TALES FROM THE WILD - FAMILY SAFARI EDITION

Central Namibia, Sossusvlei, Walvis Bay, Cape Cross, Palmwag, Ongava Private Game Reserve, Etosha East and Bushmanland

16 Days - 15 Nights | Reference Nº : AGD/TFTW4-15
Na'an ku se lodge ( Central Namibia ) - 2 nights  D, B&B  

 

 

Le Mirage resort & Spa ( Sossusvlei )  - 2 nights D, B&B  

 

 

Flamingo villas boutique hotel ( Walvis Bay ) - 2 nights  D, B&B  

 

 

Cape Cross lodge ( Cape Cross ) -  1 night D, B&B  

 

 

Groteberg lodge ( Palmwag ) - 2 nights D, B&B  

 

 

Anderssons at Ongava ( Ongava private game reserve ) - 1 night D, B&B  

 

 

Onguma bush camp ( Etosha East ) - 2 nights D, B&B  

 

 

Fiume bush camp ( Bushmanland ) - 2 nights D, B&B  

 

 

Mount Etjo safari lodge ( Central Namibia ) - 1 night  D, B&B  

 

 


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D, B&B : Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

NAMIBIA

Located in south-western Africa, Namibia boasts a well-developed infrastructure, some of the best tourist facilities in Africa, and an impressive list of breath-taking natural wonders. Visitors can explore the capital of Windhoek and discover the lovely coastal town of Swakopmund boasting remnants of the country’s German influence, reflected in the architecture, culture, cuisine and the annual Oktoberfest celebrations. To appreciate this extraordinary country appropriately, you will have to venture out of the cities to explore the remarkable natural landscapes Namibia has to offer. These include: the impressive Fish River Canyon; the vast Etosha National Park teeming with abundant wildlife, such as lions, desert-adapted elephants and the Hartmann's Mountain Zebra; the hauntingly beautiful Kalahari Desert; and of course the Namib Desert stretching for over 2000 km along the magnificent Atlantic Coast. Namibia is an ideal destination for travellers seeking an unforgettable African experience in a uniquely beautiful untamed wilderness.

BANKING AND CURRENCY

Currency

The currency of Namibia is The Namibian Dollar (NAD; symbol N$) is in note denominations of N$200, 100, 50, 20 and 10. Coins are in denominations of N$5, N$1, 50 cents, 10 cents and 5 cents. It is linked to the South African Rand (R) on a 1:1 basis (South African Rand = 100 cents). The South African Rand is also acceptable as currency in Namibia.

The import and export of local currency is limited to N$50,000. The import of foreign currency is unlimited, provided sums equal to or exceeding NAD5,000 are declared on arrival. Export of foreign currency is unlimited up to the amount imported and declared.

Banking

Banking hours: Monday - Friday 09h00 to 15h30 and Satuday 08h30 to 11h00

Banks are found in most towns, with most being closed on Sundays and public holidays. Most of them offer foreign exchange services - with cash, bank and credit cards as well as travellers  cheques. 

American Express, Diners Club, Mastercard and Visa are accepted. Credit cards are not usually accepted at petrol stations, so bear this in mind when you visit the ATM. Setting aside an emergency petrol cash fund is a good idea if you’re planning to drive.

You can also obtain cash from many of the ATMs. Several international banks have branches in main city centres. Always advise your bank that you are travelling outside of the country as they might block your purchases if they have not been informed. 

To avoid additional exchange rate charges, take traveller's cheques in US Dollars or South African Rand. In general, you can expect a better exchange rate for traveller’s cheques than for cash.

 


TRAVEL, TRANSPORT AND GETTING AROUND

 

Public transport in Namibia is geared towards the needs of the local populace, and is confined to main roads between major population centres. Although cheap and reliable, it is of little use to the traveller as most of Namibia’s tourist attractions lie off the beaten track.

It is easy to travel around Namibia by car, and a 2WD vehicle is perfectly adaquate for most journeys. However, long distances, poor mobile phone coverage outside of main towns and infrequent petrol stations that only accept cash mean that planning ahead is vital.

There are major airlines that fly into Windhoek and Swakopmund. Other destinations are reachable by car or charter flight. 

Namibians drive on the left and all signposts are in English. Seat belts must be worn at all times and talking in a mobile phone while driving is prohibited. The general speed limit is 120km/h on tarred roads outside of towns and 100km/h on gravel roads. In built up areas, the speed limit is 60km/h.

 


FOOD, DRINK AND CUISINE ADVICE

 

Traditional Namibian cuisine is rarely served and so the food at restaurants tends to be European in style and is, generally, of a very high standard. 

Namibia is very meat-orientated, and many menu options will feature steaks from various animals. However, there is usually a vegetarian and seafood section offered by most camps and restaurants.

In the supermarkets you'll find pre-wrapped fresh fruit and vegetables (though the more remote the areas you visit, the smaller your choice), and plenty of canned foods, pasta, rice, bread, etc. Most of this is imported from South Africa.

The water in Namibia's main towns is generally safe to drink, though it may taste a little metallic if it has been piped for miles. Natural sources should usually be purified, though water from underground springs and dry riverbeds seldom causes any problems. However, filtered and bottled water are readily available in most towns and all camps, lodges and hotels.

 


CLIMATE AND WEATHER

 

Partially covered by the Namib Desert, one of the world's driest deserts, Namibia's climate is generally very dry and pleasant – it's fine to visit all year round. Namibia only receives a fraction of the rain experienced by countries further east. Between about December to March some days will be humid and rain may follow, often in localised, afternoon thunderstorms. These are more common in the centre and east of the country, and more unusual in the desert.

April and especially May are often lovely months in Namibia. Increasingly dry, with a real freshness in the air, and much greenery in the landscape; at this time the air is clear and largely free from dust.

From June to August Namibia cools down and dries out more; nights can become cold, dropping below freezing in some desert areas. As the landscape dries so the game in the north of the country gravitates more to waterholes, and is more easily seen by visitors. By September and October it warms up again; game-viewing in most areas is at its best, although there's often a lot of dust around and the vegetation has lost its vibrancy.

November is a highly variable month. Sometimes the hot, dry weather will continue, at other times the sky will fill with clouds and threaten to rain – but if you're lucky enough to witness the first rains of the season, you'll never forget the drama.

 


CLOTHING AND DRESS RECOMMENDATIONS

 

Namibians have a somewhat relaxes attitude to dress codes. A jacket and tie is very unusual. In fact, long trousers and a shirt with buttons are often quite adequate for a formal occasion or work wear. A pair of sensible shoes, jeans and a t-shirt is recommended. 

During the day it is generally hot, so pack light weight loose fitting clothes in natural fabrics, such linen or cotton, that will keep you cool and are easy to wash and dry. 

Avoid blue clothing - the tsetse flies are drawn to the colour blue, and their bite can give you African Sleeping Sickness. 

Long sleeved shirts and long trousers will protect your against mosquitoes at night. 

