Namibia Getaway Family Safari

17 Day Family Safari

Safari Description:

Travelling with the family is not only rewarding but should be a fun and relaxing experience for everyone. As a private safari, your guide will look after you and take you to all the main highlights of the country sharing their knowledge enthusiastically and so ensuring that the kids are entertained and the parents can relax. Rest assured you are in good hands while you take in the various cultures, wonder at the landscapes and search for the magnificent game. This safari available in a camping or accommodated version. This is a family friendly safari in Namibia.

Safari Highlights:

San/Bushman experience; Kalahari Basin; Tsaris Mountains & carnivore/cheetah feeding; Namib Naukluft National Park for Sesriem and climbing sand dunes of Sossusvlei; Swakopmund for adventure activities; Damaraland for Twyfelfontein; Himba people; Etosha National Park for game drives; Frans Indongo Lodge for Cheetah Conservation Fund

Main Attractions:

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

Map & Short Itinerary:


Day 1 Chameleon Backpackers Windhoek
Day 2 Kalahari Anib Campsite Kalahari
Day 3&4 Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate Tsaris Mountains
Day 5&6 Sesriem Campsite for Sossusvlei
Day 7&8 An der Mole Apartment Swakopmund
Day 9 Madisa Camp Twyfelfontein Damaraland
Day 10&11 Opuwo Country Lodge Campsite
Day 12 Hobatere Lodge West Etosha
Day 13&14 Okaukuejo/Halali Campsite Etosha National Park
Day 15 Frans Indongo Lodge Waterberg
Day 16 Na an Kuse Lodge Greater Windhoek
Day 17 Airport transfer/end

Map & Itinerary

Day 1 Villa Vista Guesthouse Windhoek
Day 2 Kalahari Anib Lodge  Kalahari
Day 3&4 Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate Tsaris Mountains
Day 5&6 Desert Homestead for Sossusvlei
Day 7&8 An der Mole Apartment Swakopmund
Day 9 Twyfelfontein Country Lodge Damaraland
Day 10&11 Opuwo Country Lodge
Day 12 Hobatere LodgeWest Etosha
Day 13&14 Okaukuejo/Halali Etosha National Park
Day 15 Frans Indongo Lodge Waterberg
Day 16 Na an Kuse Lodge Greater Windhoek
Day 17 Airport transfer/end

Map & Itinerary
Length 17 days
Safari Type Family Safari
Price From NAD 196200
Countries Namibia
Accommodation Accommodation, Camping
Group Size Minimum 2 people
Single Supplement Yes
Please Note Subject to availability of accommodation
Departures On Request

Comfort Level:

Accommodation Comfort3 Star
Camping Comfort1 Star2 Star

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1 Windhoek

Upon arrival in the capital city, you will be met and transferred where the remainder of the day is free to relax or explore

Day 2 Kalahari Anib, Kalahari Basin

Your guide will meet you after breakfast and this morning depart from the city driving south to the beautiful Kalahari Basin area, there is time to relax around one of their pools, and later this afternoon join an afternoon game drive on the reserve where we can look for some of the desert adapted animals.

Days 3&4 Neuras Winery & Wildlife Estate, Tsaris Mountains

Today’s journey takes us onto the Tsaris Mountains; where not only can you enjoy wine tasting but also family friendly tours including sundowner tours and cheetah experience to see cheetah at close quarters and learn about their conservation.

Day 5&6 Sossusvlei area

The next days are dedicated to the wonderful sights of the Namib Naukluft National Park and exploring the famous Sossusvlei dunes and surrounding area, tis plenty of opportunity to climb a dune or two and revel in the endless sea of sand – we visit Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei as well as take time at Dune 45 and Sesriem Canyon. This is one of Namibia’s highlights and easy to see why!

Day 7&8 Self–catering apartment, Swakopmund

We continue through the Namib, crossing the Tropic of Capricorn, to the coastal town of Walvis Bay, a protected RAMSAR for wetland birds such as great and lesser flamingos. From here, it is a short coastal drive to the historic and adventure seaside town of Swakopmund, where you will have the opportunity to join optional activities on offer including sky diving, quad bike tours, desert tours and sandboarding amongst others! A boat cruise is included in this tour where you’ll have the chance to see dolphins, seals and other marine life

Day 9 Twyfelfontein

Drive north along the Skeleton Coast stopping to view a shipwreck located close to the shore and onward to the huge seal colony at Cape Cross. We continue through the barren and ancient landscapes of Damaraland to Twyfelfontein. Twyfelfontein achieved UNESCO World Heritage status, and is home to one of the largest collections of rock art in Southern Africa, a local guide will ensure you learn about some of the history of the etchings and the region.

Days 10&11 Opuwo Country Lodge, Kaokoland

We drive north crossing a mountain pass keeping our eyes open for the desert elephant that roam freely in this area and also stop to gaze at the mighty baobab forest before arriving at Opuwo. This town is a real mixture of modern and old, dusty streets, goats and cattle wandering on the road yet modern life have also reached here. The following morning we will take a local guide and head out to visit a local Himba village where we’ll witness how this tribe still survive off the land tending to their cattle and goats, see the women prepare food as well as mix ochre and butter fat to put on their skin to protect it from the harsh environment

Day 12  Hobatere Lodge, West Etosha

Our destination today is Hobatere Lodge, set on a private reserve adjacent to Etosha, here you can sit by the floodlit waterhole and watch the game come to drink or perhaps join an optional activity such as a sundowner or night drive on the reserve. A great option

Days 13&14 Etosha National Park camps within the park

Our destination today is the remarkable Etosha National Park, entering the park through the western gate – this section of park only opened to the public in recent years, and was initially set aside for research. It attracts species you will not see in other areas such as Hartmanns Mountain Zebra and baboon. During our stay, we take advantage of time exploring this incredible park and make the most of the opportunity of first light and dusk to find the animals when they are at their most active. Etosha is home to thousands of animals from pronking springbok to the mighty elephant, towering giraffe, lazy lions and the endearing Damara dik–dik.

Day 15 Frans Indongo Lodge, Otjiwarongo

We sadly leave Etosha behind and head south to our lodge just north of Otjiwarongo, this afternoon you may wish to enjoy an optional activity such as a game drive on the private reserve to see unusual species including black and white rhino, and other plains game, or simply relax by the pool.

Day 16 Na an Kuse Lodge, Greater Windhoek

We drive to the Cheetah Conservation Fund to visit the educational centre and museum, their programme is an innovative one, not only do they educate the local farmers and villagers but train dogs to protect the livestock from the cheetahs ensuring that both survive – children of all ages are welcome at the educational centre. It’s a great way to see them close up and appreciate these wonderful predators. From here continue south to the craft market at Okahandja your guide will drop you at Na an Kuse Lodge, located north–east of the city, later today or tomorrow morning (depending on flight time) join a San Skills Academy Tour where you’ll have the chance to interact with some of the Bushman community.

Day 17  Airport transfer

Depending on your flight details, transfer to the airport in time for your flight home.

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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