The Best Luxury Family Safari Retreats & Activities Namibia
With its spectacular landscapes, rich culture and thrilling wildlife regions, Namibia rightly ranks as the ultimate family safari destination; there’s something for everyone to enjoy on a visit to the ‘Soul of Africa’, including the young, and the young at heart.
Unlike other safari destinations, Namibia has also garnered a reputation as a luxury travel hotspot, thanks in large part to the wealth of exceptional safari accommodation options and grand lodges that are now omnipresent.
If you’re thinking of booking a family safari adventure in 2023 or 2024, read on below now.
Luxury Family Safari Activities
A safari holiday in Namibia offers families the opportunity to indulge in a range of luxurious activities that cater to all ages. These activities offer the perfect balance of adventure, excitement and relaxation and can easily be incorporated into your family safari itinerary.
Amongst the most popular luxury safari pastimes is a magical hot air balloon ride and this type of experience is a great way to appreciate the beauty of Namibia from a unique perspective. If you’re travelling to the Namib dessert region, you’ll be able to hop in a balloon with your loved ones and glide across the towering sand dunes of Sossusvlei, pausing to appreciate the majesty of the ancient landscapes below.
Namibia is of course famed for its abundant wildlife and no luxury family safari adventure would be complete without heading out on a quintessential game drive. The most popular regions for wildlife spotting and game drives include the iconic Etosha National Park, a place home to many of Africa’s ‘Big Five’, as well as dozens of fascinating and unique bird species. Game drives can also be enjoyed in Namibia’s desolate northern parts, a region renowned for its extraordinary desert-adapted animals including the incredible desert-adapted elephant.
If embarking on an exhilarating game drive wasn’t immersive enough, families can even opt to head out on an unforgettable horse riding safari excursion. Suitable for riders of all skill levels, including complete novices, this is a great way to awaken all your senses as you get up close and personal with wildlife and are presented with the chance to inspect smaller aspects of the landscape including plants, tracks, insects and birds.
Away from epic wildlife encounters, Namibia is renowned for offering the families the chance to embrace history and culture. Head to the Kunene region and Twyfelfontein where you can marvel at ancient San rock art. Also whilst you’re in Kunene you and the family can enjoy an immersive boat ride down the Kunene river.
Luxury Family Safari Retreats & Accommodation
If you need a break from all this adrenaline-inducing fun, fear not because you’ll also have plenty of time to relax and unwind on your family safari vacation when you retreat to your luxury accommodation. Namibia is blessed with a variety of stunning lodges and camps, many of which boast special amenities like sparkling swimming pools, sun decks, and even spas so you can enjoy a rejuvenating treatment or two.
If mum and dad are in need of some alone time, you’ll even find that some lodges and camps will happily take care of your little ones, keeping them occupied by making arts and crafts or even teaching them traditional Namibian games.
Amongst the best family friendly luxury choices include Onguma Bush Camp, located on the eastern edge of Etosha National Park. The camp offers comfortable and spacious family chalets that are inviting, cosy, and elegantly designed to blend in with the natural environment. Each chalet boasts a private patio that offers spectacular views of the surrounding bushveld and Onguma also has a swimming pool and a roomy lounge, providing a relaxing space for families to unwind after a day of activities.
Another exceptional luxury lodge option for families is Little Kulala, a breath-taking camp nestled in the heart of the Namib Desert. This stunning camp offers a unique experience for families seeking an unforgettable Namibian safari adventure and the camp’s staff work around the clock to make sure all your needs are taken care of.
As one might expect from one of the best lodges in Namibia, the facilities are world-class, with a beautiful infinity pool, a spa, and a gourmet restaurant that serves delicious local and international cuisine. Families can also enjoy unforgettable stargazing sessions and traditional bush dinners under the stars.
The camp’s family-friendly atmosphere is well known, and guests of all ages are well-catered for. Children can participate in a range of exciting activities at a dedicated Kids Club if mum or dad, nan or grandad want to enjoy a couple of extra hours sleep!
Finally, if your safari itinerary transports you to the remote yet fascinating Skeleton Coast region be sure to spend a few nights at the magnificent Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, a luxury lodge situated in an area bordering the famous Palmwag concession close to the wildlife-rich Hoanib River.
This opulent and stylish camp offers eight private tented suites, including a family unit, each fitted with its own private viewing deck, luxuriously appointed bedrooms, and ensuite bathroom facilities.
Other amenities at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp include a library, a gorgeous dining area, a well-stocked bar and a luxurious lounge.
Outdoors guests will find an intriguing waterhole that attracts desert lions, desert elephants, zebras, giraffes, and even brown hyaena- be sure to have your camera at the ready!
Book Your Dream Family Safari Now
A luxury family safari holiday to Namibia promises to be the adventure of a lifetime and if you book with Secret Namibia you can rest safe in the knowledge that our safari experts will take care of everything, leaving you and your loved ones to focus on creating magical memories.
Get in touch with us today to learn more about our luxury safari options and remember that all our safari packages are bespoke and can be tailored to your requirements.