Namibia: Desert Landscapes Journey

  • Group
  • $
    From $4,969
  • 7
  • 11

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Through Namibia’s Shifting Sands

This safari offers a highly individualized experience of this remarkable country. Our guiding team, selected for their expertise and long-standing association with us, ensures a deeply informed journey through this region. The accommodation, chosen for its exceptional quality and strategic location, enhances your exploration of each destination on your itinerary.

Your journey encompasses Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland, and the Ongava Private Game Reserve adjacent to Etosha National Park. This itinerary spans a diverse range of ecosystems, each distinct in its own right. The journey through this country presents a series of remarkable landscapes and wildlife encounters, promising a memorable and enriching experience.

Daily Summary

Day 1

Arrive into Windhoek

After arriving at Windhoek Airport, you will be met by your driver who will transfer you to the comfortable Galton House.

  • No meals included on this day
  • Accommodation in Galton House

Day 2

Drive to Sossusvlei

Departing early in the morning, we will leave Windhoek in our 4WD vehicle and drive up into the stark and inspiring Khomas Hochland Highlands. Traversing the Great Escarpment, we will then descend into the arid Namib Desert.

  • Full Board
  • Accommodation in Dead Valley Lodge

Day 3

Dunes of Sossusvlei

We will be up before sunrise to explore some of the Namib Naukluft Park’s best-known sights – the towering dunes of Sossusvlei and the desert pan of Deadvlei. Reaching the dunes in time for the early morning light.

  • Full Board
  • Accommodation in Dead Valley Lodge

Day 4

Drive to Swakopmund

This morning there is an opportunity to take to the skies for an optional sunrise balloon flight. After a relaxed breakfast, we will leave Dead Valley Lodge to head northwest through the Namib Naukluft National Park’s stunning desert landscape.

  • Full Board
  • Accommodation in central Swakopmund guesthouse

Day 5

Coastline of Swakopmund

After an early breakfast, will be heading back along the coast road to Walvis Bay for a kayaking trip in the outer lagoon in order to view cape fur seals, dolphins, pelicans, flamingos, whales, leather back turtles and sunfish.

  • Full Board
  • Accommodation in central Swakopmund guesthouse

Day 6

Drive to Damaraland

Today we will be setting off to the wonderfully diverse region of Damaraland. Passing by the Brandberg – Namibia’s highest mountain which peaks at 2,573 m above sea level – by way of a game drive taking time to view game along the way.

  • Full Board
  • Accommodation in Camp Kipwe

Day 7

Desert of Damaraland

Today we will spend the morning on a 4WD excursion along the ephemeral Aba Huab and Huab River valleys, hoping for a sighting of the elusive desert adapted elephants that inhabit the area.

  • Full Board
  • Accommodation in Camp Kipwe

Day 8

Drive to Etosha National Park

Early this morning, we will head to the Ongava Game Reserve located in Etosha National Park. Exploring the area by game drive in a purpose built open game-viewing 4WD and accompanied by an Ongava ranger.

  • Full Board
  • Accommodation in Ongava Tented Camp

Day 9

Etosha National Park

Today we will enjoy two guided game drives in Etosha National Park. The Park is home to a wide variety of game and bird species and covers some 22,270 km². Around 5,000 km² of this is made up of huge saline depressions or ‘pans’.

  • Full Board
  • Accommodation in Ongava Tented Camp

Day 10

Etosha National Park

Today we will spend another morning on a game drive, this time covering some of the southern section of Etosha National Park. We will return to camp for lunch before our final game drive on the private Ongava Game Reserve.

  • Full Board
  • Accommodation in Ongava Tented Camp

Day 11

Depart from Windhoek

We will leave early today and head south to visit Okonjima’s AfriCat Day Centre to to conclude your safari. Okonjima is home to the AfriCat Foundation, a wildlife sanctuary which focuses on the research and rehabilitation of Africa’s big cats.

  • Breakfast and lunch
  • No accommodation included on this day

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