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Namibia Explorer

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Peer into the depths of Africa's largest canyon, admire the stark beauty of Sossusvlei's ancient backdrops and see the shimmering expanse of the Etosha Pan on this expedition through Namibia's surreal landscapes.

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    • Please Note: Departures marked in the price panel are subject to change in itinerary, price and discount. These will be confirmed in May 2019.
    • Small Group: This trip is operated on a small group basis with a maximum of 12 guests to ensure a more exclusive expedition, with accommodation in lodge establishments that cater to smaller groups.
    • Complimentary transfers will be available for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details.
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      • Please Note: Departures marked in the price panel are subject to change in itinerary, price and discount. These will be confirmed in May 2019.
      • Small Group: This trip is operated on a small group basis with a maximum of 12 guests to ensure a more exclusive expedition, with accommodation in lodge establishments that cater to smaller groups.
      • Complimentary transfers will be available for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details.
      • Guaranteed Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Peer into the depths of Africa's largest canyon, admire the stark beauty of Sossusvlei's ancient backdrops and see the shimmering expanse of the Etosha Pan on this expedition through Namibia's surreal landscapes.


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      Trip code: AFNA

      13 Nights

      accommodation

      25 Meals
      • 13 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 12 dinners (including Be My Guest)

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • See the Namib Naukluft Mountains

        • View Naute Dam, Sesriem Canyon, the Moon Landscape valley near Swakopmund

        • Visit Rehoboth, Kalahari Desert, Keetmanshoop, Quivertree Forest, Fish River Canyon, Duwisib Castle, Sossusvlei, Dune 45 & Deadvlei, Namib Naukluft National Park, Twyfelfontein ancient Rock Art & National Park Paintings & the Organ pipes, Etosha National Park


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 13 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 12 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Hand-picked hotels, lodges and luxury safari camps

        • Hand-picked Trafalgar Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director, Driver Guide or Trafalgar Representative

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Arrive Windhoek

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      Kalahari Desert – Keetmanshoop – Fish River Canyon

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      Aus – Maltahohe

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      Maltahohe – Sossusvlei – Namib Naukluft National Park

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      Namib Naukluft National Park – Swakopmund (2 Nights)

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      Swakopmund At Leisure

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      Swakopmund – Damaraland (2 Nights)

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      Damaraland

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      Damaraland – Etosha National Park (2 Nights)

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      Etosha National Park Full Day Safari

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      Etosha National Park – Windhoek

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      Depart Windhoek

      Day 1

      Arrive Windhoek Day 1 - Arrive Windhoek

      Your epic encounter with Namibia kicks off in its capital, Windhoek. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy a day at leisure - play a round of golf on the superb 18-hole golf course or relax in the swimming pool before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and dinner.

      Hotel

      Windhoek Country Club Resort

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Windhoek Country Club Resort

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Windhoek – Rehoboth – Kalahari Desert Day 2 - Windhoek – Rehoboth – Kalahari Desert

      Embrace the freedom of the open road as we venture into the Kalahari Desert - Namibia's boundless, sandy beauty. We make our way through the historic town of Rehoboth, a former mission station just north of the Tropic of Capricorn, then take our front-row seats on a scenic nature drive through this 'thirst land', where trees loom and rocky shadows stretch out on the horizon against the setting sun. Arrive later at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays with Stories' - the elegant Zebra Kalahari Lodge, located within the Intu Afrika Private Game Reserve.

      Hotel

      Zebra Kalahari Lodge & Spa

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Zebra Kalahari Lodge & Spa

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Kalahari Desert – Keetmanshoop – Fish River Canyon Day 3 - Kalahari Desert – Keetmanshoop – Fish River Canyon

      See the iconic forest of Quiver Trees - the towering aloes from which the San people fashion their quivers to this day. After a short stop in Keetmanshoop with free time for lunch, travel to Naute Dam before arriving at your motor-themed lodge to savour a spectacular Namibian sunset.

      Hotel

      Canyon Roadhouse

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Canyon Roadhouse

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Fish River Canyon – Aus Day 4 - Fish River Canyon – Aus

      Peer over the ancient chasm carved by the Fish River to form Africa's largest canyon. Carved over millennia, the Fish River Canyon's gigantic ravine provides sanctuary to klipspringer, zebra and even wild horses. We continue our journey to the spectacular Auas Mountains where you'll spend the afternoon getting close to nature.

      Hotel

      Desert Horse Inn

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Desert Horse Inn

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      Day 5

      Aus – Maltahohe Day 5 - Aus – Maltahohe

      Immerse yourself in the Southern Namib region admiring desert vistas and expansive skies as we conquer the open road. We pay a visit to Baron von Wolf's Duwisib Castle to learn about its history as a gift of love for his American wife. After a day of exploring, you'll want to settle in to the comfort of your lodge and spend the afternoon relaxing.

      Hotel

      Hammerstein Lodge

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Hammerstein Lodge

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      Day 6

      Maltahohe – Sossusvlei – Namib Naukluft National Park Day 6 - Maltahohe – Sossusvlei – Namib Naukluft National Park

      In a country renowned for its epic landscapes, competition for the top spot is tough. But it is Sossusvlei that rightly deserves this crown and it is where we begin our adventure today. Gaze up at the towering Dune 45 surrounded by the eerie, but beautiful salt pans, then explore the ravine walls of the Sesriem Canyon, carved out by the Tsauchab River. We journey past the Namib Naukluft Mountains that are a haven for the rare Hartmann's mountain zebra, then set off on a 4x4 drive into the depths of the Namib Desert under whose glittering canopy of stars we'll stay tonight at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays with Stories' - the Namib Naukluft Lodge.