 


ELECTRICITY AND PLUG STANDARDS

 

Electrical sockets in Namibia are Type M (SABS-1661). If your appliance's plug doesn't match the shape of these sockets, you will need a travel plug adapter in order to plug in. Travel plug adapters simply change the shape of your appliance's plug to match whatever type of socket you need to plug into. If it's crucial to be able to plug in no matter what, bring an adapter for all types.

Electrical sockets in Namibia usually supply electricity at 230 volts AC / 50 Hz frequency. If you're plugging in an appliance that was built for 230 volt electrical input, or an appliance that is compatible with multiple voltages, then an adapter is all you need. If your appliance isn’t compatible with 230 volts, a voltage converter will be necessary.



 






DAYS 1 - 2 : CENTRAL NAMIBIA

After arrival at the Windhoek international Airport, meet with your guide and drive to Naankuse Lodge. Participate in the full carnivore feeding tour.

The next day you have the possibility to visit the Shiloh Rehabilitation Sanctuary in the morning, and to participate in a game drive in the afternoon.

     
     

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES

Na'an Ku Se wildlife sanctuary carnivore feeding tour : One of the unique experiences at Naankuse Lodge in Namibia is the carnivore feeding activity. This is a once in a lifetime wildlife experience, visitors will have the opportunity to observe the feeding process of the lions, leopards, wild dogs, baboons, caracals, and cheetahs who live at the sanctuary. During this time one can also learn more about the animals’ behavior and their exciting stories of their histories from the guides at Naankuse.


     
     


NA'an Ku Se Wildlife Sanctuary Game drive







DAYS 3 - 4  : SOSSUSVLEI

Drive to Sossusvlei area in the southern Namib Desert.  The Afternoon is at own leisure. Possibility for a Sundowner drive in the late afternoon to see the sunset from a scenic spot while sipping a drink of your choice.

The next morning visit Dune 45, which you have the opportunity to climb and enjoy the unfolding panorama around you. Take a leisurely walk to dead vlei to marvel at the age-old dead tree trunks on the white lake floor and surrounded by the worlds biggest sand dunes.  On your way visit the Sesriem Canyon, a 36 metre-deep gorge cut into the limestone conglomerate.  the afternoon is at leisure to relax at the pool from the morning activities.

Springbok in Sossusvlei
     
     



ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES

Dune 45 :  Named for its location 45 kilometres past the town of Sesriem, Dune 45 is renowned for its elegant shape, which – along with its position close to the road – have earned it the distinction of ‘most photographed dune in the world’. If you’re not keen for the strenuous hike to the top of Big Daddy, Dune 45 is a more forgiving alternative, standing at only 80 metres and featuring a much gentler gradient.

 
     
     



Dead Vlei : This ancient clay pan was once an oasis, studded with acacias and fed by a river that suddenly changed course, leaving the earth to dry up along with the trees it previously supported. So dry were the climatic conditions that the trees never decomposed – instead they were entirely leached of moisture so that today, 900 years later, they remain as desiccated, blackened sentinels dotting the pan’s cracked surface. Surrounded by the red-pink dunes of the Namibia Desert, they create a surreal spectacle that is a photographer's dream.


 
     
     


Sossusvlei - the red dunes : This magnificent desert wilderness of vast, rust-coloured sand dunes, clay pans and petrified forests lies in the Namib-Naukluft Park. Formed over countless centuries, some of the dunes measure up to 300 metres in height and are among the highest in the world. In the rare event of an especially wet rainy season, the ‘vlei’ – meaning marsh or wetland – of Sossusvlei fills up with water, and its glistening surface forms a strikingly beautiful contrast with the reddish dunes.



 
     
     



Sesriem Canyon : 
Sesriem Canyon, a deep chasm carved through the rocks by water, is a striking natural feature of the area that is best explored on foot. Stony walls rise up sharply on both sides of the canyon, while birds roost in its crags and lizards dart along the ledges. The canyon’s name was coined when early settlers used it as a water source, using six lengths of leather (‘ses riem – six thongs) tied together to lower buckets into the water at the base of canyon.


 
   
     



OPTIONAL

Le Mirage resort & Spa adventurous quad bike tour : The Adventurous Quad-Bike Tour lets guests experience the amazing nature that surrounds the lodge. Guests can explore while taking part in a guided quad-bike trail in the desert. The trail visits unique spots, and the guide informs guests of the desert's hidden secrets, including the fairy circles. The afternoon quad-bike tour ends with a delicious sundowner overlooking the Namib Desert.





 
     
     





DAYS 5 - 6 : WALVIS BAY

Drive to the coast and Walvis Bay, traversing the desert from east to west. Spend the afternoon exploring the town and sip a cocktail for Sundowner watching the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean.

The  next day spend a full day participating in a dolphin cruise in the morning and enjoying a 4x4 excursion to the freshwater lagoon of Sandwich Harbour in the afternoon. The return trip is a thrilling exercise in dune driving, where the off-road vehicles can show their best qualities as you cruise over the dune belt of the western Namib Desert.

     
     


RECOMMENDED

Laramon tours dolphin cruise :
Laramon Tours Dolphin Cruise offers guests the chance of seeing Benguela dolphins, Cape fur seals, bottlenose dolphins, and even humpback whales and leatherback turtles when in season. The tour's route changes daily as marine life moves around the bay, going as far as 6 kilometres off the coast. At the end of the tour guests can enjoy light snacks, sparkling wine and soft drinks on the boat.

 
 
 
 
 



Laramon tours sandwich harbour 4 x 4 tour: Laramon Tours Sandwich Harbour 4x4 Tour enables guests to tour the dunes of Sandwich Harbour, a protected wetland on the Skeleton Coast, with fully qualified drivers. Guests will witness breathtaking views of flamingos, salt pans, the desert and the lagoon. After enjoying the scenery and birdlife at Sandwich Harbour guests will delight in a light lunch with oysters and champagne in the desert. On the way back to Walvis Bay more fauna and flora can be seen, guests will slide down the famous roaring dunes, and may even encounter springbok, oryx and jackal.



 
     
     



DAY 7 : CAPE CROSS

In the morning visit the town of Swakopmund and the Moon Landscape on your way to Cape Cross. Spend some time at the Zeila shipwreck just before Henties Bay.  Check-in at cape Cross Lodge and in the afternoon visit the Cape Cross Seal Reserve to enjoy a myriad of seals sunbathing on the rocks and playing in the surfs.

Seal Colony Cape Cross Seals
     
     


ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


Cape Cross seal colony: This colony of Cape Fur Seals is one of the largest in the world, home to approximately 80 000 to 100 000 of these so-called 'seals', which are in fact a species of sea lion. Day trips to the colony are offered and the seals can be viewed from a walkway at a distance of roughly 200 metres.

 
     
     



DAYS 8 - 9 : PALMWAG

Today you traverse the Skeleton Coast Park  on your way to Grootberg Lodge. Visit the abandoned oil rig and stretch your legs at the guano station of Toscanini. Arrive at Grootberg Lodge around lunch time. In the afternoon you may want to participate in a scenic drive on the Grootberg plateau.

