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Walking Up The Dunes In Sossusvlei
Walking Up The Dunes In Sossusvlei
Namibia and Botswana Trip Idea

Adventure in Namibia and Botswana

Embark on a journey through the wild terrains of Botswana and Namibia, experiencing the epitome of a luxury safari. Encounter majestic wildlife in the Okavango Delta, traverse the surreal landscapes of Namibia's deserts, and unwind in opulent lodges amidst nature's grandeur. Embark on a journey through the wild terrains of Botswana and Namibia, experiencing the epitome of a luxury safari. Encounter majestic wildlife in the Okavango Delta, traverse the surreal landscapes of Namibia's deserts, and unwind in opulent lodges amidst nature's grandeur.
Embark on a journey through the wild terrains of Botswana and Namibia, experiencing the epitome of a luxury safari. Encounter majestic wildlife in the Okavango Delta, traverse the surreal landscapes of Namibia's deserts, and unwind in opulent lodges amidst nature's grandeur. Embark on a journey through the wild terrains of Botswana and Namibia, experiencing the epitome of a luxury safari. Encounter majestic wildlife in the Okavango Delta, traverse the surreal landscapes of Namibia's deserts, and unwind in opulent lodges amidst nature's grandeur.
Best Time To Go
May to October
The unique and diverse landscape in Botswana and Namibia can be explored throughout the year. From May to October, the weather is pleasant, wildlife is abundant, and the landscapes are at their most stunning.
Ideal Length
From 14-18 Days
Allow enough time to explore the rich landscapes in each destination thoroughly. You might also like to explore at a slower pace or fit more adventures into your trip.
Key Highlights
Itinerary At A Glance
Days 1 - 3
Days 4 - 6
Days 7 - 10
Days 11 - 15
Days 1 - 3
Days 4 - 6
Days 7 - 10
Days 11 - 15
Days 1 - 3
Sossusvlei
The giant red dunes of Sossusvlei are a quintessential sight on a Namibia safari. Landscapes here are surreal, with multicoloured sand formations and dramatic canyons, along with a surprising array of plant and animal life.

  • Immense, multicoloured dunescapes sculpted by everchanging winds.

  • Access to the greater Namib Naukluft National Park.

  • Abundant activities including hot air balloon rides and sandboarding.

  • Hike with a desert specialist guide to uncover unique animals and plants.

  • Fly in or out or include Sossusvlei as part of an overland safari.
Days 4 - 6
Damaraland
Damaraland is a glorious mix of Namibia’s diverse and dramatic landscapes. Take in the vast deserts, flat-topped mountains, wide canyons and classic savannahs, each proffering its own array of highly adapted wildlife.

  • An extensive area of desert, mountain, canyons, forest and savannah.

  • See desert-adapted wildlife including elephant and rhinoceros.

  • Hike through spectacular arid landscapes.

  • See prehistoric rock art and engravings.

  • Connect with local communities.

  • Stay at luxurious desert lodges.

  • Immerse yourself in the stars with a desert sleep-out.
Days 7 - 10
Okavango Delta
Botswana’s Okavango Delta is one of southern Africa’s most iconic landscapes. The elaborate waterways ebb and flow with the seasons, creating an unparalleled wildlife viewing experience any time of year.


  • An enchanting landscape of waterways, lagoons, plains and woodlands.

  • Over 200 species of mammals – including the Big Five.

  • More than 400 species of birds, including fish eagles and kingfishers.

  • Privacy, comfort and five-star service on exclusive reserves.

  • Scenic flights, mokoro rides and open-vehicle game drives offer varied perspectives.

  • Walking safaris, horse riding safaris and fishing opportunities allow for immersion in nature.

  • An incomparable safari experience suitable for any time of year.
Days 11 - 15
Linyanti
The Selinda Spillway connects the Okavango Delta to the floodplains and swamps of the Linyanti River. During the dry season, this region becomes a magnet for incredible concentrations of wildlife.

  • An ample region of savannah, woodland and seasonal riverways.

  • Spectacular wildlife sightings during the dry season from May to November.

  • Great location for spotting big cats, including cheetahs.

  • Exceptional for watching large herds of elephants.

  • Exclusive lodges ensure privacy and comfort.

