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Namibia Adventure with Sofaia & Jonas

May 26, 2025 - Jun 4, 2025

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$4,150 USD

BOOK WITH 25% DEPOSIT

Namibia Adventure with Sofaia & Jonas

May 26, 2025 - Jun 4, 2025

$4,150  USD

BOOK WITH 25% DEPOSIT

Get ready for an unforgettable 10-day journey through Namibia, a land of striking contrasts and breathtaking landscapes, hosted by Sofaia and Jonas. Known for their passion for travel and visual storytelling, Sofaia and Jonas will document the entire adventure with professional video and photos, ensuring that every moment is captured in stunning detail.

From the serene dunes of the Namib Desert, where you’ll explore Sesriem Gorge and the iconic Sossusvlei Dunes, to the vibrant coastal town of Swakopmund, where German and Namibian cultures blend seamlessly, each day offers incredible scenes and photographic opportunities not found anywhere else in the world. Enjoy stops at Moon Valley, Solitaire, and Walvis Bay’s flamingo haven. Journey inland to Damaraland, home to ancient rock engravings and petrified forests at Twyfelfontein and the Petrified Forest. The adventure culminates in Etosha National Park, offering premier game-viewing opportunities with multiple drives to spot elephants, rhinos, lions, and more.

Along with a professional local guide, Sofaia and Jonas will be there to share their content creation expertise and passion for Namibia. This is more than just a trip; it’s a carefully crafted experience designed to immerse you in the natural beauty and cultural richness of Namibia, all while capturing the essence of your journey through your lens, and expertly documented through the lenses of Sofaia and Jonas. Click here to check out what Jonas created on his last trip to Namibia!

Monday May 26th 2025

Wednesday June 4th 2025

10 Days, 9 Nights

Accommodation - 3 x Nights Hotel, 6 x Nights Camping

Included Meals - 10 x Breakfast, 6 x Lunch, 9 x Dinner

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Inclusions

Accommodation - 3 x Nights Hotel, 6 x Nights Camping

Included Meals - 10 x Breakfast, 6 x Lunch, 9 x Dinner

Local English Speaking Guide

Group Airport Transfers

Comfortable Air-conditioned Transport

Windhoek - Welcome Dinner at Joe's Beerhouse

Sesriem - Sesriem Canyon Visit

Sesriem - Namib Desert

Sesriem - Sossusvlei and Dune 45 Excursion

Sesriem - Deadvlei

Solitaire, Moon Valley, Tropic of Capricorn & Walvis Bay Stops

Skeleton Coast - Scenic Drive

Swakopmund - Orientation Walk

Damaraland - Desert Adapted Elephant and Nature Drive

Damaraland - Twyfelfontein Heritage Site

Damaraland - Petrified Forest

Etosha National Park - Morning & Afternoon Game Safaris

Informal Photography & Videography Tuition from Sofaia & Jonas

Informal Editing Tuition from Sofaia & Jonas

Entire Trip Professionally Documented by Sofaia & Jonas

Exclusions

Travel Insurance (Required)

International Flights

Visa/Entry Requirements

Meals Not Mentioned in Inclusions

Personal Expenses (incl Alcohol, Tips)

Your Hosts

Sofaia Gribben

Hey, I’m Sofaia (also known as Fifi), a travel enthusiast and photographer based in Sydney, Australia. I have a passion for discovering new destinations, exploring diverse cultures, and capturing stunning wildlife through my lens. Growing up by the ocean, I’m a true water baby — often found freediving, surfing, or water skiing! From the vibrant underwater world to unique cultural experiences, my experiences showcase my adventurous spirit. I love inspiring others to explore the beauty our world has to offer and can’t wait to document more trips with like-minded people!

Jonas Puidokas

Hey, I’m Jonas! I’m a traveling director who’s always on the go. Even though home for me is Ireland, I’ve been blessed to spend the last few years living and exploring many different places, all of which I have fallen in love with and many of which I have even brought group tours out to myself. I’ve a passion for capturing the most beautiful moments of magic that occur on all the trips I take, whether it is witnessing the Aurora Borealis for the first time or sleeping above the clouds to witness the most stunning cloud inversion in the deepest corner of earth, you name it, I will be there with a camera. I’ve been very blessed to create and tell these travel stories for a living and I can’t wait to document more in the trips to come.

Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Namibia - Windhoek

Welcome to Namibia! Your adventure kicks off in Windhoek, the capital city known for its charming colonial German architecture and relaxed atmosphere. Upon arrival, you’ll be picked up from the airport and transferred to your hotel. Meet your local guide at 6pm for a welcome meeting, followed by dinner at the famous Joe’s Beerhouse.

