Our 11-day Namibia Luxury Safari that takes you to some of the most iconic locations in Namibia, including Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, the Skeleton Coast and Etosha. Using some of the top camps available, each located as ideally as possible within their respective wilderness areas, and transfers by light aircraft to shrink the vast distances, this tour is the last word in ultimate Namibian experiences.
Summary of your trip
- 1 Night – Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel DBB (Windhoek)| Namibia
- 2 Nights – Little Kulala Lodge (Sossusvlei) | Namibia
- 2 Nights – Strand Hotel (Swakopmund) | Namibia
- 2 Nights – Mowani Mountain Camp (Damaraland) | Namibia
- 3 Nights – Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp (Skeleton Coast) | Namibia
- 2 Nights – Onguma The Fort (Etosha National Park) | Namibia
Day 1 Arrival in Windhoek
On arrival at Hosea Kutako Windhoek International airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our representative and transferred to Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel, a gem situated in the upmarket suburb of Klein Windhoek- 30 minutes from Hosea Kutako International Airport. Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel sets a new benchmark for luxury accommodation in the Namibian capital.
On arrival at the hotel, enjoy welcome drinks while completing check in procedures. Settle in your room and unwind. The rest of the day is at leisure and perhaps can be spend exploring the city.
Included: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast.
Day 2 – 4 Windhoek to Sossusvlei
After a leisurely breakfast you will be picked up from the hotel and driven to Eros Domestic airport for your light aircraft to Sossusvlei. On arrival at the airstrip you will be welcomed and transfer to Little Kulala Lodge, a luxury lodge with a “ sky bed “ for a sleep under the stars and which offers a world class service with efficient and friendly staff, for whom nothing is too much trouble.
Enjoy welcome drink wile completing check in procedures. Settle into your accommodation and later seat for lunch.
During your stay, climb the dunes; go hiking, quad biking, Stargazing; Go on a hot air balloon over Sossusvlei Dunes or indulge in an array of wellness treatments offered at the lodge;
- Set off on a guided walk through the desert, stopping to admire the tiny miracles of nature that make up the unique plants and wildlife of this arid yet beautiful region
- Set out on a quad bike adventure trail through the Namib dunes, gliding across the smooth, silk-like texture of the tawny desert sand, in sharp contrast to the bright, cerulean sky above, and the russet, rugged mountain ranges of the Namib escarpment in the distance.
- Climb the sand dunes largely known as one of the Namib Desert’s most scenic and spine-tingling attractions. A breathless climb to the top of the massive ‘Big Daddy,’ the tallest dune in the Sossusvlei area, at 325 metres, rewards adventurers with a spectacular view over the peaks and troughs of the sand sea, down to Deadvlei. End the spectacular visit to the dunes with a daring run down the vertical slopes and steep sand dunes, with the wind enlivening your hair and caressing your glee filled face.
- Exceptional stargazing, with a highly sophisticated telescope and professional astronomer
- Specially adapted desert wildlife – oryx, springbok, Burchell’s zebra and the endemic Hartmann’s mountain zebra, bat-eared foxes, as well as a variety of insects and lizards
- Go on a hot air balloon over Sossusvlei Dunes: an early rise is required for this spectacular activity. This is the most unforgettable and beautiful experience in the Namib Desert. The adventure begins before sunrise when you are collected from your accommodation and driven to the take-off area. Once the balloon is airborne you drift silently over the desert for about an hour. The views of the Namib Desert are exceptional. On landing (wherever the wind has taken you) there is a champagne breakfast.
Included: All meals & Activities
Day 5 -6 Sossusvlei to Swakopmund
After this morning activity, enjoy a scrumptious breakfast before being transferred to the airstrip for your scheduled light aircraft flight to Swakopmund. If your hot air balloon over Sossusvlei Dunes was nothing but spectacular, wait until you board on that light aircraft and star down to enjoy extraordinary views of sands to sea, a reminder that Namibia is a land of contrast landscapes. Enjoy this 1h30mn scenic flight to the activity centre of Namibia: swakopmund. Nowhere else in the country will travellers find such a variety of activities. For the following 3 days:
explore the small town on foot and make sure you visit the Karakul Weavers with plenty of souvenir shops to choose from;
have a half day Sandwich Harbour Tour to see massive sand dunes run straight into the sea;
go Skydiving or Spend an Afternoon at the Swakopmund Jetty Soaking Up the Pier (There are two excellent restaurants at each end of the long pier and a view that is to die for. Come back for the big African sunset in the evening as it is one of the most romantic places to visit in Swakopmund);
Finally spend the Day Dolphin and Whale Watching or take a 30- minute to Walvis Bay for a boat tours with a seal whisperer and more.
Accommodation is at the Strand Hotel on Bed & Breakfast.
Enjoy dinner at one of the many Swakopmund restaurants.
Day 7-8 Swakopmund to Damaraland
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before being driven to the airstrip for your scheduled light aircraft flight to Damaraland. Your previous flight to Swakopmund was an event on itself because starring down by the window, the views of sweeping sand dunes and sea were spectacular. Today is no different because the views from air of towering rocky outcrops, of mix off lush and greens is an incredible experience.
You will be met on arrival at Twyfelfontein airstrip and transferred to Mowani Mountain Camp sets in the middle of giant boulders. A beautiful unspoilt wilderness area of desert scenery, unusual geological formations, interesting archaeological sites and desert adapted flora and fauna. The camp
offers 12 standard rooms, 1 luxury room and 2 suites.
