Classic Namibia Fly-Drive
Classic Namibia Fly-Drive 14 Days
This classic Namibian fly-drive itinerary will see you discover a wide diversity of landscapes across Namibia’s spectacular southern and northern regions. Beginning with an overnight stay in the Namibian capital of Windhoek, you will then fly to the remarkable pans of the Sossusvlei to enjoy thrilling adventures and drives through the vast wilderness of the Namib-Naukluft National Park. Following this you will take a scenic flight to the intriguing resort town of Swakopmund for an enjoyable catamaran cruise and 2 nights in a luxury hotel, before receiving collection of your hire car and commencing the self-drive portion of your trip.
Your independent route for the remainder of your trip will take you to fascinating areas including Twyfelfontein, the Grootberg Plateau, the incredible Etosha National Park and Ongava Concession, and Okonjima, with directions and accommodation provided. Throughout your time you can enjoy various included activities such as elephant tracking, cheetah tracking and leopard viewing, as well as optional activities like guided walks and game drives. The varied list of enchanting wildlife you can expect to encounter on your trip includes elephants, cheetah, lions, rhinos, leopards, zebras, giraffes, wildebeest and much more, as well as an abundance of fascinating bird species.
With 4x4 car hire, domestic flights and high-quality accommodation included, this thrilling adventure is guaranteed to impress.
Shown prices are per person in low season, based on 2 people sharing.
Namibia Birding and Photography GuideAn accomplished and experienced Namibia birding and photographic guide, Toni holds a Namibia Academy for Tourism and Hospitality Level 3 qualification (the highest level attainable in Namibia) and is widely renowned for her extensive knowledge of the cultures, ornithology, flora, astronomy and wildlife of the country. Read more >
Wildlife Guide & PhotographerAndy is a 6th generation Falkland Islander, with a passion for wildlife, plants and photography. Raised in the Falkland Islands, Andy developed a close affinity with the Islands natural environment at a young age. School holidays where spent in the ‘camp’ or countryside with friends and family. For more than 10 years, Andy had the privilege of spending a time on Sea Lion Island, visiting his mother who managed one of the Islands premier tourist destinations. Read more >
Photographer and founder of the Travel Photographer Of The Year awardsA fascination with natural light and a passion with nature, landscape and travel underpin Chris Coe's photography. His images often have a striking simplicity and graphic quality. More recent work has introduced a subtlety with experimentation with both movement and light.Read more >
Falklands Expert & GuideBorn in Chartres in the West Falklands, Jenny grew up on the family farm where her love for animals was nurtured by the25,000 sheep, horses and cows that lived alongside her. Forever a nature, conservation and wildlife enthusiast Jenny has travelled extensively throughout the Falkland Islands, visiting each and every wildlife island at least once, and even travelling around some by yacht. Read more >
- Discover a wide variety of diverse areas including the Sossusvlei, Twyfelfontein, Damaraland, Windhoek, Okonjima and Swakopmund
- Visit enchanting National Parks including Etosha and the Namib-Naukluft
- Observe a huge array of wildlife including lions, elephants, cheetah, rhinos, leopards, zebras, giraffes, wildebeest and much more
- Abundant birdlife across multiple diverse landscapes
- Spectacular scenery
- Activities including a catamaran cruise, game drives, elephant tracking, cheetah tracking and leopard viewing
- Good quality accommodation throughout
- Cover a broad area by combining domestic flights with self-drive
- Accommodation throughout with board basis as described in the itinerary
- All transfers and internal domestic flights
- 10 days 4x4 car hire including one-way fee
- Catamaran Cruise in Swakopmund
- Desert Elephant tracking in Grootberg
- Cheetah tracking and leopard viewing in Okonjima
- Information pack
- MediVac insurance
- Twyfelfontein park fees
ITINERARY13 Nights 14 Days
- Day 1 | Windhoek
- Day 2 | Fly to Sesriem - Namib-Naukluft National Park
- Day 3 | Sesriem & Sossusvlei
- Day 4 | Fly to Swakopmund
- Day 5 | Swakopmund
- Day 6 | Drive to Twyfelfontein
- Days 7 - 8 | Grootberg - Elephant Tracking
- Day 9 | Ongava Concession - Etosha National Park
- Day 10 | Etosha National Park
- Day 11 | Namutoni - Etosha NP East
- Day 12 | Okonjima Plains - Africat
- Days 13 - 14 | Okonjima Plains - Africat / Depart
Welcome to Namibia, an enchanting country where the landscapes and cultures are as diverse as the wildlife that abounds here. Having arrived independently to Hosea Kutako airport in Windhoek, the charming capital of Namibia, you will be met at arrivals for your luxury private transfer to the Olive Grove Guesthouse for your overnight stay.
