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ANNOUNCING! The Rock My Namibia Adventure 2022

I’m so excited to announce that after a 4-year break the Rock My Namibia Adventure is back!!!!!!!!

Join us for an epic and in-depth adventure taking in the main highlights of Namibia on our exciting, fun, and immersive group tour!

Experience the beauty of the Namib Desert in the Namib-Naukluft National Park – climb the sand dunes at Sossusvlei, explore stunning Deadvlei and see where the sand dunes meet the ocean at Sandwich Harbour.

Explore the Skeleton Coast, visit the incredible landscape of Spitzkoppe and track desert elephants in stunning Damaraland. Head off-the-beaten-path and meet the Himba tribe in Kaokoland, go on safaris in Etosha National Park, and get adventurous in Swakopmund, the adventure capital of Namibia.

There’s no place on earth quite like Namibia! You have to see it for yourself!

“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. ” (African Proverb)

Tour Highlights

Kalahari Desert
San Tribe
Swakopmund
Sossusvlei
Deadvlei
Spitzkoppe
Desert Elephants
Himba Tribe
Etosha National Park

Rock My Namibia Adventure Tour Details

What’s Included

  • 16 Nights Accommodation
  • 16 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 13 Dinners
  • Rock My Adventure Group Leader & Local Guides
  • Comprehensive Pre-Departure Information
  • Most In-Country Transport
  • Welcome Meal
  • Kalahari Sundowner Game Drive/Safari
  • San Experience
  • Elim Dune
  • Dune 45
  • Sossusvlei Walking Tour
  • Deadvlei
  • Big Daddy
  • Sesriem Canyon
  • Sandwich Harbour Tour
  • Cape Cross Seal Colony
  • Skeleton Coast Shipwreck
  • Spitzkoppe Walk
  • Braai (BBQ)
  • Twyfelfontain Rock Paintings
  • Damara Living Museum
  • Desert Elephant Tracking Safari
  • Himba Tribe Visit
  • Safaris in Etosha National Park
  • Okahandja Craft Market
  • Farewell Dinner

Tour Dates

Cost – £3,595

  • Deposit: £500 (non-refundable)
  • 2nd Payment: £3,095 (due 62 days before the departure date)

What’s Not Included

  • Flights
  • Airport transfers (however we can arrange these for you)
  • Visas (if needed)
  • Medications, antimalarials or vaccinations
  • Travel/health insurance (required)
  • Drinks & meals not mentioned
  • Optional activities
  • Tips for local guides

Things to Note:

  • On this trip, we will spend 9 nights camping and 7 nights in lovely, comfortable lodges which will give us the best of both worlds. All accommodation is specially chosen for its uniqueness, comfort, and excellent location. On the days we camp, tents, sleeping bags, blankets and mattresses will be provided. Cot beds can be included for a small additional charge. You will have to put up your own tents on the days we camp, but there is no cooking involved.

The Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to 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, we can organise any other activities you wish to do. Additional accommodation and activities charged separately. 

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
  • Activities: None

Day 2: Sleeping Under Starry Skies in the Kalahari Desert

Today we will drive to our campsite on the edge of the Kalahari Desert.

In the afternoon, we’ll take a fantastic sundowner game drive and see the ever-changing colours of the desert landscape – a photographer’s delight.

On this safari you may see species such as giraffes, kudus, zebras, oryx, gnus (wildebeest) and eland antelopes. The reserve has some of the tallest sand dunes in the region with fantastic views over the salt pans and acacia trees of the Kalahari. 

  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Activities: Sundowner Game Drive/Safari

Day 3: Bagatelle & the San People

Today we’ll spend the morning with the San people, one of the oldest (if not the oldest) ethnic groups on earth.

The San are nomadic hunter-gatherers who are also known as the ‘Bushmen’ due to their incredible knowledge of plants, animals, and their surroundings.

We’ll start the morning with a bushwalk to the San village where you will get to know their survival skills and learn about the ancient traditions and secrets of their ancestors.

In the village, you will be shown how to collect water in ostrich eggs, how to set traps, told which plants are suitable for medicine, or how to make pearl and ostrich jewellery.

A truly unforgettable experience.

In the afternoon there will be free time to relax by the pool, visit the spa, take another game drive or go horse riding.

  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Activities: San Experience

Day 4: Sesriem & the Namib-Naukluft National Park

Today 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.

You will be in absolute awe of this other-worldly, almost post-apocalyptic, and photogenic landscape. Sossusvlei is home to a variety desert wildlife including oryx, springbok, ostrich and a variety of reptiles.

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: Breakfast & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Activities: Elim Dune

Day 5: Sossusvlei, Deadvlei & Dune 45

Early in the morning, before sunrise, we’ll make our way into the park to climb Dune 45 for sunrise. It a tough climb to the top, but incredibly rewarding, with fantastic views over the area.

From Dune 45 we’ll head further into the park towards Deadvlei, a salt pan filled with 900-year-old dead camel thorn trees and Big Daddy, the tallest sand dune in Sossusvlei (but not the tallest in Namibia, that accolade goes to Dune 7) but very impressive indeed.

You will have the opportunity to take a desert walk with our guide, through the dunes to Deadvlei or you can take the shuttle (at your own expense) if you don’t fancy the walk or if you want to spend more time on photography.

After lunch, you have the option to visit Sesriem Canyon, a deep chasm carved through the rocks by water.

Stony walls rise up sharply on both sides of the canyon, while birds roost in its crags and lizards dart along the ledges.

The canyon’s name was coined when early settlers used it as a water source, using six lengths of leather (‘ses riem – six thongs) tied together to lower buckets into the water at the base of canyon.

