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A Desert Adventure

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Namibia

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7 days

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A Desert Adventure

The Namib is a coastal desert in Southern Africa. The name Namib is of Khoekhoegowab origin and means “vast place”. The Namib stretches for more than 2,000 kilometers along the Atlantic coasts of Angola, Namibia, and South Africa, extending southward from the Carunjamba River in Angola, through Namibia and to the Olifants River in Western Cape, South Africa.

Description

The Namib is a coastal desert in Southern Africa. The name Namib is of Khoekhoegowab origin and means “vast place”. The Namib stretches for more than 2,000 kilometers along the Atlantic coasts of Angola, Namibia, and South Africa, extending southward from the Carunjamba River in Angola, through Namibia and to the Olifants River in Western Cape, South Africa.

Itinerary

Day 1

Kwessi Dunes

Arrive in Windhoek and Fly to Kwessi Dunes, Namibrand Nature Reserve.

You’ll be met by your guide at the airport and flown to Kwessi Dunes in the NamibRand Nature Reserve, just south of Sossusvlei. This is the beginning of your Flying Safari in Namibia.

Get settled into the safari way of life with an all inclusive package

Activities

  • Star Gazing
  • Quad Biking

Accommodation

At Kwessi Dunes, you’ll find 12 cool and comfortable (and air-conditioned) chalets all with canvas walls and thatched roofs.

Day 2

Kwessi Dunes, Namibrand Nature Reserve

Today, you’ll spend time exploring the magical NamibRand and Sossusvlei area. Whether you want to embark on all the activities, or just soak up the magic of the area, this is a day to remember.

In Namibia, the landscape is just as much of an attraction as the wildlife – and it’s even more mesmerizing from the skies – but don’t forget your binoculars either, as there’s an astonishing variety of wildlife hidden in these desert plains.

While in the Sossusvlei and NamibRand area, keep a lookout for Springbok and Oryx, as well as some of the rarer creatures like Aardwolf. If you’ve got a penchant for birdlife, ask your guide to find the endemic dune lark, which is found nowhere but Namibia.

Spend time exploring the magical NamibRand and Sossusvlei area

Activities

  • Scenic Drive
  • Nature Walk

Optional Activities

  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Horse Riding
  • Scenic Helicopter Flight

Accommodation

Each bedroom has a separate ‘star gazer’ room, completely open to the sky, and the perfect spot from which to watch the celestial theatre show above.

Day 3

Fly to Hoanib Valley Camp, Hoanib Valley

Hop back on the plane for a scenic flight over the famous Eduard Bohlen shipwreck, Conception Bay and Sandwich Harbour, before touching down in Swakopmund for a beach lunch.

Then, continue your Flying Safari, it’s onward to Hoanib Valley Camp, over the dramatic Skeleton Coast and then inland to the beautiful interior of the country.

Continue your Flying Safari, it’s onward to Hoanib Valley Camp, over the dramatic Skeleton Coast and then inland to the beautiful interior of the country.

Activities

  • Scenic Flight
  • Beach Lunch
  • Wildlife Tours

Accommodation

Accommodation in a Tented Camp

Day 4

Hoanib Valley Camp

Spend today looking for desert-adapted Giraffes, game driving through the sandy terrain or visiting the local Himba communities.

Valleys are fascinating to watch, and you may also be lucky enough to spot desert Lion and Rhino.

One certainty, however, is the desert-adapted Giraffe. The icons of the area, they are also the focus of our conservation partners, Giraffe Conservation Foundation.

The icons of the area, they are also the focus of our conservation partners, Giraffe Conservation Foundation.

Activities

  • Safari Drive
  • Rhino Tracking
  • Meet The Locals
  • Wildlife & Nature Preservation

Accommodation

Hoanib Valley’s six guest tents blend almost perfectly into the rugged environment. The colours, textures and patterns are inspired by the experience of the Hoanib.

Day 5

Transfer to Shipwreck Lodge, Skeleton Coast

Get ready to enjoy the best transfer drive on the continent!

You’ll pass incredible rock formations and desert-elephant digging for water, before arriving at the crashing waves and rolling dunes of the Skeleton Coast.

Whilst at the coast you’ll find hundreds of Cape fur seals at the Mowe Bay Seal Colony, and plenty of birds flitting through the chilly ocean spray.

Activities

  • Safari Drive

Accommodation

Incredible rock formations and desert-elephant digging for water

Day 6

Mowe Colony Seals Visit

Enjoy your time at the award-winning Shipwreck Lodge. Activities on offer include quad biking, visits to the Clay Castle and seal colony and game drives – or you may like to just put your feet up and admire the views.

At Shipwreck Lodge, expect giraffe, lion, baboons, elephant and elusive brown hyena in the dunes, whilst at the coast you’ll find hundreds of Cape fur seals at the Mowe Bay Seal Colony, and plenty of birds flitting through the chilly ocean spray.

Some might say this is when the adventure really begins! Visit the seals at Mowe Colony, walk across the lunar landscapes and discover the secrets of the desert, and clamber over the whalebones and shipwrecks on the coast.

At the Skeleton Coast, spot rare brown hyena, lion (if you’re very lucky), jackals, desert elephant and the ever-present sea

Visit the seals at Mowe Colony, walk across the lunar landscapes and discover the secrets of the desert

Activities

  • Quad Biking
  • Day Excursion
  • 4x4 Drive
  • Beach Lunch

Accommodation

There are eight twin or double rooms, and two cabins can take extra beds if you’re bringing the kids, all ensuite and solar-powered.

Day 7

Head back to Windhoek

Meet your plane and embark on your flight back via the stunning Atlantic Coastline, before arriving back in Windhoek.

Optional Activities

  • City Tour

What's Included

Accommodation

All inclusive accommodation. Expenses of a personal nature, such as laundry, telephone expenses, gratuities, and porterage fees; any additional meals or activities;

Ground Transport

Included on arrival and departure days.

All Inclusive Package

All meals, transfers, internal flights

Flights

International flights and related taxes; visa fees where relevant; cancellation, baggage, medical, and evacuation insurance; any new government taxes or levies which are beyond our control

Meals

All inclusive 3 meals per day.

Created by
Marylyn Maposa

I have been in the travel and hospitality industry for 8 years in South Africa and United Arab Emirates. In the last four years, my key focus has been on safari based travel, with a world-renowned African Safari Travel Company. I graduated from the University of South Africa with a BCom in Tourism Management. I am now a Co-owner and founder of an African Safari Tour Operator, Maps Tours and Travel.

For me travel has always been my passion, my first love. My whole life’s been geared towards travel. My number one priority is my customers. I go above and beyond to ensure my clients are happy and their vacation becomes a dream come true! My long-standing relationships with top industry suppliers allow me to provide extraordinary variety — from small, comfortable hotels, to world-class luxury resorts, to exclusive, intimate hideaways — all at extremely competitive prices. Connect with me and let's start planning your next African adventure!

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