Desert Wildlife Safari

Private Desert Wildlife Guided Safari 14 days

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Year round | 13 nights

Private Desert Wildlife Guided Safari 14 days

This specialised Namibian safari affords you the chance to experience this magnificent and memorable country in a very personal way. You will stay in some remarkable locations and track some of the most sought after Namibian wildlife including desert adapted elephants, black rhinos, lions, leopards and cheetahs, whilst having the chance to spot numerous endemic bird species all with the help of your highly experienced private guide. This really is a trip of a lifetime for any wildlife enthusiast.

Highlights

  • Stay inside the world’s 4th largest National Park at Sossusvlei and climb the world’s highest free-standing sand dunes.
  • Sea kayak with seals and dolphins on the Skeleton Coast.
  • Track for desert-adapted elephants and the endangered black rhino.
  • Visit the world-renowned AfriCat Foundation and learn more about conservation initiatives involving Africa's largest cat


What's Included

  • 13 nights’ accommodation
  • Transportation in a luxury air-conditioned safari vehicle
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Services of a registered and experienced English-speaking naturalist safari guide
  • Entrance fees and excursions as described in itinerary
  • Return airport transfers
  • Mineral water on board the safari vehicle
  • Local beverages whilst staying at selected camps

Our popularitinerary Suggestions

All our itinerary holidays are fully customisable

Windhoek
1Day

Windhoek

On arrival in Windhoek you will be met by your private guide and transferred to the well appointed Galton House with dinner and breakfast the following morning included. You will have a brief city tour before having the rest of the afternoon to explore the city in more depth at your own pace or relax after your long journey.

Namib Naukluft National Park
2Day

Namib Naukluft National Park

After breakfast you will head towards the Namib Desert, via the scenic Khomas Highlands and Sesriem Canyon.  Tonight you will stay at Dead Valley Lodge with dinner included. Located within the National Park this area is home to various endemic fauna and flora species, such as the dune lark, Rueppell’s korhaan, Namib golden mole, hairy-footed gerbil, shovel-snouted and wedge-snouted lizards and many more.

NamibRand Nature Reserve
3 - 4Days

NamibRand Nature Reserve

After enjoying an almost magical sunrise over the Namib Desert you will have some time to explore the Namib Desert by foot, ascending Big Daddy Dune and Dead Vlei. Enjoy a picnic brunch under the shade of a Camelthorn Tree before we depart onwards to the Namib Rand Nature Reserve and Tok Tokkie Basecamp. From here you will enjoy a two night walking safari through one of the most beautiful deserts in the world, where you will learn about the intricacies of the desert fauna and flora. Each night you will arrive at a different wilderness camp, where you will have your own open air bedroom under a blanket of stars - this is a ‘once in a lifetime experience’ and something that will stay with you forever. Meals, local drinks and activities are included throughout the walking safari.

Walvis Bay & Swakop River Valley
5Day

Walvis Bay & Swakop River Valley

After breakfast you will drive northwest, passing the impressive Gaub and Kuiseb canyons en route to the pleasant seaside town of Swakopmund with dinner at a restaurant specialising in locally harvested seafood in the evening included. 2 nights at the Cornerstone Guest House, meals included.

Swakopmund
6Day

Swakopmund

Spend the morning with a gentle kayaking trip to Walvis Bay, the perfect way to see Cape fur seals, heaviside and bottlenose dolphins, pelicans, flamingos and a wide variety of other sea birds. In the afternoon you may like to partake in some of the extra activities the area has to offer including camel rides, scenic flights, quad-biking in the dunes, sky diving and more.

Damaraland
7Day

Damaraland

Today you head Northeast to the diverse region of Damaraland, passing Namibia’s highest mountain, Brandberg on route. Damaraland is typified by both its dramatic landscape  and its wildlife, being home to many endemic species such as the desert adapted elephants, lions, rhinos and bird species such as herero chat, Monteiro’s hornbill and Benguela long billed lark. This afternoon you will have time to visit the nearby attractions and geological sites of Twyfelfontein rock engravings (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipe. 2 Nights at Campe Kipwe inclusive of meals included.

Damaraland Wildlife Spotting
8Day

Damaraland Wildlife Spotting

Today will be spent searching for the some of the remarkable wildlife that Damaraland has become famous for  including the desert adapted elephant, lions, black rhino and giraffes and if you are really lucky you may spot endemic birds like the white-tailed shrike and the violet woodhoopoe.

Huab River
9Day

Huab River

After breakfast you will travel onwards to the tented camp, Huab Under Canvas, where you will enjoy meeting the dedicated Community Rhino Rangers, as trained by Save the Rhino Trust, and search for free roaming black rhino. 2 nights on fully inclusive basis.

Rhino Tracking & Game Drives
10Day

Rhino Tracking & Game Drives

You will spend an exciting morning out rhino tracking, whilst in the afternoon you will have the choice of doing a game drive or nature walk to explore more of this vast concession in search of  its incredible flora and fauna, in fact 75% of Namibia’s endemic species inhabit this last bastion of the wilderness.

Okonjima Bush Camp
11Day

Okonjima Bush Camp

This morning you will drive to Okonjima Bush Camp where you will spend 2 nights on a fully inclusive basis, located at the base of the Omboroko Mountains near the Waterberg. Okonjima is home to the AfriCat Foundation, a wildlife sanctuary which focuses on the research and rehabilitation of Africa's big cats, especially injured or captured leopard and cheetah. Close encounters with leopard and cheetah are an unforgettable highlight as is a visit to the night hide where nocturnal animals such as porcupine, caracal, honey badger and even leopard may be seen.

