Premier Namibia – Gold
- In Detail
Premier Namibia safari is a 9 night, three camp luxury flying safari that concentrates on two of the most iconic regions that Namibia has to show visitors, finishing at one of the most remote camps anywhere in Namibia, if not Africa.
The Premier Namibia itinerary commences, on the edge of the huge sand belt close to Sossusvlei in the heart of the at Little Kulala, the closest luxury lodge (Kulala Desert Lodge is closer but is one notch lower) to the huge dune fields south of Windhoek, before moving far northwards to Little Ongava, set in the Ongava Game Reserve, adjacent to the Etosha National Park and home to big game. Your journey finishes at the incredibly remote Serra Cafema, set on the banks of the Kunene River which separates Namibia from Angola, where you will truly understand the meaning of the word “tranquillity”.
Your safari starts and ends in Windhoek, Namibia.
Windhoek / WindhoekPrices:
£6475 to £8675
$7932 to $10627
R110075 to R147475
per person sharing
- Day 1
Met on arrival into Windhoek and, having cleared immigration and customs, assisted to your 50 minute light aircraft transfer to Little Kulala for a three night stay. The flight, especially the last 15 minutes is incredibly scenic, so you might want to have your camera to hand, or at least try to get a window seat. The area Little Kulala is situated on the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve, which contains two other Wilderness Safaris camps; Kulala Desert Lodge and Kulala Adventurer Camp, the latter being used for the mobile Exploration safaris. The reserve is adjacent to Sossusvlei and the huge sand belt that runs out to the Atlantic Ocean and northwards towards Walvis Bay, a distance of some 200 miles. The lodge itself, offers just 11 ‘kulalas’ all facing the edge of the dune belt. The ‘kulalas’ are large self contained accommodation units each with an en-suite bedroom come sitting room, an enclosed sala (Sossusvlei can get windy in the afternoons) and a private plunge pool. For those wishing to sleep under the African night sky, a star bed platform can be made up for you with a mattress and bedding; it’s well worth doing.
- Days 2 & 3
Activities as arranged by Little Kulala including excursions to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei (to climb Big Daddy, which at 1,000 feet tall is the largest dune), nature drives and walks in the Kulala Wilderness Reserve, quad biking (great fun) and early morning balloon flights followed by a ‘champagne’ breakfast. Wildlife in the area includes oryx, ostrich and Cape foxes.
- Day 4
Light aircraft transfer via Swakopmund and Doro Nawas to Little Ongava for a three night stay. The flight will take you over the Great Sand Belt and along the coast, often at low level to see some of the shipwrecks, and into Swakopmund. It then flies north over the southern edge of the Skeleton Coast and into Damaraland, for refuelling, before landing next to the Etosha National Park – a journey of some four hours in total. The Etosha is the major wildlife park in Namibia and is vast at over 22,000 sq kms with a giant salt pan at its heart. The park is home to all a huge variety and number of species found in Namibia including rhino, lion and elephant. Little Ongava is the luxury property on the private Ongava reserve, sited high up on a ridge overlooking with commanding views, the lodge has just three luxury suites providing guests with total privacy.
- Days 5&6
Game viewing activities as arranged by Little Ongava, activities include day and night game drives in both the Etosha and Ongava, guided nature walks and hides.
- Day 7
Light aircraft transfer via Doro Nawas, to Serra Cafema for a three night stay. The first thing that will strike you as you land in the Hartmann Valley is its tranquil beauty followed by the magnificence of the Serra Cafema mountains of Angola in the distance. It’ll take about an hour for the transfer via the ‘rocky pass’ to Serra Cafema with the lodge being hidden in the valley by the River Kunene – the location is stark yet serene with the only sound being the water as it passes over the rapids. The lodge (as currently configured) has just eight luxurious thatched and canvas accommodation units each looking out towards the river. The communal area has a lounge, dining area and pool.
- Days 8 & 9
Activities as arranged by Serra Cafema including nature drives, quad biking and boat excursions (seasonal) and guided walks. Visits to meet the local nomadic Himba people can be arranged – subject to their presence. You might catch sight of the brown hyena – a strange sight in a desert!
- Day 10
Light aircraft transfer back to Windhoek in time for your onward flight.
N.B. If 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: £6,475
- 1 April to 31 May 2017: £6,595
- 1 June to 31 October: £8,675
- 01 November to 19 December 2017: £6,475
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.