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Highlights

  • Take in Namibia’s mesmerising scenery from the air
  • Visit the iconic sand dunes at Sossusvlei
  • Enjoy game drives, nature walks & quad bike (ATV) trips in the NamibRand Nature Reserve
  • Search for desert-adapted giraffe, elephant, rhino & lion in the Hoanib Valley
  • Spend time with the local Himba communities & learn about their fascinating way of life
  • Spectacular views of the ever-changing, dramatic landscape
  • Be adventurous at Shipwreck Lodge with activities like quad biking (ATV rides), dune boarding & 4x4 drives to the Clay Castles & Mowe Bay seal colony

Overview

See Namibia’s magical views from every angle on this seven-day adventure. Witness the splendour of the arid landscape from a small plane high in the sky, on scenic drives through the rugged plains and nature reserves, as well as on foot as you walk through the dry riverbeds and to the top of humungous dunes.

This incredible flying itinerary takes you through some of the country’s most popular safari destinations, including the world-renowned dunes of Sossusvlei, the game-rich Hoanib Valley and the hauntingly beautiful Skeleton Coast. Expect exciting experiences, thrilling encounters and to make unforgettable memories.

You’ll be staying in some of Namibia’s premier luxury safari lodges and camps, including the one-of-a-kind Shipwreck Lodge, which guarantees a comfortable and lavish stay with impeccable, warm service from the minute you fly into Windhoek to check-out time.

Summary

  • Tour Duration: 7 Days

Accommodations Visited

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Itinerary

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Day 1-3: From Windhoek to the heart of the NamibRand

NamibRand Nature Reserve
Detailed breakdown

Day 1-3: From Windhoek to the heart of the NamibRand | 2 Nights

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NamibRand Nature Reserve

Your Namibian adventure begins in the capital city of Windhoek. Here, you’ll meet your pilot and take to the skies for the flight to the heart of the NamibRand Nature Reserve. Not only will your air transfer get you to your destination quickly and safely, but you’ll also be able to enjoy the striking views of the rugged plains below and sightings of the iconic, blood-red dunes in the distance.

The quirky yet comfortable Kwessi Dunes is your home away from home for the next two nights. The classic canvas-and-thatch lodge promises a tranquil escape from the modern world and an unforgettable experience in nature from the lap of luxury. 

There’s so much to see and do at Kwessi Dunes. Days can be spent on scenic drives or walks through the nature reserve, while nights are best whiled away with incredible stargazing in Africa’s first International Dark Sky Reserve. A highlight of your stay is sure to be a day trip to the world-famous dunes of Sossusvlei where you’re able to climb Big Daddy or Dune 45 and visit the salt pans of Deadvlei. And for the more adventurous traveller, the diverse, sandy landscape can be explored during quad bike (ATV) excursions, and hot-air balloon rides and helicopter flights (at an extra cost)

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Day 3-5: Big Game Sightings & Local Village Visits in the Hoanib Valley | 2 Nights

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Kaokoveld, Namibia

After indulging in breakfast at Kwessi Dunes, you’ll take to the skies again for a scenic flight towards the Atlantic Coast – keep an eye out for Eduard Bohlen, one of the most famous shipwrecks on the coastline, as well as Conception Bay and Sandwich Harbour. Before landing in Hoanib Valley, you’ll enjoy a short break in Swakopmund for a seafood lunch and a brief tour of the charming town. 

You will reach Hoanib Valley Camp, an elegant tented camp surrounded by majestic mountains and towering sand dunes, in the late afternoon. This upscale accommodation gives a new meaning to “roughing it” in nature; guests are able to experience an authentic stay in the untamed wilderness without foregoing modern comforts.

One of the best parts of vacationing in Africa is seeing the diverse wildlife that roams the rugged plains. At Hoanib Valley Camp, you’ll enjoy morning and afternoon game drives through the surrounding area in search of desert-adapted giraffe, elephant, lion and rhino. And when not out spotting some of your favourite animals, you can enjoy nature walks through the dry riverbeds and dunes or spend some time with the local Himba communities to learn more about their way of life.

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Day 5-7: A Scenic Drive to the Skeleton Coast | 2 Nights

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Skeleton Coast, Namibia

After breakfast, you’ll depart from Hoanib Valley Camp on a comfortable transfer drive to your final destination. It’s a full-day journey to the Skeleton Coast, but the drive boasts breathtaking views throughout – including the ephemeral Hoanib River, home to large herds of elephants, and clay-baked landscape that eventually gives way to white sand dunes.

The Skeleton Coast is a hauntingly beautiful region of Namibia’s idyllic coastline and will be your last stop on your Southern African getaway. The next two nights will be spent at the award-winning Shipwreck Lodge, possibly be the most memorable of all the accommodations on this trip thanks to its resemblance to the shipwrecks that line the coast.

The active traveller will delight in the many activities on offer here, including quad biking (ATV rides) and sandboarding through the dunes of the Skeleton Coast. And, naturally, one cannot leave Shipwreck Lodge without exploring its namesake. Trips to Mowe Bay seal colony include stops at the Suiderkus and Karimona shipwrecks, as well as Westies diamond mine and the remains of the Ventura Bomber. For those who still want a classic safari experience of two thrown in, full-day 4x4 excursions to Hoarusib River feature allow for plenty wildlife sightings as well as a visit to the Clay Castles.

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Day 7: Wave Goodbye to Africa

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Enjoy breakfast at Shipwreck Lodge before flying back to Windhoek for the return journey home. You might be leaving Africa behind, but take comfort in knowing that there’s always more to explore on this magical continent on another unforgettable safari.

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Inclusions

  • All entrance and park fees
  • Day trip to the Sossuvlei dunes, game drives and walks, quad biking, star gazing, Himba community visit, day trips from Shipwreck Lodge, full-day 4x4 drives, beach lunches, quad biking
  • Flight from Kwessi Dunes to Swakopmund
  • Flight from Skeleton Coast back to Windhoek
  • Flight from Swakopmund to Hoanib Valley Camp
  • Flight from Windhoek to Kwessi Dunes
  • Road transfer from Hoanib Valley Camp to Shipwreck Lodge
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Exclusions

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

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Dates Price
2020-10-01 — 2020-10-31 $8,485
2020-11-01 — 2020-12-19 $7,195
2020-12-20 — 2021-01-09 $7,915

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
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