Safari Itinerary

Namibia Family Safari

Journey Outline

14 Days

  • Windhoek (1 Night)

    - The Windhoek Luxury Suites

  • Kalahari (2 Nights)

    - Bagatelle Kalahari Main Lodge

  • Sossusvlei (2 Nights)

    - Sossusvlei Lodge

  • Swakopmund (3 Nights)

    - The Hansa Hotel

  • Etosha (3 Nights)

    - Okaukuejo Rest Camp + Onguma Bush Camp

  • Okonjima Private Reserve (1 Night)

    - Okonjima Plains Camp

  • Windhoek (1 Night)

    - The Windhoek Luxury Suites

Proposed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival + Overnight in Windhoek

Arrival + Overnight in Windhoek

You will touch down in Namibia at Hosea Kutako International Airport. After passing through immigration and collecting your luggage, we will meet you as you enter the arrivals hall. Here you can change money, if necessary before we proceed to collect your rental vehicle. After completing the rental paperwork and checking the car - you are ready to start your Namibian safari adventure. Overnight in Windhoek.

Day 2

Windhoek to the Kalahari

Windhoek to the Kalahari

After enjoying a generous breakfast, you drive south to the Kalahari. Remember to stock up on snacks and water. Today's route follows well-maintained, tar roads and you will travel through the small town of Rehoboth. Just before Mariental, you turn east and head into the Kalahari. You will arrive at your lodge in time for lunch and can spend the afternoon at leisure. Enjoy a spectacular Kalahari sunset before dinner and then marvel at the Milky Way from the observatory.

Bagatelle Kalahari Main Lodge

Kalahari Star Safari from Observatory

To stay at Bagatelle is to experience the true spirit of Africa. Built atop and amidst the huge red parallel Kalahari dunes, Bagatelle’s luxury chalets and rooms stand defiant against the relentless desert climate. A farm-style setting with luxurious acommodation, excellent value and service deliverd with warmth and graciousness.

Day 4

Kalahari - Sossusvlei

Kalahari - Sossusvlei

Travel from the Kalahari dune streets, down the dramatic Naukluft escarpment to the Namib sand sea. Arrive at your lodge in the afternoon, relax and enjoy the facilities.

Sossusvlei Lodge

Sossusvlei Lodge (2 nights)

Situated at the Entrance Gate to the Namib Naukluft Park, Sossusvlei Lodge offers direct access to the towering red sand dunes, the famous pan of Sossusvlei, the scorched black trees of Dead Vlei and the remarkable depths of the Sesriem Canyon.

Day 6

Sossusvlei - Swakopmund

Sossusvlei - Swakopmund

Today's journey winds north through the Namib desert to Swakopmund. You'll drive along gravel roads with dramatic landscapes unfolding around every corner. The rock formations around the Gaub and Kuiseb Canyons are awe-inspiring. These ephemeral riverbeds were once home to elephants, rhinos and lions. Their petrified footprints are still visible in the clay today - preserved by the shifting sands covering them. Stop at Rostock Ritz Lodge for a lovely lunch. Arrive in Swakopmund in the afternoon, and after checking in at your hotel, you have time to take a stroll through Swakopmund to stretch your legs.

Hansa Hotel

Hansa Hotel (3 nights)

Nestling in the very center of the charming little town of Swakopmund, wrapped in the shape of a timelessly classical building dating from 1905, the Hansa Hotel is a Namibian icon. With arguably the best breakfast buffet to be found on the Skeleton Coast.

Day 7

Pelican Point Kayaking

Kayaking with Seals

Join a guided kayak adventure at the tip of the remote Pelican Point peninsula. On the 4x4 drive to the Kayaking site, we get to see the Walvis Bay wetlands with plenty of birds including flamingos and pelicans, and the salt mine which is one of the biggest in the world. On a kayak, you become part of the ocean without disturbing the wildlife. The animals do not see us as a threat in any way, and therefore we can enjoy them in their natural state.

