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Small Group Family Tour

The Namibia Family Tour

14 Days from NAD 56,000 (adults) | 46,500 (children) per person

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The Namibia Family Tour – 14 Day Small Group Family Tour

A fun filled journey for adventurers of every age. This exciting 14-day Namibia family tour will have you not only staying in charming and family-friendly lodges but also spending two nights camping in the Namib Desert. With a professional guide by your side, the whole family can connect with the great Namibian outdoors and enjoy its many highlights.

Accommodation type

Guest farms, lodges & camping

Accommodation style

Tour price

From 56,000 NAD (adults) & 46,500 NAD (children)

Starting price per person

Travellers

4-12

Travellers (window seat guaranteed)

Departure date

Saturdays (April – December)

Departure dates

Highlights

Day 1-14 Namibia

Share memorable travel experiences with other families

A holiday with other families
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Share memorable travel experiences with other families

Scenic hikes for young and old

Namib Escarpment

Scenic hikes for young and old

Camping adventure & campfire atmosphere, Namib Sand Sea, Sossusvlei & Deadvlei

Namib Desert
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Camping adventure & campfire atmosphere, Namib Sand Sea, Sossusvlei & Deadvlei

Adventure activities for every age, seal colony at Cape Cross

Swakopmund
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Adventure activities for every age, seal colony at Cape Cross

Rock engravings at Twyfelfontein, safari adventure in search of desert elephants

Damaraland
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Rock engravings at Twyfelfontein, safari adventure in search of desert elephants

Exciting game drives and wildlife watching

Etosha National Park
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Exciting game drives and wildlife watching

Who Should Go

This tour is for families with children aged six years and older who want to travel Namibia with other families. While the kids enjoy playing and exploring together, adults can once in a while sit back and just relax. On this tour, your guide is in charge of driving as well as all organisational tasks while you can enjoy time with the younger generation – whether you are the parent, grand-parent or guardian. We have planned many activities and stops along the way to shorten longer driving distances. A fun-filled and adventurous holiday with additional opportunities to slow down and take a break. Truly a once in a lifetime Namibia family tour.

Families

Families

Explorers

Explorers

Active travellers

Active Travellers

Nature lovers

Nature Lovers

“The whole family including our kids (10, 12) fell in love with Namibia and we are already planning our next trip. Thank you for this dream holiday!”
Waldvogel Family | Germany

Accommodation

6 lodges & 1 campsite over 14 days/13 nights
Family room at Etango Guest Farm
Day 1
Windhoek Area
Etango Ranch Guest Farm
1 night half-board
Day 1
Campfire at Namibgrens Guestfarm
Day 2-3
Namib Escarpment
Namibgrens Guest Farm
2 nights half-board
Day 2-3
Sesriem Campsite Sossusvlei
Day 4-5
Namib Naukluft
Sesriem Campsite
1 night half-board & 1 night full-board
Day 4-5
Outdoor area Organic Square Guesthouse
Day 6-7
Swakopmund
Organic Square Guesthouse
2 nights bed&breakfast
Day 6-7
Tents at Twyfelfontein Adventure Camp
Day 8-9
Damaraland
Twyfelfontein Adventure Camp
1 night half-board & 1 night full-board
Day 8-9
Otjiwa Lodge Namibia
Day 12-13
Otjiwarongo Area
Otjiwa Lodge
2 nights half-board
Day 12-13

Tour Itinerary

Small group family tour | minimum 4, maximum 12 travellers | guaranteed window-seat | this tour is for children from the age of 6

Experience a wonderful adventure for both young and old alike. Exploring Namibia in a safe and child friendly way, you travel at a leisurely pace, whilst accompanied by an expert guide on this 14-day Namibia family tour. With plenty of outdoor activities and wildlife to be seen, not only the children will have fun learning a lot about Namibia but you will too. This tour includes nights spent in comfortable and friendly lodges as well as two nights camping in the beautiful Namib Desert. Sit as a family around the campfire and create memories to last a lifetime. Children from the age of 6 are welcome.

