Africa 2024 : Guided Namibia Positive Impact Safari - Beatrice Bradley

POSITIVE IMPACT Experience in Africa bucket list safari

July 21 – August 1, 2024
12 days / 11 nights

Don’t just tour Africa, Make a positive impact in Africa

Every Beatrice Bradley trip is crafted to maximize the experiences had during the trip.
The itineraries are specially made to allow time for engaging in conversation and having belly laughs with a new friend. We hope that the activities and experiences may allow you to come out of your comfort zone and to try new or unique things.
These trips are made to replicate a ‘friends get-away trip’. 

Overall Trip Highlights

  • Etosha National Park: Embark on thrilling safaris to see elephants, lions, and rhinos in one of Africa’s premier wildlife reserves.
  • Kulala Desert Lodge: Experience the vastness of the Namib Desert, known for its towering sand dunes and stunning sunrises.
  • Swakopmund: Enjoy this charming coastal town with German colonial architecture and adventure sports like sandboarding.
  • Sossusvlei Dunes: Climb the iconic red sand dunes for breathtaking views of the desert landscape.
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride: Soar over the Namib Desert at sunrise for a magical aerial view of the dunes and wildlife.
  • Cape Cross Seal Colony: Visit one of the largest seal colonies in the world, home to thousands of Cape fur seals.
  • Skeleton Coast: Explore shipwrecks along the eerie and beautiful Skeleton Coast, known for its rugged, desolate beauty.
  • Damaraland: Discover ancient rock engravings and the fascinating culture of the Himba people in this rugged region.
  • Okonjima Nature Reserve: Track leopards and cheetahs on foot in this conservation-focused reserve.
  • Windhoek City Tour: Delve into Namibia’s capital city, blending modern life with rich history and vibrant local markets.

July 21 to August 1, 2024
12 Days / 11 Nights

 Group Size: 12 Guests and 2 hosts
Your BB Hostesses: Mercy and Connie

Single Occupancy Double Occupancy
$10,750 $9,550
Private Room with Private Bath Shared Room, Separate Beds, Shared Bath
Deposit Due at Time of Booking:
$250 for Domestic/$500 for International
Deposit Due at Time of Booking:
$250 for Domestic/$500 for International
Book Single Occupancy Book Double Occupancy


Beatrice Bradley Experiences are All Inclusive. What does that mean?

  • Airport Group Transfers: Seamless airport pickups and drop-offs by our friendly hostesses, ensuring a smooth start and end to your adventure.
  • Dedicated BB Hostess: Travel with peace of mind knowing a dedicated Beatrice Bradley hostess will be with you throughout the trip, ensuring every aspect of your journey is unforgettable.
  • Full Dining: Enjoy 2-3 daily meals carefully selected to reflect the local cuisine, inclusive of all tips. Whether it’s a quick breakfast or a sumptuous dinner, we’ve got it all covered.
  • Unique Accommodations: Stay in boutique hotels or unique properties that are handpicked for their charm and comfort, providing an authentic and intimate experience.
  • Curated Activities: We find the BEST of the best tours. Making the absolute most out of our time.
  • Included Gratuities: Tips for tour guides, meals, and transportation are all taken care of. We ensure that those who make your trip special are rewarded, without you needing to worry about the details.
  • Transportation: All transportation is included throughout the experience, from airport pickup to your final drop-off.
  • You won’t see “Free Days” on our itineraries: Our trips are made for a balanced experience. We carve out time to bond, laugh, shop and explore but we will never just send you out on your own and say “good luck” we do everything together or smaller group breakouts.

With Beatrice Bradley, every detail is meticulously planned to ensure you have a memorable and carefree travel experience. Join us and discover the joy of true hassle-free travel!

We Offer Flex-Pay! What is that?

Flexible Payments at Your Fingertips: You can use your invoice to pay any amount you choose, as frequently as you wish, until the full payment deadline.

Want to make a payment? Click “Review and Pay” on your invoice whenever you’re ready.

Pay Your Way: You can adjust the payment amount by selecting “Edit Amount,” allowing you to manage your budget flexibly.

