Desert landscapes and abundant wildlife on our best Namibia safari
Namibia is one of Africa’s best-kept secrets, encompassing towering sand dunes, miles of desolate coastline, and one of the best game reserves in Africa. Join our best Namibia safari to see big cats, the endangered black rhino, and uniquely desert-adapted wildlife, explore ancient San rock art sites, climb the famed dunes, and visit with the researchers at the AfriCat Foundation.
Guided by one of Namibia’s best naturalists, you’ll be driven through Namibia on this well-priced itinerary, with the option for a shared set departure every Tuesday offering even better value for money.
Best Namibia safari: 10 days / 9 nights
DAYS 1 & 2:
Arrive in Windhoek, transfer to Namib Naukluft Park, Dead Valley Lodge
DAYS 3 & 4:
Drive or fly to Swakopmund, The Delight Swakopmund
DAYS 5 & 6:
Drive to the Twyfelfontein Conservancy, Camp Kipwe
DAYS 7, 8 & 9:
Drive to Etosha National Park, Ongava Tented Camp
Visit the AfriCat Foundation en route to Windhoek, depart
Highlights of our Namibia safari
- This 10-day itinerary for our best Namibia safari begins in Windhoek, from where you’ll drive to Dead Valley Lodge in Namib Naukluft Park, which has some of the highest free-standing sand dunes in the world. See the dunes in the soft light of the sunrise and learn about the Namib Desert and the fascinating creatures and plants that have adapted to survive in it
- Drive through to the port town of Walvis Bay and continue north to Swakopmund or take a scenic light aircraft flight over Sossusvlei and along the Diamond Coast. Stay at the centrally-located Delight Swakopmund, and take a boat trip or kayak along the coast to see Cape fur seals, dolphins, pelicans, and flamingos
- Drive to Camp Kipwe, a remote bush lodge in the tiny Twyfelfontein Conservancy in Damaraland that’s known for its pre-historic rock engravings. Go on guided nature walks through the conservancy, and track for desert-adapted elephants
- Drive to Onguma Tented Camp, which is set in a private reserve in Southern Etosha National Park, considered to be one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Africa, and activities here include tracking rhino and big cats, and night drives to search for nocturnal species. Explore the reserve on game drives, guided walks, and rhino research drives
- On your last day, visit the AfriCat Foundation, a wildlife sanctuary which focuses on rehabilitation of Africa's big cats, especially injured or captured leopard and cheetah
$7,500-$9,800 for each of 2 people sharing in 2023
$4,400-$5,500 per person sharing on guaranteed set departure dates (min 1 pax, max 7)
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