Example Trip Itinerary
Meet and greet at Windhoek airport
Private transfer to your hotel in Windhoek
Accommodation in Windhoek
- 16 rooms
- Swimming Pool
- Wine Cellar
Housed in a turreted castle built by Count Schwerin for his fiancee and with fabulous views over Windhoek, this Relais & Chateaux property is hands down the most luxurious place to stay in the capital city. The sixteen rooms are contemporary and chic with a traditional twist, very well-equipped and highly comfortable. A quiet sanctuary in the midst of the city, the hotel’s gardens and pool are a joy to relax in and a nearby golf course means getting in a couple of holes before your flight home or a good way to begin your trip, is pleasingly straightforward. A fantastic restaurant and with tables set up on the wonderful terrace outside, means very few guests choose to dine out.
- Seven suites
- Bar and lounge
- Swimming pool
Your home before you venture off into the barren and beautiful Namibian Desert, this stylish boutique hotel is hidden away in the Eastern corner of Namibia’s capital and only proclaimed city, Windhoek. The city itself is the seat of the country’s cultural and administrative powers but despite this, it remains one of the smallest capitals in the world with just 250,000 residents. The Olive reflects Windhoek’s small size, providing a cosy but luxurious bolt-hole with great access to the surrounding wilderness. Reminders of the prevalent Namibian culture are spread throughout the hotel as the modern is combined with the traditional. Rough-hewn wooden benches sit on plush carpets around sculpted granite coffee tables, animal-skin rugs lay beneath large beds covered in crisp white cotton and wide glass doors lead out onto your personal terrace for a view across the small city.
Windhoek is one of the smallest capital cities in the world with a population of just 234,000, but it is home to some fascinating buildings with typical German architecture. You could also visit the National Botanical Gardens which has the densest stand of mountain aloes in Namibia. The restaurants in town are good with delicious game meat on offer to those who fancy trying it.
Private transfer to Eros airport
Private charter flight to Etosha
Etosha National Park
Private transfer to your lodge or camp in Etosha National Park
Lodges and Camps in Etosha National Park
- Three luxury villas
- Private plunge pool
- Main lounge and dining area
Set high on a hill overlooking Ongava Private Reserve’s plains along the south-west border of Etosha National Park, Little Ongava comprises just three luxury villas, offering privacy and the utmost comfort. Each of the thatched villas feels like a home, with a king sized bed, beautiful open bathroom, fireplace, private plunge pool and veranda making the most of the surrounding panorama. A board walk snakes through the rocks connecting the villas to a main lounge and dining area that looks down onto a watering hole below, a real draw to wildlife throughout the night. Activities in the reserve include game drives, rhino tracking, nature walks, birding and use of a wildlife hide. There are also excursions into the neighbouring Etosha National Park.
- 13 Chalets
- 1 Family Room
- Swimming Pool
Ongava Lodge is situated on the slopes of a rocky outcrop within Ongava Reserve and its surrounding scenery is astoundingly attractive with large open plains blending into Mopane tree woodlands and granite ridges. 14 rock-and-thatch en-suite chalets, one of which is a family suite with two bedrooms. The main lounge, dining and pool area is situated on the foothills of the Ondundozonanandana Range, overlooking a floodlit waterhole and a vast beautiful plain. You’ll be accommodated in luxury air-conditioned thatched chalets with private veranda, all with en-suite bathrooms. This lovely property offers you the full Etosha experience whilst providing superb accommodation and service, as well as night drives and nature walks on the reserve.
- Seven tents and one family suite
- Swimming pool
- Watering hole
- Dining area and bar
At the foot of one of Ongava Game Reserve’s dolomite hills, the Tented Camp sits immersed in mopane woodland that is rife with game and birdlife. There are seven large, classic safari tents sat on decks with shaded verandas from which you can watch wandering antelope. Inside, you’ll find a large bed leading around to an en suite bathroom and an open-air shower. There is also a family suite consisting of two tents linked by a walkway that can sleep four people. The main area, built of stone, canvas and thatch, fronts onto a busy waterhole where much of the reserves wildlife can be viewed while floating in the swimming pool. Enjoy game drives and guided walks within the expansive reserve itself, a great place to spot both black and white rhino, or take excursions into the adjacent Etosha National Park to see it’s stunning salt pan.
