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A Thrilling Conservation Safari in Namibia

Overview

Namibia is a land of surreal beauty, brimming with jaw-dropping geological wonders and exotic species found nowhere else. It is also home to the most extraordinary story of wildlife conservation. Almost half of Namibia’s land is under conservation management to protect its wildlife, including endangered black rhinos, the world’s greatest population of free-roaming cheetahs, and the magnificent desert lions, which exists nowhere else on earth. On this extraordinary—and utterly unique—safari, limited to just six participants, you will track these fascinating species, have incredible behind-the-scenes access to conservation projects and the biologists working to protect wildlife, and help contribute directly to Namibia’s conservation. Join us for the safari of a lifetime!

Itinerary at a Glance

Days 1-3
Windhoek / Okonjima From

From Windhoek, we head to Okonjima and the AfriCat Foundation, the largest cheetah and leopard rescue and release program in the world. Setting off at dawn in open vehicles, you’ll search for leopards, track cheetahs on foot, and on our June departure (two extra days), have the exclusive opportunity of being the only observers (and assistants!) of the annual “Vet Check”—an incredible experience with the big cats.

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Days 4-6
Damaraland / Desert Rhino Camp

In the heart of Damaraland, with its magnificent mesas and bizarre vegetation, we’ll explore the prehistoric rock art at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein. Thousands of images, both animal and spirit, are carved into the broad cliff face and boulders here. It’s the largest petroglyph site in all of Africa. We’ll meet the conservationists at lovely Desert Rhino Camp and enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the extraordinary work being done to ensure the survival of the black rhino. We’ll also track them on foot and search along ephemeral riverbeds for desert elephants.

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Days 7-12
Desert Lion Project / Damaraland / Windhoek

Our mobile camp is set in the heart of the Kunene, which stretches to Namibia’s legendary Skeleton Coast. We’ll venture out each day in search of desert lions with the opportunity to meet and even track with Dr. Flip Stander, whose work has been critical in ensuring the survival of this unique species. Our days may be long, with early starts and late finishes because these desert-dwelling animals cover such large distances. But the overall experience is unforgettable! After one last night in the wild in Damaraland, depart on Day 12 via Windhoek.

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Highlights

Highlights

Go behind the scenes at AfriCat for close encounters with cheetahs and leopards, including special “Vet Check” Departure
Exclusive safari—just 6 participants—with expert tracker and naturalist safari guide Jason Nott
Track desert-adapted elephants and the world’s only population of desert lions
Walk among prehistoric rock engravings at Twyfelfontein
Meet with field staff of Save the Rhino Trust, responsible for saving Namibia’s black rhinos from extinction
Special “bush breakfasts,” lantern-lit dinners

Details

Length: 12 days
Cost From: $6895  
Arrive: Windhoek
Depart: Windhoek
Lodging: 8 nights hotels and lodges, 3 nights mobile camp
Meals: All meals included
Activity: Wildlife & Natural History, Safaris
Trip Level:

Game viewing by 4WD vehicle, bush walks

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