Namibia Luxury Safari

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Why You Should Go

This unique tour of Namibia offers a kaleidoscope of environments and those who have traveled to other parts of Africa will notice the juxtaposition to countries such as Botswana. Sossusvlei is known for its towering red sand dunes, the highest in the world, which offer impeccable views, especially at sunrise. The eerie yet beautiful Skeleton Coast stretches over almost 5 million acres and its isolated beaches are a sight to behold. This itinerary also includes the white saltpans of Etosha National Park, culminating in a diverse tour of landscapes, game viewing, and luxury accommodations throughout. Click here to read our detailed blog post about this unique destination.

Best Travel Time:  Spring Summer Fall Winter

Etosha waterhole teeming with animals – Namibia
Watering Hole in Etosha National Park

Sample Itinerary

11 Days

Each private luxury tour is custom to the wishes of each client. This itinerary is a sample. Our Sister Company, TRAVNET, may provide assistance with mileage points conversion. Do not hesitate to call Randy to create your custom tour.

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Day 1

Fly to Windhoek
Through our sister company, premium air provider TRAVNET, we may assist with your international airfare, as well as with mileage points conversion.

Windhoek CBD
Windhoek, Namibia
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Day 2

Arrive Windhoek
Upon arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport, you will be welcomed to Windhoek by our local representative and privately transferred to the Am Weinberg Hotel.

Accommodations: Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel

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Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel Courtyard
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Day 3

Fly Windhoek/Sossusvlei Desert Lodge via Private Charter
Following breakfast at Am Weinberg, you will be transferred to Eros Airport where you will board your private charter to Sossusvlei Desert Lodge.

Upon arrival at the airstrip, you will be met by your guide and transferred to the lodge. This afternoon you have the option to enjoy a guided excursion on the reserve, activities include guided nature walks, dune ecology activity, fat biking, and quad bike excursions.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodations: andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Gemsbok with orange sand dune evening sunset. Gemsbuck, Oryx gazella, large antelope in nature habitat, Sossusvlei, Namibia. Wild animals in the savannah. Animal with big straight antler horn.
Gemsbok in the Sossusvlei Desert
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Day 4

Sossusvlei Excursions
This morning you embark on an excursion into the Namib Naukluft National Park, entering the Park gates at sunrise. Your guide will give you insight into the formation of the Namib Desert and the various organisms that have adapted to life here.

In the afternoon, you will head back to the lodge for lunch, stopping off to see Sesriem Canyon along the way. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodations: andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Dead trees at Deadvlei in the Namib desert in Namibia.
Sunrise at Deadvlei in the Namib Desert
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Day 5

Fly Sossusvlei Desert Lodge/Skeleton Coast via Private Charter
This morning you will board your private charter for your scenic flight via Swakopmund, where you may land to refuel before continuing via Doro Nawas & Hoanib to Möwebay. You will fly over the Atlantic Ocean coastline where you will see many shipwrecks, most of which have deteriorated due to the harsh conditions of the sea and sun.

Upon arrival at the Möwebay airstrip, you are met by your guide and transferred on an approximate 1.5-hour nature drive to Shipwreck Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Shipwreck Lodge

Ship Wreck in Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Ship wreck on Skeleton Coast, Namibia
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Day 6

Skeleton Coast Wildlife Drives & Excursions
While here, you may visit the shoreline, where you will see seals and sea lions, shipwrecks overtaken by the desert coast, and various flora and fauna. Witnessing these specialized desert animals, including elephant herds, lions, giraffes, antelope, and brown hyenas, is a special experience. With almost uninhabitable conditions for humans here, you will have the opportunity to see life where only the hardiest species live.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodations: Shipwreck Lodge

Colony of fur seals in Namibia
Colony of Fur Seals at Cape Cross on the Skeleton Coast
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Day 7

Fly Skeleton Coast/Damaraland via Private Charter
Following breakfast, you will board your private charter to the heart of Damaraland. Upon arrival at the airstrip, you will be met by your guide and transferred to Onduli Ridge.

