LUXURY SAFARI IN NAMIBIA
Namibia is located in southwest Africa, bordered by Angola to the North, Botswana to the East and the Atlantic Ocean to the West. This land is so large and sparsely populated that it is possible to encounter areas without towns, trees or any kind of life for hours of travelling. Namibia is the soul of Africa, of beautiful safaris and distinguishes itself by its natural beauty, stark contrasts, epic settings, and diverse wildlife.
Namibia is a natural and dramatic wonderland. The country’s name derives from its desert, the Namib, a surreal landscape comprising ossified tree trunks in Sossusvlei, sand sea, and perfectly shaped, endless sand dunes that float down to the sea at the Skeleton Coast where shipwrecks, whalebone shelters used by the San and ghost towns lay along the shore – as a human, you almost feel completely insignificant in the face of nature. These reddish dunes are over 230 meters high, amongst the highest in the world, and is one of the driest areas worldwide. When moving inland, you will discover a spine of mountains, the Naukluft Mountains, the Brandberg, Spitzkoppe, Damaraland and the jaw-dropping Fish River Canyon which run across the country and create a fantastic scenery. Simply put, it is an explorer’s dream-travel destination. There really aren’t many African countries that can match Namibia’s natural beauty.
This land is one of Southern Africa’s best places to watch wildlife and to go on safaris in the North. Etosha National Park belongs in the elite wildlife-watching destinations, being home to giraffes, big cats, elephants, a large part of the cheetah population, and black rhinos. The Damaraland region is host to Africa’s largest population of free-ranging rhinos and desert-adapted elephants and lions. Over in the Caprivi Strip, the wildlife is returning, with Bwabwata and Nkasa Rupara, becoming wonderfully rich parks to explore.
Namibia’s human story is fascinating. There are many ethnic groups, some of the country’s smaller groups of people such as the San and the Himba still keep their age-old nomadic lifestyles, hunting with bows and poison arrows. Everywhere you go, you will get a chance to encounter and interact with soulful people full of wisdom and happy to share with you their memories of growing up and living in Namibia.
Nighlights of Namibia
your sample journey
Arrival at Windhoek International airport, meet and greet and start your safari immediately, heading through Rehoboth and into the Kalahari Desert.
Head for the Fish River Canyon where you will enjoy canyon excursions, scenic plateau drives and sundowner drives, as well as guided canyon rim walks during two days.
Second day in the Rish River Canyon where you will enjoy canyon excursions, scenic plateau drives and sundowner drives, as well as guided canyon rim walks during two days.
This morning, you will head north and join the main road between Keetmanshoop and Lüderitz. Over the course of the next two days, you will visit the ghost diamond mining town of Kolmanskop, followed by a visit of Lüderitz and visit the site of Shark Island.
Second day in Kolmanskop, Lüderietz and Shark Island.
Head for Aus and Helmeringhausen and then enter the NamibRand Nature Reserve. You will spend two days enjoying activities such as morning and afternoon scenic drives, guided walking safaris, as well as a village tour.
Second day in the NamibRand Natural Reserve to enjoy activities such as morning and afternoon scenic drives, guided walking safaris, as well as a village tour.
After breakfast and a morning walk, you will head for the Sossusvlei area. Afternoon at leisure.
This morning, you will rise early for a magical excursion in the Namib Naukluft National Park. The afternoon is at leisure.
Today, you will head north to Swakopmund, located on the coast.
This morning, you will head to Walvis Bay for a cruise within the outer lagoon and harbour. Your afternoon is at leisure.
After breakfast, head back to Windhoek International Airport via the towns of Usakos, Karibib and Okahandja for your flight back home.
your sample journey
Arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport and depart Windhoek Airport to NamibRand Nature Reserve. Meet and greet and transfer to your lodge. Afternoon at Leisure.
The day is at leisure to enjoy the camp activities on offer.
After breakfast, transfer to Damaraland. Meet and greet and transfer to your camp. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the camp activities on offer.
The day is at leisure to enjoy the camp activities on offer such as visiting Twyfelfontein, go on dune drives, nature walks or simply lounging by the pool.
This morning after breakfast, transfer to Etosha National Park and then to Onguma. In the afternoon, go on a sundowner driver, and the rest of the evening can be spent game viewing at the camp’s floodlit waterhole.
Enjoy a morning dedicated to a game drive within the eastern section of Etosha National Park. Return to camp for lunch and spend your afternoon on a game drive.
This morning you have the opportunity to go on another game drive. Later, transfer to Windhoek International Airport for your flight back home.