The Private Namibia Safari as described here is a sample itinerary to give you some idea of what is available on an exclusive private guided safari to Namibia.
Private-guided safaris have no scheduled departures. You choose the day you start, how long your trip is and where you visit. The sample itinerary provided is ideal for those wanting a private guided safari that combines luxury with a little adventurous camping (fully serviced of course). A balance of wonderful lodges, welcoming guesthouses and wilderness camping creates a unique and well-rounded Namibian safari experience.
There is a wide variety of attractions to choose from in Namibia, from tracking predators at Okonjima to captivating wildlife sightings in Etosha and from the archeological and geological treasures of Damaraland to the wonders of the Namib Desert. The days will be geared to your pace and interests; the advantage of having your own safari vehicle and guide is that you can call the shots. Your informative guide enhances your journey of discovery with their extensive knowledge of the each of the camps and areas you visit, whilst becoming a firm friend. You will conclude your safari enthralled, enlightened, relaxed and conjuring up your next visit to this remarkable country.
An experienced and personable guide will turn your Namibian safari into a memorable journey. Great importance is placed on the quality of your guide, ensuring they are knowledgeable, capable and companionable. Their local knowledge is invaluable in giving you an insight to Namibia's diverse history, cultures, wildlife, landscapes and attractions. They have a broad understanding of all that you encounter, with their own keen interest in specific areas such as birds, geology or botany. Where possible your specific interests will be matched with those of your guide.
The other integral members of your safari are your camp assistant or crew at the Damaraland Under Canvas Camp (one to three camp staff depending on your group size). They will take care of the camp set up, organisation and catering during the camping phase of your safari. They are adept at creating tasty camp meals on an open fire and keeping the drinks cold.
The Private Namibia Safari combines your selection of rest camps, hotels and well positioned lodges to give you a variety of accommodation during your safari. Accommodation options are recommended for their location, comfort and style. You will stay in comfortable double or twin en-suite rooms, with the exception of any nights under canvas. As this is a private safari, you are welcome to discuss the accommodation options with us in detail and choose those that suit you best.
Under Canvas camps are non-participatory and are serviced and equipped to ensure that guests can stay in great comfort while allowing you to relax and revel in the feeling of space and solitude that makes Namibia so special. Good food and wine are an important part of the overall experience. The Under Canvas camps use large rectangular Meru tents (4m x 3m and 2.5 m high) with built in groundsheets and mosquito screens on all doors and windows. Each spacious tent is equipped with standard height camp beds, solar lighting, and storage for clothing and other belongings that need to be accessible. Each also has a bathroom which has its own toilet (flush or field depending on the location of the camp), bucket shower and washbasin. A small table, mirror, towels and toiletries as well as solar lighting are also provided in the bathroom, and chairs on the patio allow guests to relax and enjoy the surrounding view. You do not do any of the camp work; your only decision will be what to drink before dinner.
These Namibia private guided safaris are run in specially modified air conditioned 4WD Land Cruisers driven by your guide. A trailer will be used to carry luggage if necessary. Each passenger has his or her own bucket seat with good back support. All the vehicles are equipped with seatbelts, fridge/freezers, VHF radios, charging facilities for your technical equipment such as cameras and smart phones and long-range fuel tanks. An air-conditioned minibus is sometimes used for transfers in Windhoek, between the airport and your guesthouse.