Desert Dune Safari
This Exploration runs between May and mid-November
Windhoek International Airport
You will be met by your Explorations guide and begin your journey by driving through the Khomas Hochland mountains and down into the dune-filled Sossusvlei region, a driving time of approximately five to six hours (330 kilometres / 205 miles). En route, we enjoy a lunch.
Days 1 – 2: Kulala Desert Lodge, Kulala Wilderness Reserve
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.
Days 3 – 4: Hansa Hotel, Swakopmund
Our 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.
Boat Cruise On Day 4, we explore the ice-blue Atlantic coast on a boat cruise (weather permitting) as well as the imposing Sandwich Harbour dune fields by 4×4. The adventure is rounded off with a private seafood lunch before driving back to Walvis Bay.
Day 5: Terrace Bay Lodge, Skeleton Coast National Park
We continue our journey by road for approximately 380 kilometres / 236 miles up the legendary Skeleton Coast (named for the numerous ships 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. We also take in the ghostly remains of mining operations near Toscanini. Driving time is about five hours, excluding any stops.
Days 6 – 7: Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, Palmwag Concession
We continue through Skeleton Coast National Park to the Möwe Bay Museum and then stop and admire the remains of the Suiderkus shipwreck. Other attractions are the Klein Oase and Auses Springs hidden in the dunes, an intriguing “roaring” dune and spectacular desert scenery combined with whatever desert-adapted wildlife presents itself. The distance to camp is only 140 kilometres / 86 miles, however, given the gravel roads the driving time is approximately 5 hours.
A land of rugged scenery, this remote part of Namibia is inhabited by plant and animal life that has adapted superbly to the harsh environment of mountains, vast plains, dunes and dry riverbeds.
Days 8 – 9: Desert Rhino Camp, Palmwag Concession
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 stable population of the endangered 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.
Day 10: Wilderness Air
We bid farewell to our adventure as we transfer to the Doro Nawas Airstrip to return to Windhoek.
At extra cost, continue onwards to Serra Cafema, a luxury desert retreat on the Kunene River, or to Ongava Game Reserve and explore Etosha National Park.
PRICED FROM R64,200.00 per person sharing
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