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  • Experience the daily life of a farmer at the Namtib Desert Lodge.
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To observe Namibia from the road is an awe-inspiring experience: there are some long drives but the vast expanses of moving, rippling sands, the great blue skies and grey of the ocean extending to the horizon are worth the time. You'll also have your own driver so you can still go a your own pace. This safari explores most of th distinct regions of the country: The Fish River Canyon, the sands and red dunes of Sossusvlei and the Kalhari; the icy, life-filled coasts at Swakopmund and Walvis Bay; the stark plains of Damaraland, with their desert-adapted elephants; and the amazing wildlife abundance on the savannah of Etosha. You'll also get to visit the world famous AfriCats foundation before heading back to Windhoek for your flight home.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Windhoek
    Windhoek
    • Transfer - Private - International Airport - Vehicle/Driver(6)
  • Day 2 Windhoek to Kalahari/Marientel
    Windhoek to Kalahari/Marientel
    • Windhoek - Kalahari/Marientel [3 hours] - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Bagatelle Ranch Nature Scenic Drive & Sundowners - Drive/Sundowner
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3 Kalahari/Marientel to Fish River Canyon
    Kalahari/Marientel to Fish River Canyon
    • Kalahari/Marientel - Fish River Canyon [7 hours via The Quiver Tree Forest and Giant's Playground] - 4X4/Guide(5)
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 Fish River Canyon
    Fish River Canyon
    • Private - Fish River Canyon Excurson - 4X4/Guide(5)
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 Fish River Canyon to Lüderitz
    Fish River Canyon to Lüderitz
    • Fish River Canyon - Lüderitz [5 hours via Aus and the Desert Horses] - 4X4/Guide(5)
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Lüderitz
    Lüderitz
    • Tour - Private - Kolmonskop Ghost Town and Diaz Cross - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Lüderitz to Namtib Biosphere Reserve
    Lüderitz to Namtib Biosphere Reserve
    • Lüderitz - Namtib Biosphere Reserve [6 Hours ] - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Namtib Desert Lodge Optional Activities - Optional Activities
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 8 Namtib Biosphere Reserve to Sossusvlei
    Namtib Biosphere Reserve to Sossusvlei
    • Namtib Biosphere Reserve - Sossusvlei [4 Hours via Duwsib Castle] - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Wolwedans Activities
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 9 Sossusvlei
    Sossusvlei
    • Tour - Private - Dunes and Seserim Canyon - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Hoodia Desert Lodge Optional Activities
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 10 Sossusvlei to Swakopmund
    Sossusvlei to Swakopmund
    • Sossusvlei - Swakopmund [6 Hours] - 4X4/Guide(5)
  • Day 11 Swakopmund
    Swakopmund
    • Tour - Shared - Marine Dune Day - Dolphin Cruise and Sandwich Harbor with lunch - Vehicle/Driver/Guide(5)
  • Day 12 Swakopmund to Palmwag
    Swakopmund to Palmwag
    • Swakopmund - Palmwag [7 hours via the Skeleton Coast and Cape Cross ] - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Grootberg Lodge Optional Activities - Optional
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 13 Palmwag
    Palmwag
    • Grootberg Lodge Rhino Tracking - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Grootberg Lodge Nature Drive - Afternoon Drive
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 14 Palmwag to Etosha
    Palmwag to Etosha
    • Palmwag - Etosha Park - South Gate [5 Hours ] - 4X4/Guide(5)
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 15 Etosha
    Etosha
    • Tour - Private - Full Day Game Drive - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Park Fees - Vehicle/Guide(5)
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 16 Etosha Park - South Gate to Otjiwarongo
    Etosha Park - South Gate to Otjiwarongo
    • Etosha Park - South Gate - Otjiwarongo [4 Hours] - 4X4/Guide(5)
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 17 Otjiwarongo
    Otjiwarongo
    • Vehicle and Guide at disposal - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Okonjima Activities (Included)
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 18 Otjiwarongo
    Otjiwarongo
    • Otjiwarongo - Windhoek [4 Hours] - 4X4/Guide(5)
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Day 1: Windhoek

Enjoy your private transfer to or from Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport.

