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Awe-Inspiring Namibia Luxury Safaris

Namibia is one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring countries in Africa and rates highly on our ‘must visit’ list. It is known for both the luxury bespoke safaris and its dramatic geographical contrast and heart-stopping scenery!


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The long western coastline, washed by the cold Atlantic currents, consists of the spectacular Namib Desert with the world’s highest sand dunes that change in colour from white salty sands to blood red.

The Namib runs northward to the barren, hostile, but completely stunning Skeleton Coast where we offer the most amazing privately guided flying safaris, staying in small remote camps where your safari guide is an expert in the geology, fauna and flora that miraculously survives in harsh conditions.

The Zambezi Region (previously called Caprivi) lying on the north east of Namibia, is also gorgeous and a completely different area with regards to the vegetation which is more varied and dense and the wildlife sightings are also good, for example those in the Mahango National Park.

In the Kunene region (previously called Kaokland), visitors can also meet the local indigenous people – the semi-nomadic Ova Himba who live in deserted and dry lands with their flocks.  Also in the north is the beautiful Popa Falls.  

Another safari includes having your own private safari guide lead you through the spectacular and geologically rich Kaokoland/Damaraland regions, wild camping with a private, tented mobile safari en route, where desert elephant and rhino can occasionally be seen, or stay at a camp with a geologist who explains the tectonic shifting of the plates and the carbon dating of the rocks surrounding the area.

Perhaps go rhino-tracking on-foot, or go out with scientists and learn about the desert dwelling elephant and rhino or spend time amongst local communities, learning about the local tribes.  

For those wanting to see more wildlife, Ethosha National Park encompasses a vast salt pan , home to pelicans and flamingo in the wet season and the surrounding grasslands are a perfect environment for elephant, rhino, lion, bat eared fox, hyena, wildebeest and other plains game.

Further south one can visit a cheetah rehabilitation centre in the central area – highly recommended, and in the famous Sossusvlei - go hot air ballooning across the Namib Dunes at sunrise – in complete silence, just watching the spoor-marks of the springbok and gemsbok – nothing compares to this!

Nearby you can sleep outside in a bedroll on the roof of your cottage and watch the brightest stars and planets. Namibia is one of the top three places in the world for star gazing, seeming so close you are surrounded by a sea of stars.

In the far south of the country, visit the Fish River Canyon, the second largest in the world, on an African walking safari for three to five days.  If culture is your thing, then have a truly authentic experience with the indigenous San people, seeing them hunt and track wildlife. Camel-trek and go on a horse riding safari in the desert. The opportunities are endless!

Flying Safaris in Africa - By Private Fixed Wing Aircraft

A Fixed Wing Flying Safari is a unique concept of travel in Africa. It introduces another dimension to a typical African safari, that of the beauty of the continent from the air. Accompanied and guided by experienced pilots who are also experienced safari guides a Fixed Wing Flying Safari is a truly memorable and exclusive experience.

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Flying Safaris in Africa - By Private Helicopter

Epic helicopter journeys exploring corners of Africa that few have been to or even ever heard of. We specialise in Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, the Congo and Namibia. Our tailor-made safaris cover wild and spectacular mountains, valleys, forests and deserts, with a focus on ‘remote and unknown, unexplored and unforgettable’.

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- Utterly designed and tailored around you and your requirements

- Totally unique every time you travel with us

- The very best hand picked guides which can make the difference between a  good and an outstanding holiday

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Priceless Knowledge

- Established over 30 years ago we have been around longer than most

- Our specialists come from, have lived in or travelled extensively in the regions we cover

- Unparalleled knowledge provides you with the best possible experience

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Making a difference

- Philanthropy is our philosophy

- Our founding principle is to always ‘put something back’

- An amount from each holiday is donated to our selected conservation and humanitarian charities

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As a guide, the cost of our extraordinary and utterly bespoke journeys tends to start from $1200 per person per day excluding international flights.

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