An All-Encompassing Adventure Featuring Southern Africa's Most Diverse Wildlife & Scenery
This is the ultimate southern African safari. A small group of just seven travelers spends a fortnight crossing a vast tract of Africa’s prime wildlife regions on a journey that evokes the classic safaris of old. Though we stay in out-of-the-way locales where we see far more big game than people, our deluxe tented camps are the apex of comfort and conviviality in the bush. There is no Africa itinerary that offers more diversity than this one. From the Namib Desert and the towering dunes of Sossusvlei to the million-acre Palmwag Concession, home to wild desert rhinos, from the verdant waterways teeming with life in the Okavango Delta to the huge game and predator populations of the Linyanti—plus a visit to Victoria Falls—experience Africa at its most primal and magnetic.
From the deserts and dunes of Namibia to the emerald marshes of Botswana, marvel at Africa’s astonishing ecological diversity across a range of habitats
Enjoy classic 4x4 drives and bush walks in private reserves for superb animal encounters in the best wildlife regions of these two contrasting countries
Stay in refined comfort at the finest small luxury bush camps, and fly between our remote and secluded locales for a truly exclusive safari experience
Why Nat Hab Offers Your Ultimate Safari Experience
A chance to see the premier natural highlights of both Botswana and Namibia in a single itinerary sets this safari apart—but that alone isn't what makes this trip so impressive. At every turn, we offer a superior safari experience in a multitude of ways. Here's how:
Maximum Group Size Just Seven Travelers! The most meaningful safaris happen in small groups, and we take no more than seven guests. This exceptionally small group size ensures the most personalized safari experience possible, in remote places not accessible to larger groups.
The Most Comprehensive Namibia & Botswana Itinerary—Focused on Wildlife This carefully crafted itinerary, honed with years of experience and the participation of World Wildlife Fund, combines the absolute best highlights of these two epic safari countries. You won’t experience a more varied or thrilling set of places and activities than on this grand Southern Africa adventure. And, since our focus is nature and wildlife, that's where we spend our time and energy— not in cities or big commercial lodges.
Private Chartered International Flight from Botswana to Namibia
Exclusive to Nat Hab is our private international air charter from Botswana to Namibia. Other companies use scheduled flights, which may be cheaper but tend to necessitate several days of arduous transfers, airport waits and overnights in big cities, which reduces time on safari.
Light Aircraft Flights Maximize Your Time on Safari Seamless flight connections between safari locations, rather than long, dusty drives over rough dirt roads, allow us to spend more time actually participating in safari activities, instead of enduring uncomfortable conditions in transit.
Private Reserves Avoid Crowds & Offer Exclusive Activities Rather than focus on heavily visited national parks, we enjoy solitude and freedom on private reserves. From Namibia’s private Ongava and Kulala Wilderness reserves we find crowd-free wildlife viewing, and we are able to quickly enter prime locations within the national parks while returning to the quieter context of these adjacent concessions each night. We also take advantage of special activities not permitted in the national parks, such as night drives in search of nocturnal animals and guided walking excursions. The same is true in Botswana on private reserves in Moremi and Linyanti, where we relish seclusion amid unmatched wildlife viewing opportunities.
Explore on Foot Within the private concessions we visit, we get to explore the African bush on guided safari walks, an activity not permitted in public reserves. It’s an otherwise rare chance to stretch your legs while on safari. You may even opt to climb Big Daddy, one of the tallest sand dunes in Namibia.
View Rhinos from a Private Wildlife Hide On the private Ongava Reserve, we visit an exclusive wildlife hide accessible only from our camp, where we have the chance for close encounters with the area’s healthy population of resident rhinoceros—a rare opportunity!
Small-Scale, Secluded Accommodations We stay at remote luxury camps on private reserves where guest numbers are strictly limited—meaning a truly authentic, immersive experience of the bush and its resident wildlife. Each accommodation we use includes a private veranda with each tent or chalet to maximize personal wildlife viewing opportunities.
An Open "Window" Seat for Everyone
We make sure you have access to an unimpeded view. In the desert and delta, the private state-of-the-art safari vehicles we charter have open sides (no glass to interfere with your view) and 10 cushioned passenger seats—one in front next to the driver, followed by three rows of three seats each—though we limit our capacity to just seven travelers in each vehicle on wildlife drives, for maximum comfort, viewing and photo opportunities. In the the Sossusvlei region, we explore in closed vehicles that provide protection from the wind and sand, spacious vehicles with eight cushioned seats and ample room for your gear, too.
The World's Finest Safari Guides Our guests enjoy the personalized service of some of Africa’s top naturalist guides who are specialists in Namibia and Botswana. We employ only the most highly trained and experienced Safari Expedition Leaders to accompany our small group. Rather than using local camp guides at each stop, our NHA Expedition Leaders are the most qualified guides in Africa, averaging 15 years' experience, with additional training and resources provided by WWF’s leading scientists. Our philosophy on this is simple: an African safari is only as good as the guide, so we must provide the very best! See Expedition Leader bioswith traveler comments regarding the quality of our leaders.
Our Quality-Value Guarantee Ensures Your Superior Southern Africa 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.
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.
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 Adventures as its worldwide travel partner, a designation that makes us exceedingly proud!
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