Our 11-day Namibia Luxury Safari that takes you to some of the most iconic locations in Namibia, including NamibRand, Sossusvlei, the Skeleton Coast and Etosha. Using some of the top camps available, each located as ideally as possible within their respective wilderness areas, and transfers by light aircraft to shrink the vast distances, this tour is the last word in ultimate Namibian experiences.
We will meet you at Windhoek International Airport and transfer you to your luxury boutique guest house.
We transfer to Eros Airport and fly to Wolwedans headquarters, from where we transfer for an hour by road to our camp. This afternoon, we will begin our exploration of the reserve.
We spend the day exploring the southern part of the vast, open spaces of the Namib Rand Game Reserve. Options for the day include a full day or half day scenic drive, walking safari, 1 hour balloon trip (seasonally available), horseback safari or a village tour.
After the morning activities and breakfast (time permitting), we transfer 2 hours north by road to Sossusvlei, arriving at our next camp in time for lunch. This afternoon, we begin our exploration of the Sossusvlei area.
Today we explore the magnificent Sossusvlei area, with its gigantic red dunes, salt pans and dead trees.
We fly from Sossusvlei to Doro Nawas via Swakopmund, and then from Dora Nawas to the Skeleton Coast near the Hoanib River. We arrive at our camp for lunch, and begin exploring this afternoon.
We explore this part of the Skeleton Coast and the hinterland.
We depart our camp and fly to Doro Nawas, and on to the Ongava Game reserve, bordering the Etosha National Park.
We explore the wildlife and landscapes of the Ongava Game Reserve and Etosha National Park.
We explore the Ongava Game Reserve and Etosha National Park.
This afternoon we fly back to Windhoek International Airport for your onward travel arrangements.
Part of the Wolwedans Collection, Boulders Camp is a tented camp located in the southern part of the NamibRand Nature Reserve
When you arrive at the camp, nestled at the base of a huge pile of rocks, you may be forgiven for wondering where the rest of it went. However, this is it – four chalets in a space so huge, it boggles the mind. The newest member of the Wolwedans Collection, the camp’s southern location puts it some distance away from the rest, which just goes to heighten the sense of isolation.
The NamibRand is a private reserve, and a plethora of possible activities await you, from scenic drives and flights, to walking and horseback safaris, to wellness treatments. If you’d prefer, a hot air balloon flight over the huge expanses is one of the most memorable journeys you will make during your stay.
Little Kulala is a luxury camp located in the Kulala Game Reserve that adjoins Sossusvlei and Namibia’s great sand sea.
This camp takes luxury to new heights. Each of the 11 thatched cottages is climate controlled, has a private plunge pool, indoor and outdoor showers and a rooftop star bed to take advantage of Namibia’s crystal-clear skies. The interiors are sublimely styled with neutral colours and textures that draw their inspiration from the surrounding desert. The service and cuisine are, of course, a match for the facilities.
The camp is close to Sossusvlei and boasts private access to it, reducing the time you need to get there. A ‘vlei’ is a clay pan, and a visit to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei to climb their giant dunes is a must-do. Other activities include balloon safaris, photography, nature drives, quad bike safaris, hikes, night walks and horseback safaris. Namibia’s night skies are spectacular, and a night of star-gazing with the camp’s guides is not to be missed.
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is a small tented camp found at the confluence of the two tributaries of the Hoanib River in a remote part of Kaokoland.
The camp is so far away from anything else, it is only accessible by light aircraft. When you get here, therefore, you feel like you’re at the ends of the earth, enhanced by the camp having just eight accommodation units. The rugged landscape is easily appreciated and accessed just by stepping out of your tent, and what a landscape it is – a fitting counterpoint to the soothing comfort provided by the camp.
In this part of Namibia, you start to see larger wildlife, and chief among these are desert adapted elephant, giraffe and gemsbok. Game drives through the area regularly result in encounters with them. For those with a little more time, drives to the Skeleton Coast yield cape fur seals, shipwrecks, and history, with the option to drive there and take a scenic flight back.
Ongava Lodge is in the private Ongava Game Reserve that borders the Etosha National Park in northern Namibia.
Constructed on the side of a small hill overlooking the reserve, Ongava offers sweeping views over the plains to the south of Etosha National Park. 14 rooms, attractively built out of brick, rock and thatch, boast air-conditioning and glass-fronted doors leading onto private verandahs. Meals are either served under thatch or on the dining deck under the stars.
Ongava Lodge overlooks its own private water hole, and has its own hide, which improves the game viewing experience. Being on its own private game reserve with just two other lodges for company gives Ongava Lodge a certain amount of freedom, with game walks and sundowners a favourite. The main Etosha Park to the north is easily accessible, and full or half day game drives there are possible.