SOSSUSVLEI + SKELETON COAST 5 NIGHTS FLY IN SAFARI
Start & End Windhoek
Fly in safari package offering 2 nights at Kulala Desert Lodge + 3 nights at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp all meals, all scheduled safari activities, local brand beverages, park entry fees, air transfers from/to Windhoek, Airport departure tax.
DAYS 1 & 2
Air transfer from Windhoek Int. Airport to Kulala Desert Lodge for 2 nights on a fully inclusive basis(all meals, local brand beverages, scheduled activities, park Entry Fees
Kulala Desert Lodge is located within the arid Namib Desert on the 37 000-hectare private Kulala Wilderness Reserve, and is closest to the iconic dunes of the Sossusvlei.
Accommodation at Kulala Desert Lodge comprises 19 thatched and canvas “kulalas” (“to sleep” in Oshiwambo) with en-suite bathrooms and verandas. Each unit is built on a wooden platform to catch the cooling breezes and has a deck on the flat rooftop where bedrolls are placed for guests to sleep under the myriad stars that Namibia’s clear skies portray.
Activities at Kulala Desert Lodge revolve around early morning guided nature drives to the spectacular dunes of Sossusvlei through the private gate on the Tsauchab River. World-famous Sossusvlei is an enormous clay pan, flanked by the famous sand dunes that stand out starkly against the blue sky and flush red in the early morning sun. These dunes have developed over millions of years, the wind continuously transforming the contours of this red sand sea. The ‘vlei’ itself only fills after rare, heavy rainfalls when, in a complete turn-around, it becomes a spectacular turquoise lake.
Nature drives and walks are also offered through the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve to take in those incredible views and to catch a glimpse of the denizens of the desert.
Another option, at an extra cost, is early morning ballooning, beginning at first light. The balloon safari offers a truly unique experience to soar silently above the magnificent sand dunes and desert, with a champagne breakfast being served at your landing site. Finally, camel rides are offered, where guests can enjoy a leisurely walk on ‘ships of the desert’ through the Reserve and learn about their adaptation to desert environments.
DAYS THREE to FIVE
Air transfer from Kulala to Honabib Skeleton Coast camp for 3 nights on a fully inclusive basis(all meals, local brand beverages, scheduled activities, park Entry Fees
In a remote area of the Kaokoveld, in a land of bare mountains, gravel-strewn plains and dry riverbeds that draw fascinating wildlife, lies Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp. Both the eight large en-suite tents (including one family unit) with shaded outdoor lounges and the main area and swimming pool look out over rugged scenery: a wide valley that slopes down to the almost-always dry Hoanib River.
Explorations of this isolated yet diverse area take place via game drives along the riverbed’s narrow ribbon of vegetation, where a surprising wealth of desert-adapted wildlife can be found: elephant, giraffe, gemsbok and springbok, with glimpses of lion and brown hyaena. The Skeleton Coast with its desolate rocky coastline, noisy colonies of Cape fur seals and remains of shipwrecks is accessed either by a fascinating drive or scenic flight, depending on the weather.
Air Transfer from Hoanib to Windhoek Int. Airport
PRICES in 2016 start from R 36,290.00 per person sharing for the 5 nights