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Safari, Sand Dunes & Victoria Falls

Namibia & Zimbabwe in 16 Days, 13 Nights in Destination

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Our most complete tour for a deep dive into the landscapes and culture of Namibia, from sand dunes and safaris to the rock carvings of Twyfelfontein & the Amazing Victoria Falls.

Trip Highlights

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    Victoria Falls
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    Deadvlei
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    Dune 45
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    Etosha National Park
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    Sesriem Canyon
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    Sossusvlei
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    Swakopmund
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    Twyfelfontein
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    Windhoek

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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  1. Departures available until December 2025

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  3. Solo travelers from + £ 320

  4. Add up to 5 nights to your stay

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Accommodation: 13 Nights

Itinerary

Travel to Namibia and discover impressive landscapes in Africa. Experience safaris in the Etosha National ParkEnjoy the otherworldly landscape of Sesriem, the ancient rock carvings of Twyfelfontein and surprise yourself with the atmosphere of Swakopmund. See the red dunes of Sossusvlei and explore the Naukluft Mountains. Finally, experience the mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Night on board
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Arrive at your UK/Ireland departure airport ready to board a flight* to Windhoek, the Namibian capital. Night on board.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Windhoek - Otjiwarongo
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Touch down in Windhoek and meet your guide at the airport. If you arrive early in the day, enjoy a short city tour and stop for a coffee whilst waiting for the rest of the group to arrive before departing to Otjiwarongo. Arrive in Otjiwarongo, set in beautiful countryside and depending on your arrival time, enjoy a visit at the local wood carvers market in Okahandja. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight stay in Otjwarongo.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Village Boutique or similar
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101 Reviews

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3rd Day: Otjiwarongo - Etosha National Park
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Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, set off for Etosha National Park, home to a diverse array of wildlife. On the way, stop at a traditional Himba Village to experience the culture of this unique community.* Continue into the wilds of Etosha and enjoy spectacular game-viewing on the way to the lodge, admiring the landscapes dotted with wildlife such as lions, giraffes, elephants and rhinos. Arrive at the lodge and get comfortable, soaking up the amazing landscapes. Be sure to make time to watch the sunset over the vast plains of Etosha. Overnight stay in Etosha.

* Important: For the visit to the Himba Village, a mandatory fee of NAD 450.00 (local currency) must be paid at the destination.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Toshari Lodge or similar
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479 Reviews

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Activities

included
Etosha Game-Viewing

Light

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Visit a Himba Village

Moderate

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4th Day: Etosha National Park
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After breakfast at the lodge, set off on an unforgettable full-day game drive through abundant Etosha National Park in a special open-sided 4x4 safari vehicle. Keep an eye out for large predators, beautiful game species as well as colourful and unique bird species. Snap photos, take in the landscapes and look out for wildlife. Etosha is home to 114 mammal species and 340 varieties of bird. Overnight stay in Etosha.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Toshari Lodge or similar
tripadvisor rating

479 Reviews

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Activities

included
Full-day Etosha Safari in a 4x4 vehicle

Moderate

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5th Day: Etosha National Park - Damaraland
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Breakfast at the lodge. Continue your adventure the morning as you depart for Damaraland, an untamed, rugged and beautiful desert landscape. Known for its spectacular rock formations, see the regions most iconic sights such as the ancient rock engravings of Twyfelfontein, and the huge Brandberg Mountain. Explore the impressive Petrified Forest and unearth the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein. Afterwards, transfer to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay in Damaraland.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Madisa Camp or similar
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268 Reviews

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Activities

included
Landscapes of Damaraland

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6th Day: Damaraland - Swakopmund
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After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, set off to Swakopmund, Namibia's most famous coastal city, known for its charming German colonial architecture. Along the way, pay a visit to the settlement of Uis and continue along the coast. Arrive at the hotel in Swakopmund and spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, enjoying the sandy Atlantic coastline and the colourful buildings that line the beach. Overnight stay in Swakopmund.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Swakopmund Sands Hotel or similar
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219 Reviews

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Activities

included
Drive to Swakopmund via Walvis Bay

Light

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7th Day: Swakopmund
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure in Swakopmund. Explore this unique coastal oasis, nestled between the Atlantic and the dunes of the Namib desert. See the half-timbered Woermannhaus, a relic of German architecture, today a public library, examine precious gems at the Kristall Galerie museum, home to a huge collection of precious stones and jewels, or explore the famous Skeleton Coast. We recommend an optional Dolphin Cruise on Walvis Bay.* Overnight stay in Swakopmund.

