Your preferences form the basis of your safari travel

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Vacation should please your body and soul. Since everyone has their own personality and preferences, customized travel packages are usually the optimal way to get the most out of a trip. To make this happen, we would like to help you find “your way to discover Southern Africa”. Find the best safari vacation for yourself!

First things first. Of course, there are many things to consider when planning a new trip. Let’s start with the simple things. What is a safari? Safaris are trips through African countries that focus on nature and wildlife. In the past, wild animals were more interesting for hunting purposes. In the meantime, fortunately, the understanding has changed to the fact that people prefer to shoot photos rather than bullets. Nowadays, safari trips are even an important factor to support wildlife conservation in African countries.

Even the longest journey begins with the first step.

Ancient Chinese wisdom

How can Safari Finder help me find the right safari travel for me?

There are several ways to do safari travel. A huge selection of accommodation, as well as different variants of travel itself. From tours conducted entirely on your own (self-drive trips) to guided group safaris. The Safari Finder is designed to help find the answer to the question “What’s the right safari vacation for you?”.

Once you have an idea of what kind of safari travel you want, more options await you. On dustynamibia.com you will find various pre-designed safari tours that can either be booked directly or customized to your personal wishes! Dusty Trails Safaris Namibia specializes in creating individual safari experiences. Our key destinations are Namibia and Botswana.

If you already know what you want your safari trip to look like or you simply have questions: feel free to contact us. Let us design your safari together to fit your schedule and budget.

Choose what is most important to you – Safari Finder will show you the way.

Accommodation

Lodge or camping?

Bed or tent is the main question in accommodation. Lodge safaris offer comfort and service after long tiring days in the bush. Camping safaris instead offer the non-stop bush and wilderness feeling.

Travel type

Small group or purely individual?

On a group tour you can meet new people from different countries. You can also share your experiences with each other and benefit from the experiences of others. Or do you want to explore Africa on your own with family and friends? How about a self-drive safari trip then?
By the way, you can get a local guide in both variants.

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Tell us about your wishes

Want to save reading about safari travel and get straight to the point? Let us know your individual wishes and we can start planning your trip. There are hardly any impossible wishes here.

Want to learn more about our top safari destinations?

Of course, your destination is just as important as finding accommodations or safari trip types. Our safari destinations offer everything you can dream of. Impressive landscapes, fascinating wildlife and exciting insights into the cultures of African tribes. And yet both have their own special charms.

  • Travel Namibia and discover its wonders

    Travel Namibia and discover its wonders

    Namibia, the “land of contrasts”, has a special charm – variety. It offers a fascinating mixture of untouched nature, people of many cultures and evidence of German colonial history. Travel Namibia – there is something for everyone!

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  • Travel Botswana – endless adventure

    Travel Botswana – endless adventure

    On your travel in Botswana, endless adventure awaits you! And the seemingly infinite expanse of a paradisiacal wilderness! There is thousands of square kilometers of pure nature, where you can move for hours, even days without meeting other people.

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You need general information about safari travel?

Don’t worry, just take a look at our safari travel information and blog. We are constantly adding news, travel information, health and safety advice, and useful tips and tricks about safari travel. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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Namibia Specials

Namibia is awaits you! It is now the typical time to start planning or at least dreaming about the trip you want to do in the upcoming year. Luckily the global COVID-19 situation is also stable enough to also enjoy trip planning again as travel restrictions do not need to be feared. In order to increase the joy of your personal trip planning even more, we decided to create some Namibia Specials. So you can enjoy travelling, breathtaking landscapes and fascinating wildlife of Namibia, while saving money in addition! Check out the current specials and find the right one for your trip …
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Duesternbrook – First guest farm in Namibia

For the last stop of our honeymoon we chose Duesternbrook, the first guest farm in Namibia. It is located just outside of Windhoek and thus offers total peace and pure nature. Just the right place to slowly get used to civilization again after a few days or even weeks in the wilderness.
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Harnas – Orphanage for wild animals

As we near the end of our honeymoon, it’s time to take a closer look at African wildlife and restore some hope to abused or injured wild animals. We are talking about the Harnas Wildlife Foundation, also known from television as the orphanage for wild animals. This organization, which has been around for more than 34 years, has become a major player in conservation and wildlife campaigns. It offers enclosures, accommodation for volunteers, exclusive accommodation for tourists, safari tours of the farm area, the actual guest farm and a huge nature reserve around the main building.
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San People – Experience traditions and pure nature

