Namibia small group guided holiday and safari

One our most popular Namibia tours – designed by experts in unusual wilderness escapes – mixes desert, coast, culture and big cat conservation, guided expertly by fairly paid local people throughout.
Namib Desert Sossusvlei Deadvlei Sesriem Canyon Namib Naukluft National Park Swakopmund Kayaking with seals in Walvis Bay Damaraland Twyfelfontein rock art Tracking desert elephants Himba tribe Etosha National Park AfriCat, Okonjima Optional: boat cruise, balloon ride
£3880To£4245 excluding flights
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12 Days
Small group
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Cost depends on time of year of travel: low season is Jan -May, with high season from June to end December.
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Description of Namibia small group guided holiday and safari

This wonderful two week Namibia small group guided holiday and safari takes you deep into Etosha National Park where big cats, elephants, rhinos and giraffe can all be viewed from a safe distance.

See some of earth’s most spectacular landscapes: experience sunrise over the magnificent sand dunes at Sossusvlei, kayak or take a catamaran trip alongside frolicking dolphins and seals, and track desert adapted elephant in Damaraland.

A highlight included in this trip is a visit to the Africat Foundation, where you will hear about the conservation efforts being made to preserve wildlife. There is an opportunity to extend your stay here to witness carnivores and other endangered species such as he aardvark, pangolin and brown hyena, and to track the elusive leopard in the wild.

Accommodation for the majority of your Namibia small group guided holiday will be in small luxury safari lodges which come complete with traditional décor as well as a warm welcome, fantastic food and stunning views over the surrounding landscapes of Namibia.

Local guides are all extremely knowledgeable and passionate for the natural world, and following in their footsteps offers a unique insight into the tribal cultures and wild animal habitats that go towards making this Namibia small group guided holiday and safari such an exciting prospect.

Price information

£3880To£4245 excluding flights
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Cost depends on time of year of travel: low season is Jan -May, with high season from June to end December.
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2023: 2 Oct, 6 Oct, 9 Oct, 13 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 6 Nov, 20 Nov, 4 Dec, 18 Dec
2024: 8 Jan, 19 Feb, 4 Mar, 18 Mar, 1 Apr, 12 Apr, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 26 Apr, 6 May, 10 May, 17 May, 20 May, 24 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 14 Jun, 17 Jun, 21 Jun, 24 Jun, 28 Jun, 1 Jul, 12 Jul, 19 Jul, 22 Jul, 26 Jul, 2 Aug, 9 Aug, 16 Aug, 19 Aug, 23 Aug, 26 Aug, 30 Aug, 2 Sep, 6 Sep, 9 Sep, 13 Sep, 16 Sep, 27 Sep, 30 Sep, 4 Oct, 7 Oct, 11 Oct, 14 Oct ...

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Namibia luxury
Desert & dunes
There is something about travelling in the desert. The harsh beauty of landscapes shaped by the elements; the generosity of the people that live there...

Holiday information

Our top tip:
Bring layers. The desert is surprisingly cold at dawn - but can reach over 40°C during the day.
Trip type:
Small group. 2-8 people. Minimum recommended age: 12.
Activity level:
Mostly small, luxury lodges. Some have swimming pools.
Solo travellers welcome. Single rooms available with surcharge.
Accommodation, all meals, local guides, transport in private safari vehicle, airport transfers, listed activities.


32 Reviews of Namibia small group guided holiday and safari

4.5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 24 Aug 2023 by

Climbing the sand dunes of Sous in the mist, before the sun rose. The views and colours were even better than the pictures!... A trip of a lifetime, when everything exceeded expectations. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Apr 2023 by

The best country we have visited in Africa so far... The lodges and hotels were amazing and our guide Wilson was really brilliant and really looked after us. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Dec 2022 by

A fascinating insight into a wonderful country and people. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Oct 2022 by

5 Star - truly memorable. Quality of accommodation and food was exemplary. Read full review

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2022 by

Exceptional! Can’t recommend it highly enough. Everyone we met was friendly, customer service is second to non everywhere. Amazing accommodation, guides and experiences. Next level! Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2022 by

Fantastic. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2022 by

The landscape was otherworldly and the sunsets and sunrise were so beautiful... Fabulous. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Jul 2022 by

All good, impossible to pick a highlight. Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Jun 2022 by

The country, the scenery, the light, the wildlife, the excellent guiding, fantastic lodges caring about the environment, the food and the people. All amazing. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2022 by

As anticipated - very good. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Dec 2021 by

Patched my wounded soul and set it soaring. Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2021 by

The most exciting part was seeing desert elephants in dry river bed Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Apr 2021 by

4 star Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Aug 2019 by

A rare spotting of two honey badgers in Etosha, one actually digging up a small animal out of the ground was a highlight. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2018 by

