13 Day Best Of Namibia Family Adventure Safari

13 Day Best Of Namibia Family Adventure Safari

13 Day Best Of Namibia Family Adventure Safari

This 13 Day Namibia Family Adventure Safari takes your family on an exciting safari road trip through the oldest desert in the world. This Southern Africa destination is known for being home to some of the highest sand dunes in the world, one of the biggest Cape fur seal colonies in Africa and is home to unique desert-adapted wildlife. Your Namibia family holiday will set you up in family-friendly guest farms and lodges that cater to the needs of both adults and children. During your 13 days in Namibia your family will visit Gamsberg, the famous Sossusvlei, the seaside town of Swakopmund, Twyfelfontein, Ongava Game Reserve and Eastern Etosha.


  • Discover Namibia’s wide open spaces on an excellent network of gravel and tar roads in your own rental vehicle
  • Climb some of the world’s highest free-standing sand dunes
  • Escape the summer heat on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Take part in one of a host of possible activities on offer in Namibia’s central coastal region
  • Search for desert adapted elephant in ephemeral river systems
  • Track for the endangered black rhino in conjunction with the Save the Rhino Trust
13 Day Best Of Namibia Family Adventure Safari
13 Day Best Of Namibia Family Adventure Safari
13 Day Best Of Namibia Family Adventure Safari
13 Day Best Of Namibia Family Adventure Safari

Route & Itinerary

13 Days / 12 Nights

Day 1:Windhoek Olive Grove Guesthouse BB - Executive Suite

  • You will be met by your guide on arrival in Windhoek and handed your travel documents
  • City tour of Windhoek with your guide (if time permits)
  • The remainder of the day can be spent relaxing at your own leisure
  • For dinner tonight, you can head into town for a bite to eat at one of Windhoek’s well-known restaurants
13 Day Best Of Namibia Family Adventure Safari

Day 2-3:Namib Desert Sossusvlei Lodge DBB - Superior Room

Windhoek – Sossusvlei 350km - approximately 5 to 6 hours

  • After breakfast, you can still pop into town for anything you might need and then depart heading south from Windhoek to your lodge for the next 2 nights
  • The route will take you either via the beautiful Spreetshoogte or Remhoogte Pass, both showcasing the natural beauty of Namibia
  • Wake up early for breakfast (Day 3) and then head to the entrance to Sossusvlei, the Sesriem Gate
  • Spend the whole day in the beautiful Sossusvlei area, exploring the highlights: Sossusvlei,Dead Vlei, Dune 45, Big Daddy, Elim Dune and the Sesriem Canyon
  • Return to the lodge for lunch or arrange a lunch pack to enjoy in the dunes and return late afternoon for a well-earned rest
  • Optional extra activities: Hot air balloon safari, Nature drives
13 Day Best Of Namibia Family Adventure Safari

Day 4-6:Swakopmund Swakopmund Luxury Suites BB

Sossusvlei - Swakopmund 350km - approximately 5 to 6 hours

  • Depart after breakfast and head north to Solitaire, then west crossing the Tropic of Capricorn,through the Gaub and Kuiseb Canyons via the Namib Gravel Plains to the coast
  • Either via Walvis Bay to Swakopmund, or (recommended) detour via Ganab to the Welwitschia Plains and Moon Landscape
  • The Namibian coastline is generally known as The Skeleton Coast due to the barren areas,ship wrecks and, in days gone by, whale skeletons left on the beach
  • 2 full day is set aside for this lovely area where Swakopmund and Walvis Bay offer a wide range of activities such as: Dolphin cruise, Sandwich Harbour excursion (a real Skeleton Coast experience), Dune quad biking, Sand boarding, Sea kayaking, Lots more…
  • Lunches and dinners can be enjoyed at a cafe or restaurant overlooking the sea
13 Day Best Of Namibia Family Adventure Safari

