This Tour Is Offered by Lark Journeys Namibia
Lark Journeys Namibia
- Office In:
- 1-5 employees (Founded in 2012)
- Member Of:
- Namibia Tourism Board
- Tour Types:
- Custom mid-range tours that can start every day
Lark Journeys was started on the simple premise to share the incredible beauty, pristine landscapes and diverse cultures of Namibia with the rest of the world in a manner that enables our guests to depart with a lasting impression and lifelong memories. We are tour operator that specialises in designing personalised, unique journeys to Namibia. Whether you are interested in small group tours with excellent private guides or designing your own unique itinerary, we would be able to assist.
Unforgettable beautiful trip!
Our trip was wonderful! Everything was super organized by Lark Journeys. The route was explained to us in detail before the trip and we were able to ask any questions to Claire. On our 6 Day Namibian Loop we were able to discover the diversity of Namibia with all the animals, landscapes and cultures. Many thanks to our travel guide Franco, we have made many unforgettable impressions and discovered a lot more than we imagined. We can recommend this trip to anyone who wants to see a lot in a short period of time. Traveling during the coronavirus was not a problem at all, all safety regulations are observed and made available. Thanks again for everything Lark Journeys and we look forward to our next trip.
All taken care of from the airport to the wonders of Namibia
Lark Journeys was probably the best choice to explore the wonders of Namibia. The friendly team prepared a great journey for me and my friends. Everything was well thought through right from the airport to amazing locations: Windhoek, Fish River Canyon, Luderitz, Swakopmund and the gem of the trip Etosha Park. Transport, tents and all camping materials were all taken care of. We had a good balance between camping and hotel stays. The journey was a great adventure where all needs were met and it was an epic dive in the wonders of this amazingly rich with experience country. Whatever your expectations of Namibia, Lark Journeys can exceed them!
The trip of a lifetime. Great plan great execution!
We left Gregory free to create an awesome itinerary that would cover most of Namibia's Highlights and he did exactly that. Of course you need to understand you'll be driving allot of kilometers but the Cars were very well equipped for the task at hand! Greg has great local connections so every location had allot to offer. You like adventure? Chill? Mix with the locals? Everything is possible..... The trip of a life time!
Great trip with an amazing guide
Gregory was our guide during an amazing trip in July/August 2017. I believe one of the reasons it turned out so great was his presence. We gave him quite the tough job organizing a trip for a big group of 12 people from different countries with different wishes and he managed to make it an unbelievable experience for all of us!
The main reason was his flexibility, we were talking via e-mail months in advance and we discussed the possible itineraries. After many e-mails going back and forth, we found a plan which suited all our wishes and we started our 2 week trip!
He assisted us from day one when picking us up at the airport. The first day we stayed in Windhoek and he took us to a great bar called Chopsi’s, we liked the atmosphere that much we returned at the end of our trip. Of course Greg is not only a great guide because of taking his guests for beers, the day after we were already on the move! We stopped by his place to get some sleeping bags, mattresses and the two jeeps and off we went! A nice surprise was that we could drive as well, who does not want to tell stories about driving through the Namibian desert?!
Our first highlight was the Fish River Canyon, after stopping for a night in Keetmanshoop, we arrived and enjoyed the amazing views over the canyon. The first part of the trip we were mainly camping, setting the tents before sunset and enjoying a barbecue and some beers. Afterwards we drove further to Luderitz where we slept in a hotel and a bizarre encounter took place, suddenly Michael Williams (The Wire, Boardwalk Empire,…) was ordering eggs at breakfast next to me. Apparently they were recording the movie ‘The Red Sea Diving Resort’ in Namibia. After meeting some celebrities in Luderitz, we went on to Sossusvlei where we headed up the dunes in spite of the heavy wind and saw the famous dead trees. These days we were staying in an amazing campsite in the middle of the desert, luxury camping with nobody around except of some oryx coming to the drinking hole. Next, we passed by the ‘German city’ Swakopmund and went through to the beautiful landscapes of Damaraland. The big finale still had to come in Etosha where we saw lions, rhinos, elephants and a huge amount of zebras, pretty amazing!
So yes, book with Lark Journeys and hope Greg is your guide, you will have both the touristy highlights which make the country famous but you will also meet a great Namibian guy who will give you some insights about Namibia as a country and who will take you out for a beer. What do you want more?!
Best Travel Company in Namibia!
I had the most wonderful trip in Namibia in December 2016 through Lark Journeys. Greg, the owner of the company, responded to my e-mails promptly and took care of me from start to end. I was a solo female traveler and Greg ensured that I had the safest and most comfortable trip. I arranged for airport pick-up and Greg was waiting for me at Arrivals as soon as I passed through Immigration. I had a tight schedule, but Greg ensured I got the most out of my vacation by planning everything meticulously, allowing me to relax and just absorb everything Namibia had to offer. From the airport, we stopped in Windhoek to pick up a few items we'd need on the road, then started the drive north to Agama River Camp, one of the few lodges closer to Sossusvlei. It was a 4-5 hour drive on both paved and dirt roads, and Greg did an excellent job maneuvering the van! We made a short pit stop at Solitaire, almost like a ghost town scene from a movie where I had the to take photos and stretch my legs. Once at Agama, we had sundowner drinks and dinner was served at 8pm.
We left our lodging the next day at 5am, bringing our boxed breakfasts with us to head to Sossusvlei National Park. It took about 45 minutes to get there, which is not too bad compared to the driving we did from the previous day. Sossusvlei is amazing! Greg took me to the famous sand dunes and climbed Big Daddy with me, choosing a route not many tourists know about. It was really hot and I don't think any physical training could have prepared me for it but Greg motivated me to finish the climb to the top. The views from the summit were amazing and I have never seen anything like it! From the summit of Big Daddy, we made our descent to the Deadvlei and walked some more to reach the famous dead trees we only see in pictures. Then we headed back to the park entrance to have lunch at the cafe. After lunch, we visited Sesriem Canyon, then headed back to the lodge for a much-needed rest. Dinner again was at 8pm and another opportunity for drinks and star-gazing.
The next day we headed back to Windhoek after breakfast at around 9am, choosing a scenice route quite different from the first day. We reached the city at around 1300 and had lunch, then he dropped me off at my hotel for the official end of the tour.
That was the official end. Greg and I had become great friends during my short trip, so I ended up hanging out with him and his friends during my last night in Windhoek. We went to trivia night at Chopsis and I was really impressed with the band playing fun, chill, African music. I also got to try some Namibian street food and had a great time getting to know some of Greg's accomplished friends.
You'd think only a crazy person would travel solo to Africa and get in a van with a guy you've only met through a travel website. But I took a risk on this one, because my fears were relieved after reading reviews of Lark Journeys and after hearing good things about Greg. I have travelled extensively around the world and have worked with dozens of tour guides. None has provided me with the remarkable level of service that Lark Journeys did. For this company, tourism is not just a business---it's their passion. They go above and beyond, and they truly make your travel memories last a lifetime!
Overall, the trip cost me around N$10,000 but that includes lodging, breakfast and dinner prepared by a German chef at the lodge. It also included the van, fuel, park entrance, water (a prized commodity in Namibia!) and of course, the privilege to get to know Greg, who is one of the best tour guides I've ever worked with so far. He's a very educated man and really sensitive to your needs. I'm glad I trusted my instinct and chose him to do the trip with me!