We enjoyed all aspects of the trip; seeing so much wildlife in Etosha and the Africat visit were probably the main highlights, but seeing so much beautiful wild scenery, the stay on the coast and climbing the dunes at Sossusvlei Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Sep 2018 by

Each destination was different and all great but my highlight was the animals in etosha Africa’s and damaraland. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Jun 2018 by

I had a fantastic time in Namibia and returned to work fully refreshed and with plenty of wonderful memories. In fact, I’m hoping to repeat the same trip again, just next time in the dry season for a different perspective. Read full review

Reviewed on 28 Apr 2018 by

The most exciting part was kayaking with seals. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Dec 2017 by

So many memorable moments - climbing the sand dunes, visiting the wildlife at Etosha, meeting the Himba people, getting close to leopards and cheetahs at Africat...... Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Oct 2017 by

Our guide Arnold, whose organisational and social skills were outstanding; Dead Vlei, very atmospheric; elephant, rhino, cheetah, lions and two types of zebra - outstanding. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Jun 2017 by

Every day of the trip presented exciting and memorable experiences. Highlights included climbing the dunes of Sossusvlei as the sun rose, tracking desert adapted elephants in Damaraland, kayaking with thousands of seals at Pelican Point (Walvis Bay), and the fantastic wildlife viewings in Etosha. Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Apr 2017 by

The whole holiday was brilliant. One of my most memorable experiences was tracking and finding the desert elephants, a small herd of females and young in the early morning. plus coming across two white rhino peacefully grazing in the afternoon sunshine with thunder and lighting flashing around in the hills behind them - magical. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Apr 2017 by

The dunes at Sossusvlei are quite remarkable. We were within 30m of a black rhino in Etosha. We were also treated to a 'kill' in front of Treetops Lodge - an Oryx taken down by hyenas. The accommodation is generally exceptional, the food is fantastic. The guiding is quite outstanding. Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2016 by

Seeing the fabulous landscapes of Namibia and being in private camps, miles from any one else with endless desert and skies all around us Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Jun 2016 by

So many highlights in this diverse holiday, but for us our 1st sighting of a leopard was breath taking. Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Apr 2016 by

One of the best holidays ever. Truly enjoyed trip and already planning to revisit Namibia and neighbouring countries sometime in the future. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2016 by

The game drives through Etoshi were the most memorable. To be so close to these marvellous creatures is very special Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2016 by

Over the next three days I saw elephants walk around our vehicle and other trucks in the area, basically treating us as part of the landscape. What an amazing experience to be so close to such gentle giants. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Oct 2016 by

Our tour guide Nestor was exceptional and really contributed to a unique experience. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Jun 2016 by

The animals have to be the highlight of Namibia. However we loved the red dunes in the Namib Naukluft Nat Park. The landscape in that area is awesome. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Jan 2016 by

Great holiday. The agents in Namibia were extremely good. Their documentation, the vehicle provided and the first class guide helped make this a holiday to remember... Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Nov 2014 by

It was a brilliant holiday. The guide was great, very knowledgable, very professional and his enthusiasm and love for his country shone through everything he did. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet and people

Admission fees to the Big Cat rehabilitation project ensures that the valuable work undertaken by the charitable foundation is supported. The foundation has rehabilitated over 80% of cats back into the wild since its work began. Our visits to the rock art sites in Damaraland are lead by local guides, and fees paid for our tours are reinvested directly back into the local community. We stay at eco-friendly, locally owned and managed lodges which have been built using local materials and which blend into their environments. We recommend eco-friendly activities for optional activities, use local guides in rural areas and aim to minimise our impact on all the destinations we visit.

Our guide on this trip is local, his wildlife spotting skills and knowledge of the flora and fauna will make for an informative and exciting experience. His knowledge of local cultures will provide a valuable insight when passing through different tribal areas, and guests will be fully briefed about local customs and traditions before visiting local villages.

We use accommodation that is small and locally owned, ensuring that the costs are retained in the local economy. We travel in small groups of up to 8 people, to avoid overwhelming local communities and to give our guests an overall better experience. Small group travel means we can get off the beaten track and use small lodges and guesthouses that tend to be more homely and personable.

Our local ground handler is particularly supportive of local conservation projects, and the company has its own trust, funded by a percentage of its revenue. The aim of the trust is to give tangible assistance to African people and their environment in their efforts to achieve economic viability without doing harm to natural habitats and wildlife, thus utilizing both on a sustainable basis for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations.

We have forged a link with the Child Hope Initiatives Project in Windhoek, which provides basic numeracy and literacy teaching programme to 50 orphans. Guests are invited to bring items to donate to the project such as stationery, basic English books, toys and deflated footballs or other sports equipment. A visit to the project is possible as part of the city tour on day 1. We are a wholly online company, and do not produce paper brochures.

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