Rock My Namibia Adventure

Namibia Adventure Tour

Do you love culture, ethereal other-worIdly landscapes, epic adventures, starry skies and incredible wildlife? Then this is the trip for you!

Join us on an epic and immersive adventure in Namibia and let me show you a different side of Africa, not the Africa you see in the media but the adventurous, beautiful, wild and real Africa I know and love.

Namibia is one of the most incredible destinations on the planet and I can’t wait to show you why!

Rock My Adventure is a small group Africa tour company for solo travellers, groups of friends and couples alike and for those who want to pack a lot into their limited (and precious) time.

The tours are culturally immersive trips created by me to show you a rounded portrayal of the countries we visit and leave you with a new group of like-minded friends and beautiful memories that will last a lifetime.

I work with the best local operators to provide you with the highly personalised African adventure you’ve always dreamed of but without the hassle of planning it all yourself!

Rock My Adventures aren’t typical ‘tours’. They’re fun, laid-back group trips, with an awesome, action-packed itinerary, but with some free time to explore and do your own thing and a group of friends built in – the best of both worlds!

Read more about Rock My Adventure here or take a look at our FAQ’s page to see what we’re all about!


Essential Info

  • Duration: 18 Nights
  • Start: Windhoek (nearest airport – Hosea Kutako International Airport)
  • Finish: Windhoek (nearest airport – Hosea Kutako International Airport)
  • Maximum Group Size: 12 people (11 participants plus 1 group leader)
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Cost: TBC – next year we’ll be mixing it up between camping and lodges, I’m just confirming the price!
  • Deposit: £200 (non-refundable, included in total cost above)
  • Please Note: This trip is a mix of camping (putting up/taking down your own tents) and lodges. You may also be required to help with chopping veg and the washing up when we are camping. Some of the roads in Namibia are not sealed, therefore incredibly bumpy – you have been warned! This trip requires a moderate to good level of fitness, tolerance of heat/cold and positive attitude! 🙂

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You can find full Terms & Conditions here.

Namibia Adventure Tour


Week 1 Highlights

  • Explore the capital Windhoek – visit many of the main historical sites, try local food in the Katutura township, learn about the apartheid era, visit a local market and the Penduka Project Centre, a non-profit organisation which supports women in rural Namibia.
  • Try amazing German and Namibian food at some of Windhoek’s best restaurants.
  • Take in the amazing views over the Fish River Canyon, the 2nd largest canyon in the world, second only to the Grand Canyon.
  • See stunning Aus Mountains.
  • Visit the pretty German colonial town of Lüderitz.
  • Take a tour of the abandoned ghost town of Kolmaskop.
  • Marvel at the incredible post-apocalyptic scenery of the Namibian landscape.
  • Explore Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert, including Dune 45, Big Daddy, Deadvlei and Elim Dune.
  • Go hiking through Sesriem Canyon.
  • Soar high above the Namib Desert in a hot air balloon (additional cost).

Week 2 Highlights

  • Go on safari and look for elephants, giraffe, lions, rhino and many other animal species in the incredible Etosha National Park.
  • View animals at night at the floodlit waterhole just a few metres from our campsite in Etosha National Park.
  • Discover your adventurous side with 2 full days in Namibia’s awesome adventure capital, Swakopmund. Here you can skydive, sand board, cycle, go horse riding and much much more.
  • Visit the Mondesa township, try some Namibian street food and have a beer (or two) in a local shebeen.
  • Marvel at stunning Spitzkoppe.
  • Drive the Skeleton Coast and see thousands of seals at the Cape Cross Seal Colony.
  • See the ancient rock engravings at Twyfelfontain a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Spend time with the fascinating Himba tribe at an authentic Himba village in the far north of Namibia.
  • Barter for Namibian souvenirs at the Okahandja Craft Market.
  • Take a behind the scenes tour at the N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary and learn about the the workings of the reserve and the animals they care for such as cheetahs, lions, African wild dogs, leopards and baby baboons.
  • Enjoy a goodbye meal at one of Windhoek’s best restaurants.