Damaraland’s landscape is marked by displays of color, magnificent table-topped mountains, rock formations, and bizarre-looking vegetation. The present-day landscape has been formed by the erosion of wind, water, and geological forces which have formed rolling hills, dunes, gravel plains, and ancient river terraces. It is the variety and loneliness of the area as well as the scenic splendor which will reward and astound you, giving one an authentic understanding of the word ‘wilderness’.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodations: Onduli Ridge

Stunning wide angle aerial drone view of the dry riverbed and mountains in Damaraland, Namibia
Aerial view of the desert landscape and dried riverbed in Damaraland
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Day 8

Damaraland
After an early breakfast, you will go on a 4×4 excursion along the Aba Huab River valley to explore the region and to search for game, especially the elusive desert-adapted elephants. These creatures are an ecotype unique to Namibia in Africa south of the equator, behaviorally adapted to hyper-arid conditions. The elephants in Mali on the southwestern fringe of the Sahara Desert are the only others known to survive in similar conditions.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodations: Onduli Ridge

Skeleton Coast and elephants
Desert-adapted elephants
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Day 9

Fly Damaraland/Etosha National Park via Private Charter
This morning, following breakfast, you will be transferred to the local airstrip, where you will board your private charter to the southern boundary of Etosha National Park (via Doro Nawas). Upon arrival, you will be met by your guide and transferred to Ongava Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodations: Ongava Lodge

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Enjoy dinner al fresco at Ongava Lodge
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Day 10

Etosha National Park
Today you will embark on a game viewing excursion in the southern section of the Etosha National Park with your local guide. You will spend the morning inside Etosha before heading back to the lodge for lunch and early afternoon rest before enjoying a scheduled sundowner drive on the private Ongava Game Reserve.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodations: Ongava Lodge

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Ongava Game Reserve Sundowner
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Day 11

Fly Etosha National Park/Windhoek/Home
Today you will depart, flying on a light aircraft from Etosha National Park to Windhoek, where you will connect to your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

Vibran waterhole in Etosha
Vibrant watering hole in Etosha National Park

Hotels

Just 30 minutes from Hosea Kutako Airport, this is our favorite luxury hotel in the capital of Namibia! This beautiful boutique property offers 41 stunning rooms in a stylish and modern ambiance. The rooms vary from mountain, city, and courtyard views to loft-style spacious options (great for families!!) in a contemporary style with attention to every detail in mind. The hotel itself is situated around a picturesque courtyard where guests will find it easy to relax and unwind. We particularly enjoy the Sky Lounge that offers guests a breath-taking panoramic view of the city and surrounding valley and mountains. Am Weinberg is also home to a luxurious 5-star spa, we love this luxurious amenity after long and tiring flights!

Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel

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Just 30 minutes from Hosea Kutako Airport, this is our favorite luxury hotel in the capital of Namibia! This beautiful boutique property offers 41 stunning rooms in a stylish and modern ambiance. The rooms vary from mountain, city, and courtyard views to loft-style spacious options (great for families!!) in a contemporary style with attention to every detail in mind. The hotel itself is situated around a picturesque courtyard where guests will find it easy to relax and unwind. We particularly enjoy the Sky Lounge that offers guests a breath-taking panoramic view of the city and surrounding valley and mountains. Am Weinberg is also home to a luxurious 5-star spa, we love this luxurious amenity after long and tiring flights!

Overlooking the ancient Namib Desert, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is a haven for the adventure lover! The 10 peaceful and capacious suites offer an oasis of luxury in the heart of this beautiful, vast terrain and truly compliments the natural desert environment. Contemporary and minimalistic in style, guests can take in the extraordinary landscapes of the endless horizons and dramatic colors of the dunes including a retractable skylight above your bed for unique star gazing opportunities (that you can discuss with the resident Astronomer!). We love to enjoy wildlife watching at the waterhole surrounded by views of the impressive dunes (great hiking!). The infinity swimming pool welcomes you to cool off under the sun as well as an island bar with floor-to-ceiling windows for a more relaxing way to appreciate your surroundings. The two-part wellness center invites you for yoga, meditation, and a state-of-the-art fitness center as well as rejuvenating treatment options from the lodge’s authentic African spa.

andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

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Overlooking the ancient Namib Desert, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is a haven for the adventure lover! The 10 peaceful and capacious suites offer an oasis of luxury in the heart of this beautiful, vast terrain and truly compliments the natural desert environment. Contemporary and minimalistic in style, guests can take in the extraordinary landscapes of the endless horizons and dramatic colors of the dunes including a retractable skylight above your bed for unique star gazing opportunities (that you can discuss with the resident Astronomer!). We love to enjoy wildlife watching at the waterhole surrounded by views of the impressive dunes (great hiking!). The infinity swimming pool welcomes you to cool off under the sun as well as an island bar with floor-to-ceiling windows for a more relaxing way to appreciate your surroundings. The two-part wellness center invites you for yoga, meditation, and a state-of-the-art fitness center as well as rejuvenating treatment options from the lodge’s authentic African spa.

