In the Realm of the Desert Lion

A World-Exclusive Conservation Safari in Namibia

Trip Level

The trip is Level 3, Moderate, according to our trip grading system, and includes gameviewing by 4WD vehicle, nature walks, and long driving days including extended off road drives in the field with Dr. Flip Stander.

Our accommodation is in hotels (2 nights), superb permanent safari chalets and camps (7 nights), and in our mobile tented camp (3 nights). Our safari accommodations include African-style chalets at Okonjima, suites at Camp Onduli, and fully furnished walk-in tents on permanent decks at //Huab Under Canvas. Each of these permanent safari camps offers en suite bathrooms. Our mobile tented camp offers incredible access to the desert lion habitat of Kunene, and here we'll stay in more basic domed tents that are comfortably outfitted with cots, linens, en suite bathroom facilities, a shade canopy, and chairs. Wonderful al fresco meals are prepared by our camp crew and served at our dining table with comfortable canvas-backed chairs.

While on safari most breakfasts and evening meals will be taken at our camps and lodges. Lunches while traveling between destinations will be served picnic style at a scenic location en route, or at a café or restaurant should there not be a suitable picnic site. Bottled water, soft drinks, juice, house wine, and beer at meals are included throughout the trip. All vehicles are equipped with a fridge or cold box stocked with bottled water for your convenience. Tea and coffee are offered by most accommodation establishments free of charge with meals and at afternoon tea time.

It is important to note that an integral part of any Namibia safari is driving, and it’s part of the adventure. We will be in the company of the Trip Leader, who will make the road journeys very interesting and point out many highlights and hidden treasures en route. While the driving times may appear long, please note there is a lot to see and the scenery is dramatic and beautiful. Our vehicles are air conditioned and very comfortable and the Trip Leader brings along supplies for the stops, such as tea, picnic lunches, etc.

Although this is not a particularly rigorous trip, we still recommend you undertake a preparatory program of physical conditioning. Daily walking or regular hiking, jogging, and stair-climbing are excellent preparatory exercises. Any African safari is an adventure, and the traveler to Africa should bring along flexibility, a sense of humor, curiosity about new peoples and places, and an openness to the unexpected.

Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.


We are proud to have an exceptionally high rate of repeat travelers. For more information, we would be happy to put you in touch with a client who has traveled with us.