Namibia safari and vacation

“Our top selling Namibia tour reveals what makes the country so incredible, from the Himba tribe to desert elephants. Lux lodges ensure peaceful sleep between the action.”

Highlights

Namib Desert | Sossusvlei | Deadvlei | Sesriem Canyon | Namib Naukluft National Park | Swakopmund | Kayaking with seals in Walvis Bay | Damaraland | Twyfelfontein rock art | Tracking desert elephants | Himba tribe | Etosha National Park | AfriCat, Okonjima | Optional: boat cruise, balloon ride

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2018: 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 16 Dec, 23 Dec
2019: 11 Feb, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov ...
Our top tip:
Bring layers. The desert is surprisingly cold at dawn - but can reach over 40°C during the day.
Trip type:
Small group. 2-8 people. Minimum recommended age: 12.
Activity level:
Leisurely.
Accomm:
Mostly small, luxury lodges. Some have swimming pools.
Solos:
Solo travelers welcome. Single rooms available with surcharge.
Included:
Accommodation, all meals, local guides, transport in private safari vehicle, airport transfers, listed activities.
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Namibia safari and vacation

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 of up to 8 people, 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.

16 Reviews of Namibia safari and vacation

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Reviewed on 01 Jun 2018 by

I had a fantastic time in Namibia and returned to work fully refreshed and with plenty of wonderful memories. In fact, Iím hoping to repeat the same trip again, just next time in the dry season for a different perspective. Read full review

Reviewed on 28 Apr 2018 by

The most exciting part was kayaking with seals. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Dec 2017 by

So many memorable moments - climbing the sand dunes, visiting the wildlife at Etosha, meeting the Himba people, getting close to leopards and cheetahs at Africat...... Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Oct 2017 by

Our guide Arnold, whose organisational and social skills were outstanding; Dead Vlei, very atmospheric; elephant, rhino, cheetah, lions and two types of zebra - outstanding. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Jun 2017 by

Every day of the trip presented exciting and memorable experiences. Highlights included climbing the dunes of Sossusvlei as the sun rose, tracking desert adapted elephants in Damaraland, kayaking with thousands of seals at Pelican Point (Walvis Bay), and the fantastic wildlife viewings in Etosha. Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Apr 2017 by

The whole vacation was brilliant. One of my most memorable experiences was tracking and finding the desert elephants, a small herd of females and young in the early morning. plus coming across two white rhino peacefully grazing in the afternoon sunshine with thunder and lighting flashing around in the hills behind them - magical. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Apr 2017 by

The dunes at Sossusvlei are quite remarkable. We were within 30m of a black rhino in Etosha. We were also treated to a 'kill' in front of Treetops Lodge - an Oryx taken down by hyenas. The accommodation is generally exceptional, the food is fantastic. The guiding is quite outstanding. Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2016 by

Seeing the fabulous landscapes of Namibia and being in private camps, miles from any one else with endless desert and skies all around us Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Jun 2016 by

So many highlights in this diverse vacation, but for us our 1st sighting of a leopard was breath taking. Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Apr 2016 by

One of the best vacations ever. Truly enjoyed trip and already planning to revisit Namibia and neighbouring countries sometime in the future. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2016 by

The game drives through Etoshi were the most memorable. To be so close to these marvellous creatures is very special Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2016 by

Over the next three days I saw elephants walk around our vehicle and other trucks in the area, basically treating us as part of the landscape. What an amazing experience to be so close to such gentle giants. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Oct 2016 by

Our tour guide Nestor was exceptional and really contributed to a unique experience. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Jun 2016 by

The animals have to be the highlight of Namibia. However we loved the red dunes in the Namib Naukluft Nat Park. The landscape in that area is awesome. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Jan 2016 by

Great vacation. The agents in Namibia were extremely good. Their documentation, the vehicle provided and the first class guide helped make this a vacation to remember... Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Nov 2014 by

It was a brilliant vacation. The guide was great, very knowledgable, very professional and his enthusiasm and love for his country shone through everything he did. Read full review

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