Guide Recommended Safari
No one knows the hidden treasures of a country as diverse as Namibia like locals. This Guide-Recommended Safari lets you discover the full breadth of Namibia through the recommendations of those who call it home. You’ll experience both Namibia’s must-see destinations as well as secluded treasures as you are immersed in Namibia’s unique geography and culture.
Duration : Arrival/Departure + 9 Safari DaysHighlights :
Windhoek City, Spreetzhoogte Pass, Sossusvlei, Deadvlei, Sesriem Canyon, Kuiseb Canyon, Skeleton Coast, Swakopmund, Quadbiking, (ATVs), Dolphin Cruise, Namib Desert, Erongo Mountains, 2000-year-old Bushman rock art, Bushman, Living Museum, Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings, Petrified Forest , Himba Village, Etosha National Park, Wildlife, Crocodile Farm, Okonjima Africat Foundation, Woodcarvers Market and exceptional restaurants.
|Your personal safari guide meets you at the airport and transfers you to our very own Khaya Guesthouse.|
|Travel south through Windhoek, Namibia’s capital city for a short city tour. Then we’ll continue south over the Spreetzhoogte Pass and into the Namib Desert, where you’ll be treated to some spectacular landscape view. We'll visit Solitaire for some world famous apple pie before continuing on to the Desert Lodge. Take some time to relax by the pool or go on a hiking trails. The lodge offers an afternoon nature drive followed by a dune top sun downer. (activity optional)|
|We take an early start and drive to Sesriem where we'll visit the highest sand dunes on earth at Sossusvlei and Deadvlei before visiting the Sesriem Canyon and returning to the lodge in the afternoon.|
|We travel by gravel road through the Namib Desert toward Swakopmund. En-route we visit the Kuiseb Canyon to take part in activities including quadbiking (ATVs) and sandboarding on the dunes near Swakopmund (choose from a list of other activities — activities are optional). After a day of adventure activities, you’ll be treated to dinner at an excellent restaurant in Swakopmund — where we’ll also stay overnight.|
|Travel east to the Erongo Mountains and visit a gem market along the way. Arrive at the lodge in time for lunch. Afterward, choose to either go on a hiking trail or a game drive to see the 2000-year-old bushman paintings (optional). End the day with a spectacular mountain top sundowner.|
|Visit a Bushman living museum to learn more about this extraordinary culture before travelling north toward the Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings where we will take a short walk to view some of the best examples of bushman rock engravings and paintings available in Namibia. We arrive at the lodge and either go on a variety of short and easy walking trails or relax by the swimming pools.|
|It’s a short drive to the Petrified Forest where we will view the ancient petrified pine trees deposited in the area during ice age. We then visit a Himba Village (an un-Westernized tribe of Namibia) to learn more about their culture and way of life — it’s like taking a trip in a time machine. Drive to Etosha National Park for an afternoon game drive where we’ll be on the lookout for possible sightings of elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, giraffe, zebra and various other plains game species. We will stay overnight at Okaukuejo Camp where the floodlit waterhole will keep you entertained until the early hours of the morning.|
|Enjoy the entire day on a game drive in Etosha National Park. We’ll be driving between waterholes and packing in as many wildlife sightings as possible. This will no doubt be one of the favorite parts of your trip. It’s like waking up in the Discovery Channel! We overnight at a lodge on the border of the park.|
|We travel south towards Okonjima and the Africat foundation to start off the day. In the afternoon, we’ll go leopard tracking with an open-top game drive vehicle that allows you to get closer to these spectacular cats than you ever thought possible. After dinner, choose to go to the night hide or go on a night drive to view some of Africa’s nocturnal animals.|
|We get up early to go cheetah tracking first by vehicle and then by foot. After a delicious brunch, we continue travelling south towards Okahandja and the famous woodcarvers market where you’ll get the opportunity to barter for that something special from Africa to take home with you. We overnight at Khaya Guesthouse.|
|Your guide will see to it that you make it to the airport well in time for your flight back home.|
Camping: Fully assisted camping means we take care of everything. We put up the tents and supply you with a stretcher bed and mattress, sleeping bag and pillow, bedside table and LED light. We’ll prepare open-fire meals under the African night sky. After dinner, relax by the fire and listen to the night sounds of Africa. All campsites have superb ablution facilities. Fully-assisted camping is a great way to travel and experience Africa on an authentic level.
Lodging: Enjoy some of the best lodges and guesthouses around that provide real value for your money. We’ve spent years visiting different establishments to ensure we only select the best for our clients. All meals are provided by the lodges and guesthouses unless otherwise indicated on the itinerary.
Luxury: Appreciate cream-of-the-crop accommodations at establishments that give you a second-to-none luxury experience. All meals are provided by the establishments unless otherwise indicated on the itinerary.
Arrival and Departure day Accommodation will be provided at our very own Khaya Guesthouse. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, wi-fi, satellite television, mini bar and coffee station. The evenings will be spent around the fire pit discussing the adventure to come or safari memories that will last a lifetime.
Visit www.khayaguesthouse.com for more information.
Minimum: 2 persons (rate based on double occupancy).Included :
- Private Safari Vehicle.
- Private Safari Guide.
- Activities as listed in itinerary.
- Park fees.
- Optional guide gratuity.
- Activities listed as optional.
- 15% Government Tax (VAT).
|Two Person Group||Four Person Group||Six Person + Group|
|Camping Per Person Per Day||$ 425||$ 285||$ 230|
|Lodging Per Person Per Day||$ 630||$ 430||$ 380|
|Luxury Per Person Per Day||$ 750||$ 550||$ 510|
All prices exclude airfare.