Explore the heartland of Namibia, one of the most sparsely populated countries in Africa. Our gay tour of Namibia is a journey through a virtually undiscovered wilderness. We will show you all the wonders that Africa is known for. We’ll hike through deserts, and explore otherworldly terrains. We’ll sleep under the stars and get up close and personal with the animals. After you see Namibia, Africa will never be the same. Read a blog post about the making of this tour.
We invite you to join our friendly gay group to explore the diversity of Namibia. Because of its sparse population, Namibia has a richer variety of wildlife than many of its neighbors. During this tour we will stay in 6 different habitats in which to observe the animals, even camping for two nights for an unforgettable experience. From some of the highest sand dunes in the world in the Namib Desert to the rugged Atlantic coastline to the wide savanna, this gay safari tour will take us on a scenic exploration of this remote country in Africa. For this reason, we will create a once-in-a-lifetime journey.
September 28 to October 14 – $8698.00 USD
Duration: 17 Days
Starts In: Windhoek, Namibia
Ends In: Windhoek, Namibia
Deposit: $1000 USD
Arrival and departure transfers between Windhoek International Airport and our lodging; hotel or luxury tented lodging for 14 nights plus camping for 2 nights; all breakfasts, 7 lunches, 14 dinners; Transportation between lodges in comfortable vehicles; Game drives and guided hikes with professional and knowledgeable local guides; Use of bicycles during any rides outlined in the itinerary; Complimentary bottled water in vehicles and during meals; Professional local guides accompanying the group; Services of a knowledgeable HE Travel tour host (with a minimum number of participants); All applicable lodging taxes and gratuities for baggage handling (where available); All park entry fees; Complimentary baggage tags. HE Travel provides complimentary Medical & Evacuation Insurance for every US Resident on our group tours who does not have other coverage.
Airfare to and from Windhoek International Airport; International departure taxes; Visas; Vaccinations or medications recommended by your physician prior to travel; 8 lunches and 2 dinners; Activities shown as “optional”; Personal items including: alcoholic beverages, snacks, and telephone calls; Gratuities for guides and HE Travel host.
The afternoon will be free to enjoy on your own. Tonight we will meet up for our Welcome Dinner in Windhoek.
“One of the most unique experiences of my life….touring Namibia and sleeping in the desert under those stars! Also one of the most friendly cultures I have experienced in my life…the Namibian people.” – Jerome H. Minneapolis, MN
“Namibia is an out of this world experience like nowhere else on Earth. It is a once in a lifetime experience.” – David L. Centerville, MA
“Of the many exotic locations I have visited, Namibia has given me the most lasting memories. I can still remember watching the Magellanic Clouds rising in the sky. I’ve never seen a more beautiful sky. I absolutely loved seeing the Himba people for the first time. I’ve dreamed of seeing them since I was a small boy and reading about Africa in National Geographic. I highly recommend this tour. ” – Zachary Moses, Key West, FL (Director of Adventure Tour Development)
What if I am traveling alone?
Most of our trips draw more single travelers than couples. When couples do join us, it’s usually because they’re looking forward to interacting with a gay group; if they wanted a holiday by themselves, they wouldn’t have signed up to travel with us. Furthermore, the activities included with our trips serve as natural ice-breakers. Within a day, you’ll be traveling with friends. You don’t need to pay the single supplement if you’re traveling alone. We’ll be happy to match you with a roommate. Pay the single supplement only if you want a bedroom to yourself.
For selected trips, including cruises, we will charge half the single supplement if you request a roommate but we can’t match you with someone.
Where does the tour start and end?
This tour starts and ends in Windhoek, Namibia.
What is the Activity Level of This Tour?
Some challenging desert hikes offered during this trip. Days may be very hot and certainly very dry. Proper fitness and attention to hydration are necessary to enjoy this trip.
What kind of lodging can I expect?
We will spend 14 nights in lovely hotels or luxury lodges with private facilities. We will spend 2 nights sleeping under the stars on comfortably appointed cots. Bathroom and shower facilities will be available at our campsites.
Do I need a Visa to visit Namibia?
According to the U.S. Department of State Travel website: “Bearers of U.S. passports who plan to visit Namibia for tourism for less than 90 days can obtain visas at the port of entry and do not need visas prior to entering the country.”
Because these requirements can change, please consult their website for the most up-to-date travel information for Namibia. If you are not an American citizen, please confirm your travel requirements with the Namibian embassy in your country.
Do I need any vaccinations or medications?
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website lists detailed guidelines for travelers to Namibia. Their website advises “Check the vaccines and medicines list and visit your doctor (ideally, 4-6 weeks) before your trip to get vaccines or medicines you may need.”
Are there any guidelines for tipping in Namibia?
HE Travel Tour Host: Tipping your HE Travel tour director is at your discretion. Rest assured that he or she works hard behind the scenes to ensure that your vacation is a wonderful, adventurous, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Your HE Travel host is there to deal with any snags or hiccups so that you can enjoy your well-earned holiday. We suggest $7 to $10 per traveler per day depending on the level of service you receive.
Local Guides(including your game drive guide): $2 – $3 per guest per day
Hiking/Camping Crew: $5 – $6 per guest per day
Lodge/House Keeping: $2-$3 per night – Each lodge as a tip box in the reception area. These tips are divided up between all services at each lodge.
National Guide: $8 – $10 per guest per day
Restaurants: The customary tipping for waitstaff is 10-15% of the total. When dining independently, you can use that guideline. For included meals we share together, your HE Travel host will take care of the bill and tips, unless stated otherwise before the meal.
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