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6 Day Namibian Loop

Got limited time in Namibia? Explore the highlights in this 6 day loop of Etosha, Swakopmund & Sossusvlei, starting and ending in Windhoek

6 Day Namibian Loop

From N$22750 per person

Windhoek – Etosha – Swakopmund – Sossusvlei – Windhoek

For those that have limited time to explore Namibia and want to really be able to sit back and relax, then this 6 day Namibia lodge safari is the perfect option. As a private tour, you can take advantage of greater flexibility than on a group tour with our own private guide to answer all your questions. This tour covers approximately 1800kms from Windhoek to Windhoek so whilst there is lots of travelling, there is also lots to see along the way.

This safari includes 2 days in Etosha National Park, one of Southern Africa’s premier game reserves and home to 4 of the big 5, as well as more than 340 bird species. Enjoy game drives at your own leisure with your private guide visiting waterhole after waterhole where wildlife congregates in numbers particularly during the dry season.

From Etosha, head south through the communal lands of Damaraland where various of Namibia’s tribes people eek out a living in the harsh desert landscape. The Himba, Herero and Damara call this area home and our drive through this area gives us the opportunity to support them all, stopping along the way for crafts which is a great way to support local communities at a grassroots level.

Enjoy a 1 night stop over in Swakopmund on the Skeleton Coast, and enjoy the chance to explore this quaint little town and dinner out in one of the many restaurants. Swakopmund is also the adventure capital of Namibia and an ideal to try one of the many activities on offer.

The last stop on this 6 night tour brings us to the Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world and home to some of the worlds largest sand dunes. The iconic landscapes of DeadVlei are something not to be missed with the contrasting bleached clay plan, surrounded by bright orange sand dunes and crisp blue sky framing the shot around the skeletal camelthorn trees that died some 1000+ years ago.

For those that want to explore more of Namibia, check out our 11 Day Discover Namibia lodge safari, also available as a private guided tour.

Minimum people1st Jul 2023 – 31st Oct 20231st Nov 2023 – 30th Jun 20241st Jul 2024 – 31st Oct 2024
2 people  from N$37,800 per personfrom N$34,500 per personfrom N$37,800 per person
4 peoplefrom N$28,550 per personfrom N$26,750 per personfrom N$30,050 per person
6 peoplefrom N$24,250 per personfrom N$22,750 per personfrom N$25,550 per person


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  • Departure/Return Location
    Windhoek / Windhoek
  • Departure Time
    Approximately 8:00 AM
  • Return Time
    Approximately 5:00 PM
  • Included
    Activities as per itinerary
    Meals as per itinerary
    National park entry fees
  • Not Included
    International Flights
    Items of personal nature
    Optional Activities
    Personal travel insurance