The Namibia Family Tour tour map

Start Windhoek

Ends Windhoek

Windhoek farmland dirt road

Day 1 | Windhoek

Windhoek

You will be greeted with a friendly smile, as your guide welcomes you and your family to Namibia. The drive to your accommodation is a short one, leaving you with enough time to freshen up or even take a nap. You can also have a refreshing swim in the pool if you like. In the afternoon, your guide will escort you and the rest of the group on a short bush walk. You can stretch your legs a little and your guide will give some useful tips on Namibia along the way. Enjoy a home-style cooked meal at the Etango Guest Farm in the evening, before resting up with a good night’s sleep.

Dinner
Christ Church seen on Windhoek family city tour in Namibia

Day 2 | Windhoek – Namib Escarpment

Distance approx. 210 km; driving time approx. 2,5 hours

Windhoek – Namib Escarpment

Distance approx. 210 km; driving time approx. 2,5 hours

After breakfast and a short drive, you get to know Windhoek through a brief city tour. The city has some interesting stories to tell, and your guide knows them all. A stop at a supermarket will provide you the opportunity to pick up some last-minute supplies and after a short safari briefing, you leave Windhoek and make your way through the Namibian farmlands. The road takes you over many hills until you reach your lodging for the night, the Namibgrens Guest Farm. The guest farm is still an active, working farm and there is plenty to explore. In the evening, savour a hearty farm-style meal.

Breakfast Dinner
Family hiking on the Namib Escarpment

Day 3 | Namib Escarpment

Namib Escarpment

Together with your guide you can choose from one of Namibgrens’ many hiking trails before setting out on foot. Your guide accompanies you and can tell you many interesting things about the fauna and flora found in this region. Granite boulders are strewn over the landscape, and you will be greeted by wonderful views along the way.  After the hike you have the rest of the afternoon to spend at your leisure and you are free to lounge by the pool if you like. You spend a second night at the Namibgrens Guest Farm and can enjoy another delicious dinner in the evening.

Breakfast Dinner
Cooking eqiuipment for family camping tour in Namibia

Day 4 | Namib Escarpment – Namib Desert

Distance approx. 180 km; driving time approx. 2,5 hours

Namib Escarpment – Namib Desert

Distance approx. 180 km; driving time approx. 2,5 hours

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast before continuing your Namibia family tour. You drive to the top of the Spreetshoogte Pass, where a look-out spot provides you with a stunning panorama view of the landscape below. From here, you descend into the Namib-Naukluft. Your destination today is the Sesriem Campsite, and you will be camping the next two nights in the Namib-Naukluft National Park. Assist your guide in setting up camp and have the rest of the afternoon to relax and enjoy your surroundings. The camp’s swimming pool can be very inviting, so why not go take a refreshing dip once settled in.  In the evening, your guide will prepare a delicious meal as you all sit around the open campfire and take delight in the beautiful starlit night sky above you. You have a very exciting day lined up for tomorrow, so be sure to go to bed early tonight.

Breakfast Dinner
Person running down the Big Daddy dune in Sossusvlei

Day 5 | Namib Desert

Distance approx. 140 km; driving time approx. 2 hours

Namib Desert

Distance approx. 140 km; driving time approx. 2 hours

Today will be full of fun, exploration and making memories to last a lifetime. So you begin very early, before even the sun is up. Since you camped within the national park, you have a head start on everyone who stayed outside the park borders: together with your guide, you make your way towards the epic Dune 45. You walk up the dune’s ridge, right to the top from which you can marvel at a stunning sunrise, illuminating the world’s oldest desert around you. Even the dune descent is lots of fun, especially for the kids. You will notice that your guide has been busy too, preparing a hearty outdoor breakfast for you in the meantime. But the adventure does not end there. Feeling strengthened by your breakfast, you make your way towards the Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. After having navigated a short off-road section, you make the rest of the way to the Deadvlei on foot. This dry clay pan with its dead Camelthorn trees and towering dunes surrounding it, creates a surreal landscape. Returning to your camp around midday, you can enjoy a lunch and some well-deserved rest. In the afternoon, you visit the Sesriem Canyon and descend into the gorge for a short walk along the canyon’s dry riverbed. End this wonderful day with another delicious dinner enjoyed around the campfire.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Flamingoes at Walvis Bay