      Hotel

      Namib Naukluft Lodge

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Namib Naukluft Lodge

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      Day 7

      Namib Naukluft National Park – Swakopmund (2 Nights) Day 7 - Namib Naukluft National Park – Swakopmund (2 Nights)

      After breakfast, we drive to the German-inspired seaside town of Swakopmund with its colonial buildings and encroaching desert. After a leisurely afternoon, we embark on a sundowner tour into the sands of the desert and an opportunity to snap a selfie on the crest of Dune 7, the highest dune in Namibia.

      Hotel

      Strand Hotel

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Strand Hotel

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Day 8

      Swakopmund At Leisure Day 8 - Swakopmund At Leisure

      Live life in the fast lane and embark on some of Swakopmund's action-packed activities such as quad-biking, sand-boarding, or a catamaran trip. Make the most of your free time by sampling Black Forest cake and Florentiners at one of the town's quaint German Bäckerei or indulge in some locally brewed Windhoek Lager. Then it's time to 'Connect with Locals' and savour some hearty vetkoek with a Damara family in Swakopmund's Mondesa Township during our Be My Guest experience. Watch how the dough rises in a traditional three-legged potjie pot as you learn about life in the township.

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      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      Day 9

      Swakopmund – Damaraland (2 Nights) Day 9 - Swakopmund – Damaraland (2 Nights)

      Follow Namibia's salt route en route to Damaraland, a place where mysterious flat-topped lava mountains and petrified trees cast shadows across the terracotta-coloured terrain. We make an important stop at Twyfelfontein to admire its ancient rock engravings, then explore the rocky-red Organ Pipes carved into the face of the mountain before arriving at our lodge this afternoon.

      Hotel

      Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Damaraland Day 10 - Damaraland

      Enjoy free time today until it's time to join a drive along the Aba Huab River in search of kudu, oryx, springbuck, ostrich and herds of rare desert-dwelling elephant. These elephants have adapted to living harsh desert conditions and can only be found in Namibia and Mali.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      Day 11

      Damaraland – Etosha National Park (2 Nights) Day 11 - Damaraland – Etosha National Park (2 Nights)

      As we journey north, we meet the OvaHimba tribe with whom we'll 'Dive into Culture' to gain insights into their hunter-gatherer traditions that have spanned thousands of years. Your visit will make a difference by contributing to funds used for food and other necessities. Despite vast desolate landscapes, Namibia is renowned for its wildlife and there's no better place to encounter the array of animal and birdlife that live within its borders than Etosha National Park. This afternoon, we venture out on our first game drive through the park.

      Hotel

      Okaukuejo Resort

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Okaukuejo Resort

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      Day 12

      Etosha National Park Full Day Safari Day 12 - Etosha National Park Full Day Safari

      Explore one of the world's great wildlife sanctuaries on a full-day safari to gain an understanding of its diverse eco-system. Enjoy a deep connection with your natural surrounds, joining a guide who will uncover the secrets of the bush and maximise your game viewing chances.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      Etosha National Park – Windhoek Day 13 - Etosha National Park – Windhoek

      We bid farewell to Etosha and travel south back to Windhoek. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner at your resort to celebrate the end of a magical journey through Namibia.

      Hotel

      Windhoek Country Club Resort

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Windhoek Country Club Resort

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

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      Day 14

      Depart Windhoek Day 14 - Depart Windhoek

      With our journey at its close, we say goodbye to our new-found friends and transfer to Windhoek airport.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Stays with Stories
        Set in the midst of a wildlife sanctuary in the Kalahari, Zebra Kalahari Lodge offers unique insight into the culture and traditions of the local San people. (Day 2)Enjoy endless views of the Namibia's open desert plains from Namib Naukluft Lodge - the perfect hub from which to embark on an early morning desert walk or to view the glittering canopy of stars over the Namib Desert. (Day 6)

      • Connect with Locals
        In Swakopmund, where you'll meet a Damara family in Mondesa Township and enjoy traditional vetkoek made in three-legged potjie pots and learn about township life (Day 8)

      • Dive into Culture
        Meet members of the OvaHimba tribe, considered the last semi-nomadic people of Namibia (Day 11)

      • Local Specialist
        Join experienced guides for safari game drives

      • Make a Difference
        With your visit to the Otjikandero Himba Orphan Village Project in Namibia's Kaokaland, which uses the funding received from tours for food and other necessities. (Day 11)

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      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • See the Namib Naukluft Mountains

        • View Naute Dam, Sesriem Canyon, the Moon Landscape valley near Swakopmund

        • Visit Rehoboth, Kalahari Desert, Keetmanshoop, Quivertree Forest, Fish River Canyon, Duwisib Castle, Sossusvlei, Dune 45 & Deadvlei, Namib Naukluft National Park, Twyfelfontein ancient Rock Art & National Park Paintings & the Organ pipes, Etosha National Park


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 13 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 12 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Hand-picked hotels, lodges and luxury safari camps

        • Hand-picked Trafalgar Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director, Driver Guide or Trafalgar Representative

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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