On this family safari holiday to Africa you’ll experience a wild variety of activities. See fantastic game like Zebra and black Rhino, climb some of Africa’s highest sand dunes, explore the Namib Desert, and go dolphin-watching.
Namibia is one of the world’s best wildlife destinations and provides a combination of varied landscapes and superb game viewing possibilities.
There’s plenty of contrast between the wild Skeleton Coast and the dry desert interior, and the salt pans of Etosha to the acacia savannah and lush-green sub-tropical woodlands of Waterberg Plateau.
Windhoek, the capital and largest city of this South African country. Nama, Herero, German, Afrikaans, and British cultures have influenced the growth and development of Windhoek. Windhoek is unique among African cities as it blends African rhythm with the smoothly operating infrastructure and architecture of European cities. Almost all of Namibia’s tourism is funnelled through the capital.
The sand dunes of Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert are often referred to as the highest dunes in the world. Various arguments are laid out to support this claim, but all miss the point, which is that Sossusvlei is surely one of the most spectacular sights in Namibia. Located in the Namib Naukluft park, the largest conservation area in Africa, and fourth largest in the world - the sand dunes at Sossusvlei are just one excellent reason to visit Namibia. The best time to view Sossusvlei is close to sunrise and sunset; the colours are strong and constantly changing, allowing for wonderful photographic opportunities.
Free day in Windhoek to relax and unwind after your flight.
Drive to Namib Desert via Solitaire village and arriving at camp late afternoon – in time for a refreshing dip in the pool.
An early morning start to see the sunrise across the dunes. Breakfast in the wilderness and climb dune 45. An afternoon excursion to explore Sesriem Canyon returning to camp for a swim and supper.
Drive to the Skeleton Coast, stopping en route at the Namib Conservation Centre, across the Namib gravel plains to Swakopmund.
Enjoy a dolphin cruise from Walvis Bay – see Dusky, Atlantic Bottlenose and Heavyside dolphins as well as Cape Fur Seals. During the season (Oct-Nov) you may also sight Southern Right Whales, Humpback Whales, as well Mola mola (Sunfish) and Leatherback Turtles.
Drive along Skeleton Coast; see seals at Cape Cross; drive to Brandberg Mt an ancient Bushman spiritual site.
Trek to see the ancient Bushman’s art; drive to Etosha National Park and game viewing.
Etosha National Park; game drives.
Cheetah Conservation Fund and Waterberg Plateau
Morning visit to the Cheetah Conservation Fund. After lunch drive to Waterberg Plateau a sanctuary for rare and endangered mammels and over 200 species of birds.
Travel to Windhoek; Fly to your destination.