After a night in the capital city, your journey takes you south by light aircraft into the dramatic landscape of the Namib Desert. From your base at Kulala Lodge, nestled amongst the red dunes of the NamibRand Nature Reserve, pay a visit to the iconic Sossusvlei before relaxing on your rooftop under one of the most spectacular star-scapes in the world.
Continuing by air, cross the Namib Desert to Namibia’s western coastline and the sleepy town of Swakopmund, its colourful Germanic buildings an architectural throw-back to colonial times. From here hit the dusty road north into the culturally rich and mountainous Damaraland region, looking out for desert-adapted elephant and mountain zebra along the way. Visit the San rock etchings at the Twyfelfontein World Heritage Site before continuing into Etosha National Park, one of the largest game reserves in Africa.
In the dry season, the many waterholes act as magnets to game animals – and of course the predators that follow them! As you drive back towards the capital get up close and personal with AfriCat’s rehabilitated cheetah and leopard at Okonjima before returning to Windhoek and your onward flight home.