Namibia's Wilderness

Namibia's Wilderness
Amidst some of the most remarkable landscapes in Africa including the towering red dunes of Sossusvlei and the oldest desert on Earth, our luxury safari promises up-close encounters with remarkable wildlife, including rare desert-adapted species of elephant, giraffe, lion and rhino.
Interests
  • National Parks and Preserves
  • Safari, Animals, and Wildlife
9 Nights Starting At
November 01, 2022 through November 30, 2022
Classic Luxury Camps
Itinerary Map
Itinerary Overview
Day 1
Welcome to Windhoek
Day 2
Into the Namib Desert
Day 3
The Magnificent Dunes of Sossusvlei
Day 4
Fly to the Skeleton Coast
Day 5
The Skeleton Coast + Möwe Bay
Day 6
Morning + Afternoon Game Drives
Day 7
Fly to Etosha National Park
Day 8
Ongava Game Reserve + Etosha National Park
Day 9
Fly back to Windhoek
Detailed Itinerary
Alexander+Roberts

Namibia's Wilderness


Day 1: Welcome to Windhoek

On arrival, you'll be warmly greeted and chauffeured to the Olive Exclusive Boutique Hotel. Our intimate luxury retreat has just 7 spacious suites, individually decorated to reflect a different region of the country. Enjoy your private lounge with fireplace and a spacious deck where you can relax on a shady daybed.

Day 2: Into the Namib Desert

Your private car and driver await this morning to take you to the airport for your safari transfer flight. Thrill to the shifting terrain below as you fly southward into the Namib Desert. Upon arrival, you'll be escorted to the stunning Kulala Desert Lodge, where stylish thatch and canvas bungalows offer private deck looking out onto the mesmerizing landscapes. After lunch, you'll have some free time to simply enjoy this extraordinary desert setting at the foot of the majestic Sossusvlei dunes. Over in the main lodge, a wrap-around deck overlooks a waterhole that regularly attracts the local wildlife. Later this afternoon, an afternoon game drive with our expert safari guide takes you into the midst of this forbidding and arid land, where you may encounter remarkable desert-adapted species of fox, hyena, springbok and oryx. Meals B+L+D

Day 3: The Magnificent Dunes of Sossusvlei

Head out this morning with our engaging guide to explore the spectacular dunes of Sossusvlei. Our Lodge has privileged access to a private entrance to the Namib-Naukluft National Park for a more rewarding safari experience without any crowds. Formed over millions of years and continuously shaped by winds off the Atlantic, the towering red dunes of Sossusvlei are among the tallest in the world. Return to the Lodge for lunch, and some down time to relax and recharge. A late afternoon game drive offers another chance to encounter and learn about the wildlife. Ostrich, black-backed jackal and gemsbok are other animals that you might check off your list today. Unique bird species include the dune lark, Burchell's courser, and Ludwig's bustard. Tonight, after dinner, you can relax on your private verandah and take in the star-filled desert sky. Meals B+L+D

Day 4: Fly to the Skeleton Coast

This morning's exhilarating safari transfer flight takes you over the other-worldly landscapes of Damaraland and Namibia's infamous Skeleton Coast. Touching down in a remote area of the Kaokoveld - a land of mountains, vast plains and dry riverbeds - you'll be met and escorted to the luxurious Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp. Here on the pristine Palmwag Concession, you'll find just 8 stylish under-canvas suites with breathtaking views of the terrain. An afternoon game drive with our deeply knowledgeable and impassioned safari guide reveals the surprising abundance and variety of desert-adapted wildlife. Thanks to freshwater springs on the Concession, your big game encounters might include elephant, giraffe, Hartmann's mountain zebra, kudu, springbok, lion, leopard, cheetah and spotted hyena. Meals B+L+D

Day 5: The Skeleton Coast + Möwe Bay

Set out with our expert guide this morning on an exciting 4x4 excursion to the coast, traveling through dune fields and the wilderness of the Hoanib River floodplain. Reaching the Skeleton Coast, you'll behold the stark remains of ships wrecked by off-shore rocks or run aground in the blinding fog: A mesmerizing scene that bears testament to the harsh reality of this sparsely populated coast. At Möwe Bay, you'll discover a thriving colony of Cape fur seals, with thousands of breeding pairs. The return to Camp is a flight-seeing adventure that promises magnificent aerial views of the Skeleton Coast and an unforgettable perspective of the land journey you made earlier in the day. This evening, you'll enjoy a presentation on the scientific research being done on the Palmwag Concession. Meals B+L+D

Day 6: Morning + Afternoon Game Drives

The Palmwag Concession supports the largest free-roaming population of desert-adapted black rhino in Africa, and your morning and afternoon game drives offer additional chances to see this magnificent animal. As you set out with our expert safari guide in search of the great wildlife herds and the predators that follow in their wake, you'll be mesmerized by the evocative landscapes that unfold untouched for hundreds of miles in every direction. You can also delve into the enigmatic history of the original Strandlopers, their stone circles lying in hidden valleys. Meals B+L+D

