Luxury Private Safari: Namibia
See the highlights of Namibia, including some very exclusive experiences, with a private guide and the most luxurious accommodations in the Namib Desert.
This Luxury Private Safari in Namibia was created for 2 couples in their 60s traveling together from Texas. This was their second trip to southern Africa together, but their first time on the western coast. We created the Luxury Private Safari package to let them see the highlights of Namibia, including some very exclusive experiences, with a private guide and the most luxurious accommodations in the Namib Desert.
First, they visited Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, which offers the ultimate comfort along with magnificent views of Namibia’s otherworldly landscapes and open skies. They visited Sossusvlei’s enormous sand dunes at sunrise, followed by the eerie trees of Deadvlei, which stand in stark contrast to the white sand beneath and orange dunes behind. During their 2-night stay, they explored the area on quad bike excursions, took romantic picnic lunches, and enjoyed total serenity in their secluded lodgings.
Next on their Luxury Private Safari, they were transferred via scenic flight over the Skeleton Coast, passing deserted mining camps, seal colonies, ship wreckage, and more on their way to the Twyfelfontein Airstrip, where they met their private naturalist guide. They visited the Twyfelfontein rock engravings before retreating to the desert sanctuary of Mowani Mountain Camp for the evening. The next day, they explored the area with their private guide, who showed them the hidden gems of the desert, from fascinating plants to rare desert-adapted elephants.
Their Luxury Private Safari took them further into the heart of rugged Damaraland as they visited an extremely remote Himba village, where they received a warm welcome offered to very few people and were able to learn about this nomadic pastoral tribe whose traditions have been virtually unaffected by the modern world. In the evening, they made their way to the luxury Ongava Lodge, where they spent the next 2 nights. They spent the next day discovering the rich wildlife of nearby Etosha National Park and enjoyed a picnic lunch near a particularly active waterhole in between game drives.
Finally, on the last day of their Luxury Private Safari, they visited the AfriCat Foundation, a sanctuary for large cats to be reintroduced into the wild. They toured the large reserve and met some of the special carnivore ambassadors, and at last were transferred back to Windhoek to begin their journey home.
You will be transferred from the accommodations of your choice in Windhoek to Windhoek International Airport and on to your scenic flight to Sossusvlei Desert Lodge. Arrive in time to freshen up before enjoying a delicious meal in the grassy plains with magnificent views of the nearby mountains. After sundown, gaze through the stargazing skylight in your room for an unparalleled look at the starry night sky.
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
Rise early to explore the ancient dunes of Sossusvlei at sunrise with your naturalist guide, along with the starkly beautiful trees of Deadvlei. After your exhilarating morning adventure, enjoy a picnic breakfast followed by relaxation at the lodge or more guided excursions in the Namib Desert.
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
After a leisurely breakfast, enjoy a light aircraft transfer to Mowani Mountain Camp, where you will stay the next 2 nights. Spend the afternoon visiting the huge collection of ancient rock engravings of Twyfelfontein, as well as Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes, or simply explore the beautiful desert area around the camp with your Ultimate Safaris naturalist guide. In the evening, take in stunning views of the wild, colorful desert and surrounding tabletop mountains from the private deck of your luxury tented suite.
Mowani Mountain Camp
Enjoy an early breakfast before taking a 4×4 excursion through the Aba Huab River Valley in the heart of Damaraland. This seemingly desolate environment is in fact home to many hidden treasures, including unique plant life, giraffes, and desert-adapted elephants.
Mowani Mountain Camp
Today, you will depart camp early and make your way deeper into the heart of Damaraland to your accommodations at Ongava Lodge on the southern border of Etosha National Park. On the way, you will visit an extremely remote Himba village known to few people and spend considerable time interacting with this traditional nomadic tribe. Arrive at the lodge in time to relax by the waterhole before retreating to your luxury chalet.
Take a guided morning game drive to Etosha National Park, a stark white pan home to exciting wildlife such as lions, leopards, giraffes, rhinos, and more. You can either return to the lodge for lunch or take a picnic lunch by a very active waterhole in the park. Take another game drive in the afternoon and exit the park before sunset. Enjoy dinner while watching wildlife interact at the Ongava Lodge waterhole.
On the last day of your Luxury Private Safari, visit the small towns of Outjo and Otjiwarongo on your way to the Okonjima Day Centre, home of the AfriCat Foundation. After lunch, you will embark on an exciting game drive and tour of the centre, where you can meet some of AfriCat’s resident felines. Finally, enjoy a transfer to Windhoek International Airport, or to your accommodations in Windhoek if you wish to stay overnight, in the late afternoon.
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