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Wonders of Namibia – $13,895 to $17,500 per person


Day 1
  • Shared charter flight Windhoek International Airport – Serra Cafema via Doro Nawas (± 2 hours)
  • Stay at Serra Cafema Camp for 3 nights
  • Twice daily scheduled activities included
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Set amongst shady trees on the banks of the Kunene River, Serra Cafema is one of the most remote camps in southern Africa, its Portuguese name originating from the mountains that dominate the northern skyline. Guests fall asleep to the sound of rushing water, while by day they explore one of the driest deserts in the world. The camp’s eight unique canvas and thatched chalets, each with its own en-suite bathroom, show great attention to detail; the elevated decks and simple structures of wood, canvas and thatch create a camp that is at one with its surroundings. The Ozonganda, or main area, comprises indoor and outdoor dining areas, sunken lounge, library, curio shop and swimming pool, all with their own spectacular views. Activities here are varied, including boating (water levels permitting), walking, viewing breathtaking landscapes, as well as carefully guided quad-bike excursions that tread lightly on the dunes. In this isolated region, the Himba people continue their nomadic, traditional way of life and when in the area, guests have the opportunity to meet them and learn about their lifestyle and traditions.
Day 4
  • Shared charter flight Serra Cafema – Hoanib Skeleton Coast via Doro Nawas (± 3 hours)
  • Stay at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp for 3 nights
  • Twice daily scheduled activities included
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is scenically located in a broad valley at the confluence of two tributaries of the Hoanib River in the northern part of the private Palmwag Concession. Its location thus straddles the Palmwag area and the iconic Skeleton Coast National Park, in one of the most remote areas of the Kaokoveld. Exclusivity is taken a step further as camp is only accessible by light aircraft and the camp itself consists of only seven twin-bedded tents and one family unit, each comprising stylish en-suite bedrooms with shaded outdoors decks. Flanked to the east and west by rugged hills, the camp looks out over stunning, starkly beautiful scenery and offers guests all the luxuries and amenities for an unforgettable stay. The 450 000-hectare Palmwag Concession borders the vast Skeleton Coast National Park. Part of the Namib Desert, it is home to rich diversity thanks to the early morning fog and the transient Hoanib River that provide water this incredibly harsh environment. Freshwater springs support healthy populations of Hartmann’s mountain zebra, giraffe, gemsbok, springbok, kudu, comical meerkats (suricates), inquisitive ground squirrels, black-backed jackal and small spotted genet. Even elephant thrive and lion, leopard and cheetah occur. Palmwag has the largest free-roaming population of desert-adapted black rhino in Africa while the famous Cape fur seals live on the Skeleton Coast shore in their thousands.
Day 7
  • Shared charter flight Hoanib – Sossuvlei via Doro Nawas (± 2 hour)
  • Stay at Sossuvlei Desert Lodge for 3 nights
  • Twice daily scheduled activities included
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Cradled against ancient mountains, the ten stone and glass desert villas of andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge blend the grandeur and solitude of the Namib with sophisticated elegance and comfort. Massive windows open up onto the endless vistas, framed in the background by the ever-changing colours of the dunes. The stars shine directly on your bed through a glazed skylight. Precious water from an underground spring feeds the refreshing lodge pool, while wildlife gathers at a nearby waterhole. Dune dinners in dramatic desert locations reveal the wonders of the open spaces, and the mysteries of the star strewn skies are unlocked by a resident astronomer. Designed to capture the splendor and solitude of the desert, just ten stone and glass suites spread out along the curve of the escarpment, allowing absolute privacy. Each air conditioned suite is furnished to complement the majestic hues of the desert and features a private veranda, split-level bedroom and living room with fireplace, ensuite glass-encased bathroom and outdoor shower. The suites are equipped with a star-viewing skylight, discrete music system and custom-stocked personal bar. Set off on a scenic drive to the fascinating petrified dunes, a frozen landscape of endless undulating waves or choose to explore the massive boulders of Bushman’s Koppies, haphazardly strewn one on top of the other like a giant’s building blocks. Stop to admire the thousand hues of a desert sunset before returning to the lodge in the evening. Scenic drives offer an opportunity to encounter a variety of desert-adapted animals such as gemsbok, zebra, springbok, bat-eared fox, aardwolf, caracal and jackal. Scenic drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles on the NamibRand Nature Reserve. Closed air conditioned vehicle excursions to Sossusvlei and the Sesriem Canyon. Guided nature walks and marked hiking trails. Stargazing from the lodge’s sophisticated observatory and hot air ballooning and scenic flights over the desert (at an additional cost) are all examples of some of the activities available. Set out on a quad bike trail through the dunes, led by an experienced guide. Enjoy the solitude and majesty of the desert as the trail winds over the dunes and rocky outcrops. As the day winds to a close, stop to enjoy a chilled sundowner as a dazzle of stars slowly comes to full, blazing life in the velvety night sky.

Day 11
  • Shared charter flight Sossuvlei Airstrip – Windhoek International Airport (± 2 hours)

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