Guided Small Group Tours
Namibia is the perfect Covid-19 safe holiday destination and here is why.
The Namibian government and stakeholders understand that around 15% of the population earns a living in hospitality and tourism. So the utmost care is being taken with sanitisation, social distancing and mask wearing. Hotels, lodges and camp sites are all monitored by the Namibian Tourism Board and have to adhere to Government standards. This, of course, is helped by the fact that we are the second least populated country world wide. No people, no spread! Most of the rural population has not been affected much. The safest place to be is in the desert, which is why you would be here anyway. Right! Namibia requires a negative PCR test result that is no older than 7 days and no quarantine for tourists. A number of airlines have reopened their flights, most notably Qatar Airways and Lufthansa. Our country is very dry from May to December and the daytime temperature in normally somewhere between hot and extremely hot!
Wild Cherry Adventures and staff also follow all WHO and Government protocols in their daily lives. Management and staff will be vaccinated as soon as it is available to us.
Now to the fun part! Chad Wratten, owner/manager/guide, has 26 years experience in tours and safaris. I have designed and run tours all across Southern Africa. However, Namibia is my home and fills my heart with love. Let me take you and your family on an adventure of a lifetime
We have a wide variety of vehicles available for any sized group. From a couple wanting a romantic getaway to a family or even a group of friends. We guarantee you a personal experience from camping to lodges. Most, if not all, accommodation establishments have frozen their rates from 2020 and we guarantee you a very competitive quote, if not the best value for money. Don’t forget the US$ and Euro exchange rates make Namibia a relatively cheap destination.
Our classic safaris will of course include Windhoek, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund and Etosha.
However, maybe we will be lucky enough to see the desert lions, rhino and elephant.
Maybe a chameleon on the Skeleton Coast.
Watch a river start to flow.
Visit the Cape Cross seal colony.
Meet a local.
Have a sundowner.
See the desert flowers at the start of the rains.
Watch a full moon rise on the Zambezi river.
Or go on a Tiger fishing safari on the Zambezi and Chobe rivers.
Namibia’s national plant. The Welwitschia Mirabilis. Some specimens are over 2 000 years old and the plant is endemic to the Namib desert.
Go quad biking on the sand dunes near Swakopmund.
Take a dip in a spring in the desert.
No matter when you come, Namibia has a surprise along every track.
A very popular time to visit is between May – November. The temperature is cooler and is the best game viewing time. You may have heard about Namibia’s blanket of stars in the unpolluted night skies. Quite something to behold. The towns of Keetmanshoop and Mariental claim 2 spots in the top 3 of the most clear skies worldwide. We have the world’s second biggest canyon with the Fish River Canyon. The Skeleton coast is harsh and generally cold but full of wonders.
Sandwich Harbour and Lagoon 42 km south of Walvis Bay. Only accessible on 4×4 tours.
Sandwich Harbour and lagoon 42 km south of Walvis bay. Only accessible by 4×4 tours.
The San rock engravings at Twyfelfontein from around 2 500 years ago. The Stone age hunter-gatherers have lived in these parts for 6 000 years.
The Spitzkoppe. The 1 728m granite massif that just rises out of the surrounding plains is over 100 million years old.
The remote Kaokoveld and the Himba people. This is one of my favorite regions. It is only accessible by airplane or 4×4. There are a few lodges, but the best way is to go wild camping or camping in the community camp sites. This is one of the true examples of wilderness left in the world. We traverse the Ugab, Huab, Hoanib and Hoariseb rivers looking for our desert adapted animals. This is the last area on the planet where black rhino and lions roam free. The desert adapted elephants you normally find along our riverbeds. Some of the major rivers still flow in the dry season, only they are underground. The Mariannefluss and Hartmann’s valley are so untouched the local Himba people just ignore you as they pass on their donkies. There are not many of them as it is so dry. They live a nomadic goat herding lifestyle and follow their traditions perfectly.
The wild horses of Namibia. They are in the South, on the way from the town of Aus to Lüderitz.
We have been visiting Sossusvlei almost weekly for 20 years. We know it well. There are different categories of accommodation, inside or outside the Namib Naukluft National Park. Sunrise on Dune 45 or watch it from a hot air balloon. Visit the Sesriem Canyon. Stay in the Namib Naukluft National Park or stay at a private lodge. Literally if there is a way to see what you want to see, we have done it
Etosha National Park
Namibia’s premier wildlife destination was proclaimed as a reserve in 1907 and is 22 000km². The Etosha Pan comprises of 5 000km² and is 24% of the total area of the National Park. There are hundreds of mammals, birds, and reptiles. There are 3 main camps Okaukuejo, Halali and Namutoni. However, there are now some amazing lodges at the entrances to the Park and some new ones by Namibia Wildlife Resorts.
We can do the lodge or camping options.
We have your air-conditioned vehicle to do game drives or opt for the open-vehicle game drive option.
No matter what your requirements we will or can have it done. Namibia is a safe country, and the people are very friendly. A wide diversity of people make up Namibia and it has a colorful history. However, the landscape will leave you in awe, relaxed and with your head in the right place.