Day1 - 2
Upon your arrival at the Windhoek International Airport, you are met by our representative who will assist you onwards for your transfer to the Naankuse Wildlife Sanctuary where you will stay for your first night in Namibia. This afternoon can be spent on one of the scheduled activities on offer at the lodge (at additional costs) or just spend the afternoon relaxing after your long travels.
N/a’an Ku Sê Lodge |
Luxury lodge located in or near Windhoek
Day2 - 3
After breakfast you have a choice of activities that may be suitable for children. You will then have sufficient time to freshen up before you are collected by your naturalist guide from the lodge this morning, and set off on your private family safari in Namibia, which today takes you through Okahandja to Okonjima, the home of the AfriCat Foundation. Here you can enjoy the welcoming atmosphere, superb accommodation and fantastic activities; starting with a guided afternoon excursion.
Okonjima Plains Camp |
Luxury lodge located inside Okonjima NR
Day3 - 5
This morning is spent on an exciting activity before returning for hearty brunch. After brunch and freshening up you will depart and head for the Etosha National Park in the late morning. You should arrive at the Mushara Bush Camp in the mid afternoon and time allowing you can enter the Etosha National Park for some exciting game viewing (or else just have the kids enjoy the little playground at the Mushara Bush Camp and get rid of some energy). You return to Mushara Bush Camp for dinner.
Mushara Bush Camp |
Mid-range tented camp located just outside Etosha NP
Day5 - 6
Today your game-viewing adventures consist of travelling through the breadth of the Etosha National Park, stopping at selected waterholes to observe the game gathered there along the way, enjoying lunch at one of the rest camps inside the park, and then leaving the park through the southern Andersson Gate to arrive at the Etosha Mountain Lodge in the mid to late afternoon. The rest of the afternoon can be spent relaxing at the camp, which is usually welcome after a long day of game driving. There is a range of optional activities available are at additional costs. These are conducted with the Etosha Mountain Lodge guides in their vehicles.
Day6 - 9
Today after breakfast you set off on your journey to the Damaraland region. The Damaraland is typified by displays of colour, magnificent table topped mountains, rock formations and bizarre-looking vegetation. The present day landscape has been formed by the erosion of wind, water and geological forces which have formed rolling hills, dunes, gravel plains and ancient river terraces. It is the variety and loneliness of the area as well as the scenic splendour which will reward and astound you, giving one an authentic understanding of the word 'wilderness'.
You arrive at your exclusively set up Under Canvas camp in time for sundowners around the camp fire. The camp is specially set up for the family, so it’s the ideal space for children to be children again, run around barefoot, and explore crevices for little critters.
Day9 - 11
The drive today takes you south past Namibia’s highest mountain, the Brandberg which peaks at 2,573 m above sea level and west to meet the coast at Henties Bay. You then continue south to the coastal town of Swakopmund where you can enjoy the pleasant seaside location and cooler coastal air for two nights. There will be time this afternoon to wander around town and along the waterfront on foot if appeals, before heading off for dinner at the popular Tug Restaurant by the jetty which specializes in fresh Namibian seafood. Swakopmund is a charming family friendly destination, offering a choice of things to bsee and do including camel rides, collecting seashells on the coast and go shopping at colourful craft markets. The ocean however is quite rough and the sea quite cold, so Swakopmund is not a traditional seaside resort but offers plenty of adventure for the entire family. The peculiar little Swakopmund museum is well worth a visit, exhibiting some really curious artifacts.
Cornerstone Guesthouse |
Mid-range guest house located in or near Swakopmund
Day11 - 13
The fascinating drive today takes you south-east through awesome and ever changing desert landscapes via the impressive
Gaub and Kuiseb canyons to meet the dunes at the settlement of Solitaire. A picnic lunch will be had en route and you will
continue onto the Namib Tsaris Conservancy, where you will spend your final two nights of your safari.
Desert Homestead Lodge |
Mid-range lodge located in or near Namib-Naukluft NP
Day13 - 14
This morning, after breakfast up you will depart for Windhoek, having a picnic lunch en route. You arrive in Windhoek in the late afternoon to spend the last night of your safari at the Galton House. You enjoy a farewell dinner this evening at the guesthouse with your guide, reminiscing about the adventures just passed.
Make your way to the Airport for your onward journey.