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Black-faced Impala Guided Safari

A unique mix of luxury and adventure in our original, and perhaps most varied, destination on a privately guided Namibian overland safari. Perfect for families, friends or couples travelling together.

Black-faced Impala Guided Safari: Summary

Impala Guided Safari in a nutshell

Combine exceptional tented camps with luxurious lodges on a two-week privately guided safari discovering one of Africa’s most varied destinations. Marvel at desert vistas, sleep-out under the endless Namibian night sky and seek out wildlife big and small in the company of an expert local driver-guide.

A privately guided trip lets you get off the beaten track and explore locations out of reach of fly-in guests while not having to worry about the logistics of driving yourself. The perfect blend of comfort and adventure. Furthermore, travelling with the same guide throughout allows for a more personalised trip as they get to know your likes and interests.

This trip follows a classic clockwise route visiting many of Namibia’s main highlights combining luxurious lodges with superb but simpler tented camps that are big on experience. You’ll pause at each destination for a minimum of two nights, giving you plenty of time to explore each area and relax between drives.

You’d find it hard to experience so much of Namibia’s raw wilderness on a more comfortable trip of the same length.

At a glance

Starts: Windhoek International Airport
1 night Olive Exclusive - Windhoek, Namibia Half Board
3 nights Camp Sossus - Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia Full Board & Activities
2 nights Strand Hotel - Swakopmund & Walvis Bay, Namibia Full Board
3 nights Camp Doros - Damaraland, Namibia Full Board & Activities
2 nights Andersson's at Ongava - Etosha National Park, Namibia Full Board & Activities
2 nights Omaanda - Windhoek, Namibia Full Board & Activities
Ends: Windhoek International Airport

Olive Exclusive

Day 1

Overlooking a neighbouring olive grove in the suburb of Klein Windhoek, the officially dubbed Olive Exclusive All-Suite Hotel is more typically known simply as the Olive Exclusive. Only five minutes' drive from the centre of the Namibian capital the hotel boasts just seven individual, luxurious suites, and an equally intimate and contemporary on-site restaurant, The Olive.

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Camp Sossus

Days 2-5

Camp Sossus opened in April 2018. It is a tented camp in the Greater Sossusvlei-Namib area in the Neuhof Nature Reserve. With a firm focus on sustainability and quality guiding, it offers a unique experience in a private area close to one of Namibia's most iconic destinations.

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Strand Hotel

Days 5-7

The Strand is an exciting new development on Swakopmund's historic Mole. Built on the site of the old Strand Hotel, and opened in 2015, it has the Atlantic Ocean on three sides – giving uninterrupted sea views from some of its 125 rooms.

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Camp Doros

Days 7-10

Opened in 2023, Camp Doros lies within a 190km² community concession at the heart of Namibia’s semi-desert Damaraland. While we have yet to visit the camp, we work regularly with the owners at their other camps and are impressed by their consistently high standards.

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Andersson's at Ongava

Days 10-12

Opened in April 2019, Andersson's at Ongava is a complete reimagining of the original Andersson's Camp. Extensive renovations have change what was a mid-range, family-friendly camp on the private Ongava Reserve into something more luxurious and exclusive. Following the update, the camp is also home to the exciting and unique Ongava Research Centre (ORC).

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Omaanda

Days 12-14

Opened in 2018, Omaanda is a luxury lodge on a private nature reserve north-east of Namibia's capital, Windhoek. It's the fourth property of the Zannier Hotels Group – a small, smart group with strong celebrity links, whose other boutique hotels are in France, Belgium and Cambodia. The emphasis is on a comfortable, unpretentious stay, with very high standards of hospitality, conveniently close to Namibia’s international airport.

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Olive Exclusive

Olive Exclusive

Windhoek, Namibia

Camp Sossus

Camp Sossus

Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

Strand Hotel

Strand Hotel

Swakopmund & Walvis Bay, Namibia

Camp Doros

Camp Doros

Damaraland, Namibia

Andersson's at Ongava

Andersson's at Ongava

Etosha National Park, Namibia

Omaanda

Omaanda

Windhoek, Namibia

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Black-faced Impala Guided Safari.

  • Climbing Sossusvlei's amazingly tall dunes
  • Tracking rhino on foot in the hills of Damaraland
  • Seeking out Damaraland’s desert-adapted elephants
  • Getting close to Namibia’s wildlife from a hide
  • Sleeping out under the star-studded Namib sky

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the Black-faced Impala Guided Safari: talk to us about those which interest you.

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Boat trip

  • Cultural excursion

  • Dune-boarding

  • Fishing

  • Fly-camping

  • Guided walking safari

  • Helicopter

  • Hot air ballooning

  • Kayaking

  • Mountain biking

  • Night drive

  • Quad-biking

  • Sleeping under the stars

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Key species to see on the Black-faced Impala Guided Safari

Based on our travellers' observations, we’ve estimated the likelihood of seeing these species during the Black-faced Impala Guided Safari. Click on the animals and our wildlife surveys page for more info.


Lion

100% chance

Giraffe

100% chance

Oryx

100% chance

White Rhino

100% chance

Wildebeest

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Elephant

96% chance

Eland

88% chance

Brown Hyena

86% chance

Meerkat

84% chance

Black Rhino

79% chance

Leopard

56% chance

Cheetah

50% chance

Wild dog

46% chance

Spotted Hyena

37% chance

Roan antelope

18% chance

Aardvark

0% chance

Pangolin

0% chance

Sable antelope

0% chance

Side-trips whilst on this trip

We may be able to build in some of these optional excursions from the Black-faced Impala Guided Safari. Talk to us: they’re usually best arranged when you book.


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Variable, depending on the tour

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96% (11 reviews)
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Scenic flights in Namibia

Variable, depending on the flight

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