Group Size: 4 - 8 passengers
Departs: Daily departures during the year
Venture into a world of changing scenery, contrasting unspoilt wilderness and culture on this Luxury Mobile Camping Safari combined with lodges and hotels. A safari crew travelling in a separate vehicle erects the comfortable camp while a professional safari guide travels with you. The group size is limited to eight ensuring personalised attention and utmost comfort. An experienced chef prepares excellent bush cuisine, enjoyed under the stars – experience Namibia in style.
Please note: There is not one specific type of vehicle assigned to the Classic Namibia Safari. Typically the operateor utilises a 4X4 Cruiser.
Day 1 - Windhoek
On arrival at Windhoek Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The day is spent at leisure. You will be met by your guide at the hotel reception for a briefing at ±18h00.
High on a hill above the city of Windhoek, Namibia where the free winds blow and far horizons beckon, the unique Hotel Thule offers unsurpassed views, an exclusive getaway, and warm hospitality. Come and enjoy the relaxing pleasures of a remote country estate.
The in-house restaurant of Hotel Thule not only offers international style cuisine with a Namibian flavour, but also a spectacular view of the city of Windhoek. The adjoining balcony is ideal for ‘alfresco’ wining and dining, whilst admiring the star-lit skies above, or for starting the day with a scrumptious breakfast.
Day 2 - Cheetah Conservation Fund
This morning you will depart Windhoek after breakfast, arriving at the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in time for lunch. The CCF is an incorporated association not for gain which mission is to be internationally recognized centre of excellence in the conservation of cheetahs and their environment. You will visit the education centre where you will learn about the history of the cheetahs. After lunch you will join the staff for the feeding of the cheetahs that stay in the centre. After the visit continue to your overnight lodge. (BLD)
Is your heart yearning to step away from the city hustle-and-bustle… Visit Frans Indongo Lodge and step into the calmness and silence of the Namibian Savannah, surrounded by scents of grass and acacias.
Situated approximately 43 km from Otjiwarongo, Namibia – Frans Indongo Lodge is the ideal stop when travelling between Windhoek and Etosha National Park or the Caprivi.
Frans Indongo Lodge offers 14 Rooms and Chalets, with a stylish African Interior Design inspired by the Namibian Ovambo culture. Each room and chalet is fitted with its very own bathroom, air-conditioning, fridge, and more.
Day 3 - Etosha National Park
This park is one of the most important reserves and game sanctuaries in Africa. Thousands of wild animals are attracted to the area, including lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, elephant, zebra giraffe and several species of antelope. The birdlife is prolific with 326 recorded species. Early morning and late afternoon game drives are enjoyed with the evenings spent watching an amazing diversity of animals around the floodlit waterhole bordering the camps. (BLD)
Onguma Bush Camp offers 18 rooms and is ideal for families with children. Family loft rooms ensure the kids will have a great safari. The lounge and dining areas overlook a stunning waterhole that affords great opportunities to see nature at play around the clock. You don’t even have to leave the camp to see game – they come to you! What better place to enjoy a sundowner drink.
Day 4 to Day 5 - Etosha National Park
Early morning and late afternoon game drives. (BLD)
Day 6 to Day 7 - Damaraland / Twyfelfontein Area
An early morning drive takes you to your exclusive camp at Damaraland – one of the last true wilderness areas in Africa. The following morning you will visit the Twyfelfontein area – a UNESCO World Heritage site with over 2,000 rock carvings. You will visit the fascinating Organ Pipes, a peculiar geological feature with numerous dolomite columns and then see the volcanic, Burnt Mountain. (BLD)
Today you will also visit a Damara Living Museum. Together with the Bushmen the Damara belong to the oldest nations in Namibia. Due to their loose social structures the Damara were not able to defend themselves against aggressors during the colonization of Namibia. This is one of the reasons why their culture has to a great extent fallen into oblivion. Within the framework of the Living Museum of the Damara an attempt was made to reconstruct the ‘lost culture’ of the Damara.
You will experience the daily routine in the traditional museum, including the traditional blacksmith (making of weapons and tools), tanning of leather (production of traditional clothes), jewellery and crafts, dancing, singing and traditional games, Holy Fire and fire making and much more. During the afternoon you will enjoy a riverside drive hoping to encounter the unique desert adapted elephants.
A true landmark in the heart of one of the world’s most spectacular wilderness areas. Twyfelfontein in Damaraland—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—is home to one of the most extensive collections of rock-art engravings in Southern Africa.
The lodge—nestled along the mountainside—blends beautifully with its surroundings. Its design complements the sandstone rock formations with minimal visual impact on this picturesque landscape, utilizing natural stone, carefully selected paint colours, and thatched roofs.
Enjoy the beautiful views of the Huab Valley, desert plains, and distant mountains from the deck provide hours of relaxed comfort, peace, and tranquillity. Twyfelfontein is more than just a place to stay—it is a destination in and of itself.
Day 8 to Day 9 - Swakopmund
Enroute to Swakopmund you will visit a Himba village. The Himbas are a semi-nomadic tribe, who live in scattered settlements throughout the region. After your visit you will continue to Swakopmund, with its quaint Bavarian style architecture, Swakopmund is the principal coastal resort of Namibia. Time is spent at leisure to enjoy the charm of this old town or to undertake one of the many optional activities on offer (scenic flights, hot air ballooning, etc. at own expense). A morning marine boat cruise is included, where a variety of bird species can be seen. There is also the chance to see two of the dolphin species and the leatherback turtles that inhabit this area of the Namibian coast. (B)
A timeless classic forming part of Swakopmund’s architectural culture is the grand Hansa Hotel, dating back to 1905. Conveniently located in the centre of town, the Hansa Hotel is within easy walking distance to the waterfront, shops, cafes, the aquarium, Crystal Gallery and other attractions which Swakopmund has to offer. This luxurious residence places emphasis not only on personalised service and elegant style, but also affordability.
Day 10 to Day 11 - Sossusvlei
Today you will drive via Kuiseb River enroute to your camp on the edge of the Namib Desert. The following morning is an early departure for Sossusvlei – situated in the oldest desert in the world, stopping in the dune belt to enjoy the changing colours of the world’s highest sand dunes. The morning is spent walking amongst the dunes of Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. Enroute back to camp you will enjoy a short hike through the Sesriem Canyon. (BLD)
A Little Sossus Lodge will ensure you an unforgettable stay in the tranquil desert surroundings. The main area of the lodge is an old farmhouse converted into a homely meeting place where you will experience a friendly and welcoming ambience. All areas are open plan inviting the guests to wander around freely or enjoy guided activities. On the well sheltered veranda you can enjoy your breakfast, lunch and dinner at the farm style restaurant. The cozy lounge is decorated with ethnic African décor and comfortable leather sofas.
Day 12 - End of Classic Nambia Tour
The tour will arrive in Windhoek at midday. (B)
Dates and Pricing
- 25 Nov 23 - 28 Feb 24 $6,875 $7,480
Prices shown are per person based on twin share. Seasonal supplements and minimum night requirement may apply. Solo traveller and extra night prices available on request. Luggage restrictions may apply. International flights not included.