Journey through a timeless land of arid deserts, majestic sand dunes, Stone Age rock art, and petrified forests. Follow experienced trackers through the last-remaining haven of desert-adapted black rhinos, and see cheetahs and leopards on exhilarating safaris. Explore Damaraland and search for desert-dwelling elephants which survive on the region's ephemeral river systems. Visit the highest free-standing dunes in the world at Namib Naukluft National Park and find the San Bushman rock engravings at famed Twyfelfontein. After taking in game-rich waterholes and pristine wilderness of Etosha National Park and the coastal wonders of Walvis Bay, unwind at deluxe camps with panoramic views.
Witness Namib Desert's wind-sculpted landscapes and 1,000-ft-tall sand dunes at Sossusvlei
Head into the ancient Namib Desert to track the last free-roaming black rhinos
Be wowed by exciting game drives in Etosha National Park and the private Onguma Game Reserve
After landing at Windhoek's International Hosea Kutako Airport, you will be welcomed by an MT Sobek representative and transferred to the Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel. Take a leisurely afternoon rest before meeting up with your group and naturalist guide to learn about the adventure ahead. Enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel.
This morning, set off on your journey north through Namibia's central highlands to the Cheetah Conservation Fund and superb Cheetah View Eco Lodge. After lunch at the Dancing Goat Creamery, you'll embark on a Cheetah Drive to the "Elands Pen" (where the female cheetahs are kept), and explore the main CCF facility with its education center and museum. Next, enjoy a spectacular sundowner game drive through CCF's own "Little Serengeti" and the Bellebenno Reserve, an expansive and picturesque open plain. Look out for free-ranging game species such as oryx, eland, red hartebeest, springbok, steenbok, duiker, warthog, jackals, and many more.
Wake early to watch the daily Cheetah Run and then continue your journey northeast to Etosha National Park. Your destination is the rustic Onguma Tree Top Camp, located inside the private Onguma Game Reserve. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure, allowing you time to soak in the tranquility of your surroundings as wildlife come to the camp's waterhole to drink.
Take in the scents of the white saline "pans" and waterholes of Etosha National Park and get ready for a full day of game viewing. Decide on separate game drives — with a return at midday for lunch at the camp — or a full-day safari adventure with a picnic outdoors. Look out for giraffe, zebra, lion, rhino, elephant, and various antelope species such as oryx and the endemic black-faced impala across the park's scrub-covered plains. Return after sunset with enough time to freshen up for your 'safari dinner' overlooking the camp's floodlit waterhole.
Rise early for an interpretive bush walk with your lodge ranger, experiencing the sights, smells and sounds of the Namibian bush. Learn about game trails, spoor identification, insects, birds and small mammals, as well as the diverse vegetation that sustains life in this biosphere. Next, choose to take a morning game drive and spend the afternoon at leisure or spend a full date exploring Etosha, including Halali, Fischer's Pan and up into the Andoni Plains. Either way, you will return to the comforts of Onguma Tree Top Camp by sunset, with enough time to freshen up before dinner.
After an early breakfast, continue southwest to Damaraland — a vast and rugged region with table-top mountains and unusual rock formations. The last stretch to your private MT Sobek Damaraland Explorations Camp is well off the beaten path, so arrival will be in the late afternoon to early evening with time at leisure to freshen up. Then sit back with a cold drink and enjoy the solitude and serenity of this remarkable area, before the sun melts into the horizon.
After breakfast, head out to explore Damaraland's fascinating landscapes with your personal naturalist guide. Follow tracks in search of endangered black rhinos and other desert-adapted wildlife before returning to camp for a freshly prepared brunch and a chance to cool off. Take a leisurely walk with your guide this afternoon and enjoy a sunset cocktail. Tonight you'll have the chance to try an enchanting "stellar escape!" After your sumptuous bush dinner, you'll retire for the night under a billion stars in a dry riverbed. You'll have complete privacy a radio for communication — although your guide can spend the night a discreet distance away if so desired.
This morning you will be woken by a spectacular sunrise! After returning to camp for breakfast, you can relax for the day or choose from a variety of activities: head out on a nature drive with your guide; go on a 4x4 scenic excursion in search of game; or take a trip to the pre-historic Twyfelfontein rock engravings. Return in the late afternoon for a final evening in camp.
Today's journey takes you southwest past the Brandberg, Namibia's tallest mountain at 8,445 feet, before heading south to reach the charming coastal town of Swakopmund. Enjoy a picnic lunch at a scenic location along the way. After checking in at your hotel, take a wander to the waterfront before dining at one of the popular restaurants in town.