AfriCat Foundation
12Day

AfriCat Foundation

You will rise early this morning for another memorable guided activity before you return to Bush Camp for a sumptuous brunch. Your early afternoon can be spent relaxing by the swimming pool overlooking the waterhole and enjoying the tranquillity of the sun until you go out on another excursion to observe the work and research activities of the AfriCat Foundation.

Windhoek
13Day

Windhoek

After breakfast you will depart for Windhoek, via the town of Okahandja, where you will have the chance to visit the woodcarvers craft market for some last minute curio shopping. Upon your arrival in Windhoek you will be transferred to the Galton House for your last night in Namibia with dinner at a local restaurant and breakfast in the morning included.

Departure
14Day

Departure

This morning your guide will collect you from Galton House and transfer you to the International Airport in time for you to catch your outgoing international flight back home.

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Accommodation Options

Galton House, Windhoek

This beautifully stylish newly-opened boutique hotel is perched on the edge of Windhoek's northernmost affluent suburb of Eros and offers peace and tranquillity just 10 minutes drive from the city centre.

Named after the famous explorer Sir Francis Galton, Galton House has a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere and has been designed with a combination of modern minimalistic design and understated chic to provide a luxurious setting for guests wishing to relax before or after their African safari adventure.

The hotel has 8 beautiful and spacious bedrooms each of which has a luxury en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, satellite TV and large comfortable beds.

Cornerstone Guesthouse, Swakopmund

Located within a short walk to the seafront and town centre of Swakopmund, Cornerstone Guesthouse provides charming accommodation on either a bed & breakfast basis or self catering basis.

Situated in a quiet corner of Swakopmund's old town, along Namibia's fascinating Skeleton Coast, this beautiful family-run guesthouse combines the charm and intimacy of a B&B with the modern amenities and luxuries of a hotel.

At Cornerstone Guesthouse you can choose between the comfort and convenience of a luxury bed and breakfast or the privacy and freedom of a luxury self-catering apartment.

Okonjima Luxury Bush Camp

Home of the AfriCat Foundation, Okonjima is a wonderful safari destination that is just waiting to be explored, with the chance to see Namibia's big cats and other carnivores as well as learn about their conservation.

The AfriCat Foundation rehabilitates cheetahs, wild dogs, hyaenas and leopards, and there are fantastic opportunities to see these beautiful carnivores in their natural environment.

There are a number of accommodation options at Okonjima and one of the most popular options is the luxury bush camp which consists of 8 thatched, African-style chalets which offer a very high level of luxury and comfort for guests to enjoy after a long day of exploring this remarkable area.

Camp Kipwe, Twyfelfontein

Set within the Twyfelfontein Conservancy in Damaraland, Camp Kipwe is an excellent eco-friendly safari camp that offers exciting activities, beautiful accommodations and sweeping views across the Aba Huab valley.

Huddled amongst the rocks and almost completely hidden from view this delightful camp offers endless space for guests to explore. Enjoy an early morning game drive in search of elusive desert dwelling elephants, hike in the ancient surroundings of the Aba Huab River or travel back in time at Twyfelfontein, Namibia’s first World Heritage Site, before returning to camp for delicious home-cooked meals, a dip in the luxurious plunge pool and a great night's sleep in your private bungalow in the wilderness.

Tok Tokkie Basecamp, Sossusvlei

Immerse yourself in a true authentic safari experience when you take part in the Tok Tokkie Trails and enjoy the immaculate wilderness of one of the world's most beautiful deserts.

As you walk through this unspoilt land you can experience first hand the different aspects of the Namib with bat-eared foxes, barking geckos and Tok Tokkie beetles for company. Stop each evening amongst the dunes for a delicious 3 course meal, a sundowner and a sleep-out under the stars of the crystal clear Namibian skies.

Expert guides will ensure you witness all that makes this area so remarkable and this truly unique experience is one you certainly won't want to miss!

Dead Valley Lodge, Sossusvlei

This fantastic newly opened lodge is situated inside the Namib Naukluft Park, in-between Sesriem and Elim Dune on the road leading to the world-famous Dead Valley at Sossusvlei. Featuring striking design and luxurious, yet authentic, accommodation, the open-plan lodge offers panoramic views across the towering red sand dunes and rugged mountains of the Namib Desert. Enjoy nights around the firepit under the twinkling skies, delicious meals from the first-class restaurant, a relaxing drink in the beautiful bar area or a refreshing dip in the open-air swimming pool as you enjoy the very best of Namibian hospitality.

Huab Under Canvas Camp, Damaraland

Carrying arguably the lowest environmental footprint of any camp in Namibia, the semi-mobile Huab Under Canvas Camp is located in a core desert-adapted black rhino area in the Huab Conservancy. Booked solely on an exclusive basis, the camp is nestled in a grove of Mopane trees on the banks of a tributary of the Huab River and has been carefully positioned for both its views and to be protected from the prevailing winds and sun.

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Amy Lucas Travel Specialist

With countless travel experiences and an enduring hunger for adventure, Amy knows exactly what’s needed to craft a holiday of a lifetime. Her experience and generosity of spirit are legendary and she’ll help you build an itinerary that will make all your dreams come true.

Michael Gardiner Senior Travel Expert

Mike has more than 15 years of experience in the travel industry and continues to be inspired by the people, places and wildlife he discovers. His in-depth personal knowledge of a diverse range of destinations ensures your adventure itinerary will be a holiday like no other.

Simon Rowland Senior Travel Expert

Simon’s deep passion for and first-hand knowledge of a vast range of destinations all over the world gives him the ideal skills to help you create a truly unforgettable wildlife inspired adventure to the most exciting places on the planet.

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