Day 7-8:Damaraland Camp Kipwe DBB

Swakopmund – Damaraland 445km - approximately 7 to 8 hours

  • Head north along the Skeleton Coast, via Henties Bay to visit the Cape Cross seal colony.Along the way, stop at the Lichen Fields as well as the ship wreck between the colourful small town of Wlotskasbaken and Henties Bay
  • Backtrack to Henties Bay and head inland through wide open plains to Uis, then north to the Twyfelfontein area
  • Visit to Namibia's Open Air Museum, the Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings as well as the interesting Organ Pipes rock formations and Burnt Mountain
  • Take a drive with your guide, west (4x4 needed) to the Huab River to look for the desert adapted elephants as well as other game such as oryx, springbok, ostrich and lots more
  • Visit the Damara Living Museum for a hint of culture
13 Day Best Of Namibia Family Adventure Safari

Day 9:Etosha National Park Etosha Village DBB

Damaraland – Etosha (south) 325km - approximately 4 to 5 hours

  • After breakfast, drive east towards Khorixas stopping at the Petrified Forest en-route
  • From Khorixas head further east along the tar road to Outjo and then north to your lodge which is situated very close to the southern entrance of Etosha, the Anderson Gate
  • If time permits, enter Etosha for an afternoon game drive. Depending on how often you stop today, you should arrive at your lodge in time for lunch (optional extra)
  • On entering the park, the first stop would be Okaukuejo where you pay your entry fee (included) and I suggest you pop in at the local shop to purchase some drinks and snacks and most importantly, a map of Etosha which will show you all the waterholes along the way
  • Etosha is one of Africa's great game parks. With 114 species of mammal and 340 species of birds you are sure to see a great variety of wildlife on your safari
13 Day Best Of Namibia Family Adventure Safari

Day 10-11:Etosha National Park Mushara Bush Camp DBB

Etosha (south) – Etosha (east) a full days game drive through the park.

  • From one side to the other side of the park is a full day game drive as you head slowly east stopping at numerous waterholes along the way
  • Take a slow drive in the morning and then enjoy a packed lunch (optional extra) overlooking one of the waterholes before continuing on through the park to the eastern side
  • 1 full day is set aside for game viewing, either all day or alternate with morning and afternoon guided drives
13 Day Best Of Namibia Family Adventure Safari

Day 12:Erindi Private Game Reserve Old Trader’s Lodge DBB

Etosha (east) – Erindi 460km - approximately 6 hours

  • Depart from Etosha and make your way via Tsumeb, Otavi & Otjiwarongo to the Private Erindi Game Reserve
  • From entering the gate to the lodge is a game drive on the reserve
  • Sit at the waterhole in front of the lodge, a chance to view wildlife as they come and go as well as crocodiles and hippos, which you won’t have seen in Etosha
  • Enjoy any of the many optional extra activities with the lodge
13 Day Best Of Namibia Family Adventure Safari

Day 13:Windhoek END

Etosha (east) – Windhoek 490km - approximately 6 hours

  • Head back to Windhoek today, where your guide will drop you at the airport in time for your departure flight (Keep in mind that you need to be at the airport 2 hours prior and the airport is still a 45 minute to 1 hour drive from town)
13 Day Best Of Namibia Family Adventure Safari


  • Accommodation as indicated - can change depending on availability and request at time of booking
  • Meals as indicated
  • Car hire as per picture below for 2 & 4 pax - for 6 pax the vehicle is slightly larger
  • All vehicle costs including fuel
  • All park entry fees
  • Guide and guide costs
  • Water in the vehicle at all times
  • Activities as shown in the itinerary … all activities that can be done with NTS guide and vehicle are included
  • Tour file with detailed itinerary, map with route descriptions, vouchers etc.
  • 24 hour personal and friendly support
  • Fast and efficient response to service providers


  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional extra activities
  • International flights
  • Holiday or personal insurance
  • Staff gratuities
  • Visas and visa applications

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