This Namibia lodge and camping safari gives you the best of both worlds, combining wilderness camping in stunning remote locations with nights in fixed accommodation establishments. You'll spend unforgettable evenings around the campfire in your comfortable semi-permanent camp, and enjoy convivial nights in excellent tented safari camps and lovely lodges. Explore the highlights of the Namib Desert, coastal attractions in Swakopmund, remarkable scenery in Damaraland and exciting game viewing in Etosha National Park; all in the company of a personable and knowledgeable safari guide.
The Namibia Wilderness Safari is led by an experienced and fully trained professional guide. They will have a vast knowledge of the country's history and culture, be a passionate naturalist and often a photography enthusiast too.
Accommodation & semi-permanent camps
The accommodation during this guided Namibia safari will be a combination of small guesthouses, safari lodges and permanent tented camps. Almost all are sited to make the most of each area's attractions and spectacular views.
Whilst in the Namib-Naukluft Park and Damaraland you will stay in comfortable semi-permanent camps, exclusive to your safari group. These camps aim to provide serviced camping in comfort. They utilise 3m x 3m dome tents, large enough to walk in and each sleeping a maximum of two guests on individual wooden beds. The tents are erected on slightly raised wooden platforms with a small veranda. They are well ventilated and shaded by a sun cloth. An en-suite open air 'bush' bathroom is entered through a zip door at the back of the tent. The bathrooms have running water, a shower and flush toilet.
Within each tent are two wooden single-size beds with mattress and linen, duvet and pillow, as well as towels and basic bathroom supplies (soap, shower gel and shampoo). The tent is lit by a 12v reading light - we strongly recommended you also bring a personal torch for extra lighting and to use around camp. Hurricane lanterns and a campfire light up the main areas. Bush meals are prepared around the campfire and enjoyed at a dining table under the stars, weather permitting, or under canvas. Simple stainless-steel tableware adds to the bush dining experience.
The Namibia Wilderness Safari is conducted in a specially extended 4WD safari vehicle with a 12-volt (cigarette lighter) charger connection, seatbelts, seat pockets, wildlife reference books, fridge, pop-top roof for game viewing and 6 sliding windows. The vehicle accommodates up to 7 passengers; 6 seated in three rows in the main cabin and one seated in front beside the guide, next to a roll down window. Guests are asked to rotate seats daily, so each gets a different vantage point of the passing scenery and a chance to sit with the safari guide.
In addition to charging camera batteries in the vehicle, electronics can also be charged at the guesthouses/hotels in Windhoek and Swakopmund and at Ongava Tented Camp by Etosha, but not at the more remote private semi-permanent camps in the Namib-Naukluft and Damaraland. You will need to bring your own suitable adaptors to use in the safari vehicle (compatible with a 12v cigarette lighter) and at accommodation establishments during the safari. Wall plugs in Namibia are the same as South Africa: 15 amp plugs with three large round pins and using 240V sockets - these are relatively easy to source if you request an adaptor suitable for South African plug points.