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“After participating in Helen’s inaugural Rock My Namibia Adventure tour, all I have to say is…not only would I repeat that same tour again, but I will absolutely be joining more of Helen’s other tours in future! It was an unforgettable, adventurous and inspiring experience, full of all the spectacular landscapes and fun activities that Namibia has to offer. We saw most of this beautiful country and visited all of the highlights; getting to climb the red dunes Namibia is famous for, witnessing unbelievable scenes of wildlife in Etosha National Park, and looking for diamonds in the desert sands overtaking the abandoned mining town of Kolmanskop. Our guides, Ian and Alfius, were absolutely incredible and did and amazing job taking care of us throughout the trip. They also educated us and gave us so much interesting info about their country. Kudos to them for a job very well done! Helen and Jessi rocked!!! Besides being very open and warm and helpful to everyone in the group all the time, they bring such fantastic, fun energy every single day! I knew, without a doubt that they would go above and beyond to take care of any issues I had and to make my experience in Namibia an unforgettable one! Helen’s boundless energy and warmth, and her incredible love of Africa, made the experience even more special. I’ve been back home for a day now, and all I can think is “take me back to Namibia…let’s do it again!”. (Camila, USA)


Namibia Tour Itinerary


Day 1: Windhoek


Arrive in Windhoek and relax and get to know your fellow travellers during a welcome meal and a beer or two at a fantastic local restaurant! Your Rock My Namibia Adventure starts here and you’re going to love it!

*  If you have the time and can arrive earlier, I can organise any other activities you wish to do. Additional accommodation and activities charged separately.

Meals Included: Dinner

Accommodation: Glamping (camping with proper beds) or lodge


Day 2: Windhoek


In the morning we will take a tour of the capital Windhoek, including many of the main historical sites, a local market and the Penduka Project Centre, a non-profit organisation which supports women in rural Namibia.

In the afternoon, we’ll visit a local mall, stock up on supplies and get SIM cards before having a chilled evening in preparation for our road trip tomorrow!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Glamping (camping with proper beds) or lodge


Day 3: Fish River Canyon


Namibia Small Group TourToday is a drive day as we make our way to the south of the country and Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa and thought to be the second largest canyon in the world, after the Grand Canyon.

In the afternoon/evening, we will arrive at our very cool and quirky camp a few kilometres away from the national park. Here you can take a dip in the pool and we’ll watch the sunset from the hill overlooking the camp.

After dinner we can head to the bar and if you’re still hungry, rumour has it that they have the best Amarula cheesecake around.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Camping


Day 4: Aus


Namibia Small Group TourIn the early morning, we will make our way to Fish River Canyon to enjoy one of the most spectacular and breath taking views in Africa – in fact, there’s nowhere else quite like it!

You will be in awe at the sight before you, with towering rock faces, deep gorges and a snaking river (the area we will see is known as ‘Hell’s Corner’).

From there, we’ll head to our magical camp in Klein Aus, a beautiful place on the edge of the desert, where we will spend the next two nights.

Those who want to can take a sundowner driver around the farm (additional cost).

Klein Aus Vista is also a great place for stargazing!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Lodge


Day 5: Kolmanskop & Lüderitz 


Namibia Small Group Tour

In the morning, we’ll visit Kolmanskop, a ghost town about 20km from Luderitz. The old diamond mining town was built in the early 20th century but later abandoned when bigger and better diamonds were found elsewhere.

These days, it’s a photographer’s paradise, with eerie abandoned buildings that have been reclaimed by the desert.

We’ll then head to the coastal town of Lüderitz, a place full of full of history, German colonial charm and colourful buildings where we will spend the night.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Lodge


Day 6: Sesriem


Namibia Small Group TourToday we will drive to our campsite at Sesriem, the starting point for our journey to see Namibia’s epic sand dunes.

You will see the landscape change as we drive, first over bleak landscape and gravel roads, to grass savannah and farmland before we reach the deep orange sand dunes of the Namib Desert. The best I can describe it is, other-worldly! Think post-apocolyptic Mad Max!

