Namibia Luxury Safari

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Why You Should Go

On this once in a lifetime tour of Namibia, you can expect to stray away from the busy crowds and really experience Africa off the beaten path! With an abundance of wildlife, dunes, nature, and top of the line accommodations, it is our favorite serene African experience (!). Being an excellent juxtaposition to Botswana, Namibia is home to the oldest desert on the planet, the Namib Desert. With such an expansive landscape with dramatic scenery, Namibia is a kaleidoscope of environments from the white saltpans of Etosha National Park, to the red dunes of Sossusvlei, and the isolated beaches of the Skeleton Coast. You will get all ends of the spectrum with adventures on 1,300 sand dunes to searching for shipwrecks along the southern region of the Atlantic Ocean. With its less populated cities and areas, you will get an intimate experience with the local culture and truly appreciate the history and kind-hearted people who are eager to welcome you!

Best Travel Time:  Spring Summer Fall Winter

desert of namib with orange dunes
Stunning orange hue in the Namib Desert

Sample Itinerary

11 Days

Each private luxury tour is custom to the wishes of each client. This itinerary is a sample. Our Sister Company, TRAVNET, may provide assistance with mileage points conversion. Do not hesitate to call Randy to create your custom tour.

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Day 1

Fly to Windhoek
Through our sister company, premium air provider TRAVNET, we may assist with your international airfare, as well as with mileage points conversion.

Sunset near Windhoek, Africa
Sunset near Windhoek
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Day 2

Arrive Windhoek
Upon arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport, you will be welcomed to Windhoek by our local representative and privately transferred to the Am Weinberg Hotel.

Accommodations: Am Weinberg Hotel

Namibia’s Capital at Sunset
Namibia's Capital city Windhoek at sunset
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Day 3

Fly Windhoek/Sossusvlei Desert Lodge via Private Charter
Following breakfast at Am Weinberg, you will be transferred to Eros Airport where you will be introduced to your West Air Pilot before boarding your private charter to Sossusvlei Desert Lodge.

Upon arrival, a representative will meet you at the airstrip and transfer you to the lodge. This afternoon you have the option to enjoy a guided excursion on the reserve, activities include guided nature walks; dune ecology activity; fat biking & quad bike excursions.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

sossusvlei dunes oryx
Wandering dune of Sossuvlei with a curious Oryx, Namibia
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Day 4

Sossusvlei Excursions
During your time at this lodge, you will have the opportunity to participate in various excursions that will allow you to explore Namib Naukluft National Park.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

The highest sand dune in the world; the Big Daddy on the edge of the Deadvlei
The highest sand dune in the world "Big Daddy", Sossusvlei
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Day 5

Fly Sossusvlei Desert Lodge/Skeleton Coast via Private Charter
This morning you will board your private charter for your scenic flight via Swakopmund, where you may land to refuel before continuing via Doro Nawas & Hoanib to Möwebay. Upon arrival at the Möwebay airstrip, you are met by your guide and transferred on an approximate 1.5-hour nature drive to the lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Shipwreck Lodge or Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

Abandoned shipwreck of the stranded Zeila vessel at the Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Abandoned shipwreck of the stranded Zeila vessel, Skeleton Coast National Park, Namibia
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Day 6

Skeleton Coast Excursions
Today you will be able to choose from a variety of available activities including scenic nature drives within the northern Skeleton Coast National Park, a drive along the Hoarusib River, and a sundowner drive to the dune fields. All of these expose the astonishing desert-adapted wildlife, plants, and birdlife of the area. One of the main highlights here is an excursion to the Möwebay seal colony where you also can visit the remnants of the Suiderkus and Karimona shipwrecks.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodations: Shipwreck Lodge or Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

Thousands of Seals on the beach in Namibia
Thousands of seals on the beach in Namibia
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Day 7

Fly Skeleton Coast/Damaraland via Private Charter
This morning you will board your private charter for your scenic flight from Mowebay to the heart of Damaraland. Upon your arrival, you will be privately transferred to Camp Onduli.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodations: Camp Onduli

