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Namibia Desert Escape

Namibia

8 days

1 Night Windhoek 3 Nights Skeleton Coast 3 Nights Damaraland

This flying safari promises a one-of-a-kind wilderness experience for seekers of the remote and profound. Marvel at the stark scenery, desolate coastlines, endless ancient valleys and desert-adapted wildlife.

 

How Your Trip Matters

For the adventurous, this safari to the remote and beautiful deserts of Namibia is packed with experiences that benefit desert adapted wildlife while staying at eco-friendly camps.


Highlights

Explore the pristine Skeleton Coast from above, viewing wildlife and the incredible scenery on a flight excursion.

Discover the desert-adapted animals that live in this stark environment, like the unique lions and the conservation efforts to try and ensure their survival.

Experience the thrill of tracking rhino with your expert rangers and learn about the work being done by Save the Rhino Trust.

Enjoy Namibian hospitality at sustainable and ideally-situated tented camps.

 

 

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences are conscious travel experiences chosen with great care based on the positive social or environmental impact they have both on their communities, and on those who experience them: our guests. You can identify these experiences across our trips by locating the MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience seal.

Accommodations

1. Olive Grove Guest House

Namibia, Windhoek

Olive Grove Guest House is a small, upmarket guesthouse close to Windhoek city center. Catering to the needs of the discerning traveler, each of the en-suite bedrooms features a large veranda with tables and chairs for al fresco dining. The tastefully decorated lounge with fireplace and open plan kitchen creates a homey feel, while the sun lounge, plunge pool and tranquil garden invite you to unwind and relax under Namibia’s open skies.  A guest computer is available to check emails and stay in touch with family and friends and complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the house.

 

2. Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

Namibia, Skeleton Coast

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is scenically located in a broad valley in the northern part of the private Palmwag Concession. Straddling the iconic Skeleton Coast National Park, its remote location is only accessible by light aircraft. Surrounded by rugged hills, the low-impact, fully solar powered camp consists of eight stylish, en-suite tents looking out over starkly beautiful scenery. The camp offers guests all the luxuries and amenities for an unforgettable stay. The main area comprises a lounge, bar area, dining room, library, fire pit and a deck where guests can cool off at the pool. A range of diverse activities showcase both the fascinating landscape and unique desert-adapted wildlife. Morning or afternoon drives are conducted as well as full-day excursions. In addition, nature walks from camp are a good opportunity to study the smaller creatures as well as the interesting plant life of the concession.

 

 

3. Desert Rhino Camp

Namibia, Damaraland

Desert Rhino Camp lies amongst rolling, rocky hills within the one-acre Palmwag Concession. As part of a collaborative effort with the Save the Rhino Trust, the camp has been instrumental in the preservation of these rare, desert adapted black rhino. Accommodations are in raised Meru-style canvas tents with front verandas to take in the magnificent vistas of the surrounding desert and Etendeka Mountains. Each tent features an en-suite bathroom with a hand basin, flush toilet and shower. The comfortable tented dining and lounge area offers uninterrupted views of the desert and mountains. Evening meals are taken around the fire pit, in front of the lapa (thatched roof supported by wooden poles) and the plunge pool welcomes you to refresh after a game drive or walk. Activities include game drives,  rhino tracking on foot or by vehicle, guided nature walks, and birding.

 

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Windhoek, Namibia

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

Olive Grove Guesthouse

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Day 2. Windhoek / Skeleton Coast

Take flight to the remote Kaokoveld, an area with rugged landscapes, dotted with welwitschia plants and dry riverbeds that lead to seas of soft sand dunes and phenomenal oases. Despite the arid environs, this landscape is inhabited by incredible desert-adapted plant and animal life. One of the greatest concentrations of desert elephant can be found, along with Hartmann’s zebra, oryx, giraffe, springbok, and even lion and brown hyena. (BLD)

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is built with minimal impact to one of the most fragile ecosystems in the world. The camp is 100% solar powered and each tent and main area maximizes natural lighting, air movement and insulation. High quality drinking water is provided by reverse osmosis filtration.

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

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Day 3. Skeleton Coast

Depart on a full day overland excursion to the coast, taking in the wilderness and wildlife of the Hoanib riverbed and floodplain along the way. The coast is home to Cape fur seals, black-backed jackals and brown hyena. After lunch and weather permitting, a scenic flight back to camp, offers you phenomenal views of this dramatic landscape from the air. (BLD)

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

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Day 4. Skeleton Coast

Soak up the quiet solitude as the day dawns. Game drives showcase the magnitude of the landscape, while nature walks offer an exciting way to get an intimate perspective of the environment. For a fascinating adventure, take a day trip to one of the desert oases. (BLD)

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

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Day 5. Skeleton Coast / Damaraland

Fly to Damaraland and continue Going Green While Saving Rhinos at your classic eco-friendly tented camp. This region is recognized for having the largest free-roaming black rhino population in Africa and on safari you will learn about the exciting programs supporting wildlife conservation. (BLD)

Set out in the morning with the Save the Rhino (SRT) as they track one of their charges – the desert-adapted black rhino. Due to the vast terrain, long distances can be covered and other wildlife spotted along the way. Once a rhino has been located, tracking by foot can take place depending on the position.

Desert Rhino Camp

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Day 6. Damaraland

Set off with your guide and explore this miraculous ecosystem marked for its minimalist beauty and a surprisingly wealth of arid-adapted wildlife. At the end of the day, relax on your deck and take in the vistas of the surrounding desert and mountains. (BLD)

Desert Rhino Camp

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Day 7. Damaraland

Continue your exploration of this rugged area. Join your guide for a nature walk and track the rhinos by foot. This evening, dine beneath the thatched roof of your outdoor boma and gather around the fire to share your day’s adventures. (BLD)

Desert Rhino Camp

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Day 8. Damaraland / Depart

Relish one last wondrous game drive before your departure. Arrive home with a lifetime of memories and a gallery of amazing images. (B)

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Jul 1, 2022 - Oct 31, 2022
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Departure Dates Nov 1, 2022 - Dec 19, 2022
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Departure Dates Dec 20, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022
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Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

Included in land arrangements

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