  • Mobile camping safaris offer incomparable nature immersion.
Places to Stay
Hero Image Sossusvlei Desert Lodge Landscape
Hero Image Sossusvlei Desert Lodge Landscape
Sossusvlei, Namibia
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
&Beyond’s Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is nothing short of magnificent, a secluded palace in a rugged oasis in the heart of the desert, lying beneath an endless sky.
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Hero Image Pool Wolwedans Dunes Lodge Sossusvleijpg
Hero Image Pool Wolwedans Dunes Lodge Sossusvleijpg
Sossusvlei, Namibia
Wolwedans Dunes Lodge
Treat yourself to an authentic desert camp experience when you sleep under canvas in the well-appointed luxury chalets at Wolwedans Dunes Lodge.
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Hero Image Exterior View Onduli Ridge Damaraland
Hero Image Exterior View Onduli Ridge Damaraland
Damaraland, Namibia
Onduli Ridge
Set in one of the most private areas of Damaraland, Onduli Ridge is the perfect property if you relish tranquility.
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Hero Image Exterior Of Property Mowani Mountain Camp Damaraland
Hero Image Exterior Of Property Mowani Mountain Camp Damaraland
Damaraland, Namibia
Mowani Mountain Camp
Nestling among rugged boulders on a ridge that provides panoramic views over the surrounding area, Mowani creates the impression of an African village. The asperous landscape is a magnificent backdrop to the camp’s thatched cottages, and the desert-adapted wildlife remains completely undisturbed as its environmental footprint is so light.
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Hero Image Main Area Duba Plains Camp Okavango Delta
Hero Image Main Area Duba Plains Camp Okavango Delta
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Duba Plains Camp
One of the most remote, stylish and exclusive camps in the Okavango Delta, Duba Plains is set amid large floodplains and shaded by mighty ebony, fig and garcinia trees. Incredibly diverse game viewing and a wide variety of unique activities await you here.
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Hero Image Exterior Xigera Camp Okavango Delta
Hero Image Exterior Xigera Camp Okavango Delta
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Xigera Safari Lodge
Catering to just 24 guests, Xigera Safari Lodge in the Okavango Delta offers an exclusive, intimate and personal experience, with phenomenal animal encounters both on land and on the water. The thoughtful service and generous hospitality is the cherry on top.
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Hero Image Aerial Shot Selinda Camp Linyanti Savuti
Hero Image Aerial Shot Selinda Camp Linyanti Savuti
Linyanti, Botswana
Selinda Camp
Perched on the banks of the Selinda Spillway’s watery wilderness, Selinda Camp hides amongst a grove of riverine trees. One of just a handful of Relais & Châteaux member properties in Botswana, the stylish camp was designed to create an indoor/outdoor experience and provides perfect big game viewing all year round.
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Hero Image Exterior View Linyanti Ebony Camp Linyanti Savuti
Hero Image Exterior View Linyanti Ebony Camp Linyanti Savuti
Linyanti, Botswana
Linyanti Ebony Camp
On the banks of the Linyanti Channel, lies the sophisticated Linyanti Ebony Camp. Rising from marshes dotted with groves of riverine trees, the traditional tented camp is endowed with panoramic views of pristine wilderness. Home to healthy populations of predators, as well as many less seen species, the fantastic wildlife is sure to delight all year round - as are the exceptional guides.
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View Of Kunene River Namibia
Connect with nature like never before
Your Namibia Safari Awaits
Positive Impact
Supporting local communities, conserving wildlife and preserving wild spaces are commitments that have been ingrained in the Journeysmiths business model for over thirty years.Supporting local communities, conserving wildlife and preserving wild spaces are commitments that have been ingrained in the Journeysmiths business model for over thirty years.
African Communities
African Communities
In Africa, we support Ripple Effect, a cross-country, African-based charity who help small-scale African farmers release the potential of their land and lives. With every African journey we arrange we make a donation to Ripple Effect. In just over a decade, with the help of our generous clients, we have donated over £115,000 to Ripple Effect’s work in Africa!
5% of Net Profit to Charity
5% of Net Profit to Charity
In addition to fundraising, a minimum of 5% of our annual net profits are donated to charitable initiatives. We support four amazing charities who aid communities and wildlife conservation in our key destinations.
Property Partners
Property Partners
Partnering with people who share our values is vital to achieving our positive impact goals. We prioritise working with properties that collaborate with local communities and address location-specific needs from education to anti-poaching.
Price Guide
Each journey is tailor-made to you with prices to reflect, but you can expect to pay:
From £12,000 per person
Journeysmiths expert team of Travel Designers creates individual itineraries tailor-made just for you. When you book with us, we’ll design your dream holiday where you will create memories of a lifetime, benefitting from over 30 years of experience, expert travel advice and preparation, flawless organisation, and complete ATOL or TOPP financial protection.

Our worldwide network of deep relationships affords us excellent confidential rates with properties, airlines and service providers. This means the price of your holiday will generally be the same as if you booked every individual element yourself - just without any of the hassle.

Each and every holiday we put together is completely unique with prices to reflect. On a superb safari holiday, where the average cost per person is in the range above, you’ll stay in the world’s most exclusive and remote camps, with transport planned right to the door, and every meal, game drive and almost all activities included. Add personalisations like visiting in the height of peak season, chartering a private plane or embarking on unusual activities, and that figure can quickly increase!
Walking Near Elephant Close Khwai Leadwood Under Thatch
Superb From Start To Finish
H Watford
United Kingdom
"We had a superb holiday from start to finish. Ross had interpreted our needs to the letter and the service that we received from the transfers to accommodation, food and our amazing guide were second to none.
All in all the holiday of a lifetime - until the next one… We will definitely use Journeysmiths again."
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Why Travel With Journeysmiths

  • Beyond Tailor-made
    Your personal Travel Designer combines your holiday aspirations with their extensive knowledge to create your perfect itinerary.

  • Logistical Expertise & Extraordinary Service
    Our teams work together to take care of every last detail of your holiday, ensuring it runs like clockwork from beginning to end.



  • Privacy and Discretion
    Luxurious, remote properties and exclusive reserves in the wilderness guarantee maximum privacy, the essence of a Journeysmiths holiday.
  • 24/7 Support
    It is rare that we hear from our clients while they are away, but if you need us, we are here 24 hours a day and act swiftly to resolve any issue.

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