Take a chartered flight from the capital city directly to your luxury lodge nestled among the red dunes of the Namib Rand Nature Reserve. Enjoy a guided excursion to the iconic Sossusvlei and Deadvlei, and experience one of the world’s premier star-gazing locations with the help a computer-assisted telescope. Crossing the Namib ‘Sand Sea’ by air, meet Namibia’s western border and the sleepy town of Swakopmund. From your luxury hotel, explore the diverse wildlife of the coastline by 4×4 or boat cruise, and visit the town’s boutique shops and seafood restaurants. Leaving the coast behind fly north into the culturally rich and mountainous Damaraland region to Desert Rhino Camp where local guides will reveal the secrets of elusive black rhino.

Your journey continues by air into Kaokoland, one of the last great wildernesses on earth and home to the semi-nomadic Himba tribes. Watch out for crocodiles on a boat ride along the Kunene River before flying south to Etosha National Park, one of the largest game reserves in Africa. Spend an evening watching from the comfort of your lodge as animals come to drink, before flying by chartered plane back to Windhoek and your onward fight home.

Highlights

  • Sossusvlei
  • Swakopmund
  • Damaraland
  • Rhino Trekking
  • Kaokoland
  • Etosha National Park

Full Day by Day Itinerary

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Day 1-2: Sunsets over the Oldest Desert in the World

Sesriem

Land at Windhoek International Airport today and connect with your charter flight to the south of Namibia and the ancient dunes of the Namib desert. This unique lodge is situated on the NamibRand Nature Reserve and each suite boasts an endless view across the magnificent desert.

Each suite boasts inside and outdoor showers, a lounge area with CD player and a skylight above the bed for midnight star gazing.

Inclusive activities here take the form of nature drives within the NamibRand Conservancy, quad biking for the more adventurous and an early morning trip to Sossusvlei & Deadvlei to view the extensive dunes and scenery that contains the highest dunes in the world.

It is also worth taking the opportunity to enjoy the amazing night sky using the lodge computer-controlled telescope; you will be amazed at the sheer numbers of stars visible with the lack of light pollution in the desert.

On the morning of Day 2 you can wake early and take your inclusive guided drive into the National Park area of Sesriem and onwards towards Sossusvlei, around 70km from the Park entrance.

Enjoy the amazing scenery of the desert, and maybe take a short walk to Deadvlei, a bizarre collection of ancient camelthorn trees, or climb the nearby dunes. All meals & activities included.

Destination: Namibia
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Day 3-4: Coastal Wildlife & Dunes

Swakopmund

Continue your journey northwards, via charter aircraft, over the desert scenery to Swakopmund. This picturesque resort has many good seafood restaurants and shops as well as an interesting museum and aquarium.

Hotel Zum Kaiser is conveniently located close to the centre of town and a stone’s throw away from the beach. This new addition to Swakopmund consists of 21 beautifully decorated rooms.

The terrace is the perfect spot for sundown drinks. The hotel also offers a full restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining. Alternatively, it is located just a short walk from the Tug, as well as many of the other restaurants in town.

Swakopmund itself is a fascinating and intriguing resort town, complete with German half wooden architecture, monuments, historic buildings, well-maintained gardens and palm lined avenues, coffee bars and great seafood restaurants.

In addition, there are many adventure activities such as sand boarding, tandem parachuting, fishing & quad biking which can be arranged prior to arrival.

We can also recommend some excellent day trips including the marine sanctuary of Sandwich Harbour, a unique environment comprising of towering dunes, a freshwater lagoon and the wild Atlantic Ocean.

Alternatively, a half day boat cruise from Walvis Bay may offer the opportunity to see dolphins, fur seals and many species of marine birds. Breakfast included.

Destination: Namibia
Accommodation: Hotel Zum Kaiser
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Day 5-7: Wildlife & Wilderness

Palmwag

This morning you will be transferred back to the airport, and from here you will depart Swakopmund and fly onwards to the semi-nomadic Desert Rhino Camp situated inside southern Africa’s largest private conservancy area of 450,000ha.

The camp itself is run in conjunction with the Save The Rhino Fund and is the central research base for monitoring and tracking Africa’s last free roaming Black Rhino population, giving you an incredible opportunity to learn and understand a little more about these highly endangered creatures.

Desert Rhino Camp is situated in the 1-million-acre private Palmwag Reserve in northwest Namibia, between Etosha and the Skeleton Coast; few places on the planet can offer this level of privacy and wilderness experience.

All activities are fully inclusive and include tracking on foot with the aid of local guides, game driving both night and day, and general nature walks.

This massive area of Damaraland is also home to Brown Hyena, Desert Elephant, Lion, Leopard and Cheetah, offering a wonderful, unexploited and exclusive view of wildlife in their natural environment. All meals & activities included.

Destination: Namibia
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Day 8-9: Remote Wilderness and Riverside views

Kaokoland

Your flight today will take you over the Hartmann Mountains to one of southern Africa’s most remote and inaccessible regions.

Situated on a lush green island in the Kunene River on the furthest border of the Skeleton Coast National Park overlooking Angola, Serra Cafema is one of Namibia’s most remote luxury lodges.

The semi nomadic Himba tribes are the only local people in this area. Surviving virtually untouched by outside influences, they live a very simple, unchanged lifestyle, similar to that of their ancestors who first settled in this region thousands of years ago. The river is the only permanent water source and produces a striking contrast to the surrounding harsh, dry mountains and dunes.

Just to the south of the camp is the huge grassland plain of the Hartmann Valley, an area famed for its wildlife and scenic beauty.

Inclusive activities include enjoying the breathtaking landscape scenes, traversing the sand dunes in 4×4 Land Rovers and boating on the Kunene River where one can watch for the Kunene crocodiles. Walking and eco-quad biking in the remote mountain and river valleys is also a highlight.

Serra Cafema is often visited by the native Ovahimba families who live in the nearby vicinity, giving guests the opportunity to learn about their lifestyle and traditions. All meals & activities included.

Destination: Namibia
Accommodation: Serra Cafema Camp
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Day 10-11: World-class Wildlife experiences

Etosha National Park

Continue south today, to Ongava Lodge located on the southern border of Etosha. Many fascinating species can be found in Etosha, and you may hope to see animals including lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, giraffe, zebra & antelope in addition to many bird species.

Ongava Lodge is located in a private nature reserve bordering the southern section of the famous Etosha National Park. In addition to the early morning game drives that are offered from the lodge into Etosha itself, you will be able to enjoy viewing the many species present around the lodge grounds during afternoon drives.

The lodge waterhole situated in front of the main deck provides the perfect place to relax and watch the movements of the many animals quenching their thirst. All meals & activities included.

Destination: Namibia
Accommodation: Ongava Lodge
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Day 12: Bidding you a very fond Farewell

Fly out of Windhoek

After what I hope will have been a fantastic holiday, you will fly back to Windhoek International Airport, in time for your onward flight home.

Destination: Windhoek

Included

  • All transfers & Charter flights, as stipulated
  • All meals as stipulated

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