The next day you have the opportunity to participate in a lodge activity of your choice,  which could be elephant or rhino tracking excursions. Damaraland is the the last refuge for the endangered black rhino and the last wilderness area, where these prehistoric beasts can roam freely. The region is also well known for its desert-adapted elephants, who have adjusted to the extreme desert conditions, surviving on much less water consumption and reduced food intake. Strangely enough, the desert elephants are the biggest of their kind in the world.

 

     
     

 


Grootberg lodge rhino tracking : Grootberg lodge rhino tracking involves guests being taken on an unforgettable exploration on foot amidst the cliffs of the Klip River Valley and rising plateau of volcanic basalt ridges, by dedicated guides and local trackers. The activity is managed, and the number of guests participating is restricted to a maximum of 10 people per day, to ensure that it is both natural and non-obtrusive for the animals.


   
     
     


Grootberg lodge elephant tracking : 
Grootberg Lodge Elephant Tracking is one of the most popular activities at the lodge. Guests set out in the early morning with a guide and a tracker to the surrounding farms in search of elusive desert elephants. Since the elephants roam free in the conservancy, sightings cannot always be guaranteed but the experience also gives one the opportunity to learn and appreciate more about the lifestyle of the local people. Lunch is provided in the shade of a tree in the remote wilderness of Damaraland. Guests can expect to return to the lodge during the early afternoon enriched by the beauty of Damaraland and its unique elephants.

 



Grootberg scenic drives : 
Grootberg lodge is situated in the Damaraland on the Etendeka Plateau and offers twice daily scenic drives on top of the plateau. Guests can experience a variety of wildlife sightings including zebra, antelope, jackal, springbok, kudu and oryx and occasionally leopard and lion. Grootberg Lodge is wholly owned by the local community and the continuous conservation efforts have resulted in wildlife numbers growing in this conservancy.

     


DAY 10 : ONGAWA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

You have the opportunity to participate in a morning excursion to track down desert elephants. Upon return depart for Grootberg Lodge, which is literally around the corner. Check-in at Grootberg Lodge and prepare for a leisurely afternoon scenic drive. The scenery is magnificent and the right tuning in for the activities the following day.

The next day you have the choice between an elephant or rhino tracking excursion, both f which take place in the early morning and last until mid afternoon. Reminisce the remainder of the day on the experiences of the morning's happenings.

     
     


RECOMMENDED

Game drive at Ongava lodge 

 
 
     
 
 




DAYS 11 - 12 : ETOSHA EAST

Another two days in paradise spent with game viewing while you cross the park and at the eastern confines of the park and Onguma Bush Camp bordering this terrestrial Garden Eden.  This is elephant and rhino country, so enjoy the adventure.

     
     




DAYS 13 -14 : BUSHMANLAND


Drive further east to Fiume Bush Camp and visit the world's largest falling star, the 55-ton Hoba meteorite on the way. Meet the resident San (Bushmen) community and spend an exhilarating day with them to learn more about age-old survival skills and still living traditions. 

 


ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES

Hoba meteorite :
The largest known meteorite ever to hit the planet is thought to have done so approximately 80,000 years ago, when it landed in a remote part of Namibia. It was only unearthed many centuries later in 1920, when a farmer tilling his fields stumbled upon it. It was excavated but not transported, due to its stupendous weight of approximately 60 tons, and today can still be viewed at the original site of its discovery. Thought to be between 200 and 400 million years old, it is the biggest organic chunk of iron known to man, but also contains traces of substances which do not occur naturally on earth. It measures roughly three metres by three metres, with an average thickness of approximately one metre.

 
     
     




San living museum: 
The San have survived the harshest conditions imaginable for thousands of years and for those still living out of cities not a lot has changed. With their gentle and generous nature you will have a visit with a people that will stay with you a life time.

 
     
     

 




DAY 15 : CENTRAL NAMIBIA

Driving through 700 million years old dolomite mountain ranges and the endless open spaces of the central high plateau, reach mount Etjo Safari Lodge in time for lunch. In the afternoon you have the opportunity to partake in the last game drive of your journey through Namibia. If you so wish, participate in the lion feeding after dinner and watch in awe while these majestic beasts devour their food.



     
     



ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES

Game drive


DAY 16 : END OF ITINERARY

Transfer to the airport in time for your return flight. Check-in and end of services.


 

CENTRAL NAMIBIA

Encompassing the bustling capital city of Windhoek, and the laidback seaside towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, Central Namibia features an array of towns, deserts and wildlife reserves. The landscape of this region is characterised by a plateau scattered with clusters of acacia and grasslands sandwiched between the arid Namib Desert to the west and the lush Kalahari to the east. Visitors can soak in the steaming waters of the Cross Barmen Hot Springs, viewing a wide variety of wildlife at the spectacularly scenic reserves and explore the discover the untouched beauty of the beautiful Erongo Mountains with the breathtakingly beautiful Spitzkoppe, which offers some of the best stargazing opportunities in Namibia.

Na'an Ku Se lodge - Central Namibia

Join us for a luxury break amid the stunning African Savannah. Located just thirty minutes from Windhoek International Airport and nestled in the stunning African bush fields, our Lodge is perfectly situated to start or finish your trip to Namibia. With a range of enjoyable activities available, including Carnivore Feeding Tours and Cheetahs Up Close you are sure to enjoy an unforgettable African holiday with us. The only charity lodge in Namibia, N/a’an ku sê Lodge is crafted from ecologically clean material including solid logs and glass to complement N/a’an ku sê’s beautiful wilderness setting. Guests will find six luxurious, individual chalets and a tranquil dining area with stunning views, bar and swimming pool. There are also five beautifully appointed and fully equipped holiday houses available for hire. The Lodge also provides a breathtaking backdrop for weddings and conferences. Our Lodge is a not for profit eco-tourism destination, where all profits are directed straight back into supporting our charitable projects.

The luxurious living area offers the perfect venue for meeting with business acquaintances and the stylish cigar lounge equipped with flat screen television and music centre is the perfect place to relax with friends before a night out. In Summer you can relax on the wooden deck next to a bubbling jacuzzi or cool off in the sparkling pool. The fireplace adds to the cozy atmosphere of our Boutique Hotel and is guaranteed to warm the coldest night.

Your Stay: 2 Nights, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Info: Lodge
Nº rooms: 22 rooms
Spoken languages: Afrikaans, English
Special Interests: Adventure, Birding, Cycling, Flora, Gourmet, Hiking, History & Culture, Indigenous Culture / Art, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Wildlife, Wine
LODGE CHALET
Grass, wooden logs, stones, mohair together with extravagant linen and bedding are a unique combination. Rooms boast large twin beds, air-conditioning, in-suite bathrooms and each has its own private veranda with views overlooking the beautiful bush veldt.
Each of our six luxurious en-suite chalets is a delightful blend of rich ethnicity and modern luxury and offers a secluded retreat from the ruggedness of Africa. All rooms are lavishly appointed and have been designed to offer total privacy.




