Desert & Dunes Exploration Safari

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  • Duration: 9 nights
  • Price: US$4,850

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.

 

Day 1-2
Kulala Desert Lodge

From Windhoek your guide will meet you at your guest house and your journey will begin on your drive to Kulala Desert Lodge.

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Spend two nights in this delightful setting at the foot of the majestic Sossusvlei dunes with sweeping views from every possible angle. Game drives, desert walks, quad-biking, hot air ballooning, horse riding and sleep outs are some of the activities on offer here.
Day 3-4
Hansa Hotel

Depart after a leisurely breakfast and take a scenic flight to Swakopmund, a quaint coastal town with strong European influences and character.

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Activities include a private boat cruise to see diverse pelagic birdlife, Cape fur seals and the rare Heaviside’s dolphins up close. You will stay at the grand Hansa hotel.
Day 5
Terrace Bay Lodge

Traveling up the legendary Skeleton coast you will see shipwrecks, whale bones and fascinating lichen plains.

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Take in the ghostly disused diamond mine at Toscanini and overnight at Terrace Bay Lodge in the Skeleton Coast National Park.
Day 6-7
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

Continue on to Mowë Bay Museum before heading inland on to two oases and some intriguing roaring dunes.

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Travel through spectacular desert scenery freckled with unexpected wildlife before heading into camp for the next two nights.
Day 8-9
Desert Rhino Camp

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.

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Our drive into the rugged, and rocky mountainous Palmwag concession provides the opportunity of seeing giraffe, springbok and gemsbok (Oryx) amongst other wildlife.
Day 10
Departure

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

 

Included
  • All accommodations, meals (except 1 x dinner), local drinks, transfers and flights as per the itinerary, park fees, laundry (except Hansa Hotel and Terrace Bay Lodge).

 

Excluded
  • Visa costs, additional activities, laundry and drinks at Hansa hotel and Terrace Bay Lodge, gratuities and personal purchases.

 

Notes
  • Please contact us for departure dates.

Recommended Extensions

  • Estosha National Park
  • Botswana and the Okavango Delta
  • Cape Town

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