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The Great Namibia Wildlife Safari

Search for Desert Rhino & Other Rare Wildlife on an Exclusive Fly-In Adventure
Namibia is soul-stirring. Here on the southwest edge of Africa, orange sand dunes rise a thousand feet high against a cobalt sky. Inside are diamonds, tucked into the mountains of sand by currents, waves and wind. The coastal desert is washed by the relentless ocean, while inland the sun bakes the plains into a cracked puzzle of dried mud, pocked with grass and thornbush, enough to sustain desert rhinoceros and other rare species. There is water here, too, though its presence is subtle. It is the source of life in the stark Etosha salt pan, whose waterholes attract fantastic numbers of game, including feline predators. Springbok, oryx, kudu and dik-dik run to elude them, in a great and ancient desert dance.

Trip Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the vast private nature reserves of Palmwag, Kulala and Ongava, teeming with unusual wildlife found nowhere else in Africa...but never with crowds
  • Track rhinos on foot from rarely visited Desert Rhino Camp, and search for other uniquely desert-adapted species amidst Namibia’s striking geography
  • Fly between remote and secluded luxury camps, enveloped by silent wilderness, to maximize time for wildlife drives and exploration
Our Namibia Safari is Truly Distinctive
Less well known than Kruger or the Serengeti, Namibia's dramatic desert landscapes and uniquely adapted wildlife make it an especially intriguing safari location. But Namibia is a comparatively new safari destination, and less-informed safari-goers can easily end up in large impersonal lodges, viewing wildlife in public parks from tarmac roads alongside many other vehicles. With our focus on personalized wildlife encounters and our long history in Namibia (our founder performed one of Namibia’s first ecotourism surveys in 1990), we are uniquely qualified to show you Namibia's vast and mesmerizing wilderness in an intimate way. Here's how we ensure that our Namibia adventure will provide you with an exceptional safari experience:
  1. Maximum Group Size Just 7 Travelers
    An authentic encounter with nature is hard to achieve outside of a small group. While Namibia's tarmac road system encourages a more "bus-like" safari approach, we limit our groups to just seven guests, ensuring a limited impact as well access to remote areas that mini buses can't get to...and the most personalized safari experience possible!
  2. Private Reserves Offer Seclusion & Special Activities
    Private reserves are essential to an optimal Namibia safari. From the remote million-acre Palmwag Concession to the Ongava and Kulala wilderness reserves—private concessions adjacent to the national park—we are able to explore in solitude and view an abundance of wildlife without the presence of other visitors (who are traveling on paved and gravel roads inside the parks). When we do visit the national parks, we are able to quickly enter prime wildlife-viewing areas and return to our private reserves for a much quieter and more remote experience. We also enjoy exclusive activities not permitted in the parks, such as safari walks and night drives in search of nocturnal animals. And from Desert Rhino Camp on the Palmwag Concession, we have the rare chance to track endangered desert rhinoceros in the company of conservation experts and researchers—a safari opportunity available to exceedingly few.
  3. Exclusive Opportunities to Explore on Foot, Including Rhino Tracking
    Guided bush walks are available on private reserves—rare opportunities to stretch your legs while on safari. Track rhino on foot during our stay at exclusive Desert Rhino Camp, a remote outpost that gives you the best access in Namibia to viewing this rare and intriguing species. And consider an optional climb up the sand dunes at Sossusvlei, for a whole different perspective on the landscape that most safari-goers confined to vehicles miss.
  4. Chartered Flights 
    We opt for light aircraft transfers to maximize your time on safari with wildlife, rather than negotiating rough and dusty roads between destinations. Furthermore, from the air, our guests gain a whole different scenic perspective on Namibia’s dramatic landscapes.
  5. Remote Accommodations in Harmony with the Landscape
    The isolated luxury camps we use for this safari are truly exceptional. Each is seamlessly integrated into the natural environment in a way that allows you to be fully absorbed into the stunning and diverse landscapes of our destinations. Each tent or chalet also has a private veranda, to maximize personal wildlife viewing opportunities. Among our distinctive accommodations, we are proud to include rarely visited Desert Rhino Camp, located within the exceptionally remote wilderness of the Palmwag Concession where many of the world's last desert rhinoceros still roam free.
  6. Africa's Most Outstanding Safari Guides
    We are proud to provide the personalized service of some of Namibia’s top naturalist guides We employ only the most highly trained and experienced Safari Expedition Leaders, who will accompany your group from start to finish. Rather than relying on less-qualified local camp guides at each stop, our NHA Expedition Leaders are the best-trained guides in Africa, averaging 15 years' experience, with additional resources provided by WWF’s leading scientists. See Expedition Leader bios with traveler comments regarding the quality of our leaders.
  7. Our Quality-Value Guarantee Ensures Your Superior Namibia Safari
    With Natural Habitat Adventures, you receive our exclusive guarantee, which clearly states that we will meet the lofty expectations we set in our promotional materials. To our knowledge, this is the most ambitious guarantee made by any adventure travel company. Read our important promise.
  8. Feel Good About the Way You Travel 
    We care deeply about our planet, just as you do. When you travel with us, the carbon emissions from your trip are 100-percent offset—Natural Habitat Adventures is the world’s first carbon-neutral travel company.
  9. Natural Habitat Adventures is WWF's Travel Partner
    Because of our commitment to environmentally friendly travel, as well as the exceptional quality of our adventures, World Wildlife Fund—the world's leading environmental conservation organization—has named Natural Habitat as its worldwide travel partner, a designation that makes us exceedingly proud!
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