 
   
     
FAMILY VILLA

Build among lush bush veldt on the farm away from the main dinning area. The Villa ensure comfort and style complimented by tranquil surrounding where nature is at your doorstep. Each with their own kitchen to prepare your own meal, or prebook a chef to spoil you with a tentelizing cuisine.




 
 
 
 

PROPERTY FACILITIES

Activity Desk, Bar, Barbeque Facilities, Chapel, Communal Dining, Conference Centre, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Malaria Free, Meal on Request, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Secure Parking

ROOM FACILITIES

Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Bath, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Cooking Equipment, Cooking Facilities, Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fireplace, Fridge, Hair Dryer, Laundry Facilities, Laundry Service (Available), Lounge Area, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah

SERVICES

Airport Shuttle (Available), Credit Card

Full carnivore feeding tour: Carnivore feeding tours are child friendly from any age but parents should take responsibility for their children. During the two and half hours drive you will visit our baboons, caracals, lions, cheetahs, wild dogs and leopards. Watch them being fed by our experienced guides while they explain how these carnivores came to live on this reserve. Followed by a scenic drive with a good chance of spotting some of the other wildlife. This is not just a great way to learn about these amazing animals and how they behave in the wild, it is also a great up close photo opportunity. A superb introduction to conservation and the work we do here at N/a'an ku sê. (Prebookings Necessary).


 
     
     

 

Ancient san skills academy: This academy is a joint venture between the N/a’an ku sê Foundation and the Nyae Nyae Conservancy. It aims to serve as a reciprocal training venture where visiting San groups from the Nyae Nyae Conservancy stay at N/a’an ku sê to display their cultural heritage and skills to visitors.
Take the opportunity to visit the San Bushmen in their traditional village and witness their ancient culture and traditions first hand. The San will show you plants they use for medicinal purposes, how they make fire and set traps, tell you how they hunt and regale you with stories, song and dance.

 

 
     
     

 


Caracal experience:
Take a walk with our habituated caracal and our guides. During this walk you will get to see how these animals behave in the wild, stalking birds and small mammals as they regain their natural instincts and hone their hunting skills. You will also experience the serenity of the Namibian veld and no doubt be accompanied by a wide variety of bird species.


 
     
     

 


Behind the scenes with Marlice van Vuuren: Follow in Marlice’s footsteps and get an intimate view of the workings of a wildlife reserve and sanctuary. After enjoying a sumptuous breakfast at N/a’an ku sê Lodge, take a stroll on our beautiful reserve with a magnificent caracal, before meeting Marlice at the wildlife sanctuary. Here you will learn all about our human- carnivore conflict mitigation research, and become smitten with our gorgeous sanctuary orphans. Bond with the baby baboons (there’s nothing like it) and become fully immersed in Marlice’s magical world!

 
     
     

 

Sunset horse riding through our beatiful reserve: Experience the wonders of our wildlife from a saddle! There’s nothing quite like it. A two hour horse ride through the bush will give intermediate and advanced riders the unique chance to observe our wild game closer than ever before – and you may even be lucky enough to ride amongst our gorgeous giraffe family. Our experienced coordinator will provide you with all of the necessary safety equipment and will guide you on a fabulous afternoon.

 
     
     

 

Barboom experience: Meet our playful primates and experience the joys of monkey fun on a not-to-be-missed baboon walk. All of our baboons came to N/a’an ku sê either after losing their mums (Namibia’s Chacma baboons are tragically persecuted on an almost daily basis), or having been rescued from situations of abuse. Our baboon buddies adore the interaction and bounding through the bush on their daily walks. Why not join in and get to know firsthand just how incredible these animals are?



Meerkat experience:
Take the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enter N/a’an ku sê’s very own “Meerkat Manor”, and spend a magical two hours witnessing the delightful antics of the bushveldt’s most beloved residents. Meerkats are early risers, emerging from their dens from approximately 6.15AM. Hence you will be met at the main lodge building and then it’s off to enter a madcap meerkat world on N/a’an ku sê’s picturesque reserve. *Please note that even though we always do our utmost to ensure significant meerkat sightings, the animal kingdom plays by its own rules, thus sightings cannot be guaranteed.





 
     
     

 

Cheetah experience: Habituated cheetahs have lost their fear of humans – a fear that is crucial in elevating their survival chances in the wild. For this reason, some of the magnificent spotted sprinters at N/a’an ku sê need to remain in captivity, having come to the sanctuary from various conflict situations at very young ages, requiring dedicated care to ensure their survival. At N/a’an ku sê we fully nurture and encourage their natural behaviour, captivity resembling the life of their wild counterparts as closely as possible. Enjoy time with our habituated big cats, in the hands of an experienced and knowledgeable guide. Simply not to be missed!




 
     
     

 

Sunrise - set game drive on Zannier reserve: Our experienced guides will take you with our well-equipped open game drive vehicles around the pristine 9,000-hectare reserve, showcasing some of the most incredible wildlife in Africa! Early drives at sunrise are ideal to observe the Namibian plains waking up, while evening drives reveal the elusive beauty of the nocturnal savannah. An experience that you will never forget…






 
     
     

 


Visit of the Shiloh wildlife sanctuary:
The Zannier Reserve by N/a’an ku sê is home to the Shiloh Wildlife Sanctuary, a valuable center aiming for caring rhinos or elephants that have been injured or orphaned in poaching incidents. Enter this wildlife animal clinic managed by the N/a’an ku sê Foundation and discover the incredible work of passionate vets who are rescuing and taking care of endangered animals.


   
     
     

 



Rhino feeding: 
Put your hat on, pull up those sleeves and jump on the back of the bakkie. We are going to feed the rhinos! Get on the back of the bakkie and drive to the shed, load your own lucerne bail, about 6-8 bails will be loaded & continue to the feeding spot. Watch while feeding take place, about 11-13 rhinos will be fed at once.

 

 
     
     

 

Na'an Ku sê lodge restaurant: When it comes to feeding the soul, our team of passionate chefs will prepare Euro-African dishes to entice the palette and uplift the spirit. Whether it's a wake-me-up breakfast, picnic in the veldt, dinner under the stars, we will be ready to look after your every culinary need. For functions we can accommodate any need including sit-down dinners, braai’s, luncheons, buffets or cocktail and canapé functions. Our restaurant is open and welcome to day visitors, with our Sunday buffet lunch a popular choice for those living or travelling through Windhoek.




 
 
 
   

 

Activity Centre: The Na’an ku sê Activity Centre, a modest and intimate venue for day visitors. The Activity Centre caters to a myriad of groups, from families and children, to students and corporate executives. Guests can choose to simply cool off and relax by the swimming pool, or indulge in an exquisite menu which will set your taste buds alive. And, for an authentic N/a’an ku sê experience, book your spot on a carnivore feeding tour, cheetah walk or any other activity.