Day 8

Swakopmund

Swakopmund

Another day to explore Swakopmund and its surroundings at your own pace. The town offers excellent adventure activities like fat biking or quad biking in the dunes, sailing on a catamaran in the Walvisbay Harbour, or simply relaxing and enjoying the Atlantic Ocean's cool air. The kids will love a visit to the Aquarium and Kristall Gallerie. Swakopmund is a great place to shop for souvenirs. Or relax on the beach if it is a warm day.

Day 9

Swakopmund - Etosha

Swakopmund - Etosha

Follow the road north today toward the wildlife wonderland of the world-famous Etosha National Park. You travel through small towns like Karibib, Omaruru, Outjo until you finally reach the Andersson gate of the Etosha National Park. Tonight you will stay inside the park at the Okaukuejo Resort. The floodlit waterhole at this camp is known for its proliferation of elephant, rhino, giraffe and other animals that come to drink at the end of the day.

Okaukuejo Camp

Okaukuejo Camp (1 night)

Okaukuejo Camp is located inside the Etosha National Park, 17 km from the southern entrance. The camp is famous for its flood-lit waterhole, where visitors can observe at close quarters the spectacle of wildlife congregating and interacting. Okaukuejo provides a excellent base from which to explore the wildlife wonderland that is the Etosha National Park. It is worth considering a guided night drive whilst staying inside the park.

Day 10

Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park

Enjoy another full day of exploring the many waterholes of the Etosha National Park. Today you will drive through the middle of the park, all along the edge of the famous white salt pan that dominates the landscape. You are guaranteed to see hundreds of animals move between the many waterholes and natural springs that dot the landscape around the pan. The best times for game viewing are mornings and afternoons. You can choose to have lunch at one of the camps inside the park or picnic at a designated picnic area. Exit the park through the Von Lindequist gate and check-in at Onguma Bush Lodge.

Onguma Bush Camp

Onguma Bush Camp (2 nights)

Onguma Bush Camp is situated on Etosha National Park's eastern border, just outside the Von Lindequist gate to the park. The Onguma Private Reserve offer fantastic game drives on the property and is an excellent base from which to explore the wonders of the Etosha National Park. Onguma Bush Camp is a relaxed camp with delicious food and guided activities.

Day 11

Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park

Explore the vast Etosha National Park in your vehicle or, if you choose, with a guided game drive. The kids join a guide to explore the Onguma Young Explorers Trail. Enjoy a refreshing drink while watching the game at the waterhole or relax in the spa. The kids can cool off in the pool.

Day 12

Etosha to Okonjima

Etosha to Okonjima

Today you journey south, back to Windhoek. Pass through the small towns of Otjiwarongo, Otavi and Tsumeb. These small towns all have fascinating histories. Tsumeb has an excellent museum that tells the story of its mining history. Check-in at Okonjima Plains Camp and enjoy another beautiful sundowner in the bush.

Okonjima Plains Camp

Visit the AfriCat Carnivore Care & Info Centre

The family-run Okonjima Plains Camp rests at the foot of the sandstone Omboroko Mountains, amidst Acacia thornveld in a Malaria-free area. It is halfway between Namibia’s capital city, Windhoek, and the Etosha National Park and home to The AfriCat Foundation.

Day 13

Okonjima to Windhoek

Okonjima to Windhoek

Visit the Okonjima Africat Carnivore Care Centre before heading back to Windhoek, where you will spend your last night in Namibia.

The Windhoek Luxury Suites

The Windhoek Luxury Suites (1 night)

With its lush green gardens and lavish designer rooms, Windhoek Luxury Suites offers luxury and tranquillity in the heart of the Namibian capital. Barely a stone’s throw away, our three sister restaurants will wow you with a range of mouthwatering dishes and some of the best fine dining in Windhoek.

Day 14

Departure

Departure

Today is the day of your departure after an unforgettable journey through Namibia. Enjoy a lovely breakfast, and depending on the time of your flight, you may have time to explore Windhoek and do some souvenir shopping at the Old Brewery Craft Centre. It is essential to arrive at the airport with enough time to check-in and pass through passport control before the departure of your flight. We look forward to welcoming you back to Namibia soon!