After settling in to your luxury en-suite bedroom you may have time to explore your surroundings and maybe enjoy a delicious meal in the guesthouse’s a la carte restaurant, before enjoying a great night’s sleep in preparation for the adventures that lie ahead.
1-night accommodation in a Luxury Room at the Olive Grove Guesthouse. Breakfast Included.
Fly to Sesriem - Namib-Naukluft National Park
After a great night’s sleep and a tasty breakfast, this morning you will be collected by your driver for your transfer back to the Hosea Kutako for your light aircraft flight to the Geluk Airstrip near Sesriem. This short and exceptionally scenic flight will see you fly over the magnificent Naukluft Mountains and onwards to the dunes of the Namib Desert, conveying a feeling of flying in to the true Namibian wilderness. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the beautiful Kulala Desert Lodge for your fully-inclusive 2-night stay.
This family-friendly lodge is located within the arid Namib Desert on the 37,000-hectare private Kulala Wilderness Reserve and is perfectly located to discover the incredible Namib-Naukluft Park and the renowned red dunes of Sossusvlei. Depending on your arrival time you could choose to partake in some of the lodge’s numerous activity options which revolve around exploring the dramatic reserve and its ample wildlife population. Alternatively, you could simply relax after your travels, indulging in the exceptional hospitality and soaking up the stunning views on offer. The magical and awe-inspiring beauty of the night skies can be enjoyed here like few places on earth, and you could even choose to sleep out under the stars on the private roof-top sleeping platform of your welcoming en-suite thatched “kulala”.
The Namib-Naukluft Park is one of the least populated areas in all of Namibia, and tomorrow you will have the opportunity to discover this vast wilderness in all its glory.
2 nights’ accommodation at Kulala Desert Lodge in a standard chalet on a fully inclusive basis. Board includes all meals, local drinks, twice daily scheduled camp activities, park fees and laundry.
Sesriem & Sossusvlei
An early start this morning as you begin your included activities, starting with a guided drive through the Kulala concession private entrance gate into the National Park and onwards towards Sossusvlei, around 70km from the Park entrance. Sossusvlei, with its monumental dunes, up to 325m high when measured from their base, is one of the top destinations in Namibia. This guided tour will allow you to sit back and soak up the incredible landscapes on view, so make sure to take your cameras for those fantastic scenery shots. If you’re feeling energetic you could enjoy a climb through the dunes or a walk to Dead Vlei, a bizarre collection of ancient camelthorn trees, an iconic image of the Namibian Desert.
In the afternoon you can enjoy some further exploration of the Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia's most versatile conservation area and one of the country's major tourist destinations. Again your guide will drive you around some of the area’s most iconic sights and you can look out for some of the desert-adapted wildlife that is often seen here including springbok, hyaenas, porcupines and a surprisingly diverse array of insects and birds.
In the evening you will return to the lodge for a delicious dinner under the stars and a well-earned rest.
