Namibia Kaleidoscope Private–Guided Safari

11 Day Private Guided Safari

Safari Description:

A private–guided safari of Namibia exploring the stark yet stunningly beautiful sand dunes of Sossusvlei, the seaside and activity town of Swakopmund before continuing to the dramatic landscapes of Damaraland visiting ancient rock etchings along with local Damara and Himba tribes. Explore one of the most prolific game parks of Southern Africa – Etosha National Park. An all–round tour for landscape lovers, wildlife enthusiasts and those seeking some cultural interaction. You can choose from camping to mid–range and upgraded/luxury accommodation and can are tailored to suit your personal requirements

Safari Highlights:

Namib Naukluft National Park for Sossusvlei & Dead Vlei dunes; Swakopmund coastal town for activities and desolate Skeleton Coast; Twyfelfontein for ancient rock etchings; Living Damara Museum & Himba tribe for cultural exchanges; Etosha National Park for superb game viewing with an excursion to the AfriCat Foundation to find out more about predator conservation

Main Attractions:

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

Map & Short Itinerary:


Day 1 Elegant Guesthouse Windhoek
Day 2&3 Sesriem Campsite for Sossuvlei
Day 4&5 A La Mer Swakopmund
Day 6 Madisa Campsite Twyfelfontein
Day 7 Grootberg Lodge Damaraland
Day 8&9 Okaukuejo/Halali Campsite Etosha National Park
Day 10 Namutoni Campsite East Etosha
Day 11 Return to Windhoek/end

Map & Itinerary

Day 1 Elegant Guesthouse Windhoek
Day 2&3 Namib Desert Lodge for Sossusvlei
Day 4&5 Swakopmund Sands Hotel Swakopmund
Day 6 Twyfelfontein Country Lodge Twyfelfontein
Day 7 Grootberg Lodge Damaraland
Day 8&9 Okaukuejo/Halali Resort Etosha National Park
Day 10  Namutoni Resort East Etosha
Day 11 Return to Windhoek/end

Map & Itinerary

Day 1 Galton House Windhoek
Day 2&3 Dead Valley Lodge for Sossusvlei
Day 4&5 Zum Kaiser Hotel Swakopmund
Day 6 Camp Kipwe Twyfelfontein
Day 7 Grootberg Lodge Damaraland
Day 8 Dolomite Camp Etosha National Park
Day 9 Okaukuejo Resort Etosha National Park
Day 10 Ongava Lodge Ongava Private Game Reserve Etosha
Day 11 Return to Windhoek

Map & Itinerary
Length 11 days
Safari Type Private Guided Safari
Price From NAD 55000
Countries Namibia
Accommodation Accommodation, Camping, Luxury
Group Size Minimum 2 people
Single Supplement Yes
Please Note Subject to availability of accommodation
Departures On Request

Comfort Level:

Accommodation Comfort2 Star3 Star
Camping Comfort1 Star2 Star
Luxury Comfort3 Star4 Star

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1 Windhoek

Upon arrival in Windhoek, meet with a tour consultant who will answer any last–minute questions you may have and the remainder of your day is free. Depending on the time you may have the chance to wander the shops or city sights.

Day 2&3 Sossusvlei

Meet with your experienced guide and from here drive through the rugged Khomas Hochland mountain range descending to the desert floor and the stunning Namib area. The following day is an early start to experience a guided tourinto the oldest desert in the world, where the soft morning light cast deep orange shadows across the dune ridges and making it a photographer’s dream. Explore Dead Vlei and Sossusvlei on foot taking in the spectacular desert scenery and endless dune vistas. Relax under the shade of a huge acacia tree, and watch out for desert–adapted animals such as oryx, springbok and ostrich. As we make our way back, stop at Dune 45 and explore nearby Sesriem Canyon.

Day 4&5 Swakopmund

On our way to the coast we cross the desert with its endless views across the pastel–coloured gravel plains to the port town of Walvis Bay. We visit the lagoon, a protected RAMSAR wetland site home to many species of birds including greater and lesser flamingos, pelicans, avocets, plovers and the endemic Damara tern. From here it’s a short drive along the coastal road where the ocean pounds the beach to the left–hand side and sand dunes rise above us on the right. Swakopmund is full of historic colonial buildings and you’ve the chance to sample optional adventure activities geared to the coastal desert or marine life in the lagoon. Alternatively, visit the museum and aquarium, enjoy coffee and cake at one or the many cafes or wander along the beach listening to the roar of the waves of the mighty Atlantic Ocean.

Day 6 Damaraland

Today takes us head north along the unforgiving Skeleton Coast past the desert gravel plains and pounding ocean to great little shipwreck and iconic part of the coastline before continuing to Cape Cross. This is home of thousands of Cape fur seals where during breeding season over 100,000 are crammed onto the beach fighting for space. We turn inland driving past Brandberg, the highest point in Namibia and a huge massif rising up over the plains to Twyfelfontein, home to one of the largest and some of the best rock etchings in southern Africa, you’ll meet with some local Damara people and learn a little of their traditional ways.

Day 7 Grootberg Lodge, Northern Damaraland

Our journey takes us past ancient valleys and rocky outcrops where our lodge tonight is situated at the top of the Grootberg Pass on the edge of the plateau with jaw–dropping views over the valley. Join a sundowner drive exploring the rugged beauty of the area and watch out for free–roaming animals including giraffe, elephant, rhino and zebra.

Day 8–10 Etosha National Park

This morning, we stop and visit a Himba community where the women cover themselves with ochre and butterfat, and each hairstyle depicts their status, they are an intriguing tribe and there’s the chance to ask questions to find out about their traditional life. From here we drive to Etosha arriving in the afternoon. Our next days are spent enjoying game drives, Etosha is a wildlife haven and centred around the great Etosha Pan, where fresh–water springs feed the waterholes providing a lifeline to the animals and where game abounds look out for large herds of antelope, giraffe, zebra, as well as predators including lion and hyena. Etosha is home to endangered species such as cheetah as well as one of the largest remaining populations of black rhino. The famous floodlit waterholes at Okaukuejo and Halali are where species congregate during the dry winter months and evening game viewing can be enjoyed.


For those guests on the luxury version, a night is spent at the wonderful Ongava Private Reserve, one of the best lodges in Namibia offering top service and food, along with superb opportunities to see a large pride of lion or perhaps the endangereed rhino

Day 11 Departure

Return to Windhoek today after a 11h00 visit to the AfriCat Foundation, to find out more about predator conservation in Namibia, from here continue to the craft markets in Okahandja where you can watch the various crafts being carved in wood (if time permits) You’ll be dropped in Windhoek at your accommodation or at the airport for your ongoing flight – no flights prior to early evening.

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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