8-Day Wildlife Private Guided Safari


A private guided tour is surely one of the most exciting ways to explore and discover the interesting, the extraordinary and the downright flabbergasting secrets of all that makes southern Africa so spectacular.

The country of Namibia is not only a huge expanse of sand as some people imagine it to be, but has so much more to offer. We will visit the vast Namib Desert, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, that includes iconic Sossusvlei, home to some of the highest sand dunes in the world. Then we move onto the quaint town of Swakopmund where the desert and the Atlantic coast come together. We will then make our way up along the Skeleton Coast and turn inland into the dramatic and scenic Damaraland. And then last but not least we will move onto Etosha National Park, without doubt, one of Africa’s best game viewing destinations and a must for a perfect Namibia safari.

Itinerary

Day 1 - AfriCat Foundation

  • You will be met by your private guide when you arrive at the Windhoek airport
  • From here head north via Okahandja to your lodge for the evening. It is important to arrive here by 14h30 in order to enjoy the afternoon tea/coffee and cakes before the PM excursions which will probably be to the animal enclosure, a small reserve really, to view some animals especially the collared leopards
  • Back to the lodge for dinner with an optional night excursion to the hide (animal viewing area)

Day 2, 3 and 4 - Etosha National Park

  • Early morning rise for some snacks before heading to the AM excursion which will most likely be a visit to the AfriCat Foundation to see and experience the rehabilitation, tending to and release of wildlife, concentrating on cheetah and other carnivores
  • After a hearty breakfast, head north via Otjiwarongo and Tsumeb to the eastern side of the Etosha National Park
  • Days 3 & 4 is set aside for self-drive game drives in the Etosha National Park waterholes such as Tsumcor, Klein Okevi, Chuddop and Klein Namutoni are great.

Day 4, 5 and 6 - Etosha National Park

  • Day 4 is a slow game drive through Etosha, stopping at numerous waterholes along the way. A good suggestion is to stop at the Halali resort for a lunch break (either use the local restaurant or arrange lunch packs from your lodge)
  • Great game viewing waterholes on the way to Halali would be Kalkheuvel, Okerfontien and then the very best, Goas which is a double waterhole. After lunch, head west to Okaukuejo stopping at waterholes such as Rietfontein, Salvadora, Homob and Nebrownii along the way. Your lodge is situated outside Etosha, very close to the southern Anderson Gate on a private game reserve.
  • Days 5 & 6 is set aside for game drives into Etosha.

Day 8 - Windhoek

  • Head back to Windhoek today (about 4 hours) where this 8-Day excursion ends