Sunset at the Bridge, Spitzkoppe, Namibia
Spitzkoppe, Damaraland, Namibia
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Day 8

Damaraland Excursions
After breakfast at Camp Onduli, enjoy exploring the mountainous and stunning Damaraland area! 4×4 excursions along the Huab River Valley allow for intimate and adventurous exploration to find local game including the desert adapted elephants (!). A picnic lunch amongst the stunning terrain is truly a memorable way to appreciate and soak in the surrounding natural beauty.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodations: Camp Onduli

Skeleton Coast and elephants
Desert-adapted elephants
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Day 9

Fly Damaraland/Etosha National Park via Private Charter
This morning you will board your private charter for your scenic flight via Doro Nawas. Upon arrival at the southern boundary of Etosha National Park, you are met by a lodge representative and transferred to your accommodations at Camp Ongava.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodations: Camp Ongava Lodge

African Twilight
Serene sunset in Etosha National Park
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Day 10

Etosha National Park Excursions
With a local guide, explore the southern section of Etosha National Park. Consisting of grassland, woodland, and savannah, the park is a game-viewing paradise for all kinds of wildlife including 114 mammal species and 340 bird species(!). Wildlife that you may expect to encounter includes elephant, lion, giraffe, blue wildebeest, eland, kudu, gemsbok (oryx), zebra, rhino, cheetah, leopard, hyena, honey badger and warthog, as well as the endemic black faced impala. You can either opt to spend the whole day inside Etosha with lunch inside the park, then heading east to explore Halali and returning to camp before sunset; or alternatively (and recommended) you can head into the park in the morning and return to Camp for lunch and an early afternoon rest before enjoying a  sundowner drive on the Private Ongava Game Reserve.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodations: Camp Ongava Lodge

African Lions ready for a hunt, Panthera leo, Etosha Pan National Park, Namibia, Carnivora, Felidae. Zebras in the backround but not what they are interested.
Lions ready to hunt, Etosha National Park
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Day 11

Return to Windhoek/Fly Home

Today, make your way back to the capital city Windhoek. Upon arrival, you will be met by a representative who will assist you with your check-in and bid you farewell.

Meals: Breakfast

Group of Giraffes Walking on the gravel road in Namibia
Giraffes crossing a gravel road in Etosha National Park

Hotels

Just 30 minutes from Hosea Kutako Airport, this is our favorite luxury hotel in the capital of Namibia! This beautiful boutique property offers 41 stunning rooms in a stylish and modern ambiance. The rooms vary from mountain, city, and courtyard views to loft-style spacious options (great for families!!) in a contemporary style with attention to every detail in mind. The hotel itself is situated around a picturesque courtyard where guests will find it easy to relax and unwind. We particularly enjoy the Sky Lounge that offers guests a breath-taking panoramic view of the city and surrounding valley and mountains. Am Weinberg is also home to a luxurious 5-star spa, we love this luxurious amenity after long and tiring flights!

Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel

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Just 30 minutes from Hosea Kutako Airport, this is our favorite luxury hotel in the capital of Namibia! This beautiful boutique property offers 41 stunning rooms in a stylish and modern ambiance. The rooms vary from mountain, city, and courtyard views to loft-style spacious options (great for families!!) in a contemporary style with attention to every detail in mind. The hotel itself is situated around a picturesque courtyard where guests will find it easy to relax and unwind. We particularly enjoy the Sky Lounge that offers guests a breath-taking panoramic view of the city and surrounding valley and mountains. Am Weinberg is also home to a luxurious 5-star spa, we love this luxurious amenity after long and tiring flights!

