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€9,650 Per person
16 days
Includes flights
Includes transfers
Includes activities
Includes hotels

This Namibian honeymoon allows you to see the key highlights of the country whilst staying in beautiful accommodation. It is ideal for couples who like to explore without feeling rushed with plenty of relaxation and time to enjoy a sundowner drink in some of the world's most spectacular scenery. The itinerary begins in Namibia's capital, Windhoek, before taking in the famous and iconic dunes of Sossusvlei. From here you will travel to the colonial coastal town of Swakopmund where you can enjoy activities such as kayaking with seals or exploring the dunes of Sandwich Harbour by 4x4. In Damaraland you can search for desert-adapted elephant and black rhino. Finally you will spend time in Etosha, Namibia's premier national park, where game congregates around the waterholes leading to some fantastic safari experiences.

Itinerary highlights

  • Climb the huge red dunes at Sossusvlei.

  • Kayak with seals at Swakopmund.

  • Search for desert adapted elephant in Damaraland.

  • Camp on the edge of a fantastic waterhole in Etosha National Park.

Harriet, an Audley Travel Specialist

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Treat this trip purely as a starting point for your own tour to Namibia. Your specialist will ask you what you want and then shape your itinerary to match.

  • Your trip will be unique
  • We work to your interests and budget
  • Advice from first-hand expertise
  • Windhoek
  • Sossusvlei and Sesriem
  • Swakopmund and Pelican Point
  • The Skeleton Coast
  • Damaraland
  • Etosha National Park
  • Windhoek

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from Ireland.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Windhoek.

Day 2 Windhoek

Windhoek

On arrival in Windhoek, you're met by your private driver and driven to your guest house. Audley representatives will answer any questions you have and talk you through your information pack, which includes a mobile phone, cool box and driving directions. Your fully insured car is delivered to your accommodation, and the rest of the day is yours to relax or explore Namibia's capital. Depending on your time of arrival, you could browse the city's shops and markets, visit the State Museum to learn about Namibia's history, or head out for something to eat - we can book you a table at one of our recommended restaurants before your arrival should you wish.

Day 3 Sossusvlei and Sesriem

Sossusvlei and Sesriem

I would recommend an early start this morning as the drive from Windhoek to Sesriem takes approximately six hours. The roads are mainly gravel but are in good condition and the views along the way are breathtaking. It may be worth stopping off at one of the supermarkets in Windhoek to stock up on snacks and water for the journey. If you like apple pies, I would also recommend stopping off at Solitaire on the way for a short break!

Day 4 Sossusvlei and Sesriem

Sossusvlei and Sesriem

This morning your guide will wake you up and take you into the park to visit the largest sand dunes in Namibia and arguably the world. The contrast between the sand and the clear blue skies is incredible. You can enjoy a lovely stroll through the dunes and visit Deadvlei. If you are feeling energetic, you can climb to the top of Dune 45, or for the ultimate dune challenge, you can climb 'Big Daddy' for some fantastic views and photo opportunities. This afternoon after lunch you can take part in another activity or if you prefer, relax by the pool and enjoy the heat and beautiful scenery around you.

Day 5 Sossusvlei and Sesriem

Sossusvlei and Sesriem

You have another full day in the area to make the most of the activities on offer. Your guide can take you to Sesriem Canyon, take you on nature drives or you can enjoy the walking trails in the area. If you would like to make your stay extra special, you can book a sunrise hot air balloon for one of your mornings here. The view is spectacular and a once in a lifetime experience. This evening watch the sunset over with your favourite drink and enjoy the beautiful colours.

Day 6 Swakopmund and Pelican Point

Sossusvlei and Sesriem , Swakopmund and Pelican Point

Drive for around six hours to Swakopmund today, a picturesque colonial town on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. After settling into your accommodation, you can enjoy a leisurely afternoon exploring this small colonial town with its aquarium, museum, shops and galleries.

Day 7 Swakopmund and Pelican Point

Swakopmund and Pelican Point

There are a number of excursions you can do from Swakopmund. Most popular is the sea kayaking from Walvis Bay where you get very close to the seals and sometimes see dolphins.

Day 8 The Skeleton Coast

Swakopmund and Pelican Point , The Skeleton Coast

A long drive today of six hours on the coastal road to Mowe Bay, driving past the seal colony at Cape Cross. At Mowe Bay, you will drop your car and transfer by 4x4 to Shipwreck Lodge for your two night stay.

Day 9 The Skeleton Coast

The Skeleton Coast

During your stay at Shipwreck Lodge, you can book scenic nature drives or walks as well as excursions to the coast itself to witness some of the remaining shipwrecks.

Day 10 Damaraland

The Skeleton Coast , Damaraland

You will be transferred back to your car before you then drive north-east to Palmwag which will take around five hours through the beautiful scenery of Damaraland. Again, leave your car behind at Palmwag before transferring by 4x4 to Desert Rhino Camp.

Day 11 Damaraland

Damaraland

Today you can track black rhino by vehicle and on foot. This is a truly special experience accompanied by rangers and members of the Save the Rhino Trust. In the afternoon you can go for a walk or a drive, or simply relax at the camp if you prefer.

Day 12 Etosha National Park

Damaraland , Etosha National Park

This morning you can enjoy another game drive or walk from Desert Rhino Camp before you are transferred back to your car. Self-drive north to Central Etosha, making your way to the private Ongava Reserve which shares it's border with the famous Etosha National Park.

Day 13 Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park

You have a full day to explore the park. Etosha is a very easy park to self drive around as the roads are well maintained and there are road signs directing you around. If you would prefer a guide and safari vehicle for some of your time in the park you can book these on arrival at the camp.

Day 14 Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park

You have another full day to explore the area. If you haven`t already, spend some time enjoying Ongava`s private reserve. From here you can enjoy walking safaris, sunset drives and rhino tracking.

Day 15 Windhoek

Etosha National Park , Windhoek , International return flight

Today you will drive six hours back to Windhoek Airport for your final night.

Day 16 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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