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Highlights

  • Stay at luxuriously stylish and comfortable safari accommodations in private conservancies
  • Visit some of Namibia’s most popular destinations, like Sossusvlei
  • Climb the world-famous Big Daddy and Dune 45 sand dunes
  • Explore Namibia through game drives, nature walks, boating excursions, quad biking and hot-air ballooning
  • Fantastic game viewing in the Torra Conservancy
  • Meet the famous Himba people, as well as other traditional Namibian communities
  • Insightful and educational cultural experiences, including school visits and the Damara Living Museum

Overview

Spend ten days exploring three of Namibia’s most popular travel destinations – Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Kaokoveld. This incredible itinerary places a strong focus on the importance of community in various regions of the desertscape. You’ll be immersed in enriching cultural experiences, engaging with local communities and gaining a deeper knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the people who make Namibia the amazing country it is.

The first stop on your journey is Little Kulala Lodge, a charming property in the world-famous Sossusvlei region, known for its larger-than-life sand dunes. Here, you’ll enjoy a thorough adventure through the desert that involves hiking up dunes, hot-air balloon rides and quad bikes.

You then head off to Damaraland. Damaraland Camp is located in big game country within a private conservancy. This leg of the tour offers a perfect balance of cultural experiences and authentic safari. Local community engagements complement thrilling game viewing in Torra Conservancy, while school visits pair well with nature walks through the beautiful untamed wilderness.

Your final destination is Kaokoland. The luxurious yet comfortable Serra Cafema Camp is your home for your last few days in Namibia. This remote tented accommodation is the perfect base from which to explore the Marienfluss Conservancy. However, the highlight of your stay here is sure to be meeting the famous Himba people, one of the world’s last nomadic tribes.

Summary

  • Tour Duration: 10 Days

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Day 1-4: Arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport - Little Kulala

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Detailed breakdown

Day 1-4: Arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport - Little Kulala | 3 Nights

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Sossusvlei, Namibia

Once the plane touches down at Hosea Kutako International Airport, your Namibian adventure begins! You start in the capital city of Windhoek, where you’re welcomed and assisted by a friendly representative to your light aircraft transfer to the Sossusvlei.

Step off your charter flight and into Little Kulala Lodge. Located on a private reserve in the heart of Namibia’s Namib Desert, this stylish lodge sports a clever use of neutral colours and organic materials that blends into the desertscape, as well as spacious, comfortable villas that offer privacy, seclusion and an enviable position that maximises your views of the rolling dunes in the distance.

Little Kulala Lodge boasts direct access to the iconic Namib Naukluft National Park and towering sand dunes of Sossusvlei. You’re spoilt for choice with an array of exciting activities to keep you busy throughout your stay. Enjoy early morning game drives in 4X4 safari vehicles or guided nature walks through the private reserve, learning more about the spectacular surroundings.

Head deeper into Sossusvlei for a chance to hike up the famous giant sand dunes, like Big Daddy and Dune 45, before hopping on a quad bike to explore the surrounding area. Top off your time at Little Kulala with an unforgettable experience – dawn ride in a hot-air balloon, floating over the Namib and taking in the picturesque scene below from a birds-eye view.

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Day 4-7: Route Swakopmund to Damaraland Camp | 3 Nights

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Damaraland, Namibia

Damaraland Camp is comfortable, warm and luxurious camp found in the Torra Conservancy in the northern face of the Huab River Valley, with outstanding views of the imposing Brandberg Mountains. It also happens to be smack-bang in the middle of big game country – so keep your eyes peeled for the rare desert-adapted elephant, as well as gemsbok (oryx), springbok, ostrich, and, if you’re lucky, lion and black rhino.

In addition to game drives, guided nature walks and mountain bike excursions, Damaraland Camp also offers amazing cultural experiences. Since its inception in 1996, the camp has been owned and largely run by the local community residing in the Torra Conservancy. And during your stay, you’ll have the privilege of visiting the local farms, Fonteine Pos and De Riet, and interacting with the local communities, learning about their unique heritage.

A trip to the Damara Living Museum is also on the cards. Situated close to Twyfelfontein, this traditional Damara project allows you to experience the traditional Damara culture in a form that exists nowhere else in Namibia or the world. While 60 kilometres (37 miles) away from the camp, in the small town of Bersig, you can spend some time with the children of Jakob Basson Combined School.

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Day 7-10: Route Swakopmund, Doro Nawas to Serra Cafema | 3 Nights

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Kaokoveld, Namibia

After your final hearty breakfast at Damaraland Camp, you’ll be transferred to Doro Nawas Airstrip, where you’ll catch a charter flight to your last home away from home – Serra Cafema Camp. Set deep in the Hartmann Valley of Kaokoland, this beautiful tented accommodation is so remote that it’s only accessible by light aircraft and a 4X4 transfer through the Namib Desert.

During your stay, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of volcanic rock and soaring dunes that melt together to form a lunar ‘moonscape’. More than just picturesque scenery, Kaokoland is home to desert-adapted wildlife, like the Cape fix, horned adders, Ruppell’s korhaans, scimitar-horned oryx and long-billed larks – all of which you can hope to spot on game drives or while quad biking through the region. Additional activities that should be added to your to-do list includes sunset river cruises on the Kunene River and hiking in the Marienfluss Mountains.

Naturally, your stay here wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the local Himba village, where you’ll engage with traditional tribe members of one of the world’s last nomadic tribes. One of your 3 days at Serra Cafema Camp will be dedicated to a full-day excursion to visit the Marienfluss school, donor-funded clinic and the Marienfluss Conservancy headquarters. You’ll be allocated a private vehicle to ensure you’re comfortable during your cultural adventure.

One final delicious breakfast at Serra Cafema sees you off to your transfer charter flight back Hosea Kutako International Airport for your final journey back home. But not to worry, this is goodbye is only temporary, as we know we’ll be seeing you back in Africa for another safari adventure.

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Inclusions

  • Activities
  • Flights
  • Laundry, Namibian VAT & Tourism Levy, and local drinks excludes premium imported brands and champagne.
  • Meals
  • Tourism Levy
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Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature