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Tailor Made Namibia: Deserts & Savannas Safari


9 days from $9,995

Private Journey

Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.

During a thrilling independent journey, savor the beauty of the vast Sossusvlei dunes and pristine Damaraland with its desert elephants; see petroglyphs of Twyfelfontein; visit the Otjikandero Himba village; and take game drives at the private Ongava Game Reserve.

A&K Advantages

Explore the spectacular dunes of Sossusvlei, entering through the private gate on the Tsauchab River

Pause for sundowners on a scenic safari in the Namib Desert

Search for desert-adapted elephants and other wildlife in Damaraland

Visit a Himba village for in-depth insight into Namibia's last traditional tribe

View game on drives in the Ongava Reserve and Etosha National Park, Namibia's premier game-viewing destination

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Windhoek, Namibia
Day 2
Sossusvlei | Namib Desert
Day 3
Sossusvlei | Towering Red Dunes
Day 4
Damaraland | Pristine Huab River Valley
Day 5
Damaraland | Dramatic Vistas & Open Spaces
Day 6
Damaraland | Twyfelfontein’s Engravings
Day 7
Ongava Private Game Reserve | Tribal Traditions
Day 8
Ongava Private Game Reserve | A Parting Glimpse
Day 9
Depart Windhoek
Day 1
Arrive Windhoek, Namibia

Arrive in Windhoek and transfer to your hotel, a restored castle set on top of a picturesque hill.

Hotel Heinitzburg
Day 2
Sossusvlei | Namib Desert

Set out on a morning city tour of Windhoek. This afternoon, fly to Sossusvlei and the starkly beautiful Namib Desert, with its dunes, streams and craggy outcrops. Sossusvlei stuns with its bands of amber, copper and vermillion cutting through the arid desert. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure at your desert-situated lodge.

Kulala Desert Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Sossusvlei | Towering Red Dunes

Experience Sossusvlei, from its clay pan that rarely fills with water to its magnificent terra cotta sand dunes that rise nearly 1,000 feet into the blue sky. Set out early morning to witness it firsthand, embarking on a guided nature drive to dunes through a private gate on the Tsauchab River. Perhaps climb to the top of one of these dunes — among the highest in the world — for an unforgettable view. Later, pause for a sundowner in the vast Namib Desert.

Kulala Desert Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Damaraland | Pristine Huab River Valley

Fly to Damaraland Camp, set within the Huab River Valley, with picturesque views of the surrounding desert plains, ancient valleys and soaring peaks of Brandberg Mountain. Damaraland’s stark plains are offset by ancient valleys and petrified forests, which are some 200 million years old. Rock art dating back hundreds of years can be viewed in the surrounding ravines and caves.

Damaraland Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Damaraland | Dramatic Vistas & Open Spaces

Embark on nature drives in search of desert elephants, which have adapted to this harsh region. They tend to roam around the dry riverbed and may be seen standing on their back legs, trying to snatch the very last leaf with their trunks. You may also take a guided walking safari, keeping watch for gemsboks, greater kudus and springboks.

Damaraland Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Damaraland | Twyfelfontein’s Engravings

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein, which features one of the world’s largest concentrations of petroglyphs (engravings). Note the footprints and petroglyphs of wild animals — rhinos, elephants, giraffes and zebras, thought to be made over a period of 2,000 years by local San hunter-gatherers. They offer fascinating insight into San rituals, economic practices and belief systems.

Damaraland Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Ongava Private Game Reserve | Tribal Traditions

Take a scenic drive to Kamanjab to the Otjikandero Himba village, home to the last traditional tribe in Namibia. Witness Himba rituals, such as the milking ceremony and smoke bath, and learn about their beliefs regarding holy fire, ancestors and herbal medicine. Continue to Ongava Private Game Reserve, an exclusive game-viewing destination bordering Etosha National Park.

Little Ongava
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Ongava Private Game Reserve | A Parting Glimpse

In Ongava Private Game Reserve, intersect the boundless landscape during fascinating guided walks as you track the elusive white rhino. Then, discover the reserve differently during night game drives, when hungry predators amble out to hunt.

Little Ongava
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Depart Windhoek

Fly to Windhoek to connect with your international flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Enhance Your Journey

Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.

Sossusvlei by Balloon

Gain a bird’s-eye view of Sossusvlei’s awe-inspiring landscape aboard a hot air balloon, enjoying the ultimate photographic vantage point and the memory of a lifetime.

Sleep Under the Stars

Enjoy a dazzling night under the starlit desert skies of the Namib, luxuriously accommodated on the roof of your lodge.


Priced from $9,995

Internal air from $3,385

Prices are per person, double occupancy for the itinerary as published for 2018 travel. Supplements may apply over holidays, festivals and special events. Subject to availability. International air not included.

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