- Tours & Safaris
- Namibia Safaris
- 12-Day Luxury Fly/Drive
Highlights of this Safari
- Beautiful Landscapes & Romantic Settings
- Desert Wildlife, Birding & Photography
- Exclusive Safari Camps
- Game Drives, Walks & Adventure Activities
Day 1: Relax in Windhoek
Complete with a pool, sun loungers and a wellness room with masseuse, Olive Grove Guest House is the perfect start to your safari. Here you can unwind and relax after a long journey, taking advantage of nearby shops to stock up on any last minute items. Rooms are air-conditioned and have free Wi-Fi as well as a tea and coffee station and mini bar. Lunches and dinners are available at Olive Grove or you can walk the short distance to a local restaurant. Secure parking is available on site.
Days 2 – 4: Giants of the Desert
The enormous sand dunes of Sossusvlei are the main attraction in the Namib Naukluft National Park but there is much else to see such as enigmatic desert wildlife and dramatic geological features. The expert guides at Little Kulala will open up the world of the Namib on drives and walks and can arrange hot-air balloon excursions for you to see sunrise over a red ocean of sand. Complete with their own plunge pool, the suites at Little Kulala are contemporary and stylish with natural elements woven into them. A highlight is a night spent on the roof of your suite in a ‘sky bed’ – an unforgettable way to view the cosmos above you.
Days 5 – 6: The Swakopmund Experience
The appealing sight of Bavarian rooftops framed by palm trees and perhaps even pelicans perched on lamp posts means you have reached Swakopmund. The ideal stopover to catch up with a cappuccino after the Namib, this friendly town also has a reputation for adventure. Home to sky diving, ballooning, sand boarding and quad biking, Swakopmund also offers marine and birding tours. Your base is the beachside Strand Hotel, complete with spa, gym and three in-house restaurants as well as a concierge service to make bookings for activities, excursions and local restaurants.
Days 7 – 8: Track Black Rhino
Flying over the rugged, weather-blasted Damaraland landscape, it is hard to believe that much wildlife lives here. But Damaraland is home to black rhino and desert elephant as well as antelope and mountain zebra and a host of smaller creatures such as wild cats and honey badgers. Indeed, it has a predator population which is second only to that of the Etosha National Park with lion, cheetah, leopard and both brown and spotted hyena in the region. Day and night drives as well as walks with guides from Desert Rhino Camp take you into the heart of it. Accommodation takes the form of simple but comfortable tented suites with stunning Damaraland views.
Days 9 – 11: Ghosts of the Coast
Named after the ghostly shipwrecks that lie on its beaches, the Skeleton Coast is one of the most remote destinations in Namibia. You have a scenic flight into the heart of the area, staying at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp where you will explore both the wild and desolate coast itself as well as the interior. Here you will be surprised to find vegetated river valleys and permanent waterholes, frequented by animals ranging from elephants and giraffe to desert specialists gemsbok and springbok. The lodge has only eight suites, modern and stylish and incorporate natural cooling breezes as part of their design; the lodge’s pool is a welcome sight on hot summer days.
Day 12: The Journey Ends
After breakfast and goodbyes at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, you sit back on a shared charter flight to Windhoek. It is a journey time of around two and a half hours; the tour ends with your arrival at the airport and your onward flight.