We’ll set up camp when we arrive and you will have the chance to climb Elim Dune at sunset and watch the changing colours of the mountains to the east as the sun sets in the west.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Camping


Day 7: Sossusvlei, Deadvlei & Sesriem Canyon


Namibia Small Group TourToday we’re heading towards the ever changing landscape of Sossusvlei. This is the Namibia of your dreams.

We’ll start very early in the morning, as this will give us the chance to see the desert in the incredible morning light, which casts sharp shadows over the dunes.

Here we will visit Dune 45, Big Daddy and Deadvlei to see the famous seemingly petrified trees (they’re actually not, petrified, but they are dead and the air is so hot and dry that they do not decompose) – one of Namibia’s most iconic sights.

After lunch you will have the opportunity to visit Sesriem Canyon or just relax by the pool.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Camping


Day 8: Swakopmund


Namibia Small Group TourEarly in the morning, there will be an opportunity for those who want to, to go hot air ballooning over over the Namib Desert (additional cost) – a once in a lifetime opportunity!

Before we head to our next destination and Namibia’s adventure capital, Swakopmund, on the spectacularly scenic coast.

Here we’ll spend 3 nights in a guesthouse in the centre of town.

We’ll drive via Solitaire and Walvis Bay, where we may see flamingos and pelicans!

Tonight we’ll head to a great local restaurant and relax!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Lodge


Day 9: Swakopmund


Namibia Small Group TourToday is a totally free day to take part in some of the amazing activities on offer in Swakopmund!

You can skydive, go sandboarding, take a boat tour, take a living desert tour (must be booked in advance), visit the Mondesa township, explore the town, go horse riding, take a bike tour, go quad biking plus much more!

Swakopmund also has fantastic nightlife and we’ll be there at the weekend, so those who want to can sample the Namibian nightlife!

Meals Included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Lodge


Day 10: Walvis Bay & Sandwich Harbour


Today we’ll jump in our 4 x 4 vehicles to explore the epic sand dunes of Sandwich Harbour.

This is a great and exciting adventure and you will have the chance to see pelicans, flamingoes, black backed jackals and other wildlife.

However the highlight of this trip is seeing the sand dunes that run straight into the Atlantic Ocean.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Lodge


Day 11: Spitzkoppe


Today we’re heading up the Skeleton Coast via Hennies Bay on the way to the Cape Cross Seal Colony, where up to 100,000 seals congregate to loll on the beach and play in the surf – an impressive sight. Hold your nose though, it’s pretty stinky but the noises they make are absolutely hilarous!

We’ll then make our way to stunning and majestic Spitzkoppe, one of the most recognisable places in all of Namibia.

Spitzkoppe, which has been called ‘The Matterhorn of Africa’, is a series of granite peaks and rock formations that have been the backdrop for a number of movies and a photographers dream.

In the afternoon, we’ll take a walk through the giant boulders and spend the night sleeping under an epic starry sky!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Camping


Day 12: Damaraland


Namibia Small Group TourToday we’ll head towards one of the most beautiful regions of Namibia, Damaraland, with mountains, valleys and amazing flora and fauna.

We’ll make a quick stop in the old mining town of Uis and pass Namibia’s highest mountain, the Brandberg.

When we arrive at our camp there will be time to chill and the option to take a sundowner walk, relax by the pool or look for elephants who like to visit the campsite.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Camping


Day 13: Opuwo


Namibia Small Group TourWe’ll spend the first part of the morning visiting the ancient rock engravings at Twyfelfontain, UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Next we’ll head a little off the well beaten path to the Kunene Region (Kaokoveld) in the north of Namibia, a place of extreme beauty and the ancestral home of the Himba tribe.

We’ll spend the night just outside the town of Opuwo (which means ‘the end’ in the Herero language) at our campsite in the grounds of a beautiful lodge which has amazing views over the surrounding area.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Lodge


Day 14: Opuwo


Namibia Small Group TourToday is an exciting day, as we’re off to meet the semi-nomadic Himba tribe, one of the most recognisable and traditional tribes in all of Africa.

Accompanied by a guide and translator, we’ll visit an authentic Himba village (some are not so authentic) to learn about the Himba culture and their traditional practices. Here you will have the chance to ask questions and talk with the residents of the village. Meeting a tribe should always be a 2-way process, so please come with an open mind and be willing to share stories.

