Namibia’s Dunes & Wildlife

Etosha National Park, Ultimate Namibia

Explore this amazing country in comfort on our Namibia’s Dunes & Wildlife safari. Namibia is a vast country, even by African standards, covering an area approximately twice the size of California and four times the size of the United Kingdom, but with a population of a mere 2 million. This gives one of the lowest population densities in the world. It is also an ‘ageless land’; visible through our heritage of rock art created by stone-age artists and geological attractions such as the petrified forest where fossilised tree trunks have lain for over 280 million years. When added to the space and silence, these factors all contribute to a feeling of antiquity, solitude and wilderness. 

The climate is typical of a semi-desert country. Days are warm to hot and nights are generally cool. Temperatures are modified by the high plateau in the interior and by the cold Benguela Current that runs along the Atlantic coastline. Except for the first few months of the year, the country is generally dry with very little rain.

This Namibia’s Dunes & Wildlife Safari affords you the chance to experience this magnificent and memorable country in a very personal way. You will have your own professional and experienced safari guide who will enhance your enjoyment of this unique country by making it a fascinating and stress-free journey of discovery amidst very dramatic scenery. The knowledge, experience, and character of our guides are critical to a successful safari which is why we ensure that they are both personable and very professional.

Your Ultimate Safaris guide will have an intimate knowledge of each area and camp/lodge that you visit, allowing them to share the local insights and highlights whilst adding continuity and depth to your safari. It goes without saying that they all know exactly what a “True African Safari” is all about. Not only are our guides highly qualified, each has a specific area of expertise. Together they possess the breadth and depth of knowledge to allow them to answer questions and satisfy the particular interests of each of our guests. The presence and company of your Ultimate Safaris guide will turn your safari into an experience of a lifetime!

Guaranteed Departures, Maximum Group size: 7

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Windhoek by 08h00. Set off by road to the stunning sand dunes at Sossusvlei

Day 2: Explore the world’s highest free-standing sand dunes

Day 3: Drive to Swakopmund on the Atlantic coast, and stay at a centrally located guesthouse.

Day 4: Enjoy a scenic cruise or sea kayak on Walvis Bay  

Day 5: Travel north to your lodgings in Damaraland, typified by displays of colour, magnificent table topped mountains, rock formations and bizarre-looking vegetation.

Day 6: Search for the elusive desert adapted elephants, and see ancient rock paintings at Twyfelfontein

Day 7: Visit a nomadic Himba settlement on your way to Southern Etosha National Park

Day 8: Full day game drive to see the wildlife around the waterholes Eastern Etosha National Park

Day 9: Game drive in Etosha National Park and overnight on a private game reserve which is home to a family of black rhinos.

Day 10: Okonjima Day Visitor Centre, AfriCat Foundation; return to Windhoek in the late afternoon.

Tour includes

  • Accommodation as stated above.
  • Transportation in a luxury air-conditioned safari vehicle.
  • All meals. 
  • Services of a registered and experienced naturalist English-speaking safari guide.
  • Entrance fees and excursions as described in above itinerary.
  • Mineral water on board the safari vehicle.
  • Option of either kayaking or catamaran boat cruise in Swakopmund.
  • Welcome pack.

Not included

  • International flights to Namibia and airport taxes.
  • Visa fees.
  • Return airport transfers from Windhoek International Airport – Windhoek – Windhoek International Airport.
  • Pre and post safari accommodation in Windhoek.
  • Any entrance fees and excursions not included in the above itinerary.
  • All beverages with the exception of mineral water on board the safari vehicle.
  • Laundry (laundry service available at lodges at extra cost).
  • Gratuities.
  • Items of personal nature (telephone expenses, curios, medicines etc).

Extensions available

Botswana & Victoria Falls

Botswana & Victoria Falls

Bookings closed for this group departure! Next departure November 2019. This outstanding 'adventure in comfort' to Botswana & Victoria Falls takes you to three of the country's best National Parks...

What our clients have to say...

“We would like to say a big thank you for a fabulous trip.  We both loved every minute.  I am now a huge “Africa Convert.” Look forward to hearing about options for next year.”

Karen de Willimoff & John McIndoe – Namibia

At a glance

  • Destination(s)

  • Tour Pricing

    Priced from: NZD6,105.00 per person
  • Tour Length

    10 days
  • Travel Dates Available

    Weekly departures
  • Tour Highlights

    • Travel with one of Namibia’s most reputable and well-known naturalist guides.
    • Stay in the only camp inside the world’s 4th largest National Park.
    • Climb some of the world’s highest free-standing sand dunes.
    • Sea kayak with seals and dolphins on the Skeleton Coast (alternative option ski boat).
    • Track for desert-adapted elephants in ephemeral river systems.
    • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Twyfelfontein.
    • Visit an authentic and remote Himba settlement.
    • Memorable and exciting guided game drives within the renowned Etosha National Park, from the vantage point of a specially modified, air conditioned 4×4 with pop tops.
    • Sleep in the tree tops overlooking one of the most productive waterholes on a Private Game Reserve.
    • Visit the world renowned AfriCat Foundation and learn more about conservation initiatives involving Africa’s large cats.

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