Accommodation: Elegant Guesthouse

The Elegant Guesthouse is situated in the up-market residential area of Klein Windhoek. This modern, up-market Guesthouse consists of 6 luxurious en-suite double rooms and a fully equipped boardroom.  The guests can indulge in the contemporary flair and stylish surroundings of The Elegant Guesthouse. During your time at The Elegant Guesthouse, they will endeavor to make your stay as comfortable as possible and to provide you with personalized service and genuine hospitality.  This Guest House is sure to impress as it holds the "Elegant Guesthouse: HAN Silver Award for 2012".  Enjoy several amenities including 24 hour wireless internet, the beautiful garden swimming pool and various others.  During your time at The Elegant Guesthouse, guests will endeavor to make your stay as comfortable as possible and to provide you with personalized service and genuine hospitality.

Windhoek
Windhoek
Exterior
Exterior

Day 2: Windhoek - Kalahari/Marientel

After breakfast departure from Windhoek and drive via Rehoboth, the centre of Namibia’s Baster community. From here you will head into the red dunes of the Kalahari Desert.

You will meet up with others at the lodge for a scenic drive and sundowner. ‘Nature drives’ during the early morning and late afternoon will enable you not only to view the diversified animal and bird life, but also the unique dune topography and vegetation. After an afternoon drive enjoy a traditional sundowner on a red Kalahari sand dune. It is the perfect way to watch the sun sink away into the distant dune.

Accommodation: Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

The Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch combines design and décor, materials and furnishings, gardens and natural settings, to ensure guests live their dream of an African Safari. The lodge lies on the edge of the Southern Kalahari in the mixed tree and shrub Savanna.  The ranch is characterized by huge red sands dunes running parallel, and in a northern-westernly to south-easternly direction. The valleys in between the parallel dunes are commonly known as ‘streets’.  A rambling old farmhouse was extensively altered, upgraded and renovated to not only serve as a residence, but also as the main center of the Lodge. An entrance hall leads to the reception, lounge, dining room, library, bar and cellar at the Game Ranch.  The Spirit of the African atmosphere, coupled with service delivered with graciousness and charm, in a luxurious setting, providing excellent value and unforgettable memories for the discerning traveler.

Kalahari
Kalahari
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

Day 3: Kalahari/Marientel - Fish River Canyon

This morning you will depart the red sands of the Kalhari and head south to one of the largest canyons in the world, the Fish River Canyon.The Fish River is the longest interior river in Namibia. It cuts deep into the plateau which is today dry, stony and sparsely covered with hardy drought-resistant plants. The river flows intermittently, usually flooding in late summer; the rest of the year it becomes a chain of long narrow pools. At the lower end of the Fish River Canyon, the hot springs resort of Ai-Ais is situated. On your way to the canyon you'll stop to see the famous quiver trees along with Giant's Playground.

Accommodation: Cañon Lodge

Canon Lodge is situated on the 520 square kilometer, privately owned Gondwana Canyon Park.  It is only 20kms from the main viewpoint of Fish River Canyon and is built from natural materials, including local rock and thatch roofs.  The lodge is an ideal starting point for visits to the Fish River Canyon.  The Canon Lodge's main area lies in the shelter of a granite hilltop, and the lodge itself has been built amongst enormous boulders, designed to blend in with the natural environment. The reception, an indoor restaurant and the bar area can be found here. There is a safe in reception for the safekeeping of valuables if necessary. As the building has been constructed by using mostly local stone, the interior is cool, but lacks natural sunlight.  An old farmhouse, originally built in 1908 by three Bavarian brothers, has been restored to serve as the Canon Lodge Restaurant.  It has a magnificent view of the canyon landscape, which makes dining in the restaurant a truly unforgettable experience.  Spaced evenly amongst the tall weather-beaten granite boulders are 25 thatched, wooden bungalows.  All units are equipped with comfortable beds, en-suite bathrooms, a fan and mosquito nets.  Be sure to enjoy the various activities to participate in including unguided morning hikes, Canyon and scenic drives, horse-riding and a guided sunset walk. Take in the superb scenery in this haunting, arid landscape.

Fish River Canyon
Fish River Canyon
Canon Lodge
Canon Lodge

Day 4: Fish River Canyon

Today you'll meet up with your guide to explore the Fish River Canyon.You will be able to view the spectacular northern fringes of the Fish River Canyon from various vantage points. Here the impressive surrounding rock formation provides many interesting hours for enthusiastic nature lovers. There are some great walking trails around the lodge that your guide can take you on later on in the afternoon.

