Premium Namibia small group holiday
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Namibia is a destination that you want to zoom out from to really get a sense of just how massive this country is.
I am a grown man, and have travelled all over Africa. But the first time I saw a tiger in the wilds of India, I cried.
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PlanetWhere possible we choose to travel by land rather than air. By minimizing the use of flights on our trips, we are making journeys more stimulating and more sustainable for travellers. This trip through Namibia does not include any flights, providing all transport by road. We ensure our vehicles are fuel-efficient and well maintained with regular servicing. We use vehicles that are an appropriate size to suit the group size. For example, we wouldn’t use a 16-seater van if we only had five people travelling with us. We optimize our driving routes to reduce travel time and our carbon footprint, and we turn the engine off when travellers are visiting a site and not in the vehicle.
We know our wildlife, are committed to conservation it and encourage guests to follow our lead.
We believe that wild animals should be viewed – with no contact or interaction – doing what they do best: living in the wild. This trip includes game drives in the Naukluft Mountains and Etosha National Park. Our leaders are trained to ensure that visitors don’t call out, whistle or try to get the attention of an animal as uncommon noises cause stress for them. Our drivers and local guides are also trained not to use their vehicle to get an animal to move or drive off road to get a better view or get closer to the animals.
PeopleWe encourage travellers to act like locals, respecting the traditions and culture of the destination they’re travelling through. In many Namibian villages and small communities this means dressing conservatively with all travellers covering their arms and legs. Our local leaders will be sure to explain when and where it’s respectful to cover up.
The best folk to show you the heart of a destination are the ones that live there, which is why we work exclusively with local leaders. Our leaders are not only travel experts, they’re teachers, travel gurus and enthusiastic purveyors of grassroots experiences. They’ll just as easily steer you through the laneways of a city as help you strike up a conversation with the locals – and all with a smile. On this trip through Namibia, travellers will also be joined by local guides in several places. In each location these guides will bring to life the destination, its history and what makes it special. That might be the desert flora and fauna of Sesriem, the paintings of the Twyfelfontein Bushmen, or the Petrified Forest of Damaraland.
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