 

 
 
 
   

 

SOSSUSVLEI

Located in the scenic Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei is where you will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib. The clear blue skies contrast with the giant red dunes to make this one of the most scenic natural wonders of Africa and a photographer's heaven. This awe-inspiring destination is possibly Namibia's premier attraction, with its unique dunes rising to almost 400 metres-some of the highest in the world. These iconic dunes come alive in morning and evening light and draw photography enthusiasts from around the globe. Sossusvlei is home to a variety desert wildlife including oryx, springbok, ostrich and a variety of reptiles. Visitors can climb 'Big Daddy', one of Sossusvlei’s tallest dunes; explore Deadvlei, a white, salt, claypan dotted with ancient trees; or for the more extravagant, scenic flights and hot air ballooning are on offer, followed by a once-in-a-lifetime champagne breakfast amidst these majestic dunes.

Le Mirage Resort & Spa accomodation in Sossusvlei

Le Mirage Resort & Spa, a unique construction in the Namib desert, is situated at 21 km from the Sesriem gate to Sossusvlei. This makes it one of the lodges closest to the Sossusvlei and the ideal place to stay when you want to visit the highest dunes in the world!

Guests are accommodated in 8 Camelthorn rooms and 19 Oasis rooms with en-suite facilities, air-conditioning, safe, mini bar and coffee & tea facilities. The lodge is accommodated in a large castle sheltering guests against the harsh desert climate. The spacious restaurant serves a fusion cuisine of European and Namibian dishes.

A highlight at the resort is the Mystique Spa, wellness centre which specializes in massages, pedicures, manicures, aroma massages and de-stress treatments. In the large courtyard guests can retreat to the swimming pool sheltered from the desert in an oasis of palm trees. On offer are quad bike tours, nature drives on the private domain and nature drives to Sossusvlei, scenic flights and hot air ballooning. The lodge offers guests a luxury home after a day in the desert.

Your Stay: 2 Nights, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Info: Safari Lodge, 27 Rooms, 
Spoken languages: Afrikaans, English
Special Interests: Adventure, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wine.
Camelthorn room

Camelthorn luxury rooms with en-suite facilities, air-conditioning, safe, mini bar and coffee & tea facilities.


 
     
     

Oasis rooms

Oasis twin luxury rooms with en-suite facilities, air-conditioning, safe, mini bar and coffee & tea facilities

   
     
     

PROPERTY FACILITIES

Bar, Eco Friendly, Internet Access, Malaria Free, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Secure Parking, Spa

ROOM FACILITIES

Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, En-Suite, Hair Dryer, Lounge Area, Mini Bar, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee

SERVICES

Airport Shuttle, Babysitting Service, Credit Card, Laundry Service, Room Service

Sunrise and Sundowner guided Quad bike excursion

Sunrise and sundowner guided quad-bike excursion; (we regret that children younger than 12 cannot participate). View a magnificent sunrise or sunset over the Tsaris Mountains surrounded by the majestic dunes.

Duration – 2 to 3 hours




 
   
     



Hot air ballooning

A once in a lifetime experience - enjoy the beauty of the desert in the early morning with all its complex colorations from the sky. After the exceptionally exhilarating flight, you will be spoiled with a succulent champagne breakfast.

Duration – 1 Hour Flight

This activity is subject to weather conditions






Sossusvlei excursion

For those who want to enjoy a guided tour to Sossusvlei, be brave and challenge some of the highest dunes Southern Africa has to offer, we strongly recommend a Sossusvlei Drive.

Duration - Differs

Private Sossusvlei Drive available on request

 
 
     

 

Le Mirage Resort and SPA Restaurant :

Le Mirage restaurant offer variety and healthy meals with a desert extra touch

   
     
     

WALVIS BAY

Situated along Namibia's spectacular coastline, just south of Swakopmund, Walvis Bay (Whale Bay) is a thriving town, Namibia’s principal harbour and one of the country’s most popular tourist centres. It is known for its natural lagoon, striking orange sand dunes and wealth of outdoor activities, including fishing, bird-watching, sailing, sandboarding, swimming, surfing and golf. Located just outside town is Dune 7, one of the largest sand dunes in the world, offering fantastic views from the crest for those with the energy to climb it. Visitors can look forward to a number of activities including: visiting the expansive green and pink salt pans dotted with flocks of flamingoes, and jumping on a boat trip to view seals colonies, dolphins and friendly pelicans, while enjoying champagne and oysters.

Flamingo villas boutique hotel - Walvis bay

Nestled on the edge of the tidal lagoon of Walvis Bay, surrounded by scores of Lesser and Greater Flamingos lies Flamingo Villas Boutique Hotel.
This hotel boasts with beautiful views over the lagoon where spectacular sunsets and Flamingos on display are an every day occurrence.
Fine dining and cocktails can be enjoyed in the beautiful restaurant and full service bar and the hotel is easily accesible to all outdoor activities on offer in the coastal resort of Walvis Bay.
Your Stay: 2 Nights - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Info: Hotel 
Spoken languages: Afrikaans, English, German
Special Interests: Adventure, Beach / Coastal, Birding, Cycling, Fishing, Flora, Golf, Gourmet, Hiking, History & Culture, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Shopping, Sports, Star Gazing, Watersports, Wine
Standard rooms

We boast 17 very spacious standard rooms all with a view of the tidal lagoon and the ever present flamingos. Comfortable options of either two tree quarter size single beds or queen size double beds.

   
     
     



Luxury rooms

We boast 4 very spacious Luxury rooms all with a view of the tidal lagoon and the ever present flamingos. Comfortable queen size beds.

   
     
     



Deluxe rooms

Our 4 very spacious deluxe rooms with an exquisite view of the tidal lagoon and shuffling flamingos. Visitors in these rooms can relax in their private lounge suite overlooking the lagoon and flamingos. The king size bed comes standard for these rooms.

   
     
     



Presidential suite

Our typical presidential suite has the best view of the tidal lagoon and resident flamingo flocks, full 180 view of the lagoon and surroundings, king size beds are standard for the suite as well.

PROPERTY FACILITIES

24-hour Security, Activity Desk, Bar, Battery Charging Facilities, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Secure Parking, Spa

ROOM FACILITIES

Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Bath, Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Hair Dryer, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Facilities, Laundry Service (Available), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Mini Bar, Pure Cotton Linen, Tea / Coffee, Television


SERVICES

Airport Shuttle (Available), Credit Card

CAPE CROSS

The small headland of Cape Cross lies on western Namibia’s Skeleton Coast, roughly 60 kilometres north of Henties Bay. The historic area was landed on by the Portuguese in 1486, and they erected a stone cross here in honour of the Portuguese King. In the 1800’s, this was replaced with a cross by German settlers. The headland is best known for its extraordinary breeding colony of Cape Fur Seals, and has been made a reserve. With the abundance of fish swimming in the cold Benguela current, the seals have plenty to snack on, and they also enjoy lying and playing out in the sun on the wide spread of rocks. From a 200-metre-long walkway, watch the seals at play and learn about them through the area’s information points.