Optional Dolphin Cruise on Walvis Bay: Experience the biodiversity of Walvis Bay on an exciting dolphin-spotting cruise. Look out for friendly seals and pods of dolphins as you cruise on Walvis Bay and enjoy fresh oysters and champagne on board. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Swakopmund Sands Hotel or similar
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219 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Dolphin & Seal Cruise in Walvis Bay

Moderate

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8th Day: Swakopmund - Soussusvlei - Naukluft Mountains
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Breakfast at the hotel. It's time to explore Namibia's most famous landscapes in Sossusvlei, a photographers paradise known for its huge red sand dunes. Pass through Namib Naukluft Park, between the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and the edge of the Great Escarpment, and continue to the breathtaking Naukluft Mountains, known for their rich wildlife including mountain zebras and leopards. Take in the spectacular views of red sand dunes, strange welwitschia plants, endemic to the Namib desert, along the way and transfer to the lodge. Dinner and overnight stay in the Naukluft Mountains.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Agama River Camp Lodge or similar
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491 Reviews

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Activities

included
Landscapes of Sossusvlei

Moderate

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9th Day: Naukluft Mountains - Soussusvlei - Naukluft Mountains
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After breakfast at the lodge, set off early into the vast landscapes of Soussusveli to explore the Sesriem Canyon, shaped by the Tsauchab River over millions of years. Appreciate the breathtaking rock formations and learn about how the canyon has been an important source of water in an otherwise arid region. See the gravity-defying Dune 45 and the breathtaking white clay pan of Deadvlei before returning to the hotel. The remainder of the day is free at your leisure. Dinner and overnight stay in the Naukluft Mountains.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Agama River Camp Lodge or similar
tripadvisor rating

491 Reviews

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Activities

included
Dune 45, Deadvlei & Sesriem Canyon

Challenging

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10th Day: Naukluft Mountains - Windhoek
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a free morning before transferring back to the lively city of Windhoek. This afternoon, enjoy a city tour to learn more about the capital. See it's most emblematic sights such as the Old Fort before visiting a local township, a vibrant neighbourhood where you can experience authentic Namibian culture. Overnight stay in Windhoek.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
The Elegant Guesthouse or similar
tripadvisor rating

250 Reviews

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Activities

included
Windhoek City Tour

Moderate

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11th Day: Windhoek - Victoria Falls
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Breakfast at the hotel.* Transfer to the airport to board a flight to Victoria Falls. Named after Queen Victoria of England by the explorer David Livingstone, these impressive waterfalls are just one of the gifts that nature has given to southern Africa. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Get comfortable at the hotel and perhaps explore the surroundings at your leisure. We recommend an optional Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River, an unforgettable way to spend your first night in Zimbabwe.** Overnight stay in Victoria Falls.

* Depending on the flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

** Optional Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River: Transfer to the jetty for a Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River. Includes drinks and snacks on board.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Shearwater Explorers Vill... or similar
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819 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Sunset Launch Cruise on the Zambezi River

Light

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12th Day: Victoria Falls
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today visit the Zimbabwe side of the awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage Site of Victoria Falls. Described locally as 'The Smoke That Thunders', Victoria Falls sits at the south of the Zambezi River, between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Spend some time being amazed by the power of the falls and visit different vantage points to discover the sheer scale of this natural wonder.  During the afternoon we recommend the optional Flight of the Angels Helicopter Experience * or the optional Guided Tour of the Falls from Zambia and Zimbabwe sides.** Return to the hotel for an overnight stay in Victoria Falls.

Optional Flight of the Angels Helicopter Experience (13 Minutes): To put the Victoria Falls into a true perspective, they must really be seen from the air. The sheer size and grandeur of the spectacle become all the more clearer from above. The huge Zambezi River flowing slowly south as the water spreads across the full width of a great rent in the earth before crashing over the lip in a burst of spray and then squeezing into a narrow, foaming, blast of water rushing down the zigzag funnel of the gorges.

** Optional Guided Tour of the Falls (Zambia and Zimbabwe): A guided tour of the falls enables you to delve into the local customs and traditions while gaining insight into how such an exquisite creation came to be. An aura of excitement envelopes everyone who lays eyes on this incredible spectacle and guided tours are conducted from both Zambia and Zimbabwe sides.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Shearwater Explorers Vill... or similar
tripadvisor rating

819 Reviews

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Activities

included
Wild Horizons Tour of the Falls - Zimbabwe side

Active

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Optional
Guided Tour of the Falls (Zambia and Zimbabwe)

Active

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Optional
Flight of the Angels 13' Helicopter Experience (Zimbabwe)

Light

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13th Day: Victoria Falls
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Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure or take our optional safari and river cruise in the Chobe National Park in Botswana, a must for nature lovers! Overnight stay in Victoria Falls.

* Optional Full-Day Excursion to the Chobe National ParkEmbark on a safari game drive in the Chobe National Park, known for its large herds of elephants and wandering prides of lions. Cruise along the Chobe River, and spot the local game before enjoying lunch at a safari lodge. Take in the spectacular landscapes and wildlife before returning to Zimbabwe for an overnight stay. 

Important: You will need to take your passport and Botswana visa with you on this trip to cross the border. 

Please note: If you choose this optional excursion you will need to obtain a "Double Entry" visa. This type of visa allows you to enter to Zimbabwe twice in a period of 90 days. It costs USD70 per person and you apply for it on arrival at the Victoria Falls airport (it's compulsory to pay in cash at the destination). To apply for a visa online, visit: https://www.evisa.gov.zw/home

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Shearwater Explorers Vill... or similar
tripadvisor rating

819 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Day Trip to Chobe National Park

Moderate

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14th Day: Victoria Falls
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today is your last day in Victoria Falls, so make it memorable! As you have the day to spend at your leisure, why not take the opportunity to experience an optional breakfast cruise* and an optional game drive* to complete your incredible experience. Overnight stay in Victoria Falls.