Final Countdown: Ensure everything is paid up 60 days prior to your trip for domestic and 90 days prior for international. Don’t worry, we’ll send you reminders! If there’s any remaining balance, we’ll automatically process it, allowing you to focus on the excitement of your upcoming adventure!

Arrival Information Departing Information
Call Lindsay for Airport Details 763-784-8291 Call Lindsay for Airport Details 763-784-8291
July 21, 2024 Starting and ending In Atlanta or Johannesburg  August 1, 2024, Starting and ending In Atlanta or Johannesburg 
Option to fly with the hosts from the USA Option to fly with the hosts from the USA

The Namibia Safari Trip is designed for women aged 55+, featuring a moderate activity level. It includes game drives, scenic walks, and cultural tours, balanced with ample downtime at luxurious lodges. This ensures an enjoyable mix of adventure and relaxation, accommodating various fitness levels.  *DRIVE TIMES (GAME DRIVES) ARE UP TO 4 HOURS WITH BATHROOM BREAKS. EVERY 1-2 HOURS.

As your hostesses, we understand that traveling solo can be intimidating, but rest assured, making you feel welcomed and comfortable is our top priority. Our experiences are designed for building new and lasting friendships in a warm and welcoming environment.

From the moment you arrive until we bid you farewell, we’ll be right by your side. We meticulously handle all the details and manage the logistics seamlessly behind the scenes, ensuring your journey is truly unique and worry-free. While we aren’t local experts or tour guides, we work with a network of local professionals carefully selected for each location to enrich your experience.

Read more about our Hostesses Here

 

Thinking about joining us?

If you’re on the fence or have any questions, we’re here to help. Simply fill out this form to get in touch. We can’t wait to assist you in planning an unforgettable adventure!

 

If you have any immediate questions, please feel free to get in touch: 763-864-8291 | Lindsay@bbgage.com

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ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED UPON BEST GAME VIEWING LOCATIONS – 

Day Pre-Arrival:  Arrive in Atlanta (ATL) if you are join the group flight to Johannesburg, Africa

  • CALL us to help you make the very best travel arrangements 763-784-8291 – Our team will be with you every step of the way!
  • Arrive in Atlanta (ATL) no later than 6PM to board flight for Johannesburg, Africa. – If you are flying out of Atlanta our hosts
  • Boarding Delta to Johannesburg TBS.  *this is the flight that the host are on if you would like to join them. 

Day One Night One:  Arrival in Johannesburg, Africa – 1 night 

As the plane touches down in Johannesburg, the vibrant energy of South Africa’s largest city greets you. Known as the “City of Gold” due to its rich gold mining history, Johannesburg is a bustling metropolis with a dynamic cultural scene. You check into a comfortable airport hotel, where you enjoy a light snack and an early night, preparing for the adventure ahead.

Highlights:

  • Arrival in Johannesburg: A city with a storied past and a bright future.
  • Check-in at Airport Hotel: Convenient and relaxing.
  • Light Snack and Rest: Ready for the tour’s exciting start tomorrow.
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Namibia Africa trip
Namibia Africa trip

Day Two:  Johannesburg to Namibia, first game view stop – 1 night

After a restful night, the adventure begins as you depart Johannesburg for Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. Upon arrival, your private guide picks you up in a luxury 4×4, and the journey through Namibia’s breathtaking landscapes starts. The first stop is Otjibamba Lodge, where you gather around a boma fire under the Namibian sky, enjoying drinks and getting to know your hosts while they outline the exciting itinerary ahead.

Highlights:

  • Private 4×4 Airport Pickup in Windhoek: Personalized and exclusive transportation from Namibia’s bustling capital.
  • Scenic Drive to Otjibamba Lodge: Travel through Namibia’s picturesque landscapes, spotting wildlife along the way.
  • Boma Fire at Otjibamba Lodge: Relax under the vast Namibian sky, a perfect setting for stargazing.
  • Meet Your Guides at Otjibamba Lodge: Friendly introduction to your knowledgeable guides who will accompany you on your journey.
  • Lodging at Otjibamba Lodge: Comfortable accommodations in the heart of Namibia. 
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Namibia Africa trip
Namibia Africa trip

Day Three and Four: Onguma Game Reserve 2 Nights

After a delightful breakfast, we’ll set off for Onguma Game Reserve, with an exciting stop at Otjiwarongo Crocodile Farm. Here, you’ll experience thrilling crocodile viewing and taste unique crocodile dishes. Continuing to Onguma, we’ll settle into our beautiful accommodations before embarking on an afternoon safari within the reserve.

