Namibia Holidays 2014 / 2015
Highlights, suggested holiday ideas and recommended safaris.
Nowhere on earth is nearly as surreal and spectacular as Namibia. A mystifying mixture of sand dunes sculpted by desert winds, petrified forests, cracked white salt pans and upside down trees, Namibia seems more science-fiction than Mother Nature. With a tiny population density, it’s a wonderful world of wide open spaces and bizarrely beautiful sights that will make you feel a million miles from home. If you’re looking for somewhere stark and serene to get some much-needed perspective, Namibia should be your number one choice.
During a holiday in Namibia, you’ll be able to take balloon sunrise flights over bright orange dunes, spot rare desert-dwelling elephants and even track rhino on foot across Damaraland. What’s more, you’ll be able to see bushman paintings dating back for thousands of years, watch locals wander about in leiderhosen while you sip on a stein of beer (yes really!) and visit timeless villages that honour age-old African traditions.
All this makes a trip to Namibia far more than just a holiday. It’s one of the planet’s strangest and most startling places, so it’s somewhere bound to bring you a truly special and totally unforgettable experience.
Here are some Namibia holiday ideas to get your imagination running wild. If you need any help at all, please feel free to get in touch. We’ve driven across Namibia ourselves, so we’ve certainly got the inside scoop and we’d be delighted to discuss your plans.
This is one for the wildlife enthusiast: this week long itinerary takes in the the AfriCat center at Okonjima and the amazing Etosha National Park, and if you have a little more time you could add a trip down to Sossusvlei onto the start or end of this itinerery.
The trip starts with a couple of nights at Okonjima, where you can track their population of cheetah and leopards and see behind the scenes at this famous wild life chartity. From here you then travel to Namatoni on the eastern side of the Etosha National Park, and this will be your base for a couple of nights whilst you explore this side of the park. When you leave Namatoni, you will have a full day driving through the park to Okaukuejo, where you will have two more nightsand the oportunity to explore a different region of the park.
7 day itinerary.
Guide price valid for travel in April 2015
This nine-day Namibia adventure will bring you the best of Namibia, from giant shifting sand dunes to wandering desert elephants and stunning remote retreats. You’ll begin with a stint in the starkly beautiful seclusion of the Namib Desert, where you can climb the sands of the famous ‘dune sea’, set off on sunrise balloon flights or tear across the stunning terrain on a quad-bike. Next, you’ll head deep into the heart of Damaraland, where you’ll stay at an extraordinary eco-resort and track rare desert elephants and rhino on foot.
After this, you’ll head to probably the most remote camp in Namibia, tucked away in the extreme north west of the country. You’ll stay in a lush oasis amidst mountains and sand dunes, where springbok pronk and ostrich preen. The area is home to the Himba people, some of the last remaining African nomads, and you’ll have a unique chance to meet them on your journey.
Finally, you’ll make your way into the beautiful wilderness of Etosha for some world-class wildlife viewing. You’ll take dawn and dusk game drives over Etosha’s savannah in an open-topped Land Rover spotting lion, elephant, giraffe, gemsbok, springbok and hartebeest as you drive. You’ll stay in a luxury lodge overlooking a waterhole, where you can enjoy endless views from your own private elevated viewing deck.
9 day itinerary.
This two week trip is an epic adventure from the vast dune sea of Sossusvlei to the thundering spray of Victoria Falls. It’s a fortnight filled with jaw-stopping sights, incredible journeys and nerve-jingling safaris, so if you’re looking for a wild African odyssey, this is the itinerary for you. Afterwards, we’re sure that you’ll look back at your adventure in complete awe.
The trip starts near the forever-shifting giant sand dunes of Sossusvlei. Standing atop a bright orange dune as the sun rises and sends moving shadows all around you, is something that will stick with you for a lifetime. Next, you’ll delve into the remote desert of Damaraland, where you can track desert rhino on foot and get an eyeful of prehistoric rock art. You’ll end your stay in Namibia with a top-notch safari in Etosha National Park, where you’ll sleep in a lavish lodge overlooking a waterhole and take game drives through the park.
After this, your adventure will continue into Botswana, where you can explore the riverine forests and waterways of the Okavango Delta in a traditional ‘mokoro’ (dug out canoe) and set off on river safaris to spot hippos and crocodiles. Finally, your journey will end in Zambia, on the scenic banks of the Zambezi River just 18km from the crashing majesty of Victoria Falls. It’s a dramatic end to a dramatic trip that will stay with you forever.
14 day itinerary.
This 10 night trip around Namibia takes in all the key highlights of this fascinating country, and you'll be travelling in style by chartered plane and staying in only the very best places.
After an initial night in Windhoek to allow you to recover form the international flight, you will be collected from your hotel in the city and taken to Okonjima, which is the home of the AfriCat project in Namibia. After staying the night at Okonjima and giing out to see their cheetah and leopard populations, you will be transferred back to Windhoek for your charter flight down to Sossuvlei. Little Kulala is not only one of the most beautiful lodges in Namibia, it is also blessed with stunning views of the famous red dunes, and has it's own private gate into Sossusvlei. From here you'll then fly up to Damaraland where you will have a couple of nights to go in search of the unique dersert rhinos and desert elephants of this stunning and remote region.
Serra Cafema in the far north of the country is the next stop, and this is one of the most remote locations in a country famed for it's remote locations. If you want to get away from it all, this is the place to come to!
Finally your trip ends with a stop at the Etosha National Park - this is one of Africa's greatest wildlife reserves, and is a fitting place to fisish a truely spectacular holiday.
10 day itinerary.
Guide price valid for travel in August 2014
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