Day 6 | Namib Desert – Swakopmund

Distance approx. 350 km; driving time approx. 4 hours

Namib Desert – Swakopmund

Distance approx. 350 km; driving time approx. 4 hours

Another scrumptious outdoor breakfast awaits you before breaking down your camp and continuing your Namibia family tour through the Namib-Naukluft. You pass through the Gaub and Kuiseb Canyons until you see a shimmering blue on the horizon. You will soon have reached the Atlantic Ocean. Make a stop at the Walvis Bay Lagoon, where you can see flamingos congregating at the water’s edge. Now Swakopmund is only a short and scenic drive away. Flanked by the ocean and the desert, you arrive at the little seaside town the locals affectionately call “Swakop”. Your guide will acquaint you with the town and introduce you to some of the best dinner options (optional), before you spend the night at the Organic Square Guesthouse.

Breakfast
Swakopmund Jetty Atlantic Ocean

Day 7 | Swakopmund

Swakopmund

Swakopmund offers a wide variety of sights and optional activities that everyone in the family can enjoy. Today you have the whole day available to explore Namibia’s adventure capital. On a catamaran cruise you can discover some of the marine wildlife around Walvis Bay, some of whom may even hop on board. On a desert tour, you will drive over massive dunes in search of the Little 5 of the Namib Desert. Sandboarding is available for those who seek some excitement, as is the thrilling experience of quad biking amongst the Namib dunes. In the afternoon, take a stroll along the beach front and enjoy a delicious slice of German cake at one of the delightful bakeries. Once an exciting day draws to close, you spend another night at the Organic Square Guesthouse.

Breakfast
Seal colony at Cape Cross

Day 8 | Swakopmund – Cape Cross – Damaraland

Distance approx. 430 km; driving time approx. 5 hours

Swakopmund – Cape Cross – Damaraland

Distance approx. 430 km; driving time approx. 5 hours

After breakfast, you drive along Namibia’s rugged coastline towards Cape Cross. Here you are greeted by the sight of over two hundred thousand Cape fur seals, one of their largest colonies in the world. Cape Cross is also where the first Europeans set foot upon Namibia with a replica of the padrão (stone pillar) erected in 1486 marking the location and event. From here your journey continues inland, over backroads and past the Brandberg Mountain. Along the way, you visit a Herero women’s craft market where handmade souvenirs can be bought and you can admire the traditional, Victorian-style dresses of the Herero women. Thereafter it isn’t long until you reach your camp for the night, the beautiful Twyfelfontein Adventure Camp. Time-permitting, you may decide to visit the Damara Living Museum (optional), located just a couple of minutes from your lodge for a fascinating insight into the Damara culture.

Breakfast Dinner
Desert elephants in Damaraland

Day 9 | Damaraland

Distance approx. 180 km; driving time approx. 3,5 hours

Damaraland

Distance approx. 180 km; driving time approx. 3,5 hours

Another exciting day on your Namibia family tour awaits you and during the cool morning hours, you make your way to the nearby Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your guide will take you to a location where the engravings can be admired, away from the main tourist route and explain how they were made. Here you can witness rock engravings created by Namibia’s early hunter-gatherers, some of which were created an estimated 2400 years ago. Then it is time to buckle up because you are going on a special off-road safari adventure. You drive along a bumpy, dry riverbed in search of the desert adapted elephants of the Damaraland. These elephants still roam freely and are specifically adapted to survive the region’s harsh climate. With a little luck, you may encounter them along the way. Your customised 4×4 safari vehicle covers this rugged terrain and will safely transport you to places which would otherwise be unreachable. Other wildlife you might well encounter today includes giraffe, oryx, mountain zebra and ostrich to name but a few. Lunch is enjoyed in the form of a picnic in the shade of one of the nearby trees and in the afternoon, you return to the Twyfelfontein Adventure Camp. Have a refreshing swim in the pool and relax before a delicious dinner is served in the evening.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Elephant and safari vehicle on game drive in Etosha National Park

