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WILD HABITATS - Scheduled
10 Day Small Group Safari in Namibia [CSCWSNADDS]
Namibia is a land of stunning landscapes, endless skies, barren deserts, rugged mountains and spectacular wildlife. This safari explores some of the most remote areas of this fascinating land; areas which have been rarely explored by others, making this a journey of discovery. Like any trip to Namibia, the dunes of Sossusvlei must not be missed and therefore we begin our journey here. The safari also takes in the amazing marine life just off Swakopmund, the secluded and dramatic coastline of the Skeleton Coast littered with historic remnants of shipwrecks and the rugged and rocky landscape of Palmwag where the last free-roaming black rhino rove. The activities provide a wide range of differing impressions, from a dolphin cruise with private beach lunch, to tracking rhino and walking in the Namib’s great dunes. Most of the journey is by road which can be lengthy and bumpy (due to Namibia’s roads mainly being gravel). Numerous stops at local highlights, with refreshments, snacks and lunches (where appropriate) will be made to ensure optimal comfort. You are sure to meet the native people of Namibia, many of whom work in the camps, while others you will have a chance to meet along the road, such as local fishermen and vendors. The scenic flight between Sossusvlei and Swakopmund and the flights out of Doro Nawas are by light aircraft, affording sensational views of the Namib Desert, the North West and the dramatic coastline.
Day 1 & 2 - Sossusvlei, Namibia
As the perfect gateway to the impressive sights of Sossusvlei, Kulala Desert Lodge is a favourite among Wilderness travellers. Magnificent views of the famous dunes, surrounding mountains and vast open plains will be the setting during your stay. The camp comprises 23 en-suite thatched and canvas ‘kulalas’ and a veranda for you to enjoy the outstanding scenery. On balmy nights, sleep under the clear night skies on your rooftop and awaken to the rising sun. By day, enjoy the various activities or spot desert-adapted wildlife from the lounge and dining area overlooking a waterhole. To escape the midday heat a cooling plunge pool provides the ideal sanctuary.
Kulala Desert Lodge (BLD)
Day 3 & 4 - Swakopmund, Namibia
Namibia’s oldest hotel, and consistently one of the best, the Hansa has retained its 100-year-old charm while providing present-day service and comfort. Our bedrooms are spacious and tastefully appointed, with a blend of modern luxury and antique décor. Interesting photographs from the past adorn the walls along the carpeted passages. Although we are located in the centre of town giving you access to most of the local amenities, even our street facing bedrooms are surprisingly quiet. A short walk will bring you to the heated Olympic-sized indoor public swimming pool, the museum, lighthouse and Kristall Galerie, as well as several good restaurants if you wish to try an alternative to the Hansa’s tasty fare.
The Hansa Hotel (BLD)
Day 5 - Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Terrace Bay Lodge is situated in the Skeleton Coast Park in north-west Namibia. As the only accommodation in the actual park, Terrace Bay is a popular destination in a remote location. This rustic rest camp has 20 en-suite comfortable rooms and a family chalet make up the sleeping quarters at the lodge, while the bar and restaurant provide a convivial area in which to meet fellow guests and discuss the exciting days happenings. This is also a destination for the angling crowd as the chances of catching a variety of fish here are excellent and amongst the best on Namibia’s coastline. Please note that whilst accommodation is clean, functional and comfortable, it’s not a luxury lodge comparable to Wilderness Safaris standards.
Terrace Bay Lodge (BLD)
Day 6 & 7 - Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Set in the starkly beautiful Palmwag Concession on the border of the legendary Skeleton Coast National Park, Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp offers a unique experience of one of the most remote places on Earth. Eight stylish, well-insulated en-suite tents with shaded outdoor lounges are laid out against a rugged backdrop of hills and overlook a broad valley at the confluence of two tributaries, providing breathtaking vistas over the highly photogenic landscape. A small plunge pool awaits you after summer activities, while a winter lounge provides a cosy respite from the icy Atlantic fog when it settles over the coastal plain.
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp (BLD)
Day 8 & 9 - Palmwag Concession, Namibia
Another exciting day on the road to Desert Rhino Camp through the rugged, rocky and mountainous Palmwag Concession brings with it the opportunity to see giraffe, oryx and springbok. The speciality of the area is its growing population of the rare desert-adapted black rhino (the largest concentration in the world outside a national park), which are monitored and protected by the Save the Rhino Trust.
Desert Rhino Camp (BLD)
Day 10 - Departure
We bid farewell to our adventure as we transfer to the Doro Nawas Airstrip to return to Windhoek, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Africa again soon!
Type of Safari
Small Group Safari
Max 6 people
9 Nights / 10 days
All transport in fully kitted 4×4 safari vehicle
Light aircraft transfers
Game drives as mentioned
Meals and activities as mentioned in itinerary
Park entrance fees
Experienced local guide
4x4 safari vehicle
PRICE PER PERSON
from R57 350 -
R65 075 (2016)
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