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Namibia

Where Dunes are Mountains

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If Namibia is 'Africa for beginners', as is often said, what a wonderful place to start. Few countries in Africa can match Namibia's sheer natural beauty. The country's name derives from its (and the world's) oldest desert, the Namib, and there are few more stirring desert realms on the planet, from the sand sea and perfect dead-tree valleys at Sossusvlei, to the otherworldliness of sand dunes plunging down to the sea at Sandwich Harbour and the Skeleton Coast. Inland, running through the heart of the country, a spine of mountains creates glorious scenery – the Naukluft Mountains, the Brandberg, Spitzkoppe, Damaraland and the jaw-dropping Fish River Canyon. With rivers and wetlands in the Caprivi Strip and the endless gold-grass plains of the Kalahari, it's difficult to think of an iconic African landscape that Namibia doesn't possess.

Make no mistake: Namibia is one of Southern Africa's best places to watch wildlife, at least in the country's north. Etosha National Park belongs in the elite wildlife-watching destinations – big cats, elephants, black rhinos and plains game in abundance.

At some point during your stay in Namibia, you may well look around and wonder if you've fallen off the end of the earth. This tends to happen most often along the country's barren, sand-swept coastline. From Walvis Bay to Lüderitz, the desert that forms the Sperrgebiet National Park is almost a truly trackless waste for much of its territory. Away to the north, along the Skeleton Coast to the Angolan border, shipwrecks along the shore only heighten the sensation that humankind is here very much at the mercy of the elements. Then there's the Kalahari, the Nyae Nyae Conservancy…

Namibia's human story is every bit as interesting as that written in the rocks, soil and sand of the country. The Himba, in the country's far northwest, and the San in the east, in particular are soulful people with whom an encounter carries an older, deeper wisdom.

Photographic Safaris in Namibia

We operate from our base at Gamsberg Mountain, which is ideally located for exploring the South West of Namibia and what this area has to offer. Nearby attractions including the Skeleton Coast, Sossusvlei Dunes, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay as well as the Fish River Canyon and others. All these areas are accessible within one day’s drive from our base.

Our typical photographic Safari entails 4 or 5 days exploring what this region has to offer as well as offering other destinations further north (such as Etosha which is famous for it's wildlife). Some nights will also be spent at our base at Gamsberg / Mt. Barry Wilderness, which also has a lot to offer in terms of wildlife and beautiful, rugged and 'untouched' mountain landscapes. This is a truly private experience (we only host one group at any one time so you will have this whole entire area to yourself).

We operate from both the lodge and tented camps here at Gamsberg / Mt. Barry Wilderness with our trips outside of this region based at some of the best camps and lodges that Namibia has to offer. Transport takes place in guided, air conditioned 4x4 vehicles, which can pretty much take you wherever you want to go. Air Charters can be arrange for further afield destinations. We offer privately guided 'high end' custom designed trips tailored to your preference and interests on an all-inclusive basis.

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Highlights of a visit to Namibia can include any of the following:

A 3 or 4 day stay at Groot Gamsberg and Mount Barry Wilderness where you can do the following activities:

  • Game drives to view wildlife, flora, fauna, geology and out- of- this- world scenery. 
  • Picnics, hiking, leopard blind viewing, walking adventures, night drives, stalking, cave exploring, rock climbing .
  • Star gazing, horse riding and horse studs, 4 wheel driving routes, Gamsberg Mountain drive/climb, Gamsberg Pass visit, Oaneb Lake water sports (all nearby).
  • Visit to Swakopmund and Walvis Bay on the coast - charming towns, great restaurants, fishing, sand boarding, moonscape desert tours, dolphin harbour tours, sky diving and many other activities.
  • Visit to the famous red dunes of Sossusvlei. 
  • Fish River canyon in Southern Namibia. 
  • Etosha National Park to see thousands of animals gathering at the waterholes. 
  • The Caprivi Strip for fishing, visit the Ovambo and Kavango people
  • Skeleton Coast - search for the desert lions and elephants and see the ancient ship-wrecks and whale bone skeletons in Namibia's most remote and secretive region. 
  • Kalahari Desert experience and visiting the San tribes people. 
  • Visiting the nomadic Himba people in Damaraland. 

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Other Adventure Safari Destinations

Tanzania

A Land of Extremes

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Tanzania is known for its vast wilderness areas. They include the plains of Serengeti National Park, a safari mecca populated by the “big five” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), and Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain.

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Kenya

Magical & Mystical

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When you think of Africa, you’re probably thinking of Kenya. It’s the lone acacia silhouetted on the savannah against a horizon stretching into eternity. It’s the snow-capped mountain almost on the equator and within sight of harsh deserts.

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Uganda

The Pearl of africa

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Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. Its abundant wildlife includes gorillas, chimpanzees as well as rare birds.

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Rwanda

Land of a Thousand Hills

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Rwanda is known as Le Pays des Mille Collines (Land of a Thousand Hills) thanks to the endless mountains in this scenically stunning little country. Nowhere are the mountains more majestic than the Virunga volcanoes in the northwest, and hidden among the bamboo forests are some of the world's last remaining mountain gorillas.

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Namibia

Where Dunes are Mountains

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If Namibia is 'Africa for beginners', as is often said, what a wonderful place to start. Few countries in Africa can match Namibia's sheer natural beauty. The country's name derives from its (and the world's) oldest desert, the Namib, and there are few more stirring desert realms on the planet, from the sand sea and perfect dead-tree valleys at Sossusvlei.

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Botswana

Delta's & Dreams

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Blessed with some of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth, Botswana is one of the great safari destinations in Africa. There’s nowhere quite like the Okavango Delta on earth. This is a place where wild creatures roam and rule, where big cats and much bigger elephants walk free in one of the world's last great wildernesses.

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