This Private Safari: Namibia Guided Tour Package is perfect for those who want to experience the unique and unspoiled regions of Namibia in a very personal way with a private guide. We designed it for an adventurous couple who wanted the ultimate special safari experience along with intimate cultural visits.
Their journey began with a scenic flight to the Kulala Wilderness Reserve, where they met their guide and were transferred to their luxurious accommodations at Kulala Desert Lodge. They enjoyed magnificent views of mountainous scenery and open plains right from their doorstep. To get an even more amazing view, they took an afternoon hot air balloon ride over the vastness of the ancient Sossusvlei dune corridor. At night, they relaxed under a blanket of brilliant stars.
The next day, they flew into the heart of Damaraland to meet their private Ultimate Safaris naturalist guide and make their way to Camp Kipwe. During their 2-night stay, they explored Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes and visited the ancient rock paintings at Twyfelfontein. They also took a 4×4 game drive with their guide to see the elusive desert-adapted elephants.
Next on their Private Safari: Namibia Guided Tour Package, they continued deeper into the heart of Damaraland and visited an extremely remote Himba village to learn about these traditional nomadic pastoralists. After lunch, they arrived at Andersson’s Camp on the southern border of Etosha National Park in the late afternoon and relaxed the rest of the evening.
They next morning, they took a game drive into Etosha National Park with their guide to see the park’s rich wildlife, including zebras, lions, rhinos, and giraffes. During their private safari, they had a picnic lunch while watching game at one of the park’s most active waterholes.
Their Private Safari: Namibia Guided Tour Package was completed with a stop at the Okonjima Day Centre, home of the AfriCat Foundation. They toured the grounds to learn about the large cats being rehabilitated at the centre, and finally, they returned to Windhoek to begin their journey home.
This morning, you’ll be collected from your guesthouse or hotel of choice in Windhoek and transferred to Windhoek International Airport, where your scheduled flight to Kulala Desert Lodge awaits. Enjoy the scenery as your flight takes you over the central highlands of Namibia and the Namib Desert to land in the Kulala Wilderness Reserve. Upon arrival, you’ll be met by your local guide, who will transfer you to your luxurious accommodations at Kulala Desert Lodge. Admire the ancient Sossusvlei dune corridor, filled with mountainous scenery and vast open plains. Settle into your suite before enjoying an afternoon of activities such as scenic nature walks and drives, a hot air balloon ride, or an eco-sensitive quad bike excursion. At night, stretch out on your veranda to experience uninterrupted views of the stars.
Kulala Desert Lodge
This morning, rise early for a magical excursion with your guide into the Namib Naukluft National Park. As you enter the [ark gates at sunrise, witness the dunes while the light is soft and shadows accentuate their towering shapes and curves. Your guide will give you an insight into the formation of the Namib Desert and its myriad of fascinating creatures and plants that have adapted to survive these harsh environs. Once you have explored the dune fields to your heart’s content, enjoy a relaxed picnic breakfast in the shade of a camel thorn tree. Return to Kulala Desert Lodge in the early afternoon for a late lunch. The rest of the afternoon is yours to spend as you wish.
Kulala Desert Lodge
After another leisurely breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip in time to board your scheduled flight into the heart of Damaraland. Your flight will take you north over the famous Sossusvlei dunes and the great sand sea toward the coast, where (weather dependent) you will see deserted mines, shipwrecks, and seal colonies on the way to Sandwich Harbour and the port of Walvis Bay, followed by a quick stop by the coastal resort of Swakopmund to refuel. Afterward, you will continue north to reach the Doro Nawas Airstrip, where you will be met by your private Ultimate Safaris naturalist guide, who will accompany you for the remainder of your safari. You will then be driven to Camp Kipwe in time for lunch. Look out for elephants in the Aba Haub riverbed.
The rest of the afternoon can be spent on a guided excursion to visit the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein (a World Heritage Site) and the interesting geological sites of Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes, or just exploring the local area around the lodge. You will return to the camp before sunset with time to freshen up before dinner. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks on Kipwe’s sundowner rock, a short stroll from the camp, for stunning views of the desert at sunset.
After an early breakfast, you will be treated to an exciting 4×4 excursion along the Aba Huab River valley to explore this remarkable region and to search for game, including the elusive desert-adapted elephants. Damaraland is home to a variety of desert-adapted wildlife and hidden desert treasures. Afterward, return to camp for lunch and a well-deserved siesta.
Once again, you have the option of visiting Twyfelfontein and other nearby attractions or exploring the area around the camp with your guide. Alternatively, you can stay in to enjoy some leisure time in the secluded comfort of the camp.
This morning brings an early departure from Camp Kipwe as you make your way north deeper into the heart of Damaraland. En route, you will visit an extremely remote Himba village, only known to a few people. Here, you’ll spend some time learning about these fascinating nomadic pastoralists. There has been virtually no modern influence on these communities, which makes for a fascinating cultural exchange. You will then continue on your journey, having a picnic lunch en route to the Andersson’s Camp on the southern border of Etosha National Park. After settling in, you can relax at the camp’s floodlit waterhole.
This morning, enjoy an exciting game drive into Etosha National Park to see more of the wide variety of game and bird species to be found there before returning to Andersson’s Camp for a late lunch. Afterward, relax by the refreshing swimming pool before you head out again for an afternoon game drive and exit the park before sunset. Alternatively, you can opt to spend the whole day in the park and either take lunch by the waterhole at the Okaukuejo rest camp or have a picnic while watching game at a particularly productive waterhole in the area. Once you are back, the rest of the evening can be spent game viewing over dinner at the camp’s floodlit waterhole.
After breakfast, make your way south through the small towns of Outjo and Otjiwarongo before stopping at the Okonjima Day Centre. You’ll arrive just in time for lunch before embarking on an exciting and informative game drive and tour of the centre. Learn about the function and vision of the AfriCat Foundation and meet some of the foundation’s special carnivore ambassadors. After this excursion, you will continue further south to arrive back in Windhoek in the late afternoon, just as the sun is setting. Upon your arrival in Windhoek, you will be transferred to Windhoek International Airport, where you’ll begin your journey home.