Accommodation: Roof of Africa or similar

Meals Included: Dinner

Included:

  • Airport Transfer

Day 2 Sesriem

This morning, drive south to Sesriem, the gateway to the stunning Sossusvlei Dunes, Deadvlei, and Sesriem Canyon. Nestled in the heart of the Namib Desert, you’ll be surrounded by some of the most spectacular dune fields in the world. In the afternoon, explore Sesriem Gorge, a serene natural corridor carved by water erosion over thousands of years.

Historically, locals used six knotted belts to draw water from the gorge, giving it the name “Sesriem,” meaning “six belts” in Afrikaans. Return to camp early to rest and prepare for your dawn hike tomorrow.

Accommodation: Sossus Oasis Campsite or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activities:

  • Sesriem Canyon Visit

Day 3 Sossusvlei, Deadvlei

Today, you’ll embark on an early morning visit to Sossusvlei, located at the end of an ancient riverbed in the heart of the Namib Desert. The park gates open at 6:45 AM, and arriving early ensures you avoid the crowds and experience the serene beauty of the area in the soft morning light. If you’re feeling adventurous, a climb to the top of Dune 45 will reward you with unparalleled panoramic views of the surrounding dunes and desert landscape, making it a perfect spot for photography.

After stopping for breakfast, continue to Dead Vlei, a striking clay pan known for its surreal, postcard-like images. Dead Vlei is encircled by some of the highest sand dunes in the world, including the towering “Big Daddy” and “Crazy Dune,” which rise to about 350 meters. The contrast of the white clay pan against the red dunes and the deep blue sky creates a mesmerizing and iconic vista.

Accommodation: Sossus Oasis Campsite or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activities:

  • Sossusvlei – Dune 45
  • Deadvlei

Day 4 Skeleton Coast

Continue your journey to the beachside town of Swakopmund, located along the Skeleton Coast. En route, make a stop at the small settlement of Solitaire, a quirky spot dotted with abandoned trucks, cars, petrol pumps, and cacti. This unique place is the only location between Walvis Bay and Sossusvlei with a petrol station, post office, general store, and bakery. Be sure to try a piece of their famous apple pie, which has earned quite a reputation.

As you proceed, you’ll pass by Moon Valley, named for its eerie, lunar-like landscape, and cross the Tropic of Capricorn. Take a brief detour to Walvis Bay, a hibernation area for thousands of migratory birds, including graceful flamingos.

Upon arriving in Swakopmund, enjoy some time for lunch before joining your local guide on an orientation walk. This will give you a feel for the town’s unique German-Namibian atmosphere, blending coastal charm with colonial history.

Accommodation: Prost Hotel or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Included Activities:

  • Swakopmund orientation walk
  • Moon Valley & Tropic of Capricorn
  • Walvis Bay

Day 5 Swakopmund

The day is yours to enjoy in this beautiful coastal town. Your accommodation is conveniently located within walking distance of the town center, allowing easy access to the beach, open-air markets, and the local museum.

There are a bunch of optional activities available for those who are keen. Sofaia and Jonas highly recommend the Mola Mola 4×4 Dune Drive and Seal Kayak Tour, as this was a highlight of their last trip to Namibia. This can be organised in advance for those that are keen.

Accommodation: Prost Hotel or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Optional Activities:

  • Mola Mola 4×4 Dune Drive and Seal Kayak Tour

Day 6 Damaraland

Leave the Atlantic Ocean coastline behind as you embark on a scenic drive towards the Namib Desert, tracing a path along the captivating Skeleton Coast. Along the way, immerse yourself in the breathtaking diversity of landscapes that unfold before your eyes. Admire towering mountains silhouetted against the sky, traverse expansive sand dunes sculpted by the wind, and witness the rhythmic crash of ocean waves against the rugged shoreline. Amidst this natural splendor, you’ll also encounter remnants of maritime history in the form of shipwrecks scattered along the coast, each telling its own story of adventure and peril.

Continuing inland, your journey leads to Damaraland, a region characterized by its stark beauty and remarkable contrasts. Here, Namibia’s highest peak stands proudly amidst a landscape adorned with ancient rock paintings that offer a glimpse into the lives of early inhabitants. Damaraland’s sparse population allows for a serene exploration of its natural wonders, providing a profound sense of connection with the land and its rich history.

In the afternoon we head out on a desert adapted nature drive offering the chance to enjoy amazing interactions and photography opportunities with elephants and other animals.

