Namibia small group vacation
An extraordinary two week guided safari into Namibia’s north western deserts, with luxury camping just adding to the paradise feeling of it all.
Windhoek Erongo Mountains Twyfelfontein San Bushman Engravings Safaris in Palmwag Concession Hoanib River Desert elephants Khowarib Gorge Visit to Himba village Etosha National Park Waterberg Plateau
US $5599ToUS $5949excluding flights
Optional single supplement from £400 - £408.
Minimum age 16.
Minimum age 16.
£100 per person off for Responsible Travel clients. Book by 30th September
Description of Namibia small group vacation
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Small group tours:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modeled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, traveling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. Those with a two-week vacation, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.
1 Reviews of Namibia small group vacation
4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 27 Oct 2016 by Angela Hill
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
Seeing the Rhinos. When I was there before only saw 1. This time saw 9!
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
Take lots of T shirts and shorts as very dusty and sweaty. Just one fleece required for early mornings.
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetAccommodation and Meals:
For 11 out of 12 nights we stay at a campsite, meaning our environmental impact is relatively minimal compared to using hotels and other fixed accommodation. Most of these campsites also make use of solar panels to power lights and cooling facilities. We are in support of campsites and lodges that employ local people and show an interest in local communities. Although sourcing local produce may be troublesome in a country as arid as Namibia, our chefs try to use nearby suppliers as much as possible. Dinner at camp will usually be a locally sourced BBQ over an open fire.
Our local partners make annual donations to the Save the Rhino Trust, who carry out conservation studies, educate young children about endangered species’ and train game guards from local communities to defend Rhinos from poachers. Our entrance fees to National Parks like Etosha, also go towards the maintenance of this incredible environment and the several species of wildlife which make this trip so exciting. These fees also help nearby communities by contributing to the wages of those who are employed there and also supporting initiatives in surrounding villages.
It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK Offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.
PeopleLocal Craft and Culture:
We visit as many produce and craft markets as possible on this tour as a means of supporting the local community and in some cases celebrating traditional craftsmanship. For instance, on the way to Windhoek, we stop at Okahandja, which is an important center for woodcarvers from the north. Here we will visit the woodcarvers' market on the side of the road and this is a great place to buy some souvenirs. When we visit the indigenous Ovahimba people, clients have another opportunity to purchase small gifts, jewellery and textiles which have been handmade by village members.
This small group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the environments and communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. The small number also allows us to stay in unique, family-run hotels that cannot benefit from coach tours and other mass tourism due to their limited sizes.