Namibia Deserts And Dunes

Tour Overview

This 14 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. 

Tour Includes

  • Economy flights
  • Accommodation
  • All meals (excluding dinner on the second evening in Swakopmund)
  • National park fees
  • Soft drinks, mineral water, fruit juice, house wine and beer, as well as local spirits while at the Wilderness Camps
  • Scheduled activities
  • Road transfers
  • All internal charters on a seat-rate basis as specified in the detailed safari itinerary



Day 1UK Departure

UK Departure

Depart on the overnight flight from London Heathrow to Johannesburg with British Airways.


Day 2Olive Exclusive, Windhoek

Olive Exclusive, Windhoek

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.


Days 3-4Kulala Desert Lodge, Sossusvlei

Kulala Desert Lodge, Sossusvlei

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 our 37 000-hectare private reserve where you will discover life in one of the world’s oldest and most arid deserts.


Day 5Hansa Hotel, Swakopmund

Hansa Hotel, Swakopmund

A light aircraft transfer to Swakopmund Airport is in fact a spectacular scenic flight (weather permitting) that flies over the only well-preserved shipwreck in Namibia, endless dune fields and even an old diamond mining settlement. Discover the town of Swakopmund and bed down in the historic Hansa Hotel that forms part of city’s architectural culture for two nights.


Day 6Hansa Hotel, Swakopmund

Hansa Hotel, Swakopmund

Today you will explore the ice-blue Atlantic coast on a boat cruise (weather permitting) as well as the imposing Sandwich Harbour dune fields by 4x4 vehicle. The adventure is rounded off with a private seafood lunch before driving back to Walvis Bay.


Day 7Terrance Bay Lodge, Skeleton Coast

Terrance Bay Lodge, Skeleton Coast

Today you will continue on your journey by road up the legendary Skeleton Coast (named for the numerous shipwrecks the treacherous shores have claimed over the years). You can expect to see the fascinating lichen plains at Wlotskasbaken, remains of the Zelia shipwreck near Henties Bay and the SW Seal shipwreck near Ugabmund. You will also take in the ghostly remains of mining operations near Toscanini before arrive at the Terrace Bay Lodge for a one night stay.


Days 8-9Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, Skeleton Coast

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, Skeleton Coast

Today you will continue through the Skeleton Coast National Park to the Möwe Bay Museum and then stop and admire the remains of the Suiderkus shipwreck. Other attractions will be the Klein Oase and Auses Springs in the dunes, an intriguing “roaring” dune and spectacular desert scenery combined with whatever wildlife presents itself. A land of rugged scenery, this remote part of Namibia is inhabited by incredible desert-adapted plant and animal life in the surrounding mountains, vast plains, dunes and dry riverbeds. You will spend two nights at the Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp.


Days 10-11Desert Rhino Camp, Damaraland

Desert Rhino Camp, Damaraland

Another exciting day on the road to Desert Rhino Camp through the rugged, rocky and mountainous Palmwag Concession brings with it the opportunity of seeing giraffe, oryx and springbok. 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 the Save the Rhino Trust. Enjoy a two night stay at the Desert Rhino Camp.


Day 12Olive Exclusive, Windhoek

Olive Exclusive, Windhoek

Today you will bid farewell to your desert adventure as you are transferred to the Doro Nawas Airstrip for your return to Windhoek for an overnight stay at the Olive Exclusive.


Day 13Departure


Transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg for your connecting overnight flight to Heathrow on British Airways.


Day 14UK Arrival

UK Arrival

Early morning arrival into London Heathrow

  • UK Departure
  • Olive Exclusive, Windhoek
  • Kulala Desert Lodge, Sossusvlei
  • Hansa Hotel, Swakopmund
  • Hansa Hotel, Swakopmund
  • Terrance Bay Lodge, Skeleton Coast
  • Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, Skeleton Coast
  • Desert Rhino Camp, Damaraland
  • Olive Exclusive, Windhoek
  • Departure
  • UK Arrival

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