Intimate Namibia South – Gold
- In Detail
Intimate Namibia South safari is a 6 night, two camp luxury flying safari ideal for those with limited time or on a multi-country adventure but who want an exclusive experience at small, intimate lodges in a focussed region of Namibia.
The itinerary concentrates on the world famous Sossusvlei region of southern Namibia, an area of vast spaces and huge skies, where the yellow of the dunes contrasts strikingly with blue of the sky and the white salts of Deadvlei.
Wolwedans is located in the Namib-Rand Reserve, an area remote from the more mainstream Sesriem / Kulala, Sossusvlei region and activities are focussed within that reserve.
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is the premier lodge on the edge of Sossusvlei and offers guests an intimate experience whilst still having good access to the bug dunes of Sossusvlei and Deadvlei.
Your safari starts and ends in Windhoek, Namibia.
Intimate Namibia South
Windhoek / WindhoekPrices:
£2995 to £3495
$3669 to $4281
R50915 to R59415
per person sharing
- Day 1
Having cleared immigration and customs on arrival into Windhoek, you will be met for your light aircraft transfer to southwards, skirting the Namib Naukluft National Park and Sossusvlei to the west, to the NamibRand Nature Reserve and Wolwedans Boulders Camp for a three night stay. The reserve is vast at some 400,000 acres and was created back in the 1990’s by the amalgamation of several farms who took down their fences to create an environment where the local game can wander unhindered. The reserve is privately owned and is a ‘not for profit’ enterprise being self-funded from high quality, low impact tourism. It is a distance away from the busier Sossusvlei and trips to the likes of Deadvlei and Sesriem Canyon are not part of the offering at Wolwedans – there’s plenty to see and do in the NamibRand. The camps are Wolwedans are all different in size and style – Boulders Safari Camp consist of just four classicly luxurious en-suite tented rooms, nestled next to some huge boulders (hence its name!) with stunning views over the reserve. The communal area has an ‘Out of Africa’ feel with leather sofas, book cases and ’tilley’ lamps. There is an outdoor dining area and small plunge pool. This is a place to forget about the outside world for a few days.
- Days 2 & 3
Activities as arranged by Wolwedans Boulders Safari Camp – the camp offers a range of short, long or full day scenic drives which allows for an understanding of how special the NamibRand is as a destination. They also offer walking safari, balloon trips, village tours and horse-riding.
- Day 4
Road transfer to Sossusvlei and &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge for a three night stay. Sossusvlei marks the beginning of the great dune belt which stretches to the Atlantic Ocean and some 200km northwards to Walvis Bay. It is a place of dramatic beauty with the dunes set against an azure blue sky, making it a photographer’s playground, with the dunes changing colour almost endlessly as the sun traverses the sky. Sossusvlei is busier than NamibRand wityh more lodges due to its offerings of Deadvlei, Sesriem Canyon and Big Daddy – a 1,000 foot sand dune. You can though stay a little remote from the clutch of lodges near the Sesriem Gate and this is what if offered here with three nights at &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge. The lodge is an oasis of calm and style in a superb desert setting, surrounded by the mountains and dunes of the Namib Desert. Its hard to better &Beyond’s view of the lodge ‘sheer silence, total tranquility and romantic luxury’ – that really sums it up. The lodge has just ten stone and glass luxuriously appointed air-conditioned suites each with in room fireplace for the winter night and outdoor showers for the summer. An added twist are the sky lights allowing for star gazing at any time of year. Or you can visit the lodge’s observatory and learn about the night sky from their resident astronomer.
- Days 5 & 6
Activities as arranged by Sossusvlei Desert Lodge including quad biking, guided walking safaris, visits to Deadvlei and dune dining. Wildlife in the area includes oryx, springbok, zebra, ostrich and bat-eared foxes.
- 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 May 2017: £2,995
- 1 June to 31 October 2017: £3,495
- 1 November to 30 November 2017: £2,995
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.