  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Activities: Dune 45, Deadvlei, Big Daddy, Sesriem Canyon

Day 6: Nambia’s Adventure Capital, Swakopmund

Early in the morning, there will be an opportunity for those who want to go hot air ballooning over the Namib Desert (additional cost – approx. $480 USD) – a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

After breakfast, we’ll make our way to the town of Swakopmund, the adventure capital of Namibia, where we’ll spend the next 3 nights.

Once we arrive in Swakopmund, there’ll be some time to chill before we go out to dinner at a great local restaurant!

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
  • Activities: None

Day 7: Swakopmund & Sandwich Harbour

Today we’ll head to Walvis Bay where we’ll jump in our 4 x 4 vehicles to see and drive across 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 as we explore the Namib Desert.

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

Our excursion will conclude with a lovely champagne lunch in the desert.

  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
  • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
  • Activities: Sandwich Harbour Tour

Day 8: Free Day in Swakopmund

Today is a totally free day to take part in some of the amazing activities on offer in Swakopmund!

This includes skydiving, sandboarding, boat tours, surfing, living desert tours (very popular activity & must be booked in advance), visiting the Mondesa township, exploring the town, horse riding, bike tours, photography tours, quad biking through the dunes plus much more!

Swakopmund also has great restaurants (one of them has the best desserts I have ever tasted) and good nightlife.

Whilst we’re here, we’ll go out for dinners as a group, but you also have the option to skip dinner or do your own thing if you’d prefer that!

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
  • Activities: None

Day 9: Cape Cross Seal Colony, Henties Bay & Spitzkoppe

After saying goodbye to Swakopmund, we’ll head towards the Skeleton Coast, stopping by one of the famous Skeleton Coast Shipwrecks on the way.

We’ll then head towards the Cape Cross Seal Colony. l’d hold your nose though, it’s pretty stinky but the noises they make are absolutely hilarious!

We’ll stop by Henties Bay for lunch before we continue our journey 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 great place for photography.

In the afternoon, we’ll take a guided walk to marvel at the giant boulders.

In the evening, we’ll cook a delicious and traditional Namibian braai (bbq. -vegans & veggies catered for) and spend the night sleeping under an epic starry sky!

  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Activities: Cape Cross Seal Colony, Shipwreck, Spitzkoppe Walk, Braai

Day 10: Damaraland, Twyfelfontein & the Damara Living Museum

Today 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.

After lunch, we’ll visit the ancient rock engravings at Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

From there we’ll head to the Damara Living Museum where you will have the opportunity to learn about and experience the traditional Damara culture.

The Damara, along with the San, is one of the oldest tribes in Namibia.

In the afternoon there will be time to relax by the pool or try to spot the elephants who like to visit the campsite time to time.

  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Static Tents with Proper Beds (Ensuite)
  • Activities: Twyfelfontein, Damara Living Museum

Day 11: Damaraland & Desert Elephant Tracking

Today is an exciting day as we’re heading out on safari to look for the famous desert elephants of Namibia.

Our guide will tell us all about these magnificent creatures and how they survive in this unique environment.

The late afternoon is free to relax before dinner.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Static Tents with Proper Beds (Ensuite)
  • Activities: Desert Elephant Tracking Safari

Day 12: Heading North to Kaokoland, Home of the Himba

Our next destination is a bit off the well-beaten path in 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 at a wonderful lodge just outside the town of Opuwo (which means ‘the end’ in the Herero language) which has a fabulous pool, spa, and amazing views over the surrounding area.

We’ll have dinner at a local restaurant in town.

  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Activities: None

Day 13: Opuwo & the Himba Tribe

Today 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 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.

The afternoon will be free to relax by the pool, have a massage or visit the town of Opuwo.

  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Activities: Himba Tribe Visit

Day 14: Elephant Viewing in Etosha National Park

Today we’re off to Etosha National Park.

Etosha is one of the most incredible and unusual safari destinations on the planet with a wide variety of animals including lions, rhinos (white and black), elephants, giraffes, and antelope, so you will not be disappointed!

We’ll arrive in the park in the afternoon, entering from the north and go on safari as we drive to our camp where we may spot a few animals! Fingers crossed!

After dinner, we’ll have the chance to view animals at our camp’s floodlit waterhole, known as one of the best places for animal viewing in 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.

A truly magical sight!

  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Activities: Etosha National Park Safari, Waterhole Animal Viewing

Day 15: Safari in Etosha National Park

We’ll spend a full day on safari, departing early in the morning in the hope of catching the animals when they are most active.

We will visit a number of waterholes, where animals congregate and have incredible views over the Etosha Pan. We’ll rest in the middle of the day, before heading back out on safari to try and see more animals in the afternoon.

In the evening we can head back to the waterhole for another magical evening.

  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Activities: Etosha National Park Safari, Waterhole Animal Viewing

Day 16: Celebrate in Windhoek

We’ll get a short safari as we depart from Etosha in the morning.

We’ll then head back towards Windhoek, stopping at the Okahandja Craft Market on the way, where you can pick up any last-minute souvenirs.

Once back in Windhoek, the afternoon will be free to do as you please (rest, pack, go for a swim, head into town), before we head out for a delicious farewell dinner at one of the best restaurants in Windhoek.

If you need to leave this evening, you can do so – just let us know so that we can take off the last night’s accommodation for you.

  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Static Tents with Proper Beds
  • Activities: Etosha National Park Safari, Okahandja Craft Market

Day 17: Departure Day

Today is always a sad day as we say goodbye to our new friends, but the memories of Namibia will last a lifetime!

We can arrange your transfer to Windhoek Airport or you can continue your Africa travels from there.

If you need any support with your pre or post-tour Africa travels, please don’t hesitate to contact us. It’s all part of the Rock My Adventure service.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: None
  • Activities: None

Are you coming to Namibia?

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