After relaxation and water, it was now about experiencing traditions and pure nature. To do this, we first had to drive back the entire Caprivi. Due to the extreme rainfalls, crossing the Khaudum National Park with only one car would have been too risky. Our destination was the Elephant Song Campsite of the Little Hunters Living Museum, located in the bushman country. This campsite is run by a group of the San. The San are indigenous Ehnians of southern Africa who originally lived purely as hunter-gatherers. They are often referred to as bushmen. So if you want to experience and …
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Okavango River – Lizards and gray giants in the water

The watercourses around the Caprivi offer a lot of leisure to relax. So we made our way from the Kwando River to the Okavango River, where many lizards and gray giants awaited us in the water. The Mahangu Safari Lodge is already very familiar to us from various other safaris in the past years as a quiet jewel. Here, every Namibia traveler is guaranteed to find his perfect spot for a few wonderful days by the water.
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Kwando River – maximum relaxation in the Caprivi

After the exciting animal adventures in Etosha National Park, we were looking forward to some relaxation and especially hippos up close at the Kwando River! Arriving in Kongola, a super friendly and well prepared campsite manager Roxy was waiting for us. The Bush Camp by Camp Kwando is a brand new built campsite and belongs to Camp Kwando. After a short briefing on the possibilities, we pitched our tent on site 4. A wonderful lush tropical paradise directly at the river course!
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A week in Etosha National Park

The Etosha National Park is certainly a highlight for every Namibia trip. Since we have taken 2 months for our honeymoon, there should also be an extensive stop in Etosha National Park this time. We reserved a whole week for the wild adventures in Etosha! So much time in the backpack allows to cross the complete Etosha National Park.
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Credit card payment available

Dusty Trails Safaris & Car Hire Namibia is proud to announce a new service for our valued customers! As of now (June 2021) we offer online credit card payment. You can now choose in between the classical bank transfer and credit card payment, whatever is the most comfortable way for you. This applies for all regular payments and deposits for safari trips as well as rental cars.
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Warmquelle – refreshment at the Ongongo waterfall

Following our time with the Dusty Family, our next destination was refreshment at Ongongo Waterfall. We discovered this wonderful place very close to Warmquelle a few years ago for ourselves. And so it was clear that the honeymoon had to include a few days of leisure including refreshment at Warmquelle in any case!
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Swakopmund and surroundings

The next destination was Swakopmund and its surroundings. On the one hand, after the heat of the Namib, it was time for a little cooling down at the sea. On the other hand, it was an opportunity to meet the founders of the Dusty family and especially Carlien, the youngest member of the team.
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Water in the Namib – Sesriem and Sossusvlei

After a long period of drought, Namibia was blessed with a very good rainy season in 2021. Until now, we were lucky to find water even 3 months after the heaviest rains. Therefore, we cherished the hope to also experience water in the Namib. We should not be disappointed – both the Sesriem Canyon and the Sossusvlei held water for us!
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Unplanned stopover – Namibian gem

As the saying goes, if someone goes on a trip, then he can tell a story. Such a tale we will also have in the future from our honeymoon. On the last morning in Klein Aus Vista, Martin lost his crown from his tooth during breakfast. The weekend is coming and the next dentist is 200km in the wrong direction. So detour drive but so as a reward to discover more places.
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Luderitz and Sperrgebiet – Gin, Diamonds and Ghosts

In the next part of our honeymoon, we traveled further west towards Lüderitz and its surroundings. In this area, the traces of the German colonial period can still be seen in many places. Here our starting point should be the Klein Aus Vista Lodge, which is located a good 100km before Lüderitz on the edge of the Huib plateau. From here you can make very good day trips to all the different sights in the area and relax in the evening in a quiet and cozy atmosphere from the daily experiences.
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Fish River Canyon – still with water

With all the beautiful experiences of the past days in our hearts, we continue south to the region of the Fish River Canyon. Here the way leads through a stony lunar landscape, in which one can see continuously new rock formations. Our hope was to find the canyon still filled with water after the good rainy season of 2021.
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Quiver trees, rock formations and unknown fossils

After a very nice start in the Kalahari, our route takes us further south. Near Keetmanshoop the next special features of southern Namibia are waiting for us. quiver trees, dolorite formations, as well as mesosaurus fossils unknown to us so far. In short, fascinating landscapes with exciting details awaited us here as well.
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Let’s go to the Kalahari Desert!

