Namibia Family Safaris

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Namibia is a truly wonderful country in which to take a family on holiday! One of the main reasons is that it offers so much variety – which is the key to any successful holiday! In fact, whilst one can see the wildlife in Etosha, Namibia is better known for its beauty, its rugged scenery, its deserts and the wonderful things one can do on the coast. A family holiday in Namibia really does offer something for everyone.

Firstly, there’s private camping with your own private guide and vehicle. This is our first choice every time – Namibia camping safaris with family are fabulous! Our guides are the best in Namibia and very good with children, having their own children themselves! Here one may experience a real sense of adventure whilst exploring the Damaraland/Kaokoland regions and searching for desert-dwelling rhino and elephant. Sleep out on your roof in a comfortable, warm bed-roll beneath the stars in a lodge in this region or in the Namib Desert – the night sky is unsurpassed in the desert, with no light pollution!

Game-view in Etosha – there is even a lit waterhole where one can view animals drift in and out in their quest for water whilst on your family holiday in Namibia. Quad-bike in the Namib desert or on the Angolan border, where you can go out by boat as well to this gorgeous region. Visit the Ova Himba tribe and learn about their culture.

In Swakopmund, one can stay at a quirky place that overlooks the sea and take a desert 4x4 tour with one of the best guides – especially for children. He brings to life every aspect of the desert – from the fascinating insects, chameleons, geckoes, and sidewinder snakes, to anything that he finds and takes delight in sharing with you. This is both a seriously fun and educational trip! You can also go sand-boarding and quad-biking here. Go camel-trekking or horse-riding (there are short rides and dedicated rides). Visit the Cape Cross seal colony and take a boat trip out to see dolphins and penguins.

Explore the Fish River Canyon, where one can go on Namibia camping safaris with the family for around three nights. See habituated cheetah and spend time with them at a charitable project that has been formed to safeguard the last cheetah and leopard in the country.

Highlights of a family holiday to Namibia:

  • Visit to Popa Falls.
  • A mobile tented camp on one of our private safaris, with your own dedicated guide and vehicle, which allows complete flexibility, freedom and privacy for your Namibia camping safari with family.
  • Habituated cheetah that one can spend time with.
  • Fun desert tours that are educational, learning about desert dwelling species!
  • Wildlife in Etosha National Park.
  • Sand-boarding in Swakopmund.
  • Quad-biking at various places in Namibia.
  • Horse-riding – 6-day trails through the desert and the Fish River Canyon.
  • Boat trips to see dolphins.
  • Camping and walking safaris in the Fish River Canyon.
  • Luxury safari tented camps and lodges.

Call us now to create your family safari holiday of a lifetime!

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‘Greetings. this has turned out to be a paradise in so many ways....so a big thank you from us.

Wonderful support from your company over here....we were met at the airport (with flowers!!!!!) and introduced to our personal guide who is fabulous. Can't get over the attention to detail ....cool flannels, chilled water, fresh juice on arrival, bag full of thoughtful goodies for our trip, wonderful rooms with bathrooms bigger than our bedroom at home(!) and we were upgraded to a suite and as I write we are listening to tropical birdsong as we look out over the lagoon from our balcony. Wow!!!!!

I could go on but I'll spare you.

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Judy and Mike’

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