Overlooking the ancient Namib Desert, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is a haven for the adventure lover! The 10 peaceful and capacious suites offer an oasis of luxury in the heart of this beautiful, vast terrain and truly compliments the natural desert environment. Contemporary and minimalistic in style, guests can take in the extraordinary landscapes of the endless horizons and dramatic colors of the dunes including a retractable skylight above your bed for unique star gazing opportunities (that you can discuss with the resident Astronomer!). We love to enjoy wildlife watching at the waterhole surrounded by views of the impressive dunes (great hiking!). The infinity swimming pool welcomes you to cool off under the sun as well as an island bar with floor to ceiling windows for a more relaxing way to appreciate your surroundings. The two-part wellness center invites you for yoga, meditation, and a state-of-the-art fitness center as well as rejuvenating treatment options from the lodge’s authentic African spa.

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

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Overlooking the ancient Namib Desert, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is a haven for the adventure lover! The 10 peaceful and capacious suites offer an oasis of luxury in the heart of this beautiful, vast terrain and truly compliments the natural desert environment. Contemporary and minimalistic in style, guests can take in the extraordinary landscapes of the endless horizons and dramatic colors of the dunes including a retractable skylight above your bed for unique star gazing opportunities (that you can discuss with the resident Astronomer!). We love to enjoy wildlife watching at the waterhole surrounded by views of the impressive dunes (great hiking!). The infinity swimming pool welcomes you to cool off under the sun as well as an island bar with floor to ceiling windows for a more relaxing way to appreciate your surroundings. The two-part wellness center invites you for yoga, meditation, and a state-of-the-art fitness center as well as rejuvenating treatment options from the lodge’s authentic African spa.

Located in Skeleton Coast National Park between the Hoarusib and Hoanib Rivers, the unique and magnificent Shipwreck Lodge mirrors exactly what its name conveys. The property boasts 10 large and alluring cabins shaped like an actual shipwreck (!) situated between the dunes and the Atlantic Ocean, providing a contrasting environment of the jarring desert and the refreshing ocean breeze. Cabins are elegant and earthy with modern touches and an eco-friendly focus. Along with solar powered energy, all cabins include a veranda to take in the spectacular sweeping views across the ocean and a fireplace/wood burning stove for chilly evenings. During your stay, you’ll learn of the mysterious shipwrecks on this coastline, explore the fascinating dunes while searching for wildlife such as elephants, baboons, and hyenas, and immerse yourself in the heritage of the Himba Tribe. We especially love the optional excursion to Möwe Bay and the Seal Colony and the quad biking and sandboarding!

Shipwreck Lodge

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Located in Skeleton Coast National Park between the Hoarusib and Hoanib Rivers, the unique and magnificent Shipwreck Lodge mirrors exactly what its name conveys. The property boasts 10 large and alluring cabins shaped like an actual shipwreck (!) situated between the dunes and the Atlantic Ocean, providing a contrasting environment of the jarring desert and the refreshing ocean breeze. Cabins are elegant and earthy with modern touches and an eco-friendly focus. Along with solar powered energy, all cabins include a veranda to take in the spectacular sweeping views across the ocean and a fireplace/wood burning stove for chilly evenings. During your stay, you’ll learn of the mysterious shipwrecks on this coastline, explore the fascinating dunes while searching for wildlife such as elephants, baboons, and hyenas, and immerse yourself in the heritage of the Himba Tribe. We especially love the optional excursion to Möwe Bay and the Seal Colony and the quad biking and sandboarding!

Similar to the relatively small Bisate Lodge in Rwanda, availability at the luxury 7-suite Hoanib Camp on the Skeleton Coast of Namibia is limited and must be requested at least one year in advance. Set in a private concession area, the stark desert landscape here us an otherworldly contrast from Zambia and Rwanda. It is truly a wonderful experience to see elephants, lions, giraffe, and hyena roaming the dunes of this arid environment. Another big plus is its relatively short distance from Namibia’s shoreline, dotted with Cape fur seal colonies! Based on the area’s limited rainfall, Hoanib Camp is a year-round destination, although the local guides feel March to May offers the most idyllic conditions for lush, game-viewing. With no Wi-Fi here, this is a place where you’re temporarily off the grid!