Day 10 | Damaraland – Etosha National Park

Distance approx. 300 km; driving time approx. 3.5 hours

Damaraland – Etosha National Park

Distance approx. 300 km; driving time approx. 3.5 hours

Have a hearty breakfast to start the day before visiting the Petrified Forest. Here you will find tree trunks that are approximately 260 million years old, lying scattered over the ground. The tree trunks have fossilised and now appear to be completely made of stone. The site is also home to the Welwitschia mirabilis, the national plant of Namibia. This peculiar looking desert plant can fascinate and many specimens are well over a thousand years old. You now continue towards the Etosha National Park. Once you are through the park gates, the drive to your accommodation is already a small game drive in itself. You will overnight at the Okaukuejo Rest Camp, located in the middle of the park. At the camp, the kids can enjoy themselves at the swimming pool before you all head out on an afternoon game drive.

Breakfast Dinner
Rhino and elephant at waterhole at night in Etosha

Day 11 | Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park

You can look forward to having the whole day to go on safari in one of the most famous national parks in Africa. If you are an early riser then you are in luck because it is during the early morning hours that the animals are most active. You can encounter elephant, lion, cheetah, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest and a whole variety of antelope all in their natural environment. Your guide can tell you something interesting and memorable about all the animals you might see. During the game drive, you can open the roof of your safari vehicle, thereby giving everyone an unimpeded view of the landscapes and the wildlife around you. A lunch stop can be arranged at Halali Rest Camp (optional), where you are welcome to have a quick swim before continuing with your afternoon game drive. The Etosha Pan is another highlight not to be missed. Here you can stare as far into the horizon as your eyes can see and absorb the complete silence surrounding you. As the shadows begin to grow longer and after plenty of wildlife sightings, you return to the Okaukuejo Rest Camp. Wind down the evening by enjoying the views of the camp’s floodlit waterhole.

Breakfast Dinner
Otjiwa Lodge in Namibia

Day 12 | Etosha National Park – Otjiwarongo Region

Distance approx. 230 km; driving time approx. 3 hours

Etosha National Park – Otjiwarongo Region

Distance approx. 230 km; driving time approx. 3 hours

After a relaxed start to the day, you leave the Etosha National Park, enjoying a brief game drive en route and start driving in a southerly direction. A lunch stop can be made along the way at the Crocodile Ranch in Otjiwarongo (optional). The ranch has a large play area for the kids and the bold amongst you may even want to try a crocodile kebab. From here it is only a short distance to your accommodation, the Otjiwa Lodge. The lodge offers an afternoon game drive (optional) on which you have the chance to encounter rhinos before a delicious evening meal awaits you.

Breakfast Dinner
Family getting on a game drive vehicle at Otjiwa Lodge in Namibia

Day 13 | Otjiwarongo Area

Otjiwarongo Area

You have the whole day to enjoy the activities offered by the Otjiwa Lodge. You can go on another game drive or if you would rather stretch your legs a little then you can go on a guided game walk whereby the area can safely be explored on foot (both optional). At midday, you return to the lodge to relax before you can start your next activity in the afternoon. The lodge also offers a night drive, where you stand the chance to encounter some of the shyer and more seldomly seen nocturnal animals (optional). You spend another night at the Otjiwa Lodge.

Breakfast Dinner
Wood carving souvenir Okahandja Market

Day 14 | Otjiwarongo Area – Windhoek

Distance approx. 270 km; driving time approx. 3 hours

Otjiwarongo Area – Windhoek

Distance approx. 270 km; driving time approx. 3 hours

After breakfast, you get the chance to soak in the wide-open spaces of Namibia once more. In the small town of Okahandja, some hand-made souvenirs can be purchased from the local woodcarver’s market. Alternatively, you can also make a stop at the Craft Centre in Windhoek for some last curios.  Between approximately 14:00 and 15:00, your Namibia family tour will then come to an end at either a guesthouse or at the Windhoek International Airport. Your return travels can then begin with many new fond memories of Namibia and plenty of new stories to tell.

Breakfast

Included

  • transport in a 4x4 safari vehicle
  • professional guide
  • 11 nights’ stay in guest farms, lodges and camps
  • 2 nights’ stay in safari tents
  • camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc) as well as sleeping bag, pillow and shower towel
  • meals according to the itinerary
  • activities and transfers 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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* Child rates apply when travelling with 2 full paying guests

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