Escape to Namibia Family Safari

13 Day Family Safari

Safari Description:

A super all–round family safari visiting many of the highlights that Namibia has to offer – from the dunes of Sossusvlei to the wonderful coastal and activity centre of Swakopmund. There is also the chance to interact with local communities, enjoy the great diversity of wildlife in Etosha and visit a Cheetah Conservation Fund – one of Namibia’s conservation centres. This safari can be offered as a camping or mid–range accommodated tour and adjusted to suit your family’s requirements.

Safari Highlights:

Namibgrens for traditional guest farm and experience Namibian farming; Namib Naukluft for guided tour of Sossusvlei dunes and surrounds; Swakopmund and coastal area with Cape Cross; Damaraland and Twyfelfontein rock etchings, vast landscapes and cultural interaction; Etosha National Park wildlife haven and guided game drives; Cheetah Conservation Fund

Main Attractions:

Namibia: Etosha Park, Sossusvlei, Damaraland, Swakopmund, Namib Desert

Map & Short Itinerary:


Day 1 Chameleon Backpackers & Guest House Windohek
Day 2 Namibgrens Guest Farm & Campsite
Day3&4 Sesriem Campsite for Sossusvlei
Day 5&6 A La Mer Swakopmund
Day 7 Madisa Campsite Damaraland
Day 8 Grootberg Lodge northern Damaraland
Day 9–11 Okaukuejo/Halali  Etosha National Park
Day 12 Frans Indongo Lodge nr Waterberg
Day 13 Return to Windhoek/end

Map & Itinerary

Day 1 Utopia Boutique Windhoek
Day 2 Namibgrens Guest Farm
Day3&4 Desert Homestead for Sossusvlei
Day 5&6 A La Mer Swakopmund
Day 7 Twyfelfontein Country Lodge Damaraland
Day 8 Grootberg Lodge northern Damaraland
Day 9–11 Okaukuejo/Halali Etosha National Park
Day 12 Frans Indongo Lodge nr Waterberg
Day 13 Return to Windhoek/end

Map & Itinerary
Length 13 days
Safari Type Family Safari
Price From NAD 158000
Countries Namibia
Accommodation Accommodation, Camping
Group Size Minimum 4 people
Single Supplement Yes
Please Note Subject to availability of accommodation
Departures On Request

Comfort Level:

Accommodation Comfort2 Star3 Star
Camping Comfort1 Star2 Star

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1 Windhoek

Upon arrival in the capital city you’ll be transferred to your accommodation and the rest of the day is free to explore – whether you wander around the craft centre or join a city tour, it’s entirely up to you

Day 2 Namibgrens Guest Farm

Meet your guide and start your safari adventure. Heading towards the Spreegshoogte Pass, this traditional farmstead is ideal for walks in stunning landscapes as well as exploring and learning about the running of a livestock and game farm in Namibia – head out to enjoy the spectacular views walking and see the famous Nguni cattle

Days 3&4 Namib Naukluft area for Sossusvlei

Our destination takes us to one of Namibia’s most famous landscapes – the towering red dunes of Sossusvlei, your guide will take you on an escorted tour where you can climb a dune or two (and run down the slip–face), experience and learn about this ancient desert and how animals and smaller creatures survive in this harsh landscape. Dead Vlei and Dune 45 are the most photographed of the dunes and you’ll have the chance to visit both and perhaps climb a dune to appreciate the scale and size, the light is best early in the morning when the light trickles over the bright orange dunes. Later, we visit nearby Sesriem Canyon, and find out why this was so important to early explorers

Day 5&6 Swakopmund

Cross the Tropic of Capricorn to Swakopmund, the next days are set aside for family adventure and fun–filled optional activities. Choose from activities such as sand–boarding, quad–biking or maybe a kayak tour or marine cruise in Walvis Bay lagoon where you can see dolphins and seals, marine bird life and perhaps even a whale or two. Enjoy the cafe culture and restaurants or visit the museum – there is plenty to keep all the family content and occupied, as well as time to relax

Day 7 Twyfelfontein, Damaraland

Drive north along the Skeleton Coast to Cape Cross seal colony where thousands of Cape fur seals congregate on the beach, rocky outcrops and frolic in the ocean. Turn inland to the vast Namib landscapes and onward to Twyfelfontein – watch out for wandering desert elephants through the dry river–beds as we drive