Accommodation: Cañon Lodge
Fish River Canyon
Fish River Canyon

Day 5: Fish River Canyon - Lüderitz

The next leg of the journey takes us via the small historic village of Aus and through the vast barren expanse of the Prohibited Diamond Area, to Luderitz. En route you may also get to see the wild horses as they roam the sparsely vegetated plains of the Namib Desert in small groups. Over the decades they have conquered the desert as their habitat. They come to drink from the trough at Garub, some 20 km west of Aus. From a hide you can watch the horses and take pictures. We'll continue on to Luderitz which is renowned for its old-world charm and distinctly German colonial architecture. Set around the bay, with their original gables, winding stairwells, verandas, turrets and bay- and bow windows still intact, these buildings have a unique character.

Accommodation: The Nest Hotel

The Nest Hotel is situated directly on Lüderitz bay with its own private beach. All rooms are sea facing. A variety of fresh seafood, including the famous Lüderitz oyster and lobster, is served in the Penguin Restaurant. Outstanding and personalised service is a matter of course at this four star Hotel.

Lüderitz
Lüderitz
Nest Hotel
Nest Hotel

Day 6: Lüderitz

After breakfast you will visit Kolmanskop, a ghost town that was abandoned over 40 years ago and now gives a fascinating insight into the area's great diamond boom. A few of the buildings have been restored, but many are left exactly as they were, and now the surrounding dunes are gradually burying them. Return to Lüderitz. After a short sightseeing tour of Lüderitz, you will go on an afternoon excursion to the Diaz cross where the daring Portuguese sailors erected a stone pillar in the 1480’s.

Accommodation: The Nest Hotel
Diaz Cross
Diaz Cross

Day 7: Lüderitz - Namtib Biosphere Reserve

After breakfast your journey leads once more through the Diamond Prohibited Area via Aus and Helmeringhausen to Farm Namtib. Experience the daily life of a farmer in the south.

Through close personal contact with the family at Namtib Desert Lodge, you get to now experience the typical Namibian farm life and you will find out a lot of interesting information about the famous Namib Desert, the fascinating Tiras Mountains and the fauna and flora of Southern Namibia. You'll have the option of going on nature walks, scenic drives on the property, birdwatching and amazing star gazing.

Accommodation: Namtib Desert Lodge

At Namtib Desert Lodge you will find your genuine Namibian experience in typical Namibian farmstyle accomodations in the middle of the vast Namib desert.

Dunes in Namtib Desert
Dunes in Namtib Desert
Namtib Desert Lodge
Namtib Desert Lodge

Day 8: Namtib Biosphere Reserve - Sossusvlei

Today you travel through some of Namibia’s most spectacular sceneries. Vast expanses of yellow savannah are dotted with bushes and solitary camelthorn trees. Distant mountain ranges take on different nuances of purple and blue as the day progresses. En route you visit the Duwisib Castle, which was built by Baron von Wolff for his American wife Jayta in 1909. The furnishings and paintings were imported from Germany. Your destination is Sossusvlei.

Soar the desert skies in a hot air balloon, embark on a fly-in day safari to some of the most remote natural wonders in Namibia or experience the true magnitude of NamibRand on a walking safari…

Whether you discover nature’s miracles on foot, by land rover or from the air you will be astounded by the multi-faceted desert habitat, home to the most intriguing desert-adapted flora and fauna. Scenic drives and/or flights and nature walks with resident field guides reveal the fascinating wonders of the NamibRand Nature Reserve as do picnics in the wild, sundowners on the dunes and dinners by candlelight.

Accommodation: Desert Homestead

The Desert Homestead lies approximately 32km's southeast of Sesriem. The wide grassy valley is sheltered by the Nubib, Tsaris and Naukluft mountains with a view reaching the distant dunes of the Namib Desert in the west.  In this exuisite position, we offer simple but stylish accomodation in thatched chalets which were designed with the fragile beauty of this remarkable environment in mind. The Desert Homestead will ensure you an unrivalled experience in the desert extremes, tranquil surroundings, Alfresco dining, delectably fresh farm cuisine, refreshing dips in the pool, stunning sunsets and sunrises are basic pleasures at the Lodge.

Sossussvlei
Sossussvlei
Desert Homestead Lodge
Desert Homestead Lodge

Day 9: Sossusvlei

Early morning visit to Sossusvlei. It is surrounded by possibly the highest dunes in the world and is filled only with water in years when exceptionally good rainfall is received. After spending time in the dunes you will visit the Sesriem Canyon. It is said that the canyon got its name during the time of the ox wagon, when a person had to use six harness straps to haul water from the bottom of the canyon. Please note that if you're not using a 4X4 throughout the trip you will take a 4X4 shuttle into the dunes.