Cape Cross lodge - Cape Cross

Literally metres from the fertile Atlantic Ocean, Cape Cross Lodge presents a unique and serene stop for travellers along this vast untamed, seldom explored wilderness on the Skeleton Coast. Situated alongside the biggest breeding Cape Fur Seal colony in the world, but well out of the "smell" zone, 60 km north of Henties Bay and 120 km north of Swakopmund. The curious mix of Cape Dutch and West Coast fishing village architecture with colossal windows happily embrace the natural light and affords endless contemplated vistas.
Your Stay : 1 Night, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

PALMWAG

Palmwag is a nature reserve idyllically located along a palm-lined tributary of the Uniab River. Water is scarce in this area, so the river’s presence often lures elephants closer to the camps. Palmwag is situated halfway between Swakopmund and Etosha, and is the ideal base from which to see the sights of the Kunene region or embark on one of the many local hiking trails. The reserve is notable for its unusual species of palm tree, the hyphaena pertesiana, and for being home to the largest population of south-western black rhinos in Africa. Animal lovers can also get a peek at leopard, lion, cheetah, mountain zebra, Angolan giraffe, springbok, kudu, and African bush elephant.

Grootberg Lodge - Palmwag

14 Twin and 2 family rock and thatch chalets gaze out over the Klip River Valley, where Black Eagles hunt just below your private deck. Two family units provide enough space for parents and two children to share comfortably.
Your Stay : 2 Nights, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Info: 16 Rooms, 
Spoken languages: Afrikaans, English
Special Interests:  Adventure, Birding, Flora, Hiking, History & Culture, Leisure, Nature, Star Gazing, Wildlife
Double room

Room with double bed.


 
   
     


Twin room

Room with 2 twin beds.

   
     
     


Family room

Two separate rooms sharing a bathroom

 
 
 


Guide room

Guide Room - these are for guides only that are on a guided tour. These rooms are not bookable for our guests.

PROPERTY FACILITIES

Guide Room - these are for guides only that are on a guided tour. These rooms are not bookable for our guests.

ROOM FACILITIES

Balcony / Deck, En-Suite, Mosquito Nets, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah

SERVICES

Credit Card

Desert elephant tracking

This is one of the Lodge’s most popular activities. Guests will be able to explore the Conservancy and surrounds whilst tracking the elusive desert elephant with the expert knowledge of a guide and tracker. Lunch is provided under the shade of a tree. Whilst sightings cannot be guaranteed, guests will still be able to experience the natural beauty of this remote wilderness area of Damaraland.


  • Departure time from the lodge: Summer 07:00, Winter 06h00
  • Duration: half day Return around 15h00
  • Minimum 2 guests per excursion – Max 9 per vehicle
  • Children under 12 are discounted at 50% of adult rate




Rhino tracking

Guides and game trackers will take guests in an open 4x4 game vehicle into Black Rhino territory. Part of the tracking will take place on foot, with the possibility of between 1 to 3 hours walk at the most. Lunch will be enjoyed in the outdoors near the springs. This is almost a full day activity driving along bumpy roads and walking on rocky terrain. It is therefore not an advisable activity for the faint-hearted. Sightings are not guaranteed.

  • Departure time from the lodge: Summer 06h00, Winter 05h00
  • Duration: ¾ day
  • Minimum 2 guests per excursion - Max 8 per vehicle
  • Children under 16 years may not join this activity
 
     
     


Sundowner drive

The Lodge offers scenic drives on top of the Etendeka Plateau with the possibility of seeing a variety of wildlife including zebras, antelope, jackal and occasionally leopard and lion. springbok, kudu and oryx are a permanent fixture and even the nervous and shy klipspringers are sometimes seen leaping from ledge to ledge on the steep cliffs of the mountain.

  • Afternoon departure 18h00 (summer) or 17h00 (winter)
  • Minimum 2 guests per excursion – Max 9 per vehicle
  • Children under 12 are discounted at 50% of adult rate
 
 
   


Moringa guided walk

An early morning guided walk after breakfast will allow guests to explore the plateau on foot. They will have an opportunity to see and learn about the local flora, the fascinating sedimentary and volcanic rock formation of the Etendeka Mountains and perhaps encounter the wildlife living on the plateau.

  • Morning departure time from the lodge: Between 07h30 – 08h00
  • Afternoon departure 16h30 (summer) or 15h30 (winter) after coffee & tea and home baked cake •Duration is +/- 2 hours Minimum 2 guests – Max 9 Guests per guide
  • Children under 12 years my not join this activity *This activity cannot be pre-booked.
 
 
     


Damara culture tour

Guests will be guided through surrounding Conservancy farms visiting a couple of authentic homesteads of the Damara people. This provides an unique opportunity to spend time with local Namibians and custodians of the Conservancy understanding their origins, cultures, traditions and their approach to human wildlife conflict farming within the harsh desert landscape.

The tour includes a visit to the #Khoadi //Hoas Conservancy office to meet their staff followed by a visit to a a glass bead project. This will provide guests with the unique opportunity of understanding and gaining insight into the positive impacts and benefits that the Conservancy enjoys directly as a result of its ownership of the Grootberg Lodge.

Lunch is server under the trees in a remote spot in the wilderness of Damaraland.


  • Departure time from the lodge: Departure 07h00
  • Return around 13:00
  • Minimum 2 guests per excursion - Max 9 per vehicle.
  • Children under 12 are discounted at 50% of adult rate.
 
 
     

Grootberg lodge restaurant

The staff are all employed from the community and well trained in their various duties. Guests are hosted in genuine local hospitality complimented by excellent food prepared by the well trained kitchen staff. The waitresses and barman are at the beckon-call of each guest, always ready to serve and assist where needed. The dinning area has a fire place for cold evenings during the winter months. Meals can also be enjoyed on the shaded outside veranda - weather permitting.

The restaurant has a fully licensed bar that serves a variety of drinks throughout the day and evenings.



 
 
     

ONGAVA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

Sharing the southern boundary with Etosha National Park, the prolific 30 000-hectare private Ongava Game Reserve is considered one of the top private game reserves in the region, enjoying global recognition for exceptional conservation, groundbreaking research and exciting safari experiences. The landscape is characterised by vast open plains dotted with salt plans and abundant wildlife. Visitors can easily access Etosha through Andersson’s Gate in the south.

Known for its luxury lodges made out of natural materials, Ogava is a popular destination for those looking to immerse themselves in nature. The reserve offers visitors the perfect combination of wildlife safari experiences within and around the Etosha National Park. One of Ongava’s top attractions is its rhino population and guests can experience the thrill of getting close to these majestic creatures. Popular activities include: night game drives, guided nature walks, bird watching and 4x4 guided game drives.

Anderssons at Ongava - Ongava private game reserve

With pressing environmental issues threatening our future, Ongava is once again responding to the
needs of the planet and our guests with the creation of Anderssons at Ongava and the Ongava Research Centre (ORC), the next generation in eco-tourism.

Taking a lesson from the wild in the power of symbiotic relationships, Anderssons at Ongava provides an interactive hub for guests to be a part of conservation science, where cutting edge technology meets hands on, field-based research.

