Explore Sossusvlei’s red dunes, Skeleton Coast and Africa’s wildlife in Etosha National Park in this 11 days All-Inclusive safari trip

This 11 days ALL-INCLUSIVE safari trip includes

Visiting Sossusvlei’s famous red dunes and spectacular desert landscapes, the extremely remote coastline of the Skeleton Coast and Africa’s famous wildlife in the Etosha National Park.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Windhoek

On arrival at Hosea Kutako Airport, you’ll be met and escorted to your road transfer to Olive Exclusive. Check-in for one night on a bed/breakfast basis in a luxury room.

Day 2 – 4: Sossusvlei

You’ll be picked up for your road transfer and taken back to the airport to connect to the Wilderness Air scheduled flight to Sossusvlei. On arrival at Sossuvlei, you’ll be met and transferred to Little Kulala. Check-in for three nights to this superb lodge, and enjoy the activities on offer including visiting the famous red dunes at dawn. An optional activity is a hot air balloon ride over the spectacular desert landscape.

Day 5 – 7: Hoanib River

Today you’ll fly on Wilderness Air, to Hoanib Skeleton Coast. This is a very remote region and the flight makes a stop en route at Doro Nawas Airstrip for a comfort break, and refuelling. Check-in for three nights and enjoy this really unique area.

Day 8 – 10: Ongava Private Game Reserve

You’ll be flown by scheduled air charter to Etosha National Park, where you’ll transfer to your lodge for the next three nights.

In this area you’ll be able to spot most of Africa’s big game. This is the best wildlife viewing park in Namibia.

Day 11: Windhoek

Transfer to the airstrip and connect to your flight back to Windhoek. On your arrival in Windhoek, transfer to your guesthouse for your last night or transfer to the airport to connect to your international flight.

OPTIONAL ADD-ON: 3 nights in Cape Town.

Day 12: End of itinerary

Wilderness Air will fly you back to Windhoek and to your ongoing connections.

*Note – depending on flight connections, you may need to overnight in Windhoek (not included). An optional add-on could be three or four nights in Etosha National Park to see a spectacular range of wildlife including zebra, giraffe, and elephant.

Flights and Transfers


Scheduled flight departing from Hosea Kutako International Airport [WDH] arriving at Wilderness Little Kulala

Scheduled flight departing from Wilderness Little Kulala arriving at Wilderness Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

Scheduled flight departing from Wilderness Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp arriving at Anderssons At Ongava

Scheduled flight departing from Andersson’s at Ongava to Hosea Kutako International Airport ,Windhoek (WDH)


Pick-up at Hosea Kutako International Airport [WDH] drop-off at The Olive Exclusive All-Suite Hotel

Pick-up at The Olive Exclusive All-Suite Hotel drop-off at Hosea Kutako International Airport [WDH]



Situated in Central Namibia, the cosmopolitan city of Windhoek serves as the capital of the country. It is home to an international airport and a plethora of restaurants, shops, entertainment venues and accommodation options. The city is clean, safe and well-organised, with a colonial legacy that is reflected in its many German eateries and shops, and the widespread use of the German language. Windhoek has an interesting mix of historical architecture and modern buildings, many of which are worth a look, including the Alte Feste an old fort, the 1896 Christuskirche Christ Church, and the more contemporary Supreme Court.


Located in the scenic Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei is where you will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib. The clear blue skies contrast with the giant red dunes to make this one of the most scenic natural wonders of Africa and a photographer’s heaven. This awe-inspiring destination is possibly Namibia’s premier attraction, with its unique dunes rising to almost 400 metres – making them some of the highest in the world. These iconic dunes come alive in morning and evening light and draw photography enthusiasts from around the globe. Sossusvlei is home to a variety of desert wildlife including oryx, springbok, ostrich and a variety of reptiles. Visitors can climb ‘Big Daddy’, one of Sossusvlei’s tallest dunes; explore Deadvlei, a white, salt, claypan dotted with ancient trees; or for the more extravagant, scenic flights and hot air ballooning are on offer, followed by a once-in-a-lifetime champagne breakfast amidst these majestic dunes.

Hoanib River

Where Kaokoland meets the Skeleton Coast, in western Namibia, the 270-kilometre-long Hoanib River is one of the last water oases in the country, providing a haven for numerous animals. Home to 75% of Namibia’s endemic species, including the largest numbers of desert-adapted, free-roaming elephants, lions, and rhinos in the world, as well as zebra, kudu, and giraffe, this is a truly exceptional and awe-inspiring place. Visitors can enjoy taking a wonderful four-wheel-drive route, going on adventurous hiking trails, running down enormous sand dunes, or climbing massive, strangely shaped rock formations as well as several guided nature walks.

