditions

General Terms

Price quoted per person and includes the cost of accommodation and meals for your guide (and driver where applicable).
Minimum of 2 pax required for tour departure.
Minimum age of children is 8 years old.
Families with children younger than 8 years of age are welcome to request a Private 7-Day Northern Namibia Wildlife Explorer Guided Tour.
Final bookings and rooming lists to be supplied 35 days prior to the commencement date of the tour.
The accommodation mentioned in the itinerary will depend on availability at the time of making the booking. Any alternatives will be of a similar standard and will be within the same region.
This is merely a quotation and not a confirmed booking.


Seek your doctor’s advice with regards to vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis.

Travelling with Children

Parents travelling with children must provide an unabridged birth certificate which includes details of the child’s father as well as the mother for all travelling children. This applies even when both parents are travelling with their children.
When children are travelling with guardians, these adults are required to produce affidavits from the children’s parents proving permission for the children to travel.
The above applies to foreigners and South Africans travelling to or from South Africa as well as travellers in transit.
Minimum age of children is 8 years of age.
Rates and policies for children under 12 years of age on request.

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