• Namibia safari accommodation; Andersson's Camp
  • Namibia safari accommodation; Andersson's Camp

Itinerary Summary

Duration
14 Days
Price
£17030
When
April- October
Destination
Namibia
Type
Tailor-Made
Duration Price When Destination Type
14 Days £17030 April- October Namibia Tailor-Made
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Dunes, Ghost Towns & Dramatic Coasts Safari

Encounter rare wildlife and take exciting game drives on this adventure through the gorgeous landscapes of Namibia. Over the course of this fourteen-day trip, you'll visit the home of the AfriCat Foundation, experience excellent game viewing at Etosha National Park. Have access to the world's highest sand dunes at Sossusvlei before anyone else and encounter rare wildlife including desert-adapted elephant, lion, Hartmann's zebra, gemsbok, and springbok. 

 

What makes this trip extraordinary

  • Clambering up some of the world’s highest sand dunes at Sossusvlei and witness the stark beauty of Deadvlei
  • Getting shots of the dunes in the morning light with having access to the park an hour earlier then everybody else
  • Opting for a hot air balloon ride - especially amazing over Sossusvlei at sunrise
  • Tracking the rare desert-adapted elephants, following ancient paths to their freshwater springs.
  • Exciting game drives in the Etosha National Park and the opportunity to see nocturnal species as they visit some of the park’s floodlit waterholes
  • Visit the Africat Foundation at Okonjima and discover the amazing work they do there
  • Track Leopard using telemetry at Okonjima

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A 14-day Namibia adventure
from $21,969 per person, excluding international flights

Day by day

Day by day

Day 1

Arrive Windhoek

On your arrival into Windhoek International Airport, you will be met by one of our representatives who will assist you with any questions you may have and drive you 45 minutes into Windhoek and dropping you off at your hotel.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight Accommodation: Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel

Day 2

Windhoek - Sossusvlei

Early this morning, you will be picked up by your private guide from Ultimate Safaris and drive to Sossusvlei, home to some of the highest sand dunes in the world. Depending on your time of arrival you may have a chance to visit the Sesriem Canyon along the way; a 30-meter-deep canyon gorged out of the rock by the Tsauchab River. As you have a private guide and vehicle you can explore the dunes and surrounds at your leisure.

Overnight Accommodation: Dead Valley Lodge

(B, L, D)

Days 3-4

Sossusvlei

The best time to see the towering sand dunes of Sossusvlei is in the morning as the sun rises. Some of the red sand dunes at Sossusvlei are over 300 meters high, giving you a great vantage point to look out over the Namib Desert. You can also explore the moon like landscape of Dead Vlei and if time, Sesriem Canyon. Staying at Dead Valley Lodge allows you access to the park an hour before and after sunrise, giving you the perfect opportunity to photograph the dunes at their most beautiful! Your guide will be able to drive you straight to the dunes which means you do not have to wait for a 4x4 transfer.

A hot air balloon flight can be included at an extra cost.

Overnight Accomdation: Dead Valley Lodge

(B, L, D)

Day 5

Sossusvlei - Skeleton Coast

This morning, bid farewell to your guide as he drops you off at the airstrip for your light aircraft flight out to the Skeleton Coast via Doro Nawas (this is a private charter so you are not limited to Luggage allowances). On arrival at the airstrip you will be met by your guide and head off towards camp. Have lunch, followed by some time to settle in. Later in the afternoon you will head out on your first game activity in search of the unique desert adapted wildlife that call this area home! There are lion researchers based here and if they are available you will be able to have a chat tothem about the work they are doing.

Overnight: Hoanib Skeleton Camp (B, L D)

Days 6-8

Skeleton Coast

Activities take the form of drives along the ephemeral Hoanib River valley, looking for the occasional oasis that support desert elephants, giraffe, mountain zebra and a multitude of antelope species. And where there is game, the predators are never far behind. The surrounding region is also home to the last free roaming black-rhino in the world, though spotting these this far east is fairly uncommon. The guides have incredible knowledge about the area and can lead you towards incredible sightings by the call of a bird. More often than not there is a researcher staying in the camp with you; this is a perfect opportunity to find out about the most recent research taking place- make sure to ask about the lions!
One day take a full-day excursion to the Skeleton Coast. The fascinating 4x4 trip to the coast takes you via the wilderness and wildlife of the Hoanib River and floodplain, which include Klein Oases Spring and driving through a dune field - while the Skeleton Coast itself reveals a rocky coastline with its huge Cape fur seal colonies and shipwreck remains. Following a picnic lunch, the return flight back to camp offers a magnificent perspective of your journey from the air.