 

Highlights:

  • Drive to Onguma: Scenic journey through Namibia’s diverse landscapes, known for its vast savannas and wildlife.
  • Otjiwarongo Crocodile Farm: Experience one of Namibia’s unique attractions, showcasing Nile crocodiles and offering exotic crocodile dishes.
  • Rhino Tracking on Foot: Walk among rhinos in the Onguma Game Reserve, an area covering over 34,000 hectares of protected land.
  • Open-top Safari: Explore the abundant wildlife of Onguma and neighboring Etosha National Park, home to hundreds of species of mammals, birds, and reptiles.
  • Private Guided Game Drive: Enjoy a personalized tour through Onguma, renowned for its diverse ecosystems and conservation efforts.
  • Lodging at Onguma: Stay in luxurious accommodations within the reserve, offering stunning views and modern amenities. More details available at Onguma Game Reserve
Namibia Africa trip
Namibia Africa trip
Namibia Africa trip

Day Five: Head to Doro Nawas Camp 

Embark on a scenic drive from Onguma to Doro Nawas Lodge through the stunning Damaraland desert. Along the way, we’ll visit the Petrified Forest, a unique site with ancient fossilized trees dating back millions of years, perfect for amazing photo opportunities. Upon arrival at Doro Nawas, relax around a boma fire and take advantage of the region’s clear skies for exceptional stargazing.

Highlights:

  • Scenic Drive to Doro Nawas: Journey through the dramatic landscapes of Damaraland, known for its rugged terrain and ancient rock formations.
  • Petrified Forest Stop: Explore a national monument with 280 million-year-old fossilized trees, a testament to Namibia’s prehistoric past.
  • Photo Opportunities: Capture the breathtaking scenery and unique geological features of Damaraland.
  • Boma Fire at Doro Nawas: Experience traditional African hospitality around a communal fire.
  • Stargazing: Enjoy unobstructed views of the night sky in one of the darkest places on Earth, perfect for astronomy enthusiasts.
  • Lodging at Doro Nawas Camp: Stay at a lodge offering panoramic views of the surrounding desert and access to nearby attractions. More details at Doro Nawas.
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Namibia Africa trip
Namibia Africa trip
Namibia Africa trip
Namibia Africa trip
Namibia Africa trip

Day Six -Bay View Resort 

The morning kicks off with an exciting guided nature drive in search of desert elephants and vibrant birdlife. Departing from Doro Nawas, we head to the Atlantic coast and the charming town of Swakopmund. En route, we make a scenic stop at Spitzkoppe, a 700-million-year-old granite peak known as the “Matterhorn of Namibia,” offering stunning photo opportunities. The evening is reserved for relaxation, dinner, and exploring Swakopmund’s quaint streets. 

Highlights:

  • Nature Drive: Start your day with a guided safari, spotting the elusive desert elephants and a variety of bird species that have adapted to the arid environment.
  • Scenic Stop at Spitzkoppe: Explore the “Matterhorn of Namibia,” an ancient granite formation rising dramatically from the desert plains. This 700-million-year-old landmark is famed for its otherworldly landscape, rich in San rock paintings and striking photography opportunities.
  • Journey to Swakopmund: Travel to this picturesque coastal town, known for its well-preserved German colonial architecture and vibrant culture. Founded in 1892, Swakopmund offers a unique blend of Namibian and German heritage.
  • Relax in Swakopmund: Spend your evening strolling along the charming streets, enjoying dinner at a local restaurant, and soaking in the seaside atmosphere.
  • Lodging at Bay View Resort: Unwind at this luxurious resort offering breathtaking ocean views and top-notch amenities. For more details, visit Bay View Resort
Namibia Africa trip
Namibia Africa trip
Namibia Africa trip

Day Seven and Eight: Swakopmund to Kulala Desert Lodge 

After a light breakfast, we head to Walvis Bay for a thrilling 4-hour catamaran tour. Keep an eye out for playful seals, majestic whales, and a variety of bird species. If we’re lucky, a surprise visitor might even join us on board!