Guests at Anderssons at Ongava have the option of being immersed in and can contribute to developing creative, knowledge driven solutions with resident scientists, visiting researchers, conservationists and rhino security personnel, or simply relaxing and enjoying the luxurious guest suites, waterhole, viewing hide, and pool where they will find their own personal place for reflection.

Ensuring a light footprint and an exceptional experience, Anderssons at Ongava will have seven
contemporary designed luxury guest units and one family unit, accommodating a maximum of 18 Guests.

Your Stay : 1 Night, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Info: Safari Lodge
Nº rooms: 8 Rooms, 
Spoken languages: Afrikaans, English
Special Interests:  Birding, Flora, Hiking, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife
Standard suites

6 x twin-bedded suites with 2 x three quarter beds and 1 x double suite with one queen-size bed.

The suites are designed as a direct extension of the landscape itself. The rock and other natural elements are used to reflect the environment and drama of Etosha. The natural stone and spacious solid build with innovative roof structure, offers guests a climate-controlled sanctuary in the bush.
Design includes a private viewing deck with 180-degree panorama.

 
 
 
 
 
 


Family unit

1 x family unit - consists of 2 identical suites, each one king-size bed (alternative 2 x three quarter beds). Both suites each have their own bathroom and entrance. Rooms are linked by a short walkway.

The suites are designed as a direct extension of the landscape itself. The rock and other natural elements are used to reflect the environment and drama of Etosha. The natural stone and spacious solid build with innovative roof structure, offers guests a climate-controlled sanctuary in the bush.
Design includes a private viewing deck with 180-degree panorama.

 
 
 
 

PROPERTY FACILITIES

Bar, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Library, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Secure Parking

ROOM FACILITIES

Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Fan, Hair Dryer, Laundry Service (Available), Mosquito Nets, Outside Shower, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee

SERVICES

Credit Card

Anderssons at Ongava - Excursions into Etosha National Park

Full- or half-day guided morning game drives in the Etosha National Park, Namibia’s prime savannah wilderness area, allow you to see the massive salt-pan and perennial springs that provide the water required by the Park’s high-density big game population. Full day activity on request and comes with packed lunch.

 

 
   




Anderssons at Ongava - Guided nature walks

Offered seasonally and subject to an available walking guide, the guided nature walks through the reserve will proudly showcase the abundant array of life, from the unusual plants to the arid-adapted animals with a chance of potentially approaching white rhino.

  
 
 



Anderssons at Ongava - Hide

Andersson’s hide allows for unobtrusive game viewing of the camp’s waterhole. Often frequented by plains game including warthog, zebra, giraffe and an array of antelope, the waterhole also attracts larger game such as rhino and sometimes even lions.

 

 
     



Anderssons at Ongava - Game drives on Ongava game reserve


Guided afternoon/evening game drives take place on the private Ongava Game Reserve. The reserve is famed for its population of rhino and lion, as well as other game such as the endemic black-faced impala.
 
 
 



Ongava information system and Visitor Centre

Guests can interface with science and research across Anderssons and part of this experience is an immersion into the world of natural history and science at the new Ongava Visitor Centre. With dozens of in-depth displays that feature information on the geology, animals, plants and ecological functioning of this fascinating region, guests are encouraged to meander through the self-guided exhibition area.

 

   
 

ETOSHA EAST

Located in north-western Namibia, Etosha East is a protected sanctuary in the eastern part of the world-renowned Etosha National Park, known as one of the most accessible game reserves in Southern Africa. Etosha East boasts vast open plains scattered with semi-arid savannah grasslands dotted with watering holes and secluded bush camps. The impressive 5000-square-kilometre Etosha saltpan makes up a large area of the eastern side of the park and is visible even from space. This remote area teems with abundant wildlife such as lion, elephant, black rhino and giraffe, as well as a variety of birdlife featuring flamingos, ostriches, eagles, hornbills, and owls.

Onguma bush camp - Etosha east

Onguma Bush Camp is ideal for families who would like to have a base from which they can explore Etosha National Park. Upon your return, relax and cool off around the swimming pool while watching a spectacular sunset... and the children can run around on the lawns as this is an enclosed camp.

Dinner is served in the dinning area overlooking a large waterhole. Here you will be treated to an excellent combination of European and traditional African cuisine while watching the game coming to drink.

The new water-level hide will provide hours of game viewing opportunities for guests.

Onguma Nature Reserve now offers an opportunity to start a safari from the moment guests touch down at the private airstrip!

Your Stay : 2 Nights, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Info: Lodge

Spoken languages : Afrikaans, English, German

Nº rooms : 18

Special interests : Adventure, Birding, Gourmet, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife, Wine
Settler's room

Formerly known as the honeymoon suite, this room is larger than the other rooms and has a small sitting area.


 
     
     


Deluxe room

These twin bedded Waterhole or Pool side rooms have stunning views over the surrounding bush. Each room has a large en-suite bathroom and small patio from which to admire the view.


 
     
     


Standard - Loft room

Standard/ Loft rooms offer ensuite bathrooms, twin beds and a small patio overlooking the gardens, with extra loft beds for children.


 
   
     


Rondavels

The three rondawels are part of the original lodge buildings and are built in the traditional circular style with thatched rooves. They offer ensuite bathrooms, twin beds and a small patio overlooking the gardens.

 
     
     


Family units

The 1 Family Units has two inter-leading bedrooms each with its own en-suite bathroom.

PROPERTY FACILITIES

Bar, Conference Centre, Internet Access, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Secure Parking

ROOM FACILITIES

Air Conditioning, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Internet, Pure Cotton Linen, Shower

SERVICES

Credit Card, Laundry Service, Room Service

Onkolo hide: Onguma's fabulous new water-level hide affords guests a great opportunity to calmly sit and enjoy nature unobserved. Amateur and professional photographers alike love the angles and light from this equipped hide.

There is a small ablution facility nearby, benches from which to view the surroundings and lots of windows and vantage points for creative camera angles.


 
 
 



Onguma sundowner drive: Onguma Nature Reserve consists of 34 000 hectares of Namibian wilderness & is home to numerous plains game, more than 300 bird species ​and even 4 of the Big 5. ​The Reserve boasts over thirty different animal species. Plains game roam freely on the Reserve and predators although not always easy to spot, are nevertheless common residents of the area. Lions and Cheetahs are frequently seen and often heard. There is a healthy black rhino and leopard population and hyenas are also often seen and heard.


 
 
   



Etosha game drives: 
Etosha is a 22 750km² wildlife sanctuary in Namibia – one of Africa’s most stable and accessible countries. Etosha, meaning ‘place of dry water’, and refers to a flat calcrete depression (or pan) of about 5 000km². The ‘Pan’ (overlooked by the Onguma Reserve) provides a great, parched, silver-white backdrop of shimmering mirages to an area of semi-arid savannah grassland and thorn scrub. The pan itself contains water only after very good rains and sometimes for only a few days each year, but is enough to stimulate the growth of a blue-green algae which lures thousands of flamingos.




