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Namibia is a large,
arid, sparsely populated country in southwest Africa that offers
incredible self-drive massed-animal experiences in Etosha wildlife park along with mountainous
pink sand dunes, the Namib desert, San rock carvings, the Skeleton Coast's
vast and smelly seal colony and much more!
Encounters Travel operate great value, small group adventure tours to various exotic destinations including Namibia. All tours through Encounters are completely financially protected through ATOL, ABTA and IPP; see Encounters insurance details.
Namibia Tours from Encounters
Namibia is a country rich in wilderness and wildlife and with one of the world wildest coastlines. Sandwiched between the Atlantic to the west and the Kalahari Desert to the south, Namibia’s central highlands give way to endless savannah plains stretching eastwards into Bostwana. Although sparsely populated, Namibia’s has a wide variety of proud and culturally diverse tribes. But Namibia is perhaps best known for its amazing landscapes, from wild seascapes to barren deserts, rugged mountains to colonial cities, a true photographers dream – and not forgetting some of Africa’s best wildlife viewing as well.
Of course if you’re also into adventure and adrenaline, you need look no further as Namibia has it all. Swakopmund on the Atlantic coast is a mecca for beach lovers and surfers from around the world and the nearby Namib-Naukluft Park is ideal for dune surfing, quad biking and skydiving.
Namibia truly is one of those countries that will definitely exceed your expectations and leave you with a collection of experiences like no other in Africa. Gazing up at starry desert skies, flying head first down monster sand dunes, catching the perfect wave, walking with lions... the list goes on!
Namibia & Botswana Uncovered
Highlights: Swakopmund, Himba Tribe, Bushmen, Etosha National Park, Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls.
This two week Namibia & Botswana tour offers the perfect introduction to these fscinating and culturally unique countries. It’s the perfect mix of culture, wildlife, active adventure and fun nightlife.
Starting in Swakopmund the adventure capital on Namibia, where you can enjoy many fun options such as skydiving, sand boarding and quad biking. From here we head inland to visit the Himba people, semi-nomadic bushmen, easily recognisable by the distinctive red colour of their skin and hair. We continue on to the Etosha National Park, which boast an amazing abundance of wildlife making it one of Southern Africa's finest and most important game reserves. We spend plenty of time wildlife viewing before moving onto Namibia’s capital city Windhoek. After a short tour of the city we wave goodbye to Namibia and cross the border into Botswana.
Our first stop is at Ghanzi for a cultural evening of tribal song and dance from the San community. We then spend the next three days exploring the Okavango Delta. The Okavango Delta is the world’s largest inland delta, a labyrinth of lagoons, lakes and hidden channels covering 17 000 square km. We have plenty of time to explore this unique inland delta with nature walks and boat cruises. We finish our tour with a visit to Botswana's second largest wildlife reserve, the Chobe National Park, before crossing the border into Zimbabwe and our final destination - the one and only Victoria Falls, crossroads of Africa.
Grand Southern Safari
Highlights: Cape Town, Orange River, Cederberg Region, Fish River Canyon, Namib Desert, Swakopmund, Himba Tribe, Bushmen, Etosha National Park, Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls
This comprehensive 21-day tour covers the well worn route from Cape Town to Victoria Falls, crossing South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. It’s a truly grand African safari.
Leaving Cape Town, we head north through the Cederberg Mountain Region en route to Namibia. Crossing the border into Namibia our first stop is the Fish River Canyon where we take a scenic hike along the rim in order to gain some perspective as to just how large this natural phenomenon is. We continue to the Namib-Naukluft Park, which is one of Namibia’s geographic gems and at 50,000km2, is one of the largest parks in Africa. There are massive sand dunes in the Sossusvlei desert area as well as the remarkable landscape.
The remaining 2 weeks of the itinerary follows Namibia & Botswana Uncovered tour above.