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Sunset Erongo Mountains Namibia hiking tour
Small Group Hiking Tour

Footprints in Namibia

14 Days from NAD 59,000 per person

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Footprints in Namibia – 14 Day Small Group Hiking Tour

Stretch your legs and explore the grandeur of Namibia on this 14-day hiking tour. With a trained guide by your side, you hike amidst pristine landscapes, over desert dunes and through river gorges that will grant you a unique perspective of Namibia’s nature and all of its beauty.

Accommodation type

Guest farms, camps & lodges

Accommodation style

Tour price

From 59,000 NAD

Starting price per person

Travellers

2-10

Travellers (window seat guaranteed)

Departure date

Saturday

Departure dates

Highlights

Day 1-14 Namibia

Not more than 10 travellers, window-seat guaranteed

Small Group Hiking Tour
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Not more than 10 travellers, window-seat guaranteed

Scenic Hikes

Waterberg Region

Scenic Hikes

Game drives and great wildlife sightings, Etosha salt pan

Etosha National Park
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Game drives and great wildlife sightings, Etosha salt pan

Hikes in stunning scenery, Vingerklip & Ugab terraces, fantastic views

Ugab Valley

Hikes in stunning scenery, Vingerklip & Ugab terraces, fantastic views

Desert elephant tracking, Herero women’s craft market

Damaraland
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Desert elephant tracking, Herero women’s craft market

Unique hike across Moon Landscape

Swakopmund
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Unique hike across Moon Landscape

Sossusvlei, Deadvlei, Sesriem Canyon

Namib Desert
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Sossusvlei, Deadvlei, Sesriem Canyon

Scenic drive, hike in Quiver Tree Gorge

Namib Naukluft Park

Scenic drive, hike in Quiver Tree Gorge

Hike in beautiful farmlands

Windhoek Area
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Hike in beautiful farmlands

Who Should Go

This Namibia hiking tour is designed for those who want to get active and get out of the vehicle as often as possible, but at the same time don’t want to miss out on Namibia’s best-known highlights. If you want to go on hikes, but also see the wildlife of Etosha and the dunes of Sossusvlei, you will get to do exactly that on this tour. This is not a back-to-basics hiking trip like a Kilimanjaro climb – on this Namibia hiking tour, you can enjoy a certain degree of luxury at hand-selected guest farms and camps. A cold drink, a hot shower, a delicious dinner, and a comfortable bed are waiting for you.

Hiking enthusiasts

Hiking Enthusiasts

Active travellers

Active Travellers

Nature lovers

Nature Lovers

Solo travellers

Solo Travellers

“This trip is a gift to yourself! A Namibia hiking tour can be almost therapeutic – after a few metres, your brain only concentrates on putting one foot in front of the other. At the same time, your eyes transmit spectacular images of panoramic views and landscapes which leave you feeling happy, content and simply at peace. And you don’t even have to be an athlete to go on this tour!”
Holger | Founder Namibia-Experience

Accommodation

8 guest farms and camps over 14 days/13 nights
Cottage at Waterberg Guestfarm
Day 1
Waterberg Plateau
Waterberg Guest Farm
1 night half-board
Day 1
Arial view of the Vingerklip Lodge amidst a green landscape
Day 4-5
Ugab Valley
Vingerklip Lodge
1 night half-board, 1 night full-board
Day 4-5
Interior at Organic Square Guest House
Day 8-9
Swakopmund
Organic Square Guesthouse
2 nights bed&breakfast
Day 8-9
View at Elegant Desert Camp
Day 10
Namib Desert
The Elegant Desert Camp
1 night half-board
Day 10
Bullsport Lodge Namib Naukluft Mountains
Day 11-12
Namib Naukluft
Bullsport Lodge
1 night half-board, 1 night full-board
Day 11-12
Hohewarte Guestfarm Windhoek area
Day 13
Windhoek Area
Hohewarte Guest Farm
1 night half-board
Day 13

Tour Itinerary

Small group hiking tour | minimum 2, maximum 10 people | guaranteed window-seat

Hike through some of Namibia’s most beautiful natural surroundings with a trained guide by your side. This 14-day Namibia hiking tour provides a multitude of memorable moments and is perfect for any hiking enthusiast. Overnighting in small and intimate guest farms along the way, a friendly and familiar atmosphere is created no matter where you go. With game drives in Etosha, multiple stunning sundowners and hikes through everchanging and beautiful landscapes, this tour will give you a real feel for Namibia.