Accommodation: Twyfelfontein Tented Campsite or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activities:

  • Desert Adapted Elephant and Nature Drive

Day 7 Twyfelfontein & Petrified Forest

In the morning, explore the fascinating sights of Twyfelfontein Heritage Site and the Petrified Forest. Twyfelfontein boasts one of the largest concentrations of ancient rock engravings in southern Africa, offering a captivating glimpse into the region’s rich cultural and historical heritage. Meanwhile, the Petrified Forest provides a window into nature’s ancient history, with fossilized tree trunks dating back 280 million years.

Local guides will accompany us at both sites, leading informative walks lasting between 30 to 60 minutes. While the trails are generally manageable, the Twyfelfontein site includes some steep rocks and hills, so it’s advisable to wear a hat, apply sunscreen, and carry water to stay comfortable under the often intense daytime temperatures, which can peak around 30°C. After sightseeing, return to the lodge to unwind, perhaps relaxing by the pool or finding shade to enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure.

Accommodation: Twyfelfontein Tented Campsite or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activities:

  • Damaraland – Petrified Forest
  • Damaraland – Twyfelfontein Bushman Paintings

Day 8 Travel to Etosha National Park

This morning, we depart from our lodge and begin our journey towards Etosha National Park, covering approximately 220 kilometers over about 5 hours. Etosha is renowned for its abundant wildlife, facilitated by man-made waterholes and expansive, sparsely vegetated pans that make animal sightings relatively easy.

Navigating through the bushland surrounding these pans can be challenging due to dense vegetation, but the park’s well-positioned clearings, waterholes, and salt pans provide ample opportunities to observe large herds of elephants, antelope, and other herbivores. Namibia’s commitment to protecting its game reserves from poaching ensures a thriving ecosystem, offering a remarkable experience for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers alike.

Make sure your camera is fully charged tonight, as tomorrow promises a full day immersed in one of the world’s premier wildlife viewing destinations.

Accommodation: NWR Okaukuejo Campsite or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Activities:

  • Etosha National Park – Night Drive – N$750

Day 9 Etosha National Park Safari

Today promises two exhilarating game drives through Etosha National Park, offering ample opportunities to immerse yourself in its rich wildlife. Begin with a morning safari, keeping a keen eye out for iconic species such as the elusive black rhino, Hartmann’s mountain zebra, graceful black-faced impala, majestic roan antelope, and the diminutive Damara dik-dik. The park’s strategic placement of man-made waterholes and expansive, sparsely vegetated pans makes spotting these creatures relatively straightforward.

Navigating the bushland surrounding the pans can be challenging due to dense vegetation, yet the park’s well-maintained clearings, waterholes, and salt pans provide optimal vantage points for wildlife viewing. After an eventful day of safari adventures, return to the campsite in the evening to unwind and reflect on the awe-inspiring encounters with Etosha’s diverse wildlife. This reflective time allows you to savor the memories of an unforgettable day spent amidst Namibia’s remarkable natural wonders.

Accommodation: NWR Okaukuejo Campsite or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activities:

  • Morning Etosha National Park – 4×4 Vehicle Game Drive
  • Afternoon Etosha National Park – 4×4 Vehicle Game Drive

Day 10 Return to Windhoek, Farewell

After departing from Etosha National Park, we’ll journey back to Windhoek, covering approximately 400 kilometers over a scenic drive of about 6 hours, perfect for reflecting on your amazing adventure with the group.

Expect to arrive in Windhoek by late afternoon or early evening. You’ll have the option to be dropped off at the airport, or if you are staying an extra night you can be dropped at your accommodation.

Important Notes:

An extra night’s accommodation is not included and will need to be organised either independently or with your group. Once the trip is confirmed, your hosts can discuss this with you.

If you are departing today, please refrain from booking international flights departing from Windhoek before 8pm. This ensures a stress-free departure and allows ample time to conclude your Namibian adventure on a relaxed note.

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Important Notes

ARRIVAL:
A group airport transfer is included from Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport to your accommodation. Once the trip has been confirmed, your hosts will get in touch to help you coordinate your arrival flight to take advantage of the transfer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
Be sure to check entry requirements based on the passport that you will be travelling with.

TRIP CONFIRMATION:
A trip is listed as PENDING until the minimum guest numbers are reached, at which point the trip becomes CONFIRMED. Guests will be notified when a trip becomes CONFIRMED.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:
Travel insurance is required, and this will need to organised independently. There are a number of travel insurance comparison websites available. We do not recommend organising this until your trip is CONFIRMED. TIP: If you have a credit card there may be travel insurance included as part of your benefits, so check with your bank.

BOOKING FLIGHTS:
We do not recommend booking flights until your trip is CONFIRMED.

BOOKING T&Cs:
We recommend you familiarise yourself with our Booking Terms & Conditions for more information about our booking, deposit and cancellation policies.

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