Namibia is a country that represents many of Africa’s intriguing characteristics. It offers untouched wilderness, a blend of fascinating traditional African cultures, and the contrasting remnants of colonial rule from days gone by. Namibia is situated in the south-western corner of Africa where the landscape is a continuous altering of geographical extremes. Your tour takes advantage of the efficiency of a fly-in safari to afford you the opportunity to visit many of Namibia’s diverse regions. The forests and waterways of the north-east change to acacia and arid savanna as you move to the center of the country. The north-western region of Kaokoland and Damaraland is known for its rugged high mountains and deep valleys. On the west coast is the astounding Skeleton Coast with its roaring dunes and endless beaches scattered with shipwrecks. First stop on your tour as you depart from Windhoek is Sossuvlei, where huge towering dunes, said to be the highest in the world, rise dramatically over 1000 feet above the surrounding plains. The spectacle of changing colours and the lonely Oryx silhouetted against red dunes is one which visitors from around the world come to savour. Activities center on early morning excursions in 4x4 vehicles to the magnificent Sossuvlei dunes and the “vlei” itself at the end of the Tsauchab River. You depart by light aircraft, flying over the dunes continuing westward to Meob Bay on the Atlantic Ocean and then up the Skeleton Coast, where the dunes and the desert meet the Atlantic Ocean. Continue up the Skeleton Coast and over the Cape Cross Seal Colony before turning east to Damaraland. Activities in this area revolve around nature drives and walks into the Huab River system. Star gazing is “par excellence” and there are no fences in the area which gives one a complete feeling of freedom. From Damaraland you continue onto Etosha, Namibia’s premier wildlife park. It has great concentrations of game, especially in the dry winter months, and there are wonderful views out onto the salt pans which dominate the center of the park. You’ll spend your mornings game viewing, within Etosha and the afternoons on the private Ongava Game Reserve. Night drives, walks and hides can also be enjoyed as well as a floodlit waterhole. For many guests, tracking rhino on foot is a highlight. From Ongava you return to Windhoek. However, we strongly suggest you consider an add on safari to the Skeleton Coast, which is one of our planet’s most beautiful places and provides the setting for one of the finest safaris. It is wild, desolate and uninhabited .. and stunningly beautiful.
Price Per Person:
$5,630 (Jan – 14 Jun, Nov - 19 Dec); $7,050 (15 Jun – 31 Oct); $6,140 (20 Dec - 10 Jan 2013)
Per person, double occupancy. Based on a minimum of two travelers.
Estimated price of this tour is valid until January 10, 2013.
On request subject to availability
Birding, Boating, Cultural, Game Drives, Hides, Game Viewing Flights, Hiking