Your stay includes Full Board (all meals) with Two Activities and Return road transfer from and to Twyfelfontein airstrip.
Day 9 – 11 Damaraland to Skeleton Coast
After a hearty breakfast you will be driven back to Twyfelfontein airstrip for your Wilderness Safaris
private Cessna plane to the Skeleton Coast. Stretching from the Swakop River to southern Angola, the Skeleton Coast is known as the ‘Land God Made in Anger’. This coast is desolate but breathtakingly beautiful. Thousands of miles of sandy desert dotted with shipwrecks meet with the cold waters of the Atlantic and somehow an amazing array of wildlife and flora manages to survive in this harsh but beautiful environment. Wildlife includes seabird colonies, Cape fur seals, zebra, gemsbok, desert-adapted elephant, lion, giraffe …. Birders will also find plenty of interest on the Skeleton Coast, ranging from desert endemics like the Rüppell’s korhaan and the Benguela long-billed lark to the pelagic birds of the coast.
On arrival at the airstrip you will be welcomed, and a 5-minute drive takes you to Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, your base for the following 4 days and from which to explore the Skeleton Coast.
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is a small camp situated at the top of a valley which gives magnificent views of the surrounding hills and landscapes. With only eight large stylish en-suite tents guests can expect personalized service and attention to details.
Morning and Afternoon nature drives into the surrounding area reveal a wealth of desert-adapted wildlife. A highlight of your stay at Hoanib Skeleton Coast is the day visit to the Skeleton Coast one of the world’s oldest deserts and an area of majestic beauty in a raw, brutal kind of way. It starts with a drive through the dunes, the riverbeds, the mountains, the barren terrains and the flood plains until the coast. Then a visit to colony of seals, to a museum with skeletons and skulls from various animals, even humans. Lunch, a simple yet fantastic lunch on the beach, by the side of one of the ships that found its end on the fabulous coast, and the cherry on the cake, the light aircraft scenic flight back over the coast, spotting more shipwrecks and flamingos, and over the two oasis in search of some air wildlife viewing. The Scenic Flight transfer back to the camp is spectacular.
Included: All meals, Game activities, local drinks (except champagne and Cigars)
Day 12 – 13 Skeleton Coast to Ongava Private Game Reserve (Etosha National Park)
Leaving behind dramatic landscapes and rugged coastline as well as shipwrecks your last stop on this iconic journey takes you in an area with abundant and diverse wildlife: Etosha National Park. After your last morning activity followed by a leisurely breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your light Cessna aircraft to Doro Nawas and then to Onguma Nature Reserve located on the eastern side of the Etosha National Park bordering Fischer’s Pan. On arrival at the airstrip (Mokuti airstrip??) you will be met and transferred to Onguma The Fort were your arrival is announced on a large gong gong with two strokes.
The Fort at Onguma is set on this 20 000-ha nature reserve which boasts over thirty different animal species. Predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard are common residents of the area. The latest addition to the already abundant wildlife at Onguma Nature Reserve is a family of black rhinos!
The Fort is unique. Massive raw walls, stunning stone clad features and a huge tower with views toward Etosha and Fisher’s Pan offers the best sunset views in the whole of Namibia!
Your stay includes All meals, soft drinks, local wines and spirits, 2 activities per day: Sundowner Drive on Onguma Reserve and Etosha AM Game Drive; Transfer from and to the Onguma Airstrip, VAT, Social Development Levy and NTB tourism levy.
Morning game drives inside Etosha National Park are an opportunity for great game viewing. The park spans an area of 22 270 square km whose large part is taken up by a vast salt pan. This beautiful barren and often haunting landscape is surprisingly abundant in game, which often congregate around the various waterholes scattered around the park, allowing for some spectacular game viewing. All guests have to do is wait near the waterholes and the game will come. The park is home to hundreds of species of mammals, birds and reptiles, including several threatened and endangered species such as the black rhinoceros. Visitors can expect to see many buck species, elephants, giraffe, rhino and lions. If you are lucky you will see leopard and cheetah. After good rains, the salt pan fills with water attracting a mass of flamingos. More than 340 bird species have been counted in the park.
Onguma Nature reserve has a waterhole which is very popular with the animals such as kudu, giraffe, eland, oryx, hartebeest, zebra and impala. Big cats such as lion, cheetah and leopard have become everyday residents of the area as well as a family of black rhinos. Guests are encouraged to visit Onguma nature reserve photographic hide as it is a fantastic place to while the hours away up close and personal with wildlife giving opportunities for spectacular photographs.
Birds lovers are also rewarded as more than 300 bird species are shared here. During the Namibian summer months, the nature reserve becomes a birdwatcher’s paradise with thousands of species migrating to the wetlands created by the seasonal rains and ephemeral river systems.
Guests visiting The Fort at Onguma will enjoy top notch service and excellent food.
Day 14 Departure
After 3 days of Safaris bliss at Onguma Nature Reserve and Etosha National park it is time to wished farewell to the staff at the lodge as your spectacular safari comes to an end. After your last safari activity this morning, you will be transferred back to the Onguma airstrip for your light aircraft transfer to Windhoek. On arrival at Eros Airport, you will be meet and transferred to Hosea Kutako Windhoek International airport to connect with your flight home.
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