Today's exciting drive south takes you from the pelican- and flamingo-filled lagoons of Walvis Bay through the impressive Gaub and Kuiseb canyons, and into the ever-changing landscapes of vast Namib Desert. Reach your exclusive camp by mid-afternoon and settle in for 3 days of epic exploration. This afternoon you can opt to relax at camp or take a guided walk, ending the day with sundowners overlooking the enchanting desert plains.
As an alternative to the drive from Swakopmund to Sossusvlei you may like to take a scenic light aircraft flight over Sossusvlei and along the Diamond Coast (optional extra at additional cost and weather permitting).
Rise early for a magical guided excursion into Namib Naukluft National Park, home to some of the highest free-standing sand dunes in the world. Sunrise is the best time to experience the apricot-hued dunes — with the soft light and shadows accentuating their towering shapes and curves. Learn about the formation of the Namib Desert as you explore to your heart's content. Enjoy a relaxed picnic breakfast in the shade of a camel thorn tree before heading back to camp via Sesriem Canyon. After an exhilarating morning, your afternoon is at leisure. Later in the day you can opt for a sundowner drive or walk in the Namib Tsaris Conservancy.
Wake to explore the picturesque Namib Tsaris Conservancy either on foot or by mountain bike. Look out for wildlife (oryx, springbok, zebra, kudu, hartebeest, giraffe, steenbok, klipspringer, bat-eared fox, and aardwolf, as well as predators such as leopard, cheetah and spotted hyena can be found) as you head to the top of the reserve's plateau, where awe-inspiring views and a delicious picnic brunch await. Return to camp for a leisurely afternoon or opt for further exploration.
After breakfast, it's time to say goodbye to the Namib Desert and traverse the Great Escarpment and scenic Khomas Hochland highlands on your way back to Windhoek. On arrival in Windhoek your guide will transfer you back to the Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel for the last night of your safari. Enjoy a farewell dinner with your guide and group at one of the popular restaurants in town.
It's possible to add a sunrise balloon flight over the Namib Naukluft National Park before you depart for Windhoek (at additional cost).
Relax at your hotel or do some last-minute souvenir shopping this morning. Then head to Windhoek International Airport for your homeward-bound flight.
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Join our phenomenal local guides on this unique safari experience, tracking wildlife such as desert-adapted rhinos, elephants, and giraffe.
Traditional scenery-adapted lodgings throughout the trip offer dramatic wildlife panoramas and contemporary upscale amenities.
Conservancy is core to our Namibia program and we work closelywith Save the Rhino Trust and the private Namib Tsaris Conservancy at our exclusive camps.
Our expert guides and trip leaders are truly the key to our trips' success. Many are locals who live in-country year-round; others have made it their second home—all are passionate, enthusiastic and endlessly knowledgeable. Meet a few of the guides that might be on your trip.
Thrilling game-watching drives, easy wilderness hikes through spellbinding landscapes, climbing sand dunes and witnessing prehistoric art.
A mix of modern accommodations and rustic tents, landscape-inspired bungalows and traditional-style huts, all providing standard to deluxe amenities.
Namibia's humid and wet summer season occurs from December to February with daily temperatures around 86ºF. The dry season is from June to October.
Yes, however, citizens of the USA do not need to obtain a Namibian visa in advance and may obtain one on arrival.
Yes. We have chosen these particular camps for solo travelers, as they have relatively low single supplements and they encourage communal dining. Joining a small group trip is an excellent way to explore the country by road as a solo traveler.
We always recommend you speak to your doctor or a health professional about vaccinations and malaria tablets well in advance of your safari. Currently, certain areas of Namibia are affected by malaria.
Yes, please contact your Adventure Coordinator who will be able to book those for you.
Namibia receives a fraction of the rain experienced by countries further east. Between December and March, days can be humid and rain may follow often in localized, afternoon thunderstorms. Wildlife viewing is best in the Dry season from June to October.
Yes, please contact us if you are not able to travel on the dates listed. Most safaris can be arranged on alternative dates for a minimum of one traveler as long as camps/lodges are available.
Yes! Each group visits the Cheetah Conservation Fund to learn about projects developed to support cheetah populations and ecosystem.
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"We would highly recommend this safari to anyone wanting to experience the country of Namibia. This safari was enjoyed for the animals, birds, and varied terrain that we travelled through."
David & Ardella Z.
MT Sobek Guest, Namibia Wildlife & Dunes Safari
"Our trip to Namibia with MT Sobek was magical and action packed. It provided us with a rich experience of the culture, history, wildlife, natural beauty, desert, people, and its unique ecosystem."
MT Sobek Guest, Namibia Wildlife & Dunes Safari
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