Fly to Swakopmund
This morning you will be transferred back to the airstrip for your flight to the fascinating coastal resort town of Swakopmund, flying over the ancient Namib Desert and the forbidding Skeleton Coast. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the fantastic Strand Hotel, uniquely located on the iconic and historic Swakopmund Mole, and surrounded on three sides by the Southern Atlantic Ocean. Today can be spent at your leisure and you may wish to spend some time exploring around this unique town with its German architecture, monuments, historic buildings, well-maintained gardens, palm tree lined avenues, coffee bars and great seafood restaurants. Receiving delivery of your 4x4 vehicle rental today also means that you could venture further afield if you wish, and just outside of town you can find fascinating walks and drives in the ‘Moon Landscape’ or ‘Welwitschia Drive’.
Alternatively, you may wish to relax in the excellent grounds of your hotel which offers an extensive range of quality restaurants, bars, lounges and sea-facing terraces. Or simply spend some time in your luxury bedroom soaking up the beautiful uninterrupted sea views.
2 nights’ accommodation at the Strand Hotel in a luxury room. Breakfast included each morning.
Car hire: Your Ford Ranger 4x4 (or similar) will be delivered to you today at the hotel. Your 10-day rental will include Classic Plus Super Cover Insurance, and the car will be equipped with air-conditioning, Bluetooth, USB and power steering. Please ensure all drivers have a valid unendorsed driver's license and passport with them to take delivery of the car.
This morning you can get your first taste of driving in Namibia as you make your way to Walvis Bay (directions will be provided) to join your included luxury Catamaran Cruise. This adventure-packed tour will see you travelling in style and comfort to see Pelican Point and explore around Walvis Bay’s beautiful bay area. Your guide will take you to see the Pelican Point lighthouse where you can observe the Cape Fur Seal colony and will also point out the local oyster platforms and explain the workings of that industry. You can expect to see prolific birdlife as you sail including flamingos, pelicans and cormorants, and depending on the time of year, marine wildlife you may see includes three different types of dolphins, leatherback turtles, Humpback and Southern Right whales, and perhaps even Orca.
As you sail you can enjoy included sparkling wine and soft drinks, snacks and Walvis Bay oysters, and after your 3.5 hour cruise ends the rest of the day will be at your leisure.
Drive to Twyfelfontein
This morning the self-drive portion of your tour will begin in earnest as you leave Swakopmund behind and begin your approximately 4.5 hour drive to Twyfelfontein (directions for all driving routes will be provided). As you drive the scenery will slowly change from wide, open gravel plains to the mountainous region of Damaraland. You will drive past the Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain, and onwards to the dry Huab River, keeping an eye out for the rare desert elephant and other species that are often found along this route.
Upon arrival at Camp Kipwe, huddled in the rocks with sweeping views across the Aba Huab valley, you will be warmly welcomed and offered a number of optional additional activities to make the most of your time in this unique area. These activities include elephant nature drives and the highly recommended Twyfelfontein excursions which will take you to see sights such as Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes, as well as seeing the fascinating Bushman Engravings that are iconic to the area. Another option is to visit the Damara Living Museum, a community venture where you can learn all about the traditional way of life for the Damara people.
After a busy day you can relax amongst the granite rocks of this beautiful camp, soaking up the incredible views, taking a dip in the swimming pool, eating a delicious dinner and enjoying a good night’s sleep in your private en-suite bungalow.
1-night accommodation in a private bungalow at Camp Kipwe. Dinner and breakfast Included.
Grootberg - Elephant Tracking
Today you will take a leisurely 2-hour drive to the Grootberg Pass to reach the next stop on your thrilling Namibian itinerary. Perched on the lip of the Grootberg Plateau, with an infinite view down the Klip River Valley, the community owned Grootberg Lodge offers fantastic accommodation and is the ideal stopover on your way to Etosha. After settling in to your beautiful thatched en-suite chalet you can spend some time exploring your surroundings where Desert elephants, Black rhinos and even the occasional lion often make an appearance. Various activities may be offered this afternoon, but should you simply wish to relax you can enjoy the stunning views and welcoming hospitality.