Overnight: Hoanib Skeleton Camp (B, L, D)

Day 9

Skeleton Coast - Ongava Private Game Reserve

As you have a private plane, your flight time to Etosha is flexible. after landing at the local Ongava Reserve airstrip, you will be met by a guide and then have a short drive to the lodge. One of the few places in Southern Africa where it is possible to catch sight of both black and white rhino, tracking within this private game reserve understandably offers huge appeal. After settling into your tent and time permitting, head out on a game drive in the reserve.

Overnight: Andersson's Camp (B, L, D)

Days 10-11

Ongava Private Game Reserve

Relax and enjoy the spectacular wildlife of Ongava. Activities include guided walks, day and night drives around the reserve, half or full day game drives during the day in Etosha National Park. Etosha in general offers excellent game viewing opportunities while simply driving. The Park is dominated by the vast Etosha salt pan, and many water holes exist, joined by a network of well-maintained gravel roads to enable visitors the best chances of seeing the many inhabitants of Namibia’s premier wildlife reserve. Big game found in the Park includes lions, leopards, cheetah, elephants, rhinos, giraffe & zebra as well as many antelope and bird species. Andersson’s photographic hide allows for unobtrusive game viewing of the camp’s waterhole. Often frequented by plains game including warthog, zebra, giraffe and an array of antelope, the waterhole also attracts larger game such as rhino and sometimes evenlions.

Overnight: Andersson's Camp (B, L D)

Day 12

Ongava National Park – Okonjima Reserve

Enjoy an early morning game drive in before heading south by a light aircraft flight to the AfriCat Foundation which rescues lion, leopard and wild dog from farmers who persecute them. This afternoon you will head out with a guide who will radio track some of the leopards that live inside the 4500Ha enclosure. They are semi wild and catch their own food.

Overnight: Okonjima Bush Camp (B, L, D)

Day 13

Okonjima Reserve

Today you will have the chance to visit the education and research centre where you will be able to learn more about the projects that this great organisation works on. Other activities include the chance to head out with a guide who will radio track some of the leopard that live inside the 4500Ha enclosure; they are semi wild and catch their own food. Whilst out on the leopard project, the experienced guides will often find other rare and endangered species; like rhino, brown hyena and pangolin. If the conditions are right, there is a chance for you to track pangolin but this will be confirmed that night and they leave in the early hours of the morning as this is the time the pangolins are most active!

Overnight: Okonjima Bush Camp (B, L, D)

Day 14

Okonjima Reserve - Windhoek

This morning you will have the chance to do another morning activity should you wish. After breakfast you will transfer back to the airport for your flight onto Windhoek in time for your onward connecting flight home, you have a private plane so your timing is flexible to fit in with your internal flight.

Trip Details

DATES AND PRICES

Price is per person sharing. 
Seat in plane flight (includes 1 x extra seat for camera equipment): £3,575 extra for two people


Includes: Accommodation and meals as stated (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner), Transfers and meet & greets as stated in itinerary, Transportation in a luxury air-conditioned safari vehicle when on private guided safari in Namibia. Services of a registered and experienced English-speaking safari guide in Namibia, private Cessna 310 light aircraft plane from day 7.Dead Valley Lodge – all meals, local drinks, and activities with your private guide and vehicle. Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp – shared game drives, presentation from the wildlife researchers (subject to availability), nature walks, star gazing, coastal excursions. Anderssons Camp – shared game drives, guided walks, photographic hide sits. Okonjima Bush Camp – big cat and carnivore tracking, game drives, AfriCat Foundation visit.

Namibia by Russ MacLaughlin

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