Tour Plan

Day 1 Windhoek - Etosha
An early departure this morning in order to maximise our time in Etosha National Park. Meeting our guide and departing Windhoek no later than 8h00, we travel north, aiming to arrive at the Andersson Gate, the entry to Namibia's premier wildlife reserve, Etosha National Park. This park stretches almost 22,000sq kms and provides incredible wildlife viewing opportunities. On arrival at the gate, we game drive our way through to our lodge where we can check in and freshen up before heading out on a late afternoon game drive (time permitting). Returning to camp by sunset, after dinner, be sure to head to the waterhole after dinner where elephant, rhinos and more are often spotted coming in for a late evening drink.Accommodation: Double room with en-suite bathroom at Okaukuejo Rest Camp Meals: Dinner Included activities: Afternoon game drives in Etosha Optional activities: Night drive in Etosha Distance travelled: Approx. 5hours + game drives
Day 2 Etosha
A full day of game driving today through Etosha National Park. Discover the park by driving from waterhole to waterhole where wildlife tends to congregate and both prey & predators can be seen together. Time permitting, visit Etosha Pan, a saltpan so large it can be seen from space, and from where the park derives it's name, Etosha meaning 'great white place' in the local Oshindonga language. For the lucky few, you might experience sightings of anything from predators including lions, leopards, cheetah and hyena to the megaherbivores such as elephant, giraffe and rhino, as well as plains game including zebra, wildebeest, hartebeest and more.Accommodation: Double room with en-suite bathroom at Okaukuejo Rest Camp Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Included activities: Full day game drives in Etosha Optional activities: Night drive in Etosha Distance travelled: game drives
Day 3 Etosha - Swakopmund
We leave Etosha behind this morning and depart the park just after breakfast. Whilst today is a long day, it also offers incredible insight into life for the rural Namibians and the chance to meet and discover the Himba, Herero and Damara people as we travel through Damaraland. This also allows us the chance to support these entrepreneurial women and purchase some souvenirs from there small roadside stalls. From Uis we then head west, across the gravel plains of the sparsely vegetated Namib Desert before arriving at the coast and can appreciate the refreshing cool breeze of the Atlantic Ocean. Our first stop here, is the Zeila shipwreck, the latest vessel to fall victim to the Skeleton Coast. We then arrive late afternoon in Swakopmund where we can check into our accommodation and relax before dinner.Accommodation: Double room with en-suite bathroom at Hotel A La Mer Meals: Breakfast Included activities: Stops with the Himba, Herero & Damara people Distance travelled: Approx. 7hours
Day 4 Swakopmund - Sossusvlei
Today offer the chance for a rare lie in, or alternatively get up early and head out for an optional activity. This could be anything from sandboarding or quadbiking on the dunes of the Namib Desert, a boat cruise around Walvis Bay, sky diving or a more sedate living desert tour. Either way, our departure is from the coast is no later than 13h00 as we have a long journey through the desert to the Sesriem area. Our stops include the Walvis Bay Lagoon, the Tropic of Capricorn, and Solitaire before arriving at our accommodation and heading to dinner at the nearby Sossusvlei Lodge.Accommodation: Double room with en-suite bathroom at Desert Quiver Camp Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Included activities: Stops at Walvis Bay Lagoon, Tropic of Capricorn & Solitaire Optional activities: Sandboarding, skydiving, boat cruise, living desert tour Distance travelled: Approx. 5hours
Day 5 Sossusvlei
Another early start today as we head into the Sossuslei area to explore the dunes. An early breakfast at Sossusvlei Lodge, and then we enter the national park and make our way into the desert to explore, Deadvlei, Sossusvlei and enjoy endless photographic opportunities as the rising sun casts shadows over the dunes. As we travel the 60kms from Sesriem and meander along the Tsaucheb River, we learn about the animals that survive in this area, the intriguing mystery of the fairy circles of the Namib Desert, and how the dunes continue to shift depending on the winds. We have plenty of opportunity to climb the dunes, and for the energetic then we make our way directly to Deadvlei and up Big Daddy, the highest dune in the area that offers some of the most incredible views of the desert area. Returning to Sesriem mid afternoon as the day warms up, we then visit Sesriem Canyon where we can escape the heat by taking a short walk down into the canyon learning about the geological history of the area.Accommodation: Double room with en-suite bathroom at Desert Quiver Camp Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Included activities: Full day exploring Sossusvlei, Deadvlei, Dune 45 & Sesriem Canyon Distance travelled: Aprrox. 2hours
Day 6 Sossusvlei - Windhoek
Today marks the final day of our tour and the option to enjoy a leisurely start, or rather opt for an early start and enjoy a flight over the Namib Desert in a hot air balloon enjoying this area from a different perspective. Departing the desert area no later than 12noon, we make our way out of the desert, passing the Naukluft Mountains, and through the small towns of Klein Aub and Rehoboth before arriving in Windhoek late afternoon.Meals: Breakfast Optional activities: Hot air ballooning Distance travelled: Approx. 5hours

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  • Franco
    June 25, 2021

    Our trip was wonderful! Everything was super organized by Lark Journeys. The route was explained to us in detail before the trip and we were able to ask any questions to Claire. On our 6 Day Namibian Loop we were able to discover the diversity of Namibia with all the animals, landscapes and cultures. Many thanks to our travel guide Franco, we have made many unforgettable impressions and discovered a lot more than we imagined. We can recommend this trip to anyone who wants to see a lot in a short period of time. Traveling during the coronavirus was not a problem at all, all safety regulations are observed and made available. Thanks again for everything Lark Journeys and we look forward to our next trip. April 2021

  • Bruce Ishikawa
    October 25, 2022

    When a major US tour company cancelled the Namibia segment of our month-long visit to southern Africa, we looked for a Namibian tour operator to set up an itinerary for us. I contacted 4 companies, and Claire at Lark quickly and firmly positioned Lark at the top of our list. We emailed back and forth, often several times per day. She listened to our interests, worked within our constraints and crafted the perfect itinerary for us.

    When we arrived in Windhoek, a Lark driver met us and took us to the hotel. Claire met us there and went over our itinerary in fine detail, letting us know what to expect at each stage.

    The accommodations she selected were perfect, from city hotels to a tented camp, to a spectacular oasis of a lodge in the middle of nowhere. The food everywhere was fantastic, especially in the most remote places, we don’t know how they do it.

    Abel, our driver/guide was the perfect person to show us Namibia. He is smart and articulate with a wry sense of humor. He loved showing is his country, the little bands of wildlife that inhabit the starkly beautiful landscapes, the surprisingly modern cities, the fascinating people. He explained things at just the right level of detail, and was comfortably silent when there was nothing more to say. He made sure that all accommodations were correct and that we were comfortable. He was an excellent driver on the 5 hour journeys over mostly gravel roads. At the end of our trip we felt we knew Able well and had as good an understanding of Namibia as we could expect after only a week.

    We love Namibia and a lot of this is thanks to Lark. September 2022


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