Otherworldly landscapes surround you in Namibia, where a sea of sand mountains turns red at sunrise, the lone tracks of desert elephants trace across salt pans, and 6,000-year-old rock carvings adorn flat-topped sandstone peaks. Under the deep blue skies of this photogenic land, you’ll track cheetahs and leopards, search for the “Big Five” in Etosha’s wild western reaches, climb the massive dunes of the Namib Desert, and meet traditional Himba nomads. For a grand finale to your diverse adventure, you'll hike across the wilds of NamibRand Nature Reserve amid majestic mountain ranges, orange dunes, and wondrous desert silence. Throughout our adventure, our superbly located wilderness camps and lodges put you in the heart of this celebrated landscape.
Couldn't have asked for a more interesting trip and two outstanding guides, accommodations, and meals. This was our fourth trip with Wilderness Travel and one of the best (although we say that about every trip we have been on!).
— Nancy D., Little Rock, AR
Windhoek, Namibia / Okonjima / Etosha National Park
After up-close encounters with cheetahs and radio-tracking leopards with a specialist at Okonjima, explore Etosha, where wildlife includes elephants, lions, giraffes, blue wildebeests, elands, kudus, gemsboks, zebras, rhinos, cheetahs, and hyenas.
Damaraland / Twyfelfontein / Sossusvlei
Exploring the table-topped mountains of Damaraland, visit a remote Himba settlement, then walk the trail at Twyfelfontein to view the most incredible San rock etchings in all Africa. In the heart of magical Namib-Naukluft National Park, enjoy dune-climbing at sunrise and sunset, capturing the colors of Sossusvlei in perfect light.
NamibRand Nature Reserve / Tok Tokkie Trail
Hike across the private NamibRand Nature Reserve as your specialist guide brings the immense diversity of the desert world to life, and sleep under the open sky beneath a brilliant canopy of stars. Depart on Day 14 via Windhoek.