During your stay you can add any of the following activities. Book them in advance or during your stay at Hoodia Desert Lodge.

  • Sossusvlei Tour - Join us at sunrise on our professional guided tour to Sossusvlei, discover the world of dunes, vlei's and photographic beauty of the desert. As a highlight enjoy an exclusive dune lunch with fine wines, delicious food and ice cold beverages. End this life time experience with a hike in the Sesriem Canyon and head back to Hoodia Desert Lodge in the 4X4 safari vehicle in the late afternoon.
  • Sun Downer - Experience the tranquility and magic of the Namibian sunset. We'd love to spoil you with fine wines, traditional sundowner drinks and snacks at a private set up on one of our selected outlook points overlooking the Namib Desert.
  • Extra Activities - On request we can arrange a Balloon Safari over Sossusvlei, Horse Trails in the Namib Desert, Scenic & Helicopter Flights over Sossusvlei and Quad Bike Adventures in the area.

Accommodation: Desert Homestead
Walking Dune 'Safari'
Walking Dune 'Safari'
Dead Vlei
Dead Vlei

Day 10: Sossusvlei - Swakopmund

Meet with your guide and head off to Swakopmund today. The route takes you north via the Kuiseb Canyon to Swakopmund. Highlights en route include a drive to the “Moon Landscape” and the ancient desert plant, “Welwitschia mirabilis”. Swakopmund is a quaint desert town with old-world charm and relaxed atmosphere, hedged by desert and sea, its beauty is enhanced by lush green lawns and palm trees.

Accommodation: The Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre

The Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre is a centrally positioned four-star hotel. It is built in and around the old Station Building in Swakopmund and dates back to 1901. After extensive renovations, it has been restored to its former Victorian glory, and has been opened as one of the towns premier hotel's since the end of 1994. The hotel boast of it's 'combined architectural beauty with first-world comfort.

Swakopmund
Swakopmund
The Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre
The Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre

Day 11: Swakopmund

This marine dune day gives you the ultimate combination of a leisure cruise on the Atlantic Ocean, a delicious lunch on the beach or in the dunes and a 4x4 ride in the breathtaking Sandwich Harbour area of the Namib Naukluft Park. The day starts with a marine cruise in the morning at 09h00. You get a chance to see flying pelicans, seals, the Walvis Bay Harbour, old boat wrecks, dolphins and during season even whales and turtles. Around 11h30, your skipper will drop you off at a deserted beach at the Jetty at Pelican Point, where your Sandwich Harbour 4x4 guide will meet you with a Land Rover. You will see the Kuiseb River Delta, flamingoes, the saltpans and the wetlands just north of the Sandwich Harbour Lagoon. If weather and tides allow, the drive goes right to the Sandwich Harbour Lagoon, one of Southern Africa’s richest and unique wetlands. If vehicles cannot make it there due to tides, you will have the time to walk 4 – 5 kms. Alternatively, you will get a chance to see the Lagoon area from one of the many beautiful lookout spots. You will have plenty of time to take photos, when the big dunes in Sandwich Harbour are crossed. En route, a light meal with snacks and salads as well as oysters and sparkling wine are dished up. The oysters here are amongst the best in the world. On the return drive to Walvis Bay, more giant dunes are crossed, including the big roaring dunes. Arrive in Walvis Bay at app 16h30.

Accommodation: The Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre
Bottlenosen Dolphins
Bottlenosen Dolphins

Day 12: Swakopmund - Palmwag

Departure from Swakopmund along the Atlantic Coast towards the North. Visit the lichen fields near Wlotzka’s Baken before continuing to Henties Bay, a small holiday resort. Onwards to the seal colony at Cape Cross. After visiting the seals, the journey continues via Ugabmund to the southern Skeleton Coast Park to inspect a shipwreck. You leave the Skeleton Coast Park in the early afternoon via Springbokwasser and can experience the harsh transition from the Namib Desert to the Damaraland highlands with its impressive landscape and ragged valleys.

While at Grootberg you can choose many activities such as Elephant or Rhino Tracking, Guided walks, a cultural visit to the Ovahimba Tribes, Nature Drives or even a horseback safari. These activities can be booked and paid for at the lodge or ask your trip specialist to arrange this prior to travelling.