After spending our first week completely in Windhoek, it was time to go on the actual trip. According to our plan, the route should first go south. After a drive of about 3 hours on the well paved B1 we reached the Bagatelle Kalahari Desert Ranch near Mariental. Our first accommodation offers besides nice rooms and cottages as well as a spa also beautiful campsites situated in the red dunes. Exactly such a place we wanted!
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Windhoek – the first week of the trip

Almost every Namibia trip starts in Windhoek. So did the big safari honeymoon. However, in addition to the usual things that every other traveler experiences, there were a few more items on our itinerary. In sum, enough to spend a complete week in Windhoek. What exactly – you can read here.
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Flying during COVID

There are always two parts to traveling. The journey to the destination and the journey itself. With Namibia as a destination, the destination country is first considered safe. However, a flight is inevitable. This brings us to the point where many currently have reservations. But what is flying really like in the age of Corona? In the context of the honeymoon of Sunna & Martin, we were able to test the situation in the flesh. What we experienced, you can follow up here!
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The great safari honeymoon to Namibia

After the wedding traditionally follows a honeymoon. The destination was clear – Namibia! But how to plan a honeymoon as a self-drive camping safari in the current time? How do family and friends react to such a plan? How unproblematic is a trip to Namibia in times of COVID-19? Curious? – Come and take a look!
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Breakdown or accident – What to do?

Sometimes it’s a little carelessness, sometimes other road users or wildlife and sometimes just bad luck. Before a breakdown or accident, ultimately no one is immune. But always, the most important thing is – keep calm. What you should also do you will find here in the form of some useful tips.
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If you want to travel, you must first have a love for the country and its people.

Theodor Fontane

How do you sleep best? The key question for the right accommodation on your safari vacation.

On a safari you can learn how the local tribes live. The day starts with the sunrise and you come back with the sunset. This is how the best times of the day are used. Safari travel can be tiring. Therefore, it is important to rest and sleep at night. The better you can relax and process the experiences of the day.

Your accommodation plays a significant role here. Do you wish for a certain touch of luxury? Or are you looking more for continuous contact with nature? A mixture of both, of course, is also conceivable. Many lodges in Namibia and Botswana offer both options. Fixed stylishly furnished accommodation with bar & restaurant areas as well as its own campsite. And in any case unforgettable scenery.

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Relax – it’s your vacation.

Choose the preferred type of accommodation for your safari vacation and get detailed information and offers

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A little luxury and a comfortable bed?

Lodge Safari

Sleeping in a comfortable bed is not the only benefit of a lodge safari. Lodges offer comfort, restaurants and wildlife activities on site. Your travel budget doesn’t have to be a constraint either. Mostly the right choice for safari beginners or if you value a certain level of luxury.

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Sleep in the tent and enjoy the real bush feeling?

Camping Safari

Camping Safaris are your chance to spend the whole trip in nature and with wildlife. However, you do not have to do without comfort completely. Discover beautiful campsites designed with passion in local flair.

You need general information about safari travel?

Have a look at our travel information and blog area. We are constantly adding news, travel information, health and safety advice, and useful tips and tricks about safari travel. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Can’t wait any longer? Browse our safari travel offerings!


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Only a leisurely journey is a journey.

African saying

Every safari vacation is an adventure in itself. At the same time, each person has his or her own individual understanding of adventure. What adventure are you looking for on your next trip? Safari travel mode perspective can help find the perfect trip for you.

At this time, we are not yet reviewing destinations. In general we offer safaris in Namibia and Botswana. All of the presented trips can be booked as is or used as a source of inspiration for creating your own individual safari experience.

Key questions to find your safari travel mode

  • Meet new people and share experiences and enthusiasm with them in a group trip?
  • To satisfy curiosity and the urge to discover with the help of a local guide?
  • Assistance with travel planning – but going on a discovery tour alone?
  • Maximum independence: equipped with the right safari vehicle and your own creativity?
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What is your desire for adventure and freedom for the next safari travel?

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Guided travel & meet new people?

Safari Group Trip

You are joining a mixed group. Or plan your own group trip with family and friends. A local guide leads the whole trip.

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Organized by professionals & independently on the road?

Self drive safari

Use one of our standard packages or let us plan your individual trip. After being instructed, you then go on tour alone with family and friends.

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The right equipment for your own trip.

4×4 car rental

You would like to plan and run your trip completely on your own? No worries – we have the right vehicles and camping equipment for you.

You need general information about safari travel?

Have a look at our travel information and blog area. We are constantly adding news, travel information, health and safety advice, and useful tips and tricks about safari travel. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Can’t wait any longer? Browse our safari travel offerings!


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