Footprints in Namibia tour map

Start Windhoek

Ends Windhoek

Views across the Waterberg region in Namibia

Day 1 | Windhoek – Waterberg Area

Driving distance approx. 260 km; driving time approx. 3 hours Hiking distance approx. 4 km; hiking time approx. 2 hours and elevation approx. 200 m↑↓

Windhoek – Waterberg Area

Driving distance approx. 260 km; driving time approx. 3 hours Hiking distance approx. 4 km; hiking time approx. 2 hours and elevation approx. 200 m↑↓

Arrival at Windhoek International Airport no later than 9am. With a warm smile, your guide greets you at the airport and after a short tour briefing, your Namibia hiking tour can begin. You leave Windhoek and make your way north, passing through the small town of Okahandja along the way. Your destination for today is the charming Waterberg Guest Farm. After some time to relax, you go on your first hike together with your guide. You hike along one of the guest farm’s nature trails, to the top of the Small Waterberg Mountain. Here you will be greeted with a stunning view of the Waterberg Plateau. In the evening, a delicious meal awaits you.

Dinner
Giraffe portrait Etosha National Park

Day 2 | Waterberg Area – Etosha National Park

Driving distance approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 2.5 hours Hiking distance approx. 6 km; hiking time approx. 2-3 hours and hardly any elevation

Waterberg Area – Etosha National Park

Driving distance approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 2.5 hours Hiking distance approx. 6 km; hiking time approx. 2-3 hours and hardly any elevation

After breakfast, your guide leads you on a casual hike through the Omumborombonga Forest nearby. The Omumborombonga tree is called leadwood in English due to the fact that it is the heaviest wood in the world and according to local Herero folklore, the very first humans stepped out of the first Omumborombonga tree. After hiking through this enchanting forest, you have the chance to freshen up before your journey continues towards the Etosha National Park – the safari highlight of your Namibia hiking tour. The Etosha is Namibia’s most famous national park and for good reason. In the afternoon, you head out on a game drive and have the opportunity to spot some of its many wild inhabitants. After your game drive, you arrive at the Okaukuejo Rest Camp, inside the Etosha National Park, where you will spend the next two nights.

Breakfast Dinner
Zebras walking across savannah acacia tree

Day 3 | Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park

The Etosha National Park is known to deliver fantastic sunrises, so if you are an early riser then chances are you will be well rewarded. It is also during the cool morning hours that the animals are most lively, so you will want to start your game drive as early as possible. You have the chance to admire elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras and many types of antelope species on today’s full day game drive. You may even see a black rhino and if you are particularly fortunate, a leopard lurking in the bushes. You never know what a safari might bring, but your trained safari guide will help you find animals you may otherwise have missed. With many new safari impressions in tow, you make your way back to your camp for another night. Be sure to spend some time at Okaukuejo’s floodlit waterhole in the evening, the animals like to come here for a night-time drink of their own.

Breakfast Dinner
Views across the hiking area around Vingerklip Lodge

Day 4 | Etosha National Park – Ugab Valley

Driving distance approx. 220 km; driving time approx. 2-3 hours Hiking distance approx. 3,5 km; hiking time approx. 1 h and elevation approx. 100 m↑↓

Etosha National Park – Ugab Valley

Driving distance approx. 220 km; driving time approx. 2-3 hours Hiking distance approx. 3,5 km; hiking time approx. 1 h and elevation approx. 100 m↑↓

The morning’s game drive will provide you with more safari opportunities and perhaps you will encounter some animals which you had not seen the day before. Exiting the Etosha National Park, you make your way to the Vingerklip Lodge, your accommodation for the following two nights. After a light lunch (optional), you are welcome to spend some time lounging by the pool before you go on a beautiful afternoon hike. Together with your guide, you hike around the Eagles Nest Plateau towards the Vingerklip, a rock formation which resembles a finger pointing towards the sky. You might encounter smaller antelope species, as well as zebra, kudu and giraffe, on your hike here. The short ascent to the Vingerklip will be rewarded with a fantastic 360-degree view of the stunning Ugab Valley below. Eventually, you make your way back to the lodge via a shortcut, where you will spend the remainder of the afternoon at your leisure. In the evening, a delicious dinner awaits you before you get cosy in your chalet and welcome another restful night.

