Essential Namibia – Silver plus
- In Detail
Essential Namibia safari is a 6 night, three camp luxury flying safari ideal for those with limited time or on a multi-country adventure, that concentrates on three of the most iconic regions that Namibia has to show visitors, that you really have to visit.
The Essential Namibia itinerary starts towards the south of country near the stunning Sossusvlei, set on the eastern edge dune belt of the Namib Desert at Little Kulala; this small luxury lodge is just a short distance from their own private entrance to the huge dunes allowing quick access ahead of all the other lodges. The itinerary then moves far northwards to Damaraland Camp in the Torra Conservancy of Damaraland, home to desert-adapted elephant and the San rock art of Twyfelfontein. Your journey finishes at Ongava Lodge, set in the Ongava Game Reserve, adjacent to the Etosha National Park.
Your safari starts and ends in Windhoek, Namibia.
Windhoek / WindhoekPrices:
£3995 to £5375
$5293 to $7122
R71910 to R96750
per person sharing
- Day 1
Met on arrival into Windhoek (having gone through immigration and customs) with a light aircraft transfer to Sossusvlei and Little Kulala for a two night stay. Sossusvlei is a region of Namibia to the south-west of the country’s capital Windhoek and is known for being the southern most (and most accessible) point of the great sand-dune belt which covers a huge part of the Namib-Naukluft Park, running all the way up to Walvis Bay. The lodge is adjacent to the huge dunes and offers excursions to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei, nature drives and walks in the Kulala Wilderness Reserve, as well as quad biking and early morning balloon flights. For the more active you can climb the largest dune in Sossusvlei; called Big Daddy is it 1,000 feet tall affording an amazing view over the dune belt as far as the eye can see. Little Kulala is a classic grade of lodge with eleven ‘kulalas’ offering luxurious accommodation from private plunge pool in each ‘kulala’ to an overnight ‘sky bed’ platform as well as a well stocked wine cellar in the main lodge area.
- Day 2
Activities as arranged by Little Kulala – the quad biking is a must do experience ; great fun..
- Day 3
Light aircraft transfer, via Swakopmund and Doro !Nawas, to Damaraland Camp for a two night stay. The camp is located in one of the best wilderness areas in Namibia from where you can explore the Huab River Valley is search of the desert adapted elephants and perhaps lions or visit the ancient San rock art at Twyfelfontein. The en-suite tented rooms are on raised decks to allow the breezes to cool the rooms – all face westwards down the valley. The main area is open and airy with a sunken bar and beautiful pool. The food at Damaraland is excellent but the staff really make this camp – they’re a great team.
- Day 4
Activities as arranged by Damaraland Camp incuding guided walks, game drives into the Huab River valley in search of desert adapted wildlife and sun-downer drives.
- Day 5
Light aircraft transfer, via Doro !Nawas) to Ongava Lodge, on the edge of the Etosha National Park for a two night stay. Etosha is a huge wildlife reserve with a seasonally flooded salt pan at its heart and contain a huge number and variety of wildlife including lion, elephant and rhino. Ongava Lodge is sited on a ridge within the Ongava Game Reserve, adjacent to the Etosha National Park and comprises chalet style en-suite safari rooms each with an outside deck overlooking the bush. Activities include day and night game drives in both the Etosha and Ongava, as well as guided nature walks and hides. The outdoor dining area overlooks a flood lit waterhole leading to many an interrupted dinner.
- Day 6
Game viewing activities as arranged by Ongava Lodge.
- Day 7
Light aircraft transfer back to Windhoek in time for your onward flight.
N.B. If time permits and you would prefer a more genteel start to your safari, we would recommend an overnight stay in Windhoek, so that you start your journey totally refreshed.
Prices are based on two guest sharing double/twin accommodation throughout.
- 11 January to 31 March 2017: £3,995
- 1 April to 31 May 2017: £4,245
- 1 June to 31 October 2017: £5,375
- 01 November to 19 December 2017: £4,345
Single supplement, child policy and child rates for this itinerary are available on request.
Please ask about having your own private specialist guide throughout your time on safari and about exclusive use of a private safari vehicle (for a maximum of six guests).
Flights for both the long-haul and short-haul international sectors can be arranged on your behalf. Please call us with your preferred airline and choice of cabin and we’ll provide you with our best price.