Open Spaces, Endless Beaches and Red Desert Dunes
11 days, 10 nights from £4,240 per person sharing
Our private tailormade journeys offer complete freedom of choice. The itinerary below has been carefully designed to give you a taste of the exciting, endless possibilities and can be tailored to suit your exact preferences.
- Refresh your spirit and soothe your senses
- Photographer and nature lovers paradise
- Coastal adventures in romantic Swakopmund
- Majestic mountains and famous red sand dunes
- Soar effortlessly over the desert and its dunes with a hot air balloon safari
- Marvel at the multi-coloured sands below on a scenic flight that takes you above the ocean of sand, all the way to the stark beauty of the Skeleton Coast, returning over the magnificent dunes of Sossusvlei (additional rate)
- If you’re venturing to Swakopmund be sure to book a Seal and Dolphin Cruise in Walvis Bay. This delightful experience offers exceptional photographic opportunities as the dolphins and seals provide hours of entertainment with their playful antics
- Visit a Himba village and learn some interesting fact about the Himba people and their way of life
- Extend your Namibian adventure by a couple of extra days and join a 3 night flying safari to the haunting beauty of the Skeleton Coast
- Visit the breathtaking Etosha National Park where you may encounter the rare black-faced impala and Hartmann’s mountain zebra
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Day 1, 2 & 3
Upon your arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport, you will be met by an representative who will assist you to your scheduled light aircraft fight to andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge.
One of the highlights of any trip to Namibia is a visit to Sossusvlei in the heart of the enormous, almost 50 000km² Namib-Naukluft Park. Easily accessible to visitors, Sossusvlei is a clay pan, only rarely filled by water, but a place of awe-inspiring beauty. Visitors to the region will be left spellbound by the magnificent ochre-coloured sand dunes, which rise over 300m into the sky – the highest sand dunes in the world.
Unwind for 3 nights at andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in a desert suite with an ensuite bathroom and a private veranda. Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments on game drives, laundry, safari activities and one Sossusvlei excursion.
Adventures include scenic drives with an opportunity to encounter a variety of desert-adapted animals such as gemsbok, zebra, springbok, bat-eared fox, aardwolf, caracal and jackal. Guided nature walks and hiking trails are also available, as are guided quad bike trails on set paths through the dunes. A resident astronomer and high-powered telescope provide breathtaking views of the clear desert skies.
Spend the night in a luxury room at The Residence Houghton. You stay includes accommodation, a welcome drink, full English breakfast, luxury evening turndown, complimentary use of spa facilities (sauna and steam room), complimentary WiFi, limited complimentary soft drinks in mini bar and complimentary tea and coffee in the mini bar (Nespresso machine in room).
Day 4 & 5
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip followed by a scheduled light aircraft flight to Swakopmund Airport then a road transfer to your guesthouse.
This charming little coastal retreat, on Namibia’s western coast, retains a strong German flavour – from the cobbled streets and picturesque buildings, down to the typical German restaurants and pubs. This town is traditionally a holiday spot for locals and foreigners alike, with many opportunities for adventure sports and some good old-fashioned fun. Swakopmund is an ideal place to relax after a few days in the desert; wash off the sand and sample some of the finely-brewed local beer and renowned Swakopmund fare such as fish, lobster and the utterly delicious Swakopmund oysters.
Spend two nights at the Swakopmund Guesthouse in a luxury room with ensuite bathroom. Your stay is on a bed and breakfast basis
Day 6, 7 & 8
After a mouth watering breakfast you will be transferred to Swakopmund Airport for your scheduled light aircraft flight to Serra Cafema Camp.
Kaokoland is one of the last remaining wilderness areas in Southern Africa. It is a world of incredible mountain scenery, a refuge for the rare desert dwelling elephant, black rhino and giraffe, and the home of the Himba people. Although it is harsh and offers little respite at midday, the rugged landscape is especially attractive during the early morning and late afternoon, when it is transformed into softly glowing pastel shades.
Spend 3 nights at Serra Cafema Camp in a chalet with ensuite bathroom. Your stay includes, all meals, twice daily scheduled camp activities, laundry, park fees, all local drinks – excludes premium imported brands and champagne, Namibian VAT and Tourism Levy.
Adventures include informative nature drives and carefully guided quad bike excursions through the sand dunes, as well as boating on the Kunene River, walks through the remote mountains and river valleys, and visits to a Himba settlement
Day 9 & 10
After a mouth-watering breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for a scheduled light aircraft flight to Ongava Tented Camp.
Etosha National Park is Namibia’s premier wildlife destination and one of Africa’s largest game reserves. Large herds of wildlife teem around the waterholes and the endless plains offer breathtaking vistas. The Ongava Game Reserve shares an unfenced boundary with the Etosha National Park, enabling large game such as elephant and lion to move freely between the Park and the Reserve.
Spend two nights at Ongava Tented Camp. This exclusive tented camp provides its guests with an intimate, rustic bush experience in eight classic Meru-style tents, each with an ensuite shower and flush w.c. A busy, floodlit waterhole is situated at eye level in front of the camp. Each tent is insect-proofed and features a night-light. Your stay includes all meals, all local drinks, laundry and scheduled activities.
Adventures revolve around day and night wildlife-viewing drives, visiting hides that overlook waterholes and walks with experienced guides. Game drives and daytrips into the easily accessible Okaukuejo area of Etosha National Park are rewarding, with sightings of lion, elephant, gemsbok, springbok, red hartebeest, and white and black rhino.
Today we wave a fond farewell as you board your scheduled light aircraft flight for your journey back to Hosea Kutako (Windhoek) International Airport.
Additional Suggested Activities
Living Desert Adventure
This safari takes guests into the dunes between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay. Be captivated by dramatic vistas and the abundant geckos, rolling spiders, scorpions, lizards, snakes and chameleons that have made this desolate landscape their home.
Minimum 2 Guests. Duration: 6 hours.
Owahimba Scenic Flight
Relax on in this early morning flight, which will take you past the majestic Brandberg Mountain, the Tabletop Mountains and Damaraland as you venture towards Opuwo. Here, you will be warmly welcomed by a Himba guide who will escort you to a traditional village. It’s not over yet as the return flight to Swakopmund allows you to view the beautiful Skeleton Coastline.
Minimum 2 Guests. Duration: Full Day.
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