Namibia Giraffe Conservation Safari

World Exclusive Safari with GPS Tagging of Giraffe

Repertory Trip: No Future Dates Set

Overview

Namibia is a hauntingly beautiful land brimming with stunning landscapes and rare species found nowhere else. It is also an amazing story of wildlife conservation and hope. On our world-exclusive safari, we’ll join Dr. Julian Fennessy and his team from the Giraffe Conservation Foundation for two thrilling days, working right alongside them in the field to track and attach GPS tags to wild giraffes—be prepared to be awed! Dr. Fennessy is renowned as the world’s leading giraffe expert and is a veteran of conservation expeditions across the African continent. Giraffe tagging will be a thrilling highlight, but our wide-ranging journey also brings you game viewing on the savanna and salt pan of UNESCO-listed Etosha National Park, a breathtaking flight over Namibia’s pristine Atlantic Coast above shipwrecks and seal colonies, hikes across the towering dunes of Sossusvlei, and the opportunity to track desert-adapted elephants in remote Damaraland. And to top it off, you’ll enjoy it all with our beloved Trip Leader Jason Nott, one of Namibia’s best known naturalist guides. Join us for an unforgettable adventure in Namibia!

Itinerary at a Glance

Days 1-3
Windhoek / Sossusvlei / Camp Sossus

From Windhoek, head to our deluxe camp in the private Namib Tsaris Conservancy, nestled close to the Great Namib Sand Sea and the famous Sossusvlei Dunes. We’ll climb, photograph, and explore the dunes—among the world’s tallest at over 1,000 feet high—and explore the vast Namib Desert.

Galton House
Windhoek, Namibia
Day 1 (1 night), Day 13 (1 night)
Camp Sossus
Sossusvlei Dunes, Namibia
Days 2 to 3 (2 nights)
Days 4-5
Namibian Coast/ Sandwich Harbour Lagoon / Shawnee Shipwreck

On a spectacular flight over the pristine Atlantic Coast, we soar above shipwrecks, dunes, and seal colonies to the charming resort of Swakopmund. A full day of exploration by 4WD vehicle brings us to Sandwich Harbour Lagoon, crossing wild Atlantic beaches and rich wetlands. At the iconic Shawnee shipwreck, wedged between ocean and dunes, we’ll stop for a scenic picnic.

The Delight Swakopmund
Swakopmund, Namibia
Days 4 to 5 (2 nights)
Days 6-7
Damaraland / Twyfelfontein / Desert Giraffe Habitat

We drive into the heart of Damaraland, a region of magnificent table-topped mountains and rock formations. Our stylish accommodation, Camp Onduli, offers “star beds” that can be rolled out to enjoy the night sky. From camp, we visit the famed treasury of rock art at nearby Twyfelfontein, then the next day head to the remote expedition mobile camp where we meet the giraffe conservation team

Onduli Ridge
Damaraland, Namibia
Day 6 (1 night), Day 10 (1 night)
Hoanib Expedition Mobile Camp
Kaokoveld, Namibia
Days 7 to 9 (3 nights)
Days 8-10
Mobile Camp / Desert Giraffe Habitat / GPS Satellite Tagging

For two days, we will work as an integral part of Dr. Fennessy’s ground team as they track giraffe, immobilize them, and complete GPS satellite tagging of the giraffes. Overnights at the mobile camp, with a return drive to Camp Onduli on Day 10.

Hoanib Expedition Mobile Camp
Kaokoveld, Namibia
Days 7 to 9 (3 nights)
Onduli Ridge
Damaraland, Namibia
Day 10 (1 night)
Days 11-14
Southern Etosha National Park / Windhoek

For a final thrill, we’ll head to a luxurious eco-lodge on southern Etosha’s shimmering salt pans. Our days here find us searching for elephant, lion, giraffe, blue wildebeest, rhino, and leopard. Etosha is a UNESCO-listed gem and one of Africa’s greatest game reserves. Return to Windhoek on Day 13 and depart on Day 14.

Andersson's at Ongava
Ongava Game Reserve, Namibia
Days 11 to 12 (2 nights)
Galton House
Windhoek, Namibia
Day 13 (1 night)

Highlights

Highlights

Meet Dr. Julian Fennessy and giraffe conservationists and be part of their giraffe-tagging operation
Travel with Jason Nott, one of Namibia’s most respected naturalist guides
Explore remote Damaraland in search of desert-adapted elephant
Search for rhino, leopard, lion, and elephant in UNESCO-listed Etosha National Park
Climb the stunning Sossusvlei Dunes, among the world’s highest
Fly over the rugged Atlantic Coast viewing shipwrecks and seal colonies
Enjoy spectacular lodges and remote camps that get you close to the wildlife

Details

Length: 14 days
Cost From: TBA  
Arrive: Windhoek, Namibia
Depart: Windhoek, Namibia
Lodging: 2 nights hotels, 8 nights permanent camps, 3 nights mobile camp
Meals: All meals included as indicated in the Detailed Itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Safaris, Wildlife & Natural History
Trip Level:

4WD game viewing, easy to moderate hiking
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