Located in Skeleton Coast National Park between the Hoarusib and Hoanib Rivers, the unique and magnificent Shipwreck Lodge mirrors exactly what its name conveys. The property boasts 10 large and alluring cabins shaped like an actual shipwreck (!) situated between the dunes and the Atlantic Ocean, providing a contrasting environment of the jarring desert and the refreshing ocean breeze. Cabins are elegant and earthy with modern touches and an eco-friendly focus. Along with solar-powered energy, all cabins include a veranda to take in the spectacular sweeping views across the ocean and a fireplace/wood-burning stove for chilly evenings. During your stay, you’ll learn of the mysterious shipwrecks on this coastline, explore the fascinating dunes while searching for wildlife such as elephants, baboons, and hyenas, and immerse yourself in the heritage of the Himba Tribe. We especially love the optional excursion to Möwe Bay and the Seal Colony and the quad biking and sandboarding!

Shipwreck Lodge

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Located in Skeleton Coast National Park between the Hoarusib and Hoanib Rivers, the unique and magnificent Shipwreck Lodge mirrors exactly what its name conveys. The property boasts 10 large and alluring cabins shaped like an actual shipwreck (!) situated between the dunes and the Atlantic Ocean, providing a contrasting environment of the jarring desert and the refreshing ocean breeze. Cabins are elegant and earthy with modern touches and an eco-friendly focus. Along with solar-powered energy, all cabins include a veranda to take in the spectacular sweeping views across the ocean and a fireplace/wood-burning stove for chilly evenings. During your stay, you’ll learn of the mysterious shipwrecks on this coastline, explore the fascinating dunes while searching for wildlife such as elephants, baboons, and hyenas, and immerse yourself in the heritage of the Himba Tribe. We especially love the optional excursion to Möwe Bay and the Seal Colony and the quad biking and sandboarding!

Named for the local giraffe, the stunning newly opened Onduli Ridge is quickly becoming a favorite in Namibia! The resort homes 6 en-suites built into granite boulders (!), which help with climate control. These spacious suites are modern in style with wood and glass touches and include a star bed for nighttime gazing, partial open-air bathrooms, and air-conditioned beds. When away from your enclave, you may enjoy the infinity pool, library, or (our favorite!) atmospheric campfire circle. You will have untouched views of nearby Mountain Brandberg and the cathedral-like granite inselbergs. You are conveniently located only 20 minutes from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein, known for its ancient rock engravings, a must-see! There is lots to explore during your time at Onduli Ridge, including rhino and elephant tracking, e-biking, and nature drives.

Onduli Ridge

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Named for the local giraffe, the stunning newly opened Onduli Ridge is quickly becoming a favorite in Namibia! The resort homes 6 en-suites built into granite boulders (!), which help with climate control. These spacious suites are modern in style with wood and glass touches and include a star bed for nighttime gazing, partial open-air bathrooms, and air-conditioned beds. When away from your enclave, you may enjoy the infinity pool, library, or (our favorite!) atmospheric campfire circle. You will have untouched views of nearby Mountain Brandberg and the cathedral-like granite inselbergs. You are conveniently located only 20 minutes from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein, known for its ancient rock engravings, a must-see! There is lots to explore during your time at Onduli Ridge, including rhino and elephant tracking, e-biking, and nature drives.

Situated in the privately owned Ongava Game Reserve, Ongava Lodge is truly the premier lodging resort among the Namibia game reserves. We love the game viewing hides throughout the property and the inviting pool that overlooks the nearby productive waterhole (!). The lodge offers 14 spacious and comfortable chalets with separate bath and shower facilities (indoor and outdoor shower), a private deck, mosquito nets, and air conditioning. The rooms are decorated with authentic safari décor, with a touch of contemporary and homey comfort to enrich the stunning surroundings. Our favorite activities include day and nighttime gaming drives to see both active and more shy wildlife, guided nature walks, and game drives into Etosha National Park. The active lions and rhinos are not to be missed!

Ongava Lodge

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Situated in the privately owned Ongava Game Reserve, Ongava Lodge is truly the premier lodging resort among the Namibia game reserves. We love the game viewing hides throughout the property and the inviting pool that overlooks the nearby productive waterhole (!). The lodge offers 14 spacious and comfortable chalets with separate bath and shower facilities (indoor and outdoor shower), a private deck, mosquito nets, and air conditioning. The rooms are decorated with authentic safari décor, with a touch of contemporary and homey comfort to enrich the stunning surroundings. Our favorite activities include day and nighttime gaming drives to see both active and more shy wildlife, guided nature walks, and game drives into Etosha National Park. The active lions and rhinos are not to be missed!

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Location

Overview

Namibia
Population
2.5 Million
Language
English (official), Afrikaans, German, Oshivambo, Herero & Nama
Currency
Namibian Dollar
Temperature
Highs: Mid 70’s
Lows: High 50’s
Area
824,292 SQ KM
318, 261 SQ MILES
Capital
Windhoek

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