Breakfast Dinner
Vingerklip Lodge and rock formations

Day 5 | Ugab Valley

Hiking distance approx. 7 km; hiking time approx. 3-4 hours and elevation approx. 250 m↑↓

Ugab Valley

Hiking distance approx. 7 km; hiking time approx. 3-4 hours and elevation approx. 250 m↑↓

Embark on another great hike today. Starting at your lodge, you hike to and then around the southern terrace. Along the way you will stop at several viewpoints offering you fantastic views of the Ugab Valley. Your experienced guide can share his wealth of local knowledge with you and tell you more about the area’s flora and fauna as well as the unique geological features found in this region. The hike ends atop the Eagles Nest Plateau with a delightful lunch with a view. Afterwards, you can put your feet up and enjoy your wonderful vantage point or you can descend back down to the lodge and jump into the pool to cool down. Once the shadows start to grow longer, you should visit the lookout deck, overlooking the local waterhole. Here you can best admire the enchanting sunset with a cool and refreshing beverage in hand. You spend another night at the Vingerklip Lodge.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Desert elephant in Damaraland

Day 6 | Ugab Valley – Damaraland – Erongo Mountains

Driving distance approx. 360 km; driving time approx. 5-6 hours Hiking distance approx. 3-4 km; hiking time approx. 1-2 hours and elevation approx. 50 m↑↓

Ugab Valley – Damaraland – Erongo Mountains

Driving distance approx. 360 km; driving time approx. 5-6 hours Hiking distance approx. 3-4 km; hiking time approx. 1-2 hours and elevation approx. 50 m↑↓

Savour a hearty breakfast before heading into the Damaraland. Along your journey, you can stop at the Herero Women’s Craft Market and purchase some handmade souvenirs. Soon thereafter, your guide takes you off-road and you continue your journey through the dry riverbed of the Ugab. This is definitely a 4×4 track, so you will want to hang on. But if you are lucky, you might find some of the rare desert-adapted elephants along this route. These desert elephants have learnt to survive in the harshest of climates and still roam this area freely. Once back on the road, you continue to your camp for the night, the Omandumba Bush Camp. In the afternoon, you can take part in another hike, to stretch your legs and explore your surroundings all while, building up a healthy appetite for a delicious, farm-style meal in the evening.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Erongo Mountains rock formation on Namibia hiking tour

Day 7 | Erongo Mountains

Hiking distance approx. 6.5 km; hiking time approx. 3-4 hours and elevation approx. 150 m↑↓

Erongo Mountains

Hiking distance approx. 6.5 km; hiking time approx. 3-4 hours and elevation approx. 150 m↑↓

Another exciting day awaits you. After breakfast and a short drive, you begin a hike which will leads you through the imposing granite rock formations of the Erongo Mountains. It is a beautiful landscape, once inhabited by the ancient San/Bushmen. Your guide will show you some of the hidden and well-preserved rock art left by these hunter/gatherers of ages ago. At the end of the hike, you are greeted with a warm, farm-style lunch served in a wonderful outdoor setting. You then make your way back to your camp, but first you visit the Living Museum of the Ju/’Hoansi-San/Bushmen. Here you can go on either a bushwalk with a San/Bushman guide or alternatively, learn about life in a San/Bushman village. Once back at the Omandumba Bush Camp, you may spend some time relaxing, before joining the sundowner drive in the afternoon and enjoying a refreshing beverage whilst marvelling at another beautiful Namibian sunset.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Spitzkoppe bridge on Namibia hiking tour

