This 18 day tour takes you through some of the most remote areas of the fascinating land of Namibia. Discover the dunes of Sossusvlei take in the amazing marine life just off Swakopmund, the secluded and dramatic coastline of the Skeleton Coast littered with historic remnants of shipwrecks and the rugged and rocky landscape of Palmwag where the last free-roaming black rhino rove.
Single Supplement - From £475
Depart on the overnight flight from London Heathrow to Johannesburg with British Airways.
Arrive in Johannesburg and connect with your flight to Windhoek. On arrival you will be met and transferred to Olive Exclusive for an overnight stay.
After breakfast, you will be met by your explorations guide and you will begin your journey by driving through the Khomas Hochland mountains and down into the iconic Sossusvlei region for a two-night stay at the Kulala Desert Lodge. Explore the famous red dunes of Sossusvlei and the 37 000-hectare private reserves where you will discover life in one of the world’s oldest and most arid deserts.
Depart camp early and drive through the snaking roads of the Kuiseb Canyon and out onto the expansive gravel plains, eventually arriving in Walvis Bay before moving north into the quaint town of Swakopmund, a drive of about 5 – 6 hours (approximately 370 km / 230 miles). Discover the town of Swakopmund and bed down in the historic Hansa Hotel that forms part of city’s architectural culture for two nights.
Today you will explore the ice-blue Atlantic coast on a boat cruise (weather permitting) as well as the imposing Sandwich Harbour dune fields in a 4x4. The adventure is rounded off with a private seafood lunch before driving back to Walvis Bay.
Today you continue your journey by road for approximately 5 hours (280 kilometres / 174 miles) partly up the legendary Skeleton Coast (named for the numerous shipwrecks the treacherous shores have claimed over the years). From here you will be driven via back roads through the game productive Ugab riverbed, travelling north past the Brandberg Mountain – the second largest monolith on earth – to Damaraland. This all-day excursion with lunch en route ends with our arrival at Damaraland Camp for an overnight stay. A land of stark beauty, the area boasts a varied assortment of desert-adapted wildlife and incredible geological formations.
After breakfast, you will drive into the Huab riverbed to search for desert-adapted elephants, before heading north to the mountainous and rocky paradise of the massive Palmwag Concession. The speciality of the area is its growing population of the rare desert-adapted black rhino (the largest concentration in the world outside a national park), which are monitored and protected by Save the Rhino Trust. You will be spending the next two nights at Desert Rhino Camp.
This morning you will drive to Doro Nawas airstrip for your light aircraft transfer to Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp where you will be spending the next three nights. A land of rugged scenery, this remote part of Namibia is famed for plant and animal life that has adapted superbly to the harsh environment of mountains, vast plains, dunes and dry riverbeds
Today you will fly to Doro Nawas airstrip before driving to Ongava Game Reserve on the boundary of Etosha National Park. Etosha remains the highest density wildlife area within Namibia, its fame justly acknowledged. Your stay here will allow time to explore both Etosha National Park as well as the Ongava Game Reserve. You will be spending three nights at Ongava Game Lodge.
Today you will bid farewell to your desert adventure as you are to driven Windhoek for an overnight stay at the Olive Exclusive
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg for your connecting overnight flight to Heathrow on British Airways
Early morning arrival into London Heathrow
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