- 11 Bush Suites
- 1 Sultan Suite
- 1 Honeymoon Suite
- Swimming Pool
The Onguma Fort is built in the perfect spot to give guests arguably one of the best sunset views in the whole of Namibia overlooking the beautiful scarceness of the Etosha Pans, bedecked with its wild animals and hundreds of camel thorn trees. Upon arriving at The Fort, you will be received by a very friendly team of staff, and the massive raw walls, stunning stone cladded features and a huge tower with the views toward Etosha and Fisher’s Pan from within the private Onguma Game Reserve. Combining a tangibly ethnic African feel with a touch of Moroccan and Indian, plus a selection of the most beautiful antique windows and doors, the Fort’s decoration is both surreal and authentic. Twelve mini suites, all situated adjacent to the Main Fort extending on both sides to the south and the north, each is completely private and about 50 metres apart from one another. They are equipped with a bar fridge, telephone and an air cooling system for those warmer days. The spacious bathroom has both an inside shower as well as an outside shower area. From every area of the room, wooden decks lead you towards the outside seating area and sun loungers for just relaxing and enjoying the extraordinary view. The one and only Sultan Suite is situated inside the Main Tower of the main complex. It has a large, beautifully designed bedroom that leads into a lounge area and out onto a private viewing deck. The lounge is equipped with a satellite television system, a bar fridge and telephone facilities. And for those warm evenings, you have an air cooling system as well. The large bathroom has a wonderful open shower area, as well as a bath in which to relax and reflect upon your day’s experiences.
- 7 Luxury Tents
- Central Tent with Pool, Decking, Dining Area and Lounge
Onguma marries the timeless appeal of a tented safari camp with sleek contemporary twists. With only seven (standalone) tented rooms arranged in a U-shape around an active waterhole, there’s an added intimacy and thrill to your stay in Onguma Game Reserve. Stylish, natural sophistication is employed throughout the camp, including the rooms that each feature en-suite bathrooms with a bath and outdoor shower. Each of the seven exquisitely styled tents are on a raised platform with a large private deck that overlooks the waterhole. The two guest lounges have plush sofas and armchairs, wooden furnishings and bright cushions, welcoming guests to unwind after a day of exploring the reserve. Sunloungers beckon beside the alluring infinity pool. Dinner is served under a thatched roof with completely opened sides, allowing guests to watch the floodlit waterhole while they dine on delightful safari cuisine. Giraffe, antelope, zebra and the occasional lion are known to visit the waterhole. The camp has a friendly, welcoming atmosphere but as it’s not fenced children under 12 are not allowed.
- 4 Rooms (thatched with canvas walls) with en-suite bathrooms § private verandas
This is possibly the most intimate and private option in the Onguma Collection, and ideally for those that enjoy their safari in the unrestricted splendour of the bush. The entire camp is built on stilts for fabulous views over one of the Onguma Game Reserve’s busiest waterholes. With only four rooms there is the option of hiring this camp exclusively for small groups travelling together. Set just outside the eastern side of Etosha National Park, the camp serves as a perfect oasis for travellers looking for a few days of respite. Here you can take in the bush and wilderness in a secluded and quiet environment. Each room has an en-suite bathroom and outdoor shower with views over the waterhole, so you can watch wildlife as you wash. Connected to the rooms by raised platforms, there is a main lodge featuring an intimate dining room and restaurant which looks over the waterhole. Next to the kitchen there is a cosy lounge, small bar and an open-air seating area with a fire pit.
Spend your days on safari and on scheduled game drives to spot the impressive selection of wildlife. Depending on which lodge or camp you choose to stay at, there will be a range of other activities on offer for you to make the most of your time here.
Private charter flight to the Kunene River Region
Kunene River Region
Private transfer to your lodge or camp in the Kunene River Region
Camps in the Kunene River Region
- 7 Luxury Canvas Tents
- 1 Luxury Canvas Family Unit
- Ceiling Fans in each tent
Serra Cafema is located in the extreme north-west of Namibia on the banks of the Kunene River in the Hartmann Valley. Undoubtedly amongst the most remote camps in Southern Africa, Serra Cafema is only reachable by light aircraft which adds to the exclusivity of this beautiful property. Serra Cafema is an intimate, peaceful camp with a unique mix of rustic and luxury elements nestled amongst the shady Albida trees on the banks of the Kunene. Rapids just below camp provide a calming ambiance with guests often lulled into dreamland by the gurgling waters after a day exploring one of the driest, starkly beautiful regions in the world. Accommodation at Serra Cafema consists of eight riverside Meru-style canvas and thatched villas on spacious, elevated decks blended smoothly into the picturesque surroundings. Each fully furnished tent has an en-suite bathroom, ceiling fan and mosquito nets. A late afternoon spent lounging on the front deck soaking up the breathtaking vistas of this contrasting wilderness is an absolute must.
Enjoy exploring one of the remotest places on Earth. Fill your days with nature drives, guided walks and even visits to the local villages of this extraordinary nomadic Himba people.
