What To Expect as Soon as You Land on Your Luxury Namibia Safari
Beneath the vast African sky lies a country that radiates beauty and tranquillity in equal measure: Namibia, the land of awe-inspiring landscapes, unparalleled wildlife, and fascinating cultures.
From the deep ravines of Fish River Canyon to the cascading waters of Epupa Falls, Namibia’s dramatic natural wonders have the power to inspire. Complemented by some of the most lavish lodges found anywhere in the world, it’s little wonder that the ‘Soul of Africa’ ranks as the ultimate luxury safari destination.
For those planning to visit Namibia for a luxury safari, whether it be a honeymoon or family trip of lifetime, here’s what to expect when you touch down in this magical country.
Arriving in Namibia
Firstly, it’s important to note that Namibia has two main airports: Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek and Walvis Bay Airport. Most international flights land at Hosea Kutako International Airport, which is located about 40km east of the bustling capital city, Windhoek.
If you book with Secret Namibia, as soon as you land you’ll be greeted by one of dedicated and friendly reps at the airport. After receiving a warm hello, our rep will guide you through your luxury safari itinerary and answer any burning questions you may have. It’s at this point that you’ll be handed your luxury safari care package that contains everything you’ll need for this trip of a lifetime.
Once everything is in order it’s time to travel onwards to your first luxury lodge. If you’ve booked a luxury fly-in safari you will be escorted to your privately chartered plane. Alternatively, if you’ve booked a self-drive safari you’ll be ushered to your rental vehicle and away you go!
Your Luxury Accommodation Awaits
During this luxury vacation of a lifetime, you’ll stay at some of Namibia’s most prestigious lodges and camps. These luxury safari lodges are renowned for their exceptional service, outstanding attention to detail, and lavish amenities that will make your stay a truly unforgettable experience.
Popular luxury lodges, including Hoanib Skeleton Coast and Little Kulala, are architectural marvels, featuring breath-taking designs that blend seamlessly into the natural environment. They are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, from sparkling plunge pools overlooking the savannah to private viewing decks where you can take in the majestic landscapes. You can expect nothing less than ultimate comfort and luxury in the form of plush bedding, exquisite furnishings, and all the modern conveniences you could ask for.
Some leading luxury lodges, such as Onguma The Fort are even nestled in sprawling private game reserves, offering guests an exclusive and intimate safari experience, with unparalleled opportunities to witness abundant wildlife in their natural habitats.
After a long day of travelling, you may have worked up a bit of an appetite and your attention has likely turned to food! Fortunately, if you’ve booked a luxury safari with Secret Namibia you’ll have the choice of choosing an all-inclusive package, meaning all your meals are taken care of. Throughout your safari you can indulge in gourmet meals prepared by world-class chefs using only the freshest local ingredients. The lodges’ wine cellars are also stocked with an excellent selection of fine wines from South Africa and beyond, ensuring that your thirst is taken care of too.
Incredible Activities Galore
Throughout your luxury safari adventure, you’ll get to experience a plethora of exciting activities, regardless of the duration of your trip.
Wildlife encounters are high on many people’s safari bucket list, and you’ll have ample opportunity to embark on game drives, witnessing majestic elephants, lions, giraffes, and other wildlife up close. Walking bush tours are also available, allowing you to immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of Namibia, while expert guides reveal the secrets of the flora and fauna around you.
In addition to traditional game drives and immersive bush walks, there are also unforgettable luxury experiences such as hot air balloon safaris, quad biking, and sandboarding. You can soar over the iconic Sossusvlei dunes in a hot air balloon, watch the sunset over the Fish River Canyon while sipping champagne, or race over the desert sands on a quad bike.
History and cultural excursions are also a popular pastime in Namibia. Take a trip to Kolmanskop, a ghost town located in the Namib Desert, near the coastal town of Lüderitz. It was once a bustling diamond mining town, but now lies abandoned, with sand dunes slowly taking over the buildings. Explore the town and its eerie ruins, capturing unique and haunting photographs.
Namibia is also home to the Himba tribe, a semi-nomadic group of people found in the desolate northern region. Safari travellers will be given the chance to meet the tribe and learn about their traditional way of life, customs, and unique appearance, characterised by their red ochre body paint and intricate hairstyles.
Onward Travel or Returning Back Home
After relaxing in some of Namibia’s most prestigious lodges, and exploring the best this fascinating country has to offer, your time in the Soul of Africa has unfortunately come to end.
Just because you’ve finished exploring Namibia doesn’t mean your luxury safari has to end though! We offer luxury combined safari packages that include a trip to Victoria Falls or the majestic archipelagos of Zanzibar, after your time in Namibia is up.
If you’re not travelling onwards to Zanzibar or Victoria Falls, we will arrange for you to be transported back to the airport (usually Windhoek) in time for your departing flight back home.
Book with Secret Namibia Today
If you’re ready to embark on the luxury safari adventure of a lifetime, then get in touch with Secret Namibia today. Our bespoke packages and itineraries can be tailored to your specific needs, ensuring a personalised and unforgettable vacation!