On the morning of day 8 you will awake bright and early for your included half-day Desert Elephant Tracking activity. This popular activity will bring you through the conservancy in search of sightings of the elusive desert elephants that roam free here, learning all about the ways of life here for both people and wildlife. After a memorable lunch under the trees in the Damaraland wilderness, it will be time to head back to the lodge, filled with memories of Damaraland’s unique beauty having hopefully spotted one of Namibia’s most iconic species.
2 nights accommodation at Grootberg Lodge in a standard room with dinners, breakfasts and elephant tracking included.
Ongava Concession - Etosha National Park
This morning you will begin your drive to the incredible Etosha National Park and what may well be the highlight of your whole trip. Your accommodation for the next 2 nights will be at the beautiful Ongava Lodge, on the famous Ongava Concession bordering the National Park. The drive from Grootberg to Ongava Lodge is likely to take in the region of 4.5 hours without stops, so you may wish to set off early to allow plenty of time to explore some of the wonders of the area.
Although ideally located to enjoy the National Park, one of Africa’s largest game parks, the Concession is a fantastic wildlife destination in its own right. This afternoon and evening you may wish to enjoy some time soaking up the phenomenal views across the plains, including two waterholes where large herds of plain game congregate around including elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, springbok, oryx, kudu and the diminutive Damara Dik-Dik. There are also good chances of spotting black and white rhino, as well as an abundant array of local bird species.
2 nights’ accommodation at Ongava Lodge in a standard room with dinners and breakfasts included.
Etosha National Park
Today is free to spend at your leisure, and undoubtedly the recommended plan for today will be to venture into the stunning Etosha National Park, Namibia's premier game viewing destination. Ongava Lodge is located right outside the Andersson entrance gate into Etosha, meaning you could not be better placed for exploring this fantastic park that is home to 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species and 16 amphibian species.
Advice will be provided on which routes to take, safe driving practices and the best places to spot some of the park’s most enchanting wildlife. To enter Etosha you will need to pay park entry fees of N$250 per person per day and N$50 per vehicle (children under 16 are charged N$100), and the park is open from sunrise to sunset.
Driving through this magnificent park on a constant lookout for wildlife, surrounded by enchanting scenery at every turn..without doubt this will be a day that will live long in the memory!
Namutoni - Etosha NP East
Today you will once again drive into the park to enjoy a 132km drive to your next accommodation, the delightful Mushara Lodge in Namutoni on the eastern side of the park. Staying in two different lodges on either side of the park will allow you more time to discover every part of this remarkable area, with a drive through the park certainly being one of the more exciting journeys you will have undertaken.
Upon arrival at Mushara Lodge you will be warmly welcomed with a tasty dinner and the opportunity to relax in comfort after a long day of exciting game drives.
Overnight accommodation in standard en-suite chalet at Mushara Lodge, with breakfast and dinner included.
Okonjima Plains - Africat
Leaving the wonders of Etosha behind, there is time for one last adventure as you take the approximately 4.5 hour drive to Otjiwarongo to arrive at the outstanding Okonjima Plains Camp, home of the incredible Africat foundation. Nestled among the Omboroko Mountains, the Africat Foundation works with farmers and the public to conserve the big cat species of Namibia. The project is there to educate the local communities on how to work with big cat species rather than capturing them and removing them from arable land, and also includes a local school.
During your time here you will be able to learn all about the foundation’s exceptionally valuable work including rehabilitating big cat species, as well as enjoying a high standard of accommodation within beautiful wildlife-filled surroundings. After a long day of driving, a good night’s sleep is on the cards in preparation for tomorrow’s activities.
2 nights’ accommodation at Okonjima Plains Camp in a standard room with breakfasts and dinners included.