Meeting the Himba tribe is still, to this day, one of my fondest memories of my very first Africa trip.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Lodge


Day 15: Etosha National Park


Namibia Small Group TourToday we’re off to Etosha National Park for our safari! Etosha is one of the most incredible safari destinations on the planet with a wide variety of animals including lion, rhino (white and black), elephant, giraffe and antelope, so you will not be disappointed!

We’ll arrive in the park in the afternoon, entering from the north and may even spot a few animals on the way to our campsite.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Camping


Day 16: Etosha National Park


Namibia Small Group TourToday we’ll spend the whole day on safari!

We’ll depart early in the morning in the hope of catching the animals when they are most active. We will visit a number of waterholes during the day, where animals congregate and have incredible views over the Etosha Pan.

In the afternoon, we’ll head back to camp, but the safari isn’t over yet!

After dinner we’ll have the chance to view animals at a floodlit waterhole just a couple of minutes walk away from the camp, known as one of the best places for animal viewing Southern Africa. There’s a very high chance that you will get to see lions, elephants, antelope and endangered black rhino drinking here, as it’s one of their favourite hang out spots – often at the same time.

This was one of THE MOST magical experiences of my life!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Camping


Day 17: Windhoek


Namibia Small Group TourWe’ll depart Etosha National Park in the morning, but not before taking an early morning game drive through the park to see if we can spot any more animals!

Leaving the park we’ll head south passing villages and small towns on the way back to Windhoek and N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary founded by Dr Rudie and Marlice van Vuuren. The sanctuary is dedicated to land and wildlife conservation, as well as improving the well-being of local communities.

They run several projects to improve the health and well-being of the San Bushmen tribe of Namibia, care for and rehabilitate orphaned or injured animals and carry out a number of conservation projects to help with the human-wildlife conflict. Their vision is ‘an Africa where humans and wildlife can live together’ and their mission ‘is to conserve the land, cultures and wildlife of Namibia and rescue species threatened by an ever-shrinking habitat’.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Glamping (camping with proper beds) or lodge


Day 18: N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary & Windhoek


Namibia Small Group TourIn the morning we will take a behind the scenes tour of N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary and get an intimate view of the workings of the wildlife reserve and the animals they care for, such as cheetahs, lions, African wild dogs, leopards and baby baboons.

This includes a cheetah walk and you’ll also have the chance to interact with baby baboons!

Back in Windhoek, we’ll say goodbye over a meal at one of Windhoek’s best restaurants. Later on, those who want to can sample the Windhoek nightlife.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 19: Departure Day


Today is always a sad day as we say goodbye to our new friends (there’s usually a few tears, I will warn you), but the memories and shared experiences will last a lifetime!

I can arrange the transfer to Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport or you can continue your Africa travels from there.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Glamping (camping with proper beds) or lodge


What’s Included

  • Meals: 18 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 15 dinners (some of these are activities in themselves)!
  • Accommodation: 18 nights accommodation in good quality camps, hostels, hotels and guesthouses. This is a mix of camping and lodges. On the nights we camp, you will put up your own tents but will not be required to cook – however you will sometimes need to wash your own dishes/cutlery. We will provide sleeping bags, but you will need to buy your own pillow/blankets if required.
  • Transport: All transport within Namibia to and from included excursions and between the main destinations on the tour (includes – taxi, safari vehicle).
  • Activities: 
      • Safari in Etosha National Park
      • Visit to the Himba tribe
      • Behind the scenes tour at the N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary
      • Sandwich Harbour Tour
      • Visit to Spitzkoppe
      • Windhoek city tour
      • Fish River Canyon
      • Drive to see the wild Namib Desert Horses
      • Visit to the town of Lüderitz
      • Tour of Kolmanskop ghost town
      • Elim Dune, Dune 45, Sossusvlei, Deadvlei & Sesriem Canyon
      • Cape Cross Seal Colony
      • Twyfelfontain rock paintings
      • Okahandja Craft Market

What’s Not Included

      • Flights.
      • Airport transfers – however I can arrange these for you.
      • Namibia visa (if needed).
      • Medications, antimalarials or vaccinations.
      • Travel/health insurance.
      • Drinks & meals not mentioned.
      • Optional activities.
      • Transport for optional activities.
      • Tips for local guides.