Accommodation: Grootberg Lodge

Grootberg Lodge is a landmark in Namibia for the tourism industry as it is the first middle-market establishment in the country that is 100% owned by the conservancy it  is located on a large private concession in the remote northwest of Namibia. Perched on the edge of the Grootberg Plateau, it probably has the most spectacular views of any lodge in Namibia.  The purpose of the Grootberg Lodge is not only to offer a professional service, great surroundings, extremely good food, well-trained guides and exceptionally good local management but, at the same time, to benefit the local community thanks to the revenues generated by the Lodge.

Grootberg Lodge
Grootberg Lodge

Day 13: Palmwag

Departure is at 6.00am after an early breakfast at the lodge. The guide, along with the game trackers will take you in an open 4x4 game vehicle down to the Klip River. Part of the tracking will take place on foot, with the possibility of between 1 to 3 hours walk at the most. At lunchtime there will be a stop near the springs where you can enjoy some refreshments. It's almost a full day activity going along bumpy roads and walking in rocky terrain, so not advisable for the faint-hearted. Damaraland is one of the few last places where the wildlife roams freely thus cannot guarantee sightings.

Today you'll join up with others from the lodge for a Nature Drive. The lodge offers scenic drives down to the Klip River Valley where permanent springs provide water for the local population of zebras, antelopes and occasionally elephants, lions and black rhinos. Springboks, kudu and oryx are a permanent fixture and even the nervous and shy klipspringers are sometimes seen leaping about on the steep cliffs of the mountain as if they were flying.

Accommodation: Grootberg Lodge
Nature Drive
Nature Drive
Rhino Tracking
Rhino Tracking

Day 14: Palmwag - Etosha

You will travel via the Grootberg Pass to Kamanjab and further on the tarred road to the Etosha National Park. Afternoon arrival at your lodge in the southern end of the Etosha National Park. At the heart of this National Park is the Etosha Pan, a vast dry shallow depression. Perennial springs feed the waterholes along the southern verge, which attract a myriad of animal species.

Accommodation: Andersson`s Camp

The newly-built Andersson's Camp is located in the Ongava Game Reserve, situated only 4.5kms from Etosha National Park's western gate. The Reserve is dominated by Mopane woodland, whilst a low range of dolomite hills, the Ondundozonanandana Range, provide relief to the otherwise flat surrounding area. Andersson's Camp is the ideal location for a comfortable, modern-day exploration of both the Ongava Game Reserve and Namibia's Etosha Park.  The Reserve has a healthy population of both black and white rhino. Populations of the endemic Anchieta's dwarf python, striped tree squirrel and a localized subspecies of rock hyrax, can also be found here.  On either side of the main farmhouse are 20 new luxury tents for the guests comfort.  Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast and wonderful cuisine from the chef's 'a la carte' menu, wine and dine under the stars, have a drink or simply relax around the inviting camp fire. 

Etosha
Etosha
Andersson's Camp
Andersson's Camp

Day 15: Etosha

Today you'll spend the day searching for the Big 5 in Etosha National Park.

Accommodation: Andersson`s Camp
Cheetah in Etosha
Cheetah in Etosha

Day 16: Etosha Park - South Gate - Otjiwarongo

Today you will drive south via Tsumeb, Otavi and Otjiwarongo to Okonjima Lodge which is home of the Africat Foundation. The foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and protection of the Namibian wild cats in particular the leopard and cheetah.

Accommodation: Okonjima Plains Camp

The Okonjima Plains Camp design honours the Okonjima cattle-farming history. In the early 1920’s, Okonjima became a cattle farm and was bought by Val (VJ) & Rose Hanssen in 1970. They were well-established Brahman breeders and continued to farm cattle until the need for solutions to increasing livestock losses became pertinent and post-independence interest in Namibia as a tourist destination, escalated. In 1993, the herds of Brahman and Jersey cattle were sold, changing the face of Okonjima as well as that of Carnivore Conservation. The Barn/ Entertainment area includes, the dining and lounge area, the pool and the curio-shop; and hosts the 3-tier accommodation facility. Plains Camp is family and wheel-chair friendly.

Okonjima Plains Camp
Okonjima Plains Camp

Day 17: Otjiwarongo

Today you'll have access to your vehicle and guide. You can discuss all of the possibilities with your guide. All park or entrance fees can be paid direct.

The Okonjima Lodge includes the following activities;
THE AFRICAT FOUNDATION: AfriCat is a non-profit organisation set up to conserve and protect threatened cheetah, leopard, and other wild carnivores of Namibia.  Visitors will be able to observe some of this programme at work and learn more about these amazing and beautiful animals.

