Private guiding is very possible in Namibia and can enhance your holiday experience.
Most of our recommended safari camps and desert lodges in Namibia organise activities and game drives with between 4 and 9 guests on a vehicle. In typical circumstances, the best camps and lodges will usually put no more than 6 guests on one vehicle, and you will be hosted by an enthusiastic and experienced guide.
Whilst sharing your experiences with a few other guests is normal and often great fun, it is sometimes possible to pay extra for ‘exclusive-use’ of a vehicle for all or part of your safari. A private vehicle naturally comes with a private guide and tends to be very appealing to more experienced travellers who have very specific interests such as birding or photography.
Taking things one step further, it is possible to hire ‘private guides’ in Namibia and if you simply wish to travel overland around the country, but prefer not to self-drive, then it is easily possible to arrange an experienced guide to host your tour.
Some guides specialise even further. Their knowledge of the regions in which they operate is exceptional, allowing you to consider journeys that most people would never attempt. This is especially true in the more remote regions, such as Kaokoland and the Skeleton Coast in north-west Namibia, an area that is too remote to self-drive.
If you prefer to tour the country by air, there are private pilot guides who are able to host a full tour of the country, or a shorter highly specialised flying safari into regions such as the Skeleton Coast.
With many years experience as a leading Africa specialist we know personally and have worked with a several specialist guides and pilot/guides in Namibia. All of them are experts in their field. We highly recommend both forms of private guiding, especially when it allows you to explore the more remote corners of north-west Namibia.
If you feel that you would appreciate a private vehicle and/or a specialist private guide for all or part of your safari, please advise us when you speak to us. We are very flexible and different regions present different opportunities, so we will simply work with you to include the level of exclusivity and guiding that you desire.