Okonjima Plains - Africat / Depart
On day 13 you will have the opportunity to participate in 2 of Africat’s fantastic big cat-based activities, with the first being a cheetah tracking activity. This activity will take you on foot through some of the 200km2 of rehabilitation nature reserves to radio-track some of the foundation’s rehabilitated cheetahs. This worthwhile excursion will offer you an up-close insight into the incredible work that is done here to conserve these beautiful mammals.
Later in the afternoon it will be the leopards’ turn to impress as you enjoy a thrilling game-drive through the reserve to track these magnificent predators. As the leopards roam freely through the reserve and are notoriously people-shy, numerous sightings can be expected but are not guaranteed.
On the morning of day 14 it will be sadly time to say goodbye to Namibia as you make your way back to Windhoek International Airport to drop off your hire car and connect with your onward or homeward flights, filled with memories of your unforgettable Namibian adventure.
Your Itinerary Accommodation
Kulala Desert Lodge, Sossusvlei
This family friendly wildlife lodge is located within the arid Namib Desert and offers unrivalled access to the red dunes of Sossusvlei.
Situated on the 37,000 hectare private Kulala Wilderness reserve, the camp comprises of 23 thatched canvas "kulalas" with en-suite bathrooms. Each unit is built on a wooden platform to catch the cooling breeze and to emphasise the stunning views on offer. Private verandas offer unique viewpoints and each unit also has flat rooftop deck on which guests can sleep out under the famous crystal clear skies filled with stars.
The main area of the lodge consists of a comfortable and welcoming lounge and bar area, dining area, plunge pool and a wrap-around veranda overlooking the riverbed offering beautiful views and photograph opportunities.
There are numerous activity options available at Kulala Desert Lodge, many of which revolve around exploring the dramatic Kulala Wilderness Reserve. You can do this via quad bike, hot air balloon, nature drive or on foot. The lodge is the closest point of access to the iconic dunes of Sossusvlei and guided tours can take you around these stunning sights. Other exciting activities include visits to the Sesriem Canyon and horse riding safari tours.
Desert-adapted wildlife to be seen on the Kulala Wilderness Reserve includes ostrich, springbok, gemsbok, spotted hyaena and the occasional brown hyaena. Smaller creatures such as bat-eared fox, black-backed jackal, porcupine, Cape fox and aardwolf can also be seen. One bird, the aptly named dune lark, has its entire global distribution limited to the area. A surprisingly diverse array of insects, reptiles and rodents make their home around Kulala Desert Lodge. At dusk the call of barking geckoes can be heard, and walks reveal the smaller creatures - the buck-spoor spider with its multi-entrance burrow or the ambush specialist antlion, to name but a few.
Perched upon a small hill in the Ongava Game Reserve this beautiful wildlife lodge offers stunning views over the plains and the abundant wildlife which resides in the area.
Situated on the southern boundary of Etosha National Park this wildlife camps consists of 14 luxurious private en-suite chalets built from brick, rock and thatch. Each chalet has been exquisitely decorated and furnished and all have large and comfortable beds, seating areas, air-conditioning and private verandas on which guests can enjoy the impressive views of the surrounding plains and the waterhole below where a host of wildlife species can be found.
The main areas of this beautiful wildlife lodge consist of a large main lounge and bar area and a beautiful swimming pool area in which to relax in the warm midday sun. Meals are served either in the thatched dining room or on the dining deck under the stars of the famous crystal clear night sky.
Ongava Lodge features almost all of the characteristic wildlife of the area, with plains game such as springbok, gemsbok, wildebeest, Burchell's zebra, Hartmann's mountain zebra, waterbuck, red hartebeest, giraffe, eland and endemic black-faced impala seen, while Etosha itself has elephant to add to the list. In Etosha, large herds of plains game concentrate around the waterholes in the dry season, making for exciting wildlife viewing. Lion move between the Park and the Reserve and both black and white rhino can be seen. Ten of Namibia’s 14 endemic bird species have been recorded in the 340 species seen on Ongava.