Day 7: Fly to Etosha National Park

Taking to the skies in our safari aircraft, today's transfer flight again offers cinematic aerial views of Namibia's unique topography. Touching down by Etosha National Park, you'll be warmly greeted and escorted to the intimate Ongava Lodge. Situated on a hilltop in the foothills of the Ondundozonanandana Mountain Range, your stylishly furnished rock and thatch chalet offers far-reaching views of the surrounding terrain. Over at the main lodge, an expansive deck overlooks an active waterhole. Meals B+L+D

Day 8: Ongava Game Reserve + Etosha National Park

Our private game reserve shares an unfenced boundary with Etosha National Park, Namibia's premier wildlife destination. Together they provide a haven for large concentrations of big game, most notably lion, wildebeest, springbok, gemsbok, zebra, giraffe, red hartebeest and eland. Ongava is also home to a large population of Namibia's black-faced impala. Setting out today with our expert safari guides, your morning and afternoon game drives find you tracking the wildlife across our private reserve and into the prime game-viewing areas of the National Park. A guided bush walk and thrilling night safari enhance your activities here on Ongava.. Our private reserve is also lauded for having the highest concentration of rhinos in Namibia and offers your best chance to encounter both black and white rhinos! Bird life is also prolific with more than 300 species on record including white-tailed shrike, Rüppell's parrot, and Hartlaub's francolin. Meals B+L+D

Day 9: Fly back to Windhoek

After breakfast, you'll be escorted to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight back to Windhoek. Meals B

Dates & prices
Additional
Offers
November 01, 2022

to November 30, 2022

9 Nights from $10,699.00 (USD) Per Person
Classic Luxury Camps
July 01, 2022

to October 31, 2022

9 Nights from $12,799.00 (USD) Per Person
Classic Luxury Camps
December 01, 2022

to December 19, 2022

9 Nights from $10,699.00 (USD) Per Person
Classic Luxury Camps
December 20, 2022

to December 31, 2022

9 Nights from $12,099.00 (USD) Per Person
Classic Luxury Camps
Additional
Offers
November 01, 2022

November 30, 2022

July 01, 2022

October 31, 2022

December 01, 2022

December 19, 2022

December 20, 2022

December 31, 2022

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Our 74 Years of Experience

As you prepare to turn your travel dreams into your next great adventure, be assured that we are with you every step of the way. Since 1947, we’ve been committed to providing a more caring, sustainable and authentic way to explore the world. Now we’ve turned our expertise to ensuring that we are fully prepared to show you our world in A+R Style… Without a Crowd!

Our Health + Hygiene Protocols

Emphasizing More Personal Space + Extra Care at every step of the on-tour experience, we have enhanced our safety protocols in coordination with our overseas offices and based upon guidelines from the U.S Center for Disease Control, World Health Organization, United States Tour Operators Association and World Travel & Tourism Council.

Choose Your Travel Style… Always Without a Crowd 

With Never More than 16 Guests, our Small Group Journeys promise personal engagement with our expert native guides and easy camaraderie with like-minded travelers. You’ll enjoy authentic dining, evocative hotels and unique cultural experiences not available to larger groups. 

The Privately Guided versions of our Small Group tours and our luxury Private Journeys offer the same advantages – but allow you to choose your traveling companions. Travel any day you wish and delight in the flexible pace of touring with just your traveling party. 

Custom Journeys are tailor made just for you – with expertly guided private sightseeing, unique cultural activities, hotels, and dining experiences tailored to fit your personal interests and style.

Our Enduring Ability to Respond

Since 1947, our global team and partners have always been there to respond with speed and agility to even the most unexpected events. When the Arab Spring of 2011 led to unrest in Cairo, for example, we were the first American tour company to safely evacuate our guests from Egypt. Through earthquakes, tsunamis, labor strikes, and past outbreaks like SARS, our commitment has always been to maintain our travelers’ trust and confidence by doing the right thing. 

And we are fully bonded with leading travel organizations like the United States Tour Operators Association, of which we’re a founding member. This financial stability and our capacity to respond to the unexpected make us uniquely positioned during this current COVID-19 pandemic - to proceed confidently with prudence and deliberation.

Journeys Without a Crowd
Our 74 Years of Experience

As you prepare to turn your travel dreams into your next great adventure, be assured that we are with you every step of the way. Since 1947, we’ve been committed to providing a more caring, sustainable and authentic way to explore the world. Now we’ve turned our expertise to ensuring that we are fully prepared to show you our world in A+R Style… Without a Crowd!

Our Health + Hygiene Protocols

Emphasizing More Personal Space + Extra Care at every step of the on-tour experience, we have enhanced our safety protocols in coordination with our overseas offices and based upon guidelines from the U.S Center for Disease Control, World Health Organization, United States Tour Operators Association and World Travel & Tourism Council.

