Overview

Travelers - Couple

Style - Diverse

Destinations - Namibia

Accommodations - Safari Lodge


Budget - around $10,000 per person

Duration - Less than 10 nights

Month - September

Gateway - Windhoek

Description

Namibia’s enchanting isolation is so remote and off the grid that the abundance of wildlife that manages to thrive is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Mix in the colorful and vast desert landscape, the iconic red dunes of Sossusvlei, the hauntingly alluring shipwrecks and animal bones of Skeleton Coast makes Namibia is an ocular wonder. Given Namibia’s large land area, the best way to cover ground see all of the country’s visual spectacles is by completing a flying circuit.

Our partners at Natural Selection have composed a comprehensive flying itinerary with a circuit that begins with a flight from Namibia’s capital city Windhoek to the NamibRand Nature Reserve. You’ll spend two nights in this desert that includes a visit to Sossusvlei before embarking on an aircraft transfer over Sossusvlei to the coast. The lodge you’ll be at for the next two nights is strategically located between local communities and the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, the world’s only Africa-wide giraffe conservation organization. Here you’ll get to experience the famous Himba people as well as all the desert adapted wildlife. You’ll then fly up to Mowe Bay on the Skeleton Coast where upon arrival, you will be met by your guide and transferred approximately one hour overland to your lodge that is uniquely designed around the enigmatic shipwrecks the area is so well known for. Spend the next two nights beach combing for whale bones and debris from centuries of shipwrecks, or marvel at the geologically-remarkable Clay Castles. Lastly, you’ll fly to Etosha Heights Private Reserve on the southwest border of Etosha National park where you’ll track rhino and witness some of the best camera-loving panoramas of the wilderness.

Namibia has rapidly become well-known as a safari destination. This country offers unique opportunities and experiences while exhibiting expansive landscape views and copious wildlife. And with Natural Selection’s flying circuit, you’ll be able to really enjoy all Namibia has to offer.


Itinerary in Brief

Day 1: Arrive in Windhoek, fly to NamibRand Nature Reserve, check in to Kwessi Dunes for 2 nights on a full board basis

Day 2: Full day to delve into the World’s oldest desert by visiting the dunes in Sossusvlei, horse riding, star gazing, quad biking, and nature walks

Day 3: Today fly over Sossusvlei to the coast and over the Edward Bolan shipwreck, stopover in Swakopmund for a seafood lunch before carrying on up the coast to Hoanib Valley for 2 nights on a full board basis

Day 4: Full day to explore Kaokoland with visits to the Giraffe conservation Foundation, Himba settlement visits, rhino tracking and guided nature walks

Day 5: Fly to the Skeleton Coast before embarking on an overland transfer past the clay castles before checking in to Shipwreck Lodge for 2 nights on a full board basis.

Day 6: Full day to explore the Coast where towering dunes and wind-swept plains roll as far as the eye can see, buffeted by the icy Atlantic seas

Day 7: Fly to Etosha Heights Private Reserve, check in to Etosha Mountain Lodge for 2 nights on a full board basis

Day 8: Full day to explore the exclusive Etosha Heights Private Reserve, a former hunting concession and one which we are pleased to be rehabilitating into a photographic safari area with morning and afternoon game drives

Day 9: Fly to Windhoek and connect with flight for international departure

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