Inspirational Trips Ultimate Eco-Luxury Getaway: Namibia's Finest

Ultimate Eco-Luxury Getaway: Namibia's Finest

From$3,564/per person
14 nights

Experiences

Self-drive
Seaside
Luxury
Safari
Dunes

Highlights

Enjoy a lavish stay in Windhoek before journeying to Etosha's ultimate chic safari hideaways. Move onward to Damaraland's desert-scape, where black rhinos roam. Marvel at Spitzkoppe in style, then head to Walvis Bay's flamingo-dotted lagoon and finally witness the majesty of Sossusvlei.

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Trip route

Windhoek Airport

Trip overview

Arrival: Windhoek Airport
Windhoek AirportWindhoek
44km | 49min
1

After you collect your car at Hosea Kutako International Airport, you’re all set to drive the short distance to the capital. Given its proximity, this drive tends to form part of many epic Namibian odysseys.

1Windhoek
1 night

Balancing tradition and modernity, Windhoek is a great stop for travellers visiting Namibia. Maintaining its German colonial character, this neat capital treats you with vibrant architecture, varied cuisine and delicious Namibian beer.

Hotel
The Elegant Guesthouse

Small, eco-friendly guesthouse close to Windhoek’s bustling city centre

WindhoekEtosha National Park East
1
550km | 6h 55min
2

The tarred road ahead is a bit long, so make sure you’ve downloaded your favourite podcast and maps for the journey. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the majestic desert-adapted wildlife!

2Etosha National Park East
3 nights

Eastern Etosha National Park is one of the quieter areas of the park, where visitors are few and game viewing is excellent! Expect typical Etosha landscapes of stark, white pans interspersed with patches of grassland.

Hotel
Onguma Tented Camp

Luxurious tented camps blended into nature with superb view

Etosha National Park EastEtosha National Park South
2
185km | 4h 10min
3

Driving to the heart of the national park offers unmatched scenery. Keep an eye out for passing wildlife and stop off for a break and a snack at one of the many waterholes.

3Etosha National Park South
2 nights

Etosha National Park South sets the scene for Namibia’s foremost wildlife showcase. Here, a series of waterholes guarantee spectacular game viewing, flanked by mystical, open grasslands along the edges of the inhospitable Etosha Pan.

Hotel
Etosha Safari Lodge

Breathtaking sunset views and elegant decor close to Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park SouthDamaraland North
3
263km | 4h 15min
4

This journey will take you south, before pulling you westwards towards the coast and the golden plains of Damaraland. Consider having a big breakfast before hitting the road as shops are sparse.

4Damaraland North
3 nights

Damaraland North is a place of awe-inspiring desert scenery, dense wildlife populations, and superb remote lodges. If you could only visit one part of the country, this would have to be the one.

Hotel
Camp Kipwe

Earthy bungalows layered with clay, rock and wood snuggled between majestic boulders

Damaraland NorthSwakopmund
4
729km | 12h 26min
5

5Swakopmund
2 nights

Welcome to Namibia’s adventure and extreme sports capital. Favoured by travellers and locals alike for its rich history and vibrance, this German-influenced town and its lively beach make for the perfect summer destination.

Hotel
Pelican Point Lodge

Secluded elegant lodge on a remote peninsula surrounded by sand and water

SwakopmundSossusvlei
5
433km | 7h 20min
6

Road conditions on this route will change as you enter the Namib Desert so always stick to the speed limit. On your way, stopover at Walvis Bay or look out for dunes ahead.

6Sossusvlei
2 nights

Namibia’s most celebrated destination and home of iconic dunes, Sossusvlei is on everyone’s bucket list. Aside from hiking, explore the breathtaking Deadvlei or the Sesriem Canyon - naturally paved over millions of years.

Hotel
Hoodia Desert Lodge

Exclusive lodge on the bank of Tsauchab River close to Sossusvlei gate

SossusvleiWindhoek
6
369km | 6h 15min
7

On route to Windhoek, we recommend taking the Remhoogte Pass, which is very scenic. However, you’ll want to pack lots of water and food and fill up whenever passing a fuel station.

7Windhoek
1 night

Balancing tradition and modernity, Windhoek is a great stop for travellers visiting Namibia. Maintaining its German colonial character, this neat capital treats you with vibrant architecture, varied cuisine and delicious Namibian beer.

Hotel
The Elegant Guesthouse

Small, eco-friendly guesthouse close to Windhoek’s bustling city centre

WindhoekWindhoek Airport
7
44km | 48min

Going to the airport typically signifies the end of the journey, but it certainly won’t be the last. Look out of the window and take in the surroundings before you take off.

Departure: Windhoek Airport