 
 
 


Bush walks: Africa takes on a new perspective when you experience it on foot as the first explorers did. A bush walk is a unique physical, mental and spiritual adventure through nature. Experience the sights, smells and sounds of the Namibian bush by conducting an early morning leisurely walk accompanied by one of our experienced armed rangers.

 
 
 



Children on Safari: 
Namibia can offer a truly memorable and interactive experience in the wilderness for families travelling with children by offering children's accommodation, specially designed game drives for children, activities and meals.

Onguma Nature Reserve welcomes children to explore and experience the uniqueness of the untamed African bush with its many wild animals both the big and small!
At Onguma Bush Camp there has always been an emphasis on family and the Lodge encourages families. The staff go out of their way to make sure the young ones have the time of their lives and the parents get their own satisfying safari experience. The bushveld of Onguma is a wild wonderland, a child's dream come true, and the Lodge delights in being able to share her secrets with the next generation.



 
   
     



Massage Therapy: 
Johan, our resident therapist, is a professional massage therapist with over 15 years experience, having lived and worked at renowned Wellness Centres in Asia and Africa. His passion for and dedication to massage therapy originated in the East, where he was trained and educated from the best teachers in their respective fields. Having the opportunity to spend considerable time with monks in Thailand, has also led him to incorporate focused awareness into his massage therapies.

 

 
 
   

BUSHMANLAND

Situated in northeastern Namibia, Bushmanland is infamous for its spectacularly scenic rugged terrain. It is home to the San and Bushmen people, the earliest known inhabitants of Namibia. Scattered shrublands characterise the landscape that is dotted with baobabs and other indigenous trees. Visit the ramshackle collection of shops in Tsumkwe to stock up on supplies before venturing out into the desert wilderness on a thrilling 4x4 excursion. Support the local communities by buying their locally-made crafts including bracelets, necklaces and colourful hand-beaded bags. Explore the wealth of rock art peppered around Bushmanland. Visitors come here to enjoy excellent wildlife viewing and for close cultural encounters with the indigenous people of this mesmerising land.

Fiume bush camp - Bushmanland

Fiume Bush Camp is situated on a sand dune, which is surrounded by Kalahari Desert vegetation and savannah grass lands. Come and celebrate the freedom of the African Bush and at the same time rejuvenate, relax and enjoy the riches of nature and the San Culture.
Situated just 75 km north east from the town Grootfontein on the D2844 Fiume Bush Camp is the ideal stop for travellers who have a special place in their hearts for ancient cultures. Fiume Bush Camp is an ideal in between two night stop over when heading towards the Caprivi, Waterberg and Etosha.
Comfortable accommodation is offered in 8 safari tents. All equipped with necessities one needs for a comfortable two night stay; en-suite bathroom, cupboard, twin beds and mosquito nets.
The Fiume Bush Camp offers an all included package of the following during the two night stay: a full buffet breakfast; a fresh and light lunch; and a 2 course dinner meal, served with the wine of the day.
Fiume Bush Camp also offers the bushmen excursion. Activities of this excursion involve fire making, a bush walk, learning how to make jewellery and how to hunt as well as various other cultural practices.
Your Stay : 2 Nights, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Twin safari tented rooms

All tented rooms are fitted with twin beds, a coffee/tea station, en-suite bathroom and a hair dryer. The price includes 2 nights stay with breakfast, lunch and dinner including a Bushmen Excursion.


 
 
   

PROPERTY FACILITIES

Bar, Eco Friendly, Pool

ROOM FACILITIES

Balcony / Deck, Shower, Tea / Coffe

 

CENTRAL NAMIBIA

Encompassing the bustling capital city of Windhoek, and the laidback seaside towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, Central Namibia features an array of towns, deserts and wildlife reserves. The landscape of this region is characterised by a plateau scattered with clusters of acacia and grasslands sandwiched between the arid Namib Desert to the west and the lush Kalahari to the east. Visitors can soak in the steaming waters of the Cross Barmen Hot Springs, viewing a wide variety of wildlife at the spectacularly scenic reserves and explore the discover the untouched beauty of the beautiful Erongo Mountains with the breathtakingly beautiful Spitzkoppe, which offers some of the best stargazing opportunities in Namibia.

Mount Etjo lodge - Waterberg region

'Etjo' means a place of refuge. Since 1975 Mount Etjo Safari Lodge has been the heart of the Okonjati wildlife sanctuary, offering African wildlife and guests from around the world more than just a place to stay, but a safe haven, tranquil surroundings and the opportunity to engage in the pristine beauty of African wilderness. At Mount Etjo Safari Lodge, the African traveller will leave with his heart and mind enriched and his soul set at ease by having found peace and harmony in the African natural world. The vibrant bird life at the Lodge is a testimony to the beautiful gardens at the Lodge. Enormous palm trees, endless grass fields and a flamingo pond invite you to take a walk and look around. The Lodge is built to face a large lake where animals regularly quench their thirst and hippos come to visit. Further in the distance lingers the magnificent Mount Etjo Mountain, completing the picturesque scenery. The unique architecture of our rooms, furnished and beautifully decorated in a splendid combination of luxury and African style will contribute to the exceptional experience of staying at Mount Etjo Safari Lodge. The Lodge is furnished with 22 luxury rooms, each with en-suite bathroom. Most of the rooms are situated next to the swimming pool which overlooks the watering hole where numerous animals come to drink during the day and night, while others overlook the spacious garden where the flamingos frolic. Various types of accommodation are available to suit the personal needs of young and old. The Lodge is fully wheelchair-friendly.
Your Stay:  1 Night, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Family rooms

Two twin beds, suitable for accommodating families with children. Equipped with a tea/coffee station. Jacuzzi & shower - swimming pool and waterhole view.

 
 
     


Single smaller room

Our Standard Rooms are furnished with two single beds, a coffee/tea station and bathroom with shower.


 
     
     


Family room ( wheelchair friendly )

Two twin beds furnished to accommodate the needs for our guests in wheel-chairs. Handle-bars in the bathroom and lower-set washing basins.


 
   
     


King suite

Perfect accommodation for a honey-moon or for a special getaway. Spacious room fitted with a large lounge, an exquisite bedroom with a king size bed.

 
     
     


Villa

180 degree view of the lake. The Villa is the pearl of Mount Etjo Safari Lodge. The Villa offers privacy, exclusivity and luxury, with a private swimming pool and garden, a Jacuzzi, a mini-bar, DSTV, a large lounge with a fire-place, two king-size beds.

 
 
 


Twin suite

This Suite is furnished with two twin beds, a shower and bath tub and a large lounge with a fire place. The Suite overlooks a pond in the garden where the flamingos frolic.



King room

These rooms are furnished with one king-size bed and/or a shower and bathtub. All the king rooms face the flamingo pond in the garden.

PROPERTY FACILITIES

24-hour Security, Communal Dining, Eco Friendly, Pool, Restaurant

ROOM FACILITIES

Air Conditioning, En-Suite, Mini Bar (Complimentary), Tea / Coffee