Spend a few days in the stark, extraordinary landscapes of Namibia, which stretch endlessly beneath a clear sky. Under the desert, and semi-desert,ecosystems that make up most of Namibia an incredible abundance of life can be uncovered. We first explore Sossusvlei, set near some of Namibia’s greatest sights. Next we head to the famous Etosha National Park, one of the few places you can still watch immense herds of animals thunder across the African plains. The park surrounds the Etosha Salt Pan, whose fleeting waters attract immense numbers of flamingos during the dry winter months.
Upon early arrival at the Windhoek International Airport you will connect with your scheduled light aircraft flight to Sesriem near the Namib Naukluft Park and Sossusvlei. Marvel at the incredible views as you travel south over the great escarpment to the immense belt of sand dunes of the Namib Desert. Transfer by road from the airstrip to your lodge. End the day with a nature drive taking in the compelling hues of the setting sun.
Enjoy an early morning guided excursion to Sossusvlei, stopping en-route to uncover the many mysteries of this endless desert landscape as the sun rises. Spend the morning exploring some of the world’s highest dunes and the spectacular Deadvlei, remnants of an ancient lake, and explore the gorges of the Sesriem Canyon.
Sossusvlei is a remarkable dry salt and white clay pan which shelters between the towering crimson dunes of the Namib Desert. We will also see the iconic and immense Dune 45, the most photographed dune in the world. On this excursion we will also explore the incredible Deadvlei, the remains of an ancient lake. Surrounded by some of the highest dunes in the world; the scorched skeletons of preserved trees stud the landscape and create a stark, and beautiful reminder of the power of the desert.
This morning you will be transferred to the airstrip to meet your scheduled light aircraft flight to the border of the Etosha National Park. From here you will be transferred to your lodge. Etosha is known for its unique landscape of saline desert, savannah and woodlands with the austere Etosha Pan the most definitive feature of the park.
During your stay you will have the opportunity to enjoy interpretive game drives with your knowledgeable guide. For most of the year you will see vast herds of game against the bleak expanse of white, cracked mud gleaming with ghostlike mirages. Animals depend on a series of waterholes along the southern edge of the pan for survival which allows for rewarding game viewing of the 114 mammal species, including the rare black rhino, cheetah and black-faced impala.
The Etosha Salt Pans are home to a bewildering abundance of animals. Here are great herds of buck and the predators that hunt them. All of Africa’s Big 5 makes their home in the spectacular landscape of the National Park. Enjoy an exclusive and private game drive for you and your family. Set your own schedule as you make your way through the park.
Enjoy an early-morning safari activity (time-permitting) and breakfast before boarding your return light aircraft flight back to Windhoek.