Ongava Private Game Reserve

Sharing the southern boundary with Etosha National Park, the prolific 30 000-hectare private Ongava Game Reserve is considered one of the top private game reserves in the region, enjoying global recognition for exceptional conservation, groundbreaking research, and exciting safari experiences. The landscape is characterised by vast open plains dotted with salt plants and abundant wildlife. Visitors can easily access Etosha through Andersson’s Gate in the south.

Known for its luxury lodges made of natural materials, Ogava is a popular destination for those looking to immerse themselves in nature. The reserve offers visitors the perfect combination of wildlife safari experiences within and around the Etosha National Park. One of Ongava’s top attractions is its rhino population and guests can experience the thrill of getting close to these majestic creatures. Popular activities include night game drives, guided nature walks, bird watching, and 4×4 guided game drives.

Accommodation included in the trip

Wilderness Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp (Hoanib)

The name “Skeleton Coast” conjures up romantic images of desolate beauty, and the proudly remote Wilderness Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp in the Kaokoveld does not disappoint. The dry bed of the Hoanib River supports a thin green ribbon of vegetation and the wild beaches of the Atlantic coast are within reach, with their noisy seal colonies and eerily quiet shipwreck remnants.

Eight large en-suite tents (including one family unit) and the main communal area all provide shady viewpoints, while nature drives into the surrounding area reveal a wealth of desert-adapted wildlife. Desert-adapted lions and brown hyenas may also be glimpsed in this vast but far from lifeless landscape.

Wilderness Little Kulala (Sossusvlei)

Wilderness Little Kulala is the closest luxury desert retreat to the famous, seen-from-space Sossusvlei dunes. Guests enjoy exclusive private concession access and the camp’s location makes early morning dune visits very easy. Eleven luxury desert suites each come with a private plunge pool, private rooftop area for sundowners, “African tapas” and other rooftop dinners or stargazing, a signature sleep-out experience on the bottom deck of each accommodation to allow for easy access during the night, luxury fittings, as well as indoor and outdoor showers.

Wilderness Little Kulala blends seamlessly into the desert landscape with interiors reflecting the environment. Activities make the most of the solitude and stark beauty of the Namib Desert, with nature drives and guided walks revealing the majesty and mystery of the Namib Sand Sea.

Anderssons at Ongava (Ongava Private Game Reserve)

With pressing environmental issues threatening our future, Ongava is once again responding to the
needs of the planet and our guests with the creation of Anderssons at Ongava and the Ongava Research Centre (ORC), the next generation in eco-tourism.

Taking a lesson from the wild in the power of symbiotic relationships, Anderssons at Ongava provides an interactive hub for guests to be a part of conservation science, where cutting edge technology meets hands on, field-based research.

Guests at Anderssons at Ongava have the option of being immersed in and can contribute to developing creative, knowledge driven solutions with resident scientists, visiting researchers, conservationists and rhino security personnel, or simply relaxing and enjoying the luxurious guest suites, waterhole, viewing hide, and pool where they will find their own personal place for reflection.

Ensuring a light footprint and an exceptional experience, Anderssons at Ongava will have seven
contemporary designed luxury guest units and one family unit, accommodating a maximum of 18 Guests.

The Olive Exclusive All-Suite Hotel (Windhoek)

The Olive Exclusive – elegant, inspired but never formal.

The first ultra-luxurious sanctuary of its kind in the Namibian capital – is cool, contemporary, and stylish but with a warm heart and authentic African soul. Its sleek, modern lines are complemented by organic textures, natural furnishings, an eco-friendly approach, and dedicated personal service.

The seven suites are individually decorated so each reflects a different region in Namibia, and each has its own lounge area with a fireplace and dining room for guests to enjoy, private dining. Wide glass doors open onto spacious decks where you can relax on a shady daybed, enjoy al fresco lunches or, if yours is a premium suite, take a dip in your own private plunge pool.

Such are the creature comforts that you may find it hard to leave: sink into an extra-length bed dressed in crisp, pure-cotton linen, or indulge in a bubble bath in a freestanding tub with sweeping mountain views. Air-conditioning and satellite TV are standard, as is a computer with free WiFi access. Then there’s a fully stocked mini-bar, complete with a premium wine selection, so you can toast the setting sun in fine style.

The Olive Exclusive boasts a quality restaurant featuring a seasonal menu, with inventive signature dishes.