Begin your guided safari flying northwest from Windhoek to Etosha National Park, one of the largest game reserves in Africa. Encapsulating the very essence of Namibia, the wide open pans of Etosha stretch to the horizon. In the dry season, the many waterholes act as magnets to huge congregations of game animals – and of course the predators that follow them! Experience the amazingly diverse desert flora and fauna including rhino, giraffe, elephant and lion. From here head north into the culturally rich and mountainous Damaraland region, looking out for desert-adapted elephant and mountain zebra along the way. Continue your adventure, crossing the rolling vistas of the Namib Desert before relaxing at your luxury lodge nestled amongst the red dunes of the NamibRand Nature Reserve. Explore the diverse flora and fauna of the dunes, learn the secrets of the bush from a San Bushman, or just relax with a sundowner and watch as one of the most spectacular starscapes in the world emerges after the setting sun. Taking off from the private airstrip at your lodge, enjoy a final flight over the dramatic desert landscape before heading north to Windhoek and your onward flight home.

From here head north into the culturally rich and mountainous Damaraland region, looking out for desert-adapted elephant and mountain zebra along the way. Continue your adventure, crossing the rolling vistas of the Namib Desert before relaxing at your luxury lodge nestled amongst the red dunes of the NamibRand Nature Reserve. Explore the diverse flora and fauna of the dunes, learn the secrets of the bush from a San Bushman, or just relax with a sundowner and watch as one of the most spectacular starscapes in the world emerges after the setting sun. Taking off from the private airstrip at your lodge, enjoy a final flight over the dramatic desert landscape before heading north to Windhoek and your onward flight home.

Highlights

  • Etosha National Park
  • Damaraland
  • Twyfelfontein
  • Swakopmund
  • NamibRand

Full Day by Day Itinerary

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Day 1-2: Incredible wildlife

Etosha National Park

Arrive at the Windhoek International Airport. Meet your transfer representative and transfer to the Windhoek Eros Airport.

Meet your pilot and commence on your flight to the Etosha National Park.

The Camp is located only eight kilometers from the Von Lindquist Gate on the eastern outskirts of the Etosha National Park.

Originally part of the greater Etosha Game Reserve, Onguma is one of Namibia’s best-kept secrets.

The Onguma reserve covers an area of 20 000ha and incorporates ecological substrata such as savannah, bushveld, omuramba and dry pan. Age-old and well-worn migration routes, once used by elephant and buffalo wander through Onguma’s three dry riverbeds. The reserve boasts over thirty different animal species.

On day 2 you will enjoy a guided drive into the Etosha National Park. Of the 114 mammal species found in the park, several are rare and endangered, such as the Black Rhino and Black-Faced Impala. All meals & activities included.

Destination: Namibia
Accommodation: Onguma Bush Camp
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Day 3-4: Rugged mountain scenery

Damaraland

After breakfast at leisure meet your pilot and commence on your flight to Damaraland where you land at noon.

Mowani Mountain Camp is set in the Twyfelfontein Conservancy between the Ugab and Huab Rivers. Lunch is followed by siesta and an afternoon excursion to the ancient rock engravings of Twyfelfontein. Return to the camp for sundowners and dinner.

Camp consists of 12 luxury tents, all with en-suite facilities, decorated beautifully in East African style. The luxury tents are a great source of relaxation.

On day 4 you will enjoy an early morning drive into this unique landscape in search of the desert-adapted elephants that make this region their home. Return to camp and perhaps take another drive later this afternoon. All meals & activities included.

Destination: Namibia
Accommodation: Mowani Mountain Camp
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Day 5-7: Rolling red dunes

NamibRand Nature Reserve

After breakfast your charter flight will commence towards the coastal town of Swakopmund. Upon arrival at the Swakopmund Airport a transfer representative of Naturefriend Safaris will transfer you into Swakopmund for lunch.

After lunch transfer back to the Swakopmund Airport, meet your pilot and commence on your flight to Wolwedans, situated in the heart of the NamibRand Nature Reserve.

The Wolwedans Dunes Lodge aims at providing a unique experience close to nature, yet without compromising any comfort and style.

On days 6 & 7 you can absorb the unique NamibRand Nature Reserve landscape during a morning and afternoon excursion by Landrover through the dunes, endless grassy plains and along mystical mountain formations.

You could encounter large and small desert animals learn about their unique habits and explore the ancient hunting spots of the Bushmen. Revel in the incredible landscape around you. Optionally (depending on tours and season), you could join a day-safari with picnic lunch en-route, arriving back at the Lodge for sundowners and dinner. All meals & activities included.

Destination: Namibia
Accommodation: Wolwedans Dunes Lodge
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Day 8: Sunset over the desert

Fly out of Windhoek

Awake in the pristine desert dawn and soak in the atmosphere and landscape from your bed whilst enjoying early morning tea.

After breakfast at leisure, you are transferred to the airstrip to bid Wolwedans farewell and commence your return flight to Windhoek International Airport in time for your outbound flight.

Destination: Namibia

Included

  • Light aircraft flights between the lodges
  • Professional English speaking guides at all lodges
  • All meals
  • Park entry fees for the inclusive activities.

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