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11 Nights Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland and Ongava
Experience Namibia by visiting four of the most popular regions and highlights of this amazing country - Sossusvlei and its epic red dunes, Swakopmund with it's fascinating coastline and German history, the rocky and mountainous Damaraland where elephants and black rhino have adapted to this arid landscape and Etosha, where the largest concentrations of wildlife can be found teeming around waterholes in the right season! Stay in comfortable Wilderness Safaris lodges and fly with Wilderness Air on this epic journey of deserts and mountains.
Day 1 to 4 - Sossusvlei
Arrive Windhoek International Airport – Transfer via Light Aircraft to Kulala Airstrip.
Sossusvlei is where you will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib. The clear blue skies contrast with the giant red sand dunes to make this one of the natural wonders of Africa and a photographers heaven. Aside from the attractions at Sossusvlei - Dune 45, Hiddenvlei, Big Daddy and Deadvlei - other attractions in the area include the Sesriem Canyon and Namib-Naukluft National Park, where the mountains of the Namib meet its plains.
Situated at the foot of the majestic Sossusvlei dunes, a private entrance to Namib Naukluft Park makes Kulala Desert Lodge the closest location to Sossusvlei, while magnificent views of its famous red dunes, mountainous scenery and vast open plains make it the most spectacular. Activities impress guests with the overwhelming magnitude, solitude and tranquillity of the desert and include private tours to Sossusvlei, scenic nature walks and drives to view the desert’s fascinating flora and fauna. At extra cost, it is also possible to experience the area on a hot air balloon safari and eco-sensitive guided quad-biking excursions.
Kulala DesertLodge (BLD)
Day 4 to 6 - Swakopmund
Transfer via Light Aircraft from Kulala Airstrip to Swakopmund Airport.
Founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South West Africa, Swakopmund is often described as being more German than Germany. Now a seaside resort, Swakopmund is the capital of the Skeleton Coast tourism area and has plenty to keep visitors happy. The quirky mix of German and Namibian influences, colonial-era buildings and the cool sea breeze make it very popular. Centrally situated, the Hansa Hotel serves as the perfect getaway to all tourists amenities which Swakopmund and surrounding areas have to offer, from sand-boarding some of the highest dunes in the world to big game viewing in one of our country's world-known game parks. Surrounded by local tour operators, aviation and safari offices and five minutes from the beach, the Hansa Hotel is perfect for the discerning traveler looking for an adrenaline filled holiday or merely a bit of relaxation
Hansa Hotel (B)
Day 6 to 9 - Damaraland
Transfer via Light Aircraft from Swakopmund Airport via Doro Nawas Airstrip to Palmwag Rhino Camp Airstrip.
Huge, untamed and ruggedly beautiful Damaraland is an exceptionally scenic landscape of open plains and spectacular rock formations. The major attractions are Spitzkoppe, the Brandberg, Twyfelfontein, Vingerklip and the Petrified Forest. Desert Rhino Camp offers an original and exclusive wilderness experience and the possibility of seeing some of the largest free-ranging population of desert-adapted black rhino in Africa. The camp, set in a wide valley sometimes flush with grass, has eight comfortable Meru-style tents with en-suite bathrooms. A tented dining and living area and plunge pool offers uninterrupted views of the desert and mountains, while extraordinary welwitschia plants dot the plain in front of camp.Activities include rhino tracking on foot and by vehicle with Save the Rhino Trust trackers (an NGO responsible for the conservation of the black rhino in the area), full-day outings with a picnic lunch, birding and nature drives. Other species seen in the area include Hartmann’s mountain zebra, giraffe, elephant and lion. Desert Rhino Camp is run in conjunction with Save the Rhino Trust so in addition to gaining amazing insight into the ecology and conservation of this area, a portion of guest revenue goes to the Trust and its conservation operations
Desert Rhino Camp (BLD)
Day 9 to 12 - Etosha National Park
Transfer via Light Aircraft from Palmwag Rhino Camp Airstrip via Doro Nawas Airstrip to Ongava Airstrip.
Ongava is one of the largest and most exclusive games reserves in the southern part of Etosha National Park. It offers an authentic and comprehensive safari experience, including nature walks and game drives, as well as luxurious accommodation. The reserve is home to – among others – lion, eland, black-faced impala, Hartmann's mountain zebra and a variety of other antelope species. It is also one of the few private reserves in South Africa where both black and white rhino can be observed. Birdlife is plentiful at the reserve, with over 340 species recorded in the area. The well-established Ongava Lodge is situated in the privately owned Ongava Game Reserve along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park. Placed as it is close to the top of a hill in the foothills of the Ondundozonanandana range, the vantage point is beautiful and overlooks a well-frequented waterhole and the plains beyond. OActivities include game drives into Etosha, spending time in the camp hide, and nature drives and walks on the reserve. Ongava has resident white and black rhino, giving guests staying at Ongava the opportunity to see both species.
Ongava Lodge (BLD)
Day 12 - Departure
Transfer via light Aircraft from Ongava Airstrip via Doro Nawas Airstrip to Windhoek International Airport (Hosea Kutako). Take care of all formalities and bid farewell to Namibia!
Type of Safari
for singles, couples, families & groups
11 nights/12 days
Accommodation on a shared basis
Scheduled activities and all internal charters
National Park fees
Meals and drinks as specified
Activities, excursions and road transfers as specified
Accommodation taxes, the applicable Tourism Levies and all relevant VAT
Flights (other than specified in the detailed safari itinerary)
Compulsory comprehensive insurance
All relevant entry and departure Government taxes
All personal purchases (including curios, spirit liquors, telephone calls, etc.)
Optional extra activities
Pre and post safari tours
All other travel arrangements pre or post the safari and any new Government taxes
Fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control
Light Aircraft, 4x4 safari vehicle
PER PERSON SHARING
from R85 800 (2016)