One of the most sparsely populated countries on earth, Namibia is a magical place. From its treacherously beautiful coastline to its coppery, soaring sand dunes, incredible moonscapes and savanna grasslands teeming with life, this country of contrasts is a wilderness paradise. Enjoy the best of this spectacular region by canoeing down rivers, scaling sand dunes, walking through the desert, savouring local dishes and relaxing in quaint towns and cities. Travel from Cape Town to Windhoek and get ready for an unforgettable adventure.
Day 1 Cape Town
The imposing top of Table Mountain is Cape Town's crowning glory. Use free time to explore the vibrant atmosphere of this beautiful city by visiting cafes, galleries, restaurants, shops and beaches.
Day 2 Lambert's Bay
The quaint coastal town of Lambert's Bay is best explored on foot. View spectacular flocks of gannet then indulge in a fresh seafood feast in the evening.
Day 3 Orange River
Cross the border into Namibia and journey to the serenity of the Orange River.
Day 4 Fish River Canyon
Glide across the waters of the river in a canoe, under the shadow of the ancient Richtersveld Mountains. Drive to Fish River Canyon, one of the largest canyons in the world. A beautiful area teeming with birdlife and small mammals, this area is seriously photogenic, especially at dusk when the canyon appears to glow orange in the setting sun.
Day 5 Sossusvlei
Travel to the vast and imposing sands of the Namib Desert - the red, dusty landscapes are breathtaking.
Days 6-7 Swakopmund
With the help of a knowledgeable local guide, spend the morning climbing some of the world's highest dunes and exploring the parched landscape of the Sossusvlei. Experience the immense silence of the desert while travelling across the strange moonscapes of the Namib-Naukluft Park. After the desert adventure, travel to Swakopmund to enjoy beaches, European architecture, boutiques and scores of good restaurants.
Day 8 Windhoek
Travel to Namibia's colonial-style capital, stopping to buy colourful tribal souvenirs from locals at markets along the way.