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Arid Space, Seaside and Endless Dunes

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11-day Namibia tour will take you to the iconic destinations of the Namib Desert, Swakopmund, Kaokoland and Etosha.

Arid Space, Seaside and Endless Dunes

Kick-start your adventure with a luxurious stay in the NamibRand Nature Reserve, exploring the towering red sand dunes of the Sossusvlei region. Embark on nature drives, quad biking trips and marvel at the awe-inspiring night sky with a resident astronomer and a high-powered telescope. Your journey then continues to the vibrant coastal town of Swakopmund where you will be able to explore its many wonders on a variety of sightseeing tours before making your way to the Kaokoland, home to the Himba people.

This beautiful destination offers activities such as nature drives, boating on the Kunene River, walks amongst the mountains and cultural excursions. Lastly, your sojourn culminates in the Ongava Game Reserve, situated along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park. Etosha is one of Africa’s great wildlife parks. Delight in twice-daily game drives and visit hides that overlook popular watering holes.

Itinerary

11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS

This safari has been carefully designed to give you a taste of the exciting, endless possibilities and can be tailored to suit your exact preferences.

DAY 1, 2 & 3: NAMIB DESERT
Upon your arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport, you will be met by an andBeyond representative who will assist you with your light aircraft fight to &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge.

One of the highlights of any trip to Namibia is a visit to Sossusvlei in the heart of the enormous, almost 50 000km² Namib-Naukluft Park. Easily accessible to visitors, Sossusvlei is a clay pan, only rarely filled by water, but a place of awe-inspiring beauty. Visitors to the region will be left spellbound by the magnificent ochre-coloured sand dunes, which rise over 300m into the sky – the highest sand dunes in the world.

Unwind for 3 nights at &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in a desert suite with an ensuite bathroom and a private veranda. Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments on game drives, laundry, safari activities and one Sossusvlei excursion.

Adventures include scenic drives with an opportunity to encounter a variety of desert-adapted animals such as gemsbok, zebra, springbok, bat-eared fox, aardwolf, caracal and jackal. Guided nature walks and hiking trails are also available, as are guided quad bike trails on set paths through the dunes. A resident astronomer and high-powered telescope provide breathtaking views of the clear desert skies.

DAY 4 & 5: SWAKOPMUND
After breakfast you will be driven to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Swakopmund Airport, where a representative from &Beyond will be waiting to drive you to your guesthouse.

This charming little coastal retreat, on Namibia’s western shoreline, retains a strong German flavour – from the cobbled streets and picturesque buildings, down to the typical German restaurants and pubs. This town is traditionally a holiday spot for locals and foreigners alike, with many opportunities for adventure sports and some good old-fashioned fun. Swakopmund is an ideal place to relax after a few days in the desert; wash off the sand and sample some of the finely-brewed local beer and renowned Swakopmund fare such as fish, lobster and the utterly delicious Swakopmund oysters.

Spend two nights at the Swakopmund Guesthouse in a luxury room with ensuite bathroom. Your stay is on a bed and breakfast basis.

DAY 6, 7 & 8: KAOKOLAND
After a mouth-watering breakfast you will be collected for your flight to Serra Cafema Camp.

Kaokoland is one of the last remaining wilderness areas in Southern Africa. It is a world of incredible mountain scenery, a refuge for the rare desert dwelling elephant, black rhino and giraffe, and the home of the Himba people. Although it is harsh and offers little respite at midday, the rugged landscape is especially attractive during the early morning and late afternoon, when it is transformed into softly glowing pastel shades.

Spend 3 nights at Serra Cafema Camp in a chalet with ensuite bathroom. Your stay includes, all meals, twice daily scheduled camp activities, laundry, park fees, all local drinks – excludes premium imported brands and champagne, Namibian VAT and Tourism Levy.

Adventures include informative nature drives and carefully guided quad bike excursions through the sand dunes, as well as boating on the Kunene River, walks through the remote mountains and river valleys, and visits to a Himba settlement

DAY 9 & 10: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
After a wholesome breakfast you will be driven to the airstrip for your flight to Ongava Tented Camp.

Etosha National Park is Namibia’s premier wildlife destination and one of Africa’s largest game reserves. Large herds of wildlife teem around the waterholes and the endless plains offer breathtaking vistas. The Ongava Game Reserve shares an unfenced boundary with the Etosha National Park, enabling large game such as elephant and lion to move freely between the Park and the Reserve.

Spend two nights at Ongava Tented Camp in a classic Meru-style tent, with an ensuite shower and flush w.c. Your stay includes all meals, all local drinks, laundry and scheduled activities.

Adventures revolve around day and night game drives, visiting hides that overlook waterholes and walks with experienced guides. Game drives and daytrips into the easily accessible Okaukuejo area of Etosha National Park are rewarding, with sightings of lion, elephant, gemsbok, springbok, red hartebeest, and white and black rhino.

DAY 11: DEPARTURE
Today we wave a fond farewell as you board your scheduled light aircraft flight for your journey back to Hosea Kutako (Windhoek) International Airport.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Meet and Greet service at Hosea Kutako International Airport
  • Accommodation inclusions as per itinerary above
  • Scheduled activities as specified in the itinerary
  • Scheduled road transfers
    • Swakopmund Airport/Swakopmund Guesthouse/ Swakopmund Airport
  • Scheduled light aircraft transfers
    • Hosea Kutako International Airport/ Sossusvlei/ Swakopmund/ Kaokoland/ Etosha/Hosea Kutako International Airport
  • Laundry at &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge , Serra Cafema Camp and Ongava Tented Camp
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Administration fee

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