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

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Similar to the relatively small Bisate Lodge in Rwanda, availability at the luxury 7-suite Hoanib Camp on the Skeleton Coast of Namibia is limited and must be requested at least one year in advance. Set in a private concession area, the stark desert landscape here us an otherworldly contrast from Zambia and Rwanda. It is truly a wonderful experience to see elephants, lions, giraffe, and hyena roaming the dunes of this arid environment. Another big plus is its relatively short distance from Namibia’s shoreline, dotted with Cape fur seal colonies! Based on the area’s limited rainfall, Hoanib Camp is a year-round destination, although the local guides feel March to May offers the most idyllic conditions for lush, game-viewing. With no Wi-Fi here, this is a place where you’re temporarily off the grid!

Named for the local giraffe, the stunning newly opened Camp Onduli is quickly becoming a favorite in Namibia! The resort homes 6 en-suites built into granite boulders (!), which help with climate control. These spacious suites are modern in style with wood and glass touches and include a star bed for nighttime gazing, partial open-air bathrooms, and air-conditioned beds. When away from your enclave, you may enjoy the infinity pool, library, or (our favorite!) atmospheric campfire circle. You will have untouched views of nearby Mountain Brandberg and the cathedral-like granite iselbergs. You are conveniently located only 20 minutes from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein, known for its ancient rock engravings, a must see! There is lots to explore during your time at Camp Onduli, including rhino and elephant tracking, e-biking, and nature drives.

Camp Onduli

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Named for the local giraffe, the stunning newly opened Camp Onduli is quickly becoming a favorite in Namibia! The resort homes 6 en-suites built into granite boulders (!), which help with climate control. These spacious suites are modern in style with wood and glass touches and include a star bed for nighttime gazing, partial open-air bathrooms, and air-conditioned beds. When away from your enclave, you may enjoy the infinity pool, library, or (our favorite!) atmospheric campfire circle. You will have untouched views of nearby Mountain Brandberg and the cathedral-like granite iselbergs. You are conveniently located only 20 minutes from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein, known for its ancient rock engravings, a must see! There is lots to explore during your time at Camp Onduli, including rhino and elephant tracking, e-biking, and nature drives.

Situated in the privately owned Ongava Game Reserve, Ongava Lodge is truly the premiere lodging resort among the Namibia game reserves. We love the game viewing hides throughout the property and the inviting pool that overlooks the nearby productive waterhole (!). The lodge offers 14 spacious and comfortable chalets with separate bath and shower facilities (indoor and outdoor shower), private deck, mosquito nets, and air conditioning. The rooms are decorated with authentic safari décor, with a touch of contemporary and homey comfort to enrich the stunning surroundings. Our favorite activities include day and night time gaming drives to see both active and more shy wildlife, guided nature walks, and game drives into Etosha National Park. The active lions and rhinos are not to be missed!

Camp Ongava Lodge

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Situated in the privately owned Ongava Game Reserve, Ongava Lodge is truly the premiere lodging resort among the Namibia game reserves. We love the game viewing hides throughout the property and the inviting pool that overlooks the nearby productive waterhole (!). The lodge offers 14 spacious and comfortable chalets with separate bath and shower facilities (indoor and outdoor shower), private deck, mosquito nets, and air conditioning. The rooms are decorated with authentic safari décor, with a touch of contemporary and homey comfort to enrich the stunning surroundings. Our favorite activities include day and night time gaming drives to see both active and more shy wildlife, guided nature walks, and game drives into Etosha National Park. The active lions and rhinos are not to be missed!

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Location

Overview

Namibia
Population
2.5 Million
Language
English (official), Afrikaans, German, Oshivambo, Herero & Nama
Currency
Namibian Dollar
Temperature
Highs: Mid 70’s
Lows: High 50’s
Area
824,292 SQ KM
318, 261 SQ MILES
Capital
Windhoek

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