Our 12-Day Classic Namibia Safari includes a 4-night Luxury Mobile Safari with 7 nights of Hotel/ Lodge accommodation.
Explore Namibia on a Luxury Mobile Safari in exclusive campsites.
A safari crew travelling in a separate vehicle erects the comfortable camp. A professional safari guide travels with the group. The group size is limited to 8 ensuring personalised attention and utmost comfort. An experienced chef prepares excellent bush cuisine, relished under canvas or the sparkling Namibian sky.
DAY 1: WINDHOEK
Windhoek, with its lingering heritage of German architecture, activities and atmosphere is a city that can be visited throughout the year. The first day will be spent at leisure. At around 18:00, we’ll be met by our guide at the hotel reception for a briefing.
*Overnight Accommodation at Hotel Thule or a similar establishment. (Dinner: own arrangements)
DAY 2: CHEETAH CONSERVATION FUND
The CCF is an incorporated non-profit association with a mission to be an internationally recognized centre of excellence in the conservation of cheetahs and their environment. We’ll visit the education centre where we can learn about the history of the cheetahs and after lunch we’ll join the staff in feeding the ones that stay in the centre.
*Overnight Accommodation at Frans Indongo Lodge or a similar establishment. (All meals)
DAY 3/4/5: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
This park is one of the most important reserves and game sanctuaries in Africa. Thousands of wild animals are attracted to the area, including Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, Hyenas, Elephants, Zebra, Giraffes and several species of Antelope. The birdlife is prolific with 326 recorded types. Early morning and late afternoon game drives are particularly enjoyable with exhilarating evenings spent watching an amazing diversity of animals around the floodlit waterhole bordering our camps.
*Overnight Accommodation will be Namutoni or a similar establishment on day 3 and 4, Okaukuejo or a similar establishment on day 5. (All meals)
DAY 6/7: DAMARALAND – TWYFELFONTEIN AREA – HIMBA VILLAGE
An early morning drive takes us to our exclusive camp at Damaraland; one of the last true wilderness areas in Africa. During the afternoon, we’ll visit the Twyfelfontein area; a UNESCO World Heritage Site with over 2000 rock carvings. Well also visit the fascinating Organ Pipes, a peculiar geological feature with numerous dolomite columns, as well as the volcanic Burnt Mountain. The next day we’ll venture into a Damara Living Museum and enjoy a riverside drive in the afternoon where we might just encounter the unique desert adapted elephants.
*Overnight: Luxury mobile safari. (All meals)
DAY 8/9: SWAKOPMUND – BOAT CRUISE
En route to Swakopmund, we’ll visit a Himba village. The Ovahimba are a semi-nomadic tribe who live in scattered settlements throughout the region. Swakopmund, with its quaint Bavarian style architecture, is the principal coastal resort of Namibia. Time spent here will be at leisure enjoying the charm of the old town or undertaking one of the many optional activities on offer (scenic flights, quad biking, etc. at your own expense). A morning Marine Boat Cruise is included, where a variety of bird species can be seen. There is also the chance to see two of the dolphin species and the leatherback turtles that inhabit this area of the Namibian coast.
*Overnight Accommodation at the Hansa Hotel or a similar establishment. (Breakfast only)
DAY 10/11: NAMIB DESERT / SOSSUSVLEI
We drive via Kuiseb River en route to our camp on the edge of the Namib Desert. The following morning is an early departure for Sossusvlei, situated in the oldest desert in the world, stopping in the dune belt to enjoy the changing colours of the world’s highest sand dunes. The morning will be spent walking amongst the dunes and Deadvlei. On the way back to camp, we’ll venture through the Sesriem Canyon on a short hike.
*Overnight: Luxury mobile safari. (All meals)
DAY 12: WINDHOEK
We arrive in Windhoek at midday.
2 – 8 Clients
TENTS & EQUIPMENT:
2-Person spacious, comfortable Meru tent (L6m x W3.5m x H2.20m) with built-in groundsheet and carpet, 4 large aerating windows with mosquito netting
A Safari folding chair
2 Comfortable beds with (20cm) thick foam mattress, linen, duvets, pillows and blankets
En-suite bathroom (L2m X W3.5mX H2.20m) with warm shower, towels, hand basin, mirror and flush toilet, shampoo, soap, body lotion and insect repellent
FOOD & DRINKS
3 Delicious wholesome meals each day when camping, with dinner served ‘Al fresco’ under the stars – Namibian bush cuisine at its very best!
Mineral water included
Tea and coffee available at camp
Alcoholic beverages not included and may be purchased at the start of the safari and en route
South African wine served with dinner when camping
Excludes lunches and dinners in Windhoek and Swakopmund
4×4 Land Cruiser with sliding windows and pop-up roof
Fridges and battery charging facilities on all vehicles
Guide, Camp Manager, Chef, Camp Assistant/s
CLASSIC NAMIBIA SAFARI: ITINERARY SUBJECT TO LOCAL CONDITIONS
SEATS AVAILABLE (MAXIMUM 8)
WHAT TO EXPECT ON A LUXURY MOBILE SAFARI
(Exclusive camping sites and en-suite bathroom)
Your safari crew includes a professional guide, his assistants and chef who pre-erect your camp and are responsible for all camp duties.