Take in all the sights of Namibia’s most ruggedly beautiful and remote regions on this action-packed desert journey. Throughout the trip you are hosted by a dedicated and experienced guide with vast knowledge of Namibia’s natural world, culture and history. Lodges range from comfortable to luxurious, and are located on private concessions allowing you to have a delightfully exclusive experience. Absorb awe-inspiring mountain peaks, vast open grasslands, and endless dunes on 4x4 transfers, game drives and guided nature walks. If the weather permits, you will also see Namibia’s dunes and shoreline from the air on light aircraft flights.
First on the itinerary is Sossusvlei where you can walk on top of Namibia’s iconic red dunes and experience one of the world’s most beautiful International Dark Sky Reserves from a romantic star bed. The adventure continues to Swakopmund for delectable seafood, a romantic beach picnic and to see the abundant marine life of the Atlantic Ocean like dolphins, seals, pelicans and whales, and turtles in season. As you travel up the Skeleton Coast stop to marvel at shipwrecks, quaint beach towns, old ruins and unique plant life.
As you move into the dunes and plains of Damaraland, the variety of big game increases and savannah animals like ostrich, jackal and antelope are joined by desert specialists like south-western black rhino, zebra, giraffe, rare desert-adapted elephants and even top predators like cheetah, hyena and leopard.
You then swing into the Skeleton Coast, whose notorious name and reputation belie areas of astounding beauty and stories of awe-inspiring survival. Although shipwrecks litter the shore, the area is also home to plenty of marine life in the Atlantic and desert creatures like aardwolf, brown hyena, eland and oryx in the dunes. Your grand finale is in Etosha National Park, the crown jewel in Namibia’s mesmerising landscape. Look out for elephants, lions and cheetahs, and be humbled the stillness of immense Etosha Pan.