Day 8 | Erongo Mountains – Swakopmund

Driving distance approx. 280 km; driving time approx. 4 hours

Erongo Mountains – Swakopmund

Driving distance approx. 280 km; driving time approx. 4 hours

Have a relaxed start to the day before continuing your journey. Soon you will notice the Spitzkoppe Mountains on the horizon, towering over the surrounding landscape. After a brief photo stop at the Spitzkoppe Bridge, you continue along the Namibian backroads until you can feel a cool sea breeze and the fresh air of the Atlantic Ocean. Many a ship has run aground on this coastline and along the way you stop at one of these shipwrecks, which can be seen from the shoreline. Your destination today is the charming seaside town Swakopmund. Your guide will show you some of the town’s main attractions before you arrive at your accommodation, the Organic Square Guesthouse. You have the rest of the afternoon to spend at your leisure. Swakopmund offers a variety of dinner options and your guide knows all the best restaurants (optional).

Breakfast
Moonlandscape hike Swakopmund Namibia

Day 9 | Swakopmund – Moon Landscape - Swakopmund

Driving distance approx. 90 km; driving time approx. 1.5 hours Hiking distance approx. 5-6 km; hiking time approx. 3-4 hours and elevation approx. 100 m↑↓

Swakopmund – Moon Landscape - Swakopmund

Driving distance approx. 90 km; driving time approx. 1.5 hours Hiking distance approx. 5-6 km; hiking time approx. 3-4 hours and elevation approx. 100 m↑↓

Prepare yourself for a unique hike today by having an early breakfast before heading into the Moon Landscape. This almost other-worldly place offers some of the most beautiful hiking opportunities. Observed from a distance, the region looks desolate and uninhabited. But on your hike, your guide can show you various plants and maybe some creatures, which have developed ingenious ways of surviving this harsh climate. Of the plants, none is more famous than the Welwitschia mirabilis. This fascinating plant dots the landscape and can grow well over one thousand years old. As the midday sun starts to make its presence felt, you head to the Goanikontes Oasis to end your hike and reward yourself with an ice cream or a lunch (both optional). Once back in Swakopmund, you have the rest of the afternoon to spend as you please. You overnight at the Organic Square Guesthouse once more, just a few minutes’ walk from the coast.

Breakfast
Desert landscape in the Namib Desert

Day 10 | Swakopmund – Namib Desert

Driving distance approx. 360 km; driving time approx. 4 hours

Swakopmund – Namib Desert

Driving distance approx. 360 km; driving time approx. 4 hours

Time to leave the coast and journey back into the inland. You make your way through the Kuiseb and Gaub passes, crossing dried riverbeds along the way. After heavy rains, the rivers sometimes flow with water for a short while and this makes for a special sight. You stop at the small settlement of Solitaire, where a light lunch can be had and you can try the most famous apple pie in Namibia (both optional). Once back on the road, you head further into the Namib-Naukluft region and arrive at your accommodation for the night, the Elegant Desert Camp. You are welcome to spend the rest of the afternoon lounging by the pool or explore the area on foot. Dinner will be a delicious meal under the stars.

Breakfast Dinner
Man hiking in Namibia's Deadvlei

Day 11 | Namib Desert – Namib-Naukluft

Driving distance approx. 300 km; driving time approx. 4 hours Hiking distance approx. 4-5 km; hiking time approx. 3 hours and elevation approx. 150 m↑↓

Namib Desert – Namib-Naukluft

Driving distance approx. 300 km; driving time approx. 4 hours Hiking distance approx. 4-5 km; hiking time approx. 3 hours and elevation approx. 150 m↑↓

You will want to rise early this morning, before even the sun is up. That is because, you are only a short drive from the gates of the Namib-Naukluft Park. Your guide will then take you to a deserted dune, away from the main crowds from which you can marvel at the spectacular morning light across the oldest desert in the world. Following a breakfast picnic, you venture deeper into the desert until the tarred road comes to an end. The short 4×4 section that follows however, is no match for your vehicle or your guide. After visiting Sossusvlei, you get out of the car and together with your guide you begin your hike. You make your way over desert dunes and through another hidden “vlei” towards the memorable Deadvlei. The white clay pan, with its dried camelthorn trees and with the blue sky above makes for a surreal setting. You also visit the Sesriem Canyon, where you can take a walk along the dried riverbed of the canyon’s gorge. With plenty of new impressions to savour, you exit the park around midday and continue onwards to Büllsport Guest Farm. In the evening, a hearty meal awaits you and a good night’s rest.

