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.