Overview

Travelers - Friends

Style - Adventurous

Destinations - Namibia

Accommodations - Safari Lodge


Budget - around $5,000 per person

Duration - Less than 10 nights

Month - July

Gateway - Windhoek

Description

BeetleGiven it’s vastness contrasted by it’s small population, Namibia is a country who’s landscape is at center stage. With so much ground to cover, our partners at Ultimate Safaris have conjured up a package that showcases Namibia from the air as well as from land, providing optimal opportunities to take in the country’s dramatic scenery.

Along the way, you will be accompanied by a private naturalist safari guide who is an expert on all of Namibia’s iconic venues. Your guide will add continuity and depth all the while effectively tailor-making your experiences. This allows you to enjoy relevant highlights with significant context. There will be many opportunities to enjoy game viewing from the comfort of your private, air-conditioned safari vehicle, a wonderful vantage point for wildlife sightings. This flying/driving combination safari is without a doubt the best approach to experience what Sossusvlei, Damarland and Etosha all have to offer for a relatively brief duration.


Itinerary in Brief

  • 10 July: Arrive at Windhoek International Airport (no later than 09h00) – meet your private Ultimate Safaris guide (who will accompany you for the next few days) and drive to your Camp (near the Eastern edge of Etosha National Park) via Okahandja and Otjiwarongo.  Time allowing head into the park for a short drive (exiting the park before sunset) or alternatively relax at the camp
  • 11 July: Today you make your way across Etosha National Park with your private Ultimate Safaris guide, stopping at selected waterholes along the way before arriving at Camp. The rest of the afternoon can be spent relaxing at the Camp (which is usually welcomed after a long day of game driving), as well as game viewing at the camp’s floodlit waterhole
  • 12 July: Morning drive into southern section of Etosha National Park with your private Ultimate Safaris guide and afternoon scheduled game drive on the private Ongava Reserve
  • 13 July: This morning depart for the heart of Damaraland. This afternoon visit Twyfelfontein, alternately there is plenty of time to do so tomorrow
  • 14 July: This morning go in search of the desert adapted elephants along the ephemeral Aba Huab River valley or visit Twyfelfontein (if you have not done so). Enjoy exploring this remarkable region or simply relax in your beautiful surroundings
  • 15 July: Bid a fond farewell to your guide as he drops you off at the local airstrip in time to board your private charter to the Sossusvlei area, refueling in Swakopmund en-route to the Diamond Coast. Your scenic flight (weather permitting) allows you bird’s eye view over the salt
    pans, Sandwich Harbour, shipwrecks, abandoned mining camps and dune sea before landing at your Desert Lodge. The afternoon you can explore the area with one of the many scheduled activities or you can just relax and soak in the scenic and tranquil surroundings
  • 16 July: This morning you will rise early for a scheduled excursion with your local guide into the Namib Naukluft National Park, entering the Park gates at sunrise to capture the dunes whilst the light is soft and shadows accentuate their towering shapes and curves. Return to your Desert Lodge for a late lunch followed by an excursion to Sesriem Canyon
  • 17 July: After breakfast, you are transferred back the airstrip where you’ll board your private light aircraft charter back to Windhoek, flying over the great escarpment. You are met by an Ultimate Safaris representative whom assists you with check in for your international departure flight

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