LEOPARD VIEWING: Leopards are frequently seen, giving visitors an opportunity to observe these magnificent predators that are ‘radio-tracked’ from our game-viewing vehicles. The leopards roam freely and catch their own prey within the 4 500ha & 16 000ha rehabilitation nature reserves. These cats however, are notoriously people-shy and sightings are not guaranteed.

THE CHEETAH PROJECT: Offers visitors a valuable insight into the ‘welfare work’ of The AfriCat Foundation.

LARGE CARNIVORE TRACKING ON FOOT: Visitors are invited to participate on foot in the radio-tracking of the rehabilitated Cheetahs or the Spotted Hyaenas on the Tracking Trail within the 4 500ha & 16 000ha rehabilitation nature reserves.

BUSHMAN TRAIL: Experience a day in the life of a Bushman. It constitutes an easy walking trail and is highly informative. Guests get to learn about the art of making traditional artefacts and how the San adapt and survive in an unforgiving wilderness environment. Participation is welcomed!

Accommodation: Okonjima Plains Camp
Cheetah Cub whispers to his Mom
Cheetah Cub whispers to his Mom

Day 18: Otjiwarongo

This morning you will meet your guide and depart from Otijwarongo and drive to Windhoek. This drive will take approximately 4 hours.

Accommodation:
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Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
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Elegant Guesthouse : Windhoek

The Elegant Guesthouse is situated in the up-market residential area of Klein Windhoek. This modern, up-market Guesthouse consists of 6 luxurious en-suite double rooms and a fully equipped boardroom.  The guests can indulge in the contemporary flair and stylish surroundings of The Elegant Guesthouse. During your time at The Elegant Guesthouse, they will endeavor to make your stay as comfortable as possible and to provide you with personalized service and genuine hospitality.  This Guest House is sure to impress as it holds the "Elegant Guesthouse: HAN Silver Award for 2012".  Enjoy several amenities including 24 hour wireless internet, the beautiful garden swimming pool and various others.  During your time at The Elegant Guesthouse, guests will endeavor to make your stay as comfortable as possible and to provide you with personalized service and genuine hospitality.

Exterior
Exterior
The Elegant Guesthouse Pool
The Elegant Guesthouse Pool

Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch: Kalahari/Marientel

The Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch combines design and décor, materials and furnishings, gardens and natural settings, to ensure guests live their dream of an African Safari. The lodge lies on the edge of the Southern Kalahari in the mixed tree and shrub Savanna.  The ranch is characterized by huge red sands dunes running parallel, and in a northern-westernly to south-easternly direction. The valleys in between the parallel dunes are commonly known as ‘streets’.  A rambling old farmhouse was extensively altered, upgraded and renovated to not only serve as a residence, but also as the main center of the Lodge. An entrance hall leads to the reception, lounge, dining room, library, bar and cellar at the Game Ranch.  The Spirit of the African atmosphere, coupled with service delivered with graciousness and charm, in a luxurious setting, providing excellent value and unforgettable memories for the discerning traveler.

Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch
Garden Court Room
Garden Court Room

Cañon Lodge: Fish River Canyon

Canon Lodge is situated on the 520 square kilometer, privately owned Gondwana Canyon Park.  It is only 20kms from the main viewpoint of Fish River Canyon and is built from natural materials, including local rock and thatch roofs.  The lodge is an ideal starting point for visits to the Fish River Canyon.  The Canon Lodge's main area lies in the shelter of a granite hilltop, and the lodge itself has been built amongst enormous boulders, designed to blend in with the natural environment. The reception, an indoor restaurant and the bar area can be found here. There is a safe in reception for the safekeeping of valuables if necessary. As the building has been constructed by using mostly local stone, the interior is cool, but lacks natural sunlight.  An old farmhouse, originally built in 1908 by three Bavarian brothers, has been restored to serve as the Canon Lodge Restaurant.  It has a magnificent view of the canyon landscape, which makes dining in the restaurant a truly unforgettable experience.  Spaced evenly amongst the tall weather-beaten granite boulders are 25 thatched, wooden bungalows.  All units are equipped with comfortable beds, en-suite bathrooms, a fan and mosquito nets.  Be sure to enjoy the various activities to participate in including unguided morning hikes, Canyon and scenic drives, horse-riding and a guided sunset walk. Take in the superb scenery in this haunting, arid landscape.