Private charter flight to Kaokoland
Private transfer to your lodge in Kaokoland
Lodges in Kaokoland
- Six tents
- Main tent with lounge, dining area and bar
A particularly remote corner of one of the wildest countries in Africa, Kaokoland is a mix of mountains, sand dunes and desert, home unique wildlife, a scattering of nomadic Himba settlements and the Hoanib Valley Camp. A joint venture between local communities and the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, this intimate luxury is a excellent spot from which to explore the great wilderness that surrounds it. There are six elegant tents that blend into the rugged environment, with design elements inspired by the landscape and furniture created by local Rundu carpenters and Himba carvers. Intended to leave virtually no footprint on this fragile eco-system, tents sit on decks made of wood and are entirely solar powered. Days here are spent tracking endangered rhino, desert-adapted elephant, giraffe and, with luck, roving prides desert lion. It’s a great spot for birders and you can also explore on nature walks, visit the Giraffe Conservation Foundation field-base and meet the people that call the desert home.
- 9 rooms
- Two Open Lounges
- Driving Range
- Curio Shop
One of the most striking things about the Okahirongo Elephant Lodge are the views you get from every angle that you sit, stand or lie. Even from your bathtub you get scenes of the Hoarusib River below, the jagged outlines of the Purros Valley mountains in the distance sometimes accompanied by the remote roar of desert lion. Ethnically-styled, its terracotta buildings blend in well with the valley’s copper backdrop and the refreshing turquoise infinity pool is the only obvious sign of civilisation in a large radius. The feeling of being completely in the wild is tangible to say the least. Each of the rooms fall into line with the earthy décor of the entire lodge, with very comfortable beds, an en suite bathroom with a bath tub and indoor and outdoor showers. Based in then Purros Conservancy you are in for a truly unique safari experience that only Namibia can offer in the form of desert Elephants, giraffe, lion and black rhino. Spend your days on game drives or perhaps take a flying safari over the Skeleton Coast. Dine all the atmospheric delight that a lodge as remote this can deliver, whilst feasting on Italian-Namibian cuisine and under the light of the stars.
Days here will consist of morning and afternoon game drives to track the rare desert adapted elephants, black rhino and lions as well various antelopes, giraffes, ostriches, hartman zebras among other animals. You will also be able to go on guided walks and visit the local Himba village.
Private charter flight to Sossusvlei
Private charter flight from the Sossusvlei sand dunes to your lodge in the Namib Desert
The NamibRand Reserve
Camps in the NamibRand Reserve
- Caters for 4 guests exclusively
Exclusive to only four guests, Private Camp is a real getaway for friends, family or honeymooners who are after a real slice of solitude and service. The villa has three spacious en-suite bedrooms, a sala, various decks, a central lounge, study, living room, dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. Roll up the canvased walls to reveal stunning views across the expansive desert. Delightful food and provisions are supplied or guests can opt for a private chef. Deep in the spectacular Namib Desert, Private Camp is a large, comfortable wooden villa offering the ultimate in privacy. Antique furniture, old leather-bound books and lounging sofas create a welcoming and contemporary oasis in this wild landscape. Designed for those who seek solitude and peace, you can relax in silence and take in the ever-changing colours of the desert. There is no swimming pool at the camp but a driver can be arranged to drive 20 to 30 minutes to use the one at Dunes Lodge. There are a number of guided activities (only for guests at this camp) to choose from to make the most of this spectacular region.
- 9 chalets: wooden structure with tented sides
- Main complex : 2 lounges, sundowner decks, fireplace, tea deck, library, wine cellar, 2 dining rooms, swimming pool.
Perched on a dune plateau for phenomenal panoramas, Dune Lodge is the largest camp at Wolwedans with nine private chalets but is also the best appointed with a well-equipped main complex and swimming pool. This is a better option for those that like the company of a few other guests amongst such a secluded expanse as the NamibRand reserve. With panoramic views over the plateau, the building’s large canvas blinds offer a unique connection to the wild surroundings, all while staying in unparalleled luxury. Each of the spacious rooms comes with en-suite bathroom, a private verandah and canvas blinds which form the wall panels and can be rolled up for what feels like a night under the stars. Sandy pathways lead to the central hub of the camp where you can sample wine from the cellar, unwind in one of two exquisite lounges, recline on the sundowner decks or relax in the library.
- 4 tents (8 guests)
- Main area had dining area, lounge, breakfast deck § open fireplace
The newest and most exclusive addition to Wolwedans, Boulders Camp only has four tents surrounded by enormous granite rocks after which it was named. The camp is positioned forty five kilometres south of the main Wolwedans camp allowing for a deeper exploration of the NamibRand’s south with scenic drives and walks. Staying here you certainly feel as if civilisation seems a million miles away, yet the traditional comfort and luxury of the tents pleasantly contradicts this. There is a main tent with a dining area, breakfast deck, lounge and open fireplace to enjoy, eat and swap stories.
Enjoy your time in the world’s oldest desert with your guides here taking you on walking safaris, scenic drives and perhaps enjoy a photography lesson or two.
Embark on a privately guided excursion of the incredible Sossusvlei Dunes, to admire the incredible views and experience the magical silence of the desert.
Private charter flight to Windhoek