If you are looking for a safari with a difference then Namibia is the right place for you. Being the 5th largest country, Namibia is celebrated for its vast open spaces and this fact is accentuated by the low population density.
Even though Namibia boasts the driest country south of the Sahara, there is a surprising abundance of life – from the Himba who are one of the last true nomadic tribes left on earth, to the desert elephant who have uniquely adapted to this harsh environment, the bizarre welwitchia plants that grow to be a thousand years old and birds that are found nowhere else on the planet.
The western Atlantic coast is made up of awe-inspiring red sand dunes, gravel plains, rugged valleys and fringing mountainous escarpments. The desolate northern coastline, known as the Skeleton Coast is strewn with historic remnants of shipwrecks, ancient whale bones and seal colonies. A parched former oasis, dwarfed by the tallest dunes in the world, is situated further inland and known as Sossusvlei. Further north-west in the country you will find one of the most exciting coexistences in the world taking place in Damaraland where vast tracts of wilderness is shared with traditional communities and rapidly growing numbers of wildlife. This region is also home to Africa’s largest free-ranging black rhino population and by going on safari you contribute to its conservation.
This journey of discovery is fully guided by an expert guide and set departures are available throughout the year.
From Windhoek your guide will meet you at your guest house and your journey will begin on your drive to Kulala Desert Lodge.
Depart after a leisurely breakfast and take a scenic flight to Swakopmund, a quaint coastal town with strong European influences and character.
Traveling up the legendary Skeleton coast you will see shipwrecks, whale bones and fascinating lichen plains.
Continue on to Mowë Bay Museum before heading inland on to two oases and some intriguing roaring dunes.
Another exciting day is spent enroute to Desert Rhino Camp where you have the rare opportunity to track the desert-adapted and endangered black rhino which are monitored and protected by Save the Rhino Trust.
You will be transferred to the Doro Nawas airstrip for your flight to Windhoek and onward arrangements.
|Desert Dune Safari 2015||5 May – 31 May||1 June – 31 Oct||1 Nov – 8 Dec|
|Per Person Sharing||US$ 4 850||US$ 5 400||US$ 4 850|