Small Group Safari

Guided Giraffe Collaring Safari

A stunning journey taking in the highlights of Namibia and along the way joining in the unique opportunity to work with local vets in collaring giraffes in order to assist with conservation efforts.

Duration 12 days
Price From $6,433
When May - Jun
Destination Namibia

Safari Overview

This unique safari gives you the opportunity to assist in safeguarding the future of giraffes, one of Africa’s most iconic species. Travel through north-western Namibia taking part in nature walks, appreciating the geology of the landscapes and, of course, helping attach GPS collars to giraffes. Speak to and learn from wildlife specialists while enjoying the comfort and cuisine of your lodges throughout your safari. Work with Dr Julian Fennessy, TV personality and conservationist, Hayden Turner and the Giraffe Conservation Foundation to ensure Namibia continues to lead the way in increasing giraffe populations.

What makes this trip extraordinary?

  • Learn from industry experts.
  • Have hands on conservation experience.
  • Take part in guided nature walks.
  • Stay in a range of unique lodges and camps.

A unique opportunity to work alongside researchers and conservationists to help preserve the remaining giraffe population.

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Day by day

Day 1

Arrive Windhoek

Arrive at Windhoek International Airport where you will be met by your guide holding a sign and taken to Villa Violet your accommodation for the first night of your adventure. You have chance to settle in and ask any last minute questions before getting some rest in your comfortable room.

Overnight: Villa Violet D

Day 2

Windhoek - Erongo Mountains

This morning your guide will collect you and together you’ll set off towards Erongo Wilderness Lodge set in the foothills of the Erongo Mountains. This intimate lodge provides a picturesque setting with delicious cuisine and plenty of activities available. Relax by the pool, take part in the guided walks that are included each day or go on an optional nature drive to spot some of the numerous birdlife residing here.

Day 3

Erongo Mountains - Twyfelfontein

Depart Erongo Wilderness Lodge after a leisurely breakfast and head for Mowani Mountain Camp, Twyfelfontein. The arid landscape that awaits you is home to mountain zebra and desert-adapted elephants which you can hope to spot during a nature drive with your specialist guide. Learn from locals about the geology, botany and wildlife of the area as well as local traditions. Perhaps make an excursion to the Twyfelfontein rock etchings or the Damara Living Museum getting involved in traditional customs.

Overnight: Mowani Mountain Camp B, L, D

Days 4-7

Skeleton Coast

Today you set off to one of the most remote destinations on earth – the Skeleton Coast. This will be the location of your conservation work helping a team of qualified professionals to track and collar giraffes. This requires patience, planning and teamwork and the information gained through the use of these tracking devices is invaluable to giraffe research and conservation. You will feel a huge sense of achievement being part of this project and know you have helped Namibia continue being the only country in the world where giraffe populations are increasing.

Day 8

Skeleton Coast – Western Etosha

Set off in a southerly direction towards the western edge of the world-renowned Etosha National Park. Your lodge is located in a concession area home to a variety of wildlife including elephants, zebra, giraffe and eland. Take part in game drives and nature walks to experience the wildlife by day or opt for a night drive to spot some of the nocturnal animals and insects around the park.

Overnight: Hobatere Camp B, L, D

Days 9-10

Western - Central Etosha

Today you go to another of Etosha’s concessions, Ongava. This private nature reserve and lodge is a great place to explore and encounter much of Namibia’s wildlife as well as being a good base for other local activities. You have plenty of time to go out on game drives and relax by the swimming pool or why not look for wildlife around the waterhole direct from the restaurant? There is also an on-site curio shop perfect for purchasing gifts and souvenirs as well as safari clothing.

Overnight: Hobatere Camp B, D

Day 11

Ongava - Otjiwarongo Region

Move on from Central Etosha towards Okonjima Game Reserve home to some of the best cheetah and leopard safaris thanks to its rehabilitation centre, The Africat Foundation. This foundation aims to rehabilitate big cats and educate locals on how to work with these animals, not against them. There is a choice of activities on offer including the opportunity to visit the nocturnal hide to observe animals such as porcupines, honey badgers and caracals.

Overnight: Okonjima Plains Camp B, L, D

Day 12

Depart Otjiwarongo

After your incredible wildlife experience in Namibia it is time to say goodbye. Travel with your guide back to Windhoek where, if time allows, you can do some last minute shopping before getting to the airport in time for your international flight.

Overnight: Onguma Tented Camp B, D

Trip Details

Dates and Prices

This is a small group safari in association with the Giraffe Conservation Foundation. Size is limited to six people and prices are based on six sharing. Get in touch directly for departure dates.

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