Post-tour, we journey into the desert to the breathtaking Kulala Desert Lodge. Once settled, we embark on an evening sundowner walk, enjoying the stunning desert landscape, followed by a cozy fire and local cuisine. The next morning starts with a magical hot air balloon ride over the Namib Desert, offering spectacular views of Dune 45 and Sesriem Canyon. We end the day under the mesmerizing desert stars.

Highlights:

  • Catamaran Tour in Walvis Bay: Spot playful Cape fur seals, majestic humpback whales, and diverse bird species, including pelicans and flamingos. Walvis Bay is known for its abundant marine life and scenic lagoon.
  • Journey to Kulala Desert Lodge: Travel through the heart of the Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world, to reach the luxurious Kulala Desert Lodge, which offers direct access to the iconic Sossusvlei dunes.
  • Sundowner Walk: Enjoy an evening walk with panoramic views of the Namib Desert, known for its towering sand dunes and striking landscapes. Capture the beauty of the desert at sunset.
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride: Experience a breathtaking sunrise balloon ride over the Namib Desert, witnessing the vastness of this ancient landscape. View Dune 45, one of the most photographed dunes in the world, and Sesriem Canyon, a natural canyon carved by the Tsauchab River.
  • Dune 45 and Sesriem Canyon Exploration: Climb Dune 45 for spectacular views and explore Sesriem Canyon, a 30-meter-deep gorge formed millions of years ago.
  • Stargazing: End the day by gazing at the brilliant night sky, free from light pollution. The Namib Desert offers some of the best stargazing opportunities, with clear views of the Milky Way and constellations.
Namibia Africa trip
Namibia Africa trip
Namibia Africa trip

Day Nine and Ten:  Suricate Tented Lodge 

Departing from Kulala Desert Lodge, we embark on a scenic drive through the stunning Zaris Pass, showcasing dramatic desert landscapes. Upon arrival at Suricate Tented Lodge, enjoy a Kalahari bonfire and a delicious dinner. The next day begins with a guided walk with a local bushman, exploring the rich culture and survival techniques of the Kalahari. Choose between an adventurous 4×4 safari or an exhilarating quad bike safari. Wrap up the day with a dinner set in the picturesque Kalahari dunes under a starry night sky.

Highlights:

  • Scenic Drive through Zaris Pass: Witness the breathtaking landscapes and geological formations of the Namib Desert.
  • Kalahari Bonfire and Dinner: Experience traditional Kalahari cuisine around a cozy bonfire.
  • Bushman Walk: Learn about the ancient survival skills and culture of the San people from a local bushman.
  • Guided Safari Tours: Choose between a 4×4 safari or a thrilling quad bike adventure through the diverse Kalahari terrain.
  • Starry Night Kalahari Dune Dinner: Enjoy a unique dining experience under the expansive, star-filled sky in the Kalahari Desert.

Your time at Suricate Tented Lodge combines cultural immersion, adventure, and the serene beauty of the Kalahari Desert, creating an unforgettable end to your Namibian journey.

 

Namibia Africa trip
Namibia Africa trip
Namibia Africa trip

Day Twelve: Friends Make the Journey

As your unforgettable adventure comes to a close, you and your newfound friends board the overnight flight, reminiscing about the incredible experiences shared. The laughter, the stories, and the bonds formed during safaris, bushman walks, and starlit dinners make this trip truly special.

Highlights:

  • Arrival in Atlanta: Touchdown at 9:05 AM on August 1st.
  • Flight Arrangements: Schedule your flights after noon to allow time for customs.
  • Support Team: Lindsay, Mercy, and Connie are here to assist you with bookings or an extended stay in Atlanta. Call anytime at 763-784-8291.

The friendships made on this journey will last a lifetime, making every moment truly unforgettable.