Windhoek Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF AFRICA 468

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One of the churches in Windhoek

Day 1: Windhoek - Outjo

Welcome to Namibia! On arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport in Namibia’s capital, Windhoek, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. Your guide will meet you at the lodge and we then embark on a short orientation tour of Windhoek. The evening is spent at leisure.

Day 2: Outjo - Windhoek

Today we travel to Namibia’s highlight of the north – Etosha National Park. Upon arrival start our first game drive of the trip. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Clock Tower in Windhoek city centre

Day 3: Windhoek - Etosha N.P.

Today we head north to Outjo in the Kunene Region. Set between low hills on the brink of the Ugab valley, Outjo is the gateway to Etosha National Park. This afternoon there is time to take a self guided walk on the lodges hiking trail.

Desert elephant of Namibia

Day 4: Etosha N.P.

Today we spend as much time as possible driving through the ‘Great White Place’ (translation for Etosha) trying to get closer to some of the Big Five. Our accommodation also offers fabulous floodlit waterholes, which provide excellent game viewing at night.

Zebras in Etosha before the rains

Day 5: Etosha N.P. - Damaraland

This morning bid farewell to the wild animals of Etosha and head to Kamanjab where we visit a local Himba village to find out more about their traditions and lifestyle. In the afternoon we continue on to the Brandberg, the highest mountain in Namibia where we visit the “White Lady”, one of the most famous rock paintings in the area.

Day 6: Damaraland - Swakopmund

Today we travel to Swakopmund. You can choose to take part in a few of the many optional activities that are offered in Swakopmund such as quad biking, sand boarding or sky diving in the afternoon. Alternatively you could enjoy the little German coastal town and explore its beauty, beaches and charm.

German influence in Swakopmund

Day 7: Swakopmund - Namib Naukluft N.P.

An early morning start takes us from Swakopmund south through Walvis Bay on our way to the Namib Naukluft National Park. Later this evening we embark on a wild cat walk at the lodge.

Heading for the top of Dune 45

Day 8: Namib Naukluft N.P.

Departing early today, visit the world’s highest sand dunes at Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. At sunrise and sunset these dunes, which can reach heights of over 300 m, are absolutely spectacular and provide for a fantastic photo opportunity. We also stop to view the Sesriem Canyon, which was carved millions of years ago by the Tsauchab River.

Quiver tree, Namibia

Day 9: Namib Naukluft N.P. - Windhoek

We leave the desert behind us and travel back to Windhoek through the beautiful countryside making short stops en-route. Once we arrive the rest of the afternoon can be spent at leisure or enjoy dinner at one of the many fabulous restaurants in the city (at own expense).

Statue in Windhoek Park

Day 10: Windhoek - Maun

After breakfast this morning you will be transferred to Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek, in time for your onward flight to Maun. Departing Windhoek at 08:15 and arriving at 10:30. On arrival into Maun you will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel in Thamalakane.

Lion in Moremi Game Reserve

Day 11: Maun - Moremi G.R.

After breakfast transfer to the jetty in the Moremi Game Reserve for a full day excursion by motorboat in to the Okavango Delta, including a game walk, before returning to Moremi for overnight.

Giraffe in Moremi Game Reserve

Day 12: Moremi G.R.

Today take a Mokoro (traditional dug-out canoe) excursion further in to the Okavango Delta. Relax as your poler takes you through the lillies and see if you can spot hippos, water ponies and more.

Elephant in Moremi Game Reserve

Day 13: Moremi G.R.

A full day of game-viewing in the Moremi Game Reserve with morning and afternoon game drives are the plans for today. Moremi Game Reserve forms an intricate part of the Okavango Delta and is a prime wildlife area where elephants, buffalo, lion, leopard and most other game can be seen in abundance. With its unprecedented abundance of wildlife it is no wonder Moremi is considered one of the most beautiful reserves in all of Africa.

Looking out for food

Day 14: Moremi G.R. - Chobe N. P.

Wake up with the birds to experience the thrill of an African sunrise. Enjoy an early morning game-drive in Moremi Game Reserve before we then set off for the Chobe National Park. Rest and relax at your lodge before this afternoon’s game-drive.

Antelope watching out for predators, Chobe

Day 15: Chobe N. P.

Today you will get to truly experience what Chobe National Park has to offer. Enjoy a morning and afternoon game drive taking in the spectacle of some of Chobe's most famed residents - its elephants. This evening we board our boat for a relaxing sunset cruise, enjoying the sights of elephants, hippos, crocodiles and a wide variety of water and land birds.

Lioness in Chobe National Park

Day 16: Chobe N. P.

Departing the Chobe National Park we take you across the Botswana border and into Tanzania and continue to the airport in Victoria Falls in time for your onward departure flight. Today marks the end of services with On the Go Tours.

Africa Spotlight


Founded in 1892 during the German colonial rule, the distinct colonial character has been well preserved. Swakopmund has several excellent ...