* Optional Breakfast cruise in Victoria Falls : Relish this incredible opportunity to enjoy your delicious breakfast on the majestic Zambezi river. Start your day onboard this calming cruise surrounded by nature while listening to the magical sounds of the diverse birdlife and the African bush as they come to life in the early morning.


** Optional Afternoon Game Drive in Zambezi National Park: An unmissable opportunity to explore the extraordinary Zambezi National Park. This open four-wheel drive vehicle will give you the chance to sport a variety of larger mammal species, including lions, elephants, buffalo, giraffes, zebras, and several species of antelope. A true African experience you can’t miss!

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Shearwater Explorers Vill... or similar
tripadvisor rating

819 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Breakfast cruise in Victoria Falls

Light

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Afternoon Game drive in Zambezi National Park

Light

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15th Day: Victoria Falls - Night on board
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Breakfast * at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the UK/Ireland. Night on board.

* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

16th Day: UK/Ireland
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Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.

Included activities

Included

Okahandja Wood Carver’s Market

Included activity for day 2 in Windhoek

Enjoy a visit at the local wood carvers market in Okahandja for you to stock up on souvenirs that will last you a lifetime.

Duration 01:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Included

Visit a Himba Village

Included activity for day 3 in Population of the Himba & Herero

Stop at a traditional Himba Village to experience the culture of this unique community.

Duration 01:00h Approx. Pick up time: 10:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Etosha Game-Viewing

Included activity for day 3 in Etosha National Park

Enjoy watching animals on the way to the lodge, admiring the landscapes dotted with wildlife such as lions, giraffes, elephants and rhinos.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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Included

Full-day Etosha Safari in a 4x4 vehicle

Included activity for day 4 in Etosha National Park

Set off on an unforgettable full-day game drive through abundant Etosha National Park in a special open-sided 4x4 safari vehicle.

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:15 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional
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Morning activity, available from 8.00h to 13.00h.

Dolphin & Seal Cruise in Walvis Bay

Suggested activity for day 7 in Walvis Bay

Experience the biodiversity of Walvis Bay on an exciting dolphin-spotting cruise. Look out for friendly seals and pods of dolphins as you cruise on Walvis Bay and enjoy fresh oysters and champagne on board.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Optional

Sunset Launch Cruise on the Zambezi River

Suggested activity for day 11 in Victoria Falls

In the evening, you will be transferred to the jetty to enjoy a Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River, which includes drinks and snacks on board. Look out for local wildlife and enjoy the scenic cruise.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 16:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Optional
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Passport needed. The airlines need the customer's approximate weight for the light aircraft flight.

Flight of the Angels 13' Helicopter Experience (Zimbabwe)

Suggested activity for day 12 in Victoria Falls

Enjoy the Victoria Falls from the sky with a 13-minute helicopter flight.

Duration 00:13h Approx. Pick up time: 15:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Guided Tour of the Falls (Zambia and Zimbabwe)

Suggested activity for day 12 in Victoria Falls

Discover how the Falls were formed and what local customs and traditions surround them. These tours are extremely informative and end with a visit to the local art and crafts centre.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 16:00 Approx

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Windhoek, Victoria Falls - UK/Ireland.
  • Domestic flight: Windhoek - Victoria Falls. *
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  • 13 nights hotel accommodation in Charm category hotels.
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  • 13 breakfasts and 3 dinners.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide. **
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • ATOL Protection.
  • English-speaking guide for part of the trip
  • Game Drive in Etosha National Park in an open-sided 4x4 vehicle.

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Entrance visa to Zimbabwe (required), drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

If you have booked any of the optional activities in Victoria Falls, it is not necessary to purchase a visa for Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Instead, you can buy the KAZA UNIVISA which grants multiple entries into any of the three countries. The price is 50USD and it can be purchased on arrival at Victoria Falls International Airport.

Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 7 days before your trip or delivered to you on arrival at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

** Please note: For the visit to the Himba Village, a mandatory fee of NAD 450.00 (local currency) must be paid at the destination.

Important: The airport transfer on departure is not included when adding additional nights to the itinerary. If required, a departure airport transfer can be added for an additional cost.

  • Namibia
  • Zimbabwe
    • Entry requirements

      Valid passport with at least six months validity and at least two blank pages.

    • Visa

      No visa is required for British nationals.

    • Currency

      Namibian Dollar

    • Language

      English

    • Electricity

      220V. Adapter required.

    • Health

      There are no mandatory vaccinations, however an up to date vaccinations are recommended for hepatitis, typhus, tetanus and diphtheria. Please consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.

    • Time zone

      UTC + 01:00.

    • Other useful information

      Always drink bottled water and avoid ice in drinks, salads and fruit where possible. It is advised to bring medication for diarrhoea and mosquito repellent.

    • Tourist Office website

      http://www.namibiatourism.com.na/

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

    The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

    Children: 5 - 11 years.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

    The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

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