Classic Wilderness Namibia Safari


Posted on May 17th, 2013 by Mike Haines in Safaris: Namibia.

Distances between each point of interest in Namibia are significant, so flying is almost essential to get the most out your time here. This itinerary combines of the dunes in the south and rugged landscapes in the central regions, where wildlife ekes out living. To extend the journey add Serra Cafema on the northern border.

Day 1

Arrive in Windhoek and connect with a scheduled light aircraft flight to Kulala.

Little Kulala deck 1024As the perfect gateway to the iconic sights of Sossusvlei, Little Kulala embodies the luxury desert experience. With exquisite décor, natural light and innovative bleached decks, the camp merges seamlessly into the timeless desert landscape. Set amongst ancient camelthorn trees on the ephemeral Auab River, the staff will welcome you into one of the 11 gorgeous thatched villas. Your climate-controlled room has a rooftop ‘skybed’ for romantic stargazing, indoor and outdoor shower as well as a private deck and plunge pool. This magnificent camp with its elegant entertainment area – including library, wine cellar, lounge and dining areas – aptly mirrors its majestic surroundings.

Two nights at Little Kulala with safari activities.

Day 3

Today you fly across country to the Desert Rhino Camp.

tent desert rhino campAt Desert Rhino Camp you will take part in a thrilling and exclusive conservation success story. Tracking Africa’s unique and endangered desert-adapted black rhino is an unforgettable experience. To set the scene, you will be shown into one of the eight en-suite Meru-style tents elevated off the ground. You can absorb the panoramic views over the rolling, rocky hills beyond from the privacy of your veranda. Full day excursions are on offer; otherwise, between activities, relax in our tented living area. Evening meals are taken around the fire pit. As a wonderland of unusual plant life, fascinating wildlife and sparse wilderness, Desert Rhino is begging to be explored.

Three nights at Desert Rhino Camp with safari activities.

Day 6

Today you fly to the Ongava Reserve at Etosha.

Tucked away in the foothills of a dolomite hill, Ongava Tented Camp is one of Namibia’s best-kept secrets. rhinos at OTC 1024You will be captivated by the bustling waterhole in front of camp as wildlife file through to quench their much needed thirst. Your accommodation will be one of the eight delightfully rustic en-suite Meru-style tents, built on a raised wooden deck which stretches out over the wilderness. The stone, canvas and thatched main area, with its relaxed swimming pool completes this intimate camp. Bordering the iconic Etosha National Park and set within its own wilderness haven, you can expect unrivalled game viewing complimented by the tranquillity of a private reserve.

 

Two nights at Ongava Tented Camp with safari activities.

Day 8

Today you fly back to Windhoek to continue your journey, or you can extend your Namibia trip to Serra Cafema on the Kunene River to the north.

Further details.

The schedule outlined above, is an example of the many types of trip we can put together for you in Namibia. For more details on customising the ideal safari, and costs, please contact us.