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Namibia Family Vacation

Inspirational safari family holiday to Namibia

Avoid the long drives and fly the family to Namibia’s best bits.  Hop between 3 must-see destinations, Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Etosha, by light aircraft, marvelling at the desert and mountain landscapes below. First up, the Namib Desert and a family room at Kulala Desert Lodge. Here, the dunes that are the main attraction.  Photograph them, climb them, run down them or see them from above in a hot air balloon.  Next, at Desert Rhino Camp, the family will get the chance to track, on foot or by vehicle, critically endangered desert-adapted black rhino.

On game drives look for desert-adapted lions; elephants; zebras; spotted hyaenas; giraffes; and antelopes such as oryx and springbok.  More adventure beckons at Anderssons, a camp in the private Ongava Private Game Reserve that borders the Etosha National Park.  See the Big 5, and other wildlife, on day and night game drives and nature walks.  During your 'down' time we suggest that you sit in photographic hides waiting on the wildlife to come to you or do the same from your room or the pool where you can enjoy game sightings from the camp's prolific waterhole. 

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Windhoek International
  • 1 night - Olive Grove Guesthouse, Windhoek & Surrounds, Namibia
  • 3 nights - Kulala Desert Lodge, Sossusvlei & the Namib Desert, Namibia
  • 3 nights - Desert Rhino Camp, Damaraland, Namibia
  • 3 nights - Andersson's at Ongava, Etosha & Surrounds, Namibia
  • Ends - Transfer to Windhoek International for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Namibia
  • Nights Icon 10 Nights
  • City Icon City
  • Safari Icon Safari
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

Tailor-made itineraries

Every Mahlatini trip is custom created to your exact travel wishes – no readymade tours or set departures. Get in touch with our experts to start creating your bespoke itinerary.

Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Price per person based on a family of 4
Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Windhoek International

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Day 1

Arrive at Windhoek Airport where the family will be met and privately transferred to your guesthouse in Windhoek.

  • 1 night

Olive Grove Guesthouse
Bed & Breakfast | 2 x Standard Rooms
Namibia

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Day 2 - 5

Today you will fly from Windhoek Airport via light aircraft to the Sossusvlei region. At the airstrip a guide will meet the family and transfer you all to the lodge.

  • 3 nights

Kulala Desert Lodge
All Inclusive | Family Room
Namibia

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Day 5 - 8

Today the family will fly via light aircraft to the Damaraland region. A guide will meet you and drive you to your next camp.

  • 3 nights

Desert Rhino Camp
All Inclusive | Family Tent
Namibia

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Day 8 - 11

Fly today via light aircraft to the Ongave Private Reserve in the Etosha region. A guide will drive you to your lodge.

  • 3 nights
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Andersson's at Ongava
All Inclusive | Family Unit
Namibia

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Day 11

Bid beautiful Namibia goodbye and journey via light aircraft to Windhoek Airport. Here you will connect with your onward flight home.

We've got you covered

Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person or per family sharing basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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Includes

  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps or lodges
  • Road transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
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Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Beverages with the exception of all inclusive hotels
Indulge your passions

ACTIVITIES

Our trips offer countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • Big 5 Safari Icon Sight seeing
  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Rhino Tracking Icon Rhino Tracking
  • Hot Air Balloon Flights Icon Hot Air Balloon Flights
  • Conservation Experience Icon Conservation Experience
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Cycling Icon Cycling
  • Hiking Icon Hiking
  • Desert Tours Icon Desert Tours
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experience
  • Photography Safari Icon Photography Safari
  • City Sights Icon City Sights
  • Star Gazing Star Bed Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
  • Natural Wonders Icon Natural Wonders
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Conservation Experience Icon Wildlife Rehabilitation
  • Photography Safari Icon Wildlife Hide
  • Photography Safari Icon Photography
Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • White Rhino
    White Rhino
  • Springbok
    Springbok
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Southern Giraffe
    Southern Giraffe
  • Rock Hyrax
    Rock Hyrax
  • Ostrich
    Ostrich
  • Oryx
    Beisa Oryx
  • Meerkat
    Meerkat
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Kori Bustard
    Kori Bustard
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Cheetah
    Cheetah
  • Brown Hyena
    Brown Hyena
  • Black Rhino
    Black Rhino
Sample Itineraries

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