At Ongava Lodge there are numerous activities available - for example you can enjoy game drives through the Ongava Game Reserve at all times of the day, join a guided nature walk or take an excursion into Etosha National Park.
Olive Grove Guest House, Windhoek
This beautiful and fashionable guest house close to Windhoek city centre has been recently completely refurbished and offers stylish accommodation in a quiet and peaceful location.
The emphasis here is on simplicity and elegance in a tranquil setting to allow guests to enjoy a hint of luxury before or after their Namibian safari.
Each of the 10 rooms and 1 suite at Olive Grove Guest House have been decorated and furnished to the very highest of standards and feature large comfortable beds, air-conditioning, satellite TV, mini bar & snack bar, beautiful bathrooms built using natural stone cement and Moroccan lights which create a romantic and relaxing ambience for guests.
There are 5 standard en-suite rooms, 5 luxury en-suite rooms and 1 executive suite which has its own lounge and dining area, separate bedroom and luxurious bathroom.
The main area of the guest house features a tranquil garden and luxurious plunge pool along with a wellness room where guests can indulge in a number of wellness treatments including massages, facials and manicures.
Dining at Olive Grove Guest House is a wonderful experience in itself and a great deal of emphasis is placed on providing an unforgettable dining experience for all guests. A newly renovated open plan kitchen allows guests to see how meals are prepared as they enjoy drinks in the lounge and the menu has recently been reinvented to a fully a la carte menu which is quite unique for a guest house. Beautiful presentation rounds off delicious home-style food and there is even a new upper deck area where guests can choose to dine in private with beautiful views and luxurious surroundings.
Located on a large private concession in the remote northwest of Namibia between Damaraland and Etosha National Park, Grootberg Lodge offers fantastic accommodation with some of the most incredible views in the whole of Namibia.
Grootberg Lodge is perched right on the edge of the stunning Etendeka Plateau and although one could spend days just taking in the view, there are also numerous activities available here to make your experience a truly enjoyable one.
Grootberg Lodge is one of the only lodges in Namibia that is completely owned by the community and a great deal of emphasis here is placed on conservation and minimising the impact on this remarkable area. All staff at Grootberg Lodge come from the local community making this a warm, welcoming and authentic lodge.
Accommodation is provided in rock chalets which all have en-suite bathrooms, beautiful furnishings and a private deck on which to relax and enjoy spectacular views of the Klip River Valley.
The main lodge area has a lovely reception area, bar, dining room, massage room and welcoming lounge with a large central fire and comfortable sofas. The highlight, however, is outside where you will find a stunning infinity pool with incredible views of Klip Valley.
If you can pull yourself away from the beautiful views there are many activities on offer to guests at Grootberg Lodge. Some of the most popular activities are elephant and rhino tracking where, led by knowledgeable expert guides, you can search for the elusive black rhino and the beautiful desert elephant. Guided walks and scenic drives across the top of the plateau are an excellent way to not only witness the remarkable surroundings but also spot the abundance of wildlife in the area. You can also partake in a Himba village excursion where you are invited to visit and to learn more about the proud and ancient lifestyle and traditions of the Himba, one of the last truly traditional tribes on the planet.
Okonjima Plains Camp
Situated in the beautiful Okonjima Nature Reserve this fabulous camp is home to the AfriCat Foundation and offers an authentic safari experience where you will have 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.
The Okonjima Plains Camp has been recently redesigned to honour the Okonjima cattle-farming history and "The Barn", otherwise known as the main camp area, includes a beautiful dining and lounge area and a well-stocked curio shop. There is also a swimming pool and a plethora of outdoor seating space in which guests can soak up the views and the tranquil atmosphere.
Fantastic accommodation is provided in 14 'standard rooms' and 10 'view rooms' each of which have en-suite facilities, beautiful furnishings, large, comfortable beds and ceiling fans. Standard Rooms have a small verandah whilst the View Rooms have a larger verandah and benefit from fantastic views across the Okonjima grass plains.