Day 8 Grootberg Lodge, Northern Damaraland

A local guide will escort us on a tour of the ancient Bushman etchings this morning where we learn about the history of the area. From here, drive through incredible flat–topped mountains and rugged landscapes to northern Damaraland to a community–based lodge for the night and join an excursion to meet some of the Damara community to find out about their traditional lifestyle

Day 9–11 Etosha National Park

This morning we make our way to Namibia’s premier game viewing destination, Etosha National Park, our first nights aim to be at Okaukuejo, famous for it’s floodlit waterhole and regarded as one of the best spots for wildlife – during the dry winter months its not unusual to see rhino, elephant, predators and herbivores all clamouring to drink. We enjoy exciting game drives with our guide who will share his/her knowledge with you about the park, its geology and of course, the many animals and birds we will see as we visit some of the many waterholes and traverse the park

Day 12 Frans Indongo Lodge for Cheetah Conservation Fund

After a final game drive, we leave Etosha behind us and head to the Cheetah Conservation Fund where we find out about conservation of one of the world’s endangered species – the cheetah. Learn about this beautiful big cat, famed for being the fastest land animal with a 1 hour visit to the visitor centre and museum. From here we continue to our lodge and final night on safari

Day 13 Windhoek

Today we return to Windhoek where you are dropped at the airport, its time to bid your guide goodbye and take your onward connection (no flights prior to late afternoon)

How we rate our safaris

Namibia, Botswana and some other African destinations do not have a set star system that is familiar worldwide to many countries, however, as this is widely used, we have tried to replicate this format to give you an idea of the level of comfort during your safari. For example, a mobile camping tour in Namibia is given 1* and luxury accommodation increasing to 5*. Depending on your tour, there may be a bit of a mix of levels of comfort so please check if you are not sure.

1* or 1–2* Rated Safaris – Camping tours:

These are generally scheduled/small group or self–drive safaris (though a private–guided safari can also fall into this category if you wish to camp); the scheduled trips generally involve client participation where you may be expected to put up/take down your tent and assist with camp chores, dome tents and a ground mattress is supplied. For self–drive options this will often mean roof tents on the vehicle and all camping equipment. There may be the occasional night in simple accommodation but majority of nights are spent camping and most camp sites will have shared ablution facilities. If there is a good mix of both camping and accommodation, this may be rated at 1&2*. These are the most basic level of safaris offered and scheduled safari group sizes vary according to the trip and company – 1* tours are the most affordable option and geared for adventurous travellers who do not mind a bit of discomfort.

Accommodated Safaris

Standard/Mid–range safaris 2–3.5*

Standard accommodation style trips generally have no camping included (though on occasion with a specific activity such as a Delta or Serengeti excursion, or perhaps hiking, a couple of nights may be included). As a general rule this is not the case. With most small group/scheduled tours accommodation is generally 2/3* level – clean and affordable but generally without too many frills; rooms will have en–suite facilities, most will offer air con/fans in the rooms, swimming pools etc (not guaranteed), restaurant/bar facilities, though location can be a little further away from main place of interest this option offers excellent value for money for those seeking a bed each night! We try to indicate on each trip the level of comfort for the particular tour

Superior/Luxury Safaris 3.5–5*

A superior style of accommodation. Most lodges at this level will have air–conditioning or fans in the room though some accommodation establishments are technically “camps” as they may be partially build of canvas – these “camps” are permanent fixtures, generally built on a platform, and will have full and comfortable facilities – the occasional trip may have a more basic night or two involved depending on location to ensure clients can fully appreciate the region they are experiencing. Service is generally very good and most places (outside of towns/cities) will have just a few rooms/chalets. Tours in this bracket include very small group safaris (up to 8 clients), self–drive and private–guided options which are tailored to suit you. The luxury options offer a high standard of accommodation, facilities and service in the region with attention to detail – some “camps” /lodges will have private guides and vehicles, but all accommodation is the best available with personalized service and a quality or unique experience perhaps unavailable elsewhere or in a more moderate price bracket. Tours include fly–in safaris, self–drive and private–guided options.

Please note: this is a guideline only and each destination can vary – some areas in Southern Africa do not always have 5* accommodation (there are limited hotels outside of cities that have the same * grading accommodation) but will be best in the area, have limited volume of rooms and some of the best locations and experiences for clients that is outside of the normal “tourist/travel” route. This can include exclusive conservation regions and emphasis is place on clients having a unique experience rather than offering hairdresser type of facilities that may be found is hotels in cities in other countries. Please also remember that some of these locations can be remote so wifi may not always be available, nor a huge menu range.

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