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Deserts and Dunes of Namibia

Namibia

10 days from $12,695 per person

* Prices are in US dollars, based on double occupancy.

1 Night Windhoek 3 Nights Etosha Private Game Reserve 2 Nights Skeleton Coast 3 Nights Sossusvlei

Namibia's landscape is its defining natural asset, with each region filled with awe inspiring wonders. On this flying safari, explore the wildlife sanctuary of Etosha, scale the iconic red dunes of Sossusvlei, and discover the raw and rugged beauty of the Skeleton Coast.


Highlights

Explore the Skeleton coast, a raw and rugged slice of true wilderness, unlike any other on the African continent.

Discover the splendor of Sossusvlei’s towering dunes, with their ever-changing colors, from apricot in the early morning to fiery red at sunset.

Experience sleeping out under the starry Namib skies on your rooftop star bed in Sossusvlei.

Enjoy encounters with endangered black and white rhino in Etosha, and spend time in a unique photography hide.

Accommodations

1. Hotel Heinitzburg

Namibia, Windhoek

Castle Heinitzburg was commission by Count von Schwerin for his fiancé in 1914. Set on one of the highest points in Windhoek with a 180-degree view of the city, the hotel has been preserved to compliment his vision, combining comfort with charm. The individually decorated, en-suite rooms, each have air-conditioning / heating, telephone, electronic safe, mini bar, shower and TV with satellite channels. The hotel has two restaurants. Leo’s at the Castle is the á la carte, restaurant, while The Garden Terrace, serves light meals, coffee, snacks, cakes and sundowners throughout the day. The wine cellar is built into the mountain rock and has one of the largest collections of South African vintages. Relax in the garden’s private atmosphere or enjoy a swim in the pool. Optional services offered at the hotel include Wi-Fi, laundry, and massages.

2. Safarihoek Lodge

Namibia, Etosha Private Heights Private Game Reserve

Safarihoek Lodge is in the Etosha Heights Private Game Reserve. Perched on top of a hill, the lodge has 180-degree vistas of the brilliant savanna. The cool, thatched air-conditioned chalets all with private decks, include a minibar, tea and coffee station, electronic safe and en-suite bathroom with shower. The elevated main lodge is designed to take in the panoramic views of the plains below. Meals are served outdoors on the deck, and indoors on chilly evenings. A cozy outdoor seating area complete with roaring fire, is the perfect spot for keeping an eye on the passing wildlife. Cool down at the pool during the heat of the day, with the same infinite views of the plains, or spend some time in the double-level photography hide which overlooks a large, natural waterhole.

 

3. Shipwreck Lodge

Namibia, Skeleton Coast

Shipwreck Lodge is uniquely designed around the enigmatic shipwrecks that line Namibia’s Skeleton Coast. In the center of camp, is an innovatively-designed lounge and restaurant, with a wide, wraparound deck that has uninterrupted views across the sand, all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. The rooms are solar-powered and have been constructed to resemble the shipwrecks that line the beach. All the rooms have en-suite bathrooms with showers, and a wood burning stove which is a welcome addition for those chilly mornings and evenings. The camp has Wi-Fi. Battery charging facilities are available in the main camp area and in the rooms. Hairdryers are on request.

 

4. Little Kulala

Namibia, Sossusvlei

Little Kulala is the closest luxury camp to the remarkable Sossusvlei dunes. The climate-controlled, thatched “kulalas” (Swahili for “resting place”) merge seamlessly into the timeless desert landscape. Each kulala has exquisite fittings and fixtures, both indoor and outdoor shower, innovative bleached deck with a private plunge pool and a rooftop “skybed” for romantic stargazing. The main lodge features an elegant entertainment area which includes a library, wine cellar, craft boutique, lounge and dining areas. The extensive use of neutral colors, gorgeous textures and natural light reproduce the soothing pastel tones of the desert. The overall mood and feel is cool, serene, organic and sheltering. 

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Windhoek, Namibia

Touch down in Namibia’s capital and transfer to your hotel for a relaxing evening.

Hotel Heinitzburg

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Day 2. Windhoek/ Etosha Private Game Reserve

Fly to the impressive Etosha Heights Private Game Reserve. Perched on top of a hill, your lodge has spectacular views of the rugged Namibian savannah, stretching as far as the eye can see. Wildlife roam freely across this never-ending space, unhindered and unobstructed. Celebrate your arrival with an evening game drive. (BLD)

Safarihoek

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Day 3. Etosha Private Game Reserve

Safari game drives take place in the early morning and late afternoon. Keep your eyes peeled for lion, giraffe, ostrich and hyena, as well as the elusive black and white rhino. Later this evening, set out on a night game drive and discover the magic of the Namibian bush after dark. Return to camp for dinner under the stars. (BLD)

Safarihoek

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Day 4. Etosha Private Game Reserve

This is a place of silence and solitude, and a rare opportunity to be at one with nature and the animals that thrive here. Spend some time in the photography hide and watch the animals going about their day, completely unaware that they are being watched. (BLD)

Safarihoek

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Day 5. Etosha Private Game Reserve / Skeleton Coast

Fly off to the desolate Skeleton Coast, where miles of sandy desert, dotted with shipwrecks, meet the chilly Atlantic Ocean. Yet, despite the arid conditions, an amazing array of wildlife and plants survive in this harsh but beautiful environment. After lunch, join your guide for a late afternoon game drive to explore the dunes and dry riverbeds. (BLD)

Shipwreck Lodge

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Day 6. Skeleton Coast

Wake to the ocean fog rolling in over the stark landscape, and a chance to explore this raw and rugged slice of African wilderness. Visit the seals at Mowe Colony, walk across the lunar landscapes, and discover the secrets of the desert. (BLD)

Shipwreck Lodge

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Day 7. Skeleton Coast / Sossusvlei

Say goodbye to the otherworldly Skeleton Coast, and fly to the iconic red dunes of Sossusvlei. Enjoy lunch, and then jump in the vehicle for a late afternoon game drive in search of oryx, springbok, bat-eared fox and the brown hyena. Stop for a sundowner just as the desert turns fiery red with the setting sun. (BLD)

Little Kulala

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Day 8. Sossusvlei

The dunes come alive in the morning light, when clear blue skies contrast with the apricot dunes to make this one of the most scenic natural wonders of Africa. Climb 'Big Daddy', one of the tallest dunes; explore Deadvlei, a white, salt, claypan dotted with ancient trees. After a picnic lunch, and a quick hike in the breathtaking Sesriem canyon, return to camp for a siesta. Tonight, fall asleep under the Milky Way on the roof of your “kulala.” (BLD)

Little Kulala

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Day 9. Sossusvlei

Looking for adventure? The day’s activities are up to you. Try quad biking across the wide-open spaces of the beautiful Kulala Wilderness Reserve, or for the ultimate highlight, take an optional hot air balloon flight over the desert. (BLD)

Little Kulala

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Day 10. Sossusvlei / Depart

Enjoy a leisurely morning, before your light aircraft flight to Windhoek. (B)

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Jan 10, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019
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Departure Dates Apr 1, 2019 - Jun 14, 2019
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Departure Dates Jun 15, 2019 - Jul 31, 2019
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Departure Dates Aug 1, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
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Departure Dates Sep 1, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019
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Departure Dates Nov 1, 2019 - Dec 19, 2019
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**Surcharges Apply Single room supplement on request..

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