Canon Lodge
Canon Lodge
bedroom
bedroom

The Nest Hotel: Lüderitz

The Nest Hotel is situated directly on Lüderitz bay with its own private beach. All rooms are sea facing. A variety of fresh seafood, including the famous Lüderitz oyster and lobster, is served in the Penguin Restaurant. Outstanding and personalised service is a matter of course at this four star Hotel.

Nest Hotel
Nest Hotel

Namtib Desert Lodge: Namtib Biosphere Reserve

At Namtib Desert Lodge you will find your genuine Namibian experience in typical Namibian farmstyle accomodations in the middle of the vast Namib desert.

Namtib Desert Lodge
Namtib Desert Lodge

Desert Homestead : Sossusvlei

The Desert Homestead lies approximately 32km's southeast of Sesriem. The wide grassy valley is sheltered by the Nubib, Tsaris and Naukluft mountains with a view reaching the distant dunes of the Namib Desert in the west.  In this exuisite position, we offer simple but stylish accomodation in thatched chalets which were designed with the fragile beauty of this remarkable environment in mind. The Desert Homestead will ensure you an unrivalled experience in the desert extremes, tranquil surroundings, Alfresco dining, delectably fresh farm cuisine, refreshing dips in the pool, stunning sunsets and sunrises are basic pleasures at the Lodge.

Desert Homestead Lodge
Desert Homestead Lodge

The Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre: Swakopmund

The Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre is a centrally positioned four-star hotel. It is built in and around the old Station Building in Swakopmund and dates back to 1901. After extensive renovations, it has been restored to its former Victorian glory, and has been opened as one of the towns premier hotel's since the end of 1994. The hotel boast of it's 'combined architectural beauty with first-world comfort.

The Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre
The Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre

Grootberg Lodge : Palmwag

Grootberg Lodge is a landmark in Namibia for the tourism industry as it is the first middle-market establishment in the country that is 100% owned by the conservancy it  is located on a large private concession in the remote northwest of Namibia. Perched on the edge of the Grootberg Plateau, it probably has the most spectacular views of any lodge in Namibia.  The purpose of the Grootberg Lodge is not only to offer a professional service, great surroundings, extremely good food, well-trained guides and exceptionally good local management but, at the same time, to benefit the local community thanks to the revenues generated by the Lodge.

Grootberg Lodge
Grootberg Lodge

Andersson`s Camp : Etosha

The newly-built Andersson's Camp is located in the Ongava Game Reserve, situated only 4.5kms from Etosha National Park's western gate. The Reserve is dominated by Mopane woodland, whilst a low range of dolomite hills, the Ondundozonanandana Range, provide relief to the otherwise flat surrounding area. Andersson's Camp is the ideal location for a comfortable, modern-day exploration of both the Ongava Game Reserve and Namibia's Etosha Park.  The Reserve has a healthy population of both black and white rhino. Populations of the endemic Anchieta's dwarf python, striped tree squirrel and a localized subspecies of rock hyrax, can also be found here.  On either side of the main farmhouse are 20 new luxury tents for the guests comfort.  Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast and wonderful cuisine from the chef's 'a la carte' menu, wine and dine under the stars, have a drink or simply relax around the inviting camp fire. 

Andersson's Camp
Andersson's Camp
Andersson's Camp - Guest Room
Andersson's Camp - Guest Room

Okonjima Plains Camp: Otjiwarongo

The Okonjima Plains Camp design honours the Okonjima cattle-farming history. In the early 1920’s, Okonjima became a cattle farm and was bought by Val (VJ) & Rose Hanssen in 1970. They were well-established Brahman breeders and continued to farm cattle until the need for solutions to increasing livestock losses became pertinent and post-independence interest in Namibia as a tourist destination, escalated. In 1993, the herds of Brahman and Jersey cattle were sold, changing the face of Okonjima as well as that of Carnivore Conservation. The Barn/ Entertainment area includes, the dining and lounge area, the pool and the curio-shop; and hosts the 3-tier accommodation facility. Plains Camp is family and wheel-chair friendly.

Okonjima Plains Camp
Okonjima Plains Camp
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  • Cathleen Werblin — July 07, 2015 — Africa

    The entire trip went without a flaw. Everything lived up to my dreams and Kensington did an outstanding job in arranging tours and guides to exceed our expectations.

