This tour takes you to some of the prime wilderness areas in Namibia, including the game-rich plains of Etosha, the terracotta-sanded expanse of the Soussusvlei desert, and the dramatic rolling sand dunes of Damaraland. You will travel between destinations with Wilderness Air, and because of its diverse itinerary, this makes the perfect introductory tour for those visiting Namibia for the first time.
Day 1: Depart UKFly overnight from London to Windhoek.
Day 2: Arrive Windhoek
Spend the first night of your trip at The Olive Exclusive, an all-suite hotel in a tranquil corner of Windhoek - Namibia's capital city. The hotel is cool, contemporary and stylish, whilst maintaining an authentic African soul, its sleek modern lines perfectly complimented by the organic textures, natural furnishings and eco-friendly approach as well as its dedicated personal service. It only has seven bespoke suites, and each is individually decorated to reflect a different region in Namibia. Each has its own private dining area, air conditioning, high definition satellite TV, and a fully-stocked minibar.
Days 3-4: Sossusvlei
Depart Windhoek by air and enjoy awe-inspiring views of the mountains and the desert floor. Spend two nights exploring the Sossusvlei region, staying in the Kulala Wilderness Reserve, which provides convenient access to the splendour of the towering red dunes of the Namib. Activities at Little Kulala start with morning guided game drives to the spectacular dunes of Sossusvlei and include a visit to the fascinating Sesriem Canyon, scenic sundowners and hot air balloon excursions that are weather dependent and at an extra cost.
Days 5-6: Damaraland
Leave the sandy dunes of Sossusvlei and make your way to Damaraland via a scenic flight over the Namib Desert for a different perspective on the 'dune sea', including the possibility of seeing shipwreck remains plus an old mining camp. After flying along a section of coastline to Swakopmund where you will land for refuelling, head to the flat-topped mountains and fascinating riverbeds of northern Damaraland for two nights at Damaraland Camp. The camp is famous for its diverse compliment of desert-adapted wildlife, especially elephant, and its highly successful partnership with the local Torra community.
Days 7-8: Ongava Game Reserve, Etosha
Continue to Ongava Game Reserve on your scheduled air transfer by light aircraft. The flight will reveal the considerable contrast of the stark and rocky scenery of Damaraland and the Kaokoveld and the richer woodland areas and grassy plains of wildlife-rich Ongava and Etosha. The intimate Ongava Tented Camp is hidden in the west of the reserve and overlooks a waterhole to which a plethora of wildlife congregate to drink. Ongava Lodge is scenically nestled around a rocky outcrop and overlooks the vast plains beyond plus a productive waterhole that is floodlit at night.
Day 9: Depart Namibia
Transfer by light aircraft to Hosea Kutako International Airport for your onward flight to London.
Day 10: Arrive UK
Arrive in London, and continue your onward journey home.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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