Privately guided Namibia vacation

A tailor made trip with a private guide and driver, around some of the countryís most magnificent landscapes. Staying in small, locally owned accommodation.
Windhoek Khomas Hochland highlands Namib Desert Sossusvlei Namib Naukluft National Park Walvis Bay Damaraland Brandberg Mountain Etosha National Park Lake Otjikoto
£5395 excluding flights
12 Days
Tailor made
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Description of Privately guided Namibia vacation

Price information

£5395 excluding flights
This is a privately guided trip and can be adapted to meet your specific requirements.
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

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Namibia luxury
Namibia is a destination that you want to zoom out from to really get a sense of just how massive this country is.


2 Reviews of Privately guided Namibia vacation

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 06 Dec 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Meeting white rhino up close and personal plus having cheetah cubs playing around our car

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Be aware that travel times are long, given that you travel on dirt roads for a lot of the time and that knowing how to change (large) tyres is essential!!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I hope it supported local people. Certainly many of the lodges seemed to employ local people. We were made more aware of conservation projects and supported these. Not sure about reducing environmental impact given we were driving a large vehicle large distances

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent. Standard of accommodation was very high and experiences were unique. Interaction with local people was really rewarding. Wildlife and scenery was stunning.

Reviewed on 30 Apr 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Everything was pretty amazing but if I had to pick one thing it would have to be the dunes. Watching the sun rise whilst hiking up the hill was just breathtaking in more ways than one.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

I might suggest including at least one internal flight. Distances are huge and although the outward drive was interesting the homeward stretch was heavy on the African massage as they say.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Iíd like to think so but honestly I think I benefited more. Buying souvenirs I hope contributed a bit and of course the overall tourism industry benefited too. I made donations to the wildlife conservations but weighing it up with the carbon footprints Iím not so sure in whose favour won on those fronts.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

It was perhaps my favorite of all my adventures. Beyond my expectations on so many fronts. How can you rate a dream come true.

Responsible Travel

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.


Admission fees to the Big Cat rehabilitation project ensures that the valuable work undertaken by the charitable foundation is supported. The foundation has rehabilitated over 80% of cats back into the wild since its work began.

Our visits to the rock art sites in Damaraland are lead by local guides, and fees paid for our tours are reinvested directly back into the local community.

We stay at eco-friendly, locally owned and managed lodges which have been built using local materials and which blend into their environments. We recommend eco-friendly activities for optional activities, use local guides in rural areas and aim to minimise our impact on all the destinations we visit.

Our guide on this trip is local, his wildlife spotting skills and knowledge of the flora and fauna will make for an informative and exciting experience. His knowledge of local cultures will provide a valuable insight when passing through different tribal areas, and guests will be fully briefed about local customs and traditions before visiting local villages.

We use accommodation that is small and locally owned, ensuring that the costs are retained in the local economy. We travel in small groups to avoid overwhelming local communities and to give our guests an overall better experience. Small group travel means we can get off the beaten track and use small lodges and guesthouses that tend to be more homely and personable.

Our local ground handler is particularly supportive of local conservation projects, and the company has its own trust, funded by a percentage of its revenue. The aim of the trust is to give tangible assistance to African people and their environment in their efforts to achieve economic viability without doing harm to natural habitats and wildlife, thus utilizing both on a sustainable basis for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations.

We have forged a link with the Child Hope Initiatives Project in Windhoek, which provides basic numeracy and literacy teaching programme to 50 orphans. Guests are invited to bring items to donate to the project such as stationery, basic English books, toys and deflated footballs or other sports equipment. A visit to the project is possible as part of the city tour on day 1. We are a wholly online company, and do not produce paper brochures.


Torra Conservancy, Damaraland. Wilderness Safaris and the Torra community in Damaraland, with the community acting as landlord, formed a partnership that resulted in the 352 000-hectare (869 000-acre) conservancy being proclaimed. Desert-adapted wildlife flourishes here and poaching, once rife, has stopped.
Community leaders are now the major decision makers in how the reserve is resourced and community members make up a good proportion of the ranger service that fights against poachers. Having this accountability ensures that the community understand the value of diversity and reap the rewards from the number of visitors who stay on the reserve.

At Ongava, the lodges work with and employ members of the local community, not just for employment in the lodges, but in the reserve to allow local communities members to understand their environment. Closed ecosystems like Ongava have boundaries that impose artificial limits on the available resources.

To this end, a dedicated environmental team - made up of members of the local community - manage the day-to-day running of the reserve, ensuring its long-term biological diversity and sustainability.

Cultural Sensitivity
They have in partnership with the local community developed a Responsible Code of Visitor Behaviour that is shared with guests before they go into the community for village visits so as to protect traditional cultures and minimize the impacts of tourism on living culture. They also provide guests with an Insider's Guide to Responsible Safaris which includes important cultural aspects.

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