  • TiaRazon — May 11, 2015 — Africa

    We were a group of 5 to Morocco. We were impressed at how seamless our private guided tour went. Accommodations were five star, the choice of family run hotels, beautifully appointed with Moroccan furnishings and large breakfasts, contributed to our experience. Our guide, Ishmail and driver, Abdul, made us feel like family. Ishmail showed off his country with pride, listened to our needs and was flexible to our style and speed of travel. We couldn't be happier with our Kensington experience beginning with the pre-planning in the US with Lily Baffour. Thank you very much for a memorable experience!

  • JamesSmith — May 12, 2015 — Africa

    Our guide, Chakim, was fantastic, and our driver was excellent. We were very pleased with our accommodations. Only negative comments would be the villa in Essaouira (room, food, service not good although people very nice), and, while probably not an issue for other travelers, we were disappointed that we could not relax over a glass of wine at the end of our journey because Hotel Le Doge did not offer alcoholic beverages. We are currently scheduled with Kensington Tours for India in November and we are now planning on scheduling with Kensington for all our trips - right now that would be Thailand to Mynamar, and Egypt with Dubai extension. We are extremely happy with Kensington Tours and their travel agents. We would recommend Lily Balfour to anyone.

  • EarleBarnwell — April 08, 2015 — Africa

    Kensington and its partners did not miss a single deadline, appointment or function to our total satisfaction. The result, no stress and total enjoyment.

  • StephenReeves — April 08, 2015 — Africa

    Christine was absolutely superb both in helping us frame and develop a custom tour as well as in constant follow up until we left. Inevitably things will change on the ground when trips are planned in advance and Christine was consistently on top of the changes and advised us accordingly. As first time travelers to Kenya and Tanzania Christine's advice and guidance was simply excellent. Rose, in Kensington's Nairobi office was likewise superb. Totally responsive to our needs, she helped make a few final adjustments while we were there. Once again, an exceptional experience made possible by Kensington.

  • Sachi Gowda — December 15, 2014 — Africa

    We are extremely happy with your service from beginning to end and we had very a memorable trip.

  • Ronald Jones — December 12, 2014 — Africa

    I cannot express how fabulous our trip was!! I know it was made that way thanks to ALL the kind, knowledgable, and helpful people that you all placed in our path. Many went above and beyond to make our experience even more positive. From drivers, to guides, to hotel staff---we met some wonderful people that we can now call friends. Thank you Christine and Kensington tours for this once in a lifetime African adventure!

  • RonJones — December 15, 2014 — Africa

    Christine, our family trip was ALL we wanted it to be. The hotel accommodations in the cities were GREAT. We needed to make some room assignment adjustments but that's to be expected with a large family with children and same names.

    I don't know where/how ya'll got those guides but...KEEP'EM! In both Cape Town and Joberg the guys knew their cities and environs excellently. Their English was very good...so good in fact that several got the sarcasm and even joked some. I do apologize if we over-tipped. I relied on each family to tip their own driver but, I wasn't sure of their "sense of what was right" so I followed up with something for each.

    Simbavati was "PERFECT". As much as Glenda and I really liked Ngala, I do not think they could have handled a family as well...UNLESS, they had accommodations we did not see.

    Please rest assured when ever I plan to travel on a multi-dimensional trip in the future, for sure with a group, or maybe just Glenda and I, I'll be calling Kensington... Christine and Donna specifically. And most definitely, anytime I can recommend a travel professional, your company and you two will be mentioned by name!

    Thank you again Christine...you presented us the exact trip we dreamed about for our family and your folks on the ground made it happen! I sincerely hope you, Donna and everyone else involved have a most Blessed Christmas and a wonderful, successful New Year!

  • Bruce Lundstrom — December 15, 2014 — Africa

    Morocco has a lot to offer. Food, historic sites, craftsmen (rugs, jewelry, ceramics, furniture, etc.), natural beauty, roads and infrastructure, and a reasonably safe environment. Both Guide (Abdel) and Driver were excellent. Service-oriented, timely and easy going. Abdel was not afraid to speak his mind, offer suggestions and give us feedback on ideas. We enjoyed their company.

  • AlbertLind — December 09, 2014 — Africa

    A truly wonderful trip......first class accommodations and service in each venue....the guides were knowledgable and went out of their way to insure that we could see and understand Africa. Capetown is a fascinating city, Sabi Sands an extraordinary private game preserve, and Zimbabwe with Victoria Falls and the Victoria Falls Hotel a once in a lifetime experience. For those who want to visit Africa we enthusiastically recommend Kensington Tours. And Jolene Plant stayed with us in every step during the planning of our trip and itinerary. We saw as much of Africa as much as anyone can during our two weeks vacation.

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