Namibia Under Canvas

A 10-day Journey Across Namibia

Namibia is a vast country, even by African standards, covering an area approximately twice the size of California but with a population of a mere 2 million.  It is also an 'ageless land’; visible through our heritage of rock art created by stone-age artists and geological attractions such as the petrified forest where fossilized tree trunks have lain for over 280 million years. When added to the space and silence, these factors all contribute to a feeling of antiquity, solitude, and wilderness.

On the Namibia Under Canvas Safari, you will experience this magnificent and memorable country in a very personal way.  Your private safari guide will enhance your enjoyment of this unique country by making it a fascinating journey of discovery amidst very dramatic scenery.  The knowledge, experience, and character of our guides are critical to a successful safari which is why we ensure that they are both personable and very professional.

The Namibia Under Canvas Safari is designed to offer a true “back to nature” experience with the emphasis on the experiential aspect of safaris, to go back to the roots of safari, to touch, to smell, to feel and to experience the wild, with one’s feet firmly in the dust that covers Africa. This is an experience that is exclusive in the real sense of the word, as well as being very much away from the pressures of ‘normal’ life!

There is a degree of compromise required concerning some of the frills and other ‘add-ons’ that you might expect in a permanent tented camp or lodge. Those prepared to forego some conventional ‘necessities’, so that they are unencumbered by buildings and all the paraphernalia that goes with them, will be able to go to sleep hearing only the noisy silence of the desert and to wake up to a chorus that announces the start of a new day. It is the kind of intimacy that can only be achieved by taking guests to the most wild, remote, and private places, and giving them access to areas away from the beaten path.

SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

  • Game viewing at a floodlit waterhole at night.
  • Game drive on the private Ongava Reserve
  • Explore the Damaraland region while staying at Camp Doros.
  • Search for desert adapted elephant in ephemeral river systems.
  • Track for the endangered black rhino with Save the Rhino Trust.
  • Visit and explore Namibia’s central coastal region with canyons, dunes and lagoons.
  • Explore the private Namib Tsaris Conservancy on nature drives and guided walks 
  • Climb some of the world’s highest sand dunes at Sossusvlei 
  • Enjoy spectacular star gazing on the Namib Tsaris Conservancy.
  • Enjoy refreshing moments in desert pools on the Namib Tsaris Conservancy.

BRIEF ITINERARY 

See Detailed Itinerary here.

Day 1 | Windhoek to Etosha National Park | Ongava Tented Camp

Days 2 & 3 | Etosha National Park  | Ongava Tented Camp

Day 4, 5, 6 | Darmaraland | Camp Doros

Day 7 | Damaraland to Swakopmund | Desert Breeze Lodge

Days 8 & 9 | Sossusvlei Dunes | Camp Sossus

Day 10 | Return to Windhoek

We have departures throughout the year!

Departure guaranteed with 1 person (max of 7) per departure.  This is a group safari (not private) so you'll be joining other travelers.

Contact us for specific dates and availability.

Vehicles:  Vehicles used are comfortable, specially modified 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers, equipped with air-conditioning, large windows, pop tops, fridges for drinks and snacks. A trailer for luggage is taken if required.

All Land Cruisers are equipped with:
• Roof pop tops for better photography and game viewing vantage points.
• Air conditioning.
• Onboard Fridge/freezers and plenty of water.
• Personal library, which includes a series of guide books, maps, stationary and checklists.
• 220-volt electrical charging point, to charge electrical devices while traveling.
• Guaranteed window seat on every safari.
• VHF inter-vehicle radios that allow multi vehicle groups to communicate with each other while ‘on the road’.

GROUP SIZE:  Departures guaranteed with 1 person minimum.  Maximum group size is 7.

INCLUDED:  Accommodation as stated in itinerary; Transport in luxury, air-conditioned safari vehicle; meals as stated in itinerary; Licensed, experienced guide; Entrance fees and activities as stated in itinerary; Mineral water on board safari vehicle; Welcome pack.

EXCLUDED:  Flights to/from Namibia; Transfer to/from Windhoek Airport; pre- and post-safari accommodations, meals not stated in itinerary; entrances fees or activities not stated in itinerary; All beverages (except water in vehicle); Laundry (available at lodges); Gratuities; Souvenirs/personal items; Entry visa fees; travel insurance.

PAYMENT: A non-refundable, 20% deposit is required to confirm booking.  Balance is due 7 weeks before departure.  Safari rate can change based on currency fluctuations and we reserve the right to change the rate accordingly.  

Other terms & conditions apply.

2024 Rates

namibia safari

$4490.00 (Apr-May)

$4880.00 (June-Oct)

Rate is per person sharing and for cash payment by check or bank transfer.  If you wish to pay with a credit card a 3.7% service fee will be added. Rate is subject to exchange currency fluctuations. Single supplement applies.

Length: 9 nights/10 days

Route:  Starts and ends in Windhoek.

What's Calling You to Africa?

Vast plains teeming with wildlife?  Exploring the bush on foot?  Tracking mountain gorillas?  Summiting Kilimanjaro?  Meaningful interactions with the local cultures?

Contact us with your dream of Africa and we'll get you started on your African adventure!