Activities at Okonjima Plains Camp are varied and as expected they are mostly centred around the big cats. AfriCat is a non-profit organisation set up to conserve and protect threatened cheetah, leopard, and other wild carnivores of Namibia. Visitors will be able to observe some of this programme at work and learn more about these amazing and beautiful animals. Activities available include leopard viewing, visits to the "cheetah project", large carnivore tracking on foot, game drives and bird watching.
This stylish and elegant camp is fantastically located for visiting the world famous Etosha National Park and is a perfect base for travellers wishing to explore all that this unique area has to offer while enjoying the luxuries and home comforts of a modern lodge.
Located in its own private reserve the Mushara Lodge is set amongst rolling lawns where visiting warthogs and antelope roam free, even often paying a visit to guests outside their chalets!
The chalets themselves are spacious and beautifully decorated and all have en-suite shower rooms, air-conditioning, crisp linen sheets and mini-bars. The chalets also have their own private patios for relaxing with a glass of wine after a long day of exploring this remarkable area.
The 10 thatched chalets are positioned in a horseshoe shape around a beautiful swimming pool and as well as the chalets there is also one family unit, a triple room and two single rooms, all of which have been decorated and equipped to the same high standards.
The thatched main area of the lodge features a beautiful lounge with a fireplace for winter evenings, a large restaurant, a curio shop, a small library, a bar and an extensive wine cellar. There is also a beautiful terrace where guests can choose to dine in the fairer weather or sit back and enjoy a drink whilst soaking up the beautiful surroundings.
Many visitors to Mushara Lodge tend to come on a self-drive basis and choose to explore the National Park in their own time, however, the lodge does provide a range of activities for those who do not have their own car including game drives and day tours to the Park where you can expect to witness exactly what Etosha National Park is famous for - a diverse and wide range of wildlife including all of the big cats, black rhino and a plethora of birdlife.
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.
Camp Kipwe has 9 beautiful igloo-shaped bungalows that provide spacious and comfortable accommodation for guests. Built among the plentiful boulders each bungalow has been constructed with local stone and has been designed to keep temperature levels optimal in order to cope with the extremes of Namibia's climate. Beautiful outdoor showers and en-suite facilities are complemented by large comfortable beds, elegant furnishings and a simplistic yet stylish design that blends perfectly into the surrounding environment. Shaded verandahs with outdoor furniture allow guests the opportunity to sit back, relax and soak up the views. Each bungalow also has air-conditioning and there is also a splendid thatched honeymoon suite which offers the ultimate in safari luxury.
The beautiful newly-renovated main area of the camp features a large open-fronted dining room with a balcony, a comfortable and welcoming lounge area with plush sofas and stunning views, and a small curio shop.
There is also a luxurious plunge pool set between 2 giant boulders and plentiful sundowner spots where guests are invited to walk to and enjoy a tasty drink from the bar as the sun sets on another day of adventure.
What Our Customers
• The lodges were excellent and very welcoming, I particularly remember the Kulala Desert Lodge for its wonderful location, however I think Damaraland Lodge has to take top spot, for the amazing bush lunch and dinner under the stars that they organised. I will also never forget the giant eagle owl that we saw hunting at dawn, a truly magical moment.
• We can’t thank you enough for recommending Namibia, it’s simply amazing! The people are so friendly, the landscapes are awe inspiring, the night skies unforgettable and the wildlife so diverse, we loved every minute. Doing a self drive was definitely the right option for us, it gave us just the flexibility we crave and felt completely safe, we would do it again without a doubt.
Really glad I went. Had a brilliant time. Guides were great. What an experience , saw everything I wanted and more. Village visit and project visits (despite my slightly negative expectation) were really enjoyable, in fact taught me a lesson or two.
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