Please bear in mind that the itinerary is subject to minor changes. But whatever happens, I’ll endeavour to make sure you have an amazing trip!!

You can find full Terms & Conditions here.

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Testimonials

Wondering what it’s like to come on a Rock My Adventure trip? Here’s what others have to say!

Rock My Tanzania & Zanzibar Adventure – 2017

“This trip is definitely one of the best decisions that I’ve ever made in my life!!” (Sharmi, Malaysia)

“The trip went beyond my expectations. I feel the soul of the trip was Helen. Having a guide that is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, sweet and energetic is very important.” (Nayeli, Mexico/USA)


Rock My Kenya Adventure – 2017

“I had the best time ever on the trip & it was so much fun traveling with you! It was everything I had hoped for and more! It 100% met my expectations. I love the fact that your trips are more unique than a normal tour operator. I enjoyed being taken out of my comfort zone in some places and seeing some really different sides of Kenya. I enjoyed the fact that we were made to feel so at home everywhere we went and I’m sure that was helped by the fact you’ve obviously created a lot of meaningful friendships in the country during your time travelling there. It felt like we got a more unique experience than you would get with usual tour operator. I think you make a fantastic guide and your passion for the country definitely shows and adds to the experience.” (Sarah, UK)

“Thank you for one of the best two weeks of my life. By far the most incredible holiday I’ve ever been on. It was run so brilliantly by you and honestly, I had so much fun. I won’t forget some of our hilarious nights out.” (Allanagh, UK)

“This is the best thing I could have done for myself to boost my confidence. It was honestly the best thing I have ever done in my life, bar none. I have made genuine friends that I’m already planning to meet with again. Take me with you everywhere you go…..everywhere! Thank you so much for doing the job you do, I can’t explain how amazing this trip was.” (Kayleigh, UK)


Rock My Uganda, Rwanda & DRC Adventure – 2017

“Helen is one of those people who will make any situation really fun. This girl could make a tour through my mildewy basement seem like a blast, so having her introduce me to sub-Saharan Africa was pretty much the best thing ever!!” (Silvia, Norway/USA)

“This was everything I hoped for and more. If the plane had crashed on the way home, I would have died happy!” (Natalie, Northern Ireland)

“You showed me “Africa” the real Africa, the people, the villages, the wildlife! I didn’t want hotels, complexes, swimming pools! I want to see the world, the real world, how other people live, the real Africa!! I got the whole package, the reality, the beauty, the wonder! You left me wanting more and eager that see more of what the amazing Africa has to offer! Second trip with you! I keep coming back so clearly I enjoy them!” (Karen, UK)


Rock My Kenya Adventure – 2016

“Everything was amazing! I learned so many things!” (Oana, Switzerland)

“It was an amazing trip from start to end. I loved every moment and made friends for life.” (Debbie, UK)

“Africa is not always the easiest place to travel around, and after 3 months of backpacking I was all ready to give my brain a break from travel planning, so it was definitely a relief to have Helen come in and manage all that! I like her tour because it fit me – it was a small group tour, just 8 of us which is a nice number to make new friends and get to know everyone yet have our own thing, and it was a good mix of fancier stuff and indie backpacking. You just might see us on the next tours because we are all game for round 2 with Helen! Definitely a 5 star review ⭐! (Jac, Singapore)

“I’ve a lot to thank my African adventure for, it truely did help me find myself and has given me the confidence to just go see the world. I never wanted to leave!!! You’ll have the most amazing experience!!!” (Karen, UK)

“It was a great introduction into Africa travel, before I set out solo travelling. Also as I traveled solo and shared experiences in Kenya with people I was meeting, I sounded like a seasoned solo traveler thanks to you. I did not know what to expect but I think I understand Kenya pretty well now. I think you were able to portray and pass on your infectious love of Kenya to us all and I am forever grateful! Asante!” (Christina, USA)


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