Choose Your Travel Style… Always Without a Crowd 

With Never More than 16 Guests, our Small Group Journeys promise personal engagement with our expert native guides and easy camaraderie with like-minded travelers. You’ll enjoy authentic dining, evocative hotels and unique cultural experiences not available to larger groups. 

The Privately Guided versions of our Small Group tours and our luxury Private Journeys offer the same advantages – but allow you to choose your traveling companions. Travel any day you wish and delight in the flexible pace of touring with just your traveling party. 

Custom Journeys are tailor made just for you – with expertly guided private sightseeing, unique cultural activities, hotels, and dining experiences tailored to fit your personal interests and style.

Our Enduring Ability to Respond

Since 1947, our global team and partners have always been there to respond with speed and agility to even the most unexpected events. When the Arab Spring of 2011 led to unrest in Cairo, for example, we were the first American tour company to safely evacuate our guests from Egypt. Through earthquakes, tsunamis, labor strikes, and past outbreaks like SARS, our commitment has always been to maintain our travelers’ trust and confidence by doing the right thing. 

And we are fully bonded with leading travel organizations like the United States Tour Operators Association, of which we’re a founding member. This financial stability and our capacity to respond to the unexpected make us uniquely positioned during this current COVID-19 pandemic - to proceed confidently with prudence and deliberation.

About Alexander+Roberts
Having survived World War II in Poland, my friend and mentor Alexander Harris founded General Tours in 1947 with the conviction that travel could build bridges of cross-cultural understanding. Since our first-of-its-kind tours to the Soviet Union in 1955 we’ve remained at the forefront of international travel, helping culturally inquisitive Americans explore 85 far-flung destinations on all seven continents.

Thus, for 74 years, our company … first known as General Tours and now as Alexander+Roberts … has been providing guests with sustainable, authentic and personal ways to enjoy our world with thoughtfulness and a light footprint. We exclusively offer small groups of ‘never more than 16 guests,’ completely private versions of these same tours departing on any day you choose for just your traveling party, or journeys tailor-made to your specifications.

Alexander+Roberts is a privately-held American company based in Keene, New Hampshire with integrity, financial security, and the demonstrated expertise to care for travelers in a sometimes tumultuous world. We’re bonded with major travel organizations like the United States Tour Operators Association of which we were a founding member in the 1970’s.

Our luxury services include comprehensive sightseeing, transfers, all tour flights, tips and unique experiences designed to enhance your experience in the culture you’re exploring. Fine dining is an important aspect of our touring, with congenial meals including wines and beer that reflect authentic regional cuisines. We search out the finest accommodations to enhance your journey… from the most evocative luxury hotels and historic boutique properties to the best safari camps and small ships.

We often hear from travelers that our guides are extraordinary. They hail from the lands you’ll visit and speak English easily and casually. Because they’re lifelong residents, they have the knowledge and passion to engage you comfortably and more deeply with the people, history, traditions and natural wonders of their homelands.

We hope you’ll make your next journey with Alexander+Roberts… and let us show you the world with our signature style and remarkable value.

Robert Drumm


CEO
Alexander+Roberts

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About Alexander+Roberts
Having survived World War II in Poland, my friend and mentor Alexander Harris founded General Tours in 1947 with the conviction that travel could build bridges of cross-cultural understanding. Since our first-of-its-kind tours to the Soviet Union in 1955 we’ve remained at the forefront of international travel, helping culturally inquisitive Americans explore 85 far-flung destinations on all seven continents.

Thus, for 74 years, our company … first known as General Tours and now as Alexander+Roberts … has been providing guests with sustainable, authentic and personal ways to enjoy our world with thoughtfulness and a light footprint. We exclusively offer small groups of ‘never more than 16 guests,’ completely private versions of these same tours departing on any day you choose for just your traveling party, or journeys tailor-made to your specifications.

Alexander+Roberts is a privately-held American company based in Keene, New Hampshire with integrity, financial security, and the demonstrated expertise to care for travelers in a sometimes tumultuous world. We’re bonded with major travel organizations like the United States Tour Operators Association of which we were a founding member in the 1970’s.

Our luxury services include comprehensive sightseeing, transfers, all tour flights, tips and unique experiences designed to enhance your experience in the culture you’re exploring. Fine dining is an important aspect of our touring, with congenial meals including wines and beer that reflect authentic regional cuisines. We search out the finest accommodations to enhance your journey… from the most evocative luxury hotels and historic boutique properties to the best safari camps and small ships.

We often hear from travelers that our guides are extraordinary. They hail from the lands you’ll visit and speak English easily and casually. Because they’re lifelong residents, they have the knowledge and passion to engage you comfortably and more deeply with the people, history, traditions and natural wonders of their homelands.

We hope you’ll make your next journey with Alexander+Roberts… and let us show you the world with our signature style and remarkable value.

Robert Drumm


CEO
Alexander+Roberts

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Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.