Having cleared immigration and customs on arrival into Windhoek, you will be met and assisted to your scheduled light aircraft transfer to Geluk Airstrip in Sossusvlei with a road transfer to Little Kulala for a two night stay. Sossusvlei, although a specific feature (a ‘vlei’ is a clay pan) has come to signify a region consisting of a number of ‘vleis’ and the dune belt surrounding them. The dune belt of which Sossusvlei is just a part is a huge geographical feature consisting of a sea of sand stretching for some 250 miles south of Walvis Bay. The largest dune in the sand belt is Bid Daddy at close to 1,000 feet tall. Little Kulala is situated in the private Kulala concession set back, with amazing view, just a mile or two from the edge of the sandbelt. The lodge has eleven thatched and air-conditioned en-suite ‘kulalas’, each offering a generous private outside space with a shaded seated area, a plunge pool and a ‘star bed’ for sleep out under the incredible Namibian night sky. Inside the room is light and airy with neutral colours and natural textures blending with the exterior views through large glass windows. The communal area of Little Kulala is set on raised decking overlooking a water hole with amenities including an exterior bar, small curio shop, pool and an exquisite little underground wine cellar, stocking a good variety of local wines including South African sparkling wines.
Activities as arranged by Little Kulala. There is plenty to do in Sossusvlei to suit all travellers with day trip to Deadvlei with the opportunity to climb Big Dadday, trips to Sesriem Canyon, quad biking and hot air balloon flights. The area is not rich in game but you would be unlucky not to see oryx, ostrich and cape foxes.
Light aircraft transfer, via Swakopmund and Doro Nawas to Damaraland Camp for a two night stay. Damaraland is located in the Doro Nawas Conservancy, north of Swakopmund and inland from the Skeleton Coast. The conservancy is almost one million acres in extent consisting of rugged mountains interspersed with river valleys. The camp is located in one of the best wilderness areas in Namibia from where you can explore the Huab River Valley in search of the desert adapted elephants, and perhaps lions, or visit the ancient San rock art at Twyfelfontein. Damaraland Camp is sited at the head of a valley with far reaching views towards the west and has ten tented en-suite units raised to allow the breezes to cool the rooms. The communal area is light and open with a bar, lounge and dining area and outside pool, What makes this camp so special though are the staff – arguably the best team in Namibia.
Activities as arranged by Damaraland Camp. Wildlife in the area includes desert-adapted elephant, gemsbok, springbok and occasionally cheetah.
Light aircraft transfer via Doro Nawas to Serra Cafema, in the far north of Namibia for a two night stay. The first thing that will strike you at Serra Cafema is the stark serenity of the lodge’s location swiftly followed by deafening silence save for the River Kunene as it pass over some rapids on its way to the Atlantic Ocean. Activities at Serra Cafema range from 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.
Activities as arranged by Serra Cafema. Wildlife is not the primary reason for visiting this region but you could well see some oryx, crocodiles and baboons – the latter being in the cliffs on the Angolan side of the river.
Light aircraft transfer via Doro Nawas back to Windhoek in time for your onward flight.