Breakfast Dinner
Naukluft Mountains hike in Namibia

Day 12 | Namib Naukluft

Hiking distance approx. 6 km; hiking time approx. 3 hours and elevation approx. 550 m↑↓

Namib Naukluft

Hiking distance approx. 6 km; hiking time approx. 3 hours and elevation approx. 550 m↑↓

By now, rising early will almost be second nature to you. After breakfast, you climb aboard an open 4×4 vehicle and start driving up the nearby mountain plateau. The drive can take up to two hours and offers beautiful scenery along the way.  You might even see some mountain zebra, kudu or oryx on your drive. Once you have reached the mountain top, you begin your hike and descend into the Quiver Tree Gorge. This beautiful hike provides you with stunning landscapes and scenery. Keep an eye out for any animal tracks you might find along the way and your guide will interpret them for you. You will also come upon crystal clear water pools and you might be in the mood to have a quick swim. Lunch will be in the form of a picnic under the shade of a tree in the gorge. At the end of the hike, you will be greeted with a cold, refreshing drink and you will be brought back to your accommodation in another off-road vehicle. The rest of the afternoon can be enjoyed relaxing by the pool.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Mountain at sunset in Windhoek farmland

Day 13 | Windhoek Area

Driving distance approx. 260 km; driving time approx. 3.5 hours Hiking distance approx. 4 km; hiking time approx. 1-2 hours and elevation approx. 50 m↑↓

Windhoek Area

Driving distance approx. 260 km; driving time approx. 3.5 hours Hiking distance approx. 4 km; hiking time approx. 1-2 hours and elevation approx. 50 m↑↓

After a relaxed breakfast you travel onward. Your guide has an insider tip for a good cup of coffee or lunch along the way should you be interested (both optional). You drive through the small town of Rehoboth before leaving the main road and driving further along Namibia’s backroads. These backroads lead you through picturesque landscapes and towards your accommodation, the Hohewarte Guest Farm, located on the outskirts of Windhoek. After check-in, you will have some time to relax before joining your guide on a hike through the beautiful surrounding farmlands. The hike ends at a sundowner lookout spot, and you can marvel at another stunning Namibian sunset. In the evening, a mouth-watering meal awaits you.

Breakfast Dinner
Straight dirt road around Windhoek

Day 14 | Windhoek Area

Hiking distance approx. 12 km; hiking time approx. 4 hours and elevation approx. 100 m↑↓

Windhoek Area

Hiking distance approx. 12 km; hiking time approx. 4 hours and elevation approx. 100 m↑↓

A tasty breakfast to start the day, before you embark on one last epic hike. Along with your guide, you traverse over the farmlands around the Hohewarte Guest Farm. You could very well encounter kudu, oryx, red hartebeest, steenbok, baboons and mountain zebra on this hike. After witnessing beautiful scenery and once your lungs are filled with fresh morning air, you return to the guest farm around midday. Here you have the opportunity to take a shower and freshen up. Should your return flight be in the early evening, there is a transfer from the guest farm scheduled to arrive at the Windhoek International Airport at 3pm. There will be an additional transfer later in the evening should you have booked a later, night-time flight. As your Namibia hiking tour comes to an end, we wish you safe travels and hope that it will soon be time to lace up your hiking boots again and to welcome you to Namibia once more.

Breakfast

Included

  • transport in a 4x4 vehicle
  • professional, English-speaking guide
  • 13 nights’ stay in lodges, rest camps and guesthouses
  • meals according to the itinerary
  • activities as per itinerary
  • all national park fees

Excluded

  • flights (international and domestic)
  • meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • alcoholic and soft drinks
  • optional activities
  • tips
  • personal expenses, visa fees, travel insurance

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