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Cape Fox Guided Safari

A classic clockwise circuit around Namibia’s northern highlights with a private guide and vehicle. We can’t think of a better way to see more in this timeframe.

Cape Fox Guided Safari: Summary

Cape Fox Guided Safari in a nutshell

A two-week privately guided safari to enjoy this vast, sparsely populated country in a highly personalised way. Experience endless desert landscapes, ancient mountains and spectacular wildlife from a comfortable air-conditioned 4WD vehicle in the company of an expert local driver-guide.

This an ideal balance between a fly-in safari and self-drive, a way to discover Namibia without having to read a map yet still with a good dose of overlanding adventure. Travelling with the same guide throughout you’ll have the opportunity to visit areas that might be missed if you were on your own. And, as your guide gets to know you, they will personalise your trip with an emphasis on your interests.

The route follows a classic clockwise circuit around Namibia’s north, taking in the all the region’s highlights. Pausing at each destination for a few days, you’ll have plenty of time to explore each area and relax between drives.

On a two-week trip there really is no better way to get to grips with this fascinating country and our original African destination.

At a glance

Starts: Windhoek International Airport
1 night Weinberg Hotel - Windhoek, Namibia Half Board
2 nights Dead Valley Lodge - Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia Full Board & Activities
2 nights Cornerstone Guesthouse - Swakopmund & Walvis Bay, Namibia Full Board
2 nights Doro Nawas - Damaraland, Namibia Full Board & Activities
2 nights Mountain Lodge - Etosha National Park, Namibia Full Board & Activities
2 nights Mushara Bush Camp - Etosha National Park, Namibia Full Board & Activities
2 nights Ai Aiba Lodge - Central Highlands, Namibia Full Board & Activities
Ends: Windhoek International Airport

Weinberg Hotel

Day 1

The Weinberg Hotel, formerly known as Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel, is an understated but upmarket hotel in a quiet suburb of Klein Windhoek, within a short drive of the centre of the Namibian capital. Set on an established estate that was originally a vineyard, it is contemporary in style with plenty of facilities, yet at its heart is the original estate house, now a national monument.

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Dead Valley Lodge

Days 2-4

Dead Valley Lodge opened on the 1st of July 2019. The lodge is situated inside the Namib-Naukluft Park, in-between Sesriem and Elim Dune. We understand it’s a good value mid-range lodge and an excellent base from which to visit the famous dunes and pans of Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei.

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Cornerstone Guesthouse

Days 4-6

Small and owner-run, Cornerstone Guesthouse lies in a residential area close to the heart of Swakopmund. The old town centre, with plenty of restaurants, is within easy walking distance of the B&B, while in the opposite direction, the ocean is also a short walk away.

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Doro Nawas

Days 6-8

Doro Nawas Camp is perched on top of a rugged, rocky hill, on the floodplains of Namibia’s dry Aba Huab River. Solid, castle-like and almost foreboding in appearance, it has open and attractive views across the plains to the mountains and sandstone cliffs of Twyfelfontein.

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Mountain Lodge

Days 8-10

Perched atop a dolomite hill, Mountain Lodge has commanding views of one of Namibia’s largest private reserves. This wildlife-rich area, Etosha Heights, covers 600km² and shares a 65km fence with the iconic Etosha National Park. The lodge, more formally known as Etosha Mountain Lodge, was established in 1999 as the original safari destination on the reserve.

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Mushara Bush Camp

Days 10-12

Designed with both families and couples in mind Mushara Bush Camp is the newest property in the Mushara Collection. It was opened in 2009, one of a group of lodges set on the private 25km² Mushara Reserve, just 9km from the eastern edge of Namibia's Etosha National Park. From here, the camp offers a comfortable and affordable base from which to discover Etosha's abundant wildlife.

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Ai Aiba Lodge

Days 12-14

Nestled at the foot of a granite kopje, Ai Aiba has enviable views of Namibia's Erongo Mountains. The surrounding area hides a high concentration of Bushman rock art, leading to the camp’s alternative name, The Rock Painting Lodge. Over 200 sites have been recorded here, some thought to be over 2,000 years old and many in excellent condition. The area’s rolling hills and rugged terrain are also well-known for hiking.

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Weinberg Hotel

Weinberg Hotel

Windhoek, Namibia

Dead Valley Lodge

Dead Valley Lodge

Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

Cornerstone Guesthouse

Cornerstone Guesthouse

Swakopmund & Walvis Bay, Namibia

Doro Nawas

Doro Nawas

Damaraland, Namibia

Mountain Lodge

Mountain Lodge

Etosha National Park, Namibia

Mushara Bush Camp

Mushara Bush Camp

Etosha National Park, Namibia

Ai Aiba Lodge

Ai Aiba Lodge

Central Highlands, Namibia

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Cape Fox Guided Safari.

  • Climbing Sossusvlei's superb sand dunes
  • Seeking out Damaraland's desert-adapted elephants
  • Seeing San rock engravings at Twyfelfontein
  • Getting up close and personal with Etosha’s wildlife
  • Stretching your legs in the Erongo Mountains

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the Cape Fox Guided Safari: talk to us about those which interest you.

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Boat trip

  • Cultural excursion

  • Dune-boarding

  • Fishing

  • Guided walking safari

  • Helicopter

  • Hot air ballooning

  • Kayaking

  • Mountain biking

  • Night drive

  • Quad-biking

  • Self-guided walking

  • Sleeping under the stars

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Key species to see on the Cape Fox Guided Safari

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


Black Rhino

100% chance

Elephant

100% chance

Giraffe

100% chance

Oryx

100% chance

Wildebeest

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Eland

96% chance

Lion

87% chance

White Rhino

63% chance

Sable antelope

59% chance

Spotted Hyena

55% chance

Cheetah

53% chance

Brown Hyena

47% chance

Roan antelope

26% chance

Leopard

24% chance

Aardvark

14% chance

Meerkat

0% chance

Pangolin

0% chance

Side-trips whilst on this trip

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


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Ballooning in the Namib Desert

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Dolphin and seal cruise

Dolphin and seal cruise

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89% (14 reviews)
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Desert tour

Variable, depending on the tour

Discover the unexpected on a trip into the desert surrounding the coastal towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay. A must for wilderness lovers, this extraordinary landscape encompasses the Welwitschia Plains, sculpted dunes, the magic of the Kuiseb Delta – and much more. There are plenty of options, each with its own unique focus.

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96% (11 reviews)
Scenic flights in Namibia

Scenic flights in Namibia

Variable, depending on the flight

Namibia is famed for its stark beauty and boundless desert vistas and there is no better way to soak these in than from the air. A scenic flight gives you a unique perspective on this stunning and varied country, and may even provide a bird’s-eye view of areas that are out of reach to those restricted to terra firma.

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94% (7 reviews)

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