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Desert Discovery: Namibia’s Rhinos & Big Cats

Diverse Ecosystems and Unusual Wildlife

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Desert Discovery: Namibia’s Rhinos & Big Cats

Luxury Group Travel | 13 Days
  • Endangered black rhino tracking with Save the Rhino Trust in Damaraland
  • Day with AfriCat’s veterinary staff, assisting in their work with big cats
  • UNESCO-listed sites: Twyfelfontein petroglyphs and Great Namib Sand Sea
  • Scenic flight over the rugged Skeleton Coast with views of shipwrecks
  • Majestic Sossusvlei dunes and wildlife rich Etosha National Park
  • Stay at the camp with the lowest environmental footprint in Namibia

Desert spilling into ocean. Seas of sand alongside a life-springing river and vineyard. European culture mingling with African customs. It’s difficult to wrap your head around Namibia’s contrasts. But they are captivating, and wonderfully off the typical traveler’s radar. Traveling to Namibia’s most spectacular, hard-to-reach, surprising corners, this adventure delves into the impressive efforts to preserve its incredible wilderness and wildlife.

On stays in exceedingly comfortable lodgings, sleep under the stars, take thrilling game drives with your knowledgeable guide, and learn about the care, protection, habitat, and reintegration of leopards and desert-adapted black rhino.

Trip Overview

1 – 3

From German-colonial Windhoek, fly to the sensational Namib Desert, home to the iconic red dunes of Sossusvlei and stunning landscapes of the Namib Tsaris Conservancy.


Set out for Damaraland, taking a scenic charter flight over the rugged Skeleton Coast for a bird’s eye view of shipwrecks and dunes Stop in Swakopmund, a German colonial coastal town, on the way.

5 – 6

Seek intriguing fauna in the pristine Damaraland wilderness, explore the time-hewn, UNESCO-listed archaeological site of Twyfelfontein, and engage with the dedicated rangers of the Save The Rhino Trust.

7 – 8

In the acacia-studded Ongava Reserve, which shares an unfenced border with Etosha National Park, encounter big game like elephant, lion, and black rhino moving freely between the two protected areas.

9 – 11

Explore mountainous outcrops and riverine thickets of Okonjima Nature Reserve, home to leopards and other wildlife Step into the boots of an AfriCat vet and/or conservation staff and spend the day learning more about the role they play in the health of the big cats on the reserve.

12 – 13

Return to Windhoek for your final day in this enchanting country Depart for home.


Dates & Prices


04/15/24 – 04/27/24   | Low Season

08/12/24 – 08/24/24   | High Season

10/14/24 – 10/26/24   | High Season


Also offered as a Custom Trip March to October.


Group Trip: From $10,975 per person (Green Season)

based on double occupancy


Internal Air: From $2,050 per person


Tax-Deductible* Donation to the AfriCat Foundation: $1,700 per person

*may not be applicable to non-US citizens


Custom Trip: Please call for individually tailored recommendations and pricing.


  • All accommodations
  • Most meals
  • All ground transportation and airport transfers
  • Sightseeing, game drives, events, visits, and entrance fees
  • All park and conservation fees
  • Services of a GeoEx trip leader, professional wildlife guides/drivers and camp staff
  • Some gratuities
  • Expertise of GeoEx’s travel specialists
  • Services of GeoEx’s in-house air reservations team
  • Bottled or filtered water at included meals and while sightseeing
  • Emergency evacuation services and secondary medical expense insurance

A Journey Built Just For You

Take customization to the next level on a journey fully tailored to you. GeoEx's destination specialists will gladly tailor this existing itinerary—or build one completely from scratch—to suit your style, interests, and time frame. Contact us to see what's possible.

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