With its ochre-colored sand dunes and unique desert-adapted wildlife, Namibia is utterly bewitching. In this incredibly photogenic country, you’ll track cheetah and leopard with a big-cat specialist, explore 6,000-year-old rock carvings on the flanks of sandstone peaks, search for the Big Five in Etosha’s wild western reaches, climb the colossal Sossusvlei dunes of the Namib Desert, and meet traditional Himba nomads. The grand finale of your adventure is a three-day trek across the stunning NamibRand Nature Reserve, with nights spent beneath a spectacular star-studded sky amid distant mountain ranges, endless dunes, and wondrous desert silence.
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 / Okonjima / Etosha National Park
At delightful Okonjima Bush Camp, thrilling up-close encounters with cheetah await, and we may have the chance to track them on foot. Radio-track leopard with a specialist, then head to the salt pans and savannas of Etosha National Park, home to elephant, lion, giraffe, and the endemic black-faced impala. There is also a good chance to spot elusive black rhino here.
Damaraland / Twyfelfontein / Sossusvlei
Explore the table-top mountains of Damaraland, visit a remote Himba settlement, and walk the trail at Twyfelfontein—Namibia’s first World Heritage Site—to view the most extensive rock etchings in Africa. In the heart of magical Namib-Naukluft National Park, climb the shimmering dunes 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 guide brings the immense diversity of the desert world to life, and sleep under a brilliant canopy of stars. Depart on Day 14 via Windhoek.